Thursday, April 4, 2013
The series will run each Saturday from Apr. 6 to May 18.
Learning good social skills is an important part of every child's life, especially once they have reached school-age. Sharing, problem-solving and holding polite, conversation are everyday skills needed for productive development and Mohr Library (1 Memorial Ave.) is giving Johnston children the chance to interact with one another in an interactive, structured setting. The "Breakfast Bunch" is a free social skills group designed for children ages 6 to 8 years old, featuring games, crafts and fun activities. Two school psychology doctoral students will lead the six-week program, scheduled for Saturdays, Apr. 6, 13, 20 and May 4, 11 and 18 from 10-11:30 a.m. Registration is required. Parents/guardians should send an e-mail with their name …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A free Easter egg hunt and bunny visit are scheduled for March 30, 2013.
Spring is officially here, which means it's almost time for the Easter Bunny to make his rounds! On Saturday, March 30, children ages 5 and under are invited to meet the Easter Bunny from 9-11 a.m. at Johnston Memorial Park. At 11:30, children ages 6-8 can participate in a free Easter Egg Hunt (also at the Park), hosted by Johnston's Parks and Recreation Department. Families are also welcome to visit Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library (1 Memorial Ave., Johnston) before or after the Easter events at Johnston Memorial Park (1583 Hartford Ave.) to decorate egg-shaped cookies, makes Easter crafts and participate in a scavenger hunt for paper eggs and Easter symbols. Crafts will run from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and cookie-making will take place …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Families are invited to stop by and say hello to some barnyard friends.
On Thursday, Feb. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m., children and families are invited to the Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library (1 Memorial Ave., Johnston) to visit with some playful baby animals including some that kids may have never met before! Children will have the opportunity to pet and learn about an entire barnyard of babies including a diapered goat and a potbelly piglet. If that's not a cute enough incentive, the library will also be visited by several kittens, bunnies, chicks and ducklings during the event. After visiting with the animals, families can do several barnyard-themed craft projects together. No registration is required.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The event is part of the library's "Passports on Friday" series.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
On Friday, Dec. 21 at 4:30 p.m., children and families are invited to the Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library (1 Memorial Ave., Johnston) for a visit from La Befana, the face of Italy's Epiphany Eve holiday. In the Italian folklore, Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve (the night of Jan. 5), similar to Sinterklaas or Santa Claus. Friday's event will feature a story, film and snacks, as well as a visit from La Befana herself! This is part of the library's series, “Passports on Friday” which is presented by Ms. Carlene and Ms. Michelle once a month through May. Each event allows children and their families to visit different countries through crafts, stories, film and sometimes delicious food. …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The state Office of Library & Information Services hosts its third annual kick-off of the summer reading program tomorrow at the State House in Providence.
Tomorrow afternoon at the State House, the Rhode Island Office of Library & Information Services is scheduled to host its 3rd Annual Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Kickoff Celebration, featuring Gail Carson Levine, author of Dave at Night. The event marks the official beginning of the summer reading season, and this year's celebration features shows by Carmela Cannata and Rose Adler's Performing Conures — more commonly known as parrots — and exhibitions by the RI Museum of Science and Art and woodworker John Magnan. Saturday's free celebration is scheduled for 1 to 4 pm. Free parking is available in State of RI lots near the State House on Smith Street. Libraries around the state — including Marian J. Mohr Library in Johnston — are …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Here are 5 Things to know in Johnston today.
1. Join the residents at The Bridge At Cherry Hill, 1 Cherry Hill Rd, for an art show extravaganza today from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served while you browse the residents' amazing art work. 2. While at the Bridge, why not indulge in a sweet treat? Locally made Chocolates by Jean will be for sale in the lobby of The Bridge At Cherry Hill, 1 Cherry Hill Rd, today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jean's chocolate treats are something not to be missed ... and the prices can't be beat. Take some home for yourself or to give away. 3. If you live in New England the art of knit and crochet is perfect for our chilly winters and an ideal way to relax. Learn the fun and useful skill at the Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, 1 Memorial Ave, today…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Hre are 5 Things to know in Johnston today, May 23.
1. The unofficial start of summer is this weekend! Have you made your Memorial Day plans yet? Check back with Johnston Patch today at 4 p.m. for some things to do in town over the holiday weekend. 2. Everyone's got something to say. Become a blogger and say it on Patch! Share your opinions, advice or expertise in, well, whatever it is you're good at. Everyone's got something. Share yours with your community. Email Editor Joe Hutnak at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up. 3. Looking for something to do with the little ones this morning? Head over to Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, 1 Memorial Ave, for morning storytime at 10:30. Kids will share stories, songs, rhymes, and do a simple craft. No registration is …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Readers Lair meets the first or second Thursday of ever month.
Kids in grades 2-5 can talk about books, play games, do crafts and have snacks at the Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, 1 Memorial Ave., tonight at 6:30. The Reader's Lair meets the first or second Thursday of the month through May. Tonight's discussion centers around The World According to Humphry by Betty Birney. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8, when the group will discuss Tornado by Betsy Byars. For more information, call 231-4980.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Make Halloween globes at the library tonight.
Get into the spirit of Halloween at the Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, 1 Memorial Ave., tonight at 6:30 p.m., and head home with a spooky decoration for the house. All are welcome to the library's art project tonight where you can make a Halloween globe filled with creepy crawlers and other ghastly goods. There is no cost for the project and it is open to all, but recommended for teens. For more information, call 401-231-4980.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Mohr Library hosts the Reader's Lair Book Club beginning tonight at 6:30 for students in grades 2 through 5.
Book clubs aren't just for adults. Students in grades 2 though 5 are invited to join the Reader's Lair Book Club, which begins its metings tonight at 6:30 at Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, 1 Memorial Ave. The group will be meeting on the first or second Thursday of the month, October through May. The meetings will last for 50 minutes to an hour, and include book discussions, games, crafts and snacks. The schedule and books for the first three months include: