Events at the Library

Monday, May 20th

Tuesday, May 21st

Wednesday, May 22nd

Thursday, May 23rd

  • Northern And Southern Iowa P.o.

    Archive Room Thu., May. 23rd 9:00am - 4:30pm

    Collaborative meeting between the supervisors of the northern and southern Iowa district probation offices.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Reservation

    Study Room 2 Thu., May. 23rd 12:30pm - 2:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Reservation

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

    Are you intimidated at the thought of helping readers of fantasy? Whether your readers are fans of classic fantasy (like the Lord of the Rings series) or love the steamy, urban fantasy of Anne Bishop, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best these genres have to offer your readers — from academies of magic to the faerie realm. Join Annabelle Mortensen, Access Services Manager at Skokie Public Library, and Victoria Caplinger Fredrick, Director of Book Discovery at NoveList, as they cover: -Why readers are drawn to fantasy -How these genres developed, including classics, newcomers, and awards to know -Subgenres and crossovers -NoveList insider information on genre headings, themes, appeal terms, and more

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., May. 23rd 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Category: Teens

  • 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 language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, May 24th

Saturday, May 25th

Monday, May 27th

  • Library Closed - Memorial Day

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, May 28th

  • Pop-Up Library At Chapel Ridge Free Lunch

    Chapel Ridge Tue., May. 28th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Pop-Up Library At The Farmer's Market

    Johnston Farmer's Market Tue., May. 28th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Visit us at the Johnston Farmer's Market throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Reservation

    Youth Services Area Tue., May. 28th All Day

    First day of Summer Reading.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Tue., May. 28th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

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

  • Ashton Pointe Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., May. 28th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Ashton Pointe Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • 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. This month's book is Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, May 29th

Thursday, May 30th

  • Reservation

    Study Room 2 Thu., May. 30th 12:30pm - 2:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., May. 30th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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 language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, May 31st

  • Reservation

    Archive Room Fri., May. 31st 10:00am - 11:30am

    What should library staff do about seemingly neglected children, supervised visits that don appear to be supervised, or other situations that cause concern? Are library staff mandatory reporters? Does calling DHS violate library privacy aspects? State law librarian Mandy Easter will moderate a Q&A webinar with Maureen Barton from Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) which will address these and other questions often asked by library staff.

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Fri., May. 31st All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Teens

Saturday, June 1st

  • The Self-Love And Empowerment Group For Women (Meetup)

    Archive Room Sat., Jun. 1st 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Meetup

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Quick Pickling With Lois Carpenter

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

    Love the idea of pickling your own vegetables but not the reality of busting out a bunch of canning equipment? You're in luck: Quick pickling is an easy (and yes, quick) way to turn vegetables into crisp-textured flavor bombs for foods like pulled pork sandwiches, grilled burgers or cheese and charcuterie plates. And the best part? They involve little work on your end. Pack veggies in a jar, pour brine over top and refrigerate. Our fave food editor, Lois Carpenter will demonstrate Pickled Red Onions, Quickest Pickles, Pickled Asparagus and Pickled Watermelon Rinds. Register online at www.johnstonlibrary.com beginning May 18. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize entry for attendance.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jun. 1st All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

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

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, June 2nd

  • Sunday Paper Crafting Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jun. 2nd All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

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

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 3rd

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 3rd 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jun. 3rd 1:30pm - 2:15pm

    Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Registration required. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Study Room 1 Mon., Jun. 3rd 2:00pm - 3:15pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Reservation

    Study Room 4 Mon., Jun. 3rd 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Better Investing

    Archive Room Mon., Jun. 3rd 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Educational Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jun. 3rd All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Pointe Vista Park Mon., Jun. 3rd 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Visit us at Pointe Vista Park on Monday evenings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 3rd 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • 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

Tuesday, June 4th

  • Reservation

    Archive Room Tue., Jun. 4th 9:00am - 11:00am

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jun. 4th 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area Tue., Jun. 4th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited. Part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Chapel Ridge Free Lunch

    Chapel Ridge Tue., Jun. 4th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Pop-Up Library At The Farmer's Market

    Johnston Farmer's Market Tue., Jun. 4th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Visit us at the Johnston Farmer's Market throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Tuesday: Ice Cream, Oreo, And Wafflepalooza Party

