Monday July 16, 2018
misc_none
10:30 AM - 11:30 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 half-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 half-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in.     

 

                                                                                                                

 
misc_none
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
MAKER MONDAYS WITH THE RHODE ISLAND COMPUTER MUSEUM

Develop your skills with a different technology class each week.   July 16: Make Your Own Video Games, July 23: Smart Robots, & July 30: Karaoke Coding.  For ages 10 & up.  Space is limited; please register for each week individually.  Register beginning May 29.  This program is funded by the Friends of Otis Library.  Program will take place in the Story Room.

Develop your skills with a different technology class each week.   July 16: Make Your Own Video Games, July 23: Smart Robots, & July 30: Karaoke Coding.  For ages 10 & up.  Space is limited; please register for each week individually.  Register beginning May 29.  This program is funded by the Friends of Otis Library.  Program will take place in the Story Room.


 
misc_none
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Jim Lafayette Memorial Series of Writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Jim Lafayette Memorial Series of Writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy, hosted by Otis Library, will welcome author Paul Di Filippo on Monday, July 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the Millie and Martin Shapiro Community Room.  This program honors the memory of local science fiction and fantasy fan and writer Jim Lafayette with appearances by authors of the genre.  Norwich native Faye Ringel, Ph.D., retired Professor of Humanities at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, will introduce the author.

Paul Di Filippo, a native Rhode Islander and Providence resident, has published hundreds of short stories and novels in a career spanning nearly four decades. He is best known for science fiction and fantasy, but has recently crossed genres to the crime caper novel in his latest work, The Big Get-Even. Di Filippo has been honored at conventions in South America and Europe: his work is particularly popular in Italy.

He is also a prolific book reviewer for science fiction magazines including Locus and   The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, among many others.   He has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, BSFA, Philip K. Dick, Wired Magazine, and World Fantasy awards. 

This program is free and open to the public. 

 

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

The Jim Lafayette Memorial Series of Writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy, hosted by Otis Library, will welcome author Paul Di Filippo on Monday, July 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the Millie and Martin Shapiro Community Room.  This program honors the memory of local science fiction and fantasy fan and writer Jim Lafayette with appearances by authors of the genre.  Norwich native Faye Ringel, Ph.D., retired Professor of Humanities at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, will introduce the author.

Paul Di Filippo, a native Rhode Islander and Providence resident, has published hundreds of short stories and novels in a career spanning nearly four decades. He is best known for science fiction and fantasy, but has recently crossed genres to the crime caper novel in his latest work, The Big Get-Even. Di Filippo has been honored at conventions in South America and Europe: his work is particularly popular in Italy.

He is also a prolific book reviewer for science fiction magazines including Locus and   The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, among many others.   He has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, BSFA, Philip K. Dick, Wired Magazine, and World Fantasy awards. 

This program is free and open to the public. 

 

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

Tuesday July 17, 2018
misc_none
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
World Emoji Day Contest

Have fun while creating an emoji that’s new to the emoji scene!  You will also have a chance at a prize. No registration required.  For grades 6 & up.  Program takes place in the Young Adult Room.

Have fun while creating an emoji that’s new to the emoji scene!  You will also have a chance at a prize. No registration required.  For grades 6 & up.  Program takes place in the Young Adult Room.

 
misc_none
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 May 14.

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 May 14.

 
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Big Toy Fun

Little ones try out our light-up piano!  Older kids take a turn at jumbo-sized games!  While you are here stop and take your picture with “Pete the Cat” at our photo corner!  No registration required.  Ages 3 – 8.

Little ones try out our light-up piano!  Older kids take a turn at jumbo-sized games!  While you are here stop and take your picture with “Pete the Cat” at our photo corner!  No registration required.  Ages 3 – 8.

 
misc_none
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Create It! Clinic

Create a piece of art using a variety of materials!  No registration required.  For grades K – 8.

Create a piece of art using a variety of materials!  No registration required.  For grades K – 8.

