Events at the Library

Sunday, July 5th

  • [CANCELLED] Sunday Paper Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Jul. 5th 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm to explore card-making and other paper crafts at this open-crafting time. Bring your own projects, paper and add-ons and take advantage of our expert help and tools. We'll provide a die cut machine, paper trimmer, paper quilling tools and stamping platform. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults this crafting time is just for you! No registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 6th

  • Chapter By Chapter

    Online Mon., Jul. 6th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Listen to a a chapter each week, read aloud by Miss Megan, from the family-friendly book The Story of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Rhyme Time Bedtime

    Online Mon., Jul. 6th 7:30pm - 8:00pm

    Join us every Monday night and snuggle up and listen to rhymes, songs, and fingers plays to help you get ready for bed. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, July 7th

  • Crafty Rhymes

    Online Tue., Jul. 7th 10:00am - 10:15am

    Join us for a new video each week featuring a craft demo and rhyme session!

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tuesday: Read What You Want Virtual Book Club 6Th 7Th Grade

    Online Tue., Jul. 7th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Want to meet other bookish people and find great new books to add to your TBR (to be read) pile? Come to the Read What You Want Virtual Book Club! At each meeting, members will share a new book theye just discovered or an old favorite with the group. Then, all of the books will be compiled in on online list on the JPL website! For students in 6th & 7th grade. Event will be hosted on Zoom. Email address required. A link to the event will be emailed by noon on the day of the event. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Tuesday: Read What You Want Virtual Book Club 8Th - 12Th Grade

    Online Tue., Jul. 7th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Want to meet other bookish people and find great new books to add to your TBR (to be read) pile? Come to the Read What You Want Virtual Book Club! At each meeting, members will share a new book they’ve just discovered or an old favorite with the group. Then, all of the books will be compiled in on online list on the JPL website! For students in 8th– 12th grade. Event will be hosted on Zoom. Email address required. A link to the event will be emailed by noon on the day of the event. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jul. 7th All Day

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, July 8th

  • Dungeons And Dragons Orientation

    Online Wed., Jul. 8th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Learn the basics of D&D and get help with character creation. For kids entering 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Maker Madness

    Online Wed., Jul. 8th 1:00pm - 1:30pm

    Join us each week for a fun filled afternoon. We will be cooking up fun recipes or creating new projects each week! Part of the 2020 Summer Library program.

    Category: Kids

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 8th 1:00pm - 2:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom! All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration with valid email address required. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed by noon on the day of the event. If we create a character for you, we will email that to you before the event as well. We will meet June 10 & 24 and July 8; please plan to attend all of the meetings as our campaign will be ongoing. 6th grade and up. Part of the 2020 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons: Session 2

    Online Wed., Jul. 8th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom! All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration with valid email address required. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed by noon on the day of the event. If we create a character for you, we will email that to you before the event as well. We will meet June 10 & 24 and July 8; please plan to attend all of the meetings as our campaign will be ongoing. 6th grade and up. Part of the 2020 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Teens

  • [CANCELLED] Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 8th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, July 9th

  • Tiny Tips For Tots

    Online Thu., Jul. 9th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Join us for a fun, themed song each week that is paired with a list of resources or a book list! Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Archive Room Thu., Jul. 9th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Take & Make Craft

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 9th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Thursday swing by JPL to pick up a pre-packed craft kit that's great for all ages. Take & Make Craft Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Thursdays while supplies lasts.

    Category: Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club

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

    Join fellow book lovers virtually via Zoom meetings for lively discussion and good company. This month's book is "My Sister the Serial Killer" by Oyinkan Braithwaite. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email stevens@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 10th

  • Find It Friday

    Online Fri., Jul. 10th 9:00am - 10:00am

    Each week a snapshot of an iconic location in Johnston will be released. Try to figure out what the photo is of and go find it! Tag us in your pictures as you find the items using the hashtag #finditfridayJPL

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jul. 10th All Day

    Category: Kids

Saturday, July 11th

  • [CANCELLED] Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Jul. 11th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every second Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jul. 11th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 13th

  • Chapter By Chapter

    Online Mon., Jul. 13th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Listen to a a chapter each week, read aloud by Miss Megan, from the family-friendly book The Story of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Virtual Critter Camp

