Events at the Library

Thursday, September 20th

  • Ulta Beauty Salon Meeting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 20th 9:00am - 4:00pm

    ULTA beauty Salon Meeting with General managers of and salon managers of 13 locations to learn more about the partnership between retail and salon.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Wesleylife People And Culture Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 20th 9:00am - 4:30pm

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Sep. 20th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime 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 storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Sep. 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 Himself by Jess Kidd. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Homework Club

    Archive Room Thu., Sep. 20th 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 Club 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)

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 20th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

    Youth Computer Lounge Thu., Sep. 20th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Pinewood Glen Owners Association

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

    Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Library Board Meeting

    Story Time Room Thu., Sep. 20th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • National Hunger Action Month

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

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, September 21st

  • Art In The Barn

    Simpson Barn Fri., Sep. 21st 5:30pm - 8:30pm

    Join us for the eighth annual Art in the Barn event on Friday, September 21 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the Simpson Barn, just west of Johnston Public Library. An exhibition of works by local artists and plenty of appetizers, wine, craft beer, and live music by Molly Brandt are included with admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library. Enjoy a great evening out with neighbors and friends and support the library at the same time. More information and tickets for purchase are available at www.johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • National Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Sep. 21st All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 22nd

  • Sheet Pan Suppers With Lois White

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Sep. 22nd 10:30am - 11:30am

    It's the one-pot meal reinvented and what is sure to become every busy cook's new favorite way of getting dinner on the table. It's delicious oven meals made quickly and easily in one pan with fast cleanup. Recipes include Maple-Dijon Pork Chops with Squash, Sweet Potato and Egg Oven Bake, Sheet Pan Chicken Stir-Fry and Steak Fajitas.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • National Hunger Action Month

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

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, September 23rd

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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

    Come join us in expending some pent up energy in this specially designed active obstacle course for little ones. Babies are welcome in their own activity corner with caregivers. Adults must remain with children for the duration of playtime. Appropriate for ages 6 months- 6 years.

    Category: Kids

  • National Hunger Action Month

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

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, September 24th

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Alcove Mon., Sep. 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

  • National Hunger Action Month

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

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Mon., Sep. 24th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    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

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Sep. 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, September 25th

  • Iowa Food Protection And Defense Task Force & Iowa Rapid Response Team Coordinating Council Meeting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Sep. 25th 9:00am - 5:00pm

    We will be holding two separate meetings with an attendance of 30 or more with each meeting. The attendees will be regulators, academics, food industry, and others.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Register To Vote!

    Archive Room Tue., Sep. 25th 4:30pm - 8:00pm

    Prepare to let your voice be heard in November elections by registering to vote during National Voter Registration Day. The Iowa League of Women Voters will be at Johnston Public Library from 5:00pm to 7:00pm to register people to vote and update voter registration information that may have changed. Individuals will need an Iowa Driver's License, Iowa ID Card, or the last 4 digits of their social security number.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Sep. 25th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! We'll have a different activity each month. This month, get sorted into your Hogwarts house and participate in a potions class. For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • National Hunger Action Month

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

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Ashton Pointe Board Meeting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Sep. 25th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Ashton Pointe Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Sep. 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 Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, September 26th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 26th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Stonepointe Hoa Board Meeting

    Archive Room Wed., Sep. 26th 1:00pm - 3:30pm

    StonePointe HOA Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 26th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 26th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children in grades 2-5.

    Category: Kids

  • National Hunger Action Month

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

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Green Meadows North Townhomes

    Archive Room Wed., Sep. 26th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Homeowners Association Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, September 27th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Sep. 27th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime 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 storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Dhs - Children's Board

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 27th 10:00am - 3:00pm

    DHS is requesting a room for the Children's Board meeting to discuss children's mental health services in Iowa. The meeting is open to the public.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Homework Club

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • National Hunger Action Month

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

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • American Heritage Girls

    Archive Room Thu., Sep. 27th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Friday, September 28th

  • Woodward Academy Family Visits - Invoice

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Sep. 28th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • National Hunger Action Month

