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THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HOURS

The Library will be open until 3 pm on Wednesday, November 26, CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, November 27 and will open at Noon (12 pm) on Friday, November 28.

Our best wishes to you for a happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Note: The Library's book/media drop-off boxes outside the library and outside West Lafayette's Payless Grocery will also be open 24/7 during the holiday period.

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Let's Talk About It Muslim Journeys Presents:

 

Door to the SkyDoor to the Sky Movie Showing

Monday, December 1 at 6:30pm

107 Minutes Not Rated

Nadia, a young Moroccan emigre, returns from Paris to Fez to visit her dying father. At his funeral, she is overcome by the voice of Karina chanting the Koran. A powerful friendship develops between the two women as they decide to turn the father's palace into a Muslim women's shelter. A Door To The Sky is a Sufi tale told in a metaphoric language.

 

West Lafayette History and Research Center job opening

Morton CenterThe West Lafayette Public Library is proud to announce we have an opening for a part time staff member who will work with Library staff to expand and develop the resources of the West Lafayette History and Research Center housed at the Library.   Please follow this link to learn more about this opportunity.

Muslim Journeys -- Dreams of Tresspass

 

Snow by Orhan PamukDreams of Tresspass by Fatima Mernissi

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm

"Dreams Revisited" Discussion led by Dr. Lynne Dahmen & Dr. Idrissi Alami 

”I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, Morocco...” So begins Fatima Mernissi in this exotic and rich narrative of a childhood behind the iron gates of a domestic harem. In Dreams of Trespass, Mernissi weaves her own memories with the dreams and memories of the women who surrounded her in the courtyard of her youth—women who, deprived of access to the world outside, recreated it from sheer imagination. Dreams of Trespass is the provocative story of a girl confronting the mysteries of time and place, gender and sex in the recent Muslim world.