Learning Connection

www.learnconnect.com Based out of Providence, RI, LEARNING CONNECTION offers classes and events throughout Southern New England.

LEARNING CONNECTION, Inc., originally the Providence Learning Connection, was started in July 1981, to provide an opportunity for people in the community to learn easily and inexpensively from others with skills and knowledge to share. An independent non-credit learning network, LEARNING CONNECTION gives adults an opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills. Recognized as one of the countr

Operating as usual


LC Still LIVES! Somewhere!! This is about half lol - the arms and legs were already packed in my car!

Timeline photos 06/02/2017

Setting up my new home office - you know I had to hang the famous Learning Connection Chair Portrait!

Always "Resting on Your Laurels"

Closing the LC Office 07/01/2014

Today - I closed the Learning Connection Office for the last time. Thank you all who made Learning Connection what it was! 1981-2014
Roy T. Singleton, CPP


Closing the LC Office I had to take my own walk through. I was sad, satisfied, proud, scared, overwhelmed, just so many emotions. I am very grateful and will never underestimate w...

Timeline photos 06/25/2014

Pioneer Lifelong Learning Program Closes

The brochure cover shown is the last brochure of the Learning Connection.
The brochure cover shown is the last brochure of the Learning Connection.

The Learning Connection of Providence, Rhode Island, has closed after a storied 33 year history. A pioneering program in lifelong learning, the field adopted many of the Learning Connection’s innovations in brochures, course analysis, and software.

Among its contributions:
•Cutting the brochure production timeline
•Producing six brochures a year
•Tracking brochure distribution by carrier route rather than zip codes.

It also was the originator of the online registration and business system that became Lumens, now used by hundreds of lifelong learning programs.

During its four decades, the Learning Connection was the largest lifelong learning program in Rhode Island. It was founded by Greg Marsello, a co-founder of LERN. Other staff members included Kathy Brady, Brendan Marsello, and Roy Singleton.

The program produced 193 catalogs, had 1,500 teachers, offered 3,000 courses and served over 25,000 people.

The Learning Connection was also one of the last free universities in the nation. Free universities started in the 1960s. Their educational philosophy that “Anyone can teach, anyone can learn” was widely regarded by traditional institutions and media as educational heresy at the time. The philosophy and free university model then was adopted by every lifelong learning and continuing education program throughout North America, including your program.

The free university business model consisted of diverse subjects taught by people in the community and promoted with regular and colorful brochures. The word “free” meant free to learn and free to teach, not no-cost. It was Marsello’s second free university, having started The Clinton Free School while in college.

Timeline photos 06/20/2014

Sneak peek inside my NEW HENNA STUDIO!

...grand opening details coming soon...

Timeline photos 06/19/2014

T.B.T. (13 years ago)

Timeline photos 06/17/2014
Sea Glass Pendant Workshop - Learning Connection 05/15/2014


Starting May 29th! Spaces still Available. This is a really fun class!!


Sea Glass Pendant Workshop - Learning Connection Bring a bit of the beach to your jewelry designs. Transform your idle seaglass collection into beautiful pendants. Learn some basic wire working skills as you work with pliers and a variety of wires to wrap your seaglass into these fabulous pieces! Remember to bring your seaglass collection to class…

Dinner in Paris - Learning Connection 03/28/2014


April 3rd - Dinner in Paris!!


Dinner in Paris - Learning Connection Dinner in Paris can be enjoyed in the comfortable surroundings of your own home inspired from classic French cuisine. Join Chef Phil as he shares Apple Salad with Blue Cheese and Pomegranate Vinaigrette; Roast Chicken with Lemon and Croutons; Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Butternut Squash finishing wit...

Closings and Delays 02/13/2014


You will see that Learning Connection will be closed for the day and all evening classes have been postponed.

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Timeline photos 02/13/2014


Another Winter Storm - UGH! Be sure to take in your dogs, cats, children, Friends, and Neighbors. EVEN Your donkey's!! If you have one of course. Stay safe everyone!

Enoteca – Italian Wine Bar Small Plates - Learning Connection 01/30/2014


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Enoteca – Italian Wine Bar Small Plates - Learning Connection A feast of simple, wine-friendly recipes delightfully packed with Italian flavors that everyone loves. You'll leave knowing how to have your Italian gastro-pub party. On the Menu: Prosciutto, Tomato, and Provolone Tartlets; Warm Gorgonzola and Pignoli-Stuffed Dates; Bruschetta with Artichokes and Ar...

Timeline photos 01/28/2014

Heads up! We are holding a photo contest! Got a great shot of you surfing (check this "vintage" one of local legend, Peter Pan), kayaking, hanging on the beach or generally enjoying Narragansett? Enter our photo contest! Read the details and rules here:http://www.thebreakhotel.com/photo-contest/

Matt Fraser: Messages From Heaven - Learning Connection 01/23/2014

Matt Fraser: Messages From Heaven - Learning Connection When your loved ones pass away, it is completely natural to want to find out what happens to them. Are they still with you in the material world, or somewhere else? Is communication still possible? And what does that look like? Join Matthew Fraser, a highly respected psychic/medium, for an odyssey i...

Timeline photos 01/21/2014


January 21st Classes Postponed for tonight due to Snow. Stay Safe Everyone!!

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