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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. April's topic is "Vegetables for Everyone".

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


Coloring Contest

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Ages 18+ Pick up a coloring sheet at the library or print one here. Return your completed coloring sheet by Tuesday, April 30 for your chance to win a $25 gift card.


Lunch Bunch Book Club

How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

Wednesday, April 17
12 PM

Join us at Cornerstone Coffee in the Skylark Center for a discussion about How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan. A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism. New members are always welcome.

Upcoming books:
May 15: White Houses by Amy Bloom


Movie Matinee


Tuesday, April 23
2 PM

Join us upstairs at the Willmar Public Library for a movie matinee on April 23rd at 2PM. No cost or registration and refreshments will be provided.

Synopsis: David Dunn hunts down the Beast, as Mr. Glass begins to put his own plans into action. Rated PG-13



Adult Recess: Play Time for Grown Ups

Fun games and activities especially for adults

Tuesday, April 23
6:30 PM

Ever wish you could go back to school just for the fun stuff? Join us for Adult Recess and enjoy sensory activities, crafts, games, and snacks. Free Play-Doh to the first 5 people through the door! Open to everyone 18+.


Crafts & Coloring

Crafts & Coloring

Wednesday, April 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.


Family Yoga with Candice

Woman and child doing yoga

Saturday, April 27; 10 AM
Saturday, May 18; 10 AM

Have you wanted to try yoga but haven't had the chance? Have you already tried yoga and want to involve other members of your family? The Willmar Public Library will hold two yoga sessions in April and May for families (watch for adult sessions in June and September). The sessions will be taught by 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. Registration is required. Register here or call the library at 320-235-3162.

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Game Night

Wednesday, May 8
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.


Cook Book Club

Tuesday, May 14
7 PM

A woman and man cooking together

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. May's theme is pie. No cost or registration required.

Cookbook club upcoming themes:
June 11: Grilling
July 9: Desserts


Vegetable & Herb Container Gardening

Saturday, May 18 at 1 PM
OR Wendesday, May 29 at 6 PM

Master Gardeners Vegetable & Herb Container Gardening

Presented by the Master Gardeners of Kandiyohi County. Participants will learn about container gardening techniques and will plant a pot to take home. The same information will be presented at both classes. These events are free, but registration is required. Register here.

Funding for this project is provided by Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Minnesota.


Kandiyohi County Libraries Bus Trip:
The Golden Dragon Acrobats

The Golden Dragon Acrobats

Friday, May 31
2 PM

Willmar Public Library will be hosting a bus trip to the Ordway in St. Paul to enjoy a performance of the Golden Dragon Acrobats on Friday, May 31st. The Willmar bus will load in front of the library at 2 PM and return around 9 PM. This event is free but registration is required and space is limited. Registration for the event opens Wednesday, May 1 at 9 AM. To register, stop by or call the Willmar Public Library at (320) 235-3162.

Registration Guidelines: Since this trip is funded by money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, it is limited to residents of Kandiyohi County. When registering, you may sign up 1 additional person OR 1 or more immediate family members. No one will be allowed to register additional people beyond that or anyone from outside of Kandiyohi County. Thank you for respecting our guidelines.

This project is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

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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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