Friday November 16, 2018
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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 November 17, 2018
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10th Annual O'tis a Festival

10th Annual O'tis a Festival: a marketplace of all things creative

Come to the 10th Annual O’tis a Festival!  Join us on Saturday, November 17, 10am to 3pm, as Otis Library transforms into a two-floor holiday shopping plaza with a vast variety of handmade items and all-day entertainment.

O’tis a Festival is a wonderful community event.  Celebrity parkers will line the street to welcome you and direct you to free nearby parking.  Shop a variety of beautiful handmade items, visit with Santa, take a chance on winning a wreath, a unique gift made by one of our vendors, or one of the beautiful baskets in our raffle, and enjoy the singing, dancing, crafts and free activities taking place throughout the day.

After leaving the library with your arms full of gifts, enjoy a meal at one of our many neighborhood restaurants.  It’s a day full of fun for all ages!

 

 

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

10th Annual O'tis a Festival: a marketplace of all things creative

Come to the 10th Annual O’tis a Festival!  Join us on Saturday, November 17, 10am to 3pm, as Otis Library transforms into a two-floor holiday shopping plaza with a vast variety of handmade items and all-day entertainment.

O’tis a Festival is a wonderful community event.  Celebrity parkers will line the street to welcome you and direct you to free nearby parking.  Shop a variety of beautiful handmade items, visit with Santa, take a chance on winning a wreath, a unique gift made by one of our vendors, or one of the beautiful baskets in our raffle, and enjoy the singing, dancing, crafts and free activities taking place throughout the day.

After leaving the library with your arms full of gifts, enjoy a meal at one of our many neighborhood restaurants.  It’s a day full of fun for all ages!

 

 

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

Monday November 19, 2018
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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
  

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Kids Imagine! Book Club - Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere

For grades 3-5. Come discuss Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere by Elise Gravel! Join in activities related to the book! Pizza will be served.

Registration begins October 22. 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 Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere: "When Olga crosses paths with a weird creature and becomes the first kid to discover the species olgamusridiculus, she is ecstatic!  With her trusty observation notebook and the help of some friends, Olga sets out to learn the facts about her smelly, almost-furry pal and search for him when he goes missing."

LOCATION: Storytime Room

For grades 3-5. Come discuss Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere by Elise Gravel! Join in activities related to the book! Pizza will be served.

Registration begins October 22. 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 Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere: "When Olga crosses paths with a weird creature and becomes the first kid to discover the species olgamusridiculus, she is ecstatic!  With her trusty observation notebook and the help of some friends, Olga sets out to learn the facts about her smelly, almost-furry pal and search for him when he goes missing."

LOCATION: Storytime Room


 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
BUSY

WW1 Program

CONTACT:
  Dale Plummer
  
  

LOCATION: Community Room

Wednesday November 21, 2018

Otis Library will be closing at 5pm today in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Otis Library will be closing at 5pm today in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Libraryt
Thursday November 22, 2018

Otis Library will be closed today in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Otis Library will be closed today in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Friday November 23, 2018
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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

Monday November 26, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

 
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Citizenship Classes
October 15 - December 17, 2018
Mondays, 4pm - 7pm
(No classes November 12 & 19)
 
Have you had a green card for at least 5 years?  Consider citizenship.
 
Applicant must:  Read, write and comprehend basic English.  Bring your Green Card to register.  Commit to attend all 8 classes.
 
To register:  Stop by the Information Desk at the Business Center, call 860-889-2365, ext. 110, or e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org.
CONTACT: Bassem Gayed  860-889-2365, x110  bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
October 15 - December 17, 2018
Mondays, 4pm - 7pm
(No classes November 12 & 19)
 
Have you had a green card for at least 5 years?  Consider citizenship.
 
Applicant must:  Read, write and comprehend basic English.  Bring your Green Card to register.  Commit to attend all 8 classes.
 
To register:  Stop by the Information Desk at the Business Center, call 860-889-2365, ext. 110, or e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org.
CONTACT:
  Bassem Gayed
  860.889.2365, x110
  bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tween Book Club: Red's Planet

For grades 6-8. Let’s discuss Red’s Planet by Eddie Pittman! Join in activities related to the book! Pizza will be served.