Wednesday July 18, 2018
misc_none
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
HOLA ESPAÑOL! HELLO ENGLISH!

Learn words for different concepts in Spanish and English each week, with simple stories, games, and a craft.  Space is limited; please register beginning May 14. 

For ages 3 – 5.

Learn words for different concepts in Spanish and English each week, with simple stories, games, and a craft.  Space is limited; please register beginning May 14. 

For ages 3 – 5.

 
misc_none
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LIFE HACKS FOR TEENS: COOKING 101 SERIES WITH COLLEEN BELL

If you enjoy cooking this educational and delicious series is for you!  Pizza Making July 18, and “Pasta” on July 25.  For grades 9 & up.  Space is limited; register for one or all classes beginning June 1.  Program will take place in the Story Room.

 

There are 8 spaces available.

If you enjoy cooking this educational and delicious series is for you!  Pizza Making July 18, and “Pasta” on July 25.  For grades 9 & up.  Space is limited; register for one or all classes beginning June 1.  Program will take place in the Story Room.

 

There are 8 spaces available.

 
misc_none
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
 
rec_chess_knight
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

 
elect_computer3
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

 
misc_none
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Nature Nick's Animal Adventures

Professional animal trainer and TV personality, Nature Nick will wow all ages with this exotic animal show!  Learn about some of nature’s most exotic animals and get the chance to see them up close and personal.  No registration required.  For all ages.  This program is funded by Attorney Bart Sayet and Lori Lindfors. 

Professional animal trainer and TV personality, Nature Nick will wow all ages with this exotic animal show!  Learn about some of nature’s most exotic animals and get the chance to see them up close and personal.  No registration required.  For all ages.  This program is funded by Attorney Bart Sayet and Lori Lindfors. 

Thursday July 19, 2018
misc_none
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 May 14.  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 May 14.  Ages 3-5.

 
misc_none
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
LIBRARIES ROCK! CLASSES WITH 4-H OF NEW LONDON COUNTY

Join exciting programs on a different topic each week!  Register for each week.  Coding with Ozobots is the topic this week.  Registration for all weeks of this program series begins May 29. Funded by the Kelleher Fund. Ages 6 - 9.  Program takes place in the Story Room.  

There are 6 spaces available.

Join exciting programs on a different topic each week!  Register for each week.  Coding with Ozobots is the topic this week.  Registration for all weeks of this program series begins May 29. Funded by the Kelleher Fund. Ages 6 - 9.  Program takes place in the Story Room.  

There are 6 spaces available.

 
misc_none
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
LIBRARIES ROCK! CLASSES WITH 4-H OF NEW LONDON COUNTY

Join exciting programs on a different topic each week!  Register for each week.  Coding with Ozobots is the topic this week.  Registration for all weeks of this program series begins May 29. Funded by the Kelleher Fund. Ages 10 - 14.  Program takes place in the Story Room.  

There are 12 spaces available.

Join exciting programs on a different topic each week!  Register for each week.  Coding with Ozobots is the topic this week.  Registration for all weeks of this program series begins May 29. Funded by the Kelleher Fund. Ages 10 - 14.  Program takes place in the Story Room.  

There are 12 spaces available.

Friday July 20, 2018
rec_knitting
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

 
elect_computer3
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

 
misc_none
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Build It! Clinic

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

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

 
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Big Toy Fun

Little ones try out our light-up piano!  Older kids take a turn at jumbo-sized games!  While you are here stop and take your picture with “Pete the Cat” at our photo corner!  No registration required.  Ages 3 – 8.

Little ones try out our light-up piano!  Older kids take a turn at jumbo-sized games!  While you are here stop and take your picture with “Pete the Cat” at our photo corner!  No registration required.  Ages 3 – 8.

 
misc_none
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Coding Clinic

Learn to code with a different project each week!  Space is limited; please register for this weekly class beginning June 1.  Program takes place in the Community Room.  For grades 6 & up.

