Events at the Library

Monday, August 10th

Tuesday, August 11th

  • Teen Tuesday: Virtual Game Night

    Online Tue., Aug. 11th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    We're bringing back board games...virtually! Join us as we play board games together online via Zoom and netgames.io. Participants will need to be able to have two web browsers open at the same time. We will be meeting Aug. 4, 11, & 18; we hope you can join us for all three sessions! For kids in 6th grade and up. Email address required. A link to the event will be emailed by noon on the day of the event.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, August 12th

  • [CANCELLED] Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, August 13th

  • Reservation

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

  • Take & Make Craft

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Aug. 13th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Thursday swing by JPL to pick up a pre-packed craft kit that's great for all ages. Take & Make Craft Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Thursdays while supplies lasts.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Aug. 13th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Professional ESL teacher, Debora Strong, will be teaching FREE ESL classes online. Please text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for login information.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Online Thu., Aug. 13th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is "When We Believed in Mermaids" by Barbara O'Neal. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Call the library at 515-278-5233x3 or email stevens@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the Zoom invite list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, August 15th

Monday, August 17th

Tuesday, August 18th

  • Teen Tuesday: Virtual Game Night

    Online Tue., Aug. 18th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    We're bringing back board games...virtually! Join us as we play board games together online via Zoom and netgames.io. Participants will need to be able to have two web browsers open at the same time. We will be meeting Aug. 4, 11, & 18; we hope you can join us for all three sessions! For kids in 6th grade and up. Email address required. A link to the event will be emailed by noon on the day of the event.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, August 20th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Aug. 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 Daughter of Sherlock Holmes" by Leonard Goldberg. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. No reservation is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Take & Make Craft

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Aug. 20th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Thursday swing by JPL to pick up a pre-packed craft kit that's great for all ages. Take & Make Craft Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Thursdays while supplies lasts.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Aug. 20th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Professional ESL teacher, Debora Strong, will be teaching FREE ESL classes online. Please text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for login information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, August 22nd

Monday, August 24th

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Aug. 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

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Aug. 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. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Please call 515.278.5233 x3 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 25th

  • Reservation

    Outreach Tue., Aug. 25th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Aug. 25th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book selection is "Every Note Played" by Lisa Genova. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, August 26th

  • [CANCELLED] Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, August 27th

  • Take & Make Craft

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Aug. 27th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Thursday swing by JPL to pick up a pre-packed craft kit that's great for all ages. Take & Make Craft Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Thursdays while supplies lasts.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Aug. 27th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Professional ESL teacher, Debora Strong, will be teaching FREE ESL classes online. Please text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for login information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, August 29th

Monday, August 31st

  • Register For Sept. 3 Teen Take And Make Craft Kit

    Online Mon., Aug. 31st All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. This week's kit: Dragon Eggs!

    Category: Teens

  • Silent Book Club

    Mon., Aug. 31st 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. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group 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. Book selections for each month will be announced in the Facebook group. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Aug. 31st 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. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Please call 515.278.5233 x3 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 1st

Wednesday, September 2nd

Thursday, September 3rd

Friday, September 4th

Saturday, September 5th

Sunday, September 6th

  • [CANCELLED] Sunday Paper Crafting Club

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

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm to explore card-making and other paper crafts at this open-crafting time. Bring your own projects, paper and add-ons and take advantage of our expert help and tools. We'll provide a die cut machine, paper trimmer, paper quilling tools and stamping platform. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults this crafting time is just for you! No registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    Online Sun., Sep. 6th All Day

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    Online Sun., Sep. 6th All Day

    Category: Teens

Monday, September 7th

  • Reservation

    Online Mon., Sep. 7th All Day

    Category: Teens

  • Closed For Labor Day

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Tech Lab Mon., Sep. 7th All Day

Tuesday, September 8th

Wednesday, September 9th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Sep. 9th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    Online Wed., Sep. 9th All Day

    Category: Teens

Thursday, September 10th

Saturday, September 12th

  • [CANCELLED] Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Sep. 12th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, September 14th

Tuesday, September 15th

Wednesday, September 16th

Thursday, September 17th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Sep. 17th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Sep. 17th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Professional ESL teacher, Debora Strong, will be teaching FREE ESL classes online. Please text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for login information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 19th

Monday, September 21st

Wednesday, September 23rd

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, September 24th

Saturday, September 26th

Monday, September 28th

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Sep. 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

  • Reservation

    Online Mon., Sep. 28th All Day

    Category: Teens

  • Silent Book Club

    Mon., Sep. 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. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group 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. Book selections for each month will be announced in the Facebook group. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Sep. 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. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 29th

  • Reservation

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

  • Reservation

    Online Tue., Sep. 29th All Day

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Sep. 29th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book selection is " Bringing Down the Duke" by Evie Dunmore. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, September 30th

Thursday, October 1st

Saturday, October 3rd

Sunday, October 4th

  • [CANCELLED] Sunday Paper Crafting Club

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

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm to explore card-making and other paper crafts at this open-crafting time. Bring your own projects, paper and add-ons and take advantage of our expert help and tools. We'll provide a die cut machine, paper trimmer, paper quilling tools and stamping platform. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults this crafting time is just for you! No registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 5th

Thursday, October 8th

Saturday, October 10th

  • [CANCELLED] Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Oct. 10th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 12th

