Willard Library | Daddy and Me @ the Library

Willard Library 7 W Van Buren St, Battle Creek, MI, United States

All father figures are invited to spend some special time with their little ones at the library. Throughout the day, crafts will be available for children to complete for their father figures.

Free

Willard Library | Armchair Detectives True Crime Club

Willard Library 7 W Van Buren St, Battle Creek, MI, United States

Love true crime or a good psychological thriller book? Join our Armchair Detectives True Crime Club! Love true crime or a good psychological thriller book? Join our Armchair Detectives True Crime Club! Our club will dive into unsolved cases, showcase the library’s true crime materials, discuss modern investigation methods, and have a monthly reading recommendation for true crime and thriller lovers. This group will talk about real events, as well as fiction. However, we will not discuss current or ongoing local investigations out of respect for those involved.

Free

Willard Library | Motorcycle Adventures

Willard Library 7 W Van Buren St, Battle Creek, MI, United States

Hear stories about motorcycles and bikes, and even have an opportunity to touch and take pictures with motorcycles in the back parking lot of Willard Library.

Free

Willard Library | Hiking 101 with the North Country Trail Association

Willard Library 7 W Van Buren St, Battle Creek, MI, United States

Members from the North Country Trail Association will stop by to give us the history of the North Country National Scenic Trail, which runs right behind Willard Library. The trail spans 11 states from North Dakota to Vermont, for a total of 4,800 miles. Michigan is home to the most NCT miles of any state. They’ll cover what to wear on hikes, what you need to hike, how to be safe, tips for following trail signs, ways to volunteer, and how to take part in group hikes.

Free

Willard Library | Willard Writers

Willard Library 7 W Van Buren St, Battle Creek, MI, United States

Do you want to write, but don’t know where to start? Have something started, but need help revising it or need feedback? Join the Willard Writers for a monthly space to hone your craft, seek support from fellow writers, and finish your writing projects. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. June 26, July 24, and Aug. 14 Downtown Programming Room

Free

Willard Library | Binglow Night for Teens

Willard Library 7 W Van Buren St, Battle Creek, MI, United States

Join youth librarians for snacks, Bingo, and all things that glow - glow sticks, glow face paint, and more.

Free

Willard Library | Armchair Detectives True Crime Club

Willard Library 7 W Van Buren St, Battle Creek, MI, United States

Love true crime or a good psychological thriller book? Join our Armchair Detectives True Crime Club! Love true crime or a good psychological thriller book? Join our Armchair Detectives True Crime Club! Our club will dive into unsolved cases, showcase the library’s true crime materials, discuss modern investigation methods, and have a monthly reading recommendation for true crime and thriller lovers. This group will talk about real events, as well as fiction. However, we will not discuss current or ongoing local investigations out of respect for those involved.

Free

Willard Library | Shark Night @ the Library

Willard Library 7 W Van Buren St, Battle Creek, MI, United States

It's shark week, and we're celebrating! Come to the library for a fun-filled evening of shark-themed activities, crafts, and a picture with Baby Shark.

Free

Willard Library | Willard Writers

Willard Library 7 W Van Buren St, Battle Creek, MI, United States

Do you want to write, but don’t know where to start? Have something started, but need help revising it or need feedback? Join the Willard Writers for a monthly space to hone your craft, seek support from fellow writers, and finish your writing projects. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. June 26, July 24, and Aug. 14 Downtown Programming Room

Free

Willard Library | Tie Dye Party for Teens

Willard Library 7 W Van Buren St, Battle Creek, MI, United States

We'll provide the t-shirts, dye, and other supplies, but please feel free to bring your own item from home you would like to tie dye as well. We'll also have lawn games, sprinklers, and food!

Free

Willard Library | Willard Writers

Willard Library 7 W Van Buren St, Battle Creek, MI, United States

Do you want to write, but don’t know where to start? Have something started, but need help revising it or need feedback? Join the Willard Writers for a monthly space to hone your craft, seek support from fellow writers, and finish your writing projects. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. June 26, July 24, and Aug. 14 Downtown Programming Room

Free