The biggest news at Smith Memorial Library this season isn’t about books.
It’s going to be Thursdays with Charlie this summer.
Every Thursday afternoon this season at 4:30 p.m. in the Amphitheater, Charlie Heinz, Chautauqua’s former vice president for community planning and design, will conduct a briefing and tour for Chautauquans interested in progress on the Institution’s ambitious plan to rehabilitate and modernize one of its most iconic and functional public buildings.
Heinz initiated the series of weekly sessions last Thursday, with a crowd of more than 100 Chautauquans in attendance. As Heinz led the group from the Amp’s west plaza to the orchestra and then to the rear of the house and back porch, he explained the process of the rehabilitation project to date and highlighted some milestones ahead.