Events at the Library

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

Tuesday, May 24th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., May. 24th 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

Wednesday, May 25th

  • Ell Collaboration Meeting

    Archive Room Wed., May. 25th 10:00am - 11:00am

    Discussion regarding a cooperative effort to bring the Welcome English AmeriCorps program to Johnston

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., May. 25th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    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. This month's book is "I Will Send Rain" by Rae Meadows. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, June 1st

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jun. 1st 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    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

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jun. 4th All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, June 5th

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), 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

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jun. 5th All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, June 6th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 6th 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Donut Stop The Reading Ice Cream-Palooza Teen Summer Reading Kick Off Party

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

    Celebrate the start of summer reading! Make your own delicious ice cream sundae, take the Nailed It: Donut Edition Challenge, taste test some crazy ice cream flavors, play Beat Saber on our VR system, get signed up for the Summer Reading Club and MORE! Stop in anytime between 4:30 to 6:00pm. For kids entering 6th grade and up. Register beginning May 28.

    Category: Teens

  • 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

Tuesday, June 7th

  • Wacky Water Play!

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), JPL Outdoor Patio Tue., Jun. 7th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Beat the heat at the library with some fun water play! Join us for fun water play stations on the JPL Outdoor Patio! Great for all ages! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Dungeons & Dragons 101

    Archive Room, Teen Space Tue., Jun. 7th 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Have you always wanted to play D&D but didn't know where to start? Meet with D&D experts to learn the basics of the game or to get help creating your character. Stop in the Teen Space anytime between 2:00 - 5:00pm. (FYI, creating a character can take up to an hour.) Then, be sure to join us every Monday starting June 13 at 4:00 to play D&D. 6th grade and up. Register beginning May 28.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, June 8th

  • Nature Play

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, JPL Outdoor Patio Wed., Jun. 8th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Join us for a story and nature play each week. Nature play includes actively playing outside or learning about the outdoors. Activities will include rock hunting, cloud watching, wildlife education, and so much more! Prepare your child for messy play! Nature play will occur outdoors when weather permits. Recommended for grades K-5, but all ages welcome. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jun. 8th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 9th

  • Play, Baby, Play

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 9th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Join us for a special day full of play for the babies in your life. Babies, ages 6 months-2 years, can explore various materials to stimulate their senses and sense of wonder! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Crafternoon

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 9th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Anime Club

    Teen Space Thu., Jun. 9th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Spend the afternoon hanging out with fellow anime fans. We'll watch episodes of your favorite anime and eat Japanese snacks. Drawing supplies will be available if you want to work on your art. We'll meet every Thursday June 9 - July 15. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Sensory Station

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 9th 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Join us for an under the sea, sensory adventure! We will have ocean themed sensory bins, games, an ocean scavenger hunt, crafts, and more. Fun for the whole family! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • 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

  • 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. This month's book is "I Am the Messenger" by Markus Zusak. 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

Friday, June 10th

  • Instrument Petting Zoo

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

    The Des Moines Symphony Academy is teaming up with the Johnston Public Library to offer a hands-on experience to introduce young children to stringed instruments. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Art Drop-In

    Teen Space Fri., Jun. 10th 3:00pm - 5:30pm

    Drop-in to the Teen Space anytime between 3:00 - 5:30 every Friday to hang out and make some art with fellow artists! Make a featured art activity, be creative with provided art supplies, or bring your own project! For kids entering gr. 6 and up.

    Category: Teens

Saturday, June 11th

  • Globally Good: International Cooking Class Series

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

    Join your neighbors at Johnston Public Library's Globally Good: International Cooking Series to experience cultures and foods beyond your front door. This month, Sonal Mistry, a CultureAll Ambassador will teach us about the rich culture and traditions of her native India. Sonal will demonstrate how to make a traditional Indian dish and samples will be provided. Registration is required for this free event.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jun. 11th All Day

    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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, June 12th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jun. 12th All Day

    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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, June 13th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 13th 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Teen Space Mon., Jun. 13th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet every Monday June 13 - July 18. You do not need to attend every meeting. Register beginning May 28. 6th-12th grade.

