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PBS Ken Burns: The War Series

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
The War is the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. 

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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Discover Opera Series

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly: East Meets West

Puccini's tragic opera concerns the age-old clash of cultures. Cio-Cio-San, a Japanese geisha, gives up her family and religion to join an American naval officer, Pinkerton, in a temporary marriage arrangement. Abandoned by Pinkerton, Cio-Cio-San awaits his return, only to be faced with such sorrow that she takes her own life. Puccini's poignantly beautiful musical score enhances the enfolding tragedy. 

Helen Sagan, a retired music teacher and member of Boston’s renowned Chorus pro Musica, presents the Discover Opera lecture series with video that corresponds with the 2023 Palm Beach Opera season. 

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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Literature & Poetry Series presented by Dr. Roderick C. Hofer

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Robert Morgade Library
Anderson Community Room
Keeping Company: What Poets Have to Say and Readers Have to Know

In monthly sessions Dr. Roderick Hofer will lead discussions of how poems recreate the momentum of the mind working to accommodate insight about verbal and emotional experience. This month's topic is Cultivation: “If you would be happy all your days plant a garden.” The works to be discussed will include Anonymous, “I Sing of a Maiden”; Louise Glück's, “The Garden,” and Richard Kenney's “Apples on Champlain.”

This Chautauqua South series is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.

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PBS Ken Burns: The War Series

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
The War is the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. 

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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Atlantic Classical Orchestra: Behind the Curtain Series

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
Behind the Curtain Series I

Join ACO musicians for a very special education program that breaks down the process of putting together a chamber concert. Held in January, February, and March, these sessions provide a unique learning experience of how these professionals prepare individually, and how they work together (without a conductor!) to bring some of the most beautiful music ever written to life. Each session includes a Q&A and ends with the performance of one piece from their entire program. 

Jan. 14: 
Dina Kostic, violin
Valerie Judd, viola
Ashley Garritson, cello
Janet Clippard, bass
Tao Lin, piano

Austrian Masterpieces   
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, D.667, “Trout” 

Please join us for our opening Chamber Music program of 2023 which features string quartet and piano performing the famous Trout Quintet. This work represents Schubert at his most natural, unaffected, and carefree style. In fact, this is truly music of Schubert’s innocence, as well as the sheer joy it communicates about the very process of making music. 

Seating is limited.

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.

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Sunday Cinema Series: Mrs. Doubtfire

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing

Mrs. Doubtfire 1993 PG 2hr 5min 

This hilarious American comedy/drama is directed by Chris Columbus based on the 1987 novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. Robin Williams at his best is joined by Sally Fields, Pierce Brosnan, and Harvey Fierstein in a romp about a recently divorced actor who dresses up as a female housekeeper and nanny to be able to interact with his children. This masterpiece of comedy addresses themes of divorce, separation, and the effects they have on a family. Winner of multiple awards including an Academy Award for Best Makeup, of course. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.

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Pianist Ani Gogova

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
Chicago-based classical pianist Ani Gogova returns to the Blake Library with an exciting  new program! In addition to the beloved piano preludes by Gershwin, she will perform a little known set of preludes by fellow countryman, Bulgarian composer Svetoslav Obretenov, and Argentinian master of tango nuevo, Astor Piazzolla. The program will conclude with Beethoven’s masterpiece Sonata Appassionata. 

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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PBS Ken Burns: The War Series

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
The War is the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. 

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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PBS Ken Burns: The War Series

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
The War is the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. 

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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Literature & Poetry Series presented by Dr. Roderick C. Hofer

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Robert Morgade Library
Anderson Community Room
Developing Lives: Tactful Artistry in Three Stories by Alice Munro

Over sixty-odd years Alice Munro published more than a hundred short stories, a body of work that stands among the greatest literary achievements of the English language. Dr. Roderick Hofer will address her style and her mastery of narrative techniques, and he will identify some common themes in Munro’s stories: the demands of romantic and familial relationships, tensions within women’s private and public lives, and the relation between literacy and cognition. These discussions should lead to a just appreciation of Munro’s work and of the place of serious fiction among the experiences of a responsible mind. The Jan. 30 topic is "Dulse" and Characters Public and Private.

This Chautauqua South series is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.

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PBS Ken Burns: The War Series

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
The War is the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. 

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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Discover Opera Series

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
Mozart’s Così fan tutte: A Cynical Wager

What could possibly go wrong? Take two loving couples and a cynical old philosopher and we have a recipe for trouble. The question is, can women really be trusted? Mozart's most intriguing opera has engaged audiences for generations. In addition, the musical score provides some of the most beautiful arias and ensembles ever composed. 

Helen Sagan, a retired music teacher and member of Boston’s renowned Chorus pro Musica, presents the Discover Opera lecture series with video that corresponds with the 2023 Palm Beach Opera season. 

