Winter Newsletter 2023

# Featured Art Exhibit An art exhibit is featured monthly at the West Lafayette Branch by area artists. Stop by the Branch Library during regular hours to view the exhibit. DECEMBER ARTIST: Christy Mosier JANUARY ARTIST: Ernie Galajda FEBRUARY ARTIST: Jon Mattison Holiday Open House DECEMBER 2 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM West Lafayette Branch Library All ages are invited to the Branch Library for hot cocoa, cookies, crafts, music, and a door prize drawing. Come and have fun before or after the West Lafayette Christmas Parade which will go past the Branch Library around 12:30 p.m. This holiday celebration is held in conjunction with the West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce “Christmas in the Village” community event. Winter Break At Your Library DECEMBER 21 – JANUARY 3 West Lafayette Branch Library Children & teens are invited to pick up an activity sheet at the library to complete over winter break! Complete the activities listed and return the sheet to any desk at the library or in the drop box for a chance to win a prize. Tween & Teen Time @ the Branch THIRD THURSDAYS | *5:00 PM – 6:00 PM West Lafayette Branch Library Join us on the third Thursday of each month at the Branch Library for art, games, snacks and pop. *NEW TIME - come hang out with friends after school until the program starts! DECEMBER 21: Yarn Trees and Art JANUARY 18: Sock Snow People FEBRUARY 15: Bleeding Tissue Paper Art Coffee Chat for Readers JANUARY 10 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM West Lafayette Branch Library This bi-monthly Reader’s Advisory program for adults features new and best-selling fiction books. Hot coffee, tea & light refreshments are provided. Lapsit (ages 0-3) FEBRUARY 6 – MARCH 26 Tuesdays | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM West Lafayette Branch Library From the comfort of a caregiver’s lap, babies and toddlers are given the chance of developing early literacy and sensory skills at the library through stories, music, rhyming, movement, crafts, and more. Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6) FEBRUARY 6 – MARCH 26 Tuesdays | 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM West Lafayette Branch Library To build a foundation of school readiness skills, children will learn letters, read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, make crafts, and develop social skills. Thank You, Jones Metal Products! The West Lafayette Branch Library recently had new outdoor furniture installed. A special thank you to the Jones Metal Products Company for the generous donation of one bench in honor of their 100th Anniversary. WEST LAFAYETTE BRANCH Programs in blue require registration. Sign up at or by calling 740-622-0956.