Events at the Library

Wednesday, July 18th

  • Pop-Up Library At Chapel Ridge Free Lunch

    Chapel Ridge Wed., Jul. 18th 12:15pm - 1:00pm

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jul. 18th 1:00pm - 2:30pm

    Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. 6th grade and up. Part of the Teen Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Teens

  • North Glen Townhome

    Archive Room Wed., Jul. 18th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    BOD Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Boxcar Drive-In

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jul. 18th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Build your child a car out of a box. Then enjoy snacks and a short movie. So drive on over to the library! Please bring your own box, all other supplies will be provided. For all ages, with an adult. Registration is recommended. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, July 19th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Jul. 19th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Come for a bounty of good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Brown-bag a lunch if you like, or just come for the discussion. Coffee, tea and treats will be provided. This month's book is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Get Mug'd

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 19th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Learn to make easy and delicious meals using a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave! Space is limited and registration is required. For kids going into 3rd-5th grade. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Get Mug'd

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 19th 2:00pm - 2:45pm

    Learn to make easy and delicious meals using a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave! Space is limited and registration is required. For kids going into 3rd-5th grade. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Get Mug'd

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 19th 3:00pm - 3:45pm

    Learn to make easy and delicious meals using a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave! Space is limited and registration is required. For kids going into 6th grade and up. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the Teen Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Book Bike At Mcauley Terrace

    McAuley Terrace Thu., Jul. 19th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Jul. 19th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

    Story Time Room Thu., Jul. 19th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning Adult English learners to build language skills for everyday situations. Topics covered will be: * Greetings and Farewells * Basic conversation * Calling the school (sick child, vacation, doctors appointment) * Talking to the doctor * Weather and clothing * Food * Shopping * Job application vocabulary * Basic computer skills. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 20th

  • Critter Camp Pick-Up

    Youth Services Area Fri., Jul. 20th 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Pick up your stuffed animal and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp! Drop off for Critter Camp is on Monday, July 16 from 11am-4pm. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

Saturday, July 21st

Monday, July 23rd

Tuesday, July 24th

Wednesday, July 25th

Thursday, July 26th

Friday, July 27th

Saturday, July 28th

  • Johnston Partnership Pop-Up Library

    Johnston Partnership Sat., Jul. 28th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    The Library will be at the Johnston Partnership each Saturday morning, 10am-12pm through July. We will be handing out free childrens books, STEM kits, Summer Reading Program information, and more.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Our Stories: The African Community In Iowa

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jul. 28th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Join your neighbors at the first in a series of events celebrating Johnston residents from around the globe. Johnston Public Library is excited to collaborate with Genesis Youth Foundation for the first program. The event begins with a live performances by VIP African Dancers and Ima Kulture African Rhythm Band, followed by a panel discussion featuring African people currently living in the Des Moines Metro area sharing their life experiences. Did we mention there will be food? Come hungry so you can sample the flavors of Africa while you get to know your neighbors. This is an all ages event and also part of Adult Summer Reading. Registration is appreciated to help us plan for food quantities. Learn more about Genesis at http://bit.ly/2KeJ3xJ.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, July 29th

  • Learn It: Paper Crafting Techniques

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Jul. 29th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Are you crafty? Wanna be crafty? Join Dreama Deskins at this paper crafting workshop to learn techniques for making handmade cards including cutting and scoring paper, die cutting images, stamping and embossing. Besides brushing up on paper crafting techniques, you'll also leave this class with two beautiful handmade cards. Adults--this crafting class is just for you--leave the kids at home for this one and let the crafting begin! Registration is required. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize ticket for attending.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 30th

Tuesday, July 31st

  • Village At Johnston Station Town Home Owners Association

    Archive Room Tue., Jul. 31st 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Board Meeting for homeowner association

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Jul. 31st 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Gusto Pizza in Johnston. July's book is Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or boutique beer. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, August 1st

