Events at the Library

Sunday, September 20th

  • Virtual Escape Room: Zoo Adventure

    Online Sun., Sep. 20th All Day

    It's a beautiful day so you decided to go to the zoo, but when you arrive ALL of the animals are gone! Help break the code and solve the clues to find the animals and get them back to their home. The online virtual escape room is available all month long. Solve the clues for a chance to win a gift card to a local establishment! For all ages. www.johnstonlibrary.com/kids/escape-room-zoo/

    Category: Kids

Monday, September 21st

  • Virtual Escape Room: Zoo Adventure

    Online Mon., Sep. 21st All Day

    It's a beautiful day so you decided to go to the zoo, but when you arrive ALL of the animals are gone! Help break the code and solve the clues to find the animals and get them back to their home. The online virtual escape room is available all month long. Solve the clues for a chance to win a gift card to a local establishment! For all ages. www.johnstonlibrary.com/kids/escape-room-zoo/

    Category: Kids

  • Register For Sept. 24 Teen Take And Make Craft Kit

    Online Mon., Sep. 21st All Day

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

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Sep. 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. 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, September 22nd

  • Story Time To Go Activity Kits

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

    Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a pre-packed 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., Sep. 22nd 4:00pm - 4:30pm

    Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Find the application to be a member online at 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

  • Register For Sept. 24 Teen Take And Make Craft Kit

    Online Tue., Sep. 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

  • Virtual Escape Room: Zoo Adventure

    Online Tue., Sep. 22nd All Day

    It's a beautiful day so you decided to go to the zoo, but when you arrive ALL of the animals are gone! Help break the code and solve the clues to find the animals and get them back to their home. The online virtual escape room is available all month long. Solve the clues for a chance to win a gift card to a local establishment! For all ages. www.johnstonlibrary.com/kids/escape-room-zoo/

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, September 23rd

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Sep. 23rd 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    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. Available for curbside pick-up, first come, first serve. While supplies lasts. For kids in k-5th grade.

    Category: Kids

  • [CANCELLED] Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Virtual Escape Room: Zoo Adventure

    Online Wed., Sep. 23rd All Day

    It's a beautiful day so you decided to go to the zoo, but when you arrive ALL of the animals are gone! Help break the code and solve the clues to find the animals and get them back to their home. The online virtual escape room is available all month long. Solve the clues for a chance to win a gift card to a local establishment! For all ages. www.johnstonlibrary.com/kids/escape-room-zoo/

    Category: Kids

  • Register For Sept. 24 Teen Take And Make Craft Kit

    Online Wed., Sep. 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

Thursday, September 24th

Friday, September 25th

  • Virtual Escape Room: Zoo Adventure

    Online Fri., Sep. 25th All Day

    It's a beautiful day so you decided to go to the zoo, but when you arrive ALL of the animals are gone! Help break the code and solve the clues to find the animals and get them back to their home. The online virtual escape room is available all month long. Solve the clues for a chance to win a gift card to a local establishment! For all ages. www.johnstonlibrary.com/kids/escape-room-zoo/

    Category: Kids

Saturday, September 26th

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Sep. 26th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Virtual Escape Room: Zoo Adventure

    Online Sat., Sep. 26th All Day

    It's a beautiful day so you decided to go to the zoo, but when you arrive ALL of the animals are gone! Help break the code and solve the clues to find the animals and get them back to their home. The online virtual escape room is available all month long. Solve the clues for a chance to win a gift card to a local establishment! For all ages. www.johnstonlibrary.com/kids/escape-room-zoo/

    Category: Kids

Sunday, September 27th

  • Virtual Escape Room: Zoo Adventure

    Online Sun., Sep. 27th All Day

    It's a beautiful day so you decided to go to the zoo, but when you arrive ALL of the animals are gone! Help break the code and solve the clues to find the animals and get them back to their home. The online virtual escape room is available all month long. Solve the clues for a chance to win a gift card to a local establishment! For all ages. www.johnstonlibrary.com/kids/escape-room-zoo/

    Category: Kids

Monday, September 28th

  • Music And Movement Egg Shaker Craft

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

    From 10am-2pm, stop by the Johnston Public Library to pick up an egg shaker craft kit to get ready for the Music and Movement with Songs & Signs program on October 5 at 10am. To register for the Music and Movement program please click here: bit.ly/35EfPGd

