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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State University

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    The Osher Lectures feature freestanding lectures on a wide range of subjects.

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    Osher Short Courses offer a wide variety of academic courses taught by university faculty and community individuals with expertise in their topic.

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    Members are able to register for the Institute’s Special Events that may include trips, workshops and unusual one-time opportunities.

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a membership-based lifelong learning program for adults 50 and better. Engage your mind…just for the love of it!

Osher Short Courses

Informative and stimulating short courses are available to Osher members.

Osher Lectures

There is no additional cost to Osher members to attend lectures, but registration is required. If space is available, you may bring a non-member friend.

Osher Special Events

We offer a variety of learning opportunities as special events outside the classroom.

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For Osher members who wish to become more involved in the Institute, consider becoming a volunteer or joining a Special Interest Group.

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Osher Spring Social

Come join us at the first annual Osher Spring Social on Thursday, May 1, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Yanke Building. Enjoy refreshments and a short program where you will get a sneak peek at Summer/Fall 2014 courses, lectures, and special events. Find out when registration begins, meet the new advisory board chair, and get an update from the director on our progress toward application for a second $1 million endowment grant from the Osher Foundation. You can also learn more about special interest groups, and ask questions of board members and staff.

A drawing will be held for two free memberships for the coming year! (Must be present to win.) The event is free, but registration is required. Call (208) 426-1709 or go to the Osher Spring Social online registration page.

Snow White

From Grimm to Seuss to iPads: An Overview of Children’s Literature

The nature of children’s literature has changed over time. In this course, we will look at the history of children’s literature and highlight books too good to miss and great books to read aloud. We will examine what makes a book appealing for different age groups and how technology is influencing literature, literacy, and libraries.
Presenter: Tamra Hawley House, Children’s and Collection Development Librarian, Boise Public Library
Dates and times: Begins on Thursday, April 10 at 10 a.m.
Cost: $35;
Register: Visit the From Grimm to Seuss to iPads registration page.