    Category: Teens

  • 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

Tuesday, June 14th

  • Ice Cream Story Time

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), JPL Outdoor Patio Tue., Jun. 14th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Join us for a story and a sweet treat. We will provide all of the supplies needed to create your very own bag of homemade ice cream! All ages welcome! *While supplies last* Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tuesday: Glue Gun Art Challenge

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

    The challenge: use a glue gun and the mystery art supplies provided to create an unforgettable work of art. But beware! There will be some unexpected twists throughout the competition. We'll vote on our favorite creation and the winner will receive the highly coveted JPL Glue Gun Master Trophy and a $30 gift card to Hobby Lobby. For kids entering 6th grade and up. Registration required. Register beginning June 6.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, June 15th

  • Nature Play

    Story Time Room, JPL Outdoor Patio Wed., Jun. 15th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Join us for a story and nature play each week. Nature play includes actively playing outside or learning about the outdoors. Activities will include rock hunting, cloud watching, wildlife education, and so much more! Prepare your child for messy play! Nature play will occur outdoors when weather permits. Recommended for grades K-5, but all ages welcome. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jun. 15th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 16th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 16th 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • 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. This month's book is "Liar's Dictionary" by Eley Williams. 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

  • Crafternoon

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 16th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Anime Club

    Teen Space Thu., Jun. 16th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Spend the afternoon hanging out with fellow anime fans. We'll watch episodes of your favorite anime and eat Japanese snacks. Drawing supplies will be available if you want to work on your art. We'll meet every Thursday June 9 - July 15. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Library Board Meeting

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Story Stroll: Dog's Colorful Day

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jun. 16th All Day

    Join us for a self-guided Story Stroll! Families will enjoy strolling along sidewalks near the library while reading a picture book which is displayed on posts along the sidewalk. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • 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

Friday, June 17th

  • Amazing Reptiles

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jun. 17th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Amazing Reptiles! Join Polk County Conservation to discuss the fears and myths about these scaly critters people love to hate. Find out how reptiles smell, see, and move. A live animal will be used if available. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Art Drop-In

    Teen Space Fri., Jun. 17th 3:00pm - 5:30pm

    Drop-in to the Teen Space anytime between 3:00 - 5:30 every Friday to hang out and make some art with fellow artists! Make a featured art activity, be creative with provided art supplies, or bring your own project! For kids entering gr. 6 and up.

    Category: Teens

Saturday, June 18th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

    The June 18th Saturday Morning Knitting Group will not have a knitting teacher in attendance, but knitters are welcome to come to JPL at the regularly scheduled time between 10:30am and noon to knit or crochet with other fiber enthusiasts. Make sure you join up again in July when Erica will be back with her knitting needles in hand, ready to teach beginners or chat with experienced knitters and geek out about all-things-crafty with everyone.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Shiip Welcome To Medicare Seminar

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jun. 18th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Join a SHIIP Senior Medicare Patrol Counselor from the State of Iowa to learn how to effectively navigate Medicare, including Medicare A, B, C, and D, supplemental insurance, and everything you need to know to avoid Medicare fraud. Please register for this free event.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Fly Fishing In Iowa

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

    Did you know you can fly fish for trout in Iowa? Iowa actually has over 100 miles of publicly accessible cold water trout streams in NE Iowa in a region called the Driftless. Trout streams are regularly stocked with rainbow trout during the summer and there are naturally reproducing brown and brook trout. Brook trout are native to Iowa. Join anglers from Trout Unlimited North Bear Chapter and Central Iowa Fly Fishers (CIFF) on Saturday, June 18th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm to try your hand at fly tying and casting a fly rod at the library pond. All you need to bring is your interest in learning about the sport and your enthusiasm. Fly rods and fly tying materials will be provided to use during the class. Please register for this free activity. Trout Unlimited North Bear Chapter and CIFF partners with public, business and government interests to enhance and protect the critical environments needed to restore the state's native trout populations. Working together to benefit the common good of Iowa fisheries and the environment is a cornerstone of TU and CIFF restoration philosophy.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jun. 18th All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, June 19th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jun. 19th All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, June 20th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 20th 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Teen Space Mon., Jun. 20th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet every Monday June 13 - July 18. You do not need to attend every meeting. Register beginning May 28. 6th-12th grade.

    Category: Teens

  • 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

Tuesday, June 21st

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), JPL Outdoor Patio Tue., Jun. 21st 10:30am - 11:30am

    Join us for this special outdoor yoga program! Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. Bring a mat or towel. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tuesday: Will It Waffle?

