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Date:
May 1, 2018 - June 1, 2018
Time:
All Day
Location:
Norwalk Public Library and South Norwalk Branch Library
Address:
Norwalk, CT 06851-5125
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Library Events for the Month of May

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


 May 2018

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 Both libraries will be closed 

Sunday, May 27 & Monday, May 28

 in honor of Memorial Day.

Greetings!



They say that April showers bring May flowers, but the library got parking as well as daffodils this spring!

Many thanks to Dick Brescia, Parking Authority Chair; Alex Knopp, NPL Board President; Mayor Harry Rilling; Sherelle Harris, NPL Assistant Director; Patsy Brescia, NPL Board Vice President, Vanessa Valadares, DPW Engineer; and Vicki Oatis, NPL Youth Services Director.

Clear your calendar for the first week in May when we have an Artist's Showcase at SoNo Library on May 1, celebrating the paintings of Norwalk artist Conan Robinson, the US Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith, speaking at NCC on May 3, and First Friday on May 4 with the documentary Bill Cunningham New York showing at the main library, followed by the first ever                                                                       Wall Street Lantern parade at 8:30 that night!

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May Programs & Events events

U.S. Poet Laureate at Norwalk Community College May 3

Save the Date to Welcome Tracy K. Smith to Norwalk


Thursday, May 3

6:00 pm

Norwalk Community College

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith will read from her poetry and participate in a community conversation and book signing at Norwalk Community College, on Thursday, May 3, at 6:00 p.m. This free event is co-sponsored by Norwalk Education Foundation, Norwalk Arts Commission, Norwalk Public Library, Newman's Own Foundation and Norwalk Community College.

Tracy K. Smith was born in Massachusetts and raised in northern California. She earned a BA from Harvard University and an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. From 1997 - 1999 she held a Stegner fellowship at Stanford University. Smith is the author of three books of poetry: The Body's Question (2003), which won the Cave Canem prize for the best first book by an African-American poet; Duende (2007), winner of the James Laughlin Award and the Essence Literary Award; Life on Mars (2011), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; and Wade in the Water (April 2018). She has also written a memoir, Ordinary Light (2015), which was a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction.

The recipient of the 2014 Academy of American Poets fellowship, Smith was named United States Poet Laureate in 2017. She is the director of Princeton University's creative writing program and lives in New Jersey.

For more information, please contact Prof. Laurel Peterson at lpeterson@Norwalk.edu .

Edward VII, "Uncle of Europe": Four-Part Series  
The Children of Edward VII - Part 3

Presented by Dr. Mona Garcia

Friday, May 4

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Register

The Norwalk Public Library is pleased to present a four-part series, "Edward VII, 'Uncle of Europe' " by historian and reference librarian Dr. Mona Garcia. Known for her ability to make history come alive, Mona will introduce Edward VII, the son and heir of Queen Victoria, who waited fifty-nine years to become King. If his mother, Queen Victoria was the grandmother of Europe, Edward VII was truly the uncle of Europe.

"The Children of Edward VII" - While raising a family with his lovely wife, Alexandra, Bertie finds various ways of keeping himself amused while waiting to become king.

For those who love historical fiction, romance and intrigue, you won't want to miss the real stories behind the fiction! Save the dates, and register now for these programs that will take place on Fridays at 12 Noon, in the Main Auditorium, located at 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk. A light lunch will be provided courtesy of the library.

Friday, May 25 - Register

"Uncle of Europe" - With four nieces married to monarchs or future monarchs, Bertie is truly the Uncle of Europe. But his years as Prince of Wales and King are complicated by his nephew, Kaiser Wilhelm II, the German Emperor.

After Hours Screening of Bill Cunningham New York

Friday, May 4

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Main Library Auditorium


Bill Cunningham, who died in 2016 at age 87, is noted as the best street style photographer the fashion industry has ever seen. The 2010 documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, tells the story of the man who wouldn't let anything pass by him, without photographing it first with his 35mm camera which was slung around his neck at all times.

