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

Wednesday, August 29th

  • Teen Scene

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

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

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

Sunday, September 2nd

  • Make & Take Craft

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

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

    Category: Kids

Monday, September 3rd

  • Library Closed

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 4th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 6Th - 7Th Grade

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

    Make a difference @ your library! Students in 6th & 7th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 8Th - 12Th Grade

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Sep. 4th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Students in 8th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, September 5th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 5th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Kids In The Kitchen

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 5th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Learn basic cooking skills and prepare simple and fun foods in this hands-on cooking experience for kids in 3rd-5th grade. Space is limited and registration is required. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens.

    Category: Kids

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

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Press Play: Pirates

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

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

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, September 11th

  • Press Play!

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Anime & Manga Club

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 11th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Eat pizza, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. Read whatever you want to share on each month's theme. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 6Th-8Th Grade

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 11th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 1st Tuesday of every month (except September). In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 9Th Grade And Up

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 11th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 1st Tuesday of every month (except September). In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, September 12th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 12th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • B.y.o.book

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

    Kids in 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, September 13th

  • Bouncing Babies

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 13th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, September 17th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 18th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 18th 9:30am - 10:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tech Club: Virtual And Augmented Reality Edition

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Sep. 18th 4:15pm - 6:15pm

    Staff from YouthCode will help students explore a different tech-related project each month. This month students will learn the basics of both virtual reality and augmented reality and then create an augmented reality game in Scratch. An additional hour will be reserved after class for students wanting to use the HTC Vive virtual reality system. 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, September 19th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 19th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Little Chefs

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 19th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Explore basic cooking skills and prepare simple and fun foods in this hands-on cooking experience for kids in kindergarten through 2nd grade, with a grown-up. Each class will also include a short story and a craft. Space is limited and registration is required. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, September 20th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Sep. 20th 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • 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

  • Homework Club

    Archive Room Thu., Sep. 20th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • 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

Sunday, September 23rd

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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

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

    Category: Kids

Monday, September 24th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Drop-In Device Advice

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Make & Take Craft

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 25th

  • Press Play!

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • 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

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Sep. 25th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! We'll have a different activity each month. This month, get sorted into your Hogwarts house and participate in a potions class. For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, September 26th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 26th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Kurious Kids

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

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, September 27th

  • Bouncing Babies

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 27th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

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

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 2nd

  • Press Play!

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Anime & Manga Club

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 2nd 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Eat pizza, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. Read whatever you want to share on each month's theme. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 6Th-8Th Grade

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 2nd 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 9Th Grade And Up

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 2nd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, October 3rd

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 3rd 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • 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

  • Bouncing Babies

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 4th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 8th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Press Play: Super Heroes

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

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

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, October 9th

  • Press Play!

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Teen Read Week Edition

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 9th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Celebrate Teen Read Week with Johnston Library's Teen Advisory Board!

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, October 10th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 10th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • B.y.o.book

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

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, October 11th

  • Bouncing Babies

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 11th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. 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

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Early Voting

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, October 16th

  • Press Play!

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Early Voting

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, October 17th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Early Voting

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 17th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Little Chefs

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 17th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Explore basic cooking skills and prepare simple and fun foods in this hands-on cooking experience for kids in kindergarten through 2nd grade, with a grown-up. Each class will also include a short story and a craft. Space is limited and registration is required. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, October 18th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Oct. 18th 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., 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

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 18th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • 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

  • Pumpkin Patch Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Oct. 22nd 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Wear your costume and join us for treats, stories, games, and a craft! You may arrive anytime during the scheduled time. For all ages. Please register beginning October 1.

    Category: Kids

  • 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

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 23rd 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Teen Tech Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 23rd 4:15pm - 5:15pm

    Staff from YouthCode will help students explore a different tech-related project each month. 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, October 24th

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 24th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 24th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 24th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, October 25th

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 25th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 25th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 25th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, October 26th

Saturday, October 27th

Sunday, October 28th

  • Nanowrimo Kickoff Party

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 29th

  • Early Voting

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Make & Take Craft

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 30th

  • Early Voting

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

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

    Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! We'll have a different activity each month. For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Kids

  • 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

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 1st 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

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

Sunday, November 4th

  • Make & Take Craft

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

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

    Category: Kids

Monday, November 5th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 6th

  • Press Play!