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

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 29th

  • Financial Fitness: Key Strategies To Maximize Your Financial Plan

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Sep. 29th 10:00am - 11:00am

    Join Ryan Biniak from the financial literacy nonprofit group, Foundation for Financial Education, to learn key strategies to maximize your financial plan including: factors for successful money management, real estate and mortgage options, the velocity of money and the ripple effect, tax-free lifetime streams of income, strategic allocation to meet your future financial goals, and the difference between investment and expense and how to coordinate the growth of all your assets. This is a free class and registration is appreciated.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Financial Fitness: Ira/401K Rollovers--Uncover Hidden Fees And Make Sound Decisions

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Sep. 29th 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Ryan Biniak from the financial literacy nonprofit group, The Foundation for Financial Education, will be here to talk about the smartest way to consolidate assets, access your retirement account for current needs, and avoid taxes. He will also discuss Stretch IRAs, leaving IRAs behind, IRS section 525 and how to capitalize during a market correction. This is a free class and registration is appreciated.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Study Group

    Archive Room Sat., Sep. 29th 2:30pm - 4:30pm

    Johnston Summit & middle school students

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • National Hunger Action Month

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Sep. 29th All Day

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, September 30th

  • Pinewood Glen Hoa Meeting

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Jrc Board Meeting

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • National Hunger Action Month

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

    September is National Hunger Action Month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 1st

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Oct. 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, October 2nd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Anime & Manga Club

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 2nd 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Eat pizza, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. Read whatever you want to share on each month's theme. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Hea Meeting

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Girl Scouts Information And Registration Night

    Archive Room Tue., Oct. 2nd 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    This event is designed for parents and girls to come and speak to local Girl Scouts leaders and staff about local troops, and our programs and activities. Parents will also be able to register their girls online at this event.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 2nd 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 2nd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

  • Stonepointe Hoa Annual Meeting

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

    StonePointe HOA Annual Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Wednesday, October 3rd

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 3rd 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 3rd 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Get A Flu Shot With The Polk County Health Department

    Archive Room Wed., Oct. 3rd 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Flu season is coming--are you ready? Come to JPL Tuesday, October 3 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to get flu shots for the whole family. Most major insurance cards are accepted and flu shots for uninsured individuals are available for a suggested donation of $20.00, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay. Quadravalent flu vaccine will be available in injection form only. A higher dosage flu shot for individuals 65 and older will also be available. Due to a cost increase in this high dose vaccine for individuals 65+, the Polk County Health Dept asks for a donation of $50 for the higher dose vaccine, but also will never turn anyone away.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Waterford Townhome Association Annual Meeting

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

    Annual meeting for the Waterford Townhome Association board and residence.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 4th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Oct. 4th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime 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 storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Better Investing

    Archive Room Thu., Oct. 4th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Better Investing Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, October 6th

  • The Self Love And Empowerment Group For Women

    Archive Room Sat., Oct. 6th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Cyber Security Awareness Training

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Oct. 6th 10:30am - 11:00am

    It's more important than ever to protect your information online. Do you know the tips and tricks to keep yourself safe while on the internet? The State of Iowa-Information Security Division will be at JPL to provide a cyber security awareness training session on Saturday, October 6 at 10:30am. This free, 30-minute training session will cover the basics of cyber security awareness including social engineering and phishing, malware, email, protecting computers, passwords, disposal of personal information and data breaches. Registration is not required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, October 7th

Monday, October 8th

  • Brio Of Johnston

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wonderfully Made Camp

    Archive Room Mon., Oct. 8th 1:00pm - 3:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Press Play: Super Heroes

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

    Super fun for little super heroes at this evening's Press Play! Have fun playing with your child at the Super Hero Hop station, read lots of super hero books together, make a "super duper" craft, and aim your pom pom popper at the lineup of "villains". All of this is happening from 6:30-7:30pm in the Storytime room. Press Play! is designed for kids around 18 months to 4 years, but older and younger siblings are welcome. Adults need to stay in the room during the time your child is there. No registration is needed.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Oct. 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, October 9th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Will It Waffle?!?! 2018 Teen Read Week Party

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

    Compete against your friends to create the tastiest and most creative culinary treat using the foods provided and a waffle iron. Prizes and bragging rights will be awarded to creators of the most successful waffle creations.

    Category: Kids

  • Dust Jacket Divas Monthly Book Club

    Archive Room Tue., Oct. 9th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday, October 10th

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 10th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • B.y.o.book

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 10th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Kids in 3rd-5th grade are encouraged to "bring your own book" to discuss at this specially designed program. Monthly meetings include snacks and an activity.

