Events at the Library

Tuesday, January 25th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 25th 10:30am - 11:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Anime Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jan. 25th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jan. 25th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Jan. 25th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "Snapper" by Brian Kimberling. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, January 26th

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 26th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last

    Category: Kids

Thursday, January 27th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 27th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Jan. 27th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, January 29th

  • Make It: Jpl Craft Workshop For Adults

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

    Get your craft on with us. Join Lori Elrick to explore a new trending craft project every couple of months. In January, Lori will guide you, in-person, through a trendy and fun wood bead garland. If you prefer to assemble the project on your own at home, the garland kit is pre-packed with instructions for grab-and-go pickups. Please register for this free workshop and indicate if you like to attend in-person or grab-and-go; supplies are limited so there is only one garland kit per registration. Adults, leave the kids at home for this one, this crafting time is just for you!

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, January 31st

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 31st 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 31st 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Jan. 31st 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 1st

  • Block Party!

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 1st 10:30am - 11:30am

    Join us for an hour of fun playing with a variety of blocks and other building materials. Come see what it is all about and have some CONSTRUCTIVE FUN!!! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. A Terrific Tuesday Program.

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, February 2nd

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 2nd 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 2nd 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, February 3rd

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Feb. 3rd 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Feb. 3rd 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, February 5th

  • Legobot Mechanics Club

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

    Registration for this event is now closed. Please email young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the waiting list. A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

    Category: Teens

Sunday, February 6th

  • Board In The Library

    Youth Services Area Sun., Feb. 6th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

    Category: Kids

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Feb. 6th 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, February 7th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 7th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 7th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Steam & Me Book Club

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 7th 4:30pm - 5:15pm

    STEAM & Me is a read aloud book club intended to introduce kids in grades K-2 to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each meeting we will read a new book focusing on a different topic and extend our learning through corresponding activities and games! Each participant will receive a book to take home each week (4 books total) along with their completed STEAM projects. *Grades K-2 *Registration Required

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Feb. 7th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 8th

  • Create A Valentine

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 8th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Visit the library to create the perfect Valentine for someone special! We will provide paper, stickers, and coloring utensils. Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. A Terrific Tuesday Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Animal Book Club (Grades 3-5)

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 8th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Join fellow animal lovers for this read aloud book club all about furry friends! We will read books about different kinds of pets and have animal guests from the ARL TheraPets program visiting the club each week to help us extend our learning! Snacks, crafts, and more will be provided. Participants will each receive a copy of the books we read(4 books total). *3rd-5th grade *Registration Required

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 8th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Board Game Club: Jackbox Game Night

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 8th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Our formerly virtual club is returning to in-person meetings! Whether you're an expert player or new to the hobby, we'd love for you to join us! A local board game expert will teach the group how to play different games each month. This month, we'll be playing Jackbox Games - interactive party games that players can control from their smartphone, tablet, or browser. We'll have iPads available for anyone without a device.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, February 9th

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 9th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, February 10th

  • Bouncing Babies

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

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Feb. 10th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "The Henna Artist" by Alka Joshi. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Feb. 10th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, February 12th

  • Easy And Delish Plant-Based Cooking Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Feb. 12th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Curious about the current trend toward a diet of less meat, less dairy, and more vegetables? Of course you are. Join fab food editor Jill Johnson to explore easy and delicious plant-based cooking recipes. Jill will go through the basics of a plant-based diet, reasons why we should eat more plant foods, and creative ways to get more of them into our diet. Samples will be provided. Jill Johnson is a former food editor for Better Homes & Gardens, has developed and compiled recipes for 5 cookbooks, and contributed to publications such as Midwest Living, Diabetic Living, Hy-Vee Seasons magazine, and Life: Beautiful. Healthy cooking has been her passion for over 3 decades and she has implemented plant-based principles in her own kitchen since 2017.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, February 13th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Feb. 13th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, February 14th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 14th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 14th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Princess Bride Interactive Movie Event

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Feb. 14th 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Join us this Valentine's Day for an inconceivably good time at this special showing of The Princess Bride with audience participation! We will provide a script as well as a movie prop kit with tons of fun interactive items to help you become a part of the movie. Plus, make a Princess Bride Valentine to give to your "twue wuv" and eat tasty snacks. This program is open to all ages, but those 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Steam & Me Book Club

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 14th 4:30pm - 5:15pm

    STEAM & Me is a read aloud book club intended to introduce kids in grades K-2 to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each meeting we will read a new book focusing on a different topic and extend our learning through corresponding activities and games! Each participant will receive a book to take home each week (4 books total) along with their completed STEAM projects. *Grades K-2 *Registration Required

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Feb. 14th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 15th

