Calendar List

September 2016

Friday, Sep. 30th

All Day

Hunger Action Month

Location: Johnston Public Library

September is National Hunger Action month. Take action! Help those in need in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items and personal health items at Johnston Public Library. At this time the greatest need in the Johnston community is for personal health items, including toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, kleenex, laundry soap and soap/body wash. All donated items will be distributed through the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

October 2016

Saturday, Oct. 1st

10:00am - 4:00pm

Make & Take Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the children's area anytime between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to complete a craft. All ages; all supplies are provided.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Oct. 2nd

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Kinney Carnahan's Retirement Open House

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Kinney Carnahan, our awesome Children's Librarian is retiring from JPL. Help us celebrate her in style and thank her for her years of service and creativity with Johnston kids, teens and families. Stop by to thank Kinney at her Retirement Open House at Johnston Public Library any time from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Oct. 3rd

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime, Monday, 9:30 AmRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Come enjoy stories and early literacy activities for children ages 3 - 6. Parents and caregivers may join us or wait in the library. The fall session will run from September 12-October 17. You may call the library at 515-278-5233 to sign up or register online.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:30am

Storytime, Monday, 10:30 AmRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Come enjoy stories and early literacy activities for children ages 3 - 6. Parents and caregivers may join us or wait in the library. The fall session will run from September 12-October 17. You may call the library at 515-278-5233 to sign up or register online.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Oct. 4th

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime, Tuesday, 9:30 AmRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Come enjoy stories and early literacy activities for children ages 3 - 6. Parents and caregivers may join us or wait in the library. The fall session will run from September 13-October 17. You may call the library at 515-278-5233 to sign up or register online.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Oct. 5th

10:00am - 10:25am

Wee Read, Wednesday, 10:00 AmRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends, and creative movement for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. The fall session will run from September 14-October 19. You may sign up online or call the library, 515-278-5233.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:00am

Wee Read, Wednesday, 10:30 AmRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends, and creative movement for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. The fall session will be from September 14-October 19. You may sign up online or call the library, 515-278-5233.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Novel Knitting

Location: Commons

Are you a knitter or want to become one? Join Dagmar Scheel to learn how to knit or crochet or to share ideas, patterns and help with other knitters. The Novel Knitting group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm by the lounge area outside of the Archive Room at Johnston Public Library. Beginners welcome! No registration necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Oct. 6th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Babies & BooksRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Books, rhymes, music and more for babies 6-24 months, with a caregiver.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Oct. 9th

3:00pm - 4:00pm

7 Styles Of Cheese Tasting Class With The Cheese Shop Of Des MoinesRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Love cheese? Yep. We know. Come to JPL to learn from the expert. C.J. Bienert, the owner of the Cheese Shop of Des Moines, will be here to educate our palettes (and fill our tummies) with artisan and farmhouse cheese. Learn about Fresh, Washed, Bloomy, Semisoft, Semihard, Hard and Blue Cheese by tasting it all. Charles Bienert's journey started over 14 years ago and has lead him on an exploration around the world encompassing every aspect of cheese and cheese making. He has visited dairies, tried his hand at cheese production and examined the business of selling cheese. Charles (C.J.) Bienert, along with his wife, Kari Bienert, opened The Cheese Shop of Des Moines in the Shops at Roosevelt on November 8th, 2011. The shop's specialty is artisan and farmstead cheese from more than 100 producers (mostly American) and everything to be paired with cheese- from wine to craft beer and cured meat to chocolate. Please RSVP for this free class beginning August 15th. Space is limited.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Oct. 10th

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime, Monday, 9:30 AmRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Come enjoy stories and early literacy activities for children ages 3 - 6. Parents and caregivers may join us or wait in the library. The fall session will run from September 12-October 17. You may call the library at 515-278-5233 to sign up or register online.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:30am

Storytime, Monday, 10:30 AmRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Come enjoy stories and early literacy activities for children ages 3 - 6. Parents and caregivers may join us or wait in the library. The fall session will run from September 12-October 17. You may call the library at 515-278-5233 to sign up or register online.

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Youth Services Reservation

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Oct. 11th

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime, Tuesday, 9:30 AmRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Come enjoy stories and early literacy activities for children ages 3 - 6. Parents and caregivers may join us or wait in the library. The fall session will run from September 13-October 17. You may call the library at 515-278-5233 to sign up or register online.

Tag(s): Kids

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/hHBTN2 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.