Tuesday, October 13th

Wednesday, October 14th

  • Satellite Early Voting

    Archive Room Wed., Oct. 14th 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Early voting at Johnston Public Library: October 12th- October 31st Monday - Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM Friday - 10:00AM-4:00PM Saturday Oct 24th - 10:00AM-4:00PM More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/auditor/election/.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Oct. 14th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, October 15th

  • Satellite Early Voting

    Archive Room Thu., Oct. 15th 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Early voting at Johnston Public Library: October 12th- October 31st Monday - Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM Friday - 10:00AM-4:00PM Saturday Oct 24th - 10:00AM-4:00PM More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/auditor/election/.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Oct. 15th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Oct. 15th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Professional ESL teacher, Debora Strong, will be teaching FREE ESL classes online. Please text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for login information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, October 16th

Saturday, October 17th

Monday, October 19th

Tuesday, October 20th

Wednesday, October 21st

Thursday, October 22nd

Friday, October 23rd

Saturday, October 24th

Monday, October 26th

  • Satellite Early Voting

    Archive Room Mon., Oct. 26th 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Early voting at Johnston Public Library: October 12th- October 31st Monday - Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM Friday - 10:00AM-4:00PM Saturday Oct 24th - 10:00AM-4:00PM More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/auditor/election/.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Oct. 26th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Silent Book Club

    Mon., Oct. 26th 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. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group 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. Book selections for each month will be announced in the Facebook group. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Oct. 26th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 27th

  • Satellite Early Voting

    Archive Room Tue., Oct. 27th 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Early voting at Johnston Public Library: October 12th- October 31st Monday - Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM Friday - 10:00AM-4:00PM Saturday Oct 24th - 10:00AM-4:00PM More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/auditor/election/.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    Outreach Tue., Oct. 27th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Oct. 27th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book selection is "The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes" by Leonard Goldberg. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, October 28th

  • Satellite Early Voting

    Archive Room Wed., Oct. 28th 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Early voting at Johnston Public Library: October 12th- October 31st Monday - Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM Friday - 10:00AM-4:00PM Saturday Oct 24th - 10:00AM-4:00PM More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/auditor/election/.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Oct. 28th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, October 29th

Friday, October 30th

Saturday, October 31st

Sunday, November 1st

  • [CANCELLED] Sunday Paper Crafting Club

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

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm to explore card-making and other paper crafts at this open-crafting time. Bring your own projects, paper and add-ons and take advantage of our expert help and tools. We'll provide a die cut machine, paper trimmer, paper quilling tools and stamping platform. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults this crafting time is just for you! No registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 2nd

Tuesday, November 3rd

  • General Election

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

Thursday, November 5th

Saturday, November 7th

Monday, November 9th

Wednesday, November 11th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 11th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Closed For Veterans' Day

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Tech Lab Wed., Nov. 11th All Day

Thursday, November 12th

Saturday, November 14th

  • [CANCELLED] Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Nov. 14th 10:30am - 12:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 16th

Thursday, November 19th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Nov. 19th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Nov. 19th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Professional ESL teacher, Debora Strong, will be teaching FREE ESL classes online. Please text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for login information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, November 21st

Monday, November 23rd

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Nov. 23rd 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Nov. 23rd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 24th

  • Reservation

    Outreach Tue., Nov. 24th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Nov. 24th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book selection is "Let's Take the Long Way Home" by Gail Caldwell. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 25th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 25th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Closing Early For Thanksgiving Holiday

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Tech Lab Wed., Nov. 25th 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, November 26th

Friday, November 27th

  • Library Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab Fri., Nov. 27th All Day

Saturday, November 28th

Monday, November 30th

  • Silent Book Club

    Mon., Nov. 30th 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. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group 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. Book selections for each month will be announced in the Facebook group. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Nov. 30th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 3rd

Saturday, December 5th

Monday, December 7th

Wednesday, December 9th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Dec. 9th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 10th

Saturday, December 12th

  • [CANCELLED] Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Dec. 12th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, December 13th

  • [CANCELLED] Make It: Handmade Holiday Cards: Session 1

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 13th 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    Handmade cards let you express your creativity and show your friends and family how much they mean to you. Join Dreama Deskins to make 3 handmade holiday cards using a variety of paper crafting techniques. Adults -- this crafting class is just for you -- leave the kids at home for this one and let the crafting begin! Registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • [CANCELLED] Make It: Handmade Holiday Cards: Session 2

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 13th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Handmade cards let you express your creativity and show your friends and family how much they mean to you. Join Dreama Deskins to make 3 handmade holiday cards using a variety of paper crafting techniques. Adults -- this crafting class is just for you -- leave the kids at home for this one and let the crafting begin! Registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, December 14th

Thursday, December 17th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Dec. 17th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Dec. 17th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Professional ESL teacher, Debora Strong, will be teaching FREE ESL classes online. Please text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for login information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, December 19th

Monday, December 21st

Wednesday, December 23rd

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 24th

  • Library Closed For Christmas Eve Holiday

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

Friday, December 25th

  • Library Closed For Christmas Holiday

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

Saturday, December 26th

Monday, December 28th

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Dec. 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

  • Silent Book Club

    Mon., Dec. 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. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group 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. Book selections for each month will be announced in the Facebook group. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Dec. 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. Conversation groups will be held using the Zoom app. Text 515.216.3822 or email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 29th

  • Reservation

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

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Dec. 29th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's 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

Thursday, December 31st

  • Library Closing Early For New Year's Eve

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

Friday, January 1st

  • Library Closed For New Year's Day

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

Thursday, January 14th