Hamilton Courses

Our Spring 2018 classes and events will be available soon. In the meantime, you can review classes and events that were offered Fall 2017.

Tragedy Tomorrow, Comedy Today: Shakespeare’s Lesser-Known Comedies

In this course, we will read and discuss three of Shakespeare’s lesser-known comedies: The Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labor’s Lost, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Read at least the first two acts of The Comedy of Errors before the first meeting. This class is dedicated to the memory of Syrilla Everson.

Class text: Participants will need copies of the three comedies which are readily available at bookstores like Half Price Books, libraries, and online.


Henry Cepluch taught 5th and 6th graders for 32 years. His next job was as outreach arts director at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts for 15 years. He has been involved in theater for over 45 years.

Dates and Location

5 Wednesdays: October 4–November 1
9:00–10:15 a.m.
Phillips Presentation Room, Berkeley Square

Let’s Embrace Technology

October 4—All About Etsy – Join the Tech Center staff as we discuss one of the Internet’s most popular peer-to-peer retail sites – Etsy! Etsy is a wonderful site for buyers and sellers alike, and this course will cover everything you need to know to get started buying and selling your favorite handmade goods.

October 11Televisions 101 – Confused by all the new television technologies out there? Join Tech Center staff as we guide you through the difference between marketing gimmicks and true innovation. Learn about the latest technologies and how to make the most out of your current TV set.
October 18A DIY Guide to Crafting with the Internet – See a DIY project on social media and have the desire to learn how to use the tools to create it? Join the Tech Center staff to get a beginner’s guide to using many of the popular tools needed to craft and DIY.
October 25inkering with Tinkercad – Learn about 3D modeling through Tinkercad. Prototype your design, learn to make changes, and understand 3D printing best practices.
November 1Social Media Maintenance – Feeling overwhelmed by notifications, friends you don’t remember adding, or obnoxious emails? Join the Tech Center staff as they show you how to perform maintenance on your social media accounts and help you create the social media environment you desire.


The Lane Library Technology Center is staffed by technology enthusiasts and professionals who are passionate about bridging the gap in the technological divide.

Dates and Location

5 Wednesdays: October 4–November 1; 10:45 a.m.–noon
Lane Library Tech Center, 10 Journal Square

The Interesting Culture of France

This class will feature many unique and little-known features of France. In addition, you will learn to pronounce words containing three troublesome letters of the French alphabet and will learn and sing several French songs. Some French background is helpful but not necessary. Supplies: Notebook for handouts and information


Carole Kuhn is a retired high school French teacher with 15+ trips to France.

Dates and Location

5 Wednesdays: October 4–November 1
1:00–2:15 p.m
Young Conference Room, Berkeley Square

Beginning Knitting

This class is for those who have never knitted before or those who want to renew their knitting experience. The following knitting techniques will be taught: casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, stockinette stitch, garter stitch, decreasing, casting off, and edge stitches.


Carole Kuhn is a published knitwear designer. Her patterns have been published in InKnitters Magazine and Cast-on. She has also published many patterns in her book, Pursnicketies-A Modular Knitting Experience.

Dates and Location

5 Wednesdays: October 4 – November 1; 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Young Conference Room, Berkeley Square

Supply Fee: $15 for needles and yarn, if needed, purchased from instructor.

ILR events/classes involving walking/hiking/exercise may be strenuous for some. Please use discretion when registering.