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June 1, 2018 - July 1, 2018
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Norwalk Public Library and South Norwalk Branch Library
Norwalk, CT 06851-5125
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Library Events for the Month of June

Friday, June 1, 2018

 June 2018

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Hello Summer 2018! 

On the First Friday in June we will kick off both our NPL Planning Process with a patron survey, and an outdoor Concert Series at the main library. The Norwalk Library wants to know, 'What is your favorite book?' The PBS 8-part special The Great American Read has started and will run through July. We are asking you to participate in Norwalk by giving us your favorite book title to create our own local list.

Travelling this summer? Remember that you can get passports for the whole family at the library! On Mondays and Saturdays in both buildings and on Thursday afternoon at the main library and on Friday afternoon in SoNo. 


June Programs & Events events

American Job Center Career Coach

CTworks career coach

Career Coach Schedule

Free Job Search Assistance

Monday, June 4

10:00 - 12:00

1:00 - 3:00

Curb in front of library

American Job Center Southwest

Join our Adult Summer Reading 2018 Challenge

The challenge runs from June 11 - September 1, for a chance to win great prizes. Pick-up your sheet music card at the Information Desk, or print a copy from our website.

There are two ways to win prizes: Color in the notes on a line of music on your card as you complete a task or read a book . When you have completed a line, submit your card to be included in drawings for prize packages filled with goodies, which will take place on July 2, July 23, August 13 and September 4. Complete all 16 musical notes to be entered into the drawing for the grand prize - a large selection of author-signed books! Play as many times as you like.

To submit a completed sheet music card, simply drop -off at the Main Library, located at 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, or email a photo of the front of your completed card to: And please don't forget to put your name on your cards so we can contact prizewinners!

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


A tribute of remembrance and honor

Wednesday, June 20

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Light refreshments will be provided.


Occupying eight of the 16 acres at the World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum are tributes to the past and a place of hope for the future. Norwalk resident Guy Pappolla will discuss his reasons for volunteering weekly at the museum, his experiences and personal reflection on this special place of honor and remembrance. His presentation will include short videos about the memorial and the museum and information for those who want to visit, have visited or may never visit but find this a place of honor and remembrance of the lives that were lost on September 11, 2001 and the bombing that preceded it on February 26, 1993.

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

Craft Connection for Adults

Saturday, June 30

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library Auditorium


Handmade Cards with Ellen Harvey. Get back to basics with these handmade cards! Gorgeous and personal, join us and create a few of your own.

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

Business Workshops business

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

Professional Re-Branding

Wednesday, June 13

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

Main Library Auditorium

Register Now

Learn how to strategically change or create a brand as solopreneur or professional. We will cover identifying your Brand Statement, embracing LinkedIn as a strategic planning tool, and how to effectively write and speak to your resume and professional brand.

  • Identifying your Brand Statement
  • Embracing LinkedIn as Professional Planning tool
  • Effectively writing and speaking to your resume - aka career plan

Presenter: Natalie Pryce

Natalie Pryce is a Social Entrepreneur and co-owner of I Luv Bpt, a community & social branding agency. Natalie serves as Co-chair of Bridgeport Innovation Places, Chair of Bridgeport Arts & Cultural Council and member of 2018 City Bridgeport Master Plan steering committee. She volunteers for Workshop in Business Opportunity, where she coaches entrepreneurs on building a business. Natalie is also a SCORE Counselor and a member of the Women's Business Development Council Regional Advisory Board.

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

Technology Workshops Technology

I've Got Google, 
Now What?

Thursday, June 7
6:30-7:30 pm


I've Got Amazon Prime, Now What?

Saturday, June 16
2-3 pm


Tech Help

Thursday, June 21
6-7 pm

Tips & Tricks

Thursday, June 28
6:30-7:30 pm


I've Got Amazon Prime, Now What?

Thursday, July 5

6:30-7:30 pm


I've Got Google,Now What?

Saturday, July 14
2-3 pm


Book Discussionbd

Readers' Choice Book Group

With You There is Light 

Alexandra Lehmann

Wednesday, June 13

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 With You There is Light by Alexandra Lehmann.

As a founding member of the White Rose student resistance in Munich during World War II, Sophie Scholl helped write, produce and distribute thousands of anti-Nazi leaflets. Her boyfriend, Captain Fritz Hartnagel, was forced to serve in Hitler's Army. Officer Hartnagel wrote to his girlfriend about his witnessing of SS and German army atrocities. Both Fritz and Sophie were changed by their correspondence, translated here into English for the first time. Their relationship demonstrates the moral complexity of living in a totalitarian society, and is ultimately a timeless love story.

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

Books Sandwiched In

The Readers of the Broken Wheel Recommend

Katarina Bivald

Thursday, June 28

12:00 -1:00 pm

Carnegie Room

Bring your lunch and join Reference Librarian Susannah Violino for a lively discussion of The Readers of the Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald.

Once you let a book into your life, the most unexpected things can happen...

Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds Amy's funeral guests just leaving. The residents of Broken Wheel are happy to look after their bewildered visitor, there's not much else to do in a dying small town that's almost beyond repair.

You certainly wouldn't open a bookstore. And definitely not with the tourist in charge. You'd need a vacant storefront (Main Street is full of them), books (Amy's house is full of them), and...customers.

The bookstore might be a little quirky. Then again, so is Sara. But Broken Wheel's own story might be more eccentric and surprising than she thought. -Amazon

Books Sandwiched In meets the last Thursday of every month.

For further information, please contact Susannah Violino at (203) 899-2780 ext 15115, or

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


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, June 9, 16 & 23 at 10 am. 
No Session on June 2.

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: or
President & Founder.



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South Norwalk Library Events sono

Some of what's happening at SoNo this June

Hawaii will come to our SoNo Branch Library to kick off the summer reading program with a Rock-A-Hula Beach Party Show.  Sign up for summer reading will take place 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 5:00 p.m. The show will have hula dancing to guitars, ukuleles, and Polynesian drums. Kids will enjoy hula hoops, beach balls, and noodles, too. The Rock-A-Hula Beach show is a family program, most suitable for ages 6 - 11. 

 Other June programs include Sing -A- Long With Nappy's Puppets, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., on June 28 and Dancing Dinosaurs, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on June 29. These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Norwalk Public Library.  

Visit our website,, for more information.

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. - 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 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: or download the iPhone App and follow our calendar!

NPL has partnered with 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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