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

    Celebrate the start of summer reading! Make your own delicious ice cream and waffle creation, take the Oreo Taste Test Challenge, explore our virtual reality system, participate in a book swap, get signed up for the Summer Reading Club and MORE! If you would like to participate in the book swap, bring along gently used books that you'd like to trade. Call or register online beginning May 28. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jun. 4th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Girl Scout Troop 00853 Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Jun. 4th 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Troop 00853 Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Wednesday, June 5th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Jun. 5th 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Sterling Pointe Free Lunch

    Sterling Pointe Wed., Jun. 5th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Reservation

    Archive Room Wed., Jun. 5th 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Every library employee encounters challenging patrons and users from time to time. Whether it a group of patrons causing disruption, a loud patron, or possibly an angry or even dangerous person, the experience of dealing with someone unpleasant is common for staff in libraries of just about all sizes and types. In this workshop, library safety and security expert Dr. Steve Albrecht will show you how you can deal with these patrons effectively, efficiently, and without creating major disruptions in your library environment. Library employees at all levels will learn strategies for dealing with and effectively defusing challenging situations.

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jun. 5th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities, and eat snacks! No registration required. For kids in 6th grade and up. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    Study Room 4 Wed., Jun. 5th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jun. 5th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 6th

  • Mix It Up: K-2 Edition

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 6th 10:00am - 10:45am

    Learn basic cooking skills and prepare simple and fun foods in this hands-on cooking experience for kids in K-2nd grade, with a grown-up. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration only guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Dewey Park Thu., Jun. 6th 10:00am - 11:00am

    Visit us at Dewey Park on Thursday mornings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Mix It Up: 3Rd-5Th Edition

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 6th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    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. Registration only guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Archive Room Thu., Jun. 6th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jun. 6th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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 language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, June 7th

  • Peek-A-Brew & Babies Too

    Story Time Room Fri., Jun. 7th 9:15am - 10:00am

    Enjoy open play-time, conversation, and coffee on Friday mornings in the Story Time Room. This specially designed program allows you and baby to play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Coffee and open-ended activities provided. Recommended for babies 0-18 months and their caregivers. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Youth Services Area Fri., Jun. 7th 9:15am - 10:45am

  • Duke Otherwise

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

    Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, spirited performer, skilled guitarist, and captivating tap-dancer. Come see him perform with his distinct baritone as he sings hilarious and imaginative songs that all ages will be delighted to hear. All ages welcome. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Jun. 7th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Free Outdoor Movie Under The Stars: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Jun. 7th 9:15pm - 11:30pm

    Come to Johnston Public Library for a free outdoor showing on the big screen of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Bring your yard blankets and lawn chairs. No reservation necessary. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize ticket for attending.

    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. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize entry for attendance.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jun. 8th All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Jun. 8th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, June 9th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jun. 9th All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jun. 9th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 10th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 10th 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • StonePointe Board Meeting

    Archive Room Mon., Jun. 10th 11:00am - 12:30pm

    StonePointe Board Meeting

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jun. 10th 1:30pm - 2:15pm

    Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Registration required. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Dungeons And Dragons Club

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

    All levels of experience welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration required. You will receive an email upon registration asking for your level of experience so we can assign you to an appropriate table. If you are an experienced player and interested in being a Dungeon Master, let us know! The club will meet June 10 & 24 and July 8. Grades 6-12. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Stonepointe Board Meeting

    Archive Room Mon., Jun. 10th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    StonePointe Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Reservation

    Study Room 4 Mon., Jun. 10th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

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

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Pointe Vista Park Mon., Jun. 10th 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Visit us at Pointe Vista Park on Monday evenings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 10th 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • 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

Tuesday, June 11th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jun. 11th 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area Tue., Jun. 11th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited. Part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Chapel Ridge Free Lunch

    Chapel Ridge Tue., Jun. 11th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Pop-Up Library At The Farmer's Market

    Johnston Farmer's Market Tue., Jun. 11th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Visit us at the Johnston Farmer's Market throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Tuesday: Movie Night Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jun. 11th 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    Watch the movie (with MuVChat on-screen texting) and eat pizza and other spider-rific snacks. Bring a phone to participate in on-screen texting. Register beginning June 4. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jun. 11th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Dust Jacket Divas Book Club

    Archive Room Tue., Jun. 11th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Wednesday, June 12th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Jun. 12th 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Title V Needs Assessment Work Group

    Archive Room Wed., Jun. 12th 10:45am - 3:15pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Pop-Up Library At Sterling Pointe Free Lunch

    Sterling Pointe Wed., Jun. 12th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jun. 12th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities, and eat snacks! No registration required. For kids in 6th grade and up. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jun. 12th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 13th

  • Mix It Up: K-2 Edition

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 13th 10:00am - 10:45am

    Learn basic cooking skills and prepare simple and fun foods in this hands-on cooking experience for kids in K-2nd grade, with a grown up. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration only guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Dewey Park Thu., Jun. 13th 10:00am - 11:00am

    Visit us at Dewey Park on Thursday mornings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Mix It Up: 3Rd-5Th Edition

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 13th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    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. Registration only guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

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

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jun. 13th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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 language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Jun. 13th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, June 14th

  • Peek-A-Brew & Babies Too

    Story Time Room Fri., Jun. 14th 9:15am - 10:00am

    Enjoy open play-time, conversation, and coffee on Friday mornings in the Story Time Room. This specially designed program allows you and baby to play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Coffee and open-ended activities provided. Recommended for babies 0-18 months and their caregivers. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Woodward Academy Family Visits

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jun. 14th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Jun. 14th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, June 15th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jun. 15th All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

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

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jun. 15th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, June 16th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jun. 16th All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jun. 16th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 17th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 17th 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jun. 17th 1:30pm - 2:15pm

    Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Registration required. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tabletop Gaming

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

    Try new games, meet new people, and have fun! We’ll have a selection of classic games and popular new releases available. Play our games or bring your own. There will be snacks! Grades 6-12. RSVPs appreciated. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    Study Room 4 Mon., Jun. 17th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

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

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Pointe Vista Park Mon., Jun. 17th 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Visit us at Pointe Vista Park on Monday evenings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 17th 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jun. 17th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, June 18th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jun. 18th 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area Tue., Jun. 18th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited. Part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Chapel Ridge Free Lunch

    Chapel Ridge Tue., Jun. 18th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Pop-Up Library At The Farmer's Market

    Johnston Farmer's Market Tue., Jun. 18th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Visit us at the Johnston Farmer's Market throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Tuesday: Cupcake Wars Nailed It Edition

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jun. 18th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Can you "nail" the secret cupcake designs before time runs out? Learn some basic decorating techniques and give it your best shot! Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated cupcake in each category. Space is limited. Registration required. Call or register online beginning June 11. 6th grade and up. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    Archive Room Tue., Jun. 18th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Homeowners meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jun. 18th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, June 19th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Jun. 19th 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Sterling Pointe Free Lunch

    Sterling Pointe Wed., Jun. 19th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jun. 19th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities, and eat snacks! No registration required. For kids in 6th grade and up. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jun. 19th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Village At Johnston Station Town Home Owners Association

    Archive Room Wed., Jun. 19th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Board Meeting for homeowner association

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, June 20th

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Dewey Park Thu., Jun. 20th 10:00am - 11:00am

    Visit us at Dewey Park on Thursday mornings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Mix It Up: K-2 Edition

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 20th 10:00am - 10:45am

    Learn basic cooking skills and prepare simple and fun foods in this hands-on cooking experience for kids in K-2nd grade, with a grown up. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration only guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Mix It Up: 3Rd-5Th Edition

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 20th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    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. Registration only guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Library Board Meeting

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jun. 20th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, June 21st

  • Peek-A-Brew & Babies Too

    Story Time Room Fri., Jun. 21st 9:15am - 10:00am

    Enjoy open play-time, conversation, and coffee on Friday mornings in the Story Time Room. This specially designed program allows you and baby to play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Coffee and open-ended activities provided. Recommended for babies 0-18 months and their caregivers. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Woodward Academy Family Visits - Invoice

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jun. 21st 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Jun. 21st All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, June 22nd

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jun. 22nd All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Jun. 22nd All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, June 23rd

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jun. 23rd All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jun. 23rd All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 24th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 24th 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 24th 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Drop-In Device Advice

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jun. 24th 1:30pm - 2:15pm

    Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Registration required. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Dungeons And Dragons Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jun. 24th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    All levels of experience welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration required. You will receive an email upon registration asking for your level of experience so we can assign you to an appropriate table. If you are an experienced player and interested in being a Dungeon Master, let us know! The club will meet June 10 & 24 and July 8. Grades 6-12. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    Study Room 4 Mon., Jun. 24th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

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

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Pointe Vista Park Mon., Jun. 24th 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Visit us at Pointe Vista Park on Monday evenings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 24th 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, June 25th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jun. 25th 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area Tue., Jun. 25th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited. Part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Chapel Ridge Free Lunch

    Chapel Ridge Tue., Jun. 25th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Tuesday: Happy Little Paint-Along Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jun. 25th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Follow along with your favorite PBS artist as we paint lots of happy little trees. No artistic skills are necessary, because, as we all know, there are no mistakes - just happy accidents. All materials provided. Space is limited. Registration required. Call or register online beginning June 18. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jun. 25th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Well Red Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, June 26th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Jun. 26th 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Sterling Pointe Free Lunch

    Sterling Pointe Wed., Jun. 26th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jun. 26th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities, and eat snacks! No registration required. For kids in 6th grade and up. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jun. 26th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Townhomes Of North Glenn

    Archive Room Wed., Jun. 26th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Board meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, June 27th

  • Mix It Up: K-2 Edition

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 27th 10:00am - 10:45am

    Learn basic cooking skills and prepare simple and fun foods in this hands-on cooking experience for kids in K-2nd grade, with a grown up. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration only guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Dewey Park Thu., Jun. 27th 10:00am - 11:00am

    Visit us at Dewey Park on Thursday mornings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Mix It Up: 3Rd-5Th Edition

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 27th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    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. Registration only guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    Archive Room Thu., Jun. 27th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jun. 27th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, June 28th

  • Peek-A-Brew & Babies Too

    Story Time Room Fri., Jun. 28th 9:15am - 10:00am

    Enjoy open play-time, conversation, and coffee on Friday mornings in the Story Time Room. This specially designed program allows you and baby to play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Coffee and open-ended activities provided. Recommended for babies 0-18 months and their caregivers. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Dan Wardell's Reading Road Trip

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jun. 28th 10:30am - 11:15am

    IPTV Kids Clubhouse's Dan Wardell is making a special stop on his 2019 Reading Road trip at JPL! Join us for a lively storytime filled with fun and excitement! Children of all ages are welcome to attend with their guardians. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Jun. 28th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, June 29th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jun. 29th All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

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

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, June 30th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jun. 30th All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jun. 30th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Sundaes On Sunday With The Belin Quartet

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jun. 30th 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Come to the Johnston Public Library for a free outdoor concert with the Belin Quartet. Bring your lawn chairs and yard blankets and enjoy family-friendly classical music and a free sundae ice cream cone from the Johnston Public Library. This concert is sponsored by Civic Music. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize entry for attendance.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 1st

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tabletop Gaming

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jul. 1st 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Try new games, meet new people, and have fun! We’ll have a selection of classic games and popular new releases available. Play our games or bring your own. There will be snacks! Grades 6-12. RSVPs appreciated. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Reservation

    Study Room 4 Mon., Jul. 1st 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Better Investing

    Archive Room Mon., Jul. 1st 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

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

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Pointe Vista Park Mon., Jul. 1st 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Visit us at Pointe Vista Park on Monday evenings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 1st 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 2nd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jul. 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area Tue., Jul. 2nd 10:30am - 11:30am

    Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited. Part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Chapel Ridge Free Lunch

    Chapel Ridge Tue., Jul. 2nd 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Pop-Up Library At The Farmer's Market

    Johnston Farmer's Market Tue., Jul. 2nd 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Visit us at the Johnston Farmer's Market throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Tuesday: Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart, And Kahoot Trivia Tournament

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

    We'll be playing Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart, and Kahoot Trivia. Compete in one tournament or all three! There will be fabulous prizes for the winners and tasty snacks for everyone! We will only use JPL controllers for the Smash tournament - no outside controllers allowed. For Kahoot, use your own smartphone/tablet with the Kahoot app downloaded or borrow one of the library's tablets to play. Call or register online beginning June 25. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jul. 2nd All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, July 3rd

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Jul. 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Sterling Pointe Free Lunch

    Sterling Pointe Wed., Jul. 3rd 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Scene

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

    Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities, and eat snacks! No registration required. For kids in 6th grade and up. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 3rd All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, July 4th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 4th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Closed - Independence Day

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 5th

  • Woodward Academy Family Visits

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jul. 5th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Jul. 5th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, July 6th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jul. 6th All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Jul. 6th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, July 7th

