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The patrons of the Olean Public Library shouldn’t be bored this week! There are many programs available if they need something to do.
All this week, during normal library hours, the library is hosting the ARVAS Aquarium and Tropical Fish show. Please come and take a look at all the entries and then vote for your favorite ones. Winners will be announced at the end of the week.
Tuesday from 12:30-1:30pm join us for our Brown Bag Book Club. This month’s selection is The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. Bring your lunch and come and discuss the book. Beverages and dessert provided by Friends of the Olean Library, Inc.
Tuesday at 6:30pm, join us at the JCC’s Magnano Room (adjacent to the Cutco Theater) for Give “Peas” a Chance: Food as a Global Commodity with Bill Meiers. Mr Meiers is an English and Humanities instructor at Arcadia University and this is part of the Community Reads series sponsored by JCC Olean and the Olean Public Library. Mr. Meiers’ visit sponsored, in part, by the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities.
Join librarian Michelle LaVoie at 11am on Wednesday for a class on using Hotmail. In this class, participants will learn how to sign up for a Hotmail e-mail account, and to compose, edit, and send messages. Please call the Reference Desk to sign up.
Then Wednesday at noon, join us once again at JCC’s Magnano for a panel discussion entitled Organic Food and Farming, Agricultural Subsidies, and the Farm Bill – How Can Local Farmers and Local Food Economies Succeed? A panel of local farmers will share their experiences and knowledge. Bill Meiers will facilitate the discussion.
Wednesday evening is the library’s monthly Board Meeting. The public is welcome to attend.
Join Anna Bush for a workshop entitled Supporting Your Children In Transition to the Workforce Wednesday evening at 7pm. In this workshop, you will explore the changing constructs of our culture that have made the transition into adulthood and the workforce very different for our children than it was for you when you graduated from high school. By understanding these differences, you can make better choices as you guide our children into adulthood. Please call the Reference Desk to reserve your spot!
Finally, on Thursday at 7pm, join Christina Lopez for a Windows Foundations class. This class will familiarize beginners with the Windows operating system. Participants will learn Windows basics such as how to open a program, size and move windows, and use scroll bars. Files and drives will also be covered. Please call the Reference Desk to sign up.
All events are free and open to the public.
The library is located at 134 N. 2nd St., Olean, NY 14760. Our phone number is (716) 372-0200.
Hope to see you at these events!
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The Olean Public Library is celebrating National Library Week this week (April 8-14, 2012). The theme this year is “You belong @your library”. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate. The honorary chairman of this year’s National Library Week is author and host of the History Channel’s “Decoded” Brad Meltzer.
As part of National Library Week we will be having a trivia contest. Each day, a trivia question will be posted on Facebook, Twitter, sent out to the e-mail list and posted on the wall in the lobby of the library. Answers should be sent to oleanpubliclibrary [at] gmail [dot] com. The following morning the winner will be picked from among the right answers. The winner will receive an Olean Public Library water bottle. There will be a different question each day, so make sure to keep and eye out and good luck!
Also, everyone who signs up for a class or tutoring session this week will receive a gift. If you need to know what classes we are offering this month, click here.
The Olean Public Library would like to thank everyone for their patronage and continued support. Remember – you belong @your library!
History of the Rural Cemetery Movement and Grave Symbolism
April 24, 2012
This is a video conference program in conjunction with Carthage Free Library PCC.
What can a grave stone tell you about a past relative? Why did they select certain images for their markers? This is the perfect introductory class for the genealogist, historian, or cemetery care taker. Harold Sanderson, a Carthage, NY historian and Jefferson County Community College professor, will be presenting a class on the symbolism behind the grave marker images as well as a brief history of the rural cemetery movement.
The How To of Stone Cleaning and Repair
April 26, 2012
This is also a video conference program in conjunction with Carthage Free Library PCC.
Pine pitch, moss, and lichen can be commonly found on grave stones. In addition, older stones may be broken and in need of repair. This class will cover the basics of stone cleaning and repair. Harold Sanderson ran his own business, Sand-Tech and Associates, which specialized in cemetery stone cleaning and repair for eleven years. This is the perfect class for anyone who would like to expand their cemetery maintenance skills, who would like to learn easy ways to maintain family grave stones, or who is interested in starting their own small business.
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The following is from an autism awareness card published by the CDC.
As they grow, children are always learning new things. Below are just some of the things you should look for as your child grows. Use this as a guide, and if you have any concerns, talk with your child’s doctor and call 1-800-CDC-INFO to get connected with your community’s early childhood intervention system.
At 6 months, many children
- respond to own name
- respond to other people’s emotions and often seem happy
- copy sounds
- like to play with others, especially parents
At 1 year (12 months), many children
- use simple gestures, like shaking head “no” or waving “bye-bye”
- Say “mama” and “dad” and exclamations like “uh-oh!”
- copy gestures
- respond to simple spoken requests
At 1 1/2 years (18 months), many children
- play simple pretend, such as feeding a doll
- point to show others something interesting
- show a full range of emotions, such as happy, sad, angry
- say several single words
At 2 years (24 months), many children
- say sentences with 2-4 words
- follow simple instructions
- get excited when with other children
- point to things or pictures when they are named
At 3 years (36 months), many children
- show affection for friends without prompting
- carry on a conversation using 2 to 3 sentences
- copy adults and friends
- play make-believe with dolls, animals, and people
At 4 years (48 months), many children
- tell stories
- would rather play with other children than by themselves
- play cooperatively with others
Questions to ask your child’s doctor:
- Is my child’s development on track for his or her age?
- How can I track my child’s development?
- What should I do if I’m worried about my child’s progress?
- Where can I get information?
The CDC adapted this information from Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5, Fifth Edition, edited by Steven Shelov and Tanya Remer Altman. Copyright 1991, 1993, 1998, 2004, 2009 by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Third Edition, edited by Joseph Hagan, Jr., Judith S. Shaw, and Paula M. Duncan, 2008, Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.