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July 2014 – March 2015

Jul
24
Thu
“Aha Moment” Tour
Jul 24 – Jul 25 all-day
"Aha Moment" Tour

Have you had a big idea or moment of clarity that changed your life?  Share it with the world as part of Mutual of Omaha’s national “Aha Moment” tour, coming to Casper Thursday and Friday, July 24 and 25.  The tour videographer and team will be set up just outside the Natrona County Public Library to record interviews with a variety of local residents.  This opportunity is free and open to the public – visit www.ahamoment.com/tour to sign up for an interview time slot (filming open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day).  Each individual will receive a link to their interview via email to share as they see fit.

What is an “aha moment? “It’s a moment of clarity, a defining moment where you gain real wisdom – wisdom you can use to change your life. Whether big or small, funny or sad, they can be surprising and inspiring. Each one is unique, deeply personal, and we think, worth sharing” – additional information available at ahamoment.com.

Teen Creativity: Art Bots & Bristle Bots (grades 7-12)
2:00 pm
Create art bots and bristle bots from items you might find around the house, like batteries and toothbrush motors.  Supplies will be provided.
 
This event is part of the teen summer reading program: “Spark a Reaction,” happening May 28 through July 26 at all branches of the Natrona County Public Library.  Summer Reading Programs at your library are sponsored by McDonalds and the Recreation Joint Powers Board.
Tween Day at Pottery By You (grades 4-6)
2:00 pm
Tweens entering grades 4-6 are invited to paint a bowl at Pottery By You at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 24 as part of the library’s summer reading program: “Fizz, Boom, Read!”  The event is free but space is limited – sign up in advance in the NCPL children’s department or by calling 577-READ (7323) extension 122.  We’ll meet at Pottery By You on 2nd Street – please provide your own transportation to and from the event.
Jul
25
Fri
Teen Film Friday
2:00 pm
“Teen Film Fridays” will be held for students entering grades 7-12 each Friday starting May 30, through July 25.  Join us for great movies and good fun with friends at your library!  Each week’s showing will begin at 2 p.m.  All events are free, with snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Please call 577-READ (7323) extension 101 for this week’s movie title, or for more information about teen events at your library.
 
Teens are encouraged to sign up for “Spark a Reaction,” a Summer Reading incentive program featuring prizes for hours read, as well as creative events to enjoy with friends.  Summer Reading Programs at your library are sponsored by McDonalds and the Recreation Joint Powers Board. Sign up at any library branch May 28-July 26.
Jul
26
Sat
Last Day For Prizes
Jul 26 all-day
Last Day For Prizes @ All Library Branches

The library’s summer reading programs officially end Saturday, July 26 (although we encourage you to keep on reading for the rest of the summer!).  Be sure to return your reading log for the kids’ teens’ and adults’ reading programs to any library branch by this date to earn prizes and be entered into the Grand prize drawings.  Winners will be announced at the “Summer Movie” at 2 p.m., July 30 in the Crawford Room.

Summer reading at your library has been sponsored by McDonald’s and the Natrona County Recreation Joint Powers Board.

Summer Storytime
10:30 am

Summer Storytimes for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers will begin Wednesday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the Crawford room at the Natrona County Public Library.  Enjoy stories read aloud, songs, fingerplays and more, designed for fun, learning, literacy, and helping to prepare young children for the important task of learning to read!  Summer Storytimes will be held at the main library every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from May 28 through July 26.  They are free and open to the public, no signups necessary. 

“Tiny Tot Time” – a special storytime designed for babies and toddlers – will be held at the Mills library branch each Tuesday, also at 10:30 a.m.  To learn about Storytimes at your library or summer reading programs for young children, call 577-READ (7323) extension 122.

Jul
28
Mon
Tween Book Club: “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle
2:00 pm
Tween Book Club is held monthly for kids entering grades 4-6.  In July we’ll discuss “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle.  Visit the children’s department of the library to sign up and pick up a copy of the book.
County Commissioner Candidate Forum
6:30 pm

Get to know local politicians and make an informed choice in the coming elections.  A public forum featuring candidates running for the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 28 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 “Commissioner Forum” in the subject line.  The forum is free and open to all local residents, cosponsored by the League of Women Voters. For more information call 577-READ (7323) extension 2.

