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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

April 26, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Crosby Center

96 Church St, Belfast, ME 04915

This project will create a fully-realized, artistic stage production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at the Belfast’s... read more

Black, Brown, and Indigo

May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019

SPACE

538 Congress Street, Portland, ME

Portland, Maine’s first African diaspora film festival, Black, Brown, and Indigo is a series of narrative and documentary features and... read more

Constance H. Carlson Prize

May 7, 2019 - May 7, 2019

Daggett Lounge, Bowdoin College

13 South St, Brunswick, ME 04011

Join us for a luncheon honoring Maine author Monica Wood with the 2019 Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize. Monica will receive this... read more

The Mirror Maine

May 15, 2019 - September 11, 2019

Winterport Memorial Library

229 Main St, Winterport, ME 04496

Series: The Mirror of Maine What defines community? What values have been associated with community life in Maine, and how many... read more

Mysteries by Maine Authors

May 20, 2019 - August 12, 2019

Parsons Memorial Library

27 Kennebunk Rd, Alfred, ME 04002

Series: Mysteries by Maine Authors This series plunges into the gritty underbelly of Maine as seen through the eyes of its... read more

Maine Statehood

May 30, 2019 - June 1, 2019

University of Maine

110 South Stevens Hall Orono, ME 04469

In the Spring of 2019, the University of Maine is holding the Maine Bicentennial Conference which combines multiple scholarly and... read more

Detective Fiction in the 20th Century

June 3, 2019 - October 7, 2019

Zadoc Long Free Library

5 Turner St, Buckfield, ME 04220

Series: Detective Fiction in the 20th Century: A Notion of Evil  This series examines the enormous popularity of mystery/detective fiction... read more

World in Your Library

June 3, 2019 - June 3, 2019

Thomaston Public LIbrary

60 Main St. Thomaston Maine 04861

Topic: “We Demand: America’s First Cross-Country Automobile Trip for a Cause” with Anne Gass Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org World in Your Library is... read more

Yankees and Strangers

June 5, 2019 - August 28, 2019

West Paris Public Library

226 Main St, West Paris, ME 04289

Series: Yankees and Strangers If the picture of New England is more complicated, and consequently richer, than the usual images,... read more

Maine: 200 Years of History?

June 6, 2019 - June 6, 2019

Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel

Lille, Maine, USA 04746-0150

We hope you can join us for this fascinating talk by Paul Buck, Associate Professor of History/Education at the University... read more

Maritime Music

June 8, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington Street Bath, ME 04530

This Maine Maritime Museum exhibit explores the history and music of the sea. Through collaborations with local artists, the exhibit... read more

Risky Business

June 10, 2019 - October 14, 2019

Castine Historical Society

17 School St, Castine, ME 04421

This exhibition for the 2019 season at Castine Historical Society will focus on new research surrounding the economic and social... read more

Where Am I?

June 11, 2019 - October 8, 2019

Thomaston Public Library

60 Main St, Thomaston, ME 04861

Series: Where Am I? The viewpoints of people on the inside and the outside of communities depicted in these writings... read more

The Passage of Time, the Meaning of Change

June 16, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Faye O'Leary Hafford Library

1063 Allagash Road, Allagash, ME 04774

Series: The Passage of Time, the Meaning of Change: Perspectives by Maine Writers Do change and the passage of time always... read more

Poetry Express

June 18, 2019 - June 18, 2019

Belfast Free Library

106 High St, Belfast, ME 04915

Join Belfast’s new Poet Laureate Arielle Greenberg for a free community poetry reading! Poetry Express gathers community members to explore... read more

Points of View

June 24, 2019 - August 19, 2019

Princeton Public Library

40 Main Street, Princeton, ME 04668

Series: Points of View Understanding and examining Islamic culture through memoirs and fictional works can bring a new awareness of our... read more

R.L. Stevenson’s Treasure Island

June 26, 2019 - July 13, 2019

Maine State Music Theatre

Brunswick, ME 04011

Maine State Music Theatre presents the east coast premiere of Treasure Island, partnering with Curtis, Topsham, and Patten Public Libraries... read more

Defining Wilderness

June 26, 2019 - August 28, 2019

Casco Public Library

5 Leach Hill Rd, Casco, ME 04015

Series: Defining Wilderness: Defining Maine This series examines the Maine wilderness, how various people have experienced it and written about... read more

