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Events for Adults

Oct
6
Mon
School Board Candidate Forum
Oct 6 @ 6:30 am

Make an informed choice at the ballot box this November by meeting School Board candidates and asking their opinions on issues that concern you.  A public forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 6 in the Natrona County Public Library Crawford Room with candidates for open seats on the Natrona County School District Board of Trustees in attendance.

The session will be moderated, with candidates having opportunities to respond to questions and concerns raised by citizens.   Submit questions in-person the night of the forum, or in advance by emailing boneil@natronacountylibrary.org.  Please use “School Board Forum” in the subject line.  The forum is free and open to all local residents, cosponsored by the Casper League of Women Voters. If you are unable to attend but wish to hear each candidate’s answers, the forum will be recorded and the video posted on the library website within two days.  For more information call 577-READ (7323).

Oct
8
Wed
Tech Rally
Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

A fun, fast-paced evening full of technology learning opportunities will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 8 in the Natrona County Public Library (NCPL) Crawford Room.  Discover apps, websites, mobile devices and more!  All ages and levels of technology experience are encouraged to attend.

The Tech Rally, cosponsored by AARP, will begin with an overview of how and why Baby Boomers and Seniors are using technology, followed by a series of 25-minute presentations on:  Using Free eBooks, eMagazines & eAudio from NCPL; Blogging 101; Using Pinterest; and a Windows 8 Overview. After each presentation, library staff and volunteers will be on hand for one-on-one assistance in downloading, setting up, and logging in for those who wish to try it themselves.  Attendees can also make appointments with library staff for personal assistance at a later date.

In addition to the classes, a Technology Petting Zoo will be open from 6 to 8 p.m.  This is an opportunity to try various devices like iPads, Kindles, Nooks and more, with no risk of getting bitten!  Try before you buy, learn about the benefits and drawbacks of each device, and find out what features you enjoy.

The Tech Rally is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided by AARP. Membership in AARP is not required to attend the event.  Seating in the Crawford Room is limited: RSVP by Oct 6th by calling 1-877-926-8300 – ask for “Casper Tech Rally.”

Oct
9
Thu
“Find Your Family” Genealogy Workshop
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Need help tracking down members of your family tree?  Genealogy workshops to “Find Your Family” will be held in the Tech Center at the Natrona County Public Library Thursday, October 9 from 2 to 4 p.m., and a second session from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Annie Vercimak of the Natrona County Genealogical Society (NCGS) will guide attendees as they search for family members using free online genealogy tool Family Search Online.  This hands-on class is designed for beginners but open to attendees at all levels of genealogical research. We recommend you bring a USB drive to save your work.

Additional genealogy classes will be presented by NCGS at your library this fall. “Grow Your Tree” will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 13 and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, giving guidance on organizing your genealogy work and planning your next steps.  All classes are free and open to the public, no registration necessary. Call 577-READ (7323) for more information.

“Find Your Family” Genealogy Workshop
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Need help tracking down members of your family tree?  Genealogy workshops to “Find Your Family” will be held in the Tech Center at the Natrona County Public Library Thursday, October 9 from 2 to 4 p.m., and a second session from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Annie Vercimak of the Natrona County Genealogical Society (NCGS) will guide attendees as they search for family members using free online genealogy tool Family Search Online.  This hands-on class is designed for beginners but open to attendees at all levels of genealogical research. We recommend you bring a USB drive to save your work.

Additional genealogy classes will be presented by NCGS at your library this fall. “Grow Your Tree” will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 13 and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, giving guidance on organizing your genealogy work and planning your next steps.  All classes are free and open to the public, no registration necessary. Call 577-READ (7323) for more information.

Oct
13
Mon
Library Tour
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am
Money-saving. Homework help.  Reading suggestions.  Technology assistance & more!  Your public library can be an incredible resource for community members’ learning and recreation… but only if they know what’s in it!  Join us for a guided tour of your public library, Monday, October 13 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. or 7 p.m., highlighting library programs and resources of interest to the modern library user.  The librarian will tailor each tour to the interests of those present, and questions are welcome. Tours will be given at various dates and times throughout October, November and December.  For a complete schedule of tours or to request an individual appointment, please call 577-READ (7323) extension 2.
Library Tour
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm
Money-saving. Homework help.  Reading suggestions.  Technology assistance & more!  Your public library can be an incredible resource for community members’ learning and recreation… but only if they know what’s in it!  Join us for a guided tour of your public library, Monday, October 13 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. or 7 p.m., highlighting library programs and resources of interest to the modern library user.  The librarian will tailor each tour to the interests of those present, and questions are welcome. Tours will be given at various dates and times throughout October, November and December.  For a complete schedule of tours or to request an individual appointment, please call 577-READ (7323) extension 2.
Book Discussion: “Catch-22″
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm

A Book Discussion of the novel “Catch 22” by Joseph Heller will be held at the Natrona County Public Library at 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 13.  Summary: “Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him.” To participate, pick up a free copy of the book at the 2nd floor Reference desk (while supplies last), then join the group for discussion.  NCPL Book Discussion groups meet monthly and new members are always welcome.  Please call 577-READ (7323) for more information.

