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The CLSC has been a leader in adult education, community reading, and literary engagement for nearly 150 years. Each summer, the CLSC adds at least nine more exceptional books to our Historic Booklist of more than 800 selections—and the authors visit Chautauqua to present their works. Readers can become members of the CLSC Class of 2018 and the Alumni Association by reading any 12 books from the Historic Booklist.

The CLSC also presents a Young Readers program, with weekly activities and discussions of children’s and young adult literature. For CLSC and Young Readers Program information visit CLSC.chq.org.

Purchasing your CLSC and Young Readers books online from our Bookstore directly supports our programs! Visit Bookstore.chq.org (http://www.chautauquabookstore.com/)
2020 Themes and Programming
Review the themes and programming for the 2020 Summer Assembly Season at Chautauqua here www.chq.org/2020 or click on the "INFO" button below. It won't be Chautauqua without you.
Smith Memorial Library
The Smith Memorial Library is part of the Chautauqua County Library system. The Cohen Recording Studio is located on the ground level. 9 Week Chautauqua Season Hours: Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m.–3 p.m.
Join Giving Clubs at Chautauqua!
Your gate pass helps to cover only a portion of the expense of operating Chautauqua Institution and offering the world-class programs and experiences you love. There are many levels of giving that will benefit Chautauqua. Please consider supporting the Institution according to your means and comfort level. We are deeply grateful for all donations. Benefactor Club $25,000 Patron Club $10,000 Sponsor Club $5,000 President's Club $3,500 The 1874 Society $1,874 to $3499 Community Support Levels of $1,000+, $500+, $125+, and up to $125 https://giving.chq.org/
CLSC Author Presentation: Joy Harjo,    Hall of Philosophy
A musical, magical, resilient volume from one of our most celebrated and essential Native American voices: In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Beginning in a hotel room in the dark of a distant city, we travel through history and follow the memory of the Trail of Tears from the bend in the Tallapoosa River to a place near the Arkansas River. Stomp dance songs, blues, and jazz ballads echo throughout. Lost ancestors are recalled. Resilient songs are born, even as they grieve the loss of their country. Called a "magician and a master" (San Francisco Chronicle), Joy Harjo is at the top of her form in Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings. Joy Harjo’s eight books of poetry include How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems and She Had Some Horses, and her memoir Crazy Brave won the American Book Award, among other honors. She is the recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Prize for Lifetime Achievement and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets for proven mastery in the art of poetry. A renowned musician, Harjo performs with her saxophone internationally. The stunning second novel from National Book Award finalist Andrew Krivák is a heartbreaking, captivating story about a family awaiting the return of their youngest son from the Vietnam War. In a small town in Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains Hannah and her son Bo mourn the loss of the family patriarch, Jozef Vinich. They were three generations under one roof. Three generations, but only one branch of a scraggy tree; they are a war-haunted family in a war-torn century, from World War I through the Vietnam War, where Hannah’s prodigal younger son, Sam, has been reported missing in action. Bo is left to grieve but also to hope for reunion, to create a new life, to embrace the land and work its soil through the seasons. The Signal Flame is a stirring novel about generations of men and women and the events that define them, brothers who take different paths, the old European values yielding to new world ways, and the convalescence of memory and war. Andrew Krivák’s first novel, The Sojourn, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for fiction and the inaugural Chautauqua Prize in 2012. He is also the author of a memoir about his time in the Jesuit order, A Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life, and editor of The Letters of William Carlos Williams to Edgar Irving Williams, 1902-1912.

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