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OLLI Programs & Events 2020

OLLI has revamped for online engagement and made big plans for 2020!  While we’re hard at work on even more, here’s a glance at what we have coming up

Registration will generally be available three to six weeks in advance of the event.

Learn to Zoom with us! We’re happy to provide training and support to any OLLI member who has not yet tried online learning with Zoom, or doesn’t yet feel comfortable with it. If you would like to learn more, email us at or call 413-236-2190 or and we’ll connect you to a free Zoom training.

We look forward to our Fall 2020 semester, which will be held online via Zoom from September 21 through November 2 (for the most part) – mark your calendars!

In addition, we have a number of exciting online speakers and events coming up:

Wednesday, September 16, 7pm: Larry Burns, author of Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car—And How It Will Reshape Our World, in conversation with Patrick Larkin, Director of the Innovation Institute.

Wednesday, September 30th, 7pm: Maya Rockeymoore Cummings in conversation with Will Singleton on We’re Better Than This, the memoir by the late Congressman Elijah Cummings.

Saturday, October 3, 3:00 pm: In “Up from Ghosting,” local author & biographer Susan Dworkin explores her career as a ghostwriter in an interview with Barbara Greenbaum. 

Wednesday, October 7th, 6pm: Doug Mishkin moderates a lively discussion on "The Supreme Court's Recent Religion Cases" with two of the nation's leading lawyers on issues of religion and the law. 

Saturday, October 24, 3:00 pm: “Polls and the Presidential Election.” Days before the decisive 2020 vote, Professor Thomas Hodgson walks us through polling and its impact on the Presidential election. 

Tuesday, November 10, 7:00pm:  Prof. Ilan Stavens - "Don Quixote; or, How to Live Life As a Dream"

Wednesday, November 18th, 7pm: A conversation with Barbara Bonner, author of “Inspiring Forgiveness: Poems, Quotations and True Stories to Help with Forgiving Yourself and Others.”

Tuesday, December 1, 5:00 pm: Prof. Jay Pasachoff- “Solar Eclipses: Sometimes Local and Always Spectacular”

Plus many of our Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are meeting online, including SIGs focusing on Playreading, French Conversation, Gender Roles in the 21st Century, Mystery Novels and more. All SIGs are free for OLLI members.    

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