Walter E. Olson Memorial Library

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

Events

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  • 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 sandiepauly2@aol.com
  • From May 21, 2018 06:00 until May 21, 2018 08:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    Dust off your ruby slippers and click your heels. When it comes to restoring nature, there's no place like home. That’s the message of a new documentary "Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home." Join us for a screening and discussion of the 90-minute environmental, educational documentary featuring seven nature-renewal initiatives where people landscape with nature—rather than in spite of it. The film opens with a short introduction to ecosystem concepts by Douglas Tallamy, author of the popular, award-winning book Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants (Timber Press, 2009). Tallamy provides the narrative thread that challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else. The documentary is the inspiration of Maryland-based Catherine Zimmerman, a filmmaker and landscape designer who hopes to one day see natural landscapes become the norm. Learn more about Zimmerman's work at The Meadow Project. The film screening, popcorn, coffee and tea are free of charge. This is a Friend of the Library sponsored event.
  • From May 22, 2018 01:00 until May 22, 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 2: Low Glycemic Eating plus Reading Labels; Week 3 Improving Metabolism plus Exercise/Body Composition; Week 4: Planning/Dining Out plus Nutrition (protein, fats & carbs); Week 5 Healthy Habits, Obstacles plus Managing Stress; Week 6 Assessing Results plus Living the Lifestyle. Participants are encourage to call the library to register, 715-479-8070.
  • From May 23, 2018 09:00 until May 23, 2018 12:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    On Wednesday May 23rd, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, Free Career Assistance will be offered at the Library from Northern Advantage Job Center. This service will be offered on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, of the month. 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 Department 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.
  • From May 24, 2018 10:00 until May 24, 2018 11:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    The Eagle River Historical Society and the Olson Memorial Library are beginning a joint series of history presentation this summer. Beginning on May 24th, at 10 A.M., join Craig Moore, the Society Historian for a presentation about Henry Ashby. Ashby was a black Civil War veteran and a well-known resident in Eagle River during the 1880s. His story begins in Charlton County, Missouri and then Ashby's travels include Tennessee and Mississippi until he found his way to Eagle River around 1885. The program is free.
  • From May 25, 2018 04:00 until May 25, 2018 05:30
    On Friday, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Library, we will have our monthly Coding Club meeting. 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 May 26, 2018 01:00 until May 26, 2018 02:30
    On Saturday May 26th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., come to the Community Room of the Library and play some of our new non-electronic games with Ms. Pat. 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. 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.
  • From May 29, 2018 01:00 until May 29, 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 3 Improving Metabolism plus Exercise/Body Composition; Week 4: Planning/Dining Out plus Nutrition (protein, fats & carbs); Week 5 Healthy Habits, Obstacles plus Managing Stress; Week 6 Assessing Results plus Living the Lifestyle. Participants are encourage to call the library to register, 715-479-8070.
  • From June 05, 2018 01:00 until June 05, 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 4: Planning/Dining Out plus Nutrition (protein, fats & carbs); Week 5 Healthy Habits, Obstacles plus Managing Stress; Week 6 Assessing Results plus Living the Lifestyle. Participants are encourage to call the library to register, 715-479-8070.
  • From June 07, 2018 06:30 until June 07, 2018 08:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    On Thursday June 14th, 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: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan. All interested readers are invited to attend. Please let us know if you need a copy of the book.
  • From June 12, 2018 01:00 until June 12, 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 5 Healthy Habits, Obstacles plus Managing Stress; Week 6 Assessing Results plus Living the Lifestyle. Participants are encourage to call the library to register, 715-479-8070.
  • 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 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 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 August 02, 2018 06:30 until August 02, 2018 08:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    On Thursday August 2nd, 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: Bloody Crimes: the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse by James L. Swanson. All interested readers are invited to attend. Please let us know if you need a copy of the book.
  • From September 06, 2018 06:30 until September 06, 2018 08:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    On Thursday September 6th, 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: A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey. All interested readers are invited to attend. Please let us know if you need a copy of the book.
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