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Essex Serpent


Love and Other Consolation Prizes

Designing with Succulents

Little Fires Everywhere

The Golden House

Young Jane Young

The Vietnam War

The Girl Who Takes and Eye for an Eye

Sing, Unburied, Sing

My Brother’s Husband

Mrs. Fletcher


Road Food

The Woman Who Smashed Codes

A Stash of One’s Own

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Serene Scenes

Serene scenes: stress reducing coloring for adults

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2PM

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.


Craft Circle

yarn and knitting needles

Tuesday, November 28th;
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.



National Novel Writing Month

Wednesday, November 29th
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Interested in writing a novel? Come write in! Meet other writers, participate in writing challenges, and win prizes! Held upstairs at the Willmar Public Library. No registration necessary, come to all the sessions or just when you can make it. Refreshments provided.


The Hitman's Bodyguard

Movie Night for Adults

Wednesday, December 6th
5:30 PM

A professional bodyguard must protect a hit man as the pair embark on a journey across Europe. Rated R


Cook Book Club

Asian noodle dish

Tuesday, December 12;
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 at 7 PM upstairs at the library. Everyone brings a dish to share and a copy of the recipe based on the theme. December's theme is Chinese. New members are always welcome. No cost or registration required.

Upcoming themes:
January 9: Cajun
February 13: Brunch


Game Night

Scrabble tiles

Wednesday, December 13; 6-8 PM
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

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Wednesday, December 20
12 PM

The next book club meeting will be in the meeting room at Deidra’s Espresso Cafe. Join us for lunch as we discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Based on one of America's most notorious real-life scandals this riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong. New members are always welcome.

Upcoming books:
January 17: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
February 21: Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan
March 21: Radium Girls by Kate Moore
April 18: The Dry by Jane Harper


Silent Book Club

Open book with message: I like to party and by party I mean read books.

Thursday, December 21 at 6PM
Looking for a different type of book club? With Silent Book Club there's no assigned reading. It's about taking time out of your busy schedule to simply relax and read. Put down your phone, pick up a book, and spend quality time with fellow book lovers. We will start with a brief introduction and share some reading recommendations and then read so BYOB (bring your own book).


West Central Dementia Awareness Network (WCDAN) Informational Sessions

West Central Dementia Awareness Network: WCDAN

Questions about memory loss? Attend a one-hour session at the Willmar Public Library multi-purpose room. Everyone is welcome. No charge and no registration. For more information contact Jody at 320-444-8027 or email Jody. Made possible in part by a state grant awarded through the Minnesota Board on Aging.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 2-3 PM
Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are not a normal part of aging. This presentation is for anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.


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!


Adult Librarian:
Syrena Maranell

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