Saturday January 23, 2021
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Happy Lunar New Year: Tales from Asia

Come and celebrate the Year of the Ox with fun and engaging stories! Parents’ Choice Award winner Motoko enchants children of every age with folktales enlivened with traditional songs, humor, and wisdom.  This Zoom program is sponsored by CT Humanities - thank you!  For all ages.  Please register beginning January 4.  Before the program, you will receive a website link to join our Zoom event.

Come and celebrate the Year of the Ox with fun and engaging stories! Parents’ Choice Award winner Motoko enchants children of every age with folktales enlivened with traditional songs, humor, and wisdom.  This Zoom program is sponsored by CT Humanities - thank you!  For all ages.  Please register beginning January 4.  Before the program, you will receive a website link to join our Zoom event.


Monday January 25, 2021
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Reading Fun with Fatima & Son

Listen to funny stories read by Otis Library staff member, Fatima, and her very charming son!  These stories will be sure to tickle your funny bone!  Geared for preschool - grade 2.  Access the YouTube link on our Facebook page or through the Otis Library Website children's page.      

                                                                                                                                             

Listen to funny stories read by Otis Library staff member, Fatima, and her very charming son!  These stories will be sure to tickle your funny bone!  Geared for preschool - grade 2.  Access the YouTube link on our Facebook page or through the Otis Library Website children's page.      

                                                                                                                                             

Tuesday January 26, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Personal Finance Planning for Everyone

January 26th Class:  Home Ownership

Otis Library, in partnership with Liberty Bank, will hold a series of four one-hour virtual classes on the subject of personal finance.  Pamela Days-Luketich, Community Outreach Officer for Liberty Bank, NMLS# 1641318, will instruct on how to create a budget you can stick to, reduce your credit card debt, and get a handle on your taxes.  There will also be a class on home ownership - is it right for you, are you financially prepared, and how to make it happen.  All participants who attend at least three classes will receive a gift certificate to a local grocery store.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays in January from 6-7pm.  Registration is required for these free classes; register on this page.  You will receive a Zoom link two days before each class.  

CONTACT: Julie Menders  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

January 26th Class:  Home Ownership

Otis Library, in partnership with Liberty Bank, will hold a series of four one-hour virtual classes on the subject of personal finance.  Pamela Days-Luketich, Community Outreach Officer for Liberty Bank, NMLS# 1641318, will instruct on how to create a budget you can stick to, reduce your credit card debt, and get a handle on your taxes.  There will also be a class on home ownership - is it right for you, are you financially prepared, and how to make it happen.  All participants who attend at least three classes will receive a gift certificate to a local grocery store.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays in January from 6-7pm.  Registration is required for these free classes; register on this page.  You will receive a Zoom link two days before each class.  

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  
   jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org


Wednesday January 27, 2021
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School-Age Stories with Miss Elizabeth

Miss Elizabeth will entertain children with lively stories, songs and rhymes!  Created with kids ages 5-8 in mind, but kids of all ages love being read to! Access the YouTube link on our Facebook page or through the Otis Library Website children's page.

Miss Elizabeth will entertain children with lively stories, songs and rhymes!  Created with kids ages 5-8 in mind, but kids of all ages love being read to! Access the YouTube link on our Facebook page or through the Otis Library Website children's page.

Saturday January 30, 2021
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Potion Commotion With Miss B

Get ready for fizzy, colorful, sparkling potion mixing. It's magical and scientific. Join Miss B in this virtual program as she combines everyday ingredients to create a miniature galaxy, a liquid rainbow and a foaming fountain. Gather your own ingredients, so you can mix potions in your own home. Tune in to our YouTube channel or visit our Facebook page. For ages 8 and up, with adult supervision.

 

Get ready for fizzy, colorful, sparkling potion mixing. It's magical and scientific. Join Miss B in this virtual program as she combines everyday ingredients to create a miniature galaxy, a liquid rainbow and a foaming fountain. Gather your own ingredients, so you can mix potions in your own home. Tune in to our YouTube channel or visit our Facebook page. For ages 8 and up, with adult supervision.

 

Monday February 1, 2021
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Reading Fun with Fatima & Son

Listen to funny stories read by Otis Library staff member, Fatima, and her very charming son!  These stories will be sure to tickle your funny bone!  Geared for preschool - grade 2.  Access the YouTube link on our Facebook page or through the Otis Library Website children's page.     

