Libraries, Nonfiction

12 New Non-Fiction to Hit the Otis Shelves

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

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

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

History, Nonfiction

Books to read for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2018

Pearl Harbor was the site of an event that changed not only the United States but the world. December 7th, 1941 marks the fateful day the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the unsuspecting base on the island of Oahu. The shocking offensive left 2,403 dead and over 1,000 wounded. The Japanese onslaught also forced… Continue reading Books to read for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2018


Books that Will Make You Love Libraries Even More!

True book lovers know that libraries are the most magical places on earth.  Books are a crucial part of our lives,  but I think we don’t always pay enough attention to the institutions that get those books into our hands. Let's take some time to really explore and think about what libraries and bookstores really… Continue reading Books that Will Make You Love Libraries Even More!

fiction, Nonfiction

Join Otis Library on a Literary Road Trip!

From classics to memoirs to thrillers, a literary masterpiece can be found that highlights every state.  The books below represent some of the best and most iconic reads from each of the fifty states, and are both fiction and nonfiction. Have a favorite that we didn't mention?  Let us know in the comments... we'd love… Continue reading Join Otis Library on a Literary Road Trip!

fiction, History, Nonfiction, Vietnam War

Soldier’s Stories

Let's honor the contributions of those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, with some books that shed light on the military experience.

History, Vietnam War

From All Perspectives: A Vietnam War Booklist

Click on the book/DVD  titles in the list below to view items in our catalog, check availability, and request items. NEW - The Vietnam War [videorecording] / a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, DC ; a film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; directed by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; written… Continue reading From All Perspectives: A Vietnam War Booklist

Hispanic Heritage Month

Reading Recommendations · Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate with these staff picks! "Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson… Continue reading Reading Recommendations · Hispanic Heritage Month


Friday Reads From the Stacks: Books about Books #FridayReads

    A Passion for Books The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life The Case for Books The Book that Changed My Life Book Was There: reading in electronic times