Saturday May 26, 2018

Otis Library is closed on Saturday, May 26 and Monday, May 28 for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Otis Library is closed on Saturday, May 26 and Monday, May 28 for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Monday May 28, 2018

Otis Library is closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Otis Library is closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Wednesday May 30, 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

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Home Buying Seminar

In partnership with Liberty Bank, Otis Library will host a Home Buying Seminar on Wednesday, May 30, at 6pm in the Meeting Room.  Learn the first steps to buying a home, including getting pre-qualified, credit and budgeting, available affordable housing programs, and renovation loan options.  Free program; pizza and soda will be provided.  Registration is required.  Please contact Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128, or register on our online calendar.

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

In partnership with Liberty Bank, Otis Library will host a Home Buying Seminar on Wednesday, May 30, at 6pm in the Meeting Room.  Learn the first steps to buying a home, including getting pre-qualified, credit and budgeting, available affordable housing programs, and renovation loan options.  Free program; pizza and soda will be provided.  Registration is required.  Please contact Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128, or register on our online calendar.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday June 1, 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 June 2, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Water Safety ( for parents & caregivers)

Ben Rayner, executive director of Water Emergency Training, Inc. “WET” will discuss how to have a fun and safe summer for families in and on the water.  Refreshments will be served.  Please register beginning May 14. 

There are 25 spaces available.

Ben Rayner, executive director of Water Emergency Training, Inc. “WET” will discuss how to have a fun and safe summer for families in and on the water.  Refreshments will be served.  Please register beginning May 14. 

There are 25 spaces available.

Tuesday June 5, 2018
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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 bestselling author Nancy Thayer in celebration of her new book A Nantucket Wedding.  Tickets for this event are $45 and include an author talk and signing, a copy of A Nantucket Wedding  and a buffet lunch at Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun. This event will take place at noon on June 5 and requires preregistration. To register, please call Julie at (860) 889-2365 ext. 128, or register online. Delicious Discussion 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 bestselling author Nancy Thayer in celebration of her new book A Nantucket Wedding.  Tickets for this event are $45 and include an author talk and signing, a copy of A Nantucket Wedding  and a buffet lunch at Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun. This event will take place at noon on June 5 and requires preregistration. To register, please call Julie at (860) 889-2365 ext. 128, or register online. Delicious Discussion 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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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Services for the blind
Wednesday June 6, 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.  Hear a story and do 35 minutes of movement.  For ages 3 – 5.  Please register now.

There are 11 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 now.

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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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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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program

On Wednesday, June 6, at 5:30pm the Norwich Historical Society, the Norwich Historic District Commission, and the State Historic Preservation Office will host a workshop about the Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit program in the Community Room. The tax credit program provides for a 30% return on expenses associated with rehabilitating owner-occupied one- to four-family homes listed on the State or National Register of Historic Places. This hour and a half workshop will detail the program’s benefits, qualifying work, and application process.

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

On Wednesday, June 6, at 5:30pm the Norwich Historical Society, the Norwich Historic District Commission, and the State Historic Preservation Office will host a workshop about the Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit program in the Community Room. The tax credit program provides for a 30% return on expenses associated with rehabilitating owner-occupied one- to four-family homes listed on the State or National Register of Historic Places. This hour and a half workshop will detail the program’s benefits, qualifying work, and application process.

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

Friday June 8, 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 June 9, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Recipe for Success

Make delicious “dirt cake” as we celebrate the warm summer weather!  Related activities complete the fun.  Space is limited; register beginning May 14. 

For ages 8 – 11.   

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Make delicious “dirt cake” as we celebrate the warm summer weather!  Related activities complete the fun.  Space is limited; register beginning May 14. 

For ages 8 – 11.   

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Monday June 11, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author Susan Kietzman

Otis Library will host a discussion with Mystic author Susan Kietzman, in celebration of her soon to be released book It Started In June on Monday, June 11, at 6:30pm in the Community Room. Susan is also the author of Every Other Wednesday, The Summer Cottage, A Changing Marriage, and The Good Life. This event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase. 

