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A Hundred Thousand Years

Cook, Eat, Repeat

Hot Milk

Idiot Brain

Leaving Lucy Pear

Maximum Security Book Club

The Sport of Kings

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

The Unseen World

Adult Page

Passport Summer 2016

 

Craft Circle

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 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.

 

Serene Scenes

Serene scenes: stress reducing coloring for adults

Thursday, August 25th, 6:30 PM
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.

 

New Program:
English Conversation Club

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Wednesday, September 7th from 6:30 -7:30 PM
Practice speaking English with others who are learning English in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Adults 18 and older are welcome to come in and practice their speaking and listening skills. Each session will cover a variety of topics, and all non-native English speakers are welcome. This program is held the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 PM upstairs at the Willmar Public Library. Refreshments provided. No cost and no registration necessary.

 

Cook Book Club

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Tuesday, September 13th, 7 PM
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 starting on September 13th at 7 PM upstairs at the library. Everyone brings a dish to share based on the theme. September’s theme is Cheese.

No cost but registration is required. To register, call the library at 320-235-3162 or fill out this form.

Adult Game Night

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Wednesday, September 14th at 6:30 PM
The Willmar Public Library will be hosting Adult Game Night on the second Wednesday of the month starting on September 14th at 6:30 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.

 

Free Legal Advice Clinic

Friday, September 16th
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

 

Lunch Bunch Book Club

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanthi

Wednesday, September 21
12 PM

Join us for lunch at Cornerstone Coffee in the Skylark Mall as we discuss When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanthi. This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living? Pick up a copy and join us on September 21st. New members are always welcome.

 

Spring Bulbs

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Thursday, September 29th
Spring Bulbs presented by Ines Sastre: This program starts at 6 PM and will be held upstairs at the Willmar Public Library. There is no cost and no registration.

 

Computer Classes

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Internet Basics – Tuesday, Sept 27th; 1-3 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 online here.

Facebook 101 – Wednesday, Oct 5th; 1-3 PM
This class will cover the basics of Facebook such as privacy settings, your profile, timeline and photos. Those registered for this class must have an email address. Register online here.

Intro to Microsoft Word – Tuesday, Oct 11; 1-3 PM
Great for beginners. Learn how to get around your document, change how your text looks, run spell check, and how to save and print. Those registered for this class will need to know how to use a mouse & keyboard. Register online here.

Windows 10 Basics – Wednesday, Oct 26; 1-3 PM
Learn how to navigate Windows 10, including the Start menu, Action Center, and more. Those registered for this class will need to know how to use a mouse & keyboard. Register online here.

 

NaNoWriMo Come Write In!

NaNoWriMo

Oct 25 - Nov29

Every November during National Novel Writing Month, 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 held upstairs in the multi-purpose room.

Write-Ins:

Kickoff: Tuesday, October 25 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, November 1 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday, November 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Tuesday, November 29 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

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!

 

OverDrive Series

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

Adult Librarian:
Syrena Maranell

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