january, 2024

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08jan5:15 pm7:00 pmQuiet Nights: a Book Club at Mechanics' Hall5:15 pm - 7:00 pm Mechanics' Hall

Event Details

Ease into Mondays with Quiet Nights: A Book Club at Mechanics’ Hall.

A unique and refreshing take on the traditional book club experience, Quiet Nights is about the shared enjoyment of reading without the pressure of group discussions or deadlines to finish. It is about giving yourself space and time to read in one of Portland’s most beautiful libraries.

Designed as an introvert’s happy hour, the first few minutes will be reserved for gathering and welcoming one another, pouring a cup of tea, and saying hello to friends, old and new. Then, the communal quiet will commence, and we’ll read silently for the next hour. Toward the end of the evening, we’ll spend our wrap-up time socializing.

🕰️ Mondays at 5:30pm (through February)

📍 Where: Mechanics’ Hall, Portland

💵 Free for Mechanics’ Hall Members, Drop-In: $10 (Email admin@mainemechanics.org to check your membership status; Members – check your email for a promo code for free entry!)

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📖 What to Expect:

A fully stocked tea bar and light snacks

A few cozy blankets for those who wish.

Our new electric fireplace in the library will help set the tone and keep things warm.

This is a book-focused event, but writing or other quiet activities (drawing/doodling!) are encouraged. Please no laptops and cellphones will need to be silenced during the quiet part of the evening.


5:15 arrival, hellos, book selections

5:45-6:45 Quiet reading hour

6:45 – 7 Say hello to a new friend or chat with your bestie who joined you.

7pm: G/night.

Mechanics’ Hall members have full access to our circulating library, so bring your book or arrive early to pick up something new to read!

🎟️ Limited Comfy Seats Available – RSVP Now!

Let Monday nights be your haven for quiet reading and shared appreciation of books this winter. See you at Quiet Nights!

Scheduled Dates

December 11 & 18

January 8, 15*, 22, 29

February 5, 12, 19*, 26

(*Holiday Sessions Pending on Interest/Availability )


(Monday) 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm


Mechanics' Hall


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