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Boards, Commissions, and City Events

  1. Johnston Farmers' Market

    September 2, 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!

  2. City Council Work Session

    September 2, 6:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

  3. City Council Meeting

    September 2, 7:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

  4. Planning and Zoning Commission

    September 8, All Day @ Johnston City Hall

  5. Senior Citizens Advisory Board

    September 8, 1:00 PM @ Crown Point Community Center

  6. Johnston Farmers' Market

    September 9, 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!

  7. City Council Worksession

    September 15, 6:00 PM @ 6221 Merle Hay Road

  8. City Council Meeting

    September 15, 7:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

  9. Johnston Farmers' Market

    September 16, 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!

  10. Tree Board

    September 16, 5:30 PM @ Crown Point Community Center

  11. Park Advisory Board

    September 16, 7:00 PM @ Crown Point Community Center

  12. Board of Adjustment

    September 18, 6:30 PM @ Johnston City Hall

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

  13. Johnston Farmers' Market

    September 23, 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!

  14. Planning and Zoning Commission

    September 29, All Day @ Johnston City Hall

  15. Johnston Farmers' Market

    September 30, 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!

Community Events

  1. Art in the Barn

    September 19, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Simpson Barn, located just to the west of the Johnston Public Library

    Come enjoy art from local artists, delicious wine, boutique beer, yummy appetizers and fun entertainment. Art in the Barn will be held Friday, September 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Simpson Barn located near the Library. Proceeds support the Friends of the Johnston Public Library.

Library Adult & Family Programs

  1. Social Painting Party - Friends of the Library Fundraiser

    September 4, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Commons Area

    Support the library and make art! Not an “artist”? Don’t worry. It’s fun and easy -Connie Pruitt will guide you step-by-step in creating a painting while you snack and socialize. Come with friends, co-workers, or make it a unique date night. The $40 registration fee includes free admission to Art in the Barn. Register online

  2. Adult Bookclub

    September 11, 6:30 PM @ Southeast Corner

    Book Discussion - "Bring Up the Bodies" by Hilary Mantel

  3. Reception for TOON'D IN: Adventure Time Art Show

    September 13, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Commons Area

    The reception will be held in the Commons area and will feature several activities for kids including dress up; color pages that will be hung for the remainder of the show; a "Jam Piece", that artists will create during the reception; finger food and lemonade served on an Adventure-time tablescape. All ages welcome.

  4. Art in the Barn

    September 19, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Join us for food, wine, & fun! Go to the new Art In The Barn website for more details and to purchase tickets.

  5. Flu Clinic

    September 24, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Archive Room

    Polk County Health Department will be here to help prepare you for the flu season! Shots are $20.00. Most major insurances accepted- please bring your insurance cards.

  6. Family Movie

    September 28, 2:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

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

  7. Rise & Fall of Big Bands and Ballrooms

    September 29, 2:30 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    The big band era, 1930s-1940s, was a wonderful time with bands and ballrooms everywhere, where boy meets girl and songs were beautiful and poetic. The class will see and hear swing bands in action with great vocalists and jitterbugs “cuttin’ the rug”. Bands and ballrooms depended on each other for their survival and both needed plenty of dancers to grace the dance floor. After World War II new factors came into play leading to the end of the Golden Era of Big Bands and Ballrooms. RSVP here

Library Kids Programs

  1. Make & Take Craft

    September 6, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Youth Services Area

    Come to the children's area anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to complete a craft.

  2. Storytime

    September 8, 10:30 AM @ Storytime Room

    Stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. Parents may wait in the library during program. Registration for the fall session begins the week of September 2. The fall session runs from September 8 through October 21.

  3. Storytime

    September 9, 10:30 AM

    Stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. Parents may wait in the library during program. Registration for the fall session begins the week of September 2. The fall session runs from September 8 through October 21.

  4. Storytime

    September 9, 1:00 PM

    Stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. Parents may wait in the library during program. Registration for the fall session begins the week of September 2. The fall session runs from September 8 through October 21.

