Events at the Library

Saturday, August 19th

Monday, August 21st

Tuesday, August 22nd

Wednesday, August 23rd

Thursday, August 24th

Friday, August 25th

Monday, August 28th

Tuesday, August 29th

Thursday, August 31st

  • Johnston School Board Candidate Forum

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Travel And Play Summer Of 2018

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Three soccer clubs JUSC, Sporting Iowa, and WDM club coming together for players that are interested in travel next summer to Denmark to play soccer. Ian will be our speaker and he is in need to hook up PowerPoint from his computer to give the presentation. We will not need all the tables, but will need more chairs. (says 28 chairs above) We will need about 50 chairs. Thank you.

Friday, September 1st

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, September 2nd

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, September 3rd

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us for a fun time crafting in the Youth Services area. All supplies are provided, for all ages.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, September 4th

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 5th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, September 6th

  • Wonderfully Made Camp

    Archive Room 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Novel Knitting

    Johnston Public Library 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Are you a knitter or want to become one? Join Dagmar Scheel to learn how to knit or crochet or to share ideas, patterns and help with other knitters. The Novel Knitting group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm by the lounge area outside of the Archive Room at Johnston Public Library. Beginners welcome! No registration necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, September 7th

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Barcelona & Paris Trip Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    This is an informational meeting about a culture studies trip that is available to the community.

Friday, September 8th

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, September 9th

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, September 10th

  • Author Visit With Michael Chapman: Iowans Of Impact

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Author Mike Chapman will speak about famous Iowans from John Wayne to Herbert Hoover, from Dr. Norman Borlaug to Donna Reed, from Mason Citys Music Man Meredith Willson to Buffalo Bill, from Nile Kinnick, Iowa's only Heisman Trophy winner, to Doreen Wilber, Iowas first female Olympic champion (archery, 1972). Mike offers a compelling look back at the people who have made Iowa so remarkable. His speech is designed to create interest among young students and senior citizens alike.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Hcoa

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, September 11th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 12th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Meadow Park Townhome Assoc. Board Meeting

    Archive Room 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    BOARD MEETING

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Maker Day Meeting

    Archive Room 4:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • School Election

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) All Day

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Dust Jacket Divas Sept Book Club

    Archive Room 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Book club meeting

Wednesday, September 13th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Holt International

    Archive Room 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Laura Sykora, a Holt adoptive parent, will sit down with you to guide and talk you through: -outline eligibility requirements for various countries, -give you an overview of the processing steps, -and explain how Holt will be there with you along the way This event is free to attend and an RSVP is not required! If you have any questions, please call us at 402-934-5031, or e-mail us at centralstatesbranch@holtinternational.org.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, September 14th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Scholastic Reading Workshop

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Meeting to help prepare folks to support independent reading among their students. Ideas on creating excitement and learning about the new titles.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Lancaster Court Hoa

    Archive Room 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, September 15th

  • Scholastic Workshop

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Meeting to help prepare folks to support independent reading among their students. Ideas on creating excitement and learning about the new titles. (Would like to leave the event set-up over night

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Art In The Barn

    Simpson Barn 5:30pm - 8:30pm

    Join us for the seventh annual Art in the Barn event on Friday, September 15 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the Simpson Barn, just west of Johnston Public Library. An exhibition of works by local artists and plenty of appetizers, wine, craft beer, and live music by Brian Congdon are included with admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library. Enjoy a great evening out with neighbors and friends and support the library at the same time. More information and tickets for purchase are available at www.johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, September 16th

  • Pull-Apart Bread Baking Class With Lois White

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

    If youve ever had a pull-apart bread, you know it can be absolutely addictive. A number of delicious variations are popping up all over the internet. Join food editor Lois White as she demonstrates how to make a savory pull-apart pizza loaf and an apple pie pull-apart loaf, both of which are are perfect for tailgating or easy fall entertaining.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, September 17th

  • Viterbo Interns

    Archive Room 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, September 18th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 19th

  • Idph Rw Quarterly Meeting

    Archive Room 9:00am - 4:30pm

    IDPH RW team meeting to discuss plans for the next quarter

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • 6Th -8Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:15 pm in the Storytime Room. For 6th-8th grade. Questions? Call 515-278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Folktales And Songs Of Our Ancestors

