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 and Westchester counties. 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.





 Fall 2017 Course Catalog 
See Left Column for full information 

Just a reminder, LLI classes will not hold classes during the following 2017 Jewish Holiday dates:

Thursday September 21

Friday September 22  

Friday September 29

No Lunch & Learn on September 22 & 29





The Fall 2017 term has begun, but you may still register for any of the following courses:

  • American Empire, Part 2
  • American Jewish Identity
  • Analyzing Weekly Policy Issues
  • Art of Storytelling
  • Astronomy: Seeing Stars
  • China’s Econ Dev. Environment
  • Collage and Beyond
  • Colorful Leaves
  • Digital Photography
  • Early Roots of Rock n Roll(Carlson)
  • Eight Iconic Photographers
  • Genealogy 1
  • Great American Songs
  • I Love to Read
  • Investments & Retirement


  • Matisse & Picasso
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Politics Film: 1st World War
  • Politics Film: Wells to Washington
  • So You Want to Speak Yiddish
  • Southeast Asian Politics
  • Watercolor: Beginner
  • Watercolor: Intermediate
  • Writing Women: Short Fiction





If you would like to receive future catalogs by email (which arrive earlier than US Mail) 

please send an email to, and tell us that you want to receive your catalog by email.

In addition, you must add LLEARNER@NCC.COMMNET.EDU
to your Email Address Book or Contact List,

otherwise LLI emails may get sent to your Spam or Junk mail folder, or get rejected altogether.

If you have signed up to get your catalog via email and have not received it, please check your Spam or Junk mail folder.



Please check Cable TV News Channel 12 for closure information:

If Norwalk Community College is closed, then Lifetime Learners is closed.









The LLLI Board Members for 2017-2018 are:

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






LNL Fall 2017 Lunch & Learn Events

Fall 2017 Lunch & Learn Events:

September 15 — India: A different world

September 22 – No Lunch & Learn, Jewish Holiday
September 29 – No Lunch & Learn, Jewish Holiday

October 6 — Women in the American Revolution: Open House!

October 13 — The History of Recorded Sound

October 20 — Energy Sources of the Future

October 27 — The Beginnings of the National Park Service

November 3 — LLI 25th Anniversary Celebration

November 10 — Inside Juilliard

November 17 — Our Amazing Connecticut Stone Walls

See all Lunch & Learn events

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