Muslim Journeys-Let's Talk About It
Muslim Journeys-Let's Talk About It Presents:
Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie
Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 pm
Discussion Led by Dr. Ahmed Idrissi Alami and Dr. Lynne Dahmen
Ask for a copy of the book at the WLPL Main Information Desk
Fourteen years ago, famous Pakistani activist Samina Akram disappeared. Two years earlier, her lover, Pakistan's greatest poet, was beaten to death by government thugs. In present-day Karachi, her daughter Aasmaani has just discovered a letter in the couple's private code-a letter that could only have been written recently.
Aasmaani is thirty, single, drifting from job to job. Always left behind whenever Samina followed the Poet into exile, she had assumed that her mother's disappearance was simply another abandonment. Then, while working at Pakistan's first independent TV station, Aasmaani runs into an old friend of Samina's who gives her the first letter, then many more. Where could the letters have come from? And will they lead her to her mother?
Merging the personal with the political, Broken Verses is at once a sharp, thrilling journey through modern-day Pakistan, a carefully coded mystery, and an intimate mother-daughter story that asks how we forgive a mother who leaves.
The Eco Shred Truck is Coming to the West Lafayette Public Library!
Friends Fall Book Fair begins October 31, 2014
WLPL One Great Read Committee Presents:
The West Lafayette Public Library Presents:
Monday, October 20, at 6:30pm
132 minutes Rated PG-12
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge.On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past.