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 five-week 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.

Autumn Leaves

LLI classes began the week of September 15,
but you may still enroll in any class that is open. 
You can register by mail,
drop off forms in our mailbox, outside room W102.  

 NOTE: No LLI classes will be held on
September 25 and 26, for Rosh Hashanah. 







The following courses have seats available‚ÄĒ
please see¬† “Fall 2014 Courses” in the left column, for full description and schedule:

Air War in Europe World War II               
American Revolution Reconsidered            
Arts of Ancient Greece                               
Birth of Social Activism in America    
Fascinating Southeast Asian Sites        
Great American Songs & Stories         
Heroes and Villains in the Old Testament   
History of the Jewish People               
I Love to Read                                     
Japan’s Transformations¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
Music and the Big Band Era                
Origami Through The Seasons            
Psychology of Color                           
Reflections on Art: Expanded              
Self-Discovery: The Nine Personality Profiles                      
Spanish Culture with an Artistic Twist
Speaking Spanish for Enjoyment        
The Words of Wall Street                    
Through the Looking Glass: Examining Dreams                       
Vietnam: A History                             
Watercolor: Beginner                          
Women’s History Through Women‚Äôs Voices¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
World War 1 via Film    








The following courses are closed or cancelled:

Advanced Word & PowerPoint
Armchair Traveler Does the Pacific 
Basic Genealogy
Best of Broadway Plays: Part 2
Color Mixing Techniques
Computer Bytes
Conflict Resolution
Connecticut: Election Year 2014
Current Affairs
Forensic Science
Fun With Collage/Mixed Media Art
George Gershwin: Genius Beyond Compare
Greatest Spies of World War II
Iraq: A History
Magical Moments at the Movies
Modern Short Stories
New York: America’s Greatest City, Part 2
Once Upon a Life/Time: Memoir
Puccini on Parade in Six Operas
Sex and the Supreme Court
View of America Through Art
Watercolor: Intermediate 

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Course Syllabus:

This Fall, over 30 LLI courses offer a syllabus.
To view the syllabus for a course:

1) In the left-side column Select “Fall 2014 Courses”
2) Select the course title you would like to view
3) If¬†the word “Syllabus” appears at the bottom of that course page,
4) Click on “Syllabus,” and the link will take you to the course syllabus.

LNL Sailboat Ketch

Around the World in a 30 foot Sailboat

OPEN HOUSE, All are invited!

September 19, 2014
Refreshments at 12:15
Presentation at 1:00

Climb aboard for an exciting sea voyage which took over three years to complete. This 1970’s real-life adventure on rough and tranquil waters is presented through photographs and detailed maps which chart and describe the world’s geography and divergent populations.   Along the way we see and feel the drama of the captain and first mate as they share their experiences in both sometimes life threatening situations and the mundane aspects of living on a small sailboat for over 1,000 days.

Scott Kuhner grew up in Westport, CT where, as a youngster, he learned to sail.¬† Scott, a successful¬†¬† businessman,¬† convinced his young wife, Kitty, to quit their jobs and sail around the world. This true life story by two new Lifetime Learner members reviews their exciting and interesting adventure. Their professional presentation, with pictures and detailed maps, will be personally narrated by them during this extended 1¬Ĺ hour Lunch & Learn presentation.

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