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 Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 is now available.
The Fall programs included two armchair traveler talks; discussions about the following books: The Elements of Eloquence, Moral Tribes, The Boom,The Origins of Group Violence, The Accidental Universe, Skyfaring, and 100 Years of Solitude. A PALAC-Cal Tech Connection will also be presented Winter
Winter programs include Mrs. Bridge How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog, Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World, Poetry by T.X. Eliot, from Prufrock to Four Quartets, The Best American Science and Nature Writing - 2015, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement. The popular Great Decisions groups are back (and full). We will also have an Acting Workshop and will be revisiting Romeo and Juliet!
Each season has its Laemmle Theater visits on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Safaris include a tour of the A Homeboy Industries Trilogy, a visit to the U.S.S.Iowa Battleship Museum, A Wild Bookland Adventure, a tour of Bergamot Station, a docent led tour of the Pacific Asia Museum and a tour of Old Town Pasadena.
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.