    Youth Services Area, Online Mon., Jul. 13th All Day

    It's the best week of the summer. Join us virtually with your favorite critter Monday-Thursday to participate in fun camp inspired activities. Post pictures and use the hashtag #JPLCritterCamp2020 Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Rhyme Time Bedtime

    Online Mon., Jul. 13th 7:30pm - 8:00pm

    Join us every Monday night and snuggle up and listen to rhymes, songs, and fingers plays to help you get ready for bed. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, July 14th

  • Crafty Rhymes

    Online Tue., Jul. 14th 10:00am - 10:15am

    Join us for a new video each week featuring a craft demo and rhyme session!

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tuesday: Virtual Harry Potter Trivia

    Online Tue., Jul. 14th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Muggles! Test your knowledge of the Harry Potter world against other teens! Winners will receive an exclusive Johnston Library Random Prize Package (including a gift certificate to a local business of your choice) in the mail! Participants must have Zoom and Kahoot downloaded. You can play with each app on a different device (for example, Zoom on your computer, Kahoot on your phone) or find out how to display both apps on the same device here: bit.ly/2Sca4Yu For kids in 6th grade and up. Email address required. A link to the event will be emailed by noon on the day of the event. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jul. 14th All Day

    Category: Teens

  • Virtual Critter Camp

    Youth Services Area, Online Tue., Jul. 14th All Day

    It's the best week of the summer. Join us virtually with your favorite critter Monday-Thursday to participate in fun camp inspired activities. Post pictures and use the hashtag #JPLCritterCamp2020 Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, July 15th

  • Maker Madness

    Online Wed., Jul. 15th 1:00pm - 1:30pm

    Join us each week for a fun filled afternoon. We will be cooking up fun recipes or creating new projects each week! Part of the 2020 Summer Library program.

    Category: Kids

  • Virtual Anime Club

    Online Wed., Jul. 15th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Watch awesome anime, talk about your favorite characters, and learn about Japanese culture. 6th grade and up. Event will be hosted on Zoom. Email address required. A link to the event will be emailed by noon on the day of the event. Part of the 2020 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jul. 15th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Category: Teens

  • Virtual Critter Camp

    Youth Services Area, Online Wed., Jul. 15th All Day

    It's the best week of the summer. Join us virtually with your favorite critter Monday-Thursday to participate in fun camp inspired activities. Post pictures and use the hashtag #JPLCritterCamp2020 Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • [CANCELLED] Boxcar Drive-In

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

    Build your child a car out of a box. Then enjoy snacks and a short movie. So drive on over to the library! Please bring your own box, all other supplies will be provided. For all ages, with an adult. Registration is recommended. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, July 16th

  • Tiny Tips For Tots

    Online Thu., Jul. 16th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Join us for a fun, themed song each week that is paired with a list of resources or a book list! Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • [CANCELLED] Maker Madness: Chalk Play

    Story Time Room Thu., Jul. 16th 10:00am - 10:45am

    Create homemade chalk and then test various recipes of chalk on the West Patio of the library! Maker Madness is a creative program for kids in K-2nd grade, with a grown up. Join us each Thursday to get crafty and learn something new. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration only guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in.

    Category: Kids

  • [CANCELLED] Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Dewey Park Thu., Jul. 16th 10:00am - 11:00am

    Visit us at Dewey Park on Thursday mornings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Online Thu., Jul. 16th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Join us virtually via Zoom meetings for a bounty of good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Men Explain Things To Me" by Rebecca Solnit. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email stevens@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • [CANCELLED] Maker Madness: Chalk Play

    Story Time Room Thu., Jul. 16th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Create homemade chalk and then test various recipes of chalk on the West Patio of the library! Maker Madness is a creative program for kids in 3rd-5th grade. Join us each Thursday to get crafty and learn something new. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration only guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in.

    Category: Kids

  • Take & Make Craft

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 16th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Thursday swing by JPL to pick up a pre-packed craft kit that's great for all ages. Take & Make Craft Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Thursdays while supplies lasts.

