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.
by Marilynne Robinson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014
Mid 20th CenturyMidwest
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
by Therese Anne Fowler
St. Martinís Press, 2013
Jazz AgetUnited States & France
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
Penguin Group, 2015
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin
Algonquin Books, 2014
Present dayNew England
by Erik Larson
Crown Publishers, 2015
May 1915Atlantic Ocean
A Touch of Stardust
by Kate Alcott
Late 1930sHollywood, United States
Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes
All the Single Ladies
by Dorothea Benton Frank
William Morrow, 2015
Present DaySouth Carolina Low Country
by Kristin Hannah
St. Martinís Press, 2015
And the Dark Sacred Night
by Julia Glass
Pantheon Books, 2014
1950s - Present DayNew Jersey & New England
The Hundred-Foot Journey
by Richard Morais
20th CenturyIndia, England, France
A Spool of Blue Thread
by Anne Tyler
Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
1930s - Present DayBaltimore, Maryland
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 and Crafting Group
The Olean Area Crochet & Knitting Group meets at 6:30 PM on the first Thursday of each month in the library. NO MEETINGS JULY AND AUGUST 2016
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.
2016 Adult Summer Reading Program
Through Monday, August 29, 2016
The program will run from Monday, July 11th to Monday August 29th, 2016. You may sign up at any point during this time period.
Write a review of each book on the “Exercise Your Mind” book review sheet and/or play BINGO.
Shopping at a Farmer's Market
Monday, August 15, 2016 @ 1 PM
Join JSY nutritionist, Elyse, for a fun and interactive nutrition workshop on how to stretch your dollars at the farmers market! Elyse will also be discussing, during a cooking demonstration, the benefits of shopping for fruits and vegetables at farmers markets.
Introduction to Finding Grants
Friday, August 19 @ 10 AM
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:
- Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations?
- What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding?
- How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach?
Registration is required. Please e-mail with you name and phone number or call 716 372 0200 to register by Monday, August 15, 2016.
Healthy yoUniversity Program for Adults
July 11-August 29
We have identified 8 health care issues to concentrate on*#58; They are diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, nutrition, exercise, preventative screenings, depression/anxiety/stress, and smoking cessation.
Each week a packet will be available on a topic. The packets will consist of information, resources available at the library and in the community, and suggested activities or plans of action. We may even have a speaker on the topic give a presentation on certain weeks (e.g. a presentation on fitness during the exercise week).
The first page of each packet will have 4 tickets with activities based on the information within the packet. When you complete the activity on the ticket, fill it out and put it in the box at the Reference Desk. At the end of Summer Reading we will draw a name for a $50 Amazon Gift Card.
Get Started Safely With Exercise
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 @ 2 PM
Join Jen Territo, OGH Community Outreach Coordinator and YMCA instructor to find out how to safely start an exercise routine.
Walking Tour of African American History in Olean
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 @ 6 PM
Della Moore will be our guide on this walking tour which is just over 2 miles long. The tour will take us through a small section of Olean's African American History. It will touch on the Underground Railroad as well as places and people who have played a huge part in the growth of our fair city by being role models and citizens of whom the whole area can be proud.
We will meet in front of the library at 6 o'clock. Please call the library at 716 372 0200 to reserve your spot.
We will return to the library and enjoy some light refreshments after our outing.
In case of rain, we will meet on August 25tt.
Second Tuesday of Every Month @ 12:30-2:00 PM
A different craft every month!
Space is limited. Please call 716 372 0200 or stop at the Circulation Desk to sign up.
Free Blood Pressure and Body Fat Analysis Screenings
Tuesday, August 23 @ 12:15-1:45 PM
An employee of Olean General Hospital will be here to offer free blood pressure and body fat analysis screenings from noon to 1pm. Get your blood pressure checked for free before you come relax at Coloring and Coffee!
Coloring and Coffee
Tuesday, August 23 @ 12:30-1:30 PM
Be a part of the adult coloring craze sweeping the nation. Bring your own book and crayons or colored pencils or use the pages and crayons we provide. Coffee and tea will be provided.
Proven benefits of coloring are
- Fine motor skills
Come, relax, and socialize.