Free Writing Class!
View the flyer HERE.
Muslim Journeys-Let's Talk About It
Muslim Journeys-Let's Talk About It Presents:
Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie
Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 pm
Discussion Led by Dr. Ahmed Idrissi Alami and Dr. Lynne Dahmen
Ask for a copy of the book at the WLPL Main Information Desk
Fourteen years ago, famous Pakistani activist Samina Akram disappeared. Two years earlier, her lover, Pakistan's greatest poet, was beaten to death by government thugs. In present-day Karachi, her daughter Aasmaani has just discovered a letter in the couple's private code-a letter that could only have been written recently.
Aasmaani is thirty, single, drifting from job to job. Always left behind whenever Samina followed the Poet into exile, she had assumed that her mother's disappearance was simply another abandonment. Then, while working at Pakistan's first independent TV station, Aasmaani runs into an old friend of Samina's who gives her the first letter, then many more. Where could the letters have come from? And will they lead her to her mother?
Merging the personal with the political, Broken Verses is at once a sharp, thrilling journey through modern-day Pakistan, a carefully coded mystery, and an intimate mother-daughter story that asks how we forgive a mother who leaves.
WALLA & Friends Present: The Thieves
Monday, November 10 at 6:45 p.m.
135 minutes Not Rated
In order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macau on a job. But the mastermind behind this job is none other than Popeye's old partner Macau Park, who escaped with 68kg of gold several years ago on their last job together. Macau Park brought Chinese thieves as well but little did they know what Macau Park planned for each one of them. His plan takes an unexpected turn when Popeye brings Pepsi, a genius safe-cracker and old flame of Macau Park, to settle the old score. The thieves' target is a $20 million diamond known as 'Tear of the Sun', kept safely away in a casino, brought there to be sold by a notorious Chinese fence. While working together to steal this fabled diamond, they all have their own agenda to keep the diamond for themselves. But who will succeed and live to see another day?
The West Lafayette Public Library is teaming up with Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt!
The West Lafayette Public Library is teaming up with Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt.
On Saturday, November 1, Orange Leaf will donate 15% of every sale, when one of our flyers is presented, to the library. Flyers are located at all of the library service desks. Just ask one of the librarians for one!
Orange Leaf is located at 308 W State St, West Lafayette, IN 47906.
This offer is not valid with any coupons.
Eco Shred Truck is Coming to the West Lafayette Public Library!
Friends Fall Book Fair begins THIS FRIDAY: October 31, 2014
Click HERE for a full list of events and times.
Inside Out Exhibit Comes to the Library
Local artists portraits now hang in the Library, a reprise of the Inside Out project sponsored by the Public Arts teams of West Lafayette and Lafayette and the Purdue Art & Design Senior Photography Class in the Spring of 2014. The show highlights local artists with photographs that show both "inside and outside" the Library's windows. The show continues through the Fall. Click here to read more: Inside Out
ONE GREAT READ RETURNS
Once again the West Lafayette Public Library joins with the Tippecanoe County Public Libraries, Civic Theater, TAF, WALLA, Barnes and Noble and Robots and Rogues Book Shop to present a community read.
State Street Plan Master Plan Available
The State Street Master Plan is now available online.
I Didn't Know the Library had Access to THAT!
Try our NEW online access to the GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY!
A dynamic collection of Gale/Cengage ebooks featuring biographies, authors, plot summaries, technology, cultural studies, business, medicine and much much more.
Click here and use the password inspire to log on and get started......
Learn in Dig•Me
Get Tech help here!
Tuesdays - 3:00 to 5:00 pm - Need computer, tablet, eBook help or advice? Scott Tracey will help you out.
Wednesdays - 3:00 to 4:00 pm - Mark's Mac Help: Professor Emeritus Mark Levinthal will field your Mac and iPad questions.
Don't forget to ask about Lynda.com - offering software tutorials on over 2,100 programs.
to schedule a Dig•Me help session or to reserve the room for your own use.
Click HERE for a complete (but ever-growing) list of Dig•Me services.
FREE music downloads @ WLPL
The West Lafayette Public Library is excited to offer the Freegal music download service to our patrons!
The West Lafayette Library's subscription with Freegal offers YOU free access to millions of song from over 10,000 labels including the Sony Music Catalog.
Nick's Picks of Nick's Picks
Looking for a good book? Librarian Nick Schenkel has been reading and reviewing books for local radio station WBAA for over 25 years. Here is a list of Nick’s favorites of all the books he’s read & reviewed - you may enjoy some of these too!