Providing Lifelong Learning 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 non-profit organization, an umbrella for continuing lifelong learning education in the Providence area. Most of our classes meet at Temple Beth-El.
*Please note a recent change to our registration policy: You can register by postal mail using the printable registration form (above), but please note that 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.
As we all have seen, recent trends in Covid are alarming and the forecast is for worsening conditions. After input from Temple Beth-El, local medical experts, and much thought, our LLC leaders have decided to cancel plans for face-to-face courses this fall. We simply cannot anticipate safe and enjoyable in-person learning through November. At the coordinator's request, Waterfowl, Odd Colony Out, What the Doc Didn't Tell, Scrabble, and Travel and Location Photography have been cancelled. All the other Temple courses have switched to Zoom. All these changes are reflected in the catalog below.
Fall courses will be conducted via Zoom, which is easy and free to class members. If you have not used Zoom, here is a helpful introduction video.
Use the direct links below to read full course descriptions and to register:
Pilot Project Tutoring (AM)
Poetry of Robert Frost (AM)
Theater Conversations 1 (AM)
Theater Conversations 2 (AM)
International Artists of Color (PM)
On Writing a Memoir (PM)
Ticket to the Opera (PM)
The Holocaust in Cinema (PM)
Beyond the Snapshot (PM)
Fiction Writing Group (PM)