A speaker series focused on current events, both local and international.
It’s easier than ever to stay on top of the news; worldwide events are at our fingertips, in real time. But if you want to get a grip on the bigger picture, it can be harder than ever to find reliable coverage that explores both local and international issues in depth. Communities are increasingly turning to their libraries to gain this kind of information, perspective, and insight, and World in Your Library can help public libraries meet this growing demand.
Participating libraries will host a single event or a series of three hour-long presentations, providing their communities with a rare opportunity to explore these topics with experts. To ensure that the speakers and topics match the interests of the community, libraries will choose from a listing of topics from highly qualified, Maine-based speakers.
The speaker stipend will be provided to successful applicant libraries.