Walter E. Olson Memorial Library

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

Events

  • 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
  • From May 29, 2018 01:00 until May 29, 2018 02:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    Whether you're looking to firm up, slim down, stay thin, hit the gym, eat right or just lead a healthier lifestyle, we hope this FREE 6 week Weight and Wellness Series (based on TLS Plan) will empower you to find the right solution. The series will be taught by Beth Fojtik, a UWSP-School of Health Care Science and TLS Coach. She will offer customized guidance on healthy eating habits based on participants lifestyle and will consider any eating obstacles. The focus of the coaching advice will be to help participants adopt healthy ways of eating which are conducive to long-term, healthy weight management. Slow and steady is the key to healthy weight loss and Fojtik will offer guidance that supports a healthy lifestyle. Remaining Series topics include: Week 3 Improving Metabolism plus Exercise/Body Composition; Week 4: Planning/Dining Out plus Nutrition (protein, fats & carbs); Week 5 Healthy Habits, Obstacles plus Managing Stress; Week 6 Assessing Results plus Living the Lifestyle. Participants are encourage to call the library to register, 715-479-8070.
  • From May 30, 2018 10:00 until May 30, 2018 12:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events
    Our Story Hour and Family Playgroup will have the theme of turtles and tortoises this week. We will read The Foolish Tortoise, Harry and the Monarch, and Turtle and Snake Go Camping. We will sing songs, do finger plays and have a small craft. Please bring an adult to share the fun.
  • 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 01, 2018 09:00 until June 30, 2018 15:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events, Young adult event
    June 1st starts a month of celebrating World Doll Month. As we did last year, we will be having a month-long coloring contest for boys and girls ages 4 through 12. There are 4 coloring pages from which to choose, including a boy doll. There will be 3 age groups: 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will be providing 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for each age group. The Olson Library will give each entrant their choice of a free book from our donated stash on the cart near the popcorn cart. There will also be drawings for other prizes. More details will be available at the library.
  • From June 02, 2018 01:00 until June 02, 2018 02:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events, Young adult event
    On Saturday June 2nd, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., come to the Eagle Room of the Library and play some of our new non-electronic games with your adults or friends. We have Math Fluxx, Timeline: Inventions and Magic Maze. The games are for kids ages 8 to adult and run about 15 to 30 minutes each. We also have several Dr. Seuss games, Dominoes, Life, Monopoly, Clue, Uno, and regular playing cards for card games. Kids 10 and under, please bring an adult with you. As an alternative, please check the display of craft activities on the cart near the Community Room entrance. Due to the W.R.A.P. workshop, games and crafts will have to be done in the Kids’ Area, or in the Eagle Room.
  • From June 02, 2018 10:00 until June 02, 2018 14:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    On Saturday June 2nd, from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m., the Wisconsin Regional Artists Program workshop will be held in the Community Room. The workshop is free for all artists participating in the W.R.A.P. art exhibit at the library. The public may attend the workshop for a fee of $5.
  • From June 05, 2018 01:00 until June 05, 2018 02:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    Whether you're looking to firm up, slim down, stay thin, hit the gym, eat right or just lead a healthier lifestyle, we hope this FREE 6 week Weight and Wellness Series (based on TLS Plan) will empower you to find the right solution. The series will be taught by Beth Fojtik, a UWSP-School of Health Care Science and TLS Coach. She will offer customized guidance on healthy eating habits based on participants lifestyle and will consider any eating obstacles. The focus of the coaching advice will be to help participants adopt healthy ways of eating which are conducive to long-term, healthy weight management. Slow and steady is the key to healthy weight loss and Fojtik will offer guidance that supports a healthy lifestyle. Remaining Series topics include: Week 4: Planning/Dining Out plus Nutrition (protein, fats & carbs); Week 5 Healthy Habits, Obstacles plus Managing Stress; Week 6 Assessing Results plus Living the Lifestyle. Participants are encourage to call the library to register, 715-479-8070.
  • From June 06, 2018 10:00 until June 06, 2018 12:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events
    Our Story Hour and Family Playgroup will have the theme of pirates this week. We will read How I Became a Prate and Pirates Don't change Diapers. We will sing songs, do finger plays and have a small craft. Please bring an adult to share the fun.
  • From June 07, 2018 02:30 until June 07, 2018 03:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Children's events
    On Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Therapy Dog Piper and her human, Susan, will be in the Children's Area to hear kids read to them. Sign up for a 10-minute session and read any book you like. Get a sticker each reading session, and a free book from our donated stash plus a Beanie Baby for every three sessions of reading. Piper and Susan are eagerly awaiting a visit from you. Please bring an adult with you.
  • From June 07, 2018 06:30 until June 07, 2018 08:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    On Thursday June 14th, 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: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan. All interested readers are invited to attend. Please let us know if you need a copy of the book.
