Take a guided tour through literature, film, and history. Trace the development of the short story. Feel the pulse of the inspired poet. Appreciate the genius of Shakespeare. Discover the hidden depths of filmmaking. View history in a whole new light.
Each quarter, the Library offers 6 to 8 week seminars on a variety of literary topics, with each spring being reserved for the study of Shakespeare's plays being performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival that summer.
These affordable classes are always insightful but casual, and are taught by seasoned and knowledgeable teachers.
Call the library at 503-682-2744 to reserve your spot!
Spring 2013 classes
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Professor John Ehrstine (emeritus, Washington State University) will continue his engaging discussion of Shakespeare’s plays being performed at this year’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, including one fairly rare play Cymbeline, and three great favorites: King Lear, Taming of the Shrew, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Professor Ehrstine’s seminars have been very popular and highly regarded.
Texts, as well as films to aid in the study, will be available at the Library. Seating is limited, so sign-up early to reserve your seat.
Ages: High School through Adult
Dates: Wed. 4/24-6/12 (8 classes)
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: Oak Room
Fee: $35 for class series
Text available for purchase at a discount.
Sign up by calling the library at 503-682-2744 or visiting the Circulation Desk.
Summer 2013 classes
eReader Basics Class
Have a new eReader and not sure where to start? Looking for ways to download eBooks onto your eReader? Learn the basics of using your eReader in this class. Question and answer time provided.
Thursday, June 13
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Charles Dickens: Pickwick Papers and Other Works
Through a careful reading and lively discussion, we will examine the many facets of Charles Dickens’s first novel The Pickwick Papers, considered to be the first real publishing phenomenon in the English speaking world, as well as other works by Dickens.
Professor Ehrstine’s seminars have been very popular and highly regarded. Texts, as well as films to aid in the study, will be available at the Library. Seating is limited, so sign-up early to reserve your seat.
Date: Wed. 7/10 - 8/28 (8 classes)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Wilsonville Public Library
Texts will be available for purchase at a discount.
For more information contact the Reference Desk at 503-682-2744 or email@example.com.
Looking for other discussion and learning opportunities?
Check out our monthly Book Club and Public Lectures.