Walter E. Olson Memorial Library

203 N. Main St.. Eagle River, Wisconsin (715) 479-8070

Events

  • On June 01, 2018
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA
    On Friday, June 1st, come to the library and receive a FREE calendula plant for your garden while supplies last! Any remaining plants will be distributed on Saturday, June 2nd. Watch your flower grow and consider using them for eating, medicinal purposes or for natural dyeing. You could even SAVE seeds and return some to the library in the fall. This fall we hope to offer the following programs on making botanical body care products, how to dye and how to save seeds. Save the Dates: Tuesday August 21, 10 AM to noon. Botanical Body Care with Calendula – Learn to make salve and about other medicinal uses of calendula with Sandy Roelle Saturday, August 25, 10 AM to noon. Seed Saving Skills – Learn the Basics of Saving Seeds with Debbie Jircik Saturday, September 22, 1-3 PM. Natural Dyeing with Calendula and Other Plants with Debbie Jircik
  • From June 01, 2018 09:00 until June 30, 2018 15:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events, Young adult event
    June 1st starts a month of celebrating World Doll Month. As we did last year, we will be having a month-long coloring contest for boys and girls ages 4 through 12. There are 4 coloring pages from which to choose, including a boy doll. There will be 3 age groups: 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will be providing 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for each age group. The Olson Library will give each entrant their choice of a free book from our donated stash on the cart near the popcorn cart. There will also be drawings for other prizes. More details will be available at the library.
  • From June 11, 2018 09:00 until August 31, 2018 17:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events, Young adult event
    Our Summer Library Program includes reading! Stop in at the library and get a reading log. This program is for kids ages birth to age 18. Read or listen to books for a total of 10 hours. Cross off the icons in the boxes to show your progress. Enter your name, age and phone number plus the title of your favorite of the books you read or hears during this period. Bring the completed form to the circulation desk. Get a free book from our donated stash. Get a Pizza Hut personal pan pizza certificate (good through September 15th) Enter your name in our drawing for month-end prizes. Have a great time reading all summer!
  • From June 15, 2018 02:00 until September 29, 2018 02:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Community event, Adult events
    Let's learn and jam! If you've been on the fence about learning how to play the ukulele, this is the gathering for you! And if you've been playing for over 50 years and still can't believe how fun it is, this is the gathering for you too! Somewhere in the middle? Yeah, you should come too!! Come and join us every Friday beginning June 15 from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m for this fun FREE get together.
  • From June 24, 2018 13:51 until September 28, 2019 15:51
    Note The Northwoods Children's Museum offers a family adventure of discovery with changing exhibits, daily events, and drop-in activities. The pass admits 6 people to the museum. The Pass may only be checked out by an adult holding a valid Eagle River library card (fines less than $10.00). Pass may be checked out for a 3 day loan (pickup after 3 pm day before, usage day, return by 11 am following day). Friday pickups are returned on Monday. NON-RENEWABLE. Late fee is $10.00 per day. Pickup time is anytime after 11am; return time is anytime before 11am. To reserve a pass, call the Library: 715.479.8070. For Museum information call: 715.479.4623. Museum hours of operation are: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday Noon - 5pm. The Northwoods Children's Museum is located at 346 W Division St Eagle River, WI 54521.
  • From June 26, 2018 10:00 until June 26, 2018 11:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events
    Come to the Library's Kids' Area and read for a 10-minute session with Quincy- our therapy dog, and his human, Nancy. Choose any book you like. Get a sticker for each weekly session you read. After 3 sessions, get a free book from our donated stash. Quincy and Nancy like all kinds of books and are waiting to see you! Please bring an adult with you.
  • From June 27, 2018 10:00 until June 27, 2018 12:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events
    We will have a Fourth of July theme for our story hour this week. We will read F is for Flag, The Flag We Love, and Celebration! We will use the musical instruments on hand to play along with marching music. We will sing Yankee Doodle and other songs. We will make some Fourth of July red, white and blue streamers, color an Uncle Sam mask and take home a small coloring book on Fourth of July. Please bring an adult with you to share the fun.
  • From June 28, 2018 05:30 until June 28, 2018 08:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    Sign up at the library to play one of the parts in this murder mystery. Here is the plot as outlined in this letter: June 19, 1881 My Dearest Friends, In my tireless attempts to rid the town of Roadkill of the villainous scum that is corrupting our citizens, I take pride in announcing the capture of the Malevolent Seven-a dastardly conspiracy of criminals that has secretly victimized our fair territory for far too many years. To celebrate this landmark moment in law enforcement, I have erected eight gallows on Main Street: seven for the execution of this thieving, murderous band, and one for good luck. The execution will take place at midnight on the second of July, to "kick off" festivities for the Fourth of July weekend. As a crowd is expected, I've reserved prime seating for you, my most honored guests and dear friends. You shall be served a sumptuous meal in my home prior to our thrilling main event, which will begin with the hanging of the mysterious masked horseman who masterminded the Seven's unsavory crimes. So, leave your affairs in order, and come join me in this triumphant celebration. The honor of your presence is required. Sincerely, Waylon Payne The characters are Butch Chastity, P'elvis Swagarin, Helena Handcart, Chief Breaking Wind, Elvira-Lynn Fekshin, Wyatt Hertz, Dee Adela Muerte, and Elias Truist-Heath. Role playbooks for each character are provided. Play three rounds and then guess which of the suspects is guilty. The real guilty party will then be revealed. Costumes are suggested but not required. More details are at the library.
