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!

Children's books, Civil Rights / Diversity, History, Holocaust, LGBTQ, Nobel Prize Winner, Young Adult

Amazing Books for Raising Kids with a Social Conscience

A social conscience is "a sense of responsibility or concern for the problems and injustices of society". If you are a parent, then you know how hard it is to raise children right now. Have you wondered how to help your children make sense of these challenging times? By exposing your children to reading that… Continue reading Amazing Books for Raising Kids with a Social Conscience

History, Local history

Harris Sisters Month at Otis Library@

Otis Library will be hosting a series of programs in April 2018 to celebrate the Harris sisters, who were 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." Prudence Crandall is justifiably celebrated in Connecticut as the State… Continue reading Harris Sisters Month at Otis Library@

Children's books, Civil Rights / Diversity

Amazing Books for Raising Kids with a Social Conscience

A social conscience is "a sense of responsibility or concern for the problems and injustices of society". If you are a parent, then you know how hard it is to raise children right now. Have you wondered how to help your children make sense of these challenging times? By exposing your children to reading that… Continue reading Amazing Books for Raising Kids with a Social Conscience