This year, inspired by One Action events, the Lafayette Library created an initiative Different Voices: Be Part of the Conversation, a forum for those in our community who are not frequently heard in mainstream media and culture.
The final program we are promoting for this is a Community Book Read. We invite the entire community as well as local book groups to read The Book of Unknown Americans, then join us in a giant group discussion at the Library on Wednesday, December 7, at 6 pm. Enjoy the discussion, and the opportunity to discover and meet existing local book groups.
Our friends at Brightly have created a way for families to explore important topics through books, and have some fun! The idea of a family book club is that everyone in the family reads the same book and then gathers together to discuss it and take part in book-themed activities.
You can even pair up with other families to double the fun. It’s a great way to spend time together and encourage a lifelong passion for books in your children.
This month’s pick is Stella by Starlight, by Sharon Draper. When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.