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.

October 1, 2014

Veteran Programming

Coming Home: A Book Group for Combat Veterans

Site: Portland

To register, contact: Cliff Trott, 207-780-3584

For more information, contact: info@mainehumanities.org

Combat Veterans of all eras are invited to attend this weekly book group co-led by an Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran and a USM Professor of Classics. The group will read a modern translation of The Odyssey, the timeless story of challenges faced by a Soldier returning home from the war. Sponsored in partnership with the Portland Vet Center.

October 1, 2014

Muslim Journeys Films

Site: Scarborough Public Library, Scarborough

This Session: Koran By Heart

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

Muslim Journeys Films is a free, library-based film and discussion series offered by Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book as part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf created by the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

October 1, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland

Time: 3:00 pm

Series: Invisible New England

This Session: Like Lesser Gods

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!

October 2, 2014

World in Your Library

Site: Auburn Public Library, Auburn

Time: 6:00 pm

This Session: Brad Babson - Challenges and Opportunities on the Korean Peninsula

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

World in Your Library is a free, library-based foreign policy speakers series that provides communities with the opportunity to explore current issues with experts.

October 6, 2014

What it Means to be a Mainer

Maine at Work: Winslow

Within a meticulously researched performance, Maine at Work takes historical documents and characters, humor, little known facts, thought-provoking tales (tall and otherwise), and perspectives from real Mainers to show the pattern of work in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.

Location and Time: Winslow Public Library, Winslow, 6:30 pm
Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org
October 6, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Wells High School

Time: 6:15 pm

Series: Muslim Journeys film series

This Session: Koran By Heart

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!

October 6, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Madawaska Adult Education

Series: Differences

This Session: Introduction

    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.

October 7, 2014

What it Means to be a Mainer

Maine at Work: Falmouth

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.

Location and Time: Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth, 6:30 pm
Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org
October 7, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Blue Hill Public Library

Time: 6:00 pm

Series: Making a Difference: How Love and Duty Change Lives

This Session: Truth and Beauty

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!

October 7, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Maine Correctional Center, Windham

Series: Real Life

This Session: Life’s Crazy

  • Could Be Worse by James Stevenson
  • Julius, The Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes
  • Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff

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.

October 8, 2014

Veteran Programming

Coming Home: A Book Group for Combat Veterans

Site: Portland

To register, contact: Cliff Trott, 207-780-3584

For more information, contact: info@mainehumanities.org

Combat Veterans of all eras are invited to attend this weekly book group co-led by an Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran and a USM Professor of Classics. The group will read a modern translation of The Odyssey, the timeless story of challenges faced by a Soldier returning home from the war. Sponsored in partnership with the Portland Vet Center.

October 8, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Houlton Adult Education

Series: What It Takes

This Session: Introduction

    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.

October 8, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Aroostook County Jail

Series: What It Takes

This Session: Introduction

    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.

October 8, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Literacy Volunteers of Franklin & Somerset Counties, Mt. Blue High School

Series: Community

This Session: Coming Together

  • The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
  • A Symphony of Whales by Steve Schuch
  • Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

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.

October 8, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Southern Maine Reentry Center, Alfred

Series: What It Takes

This Session: Introduction

    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.

October 9, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Mountain View Youth Development Center

Series: Real Life

This Session: Introduction

    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.

October 9, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Charleston Correctional Facility

Series: Real Life

This Session: Introduction

    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.

October 14, 2014

What it Means to be a Mainer

Maine at Work: Winthrop

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.

Location and Time: Winthrop Public Library, Winthrop, 6:30 pm
Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org
October 14, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Henry D. Moore Library, Steuben

Time: 4:00 pm

Series: Defining Wilderness, Defining Maine

This Session: Fly Rod Crosby: the Woman Who Marketed Maine

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!

October 14, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Ed., Waterville High School

Series: What It Takes

This Session: Facing the Unknown

  • Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  • Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
  • Marvin of the Great North Woods by Kathryn Lasky

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.

October 15, 2014

Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War

Livermore in the Civil War Book Discussion

“One Story, One Community” a facilitated book discussion of The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara.

