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Teens/Young Adults

Aspiring Authors Workshop

  • Who: Students in grades 8-12
  • Where: Olean Public Library's Conference Room
  • When: Every first Monday @ 3:30 PM

If you have a serious writing habit and would like to take it to the next level, come check out our monthly writing group.

Bring your latest writing project from any genre, either short story or novel length, and learn how to edit, write better descriptions, create more realistic characters, and get tips on how to prepare for publishing.

We will share work with the group, so prepare to read aloud, or to have work read silently by a peer for editing and advice. This will be a working session, so bring paper/pen, laptop, or tablet. No signup necessary.

Upcoming meetings: Mar. 2nd, Apr 6th , May 4th , and Jun 1st

May the Fourth Star Wars Event

  • Monday, May 4, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
  • Kids ages 6-14

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Games, activities and crafts to celebrate the epic space saga Star Wars. Come in costume and participate in Yoda Origami, light saber making, trivia, games and more. For more information please call the Olean Public Library at 716 372 0200. May the Fourth Be With You.

New YA Books

  • BOYS DON'T KNIT (IN PUBLIC) by Tom Easton
  • CHALLENGER DEEP by Neal Shusterman
  • CITY LOVE by Susane Colasanti
  • THE CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander
  • THE HAUNTING OF SUNSHINE GIRL by Paige McKenzie
  • THE REMEDY by Suzanne Young
  • WHO R U REALLY? by Margo Kelly
  • COLD BURN OF MAGIC by Jennifer Estep
  • THE EDGE OF NOWHERE by Elizabeth George
  • AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir
  • GAME by Barry Lyga
  • I HUNT KILLERS by Barry Lyga
  • INTERWORLD by Neil Gaiman
  • THE IRON KNIGHT by Julie Kagawa
  • THE IRON QUEEN by Julie Kagawa
  • MELTING STONES by Tamora Pierce
  • ROGUE by Julie Kagawa
  • SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS by Becky Albertalli
  • THE SILVER DREAM by Neil Gaiman
  • THE SWIFT BOYS & ME by Kody Keplinger
  • THE TRUTH COMMISSION by Susan Juby
  • THE TIGHTROPE WALKERS by David Almond
  • ALL FALL DOWN by Ally Carter
  • ARTICLE 5 by Kristen Simmons
  • BONE GAP by Laura Ruby
  • BREAKING UP by Kristen Simmons
  • BURNING KINGDOMS by Lauren DeStefano
  • THE DOOR IN THE MOON by Catherine Fisher
  • DON'T STAY UP LATE by R.L Stine
  • THE DUFF: DESIGNATED UGLY FAT FRIEND by Kody Keplinger
  • EMPIRE OF NIGHT by Kelley Armstrong

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Minecraft Club

Wednesdays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29 @ 3:30 PM

Kids ages 6-14, compete in Weekly Building Challenges. Players may bring their own device or use one of the notebooks provided.

LEGO® Club

LEGO® Club 2015

May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2015

for ages 6-15
Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult


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Teen Volunteers

Teens in grades 7-12, get a Teen Volunteer application at the Circulation Desk or print one here.

Shelving/Straightening Volunteer
  • Shelves YA hardcovers, YA paperbacks, and YA Displays
  • Straightens all the above sections
  • Reads reviews then suggests titles for purchase
  • Performs other duties as assigned, ie. copying, displays, stamping
Graphic Novel Area Volunteer
  • Shelves Graphic Novels
  • Straightens graphic novels
  • Reads reviews then suggests titles for purchase
  • Evaluates series to see if new volumes are needed

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