Tuesday January 21, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!   For age 2.  Space is limited; please register beginning December 16.


Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!   For age 2.  Space is limited; please register beginning December 16.


 
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Kathy Wieland
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday January 22, 2020
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room
CONTACT:
  Lindsay Poulos
  860.4646362
  lindsay.poulos@uwsect.org

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Technology Classes

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT: Cassie Epes  860-889-2365, x100  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT:
  Cassie Epes
  860.889.2365, x100
  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Thursday January 23, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Prechool Storytime

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning December 16.  Ages 3-5.

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning December 16.  Ages 3-5.

 
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Jim Konrad
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Friday January 24, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Drop-in Knitting Group

The Rows City Knitters, our adult drop-in knitting group, meet every Friday at 10am in the Meeting Room.  All skill levels welcome!  For more information, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

 

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365 x 128  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

The Rows City Knitters, our adult drop-in knitting group, meet every Friday at 10am in the Meeting Room.  All skill levels welcome!  For more information, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

 

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365  x 128
  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technology Classes

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Fridays, 10am - 1pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT: Cassie Epes  860-889-2365, x100  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Fridays, 10am - 1pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT:
  Cassie Epes
  860.889.2365, x100
  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Saturday January 25, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Citizenship Classes

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Norwich Discovery Day

Join us in the Children's Department on Saturday, January 25, 10am-1pm, for Norwich Discovery Day.  Meet representatives from local agencies and learn more about Norwich's preschools, magnet schools and adult education.  Norwich Public Schools will be accepting magnet school applications and registrations, and interpreters will be on site to assist.  Swag bags provided by Norwich Public Schools will be available to the first 100 families.  Balloons, crafts, stories and a photo booth fill out this fun and informative day.

Join us in the Children's Department on Saturday, January 25, 10am-1pm, for Norwich Discovery Day.  Meet representatives from local agencies and learn more about Norwich's preschools, magnet schools and adult education.  Norwich Public Schools will be accepting magnet school applications and registrations, and interpreters will be on site to assist.  Swag bags provided by Norwich Public Schools will be available to the first 100 families.  Balloons, crafts, stories and a photo booth fill out this fun and informative day.

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
HENNA WITH JAMILAH HENNA CREATIONS

Learn about the ancient art of henna.  Participants can choose their own look.  Space is limited; please register beginning January 6.  For students in grades 6 -12. Program will take place in the Young Adult Department. 

There are 17 spaces available.

Learn about the ancient art of henna.  Participants can choose their own look.  Space is limited; please register beginning January 6.  For students in grades 6 -12. Program will take place in the Young Adult Department. 

There are 17 spaces available.

Monday January 27, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose & More

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a one-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.      

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a one-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.      

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room
CONTACT:
  Sheila Hayes
  919.219.2529
  

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Ellen Christina
  8608892365
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tween Book Club: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

For grades 6-8. Come discuss The Strange Case of Origami Yoda! Join in Star Wars origami activities! Pizza will be served, provided by Big Y Supermarkets – thank you!

Space is limited; please register beginning December 23. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room

For grades 6-8. Come discuss The Strange Case of Origami Yoda! Join in Star Wars origami activities! Pizza will be served, provided by Big Y Supermarkets – thank you!

Space is limited; please register beginning December 23. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Introduction to Yoga for Teens and Adults

Otis Library will be offering "Introduction to Yoga" classes for teens and adults on Monday evenings in January (except 1/20) and February (except 2/17) 2020 from 6 - 7:15pm in the Community Room.  These free classes will be presented by instructors from A Peace of Space Yoga and Wellness Center.  Wear comfortable clothing; yoga mats will be available to borrow.  No registration required.

For more information, call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365, x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Community Room

Otis Library will be offering "Introduction to Yoga" classes for teens and adults on Monday evenings in January (except 1/20) and February (except 2/17) 2020 from 6 - 7:15pm in the Community Room.  These free classes will be presented by instructors from A Peace of Space Yoga and Wellness Center.  Wear comfortable clothing; yoga mats will be available to borrow.  No registration required.

For more information, call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365, x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Community Room

Tuesday January 28, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!   For age 2.  Space is limited; please register beginning December 16.


Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!   For age 2.  Space is limited; please register beginning December 16.


Wednesday January 29, 2020
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Informational Session on the CLICC Program

Otis Library will host an informational session on the CLICC Program (Connecting Through Literacy: Incarcerated Parents, Their Children, and Caregivers) on Wednesday, January 29, at 6:30pm in the Community Room. CLICC is a Connecticut-based non-profit program that uses mentoring and literacy activities to strengthen communication and deepen bonds between children and their incarcerated parents. The goal is to reduce recidivism rates for incarcerated mothers and fathers, while also reducing the shame and stigma that their children can experience.  CLICC is currently looking for child mentors in the Norwich area. Joy Haenlein, CLICC Program Director, will lead the informational session.

