Events at the Library

Monday, March 27th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:30am

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. You may register beginning the week of February 20. The session will go from February 27 through April 24.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • English As A Second Language Class

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. You may register beginning the week of February 20. The session will go from February 27 through April 24.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • All Things Stem

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 4:15pm - 5:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • English As A Second Language Class

    Story Time Room 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 28th

Wednesday, March 29th

Thursday, March 30th

  • Babies & Books

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

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by open playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, April 1st

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Stop by the children's area to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided. No registration is needed.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Class

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

    Let Master Gardener Megan Will show you how to make your own raised beds, choose the best vegetable plants to put in them, and care for your plants so that you have a bountiful growing season full of fresh veggies. Megan has been an Iowa State Master Gardener for 12 years and has over 2,200 volunteer hours. She is also on the Friends Board for the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Please RSVP for this free workshop.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, April 3rd

Tuesday, April 4th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:30am

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. You may register beginning the week of February 20. The session will go from February 27 through April 25.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • State Library Planning Meeting

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

    Strategic planning for the State Library

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Teen Tech Club

    Tech Lab 3:45pm - 5:30pm

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

  • Hea Meeting

    Archive Room 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Silent Book Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Jhs Football Parent Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 6:45pm - 8:00pm

    This is a parent meeting for those who are chairing a committee for the 2017 JHS football season.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Wednesday, April 5th

Thursday, April 6th

Saturday, April 8th

  • Jpl Kids' Chess Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Kite Building Workshop

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

    Get ready for the 4th Annual Kites on the Green Festival on Saturday, May 6th by attending a free Kite Making Workshop on Saturday April 8th at Johnston Public Library from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Attendees will receive a free kite-making kit, personal instruction and a chance to test out their new kite.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Food For Fines

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    Pay your overdue fees with non-perishable food items during National Library Week (April 8-15). One food item pays $1 in fees. Fees for damaged or lost items cannot be paid with food.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, April 9th

  • Johnston Girl Scouts

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Food For Fines

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    Pay your overdue fees with non-perishable food items during National Library Week (April 8-15). One food item pays $1 in fees. Fees for damaged or lost items cannot be paid with food.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, April 10th

Tuesday, April 11th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:30am

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. You may register beginning the week of February 20. The session will go from February 27 through April 25.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Meadow Park Townhome Assoc. Board Meeting

    Archive Room 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    BOARD MEETING

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

  • April Book Club

    Archive Room 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Monthly book club meeting for the Dust Jacket Divas

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Des Moines Officials Association

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Food For Fines

    Johnston Public Library All Day

    Pay your overdue fees with non-perishable food items during National Library Week (April 8-15). One food item pays $1 in fees. Fees for damaged or lost items cannot be paid with food.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, April 12th

Thursday, April 13th

Friday, April 14th

Saturday, April 15th

Sunday, April 16th

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, April 17th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:30am

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. You may register beginning the week of February 20. The session will go from February 27 through April 24.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • English As A Second Language Class

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. You may register beginning the week of February 20. The session will go from February 27 through April 24.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • English As A Second Language Class

    Story Time Room 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Linden Park Townhome Meeting

    Archive Room 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga II

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, April 18th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:30am

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. You may register beginning the week of February 20. The session will go from February 27 through April 25.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Tuesday Book Club: 6Th-8Th Grade

    Story Time Room 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:15 pm in the Storytime Room. For 6th grade through 8th grade.. Questions? Call 278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Tuesday Book Club: 9Th Grade & Up, 6:30 Pm

    Story Time Room 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at6:30 pm in the Storytime Room. For 9th grade and up. Questions? Call 278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Johnston Cub Scout Pack 244 Pack Meeting

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

    Johnston Cub Scout Pack 244 pack meeting with possible kite building activity

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Wednesday, April 19th

Thursday, April 20th

  • Babies & Books

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

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by open playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Summitcreek Legacy Team

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Saturday, April 22nd

  • The Belin Blank Center

    Archive Room 9:00am - 11:00am

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Kite Building Workshop

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

    Get ready for the 4th Annual Kites on the Green Festival on Saturday, May 6th by attending a free Kite Making Workshop on Saturday April 22nd at Johnston Public Library from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Attendees will receive a free kite-making kit, personal instruction and a chance to test out their new kite.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, April 23rd

  • Upsilon State Budget Planning Meeting

    Archive Room 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Members from across the state will meet to plan organization\'s state budget for next fiscal year.

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Spotlight On Series: Book Talk Group

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Can't wait to get your hands on the latest Jack Reacher novel? Are you lost to the outside world until you know how the Elm Creek Quilt Series ends? JPL's new book talk group is for people who love to read (or listen to) books in series. You're invited for snacks and discussion about the series books and authors you read and love. Share your current can't-put-it-down series and get ideas for new series you might want to try. This month's focus is Writing Styles. How do your favorite authors deal with common issues like character development, publishing one book a year and continuity? Spotlight on Series is facilitated by Missy Schwebach and Dreama Deskins, both of whom work at JPL and are avid series readers. Dreama says she wants to live in a world populated by characters in her favorite series. When she's not reading, Dreama enjoys crafting and gardening. Missy likes to read past her bedtime and since fourth grade has aspired to be a junior sleuth, just like kid crime solver, Abby Jones. Join this laid back group and share your love for series fiction. No reservation is necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, April 24th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room 9:30am - 10:30am

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. You may register beginning the week of February 20. The session will go from February 27 through April 24.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • English As A Second Language Class

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6. You may register beginning the week of February 20. The session will go from February 27 through April 24.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • All Things Stem

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 4:15pm - 5:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • English As A Second Language Class

    Story Time Room 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Village At Johnston Station Board Meeting

    Archive Room 6:45pm - 8:00pm

    Village at Johnston Station Board Meeting

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Tuesday, April 25th

Wednesday, April 26th

Thursday, April 27th

  • Parent Partner Statewide Advisory Committee

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 9:00am - 3:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Babies & Books

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

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by open playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Rittgers Oaks At Hyperion Owners Association

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

    Annual Association Meeting

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Friday, April 28th

Saturday, April 29th

  • Free Shred Day At Johnston Public Library

    Johnston Public Library 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Get rid of your old confidential documents in a safe and secure way at Johnston Public Library's free Shred Day. THE SHREDDER company will be in the JPL parking lot from 9:00am to 12:00pm for on-site document destruction with three of their mobile document-shredding vehicles. THE SHREDDER is AAA certified by the National Association for Information Destruction. Please limit material to be shredded to 3 boxes or containers that need not be returned per household. No registration is necessary. This event is sponsored by AARP in conjunction with Money Smart Week.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, May 1st

Tuesday, May 2nd

  • Hea Meeting

    Archive Room 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Silent Book Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, May 3rd

  • Novel Knitting

    Johnston Public Library 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Are you a knitter or want to become one? Join Dagmar Scheel to learn how to knit or crochet or to share ideas, patterns and help with other knitters. The Novel Knitting group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm by the lounge area outside of the Archive Room at Johnston Public Library. Beginners welcome! No registration necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • English As A Second Language Class

    Story Time Room 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, May 4th

  • Hea

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Informational meeting

Friday, May 5th

Saturday, May 6th

  • Kites On The Green

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Johnston Public Library 10:00am - 6:00pm

    The family-friendly festival will feature giant show kite displays, celebrity bol races, free kite building, live music and delicious food! It's an event not to be missed!

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, May 7th

Monday, May 8th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, May 9th

Wednesday, May 10th

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

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

    Join us on the second early-out Wednesday of each month for books, food, friends, and fun! Please call the library for more info or to let us know you'll be joining us.

