Lafayette Reads Together is back!
It's the 6th year of the program where the whole city is invited to the libraries to read and discuss one book.
KATC's Abby Breidenbach was LIVE at the library main branch in Lafayette with more.
The community-wide reading program is presented by the Lafayette Public Library, Lafayette Parish School System, and local organizations.
The goal is to get the community reading, sharing and discussing the same book.
This year's book is Dry, a climate-fiction survivalist thriller written by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and co-written by his son Jarrod Shusterman.
The story follows four teens that are thrust together as a matter of survival with narration alternating between each teen's unique perspective and experiences. The authors say the book is a cautionary tale that may start conversations about natural resources, conservation, and sustainability.
Free copies of the book will be available at all library branches in Lafayette Parish donated by the Lafayette Public Library Foundation.
Author, Neal Shusterman will be at the main library on Tuesday, February 11 at 6:15 p.m. to discuss his novel.
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There are several pop-up book clubs planned during the event:
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16
1:00 - 2:30 PM AT THE TAP ROOM
(AGES 21 & UP)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29
2:00 - 3:00 PM AT CARPE DIEM! GELATO
(AGES 14 & UP)