CLICC is a one-year program. Each child and parent in the CLICC program meets with a separate mentor on a weekly basis for one year. The CLICC-trained parent mentors meet with parents in prison, either individually or in a group. CLICC-trained child mentors meet one-to-one with a child (age 5-17) at a site in the community that is convenient for the child, such as a local library or afterschool program. The parent and child read approximately one book — selected by the child — per month. With mentor support, they complete literacy exercises connecting the books to their lives through letters to each other. The books also can be discussed during phone calls and in-person visits.

If you are unable to attend the informational session you may contact CLICC through e-mail info@cliccbookclub.org or call 203-918-0375. Their website is www.connectingfamilies.org.  

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365 x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Community Room

Otis Library will host an informational session on the CLICC Program (Connecting Through Literacy: Incarcerated Parents, Their Children, and Caregivers) on Wednesday, January 29, at 6:30pm in the Community Room. CLICC is a Connecticut-based non-profit program that uses mentoring and literacy activities to strengthen communication and deepen bonds between children and their incarcerated parents. The goal is to reduce recidivism rates for incarcerated mothers and fathers, while also reducing the shame and stigma that their children can experience.  CLICC is currently looking for child mentors in the Norwich area. Joy Haenlein, CLICC Program Director, will lead the informational session.

CLICC is a one-year program. Each child and parent in the CLICC program meets with a separate mentor on a weekly basis for one year. The CLICC-trained parent mentors meet with parents in prison, either individually or in a group. CLICC-trained child mentors meet one-to-one with a child (age 5-17) at a site in the community that is convenient for the child, such as a local library or afterschool program. The parent and child read approximately one book — selected by the child — per month. With mentor support, they complete literacy exercises connecting the books to their lives through letters to each other. The books also can be discussed during phone calls and in-person visits.

If you are unable to attend the informational session you may contact CLICC through e-mail info@cliccbookclub.org or call 203-918-0375. Their website is www.connectingfamilies.org.  

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365 x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Norwich Adult Education
CONTACT: Bassem Gayed
LOCATION: Community Room
CONTACT:
  Bassem Gayed
  
  

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
VITA
CONTACT:   860-425-6597
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  
  860.425.6597
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Technology Classes

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT: Cassie Epes  860-889-2365, x100  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT:
  Cassie Epes
  860.889.2365, x100
  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Thursday January 30, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Prechool Storytime

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning December 16.  Ages 3-5.

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning December 16.  Ages 3-5.

Friday January 31, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Drop-in Knitting Group

The Rows City Knitters, our adult drop-in knitting group, meet every Friday at 10am in the Meeting Room.  All skill levels welcome!  For more information, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

 

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365 x 128  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

The Rows City Knitters, our adult drop-in knitting group, meet every Friday at 10am in the Meeting Room.  All skill levels welcome!  For more information, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

 

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365  x 128
  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technology Classes

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Fridays, 10am - 1pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT: Cassie Epes  860-889-2365, x100  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Fridays, 10am - 1pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT:
  Cassie Epes
  860.889.2365, x100
  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Saturday February 1, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Bassem Gayed
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Citizenship Classes

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
ScienceTellers presents: Aliens!

Enjoy this interactive program that combines science and storytelling!  “Aliens!” uses exciting special effects to tell the story of an outer space visit to the library.  Learn the science behind the visuals, as audience volunteers help conduct experiments. Great family fun for Take Your Child To The Library Day!  Program will be held in the Community Room.  Drop-in; no registration required.  For all ages.

Enjoy this interactive program that combines science and storytelling!  “Aliens!” uses exciting special effects to tell the story of an outer space visit to the library.  Learn the science behind the visuals, as audience volunteers help conduct experiments. Great family fun for Take Your Child To The Library Day!  Program will be held in the Community Room.  Drop-in; no registration required.  For all ages.

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Bella Therapy Dog Extraordinaire!

Visit and read to our very favorite therapy pug, Bella.  Enjoy meeting this lovable pug during Take Your Child to the Library Day!  No registration required.  Courtesy of Ms. Pepin – thank you!  All ages.


Visit and read to our very favorite therapy pug, Bella.  Enjoy meeting this lovable pug during Take Your Child to the Library Day!  No registration required.  Courtesy of Ms. Pepin – thank you!  All ages.


