Would you like to leave a legacy by sharing your memories with the world? Based on the Summer Reading theme, come learn more about being the hero of your own story. Practice writing, share your work and receive constructive feedback from fellow writers on Wednesday, August 5 at 10 a.m. at the Natrona County Public Library. Wednesday Writers is sponsored by the Natrona County Public Library and meets the first Wednesday of every month. For more information, call 577-READ (7323) ext. 2.
The Natrona County Public Library will host author C.J. Box on Monday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room. The talk is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, available on a first come, first served basis. Wind City Books will have copies of Box’s books available for purchase, which he will sign following his talk. Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 2 for more information.
Thinking of starting your own business? Whether you are a new American, or have lived in Wyoming all your life, you can prepare for the challenge by attending this nuts and bolts workshop. A free “Start Your Own Business” workshop will be held at the Natrona County Public Library on Tuesday, August 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. This free workshop is presented by the Wyoming Entrepreneur Small Business Development Center and the Small Business Administration. Please register in advance by calling 577-READ (7323) ext. 2.
A book discussion of young adult novel “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart will be held on Tuesday, August 11 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. 101 for more information.
The Natrona County Public Library will host a “Superhero Murder Mystery Night” on Monday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room. At a superhero sanctuary, heroes and villains across the globe gather to discuss how to capture the archenemy of humankind, The Moon King, before he makes it back to his lair and destroys the planet. However, the meeting quickly turns grim when someone is murdered and every one is a suspect! Join us for an evening of suspense, intrigue and murder. Advance registration and dress-up is encouraged. Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 2 for more information.
The Natrona County Public Library’s Independent Film Series will feature “The Iran Job” on Tuesday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the library?s Crawford Room. Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 2 for more information. Summary: “When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in one of the world’s most feared countries ? Iran ? he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. With a charismatic personality that charms everyone he meets, Kevin forms an unlikely friendship with three outspoken Iranian women who share with him their strong opinions on everything, from politics to religion to gender roles. Kevin’s season in Iran eventually culminates in something much bigger than basketball: the uprising and subsequent suppression of Iran’s reformist Green Movement ? a powerful prelude to the sweeping changes currently unfolding across the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring.”
To celebrate the release of Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” the library will feature a free showing of the film adaptation of her first novel. Watch as Atticus, a widowed father and respected lawyer, defends a black man against fabricated rape charges and his kids against prejudice. The film will be shown Thursday, August 20 at 6 p.m. in the library’s Crawford Room. This event is sponsored by the Natrona County Public Library. Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 2 for more information.
A Hero Book Discussion on “I am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai will be held in the library’s Crawford Room at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 24. To participate, pick up a free copy of the book at the second floor Reference Desk (while supplies last), then join the group for discussion. The Hero Book Discussion group meets the fourth Monday of the month throughout the summer, and new members are always welcome. This event is sponsored by the Natrona County Public Library. Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 2 for more information.