Events at the Library

Friday, April 16th

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Apr. 16th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, April 17th

  • Pop-Up Kite Flying Event

    Terra Park Sat., Apr. 17th 11:00am - 1:00pm

    Celebrate kite flying month and prepare for Kites on the Green 2021 by participating in one of our pop-up kite flying events. The events will be held on April 10th, 17th and 24th from 11-1 p.m. and will feature a few giant show kites. Come out to pick up your kite-making kit and enjoy time with your family by practice flying kites before our annual Kites on the Green event on May 1, 2021. For information on how to build your kite from the kit, visit bit.ly/KiteMakingKit.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Apr. 17th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, April 18th

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Apr. 18th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, April 19th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Apr. 19th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Whether you need a tutor, someone to check your work, extra practice, or even just someone to talk to about class, we've got you covered! Volunteers from JHS National Honor Society and the Johnston Library Teen Advisory Board will be available via Zoom every Monday from 3:30 - 5:00. Fill out a registration form here bit.ly/3kiB2da or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Make-It: In The Mail

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Apr. 19th All Day

    Sign up to have a craft mailed to your house! Craft kits will be mailed out the week of April 26. Craft kits are age specific. Kits are available for ages 3-5 and grade K-5. Registration required and space is limited to 100.

    Category: Kids

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Apr. 19th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Register For April 22 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Apr. 19th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Apr. 19th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, April 20th

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Apr. 20th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Tuesdays while supplies lasts. Geared towards kids ages 2-6.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tabletop Board Game Club

    Online Tue., Apr. 20th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    We're bringing back board games...virtually! Kids in 6th grade and up can join us as we play board games together online via Zoom and en.boardgamearena.com. This month we'll be playing Marrakech. You are a rug salesperson, trying to outwit your competition. Move Assam around the board laying carpet pieces, but be careful not to land on your opponent's carpet or you'll have to pay them coins. The player with the most coins at the end of the game is the winner! You will need to create an account on en.boardgamearena.com and join our group to participate. For the best game experience, Google Chrome 10+ or Mozilla Firefox 4+ are recommended. The following browsers are officially supported: Google Chrome 4+, Mozilla Firefox 3.5+, Internet Explorer 11+, Microsoft Edge, or Safari 4+. iPad or similar tablets are also supported. We will send instructions for creating an account and gaining access to the group.

    Category: Teens

  • Register For April 22 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Apr. 20th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Apr. 20th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, April 21st

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Apr. 21st 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Every Wednesday stop by the library to pick up a take & make STEM Kit. Each kit includes everything you need to create a fun experiment and allows your child to explore science, math, technology, or engineering in a hands-on, fun way. For kids in kindergarten-5th grade.

    Category: Kids

  • Register For April 22 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Apr. 21st All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Apr. 21st All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, April 22nd

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Apr. 22nd 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Apr. 22nd All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, April 23rd

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Apr. 23rd All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, April 24th

  • To-Go Adult Craft Kits: Homemade Caturday Greeting Card

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Apr. 24th 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Stop by Johnston Public Library to pick up a Take-Home Adult Crafting Caturday Card. All materials are included in the kit EXCEPT glue. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @johnstonpubliclib or on Facebook @johnstonpubliclibrary so we can see your beautiful creations! To-Go Adult Craft Kits are available for contactless curbside pick-up while supplies last. These kits will go fast and are available on a first come, first-served basis. No appointment necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Pop-Up Kite Flying Event

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Apr. 24th 11:00am - 1:00pm

    Celebrate kite flying month and prepare for Kites on the Green 2021 by participating in one of our pop-up kite flying events. The events will be held on April 10th, 17th and 24th from 11-1 p.m. and will feature a few giant show kites. Come out to pick up your kite-making kit and enjoy time with your family by practice flying kites before our annual Kites on the Green event on May 1, 2021. For information on how to build your kite from the kit, visit bit.ly/KiteMakingKit.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Apr. 24th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, April 25th

