Fall Book Sale: October 13th – 17th, 2017

Book Sale Poster - Inside Library - Fall 2017

Please join us for the Friends’ Spring Book Sale is October 13th – 17th, 2017!  Here are the details:

Friends of the West Lafayette Public Library
208 W Columbia St West Lafayette, IN 47906

We are closer than you think!

70 minutes from Indianapolis

120 minutes from Chicago

30 minutes from Delphi

40 minutes from Crawfordsville

Preview for Friends-Only
join at the door:  $15
or $5 for students
Friday, October 13th  6:30pm-8pm
Full price  Saturday, October 14th  10am-5pm
Half-price:  Sunday, October 15th  1pm-5pm
 $5 Bag Sale  Monday, October 16th  10am-8pm
 $3 Bag Sale  Tuesday, October 17th  10am-8pm

10,000+ of books available, 90% donated
CDs, VHS, DVDs, art, magazines, and other items also available
Sorted, no buyer restrictions
Pricing $0.50 – $3 on most items
Credit cards accepted

Better books section includes books from Purdue community

Spread the word!  Support the Library!  Have fun!

2017 Summer Activities at the Library

Looking for something cool to do this summer?  Check out the many events at the West Lafayette Public Library (208 W Columbia St, West Lafayette, IN 47906).  Full calendar here.

Children’s

Children’s Summer Reading Club: Build a Better World!
Wednesday, July 12:  Yoga for Kids & their families with certified yoga instructor Kim Fields. Bring a towel or a yoga mat.
Saturday, July 15: Butterflies, Bees, & Origami!  Make summer crafts & origami creations.
Wednesday, July 19 Dance Workshop:   Dancers from the Morton Center Dance Troupe will lead a workshop in which girls and boys will learn how to prepare their bodies to dance, learn some simple steps, and dance to the music of recent Disney movies.
Wednesday, July 26: Movie and a food craft. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Check the posters in the children’s department to learn the title of the movie.
Saturday, July 29th: Reading to the Dogs! Time: 2 to 3 p.m. Place: Walnut & Elm Rooms Registration required by Friday, July 28th

Other

Creative Writing Enthusiasts, first Wednesday of each month at 5pm.

Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association Film Series

Analog to Digital Demonstration, Monthly on the third Saturday, 1:00pm – 4:30pm

 

West Lafayette Musicale Announces Events for National Music Week

May 7-14 at West Lafayette Public Library

  • Sunday, May 7, 2 pm, Purdue Brass Quintet
  • Monday, May 8, 6:45 pm, Movie : “Florence Foster Jenkins” a “wanna be” opera singer, with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant sponsored by WALLA and WL Library
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2 pm, Tippecanotes Quartet
  • Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 pm, Dulcimer Gathering,
  • Thursday, May 11, 2 pm, Tippecanotes Quartet
  • Friday, May 12, 2 pm, Hammered Dulcimer
  • Saturday, May 13, 2 pm, Tippecanotes Chorus

Thank You for Making the 2017 Spring Book Sale a Success

Thank You!

Without our volunteers (before, during and after), patrons, and customers of the 2017 Spring Book Sale, we would not have been able to raise over $7,400 for the West Lafayette Public Library.

There is still more volunteering to do and money to raise.  If you would like to get involved, please fill out our volunteer form.

Join us for our Annual 2017 Vintage Vinyl Sale on April 22nd.

Cat Fundraiser Extraordinaire!

Join us at the West Lafayette Public Library Elm Room on Sunday, March 26th from 2-3pm for the Cat Fundraiser Extraordinaire!

Please bring an item or two to help the shelter:

  • Canned cat food (pate)
  • Dry food-Purina cat/kitten chow
  • Cat litter
  • Towels/blankets
  • Paper towels

All donated supplies and money raised will be donated to Almost Home Humane Society.

Activities include:

  • A feline guest of honor
  • Door Prizes
  • Treats
  • Guest Speakers
  • Games/Crafts

Spring Book Sale: April 7th – 11th, 2017

Please join us for the Friends’ Spring Book Sale is April 7th – 11th!  Here are the details:

Friends of the West Lafayette Public Library
208 W Columbia St West Lafayette, IN 47906

We are closer than you think!

70 minutes from Indianapolis

120 minutes from Chicago

30 minutes from Delphi

40 minutes from Crawfordsville

Preview for Friends-Only
join at the door:  $15
or $5 for students
Friday, April 7th  630pm-8pm
Full price  Saturday, April 8th  10am-5pm
Half-price:  Sunday, April 9th  1pm-5pm
 $5 Bag Sale  Monday, April 10th  10am-8pm
 $3 Bag Sale  Tuesday, April 11th  10am-8pm

1000s of books available, 90% donated
CDs, VHS, DVDs, art, magazines, and other items also available
Sorted, no buyer restrictions
Pricing $0.50 – $3 on most items
Credit cards accepted

Spread the word!

The Friends Book Shop is Filling Up

The Friends have been hard at work filling the shelves of the Back Door Book Store. We have also added a few new categories for your perusal:

  • Politics
  • Poetry
  • Local Authors
  • Splitting Philosophy and Religion
  • Music/Audio CDs

If there is something else you would like to see in the shop, please let us know by contacting us at fowll@wlaf.lib.in.us.

Spring Book Sale and Record Sale Progresses

Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, along with library staff, we are making great progress on our April 7th Book Sale and April 22nd Record Sale.

Many hands make light work. If you would like to help with our basement book operation of sorting and categorizing the wonderful donations made to the Friends, please fill out this short volunteer form and someone will get back to you ASAP.

If you want to work with other volunteers, we have a group that meets on Mondays around 1pm for a couple hours and another on Saturday around 1pm for a couple hours.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!