Location and Time: Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Livermore Rd. Livermore, ME. 6:30-7:30 pm
Contact: Sue St. Pierre, sstpierre@rsu73.org
October 15, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: SAD 27 Adult & Community Ed, Fort Kent Community School

Series: Community

This Session: Coming Together

  • The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
  • A Symphony of Whales by Steve Schuch
  • Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

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.

October 15, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Skowhegan CareerCenter

Series: What It Takes

This Session: Facing the Unknown

  • Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  • Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
  • Marvin of the Great North Woods by Kathryn Lasky

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.

October 15, 2014

Veteran Programming

Coming Home: A Book Group for Combat Veterans

Site: Portland

To register, contact: Cliff Trott, 207-780-3584

For more information, contact: info@mainehumanities.org

Combat Veterans of all eras are invited to attend this weekly book group co-led by an Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran and a USM Professor of Classics. The group will read a modern translation of The Odyssey, the timeless story of challenges faced by a Soldier returning home from the war. Sponsored in partnership with the Portland Vet Center.

October 15, 2014

Muslim Journeys Films

Site: Scarborough Public Library, Scarborough

This Session: Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

Muslim Journeys Films is a free, library-based film and discussion series offered by Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book as part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf created by the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

October 15, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland

Time: 3:00 pm

Series: Invisible New England

This Session: The Family

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!

October 16, 2014

World in Your Library

Site: Patten Free Library, Bath

Time: 6:30 pm

This Session: Seth Singleton - Understanding Russia

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

World in Your Library is a free, library-based foreign policy speakers series that provides communities with the opportunity to explore current issues with experts.

October 18, 2014

Open Dig at the Francis OJ Smith Estate in Baxter Woods

Time: 8:00 am - noon
Location: Baxter Pines & Baxter Woods

For more information, visit: http://dcna.me/baxter-pines/

This archeological survey at the historic site of the Francis O.J. Smith Estate in the heart of Baxter Woods is the result of Major Grant Award from the Maine Humanities Council. Join archeologist Norm Buttrick and the students of McAuley High School as they excavate the site. Come see their progress and meet the local historians who can tell us more about this colorful part of Deering Center history.

October 19, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Bristol Area Library, New Harbor

Time: 1:00 pm

Series: The Gilded Age

This Session: The Gilded Age

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!

October 20, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Ricker Memorial Library, Poland

Time: 7:00 pm

Series: What Are Our Kids Reading These Days?

This Session: Walk Two Moons

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!

October 20, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Frenchman's Bay Library, Sullivan

Time: 2:00 pm

Series: Exploring Human Boundaries: Literary Perspectives on Health Care Providers and Their Patients. BOOKS ONLY

This Session: 12 Journeys in Maine

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!

October 20, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Brewer Community Center

Series: What It Takes

This Session: Facing the Unknown

  • Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  • Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
  • Marvin of the Great North Woods by Kathryn Lasky

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.

October 21, 2014

World in Your Library

Site: Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell

Time: 7:00 pm

This Session: Scott Erb - Still Allies? The U.S. and Europe

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

World in Your Library is a free, library-based foreign policy speakers series that provides communities with the opportunity to explore current issues with experts.

October 21, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Blue Hill Public Library

Time: 6:00 pm

Series: Making a Difference: How Love and Duty Change Lives

This Session: The Death of Vishnu

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!

October 21, 2014

World in Your Library

Site: Patten Free Library, Bath

Time: 6:30 pm

This Session: Eric Hooglund - The Middle East Down East

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

World in Your Library is a free, library-based foreign policy speakers series that provides communities with the opportunity to explore current issues with experts.

October 21, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor

Time: 12:00 pm

Series: Not For Children Only

This Session: Tatterhood and Other Tales by Ethel Johnston Phelps

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!

October 21, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Maine Correctional Center, Windham

Series: Real Life

This Session: Life’s What You Make It

  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  • The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
  • Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart by Vera B. Williams

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.

