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

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Teen Author of Vampire Series to Visit the Library on Tuesday

The Olean Public Library is proud to welcome Florence Wilson, author of the Teenage Vampire Series, to speak about her book, her experience with writing and publishing, and to autograph books. No sign up is required to attend this free event on Tuesday, August 14 at 7:00pm in the library’s Art Gallery.

What happens when you combine a love for literature with the imagination to create worlds? You get new breakout writer Florence Wilson, creator of the new Teenage Vampire series. Florence Wilson is a teenage resident of north-central Pennsylvania. She has written a series of five Teenage Vampire novels, the fifth of which will be released this month. She wrote her first novel at age fourteen, and has met the challenge to complete one new novel in the series each year. Florence recently finished adapting the first in the series into a screenplay by the same title. Florence a recent graduate of PAVCS, a public charter school, has been writing ever since the “picture stories” she wrote at age 4. In addition, Florence has participated in competitive power lifting since she was eight. She currently holds thirty-seven AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) national and world records.

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.

Birds of Prey to Visit Library Wednesday

The Olean Public Library invites the public to attend a program featuring birds of prey presented by Mark Baker on Wednesday August 8th at 7pm in the parking lot in front of the library. Mark is a rehabilitator/falconer and owner of Eagle Dream Rehabilitation Center, Inc. located in Olean. Eagle Dream’s mission is to save injured birds and other small animals that have found themselves in harms way and to help educate the public on birds of prey.

Mark is a licensed falconer under New York State and Federal laws. He has been involved in the art of falconry since 2001. Mr. Baker’s primary mission is to care for and rehabilitate injured birds and animals so that they can be released back into nature. Some of the birds he rehabilitates are non-releasable due to their injuries. When this occurs, Mark uses them for educational purposes. He offers programs to the general public about falconry and birds of prey

For more information please call the Olean Public Library, 716-372-0200 or visit our website at http://www.OleanLibrary.org This program is sponsored by the Olean Public Library and is free and open to the public.

“Mikado’s Secret: Path to the Purple Moon” Author to Visit Library on Tuesday

The Olean Public Library is proud to welcome Sacynda S.D. Shields, author of “Mikado’s Secret:  Path to the Purple Moon”, to speak about her book, her experience with writing and publishing, and to autograph books.  No sign up is required to attend this free event on Tuesday, August 7 at 7:00pm in the library’s Art Gallery.

S.D. Shields is an energetic 16 year old high school sophomore.  She has a vast imagination and creative art ability.  The book is entirely hers from the words on the page to the illustrations and cover art.  She deals with dyslexia and ADD, but never let that stop her from pursuing her dream of publishing.  “I’d like to encourage other kids not to let anything stand in their way either,”  she says.  “Follow your dreams.  You have to believe in yourself.”  She loves animals and loves to ride horses, especially dressage.  She wrote her book when she was 15 years old and lives with her mom, 3 dogs, and 2 cats in Randolph, New York.  She has a second book in the works and hopes to send it to the publisher soon.

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.