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.

The Art of Hoop-Dance

The Art of Hoop-Dance

Jul 26, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Explore the movement of Hoop-Dance with "Hoops of a Feather"

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Snakes Alive!

Snakes Alive!

Jul 29, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Experience the wild with Snakehead Ed! If you like snakes this is the program for you!

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Dear Diary: Journaling to Record Personal and Family History

Dear Diary: Journaling to Record Personal and Family History

Jul 31, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a night of self discovery!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Photograph of Louise Carpenter

Photograph of Louise Carpenter

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Willard Library History

January 1887

The City Council released Willard Library real estate from delinquent and current taxes and from assessments for improvements, in exchange for 296 feet of frontage on Water Street adjacent to the City Wharf.