Children's Programs

Monthly Chess Club for Kids

Tuesday, July 16 at 6 pm, and resuming Saturdays beginning Sept. 7 at 10 am, and following first Saturdays of each month

What to Expect:

* Basics Lessons on Chess: Learn moves and rules for beginners.

* Learn Strategies: Improve your game with basic tips.

* Community: Connect with like-minded players.

Your Chess Coach: Achyuthan, currently in 6th grade, is an accomplished chess player. He embarked on his chess journey at the age of eight and has since excelled in numerous chess tournaments.

Details:

* Grade Levels: 1st to 5th, No Experience Required

* Limit: Limited to 10 kids, Registration Required.

Register for chess.. If you can't make it to all of the monthly programs in a series, that's ok. Please let us know when you know your plans.

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* Contact: Email: director@mohrlibrary.org - Phone: (401) 231-4980

Dungeons and Dragons for kids ages 9-12

Monday, June 17, July 15, from 5:30 to 7pm

Let's go on an adventure! This Dungeons and Dragons experience for kids will be rules light but fun heavy. Dungeons and Dragons is a great way to be creative, make some friends, and maybe find some treasure! Everything will be provided to play, from dice to characters, and this game is open to new players and experienced players alike. The adventure will be accessible if you play one session or all sessions, so come join us!

To register for June 17 email info@mohrlibrary.org or call 231-4980 and leave your contact information.

Register for July and later programs.. If you can't make it to all of the monthly programs in a series, that's ok. Please let us know when you know your plans.

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Summer Reading Programs

Dedicated to Andrew Greene

Read, Renew, Repeat

Starting on June 17, parents can sign up the whole family for Summer Reading on Beanstack.

Beanstack is a web-based reading challenge! Children, Teens and Adults can track reading minutes, write reviews, and participate in fun activities to earn badges and digital raffle tickets.

Children who complete our reading challenge by reading or listening to books, e-books, magazines, graphic novels or audio books throughout the summer will receive a free donated book and digital raffle tickets for various prizes donated by the Friends of the Library.

Sign up on the web or download the Beanstack app.

Click on “Register an individual or a family”. You can link family members and access their accounts with one login.

Log your minutes of reading, do fun activities and earn digital raffle tickets for prizes. The prizes are donated by The Friends of the Mohr Library

Subscribe to our e-mail list!

Special Guests:

Magic Show with Russ De Simone

Thursday, June 27 at 6:30

A high energy magic show which combines audience participation and comedy with good ole family fun! This program is funded by the Friends of the Mohr Public Library.

Register for Russ DeSimone. Registration is required and starts on June 24 at 9:30am.

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Russ De Simone

Julie Garnett presents Animal Sing 'n Signing

Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30

Award-winning songwriter, teacher and performer will share original songs from her book "Animal Songs". This program is funded by the Friends of the Mohr Public Library.

Register for Julie Garnett. Registration is required and starts on July 8 at 9:30am.

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Julie Garnett

Clever Construction presented by MobileQuest

Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 pm

Participants will engineer bridges, catapults, zip lines and other wacky contraptions. Ages 7 to 12 with a caregiver. Sponsored by OLIS with funds from IMLS.

Register for Clever Constructing. Registration is required and starts on July 8 at 9:30am.

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Intro to Coding presented by MobileQuest

Thursday, July 18 at 6:30pm

Participants will be introduced to drag and drop coding using Dash Robots. Ages 8 to 12 with a caregiver. Sponsored by OLIS with funds from IMLS.

Register for Intro to Coding. Registration is required and starts on July 15 at 9:30am.

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Dave Marchetti’s Animal Experiences

Thursday, July 25 at 6:30pm

Hands on fun with a variety of reptiles and some small mammals. You can meet, pet and even hold Pixie Stick the snake, Dora the turtle, Indigo the lizard, as well as fifteen of their good friends. This program is sponsored by OLIS with funds from IMLS.

Register for Dave Marchetti. Registration is required and starts on July 22 at 9:30am.