Learn to code with a different project each week!  Space is limited; please register for this weekly class beginning June 1.  Program takes place in the Community Room.  For grades 6 & up.

Saturday July 21, 2018
misc_none
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Classics Book Club

We will read a variety of classic works, from the ancient to modern. July's discussion is on Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck,. We meet four times a year in various locations around the City.  This month meet us at Poppy & Rye Bakery, 137 Norwich Avenue, Taftville. To register, call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.

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

We will read a variety of classic works, from the ancient to modern. July's discussion is on Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck,. We meet four times a year in various locations around the City.  This month meet us at Poppy & Rye Bakery, 137 Norwich Avenue, Taftville. To register, call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.

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

Monday July 23, 2018
misc_none
10:30 AM - 11:30 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 half-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 half-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in.     

 

                                                                                                                

 
misc_none
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
MAKER MONDAYS WITH THE RHODE ISLAND COMPUTER MUSEUM

Develop your skills with a different technology class each week.  July 23: Smart Robots, & July 30: Karaoke Coding.  For ages 10 & up.  Space is limited; please register for each week individually.  Register beginning May 29.  This program is funded by the Friends of Otis Library.  Program will take place in the Story Room.

Develop your skills with a different technology class each week.  July 23: Smart Robots, & July 30: Karaoke Coding.  For ages 10 & up.  Space is limited; please register for each week individually.  Register beginning May 29.  This program is funded by the Friends of Otis Library.  Program will take place in the Story Room.


 
misc_none
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kids Imagine! Book Club - Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

For Grades 3-5

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel will be discussed, followed by an activity related to the book. Pizza will be served. Registration begins June 18. Please register below or call the Children’s Desk, 860-889-2365, ext. 114. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

About Bad Kitty Gets a Bath: Pet owners, BEWARE! Bad Kitty really needs a bath. Kitty is at her worst in this riotous how-to guide filled with bad smells, cautionary tales of horror, and hopefully by the end… some soap.

LOCATION: Storytime Room

For Grades 3-5

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel will be discussed, followed by an activity related to the book. Pizza will be served. Registration begins June 18. Please register below or call the Children’s Desk, 860-889-2365, ext. 114. Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

About Bad Kitty Gets a Bath: Pet owners, BEWARE! Bad Kitty really needs a bath. Kitty is at her worst in this riotous how-to guide filled with bad smells, cautionary tales of horror, and hopefully by the end… some soap.

LOCATION: Storytime Room


Tuesday July 24, 2018
misc_none
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 May 14.

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 May 14.

 
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Big Toy Fun

Little ones try out our light-up piano!  Older kids take a turn at jumbo-sized games!  While you are here stop and take your picture with “Pete the Cat” at our photo corner!  No registration required.  Ages 3 – 8.

Little ones try out our light-up piano!  Older kids take a turn at jumbo-sized games!  While you are here stop and take your picture with “Pete the Cat” at our photo corner!  No registration required.  Ages 3 – 8.

 
misc_none
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Create It! Clinic

Create a piece of art using a variety of materials!  No registration required.  For grades K – 8.

Create a piece of art using a variety of materials!  No registration required.  For grades K – 8.

Wednesday July 25, 2018
misc_none
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
HOLA ESPAÑOL! HELLO ENGLISH!

Learn words for different concepts in Spanish and English each week, with simple stories, games, and a craft.  Space is limited; please register beginning May 14. 

For ages 3 – 5.

Learn words for different concepts in Spanish and English each week, with simple stories, games, and a craft.  Space is limited; please register beginning May 14. 

For ages 3 – 5.

 
misc_none
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LIFE HACKS FOR TEENS: COOKING 101 SERIES WITH COLLEEN BELL

If you enjoy cooking this educational and delicious series is for you!  “Pasta” on July 25.  For grades 9 & up.  Space is limited; register for one or all classes beginning June 1.  Program will take place in the Story Room.

There are 5 spaces available.

If you enjoy cooking this educational and delicious series is for you!  “Pasta” on July 25.  For grades 9 & up.  Space is limited; register for one or all classes beginning June 1.  Program will take place in the Story Room.

