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Come Join the Conversation! ON THE TABLE Returns to Columbus

The Chattahoochee Valley Libraries invites you to join in the return of ON THE TABLE, the unique program of civic engagement designed for everyone in our community!

On October 22, 2019, residents of Columbus and the surrounding areas are invited to be part of this exciting initiative to discuss not only what’s great about our community, but also ways to make it even better — more sustainable, just, safe, strong and vibrant.

Events will be held throughout our community… and at our libraries! Join us for one of our public events:

Asking What Can Your Library Do For You?”, we will take the opportunity to sit together at tables and talk about our city and area’s future and how YOUR library can be an agent of positive social change, all over cups of hot (or iced) tea, scones and other delectable goodies. Tuesday October 22, 4:00pm, Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road. Please use this link to reserve your spot!

Two proposed library renovations will take the spotlight in South Columbus and Cusseta. “The NEW South Columbus Library” invites patrons to share their wishes for what they hope to see when the South Columbus Public Library expands in the next few years This event takes place on Tuesday October 22, 5:00pm, South Columbus Public Library, 2034 Lumpkin Road. Please use this link to reserve your spot at the South Columbus forum.

Friends and neighbors in Cusseta-Chattahoochee can talk about their upcoming library renovations over breakfast during A NEW Library for Cusseta-Chattahoochee.” Join us on Tuesday October 22, 8:00am at the Cusseta-Chattahoochee Public Library, 262 Broad Street, Cusseta. Use this link to reserve your Cusseta spot!

Finally, our friends in Richland and Stewart County can join in the discussion at “Doughnut & More at Parks Memorial Public Library.” Tuesday October 22, 10:30am, Parks Memorial Public Library, 890 Wall Street, Richland. Reserve your spot in Richland via this link!

When we come together as a community to listen to and learn from each other, we have the power to impact neighborhoods, communities and lives. That’s what On the Table is all about.

ON THE TABLE is a citywide initiative to engage our entire community in dialogue. Presented by the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley and sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, this is the second year in which Columbus has been afforded this opportunity in community-building and civic engagement. Dozens of organizations and individuals will be hosting public and private tables and conversations throughout the course of the day.

We’ll come together to talk, collaborate, and become more civically involved and committed to our community. The issues we face today don’t often offer quick fixes. On the contrary, progress will only result when residents, organizations, businesses and government work together to make contributions that add up to a greater solution than we can achieve on our own. On the Table is a starting place for meaningful conversation. What happens next is up to you.

We hope to see you here – or at one of the other great ON THE TABLE events – on October 22nd!


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