Art Exhibits & Gallery Talks @ the Library
Mexican Art in the 20th Century
A 2011 Documentary about Female Jazz Singers
Monday, March 14 at 6:45 p.m.
at the West Lafayette Public Library
81 minutes, Unrated Documenatry
They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers...and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. This documentary tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30′s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism, and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire, and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today a new breed of gifted young women is taking their rightful place in the world of jazz which can no longer deny their talents. Please call or come into the Library to learn the title of this film: 765-743-2261.
Nick's Picks on WBAA
The traditional story about a young hotshot forced into a life-altering change of attitude gets flipped on its head in Choices. Author M. A. Smith sets main character Ethan in her native southern California, where the lawyer falls from grace after a horrific car accident. Dropping cases of the rich and famous and instead approaching despised pro bono work gives Ethan a surprising perspective on the world he never cared for. The huge twist at the end is sure to grip readers as well - but don't read the last chapter first! West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review
Little Free Libraries and Book Drops
CULTIVATING A COMMUNITY OF READERS
The West Lafayette Public Library is proud to announce the opening of a neighborhood Little Free Library and a walk-up library book return box in both Lommel Park and Lincoln Park (seen in the photo above) in West Lafayette.
Working with the West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department, with funding from North Central Health Services (NCHS), the West Lafayette Library is expanding the network of library service points in West Lafayette.
The book drops and the little free libraries are now available for use in both parks. Please use and enjoy these new West Lafayette Library services!