Events at the Library

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

Thursday, August 23rd

  • Esl Beginner Class

    Story Time Room Thu., Aug. 23rd 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

Monday, August 27th

  • 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

  • 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

Thursday, August 30th

  • 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

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

Thursday, September 6th

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

  • 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

Thursday, September 13th

  • 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

Monday, September 17th

  • 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

Thursday, September 20th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Sep. 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. This month's book is Himself by Jess Kidd. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, September 21st

  • Art In The Barn

    Simpson Barn Fri., Sep. 21st 5:30pm - 8:30pm

    Join us for the eighth annual Art in the Barn event on Friday, September 21 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the Simpson Barn, just west of Johnston Public Library. An exhibition of works by local artists and plenty of appetizers, wine, craft beer, and live music by Molly Brandt are included with admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library. Enjoy a great evening out with neighbors and friends and support the library at the same time. More information and tickets for purchase are available at www.johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 22nd

  • Sheet Pan Suppers With Lois White

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Sep. 22nd 10:30am - 11:30am

    It's the one-pot meal reinvented and what is sure to become every busy cook's new favorite way of getting dinner on the table. It's delicious oven meals made quickly and easily in one pan with fast cleanup. Recipes include Maple-Dijon Pork Chops with Squash, Sweet Potato and Egg Oven Bake, Sheet Pan Chicken Stir-Fry and Steak Fajitas.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, September 24th

  • 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

  • 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

  • Register To Vote!

    Archive Room Tue., Sep. 25th 4:30pm - 8:00pm

    Prepare to let your voice be heard in November elections by registering to vote during National Voter Registration Day. The Iowa League of Women Voters will be at Johnston Public Library from 5:00pm to 7:00pm to register people to vote and update voter registration information that may have changed. Individuals will need an Iowa Driver's License, Iowa ID Card, or the last 4 digits of their social security number.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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

Thursday, September 27th

Saturday, September 29th

  • Financial Fitness: Key Strategies To Maximize Your Financial Plan

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Sep. 29th 10:00am - 11:00am

    Join Ryan Biniak from the financial literacy nonprofit group, Foundation for Financial Education, to learn key strategies to maximize your financial plan including: factors for successful money management, real estate and mortgage options, the velocity of money and the ripple effect, tax-free lifetime streams of income, strategic allocation to meet your future financial goals, and the difference between investment and expense and how to coordinate the growth of all your assets. This is a free class and registration is appreciated.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Ira/401K Rollovers: Uncovering Hidden Fees And Making Sound Decisions

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Sep. 29th 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Ryan Biniak from the financial literacy nonprofit group, The Foundation for Financial Education, will be here to talk about the smartest way to consolidate assets, access your retirement account for current needs, and avoid taxes. He will also discuss Stretch IRAs, leaving IRAs behind, IRS section 525 and how to capitalize during a market correction. This is a free class and registration is appreciated.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 1st

  • 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

Wednesday, October 3rd

  • Get A Flu Shot With The Polk County Health Department

    Archive Room Wed., Oct. 3rd 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Flu season is coming--are you ready? Come to JPL Tuesday, October 3 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to get flu shots for the whole family. Most major insurance cards are accepted and flu shots for uninsured individuals are available for a suggested donation of $20.00, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay. Quadravalent flu vaccine will be available in injection form only. A higher dosage flu shot for individuals 65 and older will also be available. Due to a cost increase in this high dose vaccine for individuals 65+, the Polk County Health Dept asks for a donation of $50 for the higher dose vaccine, but also will never turn anyone away.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, October 4th

Monday, October 8th

  • 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

Thursday, October 11th

  • 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. This month's book is Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

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

  • Early Voting

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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

Wednesday, October 17th

Thursday, October 18th

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 18th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Oct. 18th 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 Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 18th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

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

  • 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

  • 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

Friday, November 2nd

  • 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

Monday, November 5th

  • 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

Thursday, November 8th

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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. This month's book is Less by Andrew Sean Greer. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

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

  • 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

Thursday, November 15th

  • 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

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 19th

  • 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

Wednesday, November 21st

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Thursday, November 29th

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is I Will Send Rain by Rae Meadows. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

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

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. This month's book is Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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

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. This month's book is Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. 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. This month's book is Less by Andrew Sean Greer. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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

Monday, January 21st

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jan. 21st 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 24th

Monday, January 28th

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jan. 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: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jan. 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. 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, January 29th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Jan. 29th 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.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, January 31st

Monday, February 4th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Feb. 4th 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, February 7th

Saturday, February 9th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Feb. 9th 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, February 11th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Feb. 11th 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, February 14th

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Feb. 14th 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

Monday, February 18th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Feb. 18th 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

Art In the Barn
Friday, September 21st
5:30pm-8:30pm

An exhibition of works by local artists and plenty of appetizers, wine, craft beer, and live music are included with admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

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