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

History, Libraries, Local history, National Library Week

Historical Photos of Otis Library and its founder Joseph Otis.

Let's take a look at some photos from our digital archive of Otis Library and its founder Joseph Otis.

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

Biography, History, Local history, Nonfiction

Benedict Arnold Special Collection

Did you know that we have a special collection of Benedict Arnold biographies?  These books, for library use only, are housed behind glass in our Genealogy room and are available to patrons upon request.  This wonderful collection contains many rare and unusual resources not found elsewhere.  We encourage you to come in and give it… Continue reading Benedict Arnold Special Collection

History, Local history, Nonfiction

Local History Book List

If you are interested in the history of Norwich and surrounding area, then you should definitely check out our local history collection.  While many of our books are for library use only, we do have many books on this topic that circulate.  Below is a list of Local history books that are available for check… Continue reading Local History Book List