Events at the Library

Thursday, October 19th

  • Wesleylife People And Culture Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 19th 9:00am - 1:00pm

    Meeting for directors to discuss People and Culture (HR) needs across our entire organization.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Oct. 19th 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 Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. 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) Thu., Oct. 19th 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

  • Crosshaven Owners Association Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 19th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    HOA Meeting

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Saturday, October 21st

  • Adventures In Computing

    Youth Computer Lounge Sat., Oct. 21st 10:00am - 11:30am

    What do bananas and computers have in common? Join members from the ISU Department of Computer Science to find out. In this hands on intro to coding workshop, you will learn about Scratch software and interact with Makey Makeys. Registration required. For grades K-3.

    Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, October 22nd

Monday, October 23rd

Tuesday, October 24th

  • Fareway

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 24th 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Transition Day Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 24th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    UNI student teachers will be meeting during their transition between their first and second placements.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Dart Route 5 Expansion And Rider Training

    Library Parking Lot Tue., Oct. 24th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    DART staff will be present to answer questions about the expansion of Local Route 5 on Merle Hay Road in Johnston from 5-6:30 p.m. This expansion replaced Express Route 91 and provides all-day, local service to the city of Johnston. At 6:30 p.m., DART staff will conduct a brief How-to-Ride training followed by a short tour of the new route on a DART bus.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Green Meadows North Townhomes Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Oct. 24th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 25th

Thursday, October 26th

Saturday, October 28th

Sunday, October 29th

  • Nanowrimo Kickoff Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Oct. 29th 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 Mon., Oct. 30th 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 Mon., Oct. 30th 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

  • Field Epidemiologist Meeting

    Archive Room Mon., Oct. 30th 10:30am - 2:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 30th 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 Mon., Oct. 30th 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 Tue., Oct. 31st 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 Halloween Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 31st 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Watch Halloweentown and text your comments on the screen, enjoy spooky snacks, create creepy crafts and MORE! Costumes are encouraged (and we will have prizes for the best ones) but not required. Join us if you dare! For students in 6th grade and up. Bring a phone if you'd like to participate in on-screen texting during the movie.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Johnston Lion's Club

    Archive Room Tue., Oct. 31st 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Oct. 31st 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

  • Ciml Conference - Athletic Director's Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 1st 9:00am - 12:00pm

    MOnthly meeting of athletic directors from the high school CIML conference.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 1st 9:30am - 9:55am

    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 Wed., Nov. 1st 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 Wed., Nov. 1st 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) Wed., Nov. 1st 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Novel Knitting

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 1st 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 Wed., Nov. 1st 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

  • Book Club

    Archive Room Thu., Nov. 2nd 9:00am - 11:00am

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 2nd 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) Thu., Nov. 2nd 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

  • Meadowlark South Turnover Meeting

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner Thu., Nov. 2nd 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 Fri., Nov. 3rd 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 (NaNoWriMo). 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.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, November 4th

  • Camp Planning

    Archive Room Sat., Nov. 4th 9:30am - 11:30am

    planning for week long camp to be held July 2018

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Building Better Sentences: A Quick And Dirty And Mostly Grammar-Free Guide To More Effective Writing

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

    Join writer and University of Iowa professor, Brooks Landon as he details a couple basic ideas can help anyone write better sentences. Dr. Landon will help us explore our sense of options-all the things a sentence can be and/or do-not a trudge toward grammatical correctness and avoidance of errors, but a dance with language, a celebration of the gift of style. This event is for anyone who is interested in improving their writing; whether you are working on writing a novel or writing your annual holiday letter. Brooks Landon is a Professor in the University of Iowa English Department, where he teaches courses on contemporary literature, including science fiction, and a Prose Style course devoted entirely to the many forms sentences can take. He is currently fascinated by the apocalyptic turn in contemporary postmodern fiction, and has become something of an expert in forms taken by our current fascination with zombies, devoting a course, Dead is the New Alive to the question: Why do we apparently need all these zombie stories? His postmodern fiction course, Masters of Disaster, focuses on the many kinds of non-zombie apocalypses that have recently appeared in literary fiction. His Prose Style course is built around his book, Building Great Sentences: How to Write the Kinds Sentences We Love to Read. Landon earned his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and has been at Iowa since 1978. This program is sponsored by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, November 5th

