Volumes of activities planned at Mohr Library

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Early planting

March continues to be a busy month for the Mohr Library, with multiple events planned and open to the public.

A talk with Connie Jacavone, of Jacavone Garden Center will focus on soil preparation and early planting ideas on Thursday, March 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Clutter control

Clutter Control will be presented on March 23 at 6:30 p.m. With his upbeat and unique approach, Dave Downs will explore the many reasons that drawers, closets and garages get filled with stuff. Downs offers helpful hints for managing this difficult problem using colorful stories throughout his discussion to engage as well as inform the audience. Sweet show

Chasing Chocolate: Chocolate's Voyage from Mesoamerica to Colonial Rhode Island will be featured on Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 pm. In this illustrated presentation, Geralyn Ducady, Director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs at the Rhode Island Historical Society, will start with chocolate’s origins and use in ancient Mesoamerica. She will then take the audience on a journey following chocolate's global expansion in the Triangle Trade and up to Rhode Island. The event will explore chocolate production in Newport and Providence, its social uses in the colonial period, and how it became what we are familiar with today.

Questions for Kevin

The library has a monthly Fiction Book Club discussion with staff fiction specialist Kevin Broccoli. Ask Kevin at the Circulation Desk for details, or call 401-231-4980. He will put a book on hold, and then meet attendees for the discussion. No registration required.

For grownups

Monday nights are now Coloring for Grownups night. Every Monday from 6 to 8 p.m., join a group of patrons who enjoy coloring with pencils, markers and gel pens, with all materials supplied. From coloring books that the library owns, participants select a black and white drawing, and copy that drawing onto a special heavy paper that takes the coloring materials well. Enjoy the company of others in this fascinating, therapeutic, stress relieving hobby.

The above events are sponsored by the Friends of the Mohr Public Library at the Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, 1 Memorial Ave, Johnston. 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. For more information, call 231-4980, visit www.mohrlibrary.org or email info@mohrlibrary.org.  

Book sale

There is an ongoing book sale in the lower level hall across from the meeting room. Selections include hard cover and paperback books, fiction and non-fiction for children, young adults, and adults. Most prices range from 25 cents 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.

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