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Dancin’ with Hoops

Thursday, August 1 at 6:30pm - Rain date: Tue., Aug. 6 at 6:30pm

Judi Jones will demonstrate her amazing skill and provide hoops and instruction for the participants in this hands-on hooping fun. This program is sponsored by The Friends of Mohr Library.

Register for Hula Hoops. Registration is required and starts on July 29 at 9:30am.

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Read to Skippy

Aug. 7 at 10:30

Meet our four legged friend Skippy and his handler Steve. Listen to a story, learn about Skippy's job as a therapy dog, do a craft and read to Skippy if you wish. No need to register.

Magic Show with Malik Haddadi

Thursday, August 8 at 6:30pm

Malik's Magic show features visual, comedic sleight of hand magic, and fun audience interaction and showcases the benefits and importance of reading. This program is sponsored by The Friends of Mohr Library.

Register for Malik. Registration is required and starts on Aug. 5 at 9:30am.

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Sensory-Friendly Nature Story with Audubon Animal Ambassador - Turtle

Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 10 and again at 11 am

Grades Pre-K – 2. This 30 minute storytime for includes a story, activities and a live turtle. Sensory-friendly programs are open to all children.

Register for 11 am Audubon

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Register for 10 am Audubon

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End-of-Summer Ice-Cream Scavenger Hunt

Hunt for ice-cream images on the lower level by the children’s library and when you find all of them you will get a sweet treat.

Monday, Aug 19 to Friday, Aug 23 anytime when the library is open.

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 (IMLS). Local support includes HEZ Tri-county, The Friends of Mohr Library and generous gifts in Memory of Andrew Greene.

Weekly Children’s Programs

STEAM for Kids

Mondays, July 8 through July 29 at 4pm

Participants are invited to experiment, build and explore with Ms Melyssa. Ages 6 to 9. Caregivers must remain in the library for the duration of the program.

Register for STEAM. Registration is required and starts on July 1 at 9:30am.

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Children’s Yoga

Tuesdays, July 9 through 30, and Aug. 13 and 20, at 10:30am

—learn some basic yoga poses in a fun class led by a professional yoga instructor. Ages 5 - 12. Caregivers must remain in the library for the duration of the program. This program is sponsored by Tri-county HEZ

Register. Registration is required and starts on July 1 at 9:30am.

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Storytime

Wednesdays, June 26, July 3, and July 17, 24 and 31 at 10:30am

—stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for children and their caregivers. All ages with a caregiver. No need to register.

Art Smart

Wednesdays, July 10 through Aug 7 at 4pm

—join Ms Melyssa in exploration of different art styles, genres and artists. Ages 8 to 12. Caregivers must remain in the library for the duration of the program.

Register for ArtSmart. Registration is required and starts on July 1 at 9:30am.

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Art Smart Jr.

Thursdays, July 11 through Aug. 8 at 10 am and at 11:30am (repeat)

Join Ms Melyssa in exploration of different art styles, genres and artists. Ages 5 to 7. Caregivers must remain in the library for the duration of the program.

Register for 10 am ArtSmart Jr. Registration is required and starts on July 1 at 9:30am.

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Register for 11:30 ArtSmart Jr. Registration is required and starts on July 1 at 9:30am.

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Lego Club

Fridays from June 28 to Aug 16 from 1pm to 5pm

Come play with our Legos. Bring a friend or make a new one. Ages 5 and up with a caregiver. No need to register.

Family Drop-in Crafts

Available anytime when there is no other program.

—several self-guided projects for children and parents to do together. Ages 3 and up with a caregiver.

Virtual Programs

Recorded Storytimes with Ms. Meri

Check below for Ms. Meri's online storytimes on youTube.

The Librarian, The Chicken and The Frog
Sheep Rhymes
A poem. Mother Doesn't Want a Dog
And another book. Fix That Clock
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy
Easter Storytime
Frogs (and the Wide Mouthed Frog)
Bears

Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library