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 Wonder of Summer

The Wonder of Summer

Jun 28, 2018 - Aug 04, 2018
9:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue or why some people can sing and others cannot? Ever wonder what kids around the world eat for lunch?

Save time and sign up for The Summer of Wonder Now!

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Magic Show of Wonders!

Magic Show of Wonders!

Jul 18, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Magician Daniel Lusk as he presents the Magic Show of Wonders!

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Family Movie Night Presents: UP

Family Movie Night Presents: UP

Jul 23, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come enjoy UP with us in our beautiful Browning Gallery

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Artwork at Willard Library

Oil-on-Canvas Portrait of Mary Elise Euler, 1944

Oil-on-Canvas Portrait of Mary Elise Euler, 1944

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Willard Library History

1915

The Library trustees prepared a booklet which included the history of the Library and a biography of Willard Carpenter. The biography mentions that Carpenter was the agent at Evansville of the Underground Railroad and that for years he helped escaping slaves.