Join Us This Week at the Olean Public Library!

Wednesday and Thursday, July 24th and 25th, will be fun filled days at the Olean Public Library!

Teens and Adults Can Make Their Own Seascape Wednesday at 4pm. The ArtMobile from St. Bonaventure will be here with actual seascape  paintings from the art collection at St. Bonaventure University. After being inspired by these paintings, participants will experiment and create their own 3 dimensional seascape. Call to reserve your spot.

Does Windows 8 have you flummoxed? Join us Wednesday at 6:30pm for an Intro to Windows 8. JCC instructor and patron favorite Christina Lopez will be here to help you navigate the new Windows 8 interface. Bring your Windows 8 device (phone, tablet, laptop) and discover how to find your files and programs. Call the Reference Desk to sign up.

Teens Can Come Hang Out in the YA Area for a Teen Coffeehouse on Thursday at 6:30pm. Come and relax, read, or participate in a planned activity while enjoying a selection of coffeehouse refreshments. Anyone participating in the summer reading program can “check in” and collect their prize.

Looking for something different to do? Join us Thursday at 7pm for “Not Your Usual Brass”. From the collection of 200 horns of Robert Fairbanks of Portville, NY, a selection of unusual instruments will be displayed and their historical applications discussed. Most of the horns are at least 100 years old. The audience will be encouraged to “touch the horns,” ask questions, and even try to play some of them. This is an informational program, not a concert.

Mr. Fairbanks has played the cornet for 60 years in a variety of venues, including bands, military ceremonies, weddings, funerals, and church programs. He sees this as an opportunity to share some of his collection.

For more information on these or any future events please visit the library website at http://www.oleanlibrary.org or call us at (716) 372- 0200.

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Summer 2013 New Video Games Acquired

The following video games have been purchased and added to the Olean Public Library collection:

PS2

ATV Offroad Fury
ATV Offroad Fury 2
Freekstyle
Hotshots Golf 3
The Hobbit
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
NHRA Championship Drag Racing
Reel Fishing III
Shrek Super Slam
Ultimate Board Game Collection

Wii

ABBA: You Can Dance
Disney Epic Mickey
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Jeopardy
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
NASCAR the Game: Inside Line
Pac-Man Party
Sprint Cars
Toy Story Mania
Wipeout: the Game
Wreck-It Ralph

Dig Into the Past: “Remains to Be Seen” with Craig Braack

 

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Allegany County Historian and patron favorite, Craig Braack will present Remains to Be Seen Wednesday, July 10 @ 7 pm at the Olean Public Library.

Remains to Be Seen is a presentation on the study of gravestone architecture and religious symbolism found in cemeteries from early Puritan times to modern times with an emphasis on local cemeteries. 

Mr. Braack has held the position of Allegany County Historian and County Records Management Officer since 1985. He served in the United States Navy and is a graduate of the State University of New York in Geneseo. 

The Olean Public Library is located at 134 North Second Street, Olean, NY.   For more information please call the Reference Desk at (716) 372-0200 or visit the website at http://www.oleanlibrary.org

Dig Into…Food!

Eat Your Vegetables!  How many times did we hear that growing up?  In the spirit of digging into things this summer, we would like to invite you to submit your favorite Root Vegetable recipe (beets, potatoes, yams, rutabagas, parsnips, carrots, onions, turnips, kohlrabi, radish, etc.).  Please turn in your recipe by August 1st to the Reference Desk or e-mail it to oleanpubliclibrary {at} gmail {dot} com.  We will then compile all the recipes in to a booklet which will be available at the Adult End of Summer Reading Party on August  15th.  Please be sure to include your name, the name of the dish, the ingredients, and the directions.