Winter Reading Medal Winners

Gold Medal Winners (Final)

 

Adair, Cherry                     Edge of Danger

Adair, Cherry                     Hot Ice

Asher, Jay                           Thirteen Reasons Why

Ashley, Amanda                Night’s Promise

Austen, Jane                      Emma

Balogh, Mary                     A Christmas Promise

Banks, Maya                      Be With Me

Banks, Maya                      The Darkest Hour

Banks, Maya                      Forged in Steele

Barclay, Linwood              The Accident

Barclay, Linwood              Never Look Away

Bednar, Martial                 Nine Ms and a Mother Like No Other

Benjamin, Melanie           The Aviator’s Wife

Bennett, Christopher       Star Trek: the Buried Age

Brennan, Allison               Cold Soup

Castle, Jayne                     Deception Cove

Clancy, Tom                       Without Remorse

Coelho, Paulo                    Manuscript Found in Accra

Connelly, Michael             Lost Light

David, Peter                       Before Dishonor (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Dobson, Dr. James & Shirley         Night Light

Fieri, Guy                            Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

Funke, Cornelia                 Inkheart

Gosselin, John & Kate      Multiple Bles8ings

Harper, Karen                    Finding Mercy

Hayes, Suzanne                 I’ll Be Seeing You

Higgs, Liz Curtis                 Embrace Grace

Jio, Sarah                            The Last Camellia

Jordan, Hillary                   Mudbound

Kaye, Laura                        Hard As It Gets

Keillor, Garrison                Good Poems

Kendall, Jackie                   The Young Lady in Waiting

Kidd, Sue Monk                 The Invention of Wings (x2)

Kitamura, Katie                 Gone to the Forest

Lewis, Beverly                   The Englisher

Lewis, Beverly                   The Preacher’s Daughter

Lewis, Beverly                   The Redemption of Sarah Cain

Lewis, Beverly                   The Secret Keeper

Mallery, Susan                   Dream Wedding

Margolin, Philip                 Sleight of Hand

Martin, George R.R.         Dance of Dragons

Martin, George R.R.         Feast for Crows

Martin, George R.R.         Storm of Swords

Martin, Kat                         Against the Edge

Martin, Kat                         Against the Night

Martin, Kat                         Against the Odds

Morton, Kate                     The Forgotten Garden

Myron, Vicki                      Dewey

Palmer, Diana                    Wyoming Fierce

Quick, Matthew                Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Ray, Rachael                      30 Minute Get Real Meals

Reece, Christy                   Run to Me

Reece, Christy                   Second Chance

Riggs, Ransom                  Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

Robb, J.D.                           Concealed in Death

St. Claire, Roxanne           Edge of Sight

Terkeurst, Lysa                  What Happens When Women Say Yes to God

Tobin, Jack                         John Wooden

Wiggs, Susan                     The Apple Orchard

Woods, Sherryl                 Stealing Home

Woodsmall, Cindy            Christmas in Apple Ridge

 

Silver Medal Winners

Coelho, Paulo                                   Manuscript Found in Accra

Eckhardt, Kristin                               The Calico Trail

Fields, Jan                                        Rag Doll in the Attic

Golding, William                              Lord of the Flies

Goolrick, Robert                              A Reliable Wife

Gregory, Philippa                             The White Princess

Hannah, Kristin                                 Winter Garden

Kelly, Karen                                       Boxed Inn

Leveen, Lois                                      The Secrets of Mary Bowser

Martin, George R.R.                        Game of Thrones

Mead, Richelle                                 Vampire Academy

Patterson, James                             Cross My Heart  (x2)

Richards, Natalie D.                        Six Months Later

Smart, Elizabeth                               My Story

Weir, Andy                                        The Martian

Wiggs, Susan                                    Return to Willow Lake

Wiseman, Beth                                Plain Peace

 

Bronze Medal Winners

 

Austin, Lynn                       Hidden Places

Baker, Jo                            Longbourn

Brown, Jo Ann                   Thousand Stories Quilt

Graff, Jim                           A Significant Life

Metzger, Liz                       Bites

Needs More Training

 

Fairstein, Linda                  Hell Gate

Join Us This Week at the Olean Public Library!

