Adult Programs

All Willard Library programs are free with a valid Willard Library card.

Whatever Happened to Idlewild?

Idlewild, Michigan, was once a thriving community steeped in African American culture and entertainment. Coy Davis Jr. will present his documentary Whatever Happened to Idlewild and host a discussion.

Thursday, February 12
6:30 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room


Noon Film Series

Join us for documentaries, cookies and coffee each Thursday at 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 29
Parrot Confidential
Intelligent, talkative parrots are one of the world’s most popular pets. But unlike dogs and cats, parrots have not been domesticated. With a lifespan of up to 70+ years and an intense need to bond, parrots’ life in captivity doesn’t always have a happy ending. From the wilds of Costa Rica to suburban America, a lovable, quirky cast of parrots will reveal their unforgettable tales and the bittersweet world they share with humans.


Thursday, February 5
Resurrecting Richard III
In this documentary, a team of historians study the bones of England’s King Richard III, which were unearthed from beneath a parking lot in 2012. The researchers gain some unexpected insights when they meet Dominic, a modern-day body double for the medieval king. Dominic trains to fight, ride, and joust like a king, while the team learns more about Richard’s diet and lifestyle by performing tests on his bones. History buffs will enjoy this multi-faceted look into the life of one of England’s legendary monarchs.


Thursday, February 12
TINY: A Story About Living Small
Christopher is a young man working toward a unique goal: to build his own tiny house and live in the wilderness. This film follows his journey constructing a tiny house and takes us to meet several other tiny-house owners who explain their unique, simplified lifestyle.