Library Starts Basic Computer Classes

Library Starts Basic Computer Classes

JAMESTOWN – Prendergast Library will offer area residents several opportunities to take an introductory course called Let’s Start with Computers this fall. “This is perfect if you are wondering about the most basic computer questions,” according to Kathy Colver, one of the instructors. The course covers computer terms, shut down procedures, use of a mouse, […]

Sixth Annual Cummins Run For Literacy Announced

JAMESTOWN – Cummins Inc., Jamestown Engine Plant, will sponsor its sixth annual 5K run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 29, to benefit the Prendergast Library Literacy Center. Runners will begin at 9 a.m. with walkers following five minutes later. The event begins and ends at the library at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. Athletes will run down city […]

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 […]