Lifelong Learning Programs

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Join us for some friendly

and

lively discussions

 

2nd & 4th

 Friday of the month

at 10:30 am

Via Zoom

Link is available on myactivecenter.com

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Join this lively group as you tackle all the

 latest breaking news, including local, state,

  nationwide and global events!

 

 

Wednesdays :  10:00am - 12:00pm

 

Discussion Leader: Tom

 

This will continue on Zoom for those who cannot come to the Center.

SLN Programs/ September 2021

All times are 2 pm EST

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Tues., Aug 17th - The Truman Presidential Library & Museum

How did Truman’s Presidential decisions change people’s lives?

 

The list of Harry S. Truman’s difficult and world-shaping decisions is extremely long. Assuming the presidency in the final months of World War II, he inherited a worldwide catastrophe.

Truman shouldered the burden of leadership in a rudderless world. With courage, integrity, and humility, he vindicated the American conviction that an open society can produce leaders equal to any challenge.

Join Mark Adams, Education Director at Harry S Truman Presidential Library and Museum as we seek to expand appreciation of this Midwestern farm boy who never went to college, his remarkable rise and enduring character. 

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Tues., Sept 7th -  Mystic Seaport Museum

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”
― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

Come sail with us and learn about the true tale that inspired Herman Melville to write Moby-Dick.  Explore the history of 19th century whaling through the lens of the last wooden whaleship in the world, and one of the star artifacts at Mystic Seaport Museum, the Charles W. Morgan. Learn how and why Americans went to sea for more than a century, in search of the great leviathans and see rare artifacts from the Museum’s collection that connect to American whaling history.

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Tues., Sept 14th - Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery Permanent Collection

Experience portraiture beyond the frame. Our collections present people of remarkable character and achievement. These Americans—artists, politicians, scientists, inventors, activists, and performers—form our national identity. They help us understand who we are and remind us of what we can aspire to be. Get to know us at the National Portrait Gallery. We look forward to sharing the faces and stories of inspiring Americans with you.

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Tues., Sept 21st - FDR Presidential Library and Museum/ Jeff Urbin

Books, Boots and Bridles: The Story of the Horse Back Librarians

Join one of our favorites, Jeff Urbin- as he shares the story of the Pack Horse Library initiative, a little known program of the Roosevelt Administration's WPA. Its mission, carried out almost entirely by women, was to deliver and distribute reading materials to the far off corners of Appalachia during the darkest hours of the Great Depression.

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Tues., Sept 28th - Buffalo Bill Center of the West/What’s all the hoot about owls? ( Yellowstone Park)

Many humans have a fascination with owls. Found across the globe, in almost every type of habitat, owls have managed to survive as a group for more than 80 million years. What has allowed owls to thrive and become a vital part in the balance of nature? Using visual aids and a real, live owl, this program will explore the adaptations such as hearing and silent flight that make owls some of the top predators in the GreaterYellowstone Ecosystem and the world.

 This is an in person live stream at the Senior Center.

Please register ahead on myactivecenter.com or

by calling the Center at 203-977-5151.

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Open Technology Session

Wednesdays  1 to 2pm

 

 Having problems with Zoom or any other computer, tablet or  smart phone issues? 

You are not alone!

 

Our Amazing Technology Team is here

to help answer all your questions.

 

  Please let us know what other topics you would like to learn .

 

 Email us and let us know, or better yet, hop

onto the Open Tech session and speak with

Stu, Peter or Rouja about your ideas.

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English as a Second

Language

 Intermediate Level w/ Betty

Tuesdays  10:00-11:00am

Starting on September 7th

 

Beginners Level w/ Andrea

Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 pm

Starting Sept. 9th

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Advanced Spanish 

Tuesdays at 2 pm

Free for SSC Members

Instructor: Angeles Dam

Starting September 7, 2021

In person at the Center.