Willard Rocks With Pete the Cat

Preschoolers and their families are invited to rock at a Pete the Cat costume character visit. They will sing Pete the Cat stories, enjoy crafts, and be able to have their photos taken with the costume character Pete the Cat. I Love My New White Shoes is the first book in the Pete the Cat series with text and music by Eric Litwin and illustrations by James Dean.

11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.,
Monday, Aug. 20, 
Willard Library Meeting Room

Michigan Works! Southwest Strategies 4 Success

Michigan Works! Southwest offers its Strategies 4 Success program for job seekers at Willard Library and 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.

First and Third Mondays,
Aug. 6 and 20,
1-3 p.m.,
Willard Library,


Second and Fourth Mondays,
Aug. 13 and 27,
1-3 p.m.,
Helen Warner Branch

Anime and Manga Meet-up

Students in fifth through 12th grades are invited to hang out in the Willard Teen Room and discuss their current favorite anime, manga, or graphic novel series with other teens while crafting and snacking. Check out the popular manga collection while you're here.

5-7 p.m., first Thursdays,
Sept. 6, Oct. 4, and Dec. 6,
Willard Library Teen Room

One-on-One Computer Training

Sign up to receive one-on-one computer training at your convenience. Use the Book a Librarian service to make a 30-minute appointment with a knowledgeable and patient librarian to assist with basic computer skills. Librarians can help with learning how to use a computer, creating an email account, getting started with Facebook, or almost anything else computer-related.


Contact Matt Willis at 269-968-8166, ext. 536, or click here to submit a request online.

‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’ Costume Character Visit

The famous mouse from The New York Times No. 1 best-seller "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” will be appearing at the library to kick off the new fall story times and programs. Families will enjoy stories, crafts, fun surprises, and photo opportunities with the mouse.

6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10,
Willard Meeting Room,

11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11,

Willard Meeting Room,

11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12
Helen Warner Branch

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