EYE ON THE SKY SERIES

Grades 1 to 5 - Siblings and Family Welcome - Registration Preferred for the Eye on the Sky Series. Call 401-231-4980, press 5 or email info@mohrlibrary.org.

Jump to Jupiter

Wednesday August 2nd at 6:30 pm- Have you ever wondered about the planets, the moon or the stars? How big? How far? How hot? Let's put this all into relative perspective through hands-on activities and a fun game, Jump to Jupiter!

Can You Get to Mars?

Wednesday, August 9th at 6:30 pm- Participants will play a game involving team cooperation that steps through a human mission to Mars, to learn about the variety of people on the ground supporting missions, and the factors that can affect a mission. Build a model of a Mars colony.

Moon Exploration! Dogs in Space?

Wednesday, August 16th-6:30 pm What other animals went up and why? Stories, activities and special moon inspired treats!

SOLAR ECLIPSE DAY!

Monday, August 21st from 1 pm to 5:00 pm. Make Sun Cookies, stories and more. Enjoy a family movie that involves an eclipse, view the solar eclipse outdoors with our special solar eclipse viewing glasses provided by NASA@ My Library. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets to use outside.

1:00 pm-Join us outside in the library backyard (adjacent to Ferri Middle School) to recreate the phases of the eclipse with Oreo-like cookies and enjoy an orange drink like the one used by early NASA manned space flights. In 1962, when Mercury astronaut John Glenn conducted eating experiments in orbit, this orange drink was selected for the menu. Enjoy this and a story as the moon begins to move between the sun and the earth creating partial darkness and view it with the specially provided eclipse glasses. Even if weather is cloudy, you will experience and be aware of the partial darkness occurring but maybe not the amazing effects visible during perfect weather. Upon the end of this remarkable phenomenon, we will move inside where there will be other activities.

3:30 pm-The Wild Thornberrys, The Movie (2002)-World-traveling documentary filmmakers Nigel and Marianne Thornberry have come with their family to Africa to record an amazing elephant migration. Legend says that during a solar eclipse, thousands of elephants emerge from the forest to watch in a hidden valley deep inside the Congo. Rated PG. 125 Minutes. Crafts following the movie.

Summer Reading Program: "Build a better world"

Dedicated to Andrew Greene

Summer Reading Registration Event

Register for Summer Reading,* enjoy several self-directed craft projects for children and parents to do together, and play with thousands of LEGO bricks.

  • Monday June 26 from 11:30am to 5:30pm,
  • Tuesday June 27 from 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday June 28 from 10am to 5pm

Ages 4 and up with a grown-up.

*Register at the library or or online from June 26 to the end of July

How the reading program works:

Children from infants to 12 years old can sign up for summer reading. You can register and pick-up your reading log from June 26 to the end of July.

Children who complete our reading log by reading or listening to books, e-books, magazines, graphic novels or audio books throughout the summer and attending library programs will receive:

  • a free book,
  • raffle tickets,
  • an ice cream party invitation,
  • a variety of incentive coupons (free or reduced admission to the Providence Children's Museum, Roger Williams Zoo, and other attractions),
  • and a Certificate of Completion.

The deadline for submitting completed reading logs is Wednesday, August 2.

logoFarm Fresh RI

Wednesday, July 26 at 11:00

Listen to a story and help a chef prepare a delicious snack that features RI grown food.

Llama at the Library

Wednesday, August 9 at 10:30am

Our Friends from Dandy Acres Llamas will bring one of their friendly llamas to the library.

Listen to a story, learn about these beautiful creatures and even pet and walk the llama.

World Dance and Music Center

End-of-summer dance and ice-cream party.

Thursday, Aug. 3 at 6:30. Rain date Aug. 10

Watch a Polynesian dance performance and learn some steps.

This event is for children who have completed our summer reading program and their families.

By Invitation Only

Weekly Children’s Programs

Mondays, June 26 - Aug 7, 11am - 3:30pm

Family Drop-in Crafts and Legos - Play with Legos and do one of several self-guided projects for children ages 3 and up with a grown-up.

Tuesdays, July 18 - Aug. 22 at 10:30am

Terrific Tots - stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their grown-ups. No need to register.

Wednesdays at 10:30am

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Build-o-Rama—use different materials, provided by the library to make your masterpieces. No need to register.

  • July 5- Spice drops and toothpicks
  • July 19-Paper cups and index cards
  • Aug 2- Clothespins and craft sticks

Thursday Summer Programs at 11 am, for grades k-3

Registration required for O'Keeffe program, Registration recommended for others. Call (401) 231-4980, and press 5. (Siblings and families welcome.)

invisible ink Thursday, July 27th- 11:00 am- Da Vinci’s Sense of Humor! Yes, he had sense of humor and engaged in practical jokes on friends, jokes and puzzles. In that spirit, come discover Leonardo da Vinci’s not too well known side with Jokes, puzzles and make a floating animal or invisible ink! Registration Preferred.

O'Keefe Collage Thursday, August 3rd- 11:00 am- (Family and Siblings Welcome)-Georgia O’Keeffe Tissue Paper Collages-Create a Georgia O’Keeffe inspired tissue paper collage. Learn how to employ balance, depth and cropping into this art. Registration REQUIRED.

Thursday August 10th- 11:00 am- Entering K and Up-Fill Your Bucket- Featured book is “Have you filled a Bucket Today?” by Carol McCloud. We all have invisible buckets that we carry as we go through the day. We have them and other people have them. When we have a full bucket, we feel great. When we do not, we feel sad. What can we do to help fill other’s buckets? Story and group discussion and visuals how to identify Bucket Dippers (How not to be one) and Bucket Fillers (How to be one) and another interactive activity in which children will have the opportunity to practice being Bucket Fillers at home or school. Registration Preferred.

Fridays, July 7 - August 11, 10am to 11am

Junior Knitters children ages 8 and older are invited to sit with the ladies

Download the children's summer reading programs flyer.

The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Local support includes the Friends of Mohr Library and generous gifts in Memory of Andrew Greene.


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

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