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Events for Adults

Mar
4
Wed
Wednesday Writers
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Would you like to leave a legacy by sharing your memories with the world? Practice writing, share your work and receive constructive feedback from fellow writers on Wednesday, March 4 at 10 a.m. in the Natrona County Public Library Crawford Room. For more information, call 577-READ or visit www.natronacountylibrary.org.

Mar
5
Thu
Let’s Talk College: Completing the FAFSA
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

If you are planning to attend college next year and need financial aid, it is time to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Assistance with this important task will be available at the Natrona County Public Library from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5. A representative from the University of Wyoming at Casper Educational Opportunity Center will help students and their families through this important step in the college admissions process. Please bring all W2s and tax information for 2014. This free session is held in the Tech Center at the main library in downtown Casper. For more information, call 577-READ or visit www.natronacountylibrary.org.

Start Your Own Business Workshop
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Do you dream of owning your own business, controlling your financial destiny and being your own boss? A “Start Your Own Business” workshop will be held at the Natrona County Public Library on Thursday, March 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This free workshop is presented by the Wyoming Entrepreneur Small Business Development Center and the Small Business Administration. Check your entrepreneurial personality, assess the potential of your idea and learn more about cash flow requirements and financing options. Please register in advance for this free workshop by calling 577-READ (7323) ext. 2.

Mar
10
Tue
“Never Too Old” Book Discussion Series (teens & adults) at Metro Coffee Co. – “A Little Something Different” by Sandy Hall
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A book discussion of young adult novel “A Little Something Different” by Sandy Hall will be held on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Metro Coffee Co. The Never Too Old Book Club, sponsored by the Natrona County Public Library, discusses young adult literature with adult appeal. The group is open to both teens and adults, with parent-teen pairs especially encouraged. Pick up your free copy of the book at the Natrona County Public Library reference desk, found on the second floor. Please call 577-READ (7323) ext. 2 for more information.

Mar
12
Thu
World at War: WWII Film and Discussion Series – Japan (1941-1945)
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Natrona County Public Library will present four episodes from the documentary series entitled “The World at War.” Each episode features graphic World War II footage and interviews with a wide array of civilians and combatants. Tom Smyth, historian and frequent instructor of OLLI classes at Casper College, will provide a brief description of the historical setting of each episode and host Q&A sessions afterwards.

The first screening on Thursday, March 12 will feature “Japan: from 1941 to 1945.” The episode details Japan’s society and culture during World War II, and “how life is transformed as the country gradually becomes aware of increasingly catastrophic setbacks.” The session will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room. It is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. For additional information, stop by your public library or call 577-READ (7323).

Mar
17
Tue
Indie Film Series – “Tanta Agua”
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Natrona County Public Library’s Independent Film Series will feature “Tanta Agua” on Tuesday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room. Summary: “Alberto, who doesn’t see his kids Lucía and Federico much since his divorce, refuses to allow anything to ruin his plans for vacation at a hot springs resort. But the springs are closed due to heavy rains, and Lucía’s adolescent rebellion clashes against her father’s enthusiastic efforts for family quality time. When she meets friends her age, Lucia’s vacation starts looking up. But flings can be fleeting, and it’s her father’s reliable insistence they spend time together that proves to be the most meaningful part of their unexpectedly enjoyable getaway.”

Mar
19
Thu
World at War: WWII Film and Discussion Series – The Bomb (Feb.-Sep. 1945)
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Public Library will present four episodes from the documentary series entitled “The World at War.” Each episode features graphic World War II footage and interviews with a wide array of civilians and combatants. Tom Smyth, historian and frequent instructor of OLLI classes at Casper College, will provide a brief description of the historical setting of each episode and host Q&A sessions afterwards.

The second screening on Thursday, March 19 will feature “The Bomb: From February to September 1945.” The episode details “the development of the atomic bomb, the ascendency of President Harry Truman, emerging splits in the Allies with Joseph Stalin, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Soviet invasion of Manchuria.” The session will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room. It is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. For additional information, stop by your public library or call 577-READ (7323).