 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Puppet Show Classes with Dan Butterworth

Otis Library will host a unique educational and artistic opportunity for the community by creating a puppet show based on the story of Prudence Crandall’s School.  Dan Butterworth of Butterworth Productions, an award-winning creator of custom puppet shows, will work with teen volunteers and 10 students in 2nd – 5th grade over 8 work sessions to create props and characters for the show.  These sessions will take place at Otis Library on Saturdays in February and March 2020, from 12pm–2:30pm and will culminate in a public performance at Otis Library on Saturday, April 25, that will celebrate the heroic actions of both Prudence Crandall and her students, including Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris.  For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact Julie Menders, at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365 x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Otis Library will host a unique educational and artistic opportunity for the community by creating a puppet show based on the story of Prudence Crandall’s School.  Dan Butterworth of Butterworth Productions, an award-winning creator of custom puppet shows, will work with teen volunteers and 10 students in 2nd – 5th grade over 8 work sessions to create props and characters for the show.  These sessions will take place at Otis Library on Saturdays in February and March 2020, from 12pm–2:30pm and will culminate in a public performance at Otis Library on Saturday, April 25, that will celebrate the heroic actions of both Prudence Crandall and her students, including Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris.  For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact Julie Menders, at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365 x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Native American Artifacts presented by Institute For American Indian Studies

Learn about Native American life in Connecticut through artifacts presented by the Institute For American Indian Studies.  Nancy Najarian will speak about how this “early technology” shaped daily life for the native population.  Program will be held in the Children’s World Language Center. All ages.  Drop-in; no registration required

Learn about Native American life in Connecticut through artifacts presented by the Institute For American Indian Studies.  Nancy Najarian will speak about how this “early technology” shaped daily life for the native population.  Program will be held in the Children’s World Language Center. All ages.  Drop-in; no registration required

Monday February 3, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose & More

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a one-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.      

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a one-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.      

 
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6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Introduction to Yoga for Teens and Adults

Otis Library will be offering "Introduction to Yoga" classes for teens and adults on Monday evenings in January (except 1/20) and February (except 2/17) 2020 from 6 - 7:15pm in the Community Room.  These free classes will be presented by instructors from A Peace of Space Yoga and Wellness Center.  Wear comfortable clothing; yoga mats will be available to borrow.  No registration required.

For more information, call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365, x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Community Room

Otis Library will be offering "Introduction to Yoga" classes for teens and adults on Monday evenings in January (except 1/20) and February (except 2/17) 2020 from 6 - 7:15pm in the Community Room.  These free classes will be presented by instructors from A Peace of Space Yoga and Wellness Center.  Wear comfortable clothing; yoga mats will be available to borrow.  No registration required.

For more information, call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365, x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Community Room

Tuesday February 4, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!   For age 2.  Space is limited; please register beginning December 16.


Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!   For age 2.  Space is limited; please register beginning December 16.


Wednesday February 5, 2020
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Technology Classes

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT: Cassie Epes  860-889-2365, x100  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT:
  Cassie Epes
  860.889.2365, x100
  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Thursday February 6, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Prechool Storytime

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning December 16.  Ages 3-5.

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning December 16.  Ages 3-5.

Friday February 7, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Drop-in Knitting Group

The Rows City Knitters, our adult drop-in knitting group, meet every Friday at 10am in the Meeting Room.  All skill levels welcome!  For more information, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

 

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365 x 128  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

The Rows City Knitters, our adult drop-in knitting group, meet every Friday at 10am in the Meeting Room.  All skill levels welcome!  For more information, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

 

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365  x 128
  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technology Classes

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Fridays, 10am - 1pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT: Cassie Epes  860-889-2365, x100  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Fridays, 10am - 1pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT:
  Cassie Epes
  860.889.2365, x100
  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Saturday February 8, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Bassem Gayed
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Citizenship Classes

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monthly Mother Goose

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a half-hour open playgroup. This is a great opportunity for working parents to enjoy this weekend program! Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.  

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a half-hour open playgroup. This is a great opportunity for working parents to enjoy this weekend program! Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.  

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Drop-In Cardinal Craft

Unlike many types of birds, beautiful red cardinals can be seen in snowy winter!  Drop-in with your child and help them make a unique cardinal craft to brighten your day.  No registration required.  For all ages.  Program will take place in the Children’s Department.

Unlike many types of birds, beautiful red cardinals can be seen in snowy winter!  Drop-in with your child and help them make a unique cardinal craft to brighten your day.  No registration required.  For all ages.  Program will take place in the Children’s Department.

 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Puppet Show Classes with Dan Butterworth

Otis Library will host a unique educational and artistic opportunity for the community by creating a puppet show based on the story of Prudence Crandall’s School.  Dan Butterworth of Butterworth Productions, an award-winning creator of custom puppet shows, will work with teen volunteers and 10 students in 2nd – 5th grade over 8 work sessions to create props and characters for the show.  These sessions will take place at Otis Library on Saturdays in February and March 2020, from 12pm–2:30pm and will culminate in a public performance at Otis Library on Saturday, April 25, that will celebrate the heroic actions of both Prudence Crandall and her students, including Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris.  For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact Julie Menders, at 860-889-2365 x128. 

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365 x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Otis Library will host a unique educational and artistic opportunity for the community by creating a puppet show based on the story of Prudence Crandall’s School.  Dan Butterworth of Butterworth Productions, an award-winning creator of custom puppet shows, will work with teen volunteers and 10 students in 2nd – 5th grade over 8 work sessions to create props and characters for the show.  These sessions will take place at Otis Library on Saturdays in February and March 2020, from 12pm–2:30pm and will culminate in a public performance at Otis Library on Saturday, April 25, that will celebrate the heroic actions of both Prudence Crandall and her students, including Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris.  For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact Julie Menders, at 860-889-2365 x128. 

