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Mohr Summer Reading Registration

Registration begins June 26 for the Mohr Library Summer Reading Registration. Children up to age 12 years old can sign up for the program.

Children who complete the library’s reading log by reading or listening to books, e-books, magazines, graphic novels or audiobooks throughout the summer and attending library programs will receive: a free book, 10 raffle tickets, an ice cream party invitation and a variety of incentive coupons like free or reduced admission to the Providence Children's Museum, Roger Williams Park Zoo, and other attraction along with a Certificate of Completion. The deadline for submitting completed reading logs is Wednesday, August 1.

Mini Golf Tournament for the Brain Injury Association

The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island will hold its first ever Family Tee Par-Tee, a miniature golf tournament on Saturday, July 28 at Mulligan’s Island, 1000 New London Avenue, Cranston.

The Brain Injury Tee Par-Tee will be an opportunity for those who attend to have serious fun with family and friends and to raise funds and awareness of the growing need for support and advocacy for those affected by traumatic and acquired brain injury. The day will consist of a miniature golf tournament competition with awards going to the team with the lowest 18-hole score total.

Registration on the day of the event will begin at 9 a.m. with a tee time of 10 a.m. The cost per player is $35 in honor of BIARI’s 35th anniversary, celebrating 35 years of service to the community, with foursomes being encouraged at $140. Children 12 and under cost is $25.

Admission price includes lunch and refreshments. Contact Community Relations Manager Robyn Chapman at 228-3356 for early bird registration or information.

The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island is dedicated to increasing awareness of brain injury and its consequences, providing education to prevent brain injury, and enhancing the quality of life for those affected by brain injury. For more information about the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island please visit

Ocean State Toastmasters to meet

Ocean State Toastmasters will hold its next meeting on July 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road. Regular meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. 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 Merrill Winoker, Vice President of Membership, at 688-4741 or

Summer at the Mohr

Terrific Tots will be held July 3 through Aug. 7 at 10:30 a.m. There will be stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their grown-ups. No need to register.

Circus Dynamics will be featured on July 12 at 6:30 p.m. and includes energetic, interactive, variety show with gravity defying juggling, amazing balloon twisting, a little balloon magic, and lots of laughs. Free tickets for this program will be available on July 9.

Schmitty The Weather Dog will be making an appearance at the Mohr on July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Meet the author Elly McGuire, and the adorable four-legged protagonist of this delightful picture book.

Rock on Tuesdays will begin July 3 to Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. and is geared for children in Grades K-3. There will be activities, crafts, sing-a-longs, science fun, accompanied by children’s books inspired by various musical artists. Louis Armstrong to the Rolling Stones! Please Register.

Free Yoga Classes with Ms. Laurie will be held on Wednesdays from July 11 to Aug. 8 for children ages 7-12. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Please register.

Family Movies, such as Mary Poppins, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, and the New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking will be held July 18, 25 and Aug. 1 at 1 p.m.

New Online Books, Tumblebooks, Mohr Library is proud to offer free access to an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Sponsored by The Friends of the Mohr Library.

Bwana Iguana is coming to the Mohr on July 26 at 6:30 p.m. A fast paced, hands on show featuring live reptiles. Ray Ward's unbridled enthusiasm and quick wit keeps everyone engaged, and sometimes on the edge of their seats. Free tickets for this program will be available on Mon. July 23.

Johnston Historical Society

The Johnston Historical Society’s Museum Barn is open Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 2 to 5 p.m.; or by appointment, for those who would like to visit the museum or examine the society's collection of printed materials. Just in case, call ahead to confirm they are there.

Dues are $20 per year for an individual, $30 per year for a family (two adults and children under 18) membership. The purpose of the JHS is to identify, preserve and promote the history of our town. It is located at 101 Putnam Pike in Johnston and can be reached by calling 231-3380.

Ongoing Book Sale at the Mohr

Looking for a book to relax with? You'll find more than a few at the Friends of Mohr Library's ongoing book sale. The friendly bookshelves in the hallway on the lower level of the library have been filled with lots of gently used books for sale, thanks to recent donations from local book lovers. Open daily during regular library hours, you can find something for everyone - children, young adults, and lovers of mystery, romance, science fiction, sports, biography, cookbooks, etc. The Friends, a non-profit volunteer group dedicated to the library, helps to support special services and library programs through memberships, donations, and fundraising efforts. Email address is

Teen Task Force

Teen Task Force seeking members. Do you want to show the community how teens can make a positive impact? Join the Mohr Library’s Teen Task Force to help build a better world. Become part of this teen-driven group advocating for the library and for the teens in our community. Plan monthly teen programs, organize weekly activities & crafts, give suggestions for new material purchases, initiate teen participation, and earn volunteer hours. Participate in bi-weekly meetings and teen-lead activity benefiting the teens, the community and causes of your choice.

Did You Know?

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