                                                                                                                                              

Listen to funny stories read by Otis Library staff member, Fatima, and her very charming son!  These stories will be sure to tickle your funny bone!  Geared for preschool - grade 2.  Access the YouTube link on our Facebook page or through the Otis Library Website children's page.     

                                                                                                                                              

Thursday February 4, 2021
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6:00 PM
Goodnight with Miss B

It's time for bed, but first a story. Cuddle up with your favorite stuffy and join Miss B for a virtual story and bedtime song. For children ages 2-5.  Access the YouTube link on our Facebook page or through the Otis Library Website children's page.  Video will be posted at 6:00 p.m. 


It's time for bed, but first a story. Cuddle up with your favorite stuffy and join Miss B for a virtual story and bedtime song. For children ages 2-5.  Access the YouTube link on our Facebook page or through the Otis Library Website children's page.  Video will be posted at 6:00 p.m. 


Saturday February 6, 2021
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Snow Fun! Snow & Ice Crafts

Get your glitter & glue ready for crafting on a cold winter day!  Using simple household items, learn to make glitter icicles, colorful snowflakes, and fanciful igloos.  Tune into our YouTube channel or visit our Facebook page.  Ideas for children ages 2 & up. 

Get your glitter & glue ready for crafting on a cold winter day!  Using simple household items, learn to make glitter icicles, colorful snowflakes, and fanciful igloos.  Tune into our YouTube channel or visit our Facebook page.  Ideas for children ages 2 & up. 

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Book Discussion of Jane Eyre

Otis Library, in partnership with the New England Chapter of the Brontë Society, will hold a series of virtual discussions over Zoom of the novel “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë.  These peer-led discussions will take place on the following Saturdays at 1pm.  Chapters 1-17 of the novel will be discussed on February 6, Chapters 18-27 on February 20, and Chapters 28 through the end on March 6.  A limited number of copies will be available to borrow through Otis Library.  Registration is required for this free event.  To register for the program and receive the Zoom link, register on the website calendar at www.otislibrarynorwich.org.  

CONTACT: Julie Menders  Adultprograms@otislibrarynorwich.org

Otis Library, in partnership with the New England Chapter of the Brontë Society, will hold a series of virtual discussions over Zoom of the novel “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë.  These peer-led discussions will take place on the following Saturdays at 1pm.  Chapters 1-17 of the novel will be discussed on February 6, Chapters 18-27 on February 20, and Chapters 28 through the end on March 6.  A limited number of copies will be available to borrow through Otis Library.  Registration is required for this free event.  To register for the program and receive the Zoom link, register on the website calendar at www.otislibrarynorwich.org.  

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  
   Adultprograms@otislibrarynorwich.org


Monday February 8, 2021
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Comic Page Showcase

Do you love comics, art & making up stories or captions? Here's your opportunity  to have fun & create your own Comic Page.  Register beginning February 8 to pick up a supply kit that includes colored pencils, templates, and even some cool swag, using the Otis Library outside pickup option. Tune into our YouTube channel or visit our Facebook page to view an informational video. Video will be posted Monday, February 8, 4:00 p.m.  Email a photo of a favorite page or character you created, to the Children's Department (childlib@otislibrarynorwich.org)  and we will post it on the Otis Library Facebook page after March 8.   This program is designed for children ages 8 - 11.        


Do you love comics, art & making up stories or captions? Here's your opportunity  to have fun & create your own Comic Page.  Register beginning February 8 to pick up a supply kit that includes colored pencils, templates, and even some cool swag, using the Otis Library outside pickup option. Tune into our YouTube channel or visit our Facebook page to view an informational video. Video will be posted Monday, February 8, 4:00 p.m.  Email a photo of a favorite page or character you created, to the Children's Department (childlib@otislibrarynorwich.org)  and we will post it on the Otis Library Facebook page after March 8.   This program is designed for children ages 8 - 11.        



Tuesday February 9, 2021
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Having Fun with Shapes, Colors & Numbers

Learn methods to teach your young child all about shapes, colors & numbers with fun activities! These DIY ideas are suited for the busy lives of parents and caregivers. Tune into our YouTube channel or visit our Facebook page.  New videos posted weekly.   Ideas geared for parents & caregivers of children ages 18 months - 3 years.        

Learn methods to teach your young child all about shapes, colors & numbers with fun activities! These DIY ideas are suited for the busy lives of parents and caregivers. Tune into our YouTube channel or visit our Facebook page.  New videos posted weekly.   Ideas geared for parents & caregivers of children ages 18 months - 3 years.        

