Events at the Library

Thursday, April 15th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Online Thu., Apr. 15th 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 "Carnegie's Maid" by Marie Benedict. 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

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Apr. 15th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Apr. 15th 6:00pm - 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 online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, April 16th

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Apr. 16th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, April 17th

  • Pop-Up Kite Flying Event

    Terra Park Sat., Apr. 17th 11:00am - 1:00pm

    Celebrate kite flying month and prepare for Kites on the Green 2021 by participating in one of our pop-up kite flying events. The events will be held on April 10th, 17th and 24th from 11-1 p.m. and will feature a few giant show kites. Come out to pick up your kite-making kit and enjoy time with your family by practice flying kites before our annual Kites on the Green event on May 1, 2021. For information on how to build your kite from the kit, visit bit.ly/KiteMakingKit.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Apr. 17th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, April 18th

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Apr. 18th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, April 19th

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Apr. 19th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Apr. 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. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, April 20th

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Apr. 20th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, April 21st

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Apr. 21st All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, April 22nd

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Apr. 22nd 6:00pm - 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 online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Apr. 22nd All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, April 23rd

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Apr. 23rd All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, April 24th

  • To-Go Adult Craft Kits: Homemade Caturday Greeting Card

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Apr. 24th 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Stop by Johnston Public Library to pick up a Take-Home Adult Crafting Caturday Card. All materials 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 while supplies last. These kits will go fast and are available on a first come, first-served basis. No appointment necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Pop-Up Kite Flying Event

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Apr. 24th 11:00am - 1:00pm

    Celebrate kite flying month and prepare for Kites on the Green 2021 by participating in one of our pop-up kite flying events. The events will be held on April 10th, 17th and 24th from 11-1 p.m. and will feature a few giant show kites. Come out to pick up your kite-making kit and enjoy time with your family by practice flying kites before our annual Kites on the Green event on May 1, 2021. For information on how to build your kite from the kit, visit bit.ly/KiteMakingKit.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Apr. 24th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, April 25th

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Apr. 25th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, April 26th

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Apr. 26th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meeting. Print copies of the Silent Book 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 Silent Book 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. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. This month's book selection is "My Sister, the Serial Killer" by Oyinkan Braithwaite. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Apr. 26th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Apr. 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. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, April 27th

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Apr. 27th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Apr. 27th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book is "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" by Maria Semple. 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 28th

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Apr. 28th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, April 29th

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Apr. 29th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Apr. 29th 6:00pm - 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 online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, April 30th

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Apr. 30th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, May 1st

  • Kites On The Green

    Commons, Johnston Public Library Sat., May. 1st 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Join us for the 8th annual Kites on the Green Festival featuring giant show kite displays, celebrity bol races, free kite building, live kids' music, sidewalk art, face painting, and delicious food!

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Sat., May. 1st All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, May 2nd

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Sun., May. 2nd All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 3rd

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., May. 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. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, May 6th

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., May. 6th 6:00pm - 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 online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 10th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., May. 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. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, May 13th

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., May. 13th 6:00pm - 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 online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Online Thu., May. 13th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers online to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "Radioactive: A Tale of Love & Fallout" by Lauren Redniss. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. 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

Monday, May 17th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., May. 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. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, May 20th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Online Thu., May. 20th 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 "Conviction" by Denise Mina. 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

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., May. 20th 6:00pm - 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 online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, May 22nd

  • To-Go Adult Craft Kits: Homemade Greeting Card

    Johnston Public Library Sat., May. 22nd 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Stop by Johnston Public Library to pick up a Take-Home Adult Crafting Paper Greeting Card. All materials 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 while supplies last. These kits will go fast and are available on a first come, first-served basis. No appointment necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 24th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., May. 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. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, May 25th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., May. 25th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book is "The Year We Left Home" by Jean Thompson. 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

Thursday, May 27th

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., May. 27th 6:00pm - 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 online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 31st

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., May. 31st All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meeting. Print copies of the Silent Book 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 Silent Book 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. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. This month's book selection is "The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes" by Leonard Goldberg. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • [CANCELLED] Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., May. 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. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 3rd

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Jun. 3rd 6:00pm - 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 online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 7th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Jun. 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. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 10th

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Jun. 10th 6:00pm - 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 online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Online Thu., Jun. 10th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers online to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "Queen's Gambit" by Walter Tevis. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. 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

Monday, June 14th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Jun. 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. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 17th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Online Thu., Jun. 17th 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 "Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger. 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

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Jun. 17th 6:00pm - 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 online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 21st

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Jun. 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. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 24th

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Jun. 24th 6:00pm - 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 online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 28th

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Jun. 28th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meetings. Print copies of the Silent Book 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 Silent Book 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. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. This month's book selection is "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Jun. 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. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, June 29th

  • Well Red Book Club

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

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book is "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger. 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

Sunday, July 4th

Thursday, July 8th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Online Thu., Jul. 8th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers online to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "Sophie's World" by Jostein Gaarder. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. 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

Thursday, July 15th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Online Thu., Jul. 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 "Radioactive: A Tale of Love & Fallout" by Lauren Redniss. 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.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 26th

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Jul. 26th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meetings. Print copies of the Silent Book 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 Silent Book 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. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. This month's book selection is "His Bloody Project" by Graeme Macrae Burnet. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 27th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Jul. 27th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book is "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah. 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

Thursday, August 12th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Online Thu., Aug. 12th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers online to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. 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

Thursday, August 19th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Online Thu., Aug. 19th 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 "Queen's Gambit" by Walter Tevis. 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.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, August 30th

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Aug. 30th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meetings. Print copies of the Silent Book 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 Silent Book 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. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. This month's book selection is "Circe: A Novel" by Madeline Miller. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, September 9th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Online Thu., Sep. 9th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers online to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "The Lions of Fifth Avenue" by Fiona Davis. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. 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

Thursday, September 16th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Sep. 16th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Sophie's World" by Jostein Gaarder. 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.

    Category: Adult & Family