New @
the Library

An Americam Marriage

Bringing Columbia Home

By the Book

Code Girls

Eternal Life

Grist Mill Road

The Chalk Man

The Healing Self

The Immortalists

The Wife Between Us

The Wizard and the Prophet

The Woman in the Window

First Avenue

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

Adult Page

Master Gardeners Table Topics

Master Gardeners Table Topics: New Topics Monthly

Do you have questions about your yard or garden? Ask a Master Gardener! Each month a display, with books to check out and handouts, will highlight a new topic. This month is Gardening Ideas.

Also on Tuesdays from 1-3 PM a Master Gardener will be at the library to answer your questions. Don't forget to check out some seeds from the Seed Library while you are here.


Craft Circle

yarn and knitting needles

Tuesday, April 24; 4-6 PM

Do you enjoy knitting? Do you crochet, needlepoint, sew or partake in another craft? Bring your craft and enjoy time with like-minded individuals. All skill levels are welcome. Don’t have a craft to work on? Use the provided supplies for iris paper folding. The Craft Circle meets every fourth Tuesday of the month from 4-6 PM upstairs at the Willmar Public Library.


Serene Scenes

Serene scenes: stress reducing coloring for adults

Wednesday, April 25; 2PM

Join us as we partake in the latest relaxation technique - coloring. Not just for kids anymore, coloring has been shown to have a calming effect on the mind and promote wellness. Coloring pages, supplies and refreshments will be provided.


Cook Book Club

A woman and man cooking together

Tuesday, May 8; 7 PM

Are you looking for new recipes or a great way to meet other foodies? Join the Cook Book Club at the Willmar Public Library. This club will meet the second Tuesday of the month at 7 PM upstairs at the library. Everyone brings a dish to share and a copy of the recipe based on the theme. May's theme is Cook's Choice. New members are always welcome. No cost or registration required.


Game Night

Wednesday, May 9; 6-8 PM

Scrabble tiles

The Willmar Public Library will be hosting Game Night on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM upstairs at the library. Invite your friends to play some of the library’s games or bring a favorite from home. Board games, card games, Wii and more! Everyone 18+ welcome. No cost and no registration. Refreshments provided.


NEW! Podcasts and Pizza

Podcasts & Pizza - 1000 Degrees Pizza

Tuesday, May 15
7 PM

Join us at 1000 Degrees Pizza to chat about podcasts. Get recommendations and share your favorites. No registration, ages 18+.


Lunch Bunch Book Club

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Wednesday, May 16
12 PM

he next book club meeting will be at Cornerstone Coffee in the Skylark Center. Join us for lunch as we discuss The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next.

Upcoming books:
June 20: Endurance by Scott Kelly
July 18: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
August 15: Code Girls by Liza Mundy


Memory Loss Information Sessions

West Central Dementia Awareness Network

Questions about Memory Loss? Attend a one-hour informational session! Everyone welcome. No charge to attend and no registrations. From 2- 3 PM upstairs at the Willmar Public Library. Sponsored by the West Central Dementia Awareness network. For more information, contact Jody Loseth at 320-444-8027 or Made possible in part by a state grant awarded through the Minnesota Board on Aging.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Middle Stages

Thursday, May 17
From 2- 3 PM upstairs at the Willmar Public Library

In the middle stage, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care.


Free Legal Advice

The Central Minnesota Legal Services offers free legal advice. Registration is required and must be done through the organization. Call them at (320) 403-1051 to schedule an appointment. Note: No criminal matters accepted through this clinic.

LSC: Legal Services Corporation - America's partner for equal justice


We Want Your Input!

As always, we welcome your input for programs you'd like to see or perhaps would like to lead at the library. Use this survey or contact us via phone or email with your input. For any questions about programs, email staff or call us at (320) 235-3162.


Book A Librarian

Laptop and ebook reader

Set up an hour long, one-on-one appointment with a librarian for help with computer skills, tablets, research and more! Appointments can be made in person, via phone (320-235-3162) or through our online form.


Personalized Reading Recommendation Service

WPL Recommends: Personalized Reading Recommendation Service

Stuck in a reading rut? Looking for a great read? Or a gift idea for a friend or family member? Ask a librarian! Fill out this form and tell us a little bit about your tastes, or the tastes of the person you have in mind. A member of our team of avid readers will create a hand-picked list of books and authors you might enjoy. The more you can tell us, the better our suggestions will be!


Adult Librarian:
Syrena Maranell

Find us on Social Media

YouTube WPL YouTube Channel

Twitter WPL on Twitter

Pinterest: Follow Willmar Library

Willmar Public Library: Facebook WPL on Facebook

Current book club selections on Goodreads
Willmar Public Library Reads 33 members
This Group is for members of the Willmar Public Library to share their good reads.

Books we're currently reading

View this group on Goodreads »


Local History

The Willmar 8

Pinky Nelson:
 1984 -  1986 -  1988 -  1989 -  Misc.


WorkForce Center

Minnesota Works



LinkedIn Job Search

Directories & Maps

White Pages

Yellow Pages

Zip Codes


Google Maps


West Central Tribune

Star Tribune

Pioneer Press

Government Find services in your communities

Federal Taxes

Minnesota Taxes

Citizenship & Immigration

Minnesota State Legislature

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

Kandiyohi County

City of Willmar

MN Votes


Mayo Clinic

American Medical Association

Center for Disease Control

Food & Drug Administration

Consumer Information

Consumer Reports

NADA Guides

Kelley Blue Book

Senior Resources

Senior LinkAge Line


Willmar Adult Basic Education

ProLiteracy Education Network

USA Learns

Hands on Banking

Khan Academy

Learn That Word


Saylor Academy

Open Education Database


Onguard Online

GFC Learnfree

Code Academy



Minneapolis Adult Education

Northstar Digital Literacy Project

MS Excel Tutorial


Pablo Eisenberg Collection of Native American Literature

American Graphics Institute

Copyright © Willmar Public Library