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Events at the Library

Monday, December 17th

Tuesday, December 18th

  • United Health Group

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Dec. 18th 9:00am - 1:00pm

    Team Meeting

  • Teen Tech Club: Intro To Python Coding With Earsketch

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

    Created by Georgia Tech University, EarSketch helps users learn core topics in computer science, music, and music technology in a fun, engaging environment. In this session, students will use the Python programming language to manipulate loops, compose beats, and apply effects to a multi-track digital audio workstation. This class is taught by staff from YouthCode. 6th grade and up. Previous coding experience is required. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Green Meadows North Hoa

    Archive Room Tue., Dec. 18th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Pack 31 Cub Scout Meeting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Dec. 18th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Den meeting for 5th graders

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Dec. 18th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Gusto Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or boutique beer. This month's book is My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Frederik Backman. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary. The December Well Red Book Club is moved up one week this month to accommodate the Christmas holiday.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, December 19th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Dec. 19th 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 early out days and days that school is in session.

    Category: Teens

  • North Glen Townhome

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

    BOD Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, December 20th

  • Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Dec. 20th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Meeting with the board

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Homework Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 20th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Library Board Meeting

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    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, December 24th

  • Library Closed

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 25th

  • Library Closed

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 27th

  • Smash Bros. & Mario Kart Video Game Tournament

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

    It's a video game tournament extravaganza! We'll be playing the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch, Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U and Mario Kart! Compete in one tournament or all three! There will be fabulous prizes for the winners and yummy snacks for everyone. For students in 6th grade and up. Call or register online.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    Archive Room Thu., Dec. 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

Friday, December 28th

Monday, December 31st

  • Noon Year's Eve Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Dec. 31st 11:15am - 12:00pm

    Ring in the New Year at noon with games, crafts, a countdown to a ball drop and a treat. All ages welcome, with a grown up.

    Category: Kids

  • Library Closing At 4:00

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Silent Book Club For December

    Online Mon., Dec. 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. December's book is Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. 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

Tuesday, January 1st

  • Library Closed

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, January 2nd

Thursday, January 3rd

  • Census Training

    Archive Room Thu., Jan. 3rd 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Fiddleheads: Suzuki Violin

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 3rd 1:30pm - 2:15pm

    Join the Fiddleheads as we peek into learning music as a language, using the violin as our tool! Meet young violinists, hear a performance on tiger, giraffe and zebra violins, and hold a violin. For kids 3-5 years old and their parent or guardian.

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Help

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 3rd 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 4th

Saturday, January 5th

Sunday, January 6th

  • Make & Take Craft

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

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

    Category: Kids

Monday, January 7th

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Dmhsp Planning Meeting

    Archive Room Mon., Jan. 7th 9:30am - 2:00pm

    Healthy Start management team creating a work plan of the next year.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Better Investing Club

    Archive Room Mon., Jan. 7th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 8th

  • Press Play!

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Student Teaching Orientation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jan. 8th 9:30am - 3:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Anime & Manga Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 8th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Heartland Aea

    Archive Room Tue., Jan. 8th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

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

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 8th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Dust Jacket Divas Monthly Book Club

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Green Meadows North Owners Association Board Meeting

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

    Green Meadows North Owners Association Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

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

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 8th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, January 9th

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. 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. 9th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • B.y.o.book

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 9th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, January 10th

  • Bouncing Babies

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Homework Help & Exam Cram

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

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework 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. Plus! Get ready for finals at the library's Exam Cram! We'll have extra group study areas available in the meeting room, Wi-Fi, relaxing activities, caffeine, and snacks.

    Category: Teens

  • Harry Potter Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 10th 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Are you looking for a way to de-stress and focus on you before finals take over your life? Grab your wand and enter the world of Harry Potter in this magical yoga class. All skill levels welcome. Please wear comfortable clothes. Yoga mats will be provided. Extra study space and butterbeer will be available after class for those cramming for their O.W.L.S. 8th grade and up. RSVPs appreciated.

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    Youth Computer Lounge Thu., Jan. 10th 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., Jan. 10th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Pack 31 Weblo Ii Den Meeting

    East Tower Area Thu., Jan. 10th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Saturday, January 12th

  • Meetup

    Archive Room Sat., Jan. 12th 10:00am - 11:30am

    The Self-love and Empowerment Group for Women

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room Sat., Jan. 12th 10:30am - 12:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Virtual Reality Vacation

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jan. 12th 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Sign up for a 15 minute session with the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. Take a virtual vacation with Google Earth, swim in the ocean without getting wet or try out any of our other VR games.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Exam Cram

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

    Get ready for finals at the library's Exam Cram! We'll have extra group study areas available in the meeting room, Wi-Fi, relaxing activities, caffeine, and snacks. Plus, take a virtual vacation with the HTC Vive virtual reality system. Reserve a 15 minute time slot between 11:00 - 3:00 or use it on a first come, first served basis between 3:00 - 5:00. For students in 8th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Sunday, January 13th

  • Exam Cram

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

    Get ready for finals at the library's Exam Cram! We'll have extra group study areas available in the meeting room, Wi-Fi, relaxing activities, caffeine, and snacks. Plus, escape from studying with the HTC Vive virtual reality system. Take a virtual vacation with Google Earth, swim in the ocean without getting wet or try out any of our other VR games. VR will be available on a first come, first served basis. For students in 8th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Beavercreek 4-H

    Archive Room Sun., Jan. 13th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Monday, January 14th

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Stonepointe Board Meeting

    Archive Room Mon., Jan. 14th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    StonePointe Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 15th

  • Press Play!

