The Library will be CLOSED Sunday & Monday (2/1 & 2/2)

The West Lafayette Library building is experiencing plubming problems and so the Libray will be closed until we can resolve the problem.  We will post all updates as they become available. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working to re-open as soon as possible.


Position Available




Part Time Reference/Circulation Aide




  • Work at the Library’s Service Desks performing checkout services, assisting patrons with reference questions, locating materials and providing general computer help


  • Comfortable working with the public


  • Ability to work afternoons as well as some weekend and evening hours (up to 20/hrs. per week)


  • Compensation: $10.00/hr.


  • Must be able to lift 15-25 lbs


  • College degree and/or library experience preferred but not essential


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Bach Chorale and the West Lafayette Public Library Present:


glenn gould32 Short Films about Glenn Gould

Wednesday, February 18 @ 6:45 pm

at the West Lafayette Public Library

98 min Unrated


This movie explores the life of famously eccentric pianist Glenn Gould through a series of 32 short vignettes. The vignettes parallel the structure of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” one of Gould’s signature recordings. The film mixes fictional recreations of Gould’s life with actual interviews from Gould’s friends and associates, and the soundtrack features Gould playing works by Bach, Beethoven, Strauss, Sibelius, and Schoenberg.

This Event is Free and Open to the Public.

Popcorn Provided

WALLA & Friends Present:

moonriseMoonrise Kingdom

 Monday, February 9 at 6:45 p.m.

At the West Lafayett Public Library

94 minutes, PG-13

The year is 1965, and the residents of New Penzance, an island off the coast of New England, inhabit a community that seems untouched by some of the bad things going on in the rest of the world. Twelve-year-olds Sam and Suzy have fallen in love and decide to run away. But a violent storm is approaching the island, forcing a group of quirky adults (Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton) to mobilize a search party and find the youths before calamity strikes. 

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Nick Schenkel's Book Reviews on WBAA

Nick on WBAA CONGO: The Epic History of a People 

Though some rank the Democratic Republic of Congo among the world's most failed nation states (second only to war torn Somalia), today's book relates the story of centuries of an often vibrant, sometimes surprising and more recently challenged society, evolving through the neverending efforts of the Congolese people in what becomes a gripping tale that reads like a novel. 



Go to Nick Schenkel Book Reviews at WBAA's website.