Classes designed specifically for those ages 50 and above who want to learn for the pure enjoyment of learning.

If you are looking for a place where you can:

  • Be joyfully entertained
  • Learn some new things
  • Express your opinions
  • Ask thoughtful questions
  • Meet new people
  • Exercise your brain

Then LIR is the Place for you.

We will continue to offer reduced Covid pricing for this 2021-22 academic year. You can take up to five courses for only $45 per term.
LIR is known for wonderful classes led by passionate instructors who will enlighten, inspire, engage, inform and entertain.
Please see testimonials and more information below

Testimonials From LIR Participants

As snowbirds from Chicago for many years, one of our most highly anticipated activities is our participation in various LIR classes. We can’t recommend this program more enthusiastically!
Not only does LIR offer you superb learning, but in the classes you meet some of the most personable, bright and engaging people in the desert area.
The LIR program has become a very important part of my life. I have had wonderful exposure to a world of knowledge and ideas. And indeed, my mind feels more alive and vibrant than before I started.

Our Courses

  • Art
  • History
  • Current News & Events
  • Economics
  • Literature & Poetry
  • Foreign Languages
  • And more!

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Find Us

We are located in the College of the Desert Partnership and Community Education (PaCE) in Westfield shopping mall, Palm Desert


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