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.

Registration for Land Records: Account for Every Acre

Registration for Land Records: Account for Every Acre

Jun 21, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Land Records: Account for Every Acre –

Stan Schmitt, Library Assistant

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Register for Prominent Women in Evansville History

Register for Prominent Women in Evansville History

Jun 21, 2018
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Prominent Women in Evansville History

Pat Sides, Archivist, Willard Library

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Concert: Rhein Valley Brass

Concert: Rhein Valley Brass

Jun 21, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rhein Valley Brass

This group has been performing in Evansville since 1974. Originally the band for Germania Maennerchor, you can count on this group’s traditional German dance music to get your toes a tapping.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Portrait of Bessie Hornbrook Thrall, 1968

Portrait of Bessie Hornbrook Thrall, 1968

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Willard Library History

August 23, 1876

The property on which the Library and Park would sit, as well as the property that would endow the project, was deeded to the Library trustees by Willard and Lucina Carpenter.