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.
Summer Reading Program for Adults
Kids get prizes for reading so why not adults? Contact Grayce or Lori at the reference desk for suggested reading lists and information about prizes.
The Statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Local support includes help from the Friends of the Mohr Public Library.
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.
Tuesday, July 29th @ 6pm: "Distracted" by Lisa Loomer. A mother tries to figure out if the medicine she's giving to her child is helping or hurting him more than the ADD he might or might not have. A look at the world of pharmaceuticals we're all living in and whether or not it's actually doing any good.
Tuesday, August 26th @ 6pm: "Radiance" by Alan Alda The beginnings of Madama Curie's career are brought to life in this play by Emmy award winner Alan Alda.
For more information contact Kevin.
Tuesday, August 5, 6:30 -8pm
Forensics - what the URI Crime Lab Learns
A powerpoint presentation by URI Crime Lab professional, Dennis Hilliard. How does discovery work, what about fingerprints? How does the lab investigate state crimes?
Recycling: Wreaths with Grayce
Wednesday, August 6, 6 -8pm
We will make wreaths out of old magazines such as Vogue, Martha Stewart, Cosmo. Pretty rosettes with folded paper - you'll learn a fun technique and take home a one of a kind wreath.
Health Science/ Women's Discussion Group
Tuesday, August 12, 3:30 - 6pm
Moderated Book Discussion The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lachs
Oprah Winfrey was so impressed by the book that her Harpo Films is producing a movie for HBO. The story involves a young poor black woman who died of cancer in the 1950's, leaving 5 small children. Her cells, known to science students as HELA cells were sold around the world unbeknownst to her family to the tune of many millions of dollars. True story.
Snacks served during the conversation time.
Click here for a printable flyer.
Fiction Book Discussions
Contemporary Club with staff fiction specialist Kevin Broccoli
Tuesday, August 5th @ 3pm: "The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert. An epic family saga that explores a time when passionate new ideas were bursting forth and people were struggling to find their way in the ever-changing world.
For more information contact Kevin.
Genealogy Group Second Wednesday each month, 4:30 - 6:15pm
Join avid ancestral sleuths. Learn tips from others. Take advantage of the Library Edition of Ancestry or NEHGS on the library’s computers, and learn about numerous sources.
Contact Grayce or Lori at Reference for more information.
Click here for the Genealogy Newsletter.
Wednesday, August 13 at 4:30
Wednesday, September 10 at 2 pm Special Trip to Swan Point Cemetery Tour
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.
Tuesday, August 12, 6:30 - 8pm.
Online Privacy in the Digital Age with Lori
Learn how to protect your privacy in an online world with tools, software, strategies and common sense.
Tuesday, August 26 at 6:30
Library Science: Searching
You know how to maneuver your mouse, know about a website address, use your email, but you would really like to know more about searching. How do you find really good information from the Mohr website, search engines and other evaluated sources?
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
Thursday, August 14th @ 3pm: Bliss
Thursday, Aug. 21, 6:30-7:30 Lloyd Kaplan’s Aristocats has been together for almost 20 years. The group plays songs from the great American song book in a swing/jazz style. The music played is light and melodic.
Musicians: Nat Piccirilly (guitar and banjo), Bob Petteruti (upright bass), Joseph Holtzman (drums), and Lloyd Kaplan (clarinet, saxophone, and vocals).
Find more information on the group at Worcestor Polytechnic Institute’s Jazz History site.
This program is paid for by the Friends of the Mohr Public Library
The Civil War
Monday, September 15, 6:30 - 8pm
Soldiers of the Civil War: Brothers & Immigrants
Local Civil War authority Les Rolstron will share stories of immigrant soldiers receiving the Medal of Honor in the Civil War.
Wednesday, September 17, 6:30 - 8pm
Steve Usler:"Adrift on a Restless Sea: The story of Captain John Knight Bucklyn"
Steven Usler, noted historian will share the plight of Rhode Island's John Knight Bucklyn, who was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Civil War.
Monday, September 22, 6:30 - 8pm
Shang Bailey's Own Story: Sailor, Soldier, Circus Man, Saloon Keeper - "From Sin to Righteousness"
Join Anthony Ursillo, former retailer & owner of the Log Gift & Curtain Shoppe, as he tells the history of the house, on Hartford Avenue intertwined with the notorious, adventurous and remarkable life of Shang Bailey, who also served in the Civil War.
Check out our display of work that celebrates Women's History Month at the Circulation Desk. From classics like "Fear of Flying" to contemporary authors like Chimanda Ngozi Adichie and Meg Wolitzer, there's so much to read!
Starting This June
We’re starting a new program at the library to make it easier to get the newest titles sooner rather than later. 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. Get ready to kiss those long lines good-bye!
For more information, or to receive email notices of events, contact us.