Lego Builders Club

Saturday, October 12th: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms, 2nd floor

Children in preschool through grade 6 are invited to build with the library’s collection of Lego blocks. Children who are age 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. No fee or registration.
Come and build and have fun!
Children’s structures will be on display in cases near the children’s department for 3 weeks.

TEEN EVENTS!

Throughout fall 2019, West Lafayette Public Library will be offering opportunities for teens, pre-teens, and recent grads to talk face-to-face with professionals from exciting careers and amazing workplaces around northern and central Indiana.

Saturday, October 26, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
The Crime Scene
Do you love true crime? Binge on police procedurals and crime podcasts? Want to learn how to solve a cold case? Here’s your chance to go behind the scenes at the scene of the crime! Mark your calendars now for this awesome, gruesome, event.
Presenters include Tippecanoe County Coroner, University of Indianapolis Human Identification Center, guest experts from Purdue Cybersecurity, AND MANY MORE!

Download our poster!

Sunday, November 17, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Careers in Computing
Panelists announced soon!


PAST EVENTS

Saturday, September 7: Careers in Medicine and Health Sciences
Join us in the Elm Room at 2:00 pm for a moderated panel discussion, audience Q&A, and refreshments.
Panelists:
Payton Revolt, MPH – Vaccine-Preventable Disease Epidemiologist
Edith Tseng – Medical Scientist
Dr. Eric Nauman – Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Basic Medical Sciences
Whitney Rios Kasper – Speech Language Pathologist
RSVP HERE

October Children’s Department News

Weekly Children’s Department Programs
All weekly programs are free. They do not require registration. An adult must remain with children.
* Lap Sit for babies and 1 year old children*
Mondays at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.
This program is for babies, toddlers, and their parents or caregivers. Make new friends while listening to very easy stories and learning songs with Miss Gail. Location: Children’s Activity Room
* Time for Twos (new)*
Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Miss Gail will lead a story time for children who are 2 years old. It will include stories, songs, and a simple craft. Location: Children’s Activity Room
Please note: There will be no Time for Twos session on the 4th Thursday of the month (October 24), as the library will be closed from 10 to 12 for a staff meeting.
*Music & Fun*
Focus age: Children ages 2 and older
Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. No class on October 23.
Children ages 2 and older and their parents or caregivers are invited to sing and dance with Miss Gail.
Location: Walnut Room on October 2, 9, & 30. Children’s Activity Room on October 16.
*Preschool Story & Crafts for children ages 3 & older*
Tuesdays & Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Story & Craft times are for children ages 3 and older and their families or caregivers. Location: Children’s Activity Room

October Events

Halloween Craft Day for Families
Saturday, October 5th: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms, 2nd floor

Our Halloween Craft Day is for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers. An adult must stay with children who are 8 or younger. There will be a selection of crafts to make to decorate your homes for Halloween. Come and be creative and have fun! No registration or fee.

Lego Builders Club
Saturday, October 12: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms, 2nd floor

Children in preschool through 6th grade will have the opportunity to build with the library’s collection of Lego blocks. Come and build and have fun! Please note: Children who are ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Free; no registration
There will be a home football game at Purdue, so allow extra time to get to the library and find a place to park.

Reading to the Dogs
Saturday, October 26th: 2 to 3 p.m.
Children’s Activity Room

The dogs from Therapy Dogs International will be back at the library and eager to listen to children read stories to them. Children may bring favorite books from home or select books at the library. This program is for readers, only. Children who are not yet reading may visit the dogs at 3 p.m.
Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes, as many of the dogs will be wearing their costumes, too.
Register by phone or in person by 6:00 on Friday, October 25th.
Note: There will be a home football game at Purdue, so allow extra time to get to the library and to find a place to park.

Events for Everyone

WLPL Fall Book Fair
Friday, October 18, through Wednesday, October 23

Please support your library by patronizing this event. There will be a large selection of books and other items for sale for people of all ages.

Girls Who Code Starts Sept 10!

Girls Who Code is a project-based coding club where girls work together to develop an app or web-based solution to address a problem they see in their community. Our club will meet weekly for about 15 weeks and is free to join, but enrollment is required. Visit Girls Who Code HQ for more information and to enroll in club IN18715.
Email aschoolman@wlaf.lib.in.us with questions.

Who: Girls enrolled in grades 6-12
When: Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 starting September 10
Where: WLPL DigMe Lab
How: Enroll in club IN18715 at hq.girlswhocode.com

View the Club information flyer