Events at the Library

Wednesday, June 19th

Thursday, June 20th

  • Reservation

    Study Room 3 Thu., Jun. 20th 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Mix It Up: K-2 Edition

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 20th 10:00am - 10:45am

    Learn basic cooking skills and prepare simple and fun foods in this hands-on cooking experience for kids in K-2nd grade, with a grown up. 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. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Dewey Park Thu., Jun. 20th 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 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Jun. 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 Library Book by Susan Orlean. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Mix It Up: 3Rd-5Th Edition

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 20th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Learn basic cooking skills and prepare simple and fun foods in this hands-on cooking experience for kids in 3rd-5th grade. 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. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Study Room 4 Thu., Jun. 20th 1:30pm - 7:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Vodec

    Archive Room Thu., Jun. 20th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Jun. 20th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jun. 20th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 20th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, June 21st

Saturday, June 22nd

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jun. 22nd All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Jun. 22nd All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, June 23rd

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jun. 23rd All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jun. 23rd All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 24th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 24th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 24th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Study Room 3 Mon., Jun. 24th 12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jun. 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

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jun. 24th 1:30pm - 2:15pm

    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 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Study Room 1 Mon., Jun. 24th 2:00pm - 3:15pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Reservation

    Study Room 3 Mon., Jun. 24th 3:00pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Dungeons And Dragons Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jun. 24th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    All levels of experience welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration required. You will receive an email upon registration asking for your level of experience so we can assign you to an appropriate table. If you are an experienced player and interested in being a Dungeon Master, let us know! The club will meet June 10 & 24 and July 8. Grades 6-12. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    Study Room 4 Mon., Jun. 24th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jun. 24th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Pointe Vista Park Mon., Jun. 24th 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Visit us at Pointe Vista Park on Monday evenings 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 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 24th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Books, a craft, and a play activity will be provided by youth services staff in the Story Time room. Come read and play with your child and enjoy your own storytime during the open evening hours. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jun. 24th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, June 25th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jun. 25th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area Tue., Jun. 25th 10:30am - 11:30am

    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. Part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Chapel Ridge Free Lunch

    Chapel Ridge Tue., Jun. 25th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Tuesday: Happy Little Paint-Along Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jun. 25th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Follow along with your favorite PBS artist as we paint lots of happy little trees. No artistic skills are necessary, because, as we all know, there are no mistakes - just happy accidents. All materials provided. Space is limited. Registration required. Call or register online beginning June 18. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jun. 25th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Ashton Pointe Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Jun. 25th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Ashton Pointe Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Jun. 25th 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. This month's book is Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, June 26th

  • Central Iowa Tourism Region Board Meeting

    Archive Room Wed., Jun. 26th 9:30am - 2:00pm

    Board meeting of the Central Iowa Tourism Region.

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Jun. 26th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Sterling Pointe Free Lunch

    Sterling Pointe Wed., Jun. 26th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jun. 26th 2:30pm - 6:00pm

    Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities, and eat snacks! No registration required. For kids in 6th grade and up. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jun. 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

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jun. 26th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Townhomes Of North Glenn

    Archive Room Wed., Jun. 26th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Board meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Advanced Social Security Workshop With Ryan Biniak From Sofa

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jun. 26th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Join Ryan Biniak, from the financial literacy nonprofit, The Society for Financial Awareness, for a free class on Advanced Social Security Planning. Ryan will cover Social Security benefits and advanced filing strategies, retirement threats, how to choose the right age to file benefits, and ways to avoid higher taxation. Please register online for this free class.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Pcmg Garden Tour Committee Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jun. 26th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    PCMG Garden Tour

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, June 27th

  • Reservation

    Study Room 4 Thu., Jun. 27th 9:00am - 12:30pm

  • Mix It Up: K-2 Edition

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 27th 10:00am - 10:45am

    Learn basic cooking skills and prepare simple and fun foods in this hands-on cooking experience for kids in K-2nd grade, with a grown up. 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. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Dewey Park Thu., Jun. 27th 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 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Mix It Up: 3Rd-5Th Edition

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 27th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Learn basic cooking skills and prepare simple and fun foods in this hands-on cooking experience for kids in 3rd-5th grade. 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. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    Archive Room Thu., Jun. 27th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 27th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jun. 27th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, June 28th

