The library will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Events at the Library

Tuesday, June 13th

  • Teen Tuesday: Fandom Camp

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

    Fans of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Star Wars, anime, Mortal Instruments, DC & Marvel, and more are invited to play games, make crafts, eat snacks, and hang out with other fans as we celebrate all the fandoms! Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

    Tag(s): Teens

Tuesday, June 20th

  • Teen Tuesday: Movie Night Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them"

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:00pm - 7:15pm

    Watch the movie (with MuVChat on-screen texting), create wizard crafts, and eat pizza and other magical snacks. Wear your wizard attire if you want, but Muggles are welcome too. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

    Tag(s): Teens

Tuesday, June 27th

  • Teen Tuesday: Build A Beat With Markaus

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

    Join Des Moines hip-hop artist MarKaus as he talks about the history and foundations of Hip Hop and how he got started in the industry. Then, learn ways to create your own music-no record company required. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

    Tag(s): Teens

Tuesday, July 11th

  • Teen Tuesday: Pizzapalooza!

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

    It's the ultimate pizza party! First taste test local pizzas and vote for your favorite. Then, build an environmentally friendly solar pizza oven and create your own quesadilla pizza with all your favorite toppings. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

    Tag(s): Teens

Tuesday, July 18th

  • Teen Tuesday: Smash Bros./mario Kart Video Game Tournament

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

    Compete against your friends for fabulous prizes at our Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart tournament. Games will be on the big screen and snacks will be provided. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

    Tag(s): Teens

Friday, July 28th

  • After-Hours Super Reward Party: Nerf Wars & More!

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

    Teens who have earned 500 points in the reading club are invited to take part in this epic Nerf challenge! Teams will battle it out in the stacks to find out who is the ultimate Nerf war champion. Nerf not your thing? Don't worry, there's more! We'll make slime, play Wii games on the big screen and more! Food, prizes, and fun for everyone! This is a reward party and is open only to teen readers who have earned 500 points in the reading club. Registration and reward ticket are required, space is limited. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

    Tag(s): Teens

Tuesday, August 8th

  • 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, September 6th

  • Early Out Wednesdays Ys

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 12:00pm - 8:00pm

    Early out Wednesday programs TBD.

    Tag(s): Teens

Tuesday, September 12th

  • 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, September 13th

  • Early Out Wednesdays Ys

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 12:00pm - 8:00pm

    Early out Wednesday programs TBD.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, September 20th

Wednesday, September 27th

Wednesday, October 4th

  • Early Out Wednesdays Ys

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 12:00pm - 8:00pm

    Early out Wednesday programs TBD.

    Tag(s): Teens

Tuesday, October 10th

  • 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, October 11th

  • Early Out Wednesdays Ys

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 12:00pm - 8:00pm

    Early out Wednesday programs TBD.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, October 18th

Wednesday, October 25th

Wednesday, November 1st

  • Early Out Wednesdays Ys

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 12:00pm - 8:00pm

    Early out Wednesday programs TBD.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, November 8th

  • Early Out Wednesdays Ys

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 12:00pm - 8:00pm

    Early out Wednesday programs TBD.

    Tag(s): Teens

Tuesday, November 14th

  • 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, November 15th