Memorial Day Reflections:
Remembering Our Veterans
The Norwalk Public Library invites your participation in our virtual celebration in honor of Memorial Day. Let's come together and make this a special Norwalk honor to all of our military heroes and a great addition to the history of all Norwalkers!
Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
We invite veterans, servicemembers and families to join us on Tuesday, May 19th from 3-5 pm on Zoom to share poems, prose, letters and lyrics honoring our local heroes. Each reading should be 3-4 minutes in length. 

This program will be recorded and broadcast on Memorial Day Weekend on  Facebook Live , linked to our  website  and available on  Youtube . Those interested in participating should contact Christine Bradley, Executive Director, Norwalk Public Library, .
Photo Submissions to  the History Room
If you have photos of yourself, family members and friends who have served our country and would like to share them with the Norwalk Public Library History Room, a display of these photos will be highlighted on the library website, and in the library when we re-open. 

Photos should be scanned and emailed to . Please include a caption.

Original photos contributed to the Norwalk History Room, should be mailed to
Cynde Bloom Lahey,
Norwalk Public Library,
1 Belden Avenune,
Norwalk, CT 06850.

National Archives

Staff Picks - War Movies
Available on Hoopla

on  Kanopy


Additional War Movies
not available digitally from the library:

The Norwalk Not Your Normal Book Club will meet on Thursday, May 21 at 3:00 pm via Zoom to discuss the Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Retired Writers (and their muses) by Terri-Lynne DeFino.

To register and receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting email

Please continue to check out our weekly posts on
Gardening and Poetry!



The Gardening Page 


The Poetry Page

And stay-tuned for a Nature-friendly Webinar:

Soundscaping Our Gardens
with Cathy Smith,  late May!
(Norwalk Public Library in partnership with 
Norwalk River Watershed  Association!)

If you'd like to be placed on the mailing list for all things gardening or poetry--or both!--please email Sally at!

Beyond the Breath!   
Are you interested in attending a meditation Session on Zoom presented by the Norwalk Public Library? Join Shubhada Dantale on Zoom on Saturday afternoons at 1:00 pm. Everyone is welcome and is suitable for beginner to advanced mediators.

Please register by emailing Cynde Bloom Lahey at

This Thursday Only!
On Facebook live
May 21 at 6:30 pm
 Grab your friends in Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, 
on the phone or come Solo.
No facebook account needed.

Tech This Out!

Ready to join the world of video conferencing but a little nervous how to start?  Set up a  practice  meeting with us in Skype, FaceTime or Zoom.   Practice screen sharing and using the chat functions and work through any hiccups before you're ready to go live! Email to schedule a meeting time.

Chatear Por Video  101: ¿Listo para unirse al mundo de las videoconferencias, pero un poco nervioso cómo comenzar? Configure una reunión de práctica con nosotros en Skype, FaceTime o Zoom. ¡Practique el uso compartido de pantalla y el uso de las funciones de chat y supere cualquier problema antes de estar listo para lanzarse! Correo electrónico para programar una hora de reunión. (Programa en inglés).

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).

Do you have a group that would like to meet virtually but are not ready to subscribe to Zoom?  Let us know and you may be able to borrow ours!  
Email  for details.