Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm—Author Book Talk and Signing

What I Never Told You: A Daughter Traces the Wartime Imprisonment of Her Father. by Candy Kyler Brown

Author Candy Kyler Brown will give at book talk and signing at the Olean Public Library on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the Art Gallery . Ms. Brown will talk about her recently released book, What I Never Told You: A Daughter Traces the Wartime Imprisonment of Her Father.

Ms. Brown spent five years researching the story of her father, Salamanca resident John Kyler’s experiences as a B-17 ball turret gunner during World War II and the time he spent as a German prisoner of war after being shot down.

John Kyler learned at 20 years of age what it felt like to assume the role of a ball turret gunner on a B-17 in WWII, as well as the feeling of terror when shot down and taken prisoner of war by the German Army.  Over a brief but deadly fifteen months he was then to face extreme fear, pain, starvation, cold, loneliness, sadness, and despair — an existence that was to define him for his post-war roles of son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather, friend and worker.

He left Salamanca , New York , a boy and returned a man having lived and witnessed many life-changing events that he did not choose to put into words.  His experience remained untold throughout his life, and his death at age 81 might have left his story unknown, but for the decision by his daughter and wife to uncover the truth. Together they retraced his steps, paralleling his route and resurrecting his deeply buried memories.  After over five years their very “sentimental journey” became a mission completed, enabling the spirit of John Kyler to enjoy peace, having at last told his story with the confidence that the memory of what he and many others did will live on.

Candy Kyler Brown was born and raised in Salamanca , NY .  The mother of two resides in Kill Buck, NY, with husband, Bradley.  She retired from National Fuel after 37 years of service and is currently employed as a Field Representative for Green Thumb Environmental Beautification, Inc.  Her last 6 years have been dedicated to researching and writing about her father’s wartime experience resulting in her first published book What I Never Told You:  A Daughter Traces the Wartime Imprisonment of Her Father.

Signed copies of the book will be available after the program, hard covers $20 & soft $15.

Coldspring Authors to Visit Library October 30th at 10am.

On Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 10:00 am authors Cheri Mancuso and John Scarano will give a book talk and signing at the Olean Public Library on Coldspring: the Trial which is the second book in their literary non-fiction book trilogy.

This amazing story of love, murder, mystery and a woman whom was ahead of her time is all relative to the Southern tier of New York and is still talked about 65 years later in areas such as Olean, Jamestown, Salamanca, Randolph and Coldspring.

Coldspring: the Trial opens where Coldspring: Vol. One left off. Bernice Kenyon Farnsworth and her husband ex-convict Harry Farnsworth lay dead in their farmhouse in Coldspring, NY as their murderer raced towards New York City in Bernice’s Chevy Sports coupe. The search for Freddy became the largest manhunt in NY history at that time. The court proceeding that took place in 1935 was considered the trial of the century. His execution leaves one questioning capital punishment entirely. Local historians, including the Sing Sing prison where he was executed have been eager to help the authors by providing actual documents, trial records, Grand Jury testimony and actual photographs for Coldspring: the Trial.

Signed copies of Coldspring:the Trial and Coldspring: Vol. One will be available after the program for $17.95 each.

Need Some Help Updating Your Resume?

On October 20, 2010, the Olean Public Library launched Optimal Resume, a web-based program that allows patrons to create high-quality multimedia resumes and share them online.

Unlike creating a resume in a word processing program, Optimal Resume offers styled templates and easy formatting, along with industry-specific samples and instructions. All a user has to do is enter relevant information in structured categories (such as work history, educational background, and professional certifications) and Optimal Resume will generate a resume that can be downloaded to your computer, printed off, or published online.

Users can turn their resumes into professional websites, with the option to include links to their accounts on sites like LinkedIn and Twitter.

Patrons can also open themselves to job opportunities by submitting one resume into ResumeGPS, an employer-searchable resume database.

