Let's Talk About It

Let's Talk About It

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

Let's Talk About It is available as a book, film or poetry series.

Book Series: A nine-week reading and discussion series that includes five books that is held every other week and led by a new scholar each week.

Film Series: A six-week film and discussion series that is held weekly and led by one scholar.

Poetry Series: A six-week reading-audio/video-discussion program that is held weekly and led by one scholar.

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The Let's Talk About It series is sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council in cooperation with the North Carolina Center for the Book.

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.                

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...

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.

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.

The decade of the 1960s was the most turbulent, perhaps the most memorable, and no doubt the most controversial in the twentieth century. The debate over its legacy has by no means been resolved; it...

African American literature embodies both a literary tradition and particular perspectives with which to view American history from the horrors of slavery to the struggles of segregation and to the trials and triumphs of the civil...

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,...

When war broke out in Europe in 1914 America was focused on its own concerns - managing its new wealth and addressing the urgent social problems of the time. Years of rapid industrial expansion had made...

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...

Blaise Pascal once wrote that "Justice is what is established."  In this series, writers who demonstrate the powerful interaction of law and human affairs invite readers to ponder the difference between what is established and what...

This documentary film, reading, and discussion series picks up America's story where "From Rosie to Roosevelt" leaves off. Exploring both the political and social history of the post-war period, "Post War Years" examines how America's...