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Reading to the Dogs!
Saturday, July 28th: 2 to 3 p.m.

 Walnut & Elm Rooms
Registration required by Friday, July 27th

Presented by members of Therapy Dogs International. Come and read to a certified therapy dog. Readers should bring a book from home or select one when they arrive at the library. This program is for children ages 4 and older.
Please note: Visitors, other than the parents and siblings of children who are reading to the dogs, are welcome to greet the dogs and talk to therapy dog team members only at 3 p.m., so that the readers are not disturbed.




Interested in what's happening with Chauncey Hill Mall?

Check out this website for ongoing updates and opportunities to add your voice to the conversation :  Chauncey Hill Mall



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In conjunction with Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, the West Lafayette Public Library, through a grant from Duke Energy Foundation, now offers Reminisce Kits available to the community. Reminisce Kits offer older adults and their families, friends and caregivers the opportunity to initiate and share discussion on familiar subjects and experiences such as Farm Life, Seashore, Birds and more.

Through personal reminiscing, older adults with memory impairment can experience an elevated mood and a feeling of empowerment, along with the positive effects from the support and attention of a caregiver or family member.

West Lafayette Public Library’s Reminisce Kits contain multi-sensory items including a theme-based CD, books, puzzles and tactile objects to facilitate conversation and foster engagement.

Greater Lafayette community members may check out Reminisce Kits for three weeks with a current West Lafayette Public Library card.  For more information, contact the Library at (765) 743-2261. 


Can a painting move? Can an image speak? Purdue University Galleries and Saint Alexis Orthodox Church are partnering to present a lecture series this summer at the West Lafayette Public Library.

Come learn about the living tradition and spiritual significance of icon painting in the Christian East from experts in iconography. This series of viewings and accompanying lectures will feature artwork from Purdue Galleries's collection.

June 24: Lecture by Professor Ashley Purpura on understanding the language of icons.
July 15: Lecture by Iconographer Fr. Jerome Sanderson on the spiritual practice of creating icons.
August 12: Lecture by Iconographer Mother Katherine on African icons and the modern iconographer’s practice.

All lectures will be from 3-4:30PM in the Elm Room of the West Lafayette Public Library and are free and open to the public.
Please contact Purdue University Galleries with any questions.

Nick Schenkel's Book Reviews on WBAA



"The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball" is a book about two Chinese brothers' difficulty with adapting to American life after being sent by the Emperor to learn American ways. 

Though both struggle to maintain their Chinese identities in their new home, through time and the pursuit of the new American sport of baseball, one of the brothers slowly begins to integrate into American culture.  
Written for young readers, "The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball" tells a story set in late 19th century Amercia that can resonate with readers of all ages today. 

West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel's review.                        forbidden temptation cover 0