  5. Wee Read

    September 10, 10:15 AM

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. You may register for the fall session starting September 3. The fall session will go from September 10 through October 22.

  6. Wee Read

    September 10, 10:45 AM

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. You may register for the fall session starting September 3. The fall session will go from September 10 through October 22.

  7. Wee Read

    September 10, 11:15 AM

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. You may register for the fall session starting September 3. The fall session will go from September 10 through October 22.

  8. 3rd-5th Grade Book Club

    September 10, 3:30 PM

    Join us for lively literature discussions, snacks, and more. We will decide on each month’s theme together. Beginning September 3, please call to let us know if you’ll be joining us, 515-278-5233.

  9. Babies and Books

    September 11, 11:00 AM

    Books, rhymes, music, and more for babies 6 - 24 months, with a caregiver. Register beginning September 4, the fall session goes from September 11 through October 23.

  10. Sundown Storytime

    September 11, 6:45 PM

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

  11. Storytime

    September 15, 10:30 AM

    Stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. Parents may wait in the library during program. Registration for the fall session begins the week of September 2. The fall session runs from September 8 through October 21.

  12. Storytime

    September 16, 10:30 AM

    Stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. Parents may wait in the library during program. Registration for the fall session begins the week of September 2. The fall session runs from September 8 through October 21.

  13. Storytime

    September 16, 1:00 PM

    Stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. Parents may wait in the library during program. Registration for the fall session begins the week of September 2. The fall session runs from September 8 through October 21.

  14. Wee Read

    September 17, 10:15 AM

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. You may register for the fall session starting September 3. The fall session will go from September 10 through October 22.

  15. Wee Read

    September 17, 10:45 AM

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. You may register for the fall session starting September 3. The fall session will go from September 10 through October 22.

  16. Wee Read

    September 17, 11:15 AM

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult. You may register for the fall session starting September 3. The fall session will go from September 10 through October 22.

  17. Babies and Books

    September 18, 11:00 AM

    Books, rhymes, music, and more for babies 6 - 24 months, with a caregiver. Register beginning September 4, the fall session goes from September 11 through October 23

  18. Sundown Storytime

    September 18, 6:45 PM

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

  19. Storytime

    September 22, 10:30 AM

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

  20. Storytime

    September 23, 10:30 AM

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

  21. Storytime

    September 23, 1:00 PM

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

  22. Wee Read

    September 24, 10:15 AM

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult

  23. Wee Read

    September 24, 10:45 AM

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult

  24. Wee Read

    September 24, 11:15 AM

    Story time for children 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult

  25. Babies and Books

    September 25, 11:00 AM

    Books, rhymes, music, and more for babies 6 - 24 months, with a caregiver.

  26. Sundown Storytime

    September 25, 6:45 PM

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

  27. Storytime

    September 29, 10:30 AM

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

  28. Lego-Maniacs

    September 29, 4:15 PM

    Kids ages 6-11 may join us on the last (or sometimes it may be the next to last) Monday of each month for Lego building and more. You may register for this month's program beginning September 22, 515-278-5233.

  29. Storytime

    September 30, 10:30 AM

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

  30. Storytime

    September 30, 1:00 PM

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

Library Teen Programs

  1. Teen Advisory Board

    September 9, 5:00 PM @ East Meeting Room

    Teen Advisory Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM. Applications are available at the Johnston Public Library. For more information, please call the Johnston Public Library at 515-278-5233.

  2. GrandChampBand

    September 13, 6:30 PM @ Johnston Public Library
    6700 Merle Hay Road
    Johnston, IA 50131

    GrandChampBand is putting on a free show inside the library! Doors open at 6:30 PM.

  3. 3rd Tuesday Book Club for 6th & 7th Grade

    September 16, 5:15 PM

    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.

  4. 3rd Tuesday Book Club for 8th Grade & Up

    September 16, 6:30 PM

    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.