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

Photograph of Louise Carpenter

Photograph of Louise Carpenter

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Willard Library History

1930

Head Librarian Katherine Imbusch died. Sara Denton, a Library Trustee who had also been serving as assistant librarian, became Head Librarian. (Denton, a widow, later remarried and became Sara Davidson.)