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.

Patchwork Life

Patchwork Life

Apr 28, 2015 - Apr 29, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Quilt Lore! Find out about those amazing patterns.

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Home & Community

Home & Community

Apr 28, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Local Historian, Harold Morgan will present a fascinating look at the Evansville WWII Home Front efforts of women and children.

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Stitches in Time

Stitches in Time

May 04, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Five Generations of Needlewomen

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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

1937

A night janitor at the Library reported seeing an 'all-grey' lady, with grey shoes and grey veil, as he entered the basement during his 3 a.m. visit to stoke the coal furnace. He was so startled that he dropped his flashlight. He reported that the image then dissolved into shadows. The night janitor quit his job shortly thereafter.