Library Tour
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm
Money-saving. Homework help.  Reading suggestions.  Technology assistance & more!  Your public library can be an incredible resource for community members’ learning and recreation… but only if they know what’s in it!  Join us for a guided tour of your public library, Monday, October 13 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. or 7 p.m., highlighting library programs and resources of interest to the modern library user.  The librarian will tailor each tour to the interests of those present, and questions are welcome. Tours will be given at various dates and times throughout October, November and December.  For a complete schedule of tours or to request an individual appointment, please call 577-READ (7323) extension 2.
Oct
14
Tue
Never Too Old Book Discussion
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm

A book discussion of YA novel “Hold Me Closer, Necromancer” by Lish McBride will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 14 at Metro Coffee Co.  The Never Too Old Book Club, sponsored by the Natrona County Public Library discusses Young Adult (YA) literature with adult appeal.  The group is open to both teens and adults, with parent-teen pairs especially encouraged.  To participate, pick up a free copy of the book at the 2nd floor Reference desk (while supplies last), then join the group for discussion.  NCPL Book Discussion groups meet monthly and new members are always welcome.  Please call 577-READ (7323) for more information.

Oct
15
Wed
Class: Beginner’s Guide to the Cloud
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Would you like to learn a new software program or brush up on your computer skills?  The Natrona County Public Library offers a variety of computer classes each month, free and open to the public.  Classes are held in the NCPL Tech Center unless otherwise noted, and no registration is required.

Classes this month include:

Beginner’s Guide to the Cloud, held Wednesday, October 15 from 2 to 4 p.m.;
Learn a Language Online, held Friday, October 17 from Noon to 2 p.m.;
Cyberbullying Prevention, Thursday, October 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.;
Finding Health Information Online, Thursday, October 30 from 10 a.m. to Noon;

All classes are offered free on a first come, first served basis. Call 577-READ (7323) to learn more.

Oct
17
Fri
Class: Learn a Language Online
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Would you like to learn a new software program or brush up on your computer skills?  The Natrona County Public Library offers a variety of computer classes each month, free and open to the public.  Classes are held in the NCPL Tech Center unless otherwise noted, and no registration is required.

Classes this month include:

Beginner’s Guide to the Cloud, held Wednesday, October 15 from 2 to 4 p.m.;
Learn a Language Online, held Friday, October 17 from Noon to 2 p.m.;
Cyberbullying Prevention, Thursday, October 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.;
Finding Health Information Online, Thursday, October 30 from 10 a.m. to Noon;

All classes are offered free on a first come, first served basis. Call 577-READ (7323) to learn more.

Oct
18
Sat
Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

As cold weather comes upon us, it is time to stock up on some good books for winter reading! The Friends of the Natrona County Public Library will hold their Fall Book Sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, October 18 and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, October 19. The sale includes used books at great prices, in all genres and for all age groups.  Other items for sale include movies, music, puzzles and magazines. The Friends accept credit cards, checks or cash. Items included in the sale are donated by local residents throughout the year, and all proceeds benefit the Natrona County Public Library.

To learn more about the Friends of the Library or their upcoming events, visit www.natronacountylibrary.org/friends or call 235-0234.

Oct
19
Sun
Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

As cold weather comes upon us, it is time to stock up on some good books for winter reading! The Friends of the Natrona County Public Library will hold their Fall Book Sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, October 18 and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, October 19. The sale includes used books at great prices, in all genres and for all age groups.  Other items for sale include movies, music, puzzles and magazines. The Friends accept credit cards, checks or cash. Items included in the sale are donated by local residents throughout the year, and all proceeds benefit the Natrona County Public Library.

To learn more about the Friends of the Library or their upcoming events, visit www.natronacountylibrary.org/friends or call 235-0234.

Oct
20
Mon
Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Assistance will be available at the Natrona County Public Library Monday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kim Kantor from Wyoming Senior Citizens Inc. will give general information about Medicare, help seniors evaluate their current plan, and assist in the open enrollment process.  Attendees will need to bring their Medicare card with them, as well as a list of current medications. Space is limited – please register in advance by calling 577-READ, extension 2.  Call 577-READ or stop by the library for more information.

County Commissioner Candidate Forum
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm

Make an informed choice at the ballot box this November by meeting local politicians and asking their opinions on issues that concern you.  A public forum featuring general election candidates for seats on the Board of County Commissioners will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 20 in the Natrona County Public Library Crawford Room.

The session will be moderated, with candidates having opportunities to respond to questions and concerns raised by citizens.   Submit questions in-person the night of the forum, or in advance by emailing boneil@natronacountylibrary.org.  Please use “County Commissioner Forum” in the subject line.  The forum is free and open to all local residents, cosponsored by the Casper League of Women Voters. If you are unable to attend but wish to hear each candidate’s answers, the forum will be recorded and the video posted on the library website within two days.  For more information call 577-READ (7323).