  • Tape Town

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 15th 10:30am - 11:30am

    An interactive cityscape, connected with a network of masking tape roads, allows children to visit different parts of Tape Town with toy vehicles. Kids will strengthen motor skills, make connections and have lots of fun exploring Tape Town! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. Terrific Tuesday Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Archive Room Tue., Feb. 15th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Animal Book Club (Grades 3-5)

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 15th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Join fellow animal lovers for this read aloud book club all about furry friends! We will read books about different kinds of pets and have animal guests from the ARL TheraPets program visiting the club each week to help us extend our learning! Snacks, crafts, and more will be provided. Participants will each receive a copy of the books we read(4 books total). *3rd-5th grade *Registration Required

    Category: Kids

  • Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 6Th & 7Th Grade

    Archive Room Tue., Feb. 15th 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about this month's book selection, eat snacks, and unbox our next JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

    Category: Teens

  • Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 8Th - 12Th Grade

    Archive Room Tue., Feb. 15th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about this month's book selection, eat snacks, and unbox our next JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, February 16th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 16th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 16th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, February 17th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Feb. 17th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Feb. 17th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Rules for Visiting" by Jessica Francis Kane. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Feb. 17th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Feb. 17th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, February 19th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Feb. 19th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, February 20th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Feb. 20th 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. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

    Category: Kids

Monday, February 21st

  • [CANCELLED] Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Feb. 21st 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 22nd

  • Play Doh Power!

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 22nd 10:30am - 11:30am

    A variety of Play-Doh, tools, and mats will all be available during this program as well as information for parents on the benefits of using Play-Doh during regular play time. Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome! A Terrific Tuesday Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Anime Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 22nd 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Animal Book Club (Grades 3-5)

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 22nd 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Join fellow animal lovers for this read aloud book club all about furry friends! We will read books about different kinds of pets and have animal guests from the ARL TheraPets program visiting the club each week to help us extend our learning! Snacks, crafts, and more will be provided. Participants will each receive a copy of the books we read(4 books total). *3rd-5th grade *Registration Required

    Category: Kids

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

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

    Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Feb. 22nd 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, February 23rd

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Youth Services Area Wed., Feb. 23rd 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available Monday mornings, while supplies lasts. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 23rd 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, February 24th

  • Baby Busy Bags

    Youth Services Area Thu., Feb. 24th 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Feb. 24th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, February 27th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Feb. 27th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, February 28th

  • Steam & Me Book Club

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 28th 4:30pm - 5:15pm

    STEAM & Me is a read aloud book club intended to introduce kids in grades K-2 to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each meeting we will read a new book focusing on a different topic and extend our learning through corresponding activities and games! Each participant will receive a book to take home each week (4 books total) along with their completed STEAM projects. *Grades K-2 *Registration Required

    Category: Kids

  • Lonely Readers Club

    Online Mon., Feb. 28th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. The JPL Lonely Readers Club is all of the book club with none of the meetings. The book for the month will be announced via the Facebook group @ facebook.com/groups/JPLLonelyReadersClub. Print copies of the Lonely Readers Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Lonely Readers Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. It's the literary lonely hearts club for that little bit of recluse in all of us! Discussion begins online on the last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Feb. 28th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 1st

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 1st 10:30am - 11:30am

    Come and play with your child. We will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years.

    Category: Kids

  • Animal Book Club (Grades 3-5)

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 1st 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Join fellow animal lovers for this read aloud book club all about furry friends! We will read books about different kinds of pets and have animal guests from the ARL TheraPets program visiting the club each week to help us extend our learning! Snacks, crafts, and more will be provided. Participants will each receive a copy of the books we read(4 books total). *3rd-5th grade *Registration Required

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, March 2nd

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Youth Services Area Wed., Mar. 2nd 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available Monday mornings, while supplies lasts. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 2nd 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last

    Category: Kids

Thursday, March 3rd

  • Baby Busy Bags

    Youth Services Area Thu., Mar. 3rd 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Mar. 3rd 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, March 5th

  • Legobot Mechanics Club

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

    Registration for this event is now closed. Please email young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the waiting list. A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

    Category: Teens

Sunday, March 6th

  • Board In The Library

    Youth Services Area Sun., Mar. 6th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

    Category: Kids

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Mar. 6th 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, March 7th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 7th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 7th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Steam & Me Book Club

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 7th 4:30pm - 5:15pm

    STEAM & Me is a read aloud book club intended to introduce kids in grades K-2 to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each meeting we will read a new book focusing on a different topic and extend our learning through corresponding activities and games! Each participant will receive a book to take home each week (4 books total) along with their completed STEAM projects. *Grades K-2 *Registration Required

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Mar. 7th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 8th

  • Grow With Me! Story Time

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 8th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Join us for a story all about growing seeds. Following the story, each child will plant their own seeds and decorate the pot! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Mar. 8th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Board Game Club: Jackbox Game Night

