Now at Bard LLI
WinterFest is coming to a laptop, tablet or desktop near you in January! Click here to view the whole lineup of classes in ProClass (no registration required) or check out the website catalog here. If any adjustments to the class lineup are made, they will be noted in the catalogs and also communicated to you by MailChimp emails.
Looking Ahead: LLI is always looking for volunteers to serve as Session Managers for our full slate of virtual classes. Click here to learn about being a Session Manager. We provide training and guarantee you will love the new friends you gain and the new skills you learn. Information on all current volunteer opportunities at LLI is here.
Life Goes On, Even When We Are All Staying Home: Our LLI members have put together a stupendous list of resources for LLI members and all of our friends and neighbors. Ways to stay connected, stay entertained, stay educated and to stay safe. Click here to read the whole list.
For more information, see the Bard College COVID-19 page. The page is updated frequently and includes the most recent information available. Bard has issued notice that the campus is closed to any person who does not live, work, or study at Bard, until further notice.
News + Notes
As an all-volunteer organization, it is sometimes difficult for LLI members to know whom to contact when they have questions. LLI uses group email addresses to handle questions (meaning, there is a dedicated team of volunteers here to help you).
Twenty years ago, four women, members of a Red Hook Library book group—Sylvia Erber, Sara Hardman, Carol Lee, and Josette Lee—agreed that the area needed affordable high-quality education for seniors. The Marist College Center for Life Time Study had a years-long waiting list.
Now that the fall course registration period is in full swing, most of you have experienced the improvements by using our new course registration system, ProClass. You can now:
- Recover your login credentials associated with your email address
- View a list of courses you are registered for
Register and drop or add courses online
- Put yourself on a wait list
This article discusses these advantages in more detail.
When Fall registration opens on September 1, we will begin using ProClass, software that is used by hundreds of LLIs around the country. ProClass keeps track of our member information as well as providing an easy-to-use registration process. Best of all,
Congratulations to Bard students Keyvious Avery and Aidan Galloway for winning one of 10 awards for Student Civic Engagement given to students throughout the world for their projects in response to the COVID pandemic. In addition to Keyvious and Aidan’s project in the United States,
Farming and academia can make a perfect marriage although they rarely form such a solid union as at Bard. Very few college campuses have a working farm that provides farm-to-table fare for students and community members. The following is a story of the people and efforts that ordained this particular marriage and allowed the Bard farm to thrive on the Bard campus for almost a decade now.
Hello, Session Managers
Those lessons learned this summer will also ease the process for new session managers. (More volunteer session managers are still needed. You can contact AMiller@lli.bard.edu or CGersbeck@lli.bard.edu if you are interested in joining the team this fall).
|Start Date||End Date||Event|
|Dec 7||Newsletter published|
|No December Curriculum Meeting|
|Dec 21||Council Meeting|
|Jan 6||Feb 3||WinterFest on Zoom (Five Wednesdays, beginning January 6)|
|Jan 7||Jan 25||Call for Council nominations|
|Jan 7||Newsletter published|
|Jan 12||Curriculum Committee Meeting|
|Jan 19||Council Meeting (MLK, Jr Day is Monday, Jan 18 - this is a Tuesday)|
|Feb 7||Newsletter published|
|Feb 9||Curriculum Committee Meeting|
|Feb 16||Council Meeting (President's Day is Monday - this is a Tuesday)|
|Feb 26||Spring semester catalog available|
|Mar 4||Spring semester registration opens|
|Mar 7||Newsletter published|
|Mar 9||Curriculum Committee Meeting|
|Mar 15||Mar 29||Election Voting|
|Mar 15||Council Meeting|
|Mar 18||Apr 30||Spring classes on Zoom, Thursday and Fridays on March 18, 19, 25, 26; April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30|
|Mar 26||Last day to register for a spring course|
|TBD||Seniors to Seniors Tea- 3 - 5 pm|
|Apr 4||Newsletter published|
|Apr 13||Curriculum Committee Meeting|
|Apr 19||Council Meeting|
|TBD||Recruit mentors for 2021-2022 new members|
|May 7||Newsletter published|
|May 11||Curriculum Committee Meeting|
|May 14||Annual business meeting, on Zoom; budget presented and election results announced|
|May 14||SummerFest catalog available|
|May 17||Annual survey sent to members|
|May 21||SummerFest registration opens|
|Jun 1||Jun 21||Member renewal and electronic payment|
|Jun 1||Jun 21||New member applications accepted|
|Jun 4||Jun 25||SummerFest 2021 - Four Fridays in June 4, 11, 18, 25|
|Jun 7||Newsletter published|
|Jun 11||Last day to register for SummerFest Class|
|Jun 15||Curriculum Committee Meeting|
|Jun 21||Council Meeting|
|Jun 30||End of academic year|
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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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