October 23, 2014

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Library Adds Breast Cancer Materials

Nancy Kavanaugh and Barb Heintzman look at a display of materials about breast cancer Prendergast Library was able to obtain as the recipient of a grant award from the Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for a project called “Need to Know: Breast Cancer Information at the Library.” Print books, eBooks, downloadable audio […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]

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 […]