Day Calendar List

December 2022

Monday, Dec. 12th

6:30pm - 7:45pm

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 focus on current news, events and American culture. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at ESOL@johnstonlibrary.org for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

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 - 7:45pm

Everyday English

Location: Southeast Corner

Everyday English is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on functional English – learning basic phrases and expressions for having conversations in everyday English as well as lessons on living in the United States. 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 ESOL@johnstonlibrary.org for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Dec. 17th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

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

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Dec. 19th

6:30pm - 7:45pm

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 focus on current news, events and American culture. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at ESOL@johnstonlibrary.org for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Dec. 22nd

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Everyday English

Location: Southeast Corner

Everyday English is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on functional English – learning basic phrases and expressions for having conversations in everyday English as well as lessons on living in the United States. 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 ESOL@johnstonlibrary.org for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Dec. 26th

All Day

Qr Code Quest

Location: Johnston Public Library

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

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

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 focus on current news, events and American culture. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at ESOL@johnstonlibrary.org for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Dec. 27th

All Day

Qr Code Quest

Location: Johnston Public Library

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

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:45pm - 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 "Last Letter from Juliet" by Melanie Hudson. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Dec. 28th

All Day

Qr Code Quest

Location: Johnston Public Library

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

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Dec. 29th

All Day

Qr Code Quest

Location: Johnston Public Library

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

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Everyday English

Location: Southeast Corner

Everyday English is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on functional English – learning basic phrases and expressions for having conversations in everyday English as well as lessons on living in the United States. 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 ESOL@johnstonlibrary.org for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Dec. 30th

All Day

Qr Code Quest

Location: Johnston Public Library

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

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Dec. 31st

All Day

Qr Code Quest

Location: Johnston Public Library

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

Tag(s): Adult & Family

January 2023

Sunday, Jan. 1st

All Day

Qr Code Quest

Location: Johnston Public Library

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

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jan. 2nd

All Day

Qr Code Quest

Location: Johnston Public Library

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

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

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 focus on current news, events and American culture. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at ESOL@johnstonlibrary.org for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Jan. 5th

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Everyday English

Location: Southeast Corner

Everyday English is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on functional English – learning basic phrases and expressions for having conversations in everyday English as well as lessons on living in the United States. 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 ESOL@johnstonlibrary.org for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Jan. 8th

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 beginning at 1:30pm to explore paper card making. Dreama and her team will have a monthly topical card prepped and ready for you to assemble on site with your own unique brand of creativity. The card crafting crew will be on hand to provide expert help, tools, and crafty company. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you! Registration Required. Please call the library, stop in, or email deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to register.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jan. 9th

6:30pm - 7:45pm

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 focus on current news, events and American culture. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at ESOL@johnstonlibrary.org for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Jan. 12th

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 "Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?" by Seamas O'Reilly. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Everyday English

Location: Southeast Corner

Everyday English is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on functional English – learning basic phrases and expressions for having conversations in everyday English as well as lessons on living in the United States. 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 ESOL@johnstonlibrary.org for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Jan. 19th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

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

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Everyday English

Location: Southeast Corner

Everyday English is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on functional English – learning basic phrases and expressions for having conversations in everyday English as well as lessons on living in the United States. 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 ESOL@johnstonlibrary.org for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Jan. 21st

10:30am - 11:30am

Climate Reality Today: Use Your Voice & Your Choices

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

Presenters from the Des Moines Chapter of the Climate Reality Project will be at JPL to talk about the impacts of climate change in Iowa and the United States as well as solutions to climate change. Presenters will discuss how change from the ground up can spur urgent action.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jan. 23rd

6:30pm - 7:45pm

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 focus on current news, events and American culture. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at ESOL@johnstonlibrary.org for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Jan. 26th

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Everyday English

Location: Southeast Corner

Everyday English is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on functional English – learning basic phrases and expressions for having conversations in everyday English as well as lessons on living in the United States. 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 ESOL@johnstonlibrary.org for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Jan. 28th

10:30am - 12:00pm

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 January, Lori and Riddhi will be showing you how to create upcycled vases. After you style your vase, visit the JPL Dried Flower Bar to select items to create a fun and trendy floral piece for your dwelling. Registration is required for this free, in-person crafting class. Adults, leave the kids at home for this one, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jan. 30th

6:30pm - 7:45pm

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 focus on current news, events and American culture. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at ESOL@johnstonlibrary.org for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Jan. 31st

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 "Home Fire" by Kamila Shamsie. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

February 2023

Thursday, Feb. 9th

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 "An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good" by Helene Tursten. 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, Feb. 16th

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 "Feather Thief" by Kirk Wallace Johnson. 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

Tuesday, Feb. 28th

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 "Land More Kind Than Home" by Wiley Cash. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

March 2023

Thursday, Mar. 9th

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 "We Heard it When We Were Young" by Chuy Renteria. 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, Mar. 16th

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 "Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?" by Seamas O'Reilly. 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

Tuesday, Mar. 28th

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 "North of Normal" by Cea Person. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

April 2023

Thursday, Apr. 13th

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 "The Paris Apartment" by Lucy Foley. 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, Apr. 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 "An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good" by Helene Tursten. 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

May 2023

Thursday, May. 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. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. This month's book is "We Heard it When We Were Young" by Chuy Renteria. 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