February 28, 2015


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 […]


Library Releases March Computer Class Schedule

Prendergast Library will offer a variety of computer courses plus opportunities for individual technology assistance during March. Introduction to Microsoft Office 2010 – Excel and Word will meet for three sessions from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. on Saturdays March 7, 14 and 21. “Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word are must-have skills,” according to class […]


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 […]

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Lincoln Goes to the Library

A family engagement activity for parents and students from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Prendergast Library. When “Lincoln Goes to the Library,” staff members from Lincoln and the library will welcome the visitors to see all the Library has to offer. “Lincoln School is […]


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 […]


Grant Funds Basic Computer Classes

Prendergast Library will offer area residents the opportunity to learn basic computer skills during the first two weeks of March. Adults will meet for six, two-hour sessions from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays March 2 – 13. The course is offered in cooperation with Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES with support from […]


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 […]