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jun. 21st 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Compete against your friends to create the tastiest and most creative culinary treat using the foods provided and a waffle iron. Prizes and bragging rights will be awarded to creators of the most successful waffle creations. 6th grade and up. Registration required. Register beginning June 13.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, June 22nd

  • Nature Play

    Story Time Room, JPL Outdoor Patio Wed., Jun. 22nd 10:00am - 10:30am

    Join us for a story and nature play each week. Nature play includes actively playing outside or learning about the outdoors. Activities will include rock hunting, cloud watching, wildlife education, and so much more! Prepare your child for messy play! Nature play will occur outdoors when weather permits. Recommended for grades K-5, but all ages welcome. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jun. 22nd 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 23rd

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 23rd 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Crafternoon

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 23rd 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Anime Club

    Teen Space Thu., Jun. 23rd 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Spend the afternoon hanging out with fellow anime fans. We'll watch episodes of your favorite anime and eat Japanese snacks. Drawing supplies will be available if you want to work on your art. We'll meet every Thursday June 9 - July 15. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Arl Therapet Trick Show

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 23rd 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Join Suzanne and her amazing dog Jake as they demonstrate Jake's many agility tricks and nose work! Jake is a certified therapy dog through the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's TheraPets program. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • 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

Friday, June 24th

  • Bunny 101

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jun. 24th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Is your family interested in adopting a pet rabbit? Do you have a kiddo who just loves all things bunnies? Join Miss Rose as she shares bunny basics including the challenges of having a pet bunny (or three!) as well as the joys of sharing your home with these furry critters. At the end of this program, participants will have the opportunity to pet a real rabbit. *A Therapy rabbit from the ARL TheraPets program will be present. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Art Drop-In

    Teen Space Fri., Jun. 24th 3:00pm - 5:30pm

    Drop-in to the Teen Space anytime between 3:00 - 5:30 every Friday to hang out and make some art with fellow artists! Make a featured art activity, be creative with provided art supplies, or bring your own project! For kids entering gr. 6 and up.

    Category: Teens

Saturday, June 25th

  • Really? Media Literacy Training With News Literacy Project

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jun. 25th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Today's information landscape is the most complex in human history, and the need for news literacy has never been greater. A 2019 Pew Research Center Study found that only a minority of adults could correctly differentiate between fact and opinion in media sources. Join Jill Hofmockel, News Literacy Project Ambassador, to learn the news literacy skills necessary to be smart, active consumers of news and information and equal and engaged participants in democracy.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Teen Board Game Club

    Teen Space Sat., Jun. 25th 1:00pm - 2:30pm

    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. We'll have casual party games and more expert games available and let the group vote on what they want to play. Entering 6th grade and up. Registration appreciated, but drop-ins are welcome.

    Category: Teens

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jun. 25th All Day

    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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, June 26th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jun. 26th All Day

    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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, June 27th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 27th 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Teen Space Mon., Jun. 27th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet every Monday June 13 - July 18. You do not need to attend every meeting. Register beginning May 28. 6th-12th grade.

    Category: Teens

  • 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

  • Bubble Party!

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), JPL Outdoor Patio Tue., Jun. 28th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere! A variety of bubble supplies will be provided to create fun and unique bubble art. All ages are welcome! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tuesday: Hunger Games Egg Drop Challenge

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jun. 28th 3:45pm - 6:00pm

    Compete against your fellow egg drop tributes for supplies to make a structure that will protect a raw egg when dropped from the top of JGMFD fire truck bucket. May the odds be ever on your egg's favor! 6th grade and up. Registration required. Register beginning June 20.

    Category: Teens

  • 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. This month's book is "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, June 29th

  • Nature Play

    Story Time Room, JPL Outdoor Patio Wed., Jun. 29th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Join us for a story and nature play each week. Nature play includes actively playing outside or learning about the outdoors. Activities will include rock hunting, cloud watching, wildlife education, and so much more! Prepare your child for messy play! Nature play will occur outdoors when weather permits. Recommended for grades K-5, but all ages welcome. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jun. 29th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 30th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 30th 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Crafternoon

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 30th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Anime Club

    Teen Space Thu., Jun. 30th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Spend the afternoon hanging out with fellow anime fans. We'll watch episodes of your favorite anime and eat Japanese snacks. Drawing supplies will be available if you want to work on your art. We'll meet every Thursday June 9 - July 15. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Story Stroll: From Head To Toe

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jun. 30th All Day

    Join us for a self-guided Story Stroll! Families will enjoy strolling along sidewalks near the library while reading a picture book which is displayed on posts along the sidewalk. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • 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

Friday, July 1st

  • Teen Art Drop-In

    Teen Space Fri., Jul. 1st 3:00pm - 5:30pm

    Drop-in to the Teen Space anytime between 3:00 - 5:30 every Friday to hang out and make some art with fellow artists! Make a featured art activity, be creative with provided art supplies, or bring your own project! For kids entering gr. 6 and up.

