Books with Boone

Come read to Boone, Willard's new four-legged friend, and his handler, Kim Haire. Grab your favorite book and spend some time sharing a story with Boone. Boone is a certified therapy dog through Therapy Dog International who enjoys listening to a great story.
Mondays, 6-7 p.m.
Sept. 26 and Oct. 24
Downtown Children's Room

Carewell Services @ Willard Library: Navigating Life with Dementia

Carewell Services will bring their expertise to conversations around navigating life with family members with dementia. As an area agency on aging, Carewell Services’ mission is to promote health, independence, and choice for seniors, persons with disabilities, and caregivers. Each month is a stand-alone conversation and does not require participation in the previous session. Small snacks and breaks will be provided. Registration recommended. Call the information desk at 269-968-8166 ext. 513 to register. For more information, visit the Carewell Services website.

Dementia Friends
Covering early signs of dementia, helpful resources, and actions to take to support loved ones living with dementia.
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 5-6:30 p.m.
Downtown Programming Room

Dementia Caregiving
Support for those caring for loved ones with dementia.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5-6:30 p.m.
Downtown Programming Room

Let's Talk About It @ Willard Library

This virtual social service program strives to meet the needs of our community.  Each month, our Youth and Social Services Information Librarian will explore a topic with a local organization that offers resources related to that issue.


Thursdays, 6 p.m.,
Sept. 1 and Oct. 6
Video premiere on
Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

Picking Pumpkins Storytime

For this storytime, we are bringing the pumpkin patch to the library. Read stories, sing songs, make crafts, and play games all about pumpkins with Miss Chelsea. You will even get to pick your own mini pumpkin to take home with you. 

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.
Downtown Children’s Room

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.
Helen Warner Branch

A Book Tasting of Latin America

Snack on chips and salsa while looking for your next favorite book. For this tasting, discover a wide range of authors and genres from the Latin American diaspora in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Titles will be in both Spanish and English, and include children’s, young adult, and adult books. Feel free to bring the whole family! 

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6-7 p.m. 
Downtown Lower Level

Discovering Your Family's Story: Beginning Genealogy

We kick off Family History Month with Brenda Leyndyke from the Calhoun County Genealogical Society. Brenda will explain where to start family history research using a helpful five-step process to identify what and where to research, and how to use the information found. 

Thursday, Oct. 6, 6-7 p.m. 
Downtown Programming Room

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