Maker Mondays

Drop into the Creative Space to learn about the laser cutter on Monday afternoons. Each month will feature a different project. 

September: Etched Cork Coasters

This month’s project will be etching cork coasters with a personalized design.

Mondays, 2-5 p.m.
Downtown Creative Space
Sept. 12, 19, and 26

October: Laser Cut Fall Sign

This month’s project will feature a fall-themed sign laser cut from basswood. Paints and accessories will be provided to decorate an unfinished blank wood slice.  

Mondays, 2-5 p.m.
Downtown Creative Space
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31

Creative Space Open Lab - Helen Warner Branch

Here’s your chance to explore the Joanne TenBrink Creative Space at the Helen Warner Branch. The area will be open for self-serve use or beginner orientations for the vinyl cutter, sewing machine, heat press, mug press, and photo box. Bring your own crafting supplies and use the creative space equipment. The creative services librarian will be available to help during this time. 

Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m. 
Sept. 13, 20, 27
Oct. 4, 11, 18, and 25
Helen Warner Branch, Joanne TenBrink Creative Space

Bonus Babytime at Helen Warner Branch

Join us as we bring the beloved Babytime program back to the Helen Warner Branch. Bonus Babytime will provide an additional opportunity for our youngest guests to sing, read, talk, and play.

Friday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.
Friday, Oct, 14, 10 a.m.
Helen Warner Branch

Bedtime Stories in Spanish Video Premiere

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories! Willard Library will collaborate with various leaders in the Hispanic and Latinx community to read bedtime stories beginning Tuesday. September 20. Find a comfortable spot, grab your stuffed animal, and join us as we present popular Children’s titles in Spanish on these Tuesday evenings.

¡Celebre el Mes del Legado Hispano con historias! La Biblioteca Willard colaborará con varios líderes de las comunidades hispanas y latinas para leer historias para dormir en el mes de septiembre. Encuentra un lugar cómodo, agarra tu animal de peluche y únete a nosotros mientras presentamos títulos populares para niños en español los jueves en la tarde.

Tuesdays, 6 p.m.,
Sept. 20 and 27, Oct. 4 and 11
Video premiere on Willard's Facebook page and YouTube channel


Fall Fun with Teens

Welcome back to school and to the Willard Teen Room! Hang out with friends and enjoy the library after school, weekdays in the Lower Level while school is in session. Enjoy art, cooking with Chef John, gaming, and connecting with people in the community who can help enrich, inspire, and educate. 

Starting Aug. 25, 2:30-5 p.m. 
Weekdays while school is in session
Lower Level (enter through the side entrance)

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
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