  • Sunday Paper Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Jul. 7th 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Join the queen of all things crafty, Dreama Deskins, on the first Sunday of every month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm to explore card-making and other paper crafts at this open-crafting time. Bring your own projects, paper and add-ons and take advantage of our expert help and tools. Wel provide a die cut machine, paper trimmer, paper quilling tools and stamping platform. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults this crafting time is just for you! No registration required. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize entry for attendance.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jul. 7th All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Critter Camp Drop-Off

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jul. 7th All Day

    Drop off your favorite stuffed-animal critter for Critter Camp. Your animal will enjoy a fun-filled week at camp. Pick up your stuffed animal on Thursday, July 11 and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jul. 7th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 8th

  • Uspo Meeting

    Archive Room Mon., Jul. 8th 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Staff unit meeting with several topics to be discussed.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Dungeons And Dragons Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jul. 8th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    All levels of experience welcome! Bring a character or use one of our pre-made characters. Registration required. You will receive an email upon registration asking for your level of experience so we can assign you to an appropriate table. If you are an experienced player and interested in being a Dungeon Master, let us know! The club will meet June 10 & 24 and July 8. Grades 6-12. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Pointe Vista Park Mon., Jul. 8th 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Visit us at Pointe Vista Park on Monday evenings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

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

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 9th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jul. 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area Tue., Jul. 9th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited. Part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Chapel Ridge Free Lunch

    Chapel Ridge Tue., Jul. 9th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Pop-Up Library At The Farmer's Market

    Johnston Farmer's Market Tue., Jul. 9th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Visit us at the Johnston Farmer's Market throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Tuesday: Jpl Fancon '19

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jul. 9th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Fans of Marvel, Harry Potter, DC, anime, video games, Disney, Star Wars, Doctor Who and MORE are invited to play games, make crafts, eat snacks, and hang out with other fans as we celebrate all the fandoms! All of the pop culture and geeky things you love will be here! Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Call or register online beginning July 2. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jul. 9th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, July 10th

  • Reservation

    Youth Services Area Wed., Jul. 10th 9:15am - 10:45am

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Jul. 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. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Sterling Pointe Free Lunch

    Sterling Pointe Wed., Jul. 10th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Teen Scene

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

    Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities, and eat snacks! No registration required. For kids in 6th grade and up. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 10th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Boxcar Drive-In

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jul. 10th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Build your child a car out of a box. Then enjoy snacks and a short movie. So drive on over to the library! Please bring your own box, all other supplies will be provided. For all ages, with an adult. Registration is recommended. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, July 11th

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Dewey Park Thu., Jul. 11th 10:00am - 11:00am

    Visit us at Dewey Park on Thursday mornings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Reservation

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

  • Critter Camp Pick-Up

    Youth Services Area Thu., Jul. 11th All Day

    Pick up your favorite stuffed-animal critter from Critter Camp and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 11th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Jul. 11th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 12th

  • Blank Park Zoo - Show And Tell

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jul. 12th 10:30am - 11:15am

    See different animals up close and learn about what they eat, where they live and other fun facts! Program is open to all ages! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Jul. 12th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, July 13th

  • Diy Botanical Prints

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jul. 13th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Use botanical prints from the Biodiversity Heritage Library and basic hand tools to create a trendy piece of artwork to hang in your home. Registration is required. Adult Summer Reading participants can earn a prize entry for attendance.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sat., Jul. 13th All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Jul. 13th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, July 14th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jul. 14th All Day

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jul. 14th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 15th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

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

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Pointe Vista Park Mon., Jul. 15th 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Visit us at Pointe Vista Park on Monday evenings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 16th

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area Tue., Jul. 16th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited. Part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Chapel Ridge Free Lunch

    Chapel Ridge Tue., Jul. 16th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Pop-Up Library At The Farmer's Market

    Johnston Farmer's Market Tue., Jul. 16th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Visit us at the Johnston Farmer's Market throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jul. 16th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, July 17th

Thursday, July 18th

  • Pop-Up Library In The Park

    Dewey Park Thu., Jul. 18th 10:00am - 11:00am

    Visit us at Dewey Park on Thursday mornings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Woodward Academy Family Visits - Invoice

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 18th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 18th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 19th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Jul. 19th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Laser Tag Lock-In Super Reward Party

