The Library will be closed on Monday, 1/21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Events at the Library

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

  • Library Closed - Ml King Jr. Day

    Archive Room, Commons, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Tech Lab Mon., Jan. 21st All Day

    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

  • Conduct Report

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 22nd 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Jpl Gamers

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jan. 22nd 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Each month, join us for open video gaming, game discussions and reviews. Members of the club will help develop the library's video game collection as well as choose each month's featured game. For gamers and game enthusiasts in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, January 23rd

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. This story hour combines our programs previously known as Storytime and Wee Read.

    Category: Kids

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

    DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry will begin making bi-monthly stops in the Library's lot on January 23rd. Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at https://www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, January 24th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 24th 9:15am - 9:45am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., 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 Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: 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

    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

Friday, January 25th

Saturday, January 26th

  • Houseplant Styling With Andrea Metzler

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jan. 26th 10:30am - 11:30am

    It may be cold outside, but we're bringing green, tropical vibes to JPL. Join, Andrea Metzler, owner of Art Terrarium to learn about how to how to style your houseplants for cool interiors and how to keep your houseplants alive! Each participant will go home with a plant in a 2" terra cotta pot and the knowledge needed to keep it happy, healthy, and thriving. Andrea Metzler is the owner of Art Terrarium, a houseplant and terrarium shop in downtown Des Moines. A graduate of Johnston High School, Andrea fell in love with houseplant shops during her travels. After moving back to Des Moines in 2014, she started her own houseplant collection and opened Art Terrarium in May 2017.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, January 28th

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. This story hour combines our programs previously known as Storytime and Wee Read.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. This story hour combines our programs previously known as Storytime and Wee Read.

    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

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Jan. 28th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Silent Book Club For January

    Online Mon., Jan. 28th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meeting. January's book is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This book will be available all month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media, social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group at https://facebook.com/groups/jplsilentbookclub and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple...and that silent.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 28th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., 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

  • Mcauley Terrace Book Club

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

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East 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. This month's book is The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, January 30th

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. This story hour combines our programs previously known as Storytime and Wee Read.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Block Party!

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

    Come to the library for an unstructured, creative building program. Stay for the entire event or pop in for a few minutes. We supply the blocks and other building materials; you supply the imagination! For kids in grade K-5. Adults must stay with children under the age of 9.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, January 31st

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 31st 9:15am - 9:45am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Library Reservation

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 31st 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • World Read Aloud Day Indoor Picnic Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 31st 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Read aloud. Change the world! Every year on World Read Aloud Day, people all over the world read aloud together to advocate for literacy as a human right and to spread the joy of reading. This year, join us for an indoor picnic party to celebrate! Bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy a hot dog supper (or bring your own sack supper) while members JPL's Teen Advisory Board read aloud from their favorite books. Come for five minutes or stay the whole evening. All ages. RSVPs appreciated. Donate a new or gently used book and receive an exclusive commemorative World Read Aloud Day button. Donations will be taken to Blank Children's Hospital.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reserved For Teen Services

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 31st All Day

  • Esl Beginner Class

    Youth Computer Lounge Thu., Jan. 31st 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

Friday, February 1st

Saturday, February 2nd

  • Molten Chocolate Love

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

    Learn how to make a rich, impressive dessert that is cakey on the outside with an irresistible center of warm dark chocolate flowing through the middle. Lois White, our fave food editor, will demonstrate how easy it is to make the rich individual cakes with oozing molten centers. Eat breakfast before you come to class, but PLEASE save room for dessert.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Public Services Reservation

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Feb. 2nd 1:30pm - 5:30pm

    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

  • Make It: Handmade Valentine's Day Cards (Session 1)

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Make It: Handmade Valentine's Day Cards (Session 2)

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Feb. 3rd 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, February 4th

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. This story hour combines our programs previously known as Storytime and Wee Read.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. This story hour combines our programs previously known as Storytime and Wee Read.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Feb. 4th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • 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

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. This story hour combines our programs previously known as Storytime and Wee Read.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Little Chefs

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 6th 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 7th

  • Bouncing Babies

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., 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 Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: 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

    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

Friday, February 8th

Saturday, February 9th

  • Voldemort Can't Stop The Love: Harry Potter Escape Room

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Feb. 9th 10:00am - 10:45am

    Roses are red, violets are blue, escape the room or Voldemort will get you! The clock is ticking--you and your team of wizards have 45 minutes to decipher the clues and escape the room--or not! This escape room is for Harry Potter fans of all ages, but children 10 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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

