Thanks to an exciting new partnership with Purdue's Reach Out for Computer Science (ROCS) students and a grant from Tipmont REMC, we will be offering a weekly drop-in Coding Club Feb 19 - April 30 for any students currently in grades 4-12 or homeschool equivalent. Each week is an opportunity to dip your toe into a new project or continue to increase your skills under the guidance of Purdue Computer Science student! Call us at 765-743-2261 or sign up at the link below, or feel free to drop in - no registration required! Each session will open one week prior.

There will be no group on March 12 due to Spring Break

 March 26 - Registration Open

April 2 - Registration Open

Future dates: April 9, April 16, April 23

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The "Big Read" for 2018-2019

The West Lafayette Public LIbrary is glad to partner with the English Department at Purdue aw we present our second annual “Big Read,” a voluntary common read program designed to link Purdue and Greater Lafayette readers.

With the help of campus and community partners, each year we select a great book, create a calendar of engaging events, and provide copies to English majors, Purdue students, local high schools, public libraries, and more. 

The “Big Read” book for 2018-2019 is The Underground Railroad. Colson Whitehead will be the guest speaker for our 2019 Literary Awards Banquet.

 
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER  |  NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER  |  ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD WINNER  |  ZORA NEALE HURSTON/ RICHARD WRIGHT LEGACY FICTION AWARD

 

 

Visit the West Lafayette Public Library and check out a copy of "Underground Railroad"!

 

 

nickwbaaDEBUSY: Painter in Sound

Author Stephen Walsh presents a well-researched in-depth biography of the famous French musician Debussy. The book describes how the artist found his musical voice, and emphasizes the legacy he left behind. Not only does it delve into the man’s life, but also his works.    Click here for West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel's review

                                                             Debussy painter in sound                                                                                                                                                               

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!