Events at the Library

Monday, September 25th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more.Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 26th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more.Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Register To Vote!

    Johnston Public Library 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    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 EITHER the last 4 digits of their social security number OR a driver's license number. A photo ID is not required.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston 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. September's book club title is "Last Days of Summer" by Steve Kluger. No registration necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, September 27th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, September 28th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, September 29th

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, September 30th

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, October 1st

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us for a fun time crafting in the Youth Services area. All supplies are provided, for all ages.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, October 2nd

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 3rd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more.Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Tech Club

    Tech Lab 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    Sharpen your technology skills while creating videos, podcasts, and more in the library's Tech Lab. For students in 6th grade and up. Email young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Get A Flu Shot

    Archive Room 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, October 4th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Novel Knitting

    Johnston Public Library 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Are you a knitter or want to become one? Join Dagmar Scheel to learn how to knit or crochet or to share ideas, patterns and help with other knitters. The Novel Knitting group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm by the lounge area outside of the Archive Room at Johnston Public Library. Beginners welcome! No registration necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, October 5th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    With lots of hands-on activities,as well as stories & songs, dis.cov.er.y is a program for kids 3-7 years and their grown-ups. We will explore a new topic each session.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Doable Photo Organizing

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Have big plans but get overwhelmed when you think about putting together photo albums, baby books or family memory books? Yep--we know--us too. Photo Solutions Specialist, Sandra Erickson, will teach you doable techniques to gather and organize both your physical and digital photos.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, October 7th

  • Intro To Genealogy With Theresa Liewer

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

    Your family has a story to tell; learn the basics to begin your journey of discovery for your family history project. Theresa Liewer, from the Iowa Genealogical Society, will give you a road map for researching your family's history, talk about tools and resources and discuss what to do if you run into an information brick wall. Beginners welcome.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, October 9th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

    With lots of hands-on activities,as well as stories & songs, dis.cov.er.y is a program for kids 3-7 years and their grown-ups. We will explore a new topic each session.

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, October 10th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more.Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Read Week Escape Room: Stop The Zombie Apocalypse (Session 1)

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Can you stop the zombie apocalypse using only your wits and the clues hidden in the room? Find out if you have what it takes to survive at JPL's Teen Read Week Escape Room! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration is required. Four session times are available and there will be snacks.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Teen Read Week Escape Room: Stop The Zombie Apocalypse (Session 2)

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Can you stop the zombie apocalypse using only your wits and the clues hidden in the room? Find out if you have what it takes to survive at JPL's Teen Read Week Escape Room! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration is required. Four session times are available and there will be snacks.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Teen Read Week Escape Room: Stop The Zombie Apocalypse (Session 3)

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Can you stop the zombie apocalypse using only your wits and the clues hidden in the room? Find out if you have what it takes to survive at JPL's Teen Read Week Escape Room! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration is required. Four session times are available and there will be snacks.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Teen Read Week Escape Room: Stop The Zombie Apocalypse (Session 4)

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

    Can you stop the zombie apocalypse using only your wits and the clues hidden in the room? Find out if you have what it takes to survive at JPL's Teen Read Week Escape Room! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration is required. Four session times are available and there will be snacks.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, October 11th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club: Spooky Stories

    Story Time Room 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Read a spooky book and join us as we talk about the scariest parts of the book, enjoy a caramel apple creation bar, and create spooky slime. Need an idea on what to read? Visit the Youth Services Desk to pick up a list of some of our favorite titles. For kids in 3rd-5th grade.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, October 12th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, October 14th

  • Green Fire: Aldo Leopold And A Land Ethic For Our Time

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Come to JPL for a screening of the Emmy Award-winning Aldo Leopold documentary Green Fire and a discussion of the film and Leopolds land ethic. Green Fire is the first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, author of A Sand County Almanac, who was born and raised in Burlington, Iowa. Green Fire highlights Leopolds extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. After the film, stay for a discussion with Dr. Thomas Dean, from the University of Iowa, who is trained as a Land Ethic Leader through the Aldo Leopold Foundation. The discussion will focus on deepening understanding and engagement through dialogue about the meaning and value of conversation. Thomas Dean is Senior Presidential Writer/Editor at the UI with primary responsibilities in speechwriting, and he teaches interdisciplinary courses at the university as well. He also teaches with the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and the UI First-Year Seminar Program, and he has taught community education courses through the Iowa City Senior Center and other programs. This program is sponsored by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, October 15th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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. No registration is necessary for this program.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, October 16th

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 17th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more.Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Comics, Manga, And More Book Club

    Story Time Room 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 - 8th grade. This month's theme: Heroes

    Tag(s): Teens

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

    Story Time Room 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 3rd 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! Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

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

    Story Time Room 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 3rd 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. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, October 19th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 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 Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, October 21st

  • Adventures In Computing

    Youth Computer Lounge 10:00am - 11:30am

    What do bananas and computers have in common? Join members from the ISU Department of Computer Science to find out. In this hands on intro to coding workshop, you will learn about Scratch software and interact with Makey Makeys. Registration required. For grades K-3.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, October 23rd

  • Pumpkin Patch Party

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, October 25th

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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.

    Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, October 29th

  • Nanowrimo Kickoff Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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 200,000 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, October 30th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more.Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 31st

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Halloween Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Watch Halloweentown and text your comments on the screen, make your own caramel apple nachos and enjoy other spooky snacks, create creepy crafts and MORE! Costumes are encouraged (and we will have prizes for the best ones) but not required. Join us if you dare! For students in 6th grade and up. Bring a phone if you'd like to participate in on-screen texting during the movie.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston 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. October's book club title is "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan. No registration necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 1st

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Novel Knitting

    Johnston Public Library 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Are you a knitter or want to become one? Join Dagmar Scheel to learn how to knit or crochet or to share ideas, patterns and help with other knitters. The Novel Knitting group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm by the lounge area outside of the Archive Room at Johnston Public Library. Beginners welcome! No registration necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, November 2nd

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    With lots of hands-on activities,as well as stories & songs, dis.cov.er.y is a program for kids 3-7 years and their grown-ups. We will explore a new topic each session.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, November 3rd

  • Write All Night At Johnston Public Library

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Johnston Public Library 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, November 4th

  • Building Better Sentences: A Quick And Dirty And Mostly Grammar-Free Guide To More Effective Writing

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join writer and University of Iowa professor, Brooks Landon as he details a couple basic ideas can help anyone write better sentences. Dr. Landon will explore our sense of options-all the things a sentence can be and/or do-not a trudge toward grammatical correctness and avoidance of errors, but a dance with language, a celebration of the gift of style. This event is for anyone who is interested in improving their writing; whether you are working on writing a novel or writing your annual holiday letter. Brooks Landon is a Professor in the University of Iowa English Department, where he teaches courses on contemporary literature, including science fiction, and a Prose Style course devoted entirely to the many forms sentences can take. He is currently fascinated by the apocalyptic turn in contemporary postmodern fiction, and has become something of an expert in forms taken by our current fascination with zombies, devoting a course, Dead is the New Alive to the question: Why do we apparently need all these zombie stories? His postmodern fiction course, Masters of Disaster, focuses on the many kinds of non-zombie apocalypses that have recently appeared in literary fiction. His Prose Style course is built around his book, Building Great Sentences: How to Write the Kinds Sentences We Love to Read. Landon earned his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and has been at Iowa since 1978. This program is sponsored by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, November 5th

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us for a fun time crafting in the Youth Services area. All supplies are provided, for all ages.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, November 6th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Archive Room 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 7th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Tech Club

    Tech Lab 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    Sharpen your technology skills while creating videos, podcasts, and more in the library's Tech Lab. For students in 6th grade and up. Email young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 8th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Join us on the second early-out Wednesday of each month for books, food, friends, and fun! Please call the library for more info.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, November 9th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, November 11th

  • Library Is 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 3, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library All Day

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, November 12th

  • Friendsgiving Cooking Class With Lois White

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Sharing a delicious Thanksgiving meal with friends outside of your traditional family Thanksgiving is the newest trend. Join food editor Lois White as she shares brilliant dishes that are full of unexpected twists your friends wont see coming-now thats something theyll be thankful for. Lois will demonstrate how to make roasted butternut squash soupserved in mugs, easy garlic parmesan knots, bacon-wrapped stuffing bites, loaded mashed potato casserole and salted caramel chocolate pecan pie bars. Y.U.M.!

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, November 13th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Archive Room 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

    With lots of hands-on activities,as well as stories & songs, dis.cov.er.y is a program for kids 3-7 years and their grown-ups. We will explore a new topic each session.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 14th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. 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/hHBTN2 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.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 15th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, November 16th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 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 Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, November 19th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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. No registration is necessary for this program.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, November 20th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 11:00am

    Join us for a special Press Play! the week of Thanksgiving. You may come play and explore with your child Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of this week. The Storytime room will be open for play from 9:30-11:00. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Archive Room 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga Ii

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

    Cooperative games, theme activities, storytelling, music, and art come together in this yoga program for children ages 7-10 years old. Classes explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, visual imagery and relaxation techniques. Registration Required.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 21st

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 11:00am

    Join us for a special Press Play! the week of Thanksgiving. You may come play and explore with your child Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of this week. The Storytime room will be open for play from 9:30-11:00. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

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

    Story Time Room 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 3rd 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. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

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

    Story Time Room 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 3rd 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. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, November 22nd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 11:00am

    Join us for a special Press Play! the week of Thanksgiving. You may come play and explore with your child Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of this week. The Storytime room will be open for play from 9:30-11:00. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Library Closes Early At 4:00 Pm

