Events at the Library

Thursday, January 28th

  • Jpl's Winter Challenge

    Johnston Public Library Thu., Jan. 28th All Day

    There's no better time to snuggle up with a good book than during the cold winter months. Join us for JPL's Winter Challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and runs from Jan 15-Feb 12. Pick up an age appropriate bingo card and a goodie bag during open hours. Read books and complete fun activities to complete a bingo horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Thu., Jan. 28th All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Jan. 27 - Feb. 3 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Feb. 3 and then meet again online on Feb. 24 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Jan. 24 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. February's Teen Book Box theme is: Never Enough Time Teen Book Box selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen. If a teen does not want to read a selection due to content, they will still be eligible to register for next month's Book Box.

    Category: Teens

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Jan. 28th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Thu., Jan. 28th All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Jan. 27 - Feb. 3 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Feb. 3 and then meet again online on Feb. 24 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Jan. 24 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. February's Tween Book Box theme is: Geometry Rocks!

    Category: Teens

Friday, January 29th

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Fri., Jan. 29th All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Jan. 27 - Feb. 3 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Feb. 3 and then meet again online on Feb. 24 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Jan. 24 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. February's Teen Book Box theme is: Never Enough Time Teen Book Box selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen. If a teen does not want to read a selection due to content, they will still be eligible to register for next month's Book Box.

    Category: Teens

  • Jpl's Winter Challenge

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Jan. 29th All Day

    There's no better time to snuggle up with a good book than during the cold winter months. Join us for JPL's Winter Challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and runs from Jan 15-Feb 12. Pick up an age appropriate bingo card and a goodie bag during open hours. Read books and complete fun activities to complete a bingo horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Fri., Jan. 29th All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Jan. 27 - Feb. 3 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Feb. 3 and then meet again online on Feb. 24 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Jan. 24 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. February's Tween Book Box theme is: Geometry Rocks!

    Category: Teens

Saturday, January 30th

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Sat., Jan. 30th All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Jan. 27 - Feb. 3 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Feb. 3 and then meet again online on Feb. 24 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Jan. 24 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. February's Teen Book Box theme is: Never Enough Time Teen Book Box selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen. If a teen does not want to read a selection due to content, they will still be eligible to register for next month's Book Box.

    Category: Teens

  • Jpl's Winter Challenge

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Jan. 30th All Day

    There's no better time to snuggle up with a good book than during the cold winter months. Join us for JPL's Winter Challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and runs from Jan 15-Feb 12. Pick up an age appropriate bingo card and a goodie bag during open hours. Read books and complete fun activities to complete a bingo horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Sat., Jan. 30th All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Jan. 27 - Feb. 3 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Feb. 3 and then meet again online on Feb. 24 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Jan. 24 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. February's Tween Book Box theme is: Geometry Rocks!

    Category: Teens

Sunday, January 31st

  • Jpl's Winter Challenge

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Jan. 31st All Day

    There's no better time to snuggle up with a good book than during the cold winter months. Join us for JPL's Winter Challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and runs from Jan 15-Feb 12. Pick up an age appropriate bingo card and a goodie bag during open hours. Read books and complete fun activities to complete a bingo horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Sun., Jan. 31st All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Jan. 27 - Feb. 3 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Feb. 3 and then meet again online on Feb. 24 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Jan. 24 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. February's Tween Book Box theme is: Geometry Rocks!

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Sun., Jan. 31st All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Jan. 27 - Feb. 3 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Feb. 3 and then meet again online on Feb. 24 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Jan. 24 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. February's Teen Book Box theme is: Never Enough Time Teen Book Box selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen. If a teen does not want to read a selection due to content, they will still be eligible to register for next month's Book Box.

    Category: Teens

Monday, February 1st

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Feb. 1st 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Mon., Feb. 1st All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Jan. 27 - Feb. 3 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Feb. 3 and then meet again online on Feb. 24 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Jan. 24 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. February's Tween Book Box theme is: Geometry Rocks!

