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New Public Art Trail Open in Jamestown, NY

New Public Art Trail Open in Jamestown, NY

JAMESTOWN, NY – The Arts Council For Chautauqua County and Reg Lenna Civic Center unveiled today a new public art installation “3rd Street Canvas – An Urban Literary Trail”.

A community-wide effort, the Literary Trail will feature 42 selections of poetry, prose and other writing styles prominently displayed on windows and walls throughout Jamestown, NY.  All of the writing is original and written by residents in the Chautauqua County area.  Original visual art and photography by local artists will accompany some of the selections at their downtown locations.

In a public ribbon-cutting ceremony held today, Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi officially opened the trail for public viewing.  The trail spans 3rd street businesses from the Reg Lenna Civic Center to the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena and up to the Prendergast Library.  Selections will also be located on businesses on Pine Street, Potters Alley, Main Street, 4th Street and Cherry Str

Registration Open for Library’s Spring Computer Classes

Registration Open for Library’s Spring Computer Classes

JAMESTOWN – Prendergast Library’s new Public Computer Center has scheduled a variety of new computer classes to begin in late April and early May.

Instructors are from Erie-2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES and Jamestown Community College or members of the library staff.

April offerings include:

  • Internet Basics from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. This one-session class will be repeated four times in May and June;
  • Introduction to Word Processing Using MS Word 2010, Part II. This three-session course meets from 1 to 4 p.m. April 26, May 3 and May 10;
  • E-mail Basics from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. This one-session class will be repeated four times in May and June; and
  • Introduction to Windows – Windows Foundation from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 29.

Silent Witness Exhibit

Silent Witness Exhibit

Floyd Kent, domestic violence officer, and Elizabeth Bracey, program manager of Project Crossroads, set up six “Silent Witnesses” at Prendergast Library in observance of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

In cooperation with the Jamestown Police Department, the red figures will be on display through Friday, April 8, near the front entrance of the library at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown.  

 

JNP To Host Computer Classes

JNP To Host Computer Classes

JAMESTOWN – Joint Neighborhood Project will offer computer classes during April in cooperation with Prendergast Library and supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program.

JNP will offer “Let’s Start with Computers” from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 5, 7, 12 and 14. The instructor is Kathy Collver of Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES. 

Students will learn how to turn on and shut down a computer; manipulate a mouse; create, edit and save a document; cut, copy and paste; use e-mail; and search the Internet.

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Medical Drama Set For Jackson Center

Medical Drama Set For Jackson Center

JAMESTOWN – The Robert H. Jackson Center will screen “The Verdict” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, as the sixth in its series of legal movies recommended by the American Bar Association.

Paul Newman plays a Boston lawyer making a comeback in this emotionally charged drama about medical malpractice. Although all parties are willing to settle out of court, he decides to seek justice by taking the case to trial.  

Other cast members are Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason, Milo O’Shea, Edward Binns, Julie Bovasso, Lindsay Crouse, Roxanne Hart and James Handy. Bruce Willis appears as a courtroom spectator.

Sidney Lumet directs. The screenplay is by David Mamet from a novel by Barry Reed. This 1982 movie runs 129 minutes and is rated R. It received 4 stars in Leonard Maltin’s 2011 Movie Guide.

The Dramatic Life of Margaret Fuller

The Dramatic Life of Margaret Fuller

Celebrate Women’s History Month by attending an original solo drama, "Men, Women, and Margaret Fuller," performed and written by actor/author Laurie James.   Based on journals, letters, articles and books, the play brings to life the bold character and words of an American foremother. The one-woman show will be staged at The 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m.   There is an admission fee of $10/person, $6.50/students and seniors and groups of 20 or larger.  Tickets will be available at the door, or reserve in advance by calling the Opera House, (716) 679-1891.

Seats Open In Library’s March Computer Classes

Seats Open In Library’s March Computer Classes

JAMESTOWN – Space is still available in three computer classes set to begin in March at Prendergast Library.

Classes with room for more students are:

Introduction to Word Processing using MS Word – Part 1, a three-part course scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. March 22, March 29 and April 5;

Introduction to Windows from 2 to 5 p.m. March 1 and March 8; and

Introduction to Spreadsheets Using MS Excel – Part 1 to be held on the four Fridays in March from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

All of these classes will be taught in the library’s new Public Computer Center (PCC) by Janet Haveron, an instructor from Jamestown Community College. Helping people become “friends with a computer” is her mission.

“I have watched people of all ages and computer levels walk through the door and have ‘a light bulb moment’ of learning something new,” she said.