Take and Make: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) With Voces

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Voces representatives will lead this program about the cultural significance and observances of the Day of the Dead while creating sugar skulls. All of the materials to create a sugar skull are included in the Day of the Dead Take and Make Kit. The kits also have an additional surprise inside! Participants may bring their sugar skulls to the downtown library’s Creative Space for display in honor of Day of the Dead.

Monday, Sept. 27,
Kits available from both libraries while supplies last,
Monday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m.,
Live streaming on Willard's Facebook page, YouTube, and WillardLibrary.org

Hunt-A-Killer: Class of ’98

NOTE: You may still register for the Sept. 29 evening.

Calling all mystery lovers and amateur detectives. Help unpack a season of the immersive murder mystery game Hunt-A-Killer. Participants will work together to discover the clues, decipher the codes, and create an evidence board to solve the fictional case of the “Class of ’98.” Participants will have three weeks to solve the case. Time is ticking.

This program is open to adults and teens.

Wednesdays, Sept. 15, 22, and 29
5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Willard Meeting Room

Click here to register.

Smile for Your Library Card!

Celebrate September as Library Card Sign-up month by getting a Willard Library card. The library will roll out the red carpet to welcome guests at both locations. Once you're done, please take a selfie with your new library card or a usie with a friend or family member behind a large photo frame.

Willard Library card allows you to:

  • Borrow books, DVDs, and CDs
  • Download or stream ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and music
  • Receive email or text alerts when your holds are ready for pickup
  • Receive a courtesy reminder just before materials are due
  • Receive extra time on computers
  • Reserve a meeting room

Residents or property owners in the Battle Creek, Harper Creek, Lakeview, or Pennfield school districts are eligible for a free library card. Adults or parents must bring a photo ID with their current address to receive a card.

Children need to be in kindergarten or 5 years old to receive a card.

Teen Time

Willard Library welcomes students in fifth through 12th grades back to the library’s Teen Time program on the downtown library’s Lower Level. Students may hang out with friends and enjoy the library after school in a place just for teens.

Activities include:

  • Crafts
  • Board games and video games
  • Button maker
  • Technology (computers in some form, printing, etc.)
  • A safe and fun place to hang out after school!

School days, 2:30-5 p.m., 
Willard Downtown Lower Level,
Students may enter through the building’s side entrance in the parking lot