    Archive Room, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room Fri., Jul. 19th 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    *Reward Ticket & Registration Required* The library is your playground at this special after-hours event. Teens who have earned 500 points in the reading club are invited to enjoy laser tag, a virtual reality station, raffle prizes, make your own mini Starbucks cupcakes, compete in library challenges and so much MORE! Food, prizes, and fun for everyone! This is a reward party and is open only to teen readers who have earned 500 points in the reading club. Registration is required and space is limited. Registration begins July 13. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Teens

Saturday, July 20th

  • Sips & Stories: Summer Wine And Book Pairings

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jul. 20th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    It's summer y'all. Let's say yes to all the barefoot nights on a patio, good books worth staying up late for, and refreshing summer drinks. Join Kelsey Seay, sommelier and cicerone, and two-time Des Moines Winefest Iron Somm winner, for a tasting class with four must-try wines perfect for summer nights. JPL Public Services Librarian Beth Stevens will be on hand to help you pair your wine with your next great summer read. While you're tasting wines, Beth will give everyone a taste of four must-read books sure to satisfy even the pickiest reader. Must be 21 and over to attend.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Jul. 20th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, July 21st

  • Sensory Spaces

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jul. 21st 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    The Johnston Public Library will be open for an additional hour before opening so that our patrons, who appreciate a sensory friendly environment, can enjoy the library! Patrons will be able to browse the library, checkout materials, use computers, and enjoy sensory friendly activities. For more information about this program and other libraries that participate please contact: Megan Sockness 515.278.5233. *Please note: This time is for our patrons with special needs and their families. If you and your family do not meet these requirements, please visit us during our normal hours of operation. Thank you for your understanding. Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jul. 21st All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 22nd

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jul. 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

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jul. 22nd All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 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, July 23rd

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area Tue., Jul. 23rd 10:30am - 11:30am

    Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited. Part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Chapel Ridge Free Lunch

    Chapel Ridge Tue., Jul. 23rd 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jul. 23rd All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, July 24th

  • Pop-Up Library At Sterling Pointe Free Lunch

    Sterling Pointe Wed., Jul. 24th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 24th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Townhomes Of North Glenn

    Archive Room Wed., Jul. 24th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Board meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, July 25th

  • Reservation

    Archive Room Thu., Jul. 25th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jul. 25th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 25th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 26th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Jul. 26th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, July 27th

  • Welcome To Medicare With Shiip

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jul. 27th 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Are you currently enrolled in Medicare or do you have a family member with Medicare questions? Come to Johnston Public Library on Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 am for a free Welcome to Medicare program, facilitated by SHIIP counselors. Please register for this free program.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Jul. 27th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, July 28th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jul. 28th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 29th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jul. 29th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 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, July 30th

  • Take Apart Tuesday (Ages 8-14)

    East Tower Area Tue., Jul. 30th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Take apart a variety of electronic devices to discover how they're put together and how they work. Register one week prior to each program; enrollment is limited. Part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pop-Up Library At Chapel Ridge Free Lunch

    Chapel Ridge Tue., Jul. 30th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Pop-Up Library At The Farmer's Market

    Johnston Farmer's Market Tue., Jul. 30th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Visit us at the Johnston Farmer's Market throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes! Part of the 2019 Summer Library Program Pop-Up Library schedule.

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Jul. 30th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Jul. 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. This month's book is Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, July 31st

Thursday, August 1st

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

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

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, August 2nd

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Aug. 2nd All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, August 3rd

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Aug. 3rd All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, August 4th

  • Make It: Handmade Cards For Every Occasion

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Aug. 4th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, August 5th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Aug. 5th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Aug. 5th 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, August 6th

Wednesday, August 7th

Thursday, August 8th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

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

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

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

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Aug. 8th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, August 9th

Saturday, August 10th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Aug. 10th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, August 11th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Aug. 11th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, August 12th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Aug. 12th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Aug. 12th 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, August 13th

Wednesday, August 14th

  • Reservation

    Youth Services Area Wed., Aug. 14th 9:15am - 10:45am

  • Pop-Up Library At Sterling Pointe Free Lunch

    Sterling Pointe Wed., Aug. 14th 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

    Category: Outreach / Book Bike / Pop-up Library

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Aug. 14th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Aug. 14th All Day

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, August 15th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Aug. 15th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

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

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 15th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, August 16th

