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The Impossible Climb

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A Wonderful Stroke of Luck

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Summer Reading Bingo

Summer Reading Bingo
June 3rd - August 31st

Pick up a Bingo sheet at the Library or print one here.

How to play:


Master Gardeners Table Topics

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Tuesdays 1-3 PM

Master Gardeners will be at the Library to answer your questions on Tuesdays from 1-3 PM. Each month a new topic will be explored with handouts and materials available for checkout. June's topic is tomatoes.

In addition, you may get your questions answered through the hotline. Call 320-231-7890 ext. 5278 and leave your question and phone number.



Totally 80's Escape Room

Totally Radical 80's Time Travel Adventure

Saturday, June 29
10AM - 2 PM

Welcome back to 1986! Use the cutting edge technology from the 1980's along with your knowledge of all that was rad to get yourself back to present day. You only have 45 minutes before you are stuck in the past forever!

Register your team of 4-8 players, ages 10 and up here. The team with the fastest time will win a prize!


Cook Book Club

Tuesday, July 9
7 PM

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Are you looking for new recipes or a great way to meet other foodies? Join us at the Willmar Public Library every second Tuesday of the month at 7 PM upstairs in the multi-purpose room. Everyone brings a dish to share and a copy of the recipe based on the theme. Come every month or just when the theme interests you. July's theme is desserts. No cost or registration required.

Cookbook club upcoming themes:
August 13: Salads
September 10: Apples
October 8: Mediterranean


Game Night

Wednesday, July 10
6-8 PM

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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, and more! Everyone 18+ welcome. No cost and no registration. Refreshments provided.


Lunch Bunch Book Club

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

Wednesday, July 17
12 PM

Join us at Cornerstone Coffee in the Skylark Center for a discussion about A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of a standoff at a women’s reproductive health services clinic, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day. New members are always welcome.

Upcoming books:
August 21: The Library Book by Susan Orlean
September 18: The Witch Elm by Tana French
October 16: Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg


Movie Matinee


Friday, July 19
2 PM

A young elephant with oversized ears and the powers of flight becomes a circus superstar. His caretaker is torn between his employer's exploitative thirst for profits and his children's desire to reunite Dumbo with his mother.

Rated PG.



Walking Book Club

Wednesday, Juky 24
8:30 AM

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Enjoy a casual walk while discussing your latest reads and favorite books. Meet at the parking lot near the beach at Robbins Island. Every 4th Wednesday at 8:30 AM.

Upcoming dates: July 24, August 28



Crafts & Coloring

Crafts & Coloring

Wednesday, July 24
2-4 PM

New for 2019! Craft Circle and Serene Scenes will be combined for Crafts & Coloring! Join us every fourth Wednesday of the month from 2-4 PM upstairs at the Willmar Public Library. Bring any crafts you are working on and enjoy time with like-minded individuals. Don't have a craft to work on? Use the provided supplies for iris paper folding, coloring, extreme dot to dot, or paint by sticker.


Yoga for Adults with Candice

Yoga for Adults with Candice

Thursday, September 12 at 6 PM

Have you wanted to try yoga but haven't had the chance? Are you looking for a free opportunity to try yoga with no judgement? The Willmar Public Library will hold two yoga sessions for adults - one in June and one in September. The sessions will be taught Candice Clemens and are brought to you with funding from Healthy Together Willmar. Wear comfy clothes and bring a water bottle if you would like. Mats will be provided or feel free to bring your own. Registration is required. Register here or call the library at 320-235-3162.

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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

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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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