This Richard Press film follows the life of Cunningham, who worked for the New York Times for almost 40 years, featuring appearances from Vogue's Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Michael Bloomberg and Brooke Astor among other fashion world notables. Wintour sums up Cunningham's importance as a photographer by stating, "I've said many times that we all get dressed for Bill."

This program is free and open to the public on a walk-in basis.  A light supper will be provided courtesy of the library, before the screening.

Visit Norwalk's First Friday Facebook page for additional information about Norwalk's First Friday series.

For additional information, please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services, at (203) 899-2780 ext. 15133, or clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

American Job Center Career Coach

CTworks career coach

Career Coach Schedule

Free Job Search Assistance

Monday, May 7

10:00 - 12:00

1:00 - 3:00

Curb in front of library

American Job Center Southwest

Creating Yoursef In Retirement: The Emotional Aspect


Wednesday, May 9

7:00 - 8:15 pm

Main Library Auditorium

For retirees and soon-to-be-retirees, this program showcases various options for enhancing the quality of life in retirement. Retirement is a time of enormous change that promises emotional rewards but also has the potential for emotional dangers such as boredom, depression and addiction. Learn what to expect in transitioning retirement and how to successfully navigate this life change. 

Speakers Michael Amoroso, BBA, MBA ran his own marketing research firm. A retiree for 20 years, he currently provides guidance to other retirees. Ingrid Gillespie, BS, MS is the executive director of Communities4Action,, a regional action council. She has worked for over 30 years in the human services field

For additional information, please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services, at (203) 899-2780 ext. 15133, or clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

Budget Travel on the Web 

Presented by 

Reference Librarian Tina Kramer  


Saturday, May 12

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Computer Lab

Space is limited to 12 people

Register Online or call 203-899-2780 x15109.

A free library workshop on using the Internet resources for trip planning.

In this class you will learn how to find best sites for researching your destination, planning the itinerary, booking your flight, car, hotel room and more. Be your own travel agent and save money by doing all your planning online. 

Free Tax Reform Workshop 

How to Plan for Your Successful Financial Future

Thursday, May 17

6:30 - 8:15 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Are you confused about Tax Reform and how it may affect your future? The Norwalk Public Library will sponsor a free workshop on what you need to know about Tax Reform. Please join Michael Alimo of USA Financial and Tax Services, for a professional's assessment of how these changes may impact you today and into the future.

Planning for the future has always been a complex task. With inflation, rising interest rates and new tax laws, have you addressed how these factors may change your overall future? A stock market that has gone up for nearly eight years running has left some excited, yet others concerned. Maintaining the retirement savings you have accumulated, as well as your time horizon and tax efficiency can be critical components to your retirement success.

Presentation topics will include:
* Identifying major tax law changes
* Which tax law changes could affect how you invest in your retirement portfolio
* Why states like Connecticut may not benefit from tax law changes
* How to benefit from tax law changes
* How to prepare yourself for a market correction

For additional information, please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services, at (203) 899-2780 ext. 15133, or clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

For additional information, please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services, at (203) 899-2780 ext. 15133, or clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org

Free Long-Term Care Seminar 

Learn how long- term care insurance can help to protect your retirement savings

Thursday, May 31

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Guest speaker Aldo Pantano, from the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care, with the State Office of Policy and Management, will show you how the State's Partnership for Long-Term Care can help you plan ahead for your future long-term care needs. No company specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations during this program - just information that you should know. 

While you may have your 401(k), your diversified portfolio, your retirement nest egg - have you thought about how to protect these assets should you need long-term care? Just one year in a CT nursing home can cost more than $154,000. Medicare and health insurance may cover only a fraction of these costs. 

Now there's a way to protect your life's savings. If you're 40 or older, you may want to make long-term care insurance - approved by the State's Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term

Care - part of your retirement plan. These policies are affordable and provide asset protection, protect against inflation, and may give you peace of mind through your retirement years. 

For more information visit: https://www.partnershipforlongtermcare.com/connecticut-partnership/index.html.

