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.

Silent Sagas: Unsung Sorrows

Silent Sagas: Unsung Sorrows

Sep 24, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Local author Louella Christy Komuves courageously shares her personal journey

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There's More Than One Way to Get There

There's More Than One Way to Get There

Sep 25, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A discussion about art making, quiet success, and being born in Evansville

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Who was Johnny Appleseed?

Who was Johnny Appleseed?

Sep 26, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All of the apple trees that were planted back when Johnny Appleseed was alive are now gone.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Large Portrait of George Washington and Horse

Large Portrait of George Washington and Horse

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Willard Library History

1937

A night janitor at the Library reported seeing an 'all-grey' lady, with grey shoes and grey veil, as he entered the basement during his 3 a.m. visit to stoke the coal furnace. He was so startled that he dropped his flashlight. He reported that the image then dissolved into shadows. The night janitor quit his job shortly thereafter.