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 18, 2018 09:00 until June 23, 2018 14:30
    Libraries Rock! Come to the Olson Library and enter our drawing for two free day passes to Mount Olympus Water Park in Wisconsin Dells. Each pass is good for up to 4 people and includes admission, the water slide and pools, lunch and all-day sodas. There is an option to buy unlimited roller coaster rides and go kart rides for $6 per person. Stop in today. Get a book or a DVD or an audio book while you sign up for the drawing. The passes are good until July 1, 2018, except for June 30th.
  • From June 19, 2018 01:00 until June 19, 2018 02:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    Whether you're looking to firm up, slim down, stay thin, hit the gym, eat right or just lead a healthier lifestyle, we hope this FREE 6 week Weight and Wellness Series (based on TLS Plan) will empower you to find the right solution. The series will be taught by Beth Fojtik, a UWSP-School of Health Care Science and TLS Coach. She will offer customized guidance on healthy eating habits based on participants lifestyle and will consider any eating obstacles. The focus of the coaching advice will be to help participants adopt healthy ways of eating which are conducive to long-term, healthy weight management. Slow and steady is the key to healthy weight loss and Fojtik will offer guidance that supports a healthy lifestyle. Remaining Series topics include: Week 6 Assessing Results plus Living the Lifestyle. Participants are encourage to call the library to register, 715-479-8070.
  • From June 19, 2018 02:30 until June 19, 2018 04:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    The Book A Different Face of War is a riveting account of one American officer in the Medical Service Corps during the early years of the Vietnam War. Assigned as the senior medical advisor to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in I Corps, an area close to the DMZ, James G. Van Straten traveled extensively and interacted with military officers and non-commissioned officers, peasant-class farmers, Buddhist monks, shopkeepers, scribes, physicians, nurses, the mentally ill, and even political operatives. He sent his wife daily letters from July 1966 through June 1967, describing in impressive detail his experiences, and those letters became the primary source for his memoir. The author describes with great clarity and poignancy the anguish among the survivors when an American cargo plane in bad weather lands short of the Da Nang Air Base runway on Christmas Eve and crashes into a Vietnamese coastal village, killing more than 100 people and destroying their village; the heart-wrenching pleadings of a teenage girl that her shrapnel-ravaged leg not be amputated; and the anger of an American helicopter pilot who made repeated trips into a hot landing zone to evacuate the wounded, only to have the Vietnamese insist that the dead be given a higher priority. In his ten-year Army career before the war, Van Straten had never been assigned to a hospital of any type. “The number of civilian casualties produced by the war was appallingly high,” he writes. “As a younger man, I had so wanted to become a physician, but exposure to trauma of that magnitude convinced me that I was not equipped to handle it. Sometimes I got mildly depressed. I was encountering heart-rending trauma almost on a daily basis.” Library comments: The book is a great read. It provides an insight into the cultural conflict between the Americans and Vietnamese. Col. Van Straten describes in vivid detail the magnitude of the challenge facing the United States. The book is a must read for anyone who lived during this era and seeks a greater understanding. Books will be available to purchase at the presentation. Members of the Olson Memorial Library Board are thrilled that Col. Van Straten has volunteered to share his story with us. A book signing with the author will follow the screening.
  • From June 19, 2018 10:00 until June 19, 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 Whisper, our therapy dog, and his human, Cynthia. 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. Whisper and Cynthia like all kinds of books and are waiting to see you! Please bring an adult with you.
  • From June 20, 2018 10:00 until June 20, 2018 12:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events
    On Wednesday June 20th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, our Story Hour and Family Playgroup will have the theme of the Solstice and the longest day of the year. We will read It’s Summertime, Clifford Keeps Cool, and Pooh’s Summer Day. We will sing songs, do finger plays and have a small sun craft. Please bring an adult with you to share the fun.
  • From June 22, 2018 04:00 until June 22, 2018 05:30
    On Friday June 22nd, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., we will have our monthly meeting of the Coding Club in the Community Room. All interested kids and adults are invited to attend. If you have a laptop or other device, please bring it with you. We have some devices for people to use but would appreciate extras.
  • 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 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 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 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
    On Thursday July 5th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Olson Library Evening Book Discussion Group will meet in the Community Room to discuss the book: In the Land of Invisible Women: a female doctor's journey in the Saudi Kingdom by Qanta Ahmed, M.D. All interested readers are invited to attend. Please let us know if you need a copy of the book.
  • 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. The Olson Library will be presenting two 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 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.
  • From July 11, 2018 10:00 until July 11, 2018 12:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events, Young adult event
    Our Story Hour and Family Playgroup today will feature Anne Moser, librarian from the Wisconsin Water Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Anne will present a story hour all about the great fish and fishing in the Great Lakes.Many things make our Great Lakes very great! They contain 20% of the world’s fresh water and 35,000 islands but what swims underwater is what delights and excites us. We’ll explore the fish that live in Lake Michigan and Lake Superior and what makes them special. A very special guest Stella Sturgeon is invited to join us!
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