Libraries, Nonfiction

12 New Non-Fiction to Hit the Otis Shelves

Check out these awesome new books recently added to our collection!

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!

Libraries, New Fiction Bestsellers, Nonfiction


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

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

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!

cookbooks, fiction, Nonfiction

Culinary Fiction

These books will help to educate and inspire you, whether you’re a novice cook or a chef. So check out a few of these reads to feed your brain and whet your appetite for great food tales.

History, Nonfiction, Presidents Day

Presidents’ Day Book List

Not sure where to begin brushing up on presidential history? Or already a history buff and want some new recommendations? This is the list for you! George Washington The return of George Washington : 1783-1789 / Edward J. Larson. Being George Washington : the indispensable man, as you've never seen him / written & edited… Continue reading Presidents’ Day Book List

Libraries, Nonfiction

Climate change: How do we know?

Many scientists around the world are persuaded that the earth is heating up as a consequence of human activity; namely, releasing heat-trapping CO2 gas into the atmosphere by burning carbon-based fuels such as oil and coal. Others are not persuaded. This subject guide attempts to provide a point of entry into the subject by highlighting… Continue reading Climate change: How do we know?

fiction, Libraries, Nonfiction

Best in Show: books to get you in the mood for the Westminster Dog Show

Calling all dog lovers! The Westminster Dog Show is Coming! Begins Monday, February 11 and ends at 11:00 PM on Tuesday, February 12 How many of you plan to watch the Westminster Dog Show this year?  Get ready for the big day by reading one of these recommended books. Included are books to help you… Continue reading Best in Show: books to get you in the mood for the Westminster Dog Show

Documentaries, DVD's, Libraries, Nonfiction

Newest Documentaries in the Otis Library Collection

Each year, a handful of newly released documentaries get a lot of attention. A recent, notable example: two new documentaries about the disastrous Fyre Festival, just released on Netflix and Hulu, both of which share revelations that are all over the news. While we do not currently have the two documentaries that are garnering so… Continue reading Newest Documentaries in the Otis Library Collection