Women and Superheroes
Thursday, March 15th at 7pm
“All we’re asking is for a little respect: Female Superheroes who save the world and defeat bad guys in stilettos and corsets.”
This lecture focuses on the transition of female superhero characters from sexy, voluptuous women who serve as minor partners to their male counterparts to the individual strong take no prisoners women who serve as full partners to their male counterparts today.
Dr. Tracy Schrems has a Ph.D. in English Education. She currently is a professor at St. Bonaventure University.
Local Author Kim Leonard
Monday, March 19th at 7pm
Kim Leonard will be available to sign her book Behind Dead Eyes in the Olean Public Library Art Gallery. Behind Dead Eyes follows Kendra and her unborn baby through the gates of hell as she fights the dead and the undead to live.
Kim is originally from Brooklyn, NY but relocated to Olean in order to raise her children. She attended BOCES and earned her nursing license.
Thursday, March 22nd at 6:30pm
Teams of 2-6 people will compete in a 10 category trivia challenge. Categories will cover a wide array of subjects which could include: history, movies, sports, science, general knowledge, music etc. Teams must register a minimum of one hour prior to the event. Registrations opens on March 9th. Call the library or stop in to register for this free event. Refreshments will be provided.
Board Game Night
Thursday, March 29th at 6:30-pm
Come with a group or by yourself. We will have a variety of board games available—feel free to also bring your own. Light refreshments will be provided. No sign-ups required, for ages 16 and up.
- Monday, March 5th, 1:30-3pm Make a Yarn Feather Join us to create a yarn feather. With a few simple supplies we will each make a unique feather. This event is free and open to the public. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Monday, March 12th, 1:30-3pm Make a Dream Catcher Create a Dream Catcher to go with your yarn feather, or just to learn how to make a simple Dream Catcher. This fun and easy craft is free and open to the public. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Monday, March 19th, 1:30-3pm Nifty Knitter Creating a knitted cord can be very easy. Creating a tool to help you make the cord is easy also. Join us to learn how to make and use a nifty knitter. Next week we will be making something from this cord. Free and open to the public. Children under 13 must be accompanied by and adult.
- Monday, March 26th, 1:30-3pm Create a Coaster from Knitted Cord Last week we made a nifty knitter and learned how to use them. This week we will be taking a length of that cord to create an amazing coaster. If you know how to make, and. Have a length of knitted cord you are welcome to come. This event is free and open to the public. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Celebrating Women Film Series
- Tuesday, March 6th, 6pm Suffragette (PG-13) In honor of Women’s History Month, this is part one of our Celebrating Women film series. Witness the rise of the women’s suffrage movement in early 19th century UK through the eyes of a young laundress.
- Tuesday, March 13th, 6pm Dreamgirls (PG-13) In honor of Women’s History Month, this is part two of our Celebrating Women film series. In the early 1960’s, singer Effie White becomes part of a pop girl group and experiences the triumph and heartbreak of commercial success. Based on the smash Broadway musical.
- Tuesday, March 20th, 6pm Osama (PG-13) In honor of Women’s History Month, this is part three of our Celebrating Women film series. A young Afghani woman disguises herself as a boy to earn money and protect her family in Taliban-run Afghanistan. This film is based on a true events. Directed by Siddiq Barmak, this was the first film to come out of Afghanistan since the fall of that repressive regime.
- Tuesday, March 27th, 6pm The Hours (PG-13) In honor of Women’s History Month, this is part four of our Celebrating Women film series. Three generations of women are connected by writer Virginia Woolf; this is a chronicle of their lives and the shared experience of American women in the 20th and 21st century.
Free Movie Showings are sponsored by the Friends of the Olean Public Library
Shelf Space Book Club
Wednesday, March 21st at 6:30pm
Join us to discuss The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula LeGuin. George Orr’s dreams change the fabric of reality itself; unfortunately, he can still remember what life was like before he went to sleep. Author LeGuin passed away in February and left a legacy of science fiction classics, including The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed, and Earthsea.
Please come in or call 716-372-0200 to reserve a copy of the book. Refreshments and snacks will be served.
Reading the Rainbow Book Club
Monday, March 26th at 6:30pm
Reading the Rainbow is a new book club that will focus on LGBTQIA themed books. We will read fiction, nonfiction, Young Adult, and adult books that focus on the LGBTQIA experience. No registration is necessary and you do not have to participate every month.
This month we will be discussing Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson. This publication won the prestigious Whitbread Award for Best First Fiction.
You may place a copy of the book on hold by stopping in the library or calling us at 716-372-0200.