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365 x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Teen Book Talk

Denton Little’s Death Date by Lance Rubin is the featured book.  “This is an outrageously funny ride through the last hours of a teenager’s life as he searches for love, meaning, answers, and (just maybe) a way to live on.  It takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day on which they will die.”   Pizza will be served.  Please register beginning January 13.  Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. Program will take place in the Community Room.  For young adults in grades 9-12.

There are 8 spaces available.

Denton Little’s Death Date by Lance Rubin is the featured book.  “This is an outrageously funny ride through the last hours of a teenager’s life as he searches for love, meaning, answers, and (just maybe) a way to live on.  It takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day on which they will die.”   Pizza will be served.  Please register beginning January 13.  Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. Program will take place in the Community Room.  For young adults in grades 9-12.

There are 8 spaces available.

Monday February 10, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose & More

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a one-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.      

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a one-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.      

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Kids Imagine! Book Club - Babymouse. Tales from the Locker: Lights, Camera, Middle School!

For students grades 3-5.

Come discuss Babymouse. Tales from the Locker #1: Lights, Camera, Middle School! Create a chain reaction machine for a one-take movie! Pizza will be served, provided by Big Y Supermarkets – thank you for your support! 

Space is limited; please register beginning January 13. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room

For students grades 3-5.

Come discuss Babymouse. Tales from the Locker #1: Lights, Camera, Middle School! Create a chain reaction machine for a one-take movie! Pizza will be served, provided by Big Y Supermarkets – thank you for your support! 

Space is limited; please register beginning January 13. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Introduction to Yoga for Teens and Adults

Otis Library will be offering "Introduction to Yoga" classes for teens and adults on Monday evenings in January (except 1/20) and February (except 2/17) 2020 from 6 - 7:15pm in the Community Room.  These free classes will be presented by instructors from A Peace of Space Yoga and Wellness Center.  Wear comfortable clothing; yoga mats will be available to borrow.  No registration required.

For more information, call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365, x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Community Room

Otis Library will be offering "Introduction to Yoga" classes for teens and adults on Monday evenings in January (except 1/20) and February (except 2/17) 2020 from 6 - 7:15pm in the Community Room.  These free classes will be presented by instructors from A Peace of Space Yoga and Wellness Center.  Wear comfortable clothing; yoga mats will be available to borrow.  No registration required.

For more information, call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365, x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Community Room

Tuesday February 11, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!   For age 2.  Space is limited; please register beginning December 16.


Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!   For age 2.  Space is limited; please register beginning December 16.


Wednesday February 12, 2020
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BUSY
LOCATION: Storytime Room
CONTACT:
  Sandy Donovan-Driscoll
  860.389.4314
  

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room
CONTACT:
  Kelsie Ramos
  1.800.505.1000
  kelsie.ramos@stunitedway.org

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Changing Minds Book Club

Join us for the Changing Minds Book Club, a monthly discussion group focused on topics including mental health, substance abuse, the autism spectrum and family involvement in recovery.  This month we are discussing "Becoming" by Michelle Obama.  Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Front Desk. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.  

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365, x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join us for the Changing Minds Book Club, a monthly discussion group focused on topics including mental health, substance abuse, the autism spectrum and family involvement in recovery.  This month we are discussing "Becoming" by Michelle Obama.  Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Front Desk. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.  

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365, x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Technology Classes

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT: Cassie Epes  860-889-2365, x100  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT:
  Cassie Epes
  860.889.2365, x100
  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Thursday February 13, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Prechool Storytime

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning December 16.  Ages 3-5.

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning December 16.  Ages 3-5.

 
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Delicious Discussions Author Series

Sponsored by Guinan & Houle, LLP Attorneys at Law.

Otis Library and Bank Square Books present a Delicious Discussions author luncheon with author Marjan Kamali in celebration of her new book The Stationery Shop. Tickets for this event are $40 and include an author talk and signing, a copy of the book and a buffet lunch at Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun.

This event requires pre-registration.  To register, call Julie at 860-889-2365, x128 or you may register online. Delicious Discussions Author Series is a partnership between Otis Library, Bank Square Books and Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun.  

Author Photo by David E. Lawrence

 

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365, x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

Sponsored by Guinan & Houle, LLP Attorneys at Law.

Otis Library and Bank Square Books present a Delicious Discussions author luncheon with author Marjan Kamali in celebration of her new book The Stationery Shop. Tickets for this event are $40 and include an author talk and signing, a copy of the book and a buffet lunch at Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun.

This event requires pre-registration.  To register, call Julie at 860-889-2365, x128 or you may register online. Delicious Discussions Author Series is a partnership between Otis Library, Bank Square Books and Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun.  

