Events at the Library

Saturday, October 31st

Sunday, November 1st

  • [CANCELLED] Sunday Paper Crafting Club

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

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm to explore card-making and other paper crafts at this open-crafting time. Bring your own projects, paper and add-ons and take advantage of our expert help and tools. We'll provide a die cut machine, paper trimmer, paper quilling tools and stamping platform. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults this crafting time is just for you! No registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 2nd

Tuesday, November 3rd

Wednesday, November 4th

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Wed., Nov. 4th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom! All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration with valid email address required. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed by noon on the day of the event. If we create a character for you, we will email that to you before the event as well. Please plan to attend all of the meetings as our campaign will be ongoing. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • [CANCELLED] Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 4th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Every Wednesday stop by the library to pick up a take & make STEM Kit. Each kit includes everything you need to create a fun experiment and allows your child to explore science, math, technology, or engineering in a hands-on, fun way. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For kids in kindergarten-5th grade.

    Category: Kids

  • [CANCELLED] Register For Nov. 5 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Nov. 4th All Day

    Teen Take and Make Crafts are taking a two week vacation. Check back on Nov. 9th for our next crafting opportunity!

    Category: Teens

Thursday, November 5th

Friday, November 6th

  • Family Game Night To-Go

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Nov. 6th 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Spend your Friday nights with family and enjoy a fun family game night in! Each kit includes all you need for a fun filled night of games that are great for all ages! Each week we will feature a new game. Registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, November 7th

Monday, November 9th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Nov. 9th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Whether you need a tutor, someone to check your work, extra practice, or even just someone to talk to about class, we've got you covered! Volunteers from JHS National Honor Society and the Johnston Library Teen Advisory Board will be available via Zoom every Monday from 3:30 - 5:30. Fill out a registration form here bit.ly/3kiB2da or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Nov. 12 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Nov. 9th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Nov. 9th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 10th

  • Drive-In Storytime

    Library Parking Lot Tue., Nov. 10th 10:00am - 10:25am

    Join us at the Johnston Public Library for a special Drive-in Storytime! Sing, wiggle and listen to a fun story all from the inside of your car! To maintain social distancing, individuals will stay in their car then tune their FM radio to our channel to be able to hear the stories and songs. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Only one registration per vehicle!

    Category: Kids

  • Drive-In Storytime

    Library Parking Lot Tue., Nov. 10th 10:45am - 11:15am

    Join us at the Johnston Public Library for a special Drive-in Storytime! Sing, wiggle and listen to a fun story all from the inside of your car! To maintain social distancing, individuals will stay in their car then tune their FM radio to our channel to be able to hear the stories and songs. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Only one registration per vehicle!

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time On The Go

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Nov. 10th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Tuesdays while supplies lasts. Geared towards kids ages 2-6.

    Category: Kids

  • Drive-In Storytime

    Library Parking Lot Tue., Nov. 10th 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    Join us at the Johnston Public Library for a special Drive-in Storytime! Sing, wiggle and listen to a fun story all from the inside of your car! To maintain social distancing, individuals will stay in their car then tune their FM radio to our channel to be able to hear the stories and songs. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Only one registration per vehicle!

    Category: Kids

  • Register For Nov. 12 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Nov. 10th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, November 11th

  • [CANCELLED] Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 11th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Register For Nov. 12 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Nov. 11th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

Thursday, November 12th

Saturday, November 14th

  • To-Go Adult Craft Kits: Mini Macrame Plant Hanger

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Nov. 14th 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Grab a fresh mug of coffee or warm cider and get your craft on. Register to reserve a Take-Home Adult Crafting Kit--this month featuring a Mini Macrame Plant Hanger. All supplies are included in the kit. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @johnstonpubliclib or on Facebook @johnstonpubliclibrary so we can see your beautiful creations! To-Go Adult Craft Kits are available for contactless curbside pick-up. To reserve your kit, please register beginning November 7 at 9am by visiting johnstonlibrary.com/events or calling the library at 515-278-5233. Included in the kit are written instructions and a video tutorial link featuring super-crafter Abbi Waugh walking you through every step of this craft.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Take And Make For Troops

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Nov. 14th 10:00am - 1:00pm

    Do you have a loved one who is deployed? Pick up a flat-rate box at the library from 10 am - 1 pm on November 14th (while supplies last). Take your box home and fill it with letters or special items that you want to ship. Return your box to the library with an address by Saturday, November 21 at 5:00 pm. We'll also add in some goodies if there is room in your box and we'll ship it for free!

