For programming in summer/early fall of 2018
Applications due February 16, 2018
How it works: Participating libraries will host a single event or a series of three hour-long presentations, providing their communities with a rare opportunity to explore these topics with experts. To ensure that the speakers and topics match the interests of the community, libraries will choose from a listing of topics from highly qualified, Maine-based speakers.
Presentation: We ask presenters to plan on speaking on the agreed upon topic for 45 minutes. Fifteen minutes of Q&A will follow each presentation. The librarian will introduce the program and the speaker.
Scheduling: After being awarded the series, libraries will contact speakers to arrange a mutually agreeable date and time for a presentation. They will also let speakers know what topic/ presentation they would like. Libraries are responsible for communicating their events schedule to MHC by at least 6 weeks prior to your first event. All events must be completed by October 31, 2018.
Marketing/Publicity: MHC will provide some press and publicity materials for each library to use in marketing their program in their community.