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 Paris Wife
by Paula McLain
Ballantine Books, 2011
1920s Chicago and Paris, France
I Am Forbidden
by Anouk Markovits
1939-Present Central Europe and Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Manuscript Found in Accra
by Paulo Coelho
Death Comes to Pemberley
by P.D James
The Girls of Murder City
by Douglas Perry
The Devotion of Suspect X
by Keigo Higashino
Minotaur Books, 2011
Present day Tokyo
The Flight of Gemma Hardy
by Margot Livesey
1950s-1960s Scotland and Iceland
A Spear of Summer Grass
by Deanna Raybourn
Harlequin MIRA, 2013
1920s British Kenya
The Aviator's Wife
by Melanie Benjamin
Delacorte Press, 2013
Late 1920s-1970s USA & Europe
The Other Typist
by Suzanne Rindell
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2013
1924 New York City
I Am Malala
by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
Little, Brown, and Company, 2013
Present day Mingora, Pakistan & England
by Jhumpa Lahiri
Alfred. A Knopf, 2013
1950s - Present day India & United States
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.
New members, all ages, and all types of crafters welcome! Bring your current project to work on. Visit yarn14760.wordpress.com for more information.
Winter Reading Program
As a participant in the Olympic Winter Read a Thon you may select one of the books from the Winter Reading bookshelf. You may keep the book as our gift to you for participating. Rate your book on the rating card and hand it back in to the Reference Desk as you read. We will be keeping our medal count current, so please hand in your ratings as soon as you are finished.
If you are on Facebook, let us know what you think about the book you are reading by posting your thoughts on our Facebook page.
On Saturday March 8th, we will have an end of Winter Reading get together to discuss what we thought of the books we read.
- Olympic Winter Read-a-Thon
- February 8 - March 8
Bringing the Outdoors Indoors: Journal a Celebration of Self and Nature
Cold and nasty weather can keep us indoors, but that doesn't have to stop us from experiencing and appreciating nature. We'll use poetry, images and nature as writing prompts. We'll explore the 10,000 messages nature whispers each second. These messages can help us to better understand ourselves and our connection to the natural world. For people of all ages who enjoy writing for fun and personal exploration.
Sign up required. Please call 716 372 0200 or stop at the Circulation Desk to sign up.
What you can expect:
- Use your senses to explore specific aspects of nature
- Engage in journal writing using different techniques
- Share snippets of your writing in a safe and inviting community
Darlene Goetzman LOVES helping very busy people pause, ponder and prioritize in order to do less and accomplish more. She specializes in creating VERY brief meaningful experiences that create a path to gentle and joyful living. She earned her M.A. with a concentration in human and organization transformation; she is a certified Journal to the Self facilitator and is completing her certification as a Facilitator of Expressive Writing.
- Writing Workshop
- Tuesday, March 18 @ 6:30-7:45 PM
Allegany River Valley Aquarium Society
- ARVAS Tropical Fish Show
- April 7 - 12, 2014