Walter E. Olson Memorial Library

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

Events

  • 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 Northern Waters 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 September 07, 2018 09:00 until November 06, 2018 17:00
    The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in cooperation with The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods is providing patrons with the Voter Education and Registration Assistance Project (VERAP) which will provide on-line or paper registration assistance to anyone who needs to register or re-register to vote. A table, computer, guidebook and paper forms are setup in the library technology area for local residents to use when completing the voter registration process. If you have had a name or address change since the Spring Election in April, you will need to re-register. Doing it now with our help will save you standing in line to do paper registration at your municipality hall on November 6 for the Fall Election. Beginning on September 7th and continuing through October 2018, come to the Library. Bring your Wisconsin Driver’s License or Wisconsin State ID card along with you. You will need to enter that number and expiration date. If you have moved and that address is not up-to-date with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, we can help you go online to make the address change without any charge. You will also need to have the last four digits of your Social Security number for this process to be completed electronically. If you do not have a Wisconsin driver’s license or ID card, you can still register electronically by using the last four digits of your Social Security # instead along with a Proof of Residence document like your utility bill if it has your current street address. We are eager to assist you in using MyVote Wisconsin, https://myvote.wi.gov, the official source for voting information in Wisconsin provided by the Wisconsin Elections Commission so that you can complete everything in this one step. With the General Election on November 8 many state and county offices will be on the ballot and you will want to be prepared to vote. In addition, VERAP assistance at Olson Memorial Library will be available all year long. Link for Paper Registration form: https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/publication/154/el_131_voter_registration_application_pdf_23730.pdf
  • From September 22, 2018 09:00 until November 06, 2018 09:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA
    Temporary local jobs are available for the 2020 Census. Applicants can apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs. After candidates apply and are accepted by the U.S. Census they will be notified about the onboarding process held in the library in early November. Additional U.S. Census Bureau trainings may also be held in the library in the future.
  • From October 01, 2018 09:00 until October 31, 2018 18:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    For the month of October at Olson Library, we have a Snap Circuit Project table available. Each week another project will be displayed in the hall of the Adult area for use by adults, young adults or by kids with their parents. The Snap Circuit kits help teach concepts of electronics and circuit building without needing to solder wires. Try one of our Snap Circuit projects with your kids or by yourself. We also have several kits which can be checked out for a three-week period so you can work on the many projects found in each kit.
  • From October 25, 2018 10:00 until October 25, 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! On October 25th, at 10 a.m., Craig Moore, the Society Historian, will offer a photo presentation. His topic this month is the Greenwood Ranch Resort; the story of a family resort run by three generations of Powell's until the death of Jane Powell in 2015. Greenwood Ranch Resort was located on land previously homesteaded by P. J. Gaffney in 1900. It was purchased by Dr. John R. Powell in 1913 for a rest home and became a resort soon after. The Eagle River Historical Society and the Olson Memorial Library are pleased to continue a joint collaboration of their popular local history series this fall. The program is free. Image source: Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, "Powell's Greenwood Ranch", St. Germain, Vilas County, Wisconsin, "-Reference Number:24504.
  • From October 26, 2018 09:00 until October 26, 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 October 26, 2018 14:00 until October 26, 2018 15:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    On Friday October 26th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Northwoods Ukers --the group which is continuing to meet for ukulele playing and jamming -- will meet in the Eagle Room of the library. Please bring your own ukulele and join in the fun. The meetings will continue to meet all winter. Cooksey & Jeff Smith will return next summer to offer lessons.
  • From October 26, 2018 16:00 until October 26, 2018 17:30
    On Friday October 26th, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Olson Library Coding Club will meet in the Community Room. Bring a tablet or laptop if you have one. We also have a supply for use if you can’t bring one. All ages are welcome--youth to seniors!
  • From October 30, 2018 17:30 until October 30, 2018 20:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    On Tuesday October 30th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:430 p.m., we will have another session of the Tween, Teen and Adult Murder Mystery Game--Saturday Night Cleaver. Please sign up or call the library to select one of the characters. Here is your invitation: “Dear Dancin' Fools: You are cordially invited to shake your fool thing at a special party at the one and only Flunkytown Disco, the hottest dance club in da' Bronx. As owner of Flunkytown, you can bet I'll be your boogie man on the dance floor all night long, as I On Tuesday October 30th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:430 p.m., we will have another session of the tween, teen and adult Murder Mystery Game--Saturday Night Cleaver. Please sign up or call the library to select one of the characters. The time is March 12th, 1977; the place is Stan’s Flunkytown Disco in the Bronx, New York. The crime will be revealed when you start to play the game. Come in costume or not, as you wish. Light refreshments will be served. CHARACTERS: Vinny V. DiVichi, Brady Bunsch, Angina Palpatori, Polly Esther Stuffincupp, Knight Feevah, Manny Baritone, Belle Badham, and Chaka Moon. Costume suggestions are at the library.
  • From November 01, 2018 18:30 until November 01, 2018 20:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    The Olson Library Evening Book Discussion Group will meet in the Community Room from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to discuss the book Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-mile journey around wild Alaska, the last great American frontier by Mark Adams. All interested readers are invited to join in the discussion. Please let the library circulation volunteers know if you need a copy of the book to read.
  • From November 02, 2018 17:30 until November 02, 2018 19:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    Pushing the Limits is a free, reading, viewing and discussion series co-hosted by your librarian and a “science advocate”. Our series is designed to encourage adults in our community to see the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that is all around them and part of their everyday lives. Participants will explore the theme through the discussion of the book, Artemis by Andy Weir.
