Itineraries for Study Groups (PDFs)

For Summer (in alphabetical order)

500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Tuesdays, August 1 – August 22, 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church

An Alternative Approach to Investing, Mondays, July 24 – August 28, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Cinema Conversations:  Spotlight, Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (June 28); 1:00 - 3:15 p.m. (July 5, 12 & 19), Peoria Public Library, North Branch

Coffee’s History, Hardy Business, and Health, Fridays, June 2 – June 30, 9:00 – 11:15 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Ecology of the Dust Bowl, Fridays, June 2 – June 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Ecosystems of Central Illinois, Thursdays, August 3 – August 31, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. (August 3), 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. (August 10-31), Peoria Park District, Tawny Oaks Park (various locations)

FDR and the Great Depression: Putting Americans Back to Work at the WPA and the CCC, Tuesdays, July 18 – August 15, 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Hollywood Legends: The Life and Films of Meryl Streep, Mondays, June 5 – June 26 , 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

John Muir and American Conservation, Tuesdays, June 6 – June 27 , 9:00 – 11:15 a.m., Lutheran Hillside Village

Over Here:  Winning World War II on the Home Front, Thursdays, June 8 – July 20, 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Rust Belt Blues:  Is the American Dream Vanishing for Citizens of Central Illinois?, Mondays, July 17 – August 21, 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

The Art and Architecture of Religious Pilgrimages, Wednesdays, June 7 – June 28 , 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

The Many Faces of Terrorism, Wednesdays, July 19 – August 9, 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

What Happened to Henrietta Lacks?, Thursdays, July 27 – August 24, 1:00 – 3:15 p.m., Humana Guidance Center

Zentangle®, Tuesdays, July 25 – August 29, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Universalist Unitarian Church

For Spring (in alphabetical order)

2017 Great Decisions, Tuesdays, March 7 – April 25, 1:30 – 3:45 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

African- American Short Stories, Mondays, April 10 – May 8, 10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Peoria Public Library Lakeview Branch

America and the Great War:  Centennial Remembrances and Reflections, Tuesdays, March 28 – April 18, 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Washington District Library

Arguments for and Against the “Promise of Artificial Intelligence, Tuesdays, April 18 – May 16, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Fiction Writing: Tell Me a Story, Mondays, March 6 – April 10, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Frontline Front Row: Current/Public Affairs Discussions, Wednesdays, May 3 – May 31, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Great Geological Wonders, Thursdays, April 27 – May 11, 3:00 – 4:45 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Introduction to Wine, Tuesdays, May 2 – May 23, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Heartis Senior Living Village

Lies, Damn Lies, and Libel:  Freedom of the Press and the Supreme Court, Thursdays, March 16 – April 13, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Spies, Subterfuge, and Skulduggery: A Look at Cold War Espionage, Thursdays, April 20 – May 25, 1:00 – 3:15 p.m., Humana Guidance Center

The Battle of Britain:  How a Few Good Men and Women of the RAF Saved the United Kingdom from Invasion, Thursdays, April 27 – May 25, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

The Brain: The Story of You, Tuesdays, March 7 – April 11, 8:15 – 10:30 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

The Pleasures of Sadness: Paint, Poetry, and Prose, Fridays, March 31 – May 12 (skip April 14), 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Understanding the World’s Greatest Structures, Thursdays, March 23 – April 27, 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Willa Cather: Stories from the American Prairie, Tuesdays, March 21 – April 11, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

You’re Sure to Fall in Love With Old Cape Cod, Mondays, April 17 – May 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center