Record Store Day comes to the Library!


The Library will be open 10am-9pm for this

special event!


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In addition to the Vinyl Sale, we will have live music, discussions, Purdue Galleries' ArtCart and local craft-brews from People's Brewery!

1pm-5pm: J.A.M. (Jazz Appreciation Month) program - details HERE.

4pm-9pm: Record Store Day Concert in the Amphitheater - details HERE.

Free Creative Writing Class at the Library Saturday, April 26

What do Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, Cathy Day’s Circus in Winter and Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson have in common? All are novels-in-stories, existing between a collection of stories and a novel. The stories in this form can stand-alone, but together create a deeper impact that is reflective of a novel. In this class we will examine samples from novels-in-stories and discuss common attributes. We’ll explore this form further through in-class writing, some of which may prompt your own novel-in-stories.   There is no charge for this class. Melissa Fraterrigo was recently awarded a grant to complete her own novel-in-stories. This workshop is made possible in part through the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.  Melissa Fraterrigo is the author of the short story collection, The Longest Pregnancy and is the director of the Lafayette Writers’ Center. To learn more about her visit or

Also, read a write-up in the J&C here:

Betty Lou Ray Sundqvist Book Talk and Signing


Betty Lou Ray Sundqvist Book Talk and Signing!

Living with Elizabeth Book CoverApril 17 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm in the Walnut Room

Living with Elizabeth
A Steele Family Saga

Set in Corbin, Kentucky, in 1878 after the Civil War, Living with Elizabeth tells of the Steele family: Patriarch Harrison Steele, his wife, Ellen, and their four children, Elizabeth, Joel, David, and Lily. There wasn't anybody as family-oriented and hardworking as the Steeles.

Since she was young, Elizabeth, as well as all the girls in their county, had had a crush on William Jones, and William had his eyes set on Elizabeth too. But when Elizabeth met Noah Bennett by a creek, everything changed. Noah was soon following her, bent on asking permission from her father to court her. Shortly, Elizabeth realized that she liked Noah and agreed to the courtship. Noah spent time with the Steele family and became endeared to them. But when William learns of her new love, chaos disrupts the entire Steele family.

Will William allow this new stranger in town to court the woman he's sought after all his life? Is Noah really as good a man as he says he is? And can Elizabeth discover who she truly loves in the midst of all this turmoil?

Based on a true story.


Phi Sigma Pi Charity Book Drive

Children Are Reading Everywhere Week

Book Drive for Local Schools!

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Please bring any children's or related books, that are still in good condition, into the library to donate to our local schools.


A donation box will be in the library from April 18th to May 2nd


This event is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, Gamma Alpha Chapter.

WLPL Book Group

 Please join us for our first book group, Monday, April 28 @ 6pm in the Library,

as we discuss The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon.


Copies are available at the Main Desk.


This event is free and open to the public!