Walter E. Olson Memorial Library

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

Events

  • On June 01, 2018
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA
    On Friday, June 1st, come to the library and receive a FREE calendula plant for your garden while supplies last! Any remaining plants will be distributed on Saturday, June 2nd. Watch your flower grow and consider using them for eating, medicinal purposes or for natural dyeing. You could even SAVE seeds and return some to the library in the fall. This fall we hope to offer the following programs on making botanical body care products, how to dye and how to save seeds. Save the Dates: Tuesday August 21, 10 AM to noon. Botanical Body Care with Calendula – Learn to make salve and about other medicinal uses of calendula with Sandy Roelle Saturday, August 25, 10 AM to noon. Seed Saving Skills – Learn the Basics of Saving Seeds with Debbie Jircik Saturday, September 22, 1-3 PM. Natural Dyeing with Calendula and Other Plants with Debbie Jircik
  • From June 11, 2018 09:00 until August 31, 2018 17:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events, Young adult event
    Our Summer Library Program includes reading! Stop in at the library and get a reading log. This program is for kids ages birth to age 18. Read or listen to books for a total of 10 hours. Cross off the icons in the boxes to show your progress. Enter your name, age and phone number plus the title of your favorite of the books you read or hears during this period. Bring the completed form to the circulation desk. Get a free book from our donated stash. Get a Pizza Hut personal pan pizza certificate (good through September 15th) Enter your name in our drawing for month-end prizes. Have a great time reading all summer!
  • 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 24, 2018 13:51 until September 28, 2019 15:51
    Note The Northwoods Children's Museum offers a family adventure of discovery with changing exhibits, daily events, and drop-in activities. The pass admits 6 people to the museum. The Pass may only be checked out by an adult holding a valid Eagle River library card (fines less than $10.00). Pass may be checked out for a 3 day loan (pickup after 3 pm day before, usage day, return by 11 am following day). Friday pickups are returned on Monday. NON-RENEWABLE. Late fee is $10.00 per day. Pickup time is anytime after 11am; return time is anytime before 11am. To reserve a pass, call the Library: 715.479.8070. For Museum information call: 715.479.4623. Museum hours of operation are: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday Noon - 5pm. The Northwoods Children's Museum is located at 346 W Division St Eagle River, WI 54521.
  • From July 21, 2018 09:00 until July 21, 2018 14:30
    We invite kids and their adults to visit our Kids' Area and the Young Adult area and check out our Lego opportunities: helping to finish building the Old Fishing Store for older kids and creating Lego animals or Star Wars characters for the younger ones. Create a hand-held puppet of Jangles the mythical trout in the Kids' Area. Or, select one of the games found in the Young Adult area to play.
  • From July 21, 2018 13:00 until July 21, 2018 14:30
    In addition to our other games and crafts on Saturdays, Aeris will be available to help you draw animals--real or mythical. Come to the Community Room with your ideas and any of your favorite drawing materials. We have some drawing paper, crayons, markers and colored pencils available to use as well. Aeris will be available to help you on Saturdays until September 1st. If you wish,. we can display them on the tri-fold easels in the Kids' Area.
  • From July 23, 2018 14:00 until July 23, 2018 15:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Community event, Adult events
    Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Tapping works to rewire the brain and bring body and mind into balance. A form of psychological acupressure based on the latest neuroscience, EFT Tapping has been shown to reduce stress, ease physical pain and much more. Amy Ryan Rued is a certified practitioner. Meets in the Olson Memorial Library Community Room, 203 N. Main Street, Eagle River WI 715-479-8070. Seating is on a first-come basis.
  • From July 24, 2018 10:00 until July 24, 2018 11:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events
    Come to the Library's Kids' Area and read for a 10-minute session with Geli, our therapy dog, and his human, Deb. Choose any book you like. Get a sticker for each weekly session you read. After 3 sessions, get a free book from our donated stash. Geli and Deb like all kinds of books and are waiting to see you! Please bring an adult with you. (Geli is pronounced like "jelly")
  • 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 25, 2018 10:00 until July 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 be in the Kids' Area. Our theme will be dance and make music. We will read Dance with Animals, Bears in a Band and Barnyard Dance. We will do finger plays and sing songs and do a small craft. Please bring an adult with you to share the fun.
  • 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 26, 2018 10:00 until July 26, 2018 11:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events
    We are happy to announce a second opportunity for kids to read to a dog at Olson Library. Max and his Sitter--M.J. are special because kids with allergies to dogs can be with Max and not have a problem. Choose any book you like and come to read for a 10-minute session. Get a sticker for each reading session. After 3 sessions, get a free book of your choice from our donated stash and a Beanie Baby from our stash. M.j. will be at the Library on Thursday mornings every Thursday in July. She is looking forward to listening to you read. If you want M.J. to read your book with you, please just ask her. She will be in the Story Hour corner. You may recognize Max--he also attends the Farmer's Market with his owner, Gary.
  • 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 27, 2018 09:00 until July 27, 2018 12:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Adult events
    Free Career Assistance at the Library from Northern Advantage Job Center Center
  • From July 28, 2018 13:00 until July 28, 2018 14:30
    In addition to our other games and crafts on Saturdays, Aeris will be available to help you draw animals--real or mythical. Come to the Community Room with your ideas and any of your favorite drawing materials. We have some drawing paper, crayons, markers and colored pencils available to use as well. Aeris will be available to help you on Saturdays until September 1st. If you wish,. we can display them on the tri-fold easels in the Kids' Area.
  • From July 30, 2018 05:30 until July 30, 2018 07:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Adult events
    Parenting the Love and Logic Way
  • 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 01:00 until July 31, 2018 02:00
    At 519 E Sheridan St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events, Young adult event
    Sign up for the event at the Library. Then, come to the Education Building on the Trees campus and learn about Northwoods animals and their activities. Make plaster casts of their tracks to take home. There is a limit 25 kid\ participants. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 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.
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