Time For Twos
Jul
17
10:30 AM10:30

Time For Twos

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft with your child!  This program is appropriate for your active two year old!  Tuesdays, June 19 - July 24, 10:30am - 11am.  Space is limited;  please register.

For more information, please call or visit the Children's Room, (860) 889-2365, ext. 114.

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Nature Nick's Animal Adventures (all ages)
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Nature Nick's Animal Adventures (all ages)

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. 

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Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
Jul
19
10:30 AM10:30

Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)

Children enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft 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.  For more information, call or visit the Children's Room at (860) 889-2365, ext. 114.

Thursdays, June 21 - July 26, 10:30am - 11:15am

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Libraries Rock!
Jul
19
12:00 PM12:00

Libraries Rock!

Libraries Rock!  Classes with 4-H of New London County.  Thursdays, June 21 - July 26.  Classes for ages 6-9 are 12pm - 12:45pm.  Classes for ages 10-14 are 1:pm - 2:30pm  Sponsored by the Kelleher Fund.

Join these exciting programs on a different topic each week!  Please register for each week individually. 

June 21 - Rocking and Rolling on the High Seas

June 28 - Stop-Motion Video Production

July 5 - Cupcake Geology

July 12 - Science Solves Mysteries

July 19 - Coding with Ozobots

July 26 - ROCKets to the Rescue

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Mother Goose & More: Rhyme Time and Playgroup (ages newborn - 23 months)
Jul
23
10:30 AM10:30

Mother Goose & More: Rhyme Time and Playgroup (ages newborn - 23 months)

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

Mondays, June 18 - July 30,  10:30am - 11am (Rhyme Time), 11am - 12pm (Playgroup)

 

                                          

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Maker Mondays with the Rhode Island Computer Museum (ages 10 & up)
Jul
23
12:00 PM12:00

Maker Mondays with the Rhode Island Computer Museum (ages 10 & up)

Mondays, June 18 - July 30, 12pm - 1:30pm, Story Room.  Sponsored by The Friends of Otis Library.  Develop your technology skills with these weekly classes.  Space is limited; please register for each week individually.

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

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Kids Imagine! Book Club (grades 3 - 5)
Jul
25
4:00 PM16:00

Kids Imagine! Book Club (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. 

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.

Please register online or call the Children's Desk at 860-889-2365, ext. 114.  Pick up a copy of the book at the Front Desk. 

 

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Bach to Rock:  Caryn Lin - Electric Violin
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Bach to Rock: Caryn Lin - Electric Violin

Sponsored by Attorney Bart Sayet and Ms. Lori Lindfors

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!  No registration required. 

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Our Environmental Footprint with Kellogg Environmental Center (grades 3-5)
Apr
19
1:00 PM13:00

Our Environmental Footprint with Kellogg Environmental Center (grades 3-5)

How do people impact the environment?  Instructors from the Kellogg Environmental Center help students calculate their environmental footprint through use of land and water needed for modern lifestyles.  Learn how our footprint compares with those of other societies throughout the world.  Join us for this special school vacation week program!  Space is limited; register beginning March 19.  For grades 3-5.  For more information, call or visit the Children's Room, 860-889-2365, ext. 114.

Story Room

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Ocean Conservation with Mystic Aquarium (grades 3-5)
Apr
17
12:00 PM12:00

Ocean Conservation with Mystic Aquarium (grades 3-5)

Instructors from the Mystic Aquarium present this class for students on the importance of protecting our oceans.  What can you do to make a difference for the future of our oceans?  Find out in this exciting class.  Join us for a special school vacation week program.  Space is limited; please register.  Program will take place in the Story Room.

For more information, call or visit the Children's Room, 860-889-2365, ext. 114.

 

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Explore the Shore with Mystic Aquarium (grades K-2)
Apr
17
11:00 AM11:00

Explore the Shore with Mystic Aquarium (grades K-2)

Instructors from Mystic Aquarium will teach us about native plants and animals that live along the rocky shores of Connecticut.  Discover how and why animals adapt to living in this difficult world.  Join us for this special school vacation week program!  Space is limited; register beginning March 19.  For grades K - 2.  For more information, call or visit the Children's Room, 860-889-2365, ext. 114.

Story Room

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"My Teacher Taught Me...." Art Workshop
Mar
10
12:00 PM12:00

"My Teacher Taught Me...." Art Workshop

Otis Library is inviting children, from pre-schoolers through fifth grade (including home schoolers), to submit artwork for the exhibit “My Teacher Taught Me…” which will open on Friday, April 6, in the Community Room.  As the title indicates, artwork – paintings, drawings, collage, and assemblage – should illustrate an important lesson or skill that the student has learned from a teacher.  All appropriate submissions will be displayed.

Two optional art workshops will be held at Otis Library on Saturday, March 3, and Saturday, March 10, from 12pm – 2pm in the Story Room.  Local artist Faith Satterfield will be on hand to help children create an original work of art relating to “My Teacher Taught Me…”  Faith is a mural artist, an internationally-trained illustrator and teaching artist.  Free event; supplies will be provided.  Drop-in; no registration required.

