Walter E. Olson Memorial Library

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


  • From April 02, 2018 09:00 until April 29, 2018 03:00
    We will be celebrating Drop Everything And Read month, honoring Beverly Cleary, the author of the Ramona, Henry Huggins, and Ralph S. Mouse books, "Fifteen", "The Luckiest Girl", "Jean and Johnny", among more than 45 books. Please stop in and get an entry blank. Please read a book of your choice (double points if it is a Cleary book) and then draw a picture of your favorite character or make a collage of your favorite part We will display these pictures on a special board in the Children's Area of the Library since the walls will be occupied by an artist of the month. Get a free book from our book stash and enter your name in a special drawing to be made at the end of April. Beverly Cleary is still alive and she will be 102 on April 12th. We will have cake and ice cream to celebrate her birthday at 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 12th.
  • From April 21, 2018 09:30 until April 21, 2018 12:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events
    This workshop is for kids in grades 4 through 8. Come to the Community Room of the Library. Cathy Higley will give a half-hour presentation on some of the many invasive species which have invaded our part of the world and things we can do to try and help control or remove them. The remainder of the workshop will be available for the creation of a poster on any aspect of the invasive species topic you like best. We will have the paper, crayons, marker and colored pencils necessary to make a poster for the contest. The posters may remain on display on the Community Room's South wall until May 1, when they will be collected and brought to the judging in Rhinelander. there are prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each class division. More details are available at the Library. If you cannot make the workshop but wish to submit a poster, please bring it to the Library before May 1st.
  • From April 25, 2018 10:00 until April 25, 2018 12:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events
    Our Story Hour and Family Playgroup will have the theme of Money Smart Week-spending and saving money. We will read Benny's Pennies, Bunny Money and The Purse. We will have songs, a fingerplay and a small craft. Please bring an adult with you to share the fun Children who attend will be able to choose a copy of either Bunny Money or Curious George Saves His Pennies to take home with them. We have the materials for kids to participate in Benny’s Pennies and make their own book and the story props to enable them to tell the story to others by themselves.
  • From April 26, 2018 02:30 until April 26, 2018 03:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events
    Therapy dog Whisper and his human, Cynthia, will be in the Children’s Area to hear children read to them. Sign up for a 10-minute session. Earn a free book and Beanie Baby after 3 Thursday readings. They are eagerly awaiting your visit.
  • From April 27, 2018 04:00 until April 27, 2018 05:30
    The Olson Library Coding Club will meet in the Community Room of the Library. All interested persons, child and adult are invited to attend. A computer is not required, but helpful if you wish to bring yours. If you are interested, please call us at 715-479-8070 for more information.
  • From April 28, 2018 10:00 until April 28, 2018 11:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events
    April 21st through April 28th is Money Smart Week. We will be having displays and some learning events. On Saturday April 28th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., come to the Library for a special Story Hour entitled Those Shoes. This book is a special story about a grade school boy who wants a special pair of shoes and how he solves his dilemma. All children who come to this Story Hour will get a free copy of the book to keep. We will also do a special craft activity.
  • From May 01, 2018 04:00 until May 01, 2018 05:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events, Young adult event
    On Tuesday May 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Community Room, The Olson Memorial Library invites boys and girls ages 4 to 12 to a May Day Tea Party. This party will feature a brief history of teas, learning to dance a May Pole Dance, music, afternoon tea (herbal/fruit kind), and the making of a May Basket. Please bring along a book you love and come in costume, dressed as a favorite character from your book. We would love to hear you share information about your favorite book character. Our tea is limited to 20 boys and girls. Please make your reservation soon. An adult may accompany each of the party participants. We will also have time to take photographs.
  • From May 03, 2018 06:30 until May 03, 2018 07:30
    Join us for a conversation about the future and management of our large carnivores. About Scott Walter Ph.D. Scott is the Wisconsin DNR's new large carnivore specialist who oversees the development and coordination of wolf, bear and cougar management within Wisconsin. He is coming to this position from the Ruffed Grouse Society, where he served as the Director of Conservation Programs. In his former position, he worked with staff members, DNR personnel and the public to develop and apply a variety of programs and projects. Prior to working with the Ruffed Grouse Society, Scott held the upland Wildlife Ecologist and Farm Bill coordinator positions at DNR from 2011-2015. Walter has a bachelor's degree in biology from Beloit College and a master's degree and doctorate in wildlife ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. More about the program: "As a Wisconsin native, I've always appreciated the diversity of our wildlife community and been particularly fascinated by the many biological and social issues surrounding large carnivores," said Walter. "Certainly, there is a lot of public interest in wolves and bears in the state, and I very much look forward to engaging with our committed partners and the public as we explore opportunities and address challenges related to the management of these important species."
  • From May 09, 2018 09:00 until May 09, 2018 12:00
    Free Career Assistance at the Library from Northern Advantage Job Center, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 9 AM– 12 PM, BEGINNING on May 9th Need help looking for a job, filling out an application, building a resume or writing a cover letter? The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library is excited to partner with the Northern Advantage Job Center (Rhinelander) to offer one-on-one assistance with job searching, resume writing, interview skills and more! Jennifer Gear, NAJC and Dept of Workforce Development, will be at the library on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 9 am—12 pm. Community members are invited to stop in the library during these times to receive help with their specific career development needs and to obtain personal assistance.  Assistance is first come, first served, or by appointment by calling the library's information desk at 715-479-8070. Anyone looking for help with their career is encouraged to stop in.
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