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COLLABORATIVE COURSES to expand knowledge, develop skills, build confidence.
WEBINARS to hear from experts in many disciplines.
CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES to broaden horizons and meet new friends.

ACADEMIC SUBJECTS: literature, history, sciences, community issues & more.
ARTS: painting, photography, music & more. See art galleries for samples.
Almost any subject can come up at LLC’s WEBINARS and CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES.

EXPAND your knowledge
DIVERSIFY your skills
BUILD your confidence
MEET new friends with similar interests

Lifelong Learning Collaborative (LLC) is a group of more than 500 members who enjoy learning new things, acquiring new skills, and making new friends. Hover over each box above to learn more.

Collaborative Learning


At LLC we all learn from one another, selecting from a wide variety of courses in history, literature, the arts, current affairs, sciences and more – all designed and led by our classmates. Learn more.

A Love of Learning


LLC members come from all walks of life, career paths and educational levels. The one thing we all have in common is a desire to continue learning in the company of congenial people.

Cultural Opportunities


From the North Shore of Massachusetts to the center of Manhattan, LLC offers Webinars, lectures, museum tours, walking tours, and other special learning events with expert guides throughout the year. Learn more.

Latest News

Friends, Art... and All That's Jazz: Tuesday, August 6

Limit 100; Members must pre-register – No walk-ins.

Summer jazz class instructor Clay Nordhill has assembled a quartet of talented local musicians to present a concert marking the class's last meeting, and all LLC members are invited to attend. An accomplished jazz guitarist and composer, Clay is a graduate of URI with a focus on Jazz Performance. He has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival as well as at venues throughout the Northeast and has spent much of the last two years on tour, first with the national company of Annie and currently with Mrs. Doubtfire. Prior to the concert, attendees can enjoy a bag lunch with other members and view a small exhibit featuring the work of the spring LLC art classes – Cell Phone Photography Club, Open Studio Art, Paint Like a Woman, and Beautiful Black and White Photography.

Click for more information and to register.

Announcing Fall 2024

Classes held in-person or on Zoom.
Registration will open Mon, Jul 22 @ 9 AM.
Classes begin the week of Sep 9.

Click to read the entire catalog (PDF).

Inside the latest issue of The Lark

Cathy Hurst presents Providence on Foot walking tours this summer

Click the links to jump to the article or click to read the entire issue.

Key dates for upcoming semesters


Summersession 2024: In-session
Fall 2024: Registration now open; Classes start the week of September 9
2025 (approximate dates): Classes begin around January 9 (Wintersession); March 20 (Spring); June 17 (Summer); and September 11 (Fall).

Read our updated registration policy