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
Authors to read if you are a fan of David Baldacci What are Read-alikes? -Read-alikes are suggestions for readers who enjoy the works of a particular author and would like to have recommendations of other authors that write in a similar style or genre. Remember that individual judgments of writing styles will differ among readers… Continue reading David Baldacci Read-alikes
Banned Books Week Celebrates Your Freedom to Read! Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value… Continue reading Top Ten Challenged Books of 2017
Happy Birthday Roald Dahl! 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 Roald Dahl said, "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." Roald Dahl was a spy, an ace fighter pilot, a chocolate historian and a medical inventor. In 1961, Dahl experienced a… Continue reading Roald Dahl books, eBooks, DVD’s and audiobooks at Otis Library
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Place your hold today, and try some of these read-alikes while you wait… The great alone: A Novel by Kristin Hannah - Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, Alaska. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away… Continue reading Try these books if you enjoyed The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.
Today we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a resource list for teaching children about him and his work to promote equality and freedom. Books Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Six Guiding Beliefs (as Told by His Niece) / Watkins, Angela Farris. Martin Luther King Jr. :… Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Books and DVDs For Children
National Poets Day happens every August 21, so enjoy your favorite poetry, discover a new poet or write your own poetry. It's all up to you.