    Category: Adult & Family

  • [CANCELLED] Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Nov. 14th 10:30am - 12:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Nov. 14th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 16th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Nov. 16th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Whether you need a tutor, someone to check your work, extra practice, or even just someone to talk to about class, we've got you covered! Volunteers from JHS National Honor Society and the Johnston Library Teen Advisory Board will be available via Zoom every Monday from 3:30 - 5:30. Fill out a registration form here bit.ly/3kiB2da or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Mon., Nov. 16th All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Nov. 16 - 23 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Nov. 23 and then meet again online on Dec. 21 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Dec. 21 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. November's Tween Book Box theme is: Road Trip

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Nov. 19 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Nov. 16th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Mon., Nov. 16th All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Nov. 16 - 23 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Nov. 23 and then meet again online on Dec. 21 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Dec. 21 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. November's Teen Book Box theme is: Reading Is Magic Teen Book Box selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen. If a teen does not want to read a selection due to content, they will still be eligible to register for next month's Book Box.

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Nov. 16th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 17th

  • Story Time On The Go

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Nov. 17th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Tuesdays while supplies lasts. Geared towards kids ages 2-6.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tabletop Board Game Club

    Online Tue., Nov. 17th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    We're bringing back board games...virtually! Kids in 6th grade and up can join us as we play board games together online via Zoom and en.boardgamearena.com. This month we will learn and play Celestia! Journey through the cities of Celestia and recover their wonderful treasures. Just be sure to jump off before the captain crashes the ship and you lose all your hard-earned points in this press-your-luck game! You will need to create an account on en.boardgamearena.com and join our group to participate. For the best game experience, Google Chrome 10+ or Mozilla Firefox 4+ are recommended. The following browsers are officially supported: Google Chrome 4+, Mozilla Firefox 3.5+, Internet Explorer 11+, Microsoft Edge, or Safari 4+. iPad or similar tablets are also supported. We will send instructions for creating an account and gaining access to the group.

    Category: Teens

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Tue., Nov. 17th All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Nov. 16 - 23 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Nov. 23 and then meet again online on Dec. 21 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Dec. 21 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. November's Tween Book Box theme is: Road Trip

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Nov. 19 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Nov. 17th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Tue., Nov. 17th All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Nov. 16 - 23 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Nov. 23 and then meet again online on Dec. 21 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Dec. 21 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. November's Teen Book Box theme is: Reading Is Magic Teen Book Box selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen. If a teen does not want to read a selection due to content, they will still be eligible to register for next month's Book Box.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, November 18th

  • Among Us: Teen Zoom Hang Out

    Online Wed., Nov. 18th 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join us on Zoom every Wednesday to meet up with other teens and play Among Us. Participants will need to have the game Among Us downloaded on their smartphone, tablet, or PC. Registration with a valid email is required. A reminder email will be sent to all registered participants with the Zoom meeting ID and password. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 18th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Every Wednesday stop by the library to pick up a take & make STEM Kit. Each kit includes everything you need to create a fun experiment and allows your child to explore science, math, technology, or engineering in a hands-on, fun way. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For kids in kindergarten-5th grade.

    Category: Kids

  • Register For Nov. 19 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Nov. 18th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Wed., Nov. 18th All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Nov. 16 - 23 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Nov. 23 and then meet again online on Dec. 21 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Dec. 21 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. November's Tween Book Box theme is: Road Trip

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Wed., Nov. 18th All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Nov. 16 - 23 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Nov. 23 and then meet again online on Dec. 21 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Dec. 21 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. November's Teen Book Box theme is: Reading Is Magic Teen Book Box selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen. If a teen does not want to read a selection due to content, they will still be eligible to register for next month's Book Box.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, November 19th

  • Tiny Tips For Tots: Interactive Storytime

    Online Thu., Nov. 19th 10:00am - 10:15am

    Join us for a fun, themed song each week that is paired with a themed book list, and a book reading. For ages 2-6 years old.

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Online Thu., Nov. 19th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up online with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is “Evvie Drake Starts Over” by Linda Holmes. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list for Zoom invites.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Thu., Nov. 19th All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Nov. 16 - 23 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Nov. 23 and then meet again online on Dec. 21 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Dec. 21 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. November's Teen Book Box theme is: Reading Is Magic Teen Book Box selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen. If a teen does not want to read a selection due to content, they will still be eligible to register for next month's Book Box.

