Introduction to Yoga for Teens and Adults
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Yoga for Teens and Adults

Otis Library will be offering "Introduction to Yoga" classes for teens and adults on Monday evenings in January (except 1/21) and February (except 2/18) from 6pm to 7:15pm in the Millie and Martin Shapiro Community Room. These free classes will be presented by instructors from 'A Peace of Space' Yoga and Wellness Center.  Wear comfortable clothing; yoga mats will be available to borrow. No registration required. 

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

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Technology Classes
Feb
27
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.

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Technology Classes
Mar
1
10:00 AM10:00

Technology Classes

Feeling a little lost with all the new technology?  Maybe even some of the old technology?  Our staff is ready to assist you with one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific need. Topics include basic computer skills, navigating the internet, e-mail, e-readers, and Microsoft Office.  Assistance will be provided by appointment only on Fridays, 10am - 1pm.  Please call 860-889-2365, ext. 100, for additional information or to make an appointment. 

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Opening Reception for "We Fight For Roses, Too" Exhibit
Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for "We Fight For Roses, Too" Exhibit

Otis Library will host the exhibit “We Fight For Roses, Too” from March 4 – March 30, 2019 in the Millie and Martin Shapiro Community Room.  This exhibit, on loan from the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, is dedicated to the stories, struggles, and achievements of women who have shaped the culture and society of Connecticut and the nation. The title of the exhibit is from the well-known women’s labor song “Bread and Roses.”  Small art and love and beauty their drudging spirits knew.  Yes, it is bread we fight for, but we fight for roses, too.

An opening reception will be held on Monday, March 4, at 6pm with a performance of “Aunt Hattie’s House,” a one-woman historical play with accomplished actor, producer and playwright Emma Palzere-Rae.  She will portray Harriet Beecher Stowe, the 19th century Connecticut author of the acclaimed novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”  This is a free program; refreshment will be provided.  Sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund.

For more information on the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, visit www.cwhf.org.

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Delicious Discussions Author Series
Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

Delicious Discussions Author Series

This series is generously sponsored by Guinan & Houle, LLP Attorneys at Law.

Otis Library and Bank Square Books present a Delicious Discussions author luncheon with author Megan Collins in celebration of her new book The Winter Sister.  Tickets for this event are $45 and include an author talk and signing, a copy of the book and a buffet lunch at Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun.

This event requires pre-registration.  To register, call Julie at 860-889-2365, x128.  Delicious Discussions Author Series is a partnership between Otis Library, Bank Square Books and Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun.  

About The Winter Sister:  In this spellbinding and suspenseful debut, a young woman haunted by the past returns home to care for her ailing mother and begins to dig deeper into her sister’s unsolved murder.

 

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Ask The Expert!
Mar
13
10:30 AM10:30

Ask The Expert!

Are you looking to start your own business but don't know where to begin?  Do you need help writing a business plan?  What if you own a business but need advice on marketing?  Jill Fritzsche, Community Manager at Norwich Community Development Corporation, will be in the Business Center at Otis Library the second Wednesday of every month from 10:30am - 12:30pm to answer your questions. Drop in; no appointment necessary.  This is a free program.  For more information, call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.

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Ann Nyberg at Otis Library
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Ann Nyberg at Otis Library

Ann Nyberg, author & WTNH-TV’s anchor and reporter, will discuss and sign copies of her book, “Remembering Katharine Hepburn: Stories of Wit and Wisdom about America’s Leading Lady” on Saturday, March 16, at 1pm at Otis Library.  This free program is presented in conjunction with the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame exhibit “We Fight For Roses, Too” on display at Otis Library through the month of March.  Nyberg, founding member and current board vice-president of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (The Kate) in Old Saybrook, will discuss the extraordinary life of Katharine Hepburn through personal remembrances from people whose lives she influenced.

Ann Nyberg is the longest serving, full-time anchor/reporter in Connecticut television history, anchoring the news at WTNH-TV (ABC) in New Haven. She began her broadcast journalism career right after graduation from Purdue University with a degree in journalism. Highlights of her career include assignments to Cuba and to the Vatican. She also hosts her own on-air and online long format chat show called Nyberg, on which she interviews innovators, entrepreneurs, and everyday folk, anybody who has a story to tell. Ann’s popular website, “Network Connecticut,” spotlights people, places, innovators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses all over the state.

This program is free and open to the public but registration is required.To register, call 860-889-2365, ext. 128, or visit the library’s online calendar at www.otislibrarynorwich.org.

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Otis Library Genealogy Club
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Otis Library Genealogy Club

The club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month to learn and to brainstorm about family history projects. Please bring with you any basic information you have about the family members for whom you are looking.  This club will be useful for beginners as well as experienced researchers. For more information, please call Kathleen Wieland, Genealogy Librarian, at (860) 889-2365, ext. 108. 

Meeting Room

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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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POSTPONED - Head Wrapping Art (all ages)
Feb
20
5:45 PM17:45

POSTPONED - Head Wrapping Art (all ages)

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 5:45 - 7:45PM

Learn about his beautiful art from Africa and wear your style home. Presented by artist LaShawn Cunningham. Please register beginning January 28. For teens and adults. 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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