Drop-In Knitting Group
May
26
10:00 am10:00

Drop-In Knitting Group

The Rows City Knitters meet every Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the Meeting Room.  All skill levels welcome!  For more information, call (860) 889-2365, ext. 128. 

Meeting Room

The Mysteries of Gungywamp
May
31
6:00 pm18:00

The Mysteries of Gungywamp

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center will present a program on the area known as Gungywamp on Wednesday, May 31, at 6pm at Otis Library.  Gungywamp, located in Groton, CT, is an area of both natural and cultural interest.  It has rocky ridges, glacial erratics and swamps along with enigmatic stone shelters and structures whose use and origin are open to interpretation.  This presentation will offer you a chance to penetrate the mysteries of Gungywamp.  Free program for teens and adults; registration is required.  To register, please call (860) 889-2365, ext. 128, or register on the online calendar.  Sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund.

For more information, call (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

"We Love You, Charlie Freeman" Book Discussion
Jun
5
6:00 pm18:00

"We Love You, Charlie Freeman" Book Discussion

Nathalie Etoke, Ph.D., Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies at Connecticut College, will facilitate a book discussion for "We Love You, Charlie Freeman" by Kaitlyn Greenidge.  Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Front Desk.  Join us for conversation and refreshments. No registration required.

Changing Minds Book Club
Jun
14
5:00 pm17:00

Changing Minds Book Club

Chancers: Addiction, Prison, Recovery, Love by Susan Stellin and Graham MacIndoe

Join us in the Meeting Room for conversation and refreshments.  Free; no registration necessary.  Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Front Desk.  For more information, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

 

 


 


Drop-In Chess
May
24
5:00 pm17:00

Drop-In Chess

Wednesdays, 5pm - 8pm in the Business Center 

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to play chess.  Use one of our chess sets or bring your own.  

Technology Classes
May
24
5:00 pm17:00

Technology Classes

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  We are ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific needs. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment.

Delicious Discussion Author Series
May
24
12:00 pm12:00

Delicious Discussion Author Series

Please join us for our next Delicious Discussion Author luncheon with Lucretia Bingham, author of She. The luncheon will be held on Wednesday, May 24th at 12-1:30pm at Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun. This luncheon is part of an ongoing partnership with Bank Square Books and Michael Jordan's Restaurants and generously sponsored by GUINAN & HOULE, Attorneys at Law. 

The cost for the luncheon is $40 and includes lunch, a copy of the She, dessert and author signing. To register, please contact Kate McDonald, Development Manager at (860) 889-2365 x.127 or kmcdonald@otislibrarynorwich.org

Set in the exotic High Atlas mountains of Morocco, She is a thrilling novel of adventure and passion. With six daughters between them, Ophelia and Stuart face challenges in making their newfound passion work. When one child is kidnapped, they are catapulted into separate quests, each forging new family alliances, and facing danger and drama along the way. From its romantic start to its satisfying conclusion, the reader will not be able to put this book down.

As a free-lance travel writer and photographer, Lucretia Bingham’s credits include publication in Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel and Leisure, Islands, Smithsonian and Saveur. Peripatetic for many years, she now lives with her beloved husband Jim in Connecticut.

Classes de Computadora
May
22
5:00 pm17:00

Classes de Computadora

Technology classes are offered in Spanish on Monday evenings between 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Word.  These one-on-one classes are by appointment only.  Please register by calling (860) 889-2365, ext. 108 or 109.  

Las clases tendrán lugar los lunes de 5-8. Cada clase durará una hora. Para reservar una hora con el instructor, apersonese a la biblioteca o llame al Escritorio de Información y mencinone qué le gustaría aprender 860-889-2365 ext. 108 o 109.

 

Lunch & Learn: Budgeting Basics
May
18
12:00 pm12:00

Lunch & Learn: Budgeting Basics

Join Pamela Days-Luketich from Chelsea Groton Bank for a Lunch & Learn on Budgeting.  

Many millions of people are currently deeply in debt and a simple budget could make all the difference to your financial well-being.  The first and most important step to effective financial planning is developing and implementing a budget and spending plan.  Learn how to create a basic budget, reduce debt and build your savings!  Lunch is provided.  Free program; registration is required.  You may register online or call (860) 889-2365, ext. 128. Sponsored by Chelsea Groton Bank.

