Fall 2019 Events

Sunday, September 22nd – Downton Tea Party
2pm to 4pm

Get ready for the Downton Abbey movie with tea, trivia, and a talk from a local scone expert! Registration required. Bring your own teacup.

Thursday, October 31st – Horror Movie Marathon
3pm to 9pm

Vote for your favorite horror movies throughout the month. Watch the top three choices on Halloween. Popcorn and candy (of course!) provided.

Sunday, November 24th – Holiday Cookie Swap
2pm to 4pm

There’s a cookie out there for every occasion–no matter what you celebrate! Bring in three dozen of a cookie themed for any holiday. Don’t forget to bring your recipe, too!

Monday, December 2nd – Winter Craft Night
6pm to 8pm

Create a watercolor tote bag to keep your library read warm on the way home this winter! All supplies provided. Registration required.

WALLA & Friends Film Series – Fall 2019

In partnership with the West Lafayette Public Library, WALLA (Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association) hosts regular film showings open to all. Films start promptly at 6:30pm and are held in the Walnut and Elm Rooms.

The current film information is below:

Monday, September 9th – Life of Pi
“A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. “–IMDB
127 minutes
Released in 2012
Rated PG

Monday, October 14th – Eighth Grade
Written and produced by Bo Burnham. The main character, Kyla, is an introverted 13-year-old in the last weeks of eighth grade, who creates UTube videos in which she gives advice to other teens, pretending to be the popular teen she would like to be instead of the sullen and silent girl she actually is. The film received strong reviews for its authenticity, particularly because Kayla is played by Elsie Fisher, who was 13 when the film was made. It is considered a comedy/drama.
94 minutes
Released in 2018
Rated R

Monday, November 11th – Queen of the Desert
Directed by Werner Herzog and starring Nicole Kidman. Opened to little fanfare, did poorly at the box office, and was roundly condemned by a swarm of critics. Yet it is a beautifully photographed biopic of Gertrude Bell, a brilliant and adventurous woman whose influence helped shape the modern Middle East. One critic, MaryAnne Johanson, has remarked that the movie’s relegation to obscurity “continues the outrageous erasure of Gertrude Bell from pop-culture consciousness.”
128 minutes
Released in 2017
Rated PG-13

Monday, December 9th – The Man Who Invented Christmas
Directed by Bharat Nalluri and based on the book of the same name by Les Standiford. The film features Charles Dickens as he writes the Christmastime classic, A Christmas Carol.
122 minutes
Released in 2017
Rated PG

Current film information supplied by WALLA. For more information about WALLA or the film series, visit their website.