Walter E. Olson Memorial Library

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

Events

Young adult event

  • From March 01, 2018 06:30 until March 01, 2018 08:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    On March 1st, 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 Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward. All interested readers are invited to attend and join in the discussion.
  • From March 01, 2018 12:15 until March 01, 2018 14:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events, Young adult event
    We are excited to host the Eagle River Elementary School's 2nd graders, and 5th graders at the library today! They will come for half-hour tours of our renovated and expanded facility. We will be making more noise than usual since we will be bringing groups of 40-60 students (broken into 20 child subgroups) each time. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience we may cause our patrons. Thank you for your understanding!
  • 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 will be 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 03, 2018 01:00 until March 03, 2018 03:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    In celebration of Leopold Weekend, the Olson Library is excited to present a screening of conservationist Aldo Leopold’s documentary, Green Fire. Following the screening folks are invited to a discussion with Tom Jerow about encouraging community engagement surrounding Leopold’s idea of “land ethic.” Mr. Jerow will represent the new nonprofit organization, Wisconsin's Green fire: Voice for Conservation. For high school students and adults. About the film: The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary conservation thinker Aldo Leopold, Green Fire explores Leopold’s extraordinary career and his enduring influence – tracing how he shaped the modern conservation movement and continues to inspire projects all over the country that connect people and the land. Awards garnered by the film include an Emmy Award, Best Historical Documentary, Chicago/Midwest Chapter, 2012; a Telly Award, 2011; and a CINE Golden Eagle Award. Description retrieved from the Aldo Leopold Foundation website: https://www.aldoleopold.org/teach-learn/green-fire-film/
  • From March 07, 2018 06:30 until March 07, 2018 07:30
    Science often goes right over the heads of people, or is rejected due to beliefs and values that seem to conflict with the science. Are there ways to help our left and right brains intersect so science is better understood and accepted? What role can the arts and humanities play in helping the communication of science? Join the discussion with Terry Daulton, a biologist and visual artist, and John Bates, a naturalist and writer. This event is livestreamed from Minocqua and will take place in the Community Room across from the Information Desk. Our iPads are used to ask questions and interact with the presentors.
  • From March 08, 2018 09:00 until March 08, 2018 17:00
    From Thursday March 8th, through Saturday March 10th, the Friends of the Library will be holding a Used Book Sale in the Community Room. The sale will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday will also feature a bag sale. In addition to books, the sale includes audio books, DVDs, puzzles, games and more.
  • From March 08, 2018 13:00 until March 08, 2018 15:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    On Thursday March 8th, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Olson Library Afternoon Book discussion Group will meet in the Eagle Room to discuss the book The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. All interested persons are invited to attend and join the discussion. Please contact the Library if you nee a copy of the book to read.
  • From March 09, 2018 09:00 until March 09, 2018 17:00
    From Thursday March 8th, through Saturday March 10th, the Friends of the Library will be holding a Used Book Sale in the Community Room. The sale will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday will also feature a bag sale. In addition to books, the sale includes audio books, DVDs, puzzles, games and more.
  • From March 10, 2018 09:00 until March 10, 2018 15:00
    From Thursday March 8th, through Saturday March 10th, the Friends of the Library will be holding a Used Book Sale in the Community Room. The sale will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday will also feature a bag sale. In addition to books, the sale includes audio books, DVDs, puzzles, games and more.
  • 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 March 23, 2018 16:00 until March 23, 2018 17:30
    On Friday March 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 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 laptop computer is not required, but very helpful, if you wish to bring yours. We are working with c-sfirst.com and Scratch.com websites and the kids are individually working on learning and projects using laptops.
  • 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 sandiepauly2@aol.com
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