Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

For a general outline of the types of programs and classes we offer, you’re welcome to browse our selection below.


An everlasting wisdom voyage

There are many ways to learn new things at CMAP, but sometimes you can't beat a good lecture. We've got plenty of lecture opportunities on offer, from FYI seminars to one-off academic lectures, to full lecture series. We'll supply the experts, you bring the questions!


FYI Seminars

FYI Seminars are informal and informational programs presented by area professionals. They cover a wide range of topics focused on personal, physical, mental, and financial health. Some examples include retirement planning, personal safety, health, organizing, legal and financial issues, and so much more.

FYIs are free of charge and typically held on Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. Starting February 2024, FYIs will be held on Mondays at 1:00 p.m.


Lectures & Programs

CMAP offers a wide variety of lectures from one-off programs to multi-month series or classes. They span topics from literature to music, history to food, politics to science, and so much more.


A community of learners

We have groups at CMAP dedicated to socializing, learning, and growing together in shared areas of interest. Check out our current groups below and stay tuned for new ones to come. If you have an idea for a new group, let us know.


Café Français

Meeting Monday afternoons all year round, Café Français offers casual French language conversation, focusing on pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar enrichment.



Immerse in the delight of exploring and connecting through hobbies and passions.

The Evergreen Forum is a haven for intellectual exploration, where captivating daytime study and dynamic discussions beckon curious minds.


Spring and Fall Semesters

Evergreen Forum courses are taught by course leaders who are often retired faculty, teachers or experts in their fields. While Evergreen Forum calls Princeton, New Jersery its home, participants come from all across the country, and even the world, to take our courses!

There are two semesters of Evergreen Forum taking place in the Fall and Spring. Our courses can span anywhere from three- to eight-weeks and may have different price points depending on the length of the class. Courses span from straight lecture to discussion-based and can take place in-person, virtually on Zoom, or as a hybrid to meet the varying needs and interests of our participants.

To learn more about Evergreen Forum, check out our dedicated page below.

February 21, 2024
  • • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    The Tech Hour: Expanding Horizons


    Dive into tech excitement weekly! Join Nick Macy for dynamic lectures, conversations, and fresh insights. February topics: Using Google and Youtube (2/14) and Further discussions...

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