Tag(s): Teens

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Flu Shots From Polk County Health Department

Location: Archive Room

Flu season is coming--are you ready? Come to JPL Tuesday, October 11 from 5:30pm 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 $20.00, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay. Quadravalent flu vaccine will be available in injection form only and a higher dosage flu shot for individuals 65 and older will also be available.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Oct. 12th

10:00am - 10:25am

Wee Read, Wednesday, 10:00 AmRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends, and creative movement for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. The fall session will run from September 14-October 19. You may sign up online or call the library, 515-278-5233.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:00am

Wee Read, Wednesday, 10:30 AmRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends, and creative movement for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. The fall session will be from September 14-October 19. You may sign up online or call the library, 515-278-5233.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm

3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

Location: Story Time Room

Join us on the second early-out Wednesday of each month for books, food, friends, and fun! Please call the library for more info or to let us know you'll be joining us.

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Youth Services Reservation

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Oct. 13th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Babies & BooksRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Books, rhymes, music and more for babies 6-24 months, with a caregiver.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

Location: Johnston Public Library,Southeast Corner

Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. Books are available a month in advance at the circulation desk, while supplies last.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Oct. 15th

10:00am - 4:00pm

Virtual Reality Open HouseRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Sign up for a 15 minute session with the new HTC Vive virtual reality headset.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Oct. 16th

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Family Movie

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Bring the family to watch a free movie up on the big screen and enjoy a free snack from the library while you watch.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Oct. 17th

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime, Monday, 9:30 AmRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Come enjoy stories and early literacy activities for children ages 3 - 6. Parents and caregivers may join us or wait in the library. The fall session will run from September 12-October 17. You may call the library at 515-278-5233 to sign up or register online.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:30am

Storytime, Monday, 10:30 AmRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Come enjoy stories and early literacy activities for children ages 3 - 6. Parents and caregivers may join us or wait in the library. The fall session will run from September 12-October 17. You may call the library at 515-278-5233 to sign up or register online.

Tag(s): Kids

3:00pm - 7:40pm

Virtual Reality Open HouseRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Sign up for a 15 minute session with the new HTC Vive virtual reality headset.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Oct. 18th

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime, Tuesday, 9:30 AmRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Come enjoy stories and early literacy activities for children ages 3 - 6. Parents and caregivers may join us or wait in the library. The fall session will run from September 13-October 17. You may call the library at 515-278-5233 to sign up or register online.

Tag(s): Kids

5:15pm - 6:15pm

Tuesday Book Club: 6Th-8Th Grade

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:15 pm in the Storytime Room. For 6th grade through 8th grade.. Questions? Call 278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday Book Club: 9Th Grade & Up

Location: Story Time Room

Tuesday book club is a fun way to talk about the best new books and hang out with friends at the same time. No particular book is assigned for each meeting, although we do choose a new theme to read about each month. Tasty snacks and drinks are provided. Please contact Jessica at the Youth Services Desk with questions at young@johnstonlibrary.com or call at 515-278-5233.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Oct. 19th

10:00am - 10:25am

Wee Read, Wednesday, 10:00 AmRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends, and creative movement for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. The fall session will run from September 14-October 19. You may sign up online or call the library, 515-278-5233.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:00am

Wee Read, Wednesday, 10:30 AmRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends, and creative movement for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. The fall session will be from September 14-October 19. You may sign up online or call the library, 515-278-5233.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Oct. 20th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Babies & BooksRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Books, rhymes, music and more for babies 6-24 months, with a caregiver.

Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, Oct. 22nd

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Hip Hop Event With Rapper AngleRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Love hip hop? Come learn more about it at our free, all-ages Library Loud Day Event with Rapper Angle. Learn about hip hop composition, beats creation and hear a live performance by Angle. Angle (aka Jarid Catrenich) has always had "a distinctive flow and powerful voice" and has been rapping for over 15 years. To listen to his music visit: http://angle1.bandcamp.com/music. Reservations encouraged, but not required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Oct. 24th

10:30am - 11:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Pumpkin Patch Party

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Wear your costume and join us for treats, stories, games, and a craft! You may arrive anytime during the scheduled time. For all ages, you may register beginning October 3.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Oct. 25th

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Gusto Pizza in Johnston

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets at Gusto Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or boutique beer. This month's book is There Is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Oct. 29th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Iowa Ghosts And The Afterlife With Terry FiskRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Come to JPL to see Terry Fisk, author of "The Iowa Road Guide to Haunted Locations" share photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts and Iowa ghost lore. Terry will discuss his ghost investigations with world-renowned medium Allison DuBois (the real-life inspiration for the hit CBS series, Medium) and psychic Chip Coffey (from TV's Paranormal State and Psychic Kids). Mr. Fisk will also describe his confrontations with the famous skeptic and debunker James Randi. Please RSVP for this free event.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Oct. 30th