Jul
29
Tue
Teen Book Club
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 9-12, and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at

 

Jul
30
Wed
Summer Movie & Grand Prize Drawing
2:00 pm
Summer Reading programs officially end July 26, but kids can still enjoy free family events, take home books, and read for the fun of it at the library! The Grand Prize Drawing for children’s and teens’ Summer Reading programs will be held Wednesday, July 30 at 2 p.m., followed by a Summer Movie shown in the Crawford Room.  Summer Movies will also be shown for elementary ages Wednesdays, August 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. in the Crawford Room.  Call 577-READ for the movie titles or additional details
Jul
31
Thu
Harry Potter Birthday Celebration (teens, grades 7-12)
2:00 pm
Teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to celebrate the birthday of Harry Potter, Thursday, July 31 at 2 p.m. in the Natrona County Public Library Crawford room.  Enjoy Potter-inspired games and crafts, make-your-own ice cream and vote for your favorite Harry Potter film to watch as a group.  To learn more about events and resources for teens at your library, call 577-READ (7323) extension 101.
Aug
1
Fri
Staying Safe Online
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 free computer classes monthly in the Tech Center. Classes this month include: Staying Safe Online from 2-4 p.m. Friday, August 1; Using Microsoft Excel from Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, August 13; Web Resources for Book Lovers from 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, August 19 and Social Media 101 from 4-6 p.m. Monday, August 25.  All classes are offered free on a first come, first served basis. Please stop by the Reference Desk or call 577-READ (7323) ext. 2 to learn more.
Aug
4
Mon
Wyoming Legislature Candidate Forum
6:30 pm

Make an informed choice at the ballot box this November by meeting politicians and asking their opinions on issues that concern you.  A public forum featuring candidates running for Wyoming Legislative seats will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 4 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 “Legislative Forum” in the subject line.  The forum is free and open to all local residents, cosponsored by the League of Women Voters. For more information call 577-READ (7323) extension 2.

Aug
6
Wed
Wednesday Writers
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, August 6 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.

Summer Movie (elementary ages)
2:00 pm
Summer Reading programs officially end July 26, but kids can still enjoy free family events, take home books, and read for the fun of it at the library! The Grand Prize Drawing for children’s and teens’ Summer Reading programs will be held Wednesday, July 30 at 2 p.m., followed by a Summer Movie shown in the Crawford Room.  Summer Movies will also be shown for elementary ages Wednesdays, August 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. in the Crawford Room.  Call 577-READ for the movie titles or additional details.
Aug
11
Mon
Book Discussion: “Cranford”
6:30 pm

A Book Discussion of the novel “Cranford” by Elizabeth Gaskell will be held at the Natrona County Public Library at 6:30 p.m., Monday, August 11.  Summary: A portrait of the residents of an English country town in the mid nineteenth century, Cranford relates the adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters striving to live with dignity in reduced circumstances. Written with acute observation, Cranford is by turns affectionate, moving and darkly satirical.” 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.

Aug
12
Tue
Board of Trustees Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Library’s Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of each month in the NCPL board room.  All meetings are open to the public.

“Never Too Old” Book Discussion: “Out of the Easy”
6:30 pm

A book discussion of YA novel “Out of the Easy” by Ruta Sepetys will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 12 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.  New members are always welcome.  Please call 577-READ (7323) for more information.

Aug
13
Wed
Using Microsoft Excel
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 free computer classes monthly in the Tech Center. Classes this month include: Staying Safe Online from 2-4 p.m. Friday, August 1; Using Microsoft Excel from Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, August 13; Web Resources for Book Lovers from 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, August 19 and Social Media 101 from 4-6 p.m. Monday, August 25.  All classes are offered free on a first come, first served basis. Please stop by the Reference Desk or call 577-READ (7323) ext. 2 to learn more.
Summer Movie (elementary ages)
2:00 pm
Summer Reading programs officially end July 26, but kids can still enjoy free family events, take home books, and read for the fun of it at the library! The Grand Prize Drawing for children’s and teens’ Summer Reading programs will be held Wednesday, July 30 at 2 p.m., followed by a Summer Movie shown in the Crawford Room.  Summer Movies will also be shown for elementary ages Wednesdays, August 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. in the Crawford Room.  Call 577-READ for the movie titles or additional details.
Aug
19
Tue
Web Resources for Book Lovers
1:00 pm – 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 free computer classes monthly in the Tech Center. Classes this month include: Staying Safe Online from 2-4 p.m. Friday, August 1; Using Microsoft Excel from Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, August 13; Web Resources for Book Lovers from 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, August 19 and Social Media 101 from 4-6 p.m. Monday, August 25.  All classes are offered free on a first come, first served basis. Please stop by the Reference Desk or call 577-READ (7323) ext. 2 to learn more.

