Events

Our programs and grants reach statewide—see what's going on near you.

All Programs
  • All Programs
  • Library Programs
  • Grants
  • Consider This
  • The Big Question
Upcoming
  • Upcoming
  • Jul 2020
  • Jun 2020
  • May 2020
  • Apr 2020
  • Mar 2020
  • Feb 2020
  • Past
  • Jan 2020
  • Dec 2019
  • Nov 2019
  • Oct 2019
  • Sep 2019
HIDE MAP
Viewing All Programs with Upcoming events

Grant Funded

Closed Event

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

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 21, 2019

Bethel Library

5 Broad St, Bethel, ME 04217

Series: Invisible New England Dates: October 3, October 17, November 21, December 5, and December 21, 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

Americanization of the Valley

November 10, 2019 - November 10, 2019

Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel

Lille, Maine

Guy Dubay, lifelong researcher on the history of the Saint John Valley, will present a lecture on the Americanization of... 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

Inside Out

December 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Friend Memorial Library

1 Reach Rd, Brooklin, ME 04616

In partnership with Friend Memorial Library in Brooklin, RSU 24 Adult Education will exhibit original art work created by inmates... 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

Crossing Over

December 18, 2019 - February 26, 2020

Rangeley Public Library

7 Lake St, Rangeley, ME 04970

Series: Crossing Over: Contemporary American Indian Writers Dates: December 18, 2019; January 15, 2020; and February 26, 2020 Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org... read more

Consider This

December 19, 2019 - December 19, 2019

Lewiston High School

231 York St, Portland, ME 04102

Join us at Lewiston High School for a free discussion series on education, workplace, and community, featuring storyteller James Ford... read more

Maine Filmmaker Showcase

January 10, 2020 - January 10, 2020

Portland Media Center

516 Congress Street, Portland

The Maine Film Association and Portland Media Center are proud to present the Maine Filmmaker Showcase, featuring the Maine-made film... read more

Violence and Belonging

January 11, 2020 - May 16, 2020

Long Lake Public Library

384 Main St, St Agatha, ME 04772

Series: Violence and Belonging Dates: January 11, February 8, March 14, April 11, and May 16, 2020 Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org Let’s... read more

Atlohkewi-Penobscot Winter Stories

January 14, 2020 - January 14, 2020

Bangor Public Library

145 HARLOW STREET, BANGOR, ME, 04401

Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share traditional Penobscot stories, Atlohkewi “Tell Me a Story,” during this multi-week series. Sources of material... read more

Making a Difference

January 15, 2020 - May 14, 2020

Guilford Memorial Library

4 Library St, Guilford, ME 04443

Series: Making a Difference Dates: January 15, February 12, March 11, April 15, and May 14 Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org Let’s Talk... read more

A Matter of Trust

January 22, 2020 - May 27, 2020

Windham Public Library

217 Windham Center Rd, Windham, ME 04062

Series: A Matter of Trust Dates: January 22, February 26, March 25, April 22, and May 27, 2020 Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org... read more

Atlohkewi-Penobscot Winter Stories

January 28, 2020 - January 28, 2020

Bangor Public Library

145 HARLOW STREET, BANGOR, ME, 04401

Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share traditional Penobscot stories, Atlohkewi “Tell Me a Story,” during this multi-week series. Sources of material... read more

The Civil War

January 30, 2020 - May 28, 2020

Long Lake Public Library

339 Main St, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742

Series: The Civil War: Biographies Dates: January 30, February 27, March 26, April 30, and May 28, 2020 Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org... read more

Writing the Personal Essay

February 1, 2020 - February 1, 2020

Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine

106 High Street, Belfast, Maine 04915

In direct response to an increased interest in personal essays, Belfast Free Library has organized a reading and writing workshop... read more

Re-imagining the American Family

February 1, 2020 - June 6, 2020

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

4 Oak St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

Series: Re-imagining the American Family Dates: February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, and June 6, 2020 Let’s Talk... read more

Invisible New England

February 4, 2020 - June 2, 2020

Albion Public Library

18 Main St, Albion, ME 04910

Series: Invisible New England Dates: February 4, March 3, April 7, May 5, and June 2 Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org Let’s Talk... read more