Registration begins October 29. 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 Red’s Planet: "Meet Red, a quirky, headstrong 10-year-old who longs to live in her own perfect paradise far away from her annoying foster family. But when a UFO mistakenly kidnaps her, Red finds herself farther away than she could have possibly imagined—across the galaxy and aboard an enormous spaceship owned by the Aquilari, an ancient creature with a taste for rare and unusual treasures. The great ship crashes on a small deserted planet, leaving her marooned with a menagerie of misfit aliens."

 

LOCATION: Storytime Room

For grades 6-8. Let’s discuss Red’s Planet by Eddie Pittman! Join in activities related to the book! Pizza will be served.

Registration begins October 29. 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 Red’s Planet: "Meet Red, a quirky, headstrong 10-year-old who longs to live in her own perfect paradise far away from her annoying foster family. But when a UFO mistakenly kidnaps her, Red finds herself farther away than she could have possibly imagined—across the galaxy and aboard an enormous spaceship owned by the Aquilari, an ancient creature with a taste for rare and unusual treasures. The great ship crashes on a small deserted planet, leaving her marooned with a menagerie of misfit aliens."

 

LOCATION: Storytime Room


Wednesday November 28, 2018
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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

Friday November 30, 2018
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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

Monday December 3, 2018
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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
  

 
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Citizenship Classes
October 15 - December 17, 2018
Mondays, 4pm - 7pm
(No classes November 12 & 19)
 
Have you had a green card for at least 5 years?  Consider citizenship.
 
Applicant must:  Read, write and comprehend basic English.  Bring your Green Card to register.  Commit to attend all 8 classes.
 
To register:  Stop by the Information Desk at the Business Center, call 860-889-2365, ext. 110, or e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org.
CONTACT: Bassem Gayed  860-889-2365, x110  bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
October 15 - December 17, 2018
Mondays, 4pm - 7pm
(No classes November 12 & 19)
 
Have you had a green card for at least 5 years?  Consider citizenship.
 
Applicant must:  Read, write and comprehend basic English.  Bring your Green Card to register.  Commit to attend all 8 classes.
 
To register:  Stop by the Information Desk at the Business Center, call 860-889-2365, ext. 110, or e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org.
CONTACT:
  Bassem Gayed
  860.889.2365, x110
  bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thomas Leffingwell: Book Talk and Signing
The Society of the Founders of Norwich and Leffingwell House Museum are proud to sponsor a special book signing and author presentation on the newly published book, "Thomas Leffingwell: The Connecticut Pioneer who Rescued Chief Uncas and the Mohegans" by Russell Mahan.

As one of the original 35 founders of Norwich, CT, Mahan intricately connects the life and legacy of Thomas Leffingwell from his journey from England to America, to his life in the CT frontier, and ultimately to the events that shaped the very founding of Norwich. Leffingwell's life is rich with stories and mysteries that will leave you wanting to learn more. This event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be for sale for $15.00 and can be signed by the author.

Author Russell Mahan is descended 10 generations from Thomas Leffingwell and currently lives in Southwestern Utah.
CONTACT: Julie Menders  860-889-2365, x128  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Community Room
The Society of the Founders of Norwich and Leffingwell House Museum are proud to sponsor a special book signing and author presentation on the newly published book, "Thomas Leffingwell: The Connecticut Pioneer who Rescued Chief Uncas and the Mohegans" by Russell Mahan.

As one of the original 35 founders of Norwich, CT, Mahan intricately connects the life and legacy of Thomas Leffingwell from his journey from England to America, to his life in the CT frontier, and ultimately to the events that shaped the very founding of Norwich. Leffingwell's life is rich with stories and mysteries that will leave you wanting to learn more. This event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be for sale for $15.00 and can be signed by the author.

Author Russell Mahan is descended 10 generations from Thomas Leffingwell and currently lives in Southwestern Utah.
CONTACT:
  Julie Menders
  860.889.2365, x128
  jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Community Room

Wednesday December 5, 2018
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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 Nutcracker.” Hear a story around this theme and do 35 minutes of movement.  For ages 3 – 5.  Please register beginning November 13.

There are 13 spaces available.

Join us for this joyful movement class hosted by Eastern Connecticut Ballet.  This month’s theme is “The Nutcracker.” Hear a story around this theme and do 35 minutes of movement.  For ages 3 – 5.  Please register beginning November 13.

