Monday March 18, 2019
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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.  

     

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.  

     

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

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Kids Imagine! Book Club: Bolivar

For grades 3-5. Come discuss Bolivar by Sean Rubin. Join in activities related to the book! Pizza will be served.

Registration begins February 11. Please register below or call the Children’s Desk at 860-889-2365 ext. 114. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

About Bolivar: “No one but Sybil sees that Bolivar is a Dinosaur… Everyone is so busy going about their days in the busy streets of New York City that they don’t notice Bolivar. They don’t notice his odd height, his tiny arms, or his long tail. Sybil knows that there is something off!”

LOCATION: Storytime Room

For grades 3-5. Come discuss Bolivar by Sean Rubin. Join in activities related to the book! Pizza will be served.

Registration begins February 11. Please register below or call the Children’s Desk at 860-889-2365 ext. 114. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

About Bolivar: “No one but Sybil sees that Bolivar is a Dinosaur… Everyone is so busy going about their days in the busy streets of New York City that they don’t notice Bolivar. They don’t notice his odd height, his tiny arms, or his long tail. Sybil knows that there is something off!”

LOCATION: Storytime Room


Tuesday March 19, 2019
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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 February 11.

 

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 February 11.

 

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Drop-In Chess

Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm in the Business Center 

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to play chess every Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm.  Use one of our chess sets or bring your own.  No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Julie Menders  (860) 889-2365 x128  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm in the Business Center 

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to play chess every Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm.  Use one of our chess sets or bring your own.  No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  (860) 889.2365 x128
  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

 
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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: Barbi Gardiner   860-889-2365, x100  bgardiner@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:
  Barbi Gardiner 
  860.889.2365, x100
  bgardiner@otislibrarynorwich.org

Thursday March 21, 2019
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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 February 11.  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 February 11.  Ages 3-5.

 

Friday March 22, 2019
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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: Barbi Gardiner   860-889-2365, x100  bgardiner@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:
  Barbi Gardiner 
  860.889.2365, x100
  bgardiner@otislibrarynorwich.org

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Creative Movement

Spring is finally here!  Join us for this joyful movement class with instructor Christine Finch of Eastern Connecticut Ballet.  This month’s theme is “Flowers & Insects.” Hear a story around this theme and do 35 minutes of movement.  For girls & boys ages 3 – 5!  Please register beginning March 4.

 

There are 9 spaces available.

Spring is finally here!  Join us for this joyful movement class with instructor Christine Finch of Eastern Connecticut Ballet.  This month’s theme is “Flowers & Insects.” Hear a story around this theme and do 35 minutes of movement.  For girls & boys ages 3 – 5!  Please register beginning March 4.

 

There are 9 spaces available.

Saturday March 23, 2019
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Art with Ms. Faith

In honor of April’s Harris Sisters Month, students in Pre-K – grade 5 are invited to register for one or both workshops taught by local artist Faith Satterfield on the theme “How Can I Make the World a Better Place?”  Art created in these workshops will be on display during the month of April in the Children’s Department as Otis Library celebrates the lives of celebrated Norwich residents the Harris sisters, pioneers in the educational field of African Americans.  Please register beginning February 25.  Children Pre-K – grade 5. Saturdays, March 9 & 23 Sponsored by The Friends of Otis Library.

                                                                                                                

There are 13 spaces available.

In honor of April’s Harris Sisters Month, students in Pre-K – grade 5 are invited to register for one or both workshops taught by local artist Faith Satterfield on the theme “How Can I Make the World a Better Place?”  Art created in these workshops will be on display during the month of April in the Children’s Department as Otis Library celebrates the lives of celebrated Norwich residents the Harris sisters, pioneers in the educational field of African Americans.  Please register beginning February 25.  Children Pre-K – grade 5. Saturdays, March 9 & 23 Sponsored by The Friends of Otis Library.

                                                                                                                

There are 13 spaces available.

Monday March 25, 2019
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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.

 

 

      

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.

 

 

      

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

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tween Book Club: Ungifted

For grades 6-8. Come discuss Ungifted by Gordon Korman. Join in activities related to the book! Pizza will be served.