    Category: Teens

Saturday, July 2nd

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jul. 2nd All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, July 3rd

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), 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

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jul. 3rd All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, July 4th

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Teen Space Mon., Jul. 4th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet every Monday June 13 - July 18. You do not need to attend every meeting. Register beginning May 28. 6th-12th grade.

    Category: Teens

  • [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

Tuesday, July 5th

  • Magnet Play!

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), JPL Outdoor Patio Tue., Jul. 5th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Explore the power of magnets through hands-on play. Magnet activities and a craft will be provided during this open play program. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tuesday Movie Night: Encanto Sing-Along Edition

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

    Watch the movie, sing along with your favorite songs, make a colorful craft, and eat Encanto-inspired snacks. Entering gr. 6 and up. Register beginning June 27.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, July 6th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 6th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Nature Play

    Story Time Room, JPL Outdoor Patio Wed., Jul. 6th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Join us for a story and nature play each week. Nature play includes actively playing outside or learning about the outdoors. Activities will include rock hunting, cloud watching, wildlife education, and so much more! Prepare your child for messy play! Nature play will occur outdoors when weather permits. Recommended for grades K-5, but all ages welcome. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, July 7th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jul. 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Crafternoon

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

    Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the Summer Reading Program 2022.

    Category: Kids

  • Anime Club

    Teen Space Thu., Jul. 7th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Spend the afternoon hanging out with fellow anime fans. We'll watch episodes of your favorite anime and eat Japanese snacks. Drawing supplies will be available if you want to work on your art. We'll meet every Thursday June 9 - July 15. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • 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

Friday, July 8th

  • Zoo To You With Blank Park Zoo

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jul. 8th 11:00am - 11:45am

    See different animals up close and learn about what they eat, where they live and other fun facts! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Art Drop-In

    Teen Space Fri., Jul. 8th 3:00pm - 5:30pm

    Drop-in to the Teen Space anytime between 3:00 - 5:30 every Friday to hang out and make some art with fellow artists! Make a featured art activity, be creative with provided art supplies, or bring your own project! For kids entering gr. 6 and up.

    Category: Teens

Saturday, July 9th

  • Globally Good: International Cooking Class Series

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jul. 9th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Join your neighbors at Johnston Public Library Globally Good: International Cooking Series to experience cultures and foods beyond your front door. Come to JPL on the second Saturday of June, July, and August at 10:30am to learn how to cook regional specialties from three different cultures; each month will feature the cuisine from a different country. Registration is required for these free classes.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jul. 9th All Day

    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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, July 10th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jul. 10th All Day

    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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, July 11th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Teen Space Mon., Jul. 11th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet every Monday June 13 - July 18. You do not need to attend every meeting. Register beginning May 28. 6th-12th grade.

    Category: Teens

  • 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

Tuesday, July 12th

  • Parachute Story Time

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), JPL Outdoor Patio Tue., Jul. 12th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Join us for stories and parachute games! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tuesday Escape Room: Session 1 6Th Gr. & Up

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

    Work as a team to decode clues and escape the room before time runs out. This is an unforgettable live action gaming experience you don't want to miss! 6th grade and up. Registration required. Registration begins July 4.

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Tuesday Escape Room: Session 2 6Th Gr. & Up

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jul. 12th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Work as a team to decode clues and escape the room before time runs out. This is an unforgettable live action gaming experience you don't want to miss! 6th grade and up. Registration required. Registration begins July 4.

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Tuesday Escape Room: Session 3 6Th Gr. & Up

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

    Work as a team to decode clues and escape the room before time runs out. This is an unforgettable live action gaming experience you don't want to miss! 6th grade and up. Registration required. Registration begins July 4.