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

Otis Library will host a discussion with Mystic author Susan Kietzman, in celebration of her soon to be released book It Started In June on Monday, June 11, at 6:30pm in the Community Room. Susan is also the author of Every Other Wednesday, The Summer Cottage, A Changing Marriage, and The Good Life. This event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase. 

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

LOCATION: Community Room

Wednesday June 13, 2018
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Changing Minds Book Club

The Changing Minds Book Club will be discussing "Hillbilly Elegy" by J. D. Vance.  Join us for converwation and refreshments!  Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Front Desk.  No registration required.

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

The Changing Minds Book Club will be discussing "Hillbilly Elegy" by J. D. Vance.  Join us for converwation and refreshments!  Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Front Desk.  No registration required.

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

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Gardening Series: Maintaining Raised Beds

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.  Learn to grow your own fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables!  Dates are as follows:  Wednesday, May 16, Container Gardening; Wednesday, June 13, Maintaining Raised Beds; Wednesday, July 11, Harvesting Your Garden; and September date TBD, Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter. All programs will begin at 6pm in the Story Room and are free and open to the public.  Appropriate for school-age through adult!  Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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.  Learn to grow your own fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables!  Dates are as follows:  Wednesday, May 16, Container Gardening; Wednesday, June 13, Maintaining Raised Beds; Wednesday, July 11, Harvesting Your Garden; and September date TBD, Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter. All programs will begin at 6pm in the Story Room and are free and open to the public.  Appropriate for school-age through adult!  Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Friday June 15, 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 June 16, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Princesses & Heroes Storytime

Calling all princesses and heroes!  You are invited to an exciting storytime fit for royalty and heroes!  Wear your costumes and enjoy stories, songs, treats, and treasures during this magical hour!  Program will take place in the Story Room.  Please register beginning May 14.   For ages 3 - 6.

There are 18 spaces available.

Calling all princesses and heroes!  You are invited to an exciting storytime fit for royalty and heroes!  Wear your costumes and enjoy stories, songs, treats, and treasures during this magical hour!  Program will take place in the Story Room.  Please register beginning May 14.   For ages 3 - 6.

There are 18 spaces available.

Monday June 18, 2018
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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.     

  

                                                                                                                

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

Develop your skills with a different technology class each week.  June 18: Karaoke Coding, June 25: Make Your Own Video Games, July 2: Smart Robots, July 9: Karaoke Coding, 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.  June 18: Karaoke Coding, June 25: Make Your Own Video Games, July 2: Smart Robots, July 9: Karaoke Coding, 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.


 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CARYN LIN PRESENTS BACH 2 ROCK

Summer Learning Kick Off Show!  Join us for this electrifying solo performance that will have young and old captivated!  Caryn Lin will use a five string electric violin and sound effects to create one of the most exciting and interactive music shows of the summer!  She has awed audiences around the country, including performances at Lincoln Center and Six Flags.  Help welcome her to Norwich!  All ages.  This program is funded by Attorney Bart Sayet and Ms. Lori Lindfors.  No registration required.  Program will take place in the Story Room.

Summer Learning Kick Off Show!  Join us for this electrifying solo performance that will have young and old captivated!  Caryn Lin will use a five string electric violin and sound effects to create one of the most exciting and interactive music shows of the summer!  She has awed audiences around the country, including performances at Lincoln Center and Six Flags.  Help welcome her to Norwich!  All ages.  This program is funded by Attorney Bart Sayet and Ms. Lori Lindfors.  No registration required.  Program will take place in the Story Room.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Kids Imagine! Book Club - Secret Coders

For Grades 3-5  

Join us for a book club just for kids! Before the meeting, we’ll read Secret Coders #1: Get with the Program! by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes. At the meeting, the book will be discussed, followed by Hour of Code Blockly games. Pizza will be served. Registration begins May 14. 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. 

Secret Coders #1: Get with the Program! is a graphic novel that teaches coding basics. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

For Grades 3-5  

Join us for a book club just for kids! Before the meeting, we’ll read Secret Coders #1: Get with the Program! by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes. At the meeting, the book will be discussed, followed by Hour of Code Blockly games. Pizza will be served. Registration begins May 14. 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. 

