DECEMBER 2017The history of post-medieval Christmas celebrations, with special emphasis on the Christmas tree, depictions of Santa Claus/Father Christmas, Christmas in cultures around the world, and vintage 19th and 20th century customs. A non-religious course - anyone who loves Christmas is welcome to explore the traditions with us. See More
December 2018The history and origins of popular Christmas carols and songs. We'll touch on the history of Christmas caroling and wassailing a little bit, too. We'll also chat about and share our modern covers and new contemporary favorites!See More
"I read A Christmas Carol in school and in college. It was not really my favorite, perhaps the archaic wording or just Ebenezer's crankiness put me off? I watch the movies though (the serious ones and the comedies like "Scrooged.")
Coming in 2019: A Year in OzWe'll read all 14 of L. Frank Baum's Oz books, one per month (with 2 in November and December). We'll re-watch the classic movie, peek at earlier films, explore adaptations and stories by other authors, and take a peek at the fandom. See More
Summer School courses here at Lovely Living University are just week-long brief explorations of our topics. Expect to read for just one hour a night and have 2-3 hours of assigned video reading for each week-long course.See More
AUGUST 2018We'll learn about the life of pioneering television chef Julia Child, watch a couple episodes of her acclaimed "The French Chef" show, try some of her recipes, and learn about her life as a spy, a writer, and a wife.See More
Each month in 2018, we'll read one of the books in the 9 book series. We'll then spend the last three months learning more about Laura Ingalls Wilder's real life, reading Little House Living, and exploring pioneer-era recipes and crafts. Our Pinterest board for this book club is here.See More
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