Top Ten Lists for 2014

What did you check out from the Olean Public Library in 2014?  See how your borrowing habits aligned with the rest of the library community.  Below are the top 10 items checked out in each category.  Did you miss anything?

Adult DVD

  1. 2 Guns
  2. Taken 2
  3. Men in Black 3
  4. World War Z
  5. After Earth
  6. Disconnect
  7. Iron Man 3
  8. Jack Reacher
  9. Pain & Gain
  10. A Good Day to Die Hard

Adult Fiction Books

  1. The Gods of Guilt – Michael Connelly
  2. King and Maxwell – David Baldacci
  3. Takedown Twenty – Janet Evanovich
  4. The Husband List – Janet Evanovich
  5. Sycamore Row – John Grisham
  6. Bones of the Lost – Kathy Reichs
  7. Dust – Patricia Cornwell
  8. NYPD Red 2 – James Patterson
  9. Robert B. Parker’s Bull River – Robert Knott
  10. Standup Guy – Stuart Woods

Large Print

  1. The Longest Ride – Nicholas Sparks
  2. Moving Target – J.A. Jance
  3. NYPD Red 2 – James Patterson
  4. The Best of Me – Nicholas Sparks
  5. W is for Wasted – Sue Grafton
  6. River Road – Jayne Ann Krentz
  7. Dust – Patricia Cornwell
  8. A Tap on the Window – Lindwood Barclay
  9. Cider Brook – Carla Neggers
  10. Escape – Barbara Delinsky

Audio Books

  1. Guilty Wives – James Patterson
  2. White Fire – Douglas Preston
  3. Now You See Her – James Patterson
  4. A Week in Winter – Maeve Binchy
  5. 4th of July – James Patterson
  6. Alex Cross, Run – James Patterson
  7. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
  8. Cross My Heart – James Patterson
  9. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
  10. Identical – Scott Turow

Adult Nonfiction

  1. Writing Is My Drink – Theo Nestor
  2. Mastering Digital SLR Photography – David Busch
  3. The Citizen’s Constitution: An Annotated Guide – Seth Lipsky
  4. Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing – Nina Sankovitch
  5. The Rooftop Beekeeper: A Scrappy Guide to Keeping Urban Honey – Megan Paska
  6. The Improbability Principle – D.J. Hand
  7. Moosewood Restaurant Favorites – Moosewood Collective
  8. Digital SLR Handbook – John Freeman
  9. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man – Steve Harvey
  10. An Anthology of American Poetry: Lyric America 1630-1930 – Alfred Kreymborg

Video Games

  1. Wii Lego Batman: DC Superheroes
  2. Wii Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
  3. Wii The Smurfs 2
  4. Xbox Minecraft
  5. Wii Godzilla Unleashed
  6. Wii Pac-Man Party
  7. Xbox Battleship
  8. Wii Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
  9. Xbox Plants Vs. Zombies
  10. Xbox Farming Simulator

CD

  1. Greatest Hits – LeAnn Rimes
  2. Wide Open Spaces – Dixie Chicks
  3. The Supremes V. 3 – The Supremes
  4. 2012 Grammy Nominees
  5. Early Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin, Volume 1 – Led Zeppelin
  6. The Supremes V. 2 – The Supremes
  7. Waking Up Laughing – Martina McBride
  8. My Beautiful Dark & Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West
  9. 2013 Grammy Nominees
  10. Duets – Reba McEntire

May 2012 New Audio Books

AUDIO CD FIC CHILD                   The Affair                               Lee Child

AUDIO CD FIC DIFFENBAUGH   The Language of Flowers  Vanessa Diffenbaugh

AUDIO CD FIC EVANOVICH        Manhunt                       Janet Evanovich

AUDIO CD FIC GRISHAM   The Litigators                         John Grisham

AUDIO CD FIC JAMES        The Private Patient               P. D. James

AUDIO CD FIC JANCE        Damage Control                    J.A. Jance

AUDIO CD FIC KELLERMAN       Blindman’s Bluff          Faye Kellerman

AUDIO CD FIC LEON          Drawing Conclusions           Donna Leon

AUDIO CD FIC LIPPMAN    No Good Deeds                    Laura Lippman

AUDIO CD FIC MAYOR       Tag Man                                 Archer Mayor

AUDIO CD FIC MORGENSTERN  The Night Circus    Erin Morgenstern

AUDIO CD FIC REICHS      Bones to Ashes                     Kathy Reichs

AUDIO CD FIC REICHS      Devil Bones                           Kathy Reichs

AUDIO CD FIC ROBB          New York to Dallas               J.D. Robb

AUDIO CD FIC TAYLOR     Daughter of Smoke & Bone Lani Taylor

AUDIO CD FIC TURTLEDOVE    Hitler’s War                   Harry Turtledove

 

