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Boards, Commissions, and City Events

  1. Planning and Zoning Commission

    March 9, All Day @ Johnston City Hall

  2. Senior Citizens Advisory Board

    March 9, 1:00 PM @ Crown Point Community Center

  3. City Council Work Session

    March 16, 6:00 PM @ 6221 Merle Hay Road

  4. City Council Meeting

    March 16, 7:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

  5. Tree Board

    March 17, 5:30 PM @ Crown Point Community Center

  6. Park Advisory Board

    March 17, 7:00 PM @ Crown Point Community Center

  7. Board of Adjustment

    March 19, 6:30 PM @ Johnston City Hall

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

  8. Planning and Zoning Commission

    March 30, All Day @ Johnston City Hall

Library Adult & Family Programs

  1. Novel Knitting

    March 4, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Johnston Public Library
    6700 Merle Hay Road
    Johnston, IA 50131

    Join us for a come and go knitting club. Instruction from 4:00pm to 4:30PM; open knitting from 4:30 to 5:30PM.

  2. 2015 Johnston Lions Book Sale

    March 5, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Johnston Lions Club

    Proceeds to benefit the Johnston Public Library. For information or pickup contact: Linda Beaman at 515-720-3455 or Hugh Myers at 515-478-0157.

  3. 2015 Johnston Lions Book Sale

    March 6, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Johnston Lions Club

    Proceeds to benefit the Johnston Public Library. For information or pickup contact: Linda Beaman at 515-720-3455 or Hugh Myers at 515-478-0157.

  4. 2015 Johnston Lions Book Sale

    March 7, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Johnston Lions Club

    Proceeds to benefit the Johnston Public Library. For information or pickup contact: Linda Beaman at 515-720-3455 or Hugh Myers at 515-478-0157.

  5. Adult Book Club

    March 12, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM @ Southeast Corner

    Join fellow book lovers for coffee, treats and lively discussion. This month's book is "The Infatuations" by Javier Marias.

  6. Supercharge Supper

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

    Supercharge your supper with Kelsey Seaberg of Happy Avocado. Kelsey will be here to demo three tasty raw vegan recipes: tacos with romaine heart shells, spring roll wraps with teriyaki dipping sauce, and a spiced apple crumble. Curious? Come see for yourself what raw vegan cuisine is all about. RSVP here

  7. Starting Seeds

    March 28, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Welcome spring with Master Gardener, Robyn Hofland, at this free gardening class. Robyn will demonstrate how to start seeds indoors, ensure successful germination, harden-off plant starts and transfer plants outdoors. Let the growing begin! RSVP here

  8. Kite Workshop

    March 28, 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!

Library Kids Programs

  1. Music Together

    March 3, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Storytime Room

    Interactive music program for parents/caregivers and their children. For children birth to five years. Please call the library, 515-278-5233, to register beginning February 24. Space is limited.

  2. Music Together

    March 4, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Storytime Room

    Interactive music program for parents/caregivers and their children. For children birth to five years. Please call the library, 515-278-5233, to register beginning February 24. Space is limited.

  3. Make & Take Craft

    March 7, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Youth Services Area

    Come to the children’s area any time between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to complete a craft. Supplies are provided, no registration is necessary.

  4. Storytime

    March 9, 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 14.

  5. Storytime

    March 10, 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 14.

  6. Storytime

    March 10, 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 14.

  7. Wee Read

    March 11, 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 15.

  8. Wee Read

    March 11, 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 15.

  9. Early Out Book Club

    March 11, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Storytime Room

    For kids in 3rd-5th Grade. Join us on the second early-out Wednesday of each month for lively literature discussions, snacks, and more. You may call the library for more information, 515-278-5233.

  10. Babies & Books

    March 12, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Books, rhymes, music, and more for babies 6 - 24 months, with a caregiver. This session begins the week of March 12 and goes through April 17.

  11. Babies & Books

    March 13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Books, rhymes, music, and more for babies 6 - 24 months, with a caregiver. This session begins the week of March 12 and goes through April 17.

  12. Storytime

    March 16, 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 14.

  13. Storytime

    March 17, 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 14.

  14. Storytime

    March 17, 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 14.

  15. Wee Read

    March 18, 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 15.

  16. Wee Read

    March 18, 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 15.

  17. Library Lab

    March 18, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    For kids ages 6-11 years. Please call the library, 515-278-5233, to register beginning March 11.

  18. Babies & Books

    March 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Books, rhymes, music, and more for babies 6 - 24 months, with a caregiver. This session begins the week of March 12 and goes through April 17.

  19. Storytime

    March 23, 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 14.

  20. Storytime

    March 24, 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 14.

  21. Storytime

    March 24, 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 14.

  22. Wee Read

    March 25, 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 15.

  23. Wee Read

    March 25, 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 15.

  24. Babies & Books

    March 26, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Books, rhymes, music, and more for babies 6 - 24 months, with a caregiver. This session begins the week of March 12 and goes through April 17.

  25. Babies & Books

    March 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Books, rhymes, music, and more for babies 6 - 24 months, with a caregiver. This session begins the week of March 12 and goes through April 17.

  26. Storytime

    March 30, 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 14.

  27. Lego-Maniacs

    March 30, 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. You may call the library for more information, 515-278-5233.

  28. Storytime

    March 31, 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 14.

  29. Storytime

    March 31, 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 14.

Library Teen Programs

  1. Fandom

    March 3, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM @ Storytime Room

    Meet each month and talk about your favorite books, shows, movies... Whatever! There will be a new theme every month. Snacks will be provided. This month we'll be talking about all things "High School Musical." For kids in 6th grade and up.

  2. Write Club

    March 3, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Storytime Room

    Join other young writers to share your writing inspirations and stretch your imagination. We’ll use prompts and writing games to get your creativity going. Please bring a blank notebook, light snacks will be provided. For 6th & 7th graders. For more information, you may call the library at 515-278-5233

  3. Teen Advisory Board

    March 10, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    Teen Advisory Board is open to students in grades 6 - 12. Suggest materials to order; plan programs; and volunteer. Applications are available in the Young Adult Section of the library or at the Youth Services Desk. Call 278-5233 or email Jessica at young@johnstonlibrary.com for more info.

  4. Minecraft Building Battle

    March 10, 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM @ Youth Computer Lounge

    Join us during Teen Tech Week for "Minecraft Building Battle". You can bring your own laptop/device with a Minecraft account or use the library's computers. Space on the library's computers is limited. We will be building in creative mode. Prizes will be awarded!

  5. Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart Video Tournament

    March 17, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Large Meeting Room

    for 6th grade and up. Smash Bros., Mario Kart, and more on the big screen. Snacks and prizes. Call to register starting March 10, 515-278-5233.

  6. 6th & 7th Grade Book Club

    March 24, 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.

  7. 8th Grade & Up Book Club

    March 24, 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.