Day Calendar List

August 2022

Friday, Aug. 12th

9:00am - 3:00pm

Berkley SITS Working Session

Location: Archive Room

2023 Strategic Planning

Saturday, Aug. 13th

9:00am - 12:00pm

Heartland Stampers

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

10:30am - 11:30am

Globally Good: International Cooking Class SeriesRegister

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

Join your neighbors at Johnston Public Library Globally Good: International Cooking Series to experience cultures and foods beyond your front door. This month, Alma, CultureAll Ambassador, will be teaching us the food and culture of the Philippines. Registration is required for these free classes. Part of the Adult Summer Reading Program.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Aug. 14th

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Embarc - Rise

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

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Education Program

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

Patron will be using ceiling projector & drop down screen

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Executive Manor Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Monday, Aug. 15th

9:00am - 5:00pm

Uni Student Teacher Orientation Meeting

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

Des Moines Region UNI Student Teachers will meet to learn the expectations of the student teaching experience.

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Meadow Park Hoa

Location: Story Time Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Bent Tree Villas Hoa

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Aug. 16th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Village At Johnston Station Hoa

Location: Archive Room

Board Meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Wednesday, Aug. 17th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Aug. 18th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "I Am the Messenger" by Markus Zusak. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Lunchtime Lit is not accepting new members at this time due to the current group size. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for more information about other JPL book clubs.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Ktc Staff Meeting

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

Staff meeting for Kids Connection-KTC with the Johnston Community School Disrtrict

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Aug. 19th

5:15pm - 7:00pm

Teen Advisory Board MeetingRegister

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

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

Tag(s): Teens

Saturday, Aug. 20th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

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 third 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.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Aug. 22nd

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Aug. 23rd

9:30am - 2:30pm

University Of Iowa Center For Disabilities And Development

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

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

4:30pm - 8:00pm

Casa Volunteer Training

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

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Pinewood Glen Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Owners Association Board Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 24th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 4:00pm

Melinda Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Credit team meeting

Thursday, Aug. 25th

6:00pm - 7:15pm

Northwoods Association Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Monthly Association Meeting

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Aug. 27th

10:30am - 11:30am

Make It: Jpl Craft Workshop For Adults

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

Get your craft on with us. Join Lori Elrick and Riddhi Seth to explore a new trending craft project every couple of months. In August, Lori and Riddhi will build upon paper flower skills from the craft workshop in May to help you create a trendy and beautiful anemone paper flower ring wreath. Attendance at the May workshop is not a prerequisite. If you prefer to assemble the project on your own at home, the paper flower wreath kit is pre-packed with instructions for grab-and-go pickups. Please register for this free workshop and indicate if you like to attend in-person or grab-and-go; supplies are limited so there is only one garland kit per registration. Adults, leave the kids at home for this one, this crafting time is just for you! Part of the Adult Summer Reading Program.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Aug. 29th

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Girl Scout Registration Event

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

All Johnston families with Girls grades K-12 are invited to join us to learn more about Girl Scouts and register their girl for FREE! We will have a small activity for girls to do while we chat with parents & guardians.

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Aug. 30th

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And Dragons: Curse Of Strahd

Location: Archive Room

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Intro To First Lego LeagueRegister

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

Teachers and student volunteers from C3 Robotics Team will teach the basics of how to build and code a FIRST LEGO League robot. For students in 6th - 8th grade. Registration required. Students are encouraged to attend both sessions on August 30 & Sept. 13.

Tag(s): Teens

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the 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 beer. This month's book is "Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Aug. 31st

9:00am - 4:30pm

Iowa Ccr&r Iq4K Specialists

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

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

September 2022

Thursday, Sep. 1st

9:30am - 3:00pm

Juvenile Justice Advisory Council

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

meeting

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Sep. 2nd

9:00am - 3:00pm

Workforce Advisory Meeting

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

Sunday, Sep. 4th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Board In The Library

Location: Story Time Room

Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for life size board games the whole family would enjoy!

Tag(s): Kids

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting ClubRegister

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

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Sep. 5th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Labor Day

Location: Johnston Public Library

Tuesday, Sep. 6th

10:30am - 11:30am

Block Party!

