WWI Exhibit Opening

Monday, November 12th, 6:30pm

On November 12, 1918 the people of Olean, NY celebrated the end of the War with cider and donuts. The Olean Public Library invites the community to join us, 100 years later on November 12, 2018 to the opening reception of our WWI exhibit. The reception will start at 6:30 with a talk hosted by Olean native Keara O’Dempsey. The talk will include a brief introduction to WWI in general but will mostly concentrate on Olean’s part in the War. She will discuss how it affected Olean and the loss of 30 men from our community. O’Dempsey will also talk about the items that are included in the exhibit. At 7pm, we will be joined by the Bent Brass Classical Ensemble which will play music from this time period. Cider and donuts will be served.

 

Eat Smart New York Information Table

Wednesday, November 14th, 2:30-4:30pm

Representatives from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be available in the library lobby to answer questions and provide information.

 

Craft Fair

Saturday, November 17th, 11am -4pm

The Friends of the Olean Public Library are sponsoring a Craft Fair.  There will be various vendors selling items such as jewelry, wooden signs, holiday decorations, refurbished jewelry boxes, coffee cups, and more.

 

 

 

Craft Classes

  • Monday, November 12th, 3:30-5pm Block Printing In celebration of National Novel writing month as well as national family story month, we will be learning the art of block printing with everyday objects. This skill can easily be used to block print anything. From cards, t-shirts, and more. We will be printing onto paper that will then become the covers for our journals/books/notebooks.  All materials are provided.  Our programs are free and open to the public, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Monday, November 19th, 3:30-5pm Japanese Stab Binding This basic book binding technique does not take much time to learn but can result in amazing books/journals/etc. we will be utilizing the covers created in our last class, if you were unable to attend, do not worry you will still be able to create a bound book. All materials are provided.  Our programs are free and open to the public, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Monday, November 26th, 3:30-5pm Kumihimo We will be learning the Japanese braiding technique of kumihimo. This very simple braiding technique will result in an amazing bracelet, necklace, or closure for your bound book. Once you know how the braid is accomplished you will have endless opportunities to explore.  All materials are provided.  Our programs are free and open to the public, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Monday, December 3rd, 3:30-5pm Decoupage Coasters This simple technique allows for endless customization and personalization. If you want to explore this fun, easy technique join us! All materials are provided.  Our programs are free and open to the public, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Monday, December 10th, 3:30-5pm Customizing a Wooden Ornament This is the time to let your creativity fly. From wool, yarn, decoupage, paint, printing and more this is the time to make an ornament that uniquely reflects you. All materials are provided.  Our programs are free and open to the public, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Free Films

  • Tuesday, November 6th, 6pm Julie and Julia (PG-13) Learn the story of Julia Child as modern-day blogger Julia Powell tries to cook all of Child’s most difficult recipes- including the infamous deboned duck.
  • Tuesday, November 13th, 6pm The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG) When the Kadam family leaves India for France, they open a restaurant and become business rivals of the Michelin-starred French establishment across the street.
  • Tuesday, November 27th, 6pm Chef (R) Disgraced chef Carl Casper quits his prestigious head cook position, buying a food truck to rekindle his love of cooking and save his marriage.

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

 

Shelf Space Book Club

Wednesday, November 28th, 6:30pm

We will be reading Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty.  As the spaceship Dormire’s crew awakens from cryosleep, they discover a murder scene and must figure out the killer before they perish. The problem? The killer is one of them.

Shelf Space Book Club is OPL’s science fiction and fantasy book club, devoted to genre literature discussion. Any and all readers are welcome– you do not have to finish the book to join the discussion!