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Feb. 4 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Feb. 1st All Day

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

    Category: Teens

  • Jpl's Winter Challenge

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

    There's no better time to snuggle up with a good book than during the cold winter months. Join us for JPL's Winter Challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and runs from Jan 15-Feb 12. Pick up an age appropriate bingo card and a goodie bag during open hours. Read books and complete fun activities to complete a bingo horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Mon., Feb. 1st All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Jan. 27 - Feb. 3 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Feb. 3 and then meet again online on Feb. 24 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Jan. 24 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. February's Teen Book Box theme is: Never Enough Time Teen Book Box selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen. If a teen does not want to read a selection due to content, they will still be eligible to register for next month's Book Box.

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 2nd

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Tue., Feb. 2nd 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Tue., Feb. 2nd All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Jan. 27 - Feb. 3 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Feb. 3 and then meet again online on Feb. 24 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Jan. 24 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. February's Teen Book Box theme is: Never Enough Time Teen Book Box selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen. If a teen does not want to read a selection due to content, they will still be eligible to register for next month's Book Box.

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Feb. 4 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Feb. 2nd All Day

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

    Category: Teens

  • Jpl's Winter Challenge

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

    There's no better time to snuggle up with a good book than during the cold winter months. Join us for JPL's Winter Challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and runs from Jan 15-Feb 12. Pick up an age appropriate bingo card and a goodie bag during open hours. Read books and complete fun activities to complete a bingo horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Tue., Feb. 2nd All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Jan. 27 - Feb. 3 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Feb. 3 and then meet again online on Feb. 24 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Jan. 24 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. February's Tween Book Box theme is: Geometry Rocks!

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, February 3rd

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Feb. 3rd 10:00am - 2:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Among Us: Teen Zoom Hang Out

    Online Wed., Feb. 3rd 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join us on Zoom every Wednesday to meet up with other teens and play Among Us. Participants will need to have the game Among Us downloaded on their smartphone, tablet, or PC. Registration with a valid email is required. A reminder email will be sent to all registered participants with the Zoom meeting ID and password. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Tween Book Box Unboxing Party

    Online Wed., Feb. 3rd 4:00pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade who have registered for the Tween Book Box are invited to join us on Zoom for an Unboxing Party! We will open up our Book Box together and find out which book we will be reading this month! A Zoom link will be emailed to participants before the event.

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Book Box Unboxing Party

    Online Wed., Feb. 3rd 4:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade who have registered for the Teen Book Box are invited to join us on Zoom for an Unboxing Party! We will open our Book Box together and find out which book we will be reading this month! A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to participants before the event.

    Category: Teens

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Wed., Feb. 3rd All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Jan. 27 - Feb. 3 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Feb. 3 and then meet again online on Feb. 24 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Jan. 24 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. February's Tween Book Box theme is: Geometry Rocks!

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Feb. 4 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Feb. 3rd All Day

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

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Wed., Feb. 3rd All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Jan. 27 - Feb. 3 for this month's box which will contain a book and a bunch of bookish surprises that you get to keep! Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions about how to pick up your box. We'll meet together on Zoom for a quick Unboxing Party on Feb. 3 and then meet again online on Feb. 24 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Jan. 24 or submit a book review of this month's selection. If you are not able to attend the chat or submit a review, you may not be eligible to register for next month's Book Box. February's Teen Book Box theme is: Never Enough Time Teen Book Box selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen. If a teen does not want to read a selection due to content, they will still be eligible to register for next month's Book Box.

    Category: Teens

  • Jpl's Winter Challenge

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

    There's no better time to snuggle up with a good book than during the cold winter months. Join us for JPL's Winter Challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and runs from Jan 15-Feb 12. Pick up an age appropriate bingo card and a goodie bag during open hours. Read books and complete fun activities to complete a bingo horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, February 4th

  • Jpl's Winter Challenge

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

    There's no better time to snuggle up with a good book than during the cold winter months. Join us for JPL's Winter Challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and runs from Jan 15-Feb 12. Pick up an age appropriate bingo card and a goodie bag during open hours. Read books and complete fun activities to complete a bingo horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Feb. 4th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, February 5th

  • Jpl's Winter Challenge

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

    There's no better time to snuggle up with a good book than during the cold winter months. Join us for JPL's Winter Challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and runs from Jan 15-Feb 12. Pick up an age appropriate bingo card and a goodie bag during open hours. Read books and complete fun activities to complete a bingo horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, February 6th

  • Mystery Grab Bag

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Feb. 6th 10:00am - 1:00pm

    Pick up a bag filled with leftover activities, crafts, games, and goodies! Kids + Teens. While supplies last.

