Programs for Adults

Special Events

Listen to the Great American Songbook played by Lloyd Kaplan's Aristocats

Thursday, May 26, 6:30-7:30

A free jazz concert.

Lloyd Kaplan's Aristocats has been together for almost 20 years. The group plays songs from the Great American Song Book 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) Find more information on Lloyd Kaplan at the Jazz History Database and music samples at the Aristocats' site

Book Discussions

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group


The Professor and the Madman: a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary by Simon Winchester

The shocking story of the single greatest contributor to the first Oxford English Dictionary in 1857 reveals that the man who contributed 10,000 definitions to the book was in fact a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane.

Print, Large Print Book, CD, e-zone: Ebook only

Monday, June 13th 6:30-8pm and/or Tuesday, June 14th 2-3:30pm

Fiction Book Discussions

With staff fiction specialist Kevin Broccoli

For more information contact Kevin.

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.

Schedule a One-On-One Workshop with a Reference Librarian:

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

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

computer Basic Computers

*Basic parts & function of a computer

*Keyboard & mouse functions

World Wide Web

*Navigating web pages

*Using search engines

*Online safety


*Best practices for email safety and etiquette

*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/text

Genealogy 101: Basics of Database Searching


*...and more!

*Also available on Saturdays by appointment

All classes are hands on! Registration is required with the Reference Department.

Craft Programs

Knitting Group

Friday, 10 am to noon

Join a regular group of people who gather to knit together, most Fridays from 10am until noon. See calendar or call to confirm.

colored pencils

Coloring for Grownups

Every Monday from 6-8pm

Enjoy a therapeutic, relaxing and enjoyable evening. Many choices of designs including stylized drawings, florals, mandalas along with 100 beautiful markers and 100 colored pencils to choose from. Come early or late: the program is FREE!


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.

If you want... Grayce can take one on one sessions on Saturdays by appointment only for BASIC Ancestry class.

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

Literary Readings

heartbooksPlay 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.

On Display

Stop in to see our current display:

Prepared by the Johnston Historical Society, this exhibit includes historic photographs and other memorabilia from the Johnston Public School system.

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