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Coffee & Conversation with CHQ
At 8:30 a.m. EDT Saturday, Aug. 29, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch, join Vice President and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair of Education Matt Ewalt, Vice President of Performing and Visual Arts Deborah Sunya Moore, and Vice President of Religion Gene Robinson for a review of the week, and a review of the 2020 season of CHQ Assembly.
The Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center (formerly the Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends) encourage Chautauqua writers over the age of 18 to share their work at 5 p.m. EDT this Sunday, Aug. 30, via Zoom. Plan on reading for no more than five minutes, or just come and listen. Find more information at chq.org/fcwc. Direct any questions to email@example.com.
Smith Memorial Library News
The Smith Memorial Library is now open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, and from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Starting Monday, Aug. 31, hours will be noon to 6 p.m. on Mondays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; and noon to 3 p.m. 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.
At 12:30 p.m. EDT Sunday, Aug. 30, there will be virtual AA/Al-Anon meetings via Zoom. If you are interested in attending, please email email@example.com for access.