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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.

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Indie Author Day 2020 Goes Virtual at Norwalk Public Library 
Opportunity for Local Indie Authors to Connect 
with Each Other & the Community

Indie Author Fiction Section
                                 Saturday, November 14 at 11:00 am on Zoom

Email Cynde Bloom Lahey at to Register

Indie Author Day's fiction section has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14 at 11:00 am. Please join us in the celebration of independent authors and publishers to find your next great read. Meet Connecticut authors, who are independently publishing fiction and hear about their experiences. You'll also have the chance to ask questions of the authors by using the chat feature on Zoom. To join Norwalk PL's Indie Author Day panels on Zoom.

Indie Author Day Workshops and educational videos including author lectures, panel discussions, and more.

Writing Fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth. - Khaled Hosseini
  • Bette Bono, The Better Angels
  • Elizabeth Chatsworth, The Brass Queen
  • Barbara King, The California Immigrant
  • Carole Ann Moleti, Breakwater Beach, The Widow's Walk, Storm Watch
  • Barbara Pearson-Rac, On Track, All Ears, Break Even Ashleigh Stevens, Becoming Birgit
  • Valerie Taylor, What's Not Said
  • Libby Waterford, Can't Make You Love Me, Can't Help Falling in Love, Love Unlocked

Nonfiction Chat Live on Zoom
Wednesday, November 18 at 3 pm

Register Now to Find Your Next Great Read!

To attend, please 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 at the November 18th program,
  Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener &
 Other nonfiction titles of a similar topic will be mentioned, as well.

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 NonFiction Chat Page.

To Register email

Norwalk Public Library welcomes ArtScapades back for a continuing series of lectures on 20th Century via Zoom! Watch ArtScapades in your own home on Wednesday, November 18th at 6:30 pm. Here's what you have to do...

To register for this lecture, send an email to and you will receive an email with a link to join to watch ArtScapades present The Art of Post Revolution Mexico: From the Muralists to Frida.

Just before 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18th, make yourself comfortable, grab a drink, maybe even your dinner, and click on the link you were sent to join the Zoom presentation...then sit back and watch ArtScapades.

The Art of Post Revolution Mexico concentrates on artists who were working after the 1910 Mexican Revolution. It was a period when artists set aside the constraints of colonialism and dictatorship, and began to tell the story of the Mexican people. The life and works of two of the most well-known Mexican Muralists, José Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera will be discussed, as well as that of the infamous Frida Kahlo.

Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, of ArtScapades, began teaching art appreciation in 1998. They have presented at libraries and museums in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Florida.

Wednesday, November 18 @ 6:00 pm on Zoom
"Getting the Money"
Realize various ways and means to acquiring financing.

Tuesday, November 24 @ 6:00 pm on Zoom
"Planning for a Profit" 
Discover the basics of bookkeeping, taxes and insurance

Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce      101 East Avenue, Norwalk,CT

Norwalk PL Sponsors Second Jim Clark Concert on Zoom November 21 at 3:00 pm

Reserve Your Spot Now for 'From Sea to Shining Sea'!

To register for this concert, please email
You will receive a link to access this library Zoom program.

Norwalk Public Library is pleased to invite you to the second program of the series, Musical Afternoons with Jim Clark. Join Jim for "From Sea to Shining Sea: A Musical Journey Across America," a new virtual program created as an antidote to Covid-19 travel restrictions. 

Feeling bored and cooped up lately? Take a delightful musical tour to locations across America with Jim Clark, as he plays songs he has selected to represent each site. With Jim as your tour guide, let the music transport you back to favorite spots, or discover new places of interest for a future visit. "From Sea to Shining Sea" will guide you across our splendid country on the wings of Jazz, America's quintessential music.

The travel video in this program was co-produced by Belinda Clark.

Concert Schedule:

Saturday, November 21 (3 pm)
From Sea to Shining Sea: A Musical Journey Across America with Jim Clark

Saturday, December 19 (3 pm)
The Songs of Christmas: Songs and Film Clips from Classic Christmas Movies

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

Greetings Conservationists, and Appreciators of Our Natural World! 
A friendly reminder that the Norwalk Public Library-- along with the Norwalk River Watershed Association, Norwalk Land Trust, and Hudson to Housatonic Association--has partnered with the Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Association (CNNA) in order to explore and understand the conservation issues Norwalk faces, and to plan for a better and healthier natural environment! Join us for this beautiful and informative webinar on a new digital conservation mapping system that can help us see, at a glance, the issues facing our natural world-including wildlife and open spaces- right here in Norwalk
All the best! 
Seed Library, Seed Club, Gardening Lecture Series,
Exploring Our Natural World Lecture Series
Norwalk Public Library

Free at home workout videos different difficulty levels

YouTube Videos of the Virtual Verbier Festival

Helping Library Patrons Find Job Stability

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).

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.


Patrons with library cards can schedule 45-minute appointments for
 using the computers, copiers, scanners, printers and faxes and
being assisted by Reference Staff in retrieving items off the shelves.
Appointments are available Monday - Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm on the hour
Appointments can be made by calling the library hotlines.

All books that have a due date of August 31, 2020
should be returned to the Library in the outdoor bookdrop

Main (203) 899-2780
If you require assistance, please reach out
Monday through Friday  |  9 AM - 5 PM
Emails, as always, will be answered as soon as possible, at any time.

Main Branch

SoNo Branch
ext. 15902

Main Branch Information Services
SoNo Branch Information Services


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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.