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About Adult Education


All classes offer a safe environment for discussion and interaction and foster a sense of community, as members make friends, create and strengthen friendships, and expand their horizons beyond the usual circles of age, race, and culture.

Fall Session Starts: 9/12/2017






Participants must be YW members except for one-session classes, or where otherwise noted.

Member subsidies and Bates Scholarships are available.

Participant must be 18 or older for adult classes, unless prior permission has been arranged with the director and instructor.














Book of the Month Morning




Time for Books

Be part of a novel experience! A friendly atmosphere where meaningful discourse and creative minds come together for relief from the humdrum routine of the daily grind. The group ventures into spaces and places without leaving the room.  Meets the third Wednesday of each month, Sept.-June.
Facilitator: Marge Smith
Take time out once a month to enjoy a book discussion and light breakfast with a relaxed and friendly group of book-loving women.  Reading selections are chosen by group consensus and are usually contemporary fiction with an occasional choice of classic literature. For questions and current book selection, please email group facilitator.  The group meets the  second Wednesday of each month, Sept.-June. in the YW's Bramwell Living Room.
Facilitator: Susan Carril


Poetry Workshop




Beginning Piano/Keyboard

Improve your ability to communicate thoughts and feelings more precisely and powerfully in verse.  New members and all levels are welcome.  Almost all students from this course have had their poems published in magazines, and a few have even published books.
Instructor:  Jean Hollander has taught literature and writing at Brooklyn College, Columbia University, Princeton University, Mercer County Community College, and The College of New Jersey, where she was director of the Writers' Conference for 23 years.  She recently published her fourth book of poems.
Always dreamed of playing the piano but never tried? You can do it! This introductory piano class starts at the beginning and assumes no prior experience, knowledge, or ability to read music. Learn to play for your own personal development and enjoyment.
Instructor: Jean Parsons has many years of experience teaching piano and loves to work with adult beginners.


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59 Paul Robeson Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone 609-497-2100, Fax 609-924-8644