Secret Coders #1: Get with the Program! is a graphic novel that teaches coding basics. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Tuesday June 19, 2018
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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 May 14.

There are 4 spaces available.

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.

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Genealogy Club
 
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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 June 20, 2018
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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.

There are 2 spaces available.

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.

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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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 June 21, 2018
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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 May 14.  Ages 3-5.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

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.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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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.  Rocking and Rolling on the High Seas 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.  

Join exciting programs on a different topic each week!  Register for each week.  Rocking and Rolling on the High Seas 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.  


 
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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.  Rocking and Rolling on the High Seas 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.  

Join exciting programs on a different topic each week!  Register for each week.  Rocking and Rolling on the High Seas 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.  


Friday June 22, 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

 
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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.

Saturday June 23, 2018
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10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Norwich World War I Digitization Day

The Connecticut State Library Presents:  Norwich World War I Digitization Day

Do you have your grandfather’s WWI photo album tucked away in a closet?

A stack of letters your great-grandmother kept in a box in the attic?

A story your neighbor told you about the local homecoming parade in the back of your mind?

Help us learn more about the men and women who served during World War 1 by bringing your collection to be scanned or photographed. We’ll work with you to create a profile for the WWI era person you want to remember. We’ll scan or photograph the pictures, letters or souvenirs you bring in and return them to you the same day. Then we’ll add all the images and stories we create to an online WWI collection and to the Connecticut Digital Archive where they’ll be preserved for future generations.

A few notes:

  • We cannot digitize photocopies or printouts from the web.
  • We cannot accept newspapers or any materials that are copyrighted.
  • No weapons. They were an important part of the war, but for safety and security reasons, we can’t allow them at events.

Your ancestor wasn’t from Connecticut? No problem! We don’t care where they were from as long as you are a Connecticut resident!

To learn more check out our FAQ!

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

The Connecticut State Library Presents:  Norwich World War I Digitization Day

Do you have your grandfather’s WWI photo album tucked away in a closet?

A stack of letters your great-grandmother kept in a box in the attic?

A story your neighbor told you about the local homecoming parade in the back of your mind?

Help us learn more about the men and women who served during World War 1 by bringing your collection to be scanned or photographed. We’ll work with you to create a profile for the WWI era person you want to remember. We’ll scan or photograph the pictures, letters or souvenirs you bring in and return them to you the same day. Then we’ll add all the images and stories we create to an online WWI collection and to the Connecticut Digital Archive where they’ll be preserved for future generations.

A few notes:

  • We cannot digitize photocopies or printouts from the web.
  • We cannot accept newspapers or any materials that are copyrighted.
  • No weapons. They were an important part of the war, but for safety and security reasons, we can’t allow them at events.

Your ancestor wasn’t from Connecticut? No problem! We don’t care where they were from as long as you are a Connecticut resident!

To learn more check out our FAQ!

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

LOCATION: Community Room

Monday June 25, 2018
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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.     

  

                                                                                                                

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

Develop your skills with a different technology class each week.  June 25: Make Your Own Video Games, July 2: Smart Robots, July 9: Karaoke Coding, 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.  June 25: Make Your Own Video Games, July 2: Smart Robots, July 9: Karaoke Coding, 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.


 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tween Book Club: Brave

For Grades 6-8

Brave by Svetlana Chmakova will be discussed, followed by an activity related to the book. Pizza will be served. Registration begins May 21. 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 Brave: "In his daydreams, Jensen is the biggest hero that ever was, saving the world and his friends on a daily basis. But his middle school reality is VERY different--math is hard, getting along with friends is hard… Even finding a partner for the class project is a huge problem when you always get picked last. Berrybrook Middle School gets a little bigger in this highly anticipated follow-up to Svetlana Chmakova's award-winning Awkward."

