Musical Entertainer for Kids to Visit Prendergast Library

JAMESTOWN – Prendergast Library will play host to Glenn Colton of Orchard Park at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, in its Fireplace Room. The musician will be the featured performer for the finale to the library’s Summer Reading program. Refreshments and activities from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. will precede his performance. “This event has […]

Promoting Community Awareness

JAMESTOWN – Briana Palmer, left, from the Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene, shows materials to Gracelyn Stevenson, 6, of Jamestown and her mother, Traci, at Prendergast Library, where she recently provided information about emotional well-being for young people. She answered questions on topics such as ADHD, coping skills, nightmares, fears and worries; discussed online […]

Sign-ups Now Underway for Prendergast’s Summer Reading Club

JAMESTOWN – Children can now sign up for Summer Reading Club at Prendergast Library. “The state’s summer reading theme this year is Dream Big – Read!” according to Children’s Librarian Valle Blair. Mrs. Blair said Summer Reading Club has been a tradition at Prendergast Library for more than 20 years, and it’s a great opportunity […]

Warren Photographer To Show At Prendergast Library

JAMESTOWN – Sandra Rothenberg of Warren, PA, will present nature photographs that reveal “the magic of the moment” in an exhibit called Beyond the Eye II at the James Prendergast Library Art Gallery June 22 through July 27. “In nature you can’t procrastinate. If you wait even a minute, everything has changed,” she said. Dr. […]

Library Offers Parent Class in Child Safety Online

JAMESTOWN – Prendergast Library will offer a new class for parents this summer called “Protecting Your Child Online.” It is a one-hour presentation from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, or Wednesday, Aug. 1.  Topics will include Facebook and other social media outlets, cyber bullying and online privacy. “Kids are growing up […]

Prendergast – The 21st Century Library Targets Family Literacy, Announces 33rd Annual Book Sale

“Prendergast will be a 21st Century Library,” Linda Mielke said. “And that’s all about community.” Linda Mielke, the new director of the James Prendergast Library and the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System of 38 community libraries, has held many positions, including the CEO, Director, Consultant and various operational positions in large and small libraries across the country […]

Library To Host Ethiopian Author

JAMESTOWN – Tewodros “Teddy” Fekadu will speak and sign copies of his book, “No One’s Son,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the Fireplace Room at Prendergast Library. The author was born in wartime in a rural village in Ethiopia to a poor teenage mother and a wealthy older father who did not acknowledge […]