  • From June 28, 2018 10:00 until June 28, 2018 11:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    Join us at the Olson Memorial Library for the next installment of the 2018 Eagle River Historical Society History Series! Craig Moore, the Society Historian, will offer presentation profile about the start of tourism in Eagle River. Attendance is free. Program Series will take place on the fourth Thursday of each month, May through September, at 10:00 A.M. This summer series of history presentations is a joint program of the Eagle River Historical Society and Olson Memorial Library
  • From June 29, 2018 10:00 until June 29, 2018 11:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events, Young adult event
    Come to the Community Room today to create or help create a cardboard box house or other structure. We will have a supply of various sizes of cardboard boxes, duct tape, masking tape, construction paper and other supplies. Add windows and a door, add shutters. We will help with the cutting of windows and doors. Please bring an adult with you if you are under 10.
  • From June 30, 2018 09:00 until June 30, 2018 15:00
    On Saturday June 30th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., come to the Eagle Room of the Library and play some of our new non-electronic games with your adults or friends. We have Math Fluxx, Timeline: Inventions and Magic Maze. The games are for kids ages 8 to adult and run about 15 to 30 minutes each. These games are shelved in the Young Adult Area of the library. We also have several Dr. Seuss games, Dominoes, Life, Monopoly, Clue, Uno, and regular playing cards for card games. Kids 10 and under, please bring an adult with you. As an alternative, please check the display of craft activities on the cart near the Community Room entrance. **We have a wonderful new Lego kit of The Old Fishing Store. There are structure pieces to construct as well as the people and the interior of the store with its displays and merchandise. A Lego book with complete step-by-step instructions is on the table in the Kids’ Area to help with the completion of this project.
  • From July 03, 2018 10:00 until July 03, 2018 11:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events
    Come to the Library's Kids' Area and read for a 10-minute session with Quincy, our therapy dog, and his human, Nancy. Choose any book you like. Get a sticker for each weekly session you read. After 3 sessions, get a free book from our donated stash. Quincy and Nancy like all kinds of books and are waiting to see you! Please bring an adult with you.
  • From July 04, 2018 09:00 until July 04, 2018 18:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Community event
    The Olson Library will be closed on Wednesday July 4th for the day. We will re-open for regular hours on Thursday July 5th.We wish yuou a happy and safe Fourth of July!
  • From July 05, 2018 06:30 until July 05, 2018 08:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    The Olson Library Evening Book Discussion Group will meet in the Community Room of the library to discuss the book In the land of invisible women : a female doctor's journey in the Saudi Kingdom by Qanta A. Ahmed. Any interested readers are invited to attend. Please let us know if you wish to obtain a copy of the book to read or hear.
  • From July 05, 2018 10:00 until July 05, 2018 11:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events
    We are happy to announce a second opportunity for kids to read to a dog at Olson Library. This dog and his Sitter--M.J. are special because kids with allergies to dogs can be with this dog and not have a problem. Choose any book you like and come to read for a 10-minute session. Get a sticker for each reading session. After 3 sessions, get a free book of your choice from our donated stash and a Beanie Baby from our stash. M.j. will be at the Library on Thursday mornings every Thursday in July. She is looking forward to listening to you read. If you want M.J. to read your book with you, please just ask her. She will be in the Story Hour corner. You may recognize this dog--he also attends the Farmer's Market with his owner, Gary.
  • From July 07, 2018 10:00 until July 07, 2018 14:30
    Come to the Community Room of the library on this Saturday and visit the Doll and Collectible Sale of the Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods. A variety of vendors and goods will be available. The Olson Library will be presenting three new American Girl dolls who will become available for checking out and circulating. More details about the dolls will be made at the show in July.
  • From July 09, 2018 01:00 until July 09, 2018 03:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    The Olson Library Facts & Fiction Book Discussion Group will meet in the Eagle Room to discuss their current book. All interested readers are invited to attend and participate in the discussion. Please let us know if you need a copy of the book to read.
  • From July 09, 2018 02:00 until July 09, 2018 03:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    Come to the Library's Community Room for this program. Anne Moser, librarian of the Wisconsin Water Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus will make a presentation on our Great Lakes and their current situation. Just 3% of the water on earth is freshwater and the Great Lakes have 20% of that supply. Two million people worldwide today face some sort of water-supply shortages and 5 million die from water-borne diseases. What are the specific stressors that face our Great Lakes today and what are we doing about it? Anne will introduce the current science and the issues facing our precious resource.
  • From July 10, 2018 03:00 until July 10, 2018 06:00
    Come to the Community Room at the Library and prepare to be thoroughly entertained and amazed by the talents of the 5 or 6 musicians that comprise the band. They invite interested musicians to jam with them. Their repertoire includes, but is not limited to Jazz. Rewquest your favorite tunes and let the Library "Rock" in tune to our Summer Library program theme--Libraries Rock!
  • From July 10, 2018 10:00 until July 10, 2018 11:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events
    Come to the Library's Kids' Area and read for a 10-minute session with Riska, our therapy dog, and her human, Mary. Choose any book you like. Get a sticker for each weekly session you read. After 3 sessions, get a free book from our donated stash. Riska and Mary like all kinds of books and are waiting to see you! Please bring an adult with you.
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