Summer Book Club at Vermilionville

When: 07-Jun-2018 - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Vermilionville

We are constantly exploring ways to educate and engage our patrons. Whether through special events, entertainment, recreational activities or culture exchanges, there are always countless opportunities to become involved at Vermilionville. And, summer time is no exception. 

Take a moment.

Decompress...and read with us during this time of year. Be a part of our circle of sharing as we reflect on history and literature in Louisiana during June and July. Three moderators will guide our discussion of A Lesson Before Dying, plus we will watch two related films that will enhance our reading.

Ernest J. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying (1993) poses one of the most universal questions literature can ask: Knowing we're going to die, how should we live? It's the story of an uneducated, young black man named Jefferson, who is accused of the murder of a white storekeeper. And, Grant Wiggins, a college-educated native son of Louisiana, who teaches at a plantation school. In a little more than 250 pages, these two men - named for presidents - discover a friendship that transforms at least two lives.

The first 15 people to sign-up for the discussions will be loaned a book, all others who wish to participate must provide their own copies. Lafayette Public Library has copies and we sell copies in our gift shop, La Boutique at Vermilionville. 


Summer Book Club at Vermilionville:   

June 7th at 5:30 p.m.

June 28th at 5:30 p.m.

July 12th at 5:30 p.m.


To join our summer reading club, please fill out this short form.