There are 5 spaces available.

 
rec_chess_knight
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

 
elect_computer3
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

 
misc_none
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jester Jim Show!

With nothing more than a trunk full of props and his orange T-shirt, Jester Jim wows the audience with his amazing juggling, beat boxing, comedy show!  This program is funded by Attorney Bart Sayet and Lori Lindfors.  No registration required.

With nothing more than a trunk full of props and his orange T-shirt, Jester Jim wows the audience with his amazing juggling, beat boxing, comedy show!  This program is funded by Attorney Bart Sayet and Lori Lindfors.  No registration required.

Thursday July 26, 2018
misc_none
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 May 14.  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 May 14.  Ages 3-5.

 
misc_none
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
LIBRARIES ROCK! CLASSES WITH 4-H OF NEW LONDON COUNTY

Join exciting programs on a different topic each week.  Register for each week.  ROCKets to the Rescue is the topic of this final summer class.  Registration for all weeks of this program series begins May 29. Funded by the Kelleher Fund. Ages 6 - 9.  Program takes place in the Story Room.  

There are 7 spaces available.

Join exciting programs on a different topic each week.  Register for each week.  ROCKets to the Rescue is the topic of this final summer class.  Registration for all weeks of this program series begins May 29. Funded by the Kelleher Fund. Ages 6 - 9.  Program takes place in the Story Room.  

There are 7 spaces available.

 
misc_none
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
LIBRARIES ROCK! CLASSES WITH 4-H OF NEW LONDON COUNTY

Join exciting programs on a different topic each week.  Register for each week.  ROCKets to the Rescue is the topic of this final summer class.  Registration for all weeks of this program series begins May 29. Funded by the Kelleher Fund. Ages 10 - 14.  Program takes place in the Story Room.  

There are 15 spaces available.

Join exciting programs on a different topic each week.  Register for each week.  ROCKets to the Rescue is the topic of this final summer class.  Registration for all weeks of this program series begins May 29. Funded by the Kelleher Fund. Ages 10 - 14.  Program takes place in the Story Room.  

There are 15 spaces available.

Friday July 27, 2018
rec_knitting
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

 
elect_computer3
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

 
misc_none
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Build It! Clinic

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

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

 
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Big Toy Fun

Little ones try out our light-up piano!  Older kids take a turn at jumbo-sized games!  While you are here stop and take your picture with “Pete the Cat” at our photo corner!  No registration required.  Ages 3 – 8.

Little ones try out our light-up piano!  Older kids take a turn at jumbo-sized games!  While you are here stop and take your picture with “Pete the Cat” at our photo corner!  No registration required.  Ages 3 – 8.

 
misc_none
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Coding Clinic

Learn to code with a different project each week!  Space is limited; please register for this weekly class beginning June 1.  Program takes place in the Community Room.  For grades 6 & up.

Learn to code with a different project each week!  Space is limited; please register for this weekly class beginning June 1.  Program takes place in the Community Room.  For grades 6 & up.

Monday July 30, 2018
misc_none
10:30 AM - 11:30 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 half-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 half-hour open playgroup. Older siblings are welcome to attend!  Ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in.     

 

                                                                                                                

 
misc_none
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.


 
misc_none
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
MAKER MONDAYS WITH THE RHODE ISLAND COMPUTER MUSEUM

Develop your skills with a different technology class each week.  The topic of this last class is Karaoke Coding.  For ages 10 & up.  Space is limited; please register for each week individually.  Register beginning May 29.  This program is funded by the Friends of Otis Library.  Program will take place in the Story Room.

There are 11 spaces available.

Develop your skills with a different technology class each week.  The topic of this last class is Karaoke Coding.  For ages 10 & up.  Space is limited; please register for each week individually.  Register beginning May 29.  This program is funded by the Friends of Otis Library.  Program will take place in the Story Room.