  • Voldemort Can't Stop The Love: Harry Potter Escape Room

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Feb. 9th 11:00am - 11:45am

    Roses are red, violets are blue, escape the room or Voldemort will get you! The clock is ticking--you and your team of wizards have 45 minutes to decipher the clues and escape the room--or not! This escape room is for Harry Potter fans of all ages, but children 10 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Voldemort Can't Stop The Love: Harry Potter Escape Room

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Feb. 9th 12:00pm - 12:45pm

    Roses are red, violets are blue, escape the room or Voldemort will get you! The clock is ticking--you and your team of wizards have 45 minutes to decipher the clues and escape the room--or not! This escape room is for Harry Potter fans of all ages, but children 10 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Voldemort Can't Stop The Love: Harry Potter Escape Room

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Feb. 9th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Roses are red, violets are blue, escape the room or Voldemort will get you! The clock is ticking--you and your team of wizards have 45 minutes to decipher the clues and escape the room--or not! This escape room is for Harry Potter fans of all ages, but children 10 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Voldemort Can't Stop The Love: Harry Potter Escape Room

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Feb. 9th 2:00pm - 2:45pm

    Roses are red, violets are blue, escape the room or Voldemort will get you! The clock is ticking--you and your team of wizards have 45 minutes to decipher the clues and escape the room--or not! This escape room is for Harry Potter fans of all ages, but children 10 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, February 11th

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. This story hour combines our programs previously known as Storytime and Wee Read.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. This story hour combines our programs previously known as Storytime and Wee Read.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Feb. 11th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Ys Reservation

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

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., 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

Tuesday, February 12th

  • Ys Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 12th 9:00am - 12:00pm

  • 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

  • Disco Duck Valentine's Day Dance Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 12th 6:15pm - 7:15pm

    Do you love ducks? Do you love to dance? If the answer is yes, then boogie on over to the library's first ever Disco Duck Valentine's Day Dance Party! There will be disco lights, music, dancing, stories, a craft, and an opportunity to meet and cuddle with some real, live ducks! All ages. Bring the whole family! RSVPs appreciated.

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, February 13th

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. This story hour combines our programs previously known as Storytime and Wee Read.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • 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

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Feb. 13th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry will begin making bi-monthly stops in the Library's lot on January 23rd. Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at https://www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, February 14th

  • Bouncing Babies

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Dept. Head Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Feb. 14th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Homework Help

    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 Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: 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

    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., Feb. 14th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, February 15th

Saturday, February 16th

  • Hot Tamale Louie: Telling Stories Without Words

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Feb. 16th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    John Rapson, was inspired by New Yorker article, "Citizen Khan" by Kathryn Schulz. The story tells of Zarif Khan, who as a teenager left his home near the Khyber Pass in Afghanistan and eventually settled in the Wyoming town of Sheldon in 1907. Khan earned citizenship only to have it stripped because of his ethnicity. Rapson recognized a story of immigration that echoes today's political conversation about what it means to be an American and who can stay in the country. Rapson, along with others, created a thirteen-section musical suite evoking different aspects of Khan's life. Rapson will show video clips from the 2016 performance of Hot Tamale Louie to explore how music can give unique expression to the narratives that most compel and captivate us. John Rapson is a professor of music at the University of Iowa since 1993, a composer and recording artist. This program is sponsored by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Tamales, from Tamale's Industry, will be served.

    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

Tuesday, February 19th

  • Jpl Gamers

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 19th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Each month, join us for open gaming, game discussions and reviews. Members of the club will help develop the library's video game collection as well as choose each month's featured game. For gamers and game enthusiasts in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

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

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 19th 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., Feb. 19th 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

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 Help

    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 Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Feb. 21st 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

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

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Feb. 25th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Silent Book Club For February

    Online Mon., Feb. 25th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meeting. February's book is The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt. This book will be available all month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media, social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group at https://facebook.com/groups/jplsilentbookclub and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple...and that silent.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 25th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., 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

  • Mcauley Terrace Book Club

    Outreach Tue., Feb. 26th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East 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. This month's book is The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, February 27th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Feb. 27th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry will begin making bi-monthly stops in the Library's lot on January 23rd. Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at https://www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, February 28th

  • Teen Crafternoon

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

    Category: Teens

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Thu., Feb. 28th 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Join us for a special early out scavenger hunt and create a winter 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., Feb. 28th 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

Friday, March 1st

  • Kites On The Green Meeting

    Archive Room Fri., Mar. 1st 8:30am - 10:00am

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Get Unplugged: After-Hours Family Fort Night

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Mar. 1st 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Leave your phones at home and come join the library in celebrating the National Day of Unplugging! The library will be closed, so we'll have the whole place to ourselves! Build a fort, play BINGO, participate in a giant game of hide-and seek, or listen to a story as we unplug with friends and family. Plus, make your own S'mores. All ages. Kids age 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring along light sheets, blankets and pillows for your fort. RSVPs appreciated.

