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Past WALLA Films


  • A Map for Saturday
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • The Sapphires
  • Blancanieves
  • Sweet Land
  • Rise Above the Mark
  • The Miracle Worker
  • Stand and Deliver
  • Akeelah and the Beek
  • Educating Rita
  • Twenty Feet from Stardom
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets
  • The Theives
  • Philomena


Read more: Past WALLA Films

Current WALLA Films & Friends Film Series


WALLA’s 2015 Spring Film Series!



wrinklesWrinkles on Monday, January 12 at 6:45pm

The story opens with former bank manager Emilio being dispatched to a retirement home by his family. His new roommate is a wily wheeler-dealer named Miguel, who cheerfully swindles small amounts of cash from the more befuddled residents but is also full of handy insider tips that are crucial to survival. Using hand-drawn animation, Wrinkles moves freely between the inmates' daily routines and their more colorful, dementia-induced fantasies, leaving plenty of room for both tears and laughter as it pokes pointed fun at society's attitude towards the elderly. (89 minutes, Not Rated)






Moonrise Kingdom on Monday, February 9 at 6:45 p.m.moonrise

The year is 1965, and the residents of New Penzance, an island off the coast of New England, inhabit a community that seems untouched by some of the bad things going on in the rest of the world. Twelve-year-olds Sam and Suzy have fallen in love and decide to run away. But a violent storm is approaching the island, forcing a group of quirky adults (Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray) to mobilize a search party and find the youths before calamity strikes. (94 minutes, PG-13)






vivianFinding Vivian Maier on Monday, March 9 at 6:45 p.m.

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers. (83 minutes, Unrated)






The Great Dictator on Monday, April 13 at 6:45 p.m.dictator

After dedicated service in the Great War, a Jewish barber (Charles Chaplin) spends years in an army hospital recovering from his wounds, unaware of the simultaneous rise of fascist dictator Adenoid Hynkel (also Chaplin) and his anti-Semitic policies. When the barber, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Hynkel, returns to his quiet neighborhood, he is stunned by the brutal changes and recklessly joins a beautiful girl and her neighbors in rebelling. (125 minutes, G)






BelleBelle on Monday, May 11 at 6:45 p.m.

Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar's son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. (104 minutes, PG)





WLPL Board of Trustees

Mission: The West Lafayette Public Library strives to be our community's center for lifelong learning, the collector of our community's written and audio-visual heritage, and the gateway to resources within and beyond the Library's walls.


Jeffrey Schwab, President

Christiane Keck, Vice President

Mark Pugh, Treasurer

Patricia Garrott, Secratary

Anastasia Gensic Krutulis, Member

Chris Campbell, Member

Susan Curtis, Member


The Library Board of Trustees has been in existence since its formation in 1921.

All Library board members are appointed by elected government bodies and all members reside within the

West Lafayette Public Library District.





August 10, 2016 WLPL Board Meeting Agenda






Approved meeting minutes 2006 - 2010

Board Minute Archive - Minutes from 1921 through 1940


West Lafayette Public Library By-Laws





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