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

Earth Day, gardening, Nonfiction

Books to Help You Make Every Day Earth Day!

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activistJohn McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the… Continue reading Books to Help You Make Every Day Earth Day!

eBooks, Libraries

Newest OverDrive Titles in the Lion Catalog

  Do you enjoy eBooks?  Check out the newest eBooks in the OverDrive collection. Click on book titles to place holds, check availability and read descriptions and summaries.  Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb The hill to die on : by Sherman, Jake, Mama's Last Hug by… Continue reading Newest OverDrive Titles in the Lion Catalog

Libraries, New Fiction Bestsellers, Nonfiction

NEW BOOKS AVAILABLE NOW AT MY LIBRARY

Check out the newest books that are available as of today on Otis Library's shelves. Click on book titles to place holds, check availability and read descriptions and summaries.  Dementia reimagined : by   What ya girl won't do by Johnson, Brandi , Mafia spies : by Maier, Thomas, 1956- Another by Robinson, Christian, Internment by… Continue reading NEW BOOKS AVAILABLE NOW AT MY LIBRARY

Evening with an Author, historical fiction, Libraries

Otis Library’s signature fundraiser Evening with an Author.

  On April 12, the 16th Annual Millie & Martin Shapiro Author Series event featuring an Evening with Pam Jenoff was held at The Spa at Norwich Inn. The evening featured a silent auction, delicious dinner, keynote address and author signing all to benefit Otis Library. Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels of… Continue reading Otis Library’s signature fundraiser Evening with an Author.

library services

One-on-One Technology Assistance

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  We are ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific needs.  Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and smartphones. Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Wednesdays,… Continue reading One-on-One Technology Assistance

Libraries

The Most Requested Books and DVDs as of 4/30/2018

Curious about the most requested books and DVDs in the Lion catalog From the last year? Look below for the details!  Click on titles to view in the catalog, read descriptions and place holds. Most-Requested Books As of 4 /30 /2018 (For Videos, see below) Click on the titles below to search the catalog No.… Continue reading The Most Requested Books and DVDs as of 4/30/2018

History, Local history, Nonfiction

Books on Connecticut’s Heroine Prudence Crandall

Otis Library will be hosting a series of programs this month to celebrate the Harris sisters, Norwich natives and students at Prudence Crandall’s school for young African-American women from 1833 – 1834. The umbrella theme for the month is access to education.  Click here for more information on this month's programs. Please enjoy these books… Continue reading Books on Connecticut’s Heroine Prudence Crandall

Libraries, National Poetry Month, Poetry

Top Picks for National Poetry Month

April's celebration of poetry offers us the chance to see the world from a different perspective.  These picks are fairly new to our collection and invite us to pay attention to larger social and cultural issues, explored in distinct ways. National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it… Continue reading Top Picks for National Poetry Month

History, Local history

Join us in celebrating Harris Sisters Month!

Otis Library will be hosting a series of programs in April, 2019 to celebrate the Harris sisters, Norwich natives and students at Prudence Crandall’s school for young African-American women from 1833 – 1834. The umbrella theme for the month is student advocacy. Prudence Crandall is justifiably celebrated in Connecticut as the State Heroine. Less recognized… Continue reading Join us in celebrating Harris Sisters Month!

gardening, Nonfiction

Spring has Sprung…Finally!

Looking for books that are packed full of gardening inspiration?  Here are some excellent books that will help prepare you for the growing season. This list includes some lovely books on topics such as organic gardening, raised bed gardening, and vegetable gardening. Container Gardening The complete practical guide to successful houseplants, window boxes, hanging baskets,… Continue reading Spring has Sprung…Finally!