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September 2020

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fans Unite!

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Otis Library will host a new virtual program for adults through Zoom that will celebrate all things Science Fiction and Fantasy! This fandom club will meet four times a year to discuss all genres of that month’s theme – books, graphic novels, comics, movies, television shows, and games. Join us on September 21 for a discussion of The Witcher, a book series by Polish fantasy author Andrzej Sapkowski. In addition to the novels, The Witcher is an action role-playing game and a Netflix…

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From Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment: Songs of American Woman Suffrage

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Otis Library will host the virtual program “From Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment: Songs of American Woman Suffrage." This historic music program will be presented by Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle. The struggle for woman’s suffrage was an important and hard-fought step toward gender equality.  Music was one of the significant tools used in the crusade for a woman’s right to vote.  Songs were composed to advance (and to oppose) the agenda that culminated in the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the…

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“The Work Must Be Done:” Women of Color and the Right to Vote

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In partnership with the Prudence Crandall Museum, Otis Library will host the virtual program “The Work Must Be Done:” Women of Color and the Right to Vote on Wednesday, September 30, at 7pm. This program is presented by the Connecticut Historical Society. It originally was to be presented in April as part of Otis Library’s Harris Sisters Month, which recognizes the courage and achievements of Norwich natives Sarah and Mary Harris. Inspired by the words of notable African American reformer and political…

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October 2020

From Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment: Songs of the American Woman Suffrage Movement

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

From Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment: Songs of the American Woman Suffrage Movement Presented by Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 6:00 PM Zoom Presentation The struggle for woman suffrage was an important and hard-fought step toward gender equality. Join us for a virtual journey through the music of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Music was one of the significant tools used in the crusade for a woman’s right to vote.  Songs were composed to advance (and…

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