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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.

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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


Craft Classes

  • Monday, December 11th, 2:30-4pm Make an Ornament Learn how to create a beautiful sequin house ornament. This fun and easy to learn craft is a great way to break up your day and work on something that will positively sparkle when you are done. Supplies are limited and will be handed out on a first come first served basis. The first 18 crafters will be doing this craft, if there are more crafters we have some fun, easy, projects that you can work on. Since this is a craft that takes a while we will keep the ornaments at the library or allow you to bring yours home to try and finish. We will also meet on December 18th at 2:30 to complete this craft.
  • Monday, December 18th, 2:30-4pm Finishing Your Ornament We will be finishing up our sequin house ornaments.

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(Super)Heroes Film Series

  • Tuesday, December 6th, 6:00pm Wonder Woman

    Diana, Amazonian warrior, leaves home with American pilot Steve Trevor to fight in WWI, discovering her full powers and true destiny. (PG-13)

  • Tuesday, December 12th, 6:00pm Selma

    Experience Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. (PG-13)

  • Tuesday, December 19th, 6:00pm Gravity

    An astronaut endeavors to survive after an accident which leaves her stranded in space. (PG-13)

  • Tuesday, December 26th, 6:00pm Spider Man Homecoming

    Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man. (PG-13)

Author Visit: Ann McCauley

Wednesday, December 13th, 6:30pm

Join us as we welcome local author Ann McCauley, author of Pressure Cooker Christmas. The OíMalleys of Willow Lane donít know it but they are closing in on an unforgettable Christmas. Marlene insists she loves Christmas. Her husband, Bob, hates Christmas. He wants to cancel their annual Swearing in of the Christmas Tree party, but itís become a Willow Lane tradition. Their far less than perfect family is irresistibly lovable, despite their many foibles. This story will help even the most Scrooge-like reader find a generous helping of Christmas spirit.

Shelf Space: OPL's Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club

Wednesday, December 13th, 6:30pm

We will be meeting to discuss Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman. Gaimanís short stories have explored the eeriness of humanity, folklore, and fairy tales for more than 20 years. Please feel free to attend if you did not make the previous meetings! Come in or call us at 716-372-0200 to reserve your copy of the book.