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.

Ted E. Bear visits Willard Library

Ted E. Bear visits Willard Library

Aug 23, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Ted E. Bear personally invites everyone to meet him at Willard Library for a story and a snack.

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The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky and Indiana, 1933-1942

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky and Indiana, 1933-1942

Aug 26, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Civilian Conservation Corps 1933-1942
Presentation by Kay Rippelmeyer

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For the Love of Romance Writing

For the Love of Romance Writing

Aug 28, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Local author, Christine Wissner, shares her experiences in writing historical romance!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Blue Cloisonne Vases

Willard Library History

1900

Martha Orr Bayard purchased the land for Bayard Park from the Trustees of Willard Library in four installments between 1900 and 1905, as a memorial to her late husband, Samuel.