Using Federal Census Records In Your Family History Research

Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30pm

Census records are a great way to make new discoveries about family relationships, occupations, and birth dates and locations. This workshop will review what questions the census asks each decade, and how to use census information effectively.


Craft Programs

  • Monday, May 6th, 2-3:30pm Cement Pot Class 

    Join us as we work together to make cement pots that can be used as bird feeders, bird baths, planters, or anything else you can think of.  We will provide the cement, tools and know-how.  Please bring two old towels that will be consumed by this craft. 

    This program is free and open to the public. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.


  • Monday, May 13th, 2-3:30pm Needle Tatting Class

    Join us as we explore this tradition of lace creation made easy with new techniques.  During this class you will learn the two basic techniques that are utilized to make amazing designs.  We will start with a flower, and I will teach you how to add beads to create a unique design. 

    This program is free and open to the public. All materials will be provided.  Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.



Free Films

Motherhood Film Series

    • Tuesday, May 7th, 6-8pm Tully (R) 
      An exhausted mother of three bonds with her newly hired nanny.
    • Tuesday, May 14th, 6-8pm Mother’s Day (PG-13) 
      Three generations come together to forge new bonds a week before Mother’s Day.

    • Tuesday, May 21st, 6-8pm Lady Bird (R) 
      A young woman’s coming of age complicates her loving (but, well, difficult) relationship with her mom.
    • Tuesday, May 28th, 6-8pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG-13)
      Another jukebox musical based on ABBA’s hits, this time centering on Donna’s daughter Sophie.

Free Movie Showings are sponsored by the Friends of the Olean Public Library



Shelf Space Book Club

Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30pm


Join us as we discuss the first four volumes of Saga, Brian K. Vaughan’s epic graphic novel series about a young family fleeing from an increasingly complicated intergalactic war.