March 27, 2020

Dear FOCL Supporter,

Our spring series has blossomed into a summer series!

Although we were all hoping to welcome you next week to the March 31 event with Tayari Jones, in a step to be proactive we are excited to present the following rescheduled author dates to complete our 25th Season:

Paula McLain: June 30, 2020

Marlon James: July 28, 2020

Tayari Jones: August 11, 2020

We’re striving for consistency with all the above dates on Tuesdays, with a 7:30pm start time, and continuing to take place within the Crouse Hinds Theater at the Oncenter. Tickets that you currently have for these authors will be honored on these new dates.

We promise to stay up to date with the latest protocol in keeping you – our supporters – in the safest scenario, while moving forward with our rescheduled series. And we realize that given the ever-changing circumstances regarding the COVID-19 virus, our latest plans could change. We anxiously wait for the Governor to grant gatherings of over 500 people to take place, and remain committed to keeping you informed on the latest developments at FOCL.

If you purchased tickets for a group, we ask that you please share this message with friends who attend the lectures with you. And if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at and continue to look for updates posted on our website.

We hope this note finds you well, surrounded by good books and looking forward to our “summer” series,

Kim Schellinger & Joan Brooks
Friends of the Central Library