Programs for Adults

Flute and Guitar Duo to present "Five Centuries of Dance Music"


A concert of dance music spanning five centuries will be held at the library on Thursday evening October 22, beginning at 6:30pm. The musicians to be featured are John Graham (flute) and Paul Bettencourt (guitar). Musical selections will include classics, tangos and popular songs by Lennon/McCartney and others. Classics will include music by Bach, Handel, Mozart and others. Admission is free and open to the public.

Flutist John Graham is a Westerly native. He taught music in West Warwick public schools from 1970-2000 and 4th grade at St. Thomas Regional in Providence from 2000-2008. He has performed with the Eastern Conn. Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, the American Band and Pipe Dream Flute Choir. Presently he is enjoying his retirement, attending Westerly High School sporting events and playing flute and piccolo in the Ocean State Summer Pops Orchestra.

Guitarist Paul Bettencourt is a 1975 graduate of West Warwick High School and went on to graduate the University of Rhode Island in the fall of 1975 with a degree in Classical Guitar and Music Theory. In 1980, Mr. Bettencourt graduated from Berklee College of Music, achieving a Bachelor of Music in Composition. Professionally named Paul Edward Gabriel, he is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and local record producer, and has been performing live since the late 1970's with numerous jazz, rock, country, R&B and oldies bands. CD titles include Love, Courage and the Open Road and Basics. Bettencourt also composed 6 pieces for the Brass Quintet and various solo guitar pieces.

Click here for performance program

Coloring for Grownups

October 7th 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.


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:

October 14 at 4:30pm

Regular genealogy meeting: will be discussing Native American Indian genealogy - the Massasoits

October 14 at 5:30pm

Learn more about Native American genealogy with Deborah Spears Moorehead, author of Finding Balance: The Genealogy of Massasoit's People and the Oral and Written History of the Seaconke Pokanoket Wampanoag Tribal Nation.

Click here for printable Massasoit program flyer

November 18th

Field Trip to the recently renovated AFGS Library, 78 Earle St., Woonsocket

December 9th

We have been invited to the Mabel Sprague House on Morgan Ave. by Anthony Ricci - more info later

If you want... Now that the library is open on Saturdays, 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.

Click here for current genealogy newsletter

The Corpse that Drove a Hearse...and other True Tales of the Macabre

by Jim Ignasher

Monday October 26 6:30-8pm

Truth can be stranger than fiction, and New England is not lacking for bizarre mortuary tales of the dead, the undead and those caught somewhere in between. The Victorian fear of a premature burial was very real and - apparently - well founded, but how many know that there were those who actually made a living by being buried alive? These are not ghost stories, but historically documented cases virtually forgotten since they occurred. Please Note: These stories are true, and will be presented in a tasteful manner, however, due to subject matter, the presentation is geared for adults and is not recommended for children.

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

computer 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

No-Sew Fleece

October 21st from 5:30-8pm

Join Ginine and others as we learn the no-sew fleece technique of designing, cutting and tying fabrics to make assorted items. This is a technique class - items will be donated to a suitable organization by our Friends group that has supplied all materials.

Hand Crafted Wooden Bowls and Spoons Carving

by Steve Emma

October 27th from 6:30-8pm

For more information, please call (401)231-4980

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

Stop in to see our current display presented by The Rhode Island Mineral Hunters.

The Rhode Island Mineral Hunters is a non-profit organization, founded in 1962, dedicated to the appreciation and study of minerals, crystals, fossils, and all aspects of the earth sciences. Members can also learn lapidary skills - fashioning gems, polishing stone from rough rock, silversmithing, and fabricating jewelry. Members bring seminars and talks to various organizations, and educational programs bring the study of geology to various schools and youth organizations. Members also contribute scholarships to full-time students in college studying the earth or life sciences. The club organizes numerous field trips to quarries, mines and road-cuts to gather mineral specimens, as well as out-of-state bus trips to museums and other events of interest. Members are deeply concerned with the conservation and protection of the environment and the reopening of digging areas previously closed to amateur mineralogists. Each year the group honors the member who finds the finest mineral or fossil specimen in Rhode Island on a club-organized field trip by awarding them the Birger Anderson Trophy. The Mineral Hunters are an informal group from 7 to 85 years of age. All occupations and lifestyles are represented with members having a common interest: rocks, minerals and fossils. It is never too late to become acquainted (or re-acquainted) with this hobby and many people start at retirement age when they need an activity that is both mentally engaging as well as physically active. All meetings are open to the public, free of charge. Members of the Eastern Federation of Mineral and Lapidary Societies (EFMLS) and American Federation of Mineral Societies (AFMS).

Please visit for more information about RI Mineral Hunters.

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