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for an hour of fun playing with a variety of blocks and other building materials. Come see what it is all about and have some CONSTRUCTIVE FUN!!! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. A terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And DragonsRegister

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

Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet monthly. 6th-12th grade. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Pb&j Club (Picture Book & Juice Club)

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-2 can join us each month to enjoy a snack with juice and a picture book read aloud with corresponding activities and crafts! For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required for each individual month. *Grades K-2

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Sep. 7th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Sep. 8th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/cpr/aed

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

Training community members on how to respond in cases of an emergency

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. This month's book is "We Had a Little Real Estate Problem" by Kliph Nesteroff. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Sep. 9th

12:30pm - 4:30pm

Dean Snyder Construction

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

Business Meeting for 35 people. We would like to bring our own lunch if possible.

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Saturday, Sep. 10th

9:00am - 12:00pm

Free Shred Day

Location: Johnston Public Library

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

Tag(s): Adult & Family

9:30am - 12:00pm

Heartland Stampers

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Sunday, Sep. 11th

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Sep. 12th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Sep. 13th

10:30am - 11:30am

Tape Town

Location: Story Time Room

An interactive cityscape, connected with a network of masking tape roads, allows children to visit different parts of Tape Town with toy vehicles. A car wash and a grocery store will be just a few of the stops around town. Kids will strengthen motor skills, make connections and have lots of fun exploring Tape Town! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Anime ClubRegister

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

Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up. Some anime series we watch may be rated TV-14, but all episodes have been previewed by library staff. For more info. contact Jessica - young@johnstonlibrary.com

Tag(s): Teens

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Animal Rescue Friends Book Club

Location: Story Time Room

JPL's Animal Rescue Friends Book Club is for 3rd-5th graders who love all critters! Each participant will receive a copy of the graphic novel "Animal Rescue Friends". Participants will be required to read an assigned story from this graphic novel each month and meet to discuss (approximately 25-30 pages). Along with our discussion, we will meet with an animal friend from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's TheraPets program and do corresponding crafts/activities. A snack and juice will be provided. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required *Grades 3-5

Tag(s): Kids

4:30pm - 8:00pm

Casa Volunteer Training

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

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Intro To First Lego LeagueRegister

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

Teachers and student volunteers from C3 Robotics Team will teach the basics of how to build and code a FIRST LEGO League robot. For students in 6th - 8th grade. Registration required. Students are encouraged to attend both sessions on August 30 & Sept. 13.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Sep. 14th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Sep. 15th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Disappearing Earth" by Julia Phillips. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Lunchtime Lit is not accepting new members at this time due to the current group size. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for more information about other JPL book clubs.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Sep. 16th

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Heartland AEA Region 4 Team

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

Team meeting for Heartland AEA Region 4

Saturday, Sep. 17th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

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 third 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.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

12:30pm - 4:00pm

Girl Scout Troop 771

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Sunday, Sep. 18th

All Day

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Sep. 19th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Adam Ridge Rowhomes

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

Homeowner meeting

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Bent Tree Hills Hoa

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Sep. 20th

10:30am - 11:30am

Story Time With Ruby The Reading Red Panda

Location: Story Time Room

Join the Blank Park Zoo and Ruby the plush red panda for a very special story time. This program is geared towards kids ages 2-5 and their caregivers, but all ages welcome! A Terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Read With Heart

Location: Story Time Room

Heart is a playful therapy rabbit who loves getting head scratches and spending time with kids. Come practice your reading skills by reading aloud to this non-judgmental listener! Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay in the room with their child while they read to Heart. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library for the duration of their time slot (15 minutes).

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

Tag(s): Teens

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Teen Board Game Club: Harry Potter Edition

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

Calling all board game loving Muggles! Join a Hogwarts House and battle it out in a game of Wits and Wagers: Harry Potter Edition - the game where you don't need the answers to win! Just make your guess, place your bets, and see who comes out on top. Fabulous prizes for the winning house! Pizza and butterbeer will be served! Gr. 6 & up. Register beginning Sept. 1. Teen Board Game Club meets monthly. It's a great way to meet other gaming enthusiasts and discover new games.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Sep. 21st

9:30am - 2:30pm

Justice Advisory Board

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

Meeting

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Greater Des Moines Reciprocity Group Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Quarterly meeting of the Board

Thursday, Sep. 22nd

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Sep. 24th

10:30am - 11:30am

Skill Share Series: Jpl Drum Circle

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

JPL invites you to take part in a series of programs geared toward lifelong learning and skill building for adults. In this series, community professionals, expert DIY-ers, and enthusiastic hobbyists will provide opportunities to try new experiences, learn valuable techniques, and engage with fellow community members. The Skill Share Lending Library Series is for anyone and everyone - from those looking to save some green on that home project to the jack-of-all-trades hobbyist. All you need is a dash of passion for learning something new! Join us Saturday, September 24th for the first in our Skill Share Series! This month we present the JPL Drum Circle. Ever wanted to create your own music - or even just clap along to the beat without those awkward stares? Join Retired Music Educator and Percussionist, Rich Clark, for a quick dive into the joys of rhythm! Rich will provide instruction on how to count along with a song and create basic beats on any percussion instrument while demonstrating a wide variety of drums that you can bang on! Make sure to grab your spot in this exclusive JPL drum circle. All supplies provided. Registration is required. Presenter Bio - Rich is, first and foremost, a percussionist. He has been making noise on anything drum-like for over 50 years. He has played with various marching bands, drum corps, municipal bands, big band, and jazz organizations, as well as in the orchestra for multiple musicals in both the Quad Cities and St. Louis area. After 35 years as a middle school music teacher, Rich is now retired. He lives in St. Louis with his wife Amy and their two dogs, Roxie and Stanley. - but he is still banging on those drums every day!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Sep. 25th

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Sep. 26th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Sep. 27th

10:30am - 11:30am

Parachute Story Time

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for parachute games/songs, a story, and a craft! For ages 2-5. A Terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Curious Kids

Location: Story Time Room

Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children going into grades 3-5.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 6Th & 7Th Grade

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox our first JPL Book Box Book Club selection of the year! Each book club member will receive a box that will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 8Th - 12Th Grade

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox our first JPL Book Box Book Club selection of the year! Each book club member will receive a box that will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

Tag(s): Teens

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the 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 beer. This month's book is "Himself" by Jess Kidd. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Sep. 28th

9:30am - 4:30pm

Iowa Ccr&r Iq4K Specialists

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

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Sep. 29th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Green Meadow North Townhomes Annual Meeting

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

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

October 2022

Sunday, Oct. 2nd

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Board In The Library

Location: Story Time Room

Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for life size board games the whole family would enjoy!

Tag(s): Kids

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting Club

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

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Oct. 3rd

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Oct. 4th

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And DragonsRegister

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

Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet monthly. 6th-12th grade. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Pb&j Club (Picture Book & Juice Club)

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-2 can join us each month to enjoy a snack with juice and a picture book read aloud with corresponding activities and crafts! For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required for each individual month. *Grades K-2

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Oct. 5th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Get A Flu Shot With Polk County Health Department

Location: Archive Room

Flu season is coming--are you ready? Come to JPL Wednesday, October 5 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm to get flu shots for the whole family. Most major insurance cards are accepted and flu shots for uninsured individuals are available for a suggested donation of $25.00, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay. Pre-register with Polk County at www.immunizepolk.com to skip the registration paperwork and be in and out of JPL quickly. The Quadravalent flu vaccine will be available in injection form only.A higher dosage flu shot for individuals 65 and older will also be available. Due to a cost increase in this high dose vaccine for individuals 65+, the Polk County Health Dept asks for a donation of $65 for the higher dose vaccine, but also will never turn anyone away.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Oct. 6th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Girl Scout Troop 846 Meeting

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

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Oct. 8th

9:00am - 12:00pm

Heartland Stampers

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Sunday, Oct. 9th

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Oct. 10th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Oct. 11th

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Anime ClubRegister

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

Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite manga. Drawing supplies will be available and cosplay is encouraged. For students in 6th grade and up. Anime series we watch may be rated TV-Y - TV-14. All episodes have been previewed by library staff. For more info. contact Jessica - young@johnstonlibrary.com

Tag(s): Teens

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Animal Rescue Friends Book Club

