Lexington Public Library

Lexington Public Library Announces Black Voices Book Club

A book club to discuss literary works by black authors

Lexington, Kentucky (January 16, 2024) – Lexington Public Library is proud to announce their new Black Voices Book Club which is dedicated to discussing literary works by black authors. The Club meets on the third Saturday of each month.

The Library invites the community to join the first discussion of the year which will take place on Saturday, January 20 from 1-3pm at the Eastside Branch located at 3000 Blake James Drive. The discussion will focus on an article from the October 2023 issue of The Atlantic magazine written by Jenisha Watts. Watts is a Lexington native and current writer for The Atlantic who recently wrote an article describing her childhood.

"I came to New York sure of one thing – that no one could ever know my past,” said Watts. After growing up in Lexington, Kentucky, Watts came to New York City as a young journalist determined to make sure that no one would ever know her past. But Watts, a senior editor at The Atlantic, now writes with remarkable candor about the heartrending circumstances of her life for the first time.

Upcoming Black Voices Book Club discussions include:

  • February 17: Let us Descend by Jesmyn Ward
  • March 16: Come and Get It by Kiley Reid
  • April 20: Thicker than Water by Kerry Washington

To learn more about the Black Voices Book Club, please contact Please contact Ashley Sipple- McGraw at asipple-mcgraw@lexpublib.org.

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