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 of 2013 is now available.
The Spring programs include Wolf Hall, The Brothers Karamazov, two travel discussions - Oman and Turkey, The 100 Greatest Americans, The American People in the Great Depression, and Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
Summer programs include The Madonnas of Leningrad; The Righteous Mind; Finance and the Good Society; and Happiness is a Serious Problem. We continue our music appreciation program with Early 20th Centry Modern Music. Finally we have a survey of Science Fiction stories in the group What If.
Safaris include a visit to The Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Central Library, the Broadway Historic Theater District, and the Mission Inn in Riverside.
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 15 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.