Universe of Stories Presented by 4-H of New London County (ages 10-14)
Jun
26
2:30 PM14:30

Universe of Stories Presented by 4-H of New London County (ages 10-14)

Sponsored by The Friends of Otis Library

2:30pm - 4pm, Wednesdays, June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Join these engaging programs on a different space-related topic each week! This is where science, fun stories, and activities meet! Please register for each week individually. Registration begins June 5. Ages 10 - 14. Program takes place in the Story Room.

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

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Head Wrapping Workshop (grades 6 & up)
Jun
26
3:00 PM15:00

Head Wrapping Workshop (grades 6 & up)

Sponsored by Attorney Bart Sayet and Ms. Lori Lindfors.

Learn about this beautiful art from Africa and wear your style home. Presented by artist LaShawn Cunningham. Please register beginning June 5. For grades 6 & up. Program will take place in the Community Room.

For more information, call or visit the Front Desk, 860-889-2365, ext. 100.

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Maker Mondays with Rhode Island Computer Museum (ages 10 and up)
Jul
1
1:30 PM13:30

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

Sponsored by The Friends of Otis Library

1:30pm - 2:30pm, Mondays, July 1 - 29. Develop your skills with a different technology class each week. Register for each week individually beginning June 3. July 1: Make your Own Video Games; July 8: Take Apart Workshop; July 15: Virtual Reality Workshop; July 22: Lunar Lander Robots; July 29: Video Animation Production (Stop motion). For ages 10 and up.

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

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Art with Steve Starke (grades 6 and up)
Jul
2
1:30 PM13:30

Art with Steve Starke (grades 6 and up)

1:30pm - 3:30pm, Tuesdays, July 2, 16 & 30. Develop your skills this summer through three exciting art classes with Steve Starke. Sign up for one or all three classes. July 2: Painting a landscape of natural or urban scenery. July 16: Create action collages using magazine clippings. July 30: Draw people and creatures with a focus on movement. Space is limited; register beginning June 10. Program will take place in the Community Room. Refreshments will be served.

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

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College & Beyond (ages 14 and up)
Jul
3
4:00 PM16:00

College & Beyond (ages 14 and up)

4pm - 5pm, Wednesdays, July 3, 10 & 17. Gain skills that will lead to future success during these three workshops. You may register for one or all workshops.

July 3: Rockin’ Resumes: Learn tips and tricks that build dynamic resumes as you create or build your resume. July 10: Interview Tips: Gain confidence in handling college or job interviews. Areas covered include facets of basic interviews, appropriate dress and language, types of interview questions and mock interviews. July 17: Scholarship Savvy: Learn basic facts about scholarships; what they are, types available, how to find them, how and when to apply; and how they affect other student aid. Space is limited; please register for each workshop individually beginning June 10. Programs take place in the Community Room. Refreshments will be served.

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

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Digital Vision Board (ages 14 & up)
Jul
8
3:00 PM15:00

Digital Vision Board (ages 14 & up)

Look forward to achieving all your dreams for the future with the help of a digital vision board! You will learn the basics of creating a unique board using available websites. There will be plenty of time to make your own using the laptops provided, or feel free to bring your own device! Space is limited; please register beginning June 17. Program will take place in the Community Room. For ages 14 & up.

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

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Henna with Jamilah Henna Creations (grades 6-12)
Jun
19
1:30 PM13:30

Henna with Jamilah Henna Creations (grades 6-12)

This program is funded by Attorney Bart Sayet and Ms. Lori Lindfors.

Learn about the ancient art of henna. Participants can choose their own look. Space is limited; please register beginning June 5. For students grade 6-12. Program will take place in the Young Adult Department.

For more information, call or visit the Front Desk, 860-889-2365, ext. 100.

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Witches In Connecticut (teens and adults)
Jun
10
6:30 PM18:30

Witches In Connecticut (teens and adults)

Presented by: Taylor McClure of the Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library

The harrowing story of the hanging of witches in Colonial New England continues to haunt our present-day imagination.  The trials and executions of witches in Connecticut predated the more famous Salem witch panic by over 40 years.  Hear the stories of some of the women and men accused, tried and executed as witches and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long before Salem erupted in panic and violence.  

Taylor McClure is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society.  She teaches educational programs for school and adult groups both at the museum and on location.  Taylor is a former high school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in history and Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington.

Free program; no registration required.  This program is for teens and adults.  Sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund.

Artwork: “The Kingdom of Darkness” by Nathaniel Crouch, 1688

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Gardening for Beginners (teens and adults)
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Gardening for Beginners (teens and adults)

This month: Garden Management. Now that your garden is prepped and planted, what steps need to be taken to ensure that it thrives?

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. This series will lead beginner gardeners through the steps and practices involved in maintaining a flourishing home garden.  Dates are as follows:  Monday, April 8; Monday, June 3; Monday, August 5; and Monday, September 9. All programs will begin at 6pm in the Story Room and are free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Appropriate for teens and adults.  

For more information on the ECCGA, visit www.getgrowingct.org.

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