Every semester, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WMU offers a number of events where members and instructors are able to meet and talk in an informal atmosphere.

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Annual Members' Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
2 to 4 p.m.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.


This once-a-year event is part business meeting, part social event. There will be a short business meeting and election of new advisory board members, along with an update on the Bernard Osher Foundation and new OLLI at WMU initiatives. Look for an email invitation to this free event and please make a reservation. An invitation email will be sent closer to the start date of the event. 

We will again be collecting items for the Kalamazoo Literacy Council. Items needed are:

  • Student supplies: Notebooks, writing journals, lined writing paper, pencils, erasers, index cards.

  • Tutor supplies: Three-ring binders, clipboards, two-pocket folders.

  • Administrative supplies: Flash drives, manila file folders, hanging file folders.


January Thaw

Wednesday, Jan.17, 2018 (snow date is Jan. 24)
2 to 4 p.m.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Start saving books for our exchange at the January Thaw. Do you have books you have already read lying around? Are you willing to share them with other OLLI at WMU lifelong learners? If so, then add our January Thaw to your calendar. We will be having our annual book exchange, and it is most successful when there are many participants and books to choose from. Both fiction and nonfiction books are welcome. We look forward to seeing the love of a good book passed along, to be enjoyed by another. Look for more information about January Thaw in coming newsletters.  


Check this web page, email announcements and your newsletter for information on upcoming events.