Spring Authors Series 2022

In Conjunction with Clemson University Libraries

Tuesday, May 24

3:00 PM

Cheezem Education Center

Unbuilt Clemson 

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Published by Clemson University Press, Unbuilt Clemson examines a selection of unrealized building projects throughout the history of Clemson University through the lens of campus development and planning, focusing on projects advanced to the building-design or site-plan stage.  These projects reveal the evolving vision and direction of a state institution of higher learning and the variety of internal and external factors that have shaped its course.  The work draws extensively on unique materials from Clemson's Special Collections and Archives, bringing to life in vivid color an untold aspect of the University's development.

Author Dennis S. Taylor is Librarian Emeritus of Clemson University. 

OLLI Garden Group


May 25

3:00 PM

Share ideas, learn from others about gardening techniques, soil, plants, design and more - broaden your knowledge and find support from other gardeners who have similar challenges with their Upstate landscape. The group also enjoys speakers on various gardening topics and occasional field trips.  Open to current OLLI Members only. 

In place of a June meeting, the Group will be taking a field trip to Richardson's Daylily Farm, 505 Murphy Road, Anderson, SC 29626.For more information, contact the facilitator, Susan Creamer at


Flourishing through leisure: Exploring trends in recreational therapy and other integrative health practices


June 1

9:30 AM

Cheezem Education Center

Personal leisure practices – aka yoga, Pickleball, evening walks - impact many domains of health including physical, psychological, social, and cognitive well-being. Recreational therapy is a process that uses activity-based interventions to improve overall well-being for individuals with or without disabilities. Hear about the latest trends in complementary and integrative health including recreational therapy practice and education. We will also highlight a variety of ways to get involved with the Recreational Therapy program at Clemson University including opportunities for whole health assessments and recreation participation.


Em V. Adams, Ph.D., CTRS, C-IAYT, is an Assistant Professor of Recreational Therapy at Clemson University. Her clinical background is in behavioral health and psychiatric care. She is a trained simulation educator, certified recreational therapist, and certified yoga therapist.   

Free but registration is required; click here to register!

OLLI Book Club


June 3

10:00 AM

Cheezem Education Center

Our books are selected by group vote and selections include fiction and nonfiction, contemporary and classic. Discussion is informal and participation is encouraged. Open to current OLLI Members only.

The June 3 selection is The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles.  Upcoming selections include:

  • Friday, July 1 - The Family by Naomi Krupitsky

  • Friday, August 5 - The Invisible Thread by Lauren Schroeder and Alex Tresnioswski

For more information, contact the facilitator, Maureen Williamson at

Annual Membership Meeting of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Clemson University


June 15

3:00 p.m.

Kite Hill Brewery

Patrick Square Town Center

Featured Speaker:  Kathryn Smith

This event begins with a brief, 30-minute business meeting presented by the OLLI Board of Advisors followed by our featured speaker, Kathryn Smith.  As Ms. Smith will be speaking on Prohibition, our venue is Kite Hill Brewery, a five-minute walk from the Cheezem Education Center. Drinks will be available for purchase at 3:00 p.m. while the kitchen opens at 4:00 p.m.

Prohibition, the period when a constitutional amendment banned the production, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages in America, is sometimes seen as a colorful time of flappers and bootleggers. But the dark side of this period, 1920-1933, was very dark indeed. Using her book Baptists and Bootleggers: A Prohibition Expedition Through the South…with Cocktail Recipes, Kathryn Smith will guide us through the events leading to Prohibition, the Prohibition period itself, and the aftermath.

Free but registration is required; click here to register!