Monday, November 6th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 6th 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 Mon., Nov. 6th 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

  • Wonderfully Made Camp

    Archive Room Mon., Nov. 6th 1:00pm - 3:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Archive Room Mon., Nov. 6th 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) Mon., Nov. 6th 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 Mon., Nov. 6th 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 Tue., Nov. 7th 6:00am - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 7th 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) Tue., Nov. 7th 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

  • Meadowpark Association Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Nov. 7th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Monthly Board meeting

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Teen Tech Club

    Tech Lab Tue., Nov. 7th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Sharpen your technology skills while creating videos, podcasts, and more in the library's Tech Lab. For students in 6th grade and up.This month we will be exploring the Vive virtual reality system. Email young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Hea Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Nov. 7th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner Tue., Nov. 7th 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 Wed., Nov. 8th 9:30am - 9:55am

    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 Wed., Nov. 8th 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 Wed., Nov. 8th 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) Wed., Nov. 8th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 8th 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 Wed., Nov. 8th 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 Wed., Nov. 8th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Discussion regarding the process of international adoption.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, November 9th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 9th 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

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Archive Room Thu., Nov. 9th 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

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Nov. 9th 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 Sat., Nov. 11th 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) Sun., Nov. 12th 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. YUM!

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Girl Scout Troop 349

    Archive Room Sun., Nov. 12th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Monday, November 13th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 13th 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 Mon., Nov. 13th 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 Mon., Nov. 13th 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) Mon., Nov. 13th 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 Mon., Nov. 13th 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 Tue., Nov. 14th 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) Tue., Nov. 14th 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 Tue., Nov. 14th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    book club meeting

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner Tue., Nov. 14th 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 Wed., Nov. 15th 9:30am - 9:55am

    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 Wed., Nov. 15th 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 Wed., Nov. 15th 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) Wed., Nov. 15th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 15th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner Wed., Nov. 15th 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) Thu., Nov. 16th 9:30am - 2:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 16th 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 Thu., Nov. 16th 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 Thu., Nov. 16th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner Thu., Nov. 16th 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) Sun., Nov. 19th 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

  • Beaver Creek 4H Club

    Archive Room Sun., Nov. 19th 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Monday, November 20th

  • Press Play! Special Thanksgiving Edition

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 20th 9:30am - 11:00am

    Join us for a special Press Play! the week of Thanksgiving. You may come play and explore with your child Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of this week. The Storytime room will be open for play from 9:30-11:00. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Archive Room Mon., Nov. 20th 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) Mon., Nov. 20th 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 Mon., Nov. 20th 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! Special Thanksgiving Edition

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 21st 9:30am - 11:00am

    Join us for a special Press Play! the week of Thanksgiving. You may come play and explore with your child Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of this week. The Storytime room will be open for play from 9:30-11:00. No registration is necessary.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Parent Partners

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 21st 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 6Th - 8Th Grade

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 21st 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner Tue., Nov. 21st 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

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 9Th Grade & Up

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 21st 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, November 22nd

  • Press Play! Special Thanksgiving Edition

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 22nd 9:30am - 11:00am

    Join us for a special Press Play! the week of Thanksgiving. You may come play and explore with your child Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of this week. The Storytime room will be open for play from 9:30-11:00. No registration is necessary.

    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 Wed., Nov. 22nd 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 Thu., Nov. 23rd 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 Fri., Nov. 24th All Day

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, November 26th

Monday, November 27th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 27th 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 Mon., Nov. 27th 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 Mon., Nov. 27th 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

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 27th 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 Mon., Nov. 27th 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 28th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 28th 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) Tue., Nov. 28th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Annual Meeting

  • Nanowrimo Write In

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Nov. 28th 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 Wed., Nov. 29th 9:30am - 9:55am

    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 Wed., Nov. 29th 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 Wed., Nov. 29th 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) Wed., Nov. 29th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 29th 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

  • Pcmg Garden Tour Committee Meeting

    Archive Room Wed., Nov. 29th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Garden tour meeting

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner Wed., Nov. 29th 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 Thu., Nov. 30th 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 Thu., Nov. 30th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Board Meeting

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Southeast Corner Thu., Nov. 30th 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, December 3rd

  • Nanowrimo Wrap-Up Event

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 3rd 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 Mon., Dec. 4th 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 Mon., Dec. 4th 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) Mon., Dec. 4th 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 Mon., Dec. 4th 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 Tue., Dec. 5th 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 Tech Club

    Tech Lab Tue., Dec. 5th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Sharpen your technology skills while creating videos, podcasts, and more in the library's Tech Lab. For students in 6th grade and up. Email young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information.

  • Hea Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Dec. 5th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Johnston Commons Brownstones Homeowners Association Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Dec. 5th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Wednesday, December 6th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 6th 9:30am - 9:55am

    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 Wed., Dec. 6th 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 Wed., Dec. 6th 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) Wed., Dec. 6th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required.

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, December 7th

  • Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Dec. 7th 9:00am - 11:00am

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Dec. 7th 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) Thu., Dec. 7th 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) Thu., Dec. 7th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Saturday, December 9th

Sunday, December 10th

Monday, December 11th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 11th 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 Mon., Dec. 11th 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

  • Girl Scout Troop 948 Meeting

    Archive Room Mon., Dec. 11th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Girl Scout Troop 948 monthly meeting

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Dec. 11th 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 Mon., Dec. 11th 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 Tue., Dec. 12th 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) Tue., Dec. 12th 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 Wed., Dec. 13th 9:30am - 9:55am

    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 Wed., Dec. 13th 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 Wed., Dec. 13th 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) Wed., Dec. 13th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 13th 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) Wed., Dec. 13th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, December 14th

Sunday, December 17th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 17th 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

  • Uni Spring Student Teaching Orientation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Dec. 18th 9:30am - 4:00pm

    UNI student teachers will be meeting with the student teaching coordinator and supervisors to review expectations and procedures related to student teaching in Des Moines area schools.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 18th 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 Mon., Dec. 18th 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 Tue., Dec. 19th 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

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 6Th - 8Th Grade

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 19th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 9Th Grade & Up

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 19th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, December 20th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Dec. 20th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required.

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, December 21st

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Dec. 21st 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 Thu., Dec. 21st 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 Sun., Dec. 24th 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 Mon., Dec. 25th All Day

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 26th

  • Green Meadows North Townhomes Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Dec. 26th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Board Meeting

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Dec. 26th 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 Sun., Dec. 31st 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 Mon., Jan. 1st All Day

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 2nd

Wednesday, January 3rd

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jan. 3rd 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) Thu., Jan. 4th 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

  • Teen Tech Club

    Tech Lab Thu., Jan. 4th 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    Sharpen your technology skills while creating videos, podcasts, and more in the library's Tech Lab. For students in 6th grade and up. Email young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information.

    Tag(s): Teens

Saturday, January 6th

Sunday, January 7th

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jan. 7th 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 Mon., Jan. 8th 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 Mon., Jan. 8th 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

  • Girl Scout Troop 948 Meeting

    Archive Room Mon., Jan. 8th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Monthly troop meeting

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jan. 8th 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 Mon., Jan. 8th 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 Tue., Jan. 9th 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) Tue., Jan. 9th 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 Wed., Jan. 10th 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 Wed., Jan. 10th 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) Wed., Jan. 10th 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 Wed., Jan. 10th 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

  • Pcmg Garden Tour Committee Meeting

    Archive Room Wed., Jan. 10th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    PCMG Garden tour

Thursday, January 11th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 11th 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 Thu., Jan. 11th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, January 14th