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Stonepointe Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Jan. 15th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

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

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

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

    Category: Kids

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

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

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

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, January 16th

  • Story Time Together

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

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. 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. 16th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Kids In The Kitchen

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 16th 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

  • The Village At Johnston Station Town Home Owners Association

    Archive Room Wed., Jan. 16th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Monthly Board Meeting for homeowners association

Thursday, January 17th

  • Bouncing Babies

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Mental Health And Disabilities Services Commission

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 17th 9:30am - 3:00pm

    The MHDS Commission will be having their monthly meeting. The Commission meetings are open to the public and have time set aside for public comment.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Homework Help

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

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework 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

  • Johnston Partnership Fund Raising Committee

    Archive Room Thu., Jan. 17th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Committee meeting with volunteers to plan event

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Library Board Meeting

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    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 18th

Saturday, January 19th

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

  • Early Childhood Personnel Center

    Archive Room Tue., Jan. 22nd 9:00am - 4:30pm

    Core Team meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • 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

  • 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

  • Green Meadows North Townhomes Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Jan. 22nd 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Green Meadows North Townhomes Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

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

  • Meadowbrook Homeowners

    Archive Room Wed., Jan. 23rd 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Board meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

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

  • Eyerly Ball Ihh

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 24th 12:30pm - 3:30pm

    Eyerly Ball IHH Quarterly Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • 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

  • Pinewood Glen Townhomes Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Jan. 24th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Pinewood Glen Townhomes Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • Water's Edge Tha

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jan. 28th 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Tuesday, January 29th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 29th 9:30am - 10:30am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) 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

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • 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

  • Homework Help

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

    Kids age 9 and up can drop in and receive one-on-one assistance with math, reading, science, English, social studies and science homework from high school volunteers. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games. No reservations are needed. Just come to the library during Homework 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

  • 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

  • Silent Book Club For January

    Online Thu., Jan. 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. 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

  • 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

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

  • League Of Women Voters Metro Des Moines Book Discussion

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

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

  • Better Investing Club

    Archive Room Mon., Feb. 4th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

  • Child And Family Services Review (Cfsr) Final Results And Program Improvement Plan (Pip) Kickoff Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 5th 9:30am - 1:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • 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

  • Heartland Aea

    Archive Room Tue., Feb. 5th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • 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

  • Ashton Pointe Annual Meeting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 5th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Ashton Pointe Annual Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • 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

  • Bankers Trust Secure Lifestyles Club Memoirs

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Feb. 7th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • 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

Saturday, February 9th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Feb. 9th 10:30am - 12:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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

  • 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

  • Press Play!

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

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

    Category: Kids

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

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Dust Jacket Divas Monthly Book Club

    Archive Room Tue., Feb. 12th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

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

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

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

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, February 13th

  • 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

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

  • 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. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

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, a University of Iowa professor and composer, was struck by inspiration in the form of a New Yorker article, "Citizen Khan" by Kathryn Schulz. The article tells the story 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. According to Schulz, the town of 8,000 had blacksmiths, a bicycle shop, two local newspapers, a clairvoyant, coal miners, and an opera house. With the arrival of Khan, it had a tamale purveyor. Within years of his arrival, Khan was running a small restaurant, Hot Tamale Louie's, which sold legendary hamburgers in addition to tamales. As Rapson followed "Louie" through his immigrant's journey of earning citizenship only to have it stripped of his "being a member of the yellow race," he 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. Eventually Rapson organized a group of seven musicians whose own interests and specialties range from classical to folk music. He imagined a thirteen-section musical suite evoking different aspects of Khan's life, penned with musician Danyel Gaglione. This Speakers Bureau topic uses 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, professor of music at the University of Iowa, composer and recording artist uses 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. This program is sponsored by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    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 Video Game Club

    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

  • Green Meadows North Townhomes Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Feb. 19th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Green Meadows North Townhomes Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Wednesday, February 20th

Thursday, February 21st

  • Children And Families Of Iowa

    Archive Room Thu., Feb. 21st 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • 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

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Feb. 21st 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    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 22nd

Saturday, February 23rd

  • Aarp Tek

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Feb. 23rd 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Touch screen device classes for the 50+ community.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

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

  • Girl Scout Troop 948 Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Feb. 25th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • 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

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 26th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • 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

  • Green Meadows North Owners Association Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Feb. 26th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Green Meadows North Owners Association Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • 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

Thursday, February 28th

  • Pinewood Glen Townhomes

    Archive Room Thu., Feb. 28th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Pinewood Glen Townhomes Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Silent Book Club For February

    Online Thu., Feb. 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. 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

  • 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

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

  • Little Lotus Yoga

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 5th

  • Press Play!

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Anime & Manga Club

    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

Friday, March 8th

Saturday, March 9th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Mar. 9th 10:30am - 12:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, March 11th

  • 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

  • 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

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 12th

  • Press Play!

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

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

    Category: Kids

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

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Dust Jacket Divas Monthly Book Club

    Archive Room Tue., Mar. 12th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

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

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

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

  • 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. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, March 17th

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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

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

    Category: Kids

Monday, March 18th

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Thursday, March 21st

  • 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

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Mar. 21st 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Mar. 26th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • 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

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

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

  • Delta Kappa Gamma

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

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

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. 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

  • Library Board Meeting

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • 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

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

  • 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

Thursday, May 9th

  • 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. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

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

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

  • 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

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. 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

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., May. 16th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

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

  • 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

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

Thursday, May 23rd

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    Archive Room Thu., May. 23rd 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    Archive Room Thu., Jun. 6th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

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

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

Thursday, June 13th

  • 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. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family