April 24, 2014

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Teen Poetry Slam

Prendergast Library will hold a teen poetry slam for teens and their families at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. Refreshments and prizes will be provided.

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Library To Host Smart Eating, Shopping Classes

Prendergast Library is accepting reservations to participate in free classes about eating smart and eating better for less. Classes will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays from April 28 through June 9 at the library. According to Family & Consumer Science Issue Leader Patricia Hammond, “Eat […]

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2014 8th Annual Cummins Run for Literacy

5K Run and Walk James Prendergast Library presents the 2014 Eighth Annual Cummins Run for Literacy Saturday, May 10, 2014 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 | […]

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Scrabble Tournament Prizes Announced

Prizes have been announced for Prendergast Library’s second annual Scrabble tournament scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. The first-place winner will receive the equivalent of the entrance fee to the 2014 National Scrabble Championship Aug. 9-13 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. “The Prendergast competition is a great run-up to the […]

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Prendergast Library Honors Book Givers

Prendergast Library honored book givers Wednesday afternoon and distributed the boxes of books they previously registered to hand out on World Book Night U.S. April 23. This is the third year Prendergast Library has participated in World Book Night, and it is the designated pickup point for almost 30 givers. These volunteers will join about […]

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Holmberg Foundation Aids Library

David W. Shepherd, president of the Holmberg Foundation, and Tina Scott, executive director of the James Prendergast Library, look at some new additions to the library’s current events collection made possible with support from the Holmberg Foundation. Sample topics include climate change, robotic technology, and nuclear weapons.  The library is located at 509 Cherry St., […]

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Prendergast Library To Host Author Visit

Prendergast Library will host Harold J. Weiss, Jr., a retired Jamestown Community College professor, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, for an author visit and signing of a two-volume anthology he co-edited about the Texas Rangers and a biography he wrote about one of the most famous rangers. “Tracking the Texas Rangers: […]

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Prendergast Library To Host Autism Program

Prendergast Library will host a parent education class on autism at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, with guest presenters Joanne Haumesser and Yvonne Bisel. The program will consist of a section on understanding autism including the characteristics, incidence, causation, early signs, diagnosis, and Asperger syndrome compared to autism. Coverage of treatment options will include history […]

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Prendergast Library Previews Book and Paper Show

Chautauqua County Historical Society Trustees Bob Johnston, left, and John Wolfe set up an exhibit  to generate interest in an upcoming Book and Paper Show and Sale, sponsored by and benefiting the society, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., Westfield.  Admission is $5, […]


Art Teachers’ Work on Display in Gallery

Members of the Chautauqua County Art Teachers will display their work at the James Prendergast Library Art Gallery through April 25. Click on any photo to enlarge the image “We have a great variety of art work by representatives of many local school districts,” according to the exhibit’s chair, Terry Carlson of Jamestown High School. […]

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Library Schedules Spring Computer Classes

Prendergast Library will offer Introduction to Computers and the Internet and Introduction to Microsoft Office 2010 – Excel and Word starting March 4, for those interested in taking a computer class this spring. Introduction to Computers and the Internet will meet for six sessions from 12:30-3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Courses run March 4 […]