The Center for Life and Learning:
   Free Member-Run Programs

Our member-run programs are available for all to enjoy!

For information about our member-run programs, contact Susan Quaintance at 312.981.3386.

CLL Bridge Group

CLL Monthly Book Club

Techno Tuesdays


CLL Bridge Group

   Every other Monday through June 2017
   1:00—4:00 p.m.
   Organized by CLL Member Janet Reece
   Please contact Susan Quaintance (312.981.3386) for details

   
Interested in playing bridge? The CLL Bridge Group meets every other Monday in the lounge on the fifth floor of the Gratz Center. Eight players are needed each week for games to take place. If you are interested, substitute players are always needed!

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CLL Monthly Book Club

   Tuesdays
   11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
   Free and open to all 60 and older; no RSVP necessary

In its second year, the CLL member-run book club enjoys books selected by members who wish to lead the discussion. Grab a great read, and bring a friend to our monthly gatherings!

Tuesday, March 21
Hamilton by Ron Chernow
When Lin-Manuel Miranda (playwright and star of the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton) wanted a good, long book to take with him on vacation six years ago, this book is what he chose. The rest, as they say, is history. We’ll read for ourselves about “the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.”

Tuesday, April 18
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
H Is for Hawk was on twenty-five Best Books of the Year lists in 2015 and was named one of the Ten Best Books of that year by The New York Times. In this “genre-defying debut,” the author tells of her adoption of a feral hawk, and how that experience intersected with grief after her father’s death.

Tuesday, May 23
In the Land of Armadillos by Helen Maryles Shankman
This collection of linked short stories blends folklore and fact to explore issues of survival and morality in Nazi-occupied Poland. Original and magical in approach, these stories should provide plenty to think (and talk) about.

Tuesday, June 27
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy
After beginning our book group year with a rousing discussion of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, we’ll end the year by returning to the issues of race and violence but from another perspective. Written by a Los Angeles Times reporter, Ghettoside tells the story of one’s family’s experience in Watts after their youngest son is murdered.

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Techno Tuesdays

   Tuesdays, January 31, February 28, and March 28
   1:30–3:00 p.m. 
   Free and open to all 60 and older
   Registration info available below

Bring your smartphone or tablet and share your favorite app that you are currently enjoying! This is a chance to get together and share fun and helpful hints for your daily technology living. The first hour of each session consists of a presentation, with optional time at the end for help.

Tuesday, December 13: Apps for Traveling
Register online here
Learn about apps that help travelers select transportation, hotels, home-sharing, and greeters.

Tuesday, January 31: Understanding the Apple iCloud
Register online here

Tuesday, February 28: How to Take Pictures Using Your Phone
Register online here

Tuesday, March 28: How to Take Videos on Your Phone and Tablet 
Register online here

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