Maker Mondays with Rhode Island Computer Museum (ages 10 and up)
Jul
22
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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Introduction to Calligraphy
Jul
23
2:30 PM14:30

Introduction to Calligraphy

Otis Library will offer an Introduction to Calligraphy class for teens and adults, ages 16 and up, on Tuesday, July 23, at 2:30pm in the Community Room.  Learn how to give your invitations, art projects and crafts a distinctive flair with this beginner’s course taught by Pierre Miot Accime, an art instructor and calligrapher.

Space is limited.Please register for this free program. To register, call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128, or register on the online calendar.

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Universe of Stories Presented by 4-H of New London County (ages 10-14)
Jul
24
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. 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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Art with Steve Starke (grades 6 and up)
Jul
30
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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Gardening for Beginners (teens and adults)
Aug
5
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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Matt Ryan Cartooning Workshop (grades 6 & up)
Aug
9
10:30 AM10:30

Matt Ryan Cartooning Workshop (grades 6 & up)

Join us for a hands-on cartooning workshop with Matt Ryan! Expand your drawing skills and learn tips and techniques from a professional! Matt will guide the group through character design, page layout and more! For students grades 6 & up. Space is limited; please register now. This class is partially funded by the Connecticut Humanities and is presented in partnership with One Book One Region.

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

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Build-A-Backpack (Ages 14 and up)
Aug
14
2:00 PM14:00

Build-A-Backpack (Ages 14 and up)

We are filling backpacks with donated school supplies and presenting them to Norwich Public School elementary children. Young Adults ages 14 and up are asked to join us in this charitable endeavor. Community services hours will be granted! Please register beginning July 15. Program will take place in the Story Room. Pizza and 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
17
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. PLEASE NOTE: The July 3 program, Rockin’ Resumes, has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a future date.

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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