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OLLI's Video Catalog is live! Past OLLI recordings will be available FREE to all while in-person programming is suspended.

As many of you know, OLLI has been making video recordings of our lectures. Those recordings are ready to make their debut in our new Video Catalog which allows you to view videos online via the OLLI website. Ben Richards, OLLI's Assistant Director, conducted a live-stream tutorial on how to use the Video Catalog. He covered how to see what videos are available, how to locate the video you want to view, and how to view a video. Click here to view the tutorial. A special thanks to Peyton Bland, Jeff Ogden, and Bill Hoge for their help in the creation of OLLI's video catalog.

Live Stream Lectures Coming Up Next Week – Two OLLI Lectures (Online)

Tuesday, April 7 10-11:30 am  (NEW!)
Special Lecture with Q&A
Understanding 'The Stans': Central Asian History in a Global Context  
Vincent Arman, Ph.D.
Center for Peace & Conflict Studies, Wayne State University
Here is the link: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/kgdxvekv
Dial: +1 (800) 520-9950 (US Toll Free)
PIN: 3155844 followed by # to confirm

Thursday, April 9 10-11:30 am (RESCHEDULED!)
Power of Arts Lecture Series
The Art and Science of Creating a New Museum 
Lynne Friman, Capital Project Manager,
UM Museum of Natural History & LSA Facilities
Link will be coming soon.

Archived daily newsletters from this week:

April 3, 2020
April 2, 2020
April 1, 2020
March 31, 2020
March 30, 2020

To stay up to date on any new developments regarding COVID-19, feel free to visit the below links for additional resources. 

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Washtenaw Community Health Department: https://www.washtenaw.org/3095/COVID-19
Michigan Medicine: https://www.uofmhealth.org/coronavirus-covid-19-update
Essential Services that Remain Open from Washtenaw Community Health Department https://www.washtenaw.org/3100/COVID-19-Essential-Services-Updates
COVID-19 Resources and Services in Washtenaw County
This is a community list of resources that folks and organizations have offered during the COVID-19 crisis. COVID-19 Help and Services Washtenaw County - Google Docs

Photograph of the stage at Washtenaw Community Collage during the October 21, 2019 OLLI Reads event
OLLI Reads and community partners enjoying WDET’s Stephen Henderson and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s presentation on October 21, 2019 as part Michigan Humanities’ Great Michigan Read!

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan was established to encourage adults to continue their learning long after formal schooling is done. The Institute’s popular programs help mature adults to rediscover the piquancy of learning — the joy of discovery and feelings of accomplishment that are unencumbered by tests, grades, or drills.

This year’s programs feature:

  • Seven lecture series totaling 43 presentations, with average attendance over 300 people;
  • Special urgent and critical series - OLLI climate Change
  • More than 180 study groups on a wide variety of topics;
  • Ten casual, friend-producing evening programs — well-suited to people not yet retired;
  • Six day-long travel ventures to Michigan venues.

30+ years of service to adult learners ages 50+

OLLI's Winter/Spring 2020 Term

  • OLLI is active online! We will be live streaming lectures and providing other online content to keep you engaged and informed.
  • Read the 2020 welcome letter from Lisa Barton, OLLI Director, and Bill Furtwangler, OLLI Leadership Council President.

OLLI in Action

Watch our video to see how our programs impact our members' lives.


Dailly e-mail highlighting events at OLLI as well as community events that may be of interest to OLLI members:


All of OLLI's committees are still actively meeting via conference calls and video conferencing. OLLI still needs you!

  • Join the new Graphic Novels, What’s New in Cinema, Social Media and Memes committee
  • Join the Strategic Marketing Committee!
  • Join OLLI's Lecture Committee!


Stay active and prepared by studying the word list!

Click here for Scripps word list
Click here for Buzz rules

This five-part lecture series takes place on Fridays each month from January to May from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
The March lecture will be live streamed on March 20th. The link will be available on this site.