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The Feral Detective

This Will Only Hurt A Little

Fox 8

Dare to Lead

Chinese-ness

Dracul

My Sister the Serial Killer

Once Upon a River

Guru

The Witch Elm

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Clockmaker's Daughter

I Might Regret This

Killing Commendatore

My Love Story

Adult Page

Cook Book Club

Tuesday, December 11
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. December's theme is Appetizers. No cost or registration required.

Upcoming Themes:
January 8: Pasta

 

Game Night

Wednesday, December 12
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

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Wednesday, Dec 19
12 PM

The next book club meeting will be at Cornerstone Coffee in the Skylark Center. Join us for lunch as we discuss "Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan. "Manhattan Beach" takes us into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men in a dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.

Upcoming books:
January 16: Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
February 20: Educated by Tara Westover
March 20: Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

 

Craft Circle

yarn and knitting needles

No meeting in December
Tuesday, January 22
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

No meeting in December
Wednesday, January 23
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.

 

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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