Lafayette READS!

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!

March Book Selection

About the Book


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz


The New York Times called the fast-paced romp, “Mario Vargas Llosa meets ‘Star Trek’ meets David Foster Wallace meets Kanye West.”  It’s funny, cool, sad and inspiring, narrated by one of the most original voices in recent fiction. 

Get Ready


LPL will have ten copies for each title which will not need to be checked out. These will be available from the staff picks kiosk upstairs. Look for the label: Take Read Return. These will be available to take home immediately, and we only ask that you return them or share them with another eager reader.