2017 Fall Seminars

Fall seminars begin the week of September 25.
Most seminars are CLOSED to new registrations.
Those with space are highlighted, below, but moderators must approve new registrants.

Next semester’s Preview will be on November 19th, for the Spring 2018 seminar offerings. Please sign up for the newsletter, at right, to be notified.

5CLIR membership must be current in order to register for seminars and programs.
You may submit your membership application or renewal online

or download and print a membership form and mail with your check.

To be included in the first round of class assignments and the lottery, your registration form must be received by the office by May 19, 2017.
Following this date, you may register for seminars up to the start of the semester.
Class assignments after the lottery are made in waiting list order, or as space is available.

Read our 2017 Summer/Fall Catalog here: Fall/Summer Catalog
Most seminars run for 10 weeks, beginning the week of September 25th and end the week of November 27th. A few classes are 8 or 9 weeks.
Please check the listing for schedule details and dates that the class will not meet.
All seminars may continue into the week of December 4 or December 11 in the event that a make-up class is needed.
Click here to register for seminars online
or download, print and mail the paper form 


Seminar Time Moderators Location
 x 18th Century England Wed AM Harvey Smith College Campus Center, Room 003
 x The Arithmetic of  Symmetry Mon AM Armstrong Smith College, Dewey Hall Common
 x Basic Drawing Mon PM Fay Hitchcock Center for Environment, Amherst
 x Going with the Grain Wed AM Van Geel Members’ homes
 x Hamilton the Musical & History Wed PM Honan Loomis Village, S Hadley


 Have an Inkling
(seminar cancelled)

 x Hitler & Nazi Germany Mon AM Swanson Smith College Campus Center, Room 102
 x The Immigrants Revisited Tues AM Poli UMass Transit Center, Amherst
 x Jane Austen Thurs AM Wilson, Price Smith College Lilly Hall, Room 308
 x Marriage in Literature Wed AM Reitt, McKelvey Amherst Womens Club
 x Modern Hard Boiled Crime Fiction Thurs AM Novik Lathrop Easthampton, Mt Tom Room
 x Nana & Papa 101 Tues AM Bogin Rockridge Library, Northampton
 x New Technologies Thurs AM Price Lathrop Northampton
 x The Playwright and the Preacher Tues PM Goldman National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst
 x Radiation and You Mon PM Rabin Smith College Dewey Hall Common
 x Reading “The Odyssey” Wed PM Armstrong Applewood, Amherst
 x The Sultan and the Queen Tues AM Wofford Lathrop Northampton Meeting Room
 x The US, 1912-1920 Wed AM Szlozek, Loughran Smith College Lilly Hall, Room 308
 x The U.S. Supreme Court Wed PM Russell Smith College Dewey Hall Common
 x A Walk in the Park Thurs AM Kosmer, Siersma  UMass Renaissance Center, Amherst
 x Watercolor Class Tues AM MacCombie Applewood Craft Room, Amherst
 x What is the US Foreign Policy in the Mideast? Tues PM Lau Applewood, Amherst
 x Writing to Remember, Blue Section Mon PM Lewin, Jolly Lilly Library, Florence
 x Writing to Remember, Purple Section  Wed PM Levin, Luadtke Rockridge Library, Northampton
 x Writing to Remember, Red Section Thurs AM Peck, Porter Grace Episcopal Church, Amherst

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