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Norwich State Hospital

Local author Christine M. Rockledge will discuss her new book "Norwich State Hospital."  Free event; no registration required.  Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Norwich State Hospital (NSH), established in 1904, was more than just a series of mortar and brick buildings to house and treat persons suffering from mental illness. For nearly 100 years, generations of people dedicated their careers and lives to developing NSH as a humanitarian community for mental illness rehabilitation. NSH gained international attention from some of the world's most renowned psychiatrists for being the first state hospital to boast a brand-new state-of-the-art building to house all occupational therapies under one roof. Although NSH closed in 1996, the structure has continued to be one of Connecticut's most notable historical landmarks, despite its ongoing demolition and redevelopment. Today, Norwich State Hospital is still alive in the timeless, emotional memories employees and family members share of what it was like to work and grow up in a place where employees were not just employees and patients were not just patients; they were family.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Christine M. Rockledge began extensively researching Norwich State Hospital in 2009 and allied with the Preston Historical Society in 2011. She has spoken publicly raising awareness on the importance of Norwich State Hospital's local contribution to mental health and Connecticut history and how it applies today. Many of the images in this book come from former hospital staff and their families and have never been seen before by the public.

 

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

Local author Christine M. Rockledge will discuss her new book "Norwich State Hospital."  Free event; no registration required.  Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Norwich State Hospital (NSH), established in 1904, was more than just a series of mortar and brick buildings to house and treat persons suffering from mental illness. For nearly 100 years, generations of people dedicated their careers and lives to developing NSH as a humanitarian community for mental illness rehabilitation. NSH gained international attention from some of the world's most renowned psychiatrists for being the first state hospital to boast a brand-new state-of-the-art building to house all occupational therapies under one roof. Although NSH closed in 1996, the structure has continued to be one of Connecticut's most notable historical landmarks, despite its ongoing demolition and redevelopment. Today, Norwich State Hospital is still alive in the timeless, emotional memories employees and family members share of what it was like to work and grow up in a place where employees were not just employees and patients were not just patients; they were family.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Christine M. Rockledge began extensively researching Norwich State Hospital in 2009 and allied with the Preston Historical Society in 2011. She has spoken publicly raising awareness on the importance of Norwich State Hospital's local contribution to mental health and Connecticut history and how it applies today. Many of the images in this book come from former hospital staff and their families and have never been seen before by the public.

 

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

LOCATION: Community Room

Saturday December 8, 2018
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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 new 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 new weekend program! Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in.       

                   

 
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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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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Five Rings: The Superbowl History of the New England Patriots (So Far)

Author Jerry Thornton will discuss his new book Five Rings: The Superbowl History of the New England Patriots (So Far). Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

Since 2001 the Patriots have played in eight Super Bowl championships and won five, a run of excellence unparalleled in all of professional sports. In a league designed to ensure that no one franchise can dominate over time, New England won for over a decade and a half. A dynasty that began with an improbable run to a championship in 2001 has rebuilt, rebooted, and retooled several times over, winning most recently in 2017. But during those years, no other franchise reached the same level of controversy, drama, and turmoil—or even came close.

Jerry Thornton, bestselling author of From Darkness to Dynasty, provides an all-access pass to the Patriots’ years of unparalleled greatness from the unique perspective of an observant, obsessive, utterly dedicated fan. Free event; no registration required.

 

 

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

Author Jerry Thornton will discuss his new book Five Rings: The Superbowl History of the New England Patriots (So Far). Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

Since 2001 the Patriots have played in eight Super Bowl championships and won five, a run of excellence unparalleled in all of professional sports. In a league designed to ensure that no one franchise can dominate over time, New England won for over a decade and a half. A dynasty that began with an improbable run to a championship in 2001 has rebuilt, rebooted, and retooled several times over, winning most recently in 2017. But during those years, no other franchise reached the same level of controversy, drama, and turmoil—or even came close.

Jerry Thornton, bestselling author of From Darkness to Dynasty, provides an all-access pass to the Patriots’ years of unparalleled greatness from the unique perspective of an observant, obsessive, utterly dedicated fan. Free event; no registration required.