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

For Grades 6-8

Brave by Svetlana Chmakova will be discussed, followed by an activity related to the book. Pizza will be served. Registration begins May 21. 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 Brave: "In his daydreams, Jensen is the biggest hero that ever was, saving the world and his friends on a daily basis. But his middle school reality is VERY different--math is hard, getting along with friends is hard… Even finding a partner for the class project is a huge problem when you always get picked last. Berrybrook Middle School gets a little bigger in this highly anticipated follow-up to Svetlana Chmakova's award-winning Awkward."

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Tuesday June 26, 2018
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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 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.

 
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch & Learn: Understanding Alzheimer's - The Do's and Don'ts of Alzheimer's Care

Otis Library will host a Lunch & Learn on “Understanding Alzheimer’s” on Tuesday, June 26, at 12pm in the Community Room. This free program will be presented by Robert Elmer, President of Care for Caregivers.  Formal and informal (at home) caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s will learn critical information about the disease and about caregiving that will empower them and help improve their quality of life and the quality of life of those for whom they are caring. Behaviors, communication, meaningful activities and more will all be discussed.  Free program; lunch will be provided.  To register, call 860-889-2365, ext. 128, or register on this calendar.

Mr. Elmer started Care for Caregivers in 2013 after having served as a Licensed Assisted Living Administrator for 15 years. He is a Master Trainer of Alzheimer’s care, writes monthly articles for dementia caregivers for six different newspapers, and has written the book Join the Journey-Care for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver, which has been widely accepted as a “welcomed addition” by the industry.

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

Otis Library will host a Lunch & Learn on “Understanding Alzheimer’s” on Tuesday, June 26, at 12pm in the Community Room. This free program will be presented by Robert Elmer, President of Care for Caregivers.  Formal and informal (at home) caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s will learn critical information about the disease and about caregiving that will empower them and help improve their quality of life and the quality of life of those for whom they are caring. Behaviors, communication, meaningful activities and more will all be discussed.  Free program; lunch will be provided.  To register, call 860-889-2365, ext. 128, or register on this calendar.

Mr. Elmer started Care for Caregivers in 2013 after having served as a Licensed Assisted Living Administrator for 15 years. He is a Master Trainer of Alzheimer’s care, writes monthly articles for dementia caregivers for six different newspapers, and has written the book Join the Journey-Care for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver, which has been widely accepted as a “welcomed addition” by the industry.

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

LOCATION: Community Room


 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
AMERICAN INDIAN ARTIFACTS WITH THE INSTITUTE FOR AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES

Discover how early Americans developed tools to shape their world.  No registration required.  For all ages.  Program will take place in the Children’s Room.


Discover how early Americans developed tools to shape their world.  No registration required.  For all ages.  Program will take place in the Children’s Room.


 
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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 June 27, 2018
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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.

 
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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 June 28, 2018
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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 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.

 
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Diversity Commette
CONTACT:  Cory Haesche  860-425-4200  
CONTACT:
  Cory Haesche
  860.425.4200
  

 
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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. Stop-Motion Video Production 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.  

Join exciting programs on a different topic each week!  Register for each week. Stop-Motion Video Production 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.  

 
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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. Stop-Motion Video Production 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.  

Join exciting programs on a different topic each week!  Register for each week. Stop-Motion Video Production 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.  


 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
HENNA WITH JAMILAH HENNA CREATIONS

Learn about the ancient art of henna.  Participants can choose their own look.  Space is limited; please register beginning June 1.  For students in grades 7 -12. Program will take place in the Young Adult Department.     

                                                                                                                                                           

Learn about the ancient art of henna.  Participants can choose their own look.  Space is limited; please register beginning June 1.  For students in grades 7 -12. Program will take place in the Young Adult Department.     

                                                                                                                                                           


Friday June 29, 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

 
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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.

 
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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 2, 2018
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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.     

  

                                                                                                                

 
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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 2: Smart Robots, July 9: Karaoke Coding, 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 2: Smart Robots, July 9: Karaoke Coding, 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.


Tuesday July 3, 2018
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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 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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

Thursday July 5, 2018
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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 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.

 
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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. Cupcake Geology 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.  

 Join exciting programs on a different topic each week!  Register for each week. Cupcake Geology 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.  


