Events at the Library

Sunday, April 22nd

  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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

    Come join us in expending some pent up energy in this specially designed active obstacle course for little ones. Babies are welcome in their own activity corner with caregivers. Adults must remain with children for the duration of playtime. Appropriate for ages 6 months- 6 years. No registration is necessary for this program

    Category: Kids

  • Iowa National Guard Officers Auxilary

    Archive Room Sun., Apr. 22nd 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Category: Non-Library/Community

Monday, April 23rd

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 23rd 9:30am - 9:55am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 23rd 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you.

    Category: Kids

  • Molly And Dreama

    Archive Room Mon., Apr. 23rd 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Apr. 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

  • Village At Johnston Station

    Archive Room Mon., Apr. 23rd 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 23rd 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more.Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Apr. 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, April 24th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Apr. 24th 9:30am - 10:15am

    Press Play! is the newest offering in our early literacy program line-up. Play is a vital part of a child's journey to reading. "Press Play!" intends to contribute to that journey with weekly play programs that include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. Come and play with your child at this weekly program. While Press Play! is geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Central Iowa Tourism Region

    Archive Room Tue., Apr. 24th 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Bottle & Bottega - Art Instructor Audition

    Archive Room Tue., Apr. 24th 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Local artists will be participating in canvas art painting instruction audition.

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Cub Scout Pack 62

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

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Apr. 24th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Gusto Pizza in Johnston. April's book is The Circle by Dave Eggers. 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, April 25th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 25th 9:30am - 9:55am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up. Older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 25th 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Category: Kids

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 25th 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up.

    Category: Kids

  • Community Connection Luncheon

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Apr. 25th 11:30am - 1:00pm

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Apr. 25th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    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.

    Category: Teens

  • Kurious Kids

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Apr. 25th 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children in grades 2-5.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, April 26th

  • Babies & Books

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 26th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a specially designed storytime to enhance bonding with your baby while experiencing books, songs, and rhymes. Storytime is followed by playtime! For babies up to 24 months old; siblings are welcome.

    Category: Kids

  • Iowa Food Safety And Protection Task Force Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Apr. 26th 12:30pm - 3:30pm

    This is the quarterly meeting for the Task Force. The Iowa Food Safety and Protection Task Force is made up food regulators, academic professors, food industry members, food associations, and other state agency members. The meeting will be hosting Michael Batz to present on the findings from the IFSAC research project.

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Cub Scouts Den 2

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Apr. 26th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library/Community

Friday, April 27th

Saturday, April 28th

  • Free Shred Day At Johnston Public Library

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Apr. 28th 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Get rid of your old confidential documents in a safe and secure way at Johnston Public Library's free Shred Day. THE SHREDDER company will be in the JPL parking lot from 9:00am to 12:00pm for on-site document destruction with 3 of their mobile document-shredding vehicles as well as their secure big box truck for document shredding at THE SHREDDER site. THE SHREDDER is AAA certified by the National Association for Information Destruction. Please limit material to be shredded to 3 disposable boxes or containers per household. To expedite shredding, traffic will route from Merle Hay around the library onto Morningside Drive and enter the west parking lot by the Simpson Barn. Please stay in your vehicle and a volunteer will collect your boxes . No registration is necessary. This event is sponsored by AARP in conjunction with Money Smart Week.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Reservation

    Archive Room Sat., Apr. 28th All Day

Monday, April 30th

  • Field Epidemiologist Meeting

    Archive Room Mon., Apr. 30th 10:30am - 2:30pm

  • Campaign For Iowa

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

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Apr. 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, May 1st

Wednesday, May 2nd

  • Teen Scene

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

    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.

    Category: Teens

  • Holt International Children's Services

    Archive Room Wed., May. 2nd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Information Meeting for prospective adoptive parents considering international adoption

Thursday, May 3rd

  • Children's Book Week Star Wars Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., May. 3rd 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Feel the Force at the library, you will! Celebrate Children's Book Week and Star Wars Day with crafts, a Star Wars virtual reality experience, green screen fun, Star Wars stories read by JPL Teen Advisory Board members, intergalactic snacks, and MORE! Star Wars costumes are encouraged, but not required. All ages welcome. RSVPs appreciated.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, May 5th

  • Royal Family Kids

    Archive Room Sat., May. 5th 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Meeting

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Kites On The Green

    Commons, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Johnston Public Library Sat., May. 5th 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Join us for the fifth annual Kites on the Green festival featuring giant show kite displays, celebrity bol races, free kite building, live music, storytime, sidewalk art and delicious food!