    Category: Teens

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Thu., Nov. 19th All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Nov. 16 - 23 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Nov. 23 and then meet again online on Dec. 21 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Dec. 21 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. November's Tween Book Box theme is: Road Trip

    Category: Teens

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Nov. 19th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Professional ESL teacher, Debora Strong, will be teaching FREE ESL classes online. Please text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for login information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, November 20th

  • Family Game Night To-Go

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Nov. 20th 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Spend your Friday nights with family and enjoy a fun family game night in! Each kit includes all you need for a fun filled night of games that are great for all ages! Each week we will feature a new game. Registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Fri., Nov. 20th All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Nov. 16 - 23 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Nov. 23 and then meet again online on Dec. 21 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Dec. 21 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. November's Teen Book Box theme is: Reading Is Magic Teen Book Box selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen. If a teen does not want to read a selection due to content, they will still be eligible to register for next month's Book Box.

    Category: Teens

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Fri., Nov. 20th All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Nov. 16 - 23 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Nov. 23 and then meet again online on Dec. 21 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Dec. 21 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. November's Tween Book Box theme is: Road Trip

    Category: Teens

Saturday, November 21st

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Nov. 21st All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Sat., Nov. 21st All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Nov. 16 - 23 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Nov. 23 and then meet again online on Dec. 21 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Dec. 21 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. November's Teen Book Box theme is: Reading Is Magic Teen Book Box selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen. If a teen does not want to read a selection due to content, they will still be eligible to register for next month's Book Box.

    Category: Teens

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Sat., Nov. 21st All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Nov. 16 - 23 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Nov. 23 and then meet again online on Dec. 21 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Dec. 21 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. November's Tween Book Box theme is: Road Trip

    Category: Teens

Sunday, November 22nd

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Sun., Nov. 22nd All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Nov. 16 - 23 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Nov. 23 and then meet again online on Dec. 21 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Dec. 21 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. November's Teen Book Box theme is: Reading Is Magic Teen Book Box selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen. If a teen does not want to read a selection due to content, they will still be eligible to register for next month's Book Box.

    Category: Teens

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Sun., Nov. 22nd All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Nov. 16 - 23 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Nov. 23 and then meet again online on Dec. 21 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Dec. 21 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. November's Tween Book Box theme is: Road Trip

    Category: Teens

Monday, November 23rd

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Nov. 23rd 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Nov. 23rd 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Whether you need a tutor, someone to check your work, extra practice, or even just someone to talk to about class, we've got you covered! Volunteers from JHS National Honor Society and the Johnston Library Teen Advisory Board will be available via Zoom every Monday from 3:30 - 5:30. Fill out a registration form here bit.ly/3kiB2da or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Mon., Nov. 23rd All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Nov. 16 - 23 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Nov. 23 and then meet again online on Dec. 21 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Dec. 21 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. November's Tween Book Box theme is: Road Trip

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Mon., Nov. 23rd All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Nov. 16 - 23 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Nov. 23 and then meet again online on Dec. 21 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Dec. 21 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. November's Teen Book Box theme is: Reading Is Magic Teen Book Box selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen. If a teen does not want to read a selection due to content, they will still be eligible to register for next month's Book Box.

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Nov. 23rd All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited). Then, pick up your kit anytime during the library's open hours after you receive your confirmation email. (We're doing it a little differently this week due to Thanksgiving!) Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Nov. 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. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 24th

  • Tween Book Box Unboxing Party

    Online Tue., Nov. 24th 4:00pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade who have registered for the Tween Book Box are invited to join us on Zoom for an Unboxing Party! We will open up our Book Box together and find out which book we will be reading this month! A Zoom link will be emailed to participants before the event.

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Book Box Unboxing Party

    Online Tue., Nov. 24th 4:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade who have registered for the Teen Book Box are invited to join us on Zoom for an Unboxing Party! We will open our Book Box together and find out which book we will be reading this month! A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to participants before the event.

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Nov. 24th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited). Then, pick up your kit anytime during the library's open hours after you receive your confirmation email. (We're doing it a little differently this week due to Thanksgiving!) Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Nov. 24th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book selection is "Let's Take the Long Way Home" by Gail Caldwell. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 25th

  • Among Us: Teen Zoom Hang Out

    Online Wed., Nov. 25th 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join us on Zoom every Wednesday to meet up with other teens and play Among Us. Participants will need to have the game Among Us downloaded on their smartphone, tablet, or PC. Registration with a valid email is required. A reminder email will be sent to all registered participants with the Zoom meeting ID and password. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • [CANCELLED] Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 25th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, November 26th

Saturday, November 28th

  • To-Go Adult Craft Kits: Homemade Holiday Paper Greeting Card

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Nov. 28th 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Register to reserve a Take-Home Adult Crafting Kit--this month featuring a homemade holiday paper greeting card. All supplies are included in the kit EXCEPT glue. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @johnstonpubliclib or on Facebook @johnstonpubliclibrary so we can see your beautiful creations! To-Go Adult Craft Kits are available for contactless curbside pick-up. To reserve your kit, please register on the third Saturday of the month beginning at 9am.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Nov. 28th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 30th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Nov. 30th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Whether you need a tutor, someone to check your work, extra practice, or even just someone to talk to about class, we've got you covered! Volunteers from JHS National Honor Society and the Johnston Library Teen Advisory Board will be available via Zoom every Monday from 3:30 - 5:30. Fill out a registration form here bit.ly/3kiB2da or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Dec. 3 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Nov. 30th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Nov. 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. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 1st

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Dec. 1st 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Tuesdays while supplies lasts. Geared towards kids ages 2-6.

    Category: Kids

  • Register For Dec. 3 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Dec. 1st All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, December 2nd

  • Among Us: Teen Zoom Hang Out

    Online Wed., Dec. 2nd 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join us on Zoom every Wednesday to meet up with other teens and play Among Us. Participants will need to have the game Among Us downloaded on their smartphone, tablet, or PC. Registration with a valid email is required. A reminder email will be sent to all registered participants with the Zoom meeting ID and password. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Wed., Dec. 2nd 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom! All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration with valid email address required. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed by noon on the day of the event. If we create a character for you, we will email that to you before the event as well. Please plan to attend all of the meetings as our campaign will be ongoing. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Dec. 3 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Dec. 2nd All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

Thursday, December 3rd

Friday, December 4th

  • Family Game Night To-Go

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Dec. 4th 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Spend your Friday nights with family and enjoy a fun family game night in! Each kit includes all you need for a fun filled night of games that are great for all ages! Each week we will feature a new game. Registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, December 5th

Monday, December 7th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Dec. 7th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Whether you need a tutor, someone to check your work, extra practice, or even just someone to talk to about class, we've got you covered! Volunteers from JHS National Honor Society and the Johnston Library Teen Advisory Board will be available via Zoom every Monday from 3:30 - 5:30. Fill out a registration form here bit.ly/3kiB2da or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Dec. 10 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Dec. 7th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Dec. 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. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 8th

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Dec. 8th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Tuesdays while supplies lasts. Geared towards kids ages 2-6.

    Category: Kids

  • Register For Dec. 10 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Dec. 8th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, December 9th

  • Among Us: Teen Zoom Hang Out

    Online Wed., Dec. 9th 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join us on Zoom every Wednesday to meet up with other teens and play Among Us. Participants will need to have the game Among Us downloaded on their smartphone, tablet, or PC. Registration with a valid email is required. A reminder email will be sent to all registered participants with the Zoom meeting ID and password. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Dec. 9th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Register For Dec. 10 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Dec. 9th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

Thursday, December 10th

Saturday, December 12th

  • [CANCELLED] Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Dec. 12th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, December 13th

  • [CANCELLED] Make It: Handmade Holiday Cards: Session 1

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 13th 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    Handmade cards let you express your creativity and show your friends and family how much they mean to you. Join Dreama Deskins to make 3 handmade holiday cards using a variety of paper crafting techniques. Adults -- this crafting class is just for you -- leave the kids at home for this one and let the crafting begin! Registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • [CANCELLED] Make It: Handmade Holiday Cards: Session 2

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

    Handmade cards let you express your creativity and show your friends and family how much they mean to you. Join Dreama Deskins to make 3 handmade holiday cards using a variety of paper crafting techniques. Adults -- this crafting class is just for you -- leave the kids at home for this one and let the crafting begin! Registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, December 14th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Dec. 14th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Whether you need a tutor, someone to check your work, extra practice, or even just someone to talk to about class, we've got you covered! Volunteers from JHS National Honor Society and the Johnston Library Teen Advisory Board will be available via Zoom every Monday from 3:30 - 5:30. Fill out a registration form here bit.ly/3kiB2da or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Dec. 17 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Dec. 14th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Dec. 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. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 15th