Meeting Room

Artreach Presents: Comic Alchemy
May
8
6:00 pm18:00

Artreach Presents: Comic Alchemy

Comedy = Tragedy + Time!  Artreach of Norwich presents “Comic Alchemy: Transforming Pain Into Comic Gold” at Otis Library on Monday, May 8, at 6pm.  Artreach presents original stand-up comedy written and performed by people with lived experience of mental illness.  These comics mine their mental health histories and create comedy to share their unique experiences of the mental health system.  Celebrate Mental Health Month with Artreach's Comic Alchemy team!  Free program; registration required.  To register, call (860) 889-2365. ext. 128 or you may register online.

For more information, call Becca Atkins of Artreach at (860) 887-0014.  Sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund.

Exploring Black Norwich Walking Tour
May
6
10:00 am10:00

Exploring Black Norwich Walking Tour

Sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund

Otis Library will be hosting a walking tour to celebrate The Harris Sisters, students at Prudence Crandall’s School for African-American Women in 1833 – 1834.  City Historian Dale Plummer will lead the Harris Sisters-themed walking tour entitled “Exploring Black Norwich” through the neighborhoods where the Harris Family lived and worked in downtown Norwich and Jail Hill.  The tour is Saturday, May 6, beginning at 10am at the David Ruggles Freedom Courtyard at Norwich City Hall.  The tour will give extra time for people with disabilities.  Free event; no registration required.  Rain date is Saturday, May 13. 

For more information, call (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

Pictured:  Sarah Harris Fayerweather

Recovering The Classics
May
5
6:00 pm18:00

Recovering The Classics

Otis Library, in partnership with artist Faith Satterfield, will be hosting the opening of the exhibit “Recovering the Classics: Every Great Book Deserves a Great Cover” on Friday, May 5, from 6 – 8pm in the Otis Library Community Room.  Local artists have re-imagined their favorite book covers from classic works of fiction in the public domain.  “Recovering the Classics” is a partnership of the White House, New York Public Library, and the Digital Public Library of America.  To learn more about the “Recovering the Classics” initiative, visithttp://recoveringtheclassics.com/.  Free event; refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be on display from May 5 – June 30, 2017. 

 

Lincoln Center Local at Otis Library
Apr
22
12:00 pm12:00

Lincoln Center Local at Otis Library

We Like It Like That!  A Boogaloo Celebration

Lincoln Center Local partners with Otis Library to bring film screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood.  Free program; no registration required.

Latin boogaloo is New York City-a colorful expression of '60s Latino soul straight from the streets of El Barrio, the South Bronx, and Brooklyn. Boogaloo godfather Joe Bataan unites doo-wop charm and Latin sounds in his irresistible hits. Ray Lugo's good-time, hip-swinging originals pay homage to the style's greats, including his specials guests, legendary pianist Richie Ray, and in one of his first performances in 40 years, Pete Rodriguez. ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company will perform some of its signature choreography. To get the party started, in-demand DJ Turmix will spin Boogaloo gems.

Otis Library is screening this film as part of the Norwich Arts Center Latino Arts Celebration.

Delicious Discussion Author Series:  Harry Haskell
Apr
20
12:00 pm12:00

Delicious Discussion Author Series: Harry Haskell

Our next Delicious Discussion Author Luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 20, and will feature Harry Haskell, author of Maiden Flight. Please join us at Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun from 12 - 1:30pm for this fantastic event and celebrate Women's History Month! 

The Delicious Discussion Author Series is an ongoing partnership with Bank Square Books and Michael Jordan's Steak House. The luncheon is generously sponsored by Guinan & Houle, LLP, Attorneys at Law.

"Masterfully drawing on intimate family letters, Haskell crosses the boundaries of fact and fiction to bring to life the distinctive voices of an era and illuminate one exceptional woman's struggle for independence and fulfillment." - Lauren Belfer, author of And After the Fire

Maiden Flight is the true-life story of the Wright sister who in 1926 left her world-famous and intensely possessive older brother to marry newspaper editor Harry Haskell, the man she loved, and suffered the unhappy consequences. An international celebrity in her own right, Katharine embodied the worldly, independent, and self-fulfilled New Woman of the early twentieth century. Yet she remained in many ways a Victorian. Torn between duty and love, she agonized for months before making her devastating break with Orville at age fifty-two.


