Let's Talk About It

Let's Talk About It

Let's Talk About It is a library discussion series that brings scholars and community members together to explore how selected books, films, or poetry illuminate a particular theme.

The Let's Talk About It (LTAI) series is administrated by the North Carolina Humanities Council in cooperation with the North Carolina Center for the Book. Let's Talk About It is available as a book, film or poetry series.

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Book Series: Designed as a nine-week reading and discussion series that includes five books. Sessions are typically held every other week and led by a new scholar each week.

Film Series: Designed as a six-week film and discussion series. Sessions are typically held weekly and led by one scholar.

Poetry Series: Designed as a six-week reading-audio/video-discussion program. Sessions are typically held weekly and led by one scholar.

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Participating Libraries Winter-Spring 2018

Participating Libraries Fall 2017

Participating Libraries Summer 2017

Participating Libraries Winter-Spring 2017

Let’s Talk About It is a joint project of the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina/Department of Cultural Resources and an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.                

What it means to be black in the twentieth century and what the relationship is between black and white America is explored in these stories united by two themes: the quest for identity and the quest to understand the past.

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The American West offers not one story but many. Together as we read these books, we will examine some of those stories - violent or nostalgic, tragic or heroic. This series will offer us a way of exploring a more honest creation myth,...

Programs include viewing of video interviews with North Carolina poets from the Poetry Live! television series produced by WUNC-TV and hosted by Danny Romine Powell and Charles Kuralt.

This series features books about five different American wars. Rather than the physical landscape of armed conflict, readers examine the battlefield of the heart, the individual’s struggle through the emotional consequences of...

Where were you in World War II?
Weekly film screenings, lectures, reading, and discussions will deepen participants' understanding of the history of World War II and the war's impact on our world today...

Whenever Southern literature is discussed, North Carolina writers figure prominently. This series will invite us to deepen our appreciation for the South from the perspective of some of the strongest works of authors who call this state...

The twentieth century has witnessed many extraordinary events and experiences, but none more significant than the pace of scientific discovery and technological transformation. Together they have...

Looking At: Jazz, America’s Art Form explores the cultural and social history of jazz as it developed as an art form invented in early 20th century America. It has evolved into an enduring expression of creativity and...

This exciting series uses award-winning documentary films and text to involve the public in a study of the impact of science and technology in the 20th century. Programs focus on the rapid introduction of...

Since the establishment of New World colonies by Europeans, America has been seen as a grand experiment. The very size and geographic diversity of the country reinforce notions of greatness and power and potential.