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Open House
November 11th, we will have a New Items Open House! Visit stations around the library showcasing new collection items you can check out:
  • New board games to play in the lobby
  • Science kit demonstrations in the Makerspace
  • Theme boxes to explore in the Children's room
New collection items were purchased with grants from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and the Holmberg Foundation. Thank you!
Telehealth Pod
Open Nov. 3, 2021
The library is happy to offer access to telehealth services through the use of our Wellness Pod. The Pod is a freestanding room located at the back of the library and is equipped with a laptop, computer mouse, lights, and technology relevant to telehealth needs. Learn more on our website.

Murray L. Bob Lecture
As we find ourselves in a deeply divided society, what we read and write, like our conversations, tend to follow certain categories and resonate only with those who share our stances. This only exacerbates our divides. What if writing for the sake of it could be a solution? In this lecture, we will see how encouraging people to write simply for the pleasure of writing by using common points of departure can help us mend our divides.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the Chautauqua Institution's Poetry Makerspace.
Learn more about the Makerspace here.

Sony Ton-Aime is a Haitian poet, essayist, and translator. He is the Michael I. Rudell Director of Literary Arts at Chautauqua Institution. In addition to his chapbook, LaWomann, he is the author of the Haitian Creole translation of the book Olympic Hero: The Lennox Kilgour's Story. In addition, he is a co-founding editor of ID13, a journal that publishes the work of incarcerated people.
130th Anniversary
On December 1st, 1891, The James Prendergast Free Library was opened to the public. Several historical items from the library and the Prendergast family are on display in our lobby to commemorate this event. In addition, personal items of the Prendergasts are on loan from the Fenton History Center. 
Giving Tuesday
November 30th is Giving Tuesday! Please donate to the library during this national day of giving to support improvements to our Teen Area. All donations will go toward purchasing comfortable teen furniture that encourages reading and collaboration! For more information and to donate, visit our website.
Volunteer Program
Next year we will have new opportunities for our volunteers!
  1. The Jim Roselle Community Scavenger Hunt – June 4, 2022
  2. The Haunted Library – October 22, 2022
  3. Community Outreach Programs including Audubon’s Monarch Festival, The Garden Fair, and the Jamestown Public Market tent.
Applications are available at the front desk or on our website. Anyone that fills out an application will be invited to our Volunteer Meeting in February 2022.
New Storytime
Our All Ages Storytime has moved to the first Saturday of the month! Our first storytime will be Saturday, November 6 at 11 AM in the Makerspace.
For the Love of Books!
Find your next read on our online catalogue.
Teen & Adult Programs
Coloring Creative:
1-2 PM
DIY Crafting:
2nd & 4th Thursdays
5-7 PM
This months craft is: Scarf Dyeing
Genealogy Workshops
The next workshop is November 17th in the PCC Lab. at 5:30 PM
November Sale
Hardcover - $1.00
Paperback - $0.50
Next Quarterly Sale is:
December 2nd - 4th
Children's Programs
Join us for our weekly activities in the Makerspace and Storytimes in the Community Room!
Computer Classes
The next computer class is on November 8th in the
PCC Lab. 5:30-6:30 PM
Sign up by calling:
716-484-7135 Ext., 226
Access our Databases
Looking to buy a new appliance, fix your car, or research for school? Check out the databases we offer on our website.

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