January 25, 2015


Library To Mark Take Your Child To The Library Day

Prendergast Library will celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day Feb. 7 with an author visit, technology demonstrations, and a variety of drop-in family activities. “We hope families will join us for fun activities all day long,” said Director Tina Scott. Jamestown native Deborah Bolling will conduct a poetry writing session from 1 to […]


How to Obtain Tax Forms

A limited selection of federal and state tax forms will soon be available at Prendergast Library. This year the library will receive Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ, but no instruction booklets for them and no other federal forms for distribution. The library will eventually have a master copy of all instructions that you may look […]


Book Club in a Bag

Book Club in a Bag is brought to you by the Olean Public Library to encourage recreational reading and the development of book clubs in the community.  Each bag contains 4 or 5 copies of a book, one set of discussion questions, a book sign-out sheet, and some extra surprises! The details: A Book Club […]

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Library Displays Information about G.A. Services

Prendergast Library is displaying a mural and photography display created by Gustavus Adolphus (G.A.) Family Services for a year-end visit to Jamestown by New York State Sen. Cathy Young. The mural was created by lead artist Kelly Foringer and youth participants, who revealed the surprise to the legislator during a celebration that included pizza donated […]


Library to Host Free Tax Preparation

Tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) will be available at Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 31 through April 11 and every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 3 through April 14. Income-eligible people who made less than $53,000 in […]


Raymour & Flanigan Assists Library

Store Manager John Sansone presents a check to Library Services Manager Tamara McIntyre following a recent Reading Night to benefit Prendergast Library at Raymour & Flanigan’s Jamestown Showroom on Fairmount Avenue. Stories by guest readers, including Claire Certo at right, and refreshments were available. Also representing the store are Amy Rupp, home furnishing lead, left; […]


Library Board Officers Start Terms

Officers of the James Prendergast Library Board of Directors who were elected in December and conducted their first meeting Jan. 15, include, left to right, Micki McRay, secretary; R. Thomas Rankin, president; and Joni Blackman, vice president.  Also serving are Kris Denslow, treasurer; and Tom Flynn, assistant secretary/treasurer.


Library Board Welcomes Member

The Prendergast Library Board of Trustees welcomed David Conklin as a member during its first meeting of the year on Jan. 15. Conklin is the President of Jamestown Business College. He has been with the institution for more than 25 years, and served most recently as the Vice President and Academic Dean. He is believed […]


Grant Funds Basic Computer Classes

Prendergast Library will offer area residents the opportunity to learn basic computer skills during the first two weeks of February. Adults will meet for six, two-hour sessions from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays Feb. 2 through Feb. 13. The course is offered in cooperation with Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES with support […]


Library To Share ‘Indian Summer Memories’

Artwork by the late Ginny Scott of Russell, PA, will be on display at the James Prendergast Library Jan. 9 through Feb. 13 in an exhibit called Indian Summer Memories. The self-taught artist produced many pen and ink drawings of local places such as the Hall of Philosophy and select cottages within the Chautauqua Institution; […]

Educator Tina Scherman from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute will show old and new copies of “A Field Guide to Birds” during her program.

Library, Peterson Plan Program

Tina Scherman, educator at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, will present a program called “For the Birds” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 28 at Prendergast Library. The 40-minute presentation geared for ages 8 and up is based on a children’s book, “For the Birds, The Life of Roger Tory Peterson” written by Peggy Thomas […]


Library Schedules January Computer Classes

Prendergast Library will offer three courses plus individual opportunities to learn about technology during January. Classes consist of Introduction to Computers; Introduction to Microsoft Office 2010 – Excel and Word; and 3D Printing. “The beginning of a year is always a popular time to learn something new,” according to Director Tina Scott. Introduction to Computers […]

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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 […]