    Category: Kids

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Sep. 28th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Register For Oct. 1 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Sep. 28th All Day

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

    Category: Teens

  • Silent Book Club

    Mon., Sep. 28th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meeting. 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. Book selections for each month will be announced in the Facebook group. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Virtual Escape Room: Zoo Adventure

    Online Mon., Sep. 28th All Day

    It's a beautiful day so you decided to go to the zoo, but when you arrive ALL of the animals are gone! Help break the code and solve the clues to find the animals and get them back to their home. The online virtual escape room is available all month long. Solve the clues for a chance to win a gift card to a local establishment! For all ages. www.johnstonlibrary.com/kids/escape-room-zoo/

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Sep. 28th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, September 29th

  • Reservation

    Outreach Tue., Sep. 29th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Story Time To Go Activity Kits

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

    Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a pre-packed 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

  • Register For Oct. 1 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Sep. 29th 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

  • Virtual Escape Room: Zoo Adventure

    Online Tue., Sep. 29th All Day

    It's a beautiful day so you decided to go to the zoo, but when you arrive ALL of the animals are gone! Help break the code and solve the clues to find the animals and get them back to their home. The online virtual escape room is available all month long. Solve the clues for a chance to win a gift card to a local establishment! For all ages. www.johnstonlibrary.com/kids/escape-room-zoo/

    Category: Kids

  • Well Red Book Club

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

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book selection is " Bringing Down the Duke" by Evie Dunmore. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, September 30th

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Sep. 30th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    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. Available for curbside pick-up, first come, first serve. While supplies lasts. For kids in k-5th grade.

    Category: Kids

  • Tween Book Box Chat

    Online Wed., Sep. 30th 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., Sep. 30th 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

  • Get A Flu Shot With Polk County Health Department

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Sep. 30th 5:00pm - 7:30pm

    Flu season is coming and this year it's more important than ever to be prepared. Come to JPL Wednesday, September 30 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm to get flu shots for the whole family. Most major insurance cards are accepted and flu shots for uninsured individuals are available for a suggested donation of $25.00, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay. Quadravalent flu vaccine will be available in injection form only. A higher dosage flu shot for individuals 65 and older will also be available. Due to a cost increase in this high dose vaccine for individuals 65+, the Polk County Health Dept asks for a donation of $50 for the higher dose vaccine, but also will never turn anyone away. Masks are required. Disposable masks for adults and kids will be available at no charge.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Register For Oct. 1 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Sep. 30th 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

  • Virtual Escape Room: Zoo Adventure

    Online Wed., Sep. 30th All Day

    It's a beautiful day so you decided to go to the zoo, but when you arrive ALL of the animals are gone! Help break the code and solve the clues to find the animals and get them back to their home. The online virtual escape room is available all month long. Solve the clues for a chance to win a gift card to a local establishment! For all ages. www.johnstonlibrary.com/kids/escape-room-zoo/

    Category: Kids

Thursday, October 1st

  • Tiny Tips For Tots: Interactive Storytime

    Online Thu., Oct. 1st 10:00am - 10:15am

    Join us for a fun, themed song each week that is paired with a themed book list, and a book reading. For ages 2-6 years old.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Beginner Esl Class - Online

    Online Thu., Oct. 1st 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

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Thu., Oct. 1st All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Oct. 1 - 6 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 Oct. 6 and then meet again online on Oct. 27 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Oct. 27 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. October's Teen Book Box theme is: Road Trip 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

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Thu., Oct. 1st All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Oct. 1 - 8 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 Oct. 6 and then meet again online on Oct. 27 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Oct. 27 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. October's's Tween Book Box theme is: Scared of the Dark

    Category: Teens

Friday, October 2nd

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Fri., Oct. 2nd All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Oct. 1 - 8 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 Oct. 6 and then meet again online on Oct. 27 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Oct. 27 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. October's's Tween Book Box theme is: Scared of the Dark

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Fri., Oct. 2nd All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Oct. 1 - 6 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 Oct. 6 and then meet again online on Oct. 27 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Oct. 27 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. October's Teen Book Box theme is: Road Trip 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

Saturday, October 3rd

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Sat., Oct. 3rd All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Oct. 1 - 6 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 Oct. 6 and then meet again online on Oct. 27 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Oct. 27 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. October's Teen Book Box theme is: Road Trip 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

