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Boards, Commissions, and City Events

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. Planning and Zoning Commission

    September 29, All Day @ Johnston City Hall

  4. 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 Security Timing

    September 18, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM @ East Meeting Room

    Learn more about how timing your Social Security application properly can save thousands of dollars. RSVP here or call 515-278-5233.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Family Movie

    September 28, 2:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

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

  5. 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.)

  6. Storytime

    September 22, 10:30 AM

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

  7. Storytime

    September 23, 10:30 AM

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

  8. Storytime

    September 23, 1:00 PM

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

  9. Wee Read

    September 24, 10:15 AM

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

  10. Wee Read

    September 24, 10:45 AM

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

  11. Wee Read

    September 24, 11:15 AM

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

  12. Babies and Books

    September 25, 11:00 AM

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

  13. 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.)

  14. Storytime

    September 29, 10:30 AM

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

  15. 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.

  16. Storytime

    September 30, 10:30 AM

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

  17. 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. Fandom

    September 23, 3:30 AM @ Storytime Room

    Meet and talk about your favorite books, shows, and movies. For 8th grade and up. You may call the library and talk to Jessica for more information, 515-278-5233.