Libraries, library services

Otis Library

With thousands of items, and hundreds of events, services and exhibitions spread through the library each year, we are faced with the near impossible task of shedding light on the many hidden treasures and resources on offer here at Otis Library. In a sense, the library is like an enormous iceberg: the section peaking above… Continue reading Otis Library

Fantasy, fiction, Read-alikes, Science Fiction

Authors to try if you enjoy books by Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan was born James Oliver Rigney Jr. on October 17, 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He received a B.S. in physics from The Citadel in 1974. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and won The Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star and two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry. From… Continue reading Authors to try if you enjoy books by Robert Jordan

Fantasy, fiction, historical fiction, History, Read-alikes, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Authors to try if you love books by Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card Orson Scott Byron Walley Card, was born in 1951 and studied theater at Brigham Young University. He received his B.A. in 1975 and his M.A. in English in 1981. He wrote plays during that time, including Stone Tables (1973) and the musical, Father, Mother, Mother and Mom (1974). A Mormon, Scott served… Continue reading Authors to try if you love books by Orson Scott Card

History, Nonfiction

Books to read for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2018

Pearl Harbor was the site of an event that changed not only the United States but the world. December 7th, 1941 marks the fateful day the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the unsuspecting base on the island of Oahu. The shocking offensive left 2,403 dead and over 1,000 wounded. The Japanese onslaught also forced… Continue reading Books to read for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2018

Fantasy, fiction, Science Fiction

Authors to Read if You Love Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks Terence Dean Brooks (born January 8, 1944) is an American writer of fantasy fiction. He writes mainly epic fantasy, and has also written two movie novelizations. He has written 23 ''New York Times'' bestsellers during his writing career, and has over 21 million copies of his books in print. He is one of… Continue reading Authors to Read if You Love Terry Brooks

fiction, Libraries, New Fiction Bestsellers

Find the Perfect Books for Everyone in the Family!

Check out some of the newest additions to the Otis Library catalog. There's something for every reader in your family.

Christmas, cookbooks, craft books, Decorating, entertaining, Holiday

Holiday Decorating & Entertaining Book List

This year, decorate your home & set a table they won't forget with beautiful decorations, centerpieces and amazing food.  Holiday Decorating: Delicious Christmas decorations at historic houses and your home "Enjoy this historical approach to festive Christmasdecorating. Taking inspiration from the wonderful decorations of fruits and greens at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, and other historic house… Continue reading Holiday Decorating & Entertaining Book List


Annual Appeal

Please support Otis Library. Click on the link below to read our 2018 annual appeal letter and to make a donation. Your donation to Otis Library is a gift of lifelong learning, creating community, and inspiring dreams!