October 20, 2014


Library To Host ‘Save Energy’ Class

Prendergast Library will host a workshop at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, about saving energy and saving money. Presented by Cornell University Cooperative Extension, the event is free and open to the public. EmPower energy education sessions usually last about two hours and include refreshments and prizes. Those attending will learn more about reducing energy […]


Families To Make Holiday Cards for Soldiers

Prendergast Library will offer an opportunity to make holiday cards for men and women serving in the Armed Forces at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22. Supplies such as construction paper, card stock, glue sticks, markers, scissors, and stickers will be provided for designing and decorating messages of cheer for soldiers around the world. Leading the […]


Embroiderers to Exhibit at Prendergast Library

The Chautauqua Region Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc. will sponsor a needlework exhibit in the Prendergast Library Art Gallery Oct. 24 – Nov. 28. The local chapter celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2012. Chartered in 1982, the group meets the second Wednesday of each month at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown […]


Prendergast Observes Friends of Library Week

Standing left to right, Bobbie Caswell, assistant director of Prendergast Library, presents Elizabeth Blanco, president of Friends of Prendergast Library, with a proclamation acknowledging National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 19-25 and thanking the local group for its support. Seated, displaying two of the Friends’ fundraising projects, are Alfredo Bizarro, member of the executive committee, […]


New Service!

Prendergast Library has begun lending Google Nexus tablets, and borrowers will soon be able to check out other electronic devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX. Staff members also expect iPads and laptops will be available eventually for in-library use. Borrowers must be at least 18 years old and present a valid library card, a […]


Military History Display, Talk at Library

Bruce Swanson displays a World War II poster and some of the match book covers depicting military bases that he has provided to Prendergast Library for a display in conjunction with Stanley Weintraub’s talk “Escape Into Christmas: Korea 1950” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Fireplace Room. The library will display Swanson’s items […]


CASAC Employee Presents Donation

Jeffrey Grodecki, fiscal agent at the Jamestown office of the Chautauqua Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council, presents Bobbie Caswell, assistant director at Prendergast Library, with a donation. In honor of his 20 years of employment at CASAC, the Jamestown resident was asked to select a book relating to its mission and a library to receive […]


Library To Host Tax Assistance Training

Prendergast Library will host training on Saturdays beginning Oct. 18 for volunteers who would like to serve as tax preparers, greeters or translators at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites next winter. Different topics will be covered at each session at Prendergast Library from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. […]


Korean War Expert to Deliver Bob Lecture

Dr. Stanley Weintraub will give the 10th annual Murray L. Bob Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Prendergast Library. His presentation “Escape into Christmas: Korea 1950” is based on material from his latest book, “A Christmas Far From Home,” being released this fall. According to the author, “This is my sixth – […]

Computer Classes

Fall Computer Classes

Prendergast Library will offer area residents several opportunities this fall to learn computer skills. 3-D Printing Class is a 90-minute, single session class that introduces attendees to 3D printing. Each class contains information about the history, mechanics and applications of 3D printing, including object manipulation in MakerWare and printing on a Makerbot Replicator 2. There […]

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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 […]