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'On The Same Page' Community Reading Program

Events begin in September

Post Date:06/11/2018

For the 8th year in a row, the communities of Lafayette, Louisville, and Superior have joined to present ‘On The Same Page,’ (OTSP) a one-book event that asks everyone to read the same book at the same time. This year's selection is "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI," by David Grann, author of "The Lost City of Z."


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From the Amazon Book Review

In the 1920s, the Osage found themselves in a unique position among Native Americans tribes. As other tribal lands were parceled out in an effort by the government to encourage dissolution and assimilation of both lands and culture, the Osage negotiated to maintain the mineral rights for their corner of Oklahoma, creating a kind of “underground reservation.” It proved a savvy move; soon countless oil rigs punctured the dusty landscape, making the Osage very rich. And that’s when they started dying.

Even as legendary and infamous oil barons vied for the most lucrative leases, J. Edgar Hoover’s investigation – which he would leverage to enhance both the prestige and power of his fledgling FBI – began to overtake even the town’s most respected leaders.

Most sobering, though, is how the tale is at once unsurprising and unbelievable, full of the arrogance, audacity, and inhumanity that continues to reverberate through today’s headlines. --Jon Foro


With funds donated by the Lafayette and Louisville library foundations and the Town of Superior, the Lafayette and Louisville libraries have purchased more than 100 copies of the book. Book club sets with multiple copies of the title are also available through both libraries. The title will also be available as a downloadable e-book.

Beginning in September, ‘On The Same Page’ will offer book discussions and its perennially popular ‘Stories on Stage’ performance at the Louisville Center for the Arts sponsored by the Louisville Cultural Council.

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