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Events at the Library

Monday, June 26th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Esl For Beginners

    Southeast Corner 10:00am - 11:00am

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Blank Park Zoo: Show And Tell

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Linden Park Townhome Meeting

    Archive Room 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

    With lots of hands-on activities,as well as stories & songs, dis.cov.er.y! is a program for kids 3-7 years and their grown-ups. We will explore a new topic each session. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, June 27th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Tuesday: Build A Beat With Markaus

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Green Meadows North Townhomes Board Meeting

    Archive Room 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Board Meeting

  • Alaska Pre-Departure Meeting

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Well Red Book Club

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

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Gusto Pizza in Johnston. June's book is "Girl in Translation" by Jean Kwok. 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, June 28th

  • Eyerly Ball

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Leadership Meeting

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Esl For Beginners

    Southeast Corner 10:00am - 11:00am

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Reflective Consultation

    Archive Room 11:00am - 1:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, June 29th

Saturday, July 1st

Monday, July 3rd

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Esl For Beginners

    Southeast Corner 10:00am - 11:00am

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 4th

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, July 5th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Esl For Beginners

    Southeast Corner 10:00am - 11:00am

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, July 6th

Friday, July 7th

Saturday, July 8th

  • Toastmasters Officers Training

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 9:00am - 1:00pm

    Toastmasters Officers Training

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Jpl Kids' Chess Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wine 101 With Kelsey Seay

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    In this introductory class, learn the process by which wine comes into being, major regions and grapes, and how wine fits into the history of the world. You will become familiar with the difference in how white, red and rose wines are made, why France is so important in the history of wine and how to get the most out of every sip of your favorite bottle and most importantly, you will taste 4 wines! Kelsey Seay, a first level Sommelier and Cicerone, and the Des Moines Winefest Iron Somm title holder, will teach the class. Must be 21 and over to attend. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize entry for attending.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Free Outdoor Movie - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Johnston Public Library 9:15pm - 10:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library for a free outdoor showing on the big screen of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Bring your yard blankets and lawn chairs; we'll provide the popcorn! No reservation necessary. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize ticket for attending.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, July 10th

  • Esl For Beginners

    Southeast Corner 10:00am - 11:00am

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Bubble Wonders

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

    Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Registration required. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 11th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Meadow Park Townhome Assoc. Board Meeting

    Archive Room 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    BOARD MEETING

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Teen Tuesday: Pizzapalooza!

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, July 12th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Esl For Beginners

    Southeast Corner 10:00am - 11:00am

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Central Iowa R User Group Meetup

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Pinewood Glen Hoa

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Holt International

    Archive Room 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, July 13th

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

    With lots of hands-on activities,as well as stories & songs, dis.cov.er.y! is a program for kids 3-7 years and their grown-ups. We will explore a new topic each session. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

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

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority Public Meeting

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

    Public meeting with residents of Johnston discussing changes for Express Route 91 and Local Route 5.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Iphone Swift App Development Class

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Building apps using the Swift computer language.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Saturday, July 15th

Monday, July 17th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Esl For Beginners

    Southeast Corner 10:00am - 11:00am

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Virtual Reality Open House

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Sign up for a 15 minute session with the new HTC Vive virtual reality headset.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 18th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

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

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, July 19th

  • Esl For Beginners

    Southeast Corner 10:00am - 11:00am

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    Archive Room 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Boxcar Drive-In

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, July 20th

  • Candeo: Cost Modeling

    Archive Room 9:00am - 4:30pm

    Discussion on cost modeling

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Kurious Kids

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Augustine Owners Meeting

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

    Meeting with the Board and Augustine Owners

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Iphone Swift App Development Class

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Building apps using the Swift computer language.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Friday, July 21st

  • Delta Kappa Gamma

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Play, Baby, Play

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, July 22nd

  • Summer Reading: Final Day To Turn In Reading Logs

    Youth Services Area 9:00am - 8:30pm

    Last day to turn in logs for prizes. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Protecting Your Digital Life With Antoinette Stevens

