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 2015 is now available.
The Spring programs include two armchair traveler talks; discussions about the following books: The Believing Brain, Being Mortal, Cutting for Stone, Ham on Rye and Factotum, The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles and Their Secret World War. A PALAC-Cal Tech Connection will also be presented in Spring
Summer programs include The Best American Science and Nature writing, Great Decsions (a repeat of our Winter Program), A Right Brained Approach to Ourselves and the World, Extremism, The Story of a Marriage, The Roberts Court: A Struggle for the Consitution, Best American Essays of 20012. We will also have an Acting Workshop!
Each season has its Laemmle Theater visits on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Safaris include a tour of the Norton Simon Museum, a tour of the Homeboys, a tour of the Chinese Mineral and Stone Exhibit, and a tour of the Nethercutt Collection. Finally we will tour the Art Center College of Design and Williamson Gallery.
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.