Events at the Library

Saturday, October 31st

Sunday, November 1st

  • [CANCELLED] Sunday Paper Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Nov. 1st 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm to explore card-making and other paper crafts at this open-crafting time. Bring your own projects, paper and add-ons and take advantage of our expert help and tools. We'll provide a die cut machine, paper trimmer, paper quilling tools and stamping platform. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults this crafting time is just for you! No registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 2nd

Thursday, November 5th

Friday, November 6th

  • Family Game Night To-Go

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Nov. 6th 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Spend your Friday nights with family and enjoy a fun family game night in! Each kit includes all you need for a fun filled night of games that are great for all ages! Each week we will feature a new game. Registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, November 7th

Monday, November 9th

Wednesday, November 11th

  • [CANCELLED] Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 11th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, November 12th

Saturday, November 14th

  • Take And Make For Troops

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Nov. 14th 10:00am - 1:00pm

    Do you have a loved one who is deployed? Pick up a flat-rate box at the library from 10 am - 1 pm on November 14th (while supplies last). Take your box home and fill it with letters or special items that you want to ship. Return your box to the library with an address by Saturday, November 21 at 5:00 pm. We'll also add in some goodies if there is room in your box and we'll ship it for free!

    Category: Adult & Family

  • To-Go Adult Craft Kits: Mini Macrame Plant Hanger

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Nov. 14th 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Grab a fresh mug of coffee or warm cider and get your craft on. Register to reserve a Take-Home Adult Crafting Kit--this month featuring a Mini Macrame Plant Hanger. All supplies are included in the kit. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @johnstonpubliclib or on Facebook @johnstonpubliclibrary so we can see your beautiful creations! To-Go Adult Craft Kits are available for contactless curbside pick-up. To reserve your kit, please register beginning November 7 at 9am by visiting johnstonlibrary.com/events or calling the library at 515-278-5233. Included in the kit are written instructions and a video tutorial link featuring super-crafter Abbi Waugh walking you through every step of this craft.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • [CANCELLED] Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Nov. 14th 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Nov. 14th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 16th

Thursday, November 19th

Friday, November 20th

  • Family Game Night To-Go

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Nov. 20th 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Spend your Friday nights with family and enjoy a fun family game night in! Each kit includes all you need for a fun filled night of games that are great for all ages! Each week we will feature a new game. Registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, November 21st

Monday, November 23rd

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Nov. 23rd 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

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Nov. 23rd 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. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 24th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Nov. 24th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book selection is "Let's Take the Long Way Home" by Gail Caldwell. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 25th

  • [CANCELLED] Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 25th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, November 26th

Saturday, November 28th

  • To-Go Adult Craft Kits: Homemade Holiday Paper Greeting Card

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Nov. 28th 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Register to reserve a Take-Home Adult Crafting Kit--this month featuring a homemade holiday paper greeting card. All supplies are included in the kit EXCEPT glue. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @johnstonpubliclib or on Facebook @johnstonpubliclibrary so we can see your beautiful creations! To-Go Adult Craft Kits are available for contactless curbside pick-up. To reserve your kit, please register on the third Saturday of the month beginning at 9am.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Nov. 28th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 30th

Thursday, December 3rd

Friday, December 4th

  • Family Game Night To-Go

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Dec. 4th 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Spend your Friday nights with family and enjoy a fun family game night in! Each kit includes all you need for a fun filled night of games that are great for all ages! Each week we will feature a new game. Registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, December 5th

Monday, December 7th

Wednesday, December 9th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Dec. 9th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 10th

Saturday, December 12th

  • [CANCELLED] Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Dec. 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Dec. 12th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, December 13th

  • [CANCELLED] Make It: Handmade Holiday Cards: Session 1

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 13th 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    Handmade cards let you express your creativity and show your friends and family how much they mean to you. Join Dreama Deskins to make 3 handmade holiday cards using a variety of paper crafting techniques. Adults -- this crafting class is just for you -- leave the kids at home for this one and let the crafting begin! Registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • [CANCELLED] Make It: Handmade Holiday Cards: Session 2

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 13th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Handmade cards let you express your creativity and show your friends and family how much they mean to you. Join Dreama Deskins to make 3 handmade holiday cards using a variety of paper crafting techniques. Adults -- this crafting class is just for you -- leave the kids at home for this one and let the crafting begin! Registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, December 14th

Thursday, December 17th

Friday, December 18th

  • Family Game Night To-Go

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Dec. 18th 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Spend your Friday nights with family and enjoy a fun family game night in! Each kit includes all you need for a fun filled night of games that are great for all ages! Each week we will feature a new game. Registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, December 19th

Monday, December 21st

Wednesday, December 23rd

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Dec. 23rd 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, December 26th

Monday, December 28th

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Dec. 28th 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

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Dec. 28th 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. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 29th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Dec. 29th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com. This month's book selection is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 26th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Jan. 26th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com. This month's book selection is Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 23rd

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Feb. 23rd 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com. This month's book selection is The Girl with all the Gifts by Mike Carey.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 30th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Mar. 30th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com. This month's book selection is Brain on Fire by Susannah Callahan.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, April 10th

  • Kite Building Workshop

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Apr. 10th 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Get ready for the 8th Annual Kites on the Green Festival on Saturday, May 1st by attending a free Kite Making Workshop on Saturday, April 10th at Johnston Public Library from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Attendees will receive a free kite-making kit, personal instruction and a chance to test out their new kite.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, April 17th

  • Reservation

    Archive Room, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Apr. 17th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, April 24th

  • Kite Building Workshop

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Apr. 24th 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Get ready for the 8th Annual Kites on the Green Festival on Saturday, May 1st by attending a free Kite Making Workshop on Saturday, April 24th at Johnston Public Library from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Attendees will receive a free kite-making kit, personal instruction and a chance to test out their new kite.

    Category: Adult & Family