Day Calendar List

June 2021

Wednesday, Jun. 23rd

10:00am - 2:00pm

Baby Busy Bags

Location: Johnston Public Library

Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! A new activity will be featured each week. Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jun. 24th

2:00pm - 6:00pm

K-2 Scissors & Glue

Location: Johnston Public Library

Get crafty and creative this summer with our activity kits! Each week we will provide a fun and educational kit for those in kindergarten through 2nd grade. We will even dedicate one of the weeks to slime! Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Teen Random Fandom Party Pack: Star WarsRegister

Location: Johnston Public Library

Geek out about the pop culture you love with JPL's Random Fandom Party Packs. We'll be offering a new Party Pack each week filled with everything you need to celebrate your favorite fandom. (This week, it's Star Wars!) Packs may contain snacks, crafts, fandom gear, and MORE! Register to reserve your pack Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, starting on Thursday, swing by the library any time during open hours to pick up your pack. (We'll send you an email notification about how to do this.) For kids entering 6th grade and up. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Teens

Saturday, Jun. 26th

10:00am - 5:30pm

To-Go Adult Craft Kits: Homemade Independence Day Greeting Card

Location: Johnston Public Library

Stop by Johnston Public Library to pick up a Take-Home Adult Crafting Paper Greeting Card. All materials are included in the kit EXCEPT glue. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @johnstonpubliclib or on Facebook @johnstonpubliclibrary so we can see your beautiful creations! To-Go Adult Craft Kits are available for contactless curbside pick-up while supplies last. These kits will go fast and are available on a first come, first-served basis. No appointment necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:00am - 1:00pm

Red, White, & Boom Bags

Location: Johnston Public Library

Celebrate Independence Day with a bag filled with goodies. The kit will include all you need for crafts, activities, and wearable items to make this 4th of July one to remember! For all ages. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jun. 28th

10:00am - 2:00pm

Maker Monday

Location: Johnston Public Library

June 28 - Perler Bead Art Create and make on Maker Mondays! Kids in grades 3rd-5th can pick up a fun activity each week to encourage creativity. Each week's kits will include all the things you need to complete the craft. No registration required. First come, first serve. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Jun. 29th

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

Location: Johnston Public Library

Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Tuesdays, while supplies lasts. Geared towards kids ages 2-6. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Teen Tuesday Challenge: The Great Papercraft RaceRegister

Location: Johnston Public Library

Are you a detail-oriented crafter up for a challenge? Are scissors and glue two of your best friends? If you answered yes to those questions, then this is the perfect challenge for you! Register for one of our giant sloth paper craft kits. (FYI- this craft is not for the faint of heart. It will be a challenge!) We'll give you everything you need to construct your very own 3-D sloth entirely out of paper at home! Then, the first person to complete their sloth and bring it back to the library will win a fabulous Sloth Prize Pack including loads of fun sloth stuff and a $15 gift certificate to a really fun place. For kids in 6th grade and up. All participants who complete a sloth will receive a prize. Register beginning June 22. Pick up your sloth kits June 29. Sloths must be complete by July 16. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Teens

All Day

Story Stroll

Location: Johnston Public Library

Join us for a self-guided Story Stroll! Families will enjoy strolling through Terra Park while reading "Hotel Bruce" by Ryan T. Higgins which are displayed on posts along the sidewalk. For all ages. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Jun. 30th

10:00am - 2:00pm

Baby Busy Bags

Location: Johnston Public Library

Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! A new activity will be featured each week. Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

July 2021

Thursday, Jul. 1st

2:00pm - 6:00pm

K-2 Scissors & Glue

Location: Johnston Public Library

Get crafty and creative this summer with our activity kits! Each week we will provide a fun and educational kit for those in kindergarten through 2nd grade. We will even dedicate one of the weeks to slime! Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Teen Random Fandom Party Pack: Marvel & Dc

Location: Johnston Public Library

Geek out about the pop culture you love with JPL's Random Fandom Party Packs. We'll be offering a new Party Pack each week filled with everything you need to celebrate your favorite fandom. (This week, it's Marvel & DC!) Packs may contain snacks, crafts, fandom gear, and MORE! Register to reserve your pack Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, starting on Thursday, swing by the library any time during open hours to pick up your pack. (We'll send you an email notification about how to do this.) For kids entering 6th grade and up. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Teens

Sunday, Jul. 4th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Independence Day

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

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jul. 5th

10:00am - 2:00pm

Maker Monday

Location: Johnston Public Library

July 5 - Air Dry Clay Create and make on Maker Mondays! Kids in grades 3rd-5th can pick up a fun activity each week to encourage creativity. Each week's kits will include all the things you need to complete the craft. No registration required. First come, first serve. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Jul. 6th

