Maine Humanities Council

Calendar of Events

Council-Sponsored Events in Maine

Experience the humanities in Maine! Attend a lecture series, see an exhibit or join a discussion group. The events listed here are either presented by the Council or by organizations that have been awarded Council grants. Please note that times and venues are subject to change. Please contact the sponsoring organization to confirm event details.

March 3, 2014

Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

Belfast in the Civil War Book Discussion

"One Story, One Community": a community wide facilitated book discussion of The Killer Angels by Micheal Shaara.

Location and Time: Belfast Free Library, Abbott Room, 6:30 pm
Contact: Belfast Free Library 338-3884
March 4, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Witherle Memorial Library

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

Series: Refreshing the Whodunit

This Session: The Beekeeper's Apprentice

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

Let's Talk About It is a free, library-based reading and discussion program for people who want to talk with others about what they have read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library!

March 4, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Mid-Maine Adult Community Education

Series: Memories

This Session: What Makes a Memory?

  • Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
  • The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
  • The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis

Contact: Julia Walkling 207-773-5051, walkling@mainehumanities.org

New Books, New Readers is a humanities-based book discussion for adults who are new readers or who are working to improve their reading. NBNR is supported in 2013-2014 by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the generous sponsors of MHC's Winter Weekend, Helen & George Ladd Charitable Corporation, Davis Family Foundation, Robbins de-Beaumont Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and People's United Community Foundation.

March 5, 2014

Portland Think & Drink

Race in a Networked World

We’ve all had deep discussions with our friends while we’re out at night—why not add a couple of experts to the mix and really take it up a notch? That’s the idea behind Think & Drink, a happy-hour series in partnership with SPACE Gallery in Portland that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. The series invites you to participate in a facilitated public conversation with two panelists who have expertise in the subject at hand. The idea isn’t to create consensus but, rather, to foster an open interplay of viewpoints and perspectives. The sessions are free and do not require registration.

Location and Time: SPACE Gallery, Portland, 6:00-7:30 pm
Contact: gina@mainehumanities.org
March 5, 2014

Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

Presque Isle in the Civil War Book Discussion

“One Story, One Community” book discussion for children and parents. A one hour scholar led discussion of the Newbery Honor book, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. This page turning book of Homer’s adventures from Maine to Gettysburg is suitable for ages 9 to adult.

Location and Time: The Aroostoock Medical Center (TAMC), 5:30 pm
Contact: Bill Guerrette guerrettew@sad1.org
March 5, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Bridgton Public Library

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Series: After Frost

This Session: After Frost

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

Let's Talk About It is a free, library-based reading and discussion program for people who want to talk with others about what they have read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library!

March 5, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Farmington Adult Learning Center

Series: Justice

This Session: Right and Wrong

  • Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness
  • Liang and the Magic Paintbrush by Demi
  • The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks by Katherine Paterson

Contact: Julia Walkling 207-773-5051, walkling@mainehumanities.org

New Books, New Readers is a humanities-based book discussion for adults who are new readers or who are working to improve their reading. NBNR is supported in 2013-2014 by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the generous sponsors of MHC's Winter Weekend, Helen & George Ladd Charitable Corporation, Davis Family Foundation, Robbins de-Beaumont Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and People's United Community Foundation.

March 5, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Fort Kent Community School

Series: Carrying the Past

This Session: Who Am I?

  • Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr.
  • So Far From the Sea by Eve Bunting
  • The Heart of the Chief by Joseph Bruchac

Contact: Julia Walkling 207-773-5051, walkling@mainehumanities.org

New Books, New Readers is a humanities-based book discussion for adults who are new readers or who are working to improve their reading. NBNR is supported in 2013-2014 by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the generous sponsors of MHC's Winter Weekend, Helen & George Ladd Charitable Corporation, Davis Family Foundation, Robbins de-Beaumont Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and People's United Community Foundation.

March 6, 2014

Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

Portland & Westbrook in the Civil War Discussion

“One Story, One Community” book discussion for children and parents. A one hour scholar led discussion of the Newbery Honor book, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. This page turning book of Homer’s adventures from Maine to Gettysburg is suitable for ages 9 to adult.

Location and Time: Walker Memorial Library Westbrook, 3:30 pm
Contact: Walker Memorial Library 854-0630
March 6, 2014

Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

Portland & Westbrook in the Civil War Film Screening & Discussion

Showing and discussion of the 30 minute MPBN film, Sixteenth Maine at Gettysburg.

Location and Time: Walker Memorial Library Westbrook, 7:00 pm
Contact: Julie Peterson, Walker Memorial Library 854-0630
March 7, 2014

Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

Friday Night Flicks at the Belfast Free Library

Showing of "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day Lewis. Films are free and open to the public.