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

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

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, August 17th

  • Celebrating Family Stories: Johnston Community Read Fest

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Aug. 17th 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    What's your story? What's the story of your family? Where did your family story begin? Join us for a day of thinking about stories that matter as we celebrate the things that make us unique as well as what we all share, including the hopes and dreams we have for our families. Beginning Tuesday, May 28 pick up a print or audio copy of our 2019 Community Read book: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Think about your own family story. Then on August 17 at 2:00pm, come to Johnston Public Library for a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai, author of Inside Out & Back Again, Thanhha will talk about the book and her own family story of leaving Vietnam as a refugee with her family when she was a child. In addition to Thanhha's author visit, hit up these other awesome activities at the Community Read Fest: * Have your photo taken by local artist Liz Brown for JPL Humans of Johnston Photography Project * Make your own mini family story podcast in our Tech Lab * Create your own story-telling craft * Sample favorite family recipes from all over the world * And More!

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Johnston Community Read 2019: Inside Out & Back Again

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

    When we read together, we become part of something bigger than ourselves. Join the Johnston 2019 Community Read. It's easy! It's fun! Pick up a print or audio copy of Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai beginning May 28. Read it on your own. Read it with your family. Then, come to JPL on August 17 for our Celebrating Family Stories Community Read Fest with a virtual author visit with Thanhha Lai.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, August 19th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Aug. 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. 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, August 20th

Wednesday, August 21st

Thursday, August 22nd

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 22nd 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, August 23rd

Saturday, August 24th

  • Raising White Kids: Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Aug. 24th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    There's no question: talking about race can be sensitive, and yes, even a bit messy. And "choosing" whether or not to talk to your kids about race is an option many parents, specifically those of color, don't have; many children inevitably learn about racism by confronting it in their everyday lives. For many white parents, figuring out the best way to talk about racism with children can feel fraught and daunting. Should we teach children to be be "colorblind"? Should we teach them to notice race? What roles do we want them to play in addressing racism when they encounter it? On top of it all, when we talk about race we must talk about the reality of white privilege and racial injustice. So how do we teach white children about race honestly without making them feel bad about being white? Registration is appreciated. Register at johnstonlibrary.com. Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey, a writer, speaker and professor at Drake University whose work focuses on racial injustice and white anti-racism will help us dive into this conversation. Dr. Harvey's most recent book is called Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America (Abingdon Press, January 2018). Dr. Harvey has contributed to the New York Times, CNN, and has been a guest on both Iowa and National Public Radio (including NPR's "It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders"). Join us for this riveting conversation beginning at 10:30am.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, August 25th

Monday, August 26th

  • Drop-In Device Advice

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Aug. 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. 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, August 27th

Wednesday, August 28th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Aug. 28th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Aug. 28th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, August 29th

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 29th 2:30pm - 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., Aug. 29th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, August 31st

Sunday, September 1st

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Sep. 1st 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

  • Reservation

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, September 2nd

  • Library Closed - Labor 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., Sep. 2nd All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Sep. 2nd 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, September 3rd

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Sep. 3rd 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Description to be added. Please do not release.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, September 4th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 4th 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 4th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, September 5th

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 5th 9:30am - 11:00am

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Sep. 5th 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., Sep. 5th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 7th

Monday, September 9th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 9th 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., Sep. 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Sep. 9th 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., Sep. 9th 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, September 10th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 10th 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Sep. 10th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Description to follow. Please do not release.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, September 11th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 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

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 11th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 11th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, September 12th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Sep. 12th 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., Sep. 12th 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., Sep. 12th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Sep. 12th 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, September 14th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, September 16th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 16th 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., Sep. 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 16th 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., Sep. 16th 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, September 17th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 17th 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Sep. 17th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Description to follow. Please do not release.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, September 18th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 18th 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

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 18th 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 18th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, September 19th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Sep. 19th 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., Sep. 19th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Come for a bounty of good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Brown-bag a lunch if you like, or just come for the discussion. Coffee, tea and treats will be provided. 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., Sep. 19th 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

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Sep. 19th 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., Sep. 19th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 21st

Monday, September 23rd

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 23rd 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., Sep. 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Drop-In Device Advice

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Sep. 23rd 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., Sep. 23rd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, September 24th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 24th 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Sep. 24th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Description to follow. Please do not release.