  • From June 12, 2018 01:00 until June 12, 2018 02:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    Whether you're looking to firm up, slim down, stay thin, hit the gym, eat right or just lead a healthier lifestyle, we hope this FREE 6 week Weight and Wellness Series (based on TLS Plan) will empower you to find the right solution. The series will be taught by Beth Fojtik, a UWSP-School of Health Care Science and TLS Coach. She will offer customized guidance on healthy eating habits based on participants lifestyle and will consider any eating obstacles. The focus of the coaching advice will be to help participants adopt healthy ways of eating which are conducive to long-term, healthy weight management. Slow and steady is the key to healthy weight loss and Fojtik will offer guidance that supports a healthy lifestyle. Remaining Series topics include: Week 5 Healthy Habits, Obstacles plus Managing Stress; Week 6 Assessing Results plus Living the Lifestyle. Participants are encourage to call the library to register, 715-479-8070.
  • From June 12, 2018 10:30 until June 12, 2018 12:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Adult events
    On Tuesday,June 12th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, we will hold our June Memory Cafe. Memory cafes are monthly social get-togethers for persons with early to moderate memory loss, their caregivers and family members. They are free. Call 479-8070 to register. June Activity: Tales and Travel...Poland! Come take an Excursion to Poland where we will explore through books, facts, pictures and traditional “Polka” music by Karen Hassey
  • 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 19, 2018 01:00 until June 19, 2018 02:30
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    Whether you're looking to firm up, slim down, stay thin, hit the gym, eat right or just lead a healthier lifestyle, we hope this FREE 6 week Weight and Wellness Series (based on TLS Plan) will empower you to find the right solution. The series will be taught by Beth Fojtik, a UWSP-School of Health Care Science and TLS Coach. She will offer customized guidance on healthy eating habits based on participants lifestyle and will consider any eating obstacles. The focus of the coaching advice will be to help participants adopt healthy ways of eating which are conducive to long-term, healthy weight management. Slow and steady is the key to healthy weight loss and Fojtik will offer guidance that supports a healthy lifestyle. Remaining Series topics include: Week 6 Assessing Results plus Living the Lifestyle. Participants are encourage to call the library to register, 715-479-8070.
  • From June 19, 2018 02:30 until June 19, 2018 04:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA Categories: Young adult event, Adult events
    The Book A Different Face of War is a riveting account of one American officer in the Medical Service Corps during the early years of the Vietnam War. Assigned as the senior medical advisor to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in I Corps, an area close to the DMZ, James G. Van Straten traveled extensively and interacted with military officers and non-commissioned officers, peasant-class farmers, Buddhist monks, shopkeepers, scribes, physicians, nurses, the mentally ill, and even political operatives. He sent his wife daily letters from July 1966 through June 1967, describing in impressive detail his experiences, and those letters became the primary source for his memoir. The author describes with great clarity and poignancy the anguish among the survivors when an American cargo plane in bad weather lands short of the Da Nang Air Base runway on Christmas Eve and crashes into a Vietnamese coastal village, killing more than 100 people and destroying their village; the heart-wrenching pleadings of a teenage girl that her shrapnel-ravaged leg not be amputated; and the anger of an American helicopter pilot who made repeated trips into a hot landing zone to evacuate the wounded, only to have the Vietnamese insist that the dead be given a higher priority. In his ten-year Army career before the war, Van Straten had never been assigned to a hospital of any type. “The number of civilian casualties produced by the war was appallingly high,” he writes. “As a younger man, I had so wanted to become a physician, but exposure to trauma of that magnitude convinced me that I was not equipped to handle it. Sometimes I got mildly depressed. I was encountering heart-rending trauma almost on a daily basis.” Library comments: The book is a great read. It provides an insight into the cultural conflict between the Americans and Vietnamese. Col. Van Straten describes in vivid detail the magnitude of the challenge facing the United States. The book is a must read for anyone who lived during this era and seeks a greater understanding. Books will be available to purchase at the presentation. Members of the Olson Memorial Library Board are thrilled that Col. Van Straten has volunteered to share his story with us. A book signing with the author will follow the screening.
  • 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 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 21, 2018 10:00 until August 21, 2018 12:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA
    Did you receive a FREE calendula plant for your garden in early June from the Olson Seed Library? Collect some leaves and learn to make salve and about other medicinal uses of calendula. This workshop is lead by Sandy Roelle; Tuesday from 10am to noon..
  • From August 25, 2018 10:00 until August 25, 2018 12:00
    At 203 N Main St, Eagle River, WI 54521, USA
    Come to the library and Learn the Basics of Saving Seeds! Did you receive a FREE calendula plant for your garden in early June from the Olson Seed Library? Bring your dried flower heads! This workshop is lead by Debbie Jircik; Saturday from 10am to noon.
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