Optimal Resume also allows users to create portfolios of their written works, photography, presentations, or other projects. Users can also (with the necessary hardware) record a video resume, allowing them to make a positive first impression as if they were meeting employers in person. Both portfolios and video resumes can be included on users’ websites.

This service is offered completely free-of-charge. Because the service is web-based, patrons can access it from any computer by visiting and using their library card number to create their account.


Olean Public Library November Events

Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm– What I Never Told You: A Daughter Traces the Wartime Imprisonment of Her Father by Candy Kyler Brown

Salamanca resident John Kyler at 20 years of age became a ball turret gunner on a B-17 in WWII, and was shot down and taken Prisoner of War by the German Army.  His death at age 81 might have left his story unknown, but for the decision by his daughter and wife to uncover the truth. Together they retraced his steps, paralleling his route and resurrecting his deeply buried memories. Candy Kyler Brown was born and raised in Salamanca, NY.  Her last 6 years have been dedicated to researching and writing about her father’s wartime experience. Signed copies of the book will be available after the program, hard covers $20 & soft $15.

Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm—Poetry and Short Story Reading by St. Bonaventure creative writing group The Arm. The creative writers—mostly journalism and mass communication majors—are members of a student writing group at St. Bonaventure called The Arm. They will read an eclectic collection of original poems, short stories, and essays.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm– There’s Always Room for Jell-O: the Story of America’s Most Famous Dessert by Lynne Belluscio, Executive Director of the LeRoy Historical Society, LeRoy, NY

In 1897, Pearle Wait, a carpenter in LeRoy, NY introduced a powdered fruit flavored gelatin that his wife named Jell-O. This is the story of the history and mystery of America’s Most Famous Dessert, how it was advertised, which flavors were introduced and which ones failed. This is also the saga of the Waits and the Woodwards and why Jell-O left LeRoy.

Lynne Belluscio, has served as Executive Director of the LeRoy Historical Society for over 20 years.  She has also served as Chairman of the Western New York Association of Historical Agencies, and President of the Association of Living History, Farms and Agricultural Museums.  Most recently she has served on the Council of Affiliates of the American Association of Museums and has been a representative to the European Outdoor Air Museum Association.

Tuesday, November 15 @ —12:30-1:30 pm– Brown Bag Book Club—

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

Read the book, bring your lunch, enjoy coffee and cookies provided by the

Friends of the Olean Public Library, Inc. as you discuss the book with the book club members.

Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm @ —Book Talk by local author Fred Mascioni with illustrator Danielle Cassie Mascioni. The Very Tiny Tree by Fred Mascioni and illustrated by Danielle Cassie Mascioni. This book is a wonderful story about four young siblings who discover and nurture a tiny seedling as it grows into a grand tree as they themselves are nurtured and grow into adults. This children’s book is authored by a father and illustrated by his daughter. Signed copies will be available after the program for $5.00.

Do the Dewey!

