Friends of the Library to Host January Mini Courses

The Friends of the Library at Sarah Lawrence College will sponsor a series of mini courses during the month of January led by two of the College’s faculty members. The courses will meet in the Marshall Field Building on January 11, 12 and 13. Each series of courses is open to the public for the cost of a one-year membership to the Friends of the Library, $45 for an individual, $65 for a couple. For additional information, please call 914-395-2471.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on January 11, 12 and 13, Carsten Schmidt, a member of the College’s music faculty, will teach a mini course examining the lives of Robert and Clara Schumann. This course will incorporate live performance as it explores the Schumanns’ contributions to music culture as 19th century composers, critics, teachers and mentors.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on January 11, 12 and 13, Glenn Dynner, a faculty member in Religion, will lead a second series of courses focusing on the rise of Hasidism, a Kabbalah-inspired movement which transformed Jewish communities in Eastern and East-Central Europe. The first of three meetings will address the origins of Hasidism, while the second will explore Hasidism as a mass movement and the final will examine Hasidism during and following the Holocaust.