Adult Education Seminars

Esther Bubley, Night View of Michigan Avenue, 1948. Granger 2170.
Esther Bubley, Night View of Michigan Avenue, 1948. Granger 2170.

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.

Seminars differ in size, duration, cost, and format. The Seminars Program includes three terms:

  • Winter/Spring: mid-February through early May
  • Summer: June through early August
  • Fall: mid-September through early December

Classes are offered once a week: during the day and evenings Tuesdays through Thursdays, and during the morning and afternoon on Saturdays.

Online listings for the Fall 2014 term are up now! Seminars will begin September 16, with registration opening on August 8. The early registration deadline is September 9. Printed brochures will be in the mail soon.

See Seminars by Subject to find a seminar that interests you.

Have feedback for us about your recent seminar? Fill out an online Course Evaluation.