October 22, 2014

Veteran Programming

Coming Home: A Book Group for Combat Veterans

Site: Portland

To register, contact: Cliff Trott, 207-780-3584

For more information, contact: info@mainehumanities.org

Combat Veterans of all eras are invited to attend this weekly book group co-led by an Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran and a USM Professor of Classics. The group will read a modern translation of The Odyssey, the timeless story of challenges faced by a Soldier returning home from the war. Sponsored in partnership with the Portland Vet Center.

October 22, 2014

Muslim Journeys Films

Site: Scarborough Public Library, Scarborough

This Session: Prince Among Slaves

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

Muslim Journeys Films is a free, library-based film and discussion series offered by Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book as part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf created by the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

October 22, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Houlton Adult Education

Series: What It Takes

This Session: Facing the Unknown

  • Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  • Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
  • Marvin of the Great North Woods by Kathryn Lasky

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.

October 22, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Southern Maine Reentry Center, Alfred

Series: What It Takes

This Session: Facing the Unknown

  • Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  • Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
  • Marvin of the Great North Woods by Kathryn Lasky

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.

October 22, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Aroostook County Jail

Series: What It Takes

This Session: Facing the Unknown

  • Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  • Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
  • Marvin of the Great North Woods by Kathryn Lasky

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.

October 23, 2014

Free Film Screening

From Stump to Ship: A 1930 Logging Film

Time: Reception 5:30 - 6:00 pm Program 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Machias Savings Bank, 4 Center St, Machias

For more information, contact: info@mainehumanities.org, 207-773-5051

Men cut trees by hand and load them onto horse-drawn sleds to be hauled over snow to rivers. Skilled river drivers maneuver the logs downstream, risking their limbs and lives every day. From Stump to Ship captures in intimate detail the work of the Machias Lumber Company in 1930, giving us a glimpse of the way life used to be when logging was king. Narrated by humorist Tim Sample. This film is a project of Northeast Historic Film, funded in part by the Maine Humanities Council.

Professor Kay Kimball from University of Maine at Machias will introduce the film and then guide a postscreening discussion with the audience.

October 23, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Mountain View Youth Development Center

Series: Real Life

This Session: Life’s Tough

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting
  • What Jamie Saw by Carolyn Coman

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.

October 23, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Charleston Correctional Facility

Series: Real Life

This Session: Life’s Tough

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting
  • What Jamie Saw by Carolyn Coman

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.

October 28, 2014

World in Your Library

Site: Patten Free Library, Bath

Time: 6:30 pm

This Session: Scott Erb - Children and War

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

World in Your Library is a free, library-based foreign policy speakers series that provides communities with the opportunity to explore current issues with experts.

October 28, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Windham Public Library

Time: 6:15 pm

Series: Detective Fiction in the 20th Century: A Notion of Evil

This Session: Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

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!

October 28, 2014

What it Means to be a Mainer

Maine at Work: Rangeley

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.

Location and Time: Rangeley Public Library, Rangeley, 6:00 pm
Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org
October 29, 2014

Veteran Programming

Coming Home: A Book Group for Combat Veterans

Site: Portland

To register, contact: Cliff Trott, 207-780-3584

For more information, contact: info@mainehumanities.org

Combat Veterans of all eras are invited to attend this weekly book group co-led by an Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran and a USM Professor of Classics. The group will read a modern translation of The Odyssey, the timeless story of challenges faced by a Soldier returning home from the war. Sponsored in partnership with the Portland Vet Center.

October 29, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland

Time: 3:00 pm

Series: Invisible New England

This Session: All Souls

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!

October 29, 2014

World in Your Library

Site: William Fogg Memorial Library, Eliot

Time: 4:00 pm

This Session: Bradley Babson - Challenges and Opportunities on the Korean Peninsula

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

World in Your Library is a free, library-based foreign policy speakers series that provides communities with the opportunity to explore current issues with experts.

October 29, 2014

Muslim Journeys Films

Site: Scarborough Public Library, Scarborough

This Session: Islamic Art Spots

Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org

Muslim Journeys Films is a free, library-based film and discussion series offered by Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book as part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf created by the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.