Join the Friends of the West Lafayette Public Library for our annual Spring Book Sale. All proceeds support new materials and programming at the West Lafayette Public Library.

April 7 - 11, 2017

Fri 6:30-8pm, Preview night for Friends; join at door $15, students can join for $5
Sat 10-5pm: Regular price
Sun 1-5pm: Half-price
Mon 10-8pm: $5/bag
Tues 10-8pm: $3/bag

12,000 books; 90% donated; sorted; no buyer restrictions; .50-$5; Credit cards accepted

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April 17, at 6:45pm

In the Elm and Walnut Rooms

89 Minutes, Not Rated

Due to the Spring Book Sale, this movie has been moved to the third Monday in April. To speak of African cinema is to speak the name of Ousmane Sembene. Known as "the Father of African film," this was no easy title to bear, as shown in this personal essay about one of the world's greatest artists. Sembene! takes you from Dakar, Senegal, to the docks of Marseille, France, to New York City. In a career spanning 40 years, Sembene tasted the highs and the lows, only to re-invent himself with a powerful blend of documentary, French New Wave, and Realism, creating films that shocked the sociopolitical power structures of the day. Please call or come into the Library to learn the title of this film: 765-743-2261.

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Elm and Walnut Rooms

Reception March 24th 4:30pm-6pm

A collection of art work created by young local artists. As part of their commitment to bring art into the community, Youth Art Exhibition is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of the young talented artists in the West Lafayette community. The purpose of this show is to provide all young budding artists with opportunities to advance their talent. The exhibition is a valuable incentive for our young people; it encourages an appreciation for the art lovers and reflects the fine quality of art instruction and talent which exist in our community. 

Nick Schenkel's Book Reviews on WBAA


nickwbaaMARCH: Book One

This week's feature highlights the autobiographical tale of John Lewis, a prominent civil rights activist in the twentieth century. Written as a graphic novel, March follows Lewis' life throughout the 1960's and into his prominence as a US Congressman. It is the first of a trilogy completed in August 2016. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.