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Mar. 8th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Our formerly virtual club is returning to in-person meetings! Whether you're an expert player or new to the hobby, we'd love for you to join us! A local board game expert will teach the group how to play different games each month. This month, we'll be playing Jackbox Games - interactive party games that players can control from their smartphone, tablet, or browser. We'll have iPads available for anyone without a device.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, March 9th

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 9th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last

    Category: Kids

Thursday, March 10th

  • Bouncing Babies

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

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Mar. 10th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Mar. 10th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, March 12th

  • Boredom Buster Bags

    Youth Services Area Sat., Mar. 12th 10:00am - 11:00am

    Head into spring break with a bag filled with boredom busters! This kit includes all your family needs to avoid the "I'm bored" moment! This kit is geared towards kids in kindergarten-5th grade. One kit per family, please. While supplies lasts.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, March 13th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Mar. 13th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, March 14th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 14th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 14th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Mar. 14th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Kids in 6th grade and up can join other gaming enthusiasts in a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be snacks for everyone and fabulous prizes for the winners! Participants must use the library's Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers - no outside controllers allowed. Please register beginning March 1.

    Category: Teens

  • Qr Code Quest

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Mar. 14th All Day

    Come in any time during spring break (Monday-Friday) for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Mar. 14th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 15th

  • Tape Town

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 15th 10:30am - 11:30am

    An interactive cityscape, connected with a network of masking tape roads, allows children to visit different parts of Tape Town with toy vehicles. A car wash and a grocery store will be just a few of the stops around town. Kids will strengthen motor skills, make connections and have lots of fun exploring Tape Town! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome.

    Category: Kids

  • Anime Afternoon Spring Break Watch Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Mar. 15th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Enjoy a few episodes of some popular anime, eat Japanese snacks, try some anime-inspired crafts, and hang out with fellow fans. For kids in 6th grade and up. Please register beginning March 1.

    Category: Teens

  • Qr Code Quest

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Mar. 15th All Day

    Come in any time during spring break (Monday-Friday) for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, March 16th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 16th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Create-A-Craft: Spring Break Edition

    Youth Services Area Wed., Mar. 16th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

    Category: Kids

  • Qr Code Quest

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Mar. 16th All Day

    Come in any time during spring break (Monday-Friday) for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, March 17th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 17th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Mar. 17th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive" by Stephanie Land. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Mar. 17th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Qr Code Quest

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Mar. 17th All Day

    Come in any time during spring break (Monday-Friday) for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Mar. 17th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, March 18th

  • Qr Code Quest

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Mar. 18th All Day

    Come in any time during spring break (Monday-Friday) for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, March 19th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Mar. 19th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, March 20th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Mar. 20th 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. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

    Category: Kids

Monday, March 21st

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 21st 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 21st 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Mar. 21st 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 22nd

  • Block Party!

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 22nd 10:30am - 11:30am

    Join us for an hour of fun playing with a variety of blocks and other building materials. Come see what it is all about and have some CONSTRUCTIVE FUN!!! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome.

    Category: Kids

  • [CANCELLED] Anime Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Mar. 22nd 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • [CANCELLED] Harry Potter Fan Club

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

    Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, March 23rd

  • [CANCELLED] Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 23rd 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, March 24th

  • [CANCELLED] Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 24th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Mar. 24th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, March 27th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Mar. 27th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, March 28th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 28th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 28th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Lonely Readers Club

    Online Mon., Mar. 28th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. The JPL Lonely Readers Club is all of the book club with none of the meetings. The book for the month will be announced via the Facebook group @ facebook.com/groups/JPLLonelyReadersClub. Print copies of the Lonely Readers Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Lonely Readers Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. It's the literary lonely hearts club for that little bit of recluse in all of us! Discussion begins online on the last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Mar. 28th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 29th

  • Parachute Story Time

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 29th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Join us for a story, songs, and parachute games! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. Parents/guardians will be asked to assist their child(ren) with the parachute games.

    Category: Kids

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Archive Room Tue., Mar. 29th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 6Th & 7Th Grade

    Archive Room Tue., Mar. 29th 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about this month's book selection, eat snacks, and unbox our next JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

    Category: Teens

  • Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 8Th - 12Th Grade

    Archive Room Tue., Mar. 29th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about this month's book selection, eat snacks, and unbox our next JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Mar. 29th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, March 30th

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 30th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last

    Category: Kids

Thursday, March 31st

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 31st 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Mar. 31st 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, April 2nd

  • Legobot Mechanics Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Apr. 2nd 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

    Category: Teens

Sunday, April 3rd

  • Board In The Library

    Youth Services Area Sun., Apr. 3rd 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

    Category: Kids

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

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

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, April 4th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 4th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 4th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Apr. 4th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, April 6th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 6th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, April 7th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 7th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Apr. 7th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, April 10th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Apr. 10th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, April 11th

