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!
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.
Topics: July: Plant Diseases and Weed Control August: Succulents and House Plants
Don't forget to check out some seeds from the Seed Library while you are here.
Tuesday, July 177 PM
Join us at 1000 Degrees Pizza to chat about podcasts. Get recommendations and share your favorites. No registration, ages 18+.
Wednesday, July 18
The next book club meeting will be at Cornerstone Coffee in the Skylark Center. Join us for lunch as we discuss The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. The Story of Arthur Truluv is a beautiful and moving novel of compassion in the face of loss, of the small acts that turn friends into family, and of the possibilities to achieve happiness at any age.
Upcoming books: August 15: Code Girls by Liza Mundy September 19: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn October 17: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Tuesday, July 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. Donâ€™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.
Wednesday, July 258:30 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.
Wednesday, July 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.
Thursday, July 266:30 PM
Willmar is the newest addition to the popular Images of America series. This new book is written by local author Jason Grabinger. Jason is a proud Willmar resident with a passion for the written word and the history that makes us all who we are today. Join us for a book talk and signing upstairs at the Willmar Public Library. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, Aug 14; 7 PM June - No meeting, summer break July - No meeting, summer break
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. New members are always welcome. No cost or registration required.
Upcoming Themes: August 14 - Potatoes September 11 - French
Wednesday, Aug 8; 6-8 PM June - No meeting, summer break July - No meeting, summer break
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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