Willmar Seed Library

 New at the Library! The Willmar Seed Library is a free program whose goal is to strengthen our community of gardeners by sharing seeds. The seed library operates on the honor system to maintain a well-stocked collection of healthy, viable seeds for the community to use. We encourage all members to learn basic seed saving…
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2016 In Photos!

Can You Escape?

International Games Day Escape Room The Willmar Public Library will join over a thousand libraries around the world in celebrating the ninth annual International Games Day. Get your team of 4-8 players (ages 10 and up), ready for an exciting challenge. Do you have what it takes to escape? Find out on Saturday, November 19th…
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So That’s How You Say It

Here is a list of commonly mispronounced author names. How many have you been saying correctly?   Avi – ah-VEE Chris Bohjalian – bo-jail-yen (first syllable pronounced like to tie a bow) Michael Chabon – SHAY-bun Paulo Coelho – POW-loo KWAY-lew Eion Colfer – Owen COLfer (Eoin is a very old Irish name, rarely used outside Ireland with this…
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Growing Garlic In Minnesota

  Master Gardeners Dale and Judi Lauer gave an informative presentation on garlic at the library. So what do you really need to know to grow garlic in Minnesota? Hardneck vs. Softneck Hardneck varities produce a scape. Typically, hardneck varieties have 4 to 12 cloves surrounding the flower stalk and because of the hard flower…
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