    Category: Kids

  • Virtual Critter Camp

    Youth Services Area, Online Thu., Jul. 16th All Day

    It's the best week of the summer. Join us virtually with your favorite critter Monday-Thursday to participate in fun camp inspired activities. Post pictures and use the hashtag #JPLCritterCamp2020 Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Critter Camp Pick-Up

    Youth Services Area Thu., Jul. 16th All Day

    Pick up your favorite stuffed-animal critter from Critter Camp and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Friday, July 17th

  • Find It Friday

    Online Fri., Jul. 17th 9:00am - 10:00am

    Each week a snapshot of an iconic location in Johnston will be released. Try to figure out what the photo is of and go find it! Tag us in your pictures as you find the items using the hashtag #finditfridayJPL

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jul. 17th All Day

    Category: Kids

Saturday, July 18th

Monday, July 20th

  • Chapter By Chapter

    Online Mon., Jul. 20th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Listen to a a chapter each week, read aloud by Miss Megan, from the family-friendly book The Story of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 21st

Wednesday, July 22nd

  • [CANCELLED] Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 22nd 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • [CANCELLED] Children In The Middle (Cim)

    Archive Room Wed., Jul. 22nd 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    To register for Children in the Middle classes, participants need to call Jim Thorpe at 515-289-9136.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Friday, July 24th

  • Find It Friday

    Online Fri., Jul. 24th 9:00am - 10:00am

    Each week a snapshot of an iconic location in Johnston will be released. Try to figure out what the photo is of and go find it! Tag us in your pictures as you find the items using the hashtag #finditfridayJPL

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    Archive Room, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room Fri., Jul. 24th 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Category: Teens

Saturday, July 25th

Monday, July 27th

  • Chapter By Chapter

    Online Mon., Jul. 27th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Listen to a a chapter each week, read aloud by Miss Megan, from the family-friendly book The Story of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jul. 27th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Drop-in anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on the 4th Monday of the month with your smartphone, laptop or tablet for advice on how to use the library's free e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines or electronic resources. Can't make it during this time? That's okay--drop-in for library tech help outside of drop-in hours; help with library resources and your smart device is available during all open library hours.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Jul. 27th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meeting. Pick up a print copy of this month’s book by emailing Stephanie at gibbclark@johnstonlibrary.com. If you’re feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it’s that simple… and that silent. Book selections for each month will be announced in the Facebook group. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 28th

  • Reservation

    Outreach Tue., Jul. 28th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Jul. 28th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book selection is "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel Brown.To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 31st

  • Find It Friday

    Online Fri., Jul. 31st 9:00am - 10:00am

    Each week a snapshot of an iconic location in Johnston will be released. Try to figure out what the photo is of and go find it! Tag us in your pictures as you find the items using the hashtag #finditfridayJPL

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, August 1st

Sunday, August 2nd

  • Make It: Handmade Cards For Every Occasion: Session 1

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Aug. 2nd 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    Handmade cards let you express your creativity and show your friends and family how much they mean to you. Join Dreama Deskins to make 3 handmade cards using a variety of paper crafting techniques. Adults -- this crafting class is just for you -- leave the kids at home for this one and let the crafting begin! Registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Make It: Handmade Cards For Every Occasion: Session 2

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Aug. 2nd 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Handmade cards let you express your creativity and show your friends and family how much they mean to you. Join Dreama Deskins to make 3 handmade cards using a variety of paper crafting techniques. Adults -- this crafting class is just for you -- leave the kids at home for this one and let the crafting begin! Registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, August 8th

  • [CANCELLED] Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Aug. 8th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every second Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Aug. 8th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, August 12th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Aug. 12th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, August 13th

  • Reservation

    Archive Room Thu., Aug. 13th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Aug. 13th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is "When We Believed in Mermaids" by Barbara O'Neal. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, August 15th

Thursday, August 20th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Aug. 20th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, August 22nd

Monday, August 24th

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Aug. 24th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Drop-in anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on the 4th Monday of the month with your smartphone, laptop or tablet for advice on how to use the library's free e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines or electronic resources. Can't make it during this time? That's okay--drop-in for library tech help outside of drop-in hours; help with library resources and your smart device is available during all open library hours.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 25th

