Maine Humanities Council

Calendar of Events

Council-Sponsored Events in Maine

Experience the humanities in Maine! Attend a lecture series, see an exhibit or join a discussion group. The events listed here are either presented by the Council or by organizations that have been awarded Council grants. Please note that times and venues are subject to change. Please contact the sponsoring organization to confirm event details.

June 4, 2012

Let’s Talk About It

Selections from America’s War: Talking About Civil War and Emancipation on their 150th Anniversaries edited by Edward Ayers

Series: Making Sense of the Civil War
Location and Time: Springvale Public Library, Springvale, 6:30 (the program is free, pre-registration required)
Contact: Karen McCarthy Eger, 207-324-4624

Let’s Talk About It is a free, library-based, facilitated book discussion program for adults who want to talk about what they’ve read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library with major support from the Betterment Fund and additional funding from the Maine Charity Foundation at the Maine Community Foundation.

For more information about the series

June 5, 2012

New Books, New Readers

Site: Oxford Hills
Series: Why Read?
This Session: Beating the Odds
Ruby's Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges
Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora
Richard Wright and the Library Card by William Miller
Contact: Julia Walkling 207-773-5051

New Books, New Readers is a humanities-based book discussion program for adults who are new readers or who are working to improve their reading. NBNR is supported in part by grants from Jane’s Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, Sam L. Cohen Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, Rines/Thompson Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, and Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

June 11, 2012

Grant Funded Program

Haystack's 2012 Visiting Writer program

Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Location and Time: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle
Contact: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Award winning writer Elisabeth Tova Bailey will be an artist-in-residence at Haystack.

June 13, 2012

Let’s Talk About It

March by Geraldine Brooks

Series: Making Sense of the Civil War
Location and Time: Patten Free Library, Bath, 3:00 p.m. (the program is free, pre-registration required)
Contact: Leslie Mortimer, 207-443-5141

Let’s Talk About It is a free, library-based, facilitated book discussion program for adults who want to talk about what they’ve read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library with major support from the Betterment Fund and additional funding from the Maine Charity Foundation at the Maine Community Foundation.

For more information about the series

June 18, 2012

Grant Funded Program

Yarmouth Historical Society 2012 Lecture Series

1812: The Navy's War

Location and Time: Yarmouth Historical Society, Yarmouth, 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Yarmouth Historical Society

Historian George Daughan will speak about the War of 1812 and the impact of the U.S. Navy's performance against the British Navy in the war. Daughan argues that the Navy's performance in the war forced Europe to take the United States seriously and initiated a fundamental change in the British-American relationship.

June 24, 2012

Let’s Talk About It

Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya

Series: Becoming American: Struggles, Successes, Symbols
Location and Time: Faye O'Leary Hafford Library, Allagash, 1:30 p.m. (the program is free, pre-registration required)
Contact: Faye Hafford, 207-398-3159

Let’s Talk About It is a free, library-based, facilitated book discussion program for adults who want to talk about what they’ve read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library with major support from the Betterment Fund and additional funding from the Maine Charity Foundation at the Maine Community Foundation.

For more information about the series

June 26, 2012

Let’s Talk About It

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, the Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder

Series: Making a Difference: How Love and Duty Change Lives
Location and Time: Princeton Public Library, Princeton, 7:00 p.m. (the program is free, pre-registration required)
Contact: Elizabeth Mitchell, 207-796-5333

Let’s Talk About It is a free, library-based, facilitated book discussion program for adults who want to talk about what they’ve read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library with major support from the Betterment Fund and additional funding from the Maine Charity Foundation at the Maine Community Foundation.

For more information about the series

June 27, 2012

Let’s Talk About It

Selections from America’s War: Talking About Civil War and Emancipation on their 150th Anniversaries edited by Edward Ayers

Series: Making Sense of the Civil War
Location and Time: Patten Free Library, Bath, 3:00 p.m. (the program is free, pre-registration required)
Contact: Leslie Mortimer, 207-443-5141

Let’s Talk About It is a free, library-based, facilitated book discussion program for adults who want to talk about what they’ve read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library with major support from the Betterment Fund and additional funding from the Maine Charity Foundation at the Maine Community Foundation.

For more information about the series

June 27, 2012

Let’s Talk About It

The American Revolution: A History by Gordon S. Wood

Series: The American Revolutionary Generation
Location and Time: Naples Public Library, Naples, 1:30 p.m. (the program is free, pre-registration required)
Contact: Christine Powers, 207-693-6841

Let’s Talk About It is a free, library-based, facilitated book discussion program for adults who want to talk about what they’ve read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library with major support from the Betterment Fund and additional funding from the Maine Charity Foundation at the Maine Community Foundation.

For more information about the series

June 29, 2012

Let’s Talk About It

The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau

Series: Defining Wilderness, Defining Maine
Location and Time: Shaw Public Library, Greenville, 6:30 p.m. (the program is free, pre-registration required)
Contact: Liz Peltier, 207-695-3579

Let’s Talk About It is a free, library-based, facilitated book discussion program for adults who want to talk about what they’ve read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library with major support from the Betterment Fund and additional funding from the Maine Charity Foundation at the Maine Community Foundation.

For more information about the series