  • Peek-A-Brew & Babies Too

    Story Time Room Fri., Jun. 28th 9:15am - 10:00am

    Enjoy open play-time, conversation, and coffee on Friday mornings in the Story Time Room. This specially designed program allows you and baby to play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Coffee and open-ended activities provided. Recommended for babies 0-18 months and their caregivers. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Dan Wardell's Reading Road Trip

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jun. 28th 10:30am - 11:15am

    IPTV Kids Clubhouse's Dan Wardell is making a special stop on his 2019 Reading Road trip at JPL! Join us for a lively storytime filled with fun and excitement! Children of all ages are welcome to attend with their guardians. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Jun. 28th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, June 29th

Sunday, June 30th

  • Iowa Women's Luncheon

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

    The Iowa Women’s Luncheon Committee is putting on a luncheon for Iowa women in recovery on October 27, and we’d like to use the room for a planning meeting on June 30.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jun. 30th All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jun. 30th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Sundaes On Sunday With The Belin Quartet

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jun. 30th 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library for a free outdoor concert with the Belin Quartet. Bring your lawn chairs and yard blankets and enjoy family-friendly classical music and a free sundae ice cream cone from the Johnston Public Library. This concert is sponsored by Civic Music. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize entry for attendance.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 1st

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 1st 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 1st 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Study Room 1 Mon., Jul. 1st 10:30am - 11:00am

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Reservation

    Study Room 1 Mon., Jul. 1st 2:00pm - 3:15pm

  • Reservation

    Study Room 3 Mon., Jul. 1st 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Teen Tabletop Gaming

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

    Try new games, meet new people, and have fun! We’ll have a selection of classic games and popular new releases available. Play our games or bring your own. There will be snacks! Grades 6-12. RSVPs appreciated. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    Study Room 4 Mon., Jul. 1st 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Better Investing Club

    Archive Room Mon., Jul. 1st 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Meeting of club members.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jul. 1st All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Pointe Vista Park Mon., Jul. 1st 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Visit us at Pointe Vista Park on Monday evenings 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 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 1st 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Books, a craft, and a play activity will be provided by youth services staff in the Story Time room. Come read and play with your child and enjoy your own storytime during the open evening hours. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 1st 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 2nd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jul. 2nd 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area Tue., Jul. 2nd 10:30am - 11:30am

    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. Part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Study Room 2 Tue., Jul. 2nd 12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Pop-Up Library At The Farmer's Market

    Johnston Farmer's Market Tue., Jul. 2nd 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Visit us at the Johnston Farmer's Market 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 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Tuesday: Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart, And Kahoot Trivia Tournament

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

    We'll be playing Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart, and Kahoot Trivia. Compete in one tournament or all three! There will be fabulous prizes for the winners and tasty snacks for everyone! We will only use JPL controllers for the Smash tournament - no outside controllers allowed. For Kahoot, use your own smartphone/tablet with the Kahoot app downloaded or borrow one of the library's tablets to play. Call or register online beginning June 25. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jul. 2nd All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, July 3rd

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Jul. 3rd 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jul. 3rd 2:30pm - 6:00pm

    Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities, and eat snacks! No registration required. For kids in 6th grade and up. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 3rd All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, July 4th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 4th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Closed - Independence Day

    Archive Room, Commons, 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 Thu., Jul. 4th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 5th

Saturday, July 6th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jul. 6th All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Jul. 6th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, July 7th

  • Sunday Paper Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Jul. 7th 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Join the queen of all things crafty, 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. Wel 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. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize entry for attendance.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jul. 7th All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Critter Camp Drop-Off

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jul. 7th All Day

    Drop off your favorite stuffed-animal critter for Critter Camp. Your animal will enjoy a fun-filled week at camp. Pick up your stuffed animal on Thursday, July 11 and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jul. 7th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 8th

  • Uspo Meeting

    Archive Room Mon., Jul. 8th 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Staff unit meeting with several topics to be discussed.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 8th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 8th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Study Room 1 Mon., Jul. 8th 2:00pm - 3:15pm