Thursday, August 2nd

  • Esl Beginner Class

    Story Time Room Thu., Aug. 2nd 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning Adult English learners to build language skills for everyday situations. Topics covered will be: * Greetings and Farewells * Basic conversation * Calling the school (sick child, vacation, doctors appointment) * Talking to the doctor * Weather and clothing * Food * Shopping * Job application vocabulary * Basic computer skills. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, August 3rd

  • Laser Tag After-Hours Super Reward Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Aug. 3rd 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    *Reward Ticket & Registration Required* Teens who have earned 500 points in the reading club are invited to take part in this epic Laser Tag challenge! Battle it out in the stacks to find out who will be the ultimate champion! Laser Tag not your thing? Don't worry, there's more! We'll also make bath bombs, watch School of Rock and make recycled record crafts, sing karaoke and MORE! Food, prizes, and fun for everyone! This is a reward party and is open only to teen readers who have earned 500 points in the reading club. Registration is required and space is limited. Call or register online beginning July 22. Part of the 2018 Teen Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Teens

Sunday, August 5th

  • Harry And The Potters Concert

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Johnston Public Library Sun., Aug. 5th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    What would happen if Harry Potter quit the Quidditch team, stole a time turner, and started a punk rock band with himself from an earlier point in the space-time continuum? The answer is Harry and the Potters. Since 2002, brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge (Harry Potter, Year 7 and Year 4 respectively) have released 3 full-length albums and played over 800 shows in libraries, rock clubs, art spaces, bookstores, basements, backyards and pizza places all over the world. Their high-energy live show has been legend for over a decade since Pitchfork placed the band in their Best Live Shows of 2005 list noting, "the greatest rock and roll tour of the year took place this past summer in public libraries across America... The Decemberists wish they could lit-rock like this." They are hailed as founders of the wizard rock, a sub-genre of music boasting nearly 1000 bands playing songs about the Harry Potter books. In 2005, they co-founded the Harry Potter Alliance, a non-profit organization that has pioneered fan activism, and the band was profiled in the 2008 documentary, We Are Wizards. They also appear on a Trivial Pursuit card in Sweden. Muggles. Do. Not. Miss. This. Costumes encouraged, but not required. RSVPs appreciated. Sunday, August 5 at 3:00.

    Category: Teens

Monday, August 6th

  • Better Investing

    Archive Room Mon., Aug. 6th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Investing Education

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Aug. 6th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 7th

Wednesday, August 8th

Thursday, August 9th

  • Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership: Native Plants And Stormwater Bmp

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 9th 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • United Ways Of Iowa Statewide Membership Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 9th 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Statewide meeting of local United Way staff.

  • Esl Beginner Class

    Story Time Room Thu., Aug. 9th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning Adult English learners to build language skills for everyday situations. Topics covered will be: * Greetings and Farewells * Basic conversation * Calling the school (sick child, vacation, doctors appointment) * Talking to the doctor * Weather and clothing * Food * Shopping * Job application vocabulary * Basic computer skills No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Aug. 9th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, August 10th

Saturday, August 11th

  • The Culinary History Of Iowa: Sweet Corn, Pork Tenderloins, Maid-Rites And More

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Aug. 11th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Savor Iowas Rich Culinary Heritage. Iowas delectable cuisine is quintessentially Midwestern, grounded in its rich farming heritage and spiced with diverse ethnic influences. Author, Darcy Maulsby, will share the remarkable stories behind Iowa classics.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Aug. 11th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every second Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, August 12th

Monday, August 13th

Thursday, August 16th

  • Wesleylife People And Culture Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 16th 9:00am - 4:30pm

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Aug. 16th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Come for a bounty of good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Brown-bag a lunch if you like, or just come for the discussion. Coffee, tea and treats will be provided. This month's book is Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Aug. 16th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