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Although folktales and songs were in existence for centuries before their recording began, many have survived through the oral transfer from generation to generation. Maureen will discuss thehistory and characteristics of folktales and recitestories, some in their native dialects. Instrumentalists will perform folk songs which originated in Europe and other placesand were then carried to the American shores.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Green Meadows North

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • 9Th Grade & Up Book Club

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Storytime Room. For 9th grade & up. Questions? Call 515-278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, September 20th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • North Glenn Townhomes

    Archive Room 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, September 21st

  • Transition Of Power In Government

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 9:30am - 11:30am

    Republicans have found expanded power all across our state and beyond. What are they doing with it and how are Democrats trying to get it back? The media have a credibility problem and President Trump's fake news allegations only add to it. What has caused this, how are people supposed to know what to believe and how will this improve?

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Meadowlark South Owners Association Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Informational Meeting for the Meadowlark South Owners Association

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, September 22nd

  • Ww Ii On The Homefront

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 1:30pm - 3:30pm

    World War II brought new challenges to Americans on the home front such as job vacancies created by the drafting and enlisting of men for the armed services, families now single-parented, and the scarcity offood and other commodities.Americans were fed a steady stream of propaganda, encouraging them to sacrifice in order that the fighting men would be equipped with the necessary food and war supplies.School children were also encouraged to do their part. It was the era that "America's Greatest Generation" of both battlefield and home front pulled together to sacrifice for their families, neighbors, and country.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, September 23rd

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, September 24th

  • Johnston Maker Event

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Simpson Barn 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Showcase your creativity and talent at Johnston's first maker day.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, September 25th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Bent Tree Meadows

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Tuesday, September 26th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Register To Vote!

    Johnston Public Library 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Prepare to let your voice be heard in November elections by registering to vote during National Voter Registration Day. The Iowa League of Women Voters will be at Johnston Public Library from 5:00pm to 7:00pm to register people to vote and update voter registration information that may have changed. Individuals will need EITHER the last 4 digits of their social security number OR a driver's license number. A photo ID is not required.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Bankers Trust

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Preparing for Your Retirement

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Green Meadows North Townhomes Board Meeting

    Archive Room 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Board Meeting

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Folktales And Songs Of Our Ancestors

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Although folktales and songs were in existence for centuries before their recording began, many have survived through the oral transfer from generation to generation. Maureen will discuss thehistory and characteristics of folktales and recitestories, some in their native dialects. Instrumentalists will perform folk songs which originated in Europe and other placesand were then carried to the American shores.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, September 27th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Ryan White Data/qm Meeting

    Archive Room 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Data and Quality Management staff come together for a day of networking, sharing successes and challenges at their agencies, and to review Clinical Quality Management Plans.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:30pm - 4:15pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, September 28th

  • Central District Town Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Pinewood Glen Townhomes Board Meeting

    Archive Room 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Board Meeting

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • The Neighborhood Hoa - Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Board Meeting

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Friday, September 29th

  • Ww Ii On The Homefront

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 1:30pm - 3:30pm

    World War II brought new challenges to Americans on the home front such as job vacancies created by the drafting and enlisting of men for the armed services, families now single-parented, and the scarcity offood and other commodities.Americans were fed a steady stream of propaganda, encouraging them to sacrifice in order that the fighting men would be equipped with the necessary food and war supplies.School children were also encouraged to do their part. It was the era that "America's Greatest Generation" of both battlefield and home front pulled together to sacrifice for their families, neighbors, and country.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, September 30th

  • Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. During September, when you come to the library you can also make a monetary donation to the Partnership that will be used to purchase needed items for families in Johnston. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, October 1st

Monday, October 2nd

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 3rd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Delta Kappa Gamma

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:00pm - 7:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Wednesday, October 4th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Novel Knitting

    Johnston Public Library 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Are you a knitter or want to become one? Join Dagmar Scheel to learn how to knit or crochet or to share ideas, patterns and help with other knitters. The Novel Knitting group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm by the lounge area outside of the Archive Room at Johnston Public Library. Beginners welcome! No registration necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, October 5th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Waterford Townhome Association Annual Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    This is the annual townhome association meeting for our residents

  • Doable Photo Organizing

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Have big plans but get overwhelmed when you think about putting together photo albums, baby books or family memory books? Yep--we know--us too. Photo Solutions Specialist, Sandra Erickson, will teach you doable techniques to gather and organize both your physical and digital photos.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, October 7th

