Events at the Library

Wednesday, November 22nd

  • Virtual Reality Open House

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 22nd 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Sign up for a 15 minute session with the HTC Vive virtual reality headset.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Closes Early At 4:00 Pm

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Simpson Barn, Johnston Public Library, Greenbriar Restaurant, Southeast Corner, Youth Services Area, Proctored Test, Outreach Wed., Nov. 22nd 4:00pm - 8:00pm

    The library closes at 4:00 PM.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, November 23rd

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, November 24th

  • Library Is Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 3, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library Fri., Nov. 24th All Day

    The library is closed.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 27th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 27th 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 27th 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Archive Room Mon., Nov. 27th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 27th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 28th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 28th 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner Tue., Nov. 28th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Nov. 28th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Gusto Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or boutique beer. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. November's book club title is "The Opposite of Fate" by Amy Tan. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 29th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 29th 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 29th 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 29th 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 29th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner Wed., Nov. 29th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, November 30th

  • Babies & Books

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, December 2nd

  • Holidays In Johnston

    Archive Room, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Johnston Public Library Sat., Dec. 2nd 2:30pm - 4:30pm

    Join us for a town celebration at the Johnston Public Library on Saturday, December 2 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Holidays in Johnston will feature crafts, cookie decorating, a gingerbread house contest (download an entry form), entertainment, food and fun. Santa will even make a special appearance on a Johnston fire truck! No registration is necessary. Holidays in Johnston is free and open to everyone. The Johnston Public Library is located at 6700 Merle Hay Road.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, December 3rd

  • Nanowrimo Wrap-Up Event

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, December 4th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 4th 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 5th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 5th 9:30am - 10:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tech Club: Hour Of Code

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

    Join Tim Sieber from YouthCode for an Hour of Code workshop. Initiated by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org, Hour of Code has reached millions of students by making computer programming accessible and fun. At this Hour of Code workshop, kids in 6th grade and up will receive an introductory experience with coding and computer science in a safe, supportive environment. Students can choose themes of Minecraft, Moana or Star Wars for their hands-on project. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, December 6th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 6th 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 6th 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 6th 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Dec. 6th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, December 7th

  • Babies & Books

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 7th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

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

    Category: Kids

Sunday, December 10th

  • Handmade Holiday Card-Making Workshop

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 10th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Handmade cards let you express your creativity and show your friends and family how much they mean to you. Join Dreama Deskins to make three holiday cards using a variety of paper crafting techniques. Adults--this crafting class is just for youleave the kids at home for this one and let the crafting begin! Registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, December 11th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 11th 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 12th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 12th 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, December 13th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 13th 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 13th 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 13th 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Dec. 13th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 13th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Join us as we enjoy winter themed snacks, crafts, and stories. Need an idea on what to read? Visit the Youth Services Desk to pick up a list of some of our favorite titles. For kids in 3rd-5th grade.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, December 14th

  • Babies & Books

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Dec. 14th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, December 16th

  • Merry Harry Holiday Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Dec. 16th 1:00pm - 3:30pm

    Muggles, grab your wands, put on your invisibility cloaks and get ready to experience Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in a whole new way! Act out scenes from the movie with your own bag of wizard props and interactive script. Popcorn, Butterbeer, and other magical snacks will be provided. Wizard-themed attire is encouraged, but not required and RSVP's are appreciated.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, December 17th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 17th 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come join us in expending some pent up energy in this specially designed active obstacle course for little ones. Babies are welcome in their own activity corner with caregivers. Adults must remain with children for the duration of playtime. Appropriate for ages 6 months- 6 years. No registration is necessary for this program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, December 18th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 19th

  • Manga Book Club

    Archive Room, Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 19th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 19th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Category: Teens

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 19th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Category: Teens

Thursday, December 21st

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Dec. 21st 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, December 24th

  • Library Is Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 3, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library Sun., Dec. 24th All Day

    The library is closed.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, December 25th

  • Library Is Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 3, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library Mon., Dec. 25th All Day

    The library is closed.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 26th

  • Well Red Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 28th

  • Teen Video Game Tournament: Smash, Dance, & Crash Edition

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

    It's a video game tournament extravaganza! We'll be playing Smash Bros., Just Dance, and Mario Kart. Compete in one tournament or all three! There will be fabulous prizes for the winners and yummy snacks for everyone. For students in 6th grade and up. Please register beginning Dec. 1.

