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Learning Before Lunch

A speaker series offering thought-provoking programs and a chance to meet new friends

Are you an active adult interested in lifelong learning... a retiree eager to expand your social network... a student of life looking to expand your horizons?

Learning Before Lunch is a monthly series of talks designed to spark meaningful conversations about the local community of New Orleans. Come together with friends and neighbors to hear entertaining and well-informed speakers discuss their passions: captivating explorations of the people and places that make New Orleans one of the world's most interesting cities.

Learning Before Lunch enters the new decade with a wide range of speakers and topics of interest to the general community. The monthly speakers we are lining up for 2020 include entrepreneurs, musicians, scientists, artists, economists, and a host of other talented individuals with fascinating stories to tell.

Join us on the second Thursday of each month, on the campus of the University of New Orleans (see map), for coffee, socializing and an entertaining hour with our featured speaker. All in a convenient location that offers free parking!

Rm 407 Earl K. Long Library

Coffee with the speaker 9:30

Lecture begins at 10:00; ends at 11:00

Then time for lunch with friends!


February 13th 
Rediscovering the Legacy of New Orleans’ Free People of Color
Kim Coleman
Curatorial Manager and Education Specialist, McKenna Museums

Located on Esplanade Avenue, Le Musee de f.p.c. is exclusively dedicated to preserving the material culture and telling the story of free people of color.

Thursday of
each month
Coffee at 9:30
Lecture ends at 11:00
Rm 407
Earl K Long Library
Annual Membership
Individual: $25
Couple: $30
One of the best bargains in the city!
LBL's only source of funding are door receipts and subscriptions.
Please help us keep this informative series alive
March 12th 
 Laura D. Kelley
The Irish in NO
Director of Tulane’s Summer in Dublin 
Laura D. Kelley, is an immigrant and ethnic historian at Tulane University. She is the author of The Irish in New Orleans, the winner of the bronze medal in the Regional Non-Fiction category of the Independent Publisher Awards- IPPY- as well as a finalist for the INDIEFAB award.

     Do you have suggestions for a topic or a speaker?  


Contact us at info@learningbeforelunch.com  with your suggestions. 


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We hope to see you soon.