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Stories and Stretches

Thu, April 26, 10:00 AM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Stories and Stretches

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Story time for ages 2 to 5 includes movement and stretches. .

Call the library to register.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Mother Goose Story Time

Mon, April 30, 10:00 AM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Mother Goose Story Time

Education

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Program for infants and toddlers up to age 18 months includes stories, nursery rhymes, songs, language games and play. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Adults are encouraged to help the child participate in the activities at a developmentally appropriate level. Parents and children can spend time socializing before and after the program.

Call the library to register.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Different Spinning Fibers

Mon, April 30, 6:00 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Different Spinning Fibers

Education

Add to My Calendar 04/30/2018 6:00pm 04/30/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Different Spinning Fibers

All wool is not created equal. Spinning skills class will focus on different breeds of sheep are good for different types of projects and spinning. Not only are there different types of sheep, but there is more to the spinning world than just wool -- from bast fibers (plant fibers) to other animals and artificial fibers.


134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Investigation Stations

Mon, April 30, 6:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Investigation Stations

Education

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Children and parents participate in group activities including stories, music and games followed by hands-on activities at the stations. Parents participate with their children to expand on the experiences and connections presented. Books, materials and activities are also available for families to use at home.

The Investigation Stations are open for use by parents and children during regular ...

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760
Reading the Rainbow Book Club

Mon, April 30, 6:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Reading the Rainbow Book Club

Education

Add to My Calendar 04/30/2018 6:30pm 04/30/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Reading the Rainbow Book Club

Book club that focuses on LGBTQIA-themed books will be discussing Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden.

Place a copy of the book on hold by stopping in the library or calling the reference desk.

No registration is required.

134 N. Second St. Olean, NY 14760

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'March for Our Lives' Started A Historic Movement

Shoes on the ground. People chanting. Signs held high. Music playing in the background.

It is the start of a historic movement. A moment when every race, gender and age came together as one. A movement that involved change and a March for Our Lives.

As a student journalist going out to the world, taking part in a national movement truly moved me. Reporting the significance of March for ...

Bonnies Historic Season Will Give Community Source of Pride Years to Come

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY -- The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball season came to an end earlier than the team had hoped. Coaches looked disappointed, and players covered their faces with towels. St. Bonaventure’s (26-8) loss to Florida (21-12) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament left many thinking what if?

However, the Bonnies historic season is nothing for the team to ...

Sights and Sounds: The First Four of the NCAA Tournament

Traffic is a common occurrence, but for fans of the Dayton Flyers, it’s a usual event every gameday. A trip across the Great Miami River leads to the Flyers’ athletic complex. It became the same ritual for Bonnies fans heading to the University of Dayton Arena for the team's first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2012.

Snow, sleet and hail pounded down on the car as we ...

St. Bonaventure Dedicates New WNY Cybersecurity Research Center

April 25, 2018

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – More than 175 business leaders, educators, scientists, students and politicians were on hand the morning of April 25 as St. Bonaventure University unveiled the Western New York Cybersecurity Research Center.

The WNY Cybersecurity Research Center is a collaboration between St. Bonaventure, National ICT Japan, Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity and New Zealand ...

New Scholarship Dedicated to ALCS Teacher “Bernie” Taylor

ALLEGANY, NY -- The teachers that make learning simple and fun while connecting with students are often the ones most fondly remembered.

Bernadette “Bernie” Taylor was that kind of teacher at Allegany-Limestone Central School for more than 30 years according to her widower, Thomas Taylor.

“She had the skill of making chemistry easy. Chemistry tends to be tough for ...

'A Day in the Life': One Transportation Supervisor Serves Portville and Olean

PORTVILLE, NY – A whiteboard with dozens of destinations and vehicle numbers written in various colors sits inside the Portville bus garage, ready to be changed at any moment. David Youngs, the transportation supervisor of the Portville and Olean School Districts, knows that before 2 almost every afternoon, he is likely to receive an email changing the entire meticulously planned ...

'A Day in the Life' Follows Della Moore of the African American Center for Cultural Development

OLEAN, NY – When Della Moore walks down the street, she greets everyone she passes and makes sure to ask, “How are you doing?” 

From the moment I joined her at the 7-Eleven on a cloudy, cold December morning until we finished making our stops along State and North Union streets, she remained ...

'Day in the Life' Follows Warehouse Selector Justus Elliot

OLEAN, NY -- For Justus Elliot, time and pace are essential. As a warehouse selector for Olean Wholesale Grocery Co-Op, most of the 21-year-old’s job calls for efficiency.

“Everything is time-based," Elliot explained. "One hundred percent is the norm, and it’s what we work for every day. If our score is less, then we are moving too slow, and we kick it into ...

Happy Veterans Day, Mom

What began as an attempt to boost her GPA soon turned into a 22-year career for my mom, Ramona Lee Discavage.

On the first day of her freshman year at St. Bonaventure University in 1989, members of the Army ROTC Seneca Battalion helped incoming freshmen move their stuff into their dorm rooms.  Afterward, they invited all of the freshmen to a lunch.

“When they described the ...

Lynn Kemp: ‘Best Soldier I Could Be’

Lynn Kemp is nearing 95 and knows he has lived a good life.

“The good Lord has been awful good to me,” recalled the lifelong resident of Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania. “I never refused an order. I tried to be the best soldier I could be. I don’t know what your relationship is with God, but mine is pretty close.”

Born Oct. 29, 1920, Lynn grew up in a home on Turkey ...

WW II museum provides role models for young people

When Steve Appleby asks area students if they know Snoop Dog, Eminem, Kanye West, the Kardashians, Parris Hilton or Miley Cyrus, they answer yes. Then Appleby will ask which of them knows Jason Dunham is, and the students will not have a clue.

Appleby will explain that Jason Dunham was a Marine from Scio, in Allegany County, New York, who was killed in Iraq in 2006 after jumping on a grenade ...