July 28, 2014

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Teen Event Set for July 30

Maia Suruy and her brother Torren get bags filled with supplies to make ice cream and learn how to clean coins during a recent program on chemistry experiments with Librarian Kristie Bemis. The next teen event at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 is titled “Physics ~ Catapults & More!” Teen activities this summer are based […]

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Everything Lucy

Prendergast Library has a great selection of books and movies to help you get in the mood for the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival to be presented Aug. 6 – 10 by the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy.

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Meet Our Foster Grandparents

Participants of the Lutheran Foster Grandparent Program are volunteering at Prendergast Library through Aug. 30 to help children read and learn. Their duties range from helping with puzzles, crafts, science kits and teen events to behind-the-scenes work such as organizing returns and cleaning books. Parents praise the volunteers for spending time with children and helping […]

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Library, Aspire Team Up For Exhibit

The Prendergast Library Art Gallery will host a group exhibit by the iXpress Art Program, Aspire of Western New York, from Aug. 1 through Aug. 29. The featured artwork including acrylic and watercolor paintings, mixed-media pieces, and sculptures was created by a local group of artists with disabilities as part of their Aspiring Artists series. […]

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Book Sale/Family Literacy Fund Accepts Donations

The Jamestown Branch of the American Association of University Women is the most recent donor to a new Book Sale/Family Literacy Fund at Prendergast Library. Non-profit organizations serving children and families may apply to obtain books at the library through vouchers made possible by the fund. Any organization seeking free books may apply for a […]

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St. Bonaventure University ArtMobile

The St. Bonaventure University ArtMobile will be back at Prendergast Library at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, for “Experience the Boom!” Children 5 through 12 are invited for a creative activity that will involve fly swatters. Sign up soon!

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Lake Shore Savings Supports Summer Reading

Branch Manager Hiroko Walters, center, looks over new books, DVDs, craft supplies and educational toys Lake Shore Savings Bank provided for Prendergast Library through its Community Reinvestment Fund. Librarian Kristie Bemis, left, and Director Tina Scott show her science items being used in the Fizz! Boom! Read! summer reading program and added to the children’s […]

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Internet Safety Tips

Librarian Liz Gruber, right, shows Aijon Scott and his babysitter Holly Smithingell a website she will use during a free Internet safety presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30. Parents and caregivers will learn tips to help them keep elementary age children safe online. No registration is required. Families are welcome. For information, call 484-7135.

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August Classes

All classes are free and open to the public. Call to reserve your spot today or register online here. 716-484-7135 ext. 225 Click here to download a printer friendly version of this page. Click here to view the classes in calendar form. Introduction to Microsoft Office 2010 – Excel and Word Mondays & Wednesdays  1:00-2:30pm […]

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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 […]

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Help Available to Reach Financial Goals

Heather Rafan, AmeriCorps member, tells Jesse Newhouse about topics she will cover when she talks to people about reaching their financial goals during individual sessions on Mondays July 14 through Aug. 11, at Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. Appointments are available at 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. Sign-up is required. For information, call 484-7135 […]

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2014 Summer Reading Challenge

James Prendergast Library 2014 Summer Reading Challenge For all ages! June 23rd – August 30th Join the library’s Summer Reading Challenge and challenge yourself to read every day this summer! Summer reading keeps your mind sharp and helps young readers avoid the “summer slide.” WHO HOW GRAND PRIZE Infants & Toddlers (0-2) Pick up a […]