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Free Comic Book Day

    Youth Services Area Sat., May. 5th All Day

    Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at JPL! Come to the Youth Services Dept. anytime today and choose from a selection of FREE comics while supplies last. We'll have titles for all ages! Thanks very much to our friends at Capes Kafe for helping with this event. Comics available:Star Wars, Transformers, My Hero Academia, Avengers Captain America, Adventure Time, Power Rangers, Crush, Overwatch and Black Hammer, DC Super Hero Girls, Doctor Who, Amazing Spiderman, Korra & Nintendo Arms, Maxwell's Demons, Nightmare Before Christmas, Howard Lovecraft, and Riverdale.

    Category: Teens

Sunday, May 6th

Monday, May 7th

Tuesday, May 8th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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

    Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/JTmF54 Applications are also available at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com with your application or for more info.

    Category: Teens

  • Dust Jacket Divas Book Club

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

    Book club for May

    Category: Non-Library/Community

Wednesday, May 9th

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., May. 9th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    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.

    Category: Teens

  • Weta Homeowners Association

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., May. 9th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    WETA Board and Open Association Member Meeting

    Category: Non-Library/Community

Thursday, May 10th

Friday, May 11th

Saturday, May 12th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

  • Scratch Day Celebration

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

    Scratch Day is a global network of events where people gather to celebrate Scratch, the free coding platform and online community for kids. Scratch Day events bring together young people from the Scratch community to share projects, learn from each other, and welcome newcomers. Join JPL and YouthCode for explorations with beginning Scratch activities, Makey Makeys, Finch robots, Leap Motion and more! Drop in anytime from 1:30 - 4:00. No registration necessary.

    Category: Teens

Monday, May 14th

Tuesday, May 15th

Wednesday, May 16th

  • The Center Leadership Council

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., May. 16th 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Mississippi Bend AEA

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., May. 16th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    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.

    Category: Teens

  • North Glen Townhome

    Archive Room Wed., May. 16th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    BOD Meeting

    Category: Non-Library/Community

Thursday, May 17th

Saturday, May 19th

  • Advanced Social Security Planning For 2018

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., May. 19th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Learn how to calculate benefits and earn an extra 8% a year, using delayed retirement credits. Learn what "File and Suspend" means, how to choose which age to collect benefits, and how COLA can affect your social security. This free class is provided by the Foundation for Financial Education, a nonprofit financial literacy organization.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 21st

  • Tender Heart Preschool Graduation

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

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., May. 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, May 22nd

Wednesday, May 23rd

  • Teen Scene

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., May. 23rd 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    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.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, May 24th

Monday, May 28th

  • Library Closed

    Archive Room, Commons, East Tower Area, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), Story Time Room, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Youth Computer Lounge, Tech Lab Mon., May. 28th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, May 29th

  • Ashton Pointe Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., May. 29th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., May. 29th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, May 30th

  • Teen Scene

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

    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.

    Category: Teens

Saturday, June 2nd

  • Summer Reading Begins!

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

    Earn prizes this summer by reading and completing early literacy activities and enjoy numerous events for kids of all ages!

