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.

Ya Ya

Ya Ya

Apr 21, 2014
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

My New American Life
Francine Prose

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Picnic in Willard Park

Picnic in Willard Park

Apr 23, 2014
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a snack in the park. We will be participating in several outdoor activities during this program.

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Picturing Evansville: The Work of Karl Kae Knecht, 1906-1960

Picturing Evansville: The Work of Karl Kae Knecht, 1906-1960

Apr 23, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Take a stroll through Evansville's rich past through the photographs and cartoons of Karl Kae Knecht.

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Artwork at Willard Library

Pastel Portrait of Colonel Charles Denby

Pastel Portrait of Colonel Charles Denby

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Willard Library History

October 11, 1986

Willard Library was the first stop in Victorian Evansville's Regressive Dinner. Its hor d'oeuvre menu included hot crab dip, chicken in puffs, assorted cheeses, cucumber surprise, braun-schweiger molds, salmon mousse, spinach on croustade, crudités, ancoiade nicoise, chipped beef canapés, and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon.