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Boards, Commissions, and City Events

  1. Planning and Zoning Commission

    July 13, All Day @ Johnston City Hall

  2. Senior Citizens Advisory Board

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

  3. Board of Adjustment

    July 16, 6:30 PM @ Johnston City Hall

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

  4. City Council Work Session

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

  5. City Council Meeting

    July 20, 7:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

  6. Tree Board

    July 21, 5:30 PM @ Crown Point Community Center

  7. Park Advisory Board

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

  8. Planning and Zoning Commission

    July 27, All Day @ Johnston City Hall

Community Events

  1. Johnston Farmers' Market

    July 7, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Johnston City Hall Parking lot

    The Johnston Farmers' Market is held every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in the City Hall parking lot, located at 6221 Merle Hay Road, through October 6. Come check out a wide selection of locally-grown produce, baked goods and wares!

  2. Johnston Farmers' Market

    July 14, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Johnston City Hall Parking lot

    The Johnston Farmers' Market is held every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in the City Hall parking lot, located at 6221 Merle Hay Road, through October 6. Come check out a wide selection of locally-grown produce, baked goods and wares!

  3. Johnston Farmers' Market

    July 21, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Johnston City Hall Parking lot

    The Johnston Farmers' Market is held every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in the City Hall parking lot, located at 6221 Merle Hay Road, through October 6. Come check out a wide selection of locally-grown produce, baked goods and wares!

  4. Johnston Farmers' Market

    July 28, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Johnston City Hall Parking lot

    The Johnston Farmers' Market is held every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in the City Hall parking lot, located at 6221 Merle Hay Road, through October 6. Come check out a wide selection of locally-grown produce, baked goods and wares!

Library Adult & Family Programs

  1. Adult Book Club

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

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion. This month's book is "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin.

  2. Simple & Fresh Indian Cooking Class

    July 11, 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Sonal Mistry, cultural ambassador for CulturALL will be at JPL to teach an intro to Indian cooking class featuring sprouted mung super salad with 7 veggies, Bombay sandwiches and mango ice cream. RSVP here

  3. Heroes of the Heavens

    July 16, 8:45 PM - 10:30 PM @ Johnston Public Library

    Come to the library after hours for summer stargazing. The DSM Astronomical Society will bring telescopes for viewing constellations of legendary heroes and fabulous creatures in the night sky. RSVP here

  4. Patio Book Club

    July 28, 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM @ WineStyles
    8460 Birchwood Court #500
    Johnston, IA 50131

    Join the Johnston Public Library Summer Patio Book Club that meets on the patio at WineStyles in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a summer drink. In July, Patio Book Club will be discussing The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton. Books are available one month ahead of time at the Circulation Desk at Johnston Library.

Library Kids Programs

  1. Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for children ages 3 to 6 years. You may call the library, 515-278-5233, to register beginning May 26. The summer session runs from June 8 through July 14.

  2. Take-Apart Tuesday

    July 7, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Youth Services Area

    For kids ages 8 to 14. Call to register one week prior to each program. Limited enrollment.

  3. Storytime

    July 7, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Stories and literacy activities for children ages 3 to 6 years. You may call the library, 515-278-5233, to register beginning May 26. The summer session runs from June 8 through July 14.

  4. Wee Read

    July 8, 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM @ Storytime Room

    Stories, songs, puppet friends, and creative movement for children 18 months to 3 years, with an adult. Registration for the summer session begins May 27, you may call the library at 515-278-5233 to register. The summer session runs from June 10 through July 15.

  5. Wee Read

    July 8, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Storytime Room

    Stories, songs, puppet friends, and creative movement for children 18 months to 3 years, with an adult. Registration for the summer session begins May 27, you may call the library at 515-278-5233 to register. The summer session runs from June 10 through July 15.

  6. Superhero Academy

    July 10, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Find out if you have what it takes to be a superhero at our Superhero Academy. Complete the hero training challenges, test your Superhero knowledge, and enjoy refreshments. You may come dressed as your favorite hero or villain (optional). Ages 6-11, registration begins July 3.

