March 27, 2015

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2015 Cummins Run for Literacy

James Prendergast Library presents the 2015 Ninth Annual Cummins Run for Literacy, 5K Run and Walk. Saturday, May 9, 2015 James Prendergast Library 509 Cherry St Jamestown, NY 14701 716-484-7135 Schedule | Registration Fee | Pre-race packet pick-up | Race Course & Map Timing | Parking | Race results | Post Race | Awards | Register | […]

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Learn to Attract Wildlife To Your Garden

Cheryl Wahlstrom will discuss “Inviting Wildlife into Your Garden” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, as the last of three “Trowel Talks” being offered at the library this spring by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardeners. She encourages people to attend if they enjoy watching birds and butterflies in their garden or would […]

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Library Releases April Computer Class Schedule

Prendergast Library will offer computer classes on four topics plus several opportunities for individual assistance with resumes and technology during April. Catalog Basics from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, April 3 will show people how to search the online catalog, find books in their geographic location, and place holds. They will also learn to search […]

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Crunch Time for Tax Assistance

Tax preparation for the income-eligible is available at Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through April 11 and 4 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday through April 14. Call 2-1-1 or 1-888-696-9211 to schedule an appointment.

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Local Performers To Win Prizes at Poetry Slam

Prizes will be presented to winners at a poetry slam scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday March 26 at Prendergast Library. Awards will include surprises as well as T-shirts, bumper stickers and buttons designed for Pulse Poetry Slam founded by Autumn Echo, who will emcee the library event. She is also an author, a poetry slam […]

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Art Teachers to Exhibit at Prendergast Library

Members of the Chautauqua County Art Teachers will display their work at the James Prendergast Library Art Gallery March 27 through April 24. An opening reception to meet the teachers and view their work will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 27 in the Fireplace Room at the library. The reception is […]

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Promotion in Full Swing for Big Read Kickoff

Prendergast Library is promoting a poetry slam that will kick off The Big Read at 6 p.m. Thursday March 26. According to Director Tina Scott, “We’re using traditional media, social media and old-fashioned word-of-mouth to build buzz for this event.” Autumn Echo, founder of Pulse Poetry Slam and office coordinator at Infinity Visual and Performing […]

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Local Poet To Emcee Big Read Kickoff

Autumn Echo, founder of Pulse Poetry Slam and office coordinator at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc., will emcee a poetry slam at 6 p.m. Thursday March 26 at Prendergast Library to kick off the 2015 Big Read featuring “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. “People come and just pour their hearts out – […]

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Prendergast to Participate in Big Library Read

Prendergast Library will take part in an international Big Library Read program March 17 through April 1, featuring “Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard” by Laura Bates. The book is about a professor who is also a prison volunteer and how she develops a friendship with a felon while teaching […]

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How to Obtain Tax Forms

Tax forms are now available at the Prendergast Library. State forms have arrived along with select federal forms. Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ are available. The library has a limited number of instruction booklets, which can be checked out for 1 week. You can also obtain copies of instructions at: IRS.gov/Forms, to view and download […]

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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 […]