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!

women's history month

Women’s History Month Reading List

PBS Books Women’s History Month Reading List In honor of Women’s History Month, here are 15 women writers who've spoken at PBS Books. These writers and their work have had a profound impact on literature and reading and inspired a generation of readers and writers alike, of all ages. Jennifer Egan at the 2017 Miami… Continue reading Women’s History Month Reading List

Libraries, St. Patrick's Day

Five Books to Brighten Your St. Patrick’s Day

These books are full of humor, magic, young love, and classic mystery. So, grab a pint, put your feet up, and enjoy!

Libraries, Museum Passes

Borrow Passes to the Slater museum

Get ready for the weekend by borrowing a museum pass to the Slater museum.

Libraries

Free Digital Magazines From Your Library: no fines, no fees, no need to return…ever.

  With your Otis Library card, you can access this resource for FREE! RBdigital magazines, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library's collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.… Continue reading Free Digital Magazines From Your Library: no fines, no fees, no need to return…ever.

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.