 

 

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

LOCATION: Community Room

Monday December 10, 2018
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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
  

 
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Citizenship Classes
October 15 - December 17, 2018
Mondays, 4pm - 7pm
(No classes November 12 & 19)
 
Have you had a green card for at least 5 years?  Consider citizenship.
 
Applicant must:  Read, write and comprehend basic English.  Bring your Green Card to register.  Commit to attend all 8 classes.
 
To register:  Stop by the Information Desk at the Business Center, call 860-889-2365, ext. 110, or e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org.
CONTACT: Bassem Gayed  860-889-2365, x110  bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Community Room
October 15 - December 17, 2018
Mondays, 4pm - 7pm
(No classes November 12 & 19)
 
Have you had a green card for at least 5 years?  Consider citizenship.
 
Applicant must:  Read, write and comprehend basic English.  Bring your Green Card to register.  Commit to attend all 8 classes.
 
To register:  Stop by the Information Desk at the Business Center, call 860-889-2365, ext. 110, or e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org.
CONTACT:
  Bassem Gayed
  860.889.2365, x110
  bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Kids Imagine! Book Club: Kids Imagine! Book Club: Rutabaga the Adventure Chef – Feasts of Fury

For grades 3-5. Come discuss Rutabaga the Adventure Chef – Book 2: Feasts of Fury, by Eric Colossal. Join in activities related to the book! Pizza will be served.

Registration begins November 9. Please register below or call the Children’s Department at 860-889-2365 ext. 114. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk.     

About Rutabaga the Adventure Chef – Book 2: Feasts of Fury: "Amid the giant killer spiders, a nefarious thief, and a horde of toxic goblins, how is Rutabaga supposed to find any time to cook?"

 

LOCATION: Storytime Room

For grades 3-5. Come discuss Rutabaga the Adventure Chef – Book 2: Feasts of Fury, by Eric Colossal. Join in activities related to the book! Pizza will be served.

Registration begins November 9. Please register below or call the Children’s Department at 860-889-2365 ext. 114. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk.     

About Rutabaga the Adventure Chef – Book 2: Feasts of Fury: "Amid the giant killer spiders, a nefarious thief, and a horde of toxic goblins, how is Rutabaga supposed to find any time to cook?"

 

LOCATION: Storytime Room


Wednesday December 12, 2018
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Stacey Moed-Klein
  860.886.6396
  

Saturday December 15, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Build It! Clinic

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

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

 
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1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
VISION BOARD WORKSHOP FOR TEENS & ADULTS

Create a vision board that reflects your goals and dreams!  Participants will choose from colorful mixed media elements, papers, and inspirational texts using a variety of art tools.  It is suggested that each participant bring a photo of themselves to add to their collage.  Register online or by calling the Front Desk beginning November 12.  Program will take place in the Community Room.

There are 12 spaces available.

Create a vision board that reflects your goals and dreams!  Participants will choose from colorful mixed media elements, papers, and inspirational texts using a variety of art tools.  It is suggested that each participant bring a photo of themselves to add to their collage.  Register online or by calling the Front Desk beginning November 12.  Program will take place in the Community Room.

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Youth Advisory Board

Build leadership skills, earn community service hours, boost your résumé and college application, network and socialize with other students.  Refreshments will be served.  For students in grades 7 & up.  Please register beginning November 12. 

There are 15 spaces available.

Build leadership skills, earn community service hours, boost your résumé and college application, network and socialize with other students.  Refreshments will be served.  For students in grades 7 & up.  Please register beginning November 12. 

There are 15 spaces available.

Monday December 17, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

 
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Citizenship Classes
October 15 - December 17, 2018
Mondays, 4pm - 7pm
(No classes November 12 & 19)
 
Have you had a green card for at least 5 years?  Consider citizenship.
 
Applicant must:  Read, write and comprehend basic English.  Bring your Green Card to register.  Commit to attend all 8 classes.
 
To register:  Stop by the Information Desk at the Business Center, call 860-889-2365, ext. 110, or e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org.
CONTACT: Bassem Gayed  860-889-2365, x110  bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org
LOCATION: Community Room
October 15 - December 17, 2018
Mondays, 4pm - 7pm
(No classes November 12 & 19)
 
Have you had a green card for at least 5 years?  Consider citizenship.
 
Applicant must:  Read, write and comprehend basic English.  Bring your Green Card to register.  Commit to attend all 8 classes.
 
