Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma! (LTAIO) offers more than your average book club. These programs have the added bonus of a humanities scholar to broaden discussions.
A series consists of 4-5 program sessions, each featuring a book from the chosen theme. A humanities scholar opens each session with information on the author, the context of the book, and how it relates to the theme. Participants then discuss their own thoughts on the book.
With its "pre-packaged" approach, even small communities can participate. Program services include:
- A Planning and Training Guide
- A Scholar Directory of available humanities speakers
- Multiple copies of books to be borrowed by participants
- Publicity materials and posters
- Educational brochures that provide background and context for the theme
Eligibility: Any library or nonprofit organization can apply to host a series.
Audience: Adults and high school students
Currently, 38 discussion themes are available. Click here to view themes. Discussion themes explore topics such as the history and lore of Route 66, women’s autobiographies, detective fiction, the ethnic diversity of America, and much more.
How to Apply
Starting in September 2011, all LTAIO applications must be completed online. We believe this process will help with the efficiency of processing and serving the communities of Oklahoma.
Deadlines for New Application Process
||Online Application Due
||July 1st - November 1st
|September 1st - November 1st
|January 1st - May 1st
|March 1st - May 1st
*Spring - First program begins between January 1 and June 30
**Fall - First program begins between July 1 and December 30
To begin the application process and reserve your theme, please contact Kelly Elsey, Program Officer. Once you have reserved a theme, click here to complete the online application. To assist you with this new application process, click here for the tutorial.
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