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We are dedicating the next year of LafayetteREADS to reading the stories and histories that define systemic racism and racial inequity in America. Our first selection is White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

Due to COVID-19, conversations will be conducted virtually via Zoom, facilitated by Library staff and other community members. There will be two virtual discussions, with three opportunities to participate for each. Register using the link below.

  • Talking About Race: September 28 or October 4
    Register starting September 10 (for one session only to allow as many people to participate as possible)
  • Triggers, Behaviors, and Next Steps: October 2020 (dates/registration TBD)

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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  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.