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Olean Public Library Serving the community since 1871

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.

Olean Area Crochet, Knitting and Crafting Group

The Olean Area Crochet & Knitting Group meets at 6:30 PM on the first Thursday of each month in the library. Meetings for Thursday July 6th and August 3rd at 6:30pm are cancelled. But we are adding afternoon meetups, Thursdays at 12:30 P.M. in July and August. Meet up in the Conference Room, bring your projects, socialize and enjoy the air conditioning.

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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 for more information.

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Special Events


Wooly Wednesdays

Come to one program or attend them all. (Supplies will be provided for those that did not attend a prior program.) Register at the Olean Public Library or call (716) 372-0200, space is limited. Free and open to the public; children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • July 5th 6:30-8:30pm Felt Critters and Landscapes
  • July 12th 6:30-8:30pm Needle Felted Critters
  • July 19th 6:30-8:30pm Spinning Singles
  • July 26th 6:30-8:30pm Plying Your Singles
  • August 2nd 6:30-8:30pm Knit a Pouch
  • August 9th 6:30-8:30pm Knit Fingerless Gloves
  • August 16th 6:30-8:30pm Crochet a Pouch
  • August 23rd 6:30-8:30pm Granny Squares
  • August 30th 6:30-8:30pm Weave a Mug Rug
  • September 6th 6:30-8:30pm Weave a Wall Tapestry

Yoga for Adults

Yoga Classes for Adults

Mondays in July at 6pm

Call or stop in to register for our free yoga classes. Space is limited and registration starts July 3rd. Monday July 10, 17th, 24th, and 31st

Trivia Night

Trivia Night

Thursday, July 13th 6:30pm

Test your knowledge at the Olean Public Library’s Trivia Night. Teams of 3-5 people will answer questions from 10 categories. Prizes go to the teams who score the highest overall at the end of the night. Refreshments will be provided. Please call and register your team by July 11th.

Film Camera

Summer Film Series "Book to Screen"

Tuesdays in July at 6pm

  • July 11th - Coraline (PG)

    While exploring her new home, a girl named Coraline discovers a secret door, behind which lies an alternate world that closely mirrors her own but, in many ways, is better.

  • July 18th - A Monster Calls (PG 13)

    Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother (Felicity Jones) is ill. He has little in common with his imperious grandmother. His father has resettled thousands of miles away. But Conor finds a most unlikely ally when the Monster (Liam Neeson) appears at his bedroom window one night.

  • July 25th - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG 13)

    The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.