Author Visit Wed. Dec. 3rd!

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West Lafayette History and Research Center job opening

Morton CenterThe 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 SkyDoor 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

Immortal Beloved

WALLA & Friends Present: Philomena


philomenaDecember 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)


Free Movie Downloads!

Download free movies from our new Freegal Movie streaming service:


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


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State Street Plan Master Plan Available


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The State Street Master Plan is now available online.

I Didn't Know the Library had Access to THAT!

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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


Snow by Orhan PamukDreams 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. 


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

Dig Me Small


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 - offering software tutorials on over 2,100 programs.


By appointment - As any of your friendly Library staff for help, call the Library at 765-743-2261, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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.


Read more: FREE music downloads @ WLPL

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!

Read more: Nick's Picks of Nick's Picks