October 31, 2014


Holiday Gift Certificates New at Library

Prendergast Library is now selling $5 and $10 gift certificates for its book sale, including some that are decorated for the holidays. Customers may use cash, checks or credit cards to buy certificates in $5 or $10 amounts. Holiday and non-holiday designs are available. Certificates are good for one year from the purchase date and […]


Crafters To Make Gifts for Children

Gloria Padd looks at an upcoming project for Thrifty Crafters at Prendergast Library. Adults will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, to make gifts such as sidewalk chalk and molded rainbow crayons for children. Those attending are asked to bring old crayons, tin cans, food dye, Ziploc baggies, and a favorite candy mold, if […]


Halloween Story and Costume Parade

Staff members dressed up today for Halloween. Join us for a Halloween story time and costume parade at 7 p.m. tonight.

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Library Adds Breast Cancer Materials

Nancy Kavanaugh and Barb Heintzman look at a display of materials about breast cancer Prendergast Library was able to obtain as the recipient of a grant award from the Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for a project called “Need to Know: Breast Cancer Information at the Library.” Print books, eBooks, downloadable audio […]


Embroiderers Exhibit at Prendergast Library

The Chautauqua Region Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc. is sponsoring a needlework exhibit in the Prendergast Library Art Gallery through Nov. 28. The local chapter celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2012. Chartered in 1982, the group meets the second Wednesday of each month at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown for a […]


New Service!

Prendergast Library has begun lending the Kindle Fire HDX as well as Google Nexus tablets, and borrowers will soon be able to check out other electronic devices. Borrowers must be at least 18 years old and present a valid library card, a current license or picture ID, and a credit card number. Devices will circulate […]


Library To Host Tax Assistance Training

Prendergast Library will host training on Saturdays beginning Oct. 18 for volunteers who would like to serve as tax preparers, greeters or translators at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites next winter. Different topics will be covered at each session at Prendergast Library from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. […]

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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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 […]