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Monsoon Mansion

Minnesota 1918

Adjustment Day

Hiking Waterfalls in Minnesota

The Overstory

There There

The Kiss Quotient

How Hard Can It Be

The Death of Mrs. Westaway


Unrtamed Mushrooms

My Patients and Other Animals

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National Novel Writing Month

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 1
Wednesday, November 7
Thursday, November 29

Every November, hundreds of thousands of budding authors promise to write 50,000 words in 30 days. The Willmar Public Library supports these writers with a series of Come Write In events. No cost or registration. Upstairs at the Willmar Public Library. Refreshments will be provided.


Make & Take: Spooky Candleholders

Spooky Candleholders

Saturday, October 20
10 AM

Use craft supplies to decorate your own candlestick holder to take home. No cost, but registration is required. Ages 18 +. Register here.


Craft Circle

yarn and knitting needles

Tuesday, October 23
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. Don'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.


Serene Scenes

Serene Scenes: stress reducing coloring for adults

Wednesday, October 24
2-4 PM

NEW! Try extreme dot to dot and paint by sticker! Join us every fourth Wednesday of the month and discover the relaxing effects of coloring. Coloring pages and supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own from home. Refreshments provided.


Cook Book Club

Tuesday, November 13
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. November's theme is Thai recipes. No cost or registration required.

Upcoming Themes:
December 11: Appetizers
January 8: Pasta


Game Night

Wednesday, November 14
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.


Lunch Bunch Book Club

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

Wednesday, Nov 21
12 PM

The next book club meeting will be at Cornerstone Coffee in the Skylark Center. Join us for lunch as we discuss Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson "deftly reveals an intimate Leonardo" (San Francisco Chronicle) in a narrative that connects his art to his science.

Upcoming books:
December 19: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan


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

Laptop and ebook reader

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!

Master Gardeners Table Topics

Master Gardeners Table Topics: New Topics Monthly

See you next spring! In the meantime, get your questions answered through the hotline. Call 320-231-7890 ext. 5278 and leave your question and phone number.

Don't forget to check out some seeds from the Seed Library while you are here.


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