Author Photo by David E. Lawrence

 

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365, x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

Friday February 14, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Drop-in Knitting Group

The Rows City Knitters, our adult drop-in knitting group, meet every Friday at 10am in the Meeting Room.  All skill levels welcome!  For more information, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

 

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365 x 128  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

The Rows City Knitters, our adult drop-in knitting group, meet every Friday at 10am in the Meeting Room.  All skill levels welcome!  For more information, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

 

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365  x 128
  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technology Classes

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Fridays, 10am - 1pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT: Cassie Epes  860-889-2365, x100  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Fridays, 10am - 1pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT:
  Cassie Epes
  860.889.2365, x100
  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Saturday February 15, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Bassem Gayed
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Citizenship Classes

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Build It Clinic Grades K - 8

Stop by and build structures using a variety of materials in the Children’s Room.  No registration required.  For grades K - 8.

Stop by and build structures using a variety of materials in the Children’s Room.  No registration required.  For grades K - 8.

 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Puppet Show Classes with Dan Butterworth

Otis Library will host a unique educational and artistic opportunity for the community by creating a puppet show based on the story of Prudence Crandall’s School.  Dan Butterworth of Butterworth Productions, an award-winning creator of custom puppet shows, will work with teen volunteers and 10 students in 2nd – 5th grade over 8 work sessions to create props and characters for the show.  These sessions will take place at Otis Library on Saturdays in February and March 2020, from 12pm–2:30pm and will culminate in a public performance at Otis Library on Saturday, April 25, that will celebrate the heroic actions of both Prudence Crandall and her students, including Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris.  For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact Julie Menders, at 860-889-2365 x128. 

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365 x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Otis Library will host a unique educational and artistic opportunity for the community by creating a puppet show based on the story of Prudence Crandall’s School.  Dan Butterworth of Butterworth Productions, an award-winning creator of custom puppet shows, will work with teen volunteers and 10 students in 2nd – 5th grade over 8 work sessions to create props and characters for the show.  These sessions will take place at Otis Library on Saturdays in February and March 2020, from 12pm–2:30pm and will culminate in a public performance at Otis Library on Saturday, April 25, that will celebrate the heroic actions of both Prudence Crandall and her students, including Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris.  For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact Julie Menders, at 860-889-2365 x128. 

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365 x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Tuesday February 18, 2020
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Kathy Wieland
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday February 19, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Hai Kolker
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Hai Kolker
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Technology Classes

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT: Cassie Epes  860-889-2365, x100  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT:
  Cassie Epes
  860.889.2365, x100
  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Friday February 21, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Drop-in Knitting Group

The Rows City Knitters, our adult drop-in knitting group, meet every Friday at 10am in the Meeting Room.  All skill levels welcome!  For more information, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

 

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365 x 128  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

The Rows City Knitters, our adult drop-in knitting group, meet every Friday at 10am in the Meeting Room.  All skill levels welcome!  For more information, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

 

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365  x 128
  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technology Classes

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Fridays, 10am - 1pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT: Cassie Epes  860-889-2365, x100  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Fridays, 10am - 1pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT:
  Cassie Epes
  860.889.2365, x100
  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Saturday February 22, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Bassem Gayed
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Citizenship Classes

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room
CONTACT:
  Kathy Harrington
  860.514.3125
  easternpoint@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Storytime

Enjoy stories, songs, and activities for families with children ages two to six.  Siblings welcome!  Drop-in; no registration required.


Enjoy stories, songs, and activities for families with children ages two to six.  Siblings welcome!  Drop-in; no registration required.


 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Puppet Show Classes with Dan Butterworth

Otis Library will host a unique educational and artistic opportunity for the community by creating a puppet show based on the story of Prudence Crandall’s School.  Dan Butterworth of Butterworth Productions, an award-winning creator of custom puppet shows, will work with teen volunteers and 10 students in 2nd – 5th grade over 8 work sessions to create props and characters for the show.  These sessions will take place at Otis Library on Saturdays in February and March 2020, from 12pm–2:30pm and will culminate in a public performance at Otis Library on Saturday, April 25, that will celebrate the heroic actions of both Prudence Crandall and her students, including Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris.  For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact Julie Menders, at 860-889-2365 x128. 

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365 x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Otis Library will host a unique educational and artistic opportunity for the community by creating a puppet show based on the story of Prudence Crandall’s School.  Dan Butterworth of Butterworth Productions, an award-winning creator of custom puppet shows, will work with teen volunteers and 10 students in 2nd – 5th grade over 8 work sessions to create props and characters for the show.  These sessions will take place at Otis Library on Saturdays in February and March 2020, from 12pm–2:30pm and will culminate in a public performance at Otis Library on Saturday, April 25, that will celebrate the heroic actions of both Prudence Crandall and her students, including Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris.  For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact Julie Menders, at 860-889-2365 x128. 

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365 x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Monday February 24, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose & More

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a one-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.      

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a one-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.      

