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

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January 2019

LEGO and Duplo Creations at Olson Library

January 17 @ 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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On Thursday January 17th, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., come to the Kids’ Area and work on LEGO and Duplo Creations. This week, we will ask kids to make a space ship or space station. Tell the people at the circulation desk when you complete your work. We will take photos and display on the tri-fold boards. How creative can you get? Name your creation and tell a story about it.

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February 2019

Science On Tap Livestream: WI Water and Irrigated Agriculture

February 6 @ 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 how the degradation of trout streams, lakes, and wetlands associated with heavy groundwater withdrawals and irrigated agriculture is one of Wisconsin’s greatest environmental challenges. Our presenter, Mallika A. Nocco, studies the water and energy cycles in the Wisconsin Central Sands region and works closely with growers to identify and critique conservation solutions. Her research quantifies the impacts of irrigated agriculture on water quantity, quality, and climate. She targets conservation roadblocks at the farm, watershed, and regional…

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Olson Library Evening Book Discussion Group Meeting

February 7 @ 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 February 7th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Olson Library Evening Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss the book The Field of Blood:  Congressional Violence and the Road to Civil War by Joanne B. Freeman.  All interested readers are invited to come and participate.  If you need a copy of the book, please let us know.

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Fact & Fiction Book Group : The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

February 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 Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

February 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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Free Mending Day at Olson Memorial Library!

February 25 @ 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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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.  Some restrictions apply and mending is done on a first come…

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March 2019

Science On Tap Livestream: Tick Borne Illness Center and Tick Borne Diseases

March 6 @ 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: Howard Young Foundation 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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Olson Library Evening Book Discussion Group Meeting

March 7 @ 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 March 7th, 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 Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York by Anne de Courcy

March 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 Jungle by Upton Sinclair

March 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 Jungle by Upton Sinclair. 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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April 2019

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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
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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 2020

Library Closed for New Year’s Day

January 1, 2020
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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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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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