  • Intro To Genealogy With Theresa Liewer

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

    Your family has a story to tell; learn the basics to begin your journey of discovery for your family history project. Theresa Liewer, from the Iowa Genealogical Society, will give you a road map for researching your family's history, talk about tools and resources and discuss what to do if you run into an information brick wall. Beginners welcome.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, October 9th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 10th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/hHBTN2 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Dust Jacket Divas Oct Book Club

    Archive Room 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    book club meeting

Wednesday, October 11th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Holt International

    Archive Room 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Learn about the process of international adoption from an adoptive parent, Laura Sykora. An RSVP is not required.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, October 12th

Saturday, October 14th

  • Green Fire: Aldo Leopold And A Land Ethic For Our Time

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Come to JPL for a screening of the Emmy Award-winning Aldo Leopold documentary Green Fire and a discussion of the film and Leopolds land ethic. Green Fire is the first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, author of A Sand County Almanac, who was born and raised in Burlington, Iowa. Green Fire highlights Leopolds extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. After the film, stay for a discussion with Dr. Thomas Dean, from the University of Iowa, who is trained as a Land Ethic Leader through the Aldo Leopold Foundation. The discussion will focus on deepening understanding and engagement through dialogue about the meaning and value of conversation. Thomas Dean is Senior Presidential Writer/Editor at the UI with primary responsibilities in speechwriting, and he teaches interdisciplinary courses at the university as well. He also teaches with the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and the UI First-Year Seminar Program, and he has taught community education courses through the Iowa City Senior Center and other programs. This program is sponsored by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, October 15th

  • Viterbo Interns

    Archive Room 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, October 16th

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 17th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • 6Th - 8Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:15 pm in the Storytime Room. For 6th-8th grade. Questions? Call 515-278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 9Th Grade & Up Book Club

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Storytime Room. For 9th grade & up. Questions? Call 515-278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, October 18th

Thursday, October 19th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • History Of Early Des Moines

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    How did Des Moines get its name? This PowerPoint presentation will answer that question and many more. Learn about the founding of our fair city, its early influential residents, and their businesses. The lecture will end with a photo tour of the changes in the Des Moines cityscape.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Monday, October 23rd

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Thursday, October 26th

Sunday, October 29th

  • Nanowrimo Kickoff Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Get excited, talk to other National Novel Month writers and gather a support system at the National Novel Writing Month Kick-Off Event at Johnston Public Library, sponsored by the Central Iowa Authors Group. If you've ever dreamed about writing a novel, here's your chance. Write a first draft in one month during National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a worldwide movement over 200,000 strong where people just like you write and receive support, encouragement, and the good old-fashioned kick in the pants needed to write the rough draft of a novel in one month. Everyone is welcome-no registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, October 30th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 31st

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 1st

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Novel Knitting

    Johnston Public Library 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Are you a knitter or want to become one? Join Dagmar Scheel to learn how to knit or crochet or to share ideas, patterns and help with other knitters. The Novel Knitting group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm by the lounge area outside of the Archive Room at Johnston Public Library. Beginners welcome! No registration necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, November 2nd

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, November 3rd

  • Write All Night At Johnston Public Library

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Johnston Public Library 5:30pm - 12:00am

    Are you working on the next great American novel, or just working on meeting the deadline for your next term paper? Come to the library after hours for some uninterrupted writing time. Central Iowa Authors will be in the Large Meeting Room doing timed writing sprints as part of National Novel Writing Month. You are welcome to join them in the meeting room or spread out and find your own quiet corner of the library to write. Bring your own computer or use ours.

