Family Fun Day - Sunday August, 28th
A 2016 Indian Movie Based on a True Story
WALLA FILMS AND FRIENDS SERIES
September 12, at 6:45pm
In the Elm and Walnut Rooms
130 Minutes, Not Rated
On August 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. The Iraqi army took over the city within a few hours. The city was looted and the general population subjugated and made to suffer great tragedies at the hands of the Iraqi army. Kuwait was home to almost 170,000 Indians, all of whom had suddenly lost all their money, were homeless and scared for their lives. This is the story of Indians stranded in Kuwait during this traumatic time. A story of how they, with the help of Ranjit Katyal, managed to survive the Iraqi invasion, and against all odds travelled a thousand kilometres across the border into Amman, Jordan. From Amman, 1,70,000 Indians were brought home by the largest and the most successful evacuation ever attempted by any country, in the history of the world. Over 59 days, the Indian government systematically flew over 488 Air India commercial flights into a war zone to evacuate all 170,000 Indians and safely bring them back home. This movie is an uplifting and entertaining edge-of-the-seat thriller and is the story of the biggest ever human evacuation in the history of mankind. Please call or come into the Library to learn the title of this film: 765-743-2261.
Nick's Picks on WBAA
Nick Schenkel's Book Reviews on WBAA
Often, what makes a great horror novel is the notion that the characters and situations are easily perceived as possible. An unseen, lurking evil that seems to exist only for you - that is a fear we all can relate to when we find ourselves in a place alone. The Sorrows bring those fears to life with characters temporarily residing on an abandoned island for musical inspiration. The building suspense throughout the novel grips readers, as Johnathan Janz makes his writing debut.
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!
FREE music downloads @ WLPL
The West Lafayette Public Library is excited to offer the Freegal music download service to our patrons!
The West Lafayette Library's subscription with Freegal offers YOU free access to millions of song from over 10,000 labels including the Sony Music Catalog.
How Freegal Music Works:
- Library users have a weekly download limit of three downloads (songs) per week. You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download.
- The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no DRM. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs. Check out our new mobile apps for iOS and Android devices!
- Be sure to check out the browsing areas, especially Artists A to Z (on the "see all genres" page) and the genre lists (menu bar). Click on see all genres to view dozens of categories.
To access Freegal, go to https://wlaf.freegalmusic.com/ and enter in your Library card number and password. *Please contact the Library if you require assistance.
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