    Category: Kids

  • Holt International Children's Services

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

    Information meeting for prospective adoptive parents

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 11th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Oct. 11th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime 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 storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • United States Probation Wellness Conference

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 11th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 11th 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 Club 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: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Waters Edge Townhomes Association

    Archive Room Thu., Oct. 11th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Friday, October 12th

Saturday, October 13th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, October 14th

Monday, October 15th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 15th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 15th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Oct. 15th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Oct. 15th 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. 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, October 16th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 16th 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

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 16th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Eyerly Ball Ihh Quarterly

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 16th 12:30pm - 3:30pm

    IHH Quarterly Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 16th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! We'll have a different activity each month. For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Kids

  • Stonepointe Hoa Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Oct. 16th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    StonePointe HOA Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Wednesday, October 17th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 17th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 17th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Senior College: Collision Course Iowa - The 2018 Election

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 17th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    The November election will be the collision of two competing forces. Republicans have the majority clout in Des Moines and D.C. and hope voters will reward them for cutting taxes and regulations. Democrats believe that voters will think Republicans have gone too far and will give Democrats increased power to stop President Trump. We will look at the key races, issues and trendlines heading into the mid-term election. Speaker is Dave Price.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 17th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 17th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Little Chefs

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 17th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Explore basic cooking skills and prepare simple and fun foods in this hands-on cooking experience for kids in kindergarten through 2nd grade, with a grown-up. Each class will also include a short story and a craft. Space is limited and registration is required. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens.

    Category: Kids

  • North Glen Townhome

    Archive Room Wed., Oct. 17th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    BOD Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 18th

  • Wesleylife People And Culture Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Oct. 18th 9:00am - 4:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Family And Educator Partnership Oversight Committee

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 18th 9:30am - 3:00pm

    This is a quarterly committee meeting for the Family & Educator Partnership group of the Iowa Department of Education.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Oct. 18th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime 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 storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 18th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Oct. 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 Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 18th 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 Club 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

    Story Time Room Thu., Oct. 18th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Rittgers Oaks Townhomes Assoc.

    Archive Room Thu., Oct. 18th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Friday, October 19th

Saturday, October 20th

  • Nanowrimo Preptober

    Archive Room Sat., Oct. 20th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    We are a group of amateur writers who meet to encourage each other while we prepare for the November NaNoWriMo event.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Sunday, October 21st

Monday, October 22nd

  • Early Voting

    Commons Mon., Oct. 22nd 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Oct. 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

  • Pumpkin Patch Party

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

  • The Village At Johnston Station Town Home Owners Association

    Archive Room Mon., Oct. 22nd 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Homeowner Association Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Oct. 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, October 23rd

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 23rd 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Teen Tech Club: Inventing With Makey Makey

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 23rd 4:15pm - 5:15pm

    Staff from YouthCode will help students explore a different tech-related project each month. This month we'll be experimenting with Makey Makeys. By connecting everyday objects to computer programs, these electronic boards enable anyone to become an inventor. Students will collaborate in teams to make some fun, interactive projects. 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Green Meadows North Townhomes

    Archive Room Tue., Oct. 23rd 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Homeowners Association Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Wednesday, October 24th

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 24th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 24th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 24th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children in grades 2-5.

    Category: Kids

  • Meadowbrook Homeowners Association Board Meeting

    Archive Room Wed., Oct. 24th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 25th

  • Iowa Primary Care Association

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 25th 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 25th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Homework Club

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, October 26th

Saturday, October 27th

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Oct. 27th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Booked: Hometown Author Kimberly Stuart

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Oct. 27th 10:30am - 11:15am

    Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and a piece of pie, and join Kimberly Stuart, local author and Johnston High School graduate as she chats about authoring clean romance novels, her writing process, her experience in the publishing industry, and of course her books, including her newest novel, Heart Land. Kim Stuart's books will be available for purchase from Beaverdale Books at this event. Kimberly Stuart holds degrees from St. Olaf College and the University of Iowa and learned lots of interesting things at these fine institutions, none of which prepared her for the lethal cocktail of parenthood and writing. She is the author of eight novels, including the Heidi Elliott series, Sugar, and Heart Land, released this July. Stuart is a frequent public speaker and is passionate about helping others live great stories.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, October 28th

