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.
Why a Summer Reading Program? The state of Rhode Island is an active participant in the nationwide program CSLP (Collaborative Summer Library Program). CSLP sets a national theme each year for Summer Reading for Children, Young Adults and Adults. Here at Mohr Library, we embrace the national themes, and the theme for 2015 for Adults is “Escape the Ordinary.” To complement books and other library materials, Adult Services provides programming suitable for the theme. We thank the following sponsors:
© Friends of the Mohr Public Library © Special Libraries Association © Staff of Mohr Library © Volunteers, Mohr Library © State of Rhode Island: OLIS, the Office of Library Services Program Attendees may receive donations from the following sponsors: © South County Museum, Strathmore Street (off Kingstown Road), Narragansett © Museum of Work and Culture, 42 South Main Street, Woonsocket © The Preservation Society of Newport County: The Marble House Tour Mohr Library Programs are FREE.
Mohr Library Genealogy Group meets year-round!July 8, 4:30 Emblems on Gravestones, Beth Hurd
August 12, 4:30Catch up with fellow Ancestral Sleuths
September 9, Time TBAAmerican French Genealogical Society [AFGS], a powerpoint presentation For more information about the Genealogy Group and to receive the monthly newsletter email Grayce: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coloring for GrownupsTuesday afternoons - July 14th, 21st, and 28th. 2-3:30pm Use our incredible copyright free designs in books, the paper, and 100 distinctively beautiful markers (or bring your own) to make wonderful designs. Limited to 15. From the book description: “Relax, focus, reach a calming state of mindfulness and simply enjoy yourself and the company of others. Enjoy your creative side as you artfully fill in the intricate shapes." Sponsored by the Friends of the Mohr Public Library
Paper ArtistryMonday, July 27. 6:00-8:00pm Create Christmas in July with Carolyn Leone! Get your decorating done super early. This is a very fun project that will take some time to create: a paper cone Christmas Wreath! First 12 to sign up enjoy the class.
China: a Mysterious LandTuesday, August 18. 6:30-8pm This is the exciting travelogue of Anthony Ursillo and Tim Kee’s trip to China.
BOOK DISCUSSIONChoose your book from the List! This is our Annual Women’s Book Discussion group where we chat about issues directly related to women. This year we will be speaking about women who lived from the mid-1800’s to early 20th century. They were educated, brilliant and accomplished, but… They were archaeologists, missionaries, spies, scientists, explorers, adventurers, pioneers. Join us for a fascinating afternoon discussion. All Ages welcome: 16 – 98! Wednesday, August 19, 2:30 - 5pm Ask at Reference for the Book Choice List.
No Sew Fleece Blankets with GinineGinine will be teaching us a fun, easy way to create a blanket. This is a technique class. Fleece for the class is provided by our Friends Group for construction of the blankets. The finished blankets will be DONATED to a non-profit organization. Limited to 15 participants. Tuesday, August 25. 6:00-8pm
Please sign up/register for all programs. It helps us plan for a space to hold the program, future programming and possible refreshments.
Two Ways To LearnOne on One Computer Learning Classes:
Email, Searching, Basics: Pick a topic and time, and Lori will help you with a one on one computer session tailored to your specific needs.
Genealogy:Take a one hour one on one class with Grayce to get
started with your genealogy research databases: Ancestry Library Edition
and New England Historical Genealogical Society Database.
Set up a time and date at Reference
Online Games:a creative way to learn about the computer. Games include Memorization Games, Typing Games, Challenging Games, Mindless Games and more. By learning computer words and terms, you can ask better questions about what you need/ want on the computer. Given time, we will email “links” to ourselves. July 1, July 8, July 15 2:30-3:45, Quiet Room
Paddling Across Rhode Island
Tuesday, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. The fiction selection for July is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and for August is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
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.
Come in to view our latest display: Fine Art by Melyssa Lentini
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.