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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

The Road to Little Dribbling

A Little Life

Missoula

My Name is Lucy Barton

A God in Ruins

Woody

The Ghosts of K2

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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!

 

Adult Winter Reading Program

Book Your Winter Getaway! Winter Reading Program

Book Your Winter Getaway”, the annual winter reading program sponsored by the Pioneerland Library System and its member libraries, runs now through March 11th. The program, open to ages 18 and beyond, is held every year during the winter months and rewards readers for doing what they love to do: read. For every five books you read or listen to, you will be rewarded with a mug or tote bag (limit of two, while supplies last). At the end of the program, your reading record(s) will be entered into a drawing for gift cards from Target, Home Depot, The Green Mill, Goodness Coffee House, Lulu Bean’s, Jake’s Pizza, Cornerstone Coffee, Cub Foods, and The Barn Theatre.

 

Serene Scenes

Serene scenes: stress reducing coloring for adults

February 9 and 25
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.The next Serene Scenes: Stress Reducing Coloring for Adults will take place on Tuesday, February 9th and Thursday, February 25th at 6:30pm at the Willmar Public Library. Coloring pages, supplies and refreshments will be provided.

 

Lunch Bunch Book Club

A Spool of Blue Thread

Wednesday, February 17th, 12 PM
Join us for lunch at Cornerstone Coffee as we discuss A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. A Spool of Blue Thread tells a poignant yet unsentimental story in praise of family in all its emotional complexity. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. This book club meets the third Wednesday of the month and new members are always welcome.

Future selections:
March – Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande;
April - Purity by Jonathan Franzen;
May - Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig;

 

Free Legal Advice Clinic

Friday, February 19th
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.

LSC: Legal Services Corporation - America's partner for equal justice

 

Craft Circle

yarn and knitting needles

Tuesday, February 23, 4-6PM
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.

 

Basic Computer Classes

iPads

Computer Basics: Intro to Computers

Date: Tuesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 2
Time: 1:00-3:00PM
No previous computer knowledge is required. This 2 part class will consist of learning the very basic fundamentals of using a computer such as using a mouse & keyboard, turning the computer on/off, etc. Laptops will be provided for use during class. Register here. Max/8

 

Computer Basics: Searching the Internet

Date: Tuesday, March 8
Time:  1:00-3:00 PM
Learn how to use a web browser to access the web, and use Google to find the information you need from websites you can trust. Those registered for this class will need to know how to use a mouse & keyboard.  Register here. Max/8

 

iPad: The Basics

Date: Wednesday, March 9
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Not sure how to use your iPad? This class is geared towards beginners, covering the basic functions and features of the iPad. Bring your own iPad and Apple ID & password to class. iPad must already have gone through initial set-up process and be registered with an Apple ID. Register here. Max/8

 

Computer Basics: Email I

Date: Tuesday, March 22
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Sign up for a Gmail email account and learn how to send and receive email. Those registered for this class will need to know how to use a mouse & keyboard. Register here. Max/8

 

Intro to eBooks

Date: Wednesday, March 23rd
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Learn the basics of getting free eBooks from the library. Bring your device and get step-by-step instructions for downloading. Register here. Max/8

 

OverDrive Series

Missed our OverDrive Classes? The recorded session has been posted on our Catalog page!

Adult Librarian:
Syrena Maranell

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