  • Reservation

    Outreach Tue., Aug. 25th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Aug. 25th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book selection is "Every Note Played" by Lisa Genova. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, August 26th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Aug. 26th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, August 29th

Monday, August 31st

  • Silent Book Club

    Mon., Aug. 31st All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meeting. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. Book selections for each month will be announced in the Facebook group. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 5th

Sunday, September 6th

  • Sunday Paper Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Sep. 6th 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm to explore card-making and other paper crafts at this open-crafting time. Bring your own projects, paper and add-ons and take advantage of our expert help and tools. We'll provide a die cut machine, paper trimmer, paper quilling tools and stamping platform. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults this crafting time is just for you! No registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, September 7th

  • Closed For Labor Day

    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, Tech Lab Mon., Sep. 7th All Day

Wednesday, September 9th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Sep. 9th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, September 10th

  • Reservation

    Archive Room Thu., Sep. 10th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Sep. 10th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is "Evvie Drake Starts Over" by Linda Holmes. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 12th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Sep. 12th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every second Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Sep. 12th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, September 17th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Sep. 17th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 19th

Wednesday, September 23rd

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Sep. 23rd 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 26th

Monday, September 28th

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Sep. 28th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Drop-in anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on the 4th Monday of the month with your smartphone, laptop or tablet for advice on how to use the library's free e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines or electronic resources. Can't make it during this time? That's okay--drop-in for library tech help outside of drop-in hours; help with library resources and your smart device is available during all open library hours.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Silent Book Club

    Mon., Sep. 28th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meeting. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. Book selections for each month will be announced in the Facebook group. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 29th

  • Reservation

    Outreach Tue., Sep. 29th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Sep. 29th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book selection is " Bringing Down the Duke" by Evie Dunmore. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, October 3rd

Sunday, October 4th

  • Sunday Paper Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Oct. 4th 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm to explore card-making and other paper crafts at this open-crafting time. Bring your own projects, paper and add-ons and take advantage of our expert help and tools. We'll provide a die cut machine, paper trimmer, paper quilling tools and stamping platform. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults this crafting time is just for you! No registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, October 8th

  • Reservation

    Archive Room Thu., Oct. 8th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, October 10th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Oct. 10th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every second Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Oct. 10th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 12th

Tuesday, October 13th

Wednesday, October 14th

  • Satellite Early Voting

    Archive Room Wed., Oct. 14th 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Early voting at Johnston Public Library: October 12th- October 31st Monday - Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM Friday - 10:00AM-4:00PM Saturday Oct 24th - 10:00AM-4:00PM More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/auditor/election/.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Oct. 14th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, October 15th

  • Satellite Early Voting

    Archive Room Thu., Oct. 15th 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Early voting at Johnston Public Library: October 12th- October 31st Monday - Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM Friday - 10:00AM-4:00PM Saturday Oct 24th - 10:00AM-4:00PM More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/auditor/election/.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Oct. 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. This month's book is "When We Believed in Mermaids" by Allen Eskens. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, October 16th

Saturday, October 17th

Monday, October 19th

Tuesday, October 20th

Wednesday, October 21st

Thursday, October 22nd

Friday, October 23rd

Saturday, October 24th

Monday, October 26th

  • Satellite Early Voting

    Archive Room Mon., Oct. 26th 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Early voting at Johnston Public Library: October 12th- October 31st Monday - Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM Friday - 10:00AM-4:00PM Saturday Oct 24th - 10:00AM-4:00PM More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/auditor/election/.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Oct. 26th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Drop-in anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on the 4th Monday of the month with your smartphone, laptop or tablet for advice on how to use the library's free e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines or electronic resources. Can't make it during this time? That's okay--drop-in for library tech help outside of drop-in hours; help with library resources and your smart device is available during all open library hours.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Silent Book Club

    Mon., Oct. 26th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meeting. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. Book selections for each month will be announced in the Facebook group. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 27th

  • Satellite Early Voting

    Archive Room Tue., Oct. 27th 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Early voting at Johnston Public Library: October 12th- October 31st Monday - Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM Friday - 10:00AM-4:00PM Saturday Oct 24th - 10:00AM-4:00PM More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/auditor/election/.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    Outreach Tue., Oct. 27th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Oct. 27th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book selection is "The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes" by Leonard Goldberg. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, October 28th