Welcome Feast

June 26, 2019 - June 26, 2019

Kennedy Park, Portland

Kennedy Park,Portland

With Niky Watler and Martha Leonard of Maiz Collaborating with Chris Deutsch of BLVL TEMPOart is facilitating a series of... read more

Going to Sea

June 26, 2019 - August 21, 2019

Maine State Library

64 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333

Series: Going to Sea People from all walks of life, although mostly male until the late 20th Century, have crossed... read more

Entering Nature

June 28, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Shaw Public Library

9 Lily Bay Rd, Greenville, ME 04441

Series: Entering Nature Contemporary writings that address in interesting and distinctive ways the affinities that unite and the distances that... read more

Haystack Summer Conference

July 7, 2019 - July 11, 2019

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Deer Isle, Maine

The 2019 Haystack Summer Conference is designed to address some of the most vital questions facing the preservation and legacy... read more

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

July 15, 2019 - July 15, 2019

Railroad Square Cinema

17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME 04901

When a woman is bedridden by a mysterious pathogen, a forest snail unexpectedly takes up residence on her nightstand. Together, the woman... read more

Inside Dance

July 16, 2019 - July 16, 2019

Lewiston Public Library

200 Lisbon Street Lewiston, Maine

A community conversation with Netta Yerushalmy, Kimberly Bartosik and Lauren Warnecke. In July and August of 2019, Bates Dance Festival will... read more

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

July 17, 2019 - July 17, 2019

Railroad Square Cinema

17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME 04901

When a woman is bedridden by a mysterious pathogen, a forest snail unexpectedly takes up residence on her nightstand. Together,... read more

Welcome Feast

July 17, 2019 - July 17, 2019

Kennedy Park, Portland

Kennedy Park,Portland

With Ruweda Ali and Farhiya Mohamed Collaborating with Ilma Lopez of Piccolo and Chaval TEMPOart is facilitating a series of... read more

Inside Dance

July 20, 2019 - July 20, 2019

Portland Museum of Art

7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101

Inside Dance Community Conversation with Netta Yerushalmy, Doug Varone and Lauren Warnecke. In July and August of 2019, Bates Dance Festival will host... read more

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

July 20, 2019 - July 20, 2019

Waterville Opera House

1 Common St, Waterville, ME 04901

When a woman is bedridden by a mysterious pathogen, a forest snail unexpectedly takes up residence on her nightstand. Together,... read more

Inside Dance

July 22, 2019 - July 22, 2019

Indigo Arts Alliance

60 Cove St, Portland, ME 04101

Inside Dance Community Conversation with Reggie Wilson. In July and August of 2019, Bates Dance Festival will host scholars-in-residence to lead... read more

Inside Dance

July 22, 2019 - July 22, 2019

Celebration Barn Theater

190 Stock Farm Road South Paris, Maine

Inside Dance Community Conversation with Lida Winfield and Lauren Warnecke. In July and August of 2019, Bates Dance Festival will host scholars-in-residence to... read more

Inside Dance

July 23, 2019 - July 22, 2019

Lewiston Public Library

200 Lisbon St, Lewiston, ME 04240

Inside Dance Community Conversation with Onye Ozuzu and Qudus Onikeku In July and August of 2019, Bates Dance Festival will host... read more

Author Talk: Susan Conley

July 25, 2019 - July 25, 2019

Norway Memorial Library

258 Main St, Norway, ME 04268

Join Read ME 2019 author Sarah Perry as she discusses her novel Paris Was the Place.    Read ME  is... read more

Inside Dance

August 2, 2019 - August 2, 2019

Indigo Arts Alliance

60 Cove St, Portland, ME 04101

Inside Dance Community Conversation with jumatatu m. poe & Jermone Donte Beacham In July and August of 2019, Bates Dance Festival... read more

Nagasaki Tram Project

August 4, 2019 - August 10, 2019

Seashore Trolley Museum

195 Log Cabin Rd, Kennebunkport, ME

The Seashore Trolley Museum is working with local youth, artists, and humanities professionals to complete the restoration work for the... read more

Welcome Feast

August 14, 2019 - August 14, 2019

Kennedy Park, Portland

Kennedy Park,Portland

With Sharifa and Nazia Shir Collaborating with Lauren Gibson of Luke’s Lobster TEMPOart is facilitating a series of meals and... read more

Poetry Express

August 14, 2019 - August 14, 2019

New Vineyard Public Library

20 Lake St, (Route 234), New Vineyard, ME 04956

Join Margaret Yocom for a free community poetry reading! Poetry Express gathers community members to explore poetry relevant to that... read more

