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.

Building Fictional Worlds

Building Fictional Worlds

Jun 26, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join author T. I. Dunsterville for a lesson in literary world-building!

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Cuisine Crazy

Cuisine Crazy

Jun 28, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation provided by Pappy and Grammy's Popcorn.

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Let it Go!

Let it Go!

Jul 05, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for a Picnic in Willard Park, weather and butterflies permitting.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Photograph of Louise Carpenter

Photograph of Louise Carpenter

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Willard Library History

August 13, 1877

The stone foundation of the Library was completed to top of the water table.