Events at the Library

Sunday, June 24th

  • Sundaes On Sunday With The Belin Quartet

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jun. 24th 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library for a free outdoor concert with the Belin Quartet. Bring your lawn chairs and yard blankets and enjoy family-friendly classical music and a free sundae ice cream cone from the Johnston Public Library. This concert is sponsored by Civic Music. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize entry for attendance.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 25th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 25th 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. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 25th 10:30am - 11:00am

    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. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jun. 25th 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

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jun. 25th 1:30pm - 2:15pm

    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. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Press Play

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 25th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Press Play! is an interactive program designed to be enjoyed by kids and their grown-ups. Feel free to come and play with your child between the hours of 6:00-7:30pm in the Story Time Room. Each week Press Play! will include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. While geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jun. 25th 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, June 26th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jun. 26th 9:30am - 11:30am

    Press Play! is an interactive program designed to be enjoyed by kids and their grown-ups. This summer, feel free to come and play with your child between the hours of 9:30 - 11:30 in the Story Time Room. Each week Press Play! will include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. While geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area Tue., Jun. 26th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tuesday: Girls Rock! Des Moines

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jun. 26th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    You love music. You want to play music. Learn how! Girls Rock! Des Moines is an organization that encourages girls to explore their inner rocker, develop creative habits, and discover what inspires them. Members of the group will share their experiences and perform a live show. 6th grade and up. Call or register online beginning June 19. Part of the Teen Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Jun. 26th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Gusto Pizza in Johnston. June's book is Euphoria by Lily King. 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, June 27th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jun. 27th 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and more for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up. Feel free to join us at whichever time works best for you. There is no registration necessary for this program. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jun. 27th 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and more for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up. Feel free to join us at whichever time works best for you. There is no registration necessary for this program. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jun. 27th 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: Kids

Thursday, June 28th

  • Get Mug'd

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 28th 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), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 28th 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), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 28th 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 & up. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the Teen Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Teens

Friday, June 29th

  • Hanson Family Jugglers

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jun. 29th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Watch juggling clubs fly and unicycles roll with the Hanson Family Jugglers. Stay after the show and learn how to juggle. Families are invited to attend this entertaining program.

    Category: Kids

  • Free Outdoor Movie Under The Stars: The Greatest Showman

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Jun. 29th 9:15pm - 11:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library for a free outdoor showing on the big screen of The Greatest Showman. Bring your yard blankets and lawn chairs. No reservation necessary. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize ticket for attending.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 2nd

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 2nd 10:00am - 10:25am

    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. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 2nd 10:30am - 11:00am

    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. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Mon., Jul. 2nd 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. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 2nd 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, July 3rd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jul. 3rd 9:30am - 11:30am

    Press Play! is an interactive program designed to be enjoyed by kids and their grown-ups. This summer, feel free to come and play with your child between the hours of 9:30 - 11:30 in the Story Time Room. Each week Press Play! will include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. While geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tuesday: Video Game Tournament

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jul. 3rd 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Kids in 6th grade and up can join other gaming enthusiasts in a Smash Bros. & Mario Kart Tournament. Compete in one or both tournaments. Snacks for all and fabulous prizes for the winners!6th grade and up. Register beginning June 26. Part of the Teen Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, July 4th

  • Library Closed.

    Archive Room, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Tech Lab Wed., Jul. 4th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, July 5th

  • Jpl912: Video Game Tournament

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 5th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Hey, 9th - 12th graders, this event is just for you! Join other gaming enthusiasts in a Smash Bros. & Mario Kart Tournament. Compete in one or both competitions. We'll have prizes for the winners and snacks for all! Please register beginning June 26. For students in 9th grade and up. Part of the Teen Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    Story Time Room Thu., Jul. 5th 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, July 9th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 9th 10:00am - 10:25am

    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. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 9th 10:30am - 11:00am

    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. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Press Play

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 9th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Press Play! is an interactive program designed to be enjoyed by kids and their grown-ups. Feel free to come and play with your child between the hours of 6:00-7:30pm in the Story Time Room. Each week Press Play! will include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. While geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 9th 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, July 10th

  • Press Play!