Registration begins February 25. Please register below or call the Front Desk at 860-889-2365 ext. 100. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

About Ungifted: “The word gifted has never been applied to Donovan Curtis. When the troublemaker pulls a major prank at his middle school, he thinks he’s finally gone too far. But instead of getting into trouble, Donovan is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction for gifted and talented students…”

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

For grades 6-8. Come discuss Ungifted by Gordon Korman. Join in activities related to the book! Pizza will be served.

Registration begins February 25. Please register below or call the Front Desk at 860-889-2365 ext. 100. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

About Ungifted: “The word gifted has never been applied to Donovan Curtis. When the troublemaker pulls a major prank at his middle school, he thinks he’s finally gone too far. But instead of getting into trouble, Donovan is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction for gifted and talented students…”

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Tuesday March 26, 2019
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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 February 11.

 

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 February 11.

 

Wednesday March 27, 2019
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Jennifer Smith
  860.450.7448
  jennifer.smith@accessagency.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Drop-In Chess

Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm in the Business Center 

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to play chess every Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm.  Use one of our chess sets or bring your own.  No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Julie Menders  (860) 889-2365 x128  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm in the Business Center 

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to play chess every Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm.  Use one of our chess sets or bring your own.  No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  (860) 889.2365 x128
  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

 
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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: Barbi Gardiner   860-889-2365, x100  bgardiner@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:
  Barbi Gardiner 
  860.889.2365, x100
  bgardiner@otislibrarynorwich.org

Thursday March 28, 2019
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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 February 11.  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 February 11.  Ages 3-5.

 

Friday March 29, 2019
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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: Barbi Gardiner   860-889-2365, x100  bgardiner@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:
  Barbi Gardiner 
  860.889.2365, x100
  bgardiner@otislibrarynorwich.org

Saturday March 30, 2019
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Women's History Month Tea

Otis Library, in partnership with the Norwich Free Academy History Otis Library, is hosting a Women’s History Month Tea on Saturday, March 30, at 12pm.  This year’s theme is “Women in Connecticut History.”  Join students as they portray ground-breaking women in Connecticut History.  Attendees will be encouraged to visit with the women and ask questions while enjoying tea and desserts.  Guest speaker is Tina Carlson, Program Coordinator at the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.  Free program; registration is required.  To register, call (860) 889-2365, ext. 128, or register here.

Sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund.

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

Otis Library, in partnership with the Norwich Free Academy History Otis Library, is hosting a Women’s History Month Tea on Saturday, March 30, at 12pm.  This year’s theme is “Women in Connecticut History.”  Join students as they portray ground-breaking women in Connecticut History.  Attendees will be encouraged to visit with the women and ask questions while enjoying tea and desserts.  Guest speaker is Tina Carlson, Program Coordinator at the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.  Free program; registration is required.  To register, call (860) 889-2365, ext. 128, or register here.

Sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund.

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365 x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room


Monday April 1, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
MOTHER GOOSE & MORE: RHYME TIME AND PLAYGROUP

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.       

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.       

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

LOCATION: Community Room

Tuesday April 2, 2019
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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 February 11.

 

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 February 11.

 

Wednesday April 3, 2019
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Drop-In Chess

Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm in the Business Center 

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to play chess every Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm.  Use one of our chess sets or bring your own.  No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Julie Menders  (860) 889-2365 x128  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm in the Business Center 

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to play chess every Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm.  Use one of our chess sets or bring your own.  No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  (860) 889.2365 x128
  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

 
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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: Barbi Gardiner   860-889-2365, x100  bgardiner@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:
  Barbi Gardiner 
  860.889.2365, x100
  bgardiner@otislibrarynorwich.org

Thursday April 4, 2019
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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 February 11.  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 February 11.  Ages 3-5.

 

Friday April 5, 2019
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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: Barbi Gardiner   860-889-2365, x100  bgardiner@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:
  Barbi Gardiner 
  860.889.2365, x100
  bgardiner@otislibrarynorwich.org

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Children's Art Exhibit Opening

Otis Library is hosting a series of programs in April 2019 to celebrate the Harris sisters, Norwich natives and students at Prudence Crandall's school for young African-American women from 1833-1834.  The umbrella theme for the month is student advocacy.

On Friday, April 5, from 6pm – 8pm in the Children's Department,  the library will host the opening of the student art exhibit “How Can I Make The World A Better Place?”  Children from pre-school through fifth grade will exhibit art – paintings, drawings, collage, and assemblage – that illustrates this theme. Refreshments will be served.  Free after-hours event; no registration is required.  All ages welcome!  The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of April. Sponsored by The Friends of Otis Library.