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

Location: Johnston Public Library

Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Tuesdays, while supplies lasts. Geared towards kids ages 2-6. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Teen Tuesday Challenge: Glue Gun Art

Location: Johnston Public Library

Put your creativity and ingenuity to the test! Register for a Glue Gun Art Pack filled with lots of creative supplies and a low temp. glue gun. Then, use the supplies and the glue gun to make something fantastic and incredible. Bring your completed project back to the library so we can put it on display. Everyone who completes a project gets a prize and the most incredible project will win a $15 gift card. For kids entering 6th grade and up. Registration begins June 29; pick up your bag July 6. Projects must be completed by July 16.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Jul. 7th

10:00am - 2:00pm

Baby Busy Bags

Location: Johnston Public Library

Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! A new activity will be featured each week. Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jul. 8th

2:00pm - 6:00pm

K-2 Scissors & Glue

Location: Johnston Public Library

Get crafty and creative this summer with our activity kits! Each week we will provide a fun and educational kit for those in kindergarten through 2nd grade. We will even dedicate one of the weeks to slime! Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Teen Random Fandom Party Pack: Book Nerd

Location: Johnston Public Library

Geek out about the pop culture you love with JPL's Random Fandom Party Packs. We'll be offering a new Party Pack each week filled with everything you need to celebrate your favorite fandom. (This week, it's all about your favorite books -- Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, Keeper of the Lost Cities, etc.) Packs may contain snacks, crafts, fandom gear, and MORE! Register to reserve your pack Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, starting on Thursday, swing by the library any time during open hours to pick up your pack. (We'll send you an email notification about how to do this.) For kids entering 6th grade and up. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers online to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "Sophie's World" by Jostein Gaarder. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list for Zoom invites.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Jul. 10th

10:00am - 5:30pm

To-Go Adult Craft Kits: Paint And Pot Mini Succulent

Location: Johnston Public Library

Get your craft on with us. Stop by Johnston Public Library on Saturday, July 10 to pick up a Take-Home Adult Crafting Kit, this month featuring a Paint and Pot Mini Succulent. Included in the kit are written instructions from super-crafter Lori Elrick, plus all supplies needed for the craft. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @johnstonpubliclib or on Facebook @johnstonpubliclibrary so we can see your beautiful creations! To-Go Adult Craft Kits are available for contactless curbside pick-up on Saturday, July 10 beginning at 10:00am and will be available while supplies last. These kits will go fast and are available on a first come, first-served basis. No appointment necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jul. 12th

10:00am - 2:00pm

Maker Monday

Location: Johnston Public Library

Create and make on Maker Mondays! Kids in grades 3rd-5th can pick up a fun activity each week to encourage creativity. Each week's kits will include all the things you need to complete the craft. No registration required. First come, first serve. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Jul. 13th

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

Location: Johnston Public Library

Each Tuesday swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available between 2pm-6pm on Tuesdays, while supplies lasts. Geared towards kids ages 2-6. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Jul. 14th

10:00am - 2:00pm

Baby Busy Bags

Location: Johnston Public Library

Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! A new activity will be featured each week. Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jul. 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 "Radioactive: A Tale of Love & Fallout" by Lauren Redniss. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list for Zoom invites.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

2:00pm - 6:00pm

K-2 Scissors & Glue

Location: Johnston Public Library

Get crafty and creative this summer with our activity kits! Each week we will provide a fun and educational kit for those in kindergarten through 2nd grade. We will even dedicate one of the weeks to slime! Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Adult & Family

All Day

Teen Random Fandom Party Pack: Gamer Edition

Location: Johnston Public Library

Geek out about the pop culture you love with JPL's Random Fandom Party Packs. We'll be offering a new Party Pack each week filled with everything you need to celebrate your favorite fandom. (This week, it's all about your favorite games - Zelda, Smash Bros., Minecraft, etc.) Packs may contain snacks, crafts, fandom gear, and MORE! Plus, every pack will contain a book list filled with books and graphic novels that will keep you reading about your fandom all summer long. Register to reserve your pack Monday - Wednesday each week. Then, starting on Thursday, swing by the library any time during open hours to pick up your pack. (We'll send you an email notification about how to do this.) For kids entering 6th grade and up. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Teens