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Ellen Christina
  8608892365
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tween Book Club - 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior

For students grades 6-8. Come discuss 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior! Make a sand art picture! Pizza will be served, provided by Big Y Supermarkets – thank you! Space is limited; please register beginning January 27. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

For students grades 6-8. Come discuss 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior! Make a sand art picture! Pizza will be served, provided by Big Y Supermarkets – thank you! Space is limited; please register beginning January 27. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Introduction to Yoga for Teens and Adults

Otis Library will be offering "Introduction to Yoga" classes for teens and adults on Monday evenings in January (except 1/20) and February (except 2/17) 2020 from 6 - 7:15pm in the Community Room.  These free classes will be presented by instructors from A Peace of Space Yoga and Wellness Center.  Wear comfortable clothing; yoga mats will be available to borrow.  No registration required.

For more information, call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365, x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Community Room

Otis Library will be offering "Introduction to Yoga" classes for teens and adults on Monday evenings in January (except 1/20) and February (except 2/17) 2020 from 6 - 7:15pm in the Community Room.  These free classes will be presented by instructors from A Peace of Space Yoga and Wellness Center.  Wear comfortable clothing; yoga mats will be available to borrow.  No registration required.

For more information, call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365, x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Community Room

Wednesday February 26, 2020
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technology Classes

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Fridays, 10am - 1pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT: Cassie Epes  860-889-2365, x100  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Fridays, 10am - 1pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT:
  Cassie Epes
  860.889.2365, x100
  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Friday February 28, 2020

Join us for this joyful movement class hosted by Eastern Connecticut Ballet.  This month’s theme is The Mitten by Jan Brett. Hear the story and do 35 minutes of movement.  For ages 3 – 5.  Please register beginning February 10.


Join us for this joyful movement class hosted by Eastern Connecticut Ballet.  This month’s theme is The Mitten by Jan Brett. Hear the story and do 35 minutes of movement.  For ages 3 – 5.  Please register beginning February 10.



 
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Drop-in Knitting Group

The Rows City Knitters, our adult drop-in knitting group, meet every Friday at 10am in the Meeting Room.  All skill levels welcome!  For more information, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

 

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365 x 128  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

The Rows City Knitters, our adult drop-in knitting group, meet every Friday at 10am in the Meeting Room.  All skill levels welcome!  For more information, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

 

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365  x 128
  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technology Classes

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Fridays, 10am - 1pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT: Cassie Epes  860-889-2365, x100  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Fridays, 10am - 1pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.  

CONTACT:
  Cassie Epes
  860.889.2365, x100
  cepes@otislibrarynorwich.org

Saturday February 29, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Bassem Gayed
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Citizenship Classes

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room
CONTACT:
  Yvette Jacaruso
  860.889.0864
  

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Puppet Show Classes with Dan Butterworth

Otis Library will host a unique educational and artistic opportunity for the community by creating a puppet show based on the story of Prudence Crandall’s School.  Dan Butterworth of Butterworth Productions, an award-winning creator of custom puppet shows, will work with teen volunteers and 10 students in 2nd – 5th grade over 8 work sessions to create props and characters for the show.  These sessions will take place at Otis Library on Saturdays in February and March 2020, from 12pm–2:30pm and will culminate in a public performance at Otis Library on Saturday, April 25, that will celebrate the heroic actions of both Prudence Crandall and her students, including Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris.  For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact Julie Menders, at 860-889-2365 x128. 

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365 x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Otis Library will host a unique educational and artistic opportunity for the community by creating a puppet show based on the story of Prudence Crandall’s School.  Dan Butterworth of Butterworth Productions, an award-winning creator of custom puppet shows, will work with teen volunteers and 10 students in 2nd – 5th grade over 8 work sessions to create props and characters for the show.  These sessions will take place at Otis Library on Saturdays in February and March 2020, from 12pm–2:30pm and will culminate in a public performance at Otis Library on Saturday, April 25, that will celebrate the heroic actions of both Prudence Crandall and her students, including Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris.  For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact Julie Menders, at 860-889-2365 x128. 

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365 x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Monday March 2, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Rhonda Knight
  860.447.1731 x308
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Saturday March 7, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Bassem Gayed
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Citizenship Classes

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monthly Mother Goose & More

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a half-hour open playgroup. This is a great opportunity for working parents to enjoy this weekend program! Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required. 

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a half-hour open playgroup. This is a great opportunity for working parents to enjoy this weekend program! Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required. 

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CARTOONING WORKSHOP

Join us for a hands-on cartooning workshop with Matt Ryan!  Expand your drawing skills and learn tips and techniques from a professional.  Matt will guide the group through character design, page layout and more! Space is limited; please register beginning February 10.  Program is funded by Connecticut Humanities Book Voyagers and Otis Library.  For ages 10 & up.  Program will take place in the Community Room.


Join us for a hands-on cartooning workshop with Matt Ryan!  Expand your drawing skills and learn tips and techniques from a professional.  Matt will guide the group through character design, page layout and more! Space is limited; please register beginning February 10.  Program is funded by Connecticut Humanities Book Voyagers and Otis Library.  For ages 10 & up.  Program will take place in the Community Room.



 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
BELLA! THERAPY DOG EXTRAORDINAIRE

Visit and read to our very favorite therapy pug, Bella.  No registration required.  Courtesy of Ms. Pepin – thank you!  All ages.


Visit and read to our very favorite therapy pug, Bella.  No registration required.  Courtesy of Ms. Pepin – thank you!  All ages.


 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Puppet Show Classes with Dan Butterworth

Otis Library will host a unique educational and artistic opportunity for the community by creating a puppet show based on the story of Prudence Crandall’s School.  Dan Butterworth of Butterworth Productions, an award-winning creator of custom puppet shows, will work with teen volunteers and 10 students in 2nd – 5th grade over 8 work sessions to create props and characters for the show.  These sessions will take place at Otis Library on Saturdays in February and March 2020, from 12pm–2:30pm and will culminate in a public performance at Otis Library on Saturday, April 25, that will celebrate the heroic actions of both Prudence Crandall and her students, including Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris.  For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact Julie Menders, at 860-889-2365 x128. 

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365 x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Otis Library will host a unique educational and artistic opportunity for the community by creating a puppet show based on the story of Prudence Crandall’s School.  Dan Butterworth of Butterworth Productions, an award-winning creator of custom puppet shows, will work with teen volunteers and 10 students in 2nd – 5th grade over 8 work sessions to create props and characters for the show.  These sessions will take place at Otis Library on Saturdays in February and March 2020, from 12pm–2:30pm and will culminate in a public performance at Otis Library on Saturday, April 25, that will celebrate the heroic actions of both Prudence Crandall and her students, including Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris.  For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact Julie Menders, at 860-889-2365 x128. 

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365 x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Monday March 9, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose & More

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a one-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.  

     

                                                                                                                

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a one-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.  

     

                                                                                                                

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Rhonda Knight
  860.447.1731 x308
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Rhonda Knight
  860.447.1731 x308
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday March 12, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Delicious Discussions Author Series

Sponsored by Guinan & Houle, LLP Attorneys at Law.

Otis Library and Bank Square Books present a Delicious Discussions author luncheon with author Nan Rossiter in celebration of her new book Promises of the Heart. Tickets for this event are $40 and include an author talk and signing, a copy of the book and a buffet lunch at Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun.

This event requires pre-registration.  To register, call Julie at 860-889-2365, x128 or you may register online. Delicious Discussions Author Series is a partnership between Otis Library, Bank Square Books and Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun.  

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365, x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

Sponsored by Guinan & Houle, LLP Attorneys at Law.

Otis Library and Bank Square Books present a Delicious Discussions author luncheon with author Nan Rossiter in celebration of her new book Promises of the Heart. Tickets for this event are $40 and include an author talk and signing, a copy of the book and a buffet lunch at Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun.

This event requires pre-registration.  To register, call Julie at 860-889-2365, x128 or you may register online. Delicious Discussions Author Series is a partnership between Otis Library, Bank Square Books and Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun.  

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365, x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

Saturday March 14, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Bassem Gayed
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Citizenship Classes

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Citizenship Classes

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Irish Step Dancing: presented by the Gray School of Irish Dance

Join us for a lively display of Irish Step Dancing for St. Patrick’s Day.  All ages.  Program will take place in the Atrium.


Join us for a lively display of Irish Step Dancing for St. Patrick’s Day.  All ages.  Program will take place in the Atrium.


 
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Shamrock Craft

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by helping your child create a take home craft. No registration required.  For all ages.  Program will take place in the Children’s Department.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by helping your child create a take home craft. No registration required.  For all ages.  Program will take place in the Children’s Department.

 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Puppet Show Classes with Dan Butterworth

Otis Library will host a unique educational and artistic opportunity for the community by creating a puppet show based on the story of Prudence Crandall’s School.  Dan Butterworth of Butterworth Productions, an award-winning creator of custom puppet shows, will work with teen volunteers and 10 students in 2nd – 5th grade over 8 work sessions to create props and characters for the show.  These sessions will take place at Otis Library on Saturdays in February and March 2020, from 12pm–2:30pm and will culminate in a public performance at Otis Library on Saturday, April 25, that will celebrate the heroic actions of both Prudence Crandall and her students, including Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris.  For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact Julie Menders, at 860-889-2365 x128. 

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365 x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Otis Library will host a unique educational and artistic opportunity for the community by creating a puppet show based on the story of Prudence Crandall’s School.  Dan Butterworth of Butterworth Productions, an award-winning creator of custom puppet shows, will work with teen volunteers and 10 students in 2nd – 5th grade over 8 work sessions to create props and characters for the show.  These sessions will take place at Otis Library on Saturdays in February and March 2020, from 12pm–2:30pm and will culminate in a public performance at Otis Library on Saturday, April 25, that will celebrate the heroic actions of both Prudence Crandall and her students, including Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris.  For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact Julie Menders, at 860-889-2365 x128. 