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NPL Jumpstarts Adult Summer Reading

Tips on Great Reads for Book Lovers 

Sally Allen, PhD

Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers

Friday, May 11

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Register Online

In Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers Allen deftly weaves personal stories with fifteen thematized, annotated, and illustrated reading lists for what to read next. By sharing some of the treasures in her library and the secret lives they reveal, she gives us permission to embrace the shameless book lover inside each of us. Unlocking Worlds is a testament to how reading passionately-and compassionately-can unlock the world beyond our back yard. Celebrating books and those who read them, Allen shows how the solitary act of reading can be a powerful thread that creates community and connection. (Publisher)

 

Sally Allen holds a PhD from New York University in English Education, with an emphasis in writing and rhetoric, and a MA in English Language and Literature. She has taught writing and literature at NYU, Fairfield University, and Sacred Heart University and consulted in the Writing Centers at NYU and Fairfield U. She is a recipient of NYU's Willy Gorrissen Award for Dedication and Skill in the Academic Development of Student Writing. Currently, she is an associate faculty member in Communications at Post University.

As a consultant, Allen works with readers and writers and speaks and writes about books and reading . She is also the founder and editor of Books, Ink at HamletHub. Her writing for HamletHub has earned four Connecticut Press Club Awards.

A light lunch will provided by the library. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 

For additional information, please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services, at (203) 899-2780 ext. 15133, or clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

Catherine Onyemelukwe

Nigeria Revisited: My Life and Loves Abroad  

Wednesday, May 16

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Main Library Auditorium

A light lunch will be provided by the library.

Register Online

In 1962, when twenty-one-year-old Catherine Onyemelukwe launched her two-year adventure with the brand-new Peace Corps, she had no idea what the African country had in store. Nigeria, where she was assigned, was newly independent. Full of excitement, anticipation, and curiosity about the unknown, this young Midwestern woman set out to make the world a better place. But she didn't realize that Nigeria was instead about to make her a better person. 

Catherine's heartfelt memoir revisits her two years overseas that become twenty-four, during which her experiences brim with friendships, students, travels around the country, and love. It recalls how her future Nigerian husband contrives to meet her, their falling in love, and their controversial wedding that becomes world news with their photo in Life Magazine.

Catherine's memoir follows her journeys between America and Nigeria and the resulting relationships, hardships, dangers, surprises, and ultimately the unbreakable bond that develops between her and a complicated country she continues to love to this day. It's a passionate story of multiculturalism and family that readers won't soon forget.

It is also a deep look into the coups and war that force their family to leave the city and live in her husband's village, without electricity and running water, where they struggle to keep their children safe and healthy. When the hardships of war become overbearing, she flees to Europe and then the United States to await the war's end, only to be greeted with scorn for her mixed-race children. 

This story of adapting to a new culture, taking risks, surviving, and embracing differences will inspire the reader to venture beyond perceived horizons and see the world in a whole new light.

Catherine holds degrees from Mount Holyoke College, California State University, and Yale's School of Management. As a Peace Corps volunteer she taught German at Federal Emergency Science School and English and African History at Awori-Ajeromi Secondary Grammar School. As a new mother she taught at the American International School. She founded and ran a fashion company, co-founded Nigerwives (a group for foreign women in Nigeria married to Nigerian men), and was president of the American Women's Club in Lagos. 

After returning to the U.S. she worked as a fundraiser for non-profits, including the Westport YMCA, Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition, and the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility. She lectures on Nigeria's history, cultures and customs. Catherine is an advocate for cross-cultural understanding and racial justice.

A light lunch will provided by the library. 

For additional information, please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services, at (203) 899-2780 ext. 15133, or clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

 Allia Zobel Zolan 



LAUGH OUT LOUD: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate 

Then and Now...Before We Forget.


Monday, May 21

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Register Online

In Laugh Out Loud, Allia Zobel Nolan and 40 contributors from the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop whoop it up with reveries of life in the past lane, the days when some women teased their hair until it gave up, and dated guys who wore more jewelry than a starlet on Oscar night.