    Category: Teens

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Sep. 24th 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Sep. 24th 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, September 25th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 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

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 25th 2:30pm - 4:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 25th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, September 26th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Sep. 26th 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., Sep. 26th 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., Sep. 26th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 28th

Monday, September 30th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 30th 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., Sep. 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, October 1st

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 1st 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 1st 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Description to follow. Please do not release.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, October 2nd

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 2nd 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

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 2nd 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 2nd 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 3rd

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Oct. 3rd 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 3rd 9:30am - 11:00am

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 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., Oct. 3rd 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, October 5th

Sunday, October 6th

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Oct. 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

  • Reservation

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 7th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 7th 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., Oct. 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, October 8th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 8th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Description to follow. Please do not release.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, October 9th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 9th 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

  • Teen Scene

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

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 9th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 10th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Oct. 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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 10th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Oct. 10th 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, October 12th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 14th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 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.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Oct. 14th 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., Oct. 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, October 15th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 15th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Description to follow. Please do not release.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, October 16th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 16th 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

  • Teen Scene

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

  • Reservation

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab, Southeast Corner, Alcove Wed., Oct. 16th 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 16th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 17th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Oct. 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 17th 9:30am - 11:00am

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 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: Teens

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Oct. 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., Oct. 17th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, October 19th

Monday, October 21st

  • Pumpkin Patch Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Oct. 21st 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Wear your costume and join us for treats, stories, games, and a craft! You may arrive anytime during the scheduled time. For all ages. Please register beginning October 1.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Oct. 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. 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, October 22nd

  • Reservation

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

    Pumpkin Patch clean up and Teen Tuesday program. Please do not release.

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, October 23rd

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 23rd 2:30pm - 4:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Oct. 23rd 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 24th

  • Johnston Chamber Of Commerce Luncheon

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 24th 11:30am - 1:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 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: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 24th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, October 26th

Sunday, October 27th

  • Reservation

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

    Get excited, talk to other National Novel Month writers and gather a support system at the National Novel Writing Month Kick-Off Event at Johnston Public Library, sponsored by the Central Iowa Authors Group. If you've ever dreamed about writing a novel, here's your chance. Write a first draft in one month during National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a worldwide movement over 400,000 strong where people just like you write and receive support, encouragement, and the good old-fashioned kick in the pants needed to write the rough draft of a novel in one month. Everyone is welcome-no registration is necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 28th

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Oct. 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

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Oct. 28th 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., Oct. 28th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, October 29th

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Oct. 29th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Description to follow. Please do not release.

    Category: Teens

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Well Red Book Club

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, October 30th

  • Teen Scene

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

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, October 31st

  • Homework Help

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 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: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Oct. 31st 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, November 1st

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Johnston Public Library Fri., Nov. 1st 5:30pm - 12:00am

    Are you working on the next great American novel, or just working on meeting the deadline for your next term paper? Come to the library after hours for some uninterrupted writing time. Central Iowa Authors will be in the Large Meeting Room doing timed writing sprints as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). You are welcome to join them in the meeting room or spread out and find your own quiet corner of the library to write. Bring your own computer or use ours.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, November 2nd

Sunday, November 3rd

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Nov. 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

  • Reservation

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 4th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 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., Nov. 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

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 4th 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., Nov. 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, November 5th

  • Reservation

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 5th 6:00am - 9:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 5th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Description to follow. Please do not release.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, November 6th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 6th 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

  • Teen Scene

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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 6th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, November 7th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 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., Nov. 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: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 7th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, November 9th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 11th

  • Library Closed - Veteran's 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., Nov. 11th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Nov. 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, November 12th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 12th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Description to follow. Please do not release.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, November 13th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 13th 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

  • Teen Scene

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

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Nov. 13th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, November 14th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 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., Nov. 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: Teens

  • Esl Beginner Class

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Nov. 14th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A free class for beginning adult English language learners to build language skills and conversational confidence. No cost. No registration. Free supervised activities for children of language learners is offered during the class.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Nov. 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, November 16th

Monday, November 18th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 18th 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., Nov. 18th 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

  • Scissors & Stories: A Diy Family Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 18th 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., Nov. 18th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 19th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 19th 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

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Nov. 19th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Description to follow. Please do not release.

    Category: Teens

5k For Karen

Saturday, June 15th, 2019 @ 7am

Terra Lake Park

Proceeds from this family-friendly run benefit the Johnston Public Library and the Dragon Scholarship Fund Committee.

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