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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

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New Movies, TV Series and Audiobooks Now Available!

We have brand-new hit movies, TV series and audiobooks at the  library this October. Request these items now to be one of the first to check them out. Sleight - Left to care for his little sister after their parents' passing, a young street magician turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. … Continue reading New Movies, TV Series and Audiobooks Now Available!

The Day Spiders Became a Little Less Scary

It's the anniversary of the 1952 publication of Charlotte's Web, and what better way to honor the wisest, kindest, best spider in the world than to invite readers to learn about other animals like her? --

12 Scary Books That Are Totally Worth the Nightmares They’ll Give You!

Read them if you never want to sleep again.  Seriously, they are THAT scary! -- 1) Dracula / dracula's guest [electronic resource] / Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912. -- The finest example of Victorian gothic horror. The characters that Stoker brought to life are vivid, memorable, unsettling… not least Count Dracula and his nemesis Abraham Van Helsing. Although Stoker wasn’t … Continue reading 12 Scary Books That Are Totally Worth the Nightmares They’ll Give You!

20 of the Best Halloween Craft Books to Create Your Most Spook-tacular Halloween Ever!

Halloween crafts are a surefire way to scare up some fun -- from make-your-own Halloween party crafts to free Halloween candy favors to transforming your home into a haunted house with these chilling (and eerily easy) craft ideas. We have dozens of crafts that will please Halloween tricksters of all ages. 50 nifty super scary … Continue reading 20 of the Best Halloween Craft Books to Create Your Most Spook-tacular Halloween Ever!

From All Perspectives: A Vietnam War Booklist

Please stop by and browse our display in the atrium featuring books on the Vietnam War.  Can't make it here right away?  Click on the book/DVD  titles in the list below to view items in our catalog, check availability, and request items. NEW - The Vietnam War [videorecording] / a production of Florentine Films and … Continue reading From All Perspectives: A Vietnam War Booklist

Kazuo Ishiguro wins the Nobel prize in literature 2017

This year’s prize has been awarded to the British author of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go.

The Beautiful Language of Toni Morrison

The Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author known for her beautifully constructed language in novels like The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon and Beloved, Toni Morrison is a living legend in black literature and is considered to be one of the greatest writers in American history. Here are ten of my favorite quotes/passages from Toni Morrison’s fiction: … Continue reading The Beautiful Language of Toni Morrison