  • Satellite Early Voting

    Archive Room Wed., Oct. 28th 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Early voting at Johnston Public Library: October 12th- October 31st Monday - Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM Friday - 10:00AM-4:00PM Saturday Oct 24th - 10:00AM-4:00PM More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/auditor/election/.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Oct. 28th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, October 29th

Friday, October 30th

Saturday, October 31st

Sunday, November 1st

  • Sunday Paper Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Nov. 1st 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm to explore card-making and other paper crafts at this open-crafting time. Bring your own projects, paper and add-ons and take advantage of our expert help and tools. We'll provide a die cut machine, paper trimmer, paper quilling tools and stamping platform. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults this crafting time is just for you! No registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 3rd

  • General Election

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 3rd All Day

Saturday, November 7th

Wednesday, November 11th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 11th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Closed For Veterans' Day

    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, Tech Lab Wed., Nov. 11th All Day

Thursday, November 12th

  • Reservation

    Archive Room Thu., Nov. 12th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Nov. 12th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, November 14th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Nov. 14th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every second Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Nov. 14th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, November 19th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Nov. 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 "Evvie Drake Starts Over" by Linda Holmes. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, November 21st

Monday, November 23rd

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Nov. 23rd 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Drop-in anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on the 4th Monday of the month with your smartphone, laptop or tablet for advice on how to use the library's free e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines or electronic resources. Can't make it during this time? That's okay--drop-in for library tech help outside of drop-in hours; help with library resources and your smart device is available during all open library hours.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 24th

  • Reservation

    Outreach Tue., Nov. 24th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Nov. 24th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book selection is "Let's Take the Long Way Home" by Gail Caldwell. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 25th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 25th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Closing Early For Thanksgiving Holiday

    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, Tech Lab Wed., Nov. 25th 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, November 26th

  • Library Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday

    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 Thu., Nov. 26th All Day

Friday, November 27th

  • Library Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday

    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 Fri., Nov. 27th All Day

Saturday, November 28th

Monday, November 30th

  • Silent Book Club

    Mon., Nov. 30th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meeting. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. Book selections for each month will be announced in the Facebook group. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, December 5th

Wednesday, December 9th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Dec. 9th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 10th

  • Reservation

    Archive Room Thu., Dec. 10th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Dec. 10th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, December 12th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Dec. 12th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every second Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Dec. 12th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, December 13th

  • Make It: Handmade Holiday Cards: Session 1

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 13th 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    Handmade cards let you express your creativity and show your friends and family how much they mean to you. Join Dreama Deskins to make 3 handmade holiday cards using a variety of paper crafting techniques. Adults -- this crafting class is just for you -- leave the kids at home for this one and let the crafting begin! Registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Make It: Handmade Holiday Cards: Session 2

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 13th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Handmade cards let you express your creativity and show your friends and family how much they mean to you. Join Dreama Deskins to make 3 handmade holiday cards using a variety of paper crafting techniques. Adults -- this crafting class is just for you -- leave the kids at home for this one and let the crafting begin! Registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 17th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Dec. 17th 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.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, December 19th

Wednesday, December 23rd

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Dec. 23rd 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 24th

  • Library Closed For Christmas Eve Holiday

    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 Thu., Dec. 24th All Day

Friday, December 25th

  • Library Closed For Christmas Holiday

    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 Fri., Dec. 25th All Day

Saturday, December 26th

Monday, December 28th

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Dec. 28th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Drop-in anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on the 4th Monday of the month with your smartphone, laptop or tablet for advice on how to use the library's free e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines or electronic resources. Can't make it during this time? That's okay--drop-in for library tech help outside of drop-in hours; help with library resources and your smart device is available during all open library hours.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Silent Book Club

    Mon., Dec. 28th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meeting. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. Book selections for each month will be announced in the Facebook group. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 29th

  • Reservation

    Outreach Tue., Dec. 29th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Dec. 29th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's 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.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 31st

  • Library Closing Early For New Year's Eve

    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 Thu., Dec. 31st 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday, January 1st

  • Library Closed For New Year's Day

    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 Fri., Jan. 1st All Day