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.

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FALL 2017 General Information:
* Fall 2017 Courses start September 11
* Catalogs for Fall courses will be sent or emailed in late August
* This website will publish Fall course information in early September 




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 April 21 – Evolution of American Newspapers

Lunch & Learn
Refreshments at 12:15pm 
Presentation at 1:00pm
Forum auditorium, East campus 
NCC Photo ID Required


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April 21 - Evolution of American Newspapers

This presentation discusses and demonstrate with local Connecticut examples the changes that happened since newspapers were originally printed only as one-page broadsides for an elite readership during colonial America. We cover centuries of newspaper history and review the impact of the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the rise of American literacy, advance of radio, television and, of course, the internet. We also compare today’s modern newspaper industry with its competition and its reliance on today’s technological advances and comment on national newspaper trends.

Janeen Bjork has combined 30 years of experience as a television researcher and presenter with her love of genealogy. In fact, she recently facilitated classes on the subject for LLI for three levels of students: Beginner, Intermediate and Advance. Her enthusiasm for newspapers as a genealogy tool has inspired her and others to search for ‚Äúthe rest of their story‚ÄĚ.





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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