April 19, 2015

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Volunteer Spotlight

Our volunteers make a difference! This week, meet Ann Thorpe, Book Sale Volunteer.

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2015 Cummins Run for Literacy

James Prendergast Library presents the 2015 Ninth Annual Cummins Run for Literacy, 5K Run and Walk. Saturday, May 9, 2015 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 | Register | […]

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Rev Up for Reading

Librarian Kristie Bemis shows Carly Pillittieri and her sister Lainey a prize to be awarded at Lego Club later this month. During their meetings at 4 p.m. on Thursdays at Prendergast Library, children 5 to 12 will create Lego cars and race them April 23. The activity is related to The Big Read featuring The […]

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Prendergast To Observe National Library Week

Prendergast Library will celebrate National Library Week April 12-18 by offering a variety of activities for children and adults and performances by two special guests. “This would be an excellent time to stop in and see what’s new,” said Director Tina Scott. Activities for children consist of Puzzle Pals at 10 a.m. Monday, story times […]

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Remembering Lincoln Through Poetry and Music

Paul Leone will present “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d,” an elegy by Walt Whitman, at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18 in the Fireplace Room at the library. The Kerry Byard family will provide musical interpretation with Kerry playing the flute, Marian the cello; and Lydia the violin. April is National Poetry Month, and […]

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Art Teachers’ Work On Display

Members of the Chautauqua County Art Teachers are displaying their work in the Prendergast Library Art Gallery through April 24. Several local school districts are represented. This show by members of the professional organization for county art teachers has become an annual tradition at Prendergast Library. “Every year, it’s exciting for students and their parents […]

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Big Read Events Through April 24

Events for the Big Read featuring “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald will continue through April 24 at Prendergast Library, after a successful poetry slam kickoff emceed by Autumn Echo, founder of Pulse Poetry Slam and office coordinator at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. Going forward, the Big Read will be incorporated into […]

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Library Releases April Computer Class Schedule

Prendergast Library will offer computer classes on four topics plus several opportunities for individual assistance with resumes and technology during April. Catalog Basics from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, April 3 will show people how to search the online catalog, find books in their geographic location, and place holds. They will also learn to search […]

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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 […]