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All class meetings are held at the UA Gadsden Center or nearby locations.  Courses are held once a week. For more information, please contact Shirley du Pont by email at

Visit the Gadsden OLLI webpage.


Gadsden Meeting Locations  

UA Gadsden Center

121 N 1st St
Gadsden, AL 35901

Gadsden Public Library

254 College Street
Gadsden, AL 35901

The Senior Activity Center

629 Broad Street
Gadsden, AL 35901



Gadsden Committee Chairs

Gadsden OLLI

Special Events

Eclipse 2017
August 21, 2017  |  12-3 p.m.  |  Gadsden Public Library Park

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality will be able to see one of nature's most awe inspiring sights... a total solar eclipse!! This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. The path will go directly through the City of Nashville and come as close to Gadsden as Chattanooga. While Gadsden and northeast Alabama will not be in the direct path for a total eclipse, we will be close enough for a "near total" (partial) eclipse... 95%... during the max viewing time. Depending on weather, we expect this will be spectacular during the early afternoon on the 21st.

Join your OLLI friends at the Gadsden Public Library's park (located directly across the street from the Main Library) beginning at 12 Noon on Monday, August 21. We'll have a NASA representative present to help describe the event. The eclipse will begin approximately 12 noon and end at 3 PM. However, the primary viewing time of the "near total" eclipse will happen at 1:30 PM. This "near total" eclipse will only last for 2 minutes and 40 seconds. You will not want to miss this wonderful opportunity.

The library will provide special glasses from NASA so everyone will be able to view the eclipse safely. Depending on how many are present, we may need to share the special glasses, but the library expects to have at least 75 pairs available.