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Apr. 11th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, April 12th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Apr. 12th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Board Game Club: Jackbox Game Night

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Apr. 12th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Our formerly virtual club is returning to in-person meetings! Whether you're an expert player or new to the hobby, we'd love for you to join us! A local board game expert will teach the group how to play different games each month. This month, we'll be playing Jackbox Games - interactive party games that players can control from their smartphone, tablet, or browser. We'll have iPads available for anyone without a device.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, April 13th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 13th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, April 14th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 14th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Apr. 14th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Apr. 14th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, April 16th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Apr. 16th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, April 17th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Apr. 17th 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. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

    Category: Kids

Monday, April 18th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 18th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 18th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Apr. 18th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, April 19th

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Archive Room Tue., Apr. 19th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 6Th & 7Th Grade

    Archive Room Tue., Apr. 19th 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about this month's book selection, eat snacks, and unbox our next JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

    Category: Teens

  • Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 8Th - 12Th Grade

    Archive Room Tue., Apr. 19th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about this month's book selection, eat snacks, and unbox our next JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, April 20th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 20th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, April 21st

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 21st 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Apr. 21st 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "The Henna Artist" by Alka Joshi. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Apr. 21st 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Apr. 21st 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, April 24th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Apr. 24th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, April 25th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 25th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Lonely Readers Club

    Online Mon., Apr. 25th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. The JPL Lonely Readers Club is all of the book club with none of the meetings. The book for the month will be announced via the Facebook group @ facebook.com/groups/JPLLonelyReadersClub. Print copies of the Lonely Readers Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Lonely Readers Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. It's the literary lonely hearts club for that little bit of recluse in all of us! Discussion begins online on the last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Apr. 25th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, April 26th

  • Anime Club

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

    Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Apr. 26th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Apr. 26th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, April 27th

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, April 28th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 28th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Apr. 28th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, May 1st

  • Board In The Library

    Youth Services Area Sun., May. 1st 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

    Category: Kids

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

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

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 2nd

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., May. 2nd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, May 5th

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., May. 5th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, May 7th

  • Kites On The Green

    Commons, Johnston Public Library Sat., May. 7th 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Join us for the 9th annual Kites on the Green Festival featuring giant show kite displays, celebrity bol races, free kite building, live kids' music, sidewalk art, face painting, and delicious food!

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, May 8th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., May. 8th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, May 9th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., May. 9th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, May 10th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

    Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54

    Category: Teens

Thursday, May 12th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., May. 12th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., May. 12th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, May 14th

  • Legobot Mechanics Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., May. 14th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

    Category: Teens

Sunday, May 15th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., May. 15th 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. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

    Category: Kids

Monday, May 16th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., May. 16th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, May 19th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., May. 19th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., May. 19th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., May. 19th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, May 21st

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., May. 21st 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, May 22nd

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., May. 22nd 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, May 23rd

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., May. 23rd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, May 26th

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., May. 26th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 30th

  • Library Closed For The Observance Of Memorial Day

    Johnston Public Library Mon., May. 30th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Lonely Readers Club

    Online Mon., May. 30th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. The JPL Lonely Readers Club is all of the book club with none of the meetings. The book for the month will be announced via the Facebook group @ facebook.com/groups/JPLLonelyReadersClub. Print copies of the Lonely Readers Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Lonely Readers Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. It's the literary lonely hearts club for that little bit of recluse in all of us! Discussion begins online on the last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • [CANCELLED] Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., May. 30th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, May 31st

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., May. 31st 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 2nd

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Jun. 2nd 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, June 4th

  • Legobot Mechanics Club

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

    A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

    Category: Teens

Sunday, June 5th

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

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

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 6th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Jun. 6th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 9th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Jun. 9th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Jun. 9th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 13th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Jun. 13th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 16th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Jun. 16th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 16th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Jun. 16th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, June 18th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Jun. 18th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 20th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Jun. 20th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 23rd

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Jun. 23rd 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 27th

  • Lonely Readers Club

    Online Mon., Jun. 27th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. The JPL Lonely Readers Club is all of the book club with none of the meetings. The book for the month will be announced via the Facebook group @ facebook.com/groups/JPLLonelyReadersClub. Print copies of the Lonely Readers Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Lonely Readers Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. It's the literary lonely hearts club for that little bit of recluse in all of us! Discussion begins online on the last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Jun. 27th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, June 28th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Jun. 28th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 30th

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Jun. 30th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, July 3rd

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

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

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 4th

  • [CANCELLED] Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Jul. 4th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, July 7th

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Jul. 7th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, July 9th

  • Legobot Mechanics Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jul. 9th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

    Category: Teens

Monday, July 11th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Jul. 11th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, July 14th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Jul. 14th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Jul. 14th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, July 16th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Jul. 16th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 18th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Jul. 18th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, July 21st

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Jul. 21st 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 21st 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Jul. 21st 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family