School is just a few weeks away for some and a vague memory for others. Well, folks it is time to leave the house, buy a new notebook, sharpen your pencils and get that brain back in action!
Keep Educating Yourself (KEY) is the newest program sponsored by the Elroy Friends of the Library. We are kicking it off with weekly 30 minute lectures that will be broadcast at 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday starting September 6th. Afterwards will be discussion on the topic, snacks, and a preview for the next week’s lesson. Each lecture is independent in topic, you won’t have homework, and you may even learn a thing or two (the aforementioned notebook and pencil is for doodling).
The Great Courses topic for this year will be “The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World.” You can learn how to relax Roman style, what your prospects were as a Medieval Woman, or what your options were being a Dead Greek. Described as a look at “history from a nontraditional perspective, that of the week and marginalized – the poor, sick, disabled, and elderly, as well as the refugees, slaves, serfs, women, children, and common soldiers”, the lectures are open to all.
So dust off your Trapper-keepers, chalk and slates, or parchment with quill as we promote the joys of conversation while you Keep Education Yourself. A weekly update on the topic will be posted on-site and on-line (Facebook and website www.wrlsweb/org/elroy ).
—- Sponsored by the Friends of the Elroy Library