Published in association with the University of Dayton's Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, the book also documents what it is like to go from mood rings to menopause-including stories of an ex-husband's cremation ceremony, surviving a millennium office, and more.

"Forget the mood-altering drugs," says Allia Zobel Nolan. "Just pick up a copy of Laugh Out Loud, and be prepared to do just that."

"But," says authors Cindy Ratzlaff and Kathy Kinney, "don't read it with a mouthful of coffee."

A light lunch will be provided courtesy of the library.

For further information, please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services, at (203) 899-2780, or  clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

Amy Bass

One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game that Brought a Divided Town Together

Wednesday, May 23

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Register Online

A light lunch will be provided courtesy of the library.


In One Goal, Amy Bass tells the timely and inspiring story of how the Lewiston, Maine community - an overwhelmingly white community in one of the whitest states in America - and its newly arrived 7,000 Somali immigrants came together on the soccer field to chase dreams of national glory.

As Bass explains, perhaps nowhere were racial tensions more apparent than on the high school soccer team, the Lewiston Blue Devils, where immigrant kids had to tackle language and cultural barriers while dealing with openly racist hostility on the streets of their new home.

Led by longtime coach Mike McGraw, who honed the team's plays and their teamwork, the team became a powerhouse with one goal - the first state soccer championship in Lewiston history.

One Goal has been praised as the "Friday Night Lights for the twenty-first century," (Brian Phillips, author of Impossible Owls), and called "not just a great story...not just a story of one obscure high school season. It's the American story, just when you feared that it might be fading fast, renewed." (S. L. Price, Sports Illustrated Senior Writer)

Amy Bass is a professor of history in New York and lived in Lewiston, Maine for four years as a student at Bates College. Her writing has appeared in Slate, Salon, and CNN Opinion, and her work for NBC's Olympics coverage earned her an Emmy in 2012 for Outstanding Live Event Turnaround. One Goal is her fourth book.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

To register for this program or for additional information, please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services, at (203) 899-2780 ext. 15133, or clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

Business Workshops business

Grow Your Business through Media 

Library Presents Program with Media Expert 

Paula Conway

Learn the Secrets of Attracting Media to Grow Your Business, Get More Clients and Build Your Brand 

Thursday, May 3

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Space is limited - please RSVP  here.

Nationally known media strategist and public relations expert Paula Conway will teach a free two-hour course to entrepreneurs and small business owners on how to get featured in mainstream media. 

The course will include:

  • Understanding when you are ready for media
  • Strategies used to identify the right media for your message
  • How to differentiate your business
  • Understanding and creating a winning pitch
  • The print pitch vs. the TV pitch
  • Identifying your target audience
  • How to create and execute a great press list
  • How to follow up with media

Paula Conway is the President and Founder of Astonish Media Group, a well known boutique media and business strategy firm based in New York City. A best-selling author with Harper Collins, small business owner and self-made entrepreneur, Conway has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest and on major national morning shows such as Fox & Friends and The View. 

"Whether you work for yourself or own your own business, media is a powerful tool that can dramatically change the face of your brand. Being regularly featured in the press will attract new customers, increase your sales, establish credibility, elevate your brand and cement a loyal customer base as well," said Conway. 

If you want to be on TV, radio, or featured in local or national media, this course will reveal some of the basic tools and tricks used in major PR firms to landing great media. The free two-hour course will also offer many complimentary takeaways.

For further information, please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services, at (203) 899-2780, ext. 15133 or clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

A free SCORE Small Business Workshop co-sponsored by The Norwalk Public Library 

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains 

Terms and Concepts Decrypted 

Thursday, May 24

6:00 - 8:00 pm (check in at 5:30)

Main Library Auditorium


Register Online

The media is chock full of coverage of Bitcoin, cryptocurriencies and the blockchain, but what does it all mean? This workshop will explain key terms and ideas to give you a fundamental understanding of the concepts that matter.