Tickets are $40 and include lunch, dessert, a paperback copy of Maiden Flight and author signing. Reservations are required. To purchase tickets, contact Kate McDonald, Development Manager at (860) 889-2365 or kmcdonald@otislibrarynorwich.org or visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/delicious-discussions-with-harry-haskell-maiden-flight-tickets-31972871720

Harry Haskell is the grandson of Henry J. (Harry) Haskell, husband of Katharine Wright. He is the author of Boss-Busters and Sin Hounds: Kansas City and Its Star, The Early Music Revival: A History, and editor of The Attentive Listener: Three Centuries of Music Criticism. He lives in Guilford, Connecticut.

CANCELED - Lunch and Learn: Reverse Mortgages
Apr
19
12:00 pm12:00

CANCELED - Lunch and Learn: Reverse Mortgages

This program has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Sponsored by Chelsea Groton Bank

Pam Days-Luketich, Community Outreach Officer at Chelsea Groton Bank, will provide information on reverse mortgages.  Free event; lunch is provided. Registration is required.  Call 860-889-2365, ext. 128, or you may register on our online calendar.

Citizenship Workshop/Clinica de Ciudadania
Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

Citizenship Workshop/Clinica de Ciudadania

Otis Library will host a Citizenship Workshop in the Community Room.  Complete your application for citizenship one-on-one with trained lawyers and volunteers.  Registration required.  For more information and to register, please call 860-629-7758 or email info@iascct.org.

Trabajar con abogados y voluntarios para completar su solicitud para la ciudadania.  Se Requiere Registro.  Llamanos: 860-629-7758, o escribanos: info@iascct.org

Prudence
Apr
8
12:00 pm12:00

Prudence

The Emerson Theater Collaborative (ETC) and Otis Library announce a staged reading of Stefan Lanfer’s new play, Prudence on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room. The play is directed by Theresa Broach, produced by Lisa Giordano and sponsored by Otis Library and The Elsie Brown Fund. The cast includes: Jennifer Briere, Theresa Broach, Barbara Fontanella, Ciara Rollins and James Kenney.

The play is set in 1833, when to further their education, two-dozen African American girls arrive in a small New England town from across the free states. In the town, they were insulted, assaulted, and risked fines as well as public whippings if they refused to leave the school. Their teacher, Prudence Crandall, a white Quaker woman, was jailed, and the ensuing trials nearly forced the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on whether nonwhites were citizens. Weaving together past and present, Prudence traces these events through the eyes of present day African American young women who visit today’s Prudence Crandall Museum, as they, like their 19th century counterparts, grapple with how to claim America’s promise.

The play reading is being held in conjunction with the anniversary on April 16th of the birth of Prudence Crandall’s first student - Sarah Harris who was born and raised in Norwich, and in honor of the anniversary of the official opening of Prudence Crandall’s Academy on April 1, 1833.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information call (860) 861-3743 or go to www.emersontheatercollaborative.org. Sign language interpretation will be available for the event. Advance registration is required. Please contact Julie Menders at Otis Library at least two weeks before the program date at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128 or jmenders@otislibrarynorwich.org.

Exploring Black Norwich Walking Tour
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Exploring Black Norwich Walking Tour

Otis Library will be hosting a series of programs and walks to celebrate The Harris Sisters, students at Prudence Crandall’s School for African-American Women in 1833 – 1834.

On April 1st and April 8th, City Historian Dale Plummer will lead a Harris Sisters-themed walking tour entitled “Exploring Black Norwich,” through the neighborhoods where the Harris Family lived and worked in downtown Norwich and Jail Hill.  The tours are 10am - 11am beginning at the David Ruggles Freedom Courtyard at Norwich City Hall.  The tour on April 1st will give extra time for people with disabilities.  For more information, please contact Julie Menders at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.  All programs are free; no registration required.