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, May 11th

Saturday, May 13th

  • Jpl Kids' Chess Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, May 15th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, May 16th

Wednesday, May 17th

Thursday, May 18th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Monday, May 22nd

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, May 23rd

Wednesday, May 24th

Thursday, May 25th

Monday, May 29th

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, May 30th

  • Well Red Book Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, June 5th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, June 6th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Tuesday

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

    Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Silent Book Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, June 7th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Holt International

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

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, June 8th

  • Kurious Kids

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, June 10th

  • Jpl Kids' Chess Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, June 12th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, June 13th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Tuesday

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

    Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, June 14th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, June 15th

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Bankers Trust

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Saturday, June 17th

  • Library Closed For Green Days

    Archive Room, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Study Room 1, Study Room 3, Tech Lab 9:00am - 12:59pm

  • Green Days Craft

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Library Closed For Green Days

    Archive Room, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Study Room 1, Study Room 3, Tech Lab 4:01pm - 5:30pm

Sunday, June 18th

  • Library Is Closed For Green Days

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, June 19th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, June 20th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Kitchen Science With Grout Museum

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

    Get excited about science as you watch and participate in experiments using materials found in everyday life. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Tuesday

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

    Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, June 21st

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    Archive Room 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, June 22nd

  • Kurious Kids

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Ritters Oaks Townhomes Assoc.

    Archive Room 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Friday, June 23rd

  • Play, Baby, Play

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, June 24th

  • Clave Club With Salsa Des Moines

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

    Get the wild wiggles, jiggles, and giggles out in a fun and constructive way with Salsa Des Moines. Kids will learn how to move to a Latin beat with a Salsa Des Moines instructor. For children ages 7-12. Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, June 26th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Blank Park Zoo: Show And Tell

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, June 27th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Tuesday

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

    Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

    Tag(s): Teens

  • Alaska Pre-Departure Meeting

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Well Red Book Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, June 28th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, June 29th

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Pinewood Glen Townhomes Board Meeting

    Archive Room 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Pinewood Glen Townhomes Board Meeting

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Monday, July 3rd

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 4th

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, July 5th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Novel Knitting

    Johnston Public Library 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Are you a knitter or want to become one? Join Dagmar Scheel to learn how to knit or crochet or to share ideas, patterns and help with other knitters. The Novel Knitting group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm by the lounge area outside of the Archive Room at Johnston Public Library. Beginners welcome! No registration necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, July 6th

  • Kurious Kids

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, July 8th

  • Jpl Kids' Chess Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, July 10th

  • Bubble Wonders

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 11th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Tuesday

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

    Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, July 12th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Holt International

    Archive Room 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, July 13th

Monday, July 17th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 18th

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Storytime

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Teen Tuesday

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

    Part of the Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, July 19th

  • Wee Read

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    Archive Room 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Boxcar Drive-In

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, July 20th

  • Kurious Kids

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Friday, July 21st

  • Delta Kappa Gamma

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

  • Play, Baby, Play

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, July 24th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, July 25th

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

  • Well Red Book Club

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

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Gusto Pizza in Johnston. July's book is "It's Easier to Reach Heaven than the End of the Street" by Emma Williams. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or boutique beer. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, July 26th

Thursday, July 27th

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, July 31st

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 1st

  • Silent Book Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, August 7th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 8th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, August 9th

  • Holt International

    Archive Room 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Thursday, August 10th

Saturday, August 12th

  • Jpl Kids' Chess Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, August 14th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, August 17th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Tag(s): Non-Library/Community

Monday, August 21st

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, August 23rd

Monday, August 28th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 29th

  • Well Red Book Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, September 3rd

  • Make & Take Craft

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, September 4th

  • Library Is Closed

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

    The library is closed.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 5th

  • Silent Book Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, September 6th

  • Novel Knitting

    Johnston Public Library 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Are you a knitter or want to become one? Join Dagmar Scheel to learn how to knit or crochet or to share ideas, patterns and help with other knitters. The Novel Knitting group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm by the lounge area outside of the Archive Room at Johnston Public Library. Beginners welcome! No registration necessary.

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, September 7th

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, September 9th

  • Jpl Kids' Chess Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, September 11th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Dis.cov.er.y!

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, September 12th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

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

    Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, September 13th

  • 3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, September 14th

Sunday, September 17th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Monday, September 18th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga Ii

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

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

    Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, September 19th

Wednesday, September 20th

Thursday, September 21st

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, September 25th

  • Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Tag(s): Adult & Family