September 16, 2014

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‘Mockingbird’ Drama Repeats Sept. 19-20

The Winged Ox Players will present their final two performances of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Sept. 19-20 in the Willow Bay Theatre at 21 E. Third St., Jamestown. Christopher Sergel has adapted the play from a well-known novel written by Harper Lee. The first two performances in Jamestown Sept. […]


See ‘I Call This Home’ Through Oct. 17

The work of five photographers in a show titled “I Call This Home” will remain in the Prendergast Library Art Gallery through Oct. 17. Exhibitors Jennifer Scott Schlick, Kathleen Tenpas, Lori Deemer, Riko Chandra, and Mark Kirsch greeted a large crowd at a successful opening reception Sept. 12. Recalling the drive back to this area […]


Tote Bag Sales Benefit Library

Library Assistant Lynn Blasdell holds a sample of the colorful tote bags Friends of Prendergast Library offers for sale at the Circulation Desk for $3 each. Fundraisers like this help the Friends support the library.

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Scrabble Club Continues This Fall

Prendergast Library offers a Scrabble Club at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, with Scrabble boards and dictionaries provided. It is perfect for anyone who enjoys Scrabble but needs people to play with ~ or those who just like to match wits with someone new from time to time. In August, five […]


Books for Sale at Front Desk

Library Assistant Kate Wescott displays some of the titles for sale at the Circulation Desk. They range from fiction and local history books to Jim Roselle’s memoir and a cookbook put together by Friends of Prendergast Library. Books are individually priced. Take a look!


Library Friends To Hold Annual Meeting

Friends of Prendergast Library will have its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Fireplace Room at the library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. Anyone who would like to volunteer, give back to the community and make new friends is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Click here to download the Friends […]


Prendergast Library To Host Young-Adult Author

Prendergast Library will host a book reading and signing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, by Blasdell author Bob Gawel, who writes under the pseudonym Grayson Tumult. He will give a brief presentation titled “Get Excited about Writing!” before he reads an excerpt from his first novel, “Field of Nightmares,” published in 2011. “When I […]

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 […]


Library To Host Smart Eating, Shopping Classes

Prendergast Library is taking signups for free classes about eating better for less money. Classes will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays from Aug. 25 through Oct 6 by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County. During the six-week series, participants will learn how to stretch their food dollars, plan and prepare easy […]

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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 […]