Programs for Children

Michael C. Fargnoli Children's Library

Mohr Library hosts preschool story hour, book discussions, after-school programs and more.

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To speak with someone in the Children's library call (401) 231-4980 and press 5, or send us a message from the contact page.

Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Storytime

Wednesday Sept. 23 to Thursday Oct. 22

Tuesdays - 0 to 3 years old @ 10:30 am

Wednesdays - 3 to 5 years old @ 10:30 am

Thursdays- 2s and 3s @ 10:30 am

Pajama Storytime

Tuesdays, Sept. 22 - Oct. 20 at 6:30 pm

Families with children ages 4 and older are invited to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and literacy activities.

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Stories, songs, puppets, finger play, and a simple craft for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers. All storytimes are free and open to the public. No registration.

Sing-Along with Mr. Rowland

Tuesday Sept. 22 at 10:30 am

Family favorites for all ages with a grown-up!

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Halloween Parties

Tues. Oct. 27 at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm; Wed. Oct. 28 and Thur. Oct. 29 at 10:30am

Stories, songs, puppets and fun activities. Kids are encouraged to come in costume and parents may bring a store-bought peanut-free snack to share.

KITH AND KIN GLOBETROTTERS

For families with children in grades K and up. Registration required.

Discover other cultures and countries of children and families around the world and your own backyard through books, music, film, craft, activities and dance.

October 9th at 4:30 pm:United Kingdom - We will read a story, learn some common UK expressions, watch a short film about daily life in the UK, make a craft (palace guards, Irish claddagh, bagpipes) and try some “sweets” from the UK while listening to a UK radio station!

November 13th at 4:30 pm:Native Americans - We will read a story, learn some words and phrases in the Mohegan language,watch a short film, and make a craft (Native totem, an environmentally friendly dreamcatcher, coloring and other activities), listen to music and learn a few dance steps.

December 11th at 4:30 pm:Cambodia - We will read a story, learn some words and phrases in Cambodian, watch a short film, and make a craft (an array of wildlife found in Cambodia),listen to music and learn a few dance steps.

COLONIAL KIDS

Grades 4 and up. Registration required.

Explore the world of the Pilgrims, New England Colonists and events leading up to the American Revolutionary War. We will visit these times through film, podcasts, books, activities and crafts. Colonial Kids will play colonial games at every meeting through books, music, film, craft, activities and dance.

Monday, October 5th at 6:30 pm - The Pilgrims, their struggles and the New England Colonies.

Monday, November 2nd at 6:30 pm - What events were leading up to the Salem Witch Hunts? What laws contributed to this? Was it hysteria? Perhaps something in the bread? How did the witch hunts finally stop?

Monday, December 7th at 6:30 pm - We will explore some of the events of the American Revolutionary War. What part did Rhode Island play in this important part of history?

THE ATWOOD BOOK CLUB

Grades 3-5. Meets first Wednesday of the month through June at 6:30 pm. New members welcome. Please register and order book title to read before club meeting by calling 231-4980 x5. Most titles are available as a book, free E-zone Download and audio CD. At the meeting we will discuss the book, do a craft/activity and share a snack.

Wednesday, October 7th 6:30 pm

Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn by Greg Leitch Smith- "Two boys race to get an undercover alien back to her mothership while dodging an oddball group of UFO-chasers, TV newspeople, and Florida retirees" (From the publisher)

book club Wednesday, November 4th at 6:30 pm

The Map Trap by Andrew Clements- "Alton Barnes loves maps. He's loved them ever since he was little, and not just for the geography. Because maps contain more information than just locations, and that's why he likes to draw maps as well as read them. Regular 'point A to point B' ones, sure, but also maps that explain a whole lot more-like what he really thinks about his friends. And teachers. Even the principal. So when Alton's maps are stolen from his locker, there's serious trouble on the horizon." ( The New York Times )

Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:30 pm

El Deafo by Cece Bell-"Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear--sometimes things she shouldn't…" (From the publisher)

LEGO Junior Makers


Held on the second Thursday of every month.
Play with our 10,000 brand new LEGO bricks donated by LEGO systems!
Ages 5 and up. No registration.

Museum Passes

The library offers discount passes to several fun places in and around the state! These passes have been donated by the Friends of Mohr Library.
Click here for more information about our Museum Passes


For more information, call Meri, 231-4980, and press 5 for the children's room.
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