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Apr. 25th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, April 26th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Apr. 26th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Whether you need a tutor, someone to check your work, extra practice, or even just someone to talk to about class, we've got you covered! Volunteers from JHS National Honor Society and the Johnston Library Teen Advisory Board will be available via Zoom every Monday from 3:30 - 5:00. Fill out a registration form here bit.ly/3kiB2da or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Apr. 26th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Apr. 26th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meeting. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. This month's book selection is "My Sister, the Serial Killer" by Oyinkan Braithwaite. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Register For April 29 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Apr. 26th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, April 27th

  • Drive-In Storytime

    Library Parking Lot Tue., Apr. 27th 10:00am - 10:25am

    Join us at the Johnston Public Library for a special Drive-in Storytime! Sing, wiggle and listen to a fun story all from the inside of your car! To maintain social distancing, individuals will stay in their car then tune their FM radio to our channel to be able to hear the stories and songs. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Only one registration per vehicle!

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Apr. 27th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Tuesdays while supplies lasts. Geared towards kids ages 2-6.

    Category: Kids

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Tue., Apr. 27th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom! All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration with valid email address required. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed by noon on the day of the event. If we create a character for you, we will email that to you before the event as well. Please plan to attend all of the meetings as our campaign will be ongoing. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Apr. 27th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Register For April 29 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Apr. 27th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

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

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book is "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" by Maria Semple. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com. This month's book selection is Brain on Fire by Susannah Callahan.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, April 28th

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Apr. 28th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Every Wednesday stop by the library to pick up a take & make STEM Kit. Each kit includes everything you need to create a fun experiment and allows your child to explore science, math, technology, or engineering in a hands-on, fun way. For kids in kindergarten-5th grade.

    Category: Kids

  • Tween Book Box Chat

    Online Wed., Apr. 28th 3:30pm - 4:00pm

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade who have registered for the Tween Book Box are invited to join us on Zoom to chat about this month's selection.

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Book Box Chat

    Online Wed., Apr. 28th 4:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade who have registered for the JPL Book Box Club: Teen Edition are invited to join us on Zoom to chat about this month's selection.

    Category: Teens

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Apr. 28th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Register For April 29 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Apr. 28th All Day

    We'll be offering a new Take and Make Craft Kit every week for kids in 6th grade and up. Register to reserve your kit (quantities are limited) Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, pick up your kit on Thursday between 2:00 - 6:00pm. We'll send you an email with details on how to pick up your kit after you've registered. Create your craft at home and then take a pic and tag @jpl_teens on Instagram!

    Category: Teens

Thursday, April 29th

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Apr. 29th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Apr. 29th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, April 30th

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Apr. 30th All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, May 1st

  • Kites On The Green

    Commons, Johnston Public Library Sat., May. 1st 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Join us for the 8th annual Kites on the Green Festival featuring giant show kite displays, celebrity bol races, free kite building, live kids' music, sidewalk art, face painting, and delicious food!

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Sat., May. 1st All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, May 2nd

  • Kid's And Young Adult Book Drive

    Johnston Public Library Sun., May. 2nd All Day

    Drop off new or gently used children's and Young Adult books at the Johnston Public Library or Summit Middle School. Items collected will be used for summer programming at the library and various Outreach Initiatives. Can't make it to the library? Leave your books near your mailbox on the following dates and volunteers associated with the Extended Learning Program at Summit Middle School will swing by and pick them up! April 24th - Green Meadows North May 1st - Green Meadows West

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 3rd

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., May. 3rd 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Whether you need a tutor, someone to check your work, extra practice, or even just someone to talk to about class, we've got you covered! Volunteers from JHS National Honor Society and the Johnston Library Teen Advisory Board will be available via Zoom every Monday from 3:30 - 5:00. Fill out a registration form here bit.ly/3kiB2da or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., May. 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. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, May 4th

  • Jpl Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    Online Tue., May. 4th 4:30pm - 5:00pm

    Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54

    Category: Teens

Thursday, May 6th

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., May. 6th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 10th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., May. 10th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Whether you need a tutor, someone to check your work, extra practice, or even just someone to talk to about class, we've got you covered! Volunteers from JHS National Honor Society and the Johnston Library Teen Advisory Board will be available via Zoom every Monday from 3:30 - 5:00. Fill out a registration form here bit.ly/3kiB2da or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., May. 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. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, May 11th