Oct
21
Tue
Independent Film Series: “Key of Life”
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm

The Natrona County Public Library’s Independent Film Series will feature “Key of Life” Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room.  Summary: “A case of stolen identity and one determined bride-to-be intersect in this comedic escapade from famed Japanese filmmaker Kenji Uchida.  Struggling actor Sakurai is out of work, out of luck and can’t even succeed at taking his own life.  When a mysterious man slips and falls at the bathhouse, Sakurai switches locker keys and identities with the man, who turns out to be a hitman named Kondo.  His memory lost in the fall, Kondo begins piecing “his” life as Sakurai back together with the help of Kanae, a young woman he meets in the hospital, who is determined to find a husband.  Meanwhile, Sakurai, posing as Kondo, incurs the wrath of ornery gangsters.  As the truth about Kondo and Sakurai comes to light, they must scramble to resolve the chaos of this topsy-turvy chain of events.”

The screening will be followed by a discussion and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.  All films shown during the Independent Film Series are unrated and may be unsuitable for children.  Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 2 for more information.

Oct
22
Wed
Mystery Book Discussion: “The Most Dangerous Thing”
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm

A Mystery Book Discussion on “The Most Dangerous Thing” by Laura Lippman will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 22 at the Natrona County Public Library.  Summary: “Once the best of friends until a terrible secret tore them apart, a group of friends are suddenly brought back together under tragic circumstances and wonder if their long-ago lie is the reason for their troubles today and if someone is out to destroy them.” To participate, pick up a free copy of the book at the 2nd floor Reference desk (while supplies last), then join the group for discussion.  NCPL Book Discussion groups meet monthly and new members are always welcome.  Please call 577-READ (7323) for more information.

Oct
23
Thu
Library Tour
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm
Money-saving. Homework help.  Reading suggestions.  Technology assistance & more!  Your public library can be an incredible resource for community members’ learning and recreation… but only if they know what’s in it!  Join us for a guided tour of your public library, Thursday, October 23 at Noon or 4 p.m., highlighting library programs and resources of interest to the modern library user.  The librarian will tailor each tour to the interests of those present, and questions are welcome. Tours will be given at various dates and times throughout October, November and December.  For a complete schedule of tours or to request an individual appointment, please call 577-READ (7323) extension 2.
Library Tour
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm
Money-saving. Homework help.  Reading suggestions.  Technology assistance & more!  Your public library can be an incredible resource for community members’ learning and recreation… but only if they know what’s in it!  Join us for a guided tour of your public library, Thursday, October 23 at Noon or 4 p.m., highlighting library programs and resources of interest to the modern library user.  The librarian will tailor each tour to the interests of those present, and questions are welcome. Tours will be given at various dates and times throughout October, November and December.  For a complete schedule of tours or to request an individual appointment, please call 577-READ (7323) extension 2.
Class: Cyberbullying Prevention
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Would you like to learn a new software program or brush up on your computer skills?  The Natrona County Public Library offers a variety of computer classes each month, free and open to the public.  Classes are held in the NCPL Tech Center unless otherwise noted, and no registration is required.

Classes this month include:

Beginner’s Guide to the Cloud, held Wednesday, October 15 from 2 to 4 p.m.;
Learn a Language Online, held Friday, October 17 from Noon to 2 p.m.;
Cyberbullying Prevention, Thursday, October 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.;
Finding Health Information Online, Thursday, October 30 from 10 a.m. to Noon;

All classes are offered free on a first come, first served basis. Call 577-READ (7323) to learn more.

Oct
25
Sat
Halloween Cards Workshop
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm

A Halloween Cards workshop will be held Saturday, October 25 at 1 p.m. at the Natrona County Public Library. Learn to design and make your own cards with help from Kay Capps.  Attendance is limited, so please sign up in advance for this free workshop.  Supplies will be provided.  Your library has a wide variety of books on paper crafts to check out for those who wish to learn more.  Call 577-READ extension 2 for more information.

Oct
28
Tue
Family Night: Team Scrabble
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm

Family Night at the Natrona County Public Library will feature “Team Scrabble” at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 28.  Both families and individuals (ages 8 and up) are welcome to participate. Dinner is provided by the Friends of the Library. NCPL is committed to offering programs that strengthen families and our community. For more information about this free event, please call 577-READ extension 2.

Oct
30
Thu
Class: Finding Health Information Online
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Would you like to learn a new software program or brush up on your computer skills?  The Natrona County Public Library offers a variety of computer classes each month, free and open to the public.  Classes are held in the NCPL Tech Center unless otherwise noted, and no registration is required.

Classes this month include:

Beginner’s Guide to the Cloud, held Wednesday, October 15 from 2 to 4 p.m.;
Learn a Language Online, held Friday, October 17 from Noon to 2 p.m.;
Cyberbullying Prevention, Thursday, October 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.;
Finding Health Information Online, Thursday, October 30 from 10 a.m. to Noon;

All classes are offered free on a first come, first served basis. Call 577-READ (7323) to learn more.