Rock Valley College

Updated 3/7/2022 at 9:15 AM

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CLR Word to the Wise Newsletter

The CLR Word to the Wise newsletter is written almost exclusively by CLR members and volunteers! It also includes upcoming CLR news and events. Click the image above to access the electronic version of our most recent newsletter.

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Latest CLR News

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CLR membership runs the calendar year (January - December). ALL CLR members should include the $35 annual membership fee with their registration for the spring semester. Membership dues and class payments can be combined on the same check.

If you are coming to the Bell School Road Center for an in-person class or to visit the CLR office, please be aware of the construction. When construction workers and trucks are in the parking lot, we suggest not parking along the construction fencing. 

The Rockford Public Library's Mobile Library will make a recurring appearance at the RVC Center for Learning in Retirement at the Bell School Road Center! It will be parked in the east parking lot once every three weeks. All dates are listed below. This is an incredible resource that features shelves full of the most current materials, high-speed internet capabilities, and other features! Items that can be loaned out include books for all ages, DVDs and Blu-rays, audio books, video games, Chromebooks, and more! Anyone can utilize the resources available on the Mobile Library at no cost. You need to be a City of Rockford resident to obtain a library card and check out materials for free.

The Mobile Library will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on the following dates:

  • February 1 and 22
  • March 15
  • April 5 and 26

RPL Mobile Library

CLR will continue to partner with other regional community colleges to offer collaborative online classes this summer! These classes provide us the opportunity to offer a wide variety of different classes, as well as bring older adults together from all over the region. The community colleges involved include Rock Valley College, McHenry County College, College of DuPage, and Harper College. For our summer semester we are offering 16 different collaboration classes offered ONLINE via Zoom. You can view the summer schedule of classes by clicking the blue tab on the right side of the page titled, "CLR Classes." 

Collaborative Classes