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OLLI presents January Thaw
OLLI stands for Other Lifelong Learning Institute

It’s easy to hunker down on your couch with a blanket and a book for the next three months, but here’s a good reason to get up and out this winter and learn something.

WMU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will present its annual January Thaw 1-3 p.m. Jan. 16 at Centerpoint Church, 2345 N. 10th St. The event will feature historian Virginia Paganelli Caruso, who will discuss the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Michigan, which came as the result of a 68-year struggle involving agitation, education and organizing.

Information about OLLI courses, trips and events held throughout the year will also be available, and instructors will be on hand to answer questions about their upcoming winter/spring courses. And, for those who wish to participate, there will be a book swap (bring up to five books) and a school supplies donation to benefit the Kalamazoo Literacy Council (all types of supplies are welcome).

For more information, call 387-4200 or visit