Willmar Public Library adult programs have gone online!
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At Home Interactive Movie Kits
A fun twist on movie night! Reserve an interactive movie kit here or call 320-235-3162. Each kit includes an interactive movie script, a bag of microwave popcorn, and props for up to 6 participants.
*Limit 1 per week per household while supplies last.
2021 Six-Word Story Contest
A six-word story is what it sounds like: a story told in exactly six words, no more, no less. Submit your best writing on the theme “2021” by January 25 to enter. More info and entry form here or pick up a paper form at the check out desk.
Categories for all ages and prizes for winners!
Prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Willmar Public Library.
Take & Make: Paint Pour Canvas
Available Jan. 15th
Use this form to reserve supplies to make your own paint pour canvas. Library staff will contact you by phone or email when it is ready for pick up. Pick up times are currently:
Curbside Hours: Mon – Thur from 9 AM – 8 PM, Fri 9 AM – 5:30 PM, and Sat 10 AM – 2 PM OR
Library Express Hours: Mon – Thur 9 AM – 7 PM, Fri 9 AM – 5 PM, and Sat 10 AM – 2 PM
Limit one per person. Craft difficulty level: Beginner
Adult Winter Reading
Jan 5 – Mar 5
Earn prizes (2 max.) for every 5 books read and then keep reading for more entries in the grand prize drawing. Pick up a reading log at the library, print one here , or enter online here.
Online Book Club
Wednesday, January 20 at 12 PM
Join in every third Wednesday at noon for a book discussion via Zoom. Fill out this form to receive login information and discussion questions. This month’s selection is The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames.
From Calabria to Connecticut: a sweeping family saga about sisterhood, secrets, Italian immigration, the American dream, and one woman’s tenacious fight against her own fate.
New members always welcome!
December – No Meeting
January 20 – The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames
February 17 – Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
Thursday, January 21
Join our Facebook Group and play live trivia every other Thursday evening at 7PM.
Play solo or assemble a team. Ages 18+
Upcoming Dates: Feb 4 | Feb 18
Craft & Coloring Chat
Wednesday, January 27
Use this form to register for Craft & Coloring Chat. We will meet virtually every fourth Wednesday at 2 PM. A Zoom invite will be sent to your email before the meeting. Once you’ve registered your coloring sheets will be set aside for you to pick up at the Library.
Upcoming Chat Dates: No meeting in December
Harry Potter Trivia
Thursday, February 11
How well do you know Harry Potter books and movies? Join our Facebook Group and play along with our live trivia to find out! Play solo or assemble a team. The team/player with the highest score wins a prize! Ages 12+
Library of Things Checkouts
Books not your thing? Remember, you can use curbside pickup for any items available in our catalog including: board games, yard games, fitness kits, audiovisual kits, active mind kits, and more!
*Special arrangements will need to be made for returns that do not fit in the drop box.
Request seeds online and use our curbside service to pick them up!
Fill out this form with your selections.
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!