One Stop Programs

The SDHC offers three types of "One Stop" humanities programs - Speakers Bureau/Chautauqua, Book Club to Go and One Book SD.

Speakers Bureau events are informative presentations covering a variety of topics, while One Book SD and Book Club to Go programs are scholar-led book club discussions, with the former using the current One Book SD and the latter using any book in our lending library. Where resources and funds are limited, these programs encourage communities to engage in thoughtful conversation, broaden learning opportunities and build community.

For a $50 application fee, the host group handles on-site logistics and local promotion, while the council fulfills financial commitments to the scholars. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Speakers Bureau/Chautauqua

Bring a renowned scholar to your community to present on topics for all ages and backgrounds. Consult the annual program catalog for a full list of scholars and topics. 

One Book South Dakota

Host a One Book South Dakota discussion, featuring the One Book South Dakota selection and a scholar to lead your group's discussion. The OBSD author is central to the annual Festival of Books as a keynote presenter. Our 2019 selection is "Neither Wolf Nor Dog" by Kent Nerburn.

Book Club to Go

Expand your reading group with one of more than 30 selections from the SDHC Lending Library. The program includes an SDHC scholar to lead your group's discussion.

Host a program

Program applications require a $50 fee per application and need to be submitted 4 to 6 weeks in advance of the proposed program. Organizations can submit applications for programs which fit the following categories. 

Information & Forms for Successful Grantees

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Programs & Events

30
May
8:00 am | Student Union and Pugsley Continuing Ed Center
30
May
6:00 pm | Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library
31
May
9:30 am | Wicoti Tiwahe (camp family) Lakota Youth Development
31
May