From January through April, the Martin County Library System (MCLS) will present its Chautauqua South arts and education series – an eclectic array of artists, authors, storytellers, dramatists, historians, educators, musicians, and entertainers.
Tracing its roots to open-air classrooms on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in New York State in 1874, the Chautauqua movement grew rapidly. In 1992, MCLS created its own Chautauqua experience in Florida, taking inspiration from the renowned Chautauqua Institution. What began as one month of events has evolved into four-months of programs highlighting the original theme of Chautauqua, defined by Merriam-Webster as “popular education combined with entertainment.”
Chautauqua South represents a culturally rich landscape of offerings designed to appeal to a wide range of tastes. MCLS invites everyone to join in these free cultural events. The 2022 Chautauqua South celebration returns to all in-person events for this season and it is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
For a complete schedule of events view the Chautauqua South At a Glance Calendar or call 772-288-5702 for more information about these and other library events.