    Category: Kids

Monday, June 4th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 4th 10:00am - 10:25am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 4th 10:30am - 11:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jun. 4th 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 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Better Investing

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

    Meeting

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Mon., Jun. 4th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jun. 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, June 5th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jun. 5th 9:30am - 11:30am

    Press Play! is an interactive program designed to be enjoyed by kids and their grown-ups. This summer, feel free to come and play with your child between the hours of 9:30 - 11:30 in the Story Time Room. Each week Press Play! will include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. While geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Primary Election

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jun. 5th All Day

Wednesday, June 6th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jun. 6th 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and more for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up. Feel free to join us at whichever time works best for you. There is no registration necessary for this program. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jun. 6th 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and more for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up. Feel free to join us at whichever time works best for you. There is no registration necessary for this program. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

  • Holt International Children's Services

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

    Information meeting for prospective adoptive parents

    Category: Non-Library/Community

Friday, June 8th

Saturday, June 9th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

Sunday, June 10th

Monday, June 11th

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jun. 11th 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 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Press Play

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 11th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Press Play! is an interactive program designed to be enjoyed by kids and their grown-ups. Feel free to come and play with your child between the hours of 6:00-7:30pm in the Story Time Room. Each week Press Play! will include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. While geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jun. 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, June 12th

  • Uspo Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Jun. 12th 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Non profit, govt. off-site meeting

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jun. 12th 9:30am - 11:30am

    Press Play! is an interactive program designed to be enjoyed by kids and their grown-ups. This summer, feel free to come and play with your child between the hours of 9:30 - 11:30 in the Story Time Room. Each week Press Play! will include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. While geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Dust Jacket Divas June Book Club

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

    Book club for June

    Category: Non-Library/Community

Wednesday, June 13th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jun. 13th 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and more for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up. Feel free to join us at whichever time works best for you. There is no registration necessary for this program. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jun. 13th 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and more for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up. Feel free to join us at whichever time works best for you. There is no registration necessary for this program. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

  • Waters Edge Homeowners Association

    Archive Room Wed., Jun. 13th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    WETA Homeowners

    Category: Non-Library/Community

Thursday, June 14th

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Jun. 14th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, June 16th

  • Green Days In The Library

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jun. 16th All Day

    Take a break from the heat and join us in a variety of activities hosted by the Johnston Public Library. The library's meeting room will be open from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Closed.

    Archive Room, Commons, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Johnston Public Library Sat., Jun. 16th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, June 17th

  • Library Closed.

    Archive Room, Commons, Study Room 1, Study Room 2, Study Room 3, Study Room 4, Johnston Public Library Sun., Jun. 17th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 18th

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 18th 10:00am - 10:25am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 18th 10:30am - 11:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jun. 18th 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 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Mon., Jun. 18th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jun. 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, June 19th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jun. 19th 9:30am - 11:30am

    Press Play! is an interactive program designed to be enjoyed by kids and their grown-ups. This summer, feel free to come and play with your child between the hours of 9:30 - 11:30 in the Story Time Room. Each week Press Play! will include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. While geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Stonepointe Hoa Board Meeting

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

    StonePointe HOA Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library/Community

Wednesday, June 20th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jun. 20th 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and more for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up. Feel free to join us at whichever time works best for you. There is no registration necessary for this program. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jun. 20th 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and more for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up. Feel free to join us at whichever time works best for you. There is no registration necessary for this program. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

  • North Glen Townhome

    Archive Room Wed., Jun. 20th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    BOD Meeting

    Category: Non-Library/Community

Thursday, June 21st

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Southeast Corner Thu., Jun. 21st 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Get Mug'd

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 21st 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Learn to make easy and delicious meals using a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave! Space is limited and registration is required. For kids going into 3rd-5th grade. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Get Mug'd

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 21st 2:00pm - 2:45pm

    Learn to make easy and delicious meals using a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave! Space is limited and registration is required. For kids going into 3rd-5th grade. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pinewood Glen Hoa

    Archive Room Thu., Jun. 21st 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Children In The Middle (Cim)

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

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Library Board Meeting

    Story Time Room Thu., Jun. 21st 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Rittgers Oaks Townhomes Assoc.

