Adults

Adult Summer Reading Program

The fun of summer reading is not just for kids! This summer, read and record your minutes for the chance to win prizes. Join us for an adult-only program each week on Tuesday evenings!

To register for the program and record your minutes, use ReadSquared – by either downloading the app or visiting westlafayette.readsquared.com. While we don’t have paper logs available, you are welcome to record your minutes on your own and report that to library staff.

Pick up prizes at the 2nd floor information desk.

Sign up: mermaid pen, magnetic bookmark
10 Hours: One (1) free book from The Book Cellar, our new bookshop (opening late summer)
20 Hours: One (1) free book from The Book Cellar PLUS an entry to win one of our ten grand prizes
Each additional 10 hours read will receive an additional entry into the contest.
Grand prize winners will be notified on August 1st.

If you have questions about the summer reading program, please contact librarian Ashley Meyer at ameyer@wlaf.lib.in.us.

Summer Adult Programs

Titanic Tea Party
Tuesday, June 7th – 6:00pm

You are a passenger on the maiden voyage of the Titanic and it’s time for tea. Dress up (if you wish) and take on the persona of a real life Titanic passenger and join the rest of the passengers for tea. Explore the grand ship via VR technology, a new addition to the library’s collection. At the end of the night, you’ll discover if your character has lived or died!

Diamond Painting Craft
Tuesday, June 14th – 6:00pm

Try your hand at this newer version of a paint-by-number. Using a special pen tool and glue, assemble small diamonds onto an ocean-themed painting. Four choices of design are available. Adults (18+) only.

Charcuterie Boards with your Budget & Taste Buds in Mind (Registration Required)
Tuesday, June 21st – 6:00pm

Brock Turner (Purdue Extension) will lead this program, which includes: learning charcuterie board basics, understanding our sense of taste, developing our skills by preparing mini charcuterie boards.

Register here – https://bit.ly/3MV1eJk

Books in Film: “The Black Phone”
Tuesday, June 28th – 6:00pm

“The Black Phone” by Joe Hill (previously published as “20th Century Ghosts”) has been adapted for the big screen this June. Pick up a copy of the book at the 2nd floor desk beginning June 1st, watch the new film on your own, then join us for a discussion.

Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
Tuesday, July 5th – 6:00pm

Think you can solve a jigsaw puzzle quickly? Put your skills to the test! Join as an individual or as a team and race to be the first to assemble a 300-piece jigsaw puzzle. Prizes to the winners!

Soap Making Craft
Tuesday, July 12th – 6:00pm

Make your own ocean-themed soap in our new Creativity Lab! All supplies are provided. No registration required.

Indoor Container Gardening
Tuesday, July 19th – 6:00pm

In this session, led by Dr. Pat Williams (Purdue Extension), we will talk about the basics of what types of edible plants can be successfully grown indoors. Topics will include: containers, substrate, light, watering, fertilizers, and plants.

Books in Film: “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens
Tuesday, July 26th – 6:00pm

“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens has been adapted for the big screen this July. Pick up a copy of the book at the 2nd floor desk beginning July 1st, watch the film on your own, then join us for a discussion.

Volunteer Opportunities

For the latest information on current volunteer opportunities, please visit our Volunteering page.

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