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.

September 2, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Henry D. Moore Library, Steuben

Time: 4:00 pm

Series: Defining Wilderness, Defining Maine

This Session: The Maine Woods

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!

September 7, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: West Paris Public Library, West Paris

Time: 6:30 pm

Series: Exploring Human Boundaries

This Session: W;t

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!

September 8, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Wells High School, Wells

Time: 6:15 pm

Series: Muslim Journeys film series

This Session: Prince Among Slaves

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!

September 9, 2014

World in Your Library

Site: Thompson Free Library, Dover-Foxcroft

Time: 5:30 pm

This Session: Scott Erb - Social Media Revolution

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.

September 9, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Maine Correctional Center, Windham

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.

September 10, 2014

New Books, New Readers

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

Series: Community

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.

September 10, 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.

September 14, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Bristol Area Library, New Harbor

Time: 1:00 pm

Series: The Gilded Age

This Session: The Devil and the White City

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!

September 15, 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: The Weir

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!

September 15, 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: Two Old Women and Dogsong

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!

September 15, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Brewer Community Center

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.

September 16, 2014

New Books, New Readers

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

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.

September 16, 2014

World in Your Library

Site: Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell

Time: 7:00 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.

September 16, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor

Time: 12:00 pm

Series: Not For Children Only

This Session: The Classic Fairy Tales by Iona and Peter Opie

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!

September 17, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Skowhegan CareerCenter

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.

September 17, 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.

September 17, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland

Time: 3:00 pm

Series: Invisible 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!

September 17, 2014

World in Your Library

Site: Auburn Public Library, Auburn

Time: 6:00 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.

September 18, 2014

World in Your Library

Site: Thompson Free Library, Dover-Foxcroft

Time: 5:30 pm

This Session: Eric Hooglund - U. S. Foreign Policy in Middle East Since 2001

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.

September 18, 2014

What it Means to be a Mainer

Maine at Work: Buckfield

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.

Location and Time: Buckfield Junior-Senior High School, 7:00 pm
Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org
September 23, 2014

What it Means to be a Mainer

Maine at Work: Belfast

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: Belfast Free Library, Belfast, 6:30 pm
Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org
September 23, 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: Plainsong

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!

September 23, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Henry D. Moore Library, Steuben

Time: 4:00 pm

Series: Defining Wilderness, Defining Maine

This Session: The Wilderness from Chamberlain Farm; A Story of Hope for the American Wild

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!

September 23, 2014

New Books, New Readers

Site: Maine Correctional Center, Windham

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.

September 24, 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.

September 24, 2014

World in Your Library

Site: Auburn Public Library, Auburn

Time: 6:00 pm

This Session: Scott Erb - Oil, Islam, and the Arab Spring

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.

September 24, 2014

World in Your Library

Site: William Fogg Memorial Library, Eliot

Time: 6:00 pm

This Session: Laura Henry - 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.

September 25, 2014

World in Your Library

Site: Thompson Free Library, Dover-Foxcroft

Time: 5:30 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.

September 26, 2014

What it Means to be a Mainer

Maine at Work: Dexter

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: Abbott Memorial Library, Dexter, 6:30 pm
Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org
September 28, 2014

Let's Talk About It

Site: Bristol Area Library, New Harbor

Time: 1:00 pm

Series: The Gilded Age

This Session: Age of Innocence

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!

September 29, 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: Holes

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!