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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.

Deb, Websters

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

Wintersession 2023

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.

Key Dates for Spring 2023:

Catalog release: Jan 23
Registration opens: Jan 30
Classes start: March 20

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 photography, “Footsteps,” taken by Kathleen O’Connell in our Photo Storytelling class (Spring 2021). Kathleen has been a member of LLC since 2019.

Click to view/print the Wintersession 2023 catalog (PDF).

Registration opens Monday, December 5 @ 9 AM.

We’re pleased to offer Zoom* courses and in-person courses this semester at Temple Beth-El (70 Orchard Ave, Providence, RI 02906). 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 fall. We’ll keep current with trends and regulations and may change as needed.

*Zoom is easy to use and free to class members. If you have not used Zoom, here is a helpful introduction video.

For direct links to register, click the course titles below.

Mondays
Open Studio Art (AM) - ZOOM
Our Times: From Hemingway to ZZ Packer (AM) - ZOOM

Tuesdays
Maya Angelou - Memoirist, Poet, Civil Rights Activist (AM) - ZOOM
Great Decisions (AM) - ZOOM
The Art of Being Fully Human: Talking with People... (PM) - ZOOM
Cell Phone Photography (PM) - TEMPLE BETH-EL/PHOTO SHOOTS
Scrabble Social Club (PM) - TEMPLE BETH-EL

Wednesdays
The Etruscans (AM) - ZOOM
How Safe is Our Safety Net? (AM) - ZOOM
LLC Knits (PM) - TEMPLE BETH-EL
Hola!: A Spanish Conversation Course (PM) - TEMPLE BETH-EL
Hot Topics (PM) - ZOOM

Thursdays
Writing a Memoir (PM) - TEMPLE BETH-EL
1914: How the World Went to War (PM) - ZOOM

Fridays
Design and Deliver Your Own LLC Course (AM) - TEMPLE BETH-EL
Get Fit at Home (AM) - ZOOM

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