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Tuesday Escape Room: Session 4 8Th - 12Th Grade

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

    Work as a team to decode clues and escape the room before time runs out. This is an unforgettable live action gaming experience you don't want to miss! This session is for kids in 8th - 12 grade. Registration required. Registration begins July 4.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, July 13th

  • Nature Play

    Story Time Room, JPL Outdoor Patio Wed., Jul. 13th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Join us for a story and nature play each week. Nature play includes actively playing outside or learning about the outdoors. Activities will include rock hunting, cloud watching, wildlife education, and so much more! Prepare your child for messy play! Nature play will occur outdoors when weather permits. Recommended for grades K-5, but all ages welcome. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 13th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Boxcar Drive-In

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

    Bring a box big enough for your child to sit innd come on over to our Boxcar Drive-in. All other supplies to turn your box into a car will be provided, along with a snack and a short movie. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, July 14th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jul. 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Crafternoon

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 14th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Anime Club

    Teen Space Thu., Jul. 14th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Spend the afternoon hanging out with fellow anime fans. We'll watch episodes of your favorite anime and eat Japanese snacks. Drawing supplies will be available if you want to work on your art. We'll meet every Thursday June 9 - July 15. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Story Stroll: One Dog Canoe

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 14th All Day

    Join us for a self-guided Story Stroll! Families will enjoy strolling along sidewalks near the library while reading a picture book which is displayed on posts along the sidewalk. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • 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. This month's book is "Disappearing Earth" by Julia Phillips. 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

Friday, July 15th

  • Teen Art Drop-In

    Teen Space Fri., Jul. 15th 3:00pm - 5:30pm

    Drop-in to the Teen Space anytime between 3:00 - 5:30 every Friday to hang out and make some art with fellow artists! Make a featured art activity, be creative with provided art supplies, or bring your own project! For kids entering gr. 6 and up.

    Category: Teens

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

  • Teen Board Game Club

    Teen Space Sat., Jul. 16th 1:00pm - 2:30pm

    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. We'll have casual party games and more expert games available and let the group vote on what they want to play. Entering 6th grade and up. Registration appreciated, but drop-ins are welcome. Register beginning May 28.

    Category: Teens

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jul. 16th All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, July 17th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jul. 17th All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Critter Camp Drop-Off

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jul. 17th All Day

    Drop off your favorite stuffed-animal critter for Critter Camp. Your animal will enjoy a fun-filled week at camp. Pick up your stuffed animal on Thursday, July 21 and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, July 18th

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Youth Services Area Mon., Jul. 18th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. *Kits will be available while supplies lasts. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Teen Space Mon., Jul. 18th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet every Monday June 13 - July 18. You do not need to attend every meeting. Register beginning May 28. 6th-12th grade.

    Category: Teens

  • 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

Wednesday, July 20th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 20th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, July 21st

  • Baby Busy Bags

    Youth Services Area Thu., Jul. 21st 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • 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. This month's book is "Matrix" by Lauren Groff. 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

  • Anime Club

    Teen Space Thu., Jul. 21st 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Spend the afternoon hanging out with fellow anime fans. We'll watch episodes of your favorite anime and eat Japanese snacks. Drawing supplies will be available if you want to work on your art. We'll meet every Thursday June 9 - July 15. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Library Board Meeting

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Critter Camp Pick-Up

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 21st All Day

    Drop off your favorite stuffed-animal critter for Critter Camp. Your animal will enjoy a fun-filled week at camp. Pick up your stuffed animal on Thursday, July 21 and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • 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

Friday, July 22nd

  • Laser Tag Lock-In Super Reward Party

    Archive Room, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jul. 22nd 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    *REWARD TICKET AND REGISTRATION REQUIRED* The library is your playground at this special after-hours event. Teens who have earned 500 points in the library reading club are invited to enjoy laser tag, compete in a taste test challenge, earn raffle prizes, play video games, make awesome crafts, try snacks from around the world, and so much MORE! Food, prizes, and fun for everyone! This is a reward party and open only to teens who have earned 500 points in the reading club. Registration is required and space is limited. Registration begins July 15.

