Walter E. Olson Memorial Library

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

Events

  • From February 16, 2018 02:15 until February 19, 2018 02:15
    During the 4-day period from February 15th through February 19th, we encourage you to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Being a citizen scientist involves going outside for as little as 15 minutes (or, as long as you like beyond that) and counting all the kinds of birds you see. Then, go online at birdcount.org to report your findings. You will help Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society in their work to preserve and protect birds. Last year over 160,000 lists were reported from places all over North America and elsewhere in the world. At around 2:15 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday, we will walk around the block on which the library is located to count birds. Anyone interested in helping to count is invited to join. We will enter your counts on the website if you wish or enable you to enter them yourself.
  • From February 21, 2018 09:00 until February 21, 2018 11:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Community event, Adult events
    The regular monthly meeting of the board of trustees will be held in the Eagle Room of the Library. All interested persons are invited to attend.
  • From February 21, 2018 10:00 until February 21, 2018 12:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA
    Our themes will be Chinese New Year for this Story Hour and Family Playgroup. We will read Dragon Dance--a Chinese New Year life-the-flap book, Milk and Cookies, and Where's the Dragon? We will hear stories, sing songs and do a small craft. Please bring an adult with you to share the fun.
  • From February 22, 2018 14:30 until February 22, 2018 15:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events
    On Thursday February 22nd, we will have a Reading to Therapy Dog session with Quincy and his human, Nancy. We will be in the Kids’ Area of the Library from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call or sign up for a 10-minute session. Choose any book you like. Get a sticker every reading session; get a free book and Beanie Baby from our donated stash. Quincy and Nancy are eagerly awaiting you. Please bring an adult with you.
  • From February 24, 2018 02:00 until February 24, 2018 05:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    We invite participants age 10 and over to join us in another murder mystery game in the Library's Community Room. It was a small luau on a sunset beach to celebrate Maui-based detective Chase Diamond's 33rd birthday. Chase is a good detective and also a good romancer of many ladies. He takes a sip of his Mai-Tai to toast his friends and falls over dead of poisoning. You, as one of the guests, are a suspect. All the guests will be trying to figure out which one of you freshened his drink. Characters are: Chase's client Les Baggs--a bumbling tourist who lost his luggage; Leilani--a sweet Hawaiian hula dancer who created a special hula for Chase's party; Chief Honikauau Wiki Wiki-a fearsome-looking Polynesian tribal chief who believes in ancient customs and tribal justice; Holly Day--(wealthy socialite with a very jealous billionaire husband)-sailing in her 70-foot yacht checking out the South Seas and its male citizens; Joey Breakers--surfer dude who does odd jobs for his old buddy Chase including the dirty work of surveillance, illegal entries and wire taps; and Nadia Seymour-a swimsuit model who just finished a photo shoot and is vacationing in Maui before getting back to work in New York. Two more non-suspects round out the guests: Birdie Putt--female U.S. pro golfing circuit player and first-aider who comes on the scene moments after Chase's death and Rip Tides -a scuba diving instructor whose boat broke down off-shore from the luau location.
  • From February 24, 2018 13:00 until February 24, 2018 15:00
  • From February 28, 2018 10:00 until February 28, 2018 12:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA
    Our themes will be birds in your backyard and Dr. Seuss for this Story Hour and Family Playgroup. We will read Feathers for Lunch, Hooray for Birds and One Fish, Two Fish; Red Fish Blue Fish. We will also sing songs and do a small craft. Please bring an adult with you to share the fun.
  • From March 01, 2018 06:30 until March 01, 2018 08:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    On March 1st, 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 Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward. All interested readers are invited to attend and join in the discussion.
  • From March 02, 2018 09:00 until April 06, 2018 19:00
    The annual Youth Art Month Show at Olson Library will begin March 1st in the Community Room of the Library and run for the entire month of March and through Friday April 6th . Displays of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional work of children from 4 K through grade 12 will be shown. We invite home-schooled kids to participate. There will be judging in mid-March and a reception and awards presentation on April 6th from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please contact the library with questions.
  • From March 02, 2018 09:01 until March 31, 2018 05:00
