February 1, 2015


Library To Host STEM Panel Discussion

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is sponsoring a panel discussion about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities for girls at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Prendergast Library. The program is free and open to the public, and those attending are encouraged to join the conversation with local panelists about this important […]


Scrabble Club

The Scrabble Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10. The library provides Scrabble boards and dictionaries. Anyone looking for people to play Scrabble with is welcome to attend!


Library To Host Citizen Preparedness Training

Prendergast Library will offer a Citizen Preparedness Corps training session at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, on the topic “Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to do When Disaster Strikes.” The event is offered in partnership with New York State and the American Red Cross. AmeriCorps member Alli Bowman will provide an overview of how to prepare […]


Zonta Club Provides New Library Materials

Prendergast Library has added new books about issues of special interest to women with support from the Zonta Club of Jamestown. In addition to books in print, eBooks and downloadable audio books are available. Sample titles are “Supergirls Speak Out” by Liz Funk, “Stopping Stress Before It Stops You” by Dr. Kevin Leman, and “The […]


Library Schedules February Computer Classes

Prendergast Library will offer five courses plus two opportunities for individual assistance during February. Introduction to Microsoft Office 2010 – Excel and Word will meet for four sessions from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays on Feb. 4, 6, 18 and 20. “Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word are must-have skills,” said class […]


Library To Mark Take Your Child To The Library Day

Prendergast Library will celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day Feb. 7 with an author visit, technology demonstrations, and a variety of drop-in family activities. “We hope families will join us for fun activities all day long,” said Director Tina Scott. Jamestown native Deborah Bolling will conduct a poetry writing session from 1 to […]


How to Obtain Tax Forms

A limited selection of federal and state tax forms will soon be available at Prendergast Library. This year the library will receive Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ, but no instruction booklets for them and no other federal forms for distribution. The library will eventually have a master copy of all instructions that you may look […]


Library to Host Free Tax Preparation

Tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) will be available at Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 31 through April 11 and every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 3 through April 14. Income-eligible people who made less than $53,000 in […]


Grant Funds Basic Computer Classes

Prendergast Library will offer area residents the opportunity to learn basic computer skills during the first two weeks of February. Adults will meet for six, two-hour sessions from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays Feb. 2 through Feb. 13. The course is offered in cooperation with Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES with support […]


Library To Share ‘Indian Summer Memories’

Artwork by the late Ginny Scott of Russell, PA, will be on display at the James Prendergast Library Jan. 9 through Feb. 13 in an exhibit called Indian Summer Memories. The self-taught artist produced many pen and ink drawings of local places such as the Hall of Philosophy and select cottages within the Chautauqua Institution; […]

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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 […]