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"Just love the people who are in LINEC"

“Once I retired, I was looking for ways to broaden my horizons.
LINEC absolutely accomplished that and continues to.”

Andres Institute of Art-Brookline, NH

“There are always such
an interesting variety of courses with
knowledgeable instructors.
I’m never disappointed with LINEC classes.”

Henniker, New Hampshire

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Learning Institute of New England College

Bridge to Knowledge, Continuing the Journey!

LINEC, the Learning Institute of New England College, is a program created to educate, entertain, and enhance life. It offers non-credit, peer-led, peer-taught courses to retired and working adults – all for the sheer pleasure of learning.

LINEC classes are sponsored in conjunction with New England College. 

LINEC offers four to six week courses in the fall, spring and summer.

  • Fall Term is in October and November.
  • Spring Term is in April and May.
  • Summer Term is in July.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all courses are currently held on Zoom.

Try as many classes this Summer for only $25
One, two, three or all seven classes will
only cost you a total of $25

New LINEC Fee Structure Began Fall 2021
Details: Click Here

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Membership Benefits

How to Become a LINEC Member

  • The pleasure of learning with peers, from peers
  • Reasonably priced classes 
  • Many opportunities to volunteer
  • Course catalogs
  • Invitation to LINEC’s Annual Meeting
  • Invitation to special New England College (NEC) events*
  • Free loan of LINEC course videos stored in NEC’s Danforth Library*
  • Use of Danforth Library*
  • Reduced fee for per-credit NEC courses*
  • Opportunity to audit one NEC course per semester on a space-available basis at no cost *

*This benefit is not available at this time due to New England College COVID-19 protocols.

  • Membership in LINEC is required to take fall and spring courses.
  • If you are curious about LINEC, but are not yet ready to become a member, you can enroll in as many summer courses as you wish for $25. Membership is not required for Summer Term. If LINEC is a good fit for you, you can become a member in the fall.
  • Membership is $40 per person each academic year (October through July).
  • Please add LINEC Membership by clicking the blue button next to course selections. To begin the process, click the button below.


LINEC  Summer  Courses

Year-round continuing courses:

American Poetry, American Novel Reading Group, and Film Seminar

New this Summer:

Amy Beach, “Let’s Plan a LINEC Travel Course”, Introduction to the American Presidency, the Andres Institute of Art . . . and more!

Arts at New England College

NEC Theatre:

Putnam Center for the Performing Arts
10 Weare Road, Henniker

All performances  are open to the public. 

Reservations & Information: 603-428-2382
and for upcoming performances visit
or email

Gallery locations

French Hall Gallery, 148 Concord St. Manchester
Roger Williams Gallery, 77 Amherst St., Manchester
Chester Gallery, 39 Main St., Henniker

Gallery hours
Summer Hours might vary. Check with NEC for schedule.

Tuesday and Thursday 12-6, Friday 12-7, Saturday 1-3
Tuesday-Friday 12-5

Course List

To read more about a class please click on “Register” next to each class listing.

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Bridge to Knowledge,

Continuing the Journey!