Let's Talk

Insight on today’s most pressing issues.

Let’s Talk About events are designed for you to hear about issues being discussed locally and globally. These 90-minute forums provide you a welcoming space to have discussions that are often difficult and the opportunity to see an issue from various perspectives.

  • Get facts from those on the front lines of an issue
  • Use the opportunity to ask a question that concerns you
  • Use provided tools to continue the conversation in your community (coming soon)

Let’s Talk About Suicide
February 24 at 1 p.m. in the Library Galleria at Central Library with David Bartley, Jody Nelsen, Dr. Ronald Lutz. and Robynne Rose-Haymer. David is a suicide survivor, Jody is the parent of a child who committed suicide and First Lady of California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), Dr. Lutz is the director of counseling and psychological services at CSUS, and Robynne is the executive director of Wind Youth Services.

Let us know you’re coming so we can set out enough chairs.
Have Questions?
Do I have to take part in the discussion?

Only if you want to participate. You can join us as an observer or a thoughtful contributor and we promise to provide a respectful environment for you to learn about and/or discuss the issue.

Why don’t you talk about uplifting topics?

We do that too, but in a different way — at our storytimes and during our daily programs. Let’s Talk About is to provide our local community the opportunity to discuss the things that we don’t usually talk about, and with others who are interested in talking about it too.

How do you find people “on the front lines” for Let’s Talk About?

It’s a community effort. Some approach us and express interest in being part of the forum series, but most are found through our partnerships with organizations and individuals throughout the Sacramento community.

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