Public Programs

LearningQUEST has presentations open to the general public. All are welcome to attend these programs, so please join us.

Upcoming Programs:

P1-History of Science Fiction Films: 1950 to Present
Instructor: David Lilly
Date: Thursday, July 30
Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Location: Downtown Library Auditorium

This program will explore the history of Hollywood science fiction films as a genre meant to entertain adult audiences. These films, which began in the early 50s, seem to have run in cycles until the early 80s, at which time they became an immensely popular and permanent go-to film genre. They were also significantly influenced by the fears, interests, and concerns of their time and the presenter will explore the historical background that made these films what they were. The program will include a number of films clips of some of the best (and worst!) of these movies. It should be an entertaining and informative presentation for anyone who grew up watching these films and who continues to love them to this day.

P4-Welcome To LearningQUEST (Open House)
Instructor: Darryl Palm
Date: Tuesday, December 1
Time: 1 – 3
Location: AUD

The focus of this two (2) hour gathering is to better acquaint the community with LearningQUEST: how we started; what courses, programs, and activities we offer; and how to join. Representatives from each committee, as well as the Board of Directors, will provide insight into our various activities and volunteer opportunities. We will also be seeking input from attendees for programmatic suggestions, as well as how we might better serve the learning community. Refreshments will be provided during the event.