There are 11 spaces available.

 
misc_none
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tween Book Club: Restart

For grades 6-8. Restart by Gordon Korman will be discussed, followed by an activity related to the book. Pizza will be served. 

Registration begins June 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 Restart: "Chase Ambrose doesn’t remember falling off the roof.  He doesn’t remember hitting his head. In fact, he doesn’t remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life over again. Soon he’s hearing stories of  the alpha jock and bully who held a reign of terror over an entire school. Is that the person he was…  and is destined to be again? Is it possible to restart?"

LOCATION: Meeting Room

For grades 6-8. Restart by Gordon Korman will be discussed, followed by an activity related to the book. Pizza will be served. 

Registration begins June 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 Restart: "Chase Ambrose doesn’t remember falling off the roof.  He doesn’t remember hitting his head. In fact, he doesn’t remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life over again. Soon he’s hearing stories of  the alpha jock and bully who held a reign of terror over an entire school. Is that the person he was…  and is destined to be again? Is it possible to restart?"

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
misc_none
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CT Authors Trail at Otis Library

As part of the 2018 Connecticut Authors Trail, Otis Library welcomes Carol Matsumoto, author of The Ghosts of Captain Grant's Inn:  True Stories of a Haunted Connecticut Inn.  Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.  This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

In The Ghosts of Captain Grant's Inn, Matsumoto tells the stories of hauntings by twelve spirits that occurred shortly after she bought and renovated a dilapidated home in Poquetanuck, Connecticut, originally built in 1754 by Captain William Grant. Matsumoto’s accounts include her own experiences with the ghosts, as well as those of her guests. To learn more about Captain Grant's Inn, visit:  http://www.captaingrants.com/

To learn more about the Connecticut Authors Trail, visit: http://connecticutauthorstrail.org/

 

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

As part of the 2018 Connecticut Authors Trail, Otis Library welcomes Carol Matsumoto, author of The Ghosts of Captain Grant's Inn:  True Stories of a Haunted Connecticut Inn.  Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.  This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

In The Ghosts of Captain Grant's Inn, Matsumoto tells the stories of hauntings by twelve spirits that occurred shortly after she bought and renovated a dilapidated home in Poquetanuck, Connecticut, originally built in 1754 by Captain William Grant. Matsumoto’s accounts include her own experiences with the ghosts, as well as those of her guests. To learn more about Captain Grant's Inn, visit:  http://www.captaingrants.com/

To learn more about the Connecticut Authors Trail, visit: http://connecticutauthorstrail.org/

 

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

LOCATION: Community Room

Tuesday July 31, 2018
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Big Toy Fun

Little ones try out our light-up piano!  Older kids take a turn at jumbo-sized games!  While you are here stop and take your picture with “Pete the Cat” at our photo corner!  No registration required.  Ages 3 – 8.

Little ones try out our light-up piano!  Older kids take a turn at jumbo-sized games!  While you are here stop and take your picture with “Pete the Cat” at our photo corner!  No registration required.  Ages 3 – 8.

Wednesday August 1, 2018
misc_none
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Creative Movement

Join us for this joyful movement class hosted by Eastern Connecticut Ballet.  Hear a story and do 35 minutes of movement.  For ages 3 – 5.  Please register beginning July 2.

There are 13 spaces available.

Join us for this joyful movement class hosted by Eastern Connecticut Ballet.  Hear a story and do 35 minutes of movement.  For ages 3 – 5.  Please register beginning July 2.

There are 13 spaces available.

 
misc_none
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
HOLA ESPAÑOL! HELLO ENGLISH!

Learn words for different concepts in Spanish and English each week, with simple stories, games, and a craft.  Space is limited; please register beginning May 14. 

For ages 3 – 5.

Learn words for different concepts in Spanish and English each week, with simple stories, games, and a craft.  Space is limited; please register beginning May 14. 

