Adult Programs

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

Battle Creek Reads Author Ted Gup

A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness -- And a Trove of Letters -- Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression, by Ted Gup, is an inspiring account of America at its worst - and Americans at the best - woven from the stories of Depression-era families who were helped by gifts from the author's generous and secretive grandfather. 

Thursday, December 4
7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Burnham Brook Community Center


Noon Film Series

Join us for documentaries, cookies and coffee each week. This year's films will explore our changing world

Thursdays January 8-February 12
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room


Battle Creek Reads Author Christina Baker Kline

Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.

Thursday, January 29
7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Lakeview Middle School Auditorium


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