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Boards, Commissions, and City Events

  1. City Council Work Session

    October 6, 6:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

  2. City Council Meeting

    October 6, 7:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

  3. Johnston Farmers' Market

    October 7, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Johnston City Hall

    The Johnston Farmers' Market is held every Tuesday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot, beginning May 20 through October 7. Come check out a wide selection of locally-grown produce, baked goods and wares!

  4. Planning and Zoning Commission

    October 13, All Day @ Johnston City Hall

  5. Senior Citizens Advisory Board

    October 13, 1:00 PM @ Crown Point Community Center

  6. Board of Adjustment

    October 16, 6:30 PM @ Johnston City Hall

    As this Board meets on an as-needed basis, please verify that a meeting is being held.

  7. City Council Worksession

    October 20, 6:00 PM @ 6221 Merle Hay Road

  8. City Council Meeting

    October 20, 7:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

  9. Park Advisory Board

    October 21, 7:00 PM @ Crown Point Community Center

  10. Planning and Zoning Commission

    October 27, All Day @ Johnston City Hall

Community Events

  1. City Week 2014

    October 5, 12:01 AM - October 11 @ City-Wide

    What's it like inside a water tower? How many lanes of traffic do crews plow on snowy days? Who is behind all the big decisions? These are some of the many questions we will be answering the week of October 5-11 for our first ever City Week. Every day this week head to our Facebook page, Twitter feed and city website to go behind the scenes in each city department and learn more about the important work that takes place to keep our city running well. You can find us on Facebook under "City of Johnston Government". Our Twitter handle is @cityofjohnston. Also, head to our website at www.cityofjohnston.com. See you online!

  2. Healthiest State Initiative Walk & Run

    October 8, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Crown Point Community Center

    Show your support for the Healthiest State Initiative by participating in the 5K run, 2 mile walk or 1K walk on Wednesday, October 8 at 11:15 am! Meet us at Crown Point Community Center at 6300 Pioneer Parkway. Hy-Vee and other local businesses will be hosting a Health Fair in the Crown Point Community Center parking lot from 10:30 am to 2 pm. Hy-Vee will also provide healthy snacks and water for all participants. As a community, let's make a difference and rally around Governor Terry Branstad's request to help get Iowans active. It's our chance to show our Iowa pride, celebrate our jump from the 19th healthiest state to the 10th healthiest state, and show our continued commitment to claiming the Healthiest State in the Nation title by 2016!

  3. Johnston Fire Department Interactive Open House

    October 11, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ 6373 Merle Hay Road

    October 6-11 is Fire Prevention Week and the Johnston Fire Department is hosting all kinds of activities throughout this important week, including school tours, fire prevention tips online and an open house inside the new Public Safety Building. We hope you will join us on Saturday, October 11 from 10 am to 2 pm at 6373 Merle Hay Road. The Open House will feature demonstrations, prevention tips, tours and plenty of time for interaction with our firefighters. We hope to see you there!

  4. Beggars' Night

    October 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City-wide

    It is a long tradition in Johnston to celebrate Beggars' Night on October 30. This year, Beggars' Night falls on a Thursday. Be safe and have fun as you trick-or-treat through Johnston's neighborhoods! Be sure to post your best photos on our Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Library Adult & Family Programs

  1. Novel Knitters

    October 2, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Archive Room

    Join us in the Archive Room for a come and go knitters club! Feel free to drop in and learn how to knit from others or teach or learn new patterns.

  2. Holiday Cooking: It’s All About the Sides

    October 4, 10:30 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    What's the best part of holiday cooking? The sides, of course! Come over for a free cooking class featuring delicious side dishes. RSVP here or by calling 515-278-5233.

  3. Adult Book Club

    October 9, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM @ Southeast Corner

    Join this group of fellow book lovers for lively discussion and coffee and treats. This month's book is A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. Books are available at the circulation desk while supplies last. No registration necessary.

  4. Family Movie

    October 19, 2:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Join us in the Large Meeting Room for a family movie and snack!

  5. Prohibition in Eastern Iowa

    October 29, 3:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Iowa author Linda McCann will be here to talk about her book, "Prohibition in Eastern Iowa". RSVP here

Library Kids Programs

  1. Babies & Books

    October 2, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Books, rhymes, music, and more for babies 6-24 months, with a caregiver. This session will go through October 16.

  2. Sundown Storytime

    October 2, 6:45 PM @ Storytime Room

    Stories and more for ages 2-6; no registration is necessary for this drop-in family storytime. (Same weekly theme as Storytime.)

  3. Make & Take Craft day

    October 4, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Youth Services Area

    Stop by the Youth Services area at the library anytime between 10:30 AM and 4:00 PM to complete a craft. No registration is necessary, for all ages.