New Non Fiction October 2010

001 J Overrated! : the 50 most overhyped things in history Juddery, Mark
005.756 U Access 2010 for dummies Ulrich-Fuller, Laurie
006.7 W Beginning Google Blogger Wright-Porto, Heather
133.423 M Wanted Undead or Alive Maberry, Jonathan
158 W 59 seconds : think a little, change a lot Wiseman, Richard
174 G Giving voice to values : how to speak your mind when you know what’s right / Gentile, Mary
248.4 L You Were Made to Make a Difference Lucado, Max
248.4 M Power thoughts : 12 strategies to win the battle of the mind Meyer, Joyce
289.8 W The great divorce : a nineteenth-century mother’s extraordinary fight against her husband, the Shakers, and her times Woo, Ilyon
294.342 W Sex, sin, and Zen: a Buddhist exploration of sex from celibacy to polyamory and everything in between Warner, Brad
344.73 N The new health care system : everything you need to know Nather, David
356.114 M Grunts : inside the American infantry combat experience, World War II through Iraq McManus, John C
363.325 K A foreigner carrying in the crook of his arm a tiny bomb Kumar, Amitava
364.152 C Terror by night : the true story of the brutal Texas murder that destroyed a family, restored one man’s faith, and shocked a nation Caffey, Terry
364.152 L Seven days of rage : the deadly crime spree of the Craigslist killer Larosa, Paul
371.58 A Little girls can be mean : four steps to bully-proof girls in the early grades Anthony, Michelle
546 K The disappearing spoon : and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements Kean, Sam
551.6 C Weather of the future Cullen, Heidi
612.82 J Brain storm : the flaws in the science of sex differences Jordan-Young, Rebecca M
614.13 B The poisoner’s handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York Blum, Deborah
614.15 P The measure of madness : inside the disturbed and disturbing criminal mind Paradis, Cheryl
615.507 S Clinical trials : what patients and healthy volunteers need to know Speid, Lorna
616.205 A Ah-choo! : the uncommon life of your common cold Ackerman, Jennifer
618.92 P The Beauty of love : a memoir of miracles, hope, and healing Posada, Laura
618.928 S Cutting-edge therapies for autism, 2010-2011 Siri, Ken
641.36 A Mastering the craft of making sausage Anderson, Warren R.
741.597 B The Bloom County library. Volume one, 1980-1982 Breathed, Berke.
741.597 B The Bloom County library. Volume two, 1982-1984 Breathed, Berke
745.5 C The DIY bride crafty countdown : 40 fabulous projects to make in the months, weeks & hours before your special day Cochran, Khris
746.14 P The weaver’s idea book : creative cloth on a rigid-heddle loom Patrick, Jane
746.432 M Knit socks! : 17 classic patterns for cozy feet McCarthy, Betsy Lee
810.82 C Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Miracles Canfield, Jack
818.54 S Visitor’s guide to the human race Stewart, Jon
904 S Lost to time Sandler, Martin W.
910 P 101 places not to see before you die Price, Catherine
940.547 L Escape from Davao : the forgotten story of the most daring prison break of the Pacific war Lukacs, John D
954.035 M Churchill’s secret war : the British empire and the ravaging of India during World War II Mukerjee, Madhusree
955.054 P Let the swords encircle me: Iran–a journey behind the headlines Peterson, Scott
972.07 A General Jo Shelby’s march Arthur, Anthony
973.58 P The presidencies of William Henry Harrison & John Tyler Peterson, Norma Lois
CAREERS 610.73 W CNA certified nursing assistant Whitenton, Linda
CAREERS 610.73B Becoming a nursing assistant : enjoy the extensive rewards of a nursing assistant career

New Biographies October 2010

BIO CARLISLE Lips unsealed : a memoir Carlisle, Belinda

BIO ADDAMS Jane Addams Knight, Louise W.

BIO BONHOEFFER Bonhoeffer : pastor, martyr, prophet, spy : a righteous gentile vs. the Third Reich Metaxas, Eric

BIO CARTER Rosalynn Carter : equal partner in the White House Kaufman, Scott

BIO CATHERINE Catherine of Siena : a passionate life Brophy, Donald

BIO COOLIDGE Grace Coolidge : the people’s lady in Silent Cal’s White House Ferrell, Robert H

BIO GILLIES Keeper : one house, three generations, and a journey into Alzheimer’s Gilles, Andrea

BIO HAYES Rutherford B. Hayes Trefousse, Hans Louis

BIO LUCIANO Lucky Luciano Newark, Tim

BIO PARKER To be Indian : the life of Iroquois-Seneca Arthur Caswell Parker Porter, Joy

BIO PETERSEN Jan’s story : love lost to the long goodbye of Alzheimer’s Petersen, Barry

BIO TRAPP Memories Before and After the Sound of Music Von Trapp, Agathe

BIO WILKINSON Sliding into home : a memoir Wilkinson, Kendra