AUDIO CD BIO CHANEL     Sleeping With the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War   Hal Vaughan

AUDIO CD BIO COLLINS    Sweet Judy Blue Eyes                   Judy Collins

AUDIO CD BIO KEATON     Then Again                                      Diane Keaton

 

AUDIO CD 940.548 Z           Lost in Shangri-La                 Mitchell Zuckoff

2012 Community Reads – “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan

The Community Reads Project is part of the “one book, one community” movement that has spread across the U.S. from Seattle where it originated. JCC and the Olean Public Library are sponsors of the local program.  For more information on Community Reads Project activities, contact Mary Jermann at 716.376.7594 or maryjermann@mail.sunyjcc.edu.

Available starting January 12: The Omnivore’s Dilemma $5.00 while quantities last @JCC Campus Store College Center 260 N. Union St., Olean.

February 22, 2012 Noon-1 p.m. BOOK DISCUSSION Jeff Davis, JCC Computer Science professor, will facilitate “The Forest & the Perfect Meal,” a discussion based on Section III (The Forest) from The Omnivore’s Dilemma. (JCC College Center Room 124 (Community Room) 260 N. Union St., Olean.)

 
March 9, 2012 7-8:45 p.m. FILM Super Size Me  JCC Cutco Theater N. Clinton St., Olean. “Director and science project Morgan Spurlock sets his sights on the golden arches to make a statement about obesity. He eats nothing but McDonald’s for 30 days and watches as his vital signs go south. He uses this icon as a launching pad to make the statement that our fast food society, including school lunches, the corporations that have molded this culture and the politics involved have combined to make us the fattest nation in the world.” (from http://college.swankmp.com/publicity/Synopsis/0020568.html)

March 10, 2012 1-4 p.m. FILMS The Future of Food 1-2:30 p.m. & Ingredients 2:45-4 p.m.  JCC Cutco Theater N. Clinton St., Olean.

The Future of Food: “With unprecedented clarity, Deborah Koons Garcia’s documentary The Future of Food distills the complex technology and key regulatory, legal, ethical, environmental and consumer issues surrounding the changes happening in the food system today — genetically engineered foods, patenting, and the corporatization of food — into terms the average person can easily understand. It empowers consumers to realize the consequences of their food choices on our future.” (from http://thefutureoffood.com/stills300/FutureOfFood%20Press%20Package.pdf)

Ingredients: Directed by Robert Bates, “…Ingredients tells the story of America’s local food movement and the chefs, farmers and activists who are revitalizing our broken food system. From innovative farm-totable programs in New York to picturesque sheep farms in Oregon, Ingredients gets to the roots of an alternative food system – healthy and sustainable.” (from http://www.collectiveeye.org/)

March 14, 2012 Noon-1 p.m. BOOK DISCUSSION Gayle Faulkner, JCC alumna and community health nurse for Cattaraugus County, will facilitate “Nutrition & Fast Food,” a discussion based on Section I (Corn) of The Omnivore’s Dilemma. (JCC College Center Room 124 (Community Room) 260 N. Union St., Olean.)

March 14, 2012 1:30-2:30 p.m. BOOK DISCUSSION Cynthia Dutton, director of Cuba Library, will facilitate a discussion of The Omnivore’s Dilemma. (Cuba Circulating Library
39 E. Main St., Cuba.)

March 20, 2012 12:30-1:30 p.m. BOOK DISCUSSION Librarian Carol Kowalik will facilitate a discussion of The Omnivore’s Dilemma. (Olean Public Library 134 N. 2nd St., Olean.)

March 24, 2012 1-2:30 p.m. CANTICLE FARM PRESENTATION Lori Peterson of Canticle Farm will give a presentation on the benefits of eating locally grown foods and a cooking demonstration. (Olean Public Library 134 N. 2nd St., Olean)  Canticle Farm is a certified naturally grown, not-for-profit, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm in Allegany.

April 9-13 JCC’S ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK  A week of service that focuses on our relationship with the land, animals, food, and each other. Students currently enrolled at JCC may attend. There are no fees, and lunch will be provided. Credit is available for Honors Program students. Contact Jessica Kubiak at JessicaKubiak@mail.sunyjcc.edu.

