Special Presentations

Folk singer Sarah McQuaid

Monday, October 17 from 6 - 7:45 PM

The beautiful vocals and guitar work of Sarah McQuaid at the library in two 45-minute sets. For more information, extensive reviews and samples of Sarah's music, see her website.

Bookery and Cookery: "Recipes from the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten"

Tuesday, October 18 from 1 to 3

Select and make a 'Barefoot Contessa' recipe from any source, bring it with you, taste all recipes, Discuss cookbooks in general and the recipe you made, compare chefs. Details at Reference! Limit of 12. See Grayce for more information. Attendance is limited.

Author Reading: Taylor Polites

Tuesday, October 18th @ 6pm

New York Times bestselling author Taylor Polites will be reading from his novel "Rebel Wife."

Lloyd Kaplan on Italian Jazz

Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 PM

An informative and entertaining discussion of Italian contributions to jazz music, locally and abroad.

Play Reading: San Francisco Sleep

Monday, October 24th @ 6pm

A brand new play centered around a missing man and the detective hired to find him.

Bookery and Cookery: Cookies

Tuesday, November 15 from 1 to 3

Select a recipe from any source -- any cookbook or Internet recipe -- make a recipe, bring it with you, and taste others, Discuss cookbooks in general and the recipe you made, compare chefs. Details at Reference! Attendance is limited.

Play Reading: Barbecue

Monday, November 28th @ 6pm

A brand new play about a family confrontation that grows more and more out of hand.

Ongoing Programs

Fiction Book Discussion

With staff fiction specialist Kevin Broccoli. Our Fiction Book Club is reading the classic "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler in September. The meeting is the first Tuesday in October @ 3pm. 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, October 4th @ 3pm "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler, the famous noir novel.

Tuesday, November 1st @ 3pm "The Last Painting of Sara de Vos" by Dominic Smith. A discussion of the brand new book about art and the people who become obsessed with it.

Film Trips

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

Thursday, October 27th The Girl on the Train

Thursday, November 30th Lion

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.

Tuesday Games Night

Tuesdays, 6-8 pm

Play board games.

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.

Monthly 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.

October 12 Field Trip: Judicial Records Center

Archivist Andrew Smith will give a tour and show naturalization records and court records from the 1700’s. Registration required.

November 9

- 4:30-5 Discuss issues and ask questions related to genealogical searching.

- 5-6:30 "Four Brick Walls" Group Genealogist Diane MacLean Boumenot will give a slide presentation and talk on what to do when you can't find more information—"a brick wall."

For more information about the Genealogy Group and to receive the monthly newsletter email gmoorehead at mohrlibrary.org or contact the reference desk.

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.