    Category: Teens

Saturday, July 23rd

  • Hive To Table Cooking Class And Local Beekeeper Visit

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jul. 23rd 10:30am - 11:30am

    Bring a little honey-sweetened goodness to your morning! Bee part of this class where local beekeeper Steve Rimathe from Madrid, who has 14 hives, will share fun and interesting facts about honeybees. He'll tell about the tools he uses for beekeeping, how he tends to the hives, and how he harvests and jars the honey. Food Editor Lois Carpenter will show how to make your own hot honey and share recipes and samples for Hot Honey Chicken over Waffles and Honey-Cashew Cookie Bars.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jul. 23rd All Day

    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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, July 24th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jul. 24th All Day

    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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, July 25th

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Youth Services Area Mon., Jul. 25th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. *Kits will be available while supplies lasts. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Lonely Readers Club

    Online Mon., Jul. 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., Jul. 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, July 26th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Jul. 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. This month's book is "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, July 27th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 27th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, July 28th

  • Baby Busy Bags

    Youth Services Area Thu., Jul. 28th 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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Jul. 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

Monday, August 1st

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, August 3rd

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Aug. 3rd 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, August 4th

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Aug. 4th 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, August 7th

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Aug. 7th 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, August 8th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, August 10th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Aug. 10th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, August 11th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Aug. 11th 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. This month's book is "The Plot" by Jean Hanff Korelitz. 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., Aug. 11th 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, August 13th

  • Globally Good: International Cooking Class Series

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

    Join your neighbors at Johnston Public Library Globally Good: International Cooking Series to experience cultures and foods beyond your front door. Come to JPL on the second Saturday of June, July, and August at 10:30am to learn how to cook regional specialties from three different cultures; each month will feature the cuisine from a different country. Registration is required for these free classes.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, August 15th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Aug. 15th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, August 17th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Aug. 17th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, August 18th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Aug. 18th 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 "I Am the Messenger" by Markus Zusak. 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., Aug. 18th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Aug. 18th 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, August 20th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Aug. 20th 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, August 22nd

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, August 24th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Aug. 24th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, August 25th

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Aug. 25th 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, August 27th

  • Make It: Jpl Craft Workshop For Adults

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Aug. 27th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Get your craft on with us. Join Lori Elrick and Riddhi Seth to explore a new trending craft project every couple of months. In August, Lori and Riddhi will build upon paper flower skills from the craft workshop in May to help you create a trendy and beautiful anemone paper flower ring wreath. Attendance at the May workshop is not a prerequisite. If you prefer to assemble the project on your own at home, the paper flower wreath 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, August 29th

  • Lonely Readers Club

    Online Mon., Aug. 29th 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., Aug. 29th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, August 30th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Aug. 30th 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, August 31st

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Aug. 31st 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, September 1st

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Sep. 1st 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, September 4th

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Sep. 4th 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, September 5th

  • [CANCELLED] Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, September 7th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Sep. 7th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, September 8th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Sep. 8th 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., Sep. 8th 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, September 12th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, September 14th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Sep. 14th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, September 15th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Sep. 15th 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 "Disappearing Earth" by Julia Phillips. 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., Sep. 15th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Sep. 15th 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, September 17th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Sep. 17th 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, September 19th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, September 21st

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Sep. 21st 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, September 22nd

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Sep. 22nd 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, September 26th

  • Lonely Readers Club

    Online Mon., Sep. 26th 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., Sep. 26th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, September 27th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Sep. 27th 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, September 28th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Sep. 28th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, September 29th

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Sep. 29th 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, October 2nd

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Oct. 2nd 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, October 3rd

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, October 5th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Oct. 5th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, October 6th

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Oct. 6th 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, October 10th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, October 12th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Oct. 12th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, October 13th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Oct. 13th 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., Oct. 13th 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, October 15th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Oct. 15th 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, October 17th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, October 19th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Oct. 19th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, October 20th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Oct. 20th 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. This month's book is "The Plot" by Jean Hanff Korelitz. 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., Oct. 20th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Oct. 20th 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, October 24th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, October 25th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Oct. 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. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, October 26th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Oct. 26th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, October 27th

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Oct. 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

Monday, October 31st

  • Lonely Readers Club

    Online Mon., Oct. 31st 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., Oct. 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

Wednesday, November 2nd

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 2nd 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, November 3rd

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Nov. 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

Sunday, November 6th

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Nov. 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, November 7th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Nov. 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

Wednesday, November 9th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 9th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, November 10th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Nov. 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., Nov. 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

Monday, November 14th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Nov. 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

Wednesday, November 16th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 16th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, November 17th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Nov. 17th 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., Nov. 17th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Nov. 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, November 19th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

Monday, November 21st

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Nov. 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

Wednesday, November 23rd

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 23rd 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

    Category: Adult & Family