Saturday, March 2nd

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

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Mar. 4th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • 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

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Kids In The Kitchen

    Story Time Room 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 9:15am - 9:45am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., 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 Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: 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

  • Ps Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Mar. 9th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, March 11th

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Mar. 11th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Ys Reservation

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

  • 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

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, 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

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • 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

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Mar. 13th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry will begin making bi-monthly stops in the Library's lot on January 23rd. Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at https://www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, March 14th

  • Bouncing Babies

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Dept. Head Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Mar. 14th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Homework Help

    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 Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: 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. This month's book is Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, March 15th

  • Ys Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Mar. 15th 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday, March 16th

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

  • Spring Break Programming Ys

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Mar. 18th 8:00am - 3:30pm

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Mar. 18th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • 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

Tuesday, March 19th

Wednesday, March 20th

Thursday, March 21st

  • Spring Break Programming Ys

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Mar. 21st 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Mar. 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 Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Mar. 21st 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

Friday, March 22nd

  • Ys Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Mar. 22nd 12:30pm - 5:30pm

Saturday, March 23rd

Monday, March 25th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 25th 9:30am - 10:00am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 25th 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Mar. 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

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Mar. 25th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Ys Reservation

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

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 25th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Mar. 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, March 26th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Mar. 26th 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

  • Mcauley Terrace Book Club

    Outreach Tue., Mar. 26th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Mar. 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., Mar. 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. This month's book is Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, March 27th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 27th 10:00am - 10:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Little Chefs

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 27th 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

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Mar. 27th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry will begin making bi-monthly stops in the Library's lot on January 23rd. Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at https://www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, March 28th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 28th 9:15am - 9:45am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Mar. 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 Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Mar. 28th 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

Friday, March 29th

  • Ys Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Mar. 29th All Day

Saturday, March 30th

Monday, April 1st

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Apr. 1st 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Apr. 1st 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., Apr. 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, April 2nd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Apr. 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

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Apr. 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

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

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Apr. 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 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

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Apr. 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 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, April 3rd

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Kids In The Kitchen

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 3rd 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, April 4th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 4th 9:15am - 9:45am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Help

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Apr. 4th 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

Friday, April 5th

Saturday, April 6th

  • Kite Building Workhop

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

    Get ready for the 6th Annual Kites on the Green Festival on Saturday, May 4th by attending a free Kite Making Workshop on Saturday, April 6th 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.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, April 7th

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Apr. 7th 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, April 8th

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Apr. 8th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Ys Reservation

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

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Apr. 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, April 9th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Apr. 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

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

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Apr. 9th 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., Apr. 9th 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, April 10th

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • B.y.o.book

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 10th 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

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Apr. 10th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry will begin making bi-monthly stops in the Library's lot on January 23rd. Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at https://www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, April 11th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 11th 9:15am - 9:45am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Dept. Head Meeting

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

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Apr. 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 Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Apr. 11th 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., Apr. 11th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, April 12th

  • Ys Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Apr. 12th 12:30pm - 5:30pm

Saturday, April 13th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

  • Ps Reservation--Tentative Kite Workshop With James

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Apr. 13th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, April 15th

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Apr. 15th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Apr. 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., Apr. 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, April 16th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Apr. 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

  • Jpl Video Game Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Apr. 16th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Each month, join us for open gaming, game discussions and reviews. Members of the club will help develop the library's video game collection as well as choose each month's featured game. For gamers and game enthusiasts in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, April 17th

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Block Party!

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

    Come to the library for an unstructured, creative building program. Stay for the entire event or pop in for a few minutes. We supply the blocks and other building materials; you supply the imagination! For kids in grade K-5. Adults must stay with children under the age of 9.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, April 18th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 18th 9:15am - 9:45am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Apr. 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 Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Apr. 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 Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Apr. 18th 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

Friday, April 19th

  • Ys Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Apr. 19th All Day

Saturday, April 20th

  • Kite Building Workhop

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

    Get ready for the 6th Annual Kites on the Green Festival on Saturday, May 4th by attending a free Kite Making Workshop on Saturday, April 20th 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.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, April 21st

  • Library Closed - Easter

    Archive Room, Commons, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Tech Lab Sun., Apr. 21st All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, April 22nd

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Apr. 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

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Apr. 22nd 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Ys Reservation

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

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 22nd 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Apr. 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, April 23rd

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Apr. 23rd 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

Wednesday, April 24th

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Little Chefs

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 24th 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

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Apr. 24th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry will begin making bi-monthly stops in the Library's lot on January 23rd. Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at https://www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, April 25th

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Apr. 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 Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. Office supplies and laptops will be available for use and snacks will be provided. Note: This program only meets on days that school is in session.

