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January 29, 2024

Announcing the Featured Books for Summer 2024!Recommending Author Jaed Coffin has made his picks for the Maine Humanities’ statewide community read—Marpheen Chann’s Moon in Full and Shannon Bowring’s The Road to Dalton.“Marpheen’s memoir helps all of us imagine Maine in ways that maybe we’ve never been asked to before.”The Road to Dalton reads more like […]

December 4, 2023

$5,000 supporting five projects across maineCivil Rights Club at Scarborough High SchoolGuest Speaker Series & Book StudyScarborough$1,000Penobscot Marine MuseumArtist Shoots Artists: Peggy McKenna and the Midcoast Maine Art SceneSearsport$1,000Veronica Perezbraiding circlesWestbrook$1,000Maine Prisoner Advocacy CoalitionInside VisionLisbon$1,000Elder AkewiQueering: CommunitySouth Portland$1,000

October 2, 2023

2024 Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities PrizeAccepting nominations October 1 – December 31, 2023Do you know of a Maine resident who has connected and empowered people in our state through the public humanities? Every two years, Maine Humanities celebrates how people in Maine have contributed to the public humanities—by going deep within their communities and […]

September 21, 2023

Over $11,000 supporting six projects across MaineLiteracy Volunteers of KennebecIntergenerational LiteracyAugusta$2,000Woman for Healthy Rural LivingThe Banned Book GroupsMilbridge$1,950Maine Maritime Museum2023 Symposium: Advancing Access and EquityBath$2,000SPEEDWELL ProjectsA Discussion of Wabanaki Sovereignty Portland$2,000Patten Free LibraryRace and Equity: Many VoicesBath$2,000Evelyn WongLunar New Year in Waterville, MainePortland$2,000

September 20, 2023

Announcing Jaed Coffin as Recommending Author for Read ME 2024Coffin’s selections for our 2024 statewide summer read will be announced in January with library registration opening in February. Jaed Coffin is the author of the memoirs A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants and Roughhouse Friday. His essays and stories have been featured in the New York Times, The Sun Magazine, […]

July 18, 2023

Over $6,000 supporting seven projects across maineFranco-American Heritage CenterBooks and Stories at the Franco CenterLewiston$1,000Chebeague Island Historical Society1890 Passamaquoddy Wax Cylinder Recordings and Native Legends Through Song and DanceChebeague Island$925Whitefield Library AssociationThe Petra and Mo Show at Whitefield LibraryWhitefield$1,000Millay House RocklandNever Through Me Shall You Be Overcome: Poets in Resistance & SolidarityRockland$1,000ArtWavesStanding StoriesNortheast Harbor$1,000Maine Maritime […]

May 15, 2023

Over $15,000 supporting 10 projects across MainePortland Parks ConservancyUnderstanding the Complex History of Portland’s Riverton Trolley ParkPortland $2,000Pejepscot History Center40th Anniversary of the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum: Theatrical Performance and LectureBrunswick$1,441Messalonskee Middle SchoolAward Winning ReadersOakland$1,500Paris Public Library AssociationPassport to the World Summer Reading ProgramSouth Paris$2,000Liberty Library‘Northeaster’ Presentation and Discussion by Cathie PelletierLiberty$350Maine Coalition to End […]

April 10, 2023

Over $96,000 supporting 14 projects across MaineMaine State LibraryJason Reynolds at Reading Round Up 2023Augusta$5,000Italian Studies Program, Colby CollegeItalian Trans Geographies: A Film SeriesWaterville$5,500Maine Adult Education Association Nourishing Educators 2023Dover-Foxcroft$6,850Island Readers & Writers‘Dear Teacher….’ A Celebration of Literacy and Rural EducationMount Desert $7,412The Kneeling Art Photography Project Taking a Knee for Change WorkshopsPortland$7,500Penobscot Theatre CompanyTransformer TalesBangor$7,500Wild […]

March 13, 2023

Announcing the Featured Books for Summer 2023!Recommending Author Colin Woodard has made his selections for the MHC’s statewide community read—Morgan Talty’s debut shorty story collection Night of the Living Rez and Meghan Gilliss’s debut novel Lungfish.“Raw, powerful, loving, this is a book that many Mainers will feel especially close to.”…there’s the beauty of place and nature […]