Programs for Adults


Stocking Stuff

Monday, November 30 from 5:30-7:30

Ginine will teach a class on how to make a holiday stocking - sewn and decorated! Limit of 12. Ask for more information.

Christmas Music Concert

Wednesday, December 2 at 6:30pm

A free program of Christmas music and carols, many well-known and others not so well-known, spanning two centuries. Good Christian Men and Deck the Halls to Feliz Navidad, The Christmas Song and everything in between. Also have several renaissance and baroque pieces by Handel, Gabrieli and Phalese as well as a special number to salute our vets. An ensemble of local professional musicians and music educators, they play music of all styles ranging from the 15th century right up to today.

The players are:

Colin Kane, Tuba

James Suchadolski, Trombone

Nicole Denton, French Horn

Bob Izzo, Trumpet

Al Testa, Ensemble Director and Trumpet/Flugelhorn

Free Concert!

Saturday, December 12 at 2:30 pm

The Whisper Keys perform works by Gustav Holst, Morley Calvert and Victor Ewald, as well as some folk and Christmas music. Band members are:


Erin Hall and Micheal Pollart, Trumpets

Ethan Cafferky, Horn

Tyler Barboza, Trombone

Samuel Kurzontkowski, Tubas

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.

November/December Computer Class Schedule

computer Friday Dec 4: 10:00-11:00am Email: PLEASE BRING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND PASSWORD TO CLASS

Tuesday Dec 8 6:30-7:30pm Microsoft Word

Friday Dec 18 10:00-11:00am Microsoft Word

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(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!

Our No-Sew Fleece program was fun for all!



colored pencils

Coloring for Grownups

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! Call the Reference Department for days and times.


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:

December 9th from 4:30-6:00pm

Historic Johnston Home trip: We have been invited to the Mabel Sprague House on Morgan Ave., formerly the Andrew Harris Home, 1768.

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

NEW! Book Discussion Group!

January 25th, 2-3:30pm and/or January 27th, 6:30-8pm

beast book

We will read and discuss In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson.

This is a remarkable story set during Hitler's rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha.

Available in print and large print books, CD, e-zone: Ebook and audio book

Monday, February 29th, 2-3:30pm and/or Wednesday, March 2nd, 6:30-8pm

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson.

We will be discussing this true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction. Nominated for numerous awards, winner of numerous awards including Winner 2003 Library Journal Best books of the Year, and Winner 2004, International Horror Guild Awards.

Available in print and large print books, CD, e-zone: Ebook and audio book

Monday, March 28th 2-3:30pm and/or Wednesday, March 30th, 6:30-8pm

Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman, Paul Clark Newell Jr.

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart is a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark, a woman so secretive that, at the time of her death at age 104, no new photograph of her had been seen in decades.

Available in print and large print books, e-zone: Ebook and audio book

Click here for printable flyer

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: "Cameras" presented by Beth Hurd.


Ms.Hurd received her first 35mm camera from her parents in 1981, a Canon "Canonette 28," (on display in the case), and received her first digital camera in 1999. She studied fine art photography at Rhode Island College, as well as art education, art history and psychology. She taught black & white photography at a local Boys & Girls Club for six years, her students aged 8 to 16 (during which she taught kids to make their own pin-hole camera). Since 2000, she has worked for several local newspapers as a photographer and reporter, including the "Smithfield Observer," the "Johnston SunRise," the "Johnston Insider" and "Your Smithfield Magazine." She has won several awards and competitions, including the Providence Journal's annual photography contest. She is a past member of the Photographic Society of Rhode Island, and suggests anyone with an interest in photography check out one of their meetings. She collects old cameras, historic images and other photography-related items for fun.


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