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Tue., May. 11th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom! All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration with valid email address required. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed by noon on the day of the event. If we create a character for you, we will email that to you before the event as well. Please plan to attend all of the meetings as our campaign will be ongoing. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, May 13th

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

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

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club

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

    Join fellow local book lovers online to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "Radioactive: A Tale of Love & Fallout" by Lauren Redniss. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list for Zoom invites.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 17th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., May. 17th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Whether you need a tutor, someone to check your work, extra practice, or even just someone to talk to about class, we've got you covered! Volunteers from JHS National Honor Society and the Johnston Library Teen Advisory Board will be available via Zoom every Monday from 3:30 - 5:00. Fill out a registration form here bit.ly/3kiB2da or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., May. 17th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, May 20th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Online Thu., May. 20th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up online with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Conviction" by Denise Mina. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list for Zoom invites.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

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

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, May 22nd

  • To-Go Adult Craft Kits: Homemade Greeting Card

    Johnston Public Library Sat., May. 22nd 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Stop by Johnston Public Library to pick up a Take-Home Adult Crafting Paper Greeting Card. All materials are included in the kit EXCEPT glue. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @johnstonpubliclib or on Facebook @johnstonpubliclibrary so we can see your beautiful creations! To-Go Adult Craft Kits are available for contactless curbside pick-up while supplies last. These kits will go fast and are available on a first come, first-served basis. No appointment necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 24th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., May. 24th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Whether you need a tutor, someone to check your work, extra practice, or even just someone to talk to about class, we've got you covered! Volunteers from JHS National Honor Society and the Johnston Library Teen Advisory Board will be available via Zoom every Monday from 3:30 - 5:00. Fill out a registration form here bit.ly/3kiB2da or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com for more information. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., May. 24th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, May 25th

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Tue., May. 25th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom! All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration with valid email address required. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed by noon on the day of the event. If we create a character for you, we will email that to you before the event as well. Please plan to attend all of the meetings as our campaign will be ongoing. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

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

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book is "The Year We Left Home" by Jean Thompson. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com. This month's book selection is Brain on Fire by Susannah Callahan.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, May 27th

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

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

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 31st

  • Library Closed For The Observance Of Memorial Day

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab Mon., May. 31st All Day

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., May. 31st All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meeting. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. This month's book selection is "The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes" by Leonard Goldberg. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • [CANCELLED] Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., May. 31st 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, June 2nd

  • Teen Summer Book Bag

    Johnston Public Library, Online Wed., Jun. 2nd All Day

    Start your summer reading off right with one of JPL's Teen Summer Book Bags! Each bag will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep. Finish the book and complete a book review to receive an exclusive JPL Meme in the Mail and an extra surprise! The theme for our Summer Book Bag is "An Extraordinary Life." For kids in 6th grade and up. Registration begins May 24. Pick up your bag starting June 2.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, June 3rd

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Jun. 3rd 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 7th

  • Maker Monday

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jun. 7th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    June 7 - Macrame Keychains Create and make on Maker Mondays! Kids in grades 3rd-5th can pick up a fun activity each week to encourage creativity. Each week's kits will include all the things you need to complete the craft. No registration required. First come, first serve. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Jun. 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. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, June 8th

  • Drive-In Storytime

    Library Parking Lot Tue., Jun. 8th 10:00am - 10:25am

    Join us at the Johnston Public Library for a special Drive-in Storytime! Sing, wiggle and listen to a fun story all from the inside of your car! To maintain social distancing, individuals will stay in their car then tune their FM radio to our channel to be able to hear the stories and songs. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Only one registration per vehicle! Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jun. 8th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Tuesdays, while supplies lasts. Geared towards kids ages 2-6. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, June 9th

  • Baby Busy Bags

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jun. 9th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! A new activity will be featured each week. Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Dungeons & Dragons 101

    Online Wed., Jun. 9th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Have you always wanted to play D&D but didn't know where to start?Meet with D&D experts via Zoom to learn the basics of the game or get help creating your character. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you after you register. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Dungeons & Dragons 101

