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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. 

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Can a painting move? Can an image speak? Purdue University Galleries and Saint Alexis Orthodox Church are partnering to present a lecture series this summer at the West Lafayette Public Library.

Come learn about the living tradition and spiritual significance of icon painting in the Christian East from experts in iconography. This series of viewings and accompanying lectures will feature artwork from Purdue Galleries's collection.

June 24: Lecture by Professor Ashley Purpura on understanding the language of icons.
July 15: Lecture by Iconographer Fr. Jerome Sanderson on the spiritual practice of creating icons.
August 12: Lecture by Iconographer Mother Katherine on African icons and the modern iconographer’s practice.

All lectures will be from 3-4:30PM in the Elm Room of the West Lafayette Public Library and are free and open to the public.
Please contact Purdue University Galleries with any questions.

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It's a summer of rock at the library! Play Libraries Rock Bingo and attend summer programs to earn tickets to our end of summer prize drawings! Come into the library for more information and to get registered. Click here to see our teen program.

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Prizes available to players over 21 include: 
Specialized Align Bike Helmet from Hodson’s Bay 
60 Min Massage at Rejuvenate Massage 
1lb box from Wolf’s Chocolates 
$20 gift card to Scotty’s Brewhouse 
2 Tickets to Lafayette Symphony Orchestra 
Bike Tune-Up from Virtuous Cycles 
$20 gift card and goodie bag from Brokerage Brewery 
Wine Tasting for 10 at Wildcat Creek Winery

 

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“Reading Takes You Everywhere!”


WLPL 2018 Summer Reading Club
For all children ages 1 to those who have just completed grade 6
Register: May 21 to July 15
Read: May 21 to July 31
Collect Prizes: June 4 to August 11
Children may register for the club at the children’s desk.
Please note: The library does not open until 12:00 (noon) on the following days: Thursday, May 24, & Thursday, June 28.
It opens at 1:00 p.m. on Sundays.