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Sat., Oct. 3rd All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Oct. 1 - 8 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 Oct. 6 and then meet again online on Oct. 27 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Oct. 27 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. October's's Tween Book Box theme is: Scared of the Dark

    Category: Teens

Sunday, October 4th

  • [CANCELLED] Sunday Paper Crafting Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Sun., Oct. 4th All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Oct. 1 - 6 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 Oct. 6 and then meet again online on Oct. 27 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Oct. 27 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. October's Teen Book Box theme is: Road Trip 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

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Sun., Oct. 4th All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Oct. 1 - 8 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 Oct. 6 and then meet again online on Oct. 27 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Oct. 27 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. October's's Tween Book Box theme is: Scared of the Dark

    Category: Teens

Monday, October 5th

  • Music And Movement With Songs And Signs

    Online Mon., Oct. 5th 10:00am - 10:30am

    JPL is teaming up with Songs and Signs of West Des Moines for a special virtual music and movement program. Stop by the library on Monday, September 28 between 10am-2pm and pick up an egg shaker craft kit that will be used during the program. Registration required to receive Zoom information.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Mon., Oct. 5th All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Oct. 1 - 6 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 Oct. 6 and then meet again online on Oct. 27 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Oct. 27 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. October's Teen Book Box theme is: Road Trip 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 Oct. 8 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Oct. 5th 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

  • Tween Book Box Registration

    Online Mon., Oct. 5th All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Oct. 1 - 8 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 Oct. 6 and then meet again online on Oct. 27 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Oct. 27 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. October's's Tween Book Box theme is: Scared of the Dark

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Oct. 5th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, October 6th

  • Story Time On The Go

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Tween Book Box Unboxing Party

    Online Tue., Oct. 6th 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 Tue., Oct. 6th 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 Tue., Oct. 6th All Day

    Kids in 6th & 7th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Oct. 1 - 8 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 Oct. 6 and then meet again online on Oct. 27 to chat about the book. By registering for the Tween Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Oct. 27 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. October's's Tween Book Box theme is: Scared of the Dark

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Book Box Registration

    Online Tue., Oct. 6th All Day

    Kids in 8th - 12th grade can have the book subscription box experience for FREE! Register Oct. 1 - 6 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 Oct. 6 and then meet again online on Oct. 27 to chat about the book. By registering for the Teen Book Box, you are agreeing to attend the book chat on Oct. 27 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. October's Teen Book Box theme is: Road Trip 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 Oct. 8 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Oct. 6th 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, October 7th

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Oct. 7th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    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. Available for curbside pick-up, first come, first serve. While supplies lasts. For kids in k-5th grade.

    Category: Kids

  • Dungeons & Dragons 101

    Online Wed., Oct. 7th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    Category: Teens

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Wed., Oct. 7th 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 Oct. 8 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Oct. 7th 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, October 8th

Saturday, October 10th

  • Pumpkin Patch To-Go

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

    Let celebrate fall! Stop by the library for Pumpkin Patch in a bag filled with fun crafts and activities for kids and teens. Pick up your bag on October 10th from 10:00am to 1:00pm, while supplies last.

    Category: Kids

  • [CANCELLED] Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, October 12th

  • Register For Oct. 15 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Oct. 12th 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., Oct. 12th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, October 13th

  • Story Time On The Go

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Register For Oct. 15 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Oct. 13th 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, October 14th

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Oct. 14th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    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. Available for curbside pick-up, first come, first serve. While supplies lasts. For kids in k-5th grade.

    Category: Kids

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Register For Oct. 15 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Oct. 14th 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, October 15th

Saturday, October 17th

Monday, October 19th

  • Register For Oct. 22 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Oct. 19th All Day

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

    Category: Teens

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, October 20th

  • Story Time On The Go

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Register For Oct. 22 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Oct. 20th All Day

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

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, October 21st

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Oct. 21st 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    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. Available for curbside pick-up, first come, first serve. While supplies lasts. For kids in k-5th grade.

    Category: Kids

  • Register For Oct. 22 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Oct. 21st All Day

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, October 22nd

Saturday, October 24th

Monday, October 26th

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Register For Oct. 29 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Mon., Oct. 26th All Day

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

    Category: Teens

  • Silent Book Club

    Mon., Oct. 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. Book selections for each month will be announced in the Facebook group. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

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

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, October 27th

  • Reservation

    Outreach Tue., Oct. 27th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Story Time On The Go

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

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

    Category: Kids

  • Tween Book Box Chat

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

    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 Tue., Oct. 27th 5:00pm - 5:30pm

    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 Oct. 29 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Tue., Oct. 27th All Day

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

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

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

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book selection is "The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes" by Leonard Goldberg. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, October 28th

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Oct. 28th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    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. Available for curbside pick-up, first come, first serve. While supplies lasts. For kids in k-5th grade.

