Rapides Reads

When

September 8 - October 22

Where

Rapides Parish

About

Join us on a literary adventure as we step into another time and place;

A not to miss opportunity where the entire community can Read, Play and Learn in one experience.

Schedule of Events

 

Reminiscing the 20's

September 5th - October 22nd

Main Library

Come admire the mini-exhibition of art reminiscent of the Roaring 20's

Courtesy of the Alexandria Museum of Art

 

Kick-Off Party

September 8th

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hotel Bentley

Get in the spirit of the Roaring 20's at 

Rapides Reads Kick-Off party where 

you can taste period food, enjoy jazz music,

 learn to swing dance and enjoy photo ops.

Receive a gift bag with your copy of 

The Great Gatsby.

 

Historical Context Discussion

September 10th 

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Westside Regional Library

 Dr. Jerry Sanson, history professor at LSUA,

will discuss the historical context of 

The Great Gatsby, to set it in it’s time.

 

Historical Context Discussion

September 13th

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Rapides Parish Library, Libuse Branch

 Dr. Jerry Sanson, history professor at LSUA,

will discuss the historical context of 

The Great Gatsby, to set it in it’s time.

 

Book Clubs

Throughout October

Each of the library branch

book clubs will host

discussion of The Great Gatsby.

 

Keynote Address

October 4th

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Westside Regional Library

 Dr. Lillian Purdy,

Professor of English at Louisiana College,

will discuss the book and author

and put it in the context of its times.

 

Rapides Reads Finale

October 15th-22nd

Each library branch will host

a themed program as we come to an end

of our adventure in the Roaring 20's.

 

 

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