Tuesdays with Morrie

August 16, 2019 - August 18, 2019

Centre Theatre

20 E. Main Street Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426

In partnership with Pine Tree Hospice, Center Theatre will run summer 2019 theatrical productions of Tuesdays with Morrie, both at... read more

Consider This

August 17, 2019 - August 17, 2019

Goodwill Medicine Collective

231 York St, Portland, ME 04102

Join us at Good Medicine Collective for a free discussion series on community, mental health, and loss, featuring storyteller Lemyaa... read more

Read ME

August 29, 2019 - August 29, 2019

Bangor Public Library

145 Harlow St, Bangor, ME 04401

Join us for a special episode of Maine Calling, broadcast live from Bangor Public Library and featuring Read ME 2019... read more

A Matter of Trust

September 5, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Orono Public Library

Orono Public Library 39 Pine Street Orono, ME 04473

Series: A Matter of Trust Dates: September 5, 2019; October 17, 2019; November 7, 2019; December 5, 2019; and January... read more

Tuesdays with Morrie

September 7, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Greenville High School

130 Pritham Ave, Greenville, ME 04441

In partnership with Pine Tree Hospice, Center Theatre will run summer 2019 theatrical productions of Tuesdays with Morrie, both at... read more

Points North Forum

September 12, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Camden International Film Festival

345 Main St, Rockland ME

This series of public conversations at the Camden International Film Festival will examine the role of nonfiction storytelling in our... read more

Making a Difference

September 12, 2019 - January 9, 2020

Jackson Memorial Library

71 Main St, St George, ME 04860

Series: Making a Difference Scientists tell us that compassion and empathy are what make us human, are what distinguish us... read more

Native American Environmental Issues

September 12, 2019 - September 12, 2019

Rockland Public Library

80 Union Street Rockland, Maine 04841

Dr. Darren Ranco has a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology, the George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and... read more

The Passage of Time, the Meaning of Change

September 13, 2019 - January 2, 2020

Springvale Public Library

443 Main St, Springvale, ME 04083

Series: The Passage of Time, the Meaning of Change While the American Dream portrays change as “a new beginning” and... read more

Consider This

September 14, 2019 - September 14, 2019

Goodwill Medicine Collective

231 York St, Portland, ME 04102

Join us at Good Medicine Collective for a free discussion series on community, mental health, and loss, featuring storyteller Lemyaa... read more

America’s First Cross-Country Automobile Trip for a Cause

September 17, 2019 - September 17, 2019

West Paris Public Library

226 Main St, West Paris, ME 04289

Anne B. Gass is the author of Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage,... read more

The Mirror of Maine

September 17, 2019 - January 21, 2020

South Berwick Public Library

27 Young St, South Berwick, ME 03908

Series: The Mirror of Maine Dates: September 17, 2019; October 15, 2019; November 12, 2019; December 17, 2019; and January... read more

Re-imagining the American Family

September 17, 2019 - December 17, 2019

Belfast Free Library

106 High St, Belfast, ME 04915

Series: Re-imagining the American Family Dates: September 17, October 15, October 29, November 19, and December 17, 2019 Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org... read more

Race and Mass Incarceration

September 19, 2019 - September 19, 2019

Rockland Public Library

80 Union Street Rockland, Maine 04841

Dr. Leroy M. Rowe received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Missouri. Professor Rowe’s research and teaching interests... read more

Poetry Express

September 23, 2019 - September 23, 2019

Ivan O. Davis-Liberty Library

59 Main St, Liberty, ME 04949

Join poet Ellen Taylor for a free community poetry reading! Poetry Express gathers community members to explore poetry relevant to... read more

Becoming American

September 30, 2019 - November 25, 2019

Readfield Public Library

1151 Main St, Readfield, ME 04355

Series: Becoming American Dates: September 30, 2019; October 28, 2019; November 25, 2019; January 27, 2020; and February 24, 2020... read more

Factory Girls and Maine’s First Labor Strike

October 1, 2019 - October 1, 2019

South Paris Public Library

37 Market Sq, South Paris, ME 04281

Elizabeth DeWolfe is Professor of History at the University of New England where she teaches courses in women’s history, archival... read more

A Talk by NEH Chairman Jon Peede

October 2, 2019 - October 2, 2019

Maine Historical Society

314 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101

There’s something irresistible about an anniversary. Maine’s bicentennial, the centennial of women’s suffrage, the upcoming 250th anniversary of the signing... read more

