NCLL Board Nominations Notice

On March 26, 2020, all NCLL members having an email address on record received the first call for nominations to the board.
The few members without email or who we know rely on a public computer to read email, e.g. library., will receive a postal mail. If you are aware of an NCLL member with limited email access, please contact the Nominations chair, Sally Olsen (solsen@nmu.edu)

This is the second call for nominations. Details are in the Nominations letter



The NCLL Executive Board, along with our NMU Continuing Ed. liaison, Megan Nowicki, held a telephone conference on April 7, 2020.  It was necessary to address the status of the Election of Board Members, the NCLL Secretarial Search, and other NCLL activities amid the continuing Covid-19 crisis.

After much discussion and consideration, the Executive Board unanimously voted to postpone all NCLL activity until further notice.  Governor Whitmer has extended the “stay at home” order until the end of May, with a good possibility of it lasting much longer. Because of this, it makes it impossible to know when and where everything will reopen in order to hold meetings, to plan programs or make financial decisions.  In addition, NMU is closed indefinitely.  Until the time comes when it makes the decision to reopen, NCLL must be patient.  It is only prudent to wait until the right time so that NCLL can work and function at its best.  As a result, current Board Members will need to stay in place at this time.  All of this uncertainty is most unnerving, but NCLL will gradually get back to business as soon as it’s safe.

We will continue to keep you updated when more information is available.  In the meantime, stay home and stay healthy.



Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and in accordance with Governor Whitmer’s statewide Policy, NMU’s Policy, and the Peter White Public Library’s Policy – we will suspend all of our current programs until further notice.
At that time, we will make any further decisions or modifications as needed.
All cancelled programs will be rescheduled during the next few months or sometime in the future with the additional program offerings. If after rescheduling the program, the prepaid enrollees can’t attend, a credit will be issued according to our regular policy. At this time, we will not be issuing credits for winter programs due to the uncertain future of this virus.

The Co-Curriculum Coordinators (Phyllis and Caroline) will work with liaisons on rescheduling programs and contacting the registered class participants on the changes as soon as we know when buildings open up and when the Governor changes the policy.


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New Special Interest Group

The first get together of the NCLL Cribbage Interest Group met on Friday. Everyone had a fun and relaxing afternoon and want to continue so we have ourselves a Cribbage Interest Group. We will meet once a month. If you are interested in joining contact Sally at solsen@nmu.edu.



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What is the NCLL?

The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning (NCLL)  is an organization whose members plan, coordinate and provide informal educational programs and events to enrich the lives of its members and others.  More in About Us

When and how often are programs offered?

NCLLNCLL offers programs suggested by NCLL participants and community members who share their interest and desire to learn and stay active with others. More than twenty classes or events are offered each term in the day or evening - summer/fall, winter, and spring. If you have an interest, hobby, activity or experience you would like to share please contact the NCLL office, director or attend an NCLL Curriculum Committee Meeting! For more information on booklets and registration, see the Programs/Events page.


NCLL Testimonial ...
"They [NCLL] offer such a wonderful variety of events, & at such a great variety of times, I can usually pick many events that I can attend out of every offering. I have never been disappointed, & the people are very welcoming."

Bruce Greenwood, NCLL member


Who is eligible to join or attend programs?

NCLLMembership and programs are open to any adult interested in pursuing intellectual, recreational, and/or social activities. NCLL membership dues for the 2016-2017 year are $30 with a charge for most classes; $3 for members and $6 for non-members.   More information


What are NCLL interest groups?

Initiated and managed by NCLL members, interest groups function independently of NCLL. We encourage folks to get together around particular activities they enjoy.  Current on-going interest groups include Relaxed Bridge and Lunch Out Together. Learn more


NCLL Memberships Makes Great Gifts!

Are looking for a unique, and useful gift, yet one that is personal and will be enjoyed again and again?

NCLL Gift Membership

For just $30 you can purchase a gift membership for friends and loved ones. NCLL offers 80-90 programs each year that cover the arts, history, culture, tours, field trips, science, nature, hiking, snowshoeing, potlucks, health issues and MORE. Send check and recipient name and contact information to the NCLL Office and an email greeting and registration information will be forwarded to the recipient. Hard copies of the Program Booklet with the registration form and calendar are also available upon request.

Give the gift of learning!


A Sampling of NCLL Programming

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February 2020 - Brain Functions 

To a packed audience in the PWPL community room, Sonia Geschwindt, MD and Amanda Johnson, PhD  from UP Health System Brain and Spine provided an overview of the brain's function and how to optimize its memory. They provided NCLL with an abbreviated form of their Powerpoint presentation. You can download it in PDF form. 




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All programs suspended until further notice.