    Story Time Room Thu., Aug. 16th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning Adult English learners to build language skills for everyday situations. Topics covered will be: * Greetings and Farewells * Basic conversation * Calling the school (sick child, vacation, doctors appointment) * Talking to the doctor * Weather and clothing * Food * Shopping * Job application vocabulary * Basic computer skills No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • North Glen Townhome

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 16th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    BOD Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Library Loud Day: Damani Phillips Jazz Quartet Concert

    Archive Room Thu., Aug. 16th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    The Damani Phillips Jazz Quartet will be at Johnston Public Library for an indoor concert in the library on Thursday, August 16 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Bring the whole fam for a chance to hear some top-notch jazz in the library. We promise--no shushing librarians on this night--maybe some dancing librarians though. Dr. Phillips is an active performer and composer as well as a professor of Jazz and African American Studies at the University of Iowa and has taught and performed throughout the United States, England and Japan. He has also performed with artists and groups including, Christian McBride, Terrell Stafford, The Temptations, The Lexington Kentucky Philharmonic and the Pontiac-Oakland Symphony. Phillips will be joined by Jason Danielson on piano, Steve Charlson on bass and Fabio Augustinas on drums. This event part of the Zenith Chamber Music Festival. The full festival lineup is available here: zenith.wp.drake.edu/.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, August 20th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Aug. 20th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 21st

Wednesday, August 22nd

Thursday, August 23rd

Friday, August 24th

Monday, August 27th

  • Book Bike At Childserve Preschool

    ChildServe Preschool Mon., Aug. 27th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Aug. 27th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Drop-in anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on the 4th Monday of the month with your smartphone, laptop or tablet for advice on how to use the library's free e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines or electronic resources. Can't make it during this time? That's okay--drop-in for library tech help outside of drop-in hours; help with library resources and your smart device is available during all open library hours.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Wonderfully Made Camp

    Archive Room Mon., Aug. 27th 1:00pm - 3:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Aug. 27th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 28th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Aug. 28th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Gusto Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or boutique beer. This month's book is No. 1. Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall-Smith. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, August 29th

Thursday, August 30th

  • Early Childhood Personnel Center

    Archive Room Thu., Aug. 30th 9:00am - 4:30pm

    Core team meeting for strategic planning

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Pinewood Glen Owners Association

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 30th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Association Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

    Story Time Room Thu., Aug. 30th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning Adult English learners to build language skills for everyday situations. Topics covered will be: * Greetings and Farewells * Basic conversation * Calling the school (sick child, vacation, doctors appointment) * Talking to the doctor * Weather and clothing * Food * Shopping * Job application vocabulary * Basic computer skills No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, September 2nd

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Sep. 2nd 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time.

    Category: Kids

Monday, September 3rd

  • Library Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library, Youth Services Area Mon., Sep. 3rd All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 4th

Thursday, September 6th

  • Scholastic Book Fairs Fall 2018 Work Shop

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 6th 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    We would like to reserve the room from 3pm - 7pm. It worked great if we could leave our room set-up for the evening so its all ready to go in the morning. Then on Sept 14th we would host again from 10-11:30am. We would then clean up and be out by noon.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 6th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, September 7th

Saturday, September 8th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Sep. 8th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every second Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, September 10th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 10th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 10th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Sep. 10th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Press Play: Pirates

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 10th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Argh me mateys, it's all about pirates at Press Play! Come "walk the plank", "fire" cannon balls, make a pirate hat, and more. The Storytime Room will be open for kids and their grown-ups from 6:30-7:30pm. Press Play! is designed for kids around 18 months to 4 years, but older & younger siblings are welcome. Adults need to stay in the room during the time your child is there. No registration is needed.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, September 11th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 11th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, September 12th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 12th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 12th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Senior College: Healthy Retirement

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 12th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    This course covers the essential aspects when considering retirement and keys to keep retirement healthy Quiz - test your knowledge about a healthy retirement Improve your financial outlook - key tips to consider before and after retirement Manage your emotions - instead of your emotions managing you Coping with change - create a smooth transition into retirement and beyond

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • B.y.o.book

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 12th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Kids in grades 3-5th grade are encouraged to "bring your own book" to discuss at this specially designed program. Monthly meetings include snacks and an activity.