 

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

Otis Library is hosting a series of programs in April 2019 to celebrate the Harris sisters, Norwich natives and students at Prudence Crandall's school for young African-American women from 1833-1834.  The umbrella theme for the month is student advocacy.

On Friday, April 5, from 6pm – 8pm in the Children's Department,  the library will host the opening of the student art exhibit “How Can I Make The World A Better Place?”  Children from pre-school through fifth grade will exhibit art – paintings, drawings, collage, and assemblage – that illustrates this theme. Refreshments will be served.  Free after-hours event; no registration is required.  All ages welcome!  The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of April. Sponsored by The Friends of Otis Library.

 

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

Saturday April 6, 2019
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MONTHLY MOTHER GOOSE & MORE: RHYME TIME AND PLAYGROUP

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. 

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. 

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

Help your child make a colorful peacock craft!  No registration required.  For all ages.  Program will take place in the Children’s Department.

Help your child make a colorful peacock craft!  No registration required.  For all ages.  Program will take place in the Children’s Department.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Manners Matter!
Something New!
Manners Matter!  A Friends of Otis Library Fundraiser (for ages 8-11)
Saturday, April 6, 1 - 2:30pm, Community Room
Fee:  $20 per child ($15 for Friends of Otis Library members)
Join us for a fun afternoon learning tips on basic table manners.  The Norwich Free Academy Culinary Department will teach us how to set a table, use each utensil, the rules of electronics at the meal time table, and much more.  Assorted sandwiches, desserts, and beverages will be served.  A game and take-home craft are included in the program.  Registration is required; space is limited.  Registration begins on March 4 in the Children's Department.
CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365, x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
Something New!
Manners Matter!  A Friends of Otis Library Fundraiser (for ages 8-11)
Saturday, April 6, 1 - 2:30pm, Community Room
Fee:  $20 per child ($15 for Friends of Otis Library members)
Join us for a fun afternoon learning tips on basic table manners.  The Norwich Free Academy Culinary Department will teach us how to set a table, use each utensil, the rules of electronics at the meal time table, and much more.  Assorted sandwiches, desserts, and beverages will be served.  A game and take-home craft are included in the program.  Registration is required; space is limited.  Registration begins on March 4 in the Children's Department.
CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365, x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

Monday April 8, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
MOTHER GOOSE & MORE: RHYME TIME AND PLAYGROUP

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.       

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.       

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

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Gardening for Beginners

In partnership with the Eastern Connecticut Community Gardens Association (ECCGA), Otis Library will host a series of classes on gardening for beginners.   Experienced gardeners from the ECCGA will teach basic gardening skills for everyone, from home owners to apartment dwellers. This series will lead beginner gardeners through the steps and practices involved in maintaining a flourishing home garden.  Dates are as follows:  Monday, April 8; Monday, June 3; Monday, August 5; and Monday, September 9. All programs will begin at 6pm in the Story Room and are free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Appropriate for teens and adults.  

For more information on the ECCGA, visit www.getgrowingct.org.

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

In partnership with the Eastern Connecticut Community Gardens Association (ECCGA), Otis Library will host a series of classes on gardening for beginners.   Experienced gardeners from the ECCGA will teach basic gardening skills for everyone, from home owners to apartment dwellers. This series will lead beginner gardeners through the steps and practices involved in maintaining a flourishing home garden.  Dates are as follows:  Monday, April 8; Monday, June 3; Monday, August 5; and Monday, September 9. All programs will begin at 6pm in the Story Room and are free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Appropriate for teens and adults.  

For more information on the ECCGA, visit www.getgrowingct.org.

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

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Tuesday April 9, 2019
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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 February 11.

 

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 February 11.

 

Wednesday April 10, 2019
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
 
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Ask The Expert

Are you looking to start your own business but don't know where to begin?  Do you need help writing a business plan?  What if you own a business but need advice on marketing?  Jill Fritzsche, Community Manager at Norwich Community Development Corporation, will be in the Business Center at Otis Library the second Wednesday of every month from 10:30am - 12:30pm to answer your questions.  Drop in; no appointment necessary.  This is a free program.  For more information, call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.

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

Are you looking to start your own business but don't know where to begin?  Do you need help writing a business plan?  What if you own a business but need advice on marketing?  Jill Fritzsche, Community Manager at Norwich Community Development Corporation, will be in the Business Center at Otis Library the second Wednesday of every month from 10:30am - 12:30pm to answer your questions.  Drop in; no appointment necessary.  This is a free program.  For more information, call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.

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

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

Join us for a discussion of Unexpectedly, Milo by Matthew Dicks.  Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Front Desk.  No registration reuiqred.

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

Join us for a discussion of Unexpectedly, Milo by Matthew Dicks.  Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Front Desk.  No registration reuiqred.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Drop-In Chess

Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm in the Business Center 

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to play chess every Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm.  Use one of our chess sets or bring your own.  No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Julie Menders  (860) 889-2365 x128  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm in the Business Center 

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to play chess every Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm.  Use one of our chess sets or bring your own.  No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  (860) 889.2365 x128
  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

 
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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: Barbi Gardiner   860-889-2365, x100  bgardiner@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:
  Barbi Gardiner 
  860.889.2365, x100
  bgardiner@otislibrarynorwich.org

Thursday April 11, 2019
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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 February 11.  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 February 11.  Ages 3-5.

 

 
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10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Marge Blizard
  860.705.2161
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Friday April 12, 2019
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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: Barbi Gardiner   860-889-2365, x100  bgardiner@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:
  Barbi Gardiner 
  860.889.2365, x100
  bgardiner@otislibrarynorwich.org

Saturday April 13, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Walk Norwich Freedom Trail

Otis Library is hosting a series of program in April 2019 to celebrate the Harris sisters, Norwich natives and students at Prudence Crandall's school for young African-American women from 1833-1834.  The umbrella theme for the month is student advocacy.

On Saturday, April 13, 10am – 11:30 am, the Norwich Historical Society will officially launch the Walk Norwich Freedom Trail. This walk is 1.5 hours, 1.5 miles, is strenuous and has some very steep hills   It will begin at City Hall, David Ruggles Courtyard, 100 Broadway, in Norwich. Free parking is available at City Hall Garage.  No registration required.

During the Nineteenth Century, the City of Norwich was home to a vibrant abolitionist movement. Residents such as David Ruggles played an active role in the Underground Railroad and the Harris Sisters attended Prudence Crandall’s controversial “Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color” school in Canterbury. On this tour, you’ll hear incredible stories about colonial era blacksmith, Guy Drock, who earned his freedom and fugitive slave, shoemaker, minister and author, James L. Smith. Please join us as we explore a largely untold piece of Norwich’s history in the Jail Hill Historic District.

For more information on the Norwich Historical Society Walking Tours, visit:  http://www.norwichhistoricalsociety.org/second-saturday-walking-tour/

 

 

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

Otis Library is hosting a series of program in April 2019 to celebrate the Harris sisters, Norwich natives and students at Prudence Crandall's school for young African-American women from 1833-1834.  The umbrella theme for the month is student advocacy.

On Saturday, April 13, 10am – 11:30 am, the Norwich Historical Society will officially launch the Walk Norwich Freedom Trail. This walk is 1.5 hours, 1.5 miles, is strenuous and has some very steep hills   It will begin at City Hall, David Ruggles Courtyard, 100 Broadway, in Norwich. Free parking is available at City Hall Garage.  No registration required.

During the Nineteenth Century, the City of Norwich was home to a vibrant abolitionist movement. Residents such as David Ruggles played an active role in the Underground Railroad and the Harris Sisters attended Prudence Crandall’s controversial “Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color” school in Canterbury. On this tour, you’ll hear incredible stories about colonial era blacksmith, Guy Drock, who earned his freedom and fugitive slave, shoemaker, minister and author, James L. Smith. Please join us as we explore a largely untold piece of Norwich’s history in the Jail Hill Historic District.

For more information on the Norwich Historical Society Walking Tours, visit:  http://www.norwichhistoricalsociety.org/second-saturday-walking-tour/

 

 

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

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

It’s Bella’s birthday!  Visit, read, and help celebrate the birthday of our very favorite therapy pug, Bella.  No registration required.  Courtesy of Ms. Pepin – thank you!  All ages.


It’s Bella’s birthday!  Visit, read, and help celebrate the birthday of our very favorite therapy pug, Bella.  No registration required.  Courtesy of Ms. Pepin – thank you!  All ages.


Monday April 15, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

LOCATION: Community Room

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

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

 

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

 

Wednesday April 17, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center presents: Raptors

Meet real birds of prey with this program presented by Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.  What makes a bird of prey a raptor?  Find out in this interactive hour.  For all ages.  No registration required.

Meet real birds of prey with this program presented by Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.  What makes a bird of prey a raptor?  Find out in this interactive hour.  For all ages.  No registration required.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Drop-In Chess

Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm in the Business Center 

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to play chess every Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm.  Use one of our chess sets or bring your own.  No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Julie Menders  (860) 889-2365 x128  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm in the Business Center 

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to play chess every Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm.  Use one of our chess sets or bring your own.  No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  (860) 889.2365 x128
  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

 
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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: Barbi Gardiner   860-889-2365, x100  bgardiner@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:
  Barbi Gardiner 
  860.889.2365, x100
  bgardiner@otislibrarynorwich.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Going to Extremes Travel Program

Otis Library will host the program “Going to Extremes” with author Peter Mandel in the Millie and Martin Shapiro Community Room on Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30pm.  This program is appropriate for teens and adults. 

An award-winning adventure travel journalist for The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, National Geographic Kids, and Providence Journal, Peter Mandel hunts his stories and photos in the world’s far corners, including Antarctica, India, Egypt, Patagonia, the fjords of Norway, the mountain pathways of Japan, and the deserts of Africa. 

The author of ten books, he’ll show slides of his most extreme travel experiences – surviving a coup in Ecuador, visiting a “city” of penguins at the South Pole, fishing for piranha on Brazil’s Rio Negro, floating in the Goodyear Blimp, sailing on an Arctic icebreaker, camping in the African bush, and kayaking to the Statue of Liberty – and talk about how adventure travel turns to prose in today’s media.

Mandel's books have been published by Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, HarperCollins and Henry Holt. One of his Boston Globe articles won the 2005 Lowell Thomas gold medal from the Society of American Travel Writers for “Adventure Travel Article of the Year.” Other articles, for The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun, won Lowell Thomas Awards in 2003, 2006 and 2007.

This free program is sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund.  Registration is required.  To register, please call 860-889-2365, ext. 128, or register on our online calendar 

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

Otis Library will host the program “Going to Extremes” with author Peter Mandel in the Millie and Martin Shapiro Community Room on Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30pm.  This program is appropriate for teens and adults. 

An award-winning adventure travel journalist for The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, National Geographic Kids, and Providence Journal, Peter Mandel hunts his stories and photos in the world’s far corners, including Antarctica, India, Egypt, Patagonia, the fjords of Norway, the mountain pathways of Japan, and the deserts of Africa. 

The author of ten books, he’ll show slides of his most extreme travel experiences – surviving a coup in Ecuador, visiting a “city” of penguins at the South Pole, fishing for piranha on Brazil’s Rio Negro, floating in the Goodyear Blimp, sailing on an Arctic icebreaker, camping in the African bush, and kayaking to the Statue of Liberty – and talk about how adventure travel turns to prose in today’s media.

Mandel's books have been published by Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, HarperCollins and Henry Holt. One of his Boston Globe articles won the 2005 Lowell Thomas gold medal from the Society of American Travel Writers for “Adventure Travel Article of the Year.” Other articles, for The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun, won Lowell Thomas Awards in 2003, 2006 and 2007.

This free program is sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund.  Registration is required.  To register, please call 860-889-2365, ext. 128, or register on our online calendar 

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

LOCATION: Community Room


Thursday April 18, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center presents: Snakes

Are you brave enough to meet and greet a real snake?  Test your curiosity in this dynamic program hosted by the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.  No registration required.  All ages.  School vacation week program!

Are you brave enough to meet and greet a real snake?  Test your curiosity in this dynamic program hosted by the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.  No registration required.  All ages.  School vacation week program!

Friday April 19, 2019

Otis Library is closed for Good Friday.

Otis Library is closed for Good Friday.

Saturday April 20, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lecture on Frances Caulkins

Otis Library is hosting a series of programs in April 2019 to celebrate the Harris sisters, Norwich natives and students at Prudence Crandall's school for your African-American women from 1833-1834.  The umbrella theme for the month is student advocacy.