    Online Wed., Jun. 9th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Have you always wanted to play D&D but didn't know where to start?Meet with D&D experts via Zoom to learn the basics of the game or get help creating your character. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you after you register. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Dungeons & Dragons 101

    Online Wed., Jun. 9th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Have you always wanted to play D&D but didn't know where to start?Meet with D&D experts via Zoom to learn the basics of the game or get help creating your character. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you after you register. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Dungeons & Dragons 101

    Online Wed., Jun. 9th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Have you always wanted to play D&D but didn't know where to start?Meet with D&D experts via Zoom to learn the basics of the game or get help creating your character. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you after you register. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, June 10th

  • K-2 Scissors & Glue

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jun. 10th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Get crafty and creative this summer with our activity kits! Each week we will provide a fun and educational kit for those in kindergarten through 2nd grade. We will even dedicate one of the weeks to slime! Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Random Fandom Party Pack: Harry Potter

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jun. 10th All Day

    Geek out about the pop culture you love with JPL's Random Fandom Party Packs. We'll be offering a new Party Pack each week filled with everything you need to celebrate your favorite fandom. (This week, it's our favorite boy wizard, Harry Potter!) Packs may contain snacks, crafts, fandom gear, and MORE! Register to reserve your pack Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, starting on Thursday, swing by the library any time during open hours to pick up your pack. (We'll send you an email notification about how to do this.) For kids entering 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Jun. 10th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Online Thu., Jun. 10th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers online to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "Queen's Gambit" by Walter Tevis. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list for Zoom invites.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 14th

  • Maker Monday

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jun. 14th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    June 14 - Yarn & Straw Weaving Create and make on Maker Mondays! Kids in grades 3rd-5th can pick up a fun activity each week to encourage creativity. Each week's kits will include all the things you need to complete the craft. No registration required. First come, first serve. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Jun. 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. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, June 15th

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jun. 15th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Tuesdays, while supplies lasts. Geared towards kids ages 2-6. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Story Stroll

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jun. 15th All Day

    Join us for a self-guided Story Stroll! Families will enjoy strolling along sidewalks near the library while reading "From Head to Toe" by Eric Carle which are displayed on posts along the sidewalk. For all ages. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, June 16th

  • Baby Busy Bags

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jun. 16th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! A new activity will be featured each week. Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Wed., Jun. 16th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom! All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration with valid email address required. If we create a character for you, we will email that to you before the event. Please plan to attend all of the meetings as our campaign will be ongoing. Meeting dates are June 16 & 30 and July 14. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, June 17th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Online Thu., Jun. 17th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up online with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list for Zoom invites.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • K-2 Scissors & Glue

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jun. 17th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Get crafty and creative this summer with our activity kits! Each week we will provide a fun and educational kit for those in kindergarten through 2nd grade. We will even dedicate one of the weeks to slime! Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Random Fandom Party Pack: Disney

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jun. 17th All Day

    Geek out about the pop culture you love with JPL's Random Fandom Party Packs. We'll be offering a new Party Pack each week filled with everything you need to celebrate your favorite fandom. (This week, it's everything Disney!) Packs may contain snacks, crafts, fandom gear, and MORE! Register to reserve your pack Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, starting on Thursday, swing by the library any time during open hours to pick up your pack. (We'll send you an email notification about how to do this.) For kids entering 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

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

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 21st

  • Maker Monday

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jun. 21st 10:00am - 2:00pm

    June 21 - Tote Transfer Art Create and make on Maker Mondays! Kids in grades 3rd-5th can pick up a fun activity each week to encourage creativity. Each week's kits will include all the things you need to complete the craft. No registration required. First come, first serve. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Jun. 21st 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, June 22nd

  • Chalk The Walk

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jun. 22nd 10:00am - 11:00am

    Come on out and help us decorate the sidewalk around the library! Each family will receive a bag of chalk and a designated spot on the sidewalk near the library. Registration required. 1 registration per family or group please! This is a socially distanced program and masks will be required. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jun. 22nd 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Tuesdays, while supplies lasts. Geared towards kids ages 2-6. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, June 23rd

