Pick up your coloring sheet from the Willmar Public Library or download and print. Then, turn in your completed sheet by September 29th to be entered into the contest for a $25 gift card.
The Willmar Public Library will host a free three-part, STEM reading, viewing and discussion series for adults called Pushing the Limits. The library is one of 50 public libraries nationwide receiving grants to host the series. Pushing the Limits brings together human interest videos, scientists, books, and people like you who are interested in exploring accessible strategies for adapting to a new climate.
Group discussion events will be held once per month on the following themes:
All programs will be held upstairs at the Willmar Public Library. All of the free copies of the books have been claimed, but you can still participate by checking out the books from the library. Register here or call the library at (320) 235-3162.
This national program has been developed by a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers. Their organizations include the Califa Group (a California-based library consortium), Dawson Media Group, and Goodman Research Group -- with generous funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Tuesday, September 26, 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.
Wednesday, September 27, 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.
Tuesday, October 10;
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. October's theme is casseroles. New members are always welcome. No cost or registration required.
November 14: Copycat Recipes December 12: Chinese January 9: Cajun February 13: Brunch
Wednesday, October 11; 6-8 PM
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.
Wednesday, October 18
Join us for lunch at Deidra's Espresso Cafe as we discuss The Spy by Paulo Coelho. The Spy is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to defy convention and who paid the ultimate price. Pick up a copy and join us on October 18. New members are always welcome./p>
Thursday, October 19 at 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. We will start with a brief introduction and share some reading recommendations and then read so BYOB (bring your own book).
Saturday, October 21st at 10 AMUpstairs at the Willmar Public Library
Use different techniques to create your own unique pumpkin to take home. Registration is required. Register here or call the library at 320-235-3162. Ages 18+.
Tuesday, October 24;4-6 PM
Are you excited for the second season of "Stranger Things"? Join us for a special "Stranger Crafts" edition of Craft Circle on Tuesday, October 24th from 4-6 PM. Make a character magnet out of Perler beads and snack on some Eggos because in a world of tens, we know you're an Eleven!
Questions about memory loss? Attend a one-hour session at the Willmar Public Library multi-purpose room. Everyone is welcome. No charge and no registration. For more information contact Jody at 320-444-8027 or email Jody. Made possible in part by a state grant awarded through the Minnesota Board on Aging.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 2-3 PM This film is from the HBO documentary series, “The Alzheimer’s Project.” It captures the devastating experience of memory loss from the point of view of persons with the disease.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 2-3 PM If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies, and plan for the future.
Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 2-3 PM Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are not a normal part of aging. This presentation is for anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
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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