Lafayette READS!

is a quarterly reading and discussion group, under the umbrella of your Lafayette Public Library. We select books that are not only great reads, but that are relevant to today’s issues.  Our informal discussions will focus on the book itself, as well as on ways in which the story sheds light on the contemporary world.  Lafayette READS! covers both fiction and nonfiction, new books and rediscovered classics.  We’re a reading group that really does talk about the book! You can find all current and previous book selections in the catalog.

Fall Community Read: On the Same Page

Every year, the communities of Lafayette, Louisville, and Superior participate in a community-wide read, with book discussions in the fall. This will also be our selection for the fall Lafayette READS! discussion.

The 2018 selection isKillers of the Flower Moon Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.

This year’s title, named as a New York Times top ten non-fiction title in 2017, investigates a series of murders of indigenous Osage people in the early 1920s—after oil deposits were discovered beneath their land.

More than 100 books are available at Lafayette and Louisville libraries, thanks to funding by the Lafayette and Louisville library foundations and the Town of Superior. Formats include: Book club sets, books on CD, downloadable e-books, books in large print, and Spanish versions.

Read the book this summer, and join the conversations in the fall!

Book Discussions

  • Lafayette Public Library: September 24, 6 pm
  • Louisville Public Library: September 10, 7 pm and September 19, 12 noon
  • Superior Bungalow, 122 E. William St.: September 12, 6:30 pm

Stories on Stage

  • Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave.: September 27, 7 pm

December Selection

Plan Ahead: Winter Selection

Less, by Andrew Sean Greer

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious novel, which won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Get Ready

  • Reserve a copy or book club kit in the catalog.
  • In the fall, you will have the option to register; registration is not required, but the first ten people to sign up for the discussion on December 10 will have a free copy reserved for them.

Join the Discussion!

  • Monday, December 10 at 6 pm at the Library
  • View/download a Reading Group Guide

Stay Connected

  • Would you like to be emailed about upcoming Lafayette Reads selections, or other Library-sponsored book events? Sign up now!
  • Interested in resources for your own book club, or want to start one? Check out our book groups information page.