Location and Time: Belfast Free Library, Abbott Room, 7:00 pm
Contact: Belfast Free Library 338-3884
March 7-8, 2014

Winter Weekend 2014: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Winter Weekend is a humanities experience that, though lectures and discussions, unites historians, writers, artists, public intellectuals, and others to help us understand each year’s book in its rich historical and cultural context.

Location and Time: March 7 and 8 at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.
March 8, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Long Lake Public Library

Time: 12:00 PM

Series: Growing Up Between Cultures

This Session: Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

Let's Talk About It is a free, library-based reading and discussion program for people who want to talk with others about what they have read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library!

March 10, 2014

Literature & Medicine

Mayo Regional Hospital

Literature & Medicine is a national award-winning reading and discussion program for health care professionals that, as one participant writes, “renews the heart and soul of health care.”

Location and Time: Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft
Contact: lizz@mainehumanities.org
March 10, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Bangor Public Library

Series: Freedom

This Session: What is Freedom?

  • Night Cat by Margaret Beames
  • Cheyenne Again by Eve Bunting
  • Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Contact: Julia Walkling 207-773-5051, walkling@mainehumanities.org

New Books, New Readers is a humanities-based book discussion for adults who are new readers or who are working to improve their reading. NBNR is supported in 2013-2014 by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the generous sponsors of MHC's Winter Weekend, Helen & George Ladd Charitable Corporation, Davis Family Foundation, Robbins de-Beaumont Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and People's United Community Foundation.

March 10, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Charlotte Hobbes Memorial Library

Time: N/A

Series: Destruction or Redemption: Images of Romantic Love (Books Only)

This Session: The End of the Affair

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

Let's Talk About It is a free, library-based reading and discussion program for people who want to talk with others about what they have read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library!

March 10, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Greenville Consolidated Schools

Series: Biography

This Session: Changing the World

  • Nettie's Trip South by Ann Turner
  • Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln: The Story of the Gettysburg Address by Jean Fritz
  • Rosa Parks by Eloise Greenfield

Contact: Julia Walkling 207-773-5051, walkling@mainehumanities.org

New Books, New Readers is a humanities-based book discussion for adults who are new readers or who are working to improve their reading. NBNR is supported in 2013-2014 by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the generous sponsors of MHC's Winter Weekend, Helen & George Ladd Charitable Corporation, Davis Family Foundation, Robbins de-Beaumont Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and People's United Community Foundation.

March 12, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Bridgton Public Library

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Series: After Frost

This Session: After Frost

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

Let's Talk About It is a free, library-based reading and discussion program for people who want to talk with others about what they have read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library!

March 12, 2014

Literature & Medicine

Maine Medical Center

Literature & Medicine is a national award-winning reading and discussion program for health care professionals that, as one participant writes, “renews the heart and soul of health care.”

Location and Time: Maine Medical Center, Portland
Contact: lizz@mainehumanities.org
March 12, 2014

Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

Gorham & Windham in the Civil War Book Discussion

“One Story, One Community” book discussion for children and parents. A one hour scholar led discussion of the Newbery Honor book, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. This page turning book of Homer’s adventures from Maine to Gettysburg is suitable for ages 9 to adult.

Location and Time: Baxter Memorial Library, Gorham, 1:30 pm
Contact: www.gorhamartsalliance.org
March 14, 2014

Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

Friday Night Flicks at the Belfast Free Library

Showing of "Ride With the Devil" staring Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich. Films are free and open to the public.

Location and Time: Belfast Free Library, Abbott Room, 7:00 pm
Contact: Belfast Free Library 338-3884
March 17, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Maine State Library

Time: 1:00-3:00 pm

Series: Invisible New England: The Real New England?

This Session: The Living is Easy

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

Let's Talk About It is a free, library-based reading and discussion program for people who want to talk with others about what they have read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library!

March 17, 2014

Literature & Medicine

Mid Coast Hospital

Literature & Medicine is a national award-winning reading and discussion program for health care professionals that, as one participant writes, “renews the heart and soul of health care.”

Location and Time: Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick
Contact: lizz@mainehumanities.org
March 18, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Witherle Memorial Library

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

Series: Refreshing the Whodunit

This Session: Dance Hall of the Dead

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

Let's Talk About It is a free, library-based reading and discussion program for people who want to talk with others about what they have read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library!

