Library August News Article

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August Article       OTIS LIBRARY & MUSEUM

Can you believe it is August already?  It seems like summer just came and now we are facing the end of it!  When I was a teacher, I always regretted August 1st because it symbolized the coming of the end of the summer.  This was confirmed by all the Back to School ads and Summer Clearance sales.  Maybe it is global warming that is changing this season, lately it seems that summer comes later and then lasts into September.  Let’s hope so because there is still much to enjoy!

On August 8th and August 15th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon The Otis Library will host the GSK Science in Summer Program.   Presented by Educators from the Berkshire Museum, this year’s theme is The Science of Me.  Through active, hands-on learning, students in grades 2-6 will discover how food fuels our bodies, where oxygen goes when we breathe it, how our brains interpret the world, and the role DNA plays in making us who we are. Prior registration at\education\GSK is required.


On August 20th at 6:30 pm the Nutshell Playhouse will present “TOP BANANAS”

A fantasy filled performance about who we are and what makes us special.  Featuring visual and musical delights, a puppet that morphs, a snake that sings, a saw that plays music, tap dancing, new and old songs and shenanigans! This play is funded by the Otis Cultural Council and will be performed at the Farmington River Regional School.


On August 6th from 4:00 -6:00 pm Otis Library will sponsor a computer workshop on EXCEL and DATA Management by Jon Charow of Nova Computer Systems


On August 22nd from 1:00 -3:00 pm there will be another computer workshop on APPS & DEVICES/ SMART PHONES, TABLETS, & CHROMEBOOKS


In addition, the regular Computer Help Sessions will be held Saturday August 3rd 10-1, and Thursday August 15th 1-5.


Which is the largest planet in the solar system?  Jupiter! That was the first Library Trivia challenge.  Stop in each week to enter our trivia question, you may win a prize.


Our popular Museum passes are still available, stop in to see what is available.


Our new releases include:

Dragonfly by Leila Meacham

Normal People by Sally Rooney

One Good Deed by David Baldacci

Knife by Jo Nesbo

Unfreedom of the Press by Mark Levin

Explorer Academy by Trudi Truit   (JF)

Swarm of Bees – Lemony Snicket   (JF)




Anna and the Apocalypse

Never Look Away

Saint Judy



Just a short note of thanks to all who participated in our annual Library Craft Fair.  It was truly a community event.