Wednesday February 10, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
What Are You Reading? Book Discussion

What are you reading?? Otis Library wants to make our social distancing a lot more social. Let's get together for a Zoom online discussion! Chat with other book lovers about your latest favorite (or even not-so-favorite) read. Please register by e-mailing Adultprograms@otislibrarynorwich.org, or you may register on this page.

CONTACT: Julie Menders  Adultprograms@otislibrarynorwich.org

What are you reading?? Otis Library wants to make our social distancing a lot more social. Let's get together for a Zoom online discussion! Chat with other book lovers about your latest favorite (or even not-so-favorite) read. Please register by e-mailing Adultprograms@otislibrarynorwich.org, or you may register on this page.

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  
   Adultprograms@otislibrarynorwich.org


Thursday February 11, 2021

Clap, shake, sing and play music along with Miss B in this virtual program just right for ages 2-5, but everyone is welcome.  Have an instrument ready, even if it's just something around the house you bang on to keep the beat. Tune in to our YouTube channel or visit our Facebook page.     


Clap, shake, sing and play music along with Miss B in this virtual program just right for ages 2-5, but everyone is welcome.  Have an instrument ready, even if it's just something around the house you bang on to keep the beat. Tune in to our YouTube channel or visit our Facebook page.     


Saturday February 13, 2021
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Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott presents Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Chef Rob Scott will show you how to make some adorably decorated Valentine’s Day cupcakes during his online video class.  These cupcakes will be sure to please the whole family, and even the youngest children will have fun decorating!  This video was prepared for families with young children in mind, but everyone will enjoy making these!                                                                                    Tune into our YouTube channel or visit our Facebook page.     

   

Chef Rob Scott will show you how to make some adorably decorated Valentine’s Day cupcakes during his online video class.  These cupcakes will be sure to please the whole family, and even the youngest children will have fun decorating!  This video was prepared for families with young children in mind, but everyone will enjoy making these!                                                                                    Tune into our YouTube channel or visit our Facebook page.     

   

Tuesday February 16, 2021
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11:00 AM
Art with Faith Zoom Program

.Ages 5-7

Join us on school break for this wonderful winter painting opportunity!  During this Zoom program, local artist Faith Satterfield will help your child create a special painting.  All materials, including paint, will be provided!  Please register for a spot beginning February 1.   Please call us to arrange a time to pick up your art supply package using the Otis Library outside pickup option.  Before the program, you will receive a website link to join our Zoom event.  These projects are age specific.  This program is sponsored by CT Humanities - thank you!

.Ages 5-7

Join us on school break for this wonderful winter painting opportunity!  During this Zoom program, local artist Faith Satterfield will help your child create a special painting.  All materials, including paint, will be provided!  Please register for a spot beginning February 1.   Please call us to arrange a time to pick up your art supply package using the Otis Library outside pickup option.  Before the program, you will receive a website link to join our Zoom event.  These projects are age specific.  This program is sponsored by CT Humanities - thank you!


 
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1:00 PM
Art with Faith Zoom Program

Ages 8-11

Join us on school break for this wonderful winter painting opportunity!  During this Zoom program, local artist Faith Satterfield will help your child create a special painting.  All materials, including paint, will be provided!  Please register for a spot beginning February 1.   Please call us to arrange a time to pick up your art supply package using the Otis Library outside pickup option.  Before the program, you will receive a website link to join our Zoom event.  These projects are age specific.  This program is sponsored by CT Humanities - thank you!

Ages 8-11

Join us on school break for this wonderful winter painting opportunity!  During this Zoom program, local artist Faith Satterfield will help your child create a special painting.  All materials, including paint, will be provided!  Please register for a spot beginning February 1.   Please call us to arrange a time to pick up your art supply package using the Otis Library outside pickup option.  Before the program, you will receive a website link to join our Zoom event.  These projects are age specific.  This program is sponsored by CT Humanities - thank you!


Saturday February 20, 2021
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Book Discussion of Jane Eyre

Otis Library, in partnership with the New England Chapter of the Brontë Society, will hold a series of virtual discussions over Zoom of the novel “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë.  These peer-led discussions will take place on the following Saturdays at 1pm.  Chapters 1-17 of the novel will be discussed on February 6, Chapters 18-27 on February 20, and Chapters 28 through the end on March 6.  A limited number of copies will be available to borrow through Otis Library.  Registration is required for this free event.  To register for the program and receive the Zoom link, register on the website calendar at www.otislibrarynorwich.org.  