Grant Workshop

October 3, 2019 - October 3, 2019

Osher Map Library

314 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101

Are you a Maine cultural organization looking to learn more about funding opportunities? This free workshop will provide guidance and... read more

Invisible New Englnd

October 3, 2019 - December 5, 2019

Bethel Library

5 Broad St, Bethel, ME 04217

Series: Invisible New England Dates: October 3, October 17, November 7, November 21, and December 5, 2019 Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org Let’s... read more

Consider This

October 5, 2019 - October 5, 2019

Goodwill Medicine Collective

231 York St, Portland, ME 04102

Join us at Good Medicine Collective for a free discussion series on community, mental health, and loss, featuring storyteller Lemyaa... read more

From Slavery to Maine

October 7, 2019 - October 7, 2019

Lithgow Public Library

45 Winthrop St, Augusta, ME 04330

Candace Kanes, a former newspaper reporter and editor, and now a historian, likes libraries and dusty archives, doing research, writing... read more

Poetry Express

October 10, 2019 - October 10, 2019

Auburn Public Library

49 Spring St, Auburn, ME 04210

Join 2019 Maine Poetry Out Loud champion João Rodrigues Victor and poet Susann Pelletier for a free community poetry reading!... read more

Refreshing the Whodunit

October 14, 2019 - November 25, 2019

Hollis Center Public Library

14 Little Falls Rd, Hollis, ME 04042

Series: Refreshing the Whodunit Dates: October 14, October 28, November 4, November 14, November 18, and November 25, 2019 Contact:... read more

Poetry Express

October 16, 2019 - October 16, 2019

Pittsfield Public Library

110 Library St, Pittsfield, ME 04967

Join poet Karen Spitfire for a free community poetry reading! Poetry Express gathers community members to explore poetry relevant to... read more

The Big Question

October 19, 2019 - October 19, 2019

Riverton Community Center

1600 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103

At The Big Question, we’re jump starting our year of inquiry, curiosity, and engagement with Maine’s bicentennial. We’ve reached our... read more

So Far & So Near

November 12, 2019 - March 10, 2020

Thomaston Public Library

60 Main St. Thomaston Maine 04861

Series: So Far & So Near: Cuban Literature Cuba is intriguing, it’s mysterious, it’s rich in cultural tradition, it’s just... read more

Maine Textile Workers on Strike

November 18, 2019 - November 18, 2019

Lithgow Public Library

45 Winthrop St, Augusta, ME 04330

Elizabeth DeWolfe is Professor of History at the University of New England where she teaches courses in women’s history, archival... read more

Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage

December 9, 2019 - December 9, 2019

Lithgow Public Library

45 Winthrop St, Augusta, ME 04330

Anne B. Gass is the author of Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage,... read more

The Warming Sea

March 22, 2020 - March 22, 2020

Maine Science Festival

Bangor, Maine

The Warming Sea is a symphonic piece from Grammy-award winning composer Lucas Richmann that provides a musical exploration of the... read more

Many Maines

September 12, 2020 - December 5, 2020

Mid-Maine Adult Education

1 Brooklyn Ave, Waterville, ME 04901

Series: Maine’s Bicentennial: Many Maines Dates: 9/12, 10/10, 11/7, 12/5 Facilitated by: Elizabeth Cooke New Books, New Readers is a community-based... read more

Many Maines

October 2, 2020 - December 12, 2020

Portland Adult Education

14 Locust St, Portland, ME 04101

Series: Maine’s Bicentennial: Many Maines Dates: 10/2, 10/30, 11/20, 12/11 Facilitated by: Virginie Akimana New Books, New Readers is a community-based... read more

Many Maines

October 16, 2020 - November 6, 2020

Somerset County Jail

131 E Madison Rd, Madison, ME 04950

Series: Maine’s Bicentennial: Many Maines Dates:10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6 Facilitated by: David Richards New Books, New Readers is a community-based facilitated... read more

Many Maines

October 24, 2020 - November 14, 2020

Aroostook County Jail

15 Broadway, Houlton, ME 04730

Series: Maine’s Bicentennial: Many Maines Dates: 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 Facilitated by: Jan Greico New Books, New Readers is a community-based... read more

Culinary Historian Michael Twitty

October 27, 2020 - October 27, 2020

Hannaford Hall - USM

88 Bedford Street Portland, Maine

Culinary historian Michael W. Twitty is the James Beard award winning author of The Cooking Gene – A Journey Through... read more