Nicole Rancourt, program officer with the Maine Humanities Council, said the series is part of World in Your Library, which began in 2013.
According to the Council’s website, World in Your Library is a speaker series focused on current events and relevant issues, both local and international. Free to Maine’s libraries, World in Your Library gives small rural communities access to experts and opportunities to explore complex topics, gain insight, and broaden perspectives.
“We have about 20 libraries scheduling and running events between now and June,” she said. “We’ll have more available to libraries throughout the year. The deadline for the next application is May 1. We are able to provide the program at no cost to participating libraries through our partnership with the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation and funding from the Betterment Fund, The Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.”