    Category: Kids

  • Jpl's Winter Challenge

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

    There's no better time to snuggle up with a good book than during the cold winter months. Join us for JPL's Winter Challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and runs from Jan 15-Feb 12. Pick up an age appropriate bingo card and a goodie bag during open hours. Read books and complete fun activities to complete a bingo horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, February 7th

  • Jpl's Winter Challenge

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

    There's no better time to snuggle up with a good book than during the cold winter months. Join us for JPL's Winter Challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and runs from Jan 15-Feb 12. Pick up an age appropriate bingo card and a goodie bag during open hours. Read books and complete fun activities to complete a bingo horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, February 8th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Feb. 8th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Feb. 11 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Feb. 8th All Day

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

    Category: Teens

  • Jpl's Winter Challenge

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

    There's no better time to snuggle up with a good book than during the cold winter months. Join us for JPL's Winter Challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and runs from Jan 15-Feb 12. Pick up an age appropriate bingo card and a goodie bag during open hours. Read books and complete fun activities to complete a bingo horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 9th

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Feb. 9th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Jpl Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    Online Tue., Feb. 9th 4:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Jpl Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    Online Tue., Feb. 9th 4:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Feb. 11 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Feb. 9th All Day

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

    Category: Teens

  • Jpl's Winter Challenge

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

    There's no better time to snuggle up with a good book than during the cold winter months. Join us for JPL's Winter Challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and runs from Jan 15-Feb 12. Pick up an age appropriate bingo card and a goodie bag during open hours. Read books and complete fun activities to complete a bingo horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Register For Mystery Snack Taste Test Challenge

    Online Tue., Feb. 9th All Day

    Explore the world through snacks! Adventurous snackers in 6th grade and up are invited to sign-up for our Mystery Snack Taste Test Challenge! Each month, participants will receive a bag with a mystery snack from around the world inside. (This month's snacks will be from the Netherlands!) Each bag will contain a unique snack. No two mystery snack bags are alike! Once registered, we'll email you instructions on how to pick up your bag via our curb-side system, but don't open it until our Online Snack Party on Feb. 17. We'll meet on Zoom and open our bags together to see (and taste) our mystery snacks! Plus, we'll have some trivia and fun facts to share AND the JPL Snack Wheel of Doom will make an appearance! For kids in 6th grade and up. Valid email address required. Register beginning Jan. 19.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, February 10th

  • Stemday Wednesdays

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Among Us: Teen Zoom Hang Out

    Online Wed., Feb. 10th 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join us on Zoom every Wednesday to meet up with other teens and play Among Us. Participants will need to have the game Among Us downloaded on their smartphone, tablet, or PC. Registration with a valid email is required. A reminder email will be sent to all registered participants with the Zoom meeting ID and password. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Jpl's Winter Challenge

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

    There's no better time to snuggle up with a good book than during the cold winter months. Join us for JPL's Winter Challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and runs from Jan 15-Feb 12. Pick up an age appropriate bingo card and a goodie bag during open hours. Read books and complete fun activities to complete a bingo horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Register For Mystery Snack Taste Test Challenge

    Online Wed., Feb. 10th All Day

    Explore the world through snacks! Adventurous snackers in 6th grade and up are invited to sign-up for our Mystery Snack Taste Test Challenge! Each month, participants will receive a bag with a mystery snack from around the world inside. (This month's snacks will be from the Netherlands!) Each bag will contain a unique snack. No two mystery snack bags are alike! Once registered, we'll email you instructions on how to pick up your bag via our curb-side system, but don't open it until our Online Snack Party on Feb. 17. We'll meet on Zoom and open our bags together to see (and taste) our mystery snacks! Plus, we'll have some trivia and fun facts to share AND the JPL Snack Wheel of Doom will make an appearance! For kids in 6th grade and up. Valid email address required. Register beginning Jan. 19.

