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“Messy Art Day”
Saturday, July 21: 2 to 3 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms

“Messy” art supplies including glitter, water
colors, fabric markers, & ink stampers will be available for kids to be creative and make
“one-of-a kind” projects.
For all children & their families and caregivers.
Children 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult. Free; no registration
Wear old clothes!
Do-it-yourself face painting, too!


Join us for the last Teen Summer Reading Program event!

Some writers know exactly what they want to say or write about. Others stumble on it by accident. In this workshop we'll explore how to get inspired and live the write life. Led by Melissa Fraterrigo, director of Lafayette Writers Studio. Open to all writers (experienced and aspiring) between the ages of 12-18.

No registration required, but please arrive on time. You won't want to miss a thing!


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Reading to the Dogs!
Saturday, July 28th: 2 to 3 p.m.

 Walnut & Elm Rooms
Registration required by Friday, July 27th

Presented by members of Therapy Dogs International. Come and read to a certified therapy dog. Readers should bring a book from home or select one when they arrive at the library. This program is for children ages 4 and older.
Please note: Visitors, other than the parents and siblings of children who are reading to the dogs, are welcome to greet the dogs and talk to therapy dog team members only at 3 p.m., so that the readers are not disturbed.




Interested in what's happening with Chauncey Hill Mall?

Check out this website for ongoing updates and opportunities to add your voice to the conversation :  Chauncey Hill Mall



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In conjunction with Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, the West Lafayette Public Library, through a grant from Duke Energy Foundation, now offers Reminisce Kits available to the community. Reminisce Kits offer older adults and their families, friends and caregivers the opportunity to initiate and share discussion on familiar subjects and experiences such as Farm Life, Seashore, Birds and more.

Through personal reminiscing, older adults with memory impairment can experience an elevated mood and a feeling of empowerment, along with the positive effects from the support and attention of a caregiver or family member.

West Lafayette Public Library’s Reminisce Kits contain multi-sensory items including a theme-based CD, books, puzzles and tactile objects to facilitate conversation and foster engagement.

Greater Lafayette community members may check out Reminisce Kits for three weeks with a current West Lafayette Public Library card.  For more information, contact the Library at (765) 743-2261.