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365 x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Monday March 16, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose & More

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a one-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.  

     

                                                                                                                

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a one-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.  

     

                                                                                                                

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Ellen Christina
  8608892365
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday March 17, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!  Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!  Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.


 
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Kathy Wieland
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday March 18, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Hai Kolker
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday March 19, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.  Ages 3-5.

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.  Ages 3-5.


Saturday March 21, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Bassem Gayed
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Citizenship Classes

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Otis Library will offer free Citizenship Classes from January 18 to March 21 on Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm. Have you had a Green Card for at least 5 years? Consider citizenship. Applicants must read, write and comprehend Basic English, and commit to attend all 10 classes. To register: Call 860-889-2365, ext. 110; e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org; or you may register at the Business Desk.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Build It Clinic!

Stop by and build structures using a variety of materials in the Children’s Room.  No registration required.  For grades K - 8.

Stop by and build structures using a variety of materials in the Children’s Room.  No registration required.  For grades K - 8.

 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Puppet Show Classes with Dan Butterworth

Otis Library will host a unique educational and artistic opportunity for the community by creating a puppet show based on the story of Prudence Crandall’s School.  Dan Butterworth of Butterworth Productions, an award-winning creator of custom puppet shows, will work with teen volunteers and 10 students in 2nd – 5th grade over 8 work sessions to create props and characters for the show.  These sessions will take place at Otis Library on Saturdays in February and March 2020, from 12pm–2:30pm and will culminate in a public performance at Otis Library on Saturday, April 25, that will celebrate the heroic actions of both Prudence Crandall and her students, including Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris.  For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact Julie Menders, at 860-889-2365 x128. 

CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365 x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Otis Library will host a unique educational and artistic opportunity for the community by creating a puppet show based on the story of Prudence Crandall’s School.  Dan Butterworth of Butterworth Productions, an award-winning creator of custom puppet shows, will work with teen volunteers and 10 students in 2nd – 5th grade over 8 work sessions to create props and characters for the show.  These sessions will take place at Otis Library on Saturdays in February and March 2020, from 12pm–2:30pm and will culminate in a public performance at Otis Library on Saturday, April 25, that will celebrate the heroic actions of both Prudence Crandall and her students, including Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris.  For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact Julie Menders, at 860-889-2365 x128. 

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365 x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Monday March 23, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose & More

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a one-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.  

     

                                                                                                                

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a one-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.  

     

                                                                                                                

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday March 24, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!  Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!  Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.

Thursday March 26, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.  Ages 3-5.

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.  Ages 3-5.

Friday March 27, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Creative Movement

Join us for this joyful movement class hosted by Eastern Connecticut Ballet.  This month’s theme is, “The Zoo.” Hear a story around this theme and do 35 minutes of movement.  For ages 3 – 5.  Please register beginning March 2.

Join us for this joyful movement class hosted by Eastern Connecticut Ballet.  This month’s theme is, “The Zoo.” Hear a story around this theme and do 35 minutes of movement.  For ages 3 – 5.  Please register beginning March 2.


Monday March 30, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mother Goose & More

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a one-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.  

     

                                                                                                                

Enjoy 30 minutes of traditional rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities for the very young; then stay (or not) for a one-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required.  

     

                                                                                                                

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday March 31, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!  Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!  Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.

Thursday April 2, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.  Ages 3-5.

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.  Ages 3-5.

Monday April 6, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday April 7, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!  Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!  Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.

Thursday April 9, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.  Ages 3-5.

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.  Ages 3-5.

Monday April 13, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday April 15, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Hai Kolker
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday April 20, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Ellen Christina
  8608892365
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday April 21, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!  Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!  Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.

 
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Kathy Wieland
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday April 23, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.  Ages 3-5.

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.  Ages 3-5.

Monday April 27, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday April 28, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!  Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!  Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.

Thursday April 30, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.  Ages 3-5.

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.  Ages 3-5.

Monday May 4, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday May 5, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Twos

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!  Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child! This program is age appropriate for your active two year old!  Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.

Thursday May 7, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.  Ages 3-5.

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department.  Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning March 2.  Ages 3-5.

Monday May 11, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday May 18, 2020
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Ellen Christina
  8608892365
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday May 19, 2020
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Kathy Wieland
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday May 20, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Hai Kolker
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday June 15, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Ellen Christina
  8608892365
  

LOCATION: Community Room

Tuesday June 16, 2020
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Kathy Wieland
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday June 17, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Hai Kolker
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday July 15, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Hai Kolker
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday July 20, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Ellen Christina
  8608892365
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday July 21, 2020
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Kathy Wieland
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday August 17, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Ellen Christina
  8608892365
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday August 18, 2020
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Kathy Wieland
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday August 19, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Hai Kolker
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday September 15, 2020
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Kathy Wieland
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday September 16, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Hai Kolker
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday September 21, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Ellen Christina
  8608892365
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday October 19, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Mary Ellen Christina
  8608892365
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday October 20, 2020