How to:

  • Define bitcoin, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology
  • Explain why they matter
  • Explore into the social and financial impact of digital currency and blockchain technology

Presenter:  Matthew Krieger

Matthew Krieger is a technologist and executive with 20 years' experience in Information Technology and manufacturing. Matt is an Advisory Chief Technology Officer and VP of Technology with manufacturer Cober, Inc. where he is responsible for engineering, business development and sales. Previously Matt held senior IT leadership positions at Time, Inc. and The Reader's Digest Association. Matt serves on the board of two non-profit organizations and is a SCORE mentor.


SCORE Fairfield County 
111 East Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851 
203-831-0065 score.fairfieldcounty@gmail.com 

Book Discussionbd

Readers' Choice Book Group

Tulip Fever 

Deborah Moggach

Wednesday, May 9

2:00 pm

Norwalk Senior Center

11 Allen Rd. Norwalk, Ct

Norwalk Library's Director of Library Information Services, Cynde Bloom Lahey, will lead a discussion on Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach.

A sensual tale of art, lust, and deception-now a major motion picture

In 1630s Amsterdam, tulipomania has seized the populace. Everywhere men are seduced by the fantastic exotic flower. But for wealthy merchant Cornelis Sandvoort, it is his young and beautiful wife, Sophia, who stirs his soul. She is the prize he desires, the woman he hopes will bring him the joy that not even his considerable fortune can buy.

Cornelis yearns for an heir, but so far he and Sophia have failed to produce one. In a bid for immortality, he commissions a portrait of them both by the talented young painter Jan van Loos. But as Van Loos begins to capture Sophia's likeness on canvas, a slow passion begins to burn between the beautiful young wife and the talented artist.

As the portrait unfolds, so a slow dance is begun among the household's inhabitants. Ambitions, desires, and dreams breed a grand deception-and as the lies multiply, events move toward a thrilling and tragic climax.

In this richly imagined international bestseller, Deborah Moggach has created the rarest of novels-a lush, lyrical work of fiction that is also compulsively readable. Seldom has a novel so vividly evoked a time, a place, and a passion.

Praise for Tulip Fever:

"Sumptuous prose . . . reads like a thriller." -The New York Times Book Review

"An artful novel in every sense of the word . . . deftly evokes seventeenth-century Amsterdam's vibrant atmosphere."-Los Angeles Times

 Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services, at (203) 899-2780 ext. 15133, or clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

Books Sandwiched In

The Hamilton Affair

Elizabeth Cobbse 

Thursday, May 31

12:00 -1:00 pm

Carnegie Room

Bring your lunch and join Reference Librarian Susannah Violino for a lively discussion of The Hamilton Affair: A Novel by Elizabeth Cobb.

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution, and featuring a cast of legendary characters, The Hamilton Affair tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from passionate and tender beginnings of their romance to his fateful duel on the banks of the Hudson River.

Hamilton was a bastard and orphan, raised in the Caribbean and desperate for legitimacy, who became one of the American Revolution's most dashing--and improbable--heroes. Admired by George Washington, scorned by Thomas Jefferson, Hamilton was a lightning rod: the most controversial leader of the new nation. Elizabeth was the wealthy, beautiful, adventurous daughter of the respectable Schuyler clan--and a pioneering advocate for women. Together, the unlikely couple braved the dangers of war, the perils of seduction, the anguish of infidelity, and the scourge of partisanship that menaced their family and the country itself.

With flawless writing, brilliantly drawn characters, and epic scope, The Hamilton Affair tells a story of love forged in revolution and tested by the bitter strife of young America, and will take its place among the greatest novels of American history ever written. --Amazon

Elizabeth Cobbs, historian, novelist and documentary filmmaker, is the author of four books on American history and a winner of the Allan Nevins Prize. Her novel Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War, won the San Diego Book Award. She holds the Glassock Chair at Texas A&M and a Research Fellowship at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Her newest book, The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers (2017) was published by Harvard University Press.