Pictured:  Sarah Harris Fayerweather

UPDATE:  The "Exploring Black Norwich Walking Tour" with Dale Plummer, scheduled for today (Saturday, April 1) at 10am, has been canceled due to the inclement weather.  We will reschedule this walk at a future date.

They Called Her Reckless
Apr
5
6:30 pm18:30

They Called Her Reckless

Author Janet Barrett will discuss her book "They Called Her Reckless: A True Story of War, Love And One Extraordinary Horse" in the Meeting Room.

When the Fifth Regiment's Recoilless Rifle Platoon acquired a small Korean pony to haul ammunition to the front lines, what they got was a real-life warhorse, the courageous and indomitable Reckless, who stood with her Marines for two years during the Korean War, saving many lives, raising spirits, and winning the love and respect of all who knew her.  

From the moment she heard about Reckless, Janet Barrett knew she would write "They Called Her Reckless."  Her experiences as a horsewoman gave her a particular appreaciation of the tight bond that developed between Reckless and her fellow Marines, from which the story springs.  Barrett has loved, and been fascinated by horses all her life, and for 25 years almost obsessively rode, owned, and cared for them.  She is the author of "On The Fence: A Parent's Handbook of Horseback Riding."

This program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Copies of "They Called Her Reckless" will be available for sale and signing.

Otis Library Celebrates The Harris Sisters of Norwich
Apr
1
1:30 pm13:30

Otis Library Celebrates The Harris Sisters of Norwich

Otis Library will be hosting a series of programs and walks to celebrate The Harris Sisters, students at Prudence Crandall’s School for African-American Women in 1833 – 1834.

Prudence Crandall is justifiably celebrated in Connecticut as the State Heroine. Less recognized are the black students who assumed enormous risk to receive an elite education. Indeed, the stimulus to the establishment of the academy was the repeated requests of Sarah Harris to take classes at the then all-white school. Sarah started taking classes in 1832; the resulting withdrawal of the white students from the academy and subsequent establishment of an all-black girls' school in 1833 constitute a remarkable chapter in the annals of abolitionist history. Norwich natives Sarah Harris and her sister, Mary, were key in this brave, transformative effort.

This April, Otis Library will celebrate the students and their teacher in several ways. Throughout the month of April, items on loan from the Prudence Crandall Museum will be on display in the Otis Library atrium display cases.  On April 1, former state senator Donald Williams, author of "Prudence Crandall's Legacy: The Fight for Equality in the 1830s, Dred Scott, and Brown v. Board of Education," will present a lecture on the academy that includes the contributions and lives of the Harris Sisters at 1:30pm in the Community Room.   Copies of his book will be available for sale and singing.  On April 8, the Emerson Theater Collaborative of New London will present a staged reading of a play about the school commissioned by the Collaborative at 12pm in the Community Room.  On both days, in the morning, City Historian Dale Plummer will lead a Harris Sisters-themed walking tour entitled “Exploring Black Norwich,” through the neighborhoods where the Harris Family lived and worked in downtown Norwich and Jail Hill.  The tours are 10am - 11am beginning at the David Ruggles Freedom Courtyard at Norwich City Hall.  The tour on April 1 will give extra time for people with disabilities.  Sign language interpretation will be available for programs. Advance registration is required.  Please contact Julie Menders at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.  All programs are free; no registration required.

These activities will be the first of annual events celebrating the sisters and the American principle of free, integrated public education.  Otis Library is proposing that the City establish a Harris Sisters Day in celebration of the essential role played by these Norwich natives at Prudence Crandall's academy for young black women. The day would be April 1, the day the academy officially opened its doors to black students in 1833.

For more information about the accessibility of the tour and other programs, please call Elanah Sherman at (860) 614-7200, or Julie Menders at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

Dr. Kevin Dann Celebrates Henry David Thoreau
Mar
27
6:00 pm18:00

Dr. Kevin Dann Celebrates Henry David Thoreau

Otis Library will host historian and naturalist Dr. Kevin Dann on Monday, March 27, at 6pm in the Millie and Martin Shapiro Community Room.

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, Dr. Kevin Dann is walking from New York City to Concord, Massachusetts. Performing Captain of a Huckleberry Party – his provocative celebration of Thoreau in riddle, rhyme, and story – in 13 towns along the way, he hopes to inspire a new generation of Americans to take up Thoreau’s practice of enlivened observation of nature and enlightened citizenship.

