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The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office (PPO) and Nextbook, a gateway to Jewish literature, culture and ideas, are pleased to announce two new rounds of grants for Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature – Identity and Imagination, a theme-based reading and discussion series. Under the new deadlines, two new themes and increased programming grants are available. Public and academic libraries are eligible to apply.

Based on the “Let’s Talk About It” reading and discussion model pioneered nationally by ALA in 1984, Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature features scholar-led, theme-based discussions that explore the best in contemporary and classic Jewish literature. Participating libraries will each host a five-part discussion series featuring one of six themes.

The two new themes are:
Neighbors: The World Next Door
Modern Marvels: Jewish Adventures in the Graphic Novel

Previous themes, which also are included, are
Your Heart’s Desire: Sex and Love in Jewish Literature
Demons, Golems, and Dybbuks: Monsters of the Jewish Imagination
Between Two Worlds: Stories of Estrangement and Homecoming and
A Mind of Her Own: Fathers and Daughters in a Changing World.

Each library selected for the grant project will receive:
A $2,500 grant (increased from $1,500 in the past) to support program costs and scholar honoraria.

Training for the library project director at a national training workshop where they will hear from project scholars, experts, and organizers, and receive a program planning guide, materials and ideas.

Program materials, including introductory literature and essays on each of the books, promotional materials, and selections for additional reading.

Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature – Identity and Imagination grants will be awarded in two rounds during 2006 and 2007. Libraries that have already received a grant and completed a Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature series are eligible to apply for a single-series $2,500 grant or a two-series $5,000 grant under each deadline.

The application deadline for the first round of grants is December 1, 2006.

Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature – Identity and Imagination is funded by a multi-year grant from Nextbook. For more information, please visit

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