Books Sandwiched In meets the last Thursday of every month. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 28, when Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Blvald will be discussed.

For further information, please contact Susannah Violino at (203) 899-2780 ext 15115, or sviolino@norwalkpubliclibrary.org

Weekly Programs Weekly

Zumba with Karen

Children & Parents - Mondays

 5:00 - 5:45 pm

Adults & Teens - Mondays

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Low Impact Aerobics with Linda

Tuesdays & Thursdays

  1:30 - 2:30 pm

 Teen Room

Linda Lombardo is known to local residents for her work as a Silver Sneakers instructor, Linda has been a Business Education teacher with the New Canaan, Norwalk, Fairfield, Greenwich and Stamford Public School Systems for over 20 years. She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a health fitness instructor, personal trainer and nutrition counselor. Stop by on Tuesday or Thursday to welcome Linda and try out a new version of Low Impact Aerobics.

For additional information, please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services, at (203) 899-2780

QiGong with Bill Wrenn
 

Wednesdays

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Main Floor near the Reference Desk

Caffe' e Conversazione with members of Vini, Vitti, Dici!

An Italian community salon dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture in an informal setting-- will meet on Saturday, May 12 & 19 at 10 am.  No Session on May 5 or 26. 


You must RSVP by the Friday before to confirm time and meeting. 

This is not a class for beginners! Participants must be able to carry on a conversation around a timely topic. 

For more info:  vinivittidici@gmail.com  orPatTinto1@gmail.com.

President & Founder.


The book selection for a Springtime Libro e Aperitivo discussion on May 23,: The Botticelli Secret by Marina Fiorato.   Visit this Good Reads site to learn more about the book:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6734336-the-botticelli-secret? Please RSVP for time, location and to let us know what you are bringing.

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Norwalk History Room Online Database

Our first online records are postcards of Norwalk scenes, most dating from the beginning of the 20th century. We will follow these with regular additions from our collection of thousands of documents and photographs. Search by keyword or use the advanced search feature. The postcards can also be viewed randomly. 

The Norwalk History Room and archive combines the library's former Local History Collection with the archival collections of the former Norwalk Museum. The lower level of the main library building at 1 Belden Avenue houses this large array of published and unpublished books and papers, photographs and maps, and more, covering over 300 years of Norwalk history.

The mission of the Norwalk Public Library History Room is to preserve the archival materials, including manuscripts, photographs, maps, newspapers, and books, which illustrate the history of Norwalk, Connecticut. This History Room online database will further our goal of promoting knowledge and appreciation of the long history and rich cultural heritage of the Town of Norwalk. 

Burbio.com - Norwalk Calendars


We are excited to announce a great new service that will allow you to easily keep track of everything going on at the library and all over Norwalk. Introducing Burbio.com a free website and app that puts ALL Norwalk schools, library and many other community calendars and events in one place. With Burbio, you can select calendars to follow, create a personalized event feed, sync local events to your Google or iPhone calendars instantly and get notified when things change! 

Sign up for free at:  www.Burbio.com or download the iPhone App and follow our calendar!

NPL has partnered with drivers-test.org to bring you the current CT DMV driver's practice tests for free! Included are car, motorcycle, CDL practice test, and the driver's manuals for each test. Also included are accessibility tools  that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests. 

This driver education program contains the following CT-specific information:

- 11 car practice tests

- 9 motorcycle practice tests

- 12 CDL (commercial driver's license) practice tests

- 3 online driver's manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)

- A FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV-related questions

Social Security @ NPL

The Social Security Administration offers their Video Service Delivery program at the Norwalk Public Library. This service is available every Friday  between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon in a small study room on the first floor of the Main Library.  People needing to speak with a Social Security employee will be able to do so.  Video conferencing equipment has been set up so people can speak face to face with the Social Security employee.  No appointment is necessary.  This service was made available as a result of the closing of the Social Security office in Norwalk a few years ago.

For more information call the reference desk at 203-899-2780 ext. 15109

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