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Nanowrimo Kick-Off Event

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Get excited, talk to other National Novel Month writers and gather a support system at the National Novel Writing Month Kick-Off Event at Johnston Public Library, sponsored by the Central Iowa Authors Group. If you've ever dreamed about writing a novel, here's your chance. Write a first draft in one month during National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a worldwide movement over 200,000 strong where people just like you write and receive support, encouragement, and the good old-fashioned kick in the pants needed to write the rough draft of a novel in one month. Everyone is welcome-no registration is necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Oct. 31st

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

4:15pm - 5:30pm

Lego-Maniacs

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Legos building and more for ages 6 - 11. We'll supply the bricks -- you bring the imagination! Snacks will be provided at each meeting. Call the library to register, 515-278-5233.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

November 2016

Tuesday, Nov. 1st

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nanowrimo Write In

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd

10:00am - 10:25am

Wee Read

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:00am

Wee Read

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Novel Knitting

Location: Johnston Public Library

Are you a knitter or want to become one? Join Dagmar Scheel to learn how to knit or crochet or to share ideas, patterns and help with other knitters. The Novel Knitting group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm by the lounge area outside of the Archive Room at Johnston Public Library. Beginners welcome! No registration necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nanowrimo Write In

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Nov. 3rd

11:00am - 12:00pm

Babies & Books

Location: Story Time Room

Books, rhymes, music and more for babies 6-24 months, with a caregiver.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nanowrimo Write In

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Nov. 4th

5:30pm - 12:00am

Write All Night At Johnston Public Library

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

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

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Nov. 7th

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nanowrimo Write In

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Story Time Room

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Nov. 8th

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nanowrimo Write In

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Nov. 9th

10:00am - 10:25am

Wee Read

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:00am

Wee Read

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm

3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

Location: Story Time Room

Join us on the second early-out Wednesday of each month for books, food, friends, and fun! Please call the library for more info or to let us know you'll be joining us.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nanowrimo Write In

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Nov. 10th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Babies & Books

Location: Story Time Room

Books, rhymes, music and more for babies 6-24 months, with a caregiver.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

Location: Johnston Public Library,Southeast Corner

Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is Plainsong by Kent Haruf. Books are available a month in advance at the circulation desk, while supplies last.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Nov. 11th

All Day

Library Is Closed

Location: Archive Room,Commons,East Tower Area,East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room,Youth Computer Lounge,Johnston Public Library

The library is closed.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Nov. 12th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Fabulous Fall Tablescapes With Sandra MrachinaRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Learn how to create beautiful, budget-friendly, and unique tablescapes with designer, Sandra Mrachina. Sandra will demonstrate how to choose materials, experiment with color, and create gorgeous Thanksgiving table decor using a wide range of unexpected items. She will also demo how to decorate smaller tables for added fall fun. There will be some hands-on work including a wonderful take home project to kick off your own fall tablescape.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Nov. 13th

2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Night Before Thanksgiving Cooking Class With Lois WhiteRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Food editor Lois White will show you how to pre-game Thanksgiving like a pro for a stress-free, and most importantly, delicious Thanksgiving. Lois will cover all aspects of prepping a bird, including thawing, stuffing with aromatics like lemons, herbs and onions, brining, rubs, injections and more. She'll also cover delectable sides that can be prepped the night before including muffin stuffing, pear compote, bacon-topped green bean casserole and creamy slow-cooker mashed potatoes. Lois White is food editor for Grey Dog Media and a regular contributor to Hy-Vee Seasons Magazine and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. Please RSVP for this free cooking class.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Nov. 14th

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nanowrimo Write In

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Story Time Room

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Nov. 15th

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/hHBTN2 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.

