"This is a wonderful
people from all over
the state joining
together to design
and enjoy new
BCLIR is an
independent, not-for-profit, peer-run organization
in Rhode Island. Our mission is to provide a
diverse population of mature adults with varied
opportunities for lifelong learning - seminars,
lectures, cultural events and social activities - in
a pleasant, accessible environment at a reasonable
Who are BCLIR members?
Active, intellectually curious adults from
many career paths. A flexible schedule and a
love of learning are the only prerequisites.
Members plan and participate in peer-led classes and
a variety of activities that offer academic
Where do we meet? Daytime classes meet
once a week usually for ten weeks for two hours, in
a variety of locations: The RISD Museum,
Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School, Rochambeau Library
and Temple Beth-El.
What are the course offerings?
Courses include a wide-range of topics and
interests: art, music, literature, history, science,
current events, economics. Peer coordinators develop
the syllabus and facilitate class sessions. Our
model is collaborative learning.
The BCLIR community.
Class participation fosters a sense of
community, with discussion often continuing over
lunch or coffee. There are opportunities for
members to attend cultural events, museums, theatre,
concerts, lectures. And there are two social
events during the year, at the end of each semester.