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Lots to love at the library in February

Posted February 04, 2015 in Community Featured, Johnston

Mark your calendar for these exciting events and new resources available at Johnston Public Library during the month of February:

Soup and bread pairings
Reserve your spot for a free Winter Soup and Bread Pairings class on Saturday, February 21 at 10:30am. Chef Christina Ryan-Pfleeger and dietician Missy Anker will be at Johnston Public Library to demo three fabulous and hearty pairings: tomato basil bisque with cheesy bread, minestrone with breadsticks, and white chicken chili with biscuits. Besides learning from the experts, participants may make their own dough at the class that they can take home and bake for dinner. Sign up at <>  or by calling the library at 515-278-5233.

Intro to Genealogy
The Iowa Genealogical Society will be at the library on Saturday, February 28th at 10:30am to teach an Intro to Genealogy class. Learn about tools and methods you need to begin researching your own family history. Please RSVP online.

New Tech Lab is open
We are also excited to announce the opening of our new Tech Lab with digital tools to help you archive your old home movies, audio and photos. The Tech Lab features an iMac computer with iMovie, GarageBand, a scanner, and other programs and digitizing equipment to assist in preserving and editing VHS tapes, cassette tapes, records, photos, film negatives and more.

Johnston Lions Book Sale
Additionally, make sure to save the date for the Annual Johnston Lions Book Sale.  March 5th, 6th, and 7th is your opportunity to purchase great used books, cd’s and dvd’s at very reasonable prices and support Johnston Public Library at the same time. The preview sale begins Thursday, March 5th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. There is a $2.00 admission fee for adults for the preview sale; students’ admission is free. The sale continues Friday, March 6th and Saturday March 7th. Admission is free for all on both of these days. Friday hours are 8:00am to 8:00pm and Saturday the Book Sale runs from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The Johnston Lions Book Sale is located at the Johnston Lions Club at 6501 Merle Hay Road in Johnston, Iowa. For more information call the Johnston Public Library at 515-278-5233. If you would like to donate used books, movies, or music for the sale, bring in your items to Johnston Public Library to receive a tax receipt.

Johnston Public Library
6700 Merle Hay Road
(515) 278-5233
Mon. – Thur. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

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