  • From November 03, 2018 11:00 until November 03, 2018 12:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Community event, Adult events
    On Sat. Nov. 3rd, we will have a Live Video Conference with Scott Edwards, Co-Director at Food and Water Watch (foodandwaterwatch.org) at 11 am in the Community Room. Scott's topic is "Protecting Water and Climate in the Northwoods" and he will present information on risks and solutions to Global Warming primarily as it pertains to Northern Wisconsin but including regional, national, and international concerns. His presentation should last about 45 min - 1 hour with 15 minutes for questions. NCAN will screen a short follow-up video for those interested. The sponsoring organization is Northwoods Climate Action Network https://www.facebook.com/northwoods.climate.action. We expect a large audience. Please RSVP at Northwoods.climate.action@gmail.com or call the library.
  • From November 05, 2018 18:00 until November 05, 2018 19:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    On Monday, November 5th, at 6:00 p.m., join us at Olson Memorial Library for a relaxing evening discussing and sharing your thoughts about "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien. The discussion honors preparation of our hearts and minds for Veterans Day and is facilitated by local resident, Pastor Ric Jacobsen. Where do we as Americans put this piece of history in our own lives today? What was Vietnam to us and how do we deal with that even now? All interested readers are invited to participate. Attendees are encouraged to read the book but it is not mandatory since the discussion will be wide-ranging. Copies may be borrowed from the Merlin catalog and are available in a variety of formats, including audio, digital and print copies. Please let us know if you need to borrow a copy of the book. Light refreshments will be served. Ric Jacobsen bio: Recently retired as a pastor with the Evangelical Free and United Methodist Churches. Author of The Spirit of Tocayo (1997) and numerous published articles. Married to Joy Jacobsen (native of New Zealand) with two married son and daughter and proud gramps to 5 great kids. Ric and Joy lived 14 years in Brazil. Besides theology, Ric studied Anthropology and intercultural communications. Ric is addicted to reading and discussing good literature.
  • From November 07, 2018 13:00 until November 07, 2018 14:00
    Our Special Story Hour features Anne Moser, librarian from the Wisconsin Water Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Anne will present a story hour all about the great fish and fishing in the Great Lakes. Many things make our Great Lakes very great! They contain 20% of the world’s fresh water and 35,000 islands but what swims underwater is what delights and excites us. We’ll explore the fish that live in Lake Michigan and Lake Superior and what makes them special. A very special guest Stella Sturgeon is invited to join us!
  • From November 07, 2018 17:00 until November 07, 2018 18:00
    Come join the Wisconsin Water Library and dive deep into Lake Michigan to explore the shipwreck "The Silver Lake." We will transform into marine archaeologists and learn about the fated voyage of the scow that went down in the waters near Sheboygan. Sea shanties and shipwreck art included! This program will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room. It is suitable for kids and adults. This program will be presented by Anne Moser of the Wisconsin Water Library. https://waterlibrary.aqua.wisc.edu/
  • From November 07, 2018 18:30 until November 07, 2018 19:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA
    Join us in the Community Room for a thought provoking conversation about the current political climate. About the Presenter: Katherine J. Cramer Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Natalie C. Holton Chair of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. More about the Program: Professor Cramer’s work focuses on the way people in the United States make sense of politics and their place in it. She is known for her innovative approach to the study of public opinion, in which she uses methods like inviting herself into the conversations of groups of people to listen to the way they understand public affairs. Her award-winning book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker, brought to light rural resentment toward cities and its implications for contemporary politics, and was a go-to source for understanding votes in the 2016 presidential election . Funding for Science on Tap—Minocqua is provided by: a grant from the Brittingham Fund to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Don't forget you can always watch the event on your computer, tablet or smartphone by clicking the Watch Science On Tap live button on the website at www.scienceontapminocqua.org
  • From November 08, 2018 13:00 until November 08, 2018 15:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    On Thursday November 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet in the Community Room to discuss the book A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. All interested readers are invited to attend and participate in the discussion. Please let the staff know if you need a copy of the book to read.
  • From November 09, 2018 09:00 until November 09, 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 November 10, 2018 08:00 until November 11, 2018 12:00
    Mark your calendar for a Pancake Breakfast on the day before Veterans Day. All proceeds to benefit the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library. Come to the VFW between 8 am and noon and enjoy a great breakfast honoring both our Veterans and the Library.
  • From November 12, 2018 18:00 until November 12, 2018 19:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library welcomes Minocqua authors, John Bates and Elizabeth Tornes, for a special reading. Bates and Tornes will read from a selection of their prose and poetry centered around four themes - elders, trees, birds and water. Bates is the author of nine books and a contributor to seven others, all of which focus on the natural history of the Northwoods. His most recent nonfiction work is "Our Living Ancestors: The History and Ecology of Old-Growth Forests in Wisconsin and Where to Find Them." His poetry has been published in the Oxford Magazine, Wisconsin Academy Review, Albatross, The Northern Review and in five science-art exhibits. John's book of poetry, "Cold to the Bone," was released in 2017. Tornes has published three award-winning poetry collections, "Between the Dog and the Wolf," "New Moon" and "Snowbound." Her poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies including Ariel Anthology, Blue Heron Review, Boulevard, Bramble, Main Street Rag, The North American Review, Up North Lit and Yellow Medicine Review. She holds a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Utah. She has also published a collection of Ojibwe oral histories, "Memories of Lac du Flambeau Elders." Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at 715-479-8070. All costs for this free event are paid by our generous Friends of the Library, W.O.L.F.
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