Mar
20
Fri
“Story Time Slime” Workshop
Mar 20 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Steve Spangler of Steve Spangler Science will lead a free workshop, “Story Time Slime” on Friday, March 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Natrona County Public Library Crawford Room. “Story Time Slime” is an exciting, hands-on, professional development workshop connecting science and children’s literature. Intended for those working with Pre-K through third grade students, it is time to laugh, learn and get a little messy! The workshop is free and open to all who are interested, especially those who work with young children in a library, school, daycare or homeschool setting. Five hours of STARS training credit can be earned by those attending. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to anyone interested—especially those who work with young children. Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 129 for more information.

Mar
21
Sat
Easter Cards Workshop with Kay Capps
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Beautiful greeting cards don’t have to be reserved for Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Why not make a special card to celebrate Easter too? Kay Capps will lead two Easter Cards Workshops at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 in the Natrona County Public Library Crawford Room. Adults are invited to learn and practice decorative card making techniques with the supplies provided. Please sign up in advance for this free workshop by calling 577-READ (7323), extension 2.

Easter Cards Workshop with Kay Capps
Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Beautiful greeting cards don’t have to be reserved for Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Why not make a special card to celebrate Easter too? Kay Capps will lead two Easter Cards Workshops at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 in the Natrona County Public Library Crawford Room. Adults are invited to learn and practice decorative card making techniques with the supplies provided. Please sign up in advance for this free workshop by calling 577-READ (7323), extension 2.

Mar
23
Mon
“April Fools’ Day” book discussion with Wyoming Author W. Michael Pyatt
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Wyoming Author W. Michael Pyatt will discuss his book “April Fools’ Day in Vroostock” on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Natrona County Public Library Crawford Room. Pyatt will also speak about the publishing process and readers’ feedback. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, call 577-READ (7323) ext. 2 or visit www.wallystales.com.

Mar
24
Tue
Family Bunco Night
Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Family night at the Natrona County Public Library will feature “Bunco” on Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room. Both families and individuals (ages 8 and up) are welcome to participate. No experience playing Bunco is necessary. Pizza will be provided by the Friends of the Library. NCPL is committed to offering programs that strengthen families and our community. For more information about this event, please call 577-READ ext 2.

Mar
26
Thu
World at War: WWII Film and Discussion Series – Nemesis: Germany (Feb.-May 1945)
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Natrona County Public Library will present four episodes from the documentary series entitled “The World at War.” Each episode features graphic World War II footage and interviews with a wide array of civilians and combatants. Tom Smyth, historian and frequent instructor of OLLI classes at Casper College, will provide a brief description of the historical setting of each episode and host Q&A sessions afterwards.

The third screening on Thursday, March 26 will feature Nemesis: Germany, from February to May 1945. The episode details “the final invasion of Germany by both the Western and Eastern allies, the bombing of Dresden and the events in the Führerbunker during the fall of Berlin.” The session will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room. It is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. For additional information, stop by your public library or call 577-READ (7323).

Mar
27
Fri
NCSD#1 Elementary Art Show Begins (continues until Thursday, April 23)
Mar 27 – Apr 23 all-day

Beginning Friday, March 27, the Natrona County Public Library will be adorned with artwork made by elementary students in the Natrona County School District (NCSD#1). The Elementary Art show is put on by the art teachers of NCSD#1, and will be viewable throughout the library March 27-April 23 during regular library hours. A reception for students, parents and the public will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9, featuring student-led tours of their artwork and opportunities for kids of all ages to create their own art projects. The main library in downtown Casper is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Parents and families are welcome to drop by at any time to view the artwork.

Apr
18
Sat
Friends of the Library Booksale
Apr 18 – Apr 19 all-day

Booksale hours to be announced. Please email the Friends of Library for more information: folncpl307@gmail.com.

Jun
27
Sat
Friends of the Library Booksale
Jun 27 all-day

Booksale hours to be announced. Please email the Friends of Library for more information: folncpl307@gmail.com.

Oct
3
Sat
Friends of the Library Booksale
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

Booksale hours to be announced. Please email the Friends of Library for more information: folncpl307@gmail.com.

Dec
5
Sat
Friends of the Library Booksale
Dec 5 – Dec 6 all-day

Booksale hours to be announced. Please email the Friends of Library for more information: folncpl307@gmail.com.