Tag(s): Teens

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nanowrimo Write In

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Nov. 16th

10:00am - 10:25am

Wee Read

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:00am

Wee Read

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nanowrimo Write In

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Nov. 17th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Babies & Books

Location: Story Time Room

Books, rhymes, music and more for babies 6-24 months, with a caregiver.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nanowrimo Write In

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Nov. 20th

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Family Movie

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Bring the family to watch a free movie up on the big screen and enjoy a free snack from the library while you watch.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Nov. 21st

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nanowrimo Write In

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Story Time Room

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Nov. 22nd

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

5:15pm - 6:15pm

Tuesday Book Club: 6Th-8Th Grade

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:15 pm in the Storytime Room. For 6th grade through 8th grade.. Questions? Call 278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

Tag(s): Teens

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nanowrimo Write In

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday Book Club: 9Th Grade & Up, 6:30 Pm

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Storytime Room. For 9th grade and up. Questions? Call 278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd

All Day

Library Closes At 4:00 Pm

Location: Johnston Public Library

Library Closes at 4:00 PM

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Nov. 24th

All Day

Library Is Closed

Location: Archive Room,Commons,East Tower Area,East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room,Youth Computer Lounge,Johnston Public Library

The library is closed.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Nov. 25th

All Day

Library Is Closed

Location: Archive Room,Commons,East Tower Area,East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room,Youth Computer Lounge,Johnston Public Library

The library is closed.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Nov. 28th

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

4:15pm - 5:30pm

Lego-Maniacs

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Legos building and more for ages 6 - 11. We'll supply the bricks -- you bring the imagination! Snacks will be provided at each meeting. Call the library to register.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nanowrimo Write In

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Story Time Room

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Nov. 29th

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/hHBTN2 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.

Tag(s): Teens

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nanowrimo Write In

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Nov. 30th

10:00am - 10:25am

Wee Read

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:00am

Wee Read

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nanowrimo Write In

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to the Johnston Public Library most Mondays through Thursdays in November to use our designated writing space in the SE corner of the library and connect with a community of supportive National Novel Writing Month writers. More info available at nanowrimo.org. All are welcome; no reservation is necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

December 2016

Thursday, Dec. 1st

11:00am - 12:00pm

Babies & Books

Location: Story Time Room

Books, rhymes, music and more for babies 6-24 months, with a caregiver.

Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, Dec. 3rd

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Holidays In Johnston

Location: Archive Room,East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Johnston Public Library

Join us for a town celebration at the Johnston Public Library! Holidays in Johnston will feature crafts, cookie decorating, a gingerbread house contest, entertainment, food and fun. On Saturday, December 5 from 2:30-4:30 p.m., Santa will even make a special appearance on a Johnston fire truck! No registration is necessary. Holidays in Johnston is free and open to everyone. The Johnston Public Library is located at 6700 Merle Hay Road.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Dec. 4th

All Day

Nanowrimo Wrap-up Event

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Dec. 5th

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Dec. 6th

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Dec. 7th

10:00am - 10:25am

Wee Read

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:00am

Wee Read

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Dec. 8th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Babies & Books

Location: Story Time Room

Books, rhymes, music and more for babies 6-24 months, with a caregiver.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

Location: Johnston Public Library,Southeast Corner

Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Books are available a month in advance at the circulation desk, while supplies last.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Dec. 12th

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Dec. 13th

9:30am - 10:30am

Storytime

Location: Story Time Room

Stories and literacy activities for kids ages 3-6; caregivers may join us in the Storytime room or wait in the library. You may register beginning the week of October 24. The session will go from October 31 through December 13.

Tag(s): Kids

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/hHBTN2 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.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Dec. 14th

10:00am - 10:25am

Wee Read

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult.

Tag(s): Kids

10:30am - 11:00am

Wee Read

Location: Story Time Room

Stories, songs, puppet friends and creative movement for kids 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm

3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

Location: Story Time Room

Join us on the second early-out Wednesday of each month for books, food, friends, and fun! Please call the library for more info or to let us know you'll be joining us.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Dec. 15th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Babies & Books

Location: Story Time Room

Books, rhymes, music and more for babies 6-24 months, with a caregiver.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Dec. 18th

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Family Movie

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Bring the family to watch a free movie up on the big screen and enjoy a free snack from the library while you watch.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Dec. 19th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Dec. 20th

5:15pm - 6:15pm

Tuesday Book Club: 6Th-8Th Grade

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:15 pm in the Storytime Room. For 6th grade through 8th grade.. Questions? Call 278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday Book Club: 9Th Grade & Up, 6:30 Pm

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Storytime Room. For 9th grade and up. Questions? Call 278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

Tag(s): Teens

Saturday, Dec. 24th

All Day

Library Is Closed

Location: Archive Room,Commons,East Tower Area,East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room,Youth Computer Lounge,Johnston Public Library

The library is closed.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Dec. 25th

