Programs for Adults

Mohr Library provides computer tutoring, regular book discussions, outreach to seniors through readings at facilities, and a variety of special presentations throughout the year.


Find Your Inner Artist

Beginning on Monday, February 23 from 12:30-1:30pm, join Melyssa for free weekly art classes.
Call the Circulation Desk to register or for more information.

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A Victorian Afternoon

Saturday, May 30, 2-4pm
Actress Pat Perry will perform "The Jewelry Box". Revisit the past with a presentation on the jewelry of the Victorian Era. Ms. Perry will delight young and old alike (ladies and gents) with her description of men’s and women’s jewelry And if you prefer: Wear your prettiest hat, or dress like Downton Abbey. Be sure to bring your favorite teacup to sip tea while you enjoy traditional faire! This program is for adults and children ages 10 and up. For more information about this exciting event, please call or stop by the Reference Desk. Sign up is required! View our Tea event poster here.

Click here to view our Spring Flyer.

"REEL Baseball"

Monday, June 8, 6:30-8pm
Presented by Stephen C. Wood, Professor of Communication Studies and Film Media at URI. This program discusses the book and explores how movies and baseball ARE truly American culture! Topics for discussion include: What are the mythic elements of baseball? What influence did Babe Ruth have on baseball? What is the role of baseball in non-baseball movies? Sponsored by Special Libraries Association. View our Baseball event poster here.

Paddling Across Rhode Island

Tue, July 7, 6:30–8:00pm
Chuck Horbert (from DEM and the RI Blueways Alliance) and three friends were the first modern canoeists to tour RI from North Smithfield to Pawcatuck, CT using inland routes. With slides and stories, Chuck will share this trip and encourage all to appreciate nature up close. Held in the Meeting Room. Please call Reference for more information at 231-4980.

Computer Classes

Librarians will try to help you with 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.

Genealogy Group

Genealogy Group

The Mohr Library Genealogy Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm in the Meeting Room.

Mohr Library has yearly subscriptions to Ancestry Library Edition and also New England Historical Genealogical Society databases (NEHGS) on all library computers. These genealogical databases are only available IN the Library. 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. Click here for Genealogy Newsletter.

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

Contact Grayce or Lori at Reference for more information.

Radio Days

Radio programming from the past. Come listen to the best the New Age of radio has to offer: Fascinating pod-casts on a wide range of subjects, and a discussion group to offer insight and conversation.
Join us on the third Thursday of every month for this one-of-a-kind program.

Literary Readings

Book Club

The library's Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 3pm to discuss a different book. Copies of the book are reserved for all members for your convenience. In addition to the selected books of the month, we discuss other books we've read and talk about suggestions for possible selections.

Play Reading Series

On the last Tuesday of every month at 6pm, we bring in local actors to read a fantastic piece of theater and discuss the play with patrons. We've read everything from classics such as The Seagull to contemporary work to brand new plays never before read in front of an audience.

For more information contact Kevin.

On Display

Come in to view our latest display of commemorative and souvenir plates of Rhode Island! Interesting to see, these local artifacts are on loan from the personal collection of Christopher Martin. Mr. Martin is the Corresponding Secretary of the Johnston Historical Society and curator for the website www.quahog.org

Author Holds

Author Holds. If there’s a particular author you want to keep tabs on, give the Circulation Desk your name and the names of the authors you like and we’ll make sure to put your name on hold for them as soon as they put out new books.


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