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.

Now you see it, Now you don't!

Now you see it, Now you don't!

Jul 30, 2014
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Color theory. Optical illusions. Is seeing believing.

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Grand Finale' The Magic of Reading!

Grand Finale' The Magic of Reading!

Aug 02, 2014
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Guest reader and Magician Scott Thomas joins us for "Magic in the Park!"

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Mystery Sleuths

Mystery Sleuths

Aug 04, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Final Justice by Rick Reed

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Artwork at Willard Library

Portrait of Bessie Hornbrook Thrall, 1968

Portrait of Bessie Hornbrook Thrall, 1968

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Willard Library History

1974

A library consultant visited Willard Library to provide recommendations to help the board with long-range planning. As a result, the board determined to establish an archives and research center, building on the strength of the Library's special collections. It would be named the Regional and Family History Center, and would be housed on the second floor.