All Day

Library Is Closed

Location: Archive Room,Commons,East Tower Area,East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room,Youth Computer Lounge,Johnston Public Library

The library is closed.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Dec. 26th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Dec. 31st

All Day

Library Closes At 4:00 Pm

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Johnston Public Library

The library closes at 4:00 PM.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

January 2017

Sunday, Jan. 1st

All Day

Library Is Closed

Location: Archive Room,Commons,East Tower Area,East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room,Youth Computer Lounge,Johnston Public Library

The library is closed.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jan. 2nd

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jan. 9th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Jan. 10th

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/hHBTN2 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.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Jan. 11th

3:30pm - 4:30pm

3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

Location: Story Time Room

Join us on the second early-out Wednesday of each month for books, food, friends, and fun! Please call the library for more info or to let us know you'll be joining us.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jan. 12th

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

Location: Johnston Public Library,Southeast Corner

Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link. Books are available a month in advance at the circulation desk, while supplies last.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Jan. 15th

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Family Movie

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Bring the family to watch a free movie up on the big screen and enjoy a free snack from the library while you watch.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jan. 16th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Jan. 17th

5:15pm - 6:15pm

Tuesday Book Club: 6Th-8Th Grade

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:15 pm in the Storytime Room. For 6th grade through 8th grade.. Questions? Call 278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday Book Club: 9Th Grade & Up, 6:30 Pm

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Storytime Room. For 9th grade & up. Questions? Call 278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

Tag(s): Teens

Monday, Jan. 23rd

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jan. 30th

4:15pm - 5:30pm

Lego-Maniacs

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Legos building and more for ages 6 - 11. We'll supply the bricks -- you bring the imagination! Snacks will be provided at each meeting. Call the library to register.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

February 2017

Monday, Feb. 6th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Feb. 8th

3:30pm - 4:30pm

3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

Location: Story Time Room

Join us on the second early-out Wednesday of each month for books, food, friends, and fun! Please call the library for more info or to let us know you'll be joining us.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Feb. 9th

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

Location: Johnston Public Library,Southeast Corner

Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk, while supplies last.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Feb. 13th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Feb. 14th

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/hHBTN2 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.

Tag(s): Teens

Sunday, Feb. 19th

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Family Movie

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Bring the family to watch a free movie up on the big screen and enjoy a free snack from the library while you watch.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Feb. 20th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Feb. 21st

5:15pm - 6:15pm

Tuesday Book Club: 6Th-8Th Grade

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:15 pm in the Storytime Room. For 6th grade through 8th grade.. Questions? Call 278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday Book Club: 9Th Grade & Up, 6:30 Pm

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Storytime Room. For 9th grade & up. Questions? Call 278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

Tag(s): Teens

Monday, Feb. 27th

4:15pm - 5:30pm

Lego-Maniacs

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Legos building and more for ages 6 - 11. We'll supply the bricks -- you bring the imagination! Snacks will be provided at each meeting. Call the library to register.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

March 2017

Monday, Mar. 6th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Mar. 8th

3:30pm - 4:30pm

3Rd-5Th Grade Book Club

Location: Story Time Room

Join us on the second early-out Wednesday of each month for books, food, friends, and fun! Please call the library for more info or to let us know you'll be joining us.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Mar. 9th

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club @ Southeast Corner

Location: Johnston Public Library,Southeast Corner

Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion at Johnston Public Library. This month's book is The Past by Tessa Hadley. Books are available a month in advance at the circulation desk, while supplies last.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Mar. 13th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Mar. 14th

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference @ your library! Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. TAB meets once a month for about an hour and includes a fun activity and yummy snacks. Complete a TAB application today! Find the application online http://goo.gl/hHBTN2 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.

Tag(s): Teens

Sunday, Mar. 19th

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Family Movie

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Bring the family to watch a free movie up on the big screen and enjoy a free snack from the library while you watch.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Mar. 20th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Mar. 21st

5:15pm - 6:15pm

Tuesday Book Club: 6Th-8Th Grade

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:15 pm in the Storytime Room. For 6th grade through 8th grade.. Questions? Call 278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday Book Club: 9Th Grade & Up, 6:30 Pm

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for food, fun, and friends on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Storytime Room. For 9th grade & up. Questions? Call 278-5233 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

Tag(s): Teens

Monday, Mar. 27th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk: English Conversation Group

Location: Southeast Corner

Come to Johnston Public Library on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a fun and relaxed environment for English conversation. English learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. All levels of English speakers are welcome. No registration is necessary. For more information, email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Tag(s): Adult & Family