A 2011 Comedy Movie Based on a True Story


Monday, November 9 at 6:45 p.m.

at the West Lafayette Public Library

104 minutes, PG-13


An assistant funeral director (Jack Black) is one of the most-beloved residents in the small Texas town of Carthage. Sunday-school teacher, choir member and creator of spectacular funerals, he is a friend to everyone, including Marjorie Nugent (Shirley MacLaine), a rich but nasty widow whom no one else likes. When Marjorie is found shot to death and stuffed in a freezer, he is charged with the murder, and concerned Carthage citizens immediately spring to his defense. Please call or come into the Library to learn the title of this film: 765-743-2261. 


2011 Documentary about a Japanese Sushi Chef


sushiMonday, October 12 at 6:45 p.m.

at the West Lafayette Public Library

83 minutes, Not Rated


The story of an 85 year-old man, considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at the sushi bar. At the heart of this story is the chef's relationship with his eldest son , the worthy heir to his legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father's shadow. Please call or come into the Library to learn the title of this film: 765-743-2261.


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Join us at the Library for I Love Yarn Day

ILY DAyJoin us at the Library, on October 17, for I Love Yarn Day.

From 11am-2pm

In the Children's Area

Patrons who knit, crochet, or weave are invited by the Library to demonstrate their craft and talk to children and their famlies about why they love yarn. Matierals will be avilable for people who are willing to teach interested patrons to knit or crochet, too.




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BACKYARD: a novel

When a gardening competition in the small Michigan town of Livia heats up, Dr. Phyllis Sproot is the first to create some sparks. Norman Draper's tale, Backyard, is a hilarious account of   all the competitors involved and their villanous ways of cheating their way to the top. It is sure to keep even the most novice of gardeners involved and entertained, and West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.


Go to Nick Schenkel Book Reviews at WBAA's website. 


 Backyard a novel