    Archive Room Thu., Jun. 21st 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library/Community

Friday, June 22nd

  • Debbie Doowop And Dynamite Dan

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jun. 22nd 10:30am - 11:30am

    Come to the library for a special musical performance by Debbie DooWop and Dynamite Dan. Their energetic and interactive concert will have you tapping your toes and dancing in your seat. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, June 25th

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 25th 10:30am - 11:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jun. 25th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jun. 25th 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 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Press Play

    Story Time Room Mon., Jun. 25th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Press Play! is an interactive program designed to be enjoyed by kids and their grown-ups. Feel free to come and play with your child between the hours of 6:00-7:30pm in the Story Time Room. Each week Press Play! will include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. While geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jun. 25th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, June 26th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jun. 26th 9:30am - 11:30am

    Press Play! is an interactive program designed to be enjoyed by kids and their grown-ups. This summer, feel free to come and play with your child between the hours of 9:30 - 11:30 in the Story Time Room. Each week Press Play! will include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. While geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Green Meadows North Townhomes

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

    Board Meeting

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Jun. 26th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, June 27th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jun. 27th 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and more for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up. Feel free to join us at whichever time works best for you. There is no registration necessary for this program. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jun. 27th 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and more for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up. Feel free to join us at whichever time works best for you. There is no registration necessary for this program. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

Thursday, June 28th

  • Get Mug'd

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 28th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Learn to make easy and delicious meals using a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave! Space is limited and registration is required. For kids going into 3rd-5th grade. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Get Mug'd

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 28th 2:00pm - 2:45pm

    Learn to make easy and delicious meals using a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave! Space is limited and registration is required. For kids going into 3rd-5th grade. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Get Mug'd

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jun. 28th 3:00pm - 3:45pm

    Learn to make easy and delicious meals using a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave! Space is limited and registration is required. For kids going into 6th grade & up. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Teens

Friday, June 29th

  • Hanson Family Jugglers

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jun. 29th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Watch juggling clubs fly and unicycles roll with the Hanson Family Jugglers. Stay after the show and learn how to juggle. Families are invited to attend this entertaining program.

    Category: Kids

Monday, July 2nd

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 2nd 10:00am - 10:25am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 2nd 10:30am - 11:00am

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Better Investing

    Archive Room Mon., Jul. 2nd 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Meeting

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Make & Take Craft

    Youth Services Area Mon., Jul. 2nd 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 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, July 3rd

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jul. 3rd 9:30am - 11:30am

    Press Play! is an interactive program designed to be enjoyed by kids and their grown-ups. This summer, feel free to come and play with your child between the hours of 9:30 - 11:30 in the Story Time Room. Each week Press Play! will include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. While geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, July 4th

  • Library Closed.

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, July 5th

  • Jpl912: Video Game Tournament

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 5th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Hey, 9th - 12th graders, this event is just for you! Join other gaming enthusiasts in a Smash Bros. & Mario Kart Tournament. Compete in one or both competitions. We'll have prizes for the winners and snacks for all! Please register beginning June 26. For students in 9th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Sunday, July 8th

Monday, July 9th

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Storytime

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

    Interact with your child as we build early literacy awareness through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Geared to ages 2-5, siblings are also very welcome. No registration is necessary, join us at whichever time works best for you. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Press Play

    Story Time Room Mon., Jul. 9th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Press Play! is an interactive program designed to be enjoyed by kids and their grown-ups. Feel free to come and play with your child between the hours of 6:00-7:30pm in the Story Time Room. Each week Press Play! will include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. While geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 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, July 10th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jul. 10th 9:30am - 11:30am

    Press Play! is an interactive program designed to be enjoyed by kids and their grown-ups. This summer, feel free to come and play with your child between the hours of 9:30 - 11:30 in the Story Time Room. Each week Press Play! will include a reading corner, an art corner, sensory bins, interactive play and more. While geared to kids 3-5 years, older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration is necessary. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, July 11th

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jul. 11th 10:00am - 10:25am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and more for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up. Feel free to join us at whichever time works best for you. There is no registration necessary for this program. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

  • Wee Read

    Story Time Room Wed., Jul. 11th 10:30am - 11:00am

    Stories, songs, puppet friends and more for kids 18 months to 3 years, with their grown-up. Feel free to join us at whichever time works best for you. There is no registration necessary for this program. Part of the 2018 Summer Library Program.

