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Library programs

Former Maine editor, 9/11 media consultant addresses fake news

Originally published on September 20, 2018 on By Meg Robbins, Staff Writer “Chet Lunner addressed an audience at the Winslow Public Library as part of a series sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council.” Full article Read more

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Author to visit library as part of ReadME

Originally published in South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Sentry on July 14, 2017 “Debra Spark, author of “Unknown Caller,” will visit South Portland Public Library’s main location for a book talk on Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m….ReadME is made possible through the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine State Library.” Full article   Read more

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‘The Zany, Majestic Bard’ to be presented at Bailey Public Library

Originally published on on September 8, 2016 “The event is part of the ongoing Lakes Region Forum held at the Bailey Library and sponsored by the Winthrop Public Library Foundation through a grant from the Maine Humanities Council and Maine State Library.” Full article Read more

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The language of Shakespeare topic of Pittsfield event

  Originally published on on May 3, 2016 “‘The Zany, Majestic Bard: Celebrating the Inventive Language of Shakespeare’ will be presented at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Pittsfield Community Theatre. The educational one-hour performance-lecture is for audiences of all ages. The program will include history, a brief guide on how to read and… Read more

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Maine Mystery Writers the Focus of State Library Summer Book Group Series

  Originally published in the Bangor Daily News on May 2, 2016 By Adam Fisher “The Maine State Library has once again partnered with the Maine Humanities Council to host a “Let’s Talk About It” summer reading and discussion series covering books written by Maine mystery writers.” Full article Read more

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Book group explores ‘Muslim Journeys’

The Mount Desert Islander covered the upcoming “Muslim Journeys” book group at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. “Each month beginning in February, a different book will be discussed, exploring the issues and challenges raised. These discussions will be led by Reza Jalali, coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of Southern Maine.” Read the… Read more

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