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We have dedicated the next year of LafayetteREADS to reading the stories and histories that define systemic racism and racial inequity in America. 

This June our selection for adults will be "The Yellow House, the winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction, by Sarah M. Broom. In July, our teens in grades 6-12 will explore "Clap When You Land" by National Book Award-winning author Elizabeth Acevedo.

LafayetteREADS selections for June and July 2021

Save the Date 

Due to COVID-19, conversations will be conducted virtually via Zoom, facilitated by Library staff and other community members. 

Advance registration is required; registered participants will receive a free copy of the book while supplies last.

  • Virtual discussion for adults of "The Yellow House" – Monday, June 21, 6-7:30pm - Register
  • Teen discussion of "Clap When You Land" – Wednesday, July 28, 3:30-5pm - Register

Get the Book

Copies are available to borrow or download. Participants registered for the online events will receive free copies of the book while supplies last.

"The Yellow House"

"Clap When You Land"

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Reading is not enough. We have WORK to do.

Join with City of Lafayette staff, elected representatives and your neighbors for a series of book discussions, lectures, films, and conversations to prepare our community to be not just diverse and inclusive, but ANTI-racist.

Black Lives Matter.

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About LafayetteREADS

  1. LafayetteREADS

    is a quarterly reading and discussion group led by Lafayette Public Library staff. We select books that are not only great reads, but that are relevant to today’s issues. Our informal discussions focus on the book itself, and the ways in which the story sheds light on the contemporary world. LafayetteREADS 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.