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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 series of talks presented monthly in New Orleans and designed to spark meaningful conversations about the local community. Come together with friends and neighbors to hear entertaining and well-informed speakers discuss the pursuits that are their passions, from music, writing and the visual arts to cooking, history, and explorations of the people and places that make New Orleans one of the world's most interesting cities.

      Learning Before Lunch, launched in September 2017, continues into 2019 with a a wide range of speakers and topics of interest to the general community. The monthly speakers we are lining up for 2019 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 starts at 10:00, ending at 11:00.

Then, time for lunch with friends.


 Chinese-American History in New Orleans: 150 Years

December 12th 
Miguel Solorzano
Sazerac House General Manager
The Sazerac cocktail gained fame in New Orleans in the 1850s and is served all around the world to this day.
Come and join us to hear Sazerac House General Manager Miguel Solorzano tell us about the new landmark attraction at the corner of Canal and Magazine
We meet the 2nd
Thursday of
each month
9:30 Coffee
Lecture ends at 11:00
Rm 407
Earl K Long
Library - UNO
Thursday January 9th
Arthur Hardy
Our 2020 season kicks off with a NOLA favorite
What could be a better way to roll into the Mardi Gras season than to hear from the renowned expert on all things "Mardi Gras"
Time to renew your annual subscription
Individual ~ $25
Couple ~ $30
One of the best bargains in the city!
LBL's onsource of funding is the door receipts and subscriptions  - please helpus keep this informative series alive

     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.


Single person $25/year

Family $30/year

membership page for details.

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