Artwork must be delivered to the Front Desk at Otis Library by Saturday, March 10.  Artwork should be accompanied by the following information:  first name and last initial of student, age, name of parent(s)/guardian(s), city/town, school, short statement by the student that explains the meaning of the artwork and any other information the student would like to include about his/her artistic choices.

These programs are sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund.  For more information, please call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

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"My Teacher Taught Me....." Art Workshop
Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

"My Teacher Taught Me....." Art Workshop

Otis Library is inviting children, from pre-schoolers through fifth grade (including home schoolers), to submit artwork for the exhibit “My Teacher Taught Me…” which will open on Friday, April 6, in the Community Room.  As the title indicates, artwork – paintings, drawings, collage, and assemblage – should illustrate an important lesson or skill that the student has learned from a teacher.  All appropriate submissions will be displayed.

Two optional art workshops will be held at Otis Library on Saturday, March 3, and Saturday, March 10, from 12pm – 2pm in the Story Room.  Local artist Faith Satterfield will be on hand to help children create an original work of art relating to “My Teacher Taught Me…”  Faith is a mural artist, an internationally-trained illustrator and teaching artist.  Free event; supplies will be provided.  Drop-in; no registration required.

Artwork must be delivered to the Front Desk at Otis Library by Saturday, March 10.  Artwork should be accompanied by the following information:  first name and last initial of student, age, name of parent(s)/guardian(s), city/town, school, short statement by the student that explains the meaning of the artwork and any other information the student would like to include about his/her artistic choices.

These programs are sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund.  For more information, please call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

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Take Your Child to the Library Day Featuring Storyteller Larry Spotted Crow Mann
Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

Take Your Child to the Library Day Featuring Storyteller Larry Spotted Crow Mann

Otis Library will host storyteller Larry Spotted Crow Mann of the Nipmuc tribe in a program featuring tales from Native American tradition.  He will also highlight his new book Drumming and Dreaming.  Copies will be available for purchase.  No registration required.  For all ages.

For more information, call or visit the Children's Room, 860-889-2365, ext. 114.

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Be Yourself Story Time (ages 3 - 6)
Jan
6
10:30 AM10:30

Be Yourself Story Time (ages 3 - 6)

Discover the joy of self in this fun Story Time for preschoolers! Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and refreshments to celebrate all the things that make each one of us special and unique! For children ages 3-6 years old. Caregivers welcome. Please register.

For more information, call or visit the Children's Room, 860-889-2365, ext. 114.

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Drop-In Winter Craft (all ages)
Dec
27
1:00 PM13:00

Drop-In Winter Craft (all ages)

Stop by for this free craft.  Help your child make a cute mitten creation, then take advantage of all the wonderful things the library has to offer!  No registration required.  For all ages with supervision.

For more information, call or visit the Children's Room, (860) 889-2365, ext. 114.

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Spooktacular!  (all ages)
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Spooktacular! (all ages)

Get in the spirit of the season!  Come to the Children's Department at Otis Library dressed up in a costume (or not) and enjoy crafts, games and a few tricks or treats!  No registration required.  For all ages.

For more information, call or visit the Children's Room, 860-889-2365, ext. 114.

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Robots On The Run! (ages 10 and up)
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Robots On The Run! (ages 10 and up)

This program is sponsored by The Institute of Museum and Library Services.

This workshop will explain basic circuits and instructions on how to build a simple robot. You will learn programmable electronics and receive instructions for making lights blink, motors run, sounds and a lot more!  Bring your broken electronics and we will take them apart with you to learn about circuits!  Space is limited; please register beginning September 25.  For ages 10 and up.  Program will take place in the Story Room.  

For more information, call or visit the Children's Room, 860-889-2365, ext. 114.

 

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Lovey Storyhour For Little Ones (ages 3 - 8)
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Lovey Storyhour For Little Ones (ages 3 - 8)

Does your child have a special toy or lovey in their world?  Children can bring their special lovey and hear author Betsy Devany share her picture book, Lucy's Lovey, a sweet story of a little girl's love for her special doll.  Crafts and treats will be available for participants to celebrate their friendship.  Space is limited; please register beginning September 18.  For ages 3 - 8.  Program takes place in the Story Room.

For more information, call or visit the Children's Room, 860-889-2365, ext. 114.  

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Smart Robots For Tomorrow's Building (ages 11 & up)
Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

Smart Robots For Tomorrow's Building (ages 11 & up)

This program is sponsored by The Institute of Museum and Library Services.

This hands-on workshop will teach the basic concepts of robotics.  Working in teams, kids will learn coding to instruct a simple robot to move objects!  They will also learn about programmable electronics for making motors run.  Space is limited; please register beginning August 28.  Program will take place in the Storyhour Room.  

For more information, call or visit the Children's Room, (860) 889-2365, ext. 114.

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Finale Night! (all ages)
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

Finale Night! (all ages)

Celebrate the end of Summer Learning with magic and fun!  Magician Christina Monahan will perform a magic show at 5pm for all ages. After the show, enjoy more fun with a carnival fair featuring games, food, and prizes in the Children's Department from 6 - 7pm!  No registration required.  

For more information, call or visit the Children's Room, 860-889-2365, ext. 114.

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