Events at the Library

Monday, June 1st

  • Chapter By Chapter

    Online Mon., Jun. 1st 10:00am - 10:30am

    Listen to a a chapter each week, read aloud by Miss Megan, from the family-friendly book The Story of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, June 5th

  • Find It Friday

    Online Fri., Jun. 5th 9:00am - 10:00am

    Each week a snapshot of an iconic location in Johnston will be released. Try to figure out what the photo is of and go find it! Tag us in your pictures as you find the items using the hashtag #finditfridayJPL Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, June 6th

Sunday, June 7th

  • [CANCELLED] Sunday Paper Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Jun. 7th 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, June 8th

  • Chapter By Chapter

    Online Mon., Jun. 8th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Listen to a a chapter each week, read aloud by Miss Megan, from the family-friendly book The Story of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, June 10th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at 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, June 11th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

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

    Join fellow book lovers virtually via Zoom meetings for lively discussion and good company. This month's book 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 stevens@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, June 12th

  • Find It Friday

    Online Fri., Jun. 12th 9:00am - 10:00am

    Each week a snapshot of an iconic location in Johnston will be released. Try to figure out what the photo is of and go find it! Tag us in your pictures as you find the items using the hashtag #finditfridayJPL Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, June 13th

  • [CANCELLED] Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jun. 13th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, June 15th

  • Chapter By Chapter

    Online Mon., Jun. 15th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Listen to a a chapter each week, read aloud by Miss Megan, from the family-friendly book The Story of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, June 18th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Online Thu., Jun. 18th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Join us virtually via Zoom meetings for a bounty of good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book 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 stevens@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, June 19th

  • Find It Friday

    Online Fri., Jun. 19th 9:00am - 10:00am

    Each week a snapshot of an iconic location in Johnston will be released. Try to figure out what the photo is of and go find it! Tag us in your pictures as you find the items using the hashtag #finditfridayJPL Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, June 20th

Monday, June 22nd

  • Chapter By Chapter

    Online Mon., Jun. 22nd 10:00am - 10:30am

    Listen to a a chapter each week, read aloud by Miss Megan, from the family-friendly book The Story of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jun. 22nd 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, June 24th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at 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

Friday, June 26th

  • Find It Friday

    Online Fri., Jun. 26th 9:00am - 10:00am

    Each week a snapshot of an iconic location in Johnston will be released. Try to figure out what the photo is of and go find it! Tag us in your pictures as you find the items using the hashtag #finditfridayJPL Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, June 27th

Monday, June 29th

  • Chapter By Chapter

    Online Mon., Jun. 29th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Listen to a a chapter each week, read aloud by Miss Megan, from the family-friendly book The Story of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Jun. 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. Pick up a print copy of this month’s book by emailing Stephanie at gibbclark@johnstonlibrary.com. 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

Tuesday, June 30th

  • Well Red Book Club

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

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club, meeting virtually during recommended social distancing. This month's book is "The Book That Matters Most" by Ann Hood. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 3rd

  • Find It Friday

    Online Fri., Jul. 3rd 9:00am - 10:00am

    Each week a snapshot of an iconic location in Johnston will be released. Try to figure out what the photo is of and go find it! Tag us in your pictures as you find the items using the hashtag #finditfridayJPL

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, July 4th

Sunday, July 5th

  • [CANCELLED] Sunday Paper Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Jul. 5th 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, July 6th

  • Chapter By Chapter

    Online Mon., Jul. 6th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Listen to a a chapter each week, read aloud by Miss Megan, from the family-friendly book The Story of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, July 8th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 8th 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, July 9th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

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

    Join fellow book lovers virtually via Zoom meetings for lively discussion and good company. This month's book is "My Sister the Serial Killer" by Oyinkan Braithwaite. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email stevens@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 10th

  • Find It Friday

    Online Fri., Jul. 10th 9:00am - 10:00am

    Each week a snapshot of an iconic location in Johnston will be released. Try to figure out what the photo is of and go find it! Tag us in your pictures as you find the items using the hashtag #finditfridayJPL

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, July 11th

  • [CANCELLED] Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jul. 11th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, July 13th

  • Chapter By Chapter

    Online Mon., Jul. 13th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Listen to a a chapter each week, read aloud by Miss Megan, from the family-friendly book The Story of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, July 16th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Online Thu., Jul. 16th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Join us virtually via Zoom meetings for a bounty of good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Men Explain Things To Me" by Rebecca Solnit. To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email stevens@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 17th

  • Find It Friday

    Online Fri., Jul. 17th 9:00am - 10:00am

    Each week a snapshot of an iconic location in Johnston will be released. Try to figure out what the photo is of and go find it! Tag us in your pictures as you find the items using the hashtag #finditfridayJPL

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, July 18th

Monday, July 20th

  • Chapter By Chapter

    Online Mon., Jul. 20th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Listen to a a chapter each week, read aloud by Miss Megan, from the family-friendly book The Story of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, July 21st

Wednesday, July 22nd

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Jul. 22nd 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

