The Lynchburg branch of the American Association of University Women will hosts its annual Great Decisions Lecture Series next month. The lectures will be held each Thursday afternoons beginning February 6 with the topic of Energy Independence presented by the director of the Claytor Nature Study Center. The series will conclude on Feb. 27 with a lecture on Defense Technology. The series is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the YWCA and the library. All presentations are free and open to the public. Lectures begin at 3 p.m. in the Lynchburg Public Library Community Room. For descriptions of each lecture visit