  7. Minecraft Monday

    July 13, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Youth Computer Lounge

    For kids ages 7 to 12. Register one week prior to each program, space is limited.

  8. Storytime

    July 14, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    Stories and literacy activities for children ages 3 to 6 years. You may call the library, 515-278-5233, to register beginning May 26. The summer session runs from June 8 through July 14.

  9. Take-Apart Tuesday

    July 14, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Youth Services Area

    For kids ages 8 to 14. Call to register one week prior to each program. Limited enrollment.

  10. Storytime

    July 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Stories and literacy activities for children ages 3 to 6 years. You may call the library, 515-278-5233, to register beginning May 26. The summer session runs from June 8 through July 14.

  11. Wee Read

    July 15, 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM @ Storytime Room

    Stories, songs, puppet friends, and creative movement for children 18 months to 3 years, with an adult. Registration for the summer session begins May 27, you may call the library at 515-278-5233 to register. The summer session runs from June 10 through July 15.

  12. Wee Read

    July 15, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Stories, songs, puppet friends, and creative movement for children 18 months to 3 years, with an adult. Registration for the summer session begins May 27, you may call the library at 515-278-5233 to register. The summer session runs from June 10 through July 15.

  13. Babies and Books

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

    Books, rhymes, music, and more for babies and their caregivers. For babies six to 24 months. Call to register beginning May 28. The summer session dates for Babies and Books are: June 4, June 18, July 2 and July 16.

  14. Debbie Doo-Wop & Dynamite Dan

    July 16, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Put on your boogie shoes and join in some interactive dancing fun with children's musicians and music educators Deb Paul and Dan Trik. All ages; no registration.

  15. Dan Wardell's Reading Road Trip

    July 20, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    Meet Dan Wardell, host of IPTV's Kids Clubhouse and hear and original, interactive story, plus get a super hero badge. No registration necessary, for all ages.

  16. Dan Wardell's Reading Road Trip

    July 20, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Large Meeting Room

    Meet Dan Wardell, host of IPTV's Kids Clubhouse and hear and original, interactive story, plus get a super hero badge. No registration necessary, for all ages.

  17. Minecraft Monday

    July 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Youth Computer Lounge

    For kids ages 7 to 12. Register one week prior to each program, space is limited.

  18. Take-Apart Tuesday

    July 21, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Youth Services Area

    For kids ages 8 to 14. Call to register one week prior to each program. Limited enrollment.

  19. Summer Finale Magic Show with Jonathan May

    July 23, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Comedy magician Jonathan May will amaze and entertain you at this family friendly season finale. All ages, no registration.

  20. Minecraft Monday

    July 27, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Youth Computer Lounge

    For kids ages 7 to 12. Register one week prior to each program, space is limited.

  21. Take-Apart Tuesday

    July 28, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Youth Services Area

    For kids ages 8 to 14. Call to register one week prior to each program. Limited enrollment.

Library Teen Programs

  1. Teen Tuesday: Smash Brothers/Mario Kart Video Game Tournament

    July 7, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    For kids entering grade 6 and up, register beginning June 30. Win prizes at our Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart Tournament. Games will be up on the big screen and snacks will be provided.

  2. Teen Tuesday: Discover Japanese Pop Culture

    July 14, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    For kids entering grade 6 and up, register beginning July 7. join Yuki Shozaki from Japan Outreach Initiative to learn about the exciting world of Japanese pop culture through anime, manga, and current fashion trends. Plus, try some tasty Japanese snacks.

  3. Teens Take Over: After-Hours Super Reward Party

    July 24, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    This is a reward party and is open only to teen readers who have earned the required points in the teen reading club. Registration is required and space is limited. For kids entering grade 6 and up, register beginning July 18. There will be a Cupcake War, Wii games on the big screen, crazy library challenges, prizes, food, and fun! We would like to thank Hy-Vee for sponsoring the cupcakes for this program!