March 31, 2015

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Big Read Snack and Chat

Andrew Osterdahl looks at a display promoting a teen Snack and Chat book discussion about The Great Gatsby at 4 p.m. Wednesday April 1 at Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. Those attending this Big Read event can look forward to prizes, refreshments and playing trivia! Students from Fredonia will host another Snack and Chat […]

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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 […]


Thank You, Volunteers!

Volunteers who help the library in many capacities were recently honored at a luncheon and recognized for their valuable contribution to the library. Those attending enjoyed meeting other volunteers and sharing their experiences. Thanks to all of them for “giving back!”


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 […]


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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Learn to Attract Wildlife To Your Garden

Cheryl Wahlstrom will discuss “Inviting Wildlife into Your Garden” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, as the last of three “Trowel Talks” being offered at the library this spring by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardeners. She encourages people to attend if they enjoy watching birds and butterflies in their garden or would […]

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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 […]


Crunch Time for Tax Assistance

Tax preparation for the income-eligible is available at Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through April 11 and 4 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday through April 14. Call 2-1-1 or 1-888-696-9211 to schedule an appointment.


Prendergast to Participate in Big Library Read

Prendergast Library will take part in an international Big Library Read program March 17 through April 1, featuring “Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard” by Laura Bates. The book is about a professor who is also a prison volunteer and how she develops a friendship with a felon while teaching […]


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:, 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 […]