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March 2019

Youth Art Month at Olson Library–all month long

March 1 @ 9:00 am - April 9 @ 7:30 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Youth Art Month display will be held in the Community Room for the whole month of March and into mid-April. Our contest is open to all kids from kindergarten through twelfth grade. We accept 2-dimensional and three-dimensional art forms. More information is available from the library. An awards reception will be held from 5:00 through 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 9th in the Community Room.

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LEGO & Duplo Creations at Olson Library

March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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Each Thursday, from 4-5pm, you can come to the Kids’ Area and work on LEGO and Duplo Creations. When you're done with your creation, we can take a photo and post your masterpiece in our Children's Area. How creative can you get?  

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Code Club

March 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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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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Read to Therapy Dog Geli and Her Human Companion Deb

March 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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Come to the Kids’ Area and read for a 10-minute session to Geli the therapy dog and her companion Deb. Choose a book from home or from the library and read. Every three Tuesdays you come and read, you will earn a free book and a Beanie Baby from our donated stash. Geli and Deb like all kinds of books and they are looking forward to meeting you and hearing you read to them. Kids under age 10, please bring…

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Snapathon!

March 27 @ 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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Snapathon is a citizen science event that is part of Snapshot Wisconsin.  Participants will identify wildlife in photos taken through Snapshot Wisconsin field cams to contribute important data for wildlife research.  Here's how it works: Step 1:  Bring your friends - or just bring yourself! Step 2:  Bring your device (optional)! Step 3:  Bring your critter identifying skills! Step 4:  Have fun, support Snapshot Wisconsin, and enter to win prizes!

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April 2019

2020 Census: Drop-In Info Sessions

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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Drop by any time between 4 - 6pm to talk to Vilas County Census recruiter Mary Babich. Learn more about the importance of the 2020 federal Census AND available job opportunities with the Census starting this year!

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Science On Tap Livestream: Shoreline Paintings

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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Come and learn about the story of change on Wisconsin lakeshores and what those changes have meant for lake health and clean water. Patrick Goggin will describe the diversity of life found along lakeshores and what some of the ecosystem services lakeshores provide to the lake system. Examples will be given of what lakeshore property owners and other lake lovers within the watershed can do to help make lake water cleaner and ideas on how to restore habitat. About the ​Presenter: Patrick…

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Olson Library Evening Book Discussion Group Meeting

April 4 @ 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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On Thursday April 4th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Olson Library Evening Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss the book Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.  All interested readers are invited to attend and participate in the discussion.   Please let us know if you need a copy of the book to read.  

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Fact & Fiction Book Group :The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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National Poetry Month Kick-Off with Troy Graham

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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Musician/Poet Troy Graham, also known as "Great Lakes Graham" will be joining us on Monday, April 8th to help kick off National Poetry Month! 4 - 5pm:  Great Lakes Graham in Concert - all ages welcome! 5:30 - 6:15pm:  Troy will lead a poetry writing workshop for tweens, teens, and adults.   Troy has spent his whole adult life playing music professionally with various groups ranging in genre from old-time, bluegrass, folk, indie and gospel. He has recorded 10 different albums…

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Afternoon Book Group : My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet in the Community Room to discuss the book My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman. 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.

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Free Mending Day at Olson Memorial Library!

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 25, 2019 at 1:00pm

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! Be sustainable and bring your loved but worn (and clean!) clothes to the library for mending.  It's free!  Our team of excellent volunteer menders will hem, mend and patch items for you.  We will provide know-how as well as a sewing machine, needles, thread and limited notions. Drop by the Community Room or sign up in advance.  Some…

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Syndeo Foster Care Advocacy

April 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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SYNDÉO CONNECTING OUR NORTHWOODS CHURCH COMMUNITIES WITH VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND THE FAMILIES THAT SUPPORT THEM.

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May 2019

Science On Tap Livestream: How Wisconsin Became the Dairy State

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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Presenter: John Lucey, UW Madison, Department of Food Science 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

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Community Baby Shower

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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More info coming later this spring! To be held in the library Community Room

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Afternoon Book Group : The Stand by Stephen King

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet in the Community Room to discuss the book The Stand by Stephen King. 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.

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Free Mending Day at Olson Memorial Library!