Wednesday and Thursday, July 24th and 25th, will be fun filled days at the Olean Public Library!

Teens and Adults Can Make Their Own Seascape Wednesday at 4pm. The ArtMobile from St. Bonaventure will be here with actual seascape  paintings from the art collection at St. Bonaventure University. After being inspired by these paintings, participants will experiment and create their own 3 dimensional seascape. Call to reserve your spot.

Does Windows 8 have you flummoxed? Join us Wednesday at 6:30pm for an Intro to Windows 8. JCC instructor and patron favorite Christina Lopez will be here to help you navigate the new Windows 8 interface. Bring your Windows 8 device (phone, tablet, laptop) and discover how to find your files and programs. Call the Reference Desk to sign up.

Teens Can Come Hang Out in the YA Area for a Teen Coffeehouse on Thursday at 6:30pm. Come and relax, read, or participate in a planned activity while enjoying a selection of coffeehouse refreshments. Anyone participating in the summer reading program can “check in” and collect their prize.

Looking for something different to do? Join us Thursday at 7pm for “Not Your Usual Brass”. From the collection of 200 horns of Robert Fairbanks of Portville, NY, a selection of unusual instruments will be displayed and their historical applications discussed. Most of the horns are at least 100 years old. The audience will be encouraged to “touch the horns,” ask questions, and even try to play some of them. This is an informational program, not a concert.

Mr. Fairbanks has played the cornet for 60 years in a variety of venues, including bands, military ceremonies, weddings, funerals, and church programs. He sees this as an opportunity to share some of his collection.

For more information on these or any future events please visit the library website at http://www.oleanlibrary.org or call us at (716) 372- 0200.

Dig Into…Food!

Eat Your Vegetables!  How many times did we hear that growing up?  In the spirit of digging into things this summer, we would like to invite you to submit your favorite Root Vegetable recipe (beets, potatoes, yams, rutabagas, parsnips, carrots, onions, turnips, kohlrabi, radish, etc.).  Please turn in your recipe by August 1st to the Reference Desk or e-mail it to oleanpubliclibrary {at} gmail {dot} com.  We will then compile all the recipes in to a booklet which will be available at the Adult End of Summer Reading Party on August  15th.  Please be sure to include your name, the name of the dish, the ingredients, and the directions.  

 

2013 Teen and Adult Winter Reading Program

The Winter Reading Program Starts February 11 and Ends March 11, 2013

To participate: read or listen to at least one book or audio book of your choice between February 11th and March 11th.
Complete and return this reading log to the Information Desk by March 11th.

All participants’ reviews will be published anonymously in a 2013 Winter Reading Program booklet.

As a thank you for participating, you will receive a postcard redeemable  for a reading program booklet and an Olean Public Library mug!

 

Click below for a copy of the reading log:
Winter 2013 Reading Log

Enchanted Mountain Chorus to Perform at Olean Public Library on Thursday

The Olean Public Library is pleased to present the Enchanted Mountain Chorus on Thursday August 16th at 7pm as part of the “End of Summer Reading” party.

The Olean Enchanted Mountain Chorus is the area’s local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, which includes chapters nationally as well as around the world.  They meet year around every Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM at Trinity Methodist Church in Olean, under the direction of Louis Petroni. The Olean Barbershop Chapter was formed in 1947.  Back then the chorus was known as the “Plaster Busters” although today the chorus goes by the more modest name of the “Enchanted Mountain Chorus”.

The Olean Chapter supports local food banks as part of their service project, and most recently is working with the Franklinville Food Pantry based in the First Baptist Church in Franklinville.  A concert to support the food pantry will be held at the church on 27 South Main St. in Franklinville at 7 PM on Saturday, August 18th.

Another part of the mission of the Olean Barbershop Chapter, is to give back to the community by singing at local churches during the summer, at nursing homes all year round, but especially at holiday times, and also at community events.  Most recently the Enchanted Mountain chorus sang at Oak Hill Park to kick off the arts and entertainment for the noon hour lunch break going on all summer every Tuesday and Thursday.

For more information please call the Olean Public Library, 716-372-0200.  This program is sponsored by the Olean Public Library and is free to the public.

