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.

Monster Mash-Up

Monster Mash-Up

Oct 05, 2016
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Invent your own monster! Who will you be this holiday?

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Halloween Movie Night

Halloween Movie Night

Oct 10, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring the family for a ghostly movie

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The Lizzie Borden Story: The House, the History, and the Mystery

The Lizzie Borden Story: The House, the History, and the Mystery

Oct 11, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Take a virtual tour of the infamous house where Lizzie Borden's parents mysteriously died!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Photograph of Mary Parke Foster

Photograph of Mary Parke Foster

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Willard Library History

October 3, 1919

Well-loved Head Librarian Otilda Goslee died at age 76. Perhaps her greatest contribution to the Library was to firmly establish the tradition of warm, friendly service for which Willard Library had become known, and is still known today.