Library Programs

Free, high-quality humanities programs to help libraries serve their communities.


Nicole Rancourt
Program Officer
(207) 773-5051


Library programs

2019 Poetry Express sites

Belfast Free Library with Belfast’s new Poet Laureate Arielle Greenberg June 18, 2019 New Vineyard Public Library with poet Margaret Yocom August 2019 Ivan O. Davis Liberty Library with poet Ellen Taylor September 2019 Pittsfield Public Library in October 2019 (Poet TBD) Auburn Public Library in October 2019 with ’19 Maine Poetry Out Loud champion… Read more

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Imagine Maine’s Story

Inspired by the Collaborative Summer Library Program, Imagine Maine’s Story is a collection of Maine bicentennial program ideas and resources for all ages to support libraries of all sizes in their goals to bring the celebration of Maine’s statehood into their communities.  MHC and the Maine State Library have partnered in representing Maine’s libraries as… Read more

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Register for Read ME

Read ME is a statewide summer reading program that gets Maine adults  all reading two books recommended by a well-known Maine author. For 2019, recommending author Tess Gerritsen has chosen Paris Was the Place by Susan Conley and After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Search by Sarah Perry. The season will culminate on August 29 with an episode… Read more

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Poetry Express 2018

What is it? The Maine Poetry Express, originally designed by Wesley McNair with support from the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, connects libraries and local poets in sharing Maine’s poetry with their community. The landscape of Maine’s voices is varied and valuable, addressing so many aspects of what it can mean to experience life in this… Read more

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Audio | Violence & Belonging

“Violence & Belonging: The 14th Amendment and American Literature” is a Let’s Talk About It book and discussion series that addresses issues of diversity, identity, and inequality. For many Americans, the promises of citizenship fall short of reality, and the books in this series remind us that the more expansive version of American citizenship brought… Read more

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