Events at the Library

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. This month, Alma, CultureAll Ambassador, will be teaching us the food and culture of the Philippines. Registration is required for these free classes. Part of the Adult Summer Reading Program.

    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. Lunchtime Lit is not accepting new members at this time due to the current group size. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for more information about other JPL book clubs.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room 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. 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! Part of the Adult Summer Reading Program.

    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. This month's book is "Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan. 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. This month's book is "We Had a Little Real Estate Problem" by Kliph Nesteroff. 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

Saturday, September 10th

  • Free Shred Day

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Sep. 10th 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Get rid of your old confidential documents in a safe and secure way at Johnston Public Library's free Shred Day. THE SHREDDER company will be in the JPL parking lot from 9:00am to 12:00pm for on-site document destruction with 3 of their mobile document-shredding vehicles. THE SHREDDER is AAA certified by the National Association for Information Destruction. Please limit material to be shredded to 3 disposable boxes or containers per household. To expedite shredding, traffic will route from Merle Hay around the library onto Morningside Drive and enter the west parking lot by the Simpson Barn. Please stay in your vehicle and a volunteer will collect your boxes. NO REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY. This event is sponsored by AARP.

    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. Lunchtime Lit is not accepting new members at this time due to the current group size. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for more information about other JPL book clubs.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room 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. 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

Saturday, September 24th

  • Skill Share Series: Jpl Drum Circle

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

    JPL invites you to take part in a series of programs geared toward lifelong learning and skill building for adults. In this series, community professionals, expert DIY-ers, and enthusiastic hobbyists will provide opportunities to try new experiences, learn valuable techniques, and engage with fellow community members. The Skill Share Lending Library Series is for anyone and everyone - from those looking to save some green on that home project to the jack-of-all-trades hobbyist. All you need is a dash of passion for learning something new! Join us Saturday, September 24th for the first in our Skill Share Series! This month we present the JPL Drum Circle. Ever wanted to create your own music - or even just clap along to the beat without those awkward stares? Join Retired Music Educator and Percussionist, Rich Clark, for a quick dive into the joys of rhythm! Rich will provide instruction on how to count along with a song and create basic beats on any percussion instrument while demonstrating a wide variety of drums that you can bang on! Make sure to grab your spot in this exclusive JPL drum circle. All supplies provided. Registration is required. Presenter Bio - Rich is, first and foremost, a percussionist. He has been making noise on anything drum-like for over 50 years. He has played with various marching bands, drum corps, municipal bands, big band, and jazz organizations, as well as in the orchestra for multiple musicals in both the Quad Cities and St. Louis area. After 35 years as a middle school music teacher, Rich is now retired. He lives in St. Louis with his wife Amy and their two dogs, Roxie and Stanley. - but he is still banging on those drums every day!

    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. This month's book is "Himself" by Jess Kidd. 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

  • Get A Flu Shot With Polk County Health Department

    Archive Room Wed., Oct. 5th 5:00pm - 7:30pm

    Flu season is coming--are you ready? Come to JPL Wednesday, October 5 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm to get flu shots for the whole family. Most major insurance cards are accepted and flu shots for uninsured individuals are available for a suggested donation of $25.00, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay. Pre-register with Polk County at www.immunizepolk.com to skip the registration paperwork and be in and out of JPL quickly. The Quadravalent flu vaccine will be available in injection form only.A higher dosage flu shot for individuals 65 and older will also be available. Due to a cost increase in this high dose vaccine for individuals 65+, the Polk County Health Dept asks for a donation of $65 for the higher dose vaccine, but also will never turn anyone away.

    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. This month's book is "Hell of a Book" by Jason Mott. 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. 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. Lunchtime Lit is not accepting new members at this time due to the current group size. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for more information about other JPL book clubs.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room 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

  • Qr Code Quest

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Oct. 24th All Day

    Come in anytime the library is open for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., 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

  • Qr Code Quest

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Oct. 25th All Day

    Come in anytime the library is open for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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. This month's book is "I'll Be Gone in the Dark" by Michelle McNamara. 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

  • Qr Code Quest

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Oct. 26th All Day

    Come in anytime the library is open for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, October 27th

  • Qr Code Quest

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Oct. 27th All Day

    Come in anytime the library is open for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., 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

Friday, October 28th

  • Qr Code Quest

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Oct. 28th All Day

    Come in anytime the library is open for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, October 29th

  • Qr Code Quest

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Oct. 29th All Day

    Come in anytime the library is open for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, October 30th

  • Qr Code Quest

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Oct. 30th All Day

    Come in anytime the library is open for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 31st

  • Qr Code Quest

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Oct. 31st All Day

    Come in anytime the library is open for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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

  • Pop-Up Virtual Reality

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

    Experience Virtual Reality (VR) at JPL. Sign-up for a 15 minute time slot to try out VR for yourself. Registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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. This month's book is "The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett" by Annie Lyons. 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. This month's book is "We Had a Little Real Estate Problem" by Kliph Nesteroff. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Lunchtime Lit is not accepting new members at this time due to the current group size. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for more information about other JPL book clubs.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room 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

  • Get Pumped For Pumpkin Baking Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Nov. 19th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Brunches and Thanksgiving feasts are just around the corner. As the weather cools down, our cravings center around oven-baked breads and pies using pumpkin and spice. Join our fave food editor Lois Carpenter as she demonstrates: • Pumpkin Streusel Muffins laced with brown butter icing (technique for browning butter will be prominent here; it can be applied to other icings like for holiday bars or cookies). • Pumpkin-Pecan Tassies, miniature pies baked in a mini muffin pan--a fun twist on pie, especially for those having a hard time choosing between pumpkin and pecan.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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. 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

Thursday, November 24th

  • [CANCELLED] Adult Esl Class

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 28th

  • Lonely Readers Club

    Online Mon., Nov. 28th All Day

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 29th

  • Well Red Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 30th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 30th 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, December 1st

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Dec. 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

Saturday, December 3rd

  • Create-A-Cookie!

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Dec. 3rd 10:00am - 11:00am

    We are getting out the frosting and the sprinkles for some festive cookie decorating! Stop by the Johnston Public Library to pick up a kit that contains everything you need to decorate a delicious cookie! First come, first served. While supplies lasts.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, December 4th

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 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, December 5th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Dec. 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, December 7th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Dec. 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, December 8th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Dec. 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. This month's book is "Feather Thief" by Kirk Wallace Johnson. 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., Dec. 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, December 12th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Dec. 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, December 14th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Dec. 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, December 15th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Dec. 15th 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 "Hell of a Book" by Jason Mott. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Lunchtime Lit is not accepting new members at this time due to the current group size. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for more information about other JPL book clubs.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Dec. 15th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Dec. 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, December 17th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Dec. 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. 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, December 19th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Dec. 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, December 21st

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Dec. 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, December 22nd

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Dec. 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, December 26th

  • Lonely Readers Club

    Online Mon., Dec. 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., Dec. 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, December 27th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Dec. 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, December 28th

  • Free Drop-In Job Help

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Dec. 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, December 29th

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Dec. 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

Thursday, January 19th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. This month's book is "The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett" by Annie Lyons. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Lunchtime Lit is not accepting new members at this time due to the current group size. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for more information about other JPL book clubs.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Jan. 19th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family