Welcome to Willard Library

Willard Library in Evansville, Indiana, is famous for personal service and treasured special collections. Make the oldest public library in the state your destination... whether you’re a genealogist seeking to uncover the past, or a reader looking for a great book for yourself or your children.

Rock Hounds in the Park!

Rock Hounds in the Park!

Sep 19, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shhhh! Be very quiet we will be hunting those illusive rocks in Willard Park.

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Silent Sagas: Unsung Sorrows

Silent Sagas: Unsung Sorrows

Sep 24, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Local author Louella Christy Komuves courageously shares her personal journey

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There's More Than One Way to Get There

There's More Than One Way to Get There

Sep 25, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A discussion about art making, quiet success, and being born in Evansville

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Artwork at Willard Library

Portrait of Henry F. Blount, 1910

Portrait of Henry F. Blount, 1910

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Willard Library History

1891

A halt was put on loaning books until more books could be purchased, and patrons were required to return borrowed books immediately... although the reason for this has been lost to history.