  • Nanowrimo Kickoff Party

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

    Get excited, talk to other National Novel Month writers and gather a support system at the National Novel Writing Month Kick-Off Event at Johnston Public Library, sponsored by the Central Iowa Authors Group. If you've ever dreamed about writing a novel, here's your chance. Write a first draft in one month during National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a worldwide movement over 400,000 strong where people just like you write and receive support, encouragement, and the good old-fashioned kick in the pants needed to write the rough draft of a novel in one month. Everyone is welcome-no registration is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Viterbo Interns

    Archive Room Sun., Oct. 28th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Viterbo Interns Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Monday, October 29th

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Oct. 29th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Mon., Oct. 29th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    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

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Oct. 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, October 30th

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 30th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Oct. 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 My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, October 31st

Thursday, November 1st

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 1st 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 Club hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, November 2nd

  • Workshop On Inspection & Maintenance Of Stormwater Bmps Sponsored By City Of Johnston

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Nov. 2nd 9:00am - 4:30pm

    A workshop for local home owner associations and others that inspect and maintain practices.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Write All Night At Johnston Public Library

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

    Are you working on the next great American novel, or just working on meeting the deadline for your next term paper? Come to the library after hours for some uninterrupted writing time. Central Iowa Authors will be in the Large Meeting Room doing timed writing sprints as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). You are welcome to join them in the meeting room or spread out and find your own quiet corner of the library to write. Bring your own computer or use ours.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, November 3rd

  • Des Moines Moms Blog

    Archive Room Sat., Nov. 3rd 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Our Stories: Celebrate Diwali With The Indian Community

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

    Join your neighbors at the Our Stories series celebrating Johnston residents from around the globe. In November, we are excited to partner with the Indian community in Johnston to celebrate Diwali or Deepavali as it's called in southern India, a Hindu festival of lights that signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. This Our Stories event will feature a dance performance by Eshanjali Dance Academy, Mehendi or Henna with Smita Ashok, Diwali crafts, as well as Indian people from the Des Moines Metro area sharing their life experiences. Did we mention there will be food? Come hungry so you can sample the flavors of India while you get to know your neighbors. This is an all ages event and registration is appreciated to help us plan for food quantities.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, November 4th

  • Make & Take Craft

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Naaf Aleopia

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Monday, November 5th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 5th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 5th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Better Investing

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

    Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Nov. 5th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Nov. 5th 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 6th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 6th 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

  • Anime & Manga Club

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 6th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Eat pizza, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. Read whatever you want to share on each month's theme. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Hea Meeting

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

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

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

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 1st Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

  • General Election

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 6th All Day

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

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

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 1st Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, November 7th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 7th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 7th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 7th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, November 8th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 8th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime 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 storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Thu., Nov. 8th 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Join us for a special early out scavenger hunt and create a fall themed craft between 1-5PM.

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, November 9th

Saturday, November 10th

  • Make It: Paper Quilling Art

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

    Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Quilling starts with rolling a strip of paper into a coil and then pinching the coil into shapes that can be glued together. Curious? Join Deepti Gupta as she teaches you the basics of the art form and leave the class with a piece of paper quilling art you made yourself! Deepti has over 8 years of international teaching experience. Adults--this crafting class is just for you--leave the kids at home for this one and let the crafting begin!

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

Sunday, November 11th

  • Library Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner, Youth Services Area Sun., Nov. 11th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 12th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 12th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 12th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Girl Scout Troop 948

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Nov. 12th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Monthly troop meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Press Play: Mother Goose

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 12th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Build Humpty Dumpty a wall with red cups, see if you are as "nimble as Jack" on our pint-sized balance beam, play with sensory bins filled with "dishes & spoons", and more at this week's Press Play! Press Play! is designed for kids around 18 months to 4 years, but older and younger siblings are welcome. Adults need to stay in the room during the time your child is there. No registration is needed.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Nov. 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, November 13th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 13th 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

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 6Th - 7Th Grade

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 13th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Students in 6th & 7th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Kids

  • Holt International Children's Services

    Archive Room Tue., Nov. 13th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    This is an information meeting for potential adoptive parents who are interested in adopting internationally

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 8Th - 12Th Grade

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 13th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Students in 8th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, November 14th

  • Department Of Human Rights Fadss Coordinator Meeting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 14th 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 14th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 14th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • B.y.o.book

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 14th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Kids in grades 3-5th grade are encouraged to "bring your own book" to discuss at this specially designed program. Monthly meetings include snacks and an activity.

