The Olean Public Library is pleased to host a HomeCare & Hospice open house event at the library on Monday, January 14, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  The presentation will be held in the Library’s Art Gallery and will focus on volunteer opportunities within the organization’s primary four-county service area.  Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch and enjoy cookies and coffee provided by HomeCare & Hospice.  If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Peggy Gillespie, Volunteer Coordinator, at 716-372-5735, 800-719-7129 or  Help HomeCare & Hospice make a difference in people’s lives!  We hope to see you there!


Stonewall Cafe

Wednesday, January 16th, 6:30pm

The Stonewall Cafe is a social group for LGBTQIA adults. Light refreshments will be served. 

Trivia Night

Thursday, January 24th, 6:30-8pm

Test your knowledge at the Olean Public Library’s Trivia Night. Teams of 2-6 people will answer questions from 10 categories. Prizes go to the teams who score the highest overall at the end of the night. Refreshments will be provided. Please call and register your team by January 22nd. 716-372-0200.

Free Films

Best of 2018 Film Series

  • Wednesday, January 2nd, 5-7pm Oceans 8 (PG-13) Debbie Ocean gathers a top-notch crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s annual Met Gala.
  • Tuesday, January 22nd, 6-8pm Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13) When New Yorker Rachel Chu travels to meet her boyfriend’s family, she discovers they are insanely rich Singaporean social royalty.
  • Tuesday, January 29th, 6-8pm Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (PG-13) A documentary exploring the life, lessons, and lingering influence of children’s television host Fred Rogers.

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

Shelf Space Book Club

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Wednesday, January 30th, 6:30-8pm

Join us as we discuss Patrick Rothfuss’s legendary high fantasy epic The Name of the Wind. (Given the book’s scope, we will only discuss the first half of the text. Join us in February to discuss the ending!)

A novel that seeks to put a human face to a legend, Rothfuss recounts the tale of Kvothe, an orphan seeking to understand and ultimately avenge the death of his parents. This takes him on a journey of adventure and discovery while training to become a bard, assassin, and magician.

Book Chat

Wednesday, January 30th, 12:30pm

Select and read a book of your choice, then share your thoughts with the group.  Meet fellow book lovers, broaden your reading choices, and engage in discussions followed by coffee, tea, and snacks.