Programs for Adults

Special Presentations


Nathanael Greene: A Rhode Island Soldier

His fame, history, genealogy and homeland

Wednesday, March 8 at 6 pm

Presented by David Procaccini, President of The Greene Family Homestead, and Trish Woodard-Harmon, President of Rhode Island Genealogical Society

Soil Prep and Early Planting Ideas

A talk with Connie Jacavone, Jacavone Garden Center

Thursday, March 16 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mohr Public Library

Clutter Control

Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 pm

"With his upbeat and unique approach, Dave Downs explores the many reasons that our draws, closets and garages get filled with STUFF. Downs offers helpful hints for managing this difficult problem. Dave uses colorful stories throughout the talk to engage as well as inform the audience." Downs Entertainment Website

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mohr Public Library

Chasing Chocolate: Chocolate's Voyage from Mesoamerica to Colonial Rhode Island

Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 pm

In this illustrated presentation, Geralyn Ducady, Director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs at the Rhode Island Historical Society, will start with chocolate's origins and use in ancient Mesoamerica. She will then take the audience on a journey as we follow chocolate's global expansion in the Triangle Trade and up to Rhode Island. We will take a look at chocolate production in Newport and Providence, its social uses in the colonial period, and how it became what we are familiar with today.


Monthly Programs


Genealogy Group

Meets usually on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:30 pm. Free and open to the public. New topics each month are outlined in the Genealogy newletter.

Bookery and Cookery

3rd Tuesday of the month from 1 to 3 pm

Discuss cookbooks, chefs, foods, and other topics, and share food from recipes related to the month's topic. Each participant makes food at home from a recipe for 6, and brings a plate, silverware, and cup. We try all the food while discussing and evaluating the recipes. This free program is limited to 12. For more information or to sign up contact the Reference staff.

February 21 Lidia!

March 21 A Nationality!

April 18 Appetizers

May 16 Barbeque!

June 20 Ingredient Challenge 

Film Trips

The library will be coordinating trips to watch films in theaters and discuss afterwards. Participants must provide own transportation. Time announced the week of the trip.

For more information or to sign up, contact Kevin.

Feb. 9th at noon "The Space Between Us" March 9th at 12 pm "Beauty and the Beast"

Play Readings

Last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm

Actors gather to read from a new play each month. Ask Kevin for more information.

Fiction Book Discussion

With staff fiction specialist Kevin Broccoli. Ask Kevin at the Circulation Desk to put a hold on the book for you, and we'll see you there. No registration required!

Tuesday, February 7th at 3:00 pm The Nix by Nathan Hill


March 7th at 3 pm Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Bloodhounds Mystery Book Club

An independent group of mystery lovers. Kevin can provide more information.

February 16th at 3 pm Fallen by Karin Slaughter March 16th at 3 pm Devil Red by Joe R. Lansdale

Weekly Programs


Italian Language

Joseph Giampaoli leads a multi-week class in Italian -- both speaking and grammar. Each class will build on what is learned in the previous class. Materials and humor are provided. Class is FREE. Contact Grayce at Reference for more information.

Monday Night Coloring for Grownups

Every Monday from 6-8 pm

Join a group of patrons who enjoy coloring with pencils, markers and gel pens. All materials supplied. From coloring books that the library owns, you will select a black and white drawing, and copy that drawing onto special heavy paper that takes the coloring materials well. Enjoy the company of other participants in this fascinating, therapeutic, stress relieving hobby.

Friday Morning Knitting Group

Friday, 10 am to noon

Join a regular group of people who gather to knit together, most Fridays from 10am until noon. See calendar or call to confirm.



Computer Help

You can request on-the-spot basic help using our computers and other technology. We also offer workshops.

On Display

Folios from the collection of Ralph S. Mohr, including a detailed atlas of civil war battles, and colored illustrations of military uniforms from the 19th and early 20th century.

For more information about the library, or to receive email notices of library events, contact us.