  • Baby Busy Bags

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jun. 23rd 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! A new activity will be featured each week. Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

Thursday, June 24th

  • K-2 Scissors & Glue

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jun. 24th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Get crafty and creative this summer with our activity kits! Each week we will provide a fun and educational kit for those in kindergarten through 2nd grade. We will even dedicate one of the weeks to slime! Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Random Fandom Party Pack: Star Wars

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jun. 24th All Day

    Geek out about the pop culture you love with JPL's Random Fandom Party Packs. We'll be offering a new Party Pack each week filled with everything you need to celebrate your favorite fandom. (This week, it's Star Wars!) Packs may contain snacks, crafts, fandom gear, and MORE! Register to reserve your pack Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, starting on Thursday, swing by the library any time during open hours to pick up your pack. (We'll send you an email notification about how to do this.) For kids entering 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Jun. 24th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet online using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, June 26th

  • Red, White, & Boom Bags

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Jun. 26th 10:00am - 1:00pm

    Celebrate Independence Day with a bag filled with goodies. The kit will include all you need for crafts, activities, and wearable items to make this 4th of July one to remember! For all ages. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

Monday, June 28th

  • Maker Monday

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jun. 28th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    June 28 - Perler Bead Art Create and make on Maker Mondays! Kids in grades 3rd-5th can pick up a fun activity each week to encourage creativity. Each week's kits will include all the things you need to complete the craft. No registration required. First come, first serve. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Jun. 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 meetings. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. This month's book selection is "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Jun. 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. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Conversation groups are held using the Zoom app. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, June 29th

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jun. 29th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Tuesdays, while supplies lasts. Geared towards kids ages 2-6. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Story Stroll

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jun. 29th All Day

    Join us for a self-guided Story Stroll! Families will enjoy strolling through Terra Park while reading "Hotel Bruce" by Ryan T. Higgins which are displayed on posts along the sidewalk. For all ages. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Well Red Book Club

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

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book is "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com. This month's book selection is Brain on Fire by Susannah Callahan.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, June 30th

  • Baby Busy Bags

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jun. 30th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! A new activity will be featured each week. Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Wed., Jun. 30th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom! All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration with valid email address required. If we create a character for you, we will email that to you before the event. Please plan to attend all of the meetings as our campaign will be ongoing. Meeting dates are June 16 & 30 and July 14. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, July 1st

  • K-2 Scissors & Glue

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 1st 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Get crafty and creative this summer with our activity kits! Each week we will provide a fun and educational kit for those in kindergarten through 2nd grade. We will even dedicate one of the weeks to slime! Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Random Fandom Party Pack: Marvel & Dc

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 1st All Day

    Geek out about the pop culture you love with JPL's Random Fandom Party Packs. We'll be offering a new Party Pack each week filled with everything you need to celebrate your favorite fandom. (This week, it's Marvel & DC!) Packs may contain snacks, crafts, fandom gear, and MORE! Register to reserve your pack Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, starting on Thursday, swing by the library any time during open hours to pick up your pack. (We'll send you an email notification about how to do this.) For kids entering 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Sunday, July 4th

Monday, July 5th

  • Maker Monday

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jul. 5th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    July 5 - Air Dry Clay Create and make on Maker Mondays! Kids in grades 3rd-5th can pick up a fun activity each week to encourage creativity. Each week's kits will include all the things you need to complete the craft. No registration required. First come, first serve. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, July 6th

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jul. 6th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Tuesdays, while supplies lasts. Geared towards kids ages 2-6. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, July 7th

  • Baby Busy Bags

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 7th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! A new activity will be featured each week. Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

Thursday, July 8th

  • K-2 Scissors & Glue

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 8th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Get crafty and creative this summer with our activity kits! Each week we will provide a fun and educational kit for those in kindergarten through 2nd grade. We will even dedicate one of the weeks to slime! Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Random Fandom Party Pack: Book Nerd

