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

Events at the Library

Saturday, June 3rd

  • Summer Reading Begins!

    Youth Services Area All Day

    Build a Better World this summer by reading or doing early literacy activities throughout the summer. Earn prizes along the way and enjoy numerous events for kids of all ages!

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, June 5th

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, June 6th

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area 10:30am - 11:30am

    Every Tues. at 10:30, beginning June 6; ages 8 - 14. Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited.

    Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, June 7th

  • Wee Read

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

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    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. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, June 8th

  • Kurious Kids

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 10:30am - 11:15am

    Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children going into grades 2-5. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, June 10th

  • Jpl Kids' Chess Club

    Story Time Room 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Head to JPL for our monthly Kids' Chess Club for kids in grades 1 through 5. New to chess? No problem. Come to learn the game or come to improve your strategies and tactics. JPL's Kid's Chess Club is taught by Mahanthi Bukkapatnam, a long-time chess enthusiast and collegiate chess champion. Please RSVP for this event at events.johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, June 12th

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    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. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, June 13th

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area 10:30am - 11:30am

    Every Tues. at 10:30, beginning June 6; ages 8 - 14. Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited.

    Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, June 14th

  • Wee Read

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

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    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. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, June 15th

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 10:30am - 11:15am

    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. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, June 19th

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, June 20th

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area 10:30am - 11:30am

    Every Tues. at 10:30, beginning June 6; ages 8 - 14. Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Kitchen Science With Grout Museum

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

    Get excited about science as you watch and participate in experiments using materials found in everyday life. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, June 21st

  • Wee Read

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

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    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. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, June 22nd

  • Kurious Kids

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 10:30am - 11:15am

    Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children going into grades 2-5. Please register. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Friday, June 23rd

  • Play, Baby, Play

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Join us for a special day full of play for the babies in your life. Babies, ages 0-3, can explore various materials to stimulate their senses and sense of wonder! Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World!

    Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, June 25th

  • Clave Club With Salsa Des Moines

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

    Get the wild wiggles, jiggles, and giggles out in a fun and constructive way with Salsa Des Moines. Kids will learn how to move to a Latin beat with a Salsa Des Moines instructor. For children ages 7-12. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, June 26th

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Blank Park Zoo: Show And Tell

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

    See different animals up close and learn about what they eat, where they live and other fun facts! Program is open to all ages! Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    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. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, June 27th

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area 10:30am - 11:30am

    Every Tues. at 10:30, beginning June 6; ages 8 - 14. Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited.

    Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, June 28th

  • Wee Read

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

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    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. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, June 29th

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 10:30am - 11:15am

    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. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, July 3rd

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, July 5th

  • Wee Read

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

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    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. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, July 6th

  • Kurious Kids

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 10:30am - 11:15am

    Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children going into grades 2-5. Please register. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, July 8th

  • Jpl Kids' Chess Club

    Story Time Room 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Head to JPL for our monthly Kids' Chess Club for kids in grades 1 through 5. New to chess? No problem. Come to learn the game or come to improve your strategies and tactics. JPL's Kid's Chess Club is taught by Mahanthi Bukkapatnam, a long-time chess enthusiast and collegiate chess champion. Please RSVP for this event at events.johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, July 10th

  • Bubble Wonders

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 10:00am - 11:00am

    You'll never look at bubbles the same way again after you see bubbles become caterpillars, ice cream cones, and so much more! Join Geoff Akins transform bubbles like you've never seen before. Program is suitable for all ages! Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    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. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, July 11th

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area 10:30am - 11:30am

    Every Tues. at 10:30, beginning June 6; ages 8 - 14. Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited.

    Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, July 12th

  • Wee Read

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

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    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. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, July 13th

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 10:30am - 11:15am

    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. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Jester Puppets: Iowa Jones And The Search For The Last Mummy

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

    Iowa Jones learns that others are different than he is, but by working together, they can accomplish a lot! Like finding the last Mummy so that he won't be alone anymore...Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, July 17th

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, July 18th

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. The summer session goes from the week of June 5 through the week of July 18. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area 10:30am - 11:30am

    Every Tues. at 10:30, beginning June 6; ages 8 - 14. Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited.

    Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, July 19th

  • Wee Read

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

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    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. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Boxcar Drive-In

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

    Build your child a car out of a box. Then enjoy snacks and a short movie. So drive on over to the library! Please bring your own box, all other supplies will be provided. For all ages, with an adult. Registration is recommended. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, July 20th

  • Kurious Kids

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 10:30am - 11:15am

    Investigate and create using a variety of Science,Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children going into grades 2-5. Please register. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Friday, July 21st

  • Play, Baby, Play

    Story Time Room 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Join us for a special day full of play for the babies in your life. Babies, ages 0-3, can explore various materials to stimulate their senses and sense of wonder! Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World!

    Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, July 22nd

Monday, July 24th

  • 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. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, July 27th

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 10:30am - 11:15am

    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. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, August 12th

  • Jpl Kids' Chess Club

    Story Time Room 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Head to JPL for our monthly Kids' Chess Club for kids in grades 1 through 5. New to chess? No problem. Come to learn the game or come to improve your strategies and tactics. JPL's Kid's Chess Club is taught by Mahanthi Bukkapatnam, a long-time chess enthusiast and collegiate chess champion. Please RSVP for this event at events.johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Kids

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

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

Saturday, September 9th

  • Jpl Kids' Chess Club

    Story Time Room 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Head to JPL for our monthly Kids' Chess Club for kids in grades 1 through 5. New to chess? No problem. Come to learn the game or come to improve your strategies and tactics. JPL's Kid's Chess Club is taught by Mahanthi Bukkapatnam, a long-time chess enthusiast and collegiate chess champion. Please RSVP for this event at events.johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, September 11th

  • 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

Wednesday, September 13th

  • 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

Sunday, September 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, September 18th

  • 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

Wednesday, September 27th

  • All Things Stem

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

    Explore STEM through hands-on activities and creative projects! Each month the library will have an activity focused on science, technology, engineering, and/or math. Registration required.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, October 2nd

  • Little Lotus Yoga I

    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 4-6 and their parent or guardian. Registration required.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, October 5th

  • 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, October 8th

  • 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, October 9th

  • 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

Wednesday, October 11th

  • 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

Saturday, October 14th

  • Jpl Kids' Chess Club

    Story Time Room 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Head to JPL for our monthly Kids' Chess Club for kids in grades 1 through 5. New to chess? No problem. Come to learn the game or come to improve your strategies and tactics. JPL's Kid's Chess Club is taught by Mahanthi Bukkapatnam, a long-time chess enthusiast and collegiate chess champion. Please RSVP for this event at events.johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, October 16th

  • 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

Sunday, October 22nd

  • 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 23rd

  • Pumpkin Patch Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Wear your costume and join us for treats, stories, games, and a craft! You may arrive anytime during the scheduled time. For all ages.

    Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, October 25th

  • All Things Stem

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

    Explore STEM through hands-on activities and creative projects! Each month the library will have an activity focused on science, technology, engineering, and/or math. Registration required.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, November 2nd

  • 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, 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

  • Little Lotus Yoga I

    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 4-6 and their parent or guardian. Registration required.

    Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, November 8th

  • 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

Monday, November 13th

  • 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

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

  • 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