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.

Downton Abbey Revealed

Downton Abbey Revealed

Jan 06, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

What do you know about the real family from Highclere Castle?

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There's "Snow" Place like Willard Library

Jan 06, 2015 - Jan 07, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

No two snowflakes are alike! How is snow made? Come to Willard and enjoy a chilling good time.

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Magnolia Book Club

Magnolia Book Club

Jan 14, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

January Selection:
House of Glass by Sophie Littlefield

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Artwork at Willard Library

<em>Native American Leaders of the Mid-19th Century</em> Exhibit

Native American Leaders of the Mid-19th Century Exhibit


Willard Library History


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.