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Providing Lifelong Learning in Rhode Island for over 30 years

Lifelong Learning Collaborative (LLC, formerly BCLIR) was established in 1984 as the Brown Community of Learning in Retirement, and has been an active educational model for lifelong learning for over three decades.

In May of 2008, we became an independent 503(c)(3) non-profit organization, an umbrella for continuing lifelong learning education in the Providence area. Most of our classes meet at Temple Beth-El.


"I have had the opportunity to learn subjects I never had the time to explore."

Summersession 2022

Catalog | Class Calendar | Class Websites | Printable Registration Form*Registration Policy

*Registrations received by postal mail will not be processed until 2 PM on the day registration opens, as administrative time permits. Therefore, spaces are not guaranteed if your class selection fills up prior to 2 PM.  We strongly encourage you to register online and early.

RECORDING POLICY: LLC does not permit recording of classes due to the resulting inhibition of free and comfortable exchange of ideas and opinions. Any exceptions must be approved by the LLC President.

Cover photograph, “SLAVA UKRAINI,” was taken by LLC member Margaret Lawrence in our “iPhonography” class last fall. Margaret has been a member of LLC since 2018.


Click to view/print the Summersession 2022 catalog (PDF).

We’re pleased to offer Zoom courses and in-person courses this semester at Temple Beth-El (TBE). COVID vaccination is a mandatory requirement for attending in-person classes. By the act of registering for an in-person class you will be attesting to being vaccinated. Masks are optional in the Temple and classrooms this summer. We’ll keep current with trends and regulations and may change as needed.

Some courses will be conducted exclusively via Zoom, which is easy and free to class members. If you have not used Zoom, here is a helpful introduction video.

Courses start the week of June 13 (with one exception).
Click the course title below for direct registration links.

All That's Jazz (AM) - ZOOM/Concert at TBE*
Hawthorne's Short Stories (PM) - TBE*
Current Decisions (PM) - ZOOM

From Short Story Into Film (AM) - ZOOM - CLASS FILLED
Let's Speak Spanish (AM) - TBE* - CANCELLED
Scrabble Social Club (PM) - TBE*

Grateful Dead 101 (PM) - TBE*
Hot Topics (PM) - ZOOM

Peaky Blinders (AM) - TBE*
Italian Baroque Art (AM) - ZOOM
How We See Race, Through Works by Guterl and Noah (PM) - ZOOM

Get Fit at Home (AM) - ZOOM

*By the act of registering for an in-person class (Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Ave, Providence, RI 02906) you will be attesting to being vaccinated.