Share a Good Book

Readers are invited to share what they are reading or have read recently with other readers. The books discussed may be fiction or nonfiction and available in print, electronic, or audio formats. This is an informal chance to share and learn about some great books to read.

Second Mondays,

Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, and Dec. 11,

6:30 p.m.,

Helen Warner Branch,


Second Thursdays,

Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, and Dec. 14,

11 a.m.,

Willard Library Meeting Room,

Michigan Works! Southwest Strategies 4 Success

Michigan Works! Southwest offers its Strategies 4 Success program for job seekers at the Helen Warner Branch. A representative will provide one-on-one assistance with resumes, cover letters, job searches, basic computer skills, and mock interviews. The help will be available on a walk-in basis.

Mondays, Nov. 13 and 27

1-3 p.m.,

Helen Warner Branch

Browse the Stacks Not the Racks on Black Friday

Willard Library invites guests to browse the book stacks and receive free gifts throughout the day on Black Friday, Nov. 24.

Door-buster special: The first 100 guests at each library will receive a Willard Library recyclable tote bag.        

  • Willard Library opens at 9 a.m.
  • The Helen Warner Branch opens at 10 a.m.

Throughout the day, children and teens who visit either library will receive a special gift.
At noon, guests will receive a book filled with sticky notes. The notes are perfect for making holiday lists.

At 3 p.m., take a few minutes to learn how to download music through the Freegal and Hoopla apps and receive a pair of Willard ear buds.

Also, guests who check out 10 DVDs, will receive a bonus 11th DVD checkout.

*All give-aways are while supplies last.

Friday, Nov. 24,

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,

Willard Library


10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,

Helen Warner Branch

Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Join Willard Library in recognizing our community's small and local businesses on Small Business Saturday.

From opening until noon, Willard guests will receive a lip balm to show their love for these businesses.

At noon, guests will receive a sturdy magnet clip. The clip is perfect to save coupons and announcements from local businesses on refrigerators.

Throughout the day, children and teens who visit either library will receive a special gift.

*All give-aways are while supplies last.

Saturday, Nov. 25,

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Willard Library,


10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Helen Warner Branch

DC vs. Marvel

Calling all DC and Marvel fans! Willard Library will host an after-hours superhero celebration, focusing on DC and Marvel. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. The evening will feature a costume contest, trivia, crafts, games, photo opportunities, and light refreshments. The evening is for those 16 and older.

Click here to see DC and Marvel books in Willard's collection.

Friday, Dec. 1,

7-9 p.m.,

Helen Warner Branch

Looking Back on a Century of Fort Custer

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Fort Custer, retired Col. James Spackman, president of the Fort Custer Historical Society, will discuss how the camp was built and 100,000 soldiers passed through during World War I. Learn about our neighbor, which had 1,100 buildings and a hospital consisting of 59 buildings capable of housing more than 20,000 troops at one time.

Monday, Dec. 11,

3:30 p.m.,

and repeated at 6:30 p.m.,

Willard Library Meeting Room