WLPL and Bach Chorale Present:


Fantasia2000Fantasia 2000

Saturday 18 April 2015 at 1:00pm

West Lafayette Public Library

Rated G, 90 minutes

This sequel to Disney’s 1940’s masterpiece introduces a new generation to classical music. See the lives of humpback whales animate Respighi’s classic “Pines of Rome”, wander the streets of 1930’s New York City in Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”, learn why flamingos should not play with yo-yos in Saint Saens’s “Carnival of the Animals”, and watch Donald Duck help Noah prepare for the great flood in Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance.”

New York Times Bestselling Author, Marie Bostwick, Visit

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WALLA & Friends Present:

dictatorThe Great Dictator 

Monday, April 13 at 6:45 p.m.

at the West Lafayette Public Library

125 minutes, G

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. 

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Nick Schenkel's Book Reviews on WBAA


One of the few female post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own era, Artemisia Gentileschi has recently been rediscovered by art historians, and Susan Vreeland tells her captivating story, beginning with her public humiliation in a rape trial at the age of eighteen, and continuing through her father's betrayal, her marriage of convenience, motherhood, and growing fame as an artist.

In this week’s book review, West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel reviews the book, which is set against the glorious backdrops of Rome, Florence, Genoa, and Naples, and inhabited by historical characters such as Galileo and Cosimo de' Medici II.

                                  Passion of Artemisia


Go to Nick Schenkel Book Reviews at WBAA's website.  

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