CONTACT: Julie Menders  Adultprograms@otislibrarynorwich.org

Otis Library, in partnership with the New England Chapter of the Brontë Society, will hold a series of virtual discussions over Zoom of the novel “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë.  These peer-led discussions will take place on the following Saturdays at 1pm.  Chapters 1-17 of the novel will be discussed on February 6, Chapters 18-27 on February 20, and Chapters 28 through the end on March 6.  A limited number of copies will be available to borrow through Otis Library.  Registration is required for this free event.  To register for the program and receive the Zoom link, register on the website calendar at www.otislibrarynorwich.org.  

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  
   Adultprograms@otislibrarynorwich.org


Monday February 22, 2021
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Reading Fun with Fatima & Son

Listen to funny stories read by Otis Library staff member, Fatima, and her very charming son!  These stories will be sure to tickle your funny bone!  Geared for preschool - grade 2.  Access the YouTube link on our Facebook page or through the Otis Library Website children's page.     

                                                                                                                                              

Listen to funny stories read by Otis Library staff member, Fatima, and her very charming son!  These stories will be sure to tickle your funny bone!  Geared for preschool - grade 2.  Access the YouTube link on our Facebook page or through the Otis Library Website children's page.     

                                                                                                                                              

Tuesday February 23, 2021
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Having Fun with Shapes, Colors & Numbers

Learn methods to teach your young child all about shapes, colors & numbers with fun activities! These DIY ideas are suited for the busy lives of parents and caregivers. Tune into our YouTube channel or visit our Facebook page.  New videos posted weekly.   Ideas geared for parents & caregivers of children ages 18 months - 3 years.        

Learn methods to teach your young child all about shapes, colors & numbers with fun activities! These DIY ideas are suited for the busy lives of parents and caregivers. Tune into our YouTube channel or visit our Facebook page.  New videos posted weekly.   Ideas geared for parents & caregivers of children ages 18 months - 3 years.        

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime Zoom with Miss B

Read a story or two and have a musical instrument ready or clap along as we play together in this interactive virtual program! For ages 2 - 5.  Please register for a spot beginning February 8.  Before the program, you will receive a link to join our Zoom event. 

 

Read a story or two and have a musical instrument ready or clap along as we play together in this interactive virtual program! For ages 2 - 5.  Please register for a spot beginning February 8.  Before the program, you will receive a link to join our Zoom event. 

 


 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Kids Imagine! Online Book Club

Join a virtual book club for children ages 9-13! Discuss Lightfall: The Girl and the Galdurian by Tim Probert and join activities related to the book! Beginning January 25, please register online or call the Children’s Desk at 860-889-2365 ext. 114. Also, please arrange a time to pick up a free, new copy of the book and activity kit for the online event. Before the online event, read Lightfall! Before the program, you will receive a website link to join our Zoom event. This program is funded by the Friends of Otis Library – thank you!

         

Join a virtual book club for children ages 9-13! Discuss Lightfall: The Girl and the Galdurian by Tim Probert and join activities related to the book! Beginning January 25, please register online or call the Children’s Desk at 860-889-2365 ext. 114. Also, please arrange a time to pick up a free, new copy of the book and activity kit for the online event. Before the online event, read Lightfall! Before the program, you will receive a website link to join our Zoom event. This program is funded by the Friends of Otis Library – thank you!

         


Saturday March 6, 2021
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Book Discussion of Jane Eyre

Otis Library, in partnership with the New England Chapter of the Brontë Society, will hold a series of virtual discussions over Zoom of the novel “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë.  These peer-led discussions will take place on the following Saturdays at 1pm.  Chapters 1-17 of the novel will be discussed on February 6, Chapters 18-27 on February 20, and Chapters 28 through the end on March 6.  A limited number of copies will be available to borrow through Otis Library.  Registration is required for this free event.  To register for the program and receive the Zoom link, register on the website calendar at www.otislibrarynorwich.org.  

CONTACT: Julie Menders  Adultprograms@otislibrarynorwich.org

Otis Library, in partnership with the New England Chapter of the Brontë Society, will hold a series of virtual discussions over Zoom of the novel “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë.  These peer-led discussions will take place on the following Saturdays at 1pm.  Chapters 1-17 of the novel will be discussed on February 6, Chapters 18-27 on February 20, and Chapters 28 through the end on March 6.  A limited number of copies will be available to borrow through Otis Library.  Registration is required for this free event.  To register for the program and receive the Zoom link, register on the website calendar at www.otislibrarynorwich.org.  

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  
   Adultprograms@otislibrarynorwich.org



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