  • Waters Edge Homeowners Association

    Archive Room Wed., Jul. 11th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    WETA Homeowners

    Category: Non-Library/Community

Thursday, July 12th

  • Get Mug'd

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

    Learn to make easy and delicious meals using a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave! Space is limited and registration is required. For kids going into 3rd-5th grade. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Get Mug'd

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

    Learn to make easy and delicious meals using a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave! Space is limited and registration is required. For kids going into 3rd-5th grade. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Holt International Children's Services

    Archive Room Thu., Jul. 12th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Information meeting for prospective adoptive parents

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Jul. 12th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 13th

  • Blank Park Zoo - Show And Tell

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jul. 13th 10:30am - 11:30am

    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 2018 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Kids

Saturday, July 14th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

  • Welcome To Medicare With Shiip

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

Monday, July 16th

  • Critter Camp Drop-Off

    Youth Services Area Mon., Jul. 16th 11:00am - 4:00pm

    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 Friday, July 20 and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 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, July 17th

Wednesday, July 18th

  • North Glen Townhome

    Archive Room Wed., Jul. 18th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    BOD Meeting

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Boxcar Drive-In

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jul. 18th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    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.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, July 19th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Get Mug'd

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 19th 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    Learn to make easy and delicious meals using a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave! Space is limited and registration is required. For kids going into 3rd-5th grade. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Get Mug'd

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 19th 2:00pm - 2:45pm

    Learn to make easy and delicious meals using a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave! Space is limited and registration is required. For kids going into 3rd-5th grade. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Get Mug'd

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jul. 19th 3:00pm - 3:45pm

    Learn to make easy and delicious meals using a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave! Space is limited and registration is required. For kids going into 6th grade and up. Please Note: Our recipes may contain wheat, egg, dairy, or soy allergens. Part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

    Category: Teens

  • Library Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Jul. 19th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Non-Library/Community

Friday, July 20th

  • Critter Camp Pick-Up

    Youth Services Area Fri., Jul. 20th 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Pick up your stuffed animal and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp! Drop off for Critter Camp is on Monday, July 16 from 11am-4pm.

    Category: Kids

Monday, July 23rd

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jul. 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

  • Village At Johnston Station

    Archive Room Mon., Jul. 23rd 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 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, July 24th

Thursday, July 26th

Friday, July 27th

Monday, July 30th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Jul. 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, July 31st

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Jul. 31st 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Gusto Pizza in Johnston. July's book is Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. 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

Monday, August 6th

  • Better Investing

    Archive Room Mon., Aug. 6th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Investing Education

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 7th

  • Library Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Aug. 7th All Day

Wednesday, August 8th

Thursday, August 9th

  • United Ways Of Iowa Statewide Membership Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Aug. 9th 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Statewide meeting of local United Way staff.

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Aug. 9th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, August 10th

Saturday, August 11th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, August 13th

Thursday, August 16th

Monday, August 20th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Aug. 20th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 21st

Wednesday, August 22nd

Thursday, August 23rd

Friday, August 24th

Monday, August 27th

  • Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Aug. 27th 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. 27th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 28th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Gusto Pizza in Johnston Tue., Aug. 28th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, August 29th

Thursday, August 30th

Monday, September 3rd

  • Library Closed

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, September 4th

Saturday, September 8th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Sep. 8th 10:30am - 12:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, September 10th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Sep. 10th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, September 12th

Thursday, September 13th

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, September 14th

Monday, September 17th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Sep. 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, September 18th

Wednesday, September 19th

Thursday, September 20th

Monday, September 24th

  • Drop-In Device Advice

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Sep. 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, September 25th

  • Ashton Pointe Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Sep. 25th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Ashton Pointe Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library/Community

  • Well Red Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, September 28th

Monday, October 1st

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Oct. 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, October 2nd

Monday, October 8th

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, October 10th

Thursday, October 11th

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

Saturday, October 13th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 15th

  • Early Voting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Oct. 15th 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk: Esl Conversation Group

    Southeast Corner Mon., Oct. 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, October 16th

Wednesday, October 17th

Thursday, October 18th

Friday, October 19th

5k For Karen

This family-friendly spring road run held in honor of Karen Coaldrake is administered by the Johnston Public Library Foundation with proceeds benefiting the Johnston Public Library and the Dragon Scholarship Fund Committee.

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