Preserving Personal History  Workshop

July 25th at 6:30pm

Have you ever wondered what life was like for your grandparents, or wondered how your family lived through historic events of their time? Maybe you are lucky enough to have a writer in the family, and you have first-hand written accounts of your family history, but most of us have only a few stories told here and there over the dinner table, while others know little to nothing. We are living in historic times every day, even if we believe our lives are unremarkable. One day your grandchildren may want to know what your life was like. Would you like to have a purposeful preservation of your life experiences to share with them? If so, please join us for a workshop in which we will discuss the importance of your voice, learn a simple method for retrieving memories more clearly and accurately, and a writing session to begin developing your narrative. Every voice matters, and each of us can be important documentarians of history. Even in the age of social media and constant sharing, a first-hand written account will one day be a treasured part of your family legacy. Come start your personal history journey, and discover how interesting you really are.
Elaine Snyder is a published author of fiction, and former writing professor and public school teacher from Western New York State. She now works as a full-time writer and offers writing workshops while she travels with her husband. They are currently remodeling their Airstream to continue living in it year-round, and Elaine is documenting their travels and experiences through her blog titled Flying with the Falcon. Aside from writing, Elaine and her husband love exploring the country for good hiking, seeing National and State Parks, and seeking out natural wonders. Elaine also has two grown children who make her proud, and with whom she has shared her love of adventure through stories and the outdoors. Please visit www.elainersnyder.com for more information.

 

Ladies Social Hour

Mondays at 2pm July 9th – August 6th

Join us in the Art Gallery as we socialize, enjoy light refreshments and activities like coloring, crossword puzzles, knitting etc.

 

 

Craft Classes

  • Monday, July 2nd, 6pm Homemade Bath Bombs! With a few simple ingredients we can make a wonderful treat for ourselves or a quick and easy present. Learn how to make Homemade Bath Bombs. This program is free and open to the public, children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Monday, July 9th, 6pm  Build a Frame Loom. These looms will be used for the following four weeks of classes so this is a class that would be great to attend.  With a wooden picture frame and some finishing nails we will be creating simple weaving looms.  This program is free and open to the public, children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Monday, July 16th, 6pm  Weaving Basics. Using the simple looms created last week we will be learning the basics of weaving. While this is the simplest weave structure the results can be amazing. This is the foundation of all other forms of weaving, so join us and learn something amazing. This program is free and open to the public, children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Monday, July 23rd, 6pm  Exploring Tapestry with Ellen McCarthy.  There are a great many techniques involved in weaving and tapestry is one of the most well known. Join us as we explore some basic tapestry weaving techniques using our frame looms. This program is free and open to the public, children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Monday, July 30th, 6pm Tapestry Weaving Continued. Today we will be expanding on, and learning more about Tapestry Weaving.  This program is free and open to the public, children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Kid Friendly Films

  • Wednesday, July 11th, 1pm  Coco (PG)  Many years ago, Miguel’s great great abuela banned music in his family. But he has a secret- he’s a gifted musician. To pursue his dream, one of his beloved, long-gone relatives in the Land of the Dead must offer him their blessing.  Coco was deemed the best animated film of 2017 at the Academy Awards.
  • Wednesday, July 18th, 1pm The Good Dinosaur (PG) What if dinosaurs never went extinct? When shy, quiet Arlo the Apatosaurus rescues a human on his family’s farm, he learns to accept someone different- and be happy with himself.
  • Wednesday, July 25th, 1pm Finding Dory (PG) Dory, a regal blue tang fish, lost her parents many years ago. She teams up with Marlin and Nemo to track them down, leading to another incredible journey across the sea.

Free Movie Showings are sponsored by the Friends of the Olean Public Library

 

Shelf Space Book Club

Wednesday, July 18th at 6:30pm

Join us as we discuss The City & the City by China Mieville. Call 716-372-0200 or stop by the Information Desk to reserve your copy!

Beszel and Il Qoma – two cities sharing a border that are forbidden to acknowledge the other.  What happens when a citizen crosses that border and ends up dead?