LEARN: Mountain Meadows Educational Programs
A number of committees organize stimulating, well-attended presentations and discussions in our state-of-the-art meeting rooms, including our Friday Forums, author conversations, and previews of local live theater. Our Library and monthly Book Club are on-site literary resources. The Chautauqua discussion group meets twice a month for lively and thoughtful consideration of topics of general interest. A variety of other resident-organized groups meet regularly to share intellectual interests.
The Friday Forum program was founded by residents with the mission of entertaining and educating our community, taking advantage of the remarkable talents, life experiences and expertise of Mountain Meadows residents and individuals and organizations of the Rogue Valley.
Mountain Meadows Library and Book Club
Our Library committee maintains an extensive open-shelf lending library of books, video DVDs, audiobook CDs, newspapers and periodicals. Avid readers enjoy sharing recommendations with one another while browsing new acquisitions and old favorites in the library. Our popular Mountain Meadows Book Club regularly selects books of general interest in varied genres to read and discuss.
Chautauqua Discussion Group
Chautauqua meets twice a month and provides opportunity for thoughtful people at Mountain Meadows to discuss challenging topics. Topics are chosen by the session leader, but excursions from the central theme occur as discussions evolve. Chautauqua is neither a debate forum nor a lecture platform. It is not an “activist” group, nor does it seek consensus or solutions. Everyone is given opportunity to voice his or her views, while some prefer just to listen.
Films, videos and TV broadcasts
Screens in our meeting rooms are in use several times every week for us to enjoy classic and international movies, educational and special interest video programs, or viewing of television programs. These presentations may be organized by a specific interest group, or simply be a shared activity organized by a casual group.
Other educational programs
Other groups with an educational, intellectual or creative focus, including the Theater Group, Documentary Discussion Group, Genealogy Group and Creative Arts Group, encourage residents to share their talents, information and interests with one another.