Programs for Adults


Lloyd Kaplan's Aristocats

Thursday, August 27, 6:30-7:30pm

Lloyd Kaplan's Aristocats has been together for almost 20 years. The group plays songs from the great American songbook in a swing/jazz style.

The music played is light and melodic.

Nat Piccirilly (guitar and banjo), Bob Petteruti (upright bass), Joseph Holtzman (drums), Lloyd Kaplan (clarinet, saxophone, and vocals) and George Leonard (vocals).

This program is paid for by the Friends of the Mohr Public Library

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Genealogy Group

The Mohr Library Genealogy Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm. Mohr Library has yearly subscriptions to Ancestry and also New England Historical Genealogical Society databases (NEHGS) on all library computers. Mohr Library also publishes a monthly newsletter outlining upcoming program details and includes tips for searching. Former programs include field trips to the State Archive and Swan Point Cemetery, as well as speakers on cemeteries, medallions found on gravestones, how to search for a particular nationality, and much more.

Meetings open to all! Join avid ancestral sleuths. Learn tips from others. All nationalities discussed.

Upcoming meetings:

September 9, 4:30
American French Genealogical Society [AFGS]: a powerpoint presentation with Normand Deragon.

October 14, time TBA
Native American Indians - the Massasoits. With Deborah Moorehead.

For more information about the Genealogy Group and to receive the monthly newsletter: Grayce:
Contact Grayce or Lori at Reference for more information.

Click here for current genealogy newsletter

Computer Classes

Librarians will also try to get help for you on any basic problems that you have using computers.Contact Lori to schedule an appointment at 231-4980, ext. 213, or via this website, or stop by the library in person.

Free Tech Help
30 Minute, one-time sessions to meet YOUR tech needs!!
Click here for a printable copy of the Tech Help flyer.

We offer two classes in a small group setting:

Basic: covering logging on, opening programs, using the Internet, and basic Internet searching.

Word: creating, saving, printing documents; formatting text, inserting pictures.

September/October Computer Class Schedule

Tuesday Sept 8: 6:30-7:30pm Basic Computers

Friday Sept 18: 10:00-11:00am Basic Computers

Tuesday Sept 22: 6:30-7:30pm World Wide Web

Friday Oct 2: 10:00-11:00am World Wide Web

Tuesday Oct 6: 6:30-7:30pm email

Friday Oct 16: 10:00-11:00am email

Tuesday Oct 20: 6:30-7:30pm Microsoft Word

Friday Oct 30: 10:00-11:00am Microsoft Word

Basic Computers

*Basic parts & function of a computer

*Keyboard & mouse functions

*Computer settings

World Wide Web

*Getting online

*Navigating web pages

*Using search engines

*Online safety


*Basics of registering for an email account

*Basic email functions: sending/printing/deleting messages, reading mail, using attachments

Microsoft Word

*Creating/saving/opening/printing documents

*Formatting text, page setup, copy/cut/paste

All classes are hands on! Registration is required with the Reference Department(register for a Tuesday OR Friday session).

We are a sponsoring site of the Northstar Basic Computer Skills Certificate

Make an appointment with us to take a Northstar Assessment: pass with an 85% or better and you earn a certificate in one or all test areas. Ask a librarian about earning this valuable credential today!

Click here for current computer classes

Paper Artistry

Monday, October 19, 6-8pm

A very special evening of learning with Carolyn Leone: Harvest Napkin Rings! Finish off your holiday decorating early! Space is limited: REGISTRATION is REQUIRED! Sponsored by "Mohr Friends".

Click here for program flyer

Contact the Reference Department for class schedules and to sign up, as space is limited.

Play Reading Series

On the last Tuesday of every month, we bring in local actors to read a fantastic piece of theater. We've read everything from Chekhov to brand new plays.

For more information contact Kevin.

Fiction Book Discussions

With staff fiction specialist Kevin Broccoli

For more information contact Kevin.

On Display

Our August display holds a Rhode Island summer favorite - quahogs! "Quahogs of Rhode Island" contains quahog-themed items from the personal collection of Christopher Martin, Corresponding Secretary, Johnston Historical Society and curator of the website

Click here for printable flyer.

For more information, or to receive email notices of events, contact us.