Martin County Library System Press Releases

February 3, 2011

IRSC History Professor Robert Farley to Discuss Jerusalem 2/18, Benedict Arnold 3/18, Hemingway 4/15 at Cummings Library


 Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body & Spirit



DATE:  FEBRUARY 2, 2011                                                                           


WHO:                    Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm City Library, Inc., in support of Martin County libraries



& WHEN:            Chautauqua South: Lifelong Learning

IRSC Professor Series:  Professor Robert R. Farley


Robert R. Farley, professor of history at Indian River State College, will present the following programs as part of the Chautauqua South IRSC Professor Series at the Cummings Library in Palm City.  Each program is free and open to the public. 


Friday, February 18, 2:00 p.m. Two Weeks in Jerusalem

In August 2009, Professor Robert Farley spent two weeks in Jerusalem, the Holy City of three religions. A slide show of sites including the Temple Mount, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Al-Aqsa Mosque and Holocaust Museum will be seen, with day trips to the Dead Sea, Masada, Sea of Galilee, Acre and Caesarea.

Friday, March 18, 2:00 p.m. Benedict Arnold: The Untold Story—Tragic Hero or Traitor?

For the love of a woman, Benedict Arnold became our nation’s most notorious traitor. Learn the story of his frustration with the Continental Congress and the financial problems that plagued all American soldiers.

Friday, April 15, 2:00 p.m. Historical Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway—the writer, adventurer, hunter and angler—will be analyzed in the context of the decades in which he lived and the women he loved.

WHERE:              Cummings Library, Donahue Room, 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City

HOW:                    Free and open to the public.  For more information about this or other Chautauqua South programs or to learn more about the Martin County Library System call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South brochure at any branch library or visit the library website at



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