Let's Talk About It: Women's Suffrage

Let’s Talk About It: Women’s Suffrage programming will begin Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Coshocton Public Library is one of 25 libraries nationwide selected to participate in Let’s Talk About It (LTAI): Women’s Suffrage, a grant designed to spark conversations about American history and culture through an examination of the women’s suffrage movement.

The competitive award comes with a $1,000 stipend to support programming costs and ten copies of five books covering the women’s suffrage theme. According to ALA, more than 100 libraries applied for the opportunity. “We are honored to have been selected to receive funds at the national level from ALA. We understood when applying that the competition would be steep with lots of public libraries being represented,” said Director Jennifer Austin.

“This award supports comprehensive programs related to women’s suffrage,” said Project Coordinator and Adult Services Manager Megan Baughman. “With the support of local scholars, many aspects of this historical movement will be closely examined and celebrated.”

To kick off the program series, WOUB Public Media and the Coshocton Public Library will host a special viewing of Let Ohio Women Vote, a documentary highlighting the long fight for women’s suffrage in Ohio. This program will be held on Tuesday, March 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Participants may choose to attend either in-person at the Coshocton Public Library or virtually through Zoom. Registration is required and can be completed online or by calling 740-622-0956.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022, Let’s Talk About It is a reading and discussion program that involves groups of people reading a series of books selected by national project scholars and discussing them in the context of an overarching theme. The Coshocton Public Library will host discussions on the first Tuesday of each month from April through August at 6:00 p.m. at the Coshocton Public Library.

As part of the grant, the Coshocton Public Library will receive the following books:

For more information on programming, including the list of book discussion scholars, please visit the library’s Events Calendar

LTAI: Women’s Suffrage is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). To explore resources from past LTAI themes, visit the project website.

Source URL: https://www.coshoctonlibrary.org/ltai-womens-suffrage