  • Dungeons And Dragons Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jul. 8th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    All levels of experience welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration required. You will receive an email upon registration asking for your level of experience so we can assign you to an appropriate table. If you are an experienced player and interested in being a Dungeon Master, let us know! The club will meet June 10 & 24 and July 8. Grades 6-12. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jul. 8th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Pointe Vista Park Mon., Jul. 8th 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Visit us at Pointe Vista Park on Monday evenings 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 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 8th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Books, a craft, and a play activity will be provided by youth services staff in the Story Time room. Come read and play with your child and enjoy your own storytime during the open evening hours. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 8th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 9th

  • Meadow Park Board

    Archive Room Tue., Jul. 9th 9:00am - 11:00am

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jul. 9th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area Tue., Jul. 9th 10:30am - 11:30am

    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. Part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Chapel Ridge Free Lunch

    Chapel Ridge Tue., Jul. 9th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Pop-Up Library At The Farmer's Market

    Johnston Farmer's Market Tue., Jul. 9th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Visit us at the Johnston Farmer's Market 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 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Tuesday: Jpl Fancon '19

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jul. 9th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Fans of Marvel, Harry Potter, DC, anime, video games, Disney, Star Wars, Doctor Who and MORE are invited to play games, make crafts, eat snacks, and hang out with other fans as we celebrate all the fandoms! All of the pop culture and geeky things you love will be here! Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Call or register online beginning July 2. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jul. 9th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Troop 00853 Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Jul. 9th 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Girl scout troop 00853

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Wednesday, July 10th

  • Reservation

    Youth Services Area Wed., Jul. 10th 9:15am - 10:45am

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Jul. 10th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Sterling Pointe Free Lunch

    Sterling Pointe Wed., Jul. 10th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jul. 10th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities, and eat snacks! No registration required. For kids in 6th grade and up. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 10th 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

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 10th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Boxcar Drive-In

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jul. 10th 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 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, July 11th

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Dewey Park Thu., Jul. 11th 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 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Reservation

    Archive Room Thu., Jul. 11th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Reservation

    Study Room 2 Thu., Jul. 11th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Critter Camp Pick-Up

    Youth Services Area Thu., Jul. 11th 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 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 11th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 11th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Jul. 11th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 12th

  • Blank Park Zoo - Show And Tell

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jul. 12th 10:30am - 11:15am

    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 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Jul. 12th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, July 13th

  • Diy Botanical Prints

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jul. 13th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Use botanical prints from the Biodiversity Heritage Library and basic hand tools to create a trendy piece of artwork to hang in your home. Registration is required. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize entry for attendance.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Jul. 13th 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. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize entry for attendance.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jul. 13th All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Jul. 13th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, July 14th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jul. 14th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jul. 14th All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, July 15th

  • Wts

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jul. 15th 11:30am - 1:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Reservation

    Study Room 3 Mon., Jul. 15th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jul. 15th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Pointe Vista Park Mon., Jul. 15th 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Visit us at Pointe Vista Park on Monday evenings 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 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 15th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 16th

Wednesday, July 17th

Thursday, July 18th

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Dewey Park Thu., Jul. 18th 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 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Woodward Academy Family Visits - Invoice

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 18th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Jul. 18th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Jul. 18th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 18th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 18th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 19th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Jul. 19th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Laser Tag Lock-In Super Reward Party

    Archive Room, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room Fri., Jul. 19th 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    *Reward Ticket & Registration Required* The library is your playground at this special after-hours event. Teens who have earned 500 points in the reading club are invited to enjoy laser tag, a virtual reality station, raffle prizes, make your own mini Starbucks cupcakes, compete in library challenges and so much 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 is required and space is limited. Registration begins July 13. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

Saturday, July 20th

  • Sips & Stories: Summer Wine And Book Pairings

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jul. 20th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    It's summer y'all. Let's say yes to all the barefoot nights on a patio, good books worth staying up late for, and refreshing summer drinks. Join Kelsey Seay, sommelier and cicerone, and two-time Des Moines Winefest Iron Somm winner, for a tasting class with four must-try wines perfect for summer nights. JPL Public Services Librarian Beth Stevens will be on hand to help you pair your wine with your next great summer read. While you're tasting wines, Beth will give everyone a taste of four must-read books sure to satisfy even the pickiest reader. Must be 21 and over to attend.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Jul. 20th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, July 21st