    Category: Kids

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Register For Oct. 29 Teen Take And Make Craft

    Online Wed., Oct. 28th All Day

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

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Battle Of The Brains State-Wide Trivia Smackdown

    Online Wed., Oct. 28th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Kids in 6th grade and up can compete, via Zoom, against teens from other libraries in Iowa in an epic trivia battle! There will be five rounds of questions covering books, movies, music, graphic novels, gaming, and current events. Don't hide that big brain! Your hobby, fandom, or celebrity crush might just give your team the edge! Participants will be emailed the Zoom link after registering.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, October 29th

Saturday, October 31st

Sunday, November 1st

  • [CANCELLED] Sunday Paper Crafting Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 2nd

Tuesday, November 3rd

  • Story Time On The Go

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Nov. 3rd 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

  • General Election

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

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Wednesday, November 4th

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 4th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    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. Available for curbside pick-up, first come, first serve. While supplies lasts. For kids in k-5th grade.

    Category: Kids

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

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

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, November 5th

Saturday, November 7th

Monday, November 9th

Tuesday, November 10th

  • Story Time On The Go

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Nov. 10th 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, November 11th

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 11th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    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. Available for curbside pick-up, first come, first serve. While supplies lasts. For kids in k-5th grade.

    Category: Kids

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Closed For Veterans' 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, Tech Lab Wed., Nov. 11th All Day

Thursday, November 12th

Saturday, November 14th

  • [CANCELLED] Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, November 16th

Tuesday, November 17th

  • Story Time On The Go

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Nov. 17th 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, November 18th

  • Stemday Wednesdays

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Nov. 18th 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    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. Available for curbside pick-up, first come, first serve. While supplies lasts. For kids in k-5th grade.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, November 19th

Saturday, November 21st

Monday, November 23rd

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Nov. 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

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Nov. 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. 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, November 24th

  • Reservation

    Outreach Tue., Nov. 24th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Story Time On The Go

    Johnston Public Library Tue., Nov. 24th 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

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Nov. 24th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book selection is "Let's Take the Long Way Home" by Gail Caldwell. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, November 25th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Closing Early For Thanksgiving Holiday

    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, Tech Lab Wed., Nov. 25th 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, November 26th

Friday, November 27th

  • Library Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday

    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 Fri., Nov. 27th All Day

Saturday, November 28th

Monday, November 30th

  • Silent Book Club

    Mon., Nov. 30th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the 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. Book selections for each month will be announced in the Facebook group. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Nov. 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. 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

Wednesday, December 2nd

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Wed., Dec. 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

Thursday, December 3rd

Saturday, December 5th

Monday, December 7th

Wednesday, December 9th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 10th

Saturday, December 12th

  • [CANCELLED] Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, December 13th

  • [CANCELLED] Make It: Handmade Holiday Cards: Session 1

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 13th 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • [CANCELLED] Make It: Handmade Holiday Cards: Session 2

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 13th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, December 14th

Thursday, December 17th

Saturday, December 19th

Monday, December 21st

Wednesday, December 23rd

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 24th

  • Library Closed For Christmas Eve Holiday

    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 Thu., Dec. 24th All Day

Friday, December 25th

  • Library Closed For Christmas Holiday

    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 Fri., Dec. 25th All Day

Saturday, December 26th

Monday, December 28th

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Dec. 28th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Silent Book Club

    Mon., Dec. 28th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meeting. 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. Book selections for each month will be announced in the Facebook group. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Online Mon., Dec. 28th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. 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, December 29th

Thursday, December 31st

  • Library Closing Early For New Year's Eve

    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 Thu., Dec. 31st 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday, January 1st

  • Library Closed For New Year's 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 Fri., Jan. 1st All Day

Wednesday, January 6th

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

    Online Wed., Jan. 6th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, January 14th

Wednesday, February 3rd

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

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

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, February 11th

Wednesday, March 3rd

  • Virtual Dungeons And Dragons

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

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

    Category: Teens

Thursday, March 11th