    Category: Kids

  • Waters Edge Townhomes Association

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 12th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Holt International Children's Services

    Archive Room Wed., Sep. 12th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Information meeting for prospective adoptive parents

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, September 13th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Sep. 13th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 13th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Sep. 13th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, September 14th

Monday, September 17th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 17th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 17th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Sep. 17th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Registration required.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Sep. 17th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 18th

Wednesday, September 19th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 19th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 19th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Bent Tree Meadows Hoa

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 19th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • North Glen Townhome

    Archive Room Wed., Sep. 19th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    BOD Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, September 20th

Sunday, September 23rd

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Sep. 23rd 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come join us in expending some pent up energy in this specially designed active obstacle course for little ones. Babies are welcome in their own activity corner with caregivers. Adults must remain with children for the duration of playtime. Appropriate for ages 6 months- 6 years.

    Category: Kids

Monday, September 24th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 24th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 24th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Sep. 24th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Drop-in anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on the 4th Monday of the month with your smartphone, laptop or tablet for advice on how to use the library's free e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines or electronic resources. Can't make it during this time? That's okay--drop-in for library tech help outside of drop-in hours; help with library resources and your smart device is available during all open library hours.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Mon., Sep. 24th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Sep. 24th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 25th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 25th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Ashton Pointe Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Sep. 25th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Ashton Pointe Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Sep. 25th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Gusto Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or boutique beer. This month's book is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, September 26th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 26th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 26th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 26th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children in grades 2-5.

    Category: Kids

  • Green Meadows North Townhomes

    Archive Room Wed., Sep. 26th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Homeowners Association Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, September 27th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Sep. 27th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Dhs - Children's Board

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 27th 10:00am - 3:00pm

    DHS is requesting a room for the Children's Board meeting to discuss children's mental health services in Iowa. The meeting is open to the public.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 27th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, September 28th

Monday, October 1st

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 1st 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 1st 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Better Investing

    Archive Room Mon., Oct. 1st 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Oct. 1st 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Registration required.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Oct. 1st 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 2nd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 2nd 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Stonepointe Hoa Annual Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 2nd 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    StonePointe HOA Annual Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Wednesday, October 3rd

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 3rd 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 3rd 10:00am - 10:30am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Waterford Townhome Association Annual Meeting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 3rd 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Annual meeting for the Waterford Townhome Association board and residence.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 4th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Oct. 4th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby’s foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 4th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 8th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 8th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 8th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Oct. 8th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Press Play: Super Heroes

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 8th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Super fun for little super heroes at this evening's Press Play! Have fun playing with your child at the Super Hero Hop station, read lots of super hero books together, make a "super duper" craft, and aim your pom pom popper at the lineup of "villains". All of this is happening from 6:30-7:30pm in the Storytime room. Press Play! is designed for kids around 18 months to 4 years, but older and younger siblings are welcome. Adults need to stay in the room during the time your child is there. No registration is needed.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, October 9th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 9th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, October 10th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 10th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 10th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • B.y.o.book

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 10th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Kids in grades 3-5th grade are encouraged to "bring your own book" to discuss at this specially designed program. Monthly meetings include snacks and an activity.

    Category: Kids

  • Holt International Children's Services

    Archive Room Wed., Oct. 10th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Information meeting for prospective adoptive parents

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 11th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Oct. 11th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 11th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Oct. 11th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Waters Edge Townhomes Association

    Archive Room Thu., Oct. 11th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Friday, October 12th

Saturday, October 13th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Oct. 13th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every second Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 15th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 15th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 15th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Oct. 15th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Oct. 15th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Registration required.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Oct. 15th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 16th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 16th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 16th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Stonepointe Hoa Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Oct. 16th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    StonePointe HOA Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Wednesday, October 17th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 17th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 17th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Senior College: Collision Course Iowa - The 2018 Election

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 17th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    The November election will be the collision of two competing forces. Republicans have the majority clout in Des Moines and D.C. and hope voters will reward them for cutting taxes and regulations. Democrats believe that voters will think Republicans have gone too far and will give Democrats increased power to stop President Trump. We will look at the key races, issues and trendlines heading into the mid-term election. Speaker is Dave Price.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 17th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • North Glen Townhome

    Archive Room Wed., Oct. 17th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    BOD Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 18th

Friday, October 19th

Monday, October 22nd

  • Early Voting

    Commons Mon., Oct. 22nd 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Oct. 22nd 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Drop-in anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on the 4th Monday of the month with your smartphone, laptop or tablet for advice on how to use the library's free e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines or electronic resources. Can't make it during this time? That's okay--drop-in for library tech help outside of drop-in hours; help with library resources and your smart device is available during all open library hours.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • The Village At Johnston Station Town Home Owners Association

    Archive Room Mon., Oct. 22nd 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Homeowner Association Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Oct. 22nd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 23rd

Wednesday, October 24th

Thursday, October 25th

Friday, October 26th

Saturday, October 27th

Sunday, October 28th

  • Nanowrimo Kickoff Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Oct. 28th 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Get excited, talk to other National Novel Month writers and gather a support system at the National Novel Writing Month Kick-Off Event at Johnston Public Library, sponsored by the Central Iowa Authors Group. If you've ever dreamed about writing a novel, here's your chance. Write a first draft in one month during National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a worldwide movement over 400,000 strong where people just like you write and receive support, encouragement, and the good old-fashioned kick in the pants needed to write the rough draft of a novel in one month. Everyone is welcome-no registration is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 29th

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Oct. 29th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Mon., Oct. 29th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Oct. 29th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 30th

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 30th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Oct. 30th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Gusto Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or boutique beer. This month's book is My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, October 31st

Thursday, November 1st

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 1st 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 1st 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 1st 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, November 2nd

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Nov. 2nd 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Write All Night At Johnston Public Library

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Johnston Public Library Fri., Nov. 2nd 5:30pm - 12:00am

    Are you working on the next great American novel, or just working on meeting the deadline for your next term paper? Come to the library after hours for some uninterrupted writing time. Central Iowa Authors will be in the Large Meeting Room doing timed writing sprints as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). You are welcome to join them in the meeting room or spread out and find your own quiet corner of the library to write. Bring your own computer or use ours.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, November 4th

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Nov. 4th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time.

    Category: Kids

  • Naaf Aleopia

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Nov. 4th 1:30pm - 4:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Monday, November 5th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 5th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 5th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Nov. 5th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Registration required.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Nov. 5th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 6th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 6th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • General Election

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 6th All Day

Wednesday, November 7th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 7th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 7th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, November 8th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 8th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

    Archive Room Thu., Nov. 8th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Nov. 8th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, November 9th

Saturday, November 10th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Nov. 10th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every second Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, November 11th

  • Library Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner, Youth Services Area Sun., Nov. 11th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 12th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 12th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 12th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Nov. 12th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Press Play: Mother Goose

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 12th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Build Humpty Dumpty a wall with red cups, see if you are as "nimble as Jack" on our pint-sized balance beam, play with sensory bins filled with "dishes & spoons", and more at this week's Press Play! Press Play! is designed for kids around 18 months to 4 years, but older and younger siblings are welcome. Adults need to stay in the room during the time your child is there. No registration is needed.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, November 13th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 13th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, November 14th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 14th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 14th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • B.y.o.book

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 14th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Kids in grades 3-5th grade are encouraged to "bring your own book" to discuss at this specially designed program. Monthly meetings include snacks and an activity.

