Walter E. Olson Memorial Library

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


Young adult event

  • 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 is 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 23, 2018 04:00 until March 23, 2018 05:30
    The monthly meeting of the Coding Club will be held in the Community Room of the Library. If you have a laptop or tablet, please bring it with you. We will be doing learning exercises online with help from our mentors, Derek Pennycuff and Tim Kadlec. All interested persons are invited to attend.
  • From March 23, 2018 05:30 until March 23, 2018 07:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    Our March program focuses on the open-ended theme of "Motion". This public program is an investigation into humanity’s relationship with motion, whether it’s the motion of a powerful force or the motion a person might take to alter that force. Sometimes motion is a slower process, such as person’s journey through life, and the changes that one encounters on that journey. Participants will explore the theme through the discussion of the book. Vilas County Lake Conservation Specialist, Quita Sheehan, will facilitate the science end of things with the science topic focusing on transformation. Even if people haven’t read the book beforehand, there will be a brief summary of it. If you are not much of a reader, you are still welcome to attend. The program is free, but pre-registration is required. Refreshments and a light supper will be served. Free copies of the books for discussion will be given to the first 8 people to register. Additional copies are available for check out and available in a variety of formats, including audio, digital and print copies. Space is limited and going fast, so don’t wait too long. For more information, contact the library at 479-8070. *Pushing the Limits is a project made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
  • From April 04, 2018 06:30 until April 04, 2018 07:30
    Lakes are integral to Wisconsin, used for recreation, fishing, and drinking water. At the Center for Limnology , UW-Madison, Hilary Dugan, Ph.D., is working to understand the flow paths of water and carbon in lake-catchment systems. Through her research, she hopes to bring more awareness to water quality issues across Wisconsin. In the 1940s, Americans found a new way to love salt. Not simply for sprinkling on food — we had acquired a taste for the mineral long before that — but for spreading on roads and sidewalks. Salt became a go-to method to de-ice frozen pavement. During the past half-century, annual U.S. sales of road salt grew from 160,000 tons to about 20 million tons, as pointed out in a study in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of the Sciences. NaCl kept roads free from slippery ice, but it also changed the nature of North America's freshwater lakes. Of 371 lakes reviewed in the new study, 44 percent showed signs of long-term salinization.
  • From April 06, 2018 05:30 until April 07, 2018 06:30
    We invite all students, their teachers, families, friends and the general public to come to the Awards Night reception in the Community Room of the Library. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded;, participation certificates will be given to the first, second and third place winners in each age class, along with special Judges' prizes, Louise's Choice Prize and The People's Choice Prize. We will have light refreshments. Students may take home their artwork after the event if desired. Those whose two-dimensional artwork needs lamination should request this at the information desk or prior to the event. Please contact the Library for further information.
  • From April 13, 2018 06:00 until April 13, 2018 07:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    The Olson Memorial Library is pleased offer a screening of the powerful civil rights film, “Alice’s Ordinary People” and an in-person visit with its filmmaker Craig Dudnick. Join us on Friday, April 13 at 6:00pm for this extraordinary event. “Alice's Ordinary People” is a 56-minute documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Her remarkable story tells of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights. Five decades of fearless activism and the continuing relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King to the ongoing fight for justice. Alice’s life story reads like a history of the movement. Early on she fought the “Willis Wagons”, second class structures built to relieve overcrowding in Chicago schools which served the African American community. Their very existence perpetuated segregation. In 1966, Dr. King came to Chicago. Alice and her husband James marched with him, often at great personal risk. It was at this time that Dr. King joined Reverends Jesse Jackson and James Bevel to form Operation Breadbasket. Breadbasket fought racism on many fronts, but its main focus was jobs for African Americans, particularly at businesses drawing profits from the African American community. A “Q and A” with the director will follow the screening.
  • From May 09, 2018 00:00 until June 06, 2018 06:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    The Wisconsin Regional Artists Program sponsored by Headwaters Art League will be exhibiting artwork at the Olson Library beginning May 9 at 12:00 p.m. WRAP is a state-wide art program that works to encourage the creative growth of nonprofessional, student, and emerging artists through workshops. The league helps promote their local artists so they can compete at art competitions across the state. The league currently has about 20 members and they hope to get more artists to join them. Students and recreational artists are welcome! Juror: Marsha Newkirk An art educator for 30 years for the Whitnall Area School District; Marsha has a BFA from UW-Milwaukee and an MA in Education from Aurora University. Now that she has retired, she has enjoyed having more time to dedicate to her artistic passions, which include working on her own paintings in Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor, participating in this program, and the Headwaters Art League, of which she is an active member. Online Entry and $30 Payment Due: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Make check payable to: Headwaters Art League Artwork Due: Friday, May 4, 2018, 10:00am Workshop ($5 for general public, free for participating artists): Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10:00am-2:00pm Location: Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St., Eagle River, WI 54521 Coordinator: Sandie Pauly, P.O. Box 238, Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 (715) 547-3135
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