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


Spring courses begin the week of March 16. 
Courses can be viewed by selecting
the topics listed under Spring 2015, 
in the left column.

Weather Closings: 
If NCC is closed, LLI will also be closed. 
Please check TV Cable News Channel 12 
or the website: 
for weather closures. 

 Please note the following room reassignments:

  • American Empire – Moved to E229¬†¬†
  • 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¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†



 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