For ages 3 – 5.

 
misc_none
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
BUBBLEMANIA WITH KEITH MICHAEL JOHNSON. SUMMER LEARNING FINALE

Prepare yourself to be amazed by this humorous and interactive show!  Dazzling bubbles of all shapes and sizes will be created.  Refreshments will be served.  No registration required.  For all ages.  This program is funded by Attorney Bart Sayet and Ms. Lori Lindfors.


Prepare yourself to be amazed by this humorous and interactive show!  Dazzling bubbles of all shapes and sizes will be created.  Refreshments will be served.  No registration required.  For all ages.  This program is funded by Attorney Bart Sayet and Ms. Lori Lindfors.


Monday August 6, 2018
misc_none
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LIFE HACKS FOR TEENS: FINANCE 101 SERIES WITH CHELSEA GROTON BANK

This practical series will be extremely informative for all teens planning ahead to a financially secure future.  Monday, August 6: “Give Me a Little Credit: Credit Dos and Don’ts/Identity Theft,” Wednesday, August 8: “Budgeting for College.”  For students in grade 9 & up.  Space is limited; please register for one or all classes beginning June 1.  Refreshments available in the Story Room from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.  Classes will be held in the Community Room from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  

 

There are 12 spaces available.

This practical series will be extremely informative for all teens planning ahead to a financially secure future.  Monday, August 6: “Give Me a Little Credit: Credit Dos and Don’ts/Identity Theft,” Wednesday, August 8: “Budgeting for College.”  For students in grade 9 & up.  Space is limited; please register for one or all classes beginning June 1.  Refreshments available in the Story Room from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.  Classes will be held in the Community Room from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  

 

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday August 8, 2018
misc_none
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LIFE HACKS FOR TEENS: FINANCE 101 SERIES WITH CHELSEA GROTON BANK

This practical program will be extremely informative for all teens planning ahead to a financially secure future.  “Budgeting for College.”  For students in grade 9 & up.  Space is limited; please register beginning June 1.  Refreshments available in the Story Room from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.  Classes will be held in the Community Room from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  

There are 14 spaces available.

This practical program will be extremely informative for all teens planning ahead to a financially secure future.  “Budgeting for College.”  For students in grade 9 & up.  Space is limited; please register beginning June 1.  Refreshments available in the Story Room from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.  Classes will be held in the Community Room from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  

There are 14 spaces available.

Monday August 13, 2018
misc_none
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.


Wednesday August 15, 2018
misc_none
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
Monday August 20, 2018
misc_none
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
One Book, One Region Book Dicussion

In partnership with One Book, One Region, Otis Library will host a discussion of the 2018 selection Exit West by Mohsin Hamid in the Community Room. The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Lynne Rogers. 

Dr. Rogers holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and teaches contemporary literature at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point.  She was a Fulbright Scholar in Palestine and has taught extensively in Lebanon.  She has published several articles on contemporary Arabic literature in translation and is a regular book and film critic for al-jadid, A Review and record of Arab Culture and Arts. 

A limited number of copies of Exit West are available to borrow at Otis Library.  This program is free and open to the public.  For more information on One Book, One Region visit:  https://www.conncoll.edu/community-visitors/one-book-one-region/

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

In partnership with One Book, One Region, Otis Library will host a discussion of the 2018 selection Exit West by Mohsin Hamid in the Community Room. The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Lynne Rogers. 

Dr. Rogers holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and teaches contemporary literature at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point.  She was a Fulbright Scholar in Palestine and has taught extensively in Lebanon.  She has published several articles on contemporary Arabic literature in translation and is a regular book and film critic for al-jadid, A Review and record of Arab Culture and Arts. 

A limited number of copies of Exit West are available to borrow at Otis Library.  This program is free and open to the public.  For more information on One Book, One Region visit:  https://www.conncoll.edu/community-visitors/one-book-one-region/

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

Wednesday September 19, 2018
misc_none
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
Wednesday October 17, 2018
misc_none
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
Wednesday November 21, 2018
misc_none
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
Wednesday December 19, 2018
misc_none
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library

59 events.


EK/TK MARS : BANANA : 2018_04_23 6:00 PM