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 8th All Day

    Geek out about the pop culture you love with JPL's Random Fandom Party Packs. We'll be offering a new Party Pack each week filled with everything you need to celebrate your favorite fandom. (This week, it's all about your favorite books -- Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, Keeper of the Lost Cities, etc.) Packs may contain snacks, crafts, fandom gear, and MORE! Register to reserve your pack Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, starting on Thursday, swing by the library any time during open hours to pick up your pack. (We'll send you an email notification about how to do this.) For kids entering 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Online Thu., Jul. 8th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers online to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "Sophie's World" by Jostein Gaarder. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list for Zoom invites.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 12th

  • Maker Monday

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jul. 12th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Create and make on Maker Mondays! Kids in grades 3rd-5th can pick up a fun activity each week to encourage creativity. Each week's kits will include all the things you need to complete the craft. No registration required. First come, first serve. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, July 13th

  • Drive-In Storytime

    Library Parking Lot Tue., Jul. 13th 10:00am - 10:25am

    Join us at the Johnston Public Library for a special Drive-in Storytime! Sing, wiggle and listen to a fun story all from the inside of your car! To maintain social distancing, individuals will stay in their car then tune their FM radio to our channel to be able to hear the stories and songs. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Only one registration per vehicle! Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jul. 13th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Tuesdays, while supplies lasts. Geared towards kids ages 2-6. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, July 14th

  • Baby Busy Bags

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 14th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! A new activity will be featured each week. Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Wed., Jul. 14th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom! All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration with valid email address required. If we create a character for you, we will email that to you before the event. Please plan to attend all of the meetings as our campaign will be ongoing. Meeting dates are June 16 & 30 and July 14. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, July 15th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Online Thu., Jul. 15th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Radioactive: A Tale of Love & Fallout" by Lauren Redniss. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • K-2 Scissors & Glue

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 15th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Get crafty and creative this summer with our activity kits! Each week we will provide a fun and educational kit for those in kindergarten through 2nd grade. We will even dedicate one of the weeks to slime! Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Random Fandom Party Pack: Gamer Edition

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 15th All Day

    Geek out about the pop culture you love with JPL's Random Fandom Party Packs. We'll be offering a new Party Pack each week filled with everything you need to celebrate your favorite fandom. (This week, it's all about your favorite games - Zelda, Smash Bros., Minecraft, etc.) Packs may contain snacks, crafts, fandom gear, and MORE! Plus, every pack will contain a book list filled with books and graphic novels that will keep you reading about your fandom all summer long. Register to reserve your pack Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, starting on Thursday, swing by the library any time during open hours to pick up your pack. (We'll send you an email notification about how to do this.) For kids entering 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Friday, July 16th

  • Break In Bags: 3Rd-5Th Grade

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Jul. 16th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Can you crack the code? Think escape room but instead of breaking out of a room you are breaking in to a bag full of goodies! Answer a set of riddles, unlock the lock, then discover what's inside! For kids going into 3rd-5th grade. Registration required. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

    Category: Kids

Monday, July 26th

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Jul. 26th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meetings. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. This month's book selection is "His Bloody Project" by Graeme Macrae Burnet. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 27th

  • Well Red Book Club

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

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book is "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com. This month's book selection is Brain on Fire by Susannah Callahan.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, August 9th

  • Make-It: In The Mail

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Aug. 9th All Day

    Sign up to have a craft mailed to your house! Craft kits will be mailed out the week of August 16. Craft kits are age specific. Kits are available for ages 3-5 and grade K-5. Registration required and space is limited to 100.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, August 12th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Online Thu., Aug. 12th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers online to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list for Zoom invites.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, August 19th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Online Thu., Aug. 19th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Queen's Gambit" by Walter Tevis. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, August 30th

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Aug. 30th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meetings. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. This month's book selection is "Circe: A Novel" by Madeline Miller. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, September 6th

  • Library Closed For The Observance Of Labor Day

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab Mon., Sep. 6th All Day

Thursday, September 9th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Online Thu., Sep. 9th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers online to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "The Lions of Fifth Avenue" by Fiona Davis. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list for Zoom invites.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, September 16th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Sep. 16th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Sophie's World" by Jostein Gaarder. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family