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Chilling Celtic Tales

October 26, 2018 - November 27, 2018

Victoria Mansion

109 Danforth Street Portland, ME

Ever wondered what the servants at Victoria Mansion might have done when the family was out in the evenings during... read more

Refuge Malja

October 30, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Portland Stage

165 Caribou Road, Presque Isle

When a Jewish-American war photographer feels compelled to assist a young refugee who steps in front of her camera,  she... read more

Tracy K. Smith

November 1, 2018 - November 1, 2018

Norway Memorial Library

258 Main St, Norway, ME 04268

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith visits Maine as part of her project “American Conversations: Celebrating Poems in Rural Communities.”... read more

Let’s Talk About It

November 1, 2018 - November 1, 2018

Topsham Public Library

25 Foreside Rd, Topsham, ME 04086

Series: Re-imagining the American Family This Session: Hillbilly Elegy Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org Let’s Talk About It is a free, library-based reading and discussion program... read more

Veterans Book Group

November 1, 2018 - December 13, 2018

Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center

Biddeford, Maine 04005

A reading and discussion group for Veterans/Former Service Members of all eras! Call Rev. Shirley Bowen to register: 283-1783 |... read more

Tracy K. Smith

November 1, 2018 - November 1, 2018

Lewiston Public Library

258 Main St, Norway, ME 04268

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith visits Maine as part of her project “American Conversations: Celebrating Poems in Rural Communities.” ... read more

Animal Farm

November 2, 2018 - November 2, 2018

Chocolate Church Arts Center

804 Washington Street Bath, ME 04530-2617

Based on 1945 acclaimed novel by George Orwell. “All Animals Are Equal, But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others.”  When... read more

Let’s Talk About It

November 8, 2018 - November 8, 2018

Rumford Public Library

56 Rumford Ave, Rumford, ME 04276

Series: Invisible New England: the Real New England? This Session: The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org Let’s Talk About... read more

A Doll’s House, Part 2

November 10, 2018 - November 24, 2018

Camden Opera House

29 Elm Street Camden, ME 04843

A Doll’s House, Part 2 explores, in uproarious fashion, the emotional chaos that results when Nora Helmer returns to the... read more

Let’s Talk About It

November 13, 2018 | 11:00am

Thomaston Public Library

60 Main St. Thomaston Maine 04861

Series: Becoming American: Struggles, Successes, Symbols This Session: The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott Momaday Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org Let’s Talk About... read more

Let’s Talk About It

November 20, 2018 - November 20, 2018

Thompson Free Library

186 E Main St, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426

Series: The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today? This Session: Age of Innocence by Edith Whatron Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org Let’s Talk About It is... read more

Let’s Talk About It

December 6, 2018 - December 6, 2018

Topsham Public Library

25 Foreside Rd, Topsham, ME 04086

Series: Re-imagining the American Family This Session: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org Let’s Talk About It is a free, library-based reading... read more

Let’s Talk About It

December 11, 2018 | 11:00am

Thomaston Public Library

60 Main St. Thomaston Maine 04861

Series: Becoming American: Struggles, Successes, Symbols This Session: Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org Let’s Talk About It is a free,... read more

Let’s Talk About It

December 13, 2018 - December 13, 2018

Rumford Public Library

56 Rumford Ave, Rumford, ME 04276

Series: Invisible New England: the Real New England? This Session: The Family by David Plante Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org Let’s Talk About It is... read more

Let’s Talk About It

December 18, 2018 - December 18, 2018

Thompson Free Library

186 E Main St, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426

Series: The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today? This Session: Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org Let’s Talk... read more

Yankees and Strangers

January 2, 2019 - March 27, 2019

Lincoln Memorial Library

Lincoln, Maine

Series: Yankees and Strangers: The New England Town from 1636-1992 An examination of the New England town in popular myth... read more

Let’s Talk About It

January 8, 2019 - January 8, 2019

Skowhegan Free Public Library

9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976

Series: The Mirror of Maine: The Maine Community in Myth and Reality This Session: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org... read more

Let’s Talk About It

January 10, 2019 - January 10, 2019

Topsham Public Library

25 Foreside Rd, Topsham, ME 04086

Series: Re-imagining the American Family This Session: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org Let’s Talk About... read more

Let’s Talk About It

January 10, 2019 - January 10, 2019

Rumford Public Library

56 Rumford Ave, Rumford, ME 04276

Series: Invisible New England: the Real New England? This Session: All Souls: A Family Story from Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald... read more

The Mirror of Maine

January 11, 2019 - April 5, 2019

Bremen Library

204 Waldoboro Rd, Bremen, ME

Series: The Mirror of Maine: The Maine Community in Myth and Reality These books explore community life in Maine. What... read more

The Passage of Time, the Meaning of Change

January 12, 2019 - May 13, 2019

Long Lake Library

384 Main Street St. Agatha, Maine 04772

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

Points of View

January 14, 2019 - May 13, 2019

Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library

227 Main St, Lovell, ME 04051

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

Opening Windows

January 14, 2019 - May 20, 2019

Ricker Memorial Library

1211 Maine St, Poland, ME 04274

Series: Opening Windows: Women’s Stories from Different Cultures An exploration of storytelling traditions in novels by women from Japan, India,... read more

