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“Reading to the Kids!”
Monday, January 21st
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms

To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the library will have a program for the children in our community. Children of all ages and their families or caregivers are invited to listen to stories and make simple crafts. Stories will be read at 10:45, 11:15, and 11:45.
This is a “drop in” program. Most families spend about 30 minutes at the event. Free; no registration. Children age 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult.

***Every child, 12 and younger, who attends the “Reading to the Kids!” program will receive a free book***

Please note: The Lap Sit program for babies and toddlers will be held at 10:30 and 11:15 in the children’s activity room on the first floor of the library. Please join us upstairs, if you have time.

 

 

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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"!

Nick Schenkel's Book Reviews on WBAA

 

nickwbaaTHE FORBIDDEN TEMPTATION OF BASEBALL

"The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball" is a book about two Chinese brothers' difficulty with adapting to American life after being sent by the Emperor to learn American ways. 

Though both struggle to maintain their Chinese identities in their new home, through time and the pursuit of the new American sport of baseball, one of the brothers slowly begins to integrate into American culture.  
Written for young readers, "The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball" tells a story set in late 19th century Amercia that can resonate with readers of all ages today. 

West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel's review.                        forbidden temptation cover 0