    Category: Teens

Sunday, December 31st

  • Library Closes Early At 4:00 Pm

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 3, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library Sun., Dec. 31st 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    The library closes at 4:00 PM.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, January 1st

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 2nd

  • Teen Tech Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Tech Lab Tue., Jan. 2nd 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, January 3rd

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, January 4th

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 4th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tech Club

    Tech Lab Thu., Jan. 4th 3:45pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

Sunday, January 7th

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jan. 7th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

Monday, January 8th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 8th 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jan. 8th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 9th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 9th 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, January 10th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

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

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, January 11th

  • Babies & Books

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, January 15th

  • Library Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library Mon., Jan. 15th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 16th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 16th 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Manga Book Club

    Archive Room, Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 16th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 16th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Category: Teens

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 16th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, January 17th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 17th 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 17th 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, January 18th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 18th 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Jan. 18th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, January 21st

  • Toddler Obstacle

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Jan. 21st 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come join us in expending some pent up energy in this specially designed active obstacle course for little ones. Babies are welcome in their own activity corner with caregivers. Adults must remain with children for the duration of playtime. Appropriate for ages 6 months- 6 years. No registration is necessary for this program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, January 22nd

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 22nd 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 22nd 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jan. 22nd 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jan. 22nd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 23rd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 23rd 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, January 24th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 24th 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 24th 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, January 25th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 25th 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Category: Kids

Monday, January 29th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 29th 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 29th 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 29th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 30th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 30th 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Jan. 30th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, January 31st

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 31st 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 31st 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jan. 31st 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jan. 31st 3:30pm - 4:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, February 1st

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Feb. 1st 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

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

    Category: Kids

Sunday, February 4th

  • Make & Take Craft

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

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

    Category: Kids

Monday, February 5th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 5th 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 6th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 6th 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tech Club

    Story Time Room, Tech Lab Tue., Feb. 6th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, February 7th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 7th 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 7th 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, February 8th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Feb. 8th 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Feb. 8th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, February 12th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 12th 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Feb. 12th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 13th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 13th 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, February 14th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 14th 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 14th 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

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

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, February 15th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Feb. 15th 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Feb. 15th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, February 18th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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

    Come join us in expending some pent up energy in this specially designed active obstacle course for little ones. Babies are welcome in their own activity corner with caregivers. Adults must remain with children for the duration of playtime. Appropriate for ages 6 months- 6 years. No registration is necessary for this program.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, February 20th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 20th 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 20th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Category: Teens

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 20th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, February 21st

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 21st 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 21st 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Feb. 21st 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, February 22nd

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Feb. 22nd 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Category: Kids

Monday, February 26th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 26th 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 26th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 27th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 27th 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Well Red Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, February 28th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 28th 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 28th 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Kurious Kids

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

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, March 1st

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 1st 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

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

    Category: Kids

Sunday, March 4th

Monday, March 5th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 5th 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Coding Class

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

    Category: Teens

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 6th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 6th 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tech Club

    Archive Room, Story Time Room, Tech Lab Tue., Mar. 6th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, March 7th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 7th 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 7th 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, March 8th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 8th 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Mar. 8th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, March 12th

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Mar. 12th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 13th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, March 14th

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

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

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, March 15th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Mar. 15th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, March 18th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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

    Come join us in expending some pent up energy in this specially designed active obstacle course for little ones. Babies are welcome in their own activity corner with caregivers. Adults must remain with children for the duration of playtime. Appropriate for ages 6 months- 6 years. No registration is necessary for this program

    Category: Kids

Monday, March 19th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 19th 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 20th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 20th 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Manga Book Club

    Archive Room, Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 20th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 20th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Category: Teens

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 20th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, March 21st

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 21st 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 21st 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Mar. 21st 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, March 22nd

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 22nd 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Category: Kids

Monday, March 26th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 26th 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 26th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 27th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 27th 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Well Red Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, March 28th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 28th 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 28th 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Kurious Kids

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

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, March 29th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 29th 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Category: Kids

Sunday, April 1st

  • Library Closed

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, April 2nd

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 2nd 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, April 3rd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Apr. 3rd 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tech Club

    Archive Room, Story Time Room, Tech Lab Tue., Apr. 3rd 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, April 4th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 4th 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 4th 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, April 5th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 5th 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Apr. 5th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

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

    Category: Kids

Sunday, April 8th

Monday, April 9th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 9th 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Apr. 9th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, April 10th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Apr. 10th 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, April 11th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Apr. 11th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 11th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, April 12th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 12th 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Apr. 12th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, April 16th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 16th 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 16th 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Apr. 16th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, April 17th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Apr. 17th 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Manga Book Club

    Archive Room, Story Time Room Tue., Apr. 17th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Apr. 17th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Category: Teens

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Apr. 17th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, April 18th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 18th 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 18th 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Apr. 18th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, April 19th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 19th 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Apr. 19th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, April 22nd

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Apr. 22nd 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come join us in expending some pent up energy in this specially designed active obstacle course for little ones. Babies are welcome in their own activity corner with caregivers. Adults must remain with children for the duration of playtime. Appropriate for ages 6 months- 6 years. No registration is necessary for this program

    Category: Kids

Monday, April 23rd

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 23rd 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 23rd 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 23rd 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, April 24th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Apr. 24th 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Apr. 24th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, April 25th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 25th 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Apr. 25th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Apr. 25th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, April 26th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 26th 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Category: Kids

Monday, April 30th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, May 1st

  • Teen Tech Club

    Archive Room, Story Time Room, Tech Lab Tue., May. 1st 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

Monday, May 7th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, May 10th

Monday, May 14th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, May 17th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., May. 17th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 21st

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning.

    Category: Adult & Family