*For Special Events at the Olean Public Library, please visit our Special Events page!*

Art Gallery

January: An exhibit on the 2020 Census and local relevant history (Kim Maher managing)

February: “The Art of Love” displays pieces curated from our OPL vault.

March: An exhibit in memory of Jason Quinn’s work hosted by his mother Laura Quinn

April: Friends of the Olean Public Library Elementary School Bookmark Event + Olean Public Library History (National Library Month)

Clubs & Groups

  • Book Clubs
    • Brown Bag Book Club 
      Tuesday, January 21                      12:30 p.m.
      You bring your lunch, we’ll supply the beverages and dessert! Enjoy a rousing discussion of a different book each month! This month, we discuss David R. Gillman’s, City of Women.  For the LitLovers guide, click here. 
  • 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.

Christine’s Crafts

OPL Librarian Christine Zeitler is our resident Crafts expert. Join her every Monday at 6:30pm!

  • Watercolor – Monday, January 13 @ 6:30PM in the Art Gallery.
    Use water color paints to create the base for fun and funky mixed-media art!
  • Multi-Media Projects – Monday, January 27 @ 6:30PM in the Art Gallery.
    We will take our watercolor pages and turn them into multi-media works of art!