 

Aug
21
Thu
Afternoon Book Club (grades 7-8)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 7-8 and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at NCPL.

Aug
25
Mon
Social Media 101
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Would you like to learn a new software program or brush up on your computer skills?  The Natrona County Public Library offers free computer classes monthly in the Tech Center. Classes this month include: Staying Safe Online from 2-4 p.m. Friday, August 1; Using Microsoft Excel from Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, August 13; Web Resources for Book Lovers from 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, August 19 and Social Media 101 from 4-6 p.m. Monday, August 25.  All classes are offered free on a first come, first served basis. Please stop by the Reference Desk or call 577-READ (7323) ext. 2 to learn more.

 

Aug
26
Tue
Family Game Night: Bunco
6:30 pm
Family Night at the Natrona County Public Library will feature “Bunco” on Tuesday, August 26, at 6:30 p.m.  Both families and individuals (ages 8 and up) are welcome to participate. Prizes will be awarded, and no experience playing Bunco is necessary.  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 event, please call 577-READ ext. 2.
Teen Book Club
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 9-12, and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at NCPL. 

Aug
27
Wed
Mystery Book Discussion: “Lost”
6:30 pm

A Mystery Book Discussion on “Lost” by S.J. Bolton will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 27 at the Natrona County Public Library.  Summary: “Eleven-year-old Barney has been on a quest to find his mother since she left when Barney was just a toddler. But everything changes when children about Barney’s age–and all from the same neighborhood where he lives–start disappearing and turning up gruesomely murdered.” 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.  New members are always welcome.  Please call 577-READ (7323) for more information.

Sep
9
Tue
Board of Trustees Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Library’s Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of each month in the NCPL board room.  All meetings are open to the public.

Sep
18
Thu
Afternoon Book Club (grades 7-8)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 7-8 and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at NCPL.

Sep
23
Tue
Teen Book Club
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 9-12, and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at NCPL. 

Oct
14
Tue
Board of Trustees Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Library’s Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of each month in the NCPL board room.  All meetings are open to the public.

Oct
16
Thu
Afternoon Book Club (grades 7-8)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 7-8 and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at NCPL.

Oct
18
Sat
Book Sale
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Book Sale @ Natrona County Public Library | Casper | Wyoming | United States

The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, October 18 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, October 19 from 1pm-5pm.

Oct
19
Sun
Book Sale
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Book Sale @ Natrona County Public Library | Casper | Wyoming | United States

The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, October 18 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, October 19 from 1pm-5pm.

Oct
28
Tue
Teen Book Club
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 9-12, and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at NCPL. 

Nov
11
Tue
Board of Trustees Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Library’s Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of each month in the NCPL board room.  All meetings are open to the public.

Nov
20
Thu
Afternoon Book Club (grades 7-8)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 7-8 and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at NCPL.

Nov
25
Tue
Teen Book Club
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 9-12, and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at NCPL. 

Nov
29
Sat
Book Sale
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Book Sale @ Natrona County Public Library | Casper | Wyoming | United States

The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, November 29 from 10am-5pm.

Dec
9
Tue
Board of Trustees Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Library’s Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of each month in the NCPL board room.  All meetings are open to the public.

Dec
18
Thu
Afternoon Book Club (grades 7-8)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 7-8 and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at NCPL.

Dec
23
Tue
Teen Book Club
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 9-12, and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at NCPL. 

Jan
13
Tue
Board of Trustees Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Library’s Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of each month in the NCPL board room.  All meetings are open to the public.

Jan
15
Thu
Afternoon Book Club (grades 7-8)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 7-8 and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at NCPL.

Jan
27
Tue
Teen Book Club
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 9-12, and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at NCPL. 

Feb
10
Tue
Board of Trustees Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Library’s Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of each month in the NCPL board room.  All meetings are open to the public.

Feb
19
Thu
Afternoon Book Club (grades 7-8)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 7-8 and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at NCPL.

Feb
24
Tue
Teen Book Club
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 9-12, and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at NCPL. 

Mar
10
Tue
Board of Trustees Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Library’s Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of each month in the NCPL board room.  All meetings are open to the public.

Mar
19
Thu
Afternoon Book Club (grades 7-8)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 7-8 and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at NCPL.

Mar
24
Tue
Teen Book Club
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This book discussion group is for teens, grades 9-12, and meets monthly at Metro Coffee Co.  Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone at NCPL.