  • Sensory Spaces

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jul. 21st 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    The Johnston Public Library will be open for an additional hour before opening so that our patrons, who appreciate a sensory friendly environment, can enjoy the library! Patrons will be able to browse the library, checkout materials, use computers, and enjoy sensory friendly activities. For more information about this program and other libraries that participate please contact: Megan Sockness 515.278.5233. *Please note: This time is for our patrons with special needs and their families. If you and your family do not meet these requirements, please visit us during our normal hours of operation. Thank you for your understanding. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jul. 21st All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 22nd

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jul. 22nd 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jul. 22nd 4:00pm - 4:30pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jul. 22nd All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 22nd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 23rd

Wednesday, July 24th

Thursday, July 25th

  • Taxes In Retirement

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 25th 11:00am - 1:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Reservation

    Archive Room Thu., Jul. 25th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 25th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 25th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 26th

Saturday, July 27th

  • Welcome To Medicare With Shiip

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jul. 27th 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Are you currently enrolled in Medicare or do you have a family member with Medicare questions? Come to Johnston Public Library on Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 am for a free Welcome to Medicare program, facilitated by SHIIP counselors. Please register for this free program.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Jul. 27th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, July 28th

  • SGI-USA

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Jul. 28th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Holding Study Meeting .

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jul. 28th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 29th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jul. 29th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 29th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 30th

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area Tue., Jul. 30th 10:30am - 11:30am

    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. Part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Chapel Ridge Free Lunch

    Chapel Ridge Tue., Jul. 30th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Pop-Up Library At The Farmer's Market

    Johnston Farmer's Market Tue., Jul. 30th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Visit us at the Johnston Farmer's Market 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 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jul. 30th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Jul. 30th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, July 31st

Thursday, August 1st

  • The Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 1st 9:30am - 4:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Aug. 1st All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 1st 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, August 2nd

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Aug. 2nd All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, August 3rd

Sunday, August 4th

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

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Aug. 4th 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. 4th 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

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Aug. 4th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, August 5th

Tuesday, August 6th

Wednesday, August 7th

Thursday, August 8th

  • United Ways Of Iowa Statewide Meeting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 8th 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Quarterly meeting for United Way staff from around the state.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Aug. 8th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 8th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, August 9th

Saturday, August 10th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Aug. 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

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Aug. 10th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, August 11th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Aug. 11th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, August 12th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Aug. 12th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Aug. 12th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 13th

Wednesday, August 14th

  • Reservation

    Youth Services Area Wed., Aug. 14th 9:15am - 10:45am

  • Pop-Up Library At Sterling Pointe Free Lunch

    Sterling Pointe Wed., Aug. 14th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Aug. 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Aug. 14th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Aug. 14th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, August 15th

  • Reservation

    Archive Room Thu., Aug. 15th 9:30am - 3:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Aug. 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 Runaway by Alice Munro. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Aug. 15th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Aug. 15th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 15th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, August 16th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Aug. 16th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, August 17th

  • Celebrating Family Stories: Johnston Community Read Fest

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Aug. 17th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    What's your story? What's the story of your family? Where did your family story begin? Join us for a day of thinking about stories that matter as we celebrate the things that make us unique as well as what we all share, including the hopes and dreams we have for our families. Beginning Tuesday, May 28 pick up a print or audio copy of our 2019 Community Read book: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Think about your own family story. Then on August 17 at 2:00pm, come to Johnston Public Library for a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai, author of Inside Out & Back Again, Thanhha will talk about the book and her own family story of leaving Vietnam as a refugee with her family when she was a child. In addition to Thanhha's author visit, hit up these other awesome activities at the Community Read Fest anytime between 1pm and 4pm: * Have your photo taken by a local artist Liz Brown for JPL Humans of Johnston Photography Project * Make your own mini family story podcast in our Tech Lab * Create your own story-telling craft * Sample favorite family recipes from all over the world * And More!

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Aug. 17th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai. Read more info about the Community Read Fest.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, August 19th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Aug. 19th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 20th

Wednesday, August 21st

Thursday, August 22nd

  • Pinewood Glen HOA

    Archive Room Thu., Aug. 22nd 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Homeowners meeting

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 22nd 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, August 23rd

Saturday, August 24th

  • Raising White Kids: Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Aug. 24th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    There's no question: talking about race is complicated. Choosing whether or not to talk to your kids about race is an option many parents, specifically those of color, don't have. For many white parents, figuring out the best way to talk about racism with their children can feel fraught and daunting. Should we teach children to be be "colorblind"? Should we teach them to notice race? What roles do we want them to play in addressing racism when they encounter it? Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey, a writer, speaker and professor at Drake University whose work focuses on racial injustice and white anti-racism will help us dive into this conversation. Dr. Harvey's most recent book is called Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America (Abingdon Press, January 2018). Dr. Harvey has contributed to the New York Times, CNN, and has been a guest on both Iowa and National Public Radio (including NPR's "It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders"). Registration is appreciated. Register at johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, August 25th

Monday, August 26th

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Aug. 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

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Aug. 26th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 27th

Wednesday, August 28th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Aug. 28th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Aug. 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Aug. 28th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, August 29th

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 29th 2:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 29th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, September 1st

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Sep. 1st 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, September 2nd

  • Library Closed - Labor Day

    Archive Room, Commons, 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. 2nd All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Sep. 2nd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 3rd

Wednesday, September 4th

  • Teen Scene

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

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 4th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, September 5th

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 5th 9:30am - 11:00am

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 5th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 5th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 7th

Monday, September 9th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 9th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 9th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Better Investing Club

    Archive Room Mon., Sep. 9th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Meeting of club members

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Sep. 9th 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Sep. 9th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 10th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 10th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Public Library Management 1

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Sep. 10th 9:30am - 3:30pm

    Professional development course for Iowa public library directors focusing on managing their public library in accordance with state standards and city ordinances

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Sep. 10th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, September 11th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 11th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 11th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Sep. 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 11th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, September 12th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Sep. 12th 9:15am - 9:45am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Designed for children from birth-18 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 12th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 12th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 14th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Sep. 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., Sep. 14th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, September 16th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 16th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 16th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 16th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Books, a craft, and a play activity will be provided by youth services staff in the Story Time room. Come read and play with your child and enjoy your own storytime during the open evening hours.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Sep. 16th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 17th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 17th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Sep. 17th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, September 18th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 18th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 18th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 18th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Village At Johnston Station Hoa Meeting

    Archive Room Wed., Sep. 18th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    monthly homeowner association meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, September 19th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Sep. 19th 9:15am - 9:45am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Designed for children from birth-18 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Sep. 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 There There by Tommy Orange. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 19th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session

    Category: Teens

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Sep. 19th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 19th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 21st

Monday, September 23rd

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 23rd 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 23rd 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Sep. 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

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Sep. 23rd 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Sep. 23rd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 24th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 24th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Sep. 24th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Teens

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Sep. 24th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Sep. 24th 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.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, September 25th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 25th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 25th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Sep. 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 25th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, September 26th

  • Iowa Chapter Of United Spinal Training

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 26th 9:00am - 4:30pm

    Will need projector

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Sep. 26th 9:15am - 9:45am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Designed for children from birth-18 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 26th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 26th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 28th

Monday, September 30th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 30th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 30th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 30th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Books, a craft, and a play activity will be provided by youth services staff in the Story Time room. Come read and play with your child and enjoy your own storytime during the open evening hours.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Sep. 30th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 1st

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 1st 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, October 2nd

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 2nd 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 2nd 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 3rd

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Oct. 3rd 9:15am - 9:45am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Designed for children from birth-18 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 3rd 9:30am - 11:00am

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 3rd 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 3rd 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, October 5th

Sunday, October 6th

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Oct. 6th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 7th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 7th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 7th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 7th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Books, a craft, and a play activity will be provided by youth services staff in the Story Time room. Come read and play with your child and enjoy your own storytime during the open evening hours.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Oct. 7th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 8th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 8th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 8th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, October 9th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 9th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 9th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Oct. 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 9th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 10th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Oct. 10th 9:15am - 9:45am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Designed for children from birth-18 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 10th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 10th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, October 12th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Oct. 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., Oct. 12th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 14th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 14th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 14th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Oct. 14th 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Oct. 14th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 15th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 15th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 15th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, October 16th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 16th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 16th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Southeast Corner, Alcove Wed., Oct. 16th 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 16th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 17th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Oct. 17th 9:15am - 9:45am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Designed for children from birth-18 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 17th 9:30am - 11:00am

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Oct. 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 Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 17th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session

    Category: Teens

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Oct. 17th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, October 19th

