Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC)

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Reading together since 1878, the CLSC has remained a leader in lifelong learning through the reading and discussion of literature. Each week of our summer season features at least one author presentation and book signing, as well as community conversation programs. 

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CLSC Young Readers Program

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The CLSC Young Readers program encourages the enjoyment of reading extraordinary books from an early age. Each week of our summer season features a lively gathering around a different book, collectively presenting a variety of styles and subjects that appeal to young (and young adult) readers.

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Literary Journal

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Chautauqua publishes writing that speaks to Chautauqua's tradition of inquiry: questions of personal, social, political, spiritual, and aesthetic importance — and when, where, and how those questions intersect. 

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Battle of the Books

BOB 008Culminating in a lively academic competition, Battle of the Books improves reading comprehension, builds vocabulary, and teaches teamwork and good sportsmanship for Chautauqua County fifth-graders.

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