Walter E. Olson Memorial Library

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

Events

  • 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 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 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 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 12, 2018 10:00 until July 12, 2018 11:00
    Sign up for the program at the Library. Come to the Community Room to hear and see Anne Moser, librarian of the Wisconsin Water Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus present and demonstrate underwater robots.Children ages 8 and above can learn about underwater robots and the engineering process while learning about Great Lakes maritime history and underwater exploration with remotely operated vehicles (ROV). This hands-on program gives the children time to get their hands wet and to try to create and drive their own ROV.
  • From July 17, 2018 01:00 until July 17, 2018 02:00
    At 932 Silver Lake Rd, Eagle River, WI 54521 Categories: Children's events, Young adult event, Adult events
    Sign up for this activity at the Library. Meet at the western edge of Silver Lake Beach. Trees for Tomorrow staff will teach us how to rake the lake bottom at the edges to catch the critters that live there. We will work at identifying the critters and analyze the health of the waters based on the critters we find at the lake's edge. Learn to be clean water heroes. There is a limit 25 kids. Kids 10 and under need an adult to accompany them during the activity..
  • From July 19, 2018 05:30 until July 19, 2018 08:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    The Mystery: Sign up at the library for a part in this murder mystery. There are 6 suspects and 2 extra guests who are innocent by-standers. Here is the plot: When the lights go out on Disco Fever, it's lights out for Dexter Doyle, too. A gun shot shatters the fun, the dance floor clears and there's poor Dex, not dead on his feet but dead on the floor. So who's spoiling all the fun in this Chicago bar, the greedy bartender, a mysterious barfly, or is it really you who's been doing the hustle? The Suspects are: Phil Muggs, Marshall Hartz, Ginny Tonick, Dolores Delgato, Marlena, and Willy Krash. The extra guests are Dwayne Pokem and Dr. Rita Book. Each player gets his or her own role book with information about their character and dirt to dish on the other suspects. There are three rounds of revelations and questions and clues before each guest gets a chance to vote for the guilty party. Then, the actual perpetrator is revealed. Light refreshments will be served. Costumes are suggested but not mandatory. For more details, check at the library.
  • From July 25, 2018 02:00 until July 25, 2018 03:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Community event, Adult events
    Taking a lot of medications lately? Do you really understand prescription labels? Come to this free one-hour workshop by Wisconsin Health Literacy that seeks to provide you with appropriate resources, knowledge, and strategies to better understand your medications. This workshop taught by Karen LaScala (more info below) and is made possible by support from Security Health Plan. It is free but you must register in advance. This workshop is limited to the first 30 members who sign up. Each participant will receive a free pillbox and workbook. Call 715-479-8070 to register or email to: olsonlibrary@gmail.com
  • From July 26, 2018 01:00 until September 27, 2018 03:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Community event, Adult events
    Let’s make… Japanese paper earrings AND make a box with Origami! Do you know Japanese paper? We call it “WASHI”. WASHI is durable and beautiful!! Come to this workshop and learn how to use this craftsman crafted paper to make a unique pair of earrings for yourself. Use origami paper to make a box to put your new earrings and and take home with you! Instructors: Both instructors are visiting Eagle River and live in Japan. A local friend who lives in the area will help with language barriers and translation, if needed. Earrings: Yukiyo Terada (Japanese paper craftsman) Origami box: Miuki Yamashita (Silk screen artist) Ages: Middle school to Adults Limited to 20 people (please sign up at the library) Participation fee: $30 each for materials Location: 203 N. Main St., Eagle River, WI
  • From July 27, 2018 04:00 until July 27, 2018 05:30
    On Friday July 27th, 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 July 30, 2018 09:00 until August 04, 2018 03:00
    July 30th through August 5th is Harry Potter Week at Olson Library. Come to Olson Library in a Hogwarts or Potter costume. If you don't have a costume, borrow one of ours to get your photo taken. Choose the house you wish be in and add its crest on the robe. Select a wand. Play one of our trivia games. Enter a drawing for vintage Harry Potter items. Play the Harry Potter mystery game on Saturday. Draw a picture of your favorite Hogwarts character. We will post the photos and drawings on a board in the Kids' Area. Invent your own spell. Join us for cupcakes and ice cream on Harry's birthday--July 31st from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
  • From July 31, 2018 04:00 until July 31, 2018 05:30
    Come to the library Community Room to enjoy cupcakes and ice cream in honor of Harry Potter's birthday. Sample some butterbeer or pumpkin juice as well. Make a Harry Potter bookmark to take home and use in your favorite book. Try the trivia questions or get your photo taken in Hogwarts robes. Create a spell. Decorate a wand.
  • From August 01, 2018 02:00 until August 01, 2018 03:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Community event, Adult events
    A free workshop to help adults (18 years and older) more safely and effectively use – and avoid the misuse of - prescription pain (opioid) medicine. Participants will receive a workbook, pill box, informational material and 4 fact sheets: How are prescription opioids and other pain medicines different?; Don’t let other people take your opioid medicine; Get rid of unused medicines; What can go wrong when you use opioid medicines? Participants can enter into a prize drawing at the end of the workshop.
  • 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 August 07, 2018 01:30 until August 07, 2018 03:30
    Have you ever wondered what bees are up to inside their hives? Come to the Library and check out the portable, visible hive brought to us by Todd Wilfer. Todd will present a program telling us about bees, their activities and their importance in our world. If we are lucky, we'll see the queen in the section of hive that comes to the library. Todd will field any questions we may have. Unless it is raining, we plan to set up our program in the grassy area to the north of the building so the bees will be shaded and cool. The Plexiglas walls will allow us to observe activities without disturbing the bees. This event is open to ALL INTERESTED PERSONS. Kids 10 and under should bring an adult with them.
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