The Pasadena Area Liberal Arts Center (PALAC) offers continuing liberal arts education to adults of the San Gabriel Valley If you enjoy the excitement and stimulation of discussing ideas in a new learning situation, whatever your educational background, you are welcome in any of the PALAC programs.
Many of the discussion groups are based on books; however, some are based on movies or educational tapes. There are also Mini Safaris (field trips) and social events.
Discussion groups are led by PALAC members and hosted in local homes. Most have from 4 to 6 sessions, during a weekday or in the evening.
The updated schedule for Spring and Summer 2016 is now available.
Our Winter programs included two Armchair Traveler talks; discussions about the following books: Mrs. Bridge, How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog, Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World, Poetry by T.S. Eliot, from Prufrock to Four Quartets, The Best American Science and Nature Writing - 2015, and The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement. Winter also had the popular Great Decisions, an Acting Workshop a PALAC-Caltech Connection, and a discussion and viewing of a performance of Romeo and Juliet.
The Spring season brings discussion groups on Don Quixote, The Sound and the Fury, East of Eden, A Moveable Feast, Sapeins, a Brief History of Humankind, All Who Go Do Not Return, and Great Decisions again.
Each season has its Laemmle Theater visits on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Spring Safaris include the California Science Center with the Endeavor space shuttle and an IMAX movie “Journey to Space”, a visit to the Grier Museum, and an exploration of the Paramount Ranch.
And that’s just the Spring season!
The full program can be downloaded by clicking the link below:
Register by mail using the form below or by mailing the information to the address at the lower right. A check for the registration fees must be enclosed.
Most groups are limited to 13 participants. Early registration will help assure you a place. In case of over-subscription, a waiting list is established, with members having priority.
You will be notified by mail or phone about your status when your application is received and you will get the details of the group by mail about a week prior to the start.
PALAC offers additional advantages and activities to members. Membership subscription is $30 per calendar year.