april, 2021

20apr6:30 pm7:30 pmM.H. Book Club: "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous"6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

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Join us for our new Mechanics’ Hall Book Club, meeting every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30. This book discussion group will feature selections across genres, with a particular focus on diverse voices, contemporary issues, works of noted literary merit, and topics of particular relevance to Mechanics’ Hall.

For April we will be discussing Ocean Vuong’s novel, “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.” Published in 2019 and written in the form of letters to his mother, this is Vietnamese-American poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel, released to widespread critical acclaim. A finalist for the 2020 Pen/Faulkner award and longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, it appeared on many best books of 2019 lists and spent six weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list.

We have a copy available through the library; email us at library@mainemechanics.org to see if ours is available. Alternatively, consider purchasing a copy from our partners at Print: A Bookstore.

Newcomers and drop-ins welcome; membership is encouraged. Email us at library@mainemechanics.org to receive the Zoom link.

Membership with Mechanics’ Hall is free for students and starts at just $50 a year for individual memberships, which includes use of the library, free and discounted access to programs, and much more. Consider becoming a member today and helping to support programs like this.


(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

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