    Category: Kids

  • Green Meadows North Annual Meeting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 14th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Homeowner annual meeting

  • Waters Edge Townhomes Association

    Archive Room Wed., Nov. 14th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, November 15th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 15th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Senior College: Choosing A Place To Call Home (Senior Living Options)

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 15th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Retirement brings with it many changes. The big home where you raised kids may no longer fit your evolving lifestyle or your budget. For some people, staying their current home works. For others, a different housing situation may be needed. Choosing from the myriad of housing options can be excitingand overwhelming as affordable housing for seniors comes in many shapes and sizes. If youre considering a move to someplace new, join us as we look at the pros and cons of each so youll be better prepared to help yourself or your loved one make an informed decision.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Nov. 15th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Come for a bounty of good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Brown-bag a lunch if you like, or just come for the discussion. Coffee, tea and treats will be provided. This month's book is Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 15th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Nov. 15th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 15th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, November 16th

Sunday, November 18th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Nov. 18th 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come join us in expending some pent up energy in this specially designed active obstacle course for little ones. Babies are welcome in their own activity corner with caregivers. Adults must remain with children for the duration of playtime. Appropriate for ages 6 months- 6 years.

    Category: Kids

Monday, November 19th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 19th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 19th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Nov. 19th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Registration required.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Nov. 19th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 20th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 20th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, November 21st

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 21st 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 21st 10:00am - 10:30am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Library Closing At 4:00

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 21st 4:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, November 22nd

  • Library Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner, Youth Services Area Thu., Nov. 22nd All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, November 23rd

  • Library Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner, Youth Services Area Fri., Nov. 23rd All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 26th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 26th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 26th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Nov. 26th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Drop-in anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on the 4th Monday of the month with your smartphone, laptop or tablet for advice on how to use the library's free e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines or electronic resources. Can't make it during this time? That's okay--drop-in for library tech help outside of drop-in hours; help with library resources and your smart device is available during all open library hours.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Mon., Nov. 26th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Nov. 26th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 27th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 27th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Green Meadows North Townhomes

    Archive Room Tue., Nov. 27th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Homeowners Association Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Nov. 27th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Gusto Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or boutique beer. This month's book is God Said "Ha!" by Julia Sweeney. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 28th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 28th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 28th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, November 29th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 29th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

    Archive Room Thu., Nov. 29th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, December 2nd

  • Nanowrimo Wrap-Up Event

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 2nd 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Wrap-up your National Novel Writing Month accomplishments with other NaNoWriMo writers at this culminating event party.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, December 3rd

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Dec. 3rd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 6th

Saturday, December 8th

  • Welcome To Medicare With Shiip

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Dec. 8th 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Are you currently enrolled in Medicare or do you have a family member with Medicare questions? Come to Johnston Public Library on Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 am for a free Welcome to Medicare program, facilitated by SHIIP counselors. Please register for this free program.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Dec. 8th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every second Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, December 10th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Dec. 10th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 13th

Friday, December 14th

Monday, December 17th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Dec. 17th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 18th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Dec. 18th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Gusto Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or boutique beer. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary. The December Well Red Book Club is moved up one week this month to accommodate the Christmas holiday.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, December 19th

Thursday, December 20th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Dec. 20th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Come for a bounty of good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Brown-bag a lunch if you like, or just come for the discussion. Coffee, tea and treats will be provided. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Dec. 20th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 20th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, December 24th

  • Library Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab Mon., Dec. 24th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 25th

  • Library Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab Tue., Dec. 25th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 27th

Friday, December 28th

Monday, December 31st

  • Library Closing At 4:00

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library Mon., Dec. 31st 4:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 1st

  • Library Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library Tue., Jan. 1st All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, January 3rd

Monday, January 7th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jan. 7th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, January 10th

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 10th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Jan. 10th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, January 12th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Jan. 12th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every second Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, January 14th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jan. 14th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, January 17th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Jan. 17th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Come for a bounty of good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Brown-bag a lunch if you like, or just come for the discussion. Coffee, tea and treats will be provided. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Jan. 17th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 17th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family