Martfű Városi Művelődési Központ és Könyvtár

The Martfu city Cultural Center and Library is a complex cultural institution, which is responsible for the rich cultural life of the citizens of Martfű. Equipped with great infrastructure and located in an imposing building, operates the library, along with a local- and industrial history collection, a cinema and the office of the local news media. All areas of culture, education and Leisure is available for all age groups.

The goal of the institution’s cultural programs, is to grow the cultural awareness of all visitors, provide opportunity to understand it, provide entertainment and active recreation inside with its community events. It also took the responsibility to host and organize local events, national holidays, twin town meetings and international programs.

The institution is a central for civil organizations. It supports more than 10 organizations, most of them comprising of senior citizens.

The Cultural Center provides a location for linguistic, scientific, mental-hygienic lectures and courses.

Among the Motional, artistic and heritage-preserving groups, the groups related to the library and or local heritage collection, we provide meaningful leisure time activities and opportunity for learning for all age groups.

Visitors of regularly scheduled events exceeds 600 and our larger events draws in 2000-3000 people.

Elderly people are regular visitors of events, they actively participate in performances, exhibitions, and holiday celebrations, museum and library events as part of a civil group, or individually.

All four participants of the Erasmus+ program from the Martfű City Library and Cultural Center have multiple years of experience dealing with every day responsibilities in the library, museum and other cultural areas. During their work, they connect with people of all ages, from the young to the old.

As a complex establishment is available, they can use a mixture of methods for non-formal education, where they use learning as an active past time activity.

Through their work in scientific, mental-hygienic activities, events, art-groups, they develop the competency of participants, expanding their knowledge.

In recent years, the employees of the Cultural Center and Library have been working together to create a large offering of Library and Museum events. Using their combined knowledge and expertise they build a variety of innovative activities to preserve local identity, folk traditions and history – using the local historical item collection.

Both of our historical collections is comprised of donations, local unique items, so to tell the history of our ancestors.

During the participation in the European project our colleagues can learn new ways, openness, gain confidence in their work, the importance of passing cultural values, community responsibilities.

They seek to involve the whole community in international level programs – both old and young. To have conversation as a foundation between cultures, to preserve European values and heritage.

Our art groups, our artists, colleagues are all helping to preserve and pass our culture and customs, their quality work shows an example for the new generation, so customs and internal identity can fuse and flourish.