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February 2020

Genealogy Help

February 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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Every month, the Eagle River Genealogical Society will be available to answer questions and help you work through tricky family history questions.  Remember, you can access Ancestry Library Edition, Family Search, and other genealogy resources at the Library!  

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Homeschool Hangout (Ages 10-14)

February 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 16, 2020

Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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On Tuesday afternoons, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., we will have Homeschool Hangout in the Community Room. This weekly meet-up is an opportunity for home schooled kids ages 10-14 to socialize, swap ideas, play tabletop games, collaborate, and make crafts. Stop by, meet and make new friends.

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Great Backyard Bird Count Days Feb. 14th through Feb. 17th

February 14, 2020 - February 17, 2020

From Friday February 14th, through Monday February 17th, we will counting birds at the library for the 2020 Great Backyard Bird Count. We will have the recording/count sheets available for use by any interested persons. Use these at home or at the library or both. Counts can be recorded online at www.Birdcount.org for each day of the 4-day counting period. This is a great opportunity for you to do some citizen science and help the birds at the same time.…

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Homeschool Hangout (Ages 10-14)

February 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 16, 2020

Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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On Tuesday afternoons, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., we will have Homeschool Hangout in the Community Room. This weekly meet-up is an opportunity for home schooled kids ages 10-14 to socialize, swap ideas, play tabletop games, collaborate, and make crafts. Stop by, meet and make new friends.

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Homeschool Hangout (Ages 10-14)

February 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 16, 2020

Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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On Tuesday afternoons, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., we will have Homeschool Hangout in the Community Room. This weekly meet-up is an opportunity for home schooled kids ages 10-14 to socialize, swap ideas, play tabletop games, collaborate, and make crafts. Stop by, meet and make new friends.

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Code Club

February 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until March 18, 2020

Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States

Code Club meets at Olson Library on the 4th Friday of each month. Kids - and adults - are invited to come and learn computer coding skills with instructors Tim Kadlec and Dereck Pennycuff.   Computer science is a 21st-century skill that enables kids to be creators, rather than just consumers, of technology. Its emphasis on problem solving is applicable across disciplines!

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March 2020

Seuss-tastic Reading Challenges — Month of March

March 2, 2020
203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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During the month of March, patrons are invited to get a Seuss-tastic reading challenge sheet and complete a "bingo" of 5 activities in a horizontal , vertical or diagonal row.  Return the sheet to the library for a free book and entry into a drawing for other goodies at the end of the month.  Pick up one of the Dr. Seuss character identification sheets and correctly identify all 19 characters to be placed into the drawing.

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Youth Art Month Display in Community Room — All Month

March 2, 2020
203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The month of March is Youth Art Month and we invited teachers of all grades and home schoolers of all ages to submit two- and three-dimensional art for our display in the Community Room.  The artwork will be judged and ribbons and prizes awarded at our April 7th reception.  Come and view the work.  Vote for your favorite piece;  the winner will get a special "People's Choice" award.

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Homeschool Hangout (Ages 10-14)

March 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 16, 2020

Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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On Tuesday afternoons, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., we will have Homeschool Hangout in the Community Room. This weekly meet-up is an opportunity for home schooled kids ages 10-14 to socialize, swap ideas, play tabletop games, collaborate, and make crafts. Stop by, meet and make new friends.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale March 5th, 6th, & 7th

March 5, 2020 - March 7, 2020

On Thursday March 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday March 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday March 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p. m. in the Community Room, the Friends of the Library will have a Book Sale. All kinds of donated books, music CDs, DVDs, puzzles and other media will be offered for sale. On Saturday, there will be a bag sale.  Get some great reads, views and listening material at great prices!  …

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Olson Library Evening Book Discussion Group meeting

March 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The March 5 meeting of the Evening Book Group will meet in the Library to discuss the book Drive Your Plow Over the Bones by Olga Tokarczak.    All interested readers are invited to attend.  Please let us know at the library if you need to borrow a copy of the book.

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Genealogy Help

March 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 9, 2020

Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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Every month, the Eagle River Genealogical Society will be available to answer questions and help you work through tricky family history questions.  Remember, you can access Ancestry Library Edition, Family Search, and other genealogy resources at the Library!  

Find out more »

Homeschool Hangout (Ages 10-14)

March 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 16, 2020

Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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On Tuesday afternoons, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., we will have Homeschool Hangout in the Community Room. This weekly meet-up is an opportunity for home schooled kids ages 10-14 to socialize, swap ideas, play tabletop games, collaborate, and make crafts. Stop by, meet and make new friends.

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2020 Northwoods Invasive Species Poster Contest Workshop

March 14, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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Calling all 4th through 8th graders!  Come to the Olson Library on Saturday March 14th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon for a workshop on creating your entry in the poster contest.  We will present information on many Northwoods’ invasive species plus give you the supplies and art paper you’ll need to create a winning poster.  Posters will be displayed in the library until April 29th.  

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CANCELLED – Second Saturday Mending

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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Do you have a loose button or a popped seam you’re not sure how to fix? Don’t throw it away, MEND it!  Bring your loved but worn (and clean!) clothes to the library for mending.  We will provide know-how as well as a sewing machine, needles, thread and limited notions. Sponsored by The Sewing Machine Project, the Cranberry Country Quilters, & the Friends of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library

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CANCELLED – Homeschool Hangout (Ages 10-14)

March 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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On Tuesday afternoons, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., we will have Homeschool Hangout at the Library. This weekly meet-up is an opportunity for home schooled kids ages 10-14 to socialize, swap ideas, play tabletop games, collaborate, and make crafts. Stop by, meet and make new friends.

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CANCELLED – Spring Equinox Event –Starry Stories & Crafts for All

March 19, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

On Thursday March 19th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., we will have an early Spring Equinox evening starry stories and crafts event in the Community Room. All interested persons are invited to attend. Greet the coming of Spring!  

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April 2020

CANCELLED – Egg-cellent Art!

April 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States

Celebrate spring and creativity! We'll be making art eggs - any which way we can - so come help us experiment and create some truly egg-cellent art!

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Genealogy Help – Online

April 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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Every month, the Eagle River Genealogical Society will be available to answer questions and help you work through tricky family history questions.  Remember, you can access Ancestry Library Edition, Family Search, and other genealogy resources at the Library!  

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October 2020

News, Fake News, & Spin: Deciding Who to Trust in an Age of Disinformation

October 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Deciding which media to trust can be confusing.  At the height of the 2016 election, Americans actually clicked on fake news more often than on professional reporting. In this talk, Michael Edmonds will explain how to recognize bias, propaganda, fake news, and filter bubbles. He'll show you how to analyze messages, evaluate arguments, assess evidence, and locate reliable sources – skills that are more important than ever in this election year. Register to join us below! Edmonds worked as a research…

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