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until May 11, 2019

One event on February 25, 2019 at 1:00pm

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! Be sustainable and bring your loved but worn (and clean!) clothes to the library for mending.  It's free!  Our team of excellent volunteer menders will hem, mend and patch items for you.  We will provide know-how as well as a sewing machine, needles, thread and limited notions. Drop by the Community Room or sign up in advance.  Some…

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Fact & Fiction Book Group : “A Name of Her Own” by Jane Kilpatrick

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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June 2019

Science On Tap Livestream: Social Implications of the Genomics Revolution

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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Presenter:  Jason Fletcher, UW Madison, Agriculture and Applied Science 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

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Fact & Fiction Book Group : “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Afternoon Book Group : The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet in the Community Room to discuss the book The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. 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.

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July 2019

Fact & Fiction Book Group : “One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd” by Jim Fergus

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Afternoon Book Group : Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet in the Community Room to discuss the book Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham. 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.

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August 2019

Afternoon Book Group : And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet in the Community Room to discuss the book And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. 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.

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Fact & Fiction Book Group : “Martha Washington: First Lady of Liberty” by Helen Bryan

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Fact & Fiction Book Group : “Martha Washington: First Lady of Liberty” by Helen Bryan

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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September 2019

Fact & Fiction Book Group : “Girl in Disguise” by Greer Macallister

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Afternoon Book Group : Victoria & Albert A Royal Love Affair by Daisy Goodwin

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet in the Community Room to discuss the book Victoria & Albert A Royal Love Affair by Daisy Goodwin. 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.

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October 2019

Afternoon Book Group : We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet in the Community Room to discuss the book We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. 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.

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Fact & Fiction Book Group : “Seven Locks” by Christine Wade

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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November 2019

Fact & Fiction Book Group : “My Name is Mary Sutter” by Robin Oliveira

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Afternoon Book Group : The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet in the Community Room to discuss the book The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. 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.

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Library Closed for Thanksgiving

November 22 - November 23
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Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving. Use our book drop to return items while we're closed, or the Merlin catalog to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. While we're closed, check out our always-accessible OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks.  The library will resume normal hours on Saturday, November 24.

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December 2019

Fact & Fiction Book Group : “The Lost Letter” by Jillian Cantor

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Library Closed for Winter Holiday

December 24 - December 25
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Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library will be closed December 24 and December 25 for the winter holiday. Use our book drop to return items while we're closed, or the Merlin catalog to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. While we're closed, check out our always-accessible OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks.  The library will resume normal hours after December 25.

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Library Closing early for New Year’s Eve (Hours 9 AM to Noon)

December 31
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Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library will be closing at Noon on December 31st for New Year's Eve. Use our book drop to return items while we're closed, or the Merlin catalog to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. While we're closed, check out our always-accessible OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks.  The library will resume normal hours after January 1.

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January 2020

Library Closed for New Year’s Day

January 1, 2020
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Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library will be closed on January 1 for New Year's Day. Use our book drop to return items while we're closed, or the Merlin catalog to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. While we're closed, check out our always-accessible OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks.  The library will resume normal hours after January 1.

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November 2020

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

November 22, 2020 - November 23, 2020
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 22 of November, repeating indefinitely

Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving. Use our book drop to return items while we're closed, or the Merlin catalog to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. While we're closed, check out our always-accessible OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks.  The library will resume normal hours on Saturday, November 24.

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December 2020

Library Closed for Winter Holiday

December 24, 2020 - December 25, 2020
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 24 of December, repeating indefinitely

Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library will be closed December 24 and December 25 for the winter holiday. Use our book drop to return items while we're closed, or the Merlin catalog to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. While we're closed, check out our always-accessible OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks.  The library will resume normal hours after December 25.

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Library Closing early for New Year’s Eve (Hours 9 AM to Noon)

December 31, 2020
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 31 of December, repeating indefinitely

Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library will be closing at Noon on December 31st for New Year's Eve. Use our book drop to return items while we're closed, or the Merlin catalog to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. While we're closed, check out our always-accessible OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks.  The library will resume normal hours after January 1.

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January 2021

Library Closed for New Year’s Day

January 1, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 1 of January, repeating indefinitely

Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, 203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library will be closed on January 1 for New Year's Day. Use our book drop to return items while we're closed, or the Merlin catalog to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. While we're closed, check out our always-accessible OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks.  The library will resume normal hours after January 1.

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