Programs for Adults

Money Smart Week

April 23-30, 2016

Preparing for retirement? Repairing your credit? Safeguard yourself from identity theft? Libraries across the state are offering financial education programs during Money Smart Week. Topics include kids and money, credit building, managing student debt and retirement.


Monday, May 2nd from 6:30-8:00 pm

Money Management International, the nation's largest nonprofit, full-service credit counseling organization, will present an educational workshop as part of Money Smart Week, discussing obtaining and interpreting a credit report, including how it is calculated and ways to improve it. Held in the meeting room. Please register with the Reference Department 231-4980 to ensure adequate workbooks/materials are available.

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NEW! Book Discussion Group!


Lost in Shangri-la : a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush and impenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame with great gams, for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission...This is a true story: "Whew - what an utterly compelling and deeply satisfying read!" - Simon Winchester

Print, Large Print Book, CD, e-zone: Ebook and Audio book

Monday, May 9th 6:30-8pm and/or Tuesday, May 10th 2-3:30pm


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

Click here for printable flyer

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.

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!

Every Friday from 10am until noon

Knitting group


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.

Click here for current genealogy newsletter

Bugs: Good and Bad in the Garden

Monday, May 9th from 6:30-8:30pm

Master Gardener program presented by Stephanie Santucci

Biking Around Rhode Island

Monday, May 16th from 6:30-8pm

Presenters Barry Schiller and Margherita Pryor discuss where and how to bike and more in this informative program!

The Great American Songbook

Wednesday, May 18th from 6-8pm

This interactive program follows American music from the colonial years until the 1950's. Sing along (or hum and just enjoy!) with actress Pat Perry.

"Commemorating Watergate: Public History and Public Scandal"

Monday, May 23rd from 6:30-8pm

Join us for this presentation by Johnston resident Kurt Deion, Presidential Historian and Grave Hunter.

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.

Fiction Book Discussions

With staff fiction specialist Kevin Broccoli

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.

Our No-Sew Fleece program was fun for all!



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