Dr. Kevin Dann is the author of 10 books, including Bright Colors Falsely Seen: Synaesthesia and the Search for Transcendental KnowledgeAcross the Great Border Fault: The Naturalist Myth in America; and Lewis Creek Lost and Found.  His latest book, Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau, will be available for sale and signing.  Dr. Dann has taught at Rutgers University, University of Vermont, and SUNY. He wrote, produced, and acted in Brooklyn’s first immersive street mystery, Enigma.

This program is free and open to the public.  No registration required.  

 

Writers Workshop
Mar
25
10:30 am10:30

Writers Workshop

Writers Workshop - 2nd and 4th Saturdays of January, February and March at 10:30am in the Meeting Room.  Facilitated by Writing Instructor Mary Lu Higgins.  Registration is required; call (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.

The bi-weekly monthly meetings in a small, personal environment will motivate and support the writer.  Each workshop will provide a short lecture, a creative exercise, discussion and positive feedback.  Both new and experienced writers are welcome.  

This program is sponsored by the R. S. Gernon Trust and The Friends of Otis Library.

Chess Tournament
Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

Chess Tournament

Otis Library will host the Norwich Chess Open on Saturday, March 25, in the Millie and Martin Shapiro Community Room. The entry fee for this United States Chess Federation (USFC) tournament is $30, on-site only.  The structure of the tournament is 3-SS, G/30 d5.  Registration is 10am – 10:20am.  Round 1 begins at 10:40am, Rounds 2 and 3 as soon as possible.  First prize is $240, second prize is $120; based on 12 entries.  Open to all ages and ratings. The Free Non-Rated Beginners Section is open to players who have never been a USCF member. Register 11 am - 11:15 am.  3-SS, G/15 d5.  Top three win prizes.

For further information, contact Rob Roy at 860-742-5562 or connecticutchess@gmail.com . This event is sponsored by The Friends of Otis Library.

Women's History Month Tea
Mar
18
12:00 pm12:00

Women's History Month Tea

Otis Library, in partnership with the Norwich Free Academy History Department, is hosting a Women's History Month Tea to celebrate this year's theme of "Women in Science."  Join Norwich Free Academy students as they portray ground-breaking women in history.  Tea and desserts will be served.  Free event; registration is required.  Call (860) 889-2365, ext. 128, or register on our online calendar.

Community Room

Book Talk and Signing Event with Malik Champlain
Feb
13
6:00 pm18:00

Book Talk and Signing Event with Malik Champlain

Inspirational Speaker Malik Champlain will talk about his new book Passion Hunger Drive: Live Your Dreams, Not Your Fears in the Community Room. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Free program; no registration required.

Passion Hunger Drive portrays the journey of a young man born in Brooklyn, New York to a teenage mother. He later moved to Connecticut to avoid violence their current neighborhood attracted. As a child Malik was diagnosed with a hearing disorder and struggled to overcome his stuttering problem, being bullied, and labeled a special education student. At a young age Malik uncovered a devastating family secret that would forever change his life. The reader will discover the transformation that leads the author to earning two degrees, becoming a college basketball player, award-winning speaker, and more. In this book, Malik uses the early struggles in his life to deliver a strong message about living for what matters most, overcoming your setbacks, and most of all "Living Your Dreams, Not Your Fears." 

SECT Libraries Celebrate Wally Lamb at the Garde Arts Center - CANCELED
Feb
12
3:00 pm15:00

SECT Libraries Celebrate Wally Lamb at the Garde Arts Center - CANCELED

Due to the inclement weather, the program "SECT Libraries Celebrate Wally Lamb" at the Garde Arts Center has been canceled. It will rescheduled at a future date.

The final program of "SECT Libraries Celebrate Wally Lamb" will take place at the Oasis Room at the Garde Arts Center on Sunday, February 12, at 3pm. Tickets are free, but attendees are asked to register by calling the Garde box office at 860-444-7373, ext. 1, or emailing info@gardearts.org.

Local readers are invited to this special celebration honoring eastern Connecticut's award- winning author.  Mr. Lamb will speak about his novels, answer questions from the audience and sign books.

