Adult Programs

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

Michigan's Ghostly Beacons
Dianna Stampfler

Lighthouse keepers were known to be extremely dedicated to their profession. It seems that many were never able to give it up — even after death. Nearly two dozen lighthouses in Michigan are rumored to be haunted. From the smell of cigar smoke at Seul Choix Point Light to the mysterious housekeeping at White River Light Station and the antics at Waugoshance Shoal, these stories will entertain all ages.

Thursday, October 23
6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Willard Library Meeting Room


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


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