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  registration is ongoing
for Fall classes,
which began the week
of September 15.


You can register by mail, or
drop off forms in our mailbox, outside room W102.

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





Syllabus for Courses:
This fall term, over 30 courses offer a syllabus.
To view the syllabus for a course, in the left side column,
1) Click on the “Fall 2014 Courses” then
2) Click on the course title you would like.
3) At the bottom of the course description–if you see the word
“Syllabus” you can click on that Syllabus link, which will bring
up the syllabus for that course.

September 5:
NCC Senior Registration Day
(for NCC classes, not LLI)


Monday Sept 15:
First day of class for LLI Fall 2014


September 25 & 26:
LLI will not hold class, Rosh Hashanah.

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 1½ 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