Lifetime Learners Institute (LLI) is an independent nonprofit institute for lifelong learning within Norwalk Community College. Our purpose is to offer non-credit, educational programs for area residents aged 50 or older. We offer over 40 courses each Spring and Fall, taught by LLI facilitators, as well as daily events during a shorter Winter Session. Our 900 or more members come from all over Fairfield County. Member volunteers run LLI.

Norwalk Community College gives us a home, provides us with offices, meeting rooms, classrooms, services, use of the fine library and Wellness Center, help in many forms, advice when asked for, and the invaluable prestige of a large sheltering institute – making us feel a part of the College. Our members volunteer services to NCC, such as mentoring, library assistance, rush mailings, registration-day help, and participation in Foundation fundraising.

Winter 2017 session: January 9 to February 3 
Winter session now available!
Paid courses, free classes and Lunch & Learn  
See the left-hand column, under “Winter 2017″

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Courses begin March 13

Catalogs will be available in mid-February 
Registration will begin in February Snow Crocus




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The LLLI Board Members for 2016-2017 are:

Ralph Loomis, President
Leon Breault, 1st Vice President
Charlotte Cooper, 2nd Vice President
Sandi Sacks, Secretary
Ann Bello, Treasurer
Barbara Cartsounis, NCC Liaison
Roger Cohn
Richard Di Vecchio
Larry Fox
Leslie Loop
Erik Rambusch
Leah Tillman 






L&L – October 21: Lunch with Eleanor Roosevelt

 LNL Eleanor Roose LLI Lunch & Learn
Refreshments at 12:15pm 
Presentation at 1:00pm
Forum auditorium, East campus
LLI Membership ID required

We cover the life of this fascinating person from October 1884 to her death in November 1962. President Truman once remarked that Eleanor was not merely America’s First Lady but the first lady of the world. During her twelve years in the White House she gave 348 press conferences and wrote 60 feature articles in some of the nation’s leading magazines. She was one of the co-authors of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights and had a myriad of accomplishments in the face of adversity.

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine. He has authored several books, one of which is On History: A Treatise. He is an avid reader and lectures on many aspects of history.


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Do you have a particular skill, avocation, hobby, deep interest in some area? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm? As a facilitator, you would share and learn with your peers. To propose a course, describe your proposed course and a little of your background, and send an email