For the past few months, area libraries have sponsored book discussions of Lamb's novels. His most recent book, I'll Take You There, centers on Felix, the fifth-grader originally featured in Wishin' and Hopin', who is now a film scholar running a Monday night movie club in the Garde.

Libraries in 11 area communities are participating: Groton Public Library, Stonington Free Library, East Lyme Public Library, Wheeler Library, Mystic & Noank Library, Waterford Public Library, Otis Library, Sprague Public Library, Janet Carlson Calvert Library, Public Library of New London and the Ledyard Libraries.

This event was made possible by a collaboration between the Garde and the libraries of SECT.  Please join us as we honor distinguished Connecticut author Wally Lamb.

Perfecting Humanity:  The Norwich State Hospital and the Science of Racial Purity
Jan
30
6:00 pm18:00

Perfecting Humanity: The Norwich State Hospital and the Science of Racial Purity

Eugenics, the attempt to improve the human species socially through better breeding, was a widespread and popular movement in the Unites States and Europe between 1910 and 1940. This program provides an overview of the Norwich State Hospital and Connecticut's involvement in the Eugenics movement at the turn of the 20th century.  Presented by Robert Farwell, Executive Director of Otis Library.

Free and open to the public.

Painting with Faith (all ages)
Jan
28
2:00 pm14:00

Painting with Faith (all ages)

Local artist Faith Satterfield will be on hand to help you create an original work of art relating to "What Does It Mean To Be Human?"  Faith is a mural artist, an internationally trained illustrator and teaching artist.  Drop-in; no registration required

Ginga Brasileira!
Jan
28
10:30 am10:30

Ginga Brasileira!

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

In celebration of the opening of the Smithsonian's traveling exhibition, Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human?, on display at Otis Library from January 7 - February 3, the Brazilian dance troupe Ginga Brasileira will be at the library to perform colorful, crowd-pleasing Afro-Brazilian dances that fuse rhythmic music with high-energy gymnastics and martial arts.  For all ages.

Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human? was organized by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Program Office.  This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and support from the Peter Buck Human Origins Fund.

A Conversation on Modern Sexuality
Jan
25
6:00 pm18:00

A Conversation on Modern Sexuality

Otis Library and OutCT are hosting a panel discussion on the evolution of our understanding of Human Sexuality.  Kia Baird, Festival Chair of OutCT, will moderate discussions from Professors at the University of Connecticut, Mitchell College, and Pacific School of Religion.. OutCT builds community through educational, cultural and social programming that promotes acceptance, tolerance and understanding of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Free event; no registration required.

There will be three short talks followed by a Q&A with the audience:  "Media Impacts on Sexual Attitudes and Behavior" by Tara Broccoli, Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Mitchell College;  "Queer Fiction 1890-1960 and Some Social Issues They Engendered" by Maragret Sonser Breen, Professor of English and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Connecticut; and "Gender, Sexuality and the Bible" by Daniel Rodriguez Schlorff, Christian Education and Youth Minister at Niantic Community Church and at dissertation stage of Doctor of Ministry in Sexuality and Religion, Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley, CA).

Delicious Discussions Author Series - Beatriz Williams
Jan
25
12:00 pm12:00

Delicious Discussions Author Series - Beatriz Williams

Our next Delicious Discussions event will feature Beatriz Williams, author of The Wicked City.  The event is part of an ongoing partnership with Bank Square Books and Michael Jordan's Steak House and is generously sponsored by Guinan & Houle, LLP, Attorneys at Law.  

Beatriz Williams is the author of the new book The Wicked City and previous books including Overseas (2012), A Hundred Summers (2013), The Secret Life of Violet Grant (2014), Tiny Little Thing (2015), Along the Infinite Sea (2015), The Forgotten Room (2016), and A Certain Age (2016).  A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a corporate and communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons.  She new lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore, where she divides her time between writing and laundry.

Reservations are required. The cost of the event is $45 per person and includes lunch, dessert, a copy of The Wicked City and book signing. To register, please contact Kate McDonald, Development Manager, at kmcdonald@otislibrarynorwi ch.org or (860) 889-2365 x.127.