15 February 2008

Grant Opportunity - Let's Talk About It: Love and Forgiveness

The ALA Public Programs Office, in collaboration with the Fetzer Institute's Campaign for Love & Forgiveness, is now accepting applications for "Let's Talk About It: Love & Forgiveness," a theme-based reading and discussion program. The deadline for applications is July 15.

"Let's Talk About It: Love and Forgiveness" will follow the well-established ALA reading and discussion series format "Let's Talk About It," using classic and contemporary literature to explore stimulating and relevant themes.

Following a competitive application process, 30 public libraries will be selected to receive:
* A grant of $2,500, to be used to support program costs and scholar honoraria.
* Program materials, which include introductory literature and essays on each of the themes, selections for additional reading and template promotional materials.
* Training for the library project director at a national workshop, where they will hear from the project scholar, expert librarians and organizers and receive a program planning guide, materials and ideas.

Successful applicants will be notified of their status by the end of August. For more information on "Let's Talk About It: Love & Forgiveness," visit www.ala.org/letstalk or www.loveandforgive.org.

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