Adult Services

Master Gardeners Table Topics

Tuesdays 1-3 PM

Master Gardeners will be at the Library to answer your questions on Tuesdays from 1-3 PM. Each month a new topic will be explored with handouts and materials available for checkout.  Septmber’s topic is vine crops.

In addition, you may get your questions answered through the hotline. Call 320-231-7890 ext. 5278 and leave your question and phone number.





Lunch Bunch Book Club

Book cover: The Witch Elm by Tana French

Wednesday, September 18
12 PM

The next book club meeting will be at Cornerstone Coffee in the Skylark Center. Join us for lunch as we discuss The Witch Elm by Tana French. A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today, The Witch Elm asks what we become, and what we’re capable of, when we no longer know who we are. New members are always welcome. 

Upcoming books:
October 16: Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg
November 20: Becoming by Michelle Obama
December 18: Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak




Walking Book Club

Walking feet


Wednesday, September 25
8:30 AM

Enjoy a casual walk while discussing your latest reads and favorite books. Meet at the parking lot near the beach at Robbins Island. Every 4th Wednesday at 8:30 AM.





Crafts & Coloring

Crafts and coloring

Wednesday, September 25
2-4 PM

New for 2019! Craft Circle and Serene Scenes will be combined for Crafts & Coloring! Join us every fourth Wednesday of the month from 2-4 PM upstairs at the Willmar Public Library. Bring any crafts you are working on and enjoy time with like-minded individuals. Don’t have a craft to work on? Use the provided supplies for iris paper folding, coloring, extreme dot to dot, or paint by sticker.




Explore Greece

Wednesday, October 2
6:00 PM

Join us as we explore a different country every first Wednesday of the month. This month try a variety of snacks, listen to music, and answer trivia about Greece. No cost and no registration. Everyone age 18+ is welcome. Upstairs at the Willmar Public Library.





Let’s Dish! Community Potluck

photo collage of food and people cooking

Tuesday, October 8

7 PM

Stuck in a recipe rut? Join us at the Willmar Public Library every second Tuesday of the month at 7 PM upstairs in the multi-purpose room for Let’s Dish! Community Potluck. Everyone brings a dish to share and a copy of the recipe based on the theme. October’s theme is Mediterranean. No cost or registration required.

Upcoming Dates:
November 12: Eggs
December 10: 5 Ingredients or Less



Game Night

Scrabble tiles

Wednesday, October 9
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, and more! Everyone 18+ welcome. No cost and no registration. Refreshments provided.




Nerf Wars: Humans Vs Zombies

Friday, October 25 at 5:30 PM

Bring your friends for a fun night of Nerf games at the Library! Bring your own unmodified Rival blaster OR reserve a library blaster here. Blaster rounds will be provided by the library. This is an after-hours event, so don’t be late because the doors will lock at 5:30 PM. Ages 18+. No cost and no registration.

Funding for this project is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota



Playtime for Grown Ups

Adult Recess: Playtime for Grown Ups.  Fun games and activities especially for adults.

Tuesday, October 29
6:30 PM

Ever wish you could go back to school just for the fun stuff? Join us for Adult Recess and enjoy sensory activities, crafts, games, and snacks. Free Play-Doh to the first 5 people through the door!  Open to everyone 18+.






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.




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

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

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!