The New London County Historical Society is sponsoring a lecture on Frances Caulkins (1795-1869) by Nancy Steenburg, PhD, on Saturday, April 20, at 1pm in Otis Library’s Community Room.  Nancy will be speaking about Caulkins’s life and work in Norwich, but more specifically about her involvement in the abolition movement in Norwich, where she was the first president of the Norwich Female Anti-Slavery Society.

This program is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by The Friends of Otis Library.

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

Otis Library is hosting a series of programs in April 2019 to celebrate the Harris sisters, Norwich natives and students at Prudence Crandall's school for your African-American women from 1833-1834.  The umbrella theme for the month is student advocacy.

The New London County Historical Society is sponsoring a lecture on Frances Caulkins (1795-1869) by Nancy Steenburg, PhD, on Saturday, April 20, at 1pm in Otis Library’s Community Room.  Nancy will be speaking about Caulkins’s life and work in Norwich, but more specifically about her involvement in the abolition movement in Norwich, where she was the first president of the Norwich Female Anti-Slavery Society.

This program is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by The Friends of Otis Library.

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

LOCATION: Community Room

Monday April 22, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
MOTHER GOOSE & MORE: RHYME TIME AND PLAYGROUP

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.       

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.       

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

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Kids Imagine! Book Club - Poptropica: Mystery of the Map

For grades 3-5.

Come discuss Poptropica: Mystery of the Map by Jack Chabert. Join in activities related to the book! Pizza will be served.

Registration begins March 18. Please register below or call the Children’s Desk at 860-889-2365, ext. 114. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

About  Poptropica: Mystery of the Map: "Welcome to Poptropica, an uncharted group of islands whose existence is hidden from the rest of the world. As the three friends embark on a perilous search for a way home, they quickly discover something that threatens the very existence of Poptropica and their ability to ever make it off the island!"

 

LOCATION: Storytime Room

For grades 3-5.

Come discuss Poptropica: Mystery of the Map by Jack Chabert. Join in activities related to the book! Pizza will be served.

Registration begins March 18. Please register below or call the Children’s Desk at 860-889-2365, ext. 114. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

About  Poptropica: Mystery of the Map: "Welcome to Poptropica, an uncharted group of islands whose existence is hidden from the rest of the world. As the three friends embark on a perilous search for a way home, they quickly discover something that threatens the very existence of Poptropica and their ability to ever make it off the island!"

 

LOCATION: Storytime Room


Tuesday April 23, 2019
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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 February 11.

 

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 February 11.

 

Wednesday April 24, 2019
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Drop-In Chess

Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm in the Business Center 

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to play chess every Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm.  Use one of our chess sets or bring your own.  No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Julie Menders  (860) 889-2365 x128  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm in the Business Center 

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to play chess every Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm.  Use one of our chess sets or bring your own.  No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  (860) 889.2365 x128
  jmenders@otis.lioninc.org

 
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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: Barbi Gardiner   860-889-2365, x100  bgardiner@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:
  Barbi Gardiner 
  860.889.2365, x100
  bgardiner@otislibrarynorwich.org

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Harris Family After Canterbury

Otis Library is hosting a series of programs in April 2019 to celebrate the Harris sisters, Norwich natives and students at Prudence Crandall's school for young African-American women from 1833-1834.  The umbrella theme for the month is student advocacy.

On Wednesday, April 24, at 6pm, Norwich City Historian Dale Plummer will give a talk entitled “The Harris Family After Canterbury: The Later Life of the Harris Sisters.”  This event will take place in the Community Room.  Free program; no registration is required.  Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by The Friends of Otis Library.

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

Otis Library is hosting a series of programs in April 2019 to celebrate the Harris sisters, Norwich natives and students at Prudence Crandall's school for young African-American women from 1833-1834.  The umbrella theme for the month is student advocacy.

On Wednesday, April 24, at 6pm, Norwich City Historian Dale Plummer will give a talk entitled “The Harris Family After Canterbury: The Later Life of the Harris Sisters.”  This event will take place in the Community Room.  Free program; no registration is required.  Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by The Friends of Otis Library.

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

LOCATION: Community Room

Thursday April 25, 2019
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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 February 11.  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 February 11.  Ages 3-5.