    Category: Kids

  • Green Meadows North Annual Meeting

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

    Homeowner annual meeting

  • Waters Edge Townhomes Association

    Archive Room Wed., Nov. 14th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, November 15th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 15th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime 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 storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Senior College: Choosing A Place To Call Home (Senior Living Options)

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 15th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Retirement brings with it many changes. The big home where you raised kids may no longer fit your evolving lifestyle or your budget. For some people, staying their current home works. For others, a different housing situation may be needed. Choosing from the myriad of housing options can be excitingand overwhelming as affordable housing for seniors comes in many shapes and sizes. If youre considering a move to someplace new, join us as we look at the pros and cons of each so youll be better prepared to help yourself or your loved one make an informed decision.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Nov. 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 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 15th 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 Club 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)

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Library Board Meeting

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, November 16th

Saturday, November 17th

  • 10 Cheerful Bites For Holiday Parties

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Nov. 17th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Fill party trays with an array of amped-up finger foods and savory bites, including crostini (the tasty little toasts everyone loves), warm and creamy Brie or fun combos on a stick. Join our favorite food editor, Lois White, as she demonstrates appetizers that look like they came straight out of a magazine, but are actually super easy and will leave guests craving more. Please register for this free class.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • American Scandinavian Foundation Of Central Iowa

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Nov. 17th 1:30pm - 4:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Sunday, November 18th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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

    Come join us in expending some pent up energy in this specially designed active obstacle course for little ones. Babies are welcome in their own activity corner with caregivers. Adults must remain with children for the duration of playtime. Appropriate for ages 6 months- 6 years.

    Category: Kids

Monday, November 19th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 19th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 19th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Nov. 19th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Nov. 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, November 20th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 20th 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

  • Teen Tech Club: Finch Robots

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 20th 4:15pm - 5:15pm

    Staff from YouthCode will help students explore a different tech-related project each month. Designed at Carnegie Mellon University, the Finch is a robot that inspires and delights students learning computer science by providing a physical application for code created in Scratch. In this session, students will take Finch for a test drive while creating projects such as traffic light, dance party or Finch pong. 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Stonepointe Hoa Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Nov. 20th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    StonePointe HOA Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Wednesday, November 21st

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 21st 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 21st 10:00am - 10:30am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Woodward Academy Family Visits - Invoice

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 21st 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Library Closing At 4:00

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 21st 4:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, November 22nd

  • Library Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner, Youth Services Area Thu., Nov. 22nd All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, November 23rd

  • Library Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner, Youth Services Area Fri., Nov. 23rd All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 26th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 26th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 26th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Nov. 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

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Mon., Nov. 26th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    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

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Nov. 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, November 27th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 27th 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

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 27th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! We'll have a different activity each month. For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Green Meadows North Townhomes

    Archive Room Tue., Nov. 27th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Homeowners Association Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Nov. 27th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 28th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 28th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 28th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 28th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 28th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children in grades 2-5.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, November 29th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 29th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime 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 storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, December 2nd

  • Nanowrimo Wrap-Up Event

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, December 3rd

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Dec. 3rd 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 4th

  • Anime & Manga Club

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 4th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Eat pizza, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. Read whatever you want to share on each month's theme. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 4th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 1st Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 4th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 1st Tuesday of every month. In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

Wednesday, December 5th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Dec. 5th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, December 6th

  • Homework Club

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, December 7th

Saturday, December 8th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Welcome To Medicare With Shiip

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

Monday, December 10th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Dec. 10th 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 11th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 6Th - 7Th Grade

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Dec. 11th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Students in 6th & 7th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 8Th - 12Th Grade

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Dec. 11th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Students in 8th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, December 12th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Dec. 12th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, December 13th

  • Homework Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 13th 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 Club 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)

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 13th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 13th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is I Will Send Rain by Rae Meadows. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Rittgers Oaks Townhomes Assoc.

