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

Men's Discussion Group


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, 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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Men's Discussion Group

  Alternate Wednesdays
   10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
   Led by members of the group
   Call Susan Quaintance (312.981.3386) to inquire about joining

Meeting faithfully since 2006, the Men’s Discussion series reads foreign and domestic policy articles in the fall and participate in the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Study Series in the spring. Open to all 60 and older.

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