  4. Storytime

    October 6, 10:30 AM @ Storytime Room

    Stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. Parents may wait in the library during program. The fall session runs from September 8 through October 21.

  5. Storytime

    October 7, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Storytime Room

    Stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. Parents may wait in the library during program. The fall session runs from September 8 through October 21.

  6. Storytime

    October 7, 1:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. Parents may wait in the library during program. The fall session runs through October 21.

  7. Wee Read

    October 8, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM @ Storytime Room

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. The fall session will go through October 22.

  8. Wee Read

    October 8, 10:45 AM - 11:10 AM @ Storytime Room

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. The fall session will go through October 22.

  9. Wee Read

    October 8, 11:15 AM - 11:40 AM @ Storytime Room

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. The fall session will go through October 22.

  10. Early Out Book Club (3rd-5th Grade)

    October 8, 3:30 PM @ Storytime Room

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

  11. Babies & Books

    October 9, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Books, rhymes, music, and more for babies 6-24 months, with a caregiver. This session will go through October 16.

  12. Sundown Storytime

    October 9, 6:45 PM @ Storytime Room

    Stories and more for ages 2-6; no registration is necessary for this drop-in family storytime. (Same weekly theme as Storytime.)

  13. Storytime

    October 13, 10:30 AM @ Storytime Room

    Stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. Parents may wait in the library during program

  14. Storytime

    October 14, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Storytime Room

    Stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. Parents may wait in the library during program

  15. Storytime

    October 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. Parents may wait in the library during program

  16. Wee Read

    October 15, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM @ Storytime Room

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. The fall session will go through October 22.

  17. Wee Read

    October 15, 10:45 AM - 11:10 AM @ Storytime Room

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. The fall session will go through October 22.

  18. Wee Read

    October 15, 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM @ Storytime Room

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. The fall session will go through October 22.

  19. Babies & Books

    October 16, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Books, rhymes, music, and more for babies 6-24 months, with a caregiver. This session will go through October 16.

  20. Sundown Storytime

    October 16, 6:45 PM @ Storytime Room

    Stories and more for ages 2-6; no registration is necessary for this drop-in family storytime. (Same weekly theme as Storytime.)

  21. Family Movie

    October 19, 2:00 PM @ East Meeting Room

    Join us in the Library's large meeting room for a free movie and snack. All ages; no registration needed.

  22. Storytime

    October 20, 10:30 AM @ Storytime Room

    Stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. Parents may wait in the library during program

  23. Lego-Maniacs

    October 20, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Legos building and more for ages 6-11. Snacks will be provided at each meeting. Call the library to register, beginning October 13.

  24. Storytime

    October 21, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Storytime Room

    Stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. Parents may wait in the library during program

  25. Storytime

    October 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. Parents may wait in the library during program

  26. Wee Read

    October 22, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM @ Storytime Room

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. The fall session will go through October 22.

  27. Wee Read

    October 22, 10:45 AM - 11:10 AM @ Storytime Room

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. The fall session will go through October 22.

  28. Wee Read

    October 22, 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM @ Storytime Room

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. The fall session will go through October 22.

  29. Sundown Storytime

    October 23, 6:45 PM @ Storytime Room

    Stories and more for ages 2-6; no registration is necessary for this drop-in family storytime. (Same weekly theme as Storytime.)

  30. Pumpkin Patch

    October 27, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Wear your costume and join us for treats, stories, games, and a craft! You may arrive anytime during the scheduled time. All ages; register online, or call the Library to register beginning Oct. 6.

  31. Babies & Books

    October 30, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Books, rhymes, music, and more for babies 6-24 months, with a caregiver. This new session of Babies & Books starts today and goes through December 11.

  32. Trick or Treat at the Library

    October 30, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Make the Library one of your Beggar's Night stops! We'll have treats and a craft ready for little tricksters. No need to register.

Library Teen Programs

  1. Teen Read Week Cosplay/Live Clue

    October 14, 5:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Students in grades 6-12 are invited to celebrate Teen Read Week at a Cosplay/Live Clue Party. Come dressed as your favorite book, movie, television, or comic book character (optional). Pizza will be served. Call to register, 515-278-5233, starting October 7.

  2. 3rd Tuesday Book Club for 6th & 7th grade

    October 28, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM @ Storytime Room

    Tuesday Book Club is a fun way to talk about the best new books and hang out with friends at the same time. Snacks are provided, a new theme will be decided for each month. You may call the library at 515-278-5233 for more information.

  3. 3rd Tuesday Book Club for 8th grade & Up

    October 28, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Storytime Room

    This book club is a great way to hang out with friends and enjoy talking about the best new books. Each month we will choose a new theme to read about. You will also enjoy tasty snacks at each meeting. Call the library at 515-278-5233 for more information