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Books for Sale and Kites to Make

Posted March 05, 2014 in Community Blogs, Johnston

Save the Date (1)Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Annual Johnston Lions’ Book Sale. March 6th, 7th, and 8th is your opportunity to purchase great used books to add to your home library and support Johnston Public Library at the same time. Organized by the Johnston Lions Club, this used book sale will feature a huge selection of books, cd’s, and dvd’s at very reasonable prices. Proceeds from the sale benefit Johnston Public Library.

The preview sale begins Thursday, March 6th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This is your chance to get the first shot at the best books, movies, and music that the sale has to offer. There is a $2.00 admission fee for adults for the preview sale; students’ admission is free. The Johnston Lions Book Sale continues Friday, March 7th and Saturday March 8th. Admission is free for all on both of these days. Friday hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday the Book Sale runs from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The Johnston Lions Book Sale is located at the Johnston Lions Club at 6401 Merle Hay Road in Johnston, Iowa.

Another must-attend event coming up is the first annual Kites on the Green Festival. Come to any or all of the Kites on the Green Workshops at Johnston Public Library to learn how to make and fly kites. After your design is finished, head out to the Johnston Commons (large green space surrounding the library) to fly with the assistance of professional fliers. Kites on the Green Workshops are on Saturday, March 22, Saturday, April 5 and Saturday, April 19 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

After you have learned everything you need to know about kites at one of the workshops, come to the Kites on the Green Festival on May 3rd at 2:00pm. Fly your own kite at the Johnston Commons and stick around for food, music and prizes. For more information call the Johnston Public Library at 515-278-5233 or visit our website at

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