 
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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. Cupcake Geology 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.  

 Join exciting programs on a different topic each week!  Register for each week. Cupcake Geology 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.  


Friday July 6, 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 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.

 
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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.

 
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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 9, 2018
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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.     

  

                                                                                                                

 
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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 9: Karaoke Coding, 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 9: Karaoke Coding, 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.


 
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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, July 9: “Check it Out: Using a Checking Account,” Wednesday, July 11: “Money Matters: Saving and Goal Setting,” 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 four 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.  


This practical series will be extremely informative for all teens planning ahead to a financially secure future.  Monday, July 9: “Check it Out: Using a Checking Account,” Wednesday, July 11: “Money Matters: Saving and Goal Setting,” 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 four 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.  



Tuesday July 10, 2018
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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 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.

 
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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.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
ROCKS AND MINERALS TALK WITH THAMES VALLEY MINERAL CLUB

Learn about the geology of our world through a variety of rocks and minerals.  Many beautiful specimens will be on hand to view and touch!  No registration required.  For all ages.  Program will take place in the Children’s Room.

Learn about the geology of our world through a variety of rocks and minerals.  Many beautiful specimens will be on hand to view and touch!  No registration required.  For all ages.  Program will take place in the Children’s Room.

 
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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 11, 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.  Hear a story and do 35 minutes of movement.  For ages 3 – 5.  Please register beginning June 11.

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 June 11.


 
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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!  Learn “Basic Techniques” on July 11, “Pizza Making” on July 18, and “Pasta” on July 25.  For grades 9 & up.  Space is limited; register for one or all three classes beginning June 1.  Program will take place in the Story Room.

If you enjoy cooking this educational and delicious series is for you!  Learn “Basic Techniques” on July 11, “Pizza Making” on July 18, and “Pasta” on July 25.  For grades 9 & up.  Space is limited; register for one or all three classes beginning June 1.  Program will take place in the Story Room.


 
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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.  Wednesday, July 11: “Money Matters: Saving and Goal Setting,” 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.  

 

This practical series will be extremely informative for all teens planning ahead to a financially secure future.  Wednesday, July 11: “Money Matters: Saving and Goal Setting,” 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.  

 


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Gardening Series: Harvesting Your Garden

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.  Learn to grow your own fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables!  Dates are as follows:  Wednesday, May 16, Container Gardening; Wednesday, June 13, Maintaining Raised Beds; Wednesday, July 11, Harvesting Your Garden; and September date TBD, Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter. All programs will begin at 6pm in the Story Room and are free and open to the public.  Appropriate for school-age through adult!  Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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.  Learn to grow your own fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables!  Dates are as follows:  Wednesday, May 16, Container Gardening; Wednesday, June 13, Maintaining Raised Beds; Wednesday, July 11, Harvesting Your Garden; and September date TBD, Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter. All programs will begin at 6pm in the Story Room and are free and open to the public.  Appropriate for school-age through adult!  Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Thursday July 12, 2018
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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 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.

 
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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. Science Solves Mysteries 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.  

 

Join exciting programs on a different topic each week!  Register for each week. Science Solves Mysteries 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.  

 


 
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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. Science Solves Mysteries 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.  

Join exciting programs on a different topic each week!  Register for each week. Science Solves Mysteries 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.  


Friday July 13, 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 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.

 
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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.

 
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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 16, 2018
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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.     

  

                                                                                                                

 
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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.


Tuesday July 17, 2018
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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.

 
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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 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.

 
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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.

 
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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
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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.

 
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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.

 

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.

 


 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of Otis Library
 
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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
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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 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.

 
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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.  

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.  

 
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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.  

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.  


Friday July 20, 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 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.

 
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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.

 
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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 23, 2018
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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.     

  

                                                                                                                

 
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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.


 
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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
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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 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.

 
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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.

 
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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
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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.

 
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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.

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.


 
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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
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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 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.

 
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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.  

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.  


 
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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.  

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.  


Friday July 27, 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 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.

 
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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.

 
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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
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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.