 

Friday April 26, 2019
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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: Barbi Gardiner   860-889-2365, x100  bgardiner@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:
  Barbi Gardiner 
  860.889.2365, x100
  bgardiner@otislibrarynorwich.org

 
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library Book Sale
Mark your calendars!  The dates for the Friends of Otis Library Book Sale are as follows:
Early Bird Preview $10:  Friday, April 26, 9 - 10am
Free General Admission:  
Friday, April 26, 10am - 3pm
Saturday, April 27, 10am - 3pm
Sunday, April 28, 12 - 3pm
CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365, x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
Mark your calendars!  The dates for the Friends of Otis Library Book Sale are as follows:
Early Bird Preview $10:  Friday, April 26, 9 - 10am
Free General Admission:  
Friday, April 26, 10am - 3pm
Saturday, April 27, 10am - 3pm
Sunday, April 28, 12 - 3pm
CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365, x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

Saturday April 27, 2019
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library Book Sale
Mark your calendars!  The dates for the Friends of Otis Library Book Sale are as follows:
Early Bird Preview $10:  Friday, April 26, 9 - 10am
Free General Admission:  
Friday, April 26, 10am - 3pm
Saturday, April 27, 10am - 3pm
Sunday, April 28, 12 - 3pm
CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365, x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
Mark your calendars!  The dates for the Friends of Otis Library Book Sale are as follows:
Early Bird Preview $10:  Friday, April 26, 9 - 10am
Free General Admission:  
Friday, April 26, 10am - 3pm
Saturday, April 27, 10am - 3pm
Sunday, April 28, 12 - 3pm
CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365, x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

Sunday April 28, 2019
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library Book Sale
Mark your calendars!  The dates for the Friends of Otis Library Book Sale are as follows:
Early Bird Preview $10:  Friday, April 26, 9 - 10am
Free General Admission:  
Friday, April 26, 10am - 3pm
Saturday, April 27, 10am - 3pm
Sunday, April 28, 12 - 3pm
CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365, x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
Mark your calendars!  The dates for the Friends of Otis Library Book Sale are as follows:
Early Bird Preview $10:  Friday, April 26, 9 - 10am
Free General Admission:  
Friday, April 26, 10am - 3pm
Saturday, April 27, 10am - 3pm
Sunday, April 28, 12 - 3pm
CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365, x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

Monday April 29, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
MOTHER GOOSE & MORE: RHYME TIME AND PLAYGROUP

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.       

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.       

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

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tween Book Club: The Time Museum

For grades 6-8.

Come discuss The Time Museum by Matthew Loux. Join in activities related to the book! Pizza will be served.

Registration begins March 25. Please register below or call the Front Desk at 860-889-2365, ext. 100. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

About The Time Museum: "From dinosaurs to the burning of the Library of Alexandria, this thrilling, visually dazzling new series is poised to conquer the 21st century!"

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

For grades 6-8.

Come discuss The Time Museum by Matthew Loux. Join in activities related to the book! Pizza will be served.

Registration begins March 25. Please register below or call the Front Desk at 860-889-2365, ext. 100. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

About The Time Museum: "From dinosaurs to the burning of the Library of Alexandria, this thrilling, visually dazzling new series is poised to conquer the 21st century!"

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Tuesday April 30, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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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 February 11.

 

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 February 11.

 

Wednesday May 1, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday May 2, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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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 February 11.  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 February 11.  Ages 3-5.

 

Saturday May 4, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
MONTHLY MOTHER GOOSE & MORE: RHYME TIME AND PLAYGROUP

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. 

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. 

Monday May 6, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Community Room

Tuesday May 7, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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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 February 11.

 

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 February 11.

 

Wednesday May 8, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday May 9, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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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 February 11.  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 February 11.  Ages 3-5.

 

Saturday May 11, 2019
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Akari Roban
  860.995.0099
  akariroban@gmail.com

LOCATION: 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.

Monday May 13, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Community Room

Tuesday May 14, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday May 15, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

This series is generously sponsored by Guinan & Houle, LLP Attorneys at Law.

Otis Library and Bank Square Books present a Delicious Discussions author luncheon with author Wendy Walker in celebration of her new book The Night Before.  Tickets for this event are $45 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 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

This series is generously sponsored by Guinan & Houle, LLP Attorneys at Law.

