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"Hobler writes in a conversational style that makes the book a pleasure to read. There are a few
maps and many, many pictures. Many stories are humorous, though there are sad, tragic,
shocking and downright scary ones as well. If you enjoy reading about coincidences and
anecdotes that venture well beyond the scope of a purely historical account, this book is
definitely for you. And if you relish knowing trivia about Libya that will impress your friends,
again, this is a book you must read!"
--Dean Jefferson
Peace Corps Worldwide online

American Job Center Career Coach
 Virtual Workshops

PowerPoint I & II

Part 1 - Tuesday, June 22 &
Part 2 - Thursday, June 24

1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Learn how to use Power Point in a two-part (introduction and advanced) workshop. Attendance of both sessions is not required but recommended. Register or email

You will receive an invitation with a link to join.

Career Coach is part of Career Resources, one of the nation's leading non-profit workforce development organizations providing training and assistance to the job seekers.

Nonfiction Chat Live on Zoom
Wednesday, June 23 at 3 pm

Register Now to Find Your Next Great Read!

To attend, please click this link or email Tina,
and she'll send you an invitation to join

Each month, Tina will introduce you to some great nonfiction titles she's enjoyed, and keep you in the know about similar titles to look for. Since this isn't a book group, you're not expected to have read in advance the books that Tina will be presenting, but attendees are an important part of Nonfiction Chat, and we look forward to your sharing with us what you're reading now, great past reads, and your areas of interest.

Featured June 23, 2021 

by Tim Parks

Other books to be published in June/July will be highlighted.

All are invited to participate in Nonfiction Chat, even those die-hard fiction lovers. Who knows, we may whet your appetite for something new. We look forward to having you join in the conversation!

For the books featured in previous chats, click over to our 


Check out a Sampler Bag at NPL
Beginning March 22nd
Spring Into a New Choice

Are you wishing for something to read, listen to, or watch? We've put together NPL Sampler Bags. Based on subject, genre or format, we offer bags of Library material pre-selected that you can request on the telephone, by email or at Sidewalk Service. Check them out, sample them and return them in 3 weeks. Be surprised and see what else is in the bag. Subjects include Fiction, Staff picks, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gardening, Cooking, Anime and Manga and much, much more.

To reserve a NPL Sampler Bag either email, call the Norwalk Public Library, Reference Desk, (203) 899-2780, ext. 15106 or 15109 or stop by Sidewalk Services at the Main Library, 1 Belden Avenue and tell us what subject you are interested in checking out.

Have you tried The Blue Teapot Café at the Library? 
Baked Goods with a Sidewalk Service! 

The Blue Teapot's delicious baked goods can be ordered 
& picked up with your library items.

203 899 2780 x15110 (leave a message)


Helping Library Patrons Find Job Stability
The Norwalk Public Library is now lending Wifi Hotspots Kits

Each kit contains a Dell Chromebook and a personal hotspot with unlimited data. They are available to any adult with a Norwalk Public Library card and can be picked up at our sidewalk service desks at both the Main and SoNo branches on a walk-in basis only, and checkout is limited to one (1) per household. 

The lending period is one (1) week, non-renewable. Borrowers will be asked to      provide additional ID along with their library card, e.g. driver's license, state photo ID, etc.

Tech This Out!

We are open for tech help!  With everybody jumping on the video conferencing bandwagon, let us help troubleshoot your tech problems via Zoom! Need help with the basics? We've got answers.  Looking to set up your device to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies and TV?  We've got that covered! Want to store your photos in the cloud, create a chart from data, start streaming on Netflix? Check, check, and check.  Fill out this form to schedule a 1-on-1 Zoom tutorial.

¡Estamos abiertos para ayuda técnica! Con todos ahora usando videoconferencia, ¡les ayúdamos a resolver sus problemas tecnológicos a través de Zoom! Necesito ayuda con lo básico, tenemos respuestas. ¿Desea configurar su dispositivo para tomar prestados libros electrónicos, audiolibros, música, películas y TV? ¡Tenemos eso cubierto! Desea almacenar sus fotos en la nube, crear un gráfico a partir de datos, comenzar a transmitir en Netflix. Llene este formulario para programar un tutorial de Zoom 1 a 1. (Programa en inglés).

Main (203) 899-2780

Main Branch

SoNo Branch
ext. 15902

Main Branch Information Services
SoNo Branch Information Services


How can I stay up-to-date with library announcements?
The library has active social media accounts on Instagram (norwalklibct), Facebook (Norwalk Public Library) and Twitter (@NorwalkLibCT).  Please follow us on your favorite for announcements, updates and great content.  We also have a YouTube channel (Norwalk Public Library) where you can find uploaded content. Most important, check our website at

How can I get in touch with the library if I need help downloading an item or have a reference question?
Please email us at or call the reference telephone numbers (203)899-2780, ext 15109 and 15133. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Preguntas Frecuentas

¿Cómo mantenerme al dia con los anuncios de la biblioteca?
La biblioteca tiene cuentas en varios redes sociales, las cuales se actualiza con frecuencia. Tenemos Instagram (norwalklibct), Facebook (Norwalk Public Library) y Twitter (@NorwalkLibCT). Siguenos en tu medio preferido, ahíofrecemos anúncios, actualizaciones de información, y más contenido de alta calidad. También tenemos un canal de YouTube (Norwalk Public Library). De sumamente importancia es nuestro sitio web, 
¿Cómo comunicame con la bibioteca si preciso ayuda en bajar materiales digitales o si tengo otras preguntas sobre su colección y/o sus serví
Nos puedes mandar un email  o llamarnos a (203)899-2780, y marcando o extensión 15109 o extensió
n 15133. Te responderemos lo antes posible.