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.

The History of Evansville Schools

The History of Evansville Schools

Apr 24, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Evansville's public school system was established in the early 1850s. Learn about some of the many schools that have served the community since that time.

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Taste of Spring

Taste of Spring

Apr 25, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have you ever tasted a dragon fruit? Join us to sample a few different fruits and vegetables.

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John Baker Presents the Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation

John Baker Presents the Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation

Apr 28, 2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A descendant of Wessyngton slaves, author, speaker and genealogist John F. Baker Jr., has written the most accessible and exciting work of African American history since Roots.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Drawing of Eleanor Johnson

Drawing of Eleanor Johnson

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Willard Library History

September 1, 1994

Installation of the Library's local area networked computer system was completed.