March 18, 2014

What it Means to be a Mainer

Maine at Work: Houlton

Within a meticulously researched performance, Maine at Work takes historical documents and characters, humor, little known facts, thought-provoking tales (tall and otherwise), and perspectives from real Mainers to show the pattern of work in Maine. It's designed to be fun and to get Mainers thinking about the issues. Join us at a reception and the premiere performance and discussion, which will open a statewide series.

Location and Time: Southside Elementary School, Houlton, 6:00 pm
Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org
March 18, 2014

Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

Gorham & Windham in the Civil War Book Discussion

“One Story, One Community” book discussion for children and parents. A one hour scholar led discussion of the Newbery Honor book, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. This page turning book of Homer’s adventures from Maine to Gettysburg is suitable for ages 9 to adult.

Location and Time: Windham Public Library, two programs at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Contact: Laurel T. Parker 892-1908
March 18, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Albion Public Library

Time: 6:30 pm

Series: Detective Fiction in the 20th Century

This Session: Maltese Falcon

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

Let's Talk About It is a free, library-based reading and discussion program for people who want to talk with others about what they have read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library!

March 19, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Bridgton Public Library

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Series: After Frost

This Session: After Frost

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

Let's Talk About It is a free, library-based reading and discussion program for people who want to talk with others about what they have read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library!

March 20, 2014

Literature & Medicine

Togus Veteran's Hospital

Literature & Medicine is a national award-winning reading and discussion program for health care professionals that, as one participant writes, “renews the heart and soul of health care.”

Location and Time: Togus Veteran's Hospital, Augusta
Contact: lizz@mainehumanities.org
March 20, 2014

Literature & Medicine

York Hospital

Literature & Medicine is a national award-winning reading and discussion program for health care professionals that, as one participant writes, “renews the heart and soul of health care.”

Location and Time: York Hospital, York
Contact: lizz@mainehumanities.org
March 20, 2014

Literature & Medicine

Maine Coast Hospital

Literature & Medicine is a national award-winning reading and discussion program for health care professionals that, as one participant writes, “renews the heart and soul of health care.”

Location and Time: Maine Coast Hospital, Ellsworth
Contact: lizz@mainehumanities.org
March 21, 2014

Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

Friday Night Flicks at the Belfast Free Library

Showing of "Glory" with Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick and Morgan Freeman. Films are free and open to the public.

Location and Time: Belfast Free Library, Abbott Room, 7:00 pm
Contact: Belfast Free Library 338-3884
March 24, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Madawaska Adult Education

Series: Memories

This Session: Passing Memories On

  • Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
  • The Lost Lake by Allen Say
  • The Wall by Eve Bunting

Contact: Julia Walkling, 207-773-5051 walkling@mainehumanities.org

New Books, New Readers is a humanities-based book discussion for adults who are new readers or who are working to improve their reading. NBNR is supported in 2013-2014 by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the generous sponsors of MHC's Winter Weekend, Helen & George Ladd Charitable Corporation, Davis Family Foundation, Robbins de-Beaumont Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and People's United Community Foundation.

March 25, 2014

Contesting and Celebrating Citizenship: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Join the USM History and Political Science Department and the USM Office of Multicultural Student Affairs for this talk with speakers Leroy M. Rowe and Eileen Eagan. Panel to follow with Ida Gammon-Wilson and Eric Blanchard. Free and open to the public.

Location and Time: 7th floor, Glickman Library, Portland Campus. Reception 5:00 pm, program 6:00 pm
Contact: reza@usm.maine.edu
March 25, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Windham Public Library

Time: N/A

Series: Making a Living: Making a Life (Books only)

This Session: The Professor's House

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

Let's Talk About It is a free, library-based reading and discussion program for people who want to talk with others about what they have read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library!

March 27, 2014

What it Means to be a Mainer

Maine at Work: Norway

Within a meticulously researched performance, Maine at Work takes historical documents and characters, humor, little known facts, thought-provoking tales (tall and otherwise), and perspectives from real Mainers to show the pattern of work in Maine. It's designed to be fun and to get Mainers thinking about the issues. Join us at a reception and the premiere performance and discussion, which will open a statewide series.

Location and Time: Norway Memorial Library, Norway, 7:00 pm
Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org
March 28, 2014

Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

Friday Night Flicks at the Belfast Free Library

Showing of "The General", a silent action-comedy starring Buster Keaton. Films are free and open to the public.

Location and Time: Belfast Free Library, Abbott Room, 7:00 pm
Contact: Belfast Free Library 338-3884
March 31, 2014

Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

Belfast in the Civil War Book Discussion

"One Story, One Community": a community wide facilitated book discussion of The Killer Angels by Micheal Shaara.

Location and Time: Belfast Free Library, Abbott Room, 6:30 pm
Contact: Belfast Free Library 338-3884