Friday, January 27, 2012


Aside from all the great continuing classes (including Anatomy & Massage Technique, Reading for Radicals, Human Sexuality, Knitting, Intro to Harm Reduction, The World in Knots, Modern UFOlogy, and Contemporary Feminist Literature), we have some really HOT new classes...

*The Solidarity Economy*
*Fluxus 2012: "Performance Art" Apocalypse*
*Pashupa's Community Yoga*
*The Art of Adult Ropes*

Don't forget that some classes require pre-registration! Usually this means simply contacting the teacher(s) beforehand to let them know you are coming. Check the calendar for contact details. These classes include:

-Anatomy & Massage Technique
-Reading for Radicals
-Fluxus 2012: "Performance Art" Apocalypse
-The Art of Adult Ropes (ADULTS ONLY)
-Computer Literacy @ RAE

NOTE: "Job Search: Resume Building & Mastering the Interview" and "Microsoft Publisher 2010: Levels 1 & 2" both have waiting lists! These classes (which are held at the Main Library) seem to fill up fast, so for future reference, go the Louisiana Jobs & Career Center (Orleans Parish) webpage to find out about classes like these.

A few more notes:

1) Our phone number is working again! Sorry for any technical difficulties you may have experienced trying to call us, but everything is in order once again. (504) 484-9418

2) Don't forget that the Crescent City Childcare Collective is around to help if you need a sitter in order to attend a class.

Wednesday, February 1stTeachers Potluck @ 822 N. Dupre for 6:30 PM
This means past, current, and future teachers. If you have ever taught a Free School class, ever thought about teaching a Free School class, or want to get inspired to teach a Free School class, come have dinner with us, potluck-style!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Educational Opportunity added last minute!

On Saturday 1/28, the Share to Read Book Club will be meeting at the NOPL Main Library (219 Loyola Ave) in the African American Resource Center. This month's title is "Perseverance" by Margaret J. Wheatley. The AARC has a limited number of free copies of the book, compliments of the author and illustrator. Stop by to get your free copy. Contact: 504-596-2565

Thursday, January 19, 2012


The Modern UFOlogy class has changed locations and cut back on one session. Check the calendar for details!

Class proposals have closed for the February semester. The February calendar will be coming out soon, so look out for it!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Sunday, January 15th is the deadline for classes that will be listed on the February calendar.

Teach a class on ANYTHING YOU WANT! Even a subject you don't know that much about! Teaching is one of the best ways to learn.

Click on the "Propose a class" link at the top of this page.

Contact us for any questions, if you need assistance, or if you would like some ideas on what to teach!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Calling all organizers!

Passionate about free education? Tech Savy? Creatively Inclined? Just plain enthusiastic? NOLA Free School Network needs you! Come to our Organization Meetings every Tuesday @ 10 a.m. at Community Book Center on Bayou Road. See you there!

New Orleans Free School Network Organization Meetings
Every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
Community Book Center
2523 Bayou Rd.

If you want to be involved with the free school but can't make this meeting time, send us an email at nolafreeschoolnetwork[at] and we will let you know about other opportunities to get involved.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A few updates....

Resurrection After Exoneration's computer classes: On the calendar, we have classes listed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:30 and 6-7:30. Apparently, these are intermediate classes. Beginning classes occur on Mondays and Wednesdays. Call Chris at (504)302-1940 to find out more information and to register.

The Anatomy and Massage Technique class was not included on the calendar, but it is happening! Thursdays starting 1/12 from 7:30-9:30 @ 1265 Esplanade. Contact Asher at (504)495-4606 for more information and to sign up beforehand.

Freret Neighborhood Center (FNC): Free yoga classes for people living in the Freret neighborhood on Mondays at 7:45 PM. The Resource Center open hours at the FNC are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10 AM - 2 PM. The Resource Center will re-open on 1/17. Anyone is welcome to come in and use the computers. Computer classes are one-on-one or small group tutoring. Walk-ins are welcome if you are working on a project - a resume, a job search, setting up an email account, etc. They can also arrange for someone to have a weekly class with a volunteer tutor to gain computer skills, ranging from complete novice to mid-level user. For more information or to sign up to work with a tutor, e-mail Leah at, contact the FNC at (504)373-6403, or stop in during open hours. The FNC is located at 4605 Freret.

On Wednesdays, people are informally meeting up in Washington Square Park in the Marigny (between Frenchman and Elysian Fields, and between Royal and Dauphine) at 4 PM to learn and speak Spanish.

Divine NOLA yoga studio (located at 1223 Baronne) has several free classes: 

5:00 AM Morning Sadhana FREE
Everyone is welcome for this free program of breathing, meditating and stretching lead by Certified Kundalini Yoga instructorsA great way to start every day 7 days a week.

5:00 PM Kundalini meditation
This is a continuous 62 minute meditationAnyone is welcome to come for the whole thing or come in at any point and leave at your leisure and it's free.

Contact (866)989-3626 or go to for more information.

RUBARB's Saturday hours are now 2pm-6pm.

As always, continue to check the online calendar for updates!

Saturday, January 7, 2012


If you would like to propose a class and see it on the Free School calendar for the month of February, the deadline is SUNDAY, JANUARY 15th.

The easiest way to propose a class is by clicking on the "Propose a class" link at the top of this page. If you have any questions, you can e-mail us at or call (504)252-7129.

Don't forget to give us as much information as possible, including the title, description, date(s), time(s), duration, location, and, most importantly, your contact information.