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CLSC Book Discussion
CLSC Octagon Manager Stephine Hunt and Director of Marketing and Analytics Vanessa Weinert lead a discussion on the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle selection for Week Four, Infinite Detail by Tim Maughan, at 12:30 p.m. EDT Monday, July 20, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch.
Smith Memorial Library news
The Smith Memorial Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT on weekdays and from noon to 3 p.m. EDT on Saturdays. Capacity is limited, face coverings are required, and social distancing rules apply. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and computers and office services are available on a limited basis. Enhanced sanitization and book-quarantine protocols are in place, and touchless browsing is encouraged. Safe return bins will be located throughout the Smith. Any transactions will be contact-free, and the preferred payment is exact change. While newspapers are currently unavailable, magazines may be checked out by request. In-person programs, meetings, and food and beverage sharing are not permitted. Remote services continue at www.smithlibrary.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 716-357-6296.
Weekly Conversation with Michael Hill and Candy Maxwell
Chautauqua Institution President Michael E. Hill and Board of Trustees Chair Candy Maxwell will hold the second of nine weekly community webinars at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 23, on the Virtual Porch. Log in to CHQ Assembly to register for the webinar. Thursday’s session will be “Strategic Plan Deep Dive No. 1: Cross-Cutting Imperatives.” Maxwell and Hill will respond to questions submitted during this Virtual Porch event.
Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project
At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, via Zoom, selected Chautauquans will be given the chance to read their favorite published poem and briefly explain why it is their favorite. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, is modeled on the initiative introduced to Chautauqua by the former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. If you would like to read at this event, please apply at chq.org/fcwc by Wednesday, July 22 (please note this is a new date). Applications must be submitted online. Questions should be directed to email@example.com.