What Is the Newburyport Lifelong Learning Lyceum (LLL)?
The mission of the Newburyport Lifelong Learning Lyceum (LLL) is to provide enriching and stimulating learning opportunities that encourage appreciation, discussion, and reflection by intellectually active people on topics of social, economic, political, cultural, and artistic relevance.
Local historian Ron Irving notes that lyceums, once a national movement, brought the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Mark Twain to communities throughout the country. First held in Newburyport at the Market House, which stood where the Firehouse now stands, the lyceum lecture series was moved to the new Town Hall building in 1850.
Our Lyceum has been designed especially for those able to participate in daytime programs and has been designed to meet the unique needs of the adult learner. To this end we have tapped the wealth of expertise in the Newburyport area. Each LLL faculty member has donated his or her time to lead classes. Open to all adult residents, we seek to address the demand for educational and intellectual stimulation for adults who are beyond the traditional university years. LLL will offer a diversity of courses, seminars, lectures, and programs.