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

    There are more reasons than ever to understand how to protect your personal information while you are online. Antoinette Stevens, a Network Security Analyst at Principal Financial Group will discuss basic steps you can take to make your personal data more difficult for hackers to obtain. During this session you will learn: - The basics of online security and privacy - The different types of online threats that are most likely to impact you individually - How to defend and protect yourself online - What to do if your machine is infected with malware Outside of work, Antoinette serves as Executive Director of Reboot Iowa, Inc, a non-profit she founded to teach adults about coding and technology. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize entry for attending.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, July 24th

  • Esl For Beginners

    Southeast Corner 10:00am - 11:00am

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

    With lots of hands-on activities,as well as stories & songs, dis.cov.er.y! is a program for kids 3-7 years and their grown-ups. We will explore a new topic each session. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, July 25th

  • Well Red Book Club

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

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Gusto Pizza in Johnston. July's book is "It's Easier to Reach Heaven than the End of the Street" by Emma Williams. 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, July 26th

  • Esl For Beginners

    Southeast Corner 10:00am - 11:00am

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • The Ashcraft Library Project

    Archive Room 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Board Meeting

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, July 27th

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

    With lots of hands-on activities,as well as stories & songs, dis.cov.er.y! is a program for kids 3-7 years and their grown-ups. This week's topic will involve lots of paint and other messy things- so be sure to wear old clothes. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Friday, July 28th

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

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Saturday, July 29th

  • Yoga On The Green

    Johnston Public Library 9:00am - 10:00am

    Unity Point Health and Power Life Yoga (PLY) bring yoga to the green space north of the Johnston Public Library. PLY combines energetic styles of yoga with motivating music and a naturally-heated environment to sculpt a strong, healthy body and mind. PLY instructors are trained and certified by the most prestigious yoga and fitness studios in the world. Bring your yoga mat, water and don't forget to apply sunscreen. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize ticket for attending.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, July 31st

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 1st

  • Tek

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 9:00am - 6:00pm

    Technology classes for the 50+ community.

Wednesday, August 2nd

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Saturday, August 5th

  • Indian Curry Cooking Class With Deepa Swaroop

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

    Unravel the secrets to cooking with spices at this Indian Curry Cooking class with Deepa Swaroop. Deepa will share her love of Indian cuisine with you as she demonstrates how to make authentic, healthy and delicious curries including chole, paneer jalfrezi and potato curry. Deepa is a well appreciated cook among her family and friends. Over the years, she has created her own style, starting from her mom's traditional Indian recipes and adapting advice from various books, blogs and experiences. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize entry for attending.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, August 7th

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 8th

  • Meadow Park Townhome Assoc. Board Meeting

    Archive Room 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    BOARD MEETING

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, August 9th

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Holt International

    Archive Room 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, August 10th

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, August 12th

  • Jpl Kids' Chess Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, August 14th

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, August 16th

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, August 17th

Saturday, August 19th

  • Entry Level Soccer Referee Course

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 9:00am - 5:30pm

    Course is used to train/certify youth who want to start working as soccer referees with the local soccer clubs.

Monday, August 21st

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 22nd

Wednesday, August 23rd

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Monday, August 28th

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 29th

  • Well Red Book Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, August 30th

  • Esl For Beginners

    Story Time Room 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    The Johnston ESL Connection course introduces beginning English language learners to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. The class is sponsored by the Johnston Education Support Professional Association (JESPA). To volunteer, contact Sue Golightly at smithgolightly@msn.com.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Sunday, September 3rd

  • Make & Take Craft

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, September 4th

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, September 6th

Thursday, September 7th

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, September 9th

  • Jpl Kids' Chess Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, September 11th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, September 12th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    Archive Room 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

  • School Election

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, September 13th

  • Early Out Wednesdays Ys

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

    Early out Wednesday programs TBD.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Holt International