Location: Story Time Room

JPL's Animal Rescue Friends Book Club is for 3rd-5th graders who love all critters! Each participant will receive a copy of the graphic novel "Animal Rescue Friends". Participants will be required to read an assigned story from this graphic novel each month and meet to discuss (approximately 25-30 pages). Along with our discussion, we will meet with an animal friend from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's TheraPets program and do corresponding crafts/activities. A snack and juice will be provided. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required *Grades 3-5

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Oct. 12th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Oct. 13th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. This month's book is "Hell of a Book" by Jason Mott. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Oct. 15th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

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 third 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.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Oct. 17th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

Location: Youth Services Area

Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. *Kits will be available while supplies lasts.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Oct. 18th

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

Tag(s): Teens

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Quarterly Meeting Of The Des Moines Area P.e.o. Reciprocity Committee

Location: Archive Room

Reciprocity Committee Board Meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Teen Board Game ClubRegister

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

Whether you're an expert player or new to the hobby, we'd love for you to join us! A local board game expert will teach the group how to play different games each month. Reservations appreciated. 6th - 12th grade.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Oct. 19th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Oct. 20th

9:00am - 4:00pm

State Library Of Iowa Training

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

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

11:00am - 12:00pm

Baby Busy Bags

Location: Youth Services Area

Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts.

Tag(s): Kids

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. This month's book is "The Plot" by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Lunchtime Lit is not accepting new members at this time due to the current group size. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for more information about other JPL book clubs.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Oct. 21st

9:00am - 12:00pm

State Library Of Iowa Training

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

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Saturday, Oct. 22nd

9:00am - 12:00pm

American Pilgrims On The Camino

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

Camino 201

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Sunday, Oct. 23rd

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Oct. 24th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

Location: Youth Services Area

Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. *Kits will be available while supplies lasts.

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Qr Code Quest

Location: Johnston Public Library

Come in anytime the library is open for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Oct. 25th

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Curious Kids

Location: Story Time Room

Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children going into grades 3-5.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 6Th & 7Th Grade

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox our first JPL Book Box Book Club selection of the year! Each book club member will receive a box that will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

Tag(s): Teens

All Day

Qr Code Quest

Location: Johnston Public Library

Come in anytime the library is open for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 8Th - 12Th Grade

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox our first JPL Book Box Book Club selection of the year! Each book club member will receive a box that will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

Tag(s): Teens

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the 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 beer. This month's book is "I'll Be Gone in the Dark" by Michelle McNamara. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Oct. 26th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Qr Code Quest

Location: Johnston Public Library

Come in anytime the library is open for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Oct. 27th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Baby Busy Bags

Location: Youth Services Area

Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts.

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Qr Code Quest

Location: Johnston Public Library

Come in anytime the library is open for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Oct. 28th

All Day

Qr Code Quest

Location: Johnston Public Library

Come in anytime the library is open for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Oct. 29th

All Day

Qr Code Quest

Location: Johnston Public Library

Come in anytime the library is open for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Oct. 30th

All Day

Qr Code Quest

Location: Johnston Public Library

Come in anytime the library is open for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Oct. 31st

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Qr Code Quest

Location: Johnston Public Library

Come in anytime the library is open for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. Bring your own device or use one of ours. For all ages.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

November 2022

Tuesday, Nov. 1st

10:30am - 11:30am

Story Time With The Iowa Library For The Blind

Location: Story Time Room

Enjoy a story and activities led by a Youth Librarian from the Iowa Library for the Blind, learn about braille, and receive a personalized bookmark with your kiddo's name in braille! *Special note to parents: This storytime will help your child gain a better understanding of how similar each one of us can be, even if we do things a little differently from one another.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And DragonsRegister

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

Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet monthly. 6th-12th grade. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Pb&j Club (Picture Book & Juice Club)

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-2 can join us each month to enjoy a snack with juice and a picture book read aloud with corresponding activities and crafts! For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required for each individual month. *Grades K-2

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Nov. 3rd

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Girl Scout Troop 846 Meetinf

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

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Nov. 4th

9:30am - 1:00pm

Iowa Task Force For Young Women

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

Public meeting - state government -

Sunday, Nov. 6th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Board In The Library

Location: Story Time Room

Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for life size board games the whole family would enjoy!

Tag(s): Kids

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting Club

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

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Nov. 7th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Nov. 8th

7:00am - 8:00pm

General Election

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

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Anime ClubRegister

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

Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite manga. Drawing supplies will be available and cosplay is encouraged. For students in 6th grade and up. Anime series we watch may be rated TV-Y - TV-14. All episodes have been previewed by library staff. For more info. contact Jessica - young@johnstonlibrary.com

Tag(s): Teens

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Animal Rescue Friends Book Club

Location: Story Time Room

JPL's Animal Rescue Friends Book Club is for 3rd-5th graders who love all critters! Each participant will receive a copy of the graphic novel "Animal Rescue Friends". Participants will be required to read an assigned story from this graphic novel each month and meet to discuss (approximately 25-30 pages). Along with our discussion, we will meet with an animal friend from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's TheraPets program and do corresponding crafts/activities. A snack and juice will be provided. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required *Grades 3-5

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Nov. 9th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Nov. 10th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Pop-Up Virtual Reality

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

Experience Virtual Reality (VR) at JPL. Sign-up for a 15 minute time slot to try out VR for yourself. Registration required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. This month's book is "The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett" by Annie Lyons. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Nov. 11th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Veterans' Day

Location: Johnston Public Library

Sunday, Nov. 13th

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Nov. 14th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Nov. 15th

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Read With Heart

Location: Story Time Room

Heart is a playful therapy rabbit who loves getting head scratches and spending time with kids. Come practice your reading skills by reading aloud to this non-judgmental listener! Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay in the room with their child while they read to Heart. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library for the duration of their time slot (15 minutes).

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

Tag(s): Teens

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Teen Board Game ClubRegister

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

Whether you're an expert player or new to the hobby, we'd love for you to join us! A local board game expert will teach the group how to play different games each month. Reservations appreciated. 6th - 12th grade.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Nov. 16th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Heights Hoa

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

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Thursday, Nov. 17th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. This month's book is "We Had a Little Real Estate Problem" by Kliph Nesteroff. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Lunchtime Lit is not accepting new members at this time due to the current group size. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for more information about other JPL book clubs.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Nov. 19th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

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 third 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.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:30am - 11:30am

Get Pumped For Pumpkin Baking Class

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

Brunches and Thanksgiving feasts are just around the corner. As the weather cools down, our cravings center around oven-baked breads and pies using pumpkin and spice. Join our fave food editor Lois Carpenter as she demonstrates: • Pumpkin Streusel Muffins laced with brown butter icing (technique for browning butter will be prominent here; it can be applied to other icings like for holiday bars or cookies). • Pumpkin-Pecan Tassies, miniature pies baked in a mini muffin pan--a fun twist on pie, especially for those having a hard time choosing between pumpkin and pecan.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Nov. 21st

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Nov. 22nd

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Curious Kids

Location: Story Time Room

Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children going into grades 3-5.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Library Closing Early For The Observance Of Thanksgiving

Location: Johnston Public Library

Thursday, Nov. 24th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Thanksgiving

Location: Johnston Public Library

Friday, Nov. 25th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Thanksgiving

Location: Johnston Public Library

Sunday, Nov. 27th

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Nov. 28th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Nov. 29th

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 6Th & 7Th Grade

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox our first JPL Book Box Book Club selection of the year! Each book club member will receive a box that will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 8Th - 12Th Grade

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox our first JPL Book Box Book Club selection of the year! Each book club member will receive a box that will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

Tag(s): Teens

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the 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 beer. This month's book is "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Nov. 30th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

December 2022

Thursday, Dec. 1st

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Dec. 3rd

10:00am - 11:00am

Create-A-Cookie!

Location: Johnston Public Library

We are getting out the frosting and the sprinkles for some festive cookie decorating! Stop by the Johnston Public Library to pick up a kit that contains everything you need to decorate a delicious cookie! First come, first served. While supplies lasts.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Dec. 4th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Board In The Library

Location: Story Time Room

Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for life size board games the whole family would enjoy!