Otis Library and Bank Square Books present a Delicious Discussions author luncheon with author Wendy Walker in celebration of her new book The Night Before.  Tickets for this event are $45 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 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

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
Thursday May 16, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday May 20, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Community Room

Tuesday May 21, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Community Room

Wednesday May 22, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday May 23, 2019
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Mark Charpentier
  203.767.3847
  mcharpentier@workplace.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday June 3, 2019
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Gardening for Beginners

In partnership with the Eastern Connecticut Community Gardens Association (ECCGA), Otis Library will host a series of classes on gardening for beginners.   Experienced gardeners from the ECCGA will teach basic gardening skills for everyone, from home owners to apartment dwellers. This series will lead beginner gardeners through the steps and practices involved in maintaining a flourishing home garden.  Dates are as follows:  Monday, April 8; Monday, June 3; Monday, August 5; and Monday, September 9. All programs will begin at 6pm in the Story Room and are free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Appropriate for teens and adults.  

For more information on the ECCGA, visit www.getgrowingct.org.

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

In partnership with the Eastern Connecticut Community Gardens Association (ECCGA), Otis Library will host a series of classes on gardening for beginners.   Experienced gardeners from the ECCGA will teach basic gardening skills for everyone, from home owners to apartment dwellers. This series will lead beginner gardeners through the steps and practices involved in maintaining a flourishing home garden.  Dates are as follows:  Monday, April 8; Monday, June 3; Monday, August 5; and Monday, September 9. All programs will begin at 6pm in the Story Room and are free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Appropriate for teens and adults.  

For more information on the ECCGA, visit www.getgrowingct.org.

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

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Wednesday June 5, 2019
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Dayne Rough
  860.449.3430
  info@leffingwellhousemuseum.org

LOCATION: Community Room

Wednesday June 19, 2019
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
Wednesday July 17, 2019
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
Monday August 5, 2019
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Gardening for Beginners

In partnership with the Eastern Connecticut Community Gardens Association (ECCGA), Otis Library will host a series of classes on gardening for beginners.   Experienced gardeners from the ECCGA will teach basic gardening skills for everyone, from home owners to apartment dwellers. This series will lead beginner gardeners through the steps and practices involved in maintaining a flourishing home garden.  Dates are as follows:  Monday, April 8; Monday, June 3; Monday, August 5; and Monday, September 9. All programs will begin at 6pm in the Story Room and are free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Appropriate for teens and adults.  

For more information on the ECCGA, visit www.getgrowingct.org.

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

In partnership with the Eastern Connecticut Community Gardens Association (ECCGA), Otis Library will host a series of classes on gardening for beginners.   Experienced gardeners from the ECCGA will teach basic gardening skills for everyone, from home owners to apartment dwellers. This series will lead beginner gardeners through the steps and practices involved in maintaining a flourishing home garden.  Dates are as follows:  Monday, April 8; Monday, June 3; Monday, August 5; and Monday, September 9. All programs will begin at 6pm in the Story Room and are free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Appropriate for teens and adults.  

For more information on the ECCGA, visit www.getgrowingct.org.

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

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Wednesday August 21, 2019
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
Monday September 9, 2019
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Gardening for Beginners

In partnership with the Eastern Connecticut Community Gardens Association (ECCGA), Otis Library will host a series of classes on gardening for beginners.   Experienced gardeners from the ECCGA will teach basic gardening skills for everyone, from home owners to apartment dwellers. This series will lead beginner gardeners through the steps and practices involved in maintaining a flourishing home garden.  Dates are as follows:  Monday, April 8; Monday, June 3; Monday, August 5; and Monday, September 9. All programs will begin at 6pm in the Story Room and are free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Appropriate for teens and adults.  

For more information on the ECCGA, visit www.getgrowingct.org.

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

In partnership with the Eastern Connecticut Community Gardens Association (ECCGA), Otis Library will host a series of classes on gardening for beginners.   Experienced gardeners from the ECCGA will teach basic gardening skills for everyone, from home owners to apartment dwellers. This series will lead beginner gardeners through the steps and practices involved in maintaining a flourishing home garden.  Dates are as follows:  Monday, April 8; Monday, June 3; Monday, August 5; and Monday, September 9. All programs will begin at 6pm in the Story Room and are free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Appropriate for teens and adults.  

For more information on the ECCGA, visit www.getgrowingct.org.

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

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Wednesday September 18, 2019
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
Wednesday October 16, 2019
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
Wednesday December 18, 2019
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library

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