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

    Press Play! is an interactive program designed to be enjoyed by kids and their grown-ups. This summer, feel free to come and play with your child between the hours of 9:30 - 11:30 in the Story Time Room. Each week Press Play! will include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. While geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area Tue., Jul. 10th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tuesday: Totally Radical 80's Escape Room Session 1

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jul. 10th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Session 1, 3:00 - 4:00 Great Scott! You and your friends have traveled back in time and must work as a team to solve puzzles and escape the room before you're stuck in the totally radical 80s forever! Stay for 80s themed snacks and activities after the game. Entering gr. 6 and up. Registration begins July 3. Part of the Teen Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Tuesday: Totally Radical 80's Escape Room Session 2

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jul. 10th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Session 2, 4:00 - 5:00 Great Scott! You and your friends have traveled back in time and must work as a team to solve puzzles and escape the room before you're stuck in the totally radical 80's forever! Stay for 80's themed snacks and activities after the game. Entering gr. 6 and up. Registration begins July 3. Part of the Teen Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Tuesday: Totally Radical 80's Escape Room Session 3

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jul. 10th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Session 3, 5:00 - 6:00 Great Scott! You and your friends have traveled back in time and must work as a team to solve puzzles and escape the room before you're stuck in the totally radical 80's forever! Stay for 80's themed snacks and activities after the game. Entering gr. 6 and up. Registration begins July 3. Part of the Teen Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Jpl912: 9Th - 12Th Grade Totally Radical 80's Escape Room Session 4

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jul. 10th 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Session 4, 6:00 - 7:00 Great Scott! You and your friends have traveled back in time and must work as a team to solve puzzles and escape the room before you're stuck in the totally radical 80's forever! Stay for 80's themed snacks and activities after the game. Entering gr. 9 and up only. Registration begins July 3. Part of the Teen Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, July 11th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jul. 11th 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and more for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up. Feel free to join us at whichever time works best for you. There is no registration necessary for this program. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jul. 11th 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and more for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up. Feel free to join us at whichever time works best for you. There is no registration necessary for this program. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jul. 11th 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

Thursday, July 12th

  • Get Mug'd

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 12th 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), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 12th 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

  • Esl Beginner Class

    Story Time Room Thu., Jul. 12th 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., Jul. 12th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is Himself by Jess Kidd. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 13th

  • Blank Park Zoo - Show And Tell

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jul. 13th 10:30am - 11:30am

    See different animals up close and learn about what they eat, where they live and other fun facts! Program is open to all ages! Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Saturday, July 14th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

  • Welcome To Medicare With Shiip

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jul. 14th 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, July 16th

  • Critter Camp Drop-Off

    Youth Services Area Mon., Jul. 16th 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Drop off your favorite stuffed-animal critter for Critter Camp. Your animal will enjoy a fun-filled week at camp. Pick up your stuffed animal on Friday, July 20 and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 16th 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, July 17th

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area Tue., Jul. 17th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tuesday: Cosplay Fandom Prom

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jul. 17th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Break out your best fandom-inspired costume and join us for an afternoon of all things geeky! We'll have music, awesome fandom crafts, snacks, a cosplay contest and more! Costumes are encouraged, but not required. 6th grade and up. Register beginning July 10.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, July 18th

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Monday, July 23rd

  • Drop-In Device Advice

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

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 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. 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, July 26th

  • Esl Beginner Class

    Story Time Room Thu., Jul. 26th 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

Saturday, July 28th

  • 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

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 30th 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, July 31st

  • 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

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 27. 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

    Get loud in the library with Harry and the Potters, the first ever wizard rock band! Consisting of brothers Joe and Paul DeGeorge, this band plays songs about books. They also helped co-found the Harry Potter Alliance, were profiled in the 2008 documentary We Are Wizards, and appear on a Trivial Pursuit card in Sweden. Since 2002, they have played nearly 800 shows in libraries, rock clubs, art spaces, bookstores, basements, and pizza places all over the world. Costumes encouraged! RSVPs appreciated.

    Category: Teens

Monday, August 6th

  • 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

Thursday, August 9th

  • 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

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

Monday, August 13th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Aug. 13th 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 16th

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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. 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    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

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

  • 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

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

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. 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

Wednesday, November 14th

  • Byob(Ook)

    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

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

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. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    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

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

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

  • 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. 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