Let’s Talk About It

January 15, 2019 - January 15, 2019

Thompson Free Library

186 E Main St, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426

Series: The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today? This Session: Poland Spring: A Tale of the Gilded Age by David Richards Contact:... read more

Fear and Hope

January 16, 2019 - May 15, 2019

Albion Public Library

18 Main St, Albion, ME 04910

Series: Fear and Hope: Writing from the Great Depression The novels in this series are extraordinarily well-placed windows from which... read more

New Books, New Readers

January 24, 2019 - February 14, 2019

Massabesic Adult Education

84 West Road, Massabesic East, Waterboro, ME 04087

Series: Carrying the Past Dates: January 24, 2019 January 31, 2019 February 7, 2019 February 14, 2019 Contact: jan@mainehumanities.org New... read more

Defining Wilderness: Defining Maine

January 26, 2019 - May 18, 2019

Fort Fairfield Public Library

339 Main St, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742

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

Community Conversations

January 27, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Chace Forum

Main St Waterville, ME

Present by the Center for Small Town Jewish Life, The event will take place in the new Chace Forum—a communal... read more

New Books, New Readers

January 29, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Kittery Adult Education

12 Williams Ave, Kittery, ME 03904

Series: Caught Between Cultures Dates: January 29, 2019 February 26, 2019 March 26, 2019 April 30, 2019 Contact: jan@mainehumanities.org New... read more

The Way We Were, The Way We Are

January 30, 2019 - May 29, 2019

Windham Public Library

217 Windham Center Rd, Windham, ME 04062

Series: The Way We Were, The Way We Are: Seasons in the Contemporary American Family Family life encompasses enduring seasons... read more

So Far and So Near

February 2, 2019 - June 1, 2019

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

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

New Books, New Readers

February 5, 2019 - May 14, 2019

MSAD #1 Adult Education

16 Griffin Street, Presque Isle, Maine

Series: What It Takes Dates: February 5, 2019 March 12, 2019 April 9, 2019 May 14, 2019 Contact: jan@mainehumanities.org New... read more

Mysteries by Maine Authors

February 5, 2019 - May 28, 2019

Guilford Memorial Library

4 Library St, Guilford, ME 04443

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

Let’s Talk About It

February 14, 2019 - February 14, 2019

Rumford Public Library

56 Rumford Ave, Rumford, ME 04276

Series: Invisible New England: the Real New England? This Session: The Wooden Nickel by William Carpenter Contact: nicole@mainehumanities.org Let’s Talk About... read more

Becoming American

February 16, 2019 - April 13, 2019

Bristol Area Library

619 Old County Rd, Pemaquid, ME 04558

Series: Becoming American: Struggles, Successes, Symbols In a society marked by unremitting change, an ethnic identity—whether fully realized or not—is... read more

Thrilling Tales and Dangerous Temptations

February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019

Dyer Library

371 Main St, Saco, ME 04072

Join Elizabeth DeWolfe, Professor of History, University of New England, for a free talk on the rise and fall of... read more

New Books, New Readers

February 26, 2019 - May 28, 2019

Five Town Adult Education

25 Keelson Drive Rockport, ME 04856

Series: Carrying the Past Dates: February 26, 2019 March 26, 2019 April 30, 2019 May 28, 2019 Contact: jan@mainehumanities.org New... read more

On Books

March 1, 2019 - March 23, 2019

Portland Public Library

5 Monument Square Portland, Maine 04101

This exhibition will celebrate a reverence for books, understanding that there is an essential “thingness” to books along with their... read more

Making a Difference

March 5, 2019 - May 28, 2019

Newport Cultural Center

154 Main Street Newport, ME 04953

Series: Making a Difference: How Love and Duty Change Lives Scientists tell us that compassion and empathy are what make... read more

Veterans Book Group

March 6, 2019 - April 24, 2019

Curtis Library

23 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011

Series: Homer’s Odyssey Dates: March 6, 2019 March 13, 2019 March 20, 2019 March 27, 2019 April 3, 2019 April... read more

Winter Weekend

March 8, 2019 - March 9, 2019

Bowdoin College

239 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011

Sulaco, port city of the fictional South American state of Costaguana, is our setting. Silver mine owner Charles Gould asks... read more

Maine Jewish Film Festival

March 9, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Portland

Portland, Maine

Speakers will lead discussion on two films at the 2019 Maine Jewish Film Festival, focusing on the relationship of the arts... read more

Mysteries by Maine Authors

March 12, 2019 - June 11, 2019

Margaret Chase Smith Library

56 Norridgewock Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976

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

Bicentennial or Bust!

March 15, 2019 - March 15, 2019

Morgan Hill Event Center

82 Morgan Hill Ln, Hermon, ME 04401

Join other local leaders from across the state to get the tools and ideas you need for a successful bicentennial... read more

Veterans Book Group

March 29, 2019 - May 2, 2019

Bangor Vet Center

368 Harlow Street Bangor, ME 04491

Series: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien Dates: Thursdays at 4pm |  March 28 – May 2nd  Facilitator: Dr.... read more

Detective Fiction in the 20th Century

April 16, 2019 - June 11, 2019

Brownville Free Public Library

27 Church Street, Brownville, ME 04414

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

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

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

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

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

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