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The Quill
Quick Updates for Independent Lifelong Learners
August 29, 2021
#363

On the Air (Mini-Infosession) - Thursday, 9/2
There's Still Time to Register!
Current Events - Wednesday, 9/1
LLAIC Loves Art: Yale University Art Gallery - Friday, 9/3
LLAIC Zoom Happy Hour - Thursday, 9/9
LLAIC Lit-Lovers - Friday, 9/10
No Geniuses on Wall Street - Monday, 9/13
Movie Mavens - Friday, 9/17
French Conversation Group
Spanish Conversation Group (La Tertulia) - on vacation 'til 9/27

ON THE AIR
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 @ 10:00 A.M.
 
TELL YOUR FRIENDS that we are having a mini information session for anyone interested in learning more about LLAIC. If you haven't convinced your friends to join, maybe we can! 
 
You and your friends can all sign up for our LIVE online Information Session on September 2 at 10 a.m. Learn about LLAIC, our community, and the exciting learning programs that are offered this fall. Click on this link to register for your Zoom invitation.

THERE'S STILL TIME TO REGISTER!
 
There are openings in most of our great lineup of courses. They cover everything from politics to history to science to literature to music to art to birding! Sign up for two or three, and tell your friends!

To see the entire course schedule at a glance, click here. For details, go to llaic.org/courses-overview/ on our new website. You can review courses by day, period, or course leader. For a guide to membership and registration, click here. If you need help, click here to ask your question(s).

CURRENT EVENTS
LED BY JERRY JACOBS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 @ 10:00-11:15

Jerry will do his usual masterful job of leading a stimulating discussion of recent happenings in the state, the country, and the world.

Click here to request an invitation before noon on Tuesday, August 31. You'll receive the invitation by 3 p.m. that day.
LLAIC LOVES ART:
LET'S GO BIRD WATCHING
YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 @ 1:30-2:45
We’ve scheduled another presentation in the Yale Gallery series. These are the programs that focus on a few works of art in some detail, and get you involved online and at your desk with paper and pencil. 
 
Let’s go bird watching! Take a close look at how artists from around the world have used different artistic styles to depict birds and their environments. Founded in 1832, the Yale University Art Gallery is the oldest university art museum in America. Today, it is a center for teaching, learning, and scholarship and is a preeminent cultural asset for Yale University, the wider academic community, and the public.

Click here to request an invitation. This presentation will be in the form of a Zoom meeting with limited attendance, so please sign up early. You will receive your invitation by Thursday, September 2, before 3:00 p.m. If we are oversubscribed, you will be notified as soon as that determination is made.
COME TO OUR LLAIC ZOOM HAPPY HOUR!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
4:00-5:00

At our August 19 Happy Hour we talked about driverless cars, driving in Ireland, carpools, climate change, the Catskills, summer camps, industrial espionage, TV shows, and booster shots.

We hope you'll join us again on Thursday, September 9, from 4 to 5 p.m. We should have lots of new things to discuss. Bring your drinks, snacks, and conversation. 

Click here for a Zoom invitation before noon on Wednesday, September 8. You'll receive it before 3:00 that afternoon.
 
OUR SOULS AT NIGHT
BY KENT HARUF
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 @ 10:30-12:00
Sign up by sending your name and e-mail to Joan Chasan before registration closes at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, and you will receive a Zoom invitation by 3 p.m. Thursday, September 9. The meeting will open 15 minutes early so we can socialize before we begin the discussion. Contact Joan if you have trouble signing up.

This month's selection is a spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future

Click here to see a list of the upcoming book selections through December.
THERE ARE NO GENIUSES ON WALL STREET
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 @ 10:30-12:00
Are you an experienced investor, or are you new to "the market" and want to know more? We are an easygoing discussion group that deals with all market-related topics. Bring your opinions, insights, and questions. Or just listen.

Sign up here before registration closes at noon on Sunday, August 12, to request an invitation to the September 13 meeting. You'll receive it by 3 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Richard Lewis: lewisdmd@ yahoo.com or 617-448-4439.
MOVIE MAVENS
OUTSIDE IN
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 @ 2:00-3:00

The Movie Maven film choice for September is Outside In, a small independent film “that captures the raw conflict of life with great honesty.” Written by Lynn Shelton and starring Jay Duplass, the film portrays an ex-con struggling to readjust to life in his small town as he forms an intense bond with his former high school teacher
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From the critics: “This is the kind of mature, confident and gimmick-free material that rarely makes it into cinemas much these days.” Shelton “is back with an engrossing drama about love and circumstance, and there isn't a false note from start to finish.”

The film is available on Netflix and Amazon Prime—and boasts a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.

After watching the film on our own, we will gather together on Zoom on Friday afternoon September 17 at 2:00pm to discuss. Please click here by Thursday September 16 to receive a link by that afternoon.


FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP
The French Conversation Group will start a new book, La Gloire de Mon Pere by Marcel Pagnol, at the August 30 meeting.
 
We are a group of intermediate to advanced level speakers. We read books aloud, taking turns, and stopping often to discuss any interesting aspects of what we are reading. If you are interested in this group, please contact Richard Mansfield at richardscottmansfield@gmail.com.
SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP
¡Bienvenidos a La Tertulia!
La Tertulia está en el descanso. ¡Que todos tengan un feliz verano! See you back on Zoom on September 27.

If you have questions about the group, please contact Miriam Grodberg at mgrodberg@comcast.net.
Learn more about LLAIC at www.llaic.org
Call us: (508) 453-1205
Write us: info@llaic.org

Editor: Barbara Mende
Contributing Editors: Joe Bongiardina and Shelly Levine
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