The Newberry Seminars Program is grounded in the idea that people enjoy learning in small classes through an open exchange of knowledge and conversation. Our program offers a stimulating series of non-credit, adult education classes that encourage dialogue on subjects in the humanities that relate to the Newberry’s vast collections. Experts teach literature, music, history, philosophy, religion, language, genealogy, and creative writing in the classrooms of one of the world’s premier research and reference libraries.
IMPORTANT: To improve our service to participants and instructors we are instituting a registration deadline. The registration deadline for summer classes is is May 29; registration opens April 23; and classes begin June 4 on a rolling basis.
Classes with fewer than the minimum seven registrants will be canceled after May 29. Some late registrations will be accepted with a $20 late registration fee.
See Seminars by Subject to find a seminar that interests you.