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We meet once a month to play some good old fashioned trivia. Play by yourself or with a group for an extra edge. Winning team gets a prize!

This month’s trivia will take place on September 29 at 5:30pm.

Art Gallery

September: “Interpretations”  by Joan Pingitore

Joan is a local southern tier artist with BA in Arts and Wellness, and has been creating most of her life. She’s worked in many different  art forms and finds painting to be the most challenging.

She has this comment on her art –

“Life relationships and the elemental forms of nature have been the driving force in the creation of my art.

I present traditional associations, organic majesty and life’s visions in a somewhat abstract, expressionistic form. I’m exhilarated by these mysteries and my paintings are filled with vivid color and emotion to portray my “interpretation” of the world.”

Her art show “Interpretations” is now at the Olean Library Gallery and will run through the month of September.

Clubs & Groups

  • Book Clubs
    • Brown Bag Book Club 
      You bring your lunch, we’ll supply the beverages and dessert! Enjoy a rousing discussion of a different book each month!
      Next meeting is October 19 @ 12:30. We will be reading Anxious People by Fredrik Backman.
  • Crochet, Knitting, and Crafting Group: First Thursdays @ 6:30 PM. New members always welcome! Bring your current project. Decaf coffee will be provided. Please consider bringing a dessert to share. We will have our regular social meeting and work on our current projects.


Craft programs are starting back up! Join us on September 13 and 27 @ 5:30 for fun crafts! Brought to you by the Frances Bean O’Connell Grant.