    Archive Room Thu., Dec. 13th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Friday, December 14th

Monday, December 17th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Dec. 17th 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 18th

  • Teen Tech Club: Intro To Python Coding With Earsketch

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Dec. 18th 4:15pm - 5:15pm

    Staff from YouthCode will help students explore a different tech-related project each month. Created by Georgia Tech University, EarSketch helps users learn core topics in computer science, music, and music technology in a fun, engaging environment. In this session, students will use the Python programming language to manipulate loops, compose beats, and apply effects to a multi-track digital audio workstation. 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Dec. 18th 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. The December Well Red Book Club is moved up one week this month to accommodate the Christmas holiday.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, December 19th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Dec. 19th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • North Glen Townhome

    Archive Room Wed., Dec. 19th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    BOD Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, December 20th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Dec. 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 Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 20th 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 Club 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: Kids

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Dec. 20th 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., Dec. 20th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, December 24th

  • Library Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab Mon., Dec. 24th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 25th

  • Library Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab Tue., Dec. 25th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 27th

Friday, December 28th

Monday, December 31st

  • Library Closing At 4:00

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library Mon., Dec. 31st 4:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 1st

  • Library Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Johnston Public Library Tue., Jan. 1st All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, January 2nd

  • Ys Reservation

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, January 3rd

Sunday, January 6th

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jan. 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

Monday, January 7th

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jan. 7th 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., Jan. 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, January 8th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 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

  • Anime & Manga Club

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 8th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Eat pizza, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. Read whatever you want to share on each month's theme. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 8th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 1st Tuesday of every month (except September). In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 8th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 1st Tuesday of every month (except September). In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, January 9th

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jan. 9th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Kids In The Kitchen

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jan. 9th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    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. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, January 10th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 10th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime 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 storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 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 Club 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: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, January 12th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

Monday, January 14th

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 14th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    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

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jan. 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, January 15th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 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

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 6Th - 7Th Grade

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jan. 15th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Students in 6th & 7th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 8Th - 12Th Grade

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

    Make a difference @ your library! Students in 8th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, January 16th

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jan. 16th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • B.y.o.book

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 16th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Kids in 3-5th grade are encouraged to "bring your own book" to discuss at this specially designed program. Monthly meetings include snacks and an activity.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, January 17th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 17th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime 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 storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Jan. 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 Less by Andrew Sean Greer. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 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 Club 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: Kids

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Jan. 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., Jan. 17th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, January 20th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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

    Come join us in expending some pent up energy in this specially designed active obstacle course for little ones. Babies are welcome in their own activity corner with caregivers. Adults must remain with children for the duration of playtime. Appropriate for ages 6 months- 6 years.

    Category: Kids

Monday, January 21st

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 21st 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 21st 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jan. 21st 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., Jan. 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, January 22nd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 22nd 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

  • Teen Tech Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jan. 22nd 4:15pm - 5:15pm

    Staff from YouthCode will help students explore a different tech-related project each month. 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, January 23rd

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 23rd 9:30am - 10:00am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 23rd 10:00am - 10:30am

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jan. 23rd 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, January 24th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 24th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime 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 storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 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 Club 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: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, January 28th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 28th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 28th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jan. 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

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Mon., Jan. 28th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    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

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jan. 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, January 29th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 29th 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

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jan. 29th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! We'll have a different activity each month. This month, get sorted into your Hogwarts house and participate in a potions class. For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Jan. 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, January 30th

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jan. 30th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children in grades 2-5.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, January 31st

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 31st 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime 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 storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 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 Club 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: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, February 3rd

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Feb. 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

Monday, February 4th

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Feb. 4th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Feb. 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, February 5th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 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

  • Anime & Manga Club

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 5th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Eat pizza, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. Read whatever you want to share on each month's theme. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

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

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

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 1st Tuesday of every month (except September). In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 5th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 1st Tuesday of every month (except September). In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, February 6th

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Feb. 6th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Kids In The Kitchen

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Feb. 6th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    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. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, February 7th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Feb. 7th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime 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 storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Feb. 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 Club 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: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, February 9th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

Monday, February 11th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 11th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 11th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Feb. 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

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 11th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    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

Tuesday, February 12th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Feb. 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

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 6Th - 7Th Grade

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 12th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Students in 6th & 7th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 8Th - 12Th Grade

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 12th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Students in 8th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, February 13th

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Feb. 13th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • B.y.o.book

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 13th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Kids in 3-5th grade are encouraged to "bring your own book" to discuss at this specially designed program. Monthly meetings include snacks and an activity.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, February 14th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Feb. 14th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime 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 storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Feb. 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 Club 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: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Feb. 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

Sunday, February 17th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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

    Come join us in expending some pent up energy in this specially designed active obstacle course for little ones. Babies are welcome in their own activity corner with caregivers. Adults must remain with children for the duration of playtime. Appropriate for ages 6 months- 6 years.

