Virtual Winter 2021 Minicourses at Madison Public Library

The nonprofit Friends of the Madison Public Library will conduct two virtual minicourses  for the Winter 2021 semester, ‘Exhibitions Interrupted’ by Dr. Barbara Tomlinson, Professor Emerita, Kean University and ‘Great Thinkers in the History of Western Political Thought’ by Dr. Ian Drake, Associate Professor of Political Science and Law at Montclair University.  These online Zoom minicourses will be held for five-weeks beginning January 26, 2021.  Registration will start January 5.  The cost is $95 per individual or couple residing at the same residence.   The cost of a second minicourse by the same student is $65.  Students may either register by mail or online on our website, www.minicoursesmadisonlibrary.org.  Checks made payable to Friends of the Madison Public Library may be mailed to: Minicourses at Madison Library, P.O. Box 1341, Madison, N.J. 07940.

Exhibitions Interrupted by Dr. Barbara Tomlinson; Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00 pm; January 26, February 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2021.

2020 saw museums around the world mounting spectacular exhibitions only to have them shut down.  These sessions offer an opportunity to visit some of those exhibitions. 

The Obama Portraits, National Portrait Gallery; The Ghent Altarpiece, Ghent Museum; Snow Scenes: Bruegel to Monet; Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana, the Prado;  Titian Poesie, London National Gallery; Rembrandt/Velazquez, The Rijksmuseum and The Man in the Red Coat, Armand Hammer Foundation.  

Great Thinkers in the History of Western Political Thought: Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau and Marx by Dr. Ian Drake; Wednesdays, 10 am to 12 pm; January 27, February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021. 

This five-part series will review the ideas, lives and times of major thinkers in the history of Western political philosophy.  From the ancient Greeks to our own day, political theorists have proposed dramatically different ideas about how and why we should govern ourselves or be governed by others.  This series will review these controversial ideas and how the biographies of their chief proponents affected their proposals.

Sylvia Luber, Coordinator, said that “additional online minicourses will be offered during the Spring 2021 Semester in March and April.  Registration for Spring will begin February 16 with the first day of class on March 3.”  

 “In-person minicourses will not be held until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” added Rose Mary Dinnhaupt, Registrar.  All proceeds will go to the Madison Public Library These virtual non-credit courses are intended for the general public with no prerequisites or examinations.  For information, email minicoursesmadisonlibrary@gmail.com or leave a voice message at (929) 450-7040.

Fall 2020 Minicourse will be Online

The Friends of the Madison Public Library are pleased to offer ‘Gothic Art’ by Dr. Rita Keane, Associate Professor of Art History, Drew University, an online Zoom minicourse for fall 2020.

This five-week course will be held Monday afternoons beginning September 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.  Registration will begin August 24 at www.minicoursesmadisonlibrary.org. This minicourse is open to the public. Current students will receive an email with a link to register.

The Friends held their first online Zoom minicourse during the summer, ‘The Story of the Symphony’ by Dr. Robert Butts which was well attended. We plan to offer additional online minicourses in January 2021.

Please Note: In-person minicourses will not be held until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Minicourses Cancelled Until Further Notice

The Friends of the Madison Public Library have cancelled all in-person Minicourses until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  In-person Minicourses will not be held during the Summer or the Fall Semesters of 2020.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.

REGISTRATION FOR THE FREE ONLINE ZOOM MINICOURSE, ‘THE STORY OF THE SYMPHONY’ BY DR. ROBERT BUTTS HAS BEEN CLOSED.  We have reached the maximum number of students.

The Friends are pleased to offer one FREE Zoom online Minicourse  to current students as a thank you for their loyalty and commitment during the past 28 years.  Because Zoom restricts the number of participants, we regret that we were not able to open it to the public .

The Friends will consider offering more online virtual Minicourses.  Updates will be posted on the Minicourse website.

Cancelled: Spring 2020 Minicourses at Madison Public Library

Minicourses are cancelled for Spring Semester 2020 to reduce the risk posed by the coronavirus and to protect our students. Thank you for your understanding.

Check out the Spring 2020 Minicourses sponsored by The Friends of the Madison Public Library!

Current Minicourse descriptions and Registration forms are now available in the library or posted on the website, www.minicoursesmadisonlibrary.orgThe tuition for one course is $95. Additional courses are $65 each. Checks payable to Friends of the Madison Public Library may be mailed to: Minicourses at Madison Library, P. O. Box 1341, Madison NJ 07940.  For information, email minicoursesmadisonlibrary@gmail.com, or leave a voice message at 929-450-7940.  All proceeds will go to the Madison Public Library.

Fall 2019 Minicourses at Madison Public Library

The Friends of the Madison Public Library are sponsoring  five fall minicourses  beginning September 23 to be held in the Chase Room of the Madison Public Library for five weeks.

Registration forms are now available in the library or posted on the website, www.minicoursesmadisonlibrary.orgThe tuition for one course is $95. Additional courses are $65 each. Checks payable to Friends of the Madison Public Library may be mailed to: Minicourses at Madison Library, P. O. Box 1341, Madison NJ 07940.  For information, email minicoursesmadisonlibrary@gmail.com, or leave a voice message at 929-450-7940.  All proceeds will go to the Madison Public Library. Continue reading “Fall 2019 Minicourses at Madison Public Library”