Friday, Jul. 16th

10:00am - 2:00pm

Break In Bags: 3Rd-5Th Grade

Location: Johnston Public Library

Can you crack the code? Think escape room but instead of breaking out of a room you are breaking in to a bag full of goodies! Answer a set of riddles, unlock the lock, then discover what's inside! For kids going into 3rd-5th grade. Registration required. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jul. 22nd

4:00pm - 7:30pm

Epic Fandom Scavenger Hunt Reward Party

Location: Johnston Public Library

REWARD TICKET AND REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Solve clues and riddles related to famous fandom characters to earn TONS OF PRIZES! You must have earned 500 points in the Summer Reading Challenge to earn a ticket. Stop by anytime between 4:00pm - 7:30pm to start your hunt, which will take about 20 minutes to complete. This epic scavenger hunt will be held outside. Register online starting July 15. Part of the 2021 Summer Library Program: Color Your World

Tag(s): Teens

Saturday, Jul. 24th

10:00am - 5:30pm

To-Go Adult Craft Kits: Homemade Paper Greeting Card

Location: Johnston Public Library

Stop by Johnston Public Library to pick up a Take-Home Adult Crafting Paper Greeting Card. All materials are included in the kit EXCEPT glue. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @johnstonpubliclib or on Facebook @johnstonpubliclibrary so we can see your beautiful creations! To-Go Adult Craft Kits are available for contactless curbside pick-up while supplies last. These kits will go fast and are available on a first come, first-served basis. No appointment necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

August 2021

Monday, Aug. 9th

All Day

Make-It: In The Mail

Location: Johnston Public Library

Sign up to have a craft mailed to your house! Craft kits will be mailed out the week of August 16. Craft kits are age specific. Kits are available for ages 3-5 and grade K-5. Registration required and space is limited to 100.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Aug. 12th

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers online to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list for Zoom invites.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Aug. 14th

10:00am - 5:30pm

To-Go Adult Craft Kits: Macrame Key Chains

Location: Johnston Public Library

Get your craft on with us. Stop by Johnston Public Library on Saturday, June 12 to pick up a Take-Home Adult Crafting Kit, this month featuring Macrame Key Chains. Included in the kit are written instructions from super-crafter Erica Carnes, plus all supplies needed for the craft except scissors. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @johnstonpubliclib or on Facebook @johnstonpubliclibrary so we can see your beautiful creations! To-Go Adult Craft Kits are available for contactless curbside pick-up on Saturday, August 14 beginning at 10:00am and will be available while supplies last. These kits will go fast and are available on a first come, first-served basis. No appointment necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Aug. 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. This month's book is "Queen's Gambit" by Walter Tevis. BEmail Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list for Zoom invites.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Aug. 28th

10:00am - 5:30pm

To-Go Adult Craft Kits: Homemade Paper Greeting Card

Location: Johnston Public Library

Stop by Johnston Public Library to pick up a Take-Home Adult Crafting Paper Greeting Card. All materials are included in the kit EXCEPT glue. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @johnstonpubliclib or on Facebook @johnstonpubliclibrary so we can see your beautiful creations! To-Go Adult Craft Kits are available for contactless curbside pick-up while supplies last. These kits will go fast and are available on a first come, first-served basis. No appointment necessary.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

September 2021

Thursday, Sep. 9th

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Johnston Public Library,Southeast Corner

Join fellow local book lovers online to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "The Lions of Fifth Avenue" by Fiona Davis. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. 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

Thursday, Sep. 16th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Southeast Corner

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Sophie's World" by Jostein Gaarder. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. 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

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Adult & Family

October 2021

Wednesday, Oct. 6th

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Get A Flu Shot With Polk County Health Department

Location: Archive Room

Flu season is coming and this year it's more important than ever to be prepared. Come to JPL Wednesday, October 6 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm to get flu shots for the whole family. Most major insurance cards are accepted and flu shots for uninsured individuals are available for a suggested donation of $25.00, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay. Quadravalent flu vaccine will be available in injection form only. A higher dosage flu shot for individuals 65 and older will also be available. Due to a cost increase in this high dose vaccine for individuals 65+, the Polk County Health Dept asks for a donation of $50 for the higher dose vaccine, but also will never turn anyone away.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Oct. 21st

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Southeast Corner

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. 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

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Adult & Family

November 2021

Tuesday, Nov. 2nd

All Day

School Election

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

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Nov. 18th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Southeast Corner

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "The Lion's of Fifth Avenue" by Fiona Davis. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. 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

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Nov. 26th

All Day

Library Closed For The Thanksgiving Holiday

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

Tag(s): Adult & Family

December 2021

Thursday, Dec. 16th

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Adult & Family