Washington Township Public Library plans to feature art, music, and literature, as Lifetime Learning returns this fall. The adult enrichment program, which began in 2012, offers qualified lecturers presenting four-session programs on a variety of topics. This fall’s offerings begin with a Fri. morning series on the Post-Impressionists, presented by Dr. Michael Norris, former museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Classes begin on Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m., with a talk on Georges Seurat, followed by Vincent Van Gogh on Sept. 16, Paul Gaugin on Sept. 23 and Paul Cezanne on Sept. 30.
In Oct., Dr. Robert W. Butts will be returning to the library to offer a four-week series entitled “Go for Baroque!” It will explore the Baroque Era in music, 1600 to 1750, which ushered in “music as we know it.” The focus will be on composers George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi and Johann Sebastian Bach. The series will run for four consecutive Friday mornings in October, beginning Oct. 7.
Making her debut as a Lifetime Learning speaker will be Dr. Jessica Brent of Raritan Valley Community College. She plans to offer four consecutive Thurs. evening talks on Women Writers of the 19th Century, beginning Sept. 29, with Mary Shelley and her masterpiece, Frankenstein. That will be followed by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and George Eliot’s Middlemarch. Dr. Brent’s talks will run from 7 to 8 p.m.
The cost for each series of four lectures remains at $25, with no residency requirement. Everyone is welcome. Lifetime Learning is underwritten by Friends of the Washington Township Public Library. Further information and registration forms can be obtained by calling the library, 908-876 3596, or visiting its website, www.wtpl.org.