Monday, January 15th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jan. 15th 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 Tue., Jan. 16th 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

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 6Th - 8Th Grade

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 16th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 9Th Grade & Up

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 16th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, January 17th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 17th 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 Wed., Jan. 17th 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) Wed., Jan. 17th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, January 18th

  • Questers Moingona #29

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 18th 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Non profit group studies antiques

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 18th 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 Thu., Jan. 18th 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 Thu., Jan. 18th 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) Sun., Jan. 21st 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 Mon., Jan. 22nd 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 Mon., Jan. 22nd 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) Mon., Jan. 22nd 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 Mon., Jan. 22nd 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 Tue., Jan. 23rd 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 Wed., Jan. 24th 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 Wed., Jan. 24th 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) Wed., Jan. 24th 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 Thu., Jan. 25th 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

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 25th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Sunday, January 28th

Monday, January 29th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 29th 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 Mon., Jan. 29th 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 Mon., Jan. 29th 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 Mon., Jan. 29th 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 30th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 30th 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 Tue., Jan. 30th 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 Wed., Jan. 31st 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 Wed., Jan. 31st 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) Wed., Jan. 31st 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) Wed., Jan. 31st 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 Thu., Feb. 1st 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) Thu., Feb. 1st 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 Sun., Feb. 4th 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 Mon., Feb. 5th 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 Mon., Feb. 5th 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) Mon., Feb. 5th 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 Mon., Feb. 5th 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 Tue., Feb. 6th 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 Tech Club

    Tech Lab Tue., Feb. 6th 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Hea Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Feb. 6th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Delta Kappa Gamma

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 6th 4:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Wednesday, February 7th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 7th 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 Wed., Feb. 7th 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) Wed., Feb. 7th 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 Thu., Feb. 8th 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 Thu., Feb. 8th 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 Mon., Feb. 12th 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 Mon., Feb. 12th 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

  • Girl Scout Troop 948 Meeting

    Archive Room Mon., Feb. 12th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Monthly meeting

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Feb. 12th 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

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Feb. 12th 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

Tuesday, February 13th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 13th 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) Tue., Feb. 13th 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 Wed., Feb. 14th 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 Wed., Feb. 14th 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) Wed., Feb. 14th 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 Wed., Feb. 14th 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 Thu., Feb. 15th 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 Thu., Feb. 15th 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 Thu., Feb. 15th 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) Sun., Feb. 18th 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, February 19th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Feb. 19th 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 20th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 20th 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

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 6Th - 8Th Grade

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 20th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 9Th Grade & Up

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 20th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, February 21st

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 21st 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 Wed., Feb. 21st 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) Wed., Feb. 21st 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, February 22nd

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Feb. 22nd 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

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    Archive Room Thu., Feb. 22nd 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Sunday, February 25th

Monday, February 26th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 26th 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 Mon., Feb. 26th 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 Mon., Feb. 26th 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 Mon., Feb. 26th 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, February 27th

  • State Pbis Leadership Team

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 27th 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Department of Education, AEA and Local district coordinators from throughout the state meet to address policy, implementation, evaluation and training processes for Positive Behavior Intervention Supports.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 27th 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 Tue., Feb. 27th 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, February 28th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 28th 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 Wed., Feb. 28th 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) Wed., Feb. 28th 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) Wed., Feb. 28th 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, March 1st

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 1st 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) Thu., Mar. 1st 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, March 4th

Monday, March 5th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 5th 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 Mon., Mar. 5th 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

  • Elder Abuse

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Mar. 5th 10:00am - 11:30am

    Only approximately 1 in 23 cases of elder abuse are ever reported, and 90% of elder abuse is committed by a family member or other trusted person. Iowa is an aging state, with more than 490,000 individuals older than 65. It is second in the percentage of adults 85 years or older. This course will help participants learn how to recognize abuse in later life and what actions should be taken if abuse is occurring in their own lives or in the lives of those around them. Attendees will also learn how to protect themselves as well as how to effectively help any friends, families, or loved ones who may be experiencing abuse.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Girl Scout Troop 948 Meeting