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Feb. 11 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Feb. 10th All Day

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, February 11th

  • Register For Mystery Snack Taste Test Challenge

    Online Thu., Feb. 11th All Day

    Explore the world through snacks! Adventurous snackers in 6th grade and up are invited to sign-up for our Mystery Snack Taste Test Challenge! Each month, participants will receive a bag with a mystery snack from around the world inside. (This month's snacks will be from the Netherlands!) Each bag will contain a unique snack. No two mystery snack bags are alike! Once registered, we'll email you instructions on how to pick up your bag via our curb-side system, but don't open it until our Online Snack Party on Feb. 17. We'll meet on Zoom and open our bags together to see (and taste) our mystery snacks! Plus, we'll have some trivia and fun facts to share AND the JPL Snack Wheel of Doom will make an appearance! For kids in 6th grade and up. Valid email address required. Register beginning Jan. 19.

    Category: Teens

  • Jpl's Winter Challenge

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

    There's no better time to snuggle up with a good book than during the cold winter months. Join us for JPL's Winter Challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and runs from Jan 15-Feb 12. Pick up an age appropriate bingo card and a goodie bag during open hours. Read books and complete fun activities to complete a bingo horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Feb. 11th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Online Thu., Feb. 11th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, February 12th

  • Family Game Night To-Go

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Feb. 12th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Spend your Friday nights with family and enjoy a fun family game night in! Each kit includes all you need for a fun filled night of games that are great for all ages! Each week we will feature a new game. Registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Jpl's Winter Challenge

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

    There's no better time to snuggle up with a good book than during the cold winter months. Join us for JPL's Winter Challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and runs from Jan 15-Feb 12. Pick up an age appropriate bingo card and a goodie bag during open hours. Read books and complete fun activities to complete a bingo horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, February 13th

  • Jpl Valentine's Day Kits To Go

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Feb. 13th 10:00am - 1:00pm

    Kids of all ages can celebrate Valentine's Day with a fun goodie bag from JPL. Create a craft, enjoy a nummy treat, and make a Valentine's Day card for someone special! While supplies last.

    Category: Kids

  • To-Go Adult Craft Kits: Felt Heart Garland

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Feb. 13th 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Grab a fresh mug of coffee or warm cider and get your craft on. Stop by Johnston Public Library on Saturday, February 13 to pick up a Take-Home Adult Crafting Kit featuring the materials to make a trendy felt heart garland for Valentine's Day. Included in the kit are written instructions from super-crafter Erica Carnes, plus all supplies needed to the garland. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @johnstonpubliclib or on Facebook @johnstonpubliclibrary so we can see your beautiful creations! To-Go Adult Craft Kits are available for contactless curbside pick-up on Saturday, February 13 beginning at 10:00am and will be available while supplies last. These kits will go fast and are available on a first come, first-served basis. No appointment necessary.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, February 15th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Feb. 15th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Library Closed For The Observance Of Washington's Birthday

    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., Feb. 15th All Day

  • Register For Feb. 18 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Feb. 15th All Day

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

    Category: Teens

  • [CANCELLED] Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 16th

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Feb. 16th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Virtual Teen Tabletop Board Game Club

    Online Tue., Feb. 16th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    We're bringing back board games...virtually! Kids in 6th grade and up can join us as we play board games together online via Zoom and en.boardgamearena.com. This month we'll be playing Cacao, a tile-placement game set in the exotic world of the "fruit of the Gods." As the chief of your tribe, you must lead your people to prosperity through the cultivation and trade of cacao. Maximize your workers to harvest and sell cacao, as the player with the most gold at the end of the game will be the winner! You will need to create an account on en.boardgamearena.com and join our group to participate. For the best game experience, Google Chrome 10+ or Mozilla Firefox 4+ are recommended. The following browsers are officially supported: Google Chrome 4+, Mozilla Firefox 3.5+, Internet Explorer 11+, Microsoft Edge, or Safari 4+. iPad or similar tablets are also supported. We will send instructions for creating an account and gaining access to the group.

