April 18, 2014

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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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Silent Witnesses on Display

Detective Lori Buchanan and Domestic Violence Officer John Rader set up “Silent Witnesses” at Prendergast Library in observance of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In cooperation with the Jamestown Police Department, the red figures are on display this week near the front entrance of the library at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, to raise awareness 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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Packed Houses, Standing Ovations for Play Cast

Playgoers gave the cast of “12 Angry Men” standing ovations both Friday and Saturday evenings, and then greeted the actors warmly during receptions afterward. After a good crowd Thursday, almost every seat was taken Friday, and the final performance was sold out for the production by Theatre for a Cause at The Spire’s Studio Metro Theater. Proceeds […]

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Prendergast Library Sets National Library Week Events

Prendergast Library will celebrate National Library Week April 13-19 by offering a variety of programs for all ages. First observed in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored annually by the American Library Association. This year the theme is “Lives Change @ your library,” and honorary chair is author Judy Blume, who remembers finding her first […]

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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, […]

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Second Scrabble Tourney Coming Up

Prendergast Library will hold its second annual Scrabble tournament from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Sign up at the Information Desk ahead of time or in the Fireplace Room the morning of the tournament. Admission is $15 to benefit the library. Refreshments will also be available for sale. There will be prizes […]


Spine Poetry

Micah Barton and his mother, Heather, look at a title that could become part of a spine poem by adding it to a small pile of books and reading their names from top to bottom to form a verse. Prendergast Library will offer spine poetry as an activity on Monday, March 31, and April 7-19, […]

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Library Challenge Encourages Reading Together

Jonah Gruber and his mom, Liz, look at a book of Emily Dickinson poems for children as part of Prendergast Library’s Big Read Family Literacy Challenge. From March 24 through April 19, families are invited to complete three activities in a row on a game sheet to get a Tic-Tac-Toe and then bring the sheet […]


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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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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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 […]