Author Visit Wed. Dec. 3rd!
West Lafayette History and Research Center job opening
The West Lafayette Public Library is proud to announce we have an opening for a part time staff member who will work with Library staff to expand and develop the resources of the West Lafayette History and Research Center housed at the Library. Please follow this link to learn more about this opportunity.
Let's Talk About It Muslim Journeys Presents:
Door to the Sky Movie Showing
Monday, December 1 at 6:30pm
107 Minutes Not Rated
Nadia, a young Moroccan emigre, returns from Paris to Fez to visit her dying father. At his funeral, she is overcome by the voice of Karina chanting the Koran. A powerful friendship develops between the two women as they decide to turn the father's palace into a Muslim women's shelter. A Door To The Sky is a Sufi tale told in a metaphoric language.
WLPL & Bach Chorale Present: Immortal Beloved
WALLA & Friends Present: Philomena
December 8: Philomena
With the help of a journalist (Steve Coogan), Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) searches for her son who was taken from her fifty years ago by the Catholic Church. (PG-13, 98 minutes, 2013)
Inside Out Exhibit Comes to the Library
Local artists portraits now hang in the Library, a reprise of the Inside Out project sponsored by the Public Arts teams of West Lafayette and Lafayette and the Purdue Art & Design Senior Photography Class in the Spring of 2014. The show highlights local artists with photographs that show both "inside and outside" the Library's windows. The show continues through the Fall. Click here to read more: Inside Out
State Street Plan Master Plan Available
The State Street Master Plan is now available online.
I Didn't Know the Library had Access to THAT!
Try our NEW online access to the GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY!
A dynamic collection of Gale/Cengage ebooks featuring biographies, authors, plot summaries, technology, cultural studies, business, medicine and much much more.
Click here and use the password inspire to log on and get started......
Muslim Journeys -- Dreams of Tresspass
Dreams of Tresspass by Fatima Mernissi
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm
"Dreams Revisited" Discussion led by Dr. Lynne Dahmen & Dr. Idrissi Alami
”I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, Morocco...” So begins Fatima Mernissi in this exotic and rich narrative of a childhood behind the iron gates of a domestic harem. In Dreams of Trespass, Mernissi weaves her own memories with the dreams and memories of the women who surrounded her in the courtyard of her youth—women who, deprived of access to the world outside, recreated it from sheer imagination. Dreams of Trespass is the provocative story of a girl confronting the mysteries of time and place, gender and sex in the recent Muslim world.
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HOURS
The Library will be open until 3 pm on Wednesday, November 26, CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, November 27 and will open at Noon (12 pm) on Friday, November 28.
Our best wishes to you for a happy Thanksgiving Holiday!
Note: The Library's book/media drop-off boxes outside the library and outside West Lafayette's Payless Grocery will also be open 24/7 during the holiday period.
Learn in Dig•Me
Get Tech help here!
Tuesdays - 3:00 to 5:00 pm - Need computer, tablet, eBook help or advice? Scott Tracey will help you out.
Wednesdays - 3:00 to 4:00 pm - Mark's Mac Help: Professor Emeritus Mark Levinthal will field your Mac and iPad questions.
Don't forget to ask about Lynda.com - offering software tutorials on over 2,100 programs.
to schedule a Dig•Me help session or to reserve the room for your own use.
Click HERE for a complete (but ever-growing) list of Dig•Me 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.
Nick's Picks of Nick's Picks
Looking for a good book? Librarian Nick Schenkel has been reading and reviewing books for local radio station WBAA for over 25 years. Here is a list of Nick’s favorites of all the books he’s read & reviewed - you may enjoy some of these too!