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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.

Robert Dale Owen: The Political Transformation of a Wordsmith

Robert Dale Owen: The Political Transformation of a Wordsmith

Feb 20, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Like his acquaintance Abraham Lincoln, Robert Dale Owen of New Harmony, now largely forgotten, was a politician with strong Hoosier roots. Learn more about his distinguished career from Lincoln scholar William Bartelt.

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Dino-mite!

Dino-mite!

Feb 21, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If your child loves dinosaurs don't miss this program!

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Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night

Feb 26, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come and see the Song of the Sea.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Portrait of Marcia Wheeler, 1999

Portrait of Marcia Wheeler, 1999

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Willard Library History

June 6, 1987

Willard Library received a grant to process the Knecht and Suhrheinrich collections, which came to the Library in 1986.