Please join us for the
O’tis a Festival… a marketplace of all things creative!
Saturday, November 18, 10am - 3pm
Kick off the holiday season with a day of shopping, entertainment, crafts, raffles & more!
O’tis a Festival gets bigger and better every year! Shop two full floors of beautiful items handmade by local artisans. Enjoy the singing and dancing taking place throughout the day. Take a chance at winning a wreath or other unique item at our raffle. Participate in all of the free activities, and share your wish list with Santa! Celebrity parkers will welcome you and direct you to ample free parking. It’s a day full of fun for all ages!
- Shop ‘til you drop! Get all of your holiday shopping done and pick up a few things for yourself!
- Drop in to the Meeting Room and make a paper mitten wreath
- Create holiday cards to send to our troops and veterans
- View minerals and Native American stone artifacts courtesy of the Institute of American Indian Studies in Washington CT
- Scavenger hunt and other free games for all ages throughout the library
10am – 10:30am The Norwich Tech Concert Chorus performs in the atrium
10am – 12pm Ham it up in our free Photo Booth
10am – 1pm Learn the beautiful African art of head wrapping. Make one for yourself!
10am - 2:30pm Take a chance on winning a wreath or unique gift in our raffle!
10:30am – 12pm Balloons and temporary tattoos in the Children’s Department
11am – 1pm Be here when Santa arrives at 11am! Make sure to have your wish list ready!
11am – 1pm Get an exotic henna tattoo in the Young Adult Department
11:30am – 12pm The Mystic Garland Dancers perform in the atrium
1pm – 2:30pm Pat Kirker sings in the atrium
2:30pm Raffle winners are announced (you do not need to be present to win)!
ALICIA NICOLE DESIGNS
AMERICAN FRIENDS OF KENYA
ART FOR YOUR WORLD
BREADS N COOKIES, LLC
CK CRAFT CREATIONS
DROST CREATIONS, LLC
FLOWER BRANCH STUDIO
FRIENDS OF OTIS LIBRARY
FROM MY HOUSE TO YOURS
GIGI MARIE DESIGNS
HOBO & FRIENDS
JAN & NANCY'S JEWELRY
MAGGIE KENDIS - ARTIST
MERRILL PARK KEELEY and KEN KEELEY
MILLER FINE ART
OLD FASHIONED JEWELRY
POTTERY 'N' MORE
REUSE OF MISDIRECTED FLATWARE
SOUL SHINE WELLNESS
TANGLED ART BY CAROLYN, LLC
THE WELLES HOUSE MARKETPLACE LLC
We could not provide this wonderful event without the support and enthusiasm of our community partners and sponsors. A huge THANK YOU to our Celebrity Parking Attendants Kia Baird, Bill Champagne, Chris Chastang, Lori Danis, Abby Dolliver, Deb Froio, John Iovino, Dr. Yvette Jacaruso, Bill Kenny, Amy Kenyon, Susan Lessard, Jake Manke, Senator Cathy Osten, Rep. Emmett Riley, Rep. Kevin Ryan, Paul Siefert, and Atty. Jerry Smith; our Event Sponsors, Friends of Otis Library; Norwich Public Utilities; Sayet & Seder, Attorneys at Law; McKenna’s Flower Shop; Billie Shea; and Kathryn Lord; and Norwich Public Works for helping us transform the building!