Brown Bag Book Club
You bring your lunch, we'll provide the dessert and beverages! The Brown Bag Book Club meets at 12:30 PM on the third Tuesday of each month in the library Meeting Room. Read the featured book and enjoy a lively discussion.
The Obituary Writer
by Ann Hood
W.W. Norton & Company, 2013
20th CenturySan Francisco
by Lara Hillenbrand
Random House, 2010
1917-presentUnited States & WWII Pacific Theater
The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd
Viking Press, 2014
Early 19th centuryCharleston
Crazy Rich Asians
by Kevin Kwan
by Cristina Baker Kline
William Morrow, 2013
by Lisa See
Random House, 2014
1930s & 1940sUnited States
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: the Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
by Fiona, Countess of Carnarvon
Broadway Paperbacks, 2011
Early 20th CenturyEngland
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
WWIIFrance & Germany
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo
Random House, 2012
21st CenturyMumbai Undercity
Go Set a Watchman
by Harper Lee
Etta and Otto and Russell and James
by Emma Hooper
Simon & Schuster, 2015
Modern DayWestern Canada
by Stephen Besecker
Bancroft Press, 2011
Modern DayNew York
Book Club in a Bag
Book Club in a Bag is brought to you by the Olean Public Library to encourage recreational reading and the development of book clubs in the community.
Each bag contains:
- 4 or 5 copies of a title
- One set of discussion questions
- A book sign-out sheet
- Some Extra Surprises!
Book Club in a Bag may be delivered to you at any Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System library. Request a bag by contacting Marianne at Olean Public Library, (p) 716 372 0200.
The contents of each bag will be checked out to the Discussion Leader who is responsible for signing out copies to their members.
A bag of books/materials may be checked out for 6 weeks and renewed.
If you require more copies of a title, please ask. Many more copies of these titles are available through our system libraries in a variety of formats.
Olean Area Crochet & Knitting Group
The Olean Area Crochet & Knitting Group meets at 6:30 PM on the first Thursday of each month in the library Meeting Room or Conference Room.*
Decaf coffee will be provided. Please consider bringing a dessert to share. We will have our regular social meeting and work on our current projects. Visit yarn14760.wordpress.com for more information.
Little Lace Bag
- Thursday May 7, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
Expert knitter Joan Debolt will lead us in creating Little Lace Bags that can be used for gifting handmade items like soap or potpourri.
The purpose of this class is to teach the following: Proper yarn overs both after and before knit stitches, picot bind off, ruffle cast on, and lots of little techniques as we go along.
Student Prerequisite: ability to knit, read a pattern and follow directions.
Registration required. Call the library at 716 372 0200.
Tuesday Afternoon Craft: Springtime Altered Teacups
- Tuesday April 14, 2015 @ 12:30 PM
Join us for our monthly craft. This month we will be taking teacups and turning them into beautiful creations that remind us of spring all year long. Space is limited. Register by calling 716 372 0200 or stopping by the Circulation Desk.
Internet Basics Computer Classes
Taught in person at the library, this introductory course will guide you through the basics of the Internet such as
- Internet Basics IThursday, April 30 @ 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
- What is a web browser and how do I use it?
- What is a web address?
- How can I use the web safely?
- How do I search for information?
- Internet Basics IIThursday, May 7 @ 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
- How do I evaluate information?
- Can I use the information on the Internet I find freely?
- How can I avoid scams?
Prerequisites: Participants need to know how to use a mouse and how to open and close computer programs.
Space is limited. Call the Information Desk at 716 372 0200 to sign up.
ARVAS Aquarium Tropical Fish Show
Last year we had 43 entries from drum bowls to 30 gallon tanks. Our show is not the average fish show. All tanks and bowls are decorated and with live fish or aquatic critters.
- April 20-25, 2015 @ 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Vote for your favorite tank!