April 16, 2012 VISITING PROFESSOR & BOOK DISCUSSION Bill Meiers, English and Humanities instructor at Arcadia University, will co-facilitate a discussion of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and meet with classes at JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus. TBD

April 17, 2012 6:30-8:30 p.m. PRESENTATION Bill Meiers, English and Humanities instructor at Arcadia University, will give a presentation on food as a global commodity. Q&A session to follow. (JCC Magnano Reception Room Adjacent to Cutco Theater N. Clinton St., Olean.)

April 18, 2012 Noon-1 p.m.  PANEL DISCUSSION “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, English and Humanities instructor at Arcadia University will facilitate the discussion. (JCC Magnano Reception Room Adjacent to Cutco Theater N. Clinton St. Olean.)

May 8, 2012 11 a.m.-2 p.m. SPRING FLING Enjoy healthy snacks and drinks during Spring Fling’s Relaxation Day. (JCC College Center 260 N. Union St., Olean.)

All events are free and open to the public.

Events are sponsored by the Olean Public Library and JCC’s Cattaraugus County Program Committee and Faculty Student Association.

November 2011 New Arrivals

 

November 2011 New Arrivals

Fiction

AS THE PIG TURNS by M.C. Beaton
BETWEEN THE LIES by Mark Levy
THE BLACK STILETTO by Raymond Benson
THE BORROWER by Rebecca Makkai
CALL ME PRINCESS by Sara Blaedel
THE CHARLESTOWN CONNECTION by Tom MacDonald
THE DEVIL’S PUZZLE by Clare O’Donohue
THE DOVEKEEPERS by Alice Hoffman
ED KING by David Guterson
THE HYPNOTIST by Lars Kepler
IT’S CLASSIFIED by Nicolle Wallace
THE LOST ANGEL by Javier Sierra
MAYAN DECEMBER by Brenda Cooper
NIGHTWOODS by Charles Frazier
THE NINTH MAN by Brad Crowther
POISON MAKERS by Jimmy Olsen
RAISING STONY MAYHALL by Daryl Gregory
RULES OF CIVILITY  by Amor Towles
THE SCARAB PATHE by Adrian Tchaikovsky
STOLEN HEARTS by Jane Tesh

NonFiction

155.937 K      GOING HOME by Jon Katz
302.302 J       PUBLIC PARTS by Jeff Jarvis
362.88 M       THE CON by James Munton
379.263 M     ELIZABETH AND HAZEL by David Margolick
616.852 W     LEARNING TO BREATHE  by Priscilla Warner
636.708 P      PURE GOLD by Holli Pfau
641.597 D     PAULA DEEN’S SOUTHERN COOKING BIBLE by Paula Deen
641.86 F       JOANNE FLUKE’S LAKE EDEN COOKBOOK  by Joanne Fluke
646.7 L         AGING OUR WAY by Meika Loe
745.5 T         CRAFTING WITH CAT HAIR by Kaori Tsutaya
909.4 C         HOLY WAR by Nigel Cliff
912 J             MAPHEAD by Ken Jennings
975.3 L         THE BLACK HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE by Clarence Lusane
973.84 M      DESTINY OF THE REPUBLIC by Candice Miller

Biography

BIO BECKER     A GOOD AND PERFECT GIFT by Amy Julia Becker
BIO BLAVAT      YOU ONLY ROCK ONCE by Jerry Blavat
BIO BONO         TRANSITION by Chaz Bono
BIO CLEVELAND        A SECRET LIFE by Charles Lachman
BIO EBERT        LIFE ITSELF by Roger Ebert
BIO FARMER    HAITI AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE by Paul Farmer
BIO FIBONACCI          THE MAN OF NUMERS by Keith J. Devlin
BIO FOXX           BLACK AND BLUE by Michael Starr
BIO JETT           BAD REPUTATION  : THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF
JOAN JETT
by Dave Thompson
BIO JOHNSON     HOLY GHOST GIRL by Donna M. Johnson
BIO LITHGOW  DRAMA by John Lithgow
BIO MANNING  UNMEASURED STRENGTH by Lauren Manning
BIO SHAVLEV  MY RUSSIAN GRANDMOTHER AND HER AMERICAN VACUUM
CLEANER
by Meir Shalev

Large Print Fiction/NonFiction

THE BEST OF ME      by Nicholas Sparks
DICK FRANCIS’S GAMBLE      by Felix Francis
THE HEALING      by Wanda Brunstetter
HOTWIRE      by Alex Kava
KEEP A LITTLE SECRET      by Dorothy Garlock
LATE EDITION      by Fern Michaels
A LONG HARD LOOK      by Ann Napolitano
MARRIED BY MORNING      by Lisa Kleypas
THE MOST DANGEROUS THING      by Laura Lippman
MONUMENT TO MURDER      by Margaret Truman
THE NIGHT STRANGERS      by Chris Bohjalian
SON OF STONE      by Stuart Woods
SUMMER AT SEASIDE COVE      by Jacquie D’Alessandro
A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD       by Jennifer Egan
248.4 O      EVERY DAY A FRIDAY by Joel Osteen

