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.

Courses begin March 13.  

¬†See the¬†complete course descriptions and schedules at left, under “Spring 2017.”¬†¬†


Please check Cable TV News Channel 12 for closure information:
If Norwalk Community College is closed, then Lifetime Learners is closed.


Please note the following changes and updates:

The following courses are now closed:


  • 1950’s Rock and Roll, Gary Lishnoff¬†

  • Current Affairs Wednesday, Arthur Gottlieb
  • Drawing Flowers, Dick Rauh

  • Essentrics, June Bird
  • Exceptional Women in American History, Elliot Kalner ¬†
  • Exploring the Movie Soundtrack, Joshua Berrett
  • Iconic Israeli Leaders, Stan Gershman
  • Life and Work of March Chagall, Darby Cartun
  • Matisse & Picasso: An Artistic Conversation, Darby Cartun
  • Military Industrial Complex, Mark Albertson ¬†¬†
  • Politics via Film: The great Dictators, Paul Gettler


The following courses are now cancelled:

  • CANCELLED: Healthy Relationships, Ken Ormand

  • CANCELLED: Redirecting Your Career, Erik Rambusch¬†¬†

  • CANCELLED: Pop Music 2, Gary Theroux

  • CANCELLED: How to Reduce Stress in Your Life, Gilda Simpkin


Please note the following change in schedule:
Looking Back in American History: America’s Civil Rights Movement, Gary Lishnoff
This course meets on the following dates:  March 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2.  Class does not meet on May 9.



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
to your Email Address Book or Contact List,
or else LLI emails will wind up in your Spam or Junk mail folder.

If you have signed up to get your catalog via email and have not received it, please check your Spam or Junk mail folder.










The LLLI Board Members for 2016-2017 are:

Ralph Loomis, President
Leon Breault, 1st Vice President
Charlotte Cooper, 2nd Vice President
Sandi Sacks, Secretary
Ann Bello, Treasurer
Barbara Cartsounis, NCC Liaison
Roger Cohn
Richard Di Vecchio
Larry Fox
Leslie Loop
Erik Rambusch
Leah Tillman 






LNL March 17 CUBA

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

This event is an Open House
All are invited, Bring Your Friends! 




March 17 ‚Äď Into the Heart of Cuba

Internationally known documentary photographer Daryl Hawk shows us his recent unprecedented 2,700 mile circumnavigation of Cuba. Mr. Hawk spent two weeks traveling Cuba’s diverse coastline, fertile lowland plains and interior villages capturing its colorful people. The resulting photographs depict a people and place both lost in time and on the cusp of change, especially now that it has received diplomatic recognition by the USA.

Daryl Hawk is a local professional photographer, travel writer, lecturer, and explorer whose articles and photographs appear in national magazines and publications worldwide. He is a member of the Explorers Club, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Professional Photographers Association.

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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