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Fun Fall Programs at Johnston Public Library

Posted October 17, 2012 in Community Blogs, Johnston

The leaves are turning, the weather is cooling, and at Johnston Public Library we are rolling out our fall season of adult programming. In between the yard raking and school activities schedule some time to come to the library for these free, fun and informative events.

Genealogy 101
Saturday, October 20 at 10:30 am
Join Diane Densmore from the Iowa Genealogical Society to learn how to get started researching your family tree. With these basic genealogical research techniques, you will be on your way to discovering your family’s own unique story. Register online at or by calling 515-278-5233.

Language Lovers Unite!
Mondays, Nov 5, Nov 19 and Dec 3 at 6:30 pm
Register for this special 3 part series presented by Dr. Donald Moon called, “Idioms: What Are They and Why Do We Say Them?” Dr. Moon will explore many of the hundred of idioms that are used in our everyday conversations and why we use them. The class will also look at idioms exclusive to specific cultures, including sports related idioms. I’m sure that you won’t find yourself “in over your head” or in a “sink or swim” situation. Don Moon is a retired Professor of Education and Director of Educational Media and Television Services at Drake University. He spent 38 years teaching in the area of Educational Technology. During the past six years he has been involved with the Billie and Robert D. Ray Lifelong Learning Society at Drake University. Please feel encouraged to jot down any idioms that you find yourself or others using and bring them to class with you. Remember—“all is well that ends well”. Register online at or by calling 515-278-5233.

Garden Chat
Saturday, Nov 10 at 10:30 am
Gardening season is wrapping up for this year, but it is never too early to begin planning for next year. Meet with other gardeners at this informal gardening program to chat and have your gardening questions answered by Master Gardener, Robyn Hoffland.  Please submit your gardening questions in advance to or submit them in person to the reference librarian at Johnston Public Library. Please register online at or by calling 515-278-5233.

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