Diggin' Your Roots, A Genealogy Workshop
Saturday, May 5th, 1 pm to 4 pm
Presenters Michelle Chiles from the Rhode Island Historical Society and Kate Wells from Providence Public Library will give a presentation to help you get started in genealogical research.
What is genealogy? How do you start to build your own family tree? This workshop will cover the basics to get you started. You'll learn basic research methods and work with free websites (or paper if you prefer!) to create your own family tree. You'll learn to search several free genealogical databases, learn about resources available to you at Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence Public Library, and in your own community and how to use what you find to document your family history. Basic comfort using a computer for online research is required.
Seating is limited and registration is required.
Special program: Roger Williams Family Association
Wednesday, May 9th at 5:30
Following the monthly 4:30 meeting of the Genealogy Group, also open to all
All Rhode Islanders can learn more from the Roger Williams Family Association, not just those who claim heritage to the founder of Rhode Island in 1636, Roger Williams himself. Learn a bit of history of our state and then if you are related to Roger Williams, how to join the association and all your relatives!
Fats Waller: a Talk by Lloyd Kaplan
Saturday, June 2 at 3 pm
Rhode Island Music Hall of Famer, musician and scholar Lloyd Kaplan talks about Fats Waller, as a precursor to an upcoming performance by the Aristocats, exactly two weeks later.
Tuesday, June 12th at 6pm
Meet science fiction author Colin Carlton
Lloyd Kaplan and the Aristocats play Fats Waller
Saturday, June 16 at 3 pm
Perennial favorites Lloyd Kaplan and the Aristocats play a free concert focusing on Fats Waller. You might also be interested in the lecture exactly two weeks earlier.
Tuesday, June 19th at 6 pm
Lucie Contente has researched gluten-free cooking, developed recipes, and written about it. She'll have a copy of her book on hand as well as other literature, and will bring samples of her cooking.
Roberta Mudge Humble: Sing Rhode Island
Tuesday, June 26th at 6 pm
This new presentation will have the audience learning, laughing, and singing along to famous tunes with brand new lyrics – about Rhode Island. The songs include Rhode Island sports, dining, firsts & bests, state styles, entertainment, history, opinion, and more. Listen, sing and smile. PowerPoint is used to show lyrics and pictures. Songs heard are sung by Maria Tavarozzi and played (keyboard) by Kevin Keough.
Meets usually on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:30 pm. Free and open to the public. New topics each month. See the Genealogy page for for more information and newsletters, and to sign up for the Mohr Library Geneaolgy Group mailing list.
Bloodhounds Mystery Book Club
An independent group of mystery lovers that meets once a month on the third Thursday at 1 pm, usually in the meeting room. Reading list for the coming year. Ask Kevin for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturdays, Advanced class at 9:30 am, Beginners at 10:30 am
Joseph Giampaoli leads a free class in Italian. Call for more information and to register.
Monday Night Coloring for Grownups
Every Monday from 6-8 pm
Enjoy a therapeutic, relaxing, and enjoyable evening of coloring. There are many choices of designs, including stylized drawings, florals, and mandalas, along with markers and colored pencils. Come early or late. The program is free.
Friday Morning Knitting Group
Friday, 10 am to noon
All are welcome.
You can request on-the-spot basic help using our computers and other technology.
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