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.

Grey Lady Ghost Tour #13, 7PM

Grey Lady Ghost Tour #13, 7PM

Oct 24, 2014
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

The Grey Lady ghost tours are back! Let our FREE haunted tour get you in the mood for Halloween. Look for the world's most famous library ghost, Willard Library's Grey Lady!

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Grey Lady Ghost Tour #14, 8PM

Grey Lady Ghost Tour #14, 8PM

Oct 24, 2014
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM

The Grey Lady ghost tours are back! Let our FREE haunted tour get you in the mood for Halloween. Look for the world's most famous library ghost, Willard Library's Grey Lady!

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Grey Lady Ghost Tour #15, 9PM

Grey Lady Ghost Tour #15, 9PM

Oct 24, 2014
9:00 PM - 9:45 PM

The Grey Lady ghost tours are back! Let our FREE haunted tour get you in the mood for Halloween. Look for the world's most famous library ghost, Willard Library's Grey Lady!

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Artwork at Willard Library

Oil-on-Canvas Portrait of Mary Elise Euler, 1944

Oil-on-Canvas Portrait of Mary Elise Euler, 1944

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Willard Library History

October 11, 1986

Willard Library was the first stop in Victorian Evansville's Regressive Dinner. Its hor d'oeuvre menu included hot crab dip, chicken in puffs, assorted cheeses, cucumber surprise, braun-schweiger molds, salmon mousse, spinach on croustade, crudités, ancoiade nicoise, chipped beef canapés, and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon.