Boone County Public Library was one of 25 libraries nationwide selected to participate in the Let’s Talk About It (LTAI): Women’s Suffrage, a grant designed to spark conversations about American History and culture by examining the women’s suffrage movement. 

As part of the grant, BCPL received the following books: 

The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss 

Women Making History: The 19th Amendment Book, essays compiled by the National Park Service 

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha S. Jones 

Ida B the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells by Michelle Duster 

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow 

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 format for a Let’s Talk About It program involves a ten-week series. Every two weeks, a discussion group meets with a local humanities scholar to discuss one of the five books in the theme. 

BCPL’s Local History Department is excited to bring the LTAI: Women’s Suffrage series to our community. We will be meeting Tuesdays at 2 p.m. on May 3rd, May 17th, May 31st, June 14th, and June 28th. Our academic partners, Dr. Paul Tenkotte and Dr. Brian Hackett from Northern Kentucky University’s Department of History and Geography will open our discussions and join the conversations. 

Please register for any of the sessions you would like to attend at or call 859-342-BOOK (2665). 

Leader Holly Hall: 

LTAI: Women’s Suffrage is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).