Call us: 716 372 0200 | E-mail: info@oleanlibrary.org

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.

Book Club in a Bag

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:

  • Multiple 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.

Titles avaliable # of books in bag
FICTION    
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 9
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan 8
The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey 5
A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson 5
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell 6
The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles 5
The Samaritan by Local Author Stephen Besecker 6
The Seamstress by Frances de Pontes Peebles 7
A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn 5
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston 10
NONFICTION    
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 6

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.

Knit baby hats image.

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.

Boo Boo Bear image.

Special Events

NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month image.

Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 15 & 29 @ 4-6 PM

Join other writers as you try to meet the ultimate challenge—writing an entire novel in a month. We will provide the space and snacks, you do the writing.

Participants will have the opportunity to have their work published and added to the library collection at the end of the month.

Santa is Coming to the Olean Public Library

santavisit image.

Monday, December 19 @ 6:30 PM

Direct from the North Pole, Santa will have:

  • A Chrstmas Carol Sing-A-Long
  • Story-Telling
  • Incredible Floating Snowball
  • 7 Foot Tall Frosty
  • And More!

Children will get to see what Santa's life is really like. Join us for this fun holiday event!

Open to ALL ages.

Coloring and Coffee

heart image.

Tuesday, December 27 @ 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

  • Relaxation
  • Focus
  • Fine motor skills

Come, relax, and socialize.

Crafternoon

crafternoon image.

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.

Go to top of page