Day Calendar List

July 2022

Saturday, Jul. 2nd

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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jul. 3rd

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

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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Jul. 5th

10:30am - 11:30am

Magnet Play!

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

Explore the power of magnets through hands-on play. Magnet activities and a craft will be provided during this open play program. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program

Tag(s): Kids

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Teen Tuesday Movie Night: Encanto Sing-Along EditionRegister

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

Watch the movie, sing along with your favorite songs, make a colorful craft, and eat Encanto-inspired snacks. Entering gr. 6 and up. Register beginning June 27.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Jul. 6th

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

Nature Play- Owls With Polk County Conservation

Location: Story Time Room

Join Polk County Conservation for this very special Nature Play! A Naturalist will discuss how different adaptations of owls enable them to be good predators. Following the presentation, participants will be given the opportunity to dissect a real owl pellet!

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jul. 7th

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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Crafternoon

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

Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the Summer Reading Program 2022.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Block Party!

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

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

Friday, Jul. 8th

11:00am - 11:45am

Zoo To You With Blank Park Zoo

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

See different animals up close and learn about what they eat, where they live and other fun facts! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Saturday, Jul. 9th

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, Josie, CultureAll Ambassador, will be teaching us about the food and culture of Kenya. Registration is required for these free classes. Part of the Adult Summer Reading Program.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Legobot Mechanics Club

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

A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

Tag(s): Teens

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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jul. 10th

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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jul. 11th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

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, Jul. 12th

10:30am - 11:30am

Parachute Story Time

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

Join us for stories and parachute games! Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Teen Tuesday Escape Room: Session 1 6Th Gr. & Up

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

Work as a team to decode clues and escape the room before time runs out. This is an unforgettable live action gaming experience you don't want to miss! 6th grade and up. Registration required. Registration begins July 4.

Tag(s): Teens

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Teen Tuesday Escape Room: Session 2 6Th Gr. & Up

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

Work as a team to decode clues and escape the room before time runs out. This is an unforgettable live action gaming experience you don't want to miss! 6th grade and up. Registration required. Registration begins July 4.

Tag(s): Teens

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen Tuesday Escape Room: Session 3 6Th Gr. & Up

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

Work as a team to decode clues and escape the room before time runs out. This is an unforgettable live action gaming experience you don't want to miss! 6th grade and up. Registration required. Registration begins July 4.

Tag(s): Teens

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Teen Tuesday Escape Room: Session 4 8Th - 12Th Grade

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

Work as a team to decode clues and escape the room before time runs out. This is an unforgettable live action gaming experience you don't want to miss! This session is for kids in 8th - 12 grade. Registration required. Registration begins July 4.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Jul. 13th

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

Nature Play

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for a story and nature play each week. Nature play includes actively playing outside or learning about the outdoors. Activities will include rock hunting, cloud watching, wildlife education, and so much more! Prepare your child for messy play! Nature play will occur outdoors when weather permits. Recommended for grades K-5, but all ages welcome. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Boxcar Drive-In

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

Bring a box big enough for your child to sit in and come on over to our Boxcar Drive-in. All other supplies to turn your box into a car will be provided, along with a snack and a short movie. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jul. 14th

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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Crafternoon

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

Join us for a fun and easy craft program with a different project every week! We'll supply the materials and you supply the creativity! This program is for kids going into grades k-5. required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Story Stroll: One Dog Canoe

Location: Johnston Public Library

Join us for a self-guided Story Stroll! Families will enjoy strolling along sidewalks near the library while reading a picture book which is displayed on posts along the sidewalk. For all ages. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

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. This month's book is "Disappearing Earth" by Julia Phillips. 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

Saturday, Jul. 16th

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. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. 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

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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jul. 17th

All Day

Critter Camp Drop-Off

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop off your favorite stuffed-animal critter for Critter Camp. Your animal will enjoy a fun-filled week at camp. Pick up your stuffed animal on Thursday, July 21 and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jul. 18th

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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

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

Wednesday, Jul. 20th

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, Jul. 21st

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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

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 "Matrix" by Lauren Groff. 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

All Day

Critter Camp Pick-Up

Location: Johnston Public Library

Drop off your favorite stuffed-animal critter for Critter Camp. Your animal will enjoy a fun-filled week at camp. Pick up your stuffed animal on Thursday, July 21 and discover what the critters did while they were away at camp. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

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

Friday, Jul. 22nd

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Laser Tag Lock-In Super Reward Party

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

*REWARD TICKET AND REGISTRATION REQUIRED* The library is your playground at this special after-hours event. Teens who have earned 500 points in the library reading club are invited to enjoy laser tag, compete in a taste test challenge, earn raffle prizes, play video games, make awesome crafts, try snacks from around the world, and so much MORE! Food, prizes, and fun for everyone! This is a reward party and open only to teens who have earned 500 points in the reading club. Registration is required and space is limited. Registration begins July 15.

Tag(s): Teens

Saturday, Jul. 23rd

10:30am - 11:30am

Hive To Table Cooking Class And Local Beekeeper Visit

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

Bring a little honey-sweetened goodness to your morning! Bee part of this class where local beekeeper Steve Rimathe from Madrid, who has 14 hives, will share fun and interesting facts about honeybees. He'll tell about the tools he uses for beekeeping, how he tends to the hives, and how he harvests and jars the honey. Food Editor Lois Carpenter will show how to make your own hot honey and share recipes and samples for Hot Honey Chicken over Waffles and Honey-Cashew Cookie Bars. Part of the Adult Summer Reading Program.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jul. 24th

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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jul. 25th

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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

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, Jul. 26th

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 "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Jul. 27th

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, Jul. 28th

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. Part of the 2022 Summer Library Program.

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

August 2022

Monday, Aug. 1st

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

Wednesday, Aug. 3rd

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. 4th

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

Sunday, Aug. 7th

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, Aug. 8th

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

Wednesday, Aug. 10th

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. 11th

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 Plot" by Jean Hanff Korelitz. 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

Saturday, Aug. 13th

10:30am - 11:30am

Globally Good: International Cooking Class Series

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

Monday, Aug. 15th

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

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

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, 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. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. 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

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

Thursday, Aug. 25th

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

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

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

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

September 2022

Thursday, Sep. 1st

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

Sunday, Sep. 4th

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

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

Thursday, Sep. 8th

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

Monday, Sep. 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

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

Thursday, Sep. 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. 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

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. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. 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, Sep. 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

Wednesday, Sep. 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

Thursday, Sep. 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

Monday, Sep. 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, Sep. 27th

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

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, Sep. 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

October 2022

Sunday, Oct. 2nd

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

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

Wednesday, Oct. 5th

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

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

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

Monday, Oct. 10th

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

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

Thursday, Oct. 13th

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 "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

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. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. 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

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

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

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

Monday, Oct. 24th

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

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

Thursday, Oct. 27th

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

Monday, Oct. 31st

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

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd

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, Nov. 3rd

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

Sunday, Nov. 6th

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

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

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

Thursday, Nov. 10th

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

Monday, Nov. 14th

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

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

Thursday, Nov. 17th

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. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. 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, Nov. 21st

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

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

Monday, Nov. 28th

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

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

December 2022

Thursday, Dec. 1st

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

Sunday, Dec. 4th

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

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

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

Thursday, Dec. 8th

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

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

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

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. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. 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

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

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

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

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