Now at Bard LLI

July 8: Confirm acceptance to LLI by submitting payment

July 28: Fall catalog will be available here.

August 7: Deadline for submitting work to the LLI Art Show using this form.

August 25, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.: LLI Art Show Opening Reception.

August 26 – September 12: LLI Art Show in the Ball Lounge of the Campus Center.

September 6: Fall orientations and luncheon for members.

September 13, 20, 27 & October 4, 18, 25 & November 8: Fall 2019 Class Dates

Disability parking on Henderson Circle for only for LLI members with disability access tags prominently displayed.

Link to campus maps showing designated parking lots at Bard.

News + Notes

2019 LLI Art Show

LLI Member Art Show

Art Show is August 26 – September 12

The 2019 LLI Art Show is being arranged by members Lila Gibbs and Susan Wingate. The show will run from August 26 to September 12 in the Campus Center, in the Ball Lounge and also in the halls of the building.

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G Suite for Education

Tech Corner: Google Docs

Docs for Collaboration

Google Docs (referred to here as Docs)  is free to all LLI members who have an LLI account (such as jdoe@lli.bard.edu). It is a word processing application, very similar to Microsoft Word, but you don’t have to pay for it and it resides in the Cloud so you don’t have to install it on your computer,

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Food at Lunch

Fall Luncheon

Save the Date

Friday, September 6, is LLI’s kickoff day for the fall semester. There will be:

  • Orientation for new members, including welcomes from Council members and distributing necessities such as name tags, parking tags, and Bard IDs.
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Dave Jutton

The Enjoyment of Watching and Listening

Join the AV Team

At a recent gathering of LLI Members learning about various needs and opportunities at Bard LLI, audiovisual chair Dave Jutton held up a bottle of white wine in one hand and a small laptop computer in the other.

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Summer at Bard

SummerFest 2019

SummerFest is a delight

It’s summertime and the learnin’ is easy. Two periods, a long and social coffee break and fascinating teachers make for a perfect Friday morning.

The Bard campus is much quieter in June, so there are no issues with finding adequate parking.

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Participating Members

Thank You, Participating Members!

Thank a participating member

Did you enjoy your classes in the spring and in SummerFest? You can say thank you to the many, many members who make LLI work. As we plan for our Fall semester, please join our wonderful participating members in contributing to LLI.

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Sending Manadala Sand to Ocean

Lessons From the Mandala: Venerable Tenzin Yignyen

Venerable Tenzin Yignyen

LLI members who attended spring classes May 6 – 10 had the pleasure of watching a Tibetan monk, the Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, construct a beautiful mandala made from grains of colored sand in the main lobby of the Reem-Kayden Center.

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Bard Flag in Spring

Results of the Annual Members Survey: What You Said

What You Said

Almost half of the Bard LLI membership (149 people) took the time to respond to the recent survey, often with specific comments about different aspects of their experience. This feedback will help guide LLI’s leadership as they work to improve our time together learning and socializing.

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Annual Meeting in Olin

2019 Annual Meeting


The Annual Meeting on May 17 offered attendees a delicious brunch, the chance to socialize with other LLI members, a discussion of LLI business, and a delightful program from the US-China Music Institute. There were questions and discussion about our budget,

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Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

In case of emergency on campus

Should there be a serious emergency – medical, fire, etc. – call TWO numbers in the order below.

First call: 9-1-1

For Dutchess County Emergency Services. It is available 24/7.

Second call: (845) 758-7777 or from emergency call boxes: 7777

For Bard College Emergency Medical Services (a trained campus emergency response team).

Bard EMS is always to be called second. While the service provides the fastest response, it follows the college academic schedule and is therefore not always available.

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