    Category: Kids

Monday, February 18th

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Feb. 18th 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., Feb. 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

Tuesday, February 19th

  • Teen Tech Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 19th 4:15pm - 5:15pm

    Staff from YouthCode will help students explore a different tech-related project each month. 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, February 20th

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Little Chefs

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Feb. 20th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Explore basic cooking skills and prepare simple and fun foods in this hands-on cooking experience for kids in kindergarten through 2nd grade, with a grown-up. Each class will also include a short story and a craft. Space is limited and registration is required. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, February 21st

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Feb. 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 I Will Send Rain by Rae Meadows. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Feb. 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 Club 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: Kids

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Feb. 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., Feb. 21st 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, February 25th

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Feb. 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

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Mon., Feb. 25th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    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

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Feb. 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, February 26th

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 26th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! We'll have a different activity each month. This month, get sorted into your Hogwarts house and participate in a potions class. For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Feb. 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, February 27th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Feb. 27th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Feb. 27th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children in grades 2-5.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, February 28th

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Feb. 28th 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 Club 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: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Feb. 28th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, March 3rd

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Mar. 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

Monday, March 4th

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Mar. 4th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Mar. 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, March 5th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 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

  • Anime & Manga Club

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 5th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Eat pizza, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. Read whatever you want to share on each month's theme. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

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

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

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 1st Tuesday of every month (except September). In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

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

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 5th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Do you love books? Do you love pizza? If you answered yes, then this book club is the one for you! Join us for PIZZA, fun, and friends on the 1st Tuesday of every month (except September). In this book club, we only read what we want to read. Bring along a favorite book, share why you love it with the group, get recommendations from other book lovers, and leave with great ideas for your next read! (And don't forget - there will be pizza!) Contact Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to our mailing list for meeting reminders.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, March 6th

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Mar. 6th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Kids In The Kitchen

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Mar. 6th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    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. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, March 7th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 7th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime 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 storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Mar. 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 Club 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: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    A free class for beginning Adult English learners to build language skills for everyday situations. Topics covered will be: * Greetings and Farewells * Basic conversation * Calling the school (sick child, vacation, doctors appointment) * Talking to the doctor * Weather and clothing * Food * Shopping * Job application vocabulary * Basic computer skills No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, March 9th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

Monday, March 11th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 11th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 11th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 11th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    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

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Mar. 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, March 12th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 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

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 6Th - 7Th Grade

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Mar. 12th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Students in 6th & 7th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 8Th - 12Th Grade

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Mar. 12th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Make a difference @ your library! Students in 8th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, March 13th

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

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

    Enjoy interactive time with your child as we share stories, songs, puppet friends, and more. Geared for children 12 months to 2 years; younger and older siblings are always welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Mar. 13th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • B.y.o.book

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 13th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Kids in 3-5th grade are encouraged to "bring your own book" to discuss at this specially designed program. Monthly meetings include snacks and an activity.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, March 14th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 14th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Bouncing Babies storytime 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 storytime. Designed for children from birth-12 months and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Mar. 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 Club 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: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    A free class for beginning Adult English learners to build language skills for everyday situations. Topics covered will be: * Greetings and Farewells * Basic conversation * Calling the school (sick child, vacation, doctors appointment) * Talking to the doctor * Weather and clothing * Food * Shopping * Job application vocabulary * Basic computer skills No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Mar. 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

Sunday, March 17th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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

    Come join us in expending some pent up energy in this specially designed active obstacle course for little ones. Babies are welcome in their own activity corner with caregivers. Adults must remain with children for the duration of playtime. Appropriate for ages 6 months- 6 years.

    Category: Kids

Monday, March 18th

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

Art In the Barn
Friday, September 21st
5:30pm-8:30pm

An exhibition of works by local artists and plenty of appetizers, wine, craft beer, and live music are included with admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

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