    Archive Room 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, September 14th

  • Scholastic Reading Workshop

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

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, September 15th

  • Scholastic Workshop

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

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Sunday, September 17th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, September 18th

  • Little Lotus Yoga Ii

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 19th

  • Green Meadows North

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Folktales And Songs Of Our Ancestors

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

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Wednesday, September 20th

Thursday, September 21st

  • Transition Of Power In Government

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

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, September 22nd

  • Ww Ii On The Homefront

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

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Sunday, September 24th

  • Johnston Maker Event

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, September 25th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 26th

  • Bankers Trust

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

    Preparing for Your Retirement

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Folktales And Songs Of Our Ancestors

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

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Well Red Book Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, September 27th

  • Early Out Wednesdays Ys

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

    Early out Wednesday programs TBD.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • All Things Stem

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, September 28th

Friday, September 29th

  • Ww Ii On The Homefront

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

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Monday, October 2nd

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga I

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

    Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-6 and their parent or guardian. Registration required.

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, October 3rd

Wednesday, October 4th

  • Early Out Wednesdays Ys

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

    Early out Wednesday programs TBD.

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, October 5th

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, October 8th

  • Make & Take Craft

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, October 9th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, October 10th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, October 11th

  • Early Out Wednesdays Ys

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

    Early out Wednesday programs TBD.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Holt International

    Archive Room 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, October 12th

Saturday, October 14th

  • Jpl Kids' Chess Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, October 16th

  • Little Lotus Yoga Ii

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, October 18th

Thursday, October 19th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • History Of Early Des Moines

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

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Sunday, October 22nd

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, October 23rd

  • Pumpkin Patch Party

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, October 25th

  • Early Out Wednesdays Ys

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

    Early out Wednesday programs TBD.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • All Things Stem

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, October 29th

  • Nanowrimo Kickoff Party

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, October 30th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 31st

  • Well Red Book Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 1st

  • Early Out Wednesdays Ys

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

    Early out Wednesday programs TBD.

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, November 2nd

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, November 5th

  • Make & Take Craft

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, November 6th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga I

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

    Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-6 and their parent or guardian. Registration required.

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, November 7th

  • Parent Partner Statewide Advisory Committee

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

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Wednesday, November 8th

  • Early Out Wednesdays Ys

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

    Early out Wednesday programs TBD.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, November 9th

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, November 11th

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, November 13th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, November 14th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, November 15th

Thursday, November 16th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, November 19th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, November 20th

  • Little Lotus Yoga Ii

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 22nd

  • Library Closes Early At 4:00 Pm

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

    The library closes at 4:00 PM.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, November 23rd

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, November 24th

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, November 27th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 28th

  • Well Red Book Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 29th

  • Early Out Wednesdays Ys

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

    Early out Wednesday programs TBD.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • All Things Stem

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, December 3rd

  • Nanowrimo Wrap-Up Event

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, December 4th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, December 5th

  • Silent Book Club

    Johnston Public Library 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Shhhhh...it's the JPL Silent Book Club. A Silent Book Club is an event where people meet for an hour dedicated to reading quietly in community. Here's how it works: *6:30pm to 6:45pm: Grab coffee or tea and a treat and share what you're reading *6:45pm to 7:45pm: Enjoy an hour of quiet reading with the book of your choice Come be alone together with other readers!

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, December 6th

  • Early Out Wednesdays Ys

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

    Early out Wednesday programs TBD.

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, December 7th

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Ritters Oaks Townhomes Assoc.

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Saturday, December 9th

  • Welcome To Medicare

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Jpl Kids' Chess Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, December 11th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, December 12th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, December 13th

Thursday, December 14th

Sunday, December 17th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, December 18th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, December 20th

  • Early Out Wednesdays Ys

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

    Early out Wednesday programs TBD.

    Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, December 21st

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, December 24th

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, December 25th

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family