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Monsoon Mansion

Minnesota 1918

Adjustment Day

Hiking Waterfalls in Minnesota

The Overstory

There There

The Kiss Quotient

How Hard Can It Be

The Death of Mrs. Westaway


Unrtamed Mushrooms

My Patients and Other Animals

Days of Awe

Moon Brow

Then She Was Gone

The Female Persuasion

The Mars Room

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Summer Reading

Summer Reading Bingo - for readers 18 and older

June 4th - August 31st

Bingo: Complete a horizontal or vertical line. Then bring your card to the Information Desk for a chance to win a prize. All non-prize winning bingos will be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing.

Blackout: Complete all 25 squares and be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing for a $50 gift card!

Print your Bingo card here (PDF)


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 and handouts, will highlight a new topic. Also on Tuesdays from 1-3 PM a Master Gardener will be at the library to answer your questions.

August: Succulents and House Plants

Don't forget to check out some seeds from the Seed Library while you are here.


Game Night

Wednesday, Aug 8
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.


Cook Book Club

Tuesday, Aug 14
7 PM

A woman and man cooking together

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. August theme is Potatoes. New members are always welcome. No cost or registration required.

Upcoming Themes:
September 11 - French


Lunch Bunch Book Club

Code Girls by Liza Mundy

Wednesday, August 15
12 PM

Code Girls by Liza Mundy. The next book club meeting will be at Cornerstone Coffee in the Skylark Center. Join us for lunch as we discuss Code Girls by Liza Mundy. Code Girls is an award-winning account of the American women who secretly served as US Army and Navy codebreakers during World War II.

Upcoming books:
September 19: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
October 17: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward


NEW! Podcasts and Pizza

Podcasts & Pizza - 1000 Degrees Pizza

Tuesday, August 21
7 PM

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



Walking Book Club

Walking Book Club

Wednesday, August 22
8:30 AM

Enjoy a casual walk and discuss your latest and favorite reads. No assigned books, just read what you like and chat with fellow book lovers. Every 4th Wednesday at 8:30 AM. Meet at the parking lot near the beach at Robbins Island.


Serene Scenes

Serene scenes: stress reducing coloring for adults

Wednesday, August 22

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.


Make & Take: Photo Frames

Make & Take picture frames

Saturday, Aug. 25

Use craft supplies to decorate your own photo frame to take home. Register here.


Craft Circle

yarn and knitting needles

Tuesday, August 28
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.


Blood Drive

American Red Cross
Wednesday, August 29; 9 AM-3 PM
Schedule an appointment here


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!

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Adult Librarian:
Syrena Maranell

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