Atlohkewi-Penobscot Winter Stories

February 11, 2020 - February 11, 2020

Bangor Public Library

145 HARLOW STREET, BANGOR, ME, 04401

Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share traditional Penobscot stories, Atlohkewi “Tell Me a Story,” during this multi-week series. Sources of material... read more

Maine Filmmaker Showcase

February 15, 2020 - February 15, 2020

Portland Media Center

516 Congress Street, Portland

The Maine Film Association and Portland Media Center are proud to present the Maine Filmmaker Showcase, featuring the Maine-made film... read more

The Real World Impact of Fake News

February 19, 2020 - February 19, 2020

Witherle Public Library

41 School St, Castine, ME 04421

Former journalist and retired executive Chet Lunner has a unique, 360-degree perspective on Fake News, the First Amendment, and an... read more

Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage

February 20, 2020 - February 20, 2020

Windham Public Library

217 Windham Center Road, Windham, Maine 04062

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

Yankees and Strangers

February 24, 2020 - June 29, 2020

Auburn Public Library

49 Spring St, Auburn, ME 04210

Series: Yankees and Strangers Dates: February 24, March 30, April 27, May 8, and June 29 2020 Texts: – 3... read more

Atlohkewi-Penobscot Winter Stories

February 25, 2020 - February 25, 2020

Bangor Public Library

145 HARLOW STREET, BANGOR, ME, 04401

Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share traditional Penobscot stories, Atlohkewi “Tell Me a Story,” during this multi-week series. Sources of material... read more

The American Revolutionary Generation

February 26, 2020 - June 26, 2020

Mantor Library, UMF

111 South Street, Farmington, Maine USA 04938

Series: The American Revolutionary Generation This discussion series focuses on the men and women who lived during the American Revolution,... read more

Mysteries by Maine Authors

March 3, 2020 - June 2, 2020

Topsham Public Library

25 Foreside Rd, Topsham, ME 04086

Series: Mysteries by Maine Authors Dates: March 3, April 7, May 5, and June 2, 2020 Let’s Talk About It... read more

Going to Sea

March 4, 2020 - May 27, 2020

Carver Memorial Library

12 Union St, Searsport, ME 04974

Series: Going to Sea Dates: March 4, March 25, April 15, May 6, and May 27 Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org Let’s Talk... read more

The Great Turn-out of 1841: Maine Textile Workers on Strike

March 4, 2020 - March 4, 2020

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

Winter Weekend

March 6, 2020 - March 7, 2020

Bowdoin College

239 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011

Join us as we: Explore close readings of Beloved with scholars from Maine and beyond. Build bridges between themes, times,... read more

Atlohkewi-Penobscot Winter Stories

March 10, 2020 - March 10, 2020

Bangor Public Library

145 HARLOW STREET, BANGOR, ME, 04401

Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share traditional Penobscot stories, Atlohkewi “Tell Me a Story,” during this multi-week series. Sources of material... read more

Atlohkewi-Penobscot Winter Stories

March 17, 2020 - March 17, 2020

Bangor Public Library

145 HARLOW STREET, BANGOR, ME, 04401

Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share traditional Penobscot stories, Atlohkewi “Tell Me a Story,” during this multi-week series. Sources of material... read more

Thinking About the Bicentennial in 2020

March 22, 2020 - March 22, 2020

Underwood Memorial Library

2006 Main St, Fayette, ME 04349

Libby Bischof explores American society through the lens of history—and the lens of a camera. A nineteenth-century American cultural historian,... 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

#Female Pleasure: Film Screening and Discussion

March 29, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Nickelodeon Cinemas

1 Temple St, Portland, ME 04101

Using film as an immersive experience, the Maine Jewish Film Festival will examine how real people deal with adverse situations... read more

Rewind: Film Screening and Discussion

March 30, 2020 - March 30, 2020

Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine

1342 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102

Using film as an immersive experience, the Maine Jewish Film Festival will examine how real people deal with adverse situations... read more

Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.

April 2, 2020 - June 25, 2020

West Paris Public Library

226 Main St, West Paris, ME 04289

In this series, participants will explore the multiple, simultaneous, and conflicting stories of those who fought for – and against... read more

Maine and the American Revolution

April 19, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Underwood Memorial Library

2006 Main St, Fayette, ME 04349

Liam Riordan received his undergraduate B.A. at the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania.... read more