Tag(s): Kids

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting Club

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

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Dec. 5th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Dec. 6th

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And DragonsRegister

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

Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet monthly. 6th-12th grade. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Pb&j Club (Picture Book & Juice Club)

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-2 can join us each month to enjoy a snack with juice and a picture book read aloud with corresponding activities and crafts! For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required for each individual month. *Grades K-2

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Dec. 7th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Dec. 8th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. This month's book is "Feather Thief" by Kirk Wallace Johnson. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Dec. 11th

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Dec. 12th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Dec. 13th

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Anime ClubRegister

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

Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite manga. Drawing supplies will be available and cosplay is encouraged. For students in 6th grade and up. Anime series we watch may be rated TV-Y - TV-14. All episodes have been previewed by library staff. For more info. contact Jessica - young@johnstonlibrary.com

Tag(s): Teens

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Animal Rescue Friends Book Club

Location: Story Time Room

JPL's Animal Rescue Friends Book Club is for 3rd-5th graders who love all critters! Each participant will receive a copy of the graphic novel "Animal Rescue Friends". Participants will be required to read an assigned story from this graphic novel each month and meet to discuss (approximately 25-30 pages). Along with our discussion, we will meet with an animal friend from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's TheraPets program and do corresponding crafts/activities. A snack and juice will be provided. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required *Grades 3-5

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Dec. 14th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Dec. 15th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. This month's book is "Hell of a Book" by Jason Mott. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Lunchtime Lit is not accepting new members at this time due to the current group size. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for more information about other JPL book clubs.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Dec. 17th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

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 third 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.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Dec. 19th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Dec. 20th

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Read With Heart

Location: Story Time Room

Heart is a playful therapy rabbit who loves getting head scratches and spending time with kids. Come practice your reading skills by reading aloud to this non-judgmental listener! Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay in the room with their child while they read to Heart. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library for the duration of their time slot (15 minutes).

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

Tag(s): Teens

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Teen Board Game ClubRegister

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

Whether you're an expert player or new to the hobby, we'd love for you to join us! A local board game expert will teach the group how to play different games each month. Reservations appreciated. 6th - 12th grade.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Dec. 21st

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Dec. 22nd

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Dec. 24th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Christmas

Location: Johnston Public Library

Sunday, Dec. 25th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Christmas

Location: Johnston Public Library

Monday, Dec. 26th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Dec. 27th

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the 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 beer. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Dec. 28th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Free Drop-In Job Help

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop-in for free job help with a job coach from Goodwill of Central Iowa. Mike Johnston will be at Johnston Public Library to assist with job searches, filling out job applications, writing or updating resumes and cover letters, and interview coaching. Job help is free and does not require an appointment.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Dec. 29th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Dec. 31st

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Library Closing Early For The Observance Of New Year's Eve

Location: Johnston Public Library

January 2023

Sunday, Jan. 1st

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of New Year's Day

Location: Johnston Public Library

Tuesday, Jan. 3rd

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And DragonsRegister

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

Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet monthly. 6th-12th grade. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 6Th & 7Th Grade

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet to talk about this month's book selection, eat snacks, and unbox our next JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 8Th - 12Th Grade

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox our first JPL Book Box Book Club selection of the year! Each book club member will receive a box that will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

Tag(s): Teens

Tuesday, Jan. 10th

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Anime ClubRegister

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

Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite manga. Drawing supplies will be available and cosplay is encouraged. For students in 6th grade and up. Anime series we watch may be rated TV-Y - TV-14. All episodes have been previewed by library staff. For more info. contact Jessica - young@johnstonlibrary.com

Tag(s): Teens

Tuesday, Jan. 17th

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

Tag(s): Teens

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Teen Board Game ClubRegister

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

Whether you're an expert player or new to the hobby, we'd love for you to join us! A local board game expert will teach the group how to play different games each month. Reservations appreciated. 6th - 12th grade.

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Jan. 19th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. This month's book is "The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett" by Annie Lyons. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Lunchtime Lit is not accepting new members at this time due to the current group size. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for more information about other JPL book clubs.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jan. 23rd

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Tuesday, Jan. 24th

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 6Th & 7Th Grade

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox our first JPL Book Box Book Club selection of the year! Each book club member will receive a box that will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 8Th - 12Th Grade

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox our first JPL Book Box Book Club selection of the year! Each book club member will receive a box that will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

Tag(s): Teens

February 2023

Tuesday, Feb. 7th

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And DragonsRegister

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

Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet monthly. 6th-12th grade. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens