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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

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Winter Reading

Reading is Snow Much Fun - 2018 - Winter Reading Program

January 2 - March 30, 2018

"Reading is Snow Much Fun" will begin January 2 and run through March 30. The program, open to ages 18 and beyond, is held every year during the winter months and rewards readers for doing what they love to do --- read. Participation is simple. Receive up to 2 of the following prizes (while supplies last): mug, tote bag, flash drive or can holder for every five library books you read or listen to. Then, keep reading for more chances to win a gift card from the final drawing. Stop by the library to pick up a reading log or print one here.

 

Craft Circle

yarn and knitting needles

Tuesday, February 27
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, February 28th, 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.

 

Make & Take: Magnetic Memo Board

DIY magnetic memo board

Saturday, March 10
10 AM

Use decorative paper and Mod Podge to create your own memo board and magnets to take home. Register here.

 

Cook Book Club

Vegetarian meal

Tuesday, March 13
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. March's theme is Vegetarian. New members are always welcome. No cost or registration required.

Upcoming themes:
April 10: Seafood

 

Game Night

Wednesday, March 14
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.

 

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 jodyloseth-AT-gmail.com. Made possible in part by a state grant awarded through the Minnesota Board on Aging.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Early Stages

Thursday, March 15 and April 19
From 2- 3 PM upstairs at the Willmar Public Library

When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, friends and family have many questions. Join us for a series of programs that provide answers to questions that arise in early and middle stages of the disease. (Middle stages will be in May and June.)

 

Lunch Bunch Book Club

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Wednesday, March 21
12 PM

The next book club meeting will be at Cornerstone Coffee in the Skylark Center. Join us for lunch as we discuss The Radium Girls by Kate Moore. The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. New members are always welcome.

Upcoming book:
April 18: The Dry by Jane Harper

 

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

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