    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, Simpson Barn, Johnston Public Library, Greenbriar Restaurant, Southeast Corner, Youth Services Area, Proctored Test, Outreach 4:00pm - 8:00pm

    The library closes at 4:00 PM.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, November 23rd

  • Library Is 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 3, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library All Day

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, November 24th

  • Library Is 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 3, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library All Day

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, November 27th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Archive Room 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more.Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 28th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston 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. November's book club title is "The Opposite of Fate" by Amy Tan. No registration necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 29th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, November 30th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, December 3rd

  • Nanowrimo Wrap-Up Event

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, December 4th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 5th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, December 6th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, December 7th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    With lots of hands-on activities,as well as stories & songs, dis.cov.er.y is a program for kids 3-7 years and their grown-ups. We will explore a new topic each session.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, December 11th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

    With lots of hands-on activities,as well as stories & songs, dis.cov.er.y is a program for kids 3-7 years and their grown-ups. We will explore a new topic each session.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 12th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. 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/hHBTN2 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.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, December 13th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Join us on the second early-out Wednesday of each month for books, food, friends, and fun! Please call the library for more info.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, December 14th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, December 17th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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. No registration is necessary for this program.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, December 18th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more.Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 19th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

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

    Story Time Room 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 3rd 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. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

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

    Story Time Room 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 3rd 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. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, December 20th

  • Teen Scene

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, December 21st

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 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 Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, December 24th

  • Library Is 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 3, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library All Day

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, December 25th

  • Library Is 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 3, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library All Day

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 26th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, December 31st

  • Library Closes Early At 4:00 Pm

    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 3, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    The library closes at 4:00 PM.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, January 1st

  • Library Is 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 3, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library All Day

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, January 3rd

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up.

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, January 4th

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    With lots of hands-on activities,as well as stories & songs, dis.cov.er.y is a program for kids 3-7 years and their grown-ups. We will explore a new topic each session.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Tech Club

    Tech Lab 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    Sharpen your technology skills while creating videos, podcasts, and more in the library's Tech Lab. For students in 6th grade and up. Email young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information.

    Tag(s): Teens

Sunday, January 7th

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area 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.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, January 8th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

    With lots of hands-on activities,as well as stories & songs, dis.cov.er.y is a program for kids 3-7 years and their grown-ups. We will explore a new topic each session.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 9th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. 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/hHBTN2 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.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, January 10th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Join us on the second early-out Wednesday of each month for books, food, friends, and fun! Please call the library for more info.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, January 11th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, January 15th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 16th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

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

    Story Time Room 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 3rd 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. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

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

    Story Time Room 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 3rd 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. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, January 17th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up.

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, January 18th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, January 21st

  • Toddler Obstacle

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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. No registration is necessary for this program.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, January 22nd

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, January 23rd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, January 24th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up.

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, January 25th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, January 29th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more.Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, January 30th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, January 31st

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, February 1st

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    With lots of hands-on activities,as well as stories & songs, dis.cov.er.y is a program for kids 3-7 years and their grown-ups. We will explore a new topic each session.

    Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, February 4th

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area 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.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, February 5th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 6th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Tech Club

    Tech Lab 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, February 7th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up.

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, February 8th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, February 12th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

    With lots of hands-on activities,as well as stories & songs, dis.cov.er.y is a program for kids 3-7 years and their grown-ups. We will explore a new topic each session.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 13th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. 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/hHBTN2 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.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, February 14th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Join us on the second early-out Wednesday of each month for books, food, friends, and fun! Please call the library for more info.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, February 15th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, February 18th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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. No registration is necessary for this program.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, February 19th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 20th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

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

    Story Time Room 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 3rd 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. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

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

    Story Time Room 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 3rd 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. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, February 21st

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up.

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, February 22nd

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, February 26th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more.Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 27th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, February 28th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, March 1st

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    With lots of hands-on activities,as well as stories & songs, dis.cov.er.y is a program for kids 3-7 years and their grown-ups. We will explore a new topic each session.

    Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, March 4th

Monday, March 5th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 6th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Tech Club

    Tech Lab 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    Sharpen your technology skills while creating videos, podcasts, and more in the library's Tech Lab. For students in 6th grade and up. Email young@johnstonlibrary.com or call the library for more information.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, March 7th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up.

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, March 8th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, March 12th

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    With lots of hands-on activities,as well as stories & songs, dis.cov.er.y is a program for kids 3-7 years and their grown-ups. We will explore a new topic each session.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 13th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. 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/hHBTN2 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.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, March 14th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up.

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, March 15th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, March 18th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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. No registration is necessary for this program

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, March 19th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

    Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, March 20th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

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

    Story Time Room 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 3rd 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. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

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

    Story Time Room 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 3rd 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. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, March 21st

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Join us on the second early-out Wednesday of each month for books, food, friends, and fun! Please call the library for more info.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, March 22nd

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids