The Waterville Public Library is partnering with the Maine Humanities Council, the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation and the Mid-Maine Global Forum to present a three-part speakers series, The World in Your Library.

The library has selected three speakers and topics for hour-long presentations on global and domestic issues. The schedule of the series is as follows:

• Political Satire and the Authoritarian State in Contemporary China will begin at noon Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Alfond Youth Center, 126 North St., in Waterville. The guest speaker will be Dr. Hong Zhang, associate professor of East Asian studies at Colby College. This event is a joint program of the Mid-Maine Global Forum and the Waterville Public Library. To register for lunch, email Elizabeth Helitzer at Elizabeth.Helitzer@maine.edu by Monday, Sept. 18.

• Educational Funding for Equity in Maine is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm St. Guest speaker will be Dr. Flynn Ross, ETEP coordinator, University of Southern Maine.

• Envisioning Waterville: A Photographic and Postcard History is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm St., in Waterivlle. Guest speaker will be Dr. Libby Bischof, associate professor of history and department chair, University of Southern Maine.

This lecture series is made possible by the Maine Humanities Council. The hour-long programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit watervillelibrary.org.