Chicago Public School teachers listen to a speaker during a professional development seminar at the Newberry.

Adult Education Classes

Led by experts in a variety of fields, these non-credit classes can help you jumpstart your next learning endeavor. Read a classic novel with others. Hone your writing and storytelling skills. Master the fundamentals of genealogy research. Newberry adult education classes are a great way to rekindle your love of learning.

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Teacher Programs

The Newberry's collection is a launchpad for active learning experiences that challenge, inspire, and empower both teachers and students. We offer professional development seminars for teachers as well as free digital resources that educators can use to seamlessly incorporate historical materials into the classroom.

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Undergraduate Learning

For decades, the Newberry has served as a laboratory for undergraduate humanities research. Students delve into interdisciplinary topics in seminars and then pursue their own research projects using the Newberry’s collection.

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About the Newberry

Founded in 1887, the Newberry is one of Chicago’s most historic cultural institutions.

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