Gardening for Beginners
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Gardening for Beginners

This month: Garden Management. Now that you your garden 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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"Going to Extremes" Travel Program
Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

"Going to Extremes" Travel Program

Otis Library will host the program “Going to Extremes” with author Peter Mandel in the Millie and Martin Shapiro Community Room on Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30pm.  This program is appropriate for teens and adults. 

 An award-winning adventure travel journalist for The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, National Geographic Kids, and Providence Journal, Peter Mandel hunts his stories and photos in the world’s far corners, including Antarctica, India, Egypt, Patagonia, the fjords of Norway, the mountain pathways of Japan, and the deserts of Africa. 

 The author of ten books, he’ll show slides of his most extreme travel experiences – surviving a coup in Ecuador, visiting a “city” of penguins at the South Pole, fishing for piranha on Brazil’s Rio Negro, floating in the Goodyear Blimp, sailing on an Arctic icebreaker, camping in the African bush, and kayaking to the Statue of Liberty – and talk about how adventure travel turns to prose in today’s media.

 Mandel's books have been published by Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, HarperCollins and Henry Holt. One of his Boston Globe articles won the 2005 Lowell Thomas gold medal from the Society of American Travel Writers for “Adventure Travel Article of the Year.” Other articles, for The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun, won Lowell Thomas Awards in 2003, 2006 and 2007.

 This free program is sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund. Registration is required. To register, please call 860-889-2365, ext. 128, or register on our online calendar at www.otislibrarynorwich.org.

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Women's History Month Tea (for teens and adults)
Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

Women's History Month Tea (for teens and adults)

Otis Library, in partnership with the Norwich Free Academy History Department, is hosting a Women’s History Month Tea.  This year’s theme is “Women in Connecticut History.”  Join students as they portray ground-breaking women in Connecticut History.  Attendees will be encouraged to visit with the women and ask questions while enjoying tea and desserts.  Guest speaker is Tina Carlson, Program Coordinator at the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.  Free program; registration is required.  To register, call (860) 889-2365, ext. 128, or register on the online calendar at www.otislibrarynorwich.org.  Sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund. 

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