Welcome to Willard Library

Willard Library in Evansville, Indiana, is famous for personal service and treasured special collections. Make the oldest public library in the state your destination... whether you’re a genealogist seeking to uncover the past, or a reader looking for a great book for yourself or your children.

Mystery Sleuths

Mystery Sleuths

Nov 03, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

True Evil by Greg Iles

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Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation

Nov 05, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Explore the simplified art styles of Picasso, Degas, Renoir,
Matisse, Ce'zanne and Gauguin.

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The Story of Franklin Street

The Story of Franklin Street

Nov 06, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for an exciting program about the history of Franklin Street!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Pen-and-Ink Drawing of Historic Willard Library, 1971

Pen-and-Ink Drawing of Historic Willard Library, 1971

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Willard Library History

1979

Through grants and the Library's first public fundraising efforts, resources were marshaled to expand and remodel the Children's Room in the Library's basement.