Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) is a community made up of adults age 50+ for whom learning has never gone out of style. We are located in the CyFair area of Houston at the Lone Star College-CyFair campus. We look forward to you joining our group.

ALL classes are held in HSC 106 unless otherwise noted.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Readers Theatre Production - Johnny Got His Gun

ALL has been invited by Dean Matt Turner to the next Readers Theatre production, Johnny Got His Gun. Based on the classic anti-war novel written by Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun is the story of WWI soldier Joe Bonham. An explosion on the battlefield has left him with no way to move and no way to communicate with the outside world. We are with him, in his mind, as he moves between his memories of his past life and his attempts to figure how - or if - to live a life in a hospital bed trapped in his body.

Performances will be in ART 102 (Recital Hall) on Tuesday, October 25 from 3.30-5pm and Wednesday, October 26 from 2-3.30pm and 6.30-8pm. Each performance will be followed by discussion with the audience.

"Almost, Maine" - LSC-CyFair Theater Production

Lone Star College-CyFair’s performance season opens with “Almost, Maine” in the Main Stage Theatre Oct. 20-29. Jeff Wax directs this John Cariani play, which takes the audience on “a delightful journey through quirks of relationships experienced in the freezing cold under the splendor of northern lights.” 

Performances will be held at 7.30pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Visit for ticket information and online purchasing. Contact the Box Office at 281.290.5201 or the website for other information. Remember, ALL members get Student Pricing.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

National Friends of Libraries Week - Oct 16-22, 2016

During this celebration, we would like to thank our Friends of the Lone Star College-CyFair Library who contribute so much of their time and expertise to enhance library services. Our Friends group began in 2005 and have donated over $100,000 to cover the costs of children's, teen's, and adult programming, Student Research Paper and Study-Abroad awards, and help fund special collections. They have also endowed two scholarships and are working toward a third.

Please visit the Friends Bookstore in front of the Library to find out how you can become a member and support our outstanding library.

There will be a special book sale in front of the bookstore Wednesday, Oct 19, immediately after the LIFE program. Please come by.

-Joan Everson, President, LSC-CyFair Friends of the Library

Get Text or E-mail alerts from CyFair ALL

Your Advisory Committee has been looking for ways to improve communications with our members. In that respect, we are going to use Remind to send text messages (or emails) out to ALL members as the need arises. We will alert you, to the best of our ability, if a class has been cancelled or moved, to major ALL announcements, and to bus trip updates. - Cheryl LeJune, ALL Chairman

Please continue to use this blog for the list of upcoming classes, what's going on at the Library (LIFE, book clubs, etc.), plays and concerts, and bus trip information. Links have been established on the right sidebar for quick access to these and many more items of interest for our members.

To join the CyFair ALL class in the Remind system, please follow the attached directions, here.

You can choose either text or email alerts, or both. Please take a few moments to subscribe to this service. If you choose not to join, this blog will continue to be updated with the most current information. Check back here often.

To learn more about Remind, click here.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Technology and the Self

In this Philosophy-based class we discussed what "Self" is. Lynn Watts, Philosophy Professor, led us through the arguments about self considering all of the medical technology advances and how they affect us. Much of our discussion was based on the work of John Locke.

View Lynn's presentation here.


Henry Ford needed rubber and lots of it for the automobiles he was mass producing. Esther Robinson, Honors College Director and History Professor, led us on Ford's journey to break the rubber barons and establish his own production in Brazil. He created his "Fordlandia" including factory and town to support demand. A fascinating, little-known story about clashing cultures and the world market place.

You can view Esther's presentation here.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Creating a Winter Bird Habitat

Richard Edie from Wild Birds Unlimited was back to help us plan for the coming winter. He discussed what birds we can attract to our backyards and how to help them survive the winter.

You can see Richard's presentation here.

Living Wills/Advanced Directives

Things happen unexpectedly in our lives, from accidents to medical conditions, that can dramatically change our way of life. Assistant County Attorney, Clinton Gambill, discussed several documents that we should have in place to prepare for these future events. Among the documents discussed were Medical Power of Attorney, Declaration of Guardian, Directive to Physicians (Living Will), and Power of Attorney. Clinton also shared a Decision Checklist for us to have on hand that identifies the key persons designated in our legal documents.

To see the document overviews, click here.
To see the Decision Checklist, click here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Halloween Plant Stakes

It's October and we're nearing Halloween. Linda Gabrielson led the class on a mission to create plant stakes with this frighteningly, funny theme. Lots of creativity all around.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Watching the Presidential Election Like a Historian

We are getting close to the 2016 election and our ALL group is starting our election coverage with a presentation by Blake Ellis, LSC-CyFair History professor. Blake looked at the two 2016 nominees in light of previous elections; each party's establishment vs insurgent candidates and what happened this year. Lots of information and discussion.

You can view Blake's presentation here.