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.

Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Accused Women of Salem, 1692

Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Accused Women of Salem, 1692

Oct 23, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn about the history of witchcraft and folk magic in Colonial America.

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Pumpkin Bling

Pumpkin Bling

Oct 25, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Bling out your pumpkins!

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Grey Lady Ghost Tour 6pm

Grey Lady Ghost Tour 6pm

Oct 26, 2017
6:00 PM - 6:45 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 Painting of the Grand Canal, Venice, 1906

Oil-on-Canvas Painting of the Grand Canal, Venice, 1906

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Willard Library History

1899

The Library issued 35 twenty-year coupon bonds of $500 each, to pay existing debts and construct property improvements. The bonds were purchased by the First National Bank.