Walter E. Olson Memorial Library

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

Events

Adult events

  • From February 23, 2018 16:00 until February 23, 2018 17:30
    On Friday February 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 computer is not required, but helpful if you wish to bring yours.
  • From February 24, 2018 02:00 until February 24, 2018 05:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    We invite participants age 10 and over to join us in another murder mystery game in the Library's Community Room. It was a small luau on a sunset beach to celebrate Maui-based detective Chase Diamond's 33rd birthday. Chase is a good detective and also a good romancer of many ladies. He takes a sip of his Mai-Tai to toast his friends and falls over dead of poisoning. You, as one of the guests, are a suspect. All the guests will be trying to figure out which one of you freshened his drink. Characters are: Chase's client Les Baggs--a bumbling tourist who lost his luggage; Leilani--a sweet Hawaiian hula dancer who created a special hula for Chase's party; Chief Honikauau Wiki Wiki-a fearsome-looking Polynesian tribal chief who believes in ancient customs and tribal justice; Holly Day--(wealthy socialite with a very jealous billionaire husband)-sailing in her 70-foot yacht checking out the South Seas and its male citizens; Joey Breakers--surfer dude who does odd jobs for his old buddy Chase including the dirty work of surveillance, illegal entries and wire taps; and Nadia Seymour-a swimsuit model who just finished a photo shoot and is vacationing in Maui before getting back to work in New York. Two more non-suspects round out the guests: Birdie Putt--female U.S. pro golfing circuit player and first-aider who comes on the scene moments after Chase's death and Rip Tides -a scuba diving instructor whose boat broke down off-shore from the luau location.
  • 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 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 09:00 until March 02, 2018 14:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events, Community event, Adult events
    We are excited to host the Eagle River Elementary School's 6th graders, kindergarteners, 3rd graders, 1st graders and 4th 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 09:01 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 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 13, 2018 10:30 until March 13, 2018 12:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Adult events
    Monthly social get-togethers for persons with early to moderate memory loss, their caregivers and family members. Free. Call 479-8070 to register. March Activity 3/13/2018 Fishing Tales: Come share your fishing stories, lures, tricks or knowledge with George Swierczynski of "fishig Hot spots" maps. He will share his stories of the Northwoods and Canadian adventures through pictures, reminiscing about old-time lures and supplies. So, bring something to share, if you wish to......
  • From March 20, 2018 05:00 until March 20, 2018 07:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Adult events
    Do you know what insurance coverage options you have? Will Medicare be enough? Don't wait until healthcare threatens your retirement dreams to educate yourself. the truth is the longer you live, the more it costs. Learn how healthcare coverage works in retirement, the potential costs of healthcare and their impact on your retirement, strategies that help offset and minimize your out-of-pocket costs, how much Medicare costs, and what it will cover based on your income. This is a Nicolet College Continuing Education Course held at the Olson Memorial Library. There is a fee of $30.00 ($24.00 for ages 62+).  You must preregister for the class through Nicolet College; call 800-544-3037 extension 5455 for more information. URL for Registration forms - http://www.nicoletcollege.edu/pdfs/continueeducation/CE%20Registration%20Form%20Revised%2010-25-16%5B1%5D.pdf
  • 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 27, 2018 05:00 until March 29, 2018 08:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Adult events
    Do you have basic computer skills but want to do more with your computer or tablet? We'll explore the Internet, perform better searchers, and create, store, edit, and share documents with your device using appropriate apps, software, or web-based tools. This class will take place over two sessions: Tuesday March 27 and Thursday March 29, 5:00pm to 8:00pm. This is a Nicolet College Continuing Education Course held at the Olson Memorial Library. There is a fee of $30.00 ($24.00 for ages 62+).  You must preregister for the class through Nicolet College; call 800-544-3037 extension 5455 for more information. URL for Registration forms - http://www.nicoletcollege.edu/pdfs/continueeducation/CE%20Registration%20Form%20Revised%2010-25-16%5B1%5D.pdf
  • From April 03, 2018 04:00 until April 03, 2018 06:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Adult events
    Make smart and effective financial decisions based on recent academic research. As one of the largest sources of income for most retirees, Social Security plays a critical role in securing a stream of income. We'll address common Social Security questions such as what to consider before you apply for benefits and why the Social Security office cannot recommend the best option for managing your lifetime benefits. If you have questions about Social Security this is a class you won't want to miss. This is a Nicolet College Continuing Education Course held at the Olson Memorial Library. There is a fee of $30.00 ($24.00 for ages 62+).  You must preregister for the class through Nicolet College; call 800-544-3037 extension 5455 for more information. URL for Registration forms - http://www.nicoletcollege.edu/pdfs/continueeducation/CE%20Registration%20Form%20Revised%2010-25-16%5B1%5D.pdf
  • From April 10, 2018 10:30 until April 10, 2018 12:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Adult events
    Monthly social get-togethers for persons with early to moderate memory loss, their caregivers and family members. Free. Call 479-8070 to register. April Activity, 4/10/2018 Something old into Something new...Recycle some old favorite shoe, boot, slipper into a piece of "living art" with Perri Tennikait who will be providing the "living" plant, paints, glitter, ribbon and goodies to bring the old back alive...with "dirt pudding" as a treat.
  • From April 11, 2018 05:00 until April 13, 2018 08:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Adult events
    Email and Facebook are excellent digital tools for sharing information and staying in contact with friends and family. Learn the basics of Facebook such as adding photos to posts, saving photos from Facebook and managing privacy settings. We'll also cover several topics to help you best use your email - from adding contacts to managing your inbox and blocking spam email. This class will take place over two sessions: Tuesday April 11 and Thursday April 13, 5:00pm to 8:00pm. This is a Nicolet College Continuing Education Course held at the Olson Memorial Library. There is a fee of $30.00 ($24.00 for ages 62+).  You must preregister for the class through Nicolet College; call 800-544-3037 extension 5455 for more information. URL for Registration forms - http://www.nicoletcollege.edu/pdfs/continueeducation/CE%20Registration%20Form%20Revised%2010-25-16%5B1%5D.pdf
  • 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.
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