    Archive Room Mon., Mar. 5th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Monthly troop meeting

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Mar. 5th 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 Mon., Mar. 5th 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, March 6th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 6th 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 Tech Club

    Tech Lab Tue., Mar. 6th 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    Sharpen your technology skills while creating videos, podcasts, and more in the library's Tech Lab. For students in 6th grade and up. Email young@johnstonlibrary.com or call the library for more information.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, March 7th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 7th 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 Wed., Mar. 7th 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) Wed., Mar. 7th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, March 8th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 8th 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

  • Bankers Trust

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Mar. 8th 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Bankers Trust Seminar on Home decorating

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Mar. 8th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, March 12th

  • Dis.cov.er.y

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Mar. 12th 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

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Mar. 12th 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, March 13th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Mar. 13th 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, March 14th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Mar. 14th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, March 15th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Mar. 15th 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 Thu., Mar. 15th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Sunday, March 18th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Mar. 18th 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, March 19th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 19th 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 Mon., Mar. 19th 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 Mon., Mar. 19th 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

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Mar. 19th 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

Tuesday, March 20th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 20th 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 Program

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Mar. 20th 9:30am - 3:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 6Th - 8Th Grade

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 20th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 9Th Grade & Up

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 20th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, March 21st

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 21st 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 Wed., Mar. 21st 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) Wed., Mar. 21st 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 Wed., Mar. 21st 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, March 22nd

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 22nd 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

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Mar. 22nd 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Friday, March 23rd

  • Volunteer Managers Of Central Iowa Min-Conference

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Mar. 23rd 12:30pm - 4:30pm

    Every year the Volunteer Managers of Central Iowa hold a smaller conference to learn about new skills and developments in the volunteer management field. This year's speakers will cover a wide-range of topics including using social media to engage and develop volunteers, leveraging volunteers as donors, and legal aspects in the volunteer field.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Monday, March 26th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 26th 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 Mon., Mar. 26th 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

  • Safari To Botswana

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Mar. 26th 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Nature photography lecture and slides. Senior College class.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 26th 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 Mon., Mar. 26th 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, March 27th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 27th 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 Tue., Mar. 27th 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, March 28th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 28th 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 Wed., Mar. 28th 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) Wed., Mar. 28th 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) Wed., Mar. 28th 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, March 29th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 29th 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

Monday, April 2nd

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 2nd 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 Mon., Apr. 2nd 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) Mon., Apr. 2nd 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 Mon., Apr. 2nd 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, April 3rd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Apr. 3rd 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 Tech Club

    Tech Lab Tue., Apr. 3rd 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    Sharpen your technology skills while creating videos, podcasts, and more in the library's Tech Lab. For students in 6th grade and up. Email young@johnstonlibrary.com or call the library for more information.

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, April 4th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 4th 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 Wed., Apr. 4th 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) Wed., Apr. 4th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, April 5th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 5th 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) Thu., Apr. 5th 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, April 8th

Monday, April 9th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 9th 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 Mon., Apr. 9th 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) Mon., Apr. 9th 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 Mon., Apr. 9th 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, April 10th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Apr. 10th 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) Tue., Apr. 10th 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, April 11th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 11th 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 Wed., Apr. 11th 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) Wed., Apr. 11th 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 Wed., Apr. 11th 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, April 12th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 12th 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 Thu., Apr. 12th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, April 16th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 16th 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 Mon., Apr. 16th 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) Mon., Apr. 16th 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 Mon., Apr. 16th 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, April 17th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Apr. 17th 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

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 6Th - 8Th Grade

    Story Time Room Tue., Apr. 17th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Cub Scout Kite Workshop

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Apr. 17th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Pizza My Heart Book Club: 9Th Grade & Up

    Story Time Room Tue., Apr. 17th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders. Thank you to Casey's for donating pizza for this event!

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, April 18th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 18th 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 Wed., Apr. 18th 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) Wed., Apr. 18th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Teens