On The Same Page

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Each year the communities of Lafayette, Louisville, and Superior join together to present On The Same Page, a community-wide reading program that poses the question, "What would happen if everyone read the same book at the same time?"

2019 Selection

Our Fall choice for Lafayette READS! always coincides with On the Same Page, the one-book program we share with Louisville Library and the community of Superior. The 2019 selection is. . .

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The Last Cowboys - A Pioneer Family in the New West

by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Branch

Author John Branch will be on hand for a special event in the fall - We'll have more information soon about how to attend, as well as details of other opportunities surrounding the book NPR called "a can't-put-it-down modern Western."

For now, reserve your copy, read the book, and add our book discussion to your calendar: Monday, September 16 at 6pm in our downstairs Meeting Room.

Events & Discussions

Active Minds Seminar, The American Cowboy

August 14, 6:30 pm, Lafayette Public Library
We will peel back the mythology and explain how the origins of the Cowboy lie south of the border in the Spanish colonies in the Americas. We’ll trace the development of the American Cowboy and its influence upon this part of the country as well as tell a good 'ol Cowboy story or two.

Discussion of The Last Cowboys  

September 16 at 6 pm, Lafayette Public Library

An Evening with the Author 

September 26 at 6:30 pm at the Arts Hub, 420 Courteney Way, Lafayette
**Free Tickets Required: tickets will be available September 5 - 25.

Additional Discussions and Events in Louisville - TBD - Stay Tuned for Info!

Buzz about the Book

“This is a smart portrayal of a way of life that's slipping away even in the rural West.” — Kirk Siegler, correspondent, National Desk.  An NPR 2018 Great Read.

“Remarkable.… [The Last Cowboys] has an uncommon ambition: it’s a story not just of rodeo, but of the contemporary West.” —New York Times Book Review

“A real-life story that’s not only compelling, but oddly reassuring.” — Tucker Coombe, Los Angeles Review of Books

“One hell of a ride.” — Carson Vaughan, Washington Post

More to Explore

Interested in diving into related topics? Check out this list of suggestions in our catalog.