  • Teen Tabletop Board Game Club

    Online Tue., Dec. 15th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    We're bringing back board games...virtually! Kids in 6th grade and up can join us as we play board games together online via Zoom and en.boardgamearena.com. This month we will learn and play Takenoko! Tend to the Emeperor's bamboo garden in order to care for his sacred panda bear, scoring points for creating fields, growing bamboo, and feeding the panda! You will need to create an account on en.boardgamearena.com and join our group to participate. For the best game experience, Google Chrome 10+ or Mozilla Firefox 4+ are recommended. The following browsers are officially supported: Google Chrome 4+, Mozilla Firefox 3.5+, Internet Explorer 11+, Microsoft Edge, or Safari 4+. iPad or similar tablets are also supported. We will send instructions for creating an account and gaining access to the group.

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Dec. 17 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Dec. 15th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, December 16th

  • Among Us: Teen Zoom Hang Out

    Online Wed., Dec. 16th 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join us on Zoom every Wednesday to meet up with other teens and play Among Us. Participants will need to have the game Among Us downloaded on their smartphone, tablet, or PC. Registration with a valid email is required. A reminder email will be sent to all registered participants with the Zoom meeting ID and password. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Dec. 17 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Dec. 16th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

Thursday, December 17th

Friday, December 18th

  • Family Game Night To-Go

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Dec. 18th 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Spend your Friday nights with family and enjoy a fun family game night in! Each kit includes all you need for a fun filled night of games that are great for all ages! Each week we will feature a new game. Registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, December 19th

Monday, December 21st

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Dec. 21st 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Whether you need a tutor, someone to check your work, extra practice, or even just someone to talk to about class, we've got you covered! Volunteers from JHS National Honor Society and the Johnston Library Teen Advisory Board will be available via Zoom every Monday from 3:30 - 5:30. Fill out a registration form here bit.ly/3kiB2da or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Tween Book Box Chat

    Online Mon., Dec. 21st 4:00pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade who have registered for the Tween Book Box are invited to join us on Zoom to chat about this month's selection.

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Book Box Chat

    Online Mon., Dec. 21st 5:00pm - 5:30pm

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade who have registered for the JPL Book Box Club: Teen Edition are invited to join us on Zoom to chat about this month's selection.

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Dec. 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. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, December 23rd

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Dec. 23rd 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, December 26th

Monday, December 28th

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Dec. 28th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Dec. 28th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 29th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Dec. 29th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com. This month's book selection is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, January 6th

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Wed., Jan. 6th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom! All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration with valid email address required. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed by noon on the day of the event. If we create a character for you, we will email that to you before the event as well. Please plan to attend all of the meetings as our campaign will be ongoing. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Tuesday, January 26th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Jan. 26th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com. This month's book selection is Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, February 3rd

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Wed., Feb. 3rd 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom! All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration with valid email address required. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed by noon on the day of the event. If we create a character for you, we will email that to you before the event as well. Please plan to attend all of the meetings as our campaign will be ongoing. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Tuesday, February 23rd

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Feb. 23rd 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com. This month's book selection is The Girl with all the Gifts by Mike Carey.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, March 3rd

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Wed., Mar. 3rd 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom! All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration with valid email address required. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed by noon on the day of the event. If we create a character for you, we will email that to you before the event as well. Please plan to attend all of the meetings as our campaign will be ongoing. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Tuesday, March 30th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Mar. 30th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com. This month's book selection is Brain on Fire by Susannah Callahan.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, April 7th

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Wed., Apr. 7th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom! All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration with valid email address required. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed by noon on the day of the event. If we create a character for you, we will email that to you before the event as well. Please plan to attend all of the meetings as our campaign will be ongoing. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Saturday, April 10th

  • Kite Building Workshop

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Apr. 10th 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Get ready for the 8th Annual Kites on the Green Festival on Saturday, May 1st by attending a free Kite Making Workshop on Saturday, April 10th at Johnston Public Library from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Attendees will receive a free kite-making kit, personal instruction and a chance to test out their new kite.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, April 17th

  • Reservation

    Archive Room, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Apr. 17th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, April 24th

  • Kite Building Workshop

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Apr. 24th 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Get ready for the 8th Annual Kites on the Green Festival on Saturday, May 1st by attending a free Kite Making Workshop on Saturday, April 24th at Johnston Public Library from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Attendees will receive a free kite-making kit, personal instruction and a chance to test out their new kite.

    Category: Adult & Family