Audiobooks Fiction/NonFiction

AUDIO CD FIC ATKINSON   STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG  by Kate Atkinson
AUDIO CD FIC DONGHUE   ROOM  by Emma Donoghue
AUDIO CD FIC MCCALL SMITH  THE SATURDAY BIG TENT WEDDING PARTY  by Alexander McCall Smith
AUDIO CD FIC SHREVE  RESCUE  by Anita Shreve
AUDIO CD 294.344 B  THE ESSENCE OF HAPPINESS  by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Culter M.C.
AUDIO CD 814.54 S  MY NEST ISN’T EMPTY, IT JUST HAS MORE CLOSET SPACE  by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Scottoline Serritella

October New Arrivals

 

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

 — Albert Camus

 

FICTION

AMONG THE WONDERFUL by Stacy Carlson

THE BALLAD OF TOM DOOLEY by Sharyn McCrumb

A BITTER TRUTH by Charles Todd

THE BURNING SOUL by John Connolly

THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPE by Melody Carlson

THE CUT by George P. Pelecanos

THE DOCTOR’S LADY by Jody Hedlund

40 LOVE by Madeleine Wickham

THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES by Jussi Adler-Olsen

LAST TRAIN FROM LIGURIA by Christine Dwyer Hickey

THE LEFTOVERS by Tom Perrotta

THE MOST DANGEROUS THING by Laura Lippman

PLUGGED by Eoin Colfer

THE PREACHER by Camilla Lackberg

THE SECOND NATURE by Jacquelyn Mitchard

STEALING MONA LISA by Carson Morton

A STRANGER IN MAYFAIR by Charles Finch

THE SUBMISSION by Amy Waldman

THE TOWERS by David Poyer

A WHISPER OF PEACE by Kim Vogel Sawyer

WIFE-IN-LAW by Haywood Smith

WINGS OF A DREAM by Anne Mater

THE WINTERS IN BLOOM by Lisa Tucker

 

 

NONFICTION

070.573 K THE NOOK BOOK by Patrick Kanouse

248.843 M LIVING BEYOND YOUR FEELINGS by Joyce Meyer

305.896 W THE CLAMORGANS by Julie Winch

338.173 P THE SUGAR BARONS by Matthew Parker

362.108 H RETHINKING AGES by Nortin M. Hadler

364.152 H WE IS GOT HIM : THE KIDNAPPING THAT CHANGED AMERICA by Carrie Hagen

425.55 P THE SECRET LIFE OF PRONOUNS by James W. Pennebaker

610 G YOUR MEDICAL MIND by Jerome E. Groopman

610.696 K DOCTOR, YOUR PATIENT WILL SEE YOU NOW by Steven Z. Kussin

615.109 E VICTORIAN PHARMACY : REMEDIES AND RECIPES by Jane Eastoe

641.597 F CRISTINA FARRARE’S BIG BOWL OF LOVE by Cristina Ferrare

641.865 C BOOZE CAKE by Krystina Castella

641.815 W 300 BEST BREAD MACHINE RECIPES by Donna Washburn

746.434 B THE CROCHETED PRAYER SHAWL COMPANION by Janet Bristow

909.4 M 1493 : UNCOVERING THE NEW WORLD COLUMBUS CREATED by Charles C. Mann

973.932 F THAT USED TO BE US by Thomas L. Friedman

 