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Apr. 25th 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, April 27th

Monday, April 29th

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Apr. 29th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Ys Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Apr. 29th All Day

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Apr. 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, April 30th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Apr. 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. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, May 1st

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, May 2nd

  • Homework Help

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., May. 2nd 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

Friday, May 3rd

Saturday, May 4th

  • Kites On The Green

    Commons, Johnston Public Library Sat., May. 4th 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Join us for the 6th annual Kites on the Green Festival featuring giant show kite displays, celebrity bol races, free kite building, live kids' music, story time, sidewalk art, face painting, and delicious food!

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Ps Reservation

    Archive Room, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., May. 4th All Day

Monday, May 6th

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., May. 6th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Ys Reservation

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

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., May. 6th 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, May 7th

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

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., May. 7th 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., May. 7th 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, May 8th

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

    DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry will begin making bi-monthly stops in the Library's lot on January 23rd. Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at https://www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, May 9th

  • Dept. Head Meeting

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

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., May. 9th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., May. 9th 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., May. 9th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, May 10th

  • Ys Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., May. 10th 12:30pm - 5:30pm

Saturday, May 11th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Ps Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 13th

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., May. 13th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Ys Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., May. 13th All Day

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., May. 13th 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, May 14th

  • Ys Reservation

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

Wednesday, May 15th

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, May 16th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., May. 16th 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 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., May. 16th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., May. 16th 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

Friday, May 17th

  • Ys Reservation

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

Saturday, May 18th

Monday, May 20th

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., May. 20th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Ys Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., May. 20th All Day

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., May. 20th 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, May 21st

  • Ys Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., May. 21st All Day

Wednesday, May 22nd

  • Teen Scene

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

    DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry will begin making bi-monthly stops in the Library's lot on January 23rd. Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at https://www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, May 23rd

  • Ys Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., May. 23rd 8:00am - 5:00pm

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., May. 23rd 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

Friday, May 24th

  • Ys Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., May. 24th All Day

Saturday, May 25th

Monday, May 27th

  • Library Closed - Memorial Day

    Archive Room, Commons, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Tech Lab Mon., May. 27th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., May. 27th 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, May 28th

  • Ys Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., May. 28th All Day

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., May. 28th 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, May 29th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., May. 29th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, May 30th

  • Ys Reservation

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

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., May. 30th 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

Friday, May 31st

  • Ys Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., May. 31st All Day

Saturday, June 1st

Monday, June 3rd

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Jun. 3rd 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jun. 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

Thursday, June 6th

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 6th 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

Friday, June 7th

  • Duke Otherwise

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jun. 7th 10:30am - 11:15am

    Summer Reading Performer 2019

    Category: Kids

Saturday, June 8th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

  • Ps Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 10th

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Jun. 10th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jun. 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

Wednesday, June 12th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

    DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry will begin making bi-monthly stops in the Library's lot on January 23rd. Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at https://www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 13th

  • Dept. Head Meeting

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

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 13th 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., Jun. 13th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, June 15th

Monday, June 17th

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Jun. 17th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jun. 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

Thursday, June 20th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    A free class for beginning Adult English 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, June 22nd

Monday, June 24th

  • Drop-In Device Advice

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Teen Podcast Club

    Tech Lab Mon., Jun. 24th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Johnston Library is starting its own podcast and we need your help! We are looking for teens (grades 6—12) who are interested in creating or contributing to the podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcasting technology as well as how to record, edit, and upload your story. Drop-in to the Tech Lab any time between 3:30 - 5:00 to be a part of the crew.

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, June 25th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Jun. 25th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, June 26th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

    DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry will begin making bi-monthly stops in the Library's lot on January 23rd. Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at https://www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 27th

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    A free class for beginning Adult English 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, June 29th

Monday, July 1st

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, July 4th

  • Library Closed - Independence Day

    Archive Room, Commons, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Tech Lab Thu., Jul. 4th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, July 6th

Monday, July 8th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, July 10th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 10th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry will begin making bi-monthly stops in the Library's lot on January 23rd. Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at https://www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/ WHAT CAN I RECEIVE? Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, measured by family size. Our food follows a healthy food guideline. Select which food items you want with our choice pantry service model. Daily food items are available to anyone, any time the pantry is open. HOW DO I GET HELP? There are no income requirements. Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in the household. At the Mobile Food Pantry, you will go through a short intake process.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, July 11th

  • Dept. Head Meeting

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

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    A free class for beginning Adult English 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., Jul. 11th 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

Friday, July 12th

Saturday, July 13th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Jul. 13th 10:30am - 12:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Ps Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jul. 13th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 15th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. Teens to adults welcome. No registration necessary, just drop-in. To volunteer or learn more about the program, please contact info@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, July 18th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    A free class for beginning Adult English 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