Fall 2018

Get to know LLI by attending our Brown Bag Lunches at the Ice House. Bring your lunch on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 12:00pm - 1:15pm. Brown Bag Lunch presentations are open to everyone. You do not have to be a member, you do not have to register, and there is no admission fee. Come and enjoy fun and fellowship while having the opportunity to enhance your knowledge. Parking is available in the JMU lot without a parking pass during Brown Bag Lunches. 

For more information, contact the JMU-LLI at (540) 568-2923


Fake News! Real News! How to Tell Who's Who and What's What on the Internet
September 18, 2018

Information on the Internet can be valuable … or it can lead one down a slippery slope of half truths, rumors, and lies. Learn how to critically evaluate information and identify bias, fact check rumors (before reposting), and Internet etiquette.

Sandra Parks, NBCT, MLS has been a librarian in Harrisonburg City Schools since 1991. She has many years of experience in teaching information evaluation and effective search strategies, and is passionate about responsible use of the Internet and social media.


The White Continent: Walking with Penguins and Seals
October 2, 2018

Have you ever dreamed of exploring one of the most unique places on earth? Then add Antartica and South Georgia Island to your bucket list. Come get a glimpse of the White Continent with Jayne and Eric Rynar’s adventure of a lifetime and see the wonders of the this extraordinary habitat and the animals that live here.

Jayne and Eric Rynar have been members of LLI for years. Jayne has taught classes and has served on the curriculum committee. Eric has served on the  publicity committee. We enjoy adventure, travel, and hope to expand our horizons to other unique places on our glorious planet.


The Impact of the Grey Wave on Our Community
October 16, 2018

The presenter will discuss the impact of an aging population on the community and ways the Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS) is empowering older adults to have the opportunities and resources they need to lead engaged lives.  Special focus will be on preparing for aging so we can live better longer.

Beth Bland has made her career working in non-profits, spending 22 years in health care, five years at United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, and now over five years with VPAS. Working with older adults has always been her passion.


Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids - Frequently Asked Questions
November 6, 2018

We will discuss communication and cognitive issues associated with age-related hearing loss, hearing aid technology, and potential benefits and factors to consider in purchasing hearing aids.

Robert Hinkle, PhD in Audiology, Professor Emeritus of Audiology-James Madison University is a private practice Audiologist with Harrisonburg & Charlottesville Hearing Services.

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