BIOGRAPHY

BIO CARLE THE INTERROGATOR by Glenn Carle

BIO CHENEY IN MY TIME by Richard B. Cheney

BIO DUGARD A STOLEN LIFE by Jaycee Lee Dugard

BIO EDEN JEANNIE OUT OF THE BOTTLE by Barbara Eden

BIO EPHRON LOOSE DIAMONDS by Amy Ephron

BIO FONDA JANE FONDA by Patricia Bosworth

BIO GASBARRE HOW TO LOVE AN AMERICAN MAN by Kristine Gasbarre

BIO HILL THE MAN WHO NEVER DIED : THE LIFE, TIMES, AND LEGACY OF

JOE HILL, AMERICAN LABOR ICON by William M. Adler

BIO JOHNSON AN UNQUENCHABLE THIRST : FOLLOWING MOTHER TERESA

IN SEARCH OF LOVE, SERVICE, AN AUTHENTIC LIFEby Mary Johnson

BIO LADY GAGA JUST DANCE : THE BIOGRAPHY by Helia Phoenix

BIO LYNCH HAPPY ACCIDENTS by Jane Lynch

BIO MARLANTES WHAT IS IT LIKE TO GO TO WAR by Karl Marlantes

BIO MITNCIK GHOST IN THE WIRES by Kevin D. Mitnick

BIO MOTT LUCRETIA MOTT’S HERESY by Carol Faulkner

BIO THURMAN VISIONS OF A BETTER WORLD by Quinton Hosford Dixie

BIO WASSERSTEIN WENDY AND THE LOST BOYS by Julie Salamon

BIO WEBER THE MEMORY OF ALL THAT by Katharine Weber

BIO WIESEL THE JEWS OF SILENCE by Elie Wiesel

 

LARGE PRINT FICTION / NONFICTION

ACCEPTABLE LOSS by Anne Perry

BLOOD TIES by Sharon Sala

BORN TO DIE by Lisa Jackson

CANYONS OF NIGHT by Jayne Castle

THE FIRST HUSBAND by Laura Dave

KILL ME IF YOU CAN by James Patterson

LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER by Jojo Moyes

LETHAL by Sandra Brown

LOVE FINDS YOU IN CALICO CALIFORNIA by Elizabeth Ludwig

MERCY by Beverly Lewis

PREY by Linda Howard

STAGESTRUCK by Peter Lovesey

612.3 F PRIME TIME by Jane Fonda

973.932 F THAT USED TO BE US by Thomas L. Friedman

BIO HENDERSON LIFE IS NOT A STAGE by Florence Henderson

 

 

DVDs

Body of proof (season1)

Bridesmaids ®

Buck (PG)

House of flying daggers (PG-13)

Meek’s cutoff (PG)

Perfect host ®

Scream 4 ®

Thor (PG-13)

Transformers: dark of the moon (PG-13)

 

Audio Books

AUDIO CD FIC ROBB New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb

AUDIO CD FIC STEEL Happy Birthday by Danielle Steel

AUDIO CD 394.12 P Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Christopher L. Webber to speak at the Olean Public Library on Tuesday Sept 27th at 7pm

Christopher L. Webber, author of American to the Backbone: The Life of James W. C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists — Tuesday, September 27 at 7 pm

The incredible story of a forgotten hero of nineteenth century New York City–a former slave, Yale scholar, minister, and international leader of the Antebellum abolitionist movement.

At the age of 19, scared and illiterate, James Pennington escaped from slavery in 1827 and soon became one of the leading voices against slavery prior to the Civil War. Just ten years after his escape, Pennington was ordained to the ministry of the Congregational Church after studying at Yale. Moving to Hartford, he became involved with the Amistad captives and founded the first African American mission society.  He traveled to England as a delegate to a world Anti-Slavery Convention and served also as a delegate to an international peace convention.   Later he traveled widely in Britain and on the continent to gain support for the American abolition movement.  He was so respected by European audiences that the University of Heidelberg awarded him an honorary doctorate, making him the first person of African descent to receive such a degree.

From the Author
When I went to school, “Black History” was not taught.  I have learned a good deal about both black and white history while researching this book and the debt we owe to those who, like James WC Pennington called our country to fulfill the vision of the Declaration of Independence: that “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.”  That a man who was illiterate at the age of nineteen could be teaching school five years later is evidence of the potential so often wasted.  I hope this book will provide new evidence of the need to keep opportunities open for others to fulfill their potential.

About the Author
Christopher Webber is the author of more than two dozen books, including Reinventing Marriage and Beyond Beowulf. A graduate of Princeton University and a priest of the Episcopal Church, Webber has served parishes in New York and Connecticut as well as Tokyo, Japan, and has also written several hymns. His interest in James W. C. Pennington developed while compiling A Yearbook of American Saints. Webber lives with his wife on an old farm in northwestern Connecticut in a house lighted by solar panels and heated with wood he cuts and splits.

New Audio Books September 2011

FICTION

The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

AUDIO CD FIC AHERN

Buried Secrets by Joseph Finder

AUDIO CD FIC FINDER

Burnt Mountain by Anne Rivers Siddons

AUDIO CD FIC SIDDONS

Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff

AUDIO CD BIO SCHIFF

Delirious by Daniel Palmer

AUDIO CD FIC PALMER

Dreams of Joy by Lisa See

AUDIO CD SEE

Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving

AUDIO CD FIC IRVING

Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carre

AUDIO CD FIC LE CARRE

NONFICTION

Little Princes by Conor Grenan

AUDIO CD 362.76 G