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Snow Assistance for the Elderly & Disabled

Winter months bring snow and many RI elderly and disabled are not physically nor financially able to deal with it. It means missing medical appointments, running out of food or medication, slipping on snow or ice. Serve RI has a special program for elderly and disabled who qualify for this help. Call Serve RI for more information at 331-2298.

At the Mohr Library

There will be a Drop-in Family Crafts at the Marian J Mohr Memorial Library, Memorial Avenue, on Dec. 23 from 2 to 5 p.m. Several self-guided projects for kids and grown-ups to do together. Ages 3 and up. No need to register.

You can sing along with Mr. Rowland at the Mohr on Dec. 27 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mr. Rowland will play the guitar and sing family favorites. Come sing, dance and play musical instruments with him. All ages with a caregiver. No need to register.

On Dec. 28, the Mohr will offer Yoga for Kids on Dec. 28 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children in grades K through 3 are invited to join Ms. Laurie for a fun yoga class. Please bring a mat or a towel. Please register.

The Lego Club will meet on Dec. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. Come build with 10,000 Lego bricks. Ages 5 and up with a caregiver. No need to register.

TriBeCa Annual Christmas Party

Everyone is invited to Ciara's Restaurant & Lounge, 678 Killingly St. in Johnston on Dec. 23 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. This is a free event. Seating will be limited so please make your reservations early by calling 401-354-8800.

Computer Classes at Mohr Library

The Mohr Library is offering Tech Night – drop in Fridays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Stop into the library for computer and technology help. Learn how to use email, Microsoft Word, Facebook, resume formatting, download free eBooks and more.

No appointments are necessary. Do you possess basic computer skills and want to add a computer certification to your resume? The Mohr Library is a certified NorthStar Computer Assessment site. Take and pass an online test and earn a printed certificate. Appointments are required for NorthStar.

For more information, please call the Reference Department at 231-4980.

Ocean State Toastmasters

Regular meetings of the Ocean State Toastmasters are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road.

The club is one of some 13,500 in Toastmasters International, a nonprofit, educational organization devoted to the development of public speaking and leadership skills. The organization has approximately 280,000 members in 116 countries.

Founded in 1963, Ocean State Toastmasters is one of the oldest clubs in Rhode Island. For more information, contact Robert Rogers, vice president of membership at 401-782-7637 or

Friends of the Mohr Public Library

Members of the Friends plan and run book sales and carry out other fundraising activities to allow Mohr Library to increase services and programs. The Friends welcome new members who are willing to support either through donations, membership dues, or through volunteering their time. To find out more, contact them, or call the library director at 231-4980 (press 7).

There is an ongoing book sale in the lower level hall across from the meeting room. The Friends also hold larger sales two or three times a year. Great selections at great prices include hard cover and paperback books, fiction and non-fiction, for adults, children, and young adults. Most prices range from $.25 to $2. The Friends are a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, with proceeds from fundraising supporting library programs and services.

Donations of gently used books are appreciated, and can be left at the library's main desk during library hours. Receipts for tax purposes are available.

Did You Know?

If you counted all the gifts that were given in the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” you would realize that the number of gifts being presented were 364 in total, thus a gift was given for almost each day of the year. (Source: Christmas Fun Facts)

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