Friday, July 24th

  • Find It Friday

    Online Fri., Jul. 24th 9:00am - 10:00am

    Each week a snapshot of an iconic location in Johnston will be released. Try to figure out what the photo is of and go find it! Tag us in your pictures as you find the items using the hashtag #finditfridayJPL

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, July 25th

Monday, July 27th

  • Chapter By Chapter

    Online Mon., Jul. 27th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Listen to a a chapter each week, read aloud by Miss Megan, from the family-friendly book The Story of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting. Part of the 2020 Summer Library Program.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • [CANCELLED] Drop-In Device Advice

    Johnston Public Library Mon., Jul. 27th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Jul. 27th 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. Pick up a print copy of this month’s book by emailing Stephanie at gibbclark@johnstonlibrary.com. 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

Tuesday, July 28th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Online Tue., Jul. 28th 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 Boys in the Boat" by Daniel Brown.To reserve a book club book, arrange a book pickup time, and get Zoom meeting invite details, email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, July 31st

  • Find It Friday

    Online Fri., Jul. 31st 9:00am - 10:00am

    Each week a snapshot of an iconic location in Johnston will be released. Try to figure out what the photo is of and go find it! Tag us in your pictures as you find the items using the hashtag #finditfridayJPL

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, August 1st

Sunday, August 2nd

  • Make It: Handmade Cards For Every Occasion: Session 1

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Aug. 2nd 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 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

  • Make It: Handmade Cards For Every Occasion: Session 2

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Aug. 2nd 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 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

Saturday, August 8th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Reservation

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, August 12th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at 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, August 13th

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is "When We Believed in Mermaids" by Barbara O'Neal. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, August 15th

Thursday, August 20th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, August 22nd

Monday, August 24th

  • Drop-In Device Advice

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, August 25th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Aug. 25th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, August 26th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

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

    Did you know DMARC's Mobile Food Pantry makes bi-monthly stops to the Johnston Public Library parking lot? Stops will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Find more information at 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

Saturday, August 29th

Monday, August 31st

  • Silent Book Club

    Mon., Aug. 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. 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

Saturday, September 5th

Sunday, September 6th

  • Sunday Paper Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Sep. 6th 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

Wednesday, September 9th

  • Dmarc Mobile Food Pantry

    Johnston Public Library Wed., Sep. 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, September 10th

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

    Johnston Public Library, Southeast Corner Thu., Sep. 10th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is "Evvie Drake Starts Over" by Linda Holmes. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 12th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Sep. 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., Sep. 12th All Day

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, September 17th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, September 19th

Wednesday, September 23rd

  • 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

Saturday, September 26th

Monday, September 28th

  • 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

  • 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

Tuesday, September 29th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Sep. 29th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, October 3rd

Sunday, October 4th

  • 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

Thursday, October 8th

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, October 10th

  • 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

Tuesday, October 13th

Wednesday, October 14th

  • Satellite Early Voting

    Archive Room Wed., Oct. 14th 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Early voting at Johnston Public Library: October 12th- October 31st Monday - Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM Friday - 10:00AM-4:00PM Saturday Oct 24th - 10:00AM-4:00PM More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/auditor/election/.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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

Thursday, October 15th

  • Satellite Early Voting

    Archive Room Thu., Oct. 15th 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Early voting at Johnston Public Library: October 12th- October 31st Monday - Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM Friday - 10:00AM-4:00PM Saturday Oct 24th - 10:00AM-4:00PM More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/auditor/election/.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, October 16th

Saturday, October 17th

Monday, October 19th

Tuesday, October 20th

Wednesday, October 21st

Thursday, October 22nd

Friday, October 23rd

Saturday, October 24th

Monday, October 26th

  • Satellite Early Voting

    Archive Room Mon., Oct. 26th 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Early voting at Johnston Public Library: October 12th- October 31st Monday - Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM Friday - 10:00AM-4:00PM Saturday Oct 24th - 10:00AM-4:00PM More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/auditor/election/.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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

  • 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

Tuesday, October 27th

  • Satellite Early Voting

    Archive Room Tue., Oct. 27th 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Early voting at Johnston Public Library: October 12th- October 31st Monday - Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM Friday - 10:00AM-4:00PM Saturday Oct 24th - 10:00AM-4:00PM More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/auditor/election/.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Oct. 27th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, October 28th

  • Satellite Early Voting

    Archive Room Wed., Oct. 28th 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Early voting at Johnston Public Library: October 12th- October 31st Monday - Thursday 10:00AM-6:00PM Friday - 10:00AM-4:00PM Saturday Oct 24th - 10:00AM-4:00PM More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/auditor/election/.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • 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

Thursday, October 29th

Friday, October 30th

Saturday, October 31st

Sunday, November 1st

  • 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

Saturday, November 7th

Wednesday, November 11th

  • 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

Thursday, November 12th

  • Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, November 14th

  • 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

Thursday, November 19th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

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

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, November 21st

Monday, November 23rd

  • 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

Tuesday, November 24th

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Nov. 24th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

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

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, 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

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