Olean Public Library July Events for Teens & Adults

Adult and Teen Summer Reading Program— June 20th to August 8th
Sign up at the Reference Desk and receive your summer reading book log. Read or listen to at least one book and record the title and author in the book log. Choose three of your favorite titles to review and they will be published in a booklet and given to all participants at the end of the program.  Return the book log by August 8th to be eligible for a prize and an invitation to the Summer Reading Program Party.

One World, Many Stories Indoor Geocache: Geocaching is a sporting activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it. Caches also may contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets.

  • The coordinates are     N 42° 04.747 W 078° 25.920

Gurer vf n jbeyq bs Vasbezngvba va sebag bs lbh.
Decryption Key
(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

One World, Many Ways to JournalJuly 6 @ 7 pm –Journaling Workshop –Teens to Adults with Darlene Goetzman
Space limited –Please sign up at the Circulation Desk
In this interactive workshop journal writers will experiment with new techniques and ideas to expand their writing. By the end of this one hour and forty-five minute session participants will have:

  • Practiced two techniques to expand attention to detail
  • Practiced one technique to tap into the imagination
  • Read and responded to a short selection from one published journal

Darlene Goetzman helps people identify and amplify actions that create thriving lives and businesses. Her approach, Deep Structure Living: Wisdom, Wealth and Wonder includes journal writing in order to promote: greater insights into personal, professional and organizational dynamics
PS2 Challenge for Teens– July 12 from 2-4 pm
Come enjoy a friendly game of Rock Band in the Art Gallery.  No experience necessary!
Please sign up at the Circulation Desk, space is limited.

Page to Screen Event –features a book discussion and a film based on that book.  Featured book– Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
Movie showing — Tuesday, June 28 @ 6:30 PM
Book and film discussion — Tuesday, July 12 @ 7:00 PM
Reserve a copy of the featured book or the DVD at the Reference Desk in the library. Both the film showing and the discussion are free and open to the public.

Put the World on Paper—July 13 @ 7pm–Flash Fiction Writing Workshop –Teens to Adults with Elaine Snyder—Space Limited—Please sign up at the Circulation Desk
Flash Fiction, or micro fiction, is a genre of creative writing noted for its almost poetic brevity.

  • Try your hand at writing these “short-short” stories, based on the Summer Reading Program theme: “One World, Many Stories.”
  • Bring an heirloom from your cultural heritage or a treasured piece from a culture with which you connect, and use the piece to inspire your stories.
  • Peer editing and sharing of stories will be incorporated into the workshop to create a writing community atmosphere.

Elaine Snyder teaches writing and literature through Empire State College, offers writing workshops for children and adults through Jamestown Community College Continuing Education, and has served as a writing mentor to students in grades 3-12.

Quick Center for the Arts ArtMobile— Three Cultural Art Classes –Teens to Adults taught by Miranda Armagost, Education Assistant at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Space is limited please sign up at the Circulation Desk for each individual session—You may sign up for one or all three!
 July 18 @ 7pm –Japan
July 25@ 7pm –Native American
August 1 @ 7 pm –Africa

  • Art classes will be held in the Olean Public Library Art Gallery
  • The art lessons are based on the summer reading theme “One World Many Stories”
  • The art activities will focus on how Asian, African, and Native American art can tell a story.
  • Each week participants will learn about art from various cultures and as a result, make their own art piece which will be a reflection of themselves and that particular culture.

Brown Bag Book Club—Tuesday, July 19 @ —12:30-1:30 pmIsland of Exiles by Gin I.J. Parker.  The book is set in the 11th Century, Penal Colony, Sado Island, Japan
Read or listen to the book. Bring your lunch and enjoy coffee and cookies provided by the Friends of the Library of Olean, New York, Inc. as you discuss the book with the club members

XBOX Challenge for Teens–July 19 from 2-4 pm
Want to try out the Xbox 360 Kinect?  Some join us as we play Zumba and Dance Central for a high energy workout with the newest game console sensation!  Please sign up at the Circulation Desk, space is limited.

Wii Challenge for Seniors—July 26 from 2-4 pm. All over the country seniors are going nuts for the Wii.  If you have never played, this is your chance to find out what it is all about.  If you have played, come show off your skills!  Join us for an afternoon of fun with Wii bowling.  No experience necessary!  Please sign up at the Circulation Desk, space is limited.


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