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Feb. 18 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Feb. 16th All Day

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

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, February 17th

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Feb. 17th 10:00am - 2:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Among Us: Teen Zoom Hang Out

    Online Wed., Feb. 17th 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join us on Zoom every Wednesday to meet up with other teens and play Among Us. Participants will need to have the game Among Us downloaded on their smartphone, tablet, or PC. Registration with a valid email is required. A reminder email will be sent to all registered participants with the Zoom meeting ID and password. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Online Mystery Snack Party

    Online Wed., Feb. 17th 4:00pm - 4:30pm

    Kids who have registered for the Mystery Snack Challenge will meet on Zoom to open their mystery bags and try their snacks. The Snack Wheel of Doom will also make an appearanace.

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Feb. 18 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Feb. 17th All Day

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, February 18th

Monday, February 22nd

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Feb. 22nd 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Make-It: In The Mail

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

    Sign up to have a craft mailed to your house! Registration begins on Monday, February 22 and ends on Friday, February 26. Craft kits will be mailed out the following week. Craft kits are age specific. Kits are available for ages 3-5 and grade K-5. Registration Required.

    Category: Kids

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Feb. 22nd All Day

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Register For Feb. 25 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Feb. 22nd All Day

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

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 23rd

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Feb. 23rd 2:00pm - 6:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Tue., Feb. 23rd 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Feb. 25 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Feb. 23rd All Day

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

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Feb. 23rd 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com. This month's book selection is The Girl with all the Gifts by Mike Carey.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, February 24th

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Feb. 24th 10:00am - 2:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Among Us: Teen Zoom Hang Out

    Online Wed., Feb. 24th 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join us on Zoom every Wednesday to meet up with other teens and play Among Us. Participants will need to have the game Among Us downloaded on their smartphone, tablet, or PC. Registration with a valid email is required. A reminder email will be sent to all registered participants with the Zoom meeting ID and password. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Tween Book Box Chat

    Online Wed., Feb. 24th 3:30pm - 4:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Book Box Chat

    Online Wed., Feb. 24th 4:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Register For Feb. 25 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Feb. 24th All Day

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, February 25th

Friday, February 26th

  • Family Game Night To-Go

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Feb. 26th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Spend your Friday nights with family and enjoy a fun family game night in! Each kit includes all you need for a fun filled night of games that are great for all ages! Each week we will feature a new game. Registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, March 1st

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Mar. 1st 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 2nd

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Jpl Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    Online Tue., Mar. 2nd 4:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Jpl Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    Online Tue., Mar. 2nd 4:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, March 3rd

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Mar. 3rd 10:00am - 2:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Among Us: Teen Zoom Hang Out

    Online Wed., Mar. 3rd 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join us on Zoom every Wednesday to meet up with other teens and play Among Us. Participants will need to have the game Among Us downloaded on their smartphone, tablet, or PC. Registration with a valid email is required. A reminder email will be sent to all registered participants with the Zoom meeting ID and password. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, March 4th

Monday, March 8th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Mar. 8th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 9th

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Mar. 9th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Tue., Mar. 9th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, March 10th

  • Stemday Wednesdays

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Among Us: Teen Zoom Hang Out

    Online Wed., Mar. 10th 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join us on Zoom every Wednesday to meet up with other teens and play Among Us. Participants will need to have the game Among Us downloaded on their smartphone, tablet, or PC. Registration with a valid email is required. A reminder email will be sent to all registered participants with the Zoom meeting ID and password. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, March 11th

Friday, March 12th

  • Family Game Night To-Go

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Mar. 12th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Spend your Friday nights with family and enjoy a fun family game night in! Each kit includes all you need for a fun filled night of games that are great for all ages! Each week we will feature a new game. Registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, March 13th

  • Boredom Buster Bags

    Johnston Public Library Sat., Mar. 13th 10:00am - 1:00pm

    Head into spring break with a bag filled with boredom busters! This kit includes all your family needs to avoid the "I'm bored" moment! This kit is geared towards kids in kindergarten-5th grade. One kit per family, please. While supplies lasts.

