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Lafayette Public Library has a variety of book clubs for patrons who are looking for lively conversation about interesting reads while meeting new people. Whether you are interested in science fiction, history, romance, mystery, or just plain good fiction, we have a book club waiting for you to join! Check out what we have to offer:

Beyond Black History Month Book Club

Join us on the last Tuesday of the month from 6:00 —  7:00 pm at West Regional Library to discuss that month’s book on black history, critical race theory, and anti-racism. The club meets in person and over ZoomAges 14 & up.

May 28: Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South by Wade Hudson
June 25: The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
July 30: Tip of the Spear: Black Radicalism, Prison Repression, and the Long Attica Revolt by Orisanmi Burton
August 27: Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David Blight

Classics Book Club

Join us on the first Thursday of the month from 11:30 — 12:30 pm at South Regional Library to discuss a classic work of literature that the club selected for the month. The group meets in person and over ZoomAges 14 & up.

June 6: The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding (Part 1)
July 11: The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding (Part 2)
August 1: Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene

Fantasy & Sci-Fi Book Club

Join us on the first Monday of the month from 6:00 — 7:00 pm at the Main Library to discuss either a fantasy or science fiction novel that the group is reading together. Ages 18 & up.

June 3: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
July 5: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
August 5: The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty

History Book Club

Join us on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 — 7:30 pm at South Regional Library to discuss a book that delves into an historical topic. The club meets in person and over Zoom. Ages 14 & up.

June 11: The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum

July 9: Gallop Towards the Sun by Peter Stark

August 13: The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies by Jason Fagone

Milton Book Club

Join us on the second Wednesday of the month from 2:00 — 3:00 pm at Milton Library to discuss an exciting novel that the club chose for that month’s meetup. Ages 18 & up.

June 12: The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride
July 10: Maame by Jessica George
August 14: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Mystery Book Club

Join us on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:00 —  7:00 pm at West Regional Library to discuss the whodunit novel that the club has chosen to read together. Ages 18 & up. 

May 21: Murder in Chianti by Camilla Trinchieri
June 18: A Bend of Light by Joy Jordan-Lake
July 16: A Death in Kashmir by M.M. Kaye
August 20: No Strangers Here by Carlene O’Connor

North Regional Library Book Club

Join us on the third Wednesday of each month from 1:30  — 2:30 pm at North Regional Library to read and discuss both classics and new books together. Ages 18 & up. 

June 19: The French Braid by Anne Tyler
July 17:
The Fraud by Zadie Smith
August 21:
Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

Romance Book Club

Join us on third Thursday of the month from 6:00 — 7:00 pm at the Main Library to discuss a romance novel, pick future novels for the club to read, and talk about the genre itself. Ages 18 & up. 

June 20: One Night in Hartswood by Emma Denny
July 18: Wolf Gone Wild by Juliette Cross
August 15: At First Spite by Olivia Dade