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March 13, 2020 / Irene2468

Schedule Changes due to COVID-19 – Updated April 4, 2020

The Newberry

The Newberry closed its doors to the public on March 13, 2020, and will remain closed through April 30, 2020 (information current as of April 4, 2020). My seminar, Russian Realist Painting and Literature (1840s – 1890s), was cancelled. The Newberry has provided refunds on a prorated basis for the cancelled sessions.

The Russian Realism Canvas classroom remains open to all registered participants until I have a chance to teach the seminar again. The Newberry has offered the opportunity to hold the seminar again in a future term.

The library will regularly post updates to their website at Please use that link for more information in the coming days.

Life Readers at Arlington Heights Memorial Library

The session originally scheduled for March 19, 2020 was cancelled. The remaining sessions will be held online via Zoom, including an additional session on June 18.

We plan to discuss The Idiot, Part 3, at the regularly scheduled time on Thursday, April 16, at 7:00 pm.

We plan to discuss The Idiot, Part 4, at the regularly scheduled time on Thursday, May 21, at 7:00 pm.

We plan to discuss Akira Kurosawa’s film The Idiot on Thursday June 18, at 7:00pm.

Participants will be emailed with instructions on how to join each session a couple of days before the session starts. All the sessions will be recorded and accessible to the participants.

The library will be closed until April 30, 2020. Please check the library’s website for more information at

Please stay healthy, and I hope to see all of you soon again,

Julia Denne

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