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Events for Adults

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.

Nov
1
Sat
Lunch With the Authors @ Your Library
Nov 1 @ 11:30 am

Are you an Avid Reader? An Aspiring Writer? Just a Book-Lovin’ Fool?

Want to discuss the writing process? Interested in knowing more about how the publishing industry works? Want a bit of inspiration from a pair of Random House authors who’ve juggled ‘Real Life’ with the ‘Writing Life’ for many years?

Join us for ‘Lunch with the Author’ featuring Wendelin Van Draanen and Mark Huntley Parsons. This event will be held Saturday, November 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the Crawford Room at the Natrona County Public Library.

Wendelin Van Draanen is the bestselling author of more than 30 books including “Flipped,” “The Running Dream” (a 2014-15 Soaring Eagle Book Award nominee), and the Sammy Keyes series. Mark Huntley Parsons is a long-time non-fiction writer, and author of “Road Rash,” a new YA novel.

Lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Library.  This special event is free and open to all ages. Call 577-READ extension 101 for more information.

Wind City Books will also be hosting a book signing with the authors at 1 p.m. at their Center Street store, as part of the “He Said, She Said” Author Road Show tour.

Windows 8 Overview
Nov 1 @ 1:00 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:
Windows 8 Overview, held Saturday, November 1 from 1 to 3 p.m.;
Using Pinterest, held Thursday, November 6 from Noon to 2 p.m.;
Blogging 101, held Wednesday, November 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.;
Choosing an eReader and Checking Out eBooks, held Friday, November 21 from 3 to 5 p.m.
 
All classes are offered free on a first come, first served basis. Call 577-READ (7323) to learn more.
Nov
5
Wed
Library Tour
Nov 5 @ 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.  Join us for a guided tour and get to know your public library better, Wednesday, November 5 at 10 a.m., 5:30 p.m. or 7 p.m.  Tours will be tailored to the interests of those attending, and questions are welcome.  For a complete schedule of library tours or to request an individual appointment, please call 577-READ (7323) extension 2.
Wednesday Writers
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am

Would you like to leave a legacy by sharing your memories with the world?  Practice writing, share your work and receive constructive feedback and suggestions from fellow writers Wednesday, November 5th at 10 a.m. The Wednesday Writers group at the Natrona County Public Library meets monthly on the first Wednesday, and new members are always welcome. Call 577-READ ext. 2 or stop by the library’s Reference desk for more information.

Library Tour
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm
Money-saving. Homework help.  Reading suggestions.  Technology assistance & more!  Your public library can be an incredible resource for community members’ learning and recreation.  Join us for a guided tour and get to know your public library better, Wednesday, November 5 at 10 a.m., 5:30 p.m. or 7 p.m.  Tours will be tailored to the interests of those attending, and questions are welcome.  For a complete schedule of library tours or to request an individual appointment, please call 577-READ (7323) extension 2.
Library Tour
Nov 5 @ 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.  Join us for a guided tour and get to know your public library better, Wednesday, November 5 at 10 a.m., 5:30 p.m. or 7 p.m.  Tours will be tailored to the interests of those attending, and questions are welcome.  For a complete schedule of library tours or to request an individual appointment, please call 577-READ (7323) extension 2.
Nov
6
Thu
Using Pinterest
Nov 6 @ 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:
Windows 8 Overview, held Saturday, November 1 from 1 to 3 p.m.;
Using Pinterest, held Thursday, November 6 from Noon to 2 p.m.;
Blogging 101, held Wednesday, November 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.;
Choosing an eReader and Checking Out eBooks, held Friday, November 21 from 3 to 5 p.m.
 
All classes are offered free on a first come, first served basis. Call 577-READ (7323) to learn more.
Nov
10
Mon
Book Discussion: “The Orchardist”
Nov 10 @ 6:30 pm

A Book Discussion of the novel “The Orchardist” by Amanda Coplin will be held at the Natrona County Public Library at 6:30 p.m., Monday, November 10.  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.

Book Summary: “At the turn of the twentieth century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a reclusive orchardist, William Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots as if they were loved ones. A gentle man, he’s found solace in the sweetness of the fruit he grows and the quiet, beating heart of the land he cultivates. One day, two teenage girls appear and steal his fruit from the market; they later return to the outskirts of his orchard to see the man who gave them no chase. Feral, scared, and very pregnant, the girls take up on Talmadge’s land and indulge in his deep reservoir of compassion. Just as the girls begin to trust him, men arrive in the orchard with guns, and the shattering tragedy that follows will set Talmadge on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect but also to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past. Transcribing America as it once was before railways and roads connected its corners, Amanda Coplin weaves a tapestry of solitary souls who come together in the wake of unspeakable cruelty and misfortune.”

Nov
12
Wed
Blogging 101
Nov 12 @ 5:30 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:
Windows 8 Overview, held Saturday, November 1 from 1 to 3 p.m.;
Using Pinterest, held Thursday, November 6 from Noon to 2 p.m.;
Blogging 101, held Wednesday, November 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.;
Choosing an eReader and Checking Out eBooks, held Friday, November 21 from 3 to 5 p.m.
 
All classes are offered free on a first come, first served basis. Call 577-READ (7323) to learn more.
Nov
13
Thu
“Grow Your Tree” Genealogy Workshop
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Natrona County Genealogical Society will present “Grow Your Tree” genealogy workshops at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 13 and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 19.  Without a plan, it is easy to become scattered in your genealogy research, feel stuck, or just not know where to go next.

Annie Vercimak of the Natrona County Genealogical Society (NCGS) will give guidance on organizing your genealogy work and planning your next steps.  This hands-on class is designed for beginners but open to attendees at all levels of genealogical research. We recommend bringing whatever research you have conducted so far, as well as a USB drive to save your work. Both classes are free and open to the public, no registration necessary. Call 577-READ (7323) for more information.

Nov
18
Tue
Library Tour
Nov 18 @ 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.  Join us for a guided tour and get to know your public library better, Tuesday, November 18 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.  Tours will be tailored to the interests of those attending, and questions are welcome.  For a complete schedule of library tours or to request an individual appointment, please call 577-READ (7323) extension 2.
Library Tour
Nov 18 @ 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.  Join us for a guided tour and get to know your public library better, Tuesday, November 18 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.  Tours will be tailored to the interests of those attending, and questions are welcome.  For a complete schedule of library tours or to request an individual appointment, please call 577-READ (7323) extension 2.
Library Tour
Nov 18 @ 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.  Join us for a guided tour and get to know your public library better, Tuesday, November 18 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.  Tours will be tailored to the interests of those attending, and questions are welcome.  For a complete schedule of library tours or to request an individual appointment, please call 577-READ (7323) extension 2.
Indie Film Series: “Broken”
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm

The Natrona County Public Library’s Independent Film Series will feature “Broken” Tuesday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room.  Summary: “11 year-old Skunk lives a carefree life with her loving father (Tim Roth), brother and nanny.  One day, Skunk witnesses her angry neighbor, Mr. Oswald, savagely beat Rick, a young man who lives across the street.  Skunk is unwittingly drawn into her neighbors’ unfolding melodrama of violence, sex, and life-shattering illness.  As Skunk’s innocence begins to vanish, her home, neighborhood and school all become treacherous environments where the happy certainties of childhood give way to fear-filled doubt.  Skunk is drawn into an ethereal chaos from which she may only return through the intense love of those closest to her.”

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.

Never Too Old Book Discussion
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm

A book discussion of YA novel “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” by Rainbow Rowell will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 18 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.

Nov
19
Wed
“Grow Your Tree” Genealogy Workshop
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Genealogical Society will present “Grow Your Tree” genealogy workshops at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 13 and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 19.  Without a plan, it is easy to become scattered in your genealogy research, feel stuck, or just not know where to go next.

Annie Vercimak of the Natrona County Genealogical Society (NCGS) will give guidance on organizing your genealogy work and planning your next steps.  This hands-on class is designed for beginners but open to attendees at all levels of genealogical research. We recommend bringing whatever research you have conducted so far, as well as a USB drive to save your work. Both classes are free and open to the public, no registration necessary. Call 577-READ (7323) for more information.

Nov
21
Fri
Choosing an eReader & Checking out eBooks
Nov 21 @ 3:00 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:
Windows 8 Overview, held Saturday, November 1 from 1 to 3 p.m.;
Using Pinterest, held Thursday, November 6 from Noon to 2 p.m.;
Blogging 101, held Wednesday, November 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.;
Choosing an eReader and Checking Out eBooks, held Friday, November 21 from 3 to 5 p.m.
 
All classes are offered free on a first come, first served basis. Call 577-READ (7323) to learn more.
Nov
22
Sat
Thanksgiving Cards Workshop
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm

A Thanksgiving Cards workshop will be held Saturday, November 22 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 ext. 2 for more information.

Nov
25
Tue
Family Night: Thanksgiving Crafts
Nov 25 @ 6:30 pm

Get ready for Thanksgiving with a Family Night at the Natrona County Public Library, Tuesday, November 25 at 6:30 p.m.  We will make a variety of Thanksgiving-themed crafts, appropriate for all ages.  Both families and individuals are welcome to attend. Dinner is provided for monthly “Family Night” programs 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.

Nov
26
Wed
Mystery Book Discussion: “Visitation Street”
Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm

A Mystery Book Discussion on “Visitation Street” by Ivy Pochoda will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 26 at the Natrona County Public Library.  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.|

Book Summary: “Red Hook, Brooklyn. An isolated blue-collar neighborhood where hipster gourmet supermarkets push against tired housing projects and the East River opens into the bay. Bored and listless, fifteen-year-olds June and Val are looking for fun. Forget the boys, the bottles, the coded whistles. Val wants to do something wild and a little crazy: take a raft out onto the bay. But on the water during the humid night, the girls disappear. Only Val survives, washing ashore in the weeds, bruised and unconscious. This shocking event echoes through the lives of Red Hook’s diverse residents. In Visitation Street, Ivy Pochoda combines intensely vivid prose with breathtaking psychological insight to explore a cast of solitary souls, pulled by family, love, betrayal, and hope, who yearn for a chance to break free.”