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.

Spring Cardinal

Please note the following room changes:

  • American Empire – Moved to E229¬†¬†
  • Current¬†Affairs ¬†– Moved to W208
  • Leonard Bernstein – Moved to W216¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Ten Photographs That Shook the World – Moved to E218
  • The Roaring Twenties – Moved to W103¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†
  • World War I – Moved to E230¬†¬†¬†
  • World War II: War in the Pacific – Moved to W208




 The following courses are no longer available:

American Empire                                 

Ancient Art of Stone Carving               

Art in Europe vs. America: 1930’s to 1950‚Äôs ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Century of American Music                  

Conflict Resolution                              

Current Affairs                                     

Fun with Collage & Mixed Media

Great Decisions 2014          

Great Political Films                            

I Want to Write: A Creative                 

Introduction to Pastel                         

ISMs: Art from Romanticism to Abstract Expressionism           

Jesus of Nazareth                                

Leonard Bernstein                               

Mysteries Can Be Murder                     

Ten Photographs That Shook the World    

The¬†1960’s Revisited¬†¬†¬†

The Roaring Twenties

The Words of Wall Street Deciphered                          

Very Verdi: Six Operas                        

Warlords in World War II                    

Watercolor: Intermediate 

World War II: War in the Pacific                   







 SPRING Crocus
















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, call 857-3330 and leave a message, or send an email