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Shopaholic to the Stars

The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered

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The Fortune Hunter

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

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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 Annice or call us at (320) 235-3162.

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Whodunit Book Club

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

November 4th at 6PM (date change due to holiday) Introducing a new book club for mystery lovers! The Whodunit Book Club will meet every second Tuesday of the month at the library. For this book club, we will read a mystery novel and complete a hands on activity related to the book. For November we are reading Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Set in Minnesota, Ordinary Grace follows the boyhood of Frank Drum, who is forced to grow up quickly when tragedy strikes his family. Telling the story 40 years later, he recounts how he was thrown into trying to understand a world that seemed to be falling apart around him.

Coffee and a Classic

Wednesday, November 5th, 2PM Coffee and a Classic, a new program at the library, will occur every first Wednesday of the month at 2PM. Come enjoy coffee, a light afternoon snack and a classic movie. Call the library for details on the movies that will be playing each month.

A cup of coffee

Book 2 Movie Night

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Thursday, November 6th; 5:30PM Join us for a movie and refreshments as we watch a recent book turned movie. This month we will be watching a movie about a World War II platoon that is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Call the library to find out the title and come enjoy this movie at the library.

International Games Day

dice

Friday, November 14th; 10AM-5PM The Willmar Public Library is offering a day of games in celebration of International Games Day. Come join us for snacks and games, including board games, video games, computer games and more. A special Book Bingo will be held at 2PM that you won't want to miss. Feel free to bring your own game to share with community members. This event is for those of all ages.

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

Lunch Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, November 19th, 12PM Join us at Cornerstone Coffee to have lunch and discuss Frog Music by Emma Donoghue. Frog Music is set in 1876 in San Francisco, focusing on the murder of a young woman and her friend who risks everything to get justice. It is a tale of love and bloodshed among lowlifes that captures the pulse of San Francisco at that time. The December pick for this book club, that meets the third Wednesday of every month, is A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah.

Free Legal Advice Clinic

Friday, November 21st 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

Wednesday, November 26th; 3-5PM Bring your knitting, crochet, needlepoint or other craft and join others as we craft together in this supportive environment. All skill levels are welcome. The craft circle occurs every fourth Wednesday of the month.

OverDrive Series

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

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