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Boards, Commissions, and City Events

  1. City Council Work Session

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

  2. City Council Meeting

    April 20, 7:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

  3. Park Advisory Board

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

  4. Planning and Zoning Commission

    April 27, All Day @ Johnston City Hall

Community Events

  1. Spring Cleanup

    April 20, 6:00 AM - April 22, 4:00 PM @ City-Wide Collection

    The Johnston Spring Cleanup event allows residents to dispose of large household items on their regular trash collection day at no additional charge. Think of all the things you would like to get rid of during an intense Spring cleaning: mattresses, couches, tables, chairs, windows, doors, box springs, and smaller items that are placed in bags or boxes. Please place your items on the curb by 6 a.m. Appliances, yard waste, electronic waste, hazardous waste and construction materials are not included in the Spring Cleanup event. Visit www.cityofjohnston.com/upcomingevents for more information.

  2. Tire and Tree Branch Cleanup

    April 23, 7:00 AM - April 25, 12:00 PM @ Public Works Facility - 6400 NW Beaver Drive

    Johnston residents can drop off branches, limbs and passenger vehicle tires at the Public Works Facility, located at 6400 NW Beaver Drive, at no cost. Branches cannot be larger than 18 inches in diameter. Tires must be off the rim. Tree debris will be turned into mulch. Drop-off Hours: Thursday - 7 am until 7 pm Friday - 7 am to 3:30 pm Saturday - 7 am until noon

  3. Free Kite-Making Workshop

    April 25, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ West Meeting Room

    Come join us on April 25 in the west meeting room of the Johnston Public Library, located at 6700 Merle Hay Road for a free kite-making workshop! Anyone who comes will receive a free kite-making kit, personal instruction and a chance to test out their new kite! Kites on the Green is coming back for a second year! The 2015 kite festival will have even longer hours and more opportunities for family-friendly fun. Join us on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10 am to 8 pm in Johnston Commons, the grassy area near the Johnston Public Library. This free, public event will feature giant show kite displays, kite contests for people of all ages and abilities, celebrity bol races, kite building, live music and delicious food.

Library Adult & Family Programs

  1. Kite Workshop

    April 25, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    A FREE KITE MAKING WORKSHOP is planned for Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m. at Johnston Public Library's Large Meeting Room. Kids of ALL AGES can come to the Johnston Public Library’s Large Meeting Room to learn how to make and fly kites. After your design is finished, head out to Johnston Commons to fly with the assistance of professional fliers. If you miss this opportunity, no worries! There will be two more free kite-making workshop on Saturday, April 11 and April 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. We hope to see you there!

  2. Art After Hours

    April 25, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Come to the library after hours for our latest gallery opening featuring four local artists. Check out the art, mingle with interesting people, and snack on free hors d'oeuvres. All are welcome; no registration required.

  3. Family Movie

    April 26, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Free Movie! Free Snacks! Free Fun for the Whole Family! A foster girl with a big heart and a big voice gets rescued by a millionaire. This heartwarming, live action film, based on a Broadway Musical, takes a new look at a classic story. Rated PG.

Library Kids Programs

  1. Storytime

    April 20, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Storytime Room

    Stories and literacy activities for children ages 3 – 6; parents may wait in library during the program, or may join us in the Storytime room. This session begins the week of March 9 and goes through April 21.

  2. Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for children ages 3 – 6; parents may wait in library during the program, or may join us in the Storytime room. This session begins the week of March 9 and goes through April 21.

  3. Storytime

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

    Stories and literacy activities for children ages 3 – 6; parents may wait in library during the program, or may join us in the Storytime room. This session begins the week of March 9 and goes through April 21.

  4. Wee Read

    April 22, 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM @ Storytime Room

    Stories, songs, puppet friends, and creative movement for children 18 months to 3 years, with a caregiver. This session begins on March 11 and goes through April 22.

  5. Wee Read

    April 22, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Storytime Room

    Stories, songs, puppet friends, and creative movement for children 18 months to 3 years, with a caregiver. This session begins on March 11 and goes through April 22.

  6. Lego-Maniacs

    April 27, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Kids ages 6 - 11 may join us for Lego building and more. We’ll supply the bricks — you bring the imagination! Snacks will be provided at each program.

Library Teen Programs

  1. 6th & 7th Grade Book Club

    April 21, 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. No particular book is assigned for each meeting, although we do choose a new theme to read about each month. Tasty snacks and drinks are provided.

  2. 8th Grade & Up Book Club

    April 21, 6:30 PM - 7:30 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. No particular book is assigned for each meeting, although we do choose a new theme to read about each month. Tasty snacks and drinks are provided.