 

L-R Ted Norton, Patrick Close, Marshall Allen, & Peter Kursdorfer.

 

 

 

 

 

L-R Don Johnson, Patrick Close, Bob Sader, Harris Fitch

Olean Public Library is one stop on ArtMobile Route

Room is still available!  Call the Circulation Desk to sign up!

 

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University has again drawn itself into summer reading programs at public libraries across the Twin Tiers.  And taking a cue from this year’s program theme, “Dream Big,” the Quick Center has nearly doubled the number of library stops scheduled by the ArtMobile and its driver/educator Miranda Earley, museum educator at The Quick Center.

The Olean Public Library will host four ArtMobile sessions, two for children and two for teens/adults. Session I (Teens/Adults) will be held on Wednesday, July 25 at 6pm and Session I (Children) will be held on Thursday, July 26 at 10am.  Session II (Teens/Adults) will be Wednesday, August 1 at 6pm and Session II (Children) will be held on Thursday, August 2 at 10am.  Sign up for the separate sessions at the library or call 716-372-0200.

This is the fourth year that The Quick Center has been invited by local libraries to inject a dose of art into the unified, themed summer reading program held by public libraries across the country.

Earley will load up the ArtMobile with supplies and make two trips to each of the 17 participating libraries. Each hour-long visit will present a lesson and activity aligned with the “Dream Big” theme of the summer reading program.

In Session I, participants will view prints of artwork created by the late Marc Chagall, a Russian artist known for his dreamlike paintings that reflect his favorite childhood memories. Participants will then use a variety of materials to create their own dreamlike mobiles.

In Session II, participants will view photos from The Quick Center’s Native American collection and explore the history of the dream catcher, an object consisting of a web woven around a circular or tear-shaped frame. Hung over the bed of sleeping children, it is said to “catch” bad dreams while letting good dreams through. Participants will build their own dream catcher from materials found in the home.

Earley will be assisted by two students: Patrick Alfonso from Tampa, Fla., a senior at St. Bonaventure majoring in finance and philosophy; and Brooke Skroback, who will be a senior next year at Portville Central School. A budding photographer, Skroback will keep a visual journal of the summer sessions.

There is no cost to participants, thanks to support from The Ink Well, an art supply, design, instruction and framing center in Allegany.

“We know that the Arts stimulate creative thinking skills and that Libraries are places of “Life Long Learning”.  The ArtMobile Library partnership is such a smart idea.  What a great resource for our Library and Community” said Lance Chaffee, Director of the Olean Public Library.

Evelyn Sabina, curator of education at The Quick Center, said she looks forward each year to expanding the reach of St. Bonaventure’s arts center. “Not everybody can get to this incredible resource, so this allows us to bring The Quick Center to them,” she said. “We’re excited that so many libraries in our area appreciate the connections between literature and art. And we’re also grateful to The Ink Well for sponsoring this summer’s program.”

Participating libraries in New York include those in Alfred, Allegany, Belfast, Canaseraga, Cuba, Ellicottville, Franklinville, Jamestown, Olean, Portville, Randolph, Salamanca, Scio and Whitesville. Participating Pennsylvania libraries include those in Coudersport, Duke Center and Port Allegany.

St. Bonaventure’s Artmobile was purchased and equipped with a $50,000 grant secured in 2009 with the assistance of Sen. Catharine Young of Olean.

Dream Interpretation Workshop

The Olean Public Library invites the public to attend a Dream Interpretation Workshop on Monday, August 6th at 6:30pm with Instructor Kate Ebersole.

Kate is a long time dream worker who owns her own organizational development training and coaching business, and who loves to work with groups about dream retention, dream interpretation, and the importance of paying attention to dreams. Sign up is required for this workshop. Topics will include the theories of how to remember dreams, how to encourage dreaming, how to interpret dreams using several interpretation methods, and information about lucid dreaming. Kate has shared her enthusiasm for dreams and dream interpretation with church youth groups, at Chautauqua Institution’s summer learning series, and by serving as moderator for several ongoing dream groups.

For more information please call the Olean Public Library, 716-372-0200. (www.OleanLibrary.org)   This program is sponsored by the Olean Public Library and is free to the public.

 

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