Adult Services


Every November, hundreds of thousands of budding authors promise to write 50,000 words in 30 days. The Willmar Public Library supports these writers with a series of Come Write In events. Upstairs at the Willmar Public Library. No cost, no registration. or more information about NaNoWriMo, visit

Come Write In from 5:30-7:30 PM
Thursday, Nov 14
Tuesday, Nov 26





Movie Matinee

Movie poster: Peanut Butter Falxon

Friday, November 15
2:00 PM

A young man with Down syndrome teams up with a scruffy outlaw to travel across the Southeast, encountering colorful characters along the way. Rated PG-13. Refreshments provided.




Lunch Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, November 20
12 PM

The next book club meeting will be at Cornerstone Coffee in the Skylark Center. Join us for lunch as we discuss Becoming by Michelle Obama. In her memoir, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. New members are always welcome.

Upcoming books:
December 18: Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak



Crafts & Coloring

Crafts and coloring

Wednesday, November 27
2-4 PM
No meeting in December

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 Spain

Wednesday, December 4
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 Spain. No cost and no registration. Everyone age 18+ is welcome. Upstairs at the Willmar Public Library.





Let’s Dish! Community Potluck

Tuesday, December 10

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. December’s theme is 6 Ingredients or Less. No cost or registration required.

Upcoming Dates: 
January 14: Soup
February 11: Pasta
March 10: Coconut



Roaming Readers: A Walking Book Chat

Walking feet


No Meeting in November or December

Enjoy a casual walk while discussing your latest reads and favorite books. Meet at Kandi Mall main entrance. Every 4th Wednesday at 8 AM.





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!