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KITE POETRY CONTEST
Tuesday, April 1 through Wednesday, April 30

Throughout the month of April, Johnston Public Library and Kites on the Green Festival will be sponsoring a kite poetry contest.  Any form accepted.  Kite poetry contest winner will be awarded a $30.00 gift card to a local merchant at the Kites on the Green Festival on May 3rd.   Open to any age.
Entry form & Official Rules

Poetry Contest 
   
MEET THE MAYOR
Saturday, April 19, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Meet the Mayor 
   
SHRED DAY
Saturday, April 19, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Info Dog Security will be here from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in our parking lot with a shredding truck to offer free shredding to our community.  This service is offered in conjunction with Money Smart Week and can go a long way in helping you prevent identity theft. The shredding will be done inside the truck with a camera outside that allows you to watch your items being shredded. 
Staples and paperclips are okay to leave in, however, please do not leave binders or large pieces of plastic materials in your shredding.  Call 278-5233 if you have questions. 
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ART AFTER HOURS
Saturday, April 19, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Come to the library after hours for our latest gallery opening featuring 3 new local artists. Check out the art, mingle with interesting people, and snack on free hor dourves. All are welcome; no registration required. 
 Art After Hours
   
KITE WORKSHOP
Saturday, April 19, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

At 2:00PM on Saturday, April 19, 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 the Johnston Commons (large green space surrounding the library) to fly with the assistance of professional fliers.  Register here.

Get ready for our upcoming kite festival “Kites on the Green” May 3rd! Attend a workshop, design and fly your own kite, and enter the Kites on the Green contest for prizes and enjoy the fun, food, and music while you watch the professionals. Click here for more details.


Kites Workshop 
FAMILY MOVIE
Sunday, April 27, 2:00 p.m.

Family Movie Matinee

KITES ON THE GREEN
Saturday, May 3, 2:00 p.m.

Fly your own kite and enter the Kites on the Green contest for prizes.  Come enjoy the fun, food, and music while watching the professional demonstrations! 
Click here for more details.
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ADULT BOOKCLUB
Thursday, May 8, 6:30 p.m.

Book Discussion - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan
Adult Book Club 

BIKE ROUND-UP
Saturday, May 10, 1:00 p.m.

Check-in between 12:45 and 1:45pm
Ride can begin anytime between 1 and 2pm
Starts at Pioneer parking lot & ends at Van Dee’s. All riders will get a special treat. Three-mile and four-mile routes.  Registration Form
 Bike Roundup

MINDFUL MATINEE: GROWING CITIES
Sunday, May 18, 2:00 p.m.

Growing Cities
A documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. In their search for answers, filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette take a road trip and meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time.

Join them as they discover that good food isn’t the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting. They’re producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.


 Growing Cities Film
ADULT BOOKCLUB
Thursday, June 12, 6:30 p.m.

Book Discussion - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre 

FAMILY MOVIE
Thursday, June 19, 6:30 p.m.

Family Movie Matinee

ADULT BOOKCLUB
Thursday, July 10, 6:30 p.m.

Book Discussion - Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure by Joanne Harris
Adult Bookclub

ROCK YOUR CROCK
Saturday, July 12, 10:30 a.m.

Too hot to turn on the oven and tired of starting the grill? Rethink your summer cooking routine with these amazing and unexpected summer slow cooker recipes. Chef Christina and Nutritionist Missy will be here to demonstrate summer cooking made easy and delicious thanks to the slow cooker. Forget what you think you know about this tried and true cooking tool and prepare to be amazed.  Reserve your spot today for this free cooking class by calling the library at 278-5233.
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ADULT BOOKCLUB
Thursday, August 14, 6:30 p.m.

Book Discussion - Bring Up the Bodies by Hillary Mantel
Adult Bookclub 

 
ADULT BOOKCLUB
Thursday, September 11, 6:30 p.m.

Book Discussion - Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman
Adult Bookclub