Download the Fall 2023 Catalog.
Register for Fall 2023 seminars.
NOTE: You must join or renew your membership in LIR before your registration can be considered.
Registrations received by Tuesday, June 6, will be considered in the first round of class assignments, which includes a lottery to allocate places in oversubscribed seminars.
The Fall Preview was held on Sunday, May 21.
There may be different expectations for participants depending on the seminar or workshop, but in all of them you will be actively engaged in sharing information, ideas and conversations. The Participants Handbook, Moderators Handbook, and Guidelines for Constructive Participation in Seminars contain comprehensive and useful information that will enhance your active learning experience.
Click on clickable titles for additional material for the seminar (“preview handouts”.)
The time slots below are correct! There are some errors in the printed catalog.
|Seminar / Catalog page||Title||Moderators||Location|
|Boomers Helping Boomers||Fred Bogin||Library Annex in Hatfield|
|Exploring Artificial Intelligence||Kevin Foley||on line|
|Picture of Nothing: Understanding Abstract Painting and Collage||Ellen Kosmer and Betsy Siersma||on line|
|The Motown Sound||Nancy Clune and Bob Cohen||HYBRID: Library Annex in Hatfield|
|Photo Workshop: Studio Lighting||Thomas Clune|
UMASSFIVE Credit Union Hadley
|Writing to Remember (Blue): Writing your own story||Henia Lewin and Carol Jolly||on line|
|Censorship and Banned Books Today †||Linda Honan||on line|
|Our Neighbors to the South||Jim Harvey||on line|
|Writing to Remember (Green): Sharing our stories by writing and responding||Francie Borden||on line|
|19th Century American Utopian Societies: The rise and decline of selected Utopian communities||Jay Russell||HYBRID: Library Annex in Hatfield|
|Our Mutual Friend||Nancy Coiner and Antonia Woods||on line|
|The 1619 Project: Exploring a new origin story and the place of slavery in our country’s development||Sara Lennox and Naomi Yanis||on line|
|Brazil: Beyond the Amazon, Carnival, and soccer||Ben Jaffee||on line|
|Civil Rights: Black Americans’ struggle for power and civil rights||Kip Fonsh||on line|
|Don Quixote, Part I (1650)||Nina Scott||on line|
|Jewish History: From the Golden Age of Spain to the Founding of the State of Israel||Gerald Goldman||on line|
|Writing to Remember (Purple): Finding and using our voices in personal writing||Finnegan Alford-Cooper||on line|
|Early America Industrialists: Visionaries, miscreants, and philanthropists who built America before there were rules||Edie Kirk||on line|
|Writing to Remember (Red): Autobiographical writing||Catharine Porter and Patricia Callard||on line|
† listed as “American Education Today” in the print catalog