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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Art From the Soul with Rosalind Neilen

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
Today we’ve created the time and space to embark on a soulful journey to find your own voice through the artistic process. You will create a meaningful piece by intuitively working through layers of play, paint, collage and personal style. The process is simply to begin. Registration required. 

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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PBS Ken Burns: The War Series

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
The War is the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. 

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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Literature & Poetry Series presented by Dr. Roderick C. Hofer

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Robert Morgade Library
Anderson Community Room
Keeping Company: What Poets Have to Say and Readers Have to Know

In monthly sessions Dr. Roderick Hofer will lead discussions of how poems recreate the momentum of the mind working to accommodate insight about verbal and emotional experience. This month's topic is Form: “For of the soul the body form doth take" The works to be discussed will include William Cowper's "Epitaph on a Hare"; Robinson Jeffers's "Hurt Hawks"; and Robert Browning's "Memorabilia."

This Chautauqua South series is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.

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PBS Ken Burns: The War Series

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
The War is the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. 

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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PBS Ken Burns: The War Series

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
The War is the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. 

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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Atlantic Classical Orchestra: Behind the Curtain Series

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing

Behind the Curtain Series II 

Join ACO musicians for a very special education program that breaks down the process of putting together a chamber concert. Held in January, February, and March, these sessions provide a unique learning experience of how these professionals prepare individually, and how they work together (without a conductor!) to bring some of the most beautiful music ever written to life. Each session includes a Q&A and ends with the performance of one piece from their entire program. 

Feb. 25: 
Leonid Sigal, violin
Yael Kleinman-Hyken, viola
Ashley Garritson, cello

Three by Three
Dohnányi: Serenade

Dohnányi's Serenade for String Trio is the feature of this program. Dohnányi’s musical voice was distinctive and his compositions are now regarded as outstanding examples of late Romanticism, though largely free of the Hungarian folk music influences found in his contemporary compatriots.  

Seating is limited.

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.

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Sunday Cinema Series

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing

Green Book

2hr 10min (PG-13) 2018

Director Peter Farrelly directs Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in a true story of a 1962 tour of the Deep South by African-American pianist Don Shirley and Italian-American bouncer and late actor Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga, who served as Shirley's driver and bodyguard. Based on interviews with Lip and Shirley as well as letters Lip wrote to his wife, the film is named after The Negro Motorist Green Book, a guide book for African-American travelers through the South from 1936-1966. A film that will make you warm inside with eye-opening historical drama. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.

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Literature & Poetry Series presented by Dr. Roderick C. Hofer

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Robert Morgade Library
Anderson Community Room
Developing Lives: Tactful Artistry in Three Stories by Alice Munro

Over sixty-odd years Alice Munro published more than a hundred short stories, a body of work that stands among the greatest literary achievements of the English language. Dr. Roderick Hofer will address her style and her mastery of narrative techniques, and he will identify some common themes in Munro’s stories: the demands of romantic and familial relationships, tensions within women’s private and public lives, and the relation between literacy and cognition. These discussions should lead to a just appreciation of Munro’s work and of the place of serious fiction among the experiences of a responsible mind. The Feb. 27 topic is "Lichen" and Narrative Time.

This Chautauqua South series is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.

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PBS Ken Burns: The War Series

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
The War is the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. 

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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Discover Opera Series

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
Verdi's Falstaff: A Lovable Buffoon

Verdi was a great fan of William Shakespeare. Especially beloved to him was the character of Falstaff, who appears in Henry IV, Part I and The Merry Wives of Windsor. In Verdi's last opera, Falstaff, we have a delightful portrayal of the farcical Sir John Falstaff as he bungles his way through numerous escapades.

Helen Sagan, a retired music teacher and member of Boston’s renowned Chorus pro Musica, presents the Discover Opera lecture series with video that corresponds with the 2023 Palm Beach Opera season. 

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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PBS Ken Burns: The War Series

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
The War is the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. 

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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More Than Orange Blossoms: Feisty, Fabulous Females of Florida

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Blake Library
John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing
Celebrate fabulous, feisty women who though often left out of our history books, helped build, develop and transform our state of Florida. Join Storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar for true-life stories about some of the strong, courageous, remarkable women who made a difference in their communities, inspiring hope and possibilities. Q & A and discussion after the talk.

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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Literature & Poetry Series presented by Dr. Roderick C. Hofer

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chautauqua South
Robert Morgade Library
Anderson Community Room
Keeping Company: What Poets Have to Say and Readers Have to Know

In monthly sessions Dr. Roderick Hofer will lead discussions of how poems recreate the momentum of the mind working to accommodate insight about verbal and emotional experience. This month's topic is Error: “…men may be as positive in error as in truth.” The works to be discussed will include Wallace Stevens's "Waving Adieu, Adieu, Adieu”; Mark Strand's "Dark Harbor 'XVI'"; and Robert Frost's "The Most of It." 

This Chautauqua South series is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
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