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.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Oct 15, 2018 - Dec 17, 2018
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Come play, learn and make new friends!

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The King of Content: Reporting on the Redstones

The King of Content: Reporting on the Redstones

Oct 15, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Author and Wall Street Journal reporter, Keach Hagey, visits Willard Library!

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Youth in Revolt: Tet, Paris, Mexico City, Chicago, and Evansville in 1968

Youth in Revolt: Tet, Paris, Mexico City, Chicago, and Evansville in 1968

Oct 16, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn what forces drove events that rocked the world in this memorable year.

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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

September 1941

Gray Davis Williams of Indianapolis was hired as Head Librarian at a salary of $150 per month.