    The Olson Library will be celebrating Dr, Seuss and the Read Across America nation-wide event the entire month of March. Please stop in for your Seuss-Tastic worksheets. Complete a line of 5 items horizontally, vertically or diagonally and turn it in at the information desk to get a free book from our donated stash. Add a marble to the One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish Bowl for every hour you read or hear books. Let's see if we can fill the bowl by the end of the month. Make a guess as to the number of marbles that will be added to the bowl. Closest guess will win a Seuss prize.
  • From March 03, 2018 00:00 until April 08, 2018 03:00
    The Olson Library's annual Youth Art Month exhibit will be presented in the Library's Community Room this year. The exhibit will showcase two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork by children from 4K through grade 12. It is open to home schooled children as well as school children. The artwork will be judged during the month of March and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons will be assigned to the winners in each grade. A reception will be held Friday April 6th in the Community Room from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. At the reception awards and prizes will be given as well as participation certificates. Light refreshments will be served. As we did last year, we will ask the community to vote on a People's Choice award honoring the piece of artwork which was best liked. We look forward to receiving artwork from as many students as possible. Please contact the Library with any questions.
  • From March 03, 2018 01:00 until March 03, 2018 03:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    In celebration of Leopold Weekend, the Olson Library is excited to present a screening of conservationist Aldo Leopold’s documentary, Green Fire. Following the screening folks are invited to a discussion with Tom Jerow about encouraging community engagement surrounding Leopold’s idea of “land ethic.” Mr. Jerow will represent the new nonprofit organization, Wisconsin's Green fire: Voice for Conservation. For high school students and adults. About the film: The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary conservation thinker Aldo Leopold, Green Fire explores Leopold’s extraordinary career and his enduring influence – tracing how he shaped the modern conservation movement and continues to inspire projects all over the country that connect people and the land. Awards garnered by the film include an Emmy Award, Best Historical Documentary, Chicago/Midwest Chapter, 2012; a Telly Award, 2011; and a CINE Golden Eagle Award. Description retrieved from the Aldo Leopold Foundation website: https://www.aldoleopold.org/teach-learn/green-fire-film/
  • From March 03, 2018 13:00 until March 03, 2018 15:00
  • From March 07, 2018 06:30 until March 07, 2018 07:30
    Science often goes right over the heads of people, or is rejected due to beliefs and values that seem to conflict with the science. Are there ways to help our left and right brains intersect so science is better understood and accepted? What role can the arts and humanities play in helping the communication of science? Join the discussion with Terry Daulton, a biologist and visual artist, and John Bates, a naturalist and writer. This event is livestreamed from Minocqua and will take place in the Community Room across from the Information Desk. Our iPads are used to ask questions and interact with the presentors.
  • From March 07, 2018 10:00 until March 07, 2018 12:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA
    On Wednesday March 7th, we will have Story Hour and Family Playgroup from 10:00 a.m. through 12:00 noon. Our theme will be Dr. Seuss. We will hear stories, sing songs and do a small craft. Please bring an adult with you to share the fun.
  • From March 08, 2018 09:00 until March 08, 2018 17:00
    From Thursday March 8th, through Saturday March 10th, the Friends of the Library will be holding a Used Book Sale in the Community Room. The sale will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday will also feature a bag sale. In addition to books, the sale includes audio books, DVDs, puzzles, games and more.
  • From March 08, 2018 13:00 until March 08, 2018 15:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    On Thursday March 8th, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Olson Library Afternoon Book discussion Group will meet in the Eagle Room to discuss the book The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. All interested persons are invited to attend and join the discussion. Please contact the Library if you nee a copy of the book to read.
  • From March 09, 2018 09:00 until March 09, 2018 17:00
    From Thursday March 8th, through Saturday March 10th, the Friends of the Library will be holding a Used Book Sale in the Community Room. The sale will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday will also feature a bag sale. In addition to books, the sale includes audio books, DVDs, puzzles, games and more.
  • From March 10, 2018 09:00 until March 10, 2018 15:00
    From Thursday March 8th, through Saturday March 10th, the Friends of the Library will be holding a Used Book Sale in the Community Room. The sale will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday will also feature a bag sale. In addition to books, the sale includes audio books, DVDs, puzzles, games and more.
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