Tuesday, March 28th, 4-6 PM
The Craft Circle is a supportive environment for individuals to craft and learn from each other. Bring your knitting, crochet, needlepoint or other craft project and work on it with other like-minded individuals. Don't have a craft to bring? Use the provided supplies for iris paper folding.
Thursday, March 30; 6:30 PM
Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse by Minnesota author, Faith Sullivan, is the novel selected for Willmar’s first ever Community Read. The purpose of a Community Read is to offer a community an opportunity to read, think, talk, listen and grow together. Sullivan will be speaking at the Willmar Public Library on Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 PM. Because of limited seating it will be necessary to have a ticket for the event. All tickets have been claimed.
Saturday, April 8
Upstairs at the Willmar Public Library. Learn different techniques and color combinations, and then decorate your own unique item to take home. For ages 18 and up. Register here.
Tuesday, April 11
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 based on the theme. April's theme is pizza. New members are always welcome. Upcoming themes: May 9 - Bacon; June 13 - Childhood Favorite.
No cost or registration required.
Wednesday, April 12
The Willmar Public Library will be hosting Game Night on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 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. Prizes for winners!
Wednesday, April 19
NEW LOCATION - Meeting Room at Deidra's Espresso Cafe, 309 Lakeland Dr SE #6. Join us for lunch at Deidra's Espresso Cafe as we discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Hillbilly Elegy is a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Pick up a copy and join us on April 19th. New members are always welcome.
May 17: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Thursday, April 20; 6PM
Looking for a different type of book club? With Silent Book Club there's no assigned reading. It's about taking time out of your busy schedule to simply relax and read. Put down your phone, pick up a book, and spend quality time with fellow book lovers. BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) to LuLu Bean's Coffehouse on Thursday, March 16th at 6 PM for some well-deserved reading time.
Friday, April 21
The Central Minnesota Legal Services offers free legal advice at the library every third Friday of the month. 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.
Saturday, April 22
Wondering what to do with all those spider plant babies? Is your garage home to a few too many pots? Bring your extra plants, seeds, pots, bulbs, etc. and swap them for something else. Everyone is welcome! Outside at the Willmar Public Library (or upstairs in case of rain).
Tuesday, April 25th at 5:30 PM
Upstairs at the library
Presented by Jeanne Ashburn, Financial Advisor. We'll discuss how you can translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals. Whether you are 10 or 40 years from retirement, you'll learn investment strategies you can use now to help you retire when and how you want to.
Wednesday, April 26 at 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.
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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