Saturday, November 4th

Sunday, November 5th

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us for a fun time crafting in the Youth Services area. All supplies are provided, for all ages.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, November 6th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Archive Room 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 7th

  • City Election Voting

    Commons 6:00am - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Parent Partner Statewide Advisory Committee

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 9:30am - 2:30pm

    The Parent Partners program includes innovative changes in social work practice. It celebrates individuals who have overcome obstacles through change, recovery, and accountability, and uses their skills to mentor families who are currently navigating through the child welfare system as their children are in foster or kinship care. Parent Partners demonstrate advocacy and effective communication while holding families accountable. Statewide we come together and discuss and improve our program.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 8th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Holt International

    Archive Room 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Discussion regarding the process of international adoption.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, November 9th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, November 11th

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, November 12th

  • Friendsgiving Cooking Class With Lois White

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

    Sharing a delicious Thanksgiving meal with friends outside of your traditional family Thanksgiving is the newest trend. Join food editor Lois White as she shares brilliant dishes that are full of unexpected twists your friends wont see coming-now thats something theyll be thankful for. Lois will demonstrate how to make roasted butternut squash soupserved in mugs, easy garlic parmesan knots, bacon-wrapped stuffing bites, loaded mashed potato casserole and salted caramel chocolate pecan pie bars. Y.U.M.!

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, November 13th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Archive Room 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 14th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/hHBTN2 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Dust Jacket Divas Nov Book Club

    Archive Room 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    book club meeting

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 15th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, November 16th

  • Iowa Library Association Annual Planning

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 9:30am - 2:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, November 19th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, November 20th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Archive Room 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga Ii

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

    Cooperative games, theme activities, storytelling, music, and art come together in this yoga program for children ages 7-10 years old. Classes explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, visual imagery and relaxation techniques. Registration Required.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 21st

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Parent Partners

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • 6Th - 8Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:15 pm in the Storytime Room. For 6th-8th grade. Questions? Call 515-278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • 9Th Grade & Up Book Club

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Storytime Room. For 9th grade & up. Questions? Call 515-278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, November 22nd

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Library Closes Early At 4:00 Pm

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

    The library closes at 4:00 PM.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, November 23rd

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, November 24th

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, November 26th

Monday, November 27th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Archive Room 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, November 28th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Green Meadows North Townhomes Annual Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Annual Meeting

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Ashton Pointe Board Meeting

    Archive Room 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 29th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:30pm - 4:15pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, November 30th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Pinewood Glen Townhomes Board Meeting

    Archive Room 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Board Meeting

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Holidays In Johnston Set Up

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) All Day

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, December 1st

Sunday, December 3rd

  • Holidays In Johnston Take Down

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 8:00am - 1:00pm

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Wrap-Up Event

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, December 4th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 5th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, December 6th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Novel Knitting

    Johnston Public Library 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Are you a knitter or want to become one? Join Dagmar Scheel to learn how to knit or crochet or to share ideas, patterns and help with other knitters. The Novel Knitting group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm by the lounge area outside of the Archive Room at Johnston Public Library. Beginners welcome! No registration necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, December 7th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Ritters Oaks Townhomes Assoc.

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Saturday, December 9th

Sunday, December 10th

Monday, December 11th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 12th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/hHBTN2 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, December 13th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, December 14th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, December 17th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, December 18th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 19th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • 6Th - 8Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:15 pm in the Storytime Room. For 6th-8th grade. Questions? Call 515-278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 9Th Grade & Up Book Club

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Storytime Room. For 9th grade & up. Questions? Call 515-278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, December 20th

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, December 21st

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Sunday, December 24th

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, December 25th

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 26th

  • Green Meadows North Townhomes Board Meeting

    Archive Room 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Board Meeting

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, December 28th

Sunday, December 31st

  • Library Closes Early At 4:00 Pm

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

    The library closes at 4:00 PM.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, January 1st

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, January 3rd

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, January 4th

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, January 7th

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, January 8th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 9th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/hHBTN2 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, January 10th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, January 11th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, January 15th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 16th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • 6Th - 8Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:15 pm in the Storytime Room. For 6th-8th grade. Questions? Call 515-278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 9Th Grade & Up Book Club

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Storytime Room. For 9th grade & up. Questions? Call 515-278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, January 17th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, January 18th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Sunday, January 21st

  • Toddler Obstacle

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, January 22nd

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 23rd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, January 24th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, January 25th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, January 28th

Monday, January 29th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, January 30th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, January 31st

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:30pm - 4:15pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, February 1st

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, February 3rd

Sunday, February 4th

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, February 5th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 6th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Delta Kappa Gamma

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 4:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Wednesday, February 7th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, February 8th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, February 12th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 9:55am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Dis.cov.er.y

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 13th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:15am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/hHBTN2 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, February 14th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room 10:30am - 11:00am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, February 15th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 11:30am

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Sunday, February 18th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids