Carnegie Center Winter/Spring 2023 Catalog


Monthly Book Discussion with Alan Church ONLINE • FREE Last Tuesday of each month, January–November, 5:30– 7 pm

Join us for a monthly discussion of contemporary and classic novels as well as nonfiction chosen by the group. This group has been meeting since 1993 and always welcomes new members! To join or for information about current selections, contact Alan at or (859) 252- 7 041 or Erin O’Donnell at Alan Church, Ph.D. is a retired clinical psychologist who has recently taken graduate courses in literature. This class has a rolling registration period. Join anytime!

Brain Power for Seniors with Elise Mandel ONLINE • FREE

WINTER: Wednesdays, January 11–March 22, 11am–Noon SPRING: Wednesdays, April 12–May 24, 11am–Noon In partnership with the Lexington Senior Center • Call (859) 2 7 8-60 7 2 to register

Keep your brain sharp this year! In this fun class, we will do word games, number games, logic puzzles, and all kinds of challenges to keep your brain moving. Elise Mandel holds a master’s degree in education from UMass Amherst, and she teaches classes and works with private students in many subjects.

Brown Bag Book Discussion with Jan Isenhour WINTER: Thursdays, January 26–March 30, Noon–1pm • FREE SPRING: Thursdays, April 13–May 25, Noon–1pm • FREE

An informal discussion group focusing on literature by and about women. Be prepared to buy the selected works or borrow them from the library. Contact the Carnegie Center for the updated book list. Jan Isenhour, former Executive Director of the Carnegie Center, has facilitated the Brown Bag group since it began in 1995. She has an M.A. in literature and taught at the University of Kentucky.

Words Move Mountains: Storytelling with CD Collins ONLINE: Tuesdays, February 7 –March 7 , 7 –8:30pm • $ 7 0


Personal storytelling is a captivating way to build bridges between people and cultures. To witness another’s story can be a transformative experience for both the listener and the teller. Sharing stories from our lives is the new wave of performance art that is accessible to all who have a story to tell—and that includes you! This class will help you compose, revise, and polish one original story as well as touch on public speaking and effective presentations. CD Collins holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Kentucky, where she studied with author and environmental activist Wendell Berry. She follows the storytelling traditions of the South, both as a solo artist and when accompanied by musicians. Her work is represented in five compact discs, one of which won Best Spoken-Word album at the Boston Poetry Awards. [ALL LEVELS]


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