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Actors reading scene

Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative

Specialized Adult Audiences

A reading and discussion program for those working in the field of domestic violence

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Student in library

Library Programs

General

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

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Portland Ovations performance

Grants Program

Assisting nonprofit organizations in Maine to develop public projects

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Woman holding books

Portland Seminar

General

Dive deep into literature with a community of book lovers.

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Think and Drink table of participants

Think & Drink

General

Provocative conversations about big ideas

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Photo by Tim Byrne

Veterans Program

Specialized Adult Audiences

Book groups and related programs for Veterans.

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Dorothy Schwartz Forum

General

Inviting people in Maine to think about themselves and the world.

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Teachers looking at a map

Teacher Programs

Teachers

Content-rich professional development opportunities.

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Letters ABout Lit. Featured

Letters About Literature

Youth

A national reading-writing contest for grades 4 - 12.

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Woman laughing with book

New Books, New Readers

Specialized Adult Audiences

Encouraging reluctant adult readers to find the joy in reading.

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Doctor with patient

Literature & Medicine

Specialized Adult Audiences

A reading and discussion program for health care professionals.

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The Way We Live Now book cover

Winter Weekend

General

Immerse yourself in a classic work of literature.

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Constance H. Carlson Prize

Constance H. Carlson Prize

General

Honoring exemplary contributions to public humanities in Maine.

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Student in library

Library Programs

General

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

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Woman holding books

Portland Seminar

General

Dive deep into literature with a community of book lovers.

Learn More

Think and Drink table of participants

Think & Drink

General

Provocative conversations about big ideas

Learn More

0001 (5) copy

Dorothy Schwartz Forum

General

Inviting people in Maine to think about themselves and the world.

Learn More

The Way We Live Now book cover

Winter Weekend

General

Immerse yourself in a classic work of literature.

Learn More

Constance H. Carlson Prize

Constance H. Carlson Prize

General

Honoring exemplary contributions to public humanities in Maine.

Learn More

Student in library

Library Programs

General

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

Learn More

Actors reading scene

Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative

Specialized Adult Audiences

A reading and discussion program for those working in the field of domestic violence

Learn More

Photo by Tim Byrne

Veterans Program

Specialized Adult Audiences

Book groups and related programs for Veterans.

Learn More

Woman laughing with book

New Books, New Readers

Specialized Adult Audiences

Encouraging reluctant adult readers to find the joy in reading.

Learn More

Doctor with patient

Literature & Medicine

Specialized Adult Audiences

A reading and discussion program for health care professionals.

Learn More

Teachers looking at a map

Teacher Programs

Teachers

Content-rich professional development opportunities.

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Letters ABout Lit. Featured

Letters About Literature

Youth

A national reading-writing contest for grades 4 - 12.

Learn More