During the summer season, the Smith Memorial Library is easily overshadowed. The respectable, brick building anchors its end of Bestor Plaza, but most people are drawn to its larger neighbor, the Amphitheater.
In the darkest days of winter, when the dog refuses to go outside and the car is encrusted with brown ice, the Chautauqua Season seems like an impossible dream, the one gift that is too much to ask for.
Congratulations. Your gift has arrived.
On your first evening stroll, it seems that everything on the grounds is just where you left it. That is part of what draws people back year after year. If this is your first visit, you may feel awash in a strange nostalgic déjà vu, as if you have been here in another life.