September 3, 2014

Microfilm Scanners

Library Offers High-Tech Scanners

Director Tina Scott, left, shows Michelle Wynn how to use one of the new microfilm scanners available at Prendergast Library through support from the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation. The new scanners offer more features than the library’s old microfilm machines, for which parts were no longer available. After patrons locate genealogy information or newspaper articles, […]

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is national Library Card Sign-Up Month, and Prendergast Library is encouraging area residents to be sure a library card is in their wallet. “A library card is a ticket to opportunity,” said Library Director Tina Scott. Honorary chair of this year’s Library Card Sign-Up Month is Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, X-Men, […]

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To Kill a Mockingbird

The Winged Ox Players of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will present “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12-13 and Sept. 19-20 at the Willow Bay Theater, 21 East Third St., Jamestown. Proceeds from ticket sales and basket raffles will benefit area libraries, including the Prendergast Library. Tickets are $10. For reservations, call 483-6405. Stay […]

Computer Classes

Fall Computer Classes

Prendergast Library will offer area residents several opportunities this fall to learn computer skills. 3-D Printing Class is a 90-minute, single session class that introduces attendees to 3D printing. Each class contains information about the history, mechanics and applications of 3D printing, including object manipulation in MakerWare and printing on a Makerbot Replicator 2. There […]

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Five Photographers Show ‘Home’ at Prendergast Library

Five photographers will collaborate on an exhibit titled “I Call This Home” in the Prendergast Library Art Gallery Sept. 12 through Oct. 17. Exhibitors include Jennifer Scott Schlick, Kathleen Tenpas, Lori Deemer, Riko Chandra, and Mark Kirsch. They will greet guests during an opening reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in […]

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Pizza Donation

Thank you Papa John’s for donating the pizza and large cookie for our Foster Grandparents’ Thank You Party!

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Thank You, Foster Grandparents

Participants of the Lutheran Foster Grandparent Program were recognized for volunteering at Prendergast Library this summer during a luncheon in their honor. Attending with the grandparents were Debbie Basile, FGP/RSVP Project Director, and Gwen Gatewood, FGP Project Coordinator.

Health Care Enrollment

Exploring Health Insurance Options

Tina Lewis, a certified paralegal navigator for Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., shares information about health insurance enrollment with a visitor at Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. This is a free service to help people explore their options through the New York State of Health Marketplace and enroll in a health insurance plan. For an […]

Joe Felice from Erie, PA, browses in the business section as volunteer Judy Koch restocks the shelves with more titles in preparation for a quarterly bargain book sale to be held September 4-6 at Prendergast Library.

Library Bargain Book Sale Starts September 4

Prendergast Library will hold its third Bargains Galore quarterly book sale September 4 -6. Books and music CDs will be half price: $1.50 for CDs, $1 for adult hardcover books, and 50 cents for adult paperbacks, young adult books, and children’s books. Bags of individually selected books will cost $10. Romance novel grab bags are […]

Summer Reading Finale

Community Foundation Supports Summer Reading

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Grants Committee Member Angie Peck, center, looks at some of the prizes being earned in Prendergast Library’s 10-week Summer Reading Program with Librarian Kristie Bemis, left, and Public Services Manager Annie Greene. The Blossom Fund provided for participation incentives and a program called The Magic of Science by Dave Jeffers, which […]


Library To Host Smart Eating, Shopping Classes

Prendergast Library is taking signups for free classes about eating better for less money. Classes will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays from Aug. 25 through Oct 6 by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County. During the six-week series, participants will learn how to stretch their food dollars, plan and prepare easy […]

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Library Seeks Trustee Applications

The James Prendergast Library Board is seeking applications from community members who would like to be considered as potential trustees. Interested individuals must reside in the greater Jamestown area, possess an active library card and have an interest in the library and its future. They cannot be current or former employees or relatives of current […]