Lecture Series

An interesting evening of intellectual entertainment and engagement at the West Lafayette Public Library (208 W. Columbia St.) Three Purdue graduate students will be presenting their research, taking questions, and meeting with the community.

This if a free event put on by the Friends of the West Lafayette Public Library.

Doors open at 6pm. Speakers start at 6:30pm. The topics for this evening are:

Meghana Rawat: What Happens When You Cannot Hire a Communication Expert? Story of a Grassroots Social Enterprise in India

Jennifer Ptacek: Purdue Peace Project in Liberia: Promoting Peace through Performing Arts

Clinton Brown: Weight Challenges? Blame your Family

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 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


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


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