LGBTQ, Libraries

Author John-Manuel Andriote to Speak at Otis Library

Otis celebrates Pride Month with a special speaker. To mark the 50th anniversary of the June 1969 Stonewall riots that launched the modern LGBTQ equality movement, Otis Library will host a program with author John-Manuel Andriote on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30pm in the Community Room. He will discuss his critically acclaimed book, Stonewall Strong:… Continue reading Author John-Manuel Andriote to Speak at Otis Library

Evening with an Author, historical fiction, Libraries

Otis Library’s signature fundraiser Evening with an Author.

  On April 12, the 16th Annual Millie & Martin Shapiro Author Series event featuring an Evening with Pam Jenoff was held at The Spa at Norwich Inn. The evening featured a silent auction, delicious dinner, keynote address and author signing all to benefit Otis Library. Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels of… Continue reading Otis Library’s signature fundraiser Evening with an Author.

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

large print, Libraries

New Large Print Books at Otis Library

Thank you to the Friends of Otis Library for their generous donation that allowed us to expand our large print collection! The best news is that we aren't even done spending the money.  That means there's more to come! Many of these new books are published simultaneously in both regular print and large print.  We're… Continue reading New Large Print Books at Otis Library

Evening with an Author, Libraries

Otis Library’s signature fundraiser ‘Evening with an Author’.

  On April 27, the 15th Annual Millie & Martin Shapiro Author Series event featuring an Evening with John R. Bohrer was held at The Spa at Norwich Inn. The evening featured a silent auction, delicious dinner, keynote address and author signing all to benefit Otis Library. John R. Bohrer is a reporter, historian, and… Continue reading Otis Library’s signature fundraiser ‘Evening with an Author’.

Library Cards, library services, National Library Week

8 (Totally Free!) Things You Can Do With Your Library Card

With your library card from the Otis Library, you get access to amazing (and totally free!) resources. Don't have a library card? Anyone who lives in Norwich is eligible. Apply for a card online or in person at 261 Main Street Norwich, CT 06360. Need to renew your card? Visit Otis Library and bring along your… Continue reading 8 (Totally Free!) Things You Can Do With Your Library Card

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