Monday, October 21st

  • Pumpkin Patch Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Oct. 21st 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. Please register beginning October 1.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Oct. 21st 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 22nd

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 22nd All Day

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, October 23rd

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 23rd 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Oct. 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 23rd 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 24th

  • Johnston Chamber Of Commerce Luncheon

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 24th 11:30am - 1:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 24th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 24th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, October 26th

Sunday, October 27th

Monday, October 28th

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Oct. 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

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Oct. 28th 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Oct. 28th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 29th

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 29th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Teens

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 29th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Oct. 29th 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.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, October 30th

  • Teen Scene

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

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 30th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 31st

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 31st 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 31st 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, November 1st

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Johnston Public Library Fri., Nov. 1st 5:30pm - 12:00am

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, November 2nd

Sunday, November 3rd

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Nov. 3rd 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 4th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 4th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 4th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 4th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Books, a craft, and a play activity will be provided by youth services staff in the Story Time room. Come read and play with your child and enjoy your own storytime during the open evening hours.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Nov. 4th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 5th

  • Reservation

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 5th 6:00am - 9:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 5th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, November 6th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 6th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 6th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, November 7th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 7th 9:15am - 9:45am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Designed for children from birth-18 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 7th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 7th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, November 9th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Nov. 9th 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. 9th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 11th

  • Library Closed - Veteran's Day

    Archive Room, Commons, 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., Nov. 11th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Nov. 11th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 12th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 12th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 12th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, November 13th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 13th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 13th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 13th 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 13th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, November 14th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 14th 9:15am - 9:45am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Designed for children from birth-18 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 14th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 14th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Nov. 14th 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 16th

Monday, November 18th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 18th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 18th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Nov. 18th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 18th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Books, a craft, and a play activity will be provided by youth services staff in the Story Time room. Come read and play with your child and enjoy your own storytime during the open evening hours.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, November 19th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 19th 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 19th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, November 20th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 20th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 20th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, November 21st

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 21st 9:15am - 9:45am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Designed for children from birth-18 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 21st 9:30am - 11:00am

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Nov. 21st 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 21st 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session

    Category: Teens

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    Archive Room Thu., Nov. 21st 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Library Board Meeting

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 21st 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 21st 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, November 23rd

Monday, November 25th

  • Press Play! Special Thanksgiving Edition

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 25th 9:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Nov. 25th 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

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Nov. 25th 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Nov. 25th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 26th

  • Press Play! Special Thanksgiving Edition

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 26th 9:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 26th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Nov. 26th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 27th

  • Press Play! Special Thanksgiving Edition

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 27th 9:30am - 11:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 27th 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 At 4 Pm

    Archive Room, Commons, 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. 27th 4:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, November 28th

  • Library Closed - Thanksgiving

    Archive Room, Commons, 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 Thu., Nov. 28th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, November 29th

Saturday, November 30th

Sunday, December 1st

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Dec. 1st 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, December 2nd

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 2nd 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 2nd 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Dec. 2nd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 2nd 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Books, a craft, and a play activity will be provided by youth services staff in the Story Time room. Come read and play with your child and enjoy your own storytime during the open evening hours.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, December 3rd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 3rd 9:30am - 10:30am

    Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Dec. 3rd 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, December 4th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 4th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Dec. 4th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, December 5th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Dec. 5th 9:15am - 9:45am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Designed for children from birth-18 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 5th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 5th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, December 7th

Sunday, December 8th

Monday, December 9th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 9th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 9th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Dec. 9th 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Dec. 9th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 10th

  • Boxcar Drive In: Winter Edition

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 10th 9:30am - 10:15am

    Come join us to build a car out of a box with your child. Boxes and supplies to decorate your "car" will be provided. Then enjoy snow themed snacks and short film. So drive on over to the library! For ages 2-5 years old, younger and older siblings welcome, with an adult.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Dec. 10th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, December 11th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 11th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Dec. 11th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Dec. 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Dec. 11th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, December 12th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Dec. 12th 9:15am - 9:45am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Designed for children from birth-18 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 12th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 12th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Dec. 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, December 14th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Dec. 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., Dec. 14th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, December 16th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Dec. 16th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers 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. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 17th

Wednesday, December 18th

  • Teen Scene

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

    Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Dec. 18th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community