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.
The Obituary Writer
by Ann Hood
W.W. Norton & Company, 2013
20th CenturySan Francisco
by Lara Hillenbrand
Random House, 2010
1917-presentUnited States & WWII Pacific Theater
The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd
Viking Press, 2014
Early 19th centuryCharleston
Crazy Rich Asians
by Kevin Kwan
by Cristina Baker Kline
William Morrow, 2013
by Lisa See
Random House, 2014
1930s & 1940sUnited States
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: the Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
by Fiona, Countess of Carnarvon
Broadway Paperbacks, 2011
Early 20th CenturyEngland
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
WWIIFrance & Germany
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo
Random House, 2012
21st CenturyMumbai Undercity
Go Set a Watchman
by Harper Lee
Etta and Otto and Russell and James
by Emma Hooper
Simon & Schuster, 2015
Modern DayWestern Canada
by Stephen Besecker
Bancroft Press, 2011
Modern DayNew York
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 Group
The Olean Area Crochet & Knitting Group meets at 6:30 PM on the first Thursday of each month in the library Meeting Room or Conference Room.*
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.
Free Blood Pressure & Body Fat Analysis Screenings
- Monday, June 8, 2015 @ 10:00 AM-Noon
An employee of Olean General Hospital will be here to offer free blood pressure and body fat analysis screenings. No appointment necessary.
Tuesday Afternoon Craft: Quilling
- Tuesday, June 23, 2015 @ 12:30 PM
Join us for our monthly craft. Go home with a card similar to those made in the Victorian Era. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Register by calling 716 372 0200 or stopping by the Circulation Desk.
Communicating Online I
Taught in person at the library, in this lesson participants will learn:
- Thursday, June 8 @ 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
- Basics of email
- How to spot SPAM and how to handle it
- Basics of social networks
Prerequisites: Participants need to know how to use a mouse and how to open and close computer programs.
Space is limited. Call the Information Desk at 716 372 0200 to sign up.
Author Beth Andrews
- Saturday, May 30, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Beth Andrews will speak about her new book, About that Night, which is book 7 in the Shady Grove series and slated to be released in June.
Romance Writers of America RITA® Award winning author Beth Andrews writes edgy, emotional contemporary romance for Harlequin Superromance. She loves coffee, hockey and happy endings.
Author Ford Easton
- Thursday, June 4, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
A native of Friendship, NY who now lives in Florida, Mr. Easton will talk about the early days of stock car racing, highlighting WNY & nearby PA tracks which are included in his book Stock Car Racing in the '50s, as well as the reasons and events leading to the publishing of his book.
Summer Reading Programs
- Monday, June 22 - Friday, August 21, 2015
fill out your registration card, and pick up your reading log booklet.