A Very Busy Week For the Olean Public Library

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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One Response

  1. I almost forgot – Tuesday night at 7pm Barbara Crooker will read from her poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. Barbara’s poetry is known as richly emotional, dealing with love and loss, disability and ability to rise above it. A graduate of Rutgers University, Crooker lived in Corning, NY and studied at Elmira College. She states that Diane Wakowski was an early inspiration. Crooker has published work in many magazines and anthologies including The Denver Quarterly, The Christian Science Monitor, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Nimrod, Cream City Review, The Pennsylvania Review, Poet Lore and Highlights for Children. Crooker has won awards from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Thomas Merton Society and the National Education Association. Garrison Keillor has read many of her poems on “The Writer’s Almanac,” a program on National Public Radio.

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