    Category: Kids

Monday, March 15th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Mar. 15th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 16th

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Mar. 16th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, March 17th

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Mar. 17th 10:00am - 2:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

Thursday, March 18th

Monday, March 22nd

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Mar. 22nd 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 23rd

  • Drive-In Storytime

    Library Parking Lot Tue., Mar. 23rd 10:00am - 10:25am

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

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Mar. 23rd 2:00pm - 6:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Tabletop Board Game Club

    Online Tue., Mar. 23rd 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    We're bringing back board games...virtually! Kids in 6th grade and up can join us as we play board games together online via Zoom and en.boardgamearena.com. This month we'll be playing Papayoo, a trick-taking game in the vein of hearts and spades. This game features 4 suits of cards from 1-10, as well as a fifth suit of cards numbered 1-20 known as the Payoo suit. Payoo cards are worth the points listed on the card, but you also have to watch out for the dreaded Papayoo; the 7 card from one of the regular suits, randomly determined after the cards are dealt, that's worth 40 points! Be the player with the lowest score at the end of the game and you will be the winner! You will need to create an account on en.boardgamearena.com and join our group to participate. For the best game experience, Google Chrome 10+ or Mozilla Firefox 4+ are recommended. The following browsers are officially supported: Google Chrome 4+, Mozilla Firefox 3.5+, Internet Explorer 11+, Microsoft Edge, or Safari 4+. iPad or similar tablets are also supported. We will send instructions for creating an account and gaining access to the group.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, March 24th

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Mar. 24th 10:00am - 2:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Among Us: Teen Zoom Hang Out

    Online Wed., Mar. 24th 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join us on Zoom every Wednesday to meet up with other teens and play Among Us. Participants will need to have the game Among Us downloaded on their smartphone, tablet, or PC. Registration with a valid email is required. A reminder email will be sent to all registered participants with the Zoom meeting ID and password. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, March 25th

Friday, March 26th

  • Family Game Night To-Go

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Mar. 26th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Spend your Friday nights with family and enjoy a fun family game night in! Each kit includes all you need for a fun filled night of games that are great for all ages! Each week we will feature a new game. Registration required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, March 29th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Mar. 29th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Mar. 29th All Day

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 30th

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Mar. 30th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Mar. 30th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, March 31st

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Mar. 31st 10:00am - 2:00pm

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

    Category: Kids

  • Among Us: Teen Zoom Hang Out

    Online Wed., Mar. 31st 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Join us on Zoom every Wednesday to meet up with other teens and play Among Us. Participants will need to have the game Among Us downloaded on their smartphone, tablet, or PC. Registration with a valid email is required. A reminder email will be sent to all registered participants with the Zoom meeting ID and password. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Sunday, April 4th

  • Closed For The Observance Of Easter

    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 Sun., Apr. 4th All Day

Monday, April 5th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

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

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, April 8th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, April 10th

  • Kite Building Workshop

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

    Get ready for the 8th Annual Kites on the Green Festival on Saturday, May 1st by attending a free Kite Making Workshop on Saturday, April 10th at Johnston Public Library from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Attendees will receive a free kite-making kit, personal instruction and a chance to test out their new kite.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, April 12th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., Apr. 12th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, April 15th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, April 19th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

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

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

    Category: Teens

Tuesday, April 20th

  • Teen Tabletop Board Game Club

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

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

    Category: Teens

Saturday, April 24th

  • Kite Building Workshop

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Apr. 24th 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Get ready for the 8th Annual Kites on the Green Festival on Saturday, May 1st by attending a free Kite Making Workshop on Saturday, April 24th at Johnston Public Library from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Attendees will receive a free kite-making kit, personal instruction and a chance to test out their new kite.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, April 26th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

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

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

    Category: Teens

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Apr. 26th All Day

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, April 27th

  • Drive-In Storytime

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

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

    Category: Kids

Saturday, May 1st

  • Kites On The Green

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 3rd

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

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

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

    Category: Teens

Monday, May 10th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

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

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, May 13th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 17th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

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

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, May 20th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 24th

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

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

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

    Category: Teens

Monday, May 31st

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring And Study Group

    Online Mon., May. 31st 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Library Closed For The Observance Of Memorial Day

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

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., May. 31st All Day

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 17th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, July 4th

Thursday, July 15th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family