Need a little break from all the holiday preparations this month? Stop in to Johnston Public Library and see what’s shiny, festive and new.
We’ve rearranged. We have moved things around to enhance your experience at the Johnston Public Library. The new configuration allows full view of the floor-to-ceiling windows, creates more spots for conversation, study and reading and makes room for more shelving space for our growing collection. Let us know what you think. We hope you like our new digs.
Holiday books, movies, music
Stock up on your favorite holiday books, movies and music at JPL. Throughout the library we have seasonal displays featuring your must-have items for this time of year. Take advantage of our brand-new catalog to search for these items or ask a librarian for an e-tour of our new, user-friendly catalog.
Holidays in Johnston
The kickoff for the season at the library begins with our annual Holidays in Johnston celebration on Dec. 7 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. The party starts when Santa arrives on the Johnston Fire Department’s ladder truck and continues with Johnston High School Madrigal Singers and the Summit Middle School Flute and Clarinet Choir. Stick around for cookie decorating, the popular gingerbread house contest, stories, crafts and much more. No registration is required.
Adult Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 12 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Relax with a good book — the Johnston Public Library Adult Book Club book, to be specific, then come and talk about it with fellow book lovers. This month’s book is Junot Diaz’s collection of short stories, “This is How You Lose Her.” Diaz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and this collection of stories was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. Treats will be provided. Books are available at the circulation desk while supplies last.
Sunday, Dec. 29, 2 p.m.
Take the whole family to the library for a free movie on the “big screen.” This month’s movie features your favorite monster duo during their school days. This movie is rated G. Free treats are provided. No registration is required. Call the library at 515-278-5233 for more information.
Johnston Public Library
6700 Merle Hay Road
Mon. – Thur. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.