To register:  Stop by the Information Desk at the Business Center, call 860-889-2365, ext. 110, or e-mail Bassem Gayed at bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org.
CONTACT:
  Bassem Gayed
  860.889.2365, x110
  bgayed@otislibrarynorwich.org

LOCATION: Community Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BUSY
 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tween Book Club: Sidetracked

For grades 6-8. Come discuss Sidetracked by Diana Harmon Asher!  Join in activities related to the book! Pizza will be served.

Registration begins November 19. Please register below or call the Front Desk, 860-889-2365, ext. 100. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk.

About Sidetracked: “With a new friend and a new team, 7th grader Joseph Friedman finds himself off the sidelines and in the race for the first time. Is he a good runner? Well, no, he’s terrible. But the funny thing about running is, once you're in the race, anything can happen.”

 

LOCATION: Storytime Room

For grades 6-8. Come discuss Sidetracked by Diana Harmon Asher!  Join in activities related to the book! Pizza will be served.

Registration begins November 19. Please register below or call the Front Desk, 860-889-2365, ext. 100. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk.

About Sidetracked: “With a new friend and a new team, 7th grader Joseph Friedman finds himself off the sidelines and in the race for the first time. Is he a good runner? Well, no, he’s terrible. But the funny thing about running is, once you're in the race, anything can happen.”

 

LOCATION: Storytime Room


Wednesday December 19, 2018
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Libraryt
Wednesday December 26, 2018
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Drop-In Cocoa Craft

Celebrate the winter season and school vacation week by making a cute cocoa cup craft!   No registration required.  For all ages.  Program will take place in the Children’s Department.

Celebrate the winter season and school vacation week by making a cute cocoa cup craft!   No registration required.  For all ages.  Program will take place in the Children’s Department.

Thursday December 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Big Toy Fun

Enjoy playing with jumbo-sized games! Dominoes, tic-tac-toe, emoji memory game, and much more will be available for a vacation day of fun!  No registration required.  All ages.

Enjoy playing with jumbo-sized games! Dominoes, tic-tac-toe, emoji memory game, and much more will be available for a vacation day of fun!  No registration required.  All ages.

Monday December 31, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

Monday January 7, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

Monday January 14, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Kids Imagine! Book Club & Lego® Robot Building Challenge

For grades 3-5. 

Join us for a book club just for kids! Before the meeting, we'll read Catstronauts: Mission Moon.

There will be pizza & a Lego® space building challenge!

Registration begins December 10. Please register online below, or call the Children’s Desk, 860-889-2365, ext. 114. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room

For grades 3-5. 

Join us for a book club just for kids! Before the meeting, we'll read Catstronauts: Mission Moon.

There will be pizza & a Lego® space building challenge!

Registration begins December 10. Please register online below, or call the Children’s Desk, 860-889-2365, ext. 114. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room


Tuesday January 15, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Two's

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 10.

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 10.


Wednesday January 16, 2019
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
Thursday January 17, 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 December 10.  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 10.  Ages 3-5.


Tuesday January 22, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Two's

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 10.

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 10.

Thursday January 24, 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 December 10.  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 10.  Ages 3-5.

 
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Cory Haesche
  860.425.4200
  

Monday January 28, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

Tuesday January 29, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Two's

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 10.

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 10.

Thursday January 31, 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 December 10.  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 10.  Ages 3-5.

Monday February 4, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

Tuesday February 5, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Two's

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 10.

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 10.

Thursday February 7, 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 December 10.  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 10.  Ages 3-5.

Monday February 11, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

Tuesday February 12, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Time for Two's

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 10.

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 10.

Thursday February 14, 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 December 10.  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 10.  Ages 3-5.

Wednesday February 20, 2019
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
Monday February 25, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

Thursday February 28, 2019
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Cory Haesche
  860.425.4200
  

Monday March 4, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

Monday March 11, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

Monday March 18, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
Monday March 25, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

Monday April 1, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

Monday April 8, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

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

Wednesday April 17, 2019
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
Monday April 22, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

Monday April 29, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

Monday May 6, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

Monday May 13, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

Wednesday May 15, 2019
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
Monday May 20, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
CONTACT:
  Beth Mitchell
  860.886.3027
  

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
Wednesday August 21, 2019
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
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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