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Anime & Manga Club

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 6th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Eat pizza, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. Read whatever you want to share on each month's theme. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 6Th-8Th Grade

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 6th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 1st Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 9Th Grade And Up

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

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 1st Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, November 7th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 7th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, November 8th

  • Bouncing Babies

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Thu., Nov. 8th 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Join us for a special early out scavenger hunt and create a fall themed craft between 1-5PM.

    Category: Kids

  • 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

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Press Play: Mother Goose

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

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

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, November 13th

  • Press Play!

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 6Th - 7Th Grade

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 13th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Students in 6th & 7th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 8Th - 12Th Grade

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 13th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Students in 8th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, November 14th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 14th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • B.y.o.book

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

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, November 15th

  • Bouncing Babies

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • 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

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 15th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, November 18th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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

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

    Category: Kids

Monday, November 19th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 20th

  • Press Play!

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tech Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 20th 4:15pm - 5:15pm

    Staff from YouthCode will help students explore a different tech-related project each month. 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, November 21st

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Library Closing At 4:00

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, November 22nd

  • Library Closed

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, November 23rd

  • Library Closed

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 26th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Drop-In Device Advice

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Make & Take Craft

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 27th

  • Press Play!

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 27th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! We'll have a different activity each month. For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 28th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 28th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 28th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, November 29th

  • Bouncing Babies

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Club

    Archive Room Thu., Nov. 29th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 29th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, December 2nd

  • Nanowrimo Wrap-Up Event

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, December 3rd

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 4th

  • Anime & Manga Club

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 4th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Eat pizza, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. Read whatever you want to share on each month's theme. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 6Th-8Th Grade

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 4th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 1st Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, December 5th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Dec. 5th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, December 6th

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 6th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    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

  • 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

Tuesday, December 11th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 6Th - 7Th Grade

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Dec. 11th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Students in 6th & 7th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 8Th - 12Th Grade

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Dec. 11th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Students in 8th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, December 12th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Dec. 12th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, December 13th

  • Homework Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 13th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • 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

  • Teen Tech Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Dec. 18th 4:15pm - 5:15pm

    Staff from YouthCode will help students explore a different tech-related project each month. 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, December 19th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Dec. 19th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

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

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 20th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Kids

  • 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

Wednesday, January 2nd

  • Ys Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jan. 2nd 9:00am - 5:30pm

    Category: Kids

Thursday, January 3rd

  • Homework Club

    Archive Room Thu., Jan. 3rd 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, January 7th

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., 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

Wednesday, January 9th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jan. 9th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Kids In The Kitchen

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jan. 9th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Learn basic cooking skills and prepare simple and fun foods in this hands-on cooking experience for kids in 3rd-5th grade. Space is limited and registration is required. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, January 10th

  • Homework Club

    Archive Room Thu., Jan. 10th 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • 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

Wednesday, January 16th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jan. 16th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • B.y.o.book

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 16th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Kids in 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, 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

  • Homework Club

    Archive Room Thu., Jan. 17th 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • 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

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jan. 21st 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., 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

Wednesday, January 23rd

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jan. 23rd 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Little Chefs

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jan. 23rd 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Explore basic cooking skills and prepare simple and fun foods in this hands-on cooking experience for kids in kindergarten through 2nd grade, with a grown-up. Each class will also include a short story and a craft. Space is limited and registration is required. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, January 24th

  • Homework Club

    Archive Room Thu., Jan. 24th 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 24th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

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

Wednesday, January 30th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jan. 30th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Kurious Kids

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

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, January 31st

  • Homework Club

    Archive Room Thu., Jan. 31st 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 31st 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

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

  • Homework Club

    Archive Room Thu., Feb. 7th 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Feb. 7th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

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

  • Homework Club

    Archive Room Thu., Feb. 14th 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • 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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