Technology Classes
Jan
18
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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Zora Neale Hurston and The Harlem Renaissance Readings
Jan
19
12:00 PM12:00

Zora Neale Hurston and The Harlem Renaissance Readings

Emerson Theater Collaborative presents:  “Zora Neale Hurston and The Harlem Renaissance Readings” from noon to 2pm in the Community Room. Local artists will read the writings of Zora Neale Hurston as well as the works of other Harlem Renaissance writers, and also present original poetry and songs. We will pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr as well. Please join us for this memorable event! Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

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Delicious Discussions Author Series
Jan
22
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 Marie Benedict in celebration of her new book "The Only Woman in the Room." 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, or register online.  Delicious Discussions Author Series is a partnership between Otis Library, Bank Square Books and Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.

But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis...if anyone would listen to her.

A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece.

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Technology Classes
Jan
23
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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Introduction to Yoga for Teens and Adults
Jan
28
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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Delicious Discussions Author Series
Feb
12
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!
Feb
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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Changing Minds Book Club
Feb
13
5:00 PM17:00

Changing Minds Book Club

The Changing Minds Book Club will be discussing Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat  by Patricia Williasm. Join us in the Meeting Room for great conversation and refreshments!  Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Front Desk. No registration required.  


 

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Otis Library Genealogy Club
Jan
15
1:00 PM13:00

Otis Library Genealogy Club

The Genealogy Club is not meeting in December.

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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