March 5, 2015


Library Report to the Community for 2014

Prendergast Library’s report to the community for 2014 is available online and in print. Area residents may locate it under About Us at or pick up a copy at the circulation desk. In a lively combination of text and photos, the report begins with a letter from the director followed by fast facts and […]

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Library to Host Trowel Talks

Prendergast Library will host three “Trowel Talk” workshops during March to help adults learn useful skills from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardeners. The first session, “Good Bug/Bad Bag” by Patricia Martonis, is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. Adults attending will be introduced to the world of common garden insects. “The […]


Crafters To Make Paper Baskets

Jennifer Bowers and her mother Liz look at a sample of the paper baskets Thrifty Crafters will make when they meet from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. Materials will be provided, and anyone who would like to create a spring basket is welcome to attend. For information, call […]

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Scrabble Club Going Strong

The Scrabble Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. After trying the new Community Room in February, members asked to meet there permanently, and attendance continues to be steady. Boards and dictionaries are provided. No fee or registration is required. Adults seeking Scrabble partners are welcome. For information, call 484-7135.


Teen Tech Week Program

In observance of Teen Tech Week, teens will have a chance to explore and play with Raspberry Pi computers starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11. Come and see what has made these little credit-card sized computers so popular! Did you know they can be used in electronics projects, for games, to play video […]


Computer Classes, Tech Help Set for March

Prendergast Library will offer introductory computer training plus opportunities for individual technology assistance during March. Introduction to Computers will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays either March 9 and 11 or March 23 and 25. This two-session introduction is designed for new computer users or those who desire a quick […]


Library Plans Bargain Book Sale

Prendergast Library will hold its first quarterly bargain book sale of the year Thursday through Saturday March 5-7. Shopping hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Books will be half price with adult hardcovers at $1 and adult paperbacks, young adult books and children’s […]


Prendergast Gallery To Feature Artist Casey Brink

The Prendergast Library Art Gallery will present paintings by Casey Brink in an exhibit called “Acts of Faith” from Feb. 20 through March 20, when a closing reception will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. “This showcase consists primarily of Christian-influenced works. As life has gone on, as an artist I have become closer […]


Library Hosts Tax Assistance Program

Tax preparer Beth Linnecke, left, reviews details with Brenda Nunez, before working on her income tax return at Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. Tax preparation for the income-eligible is available at the library through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through April 11 and 4 […]


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:, 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 […]