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Adult Education Seminars

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Registration for the Fall 2020 term of virtual seminars is now open!

The fall term will begin Tuesday, September 22 and run through early December with varied start dates to accommodate a variety of schedules. For a list of upcoming seminars, please view our Seminar Schedule.

For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please feel free to reach out to

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

For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page.