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Sep
1
Mon
CLOSED Labor Day
Sep 1 – Sep 2 all-day

All library branches will be closed for Labor Day. 

Sep
2
Tue
Kickoff – One Community One Book Middle School
Sep 2 all-day

One Community One Book: Middle School will be held during Fall Semester, 2015. Free copies of this year’s featured book “Legend” by Marie Lu will be given out starting the first day of school, September 2.

Students can pick up their copy in the NCPL Teen Zone and at all local middle schools for as long as supplies last.

Read the book and then pass it along to a friend! There will also be several opportunities to participate in book discussions and other book-related events throughout the fall semester.

Mills Storytime
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am

Start your children on the path to reading success! Storytime is held at the Mills branch each Tuesday morning. Daycare and preschool classes are welcome to attend. Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Tiny Tot Time
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am

It is never too early to introduce your child to books!  This special storytime is designed especially for babies and toddlers.  In addition to the stories, songs and fingerplays, parents and caregivers will learn about the early skills children need in preparation for reading, and how to help develop them. Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Sep
3
Wed
Storytime
Sep 3 @ 10:30 am

Start your children on the path to reading success!  Storytime is held every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at the main library, for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.  Daycare and preschool classes are welcome to attend.  Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Other storytimes include:

  • Tiny Tot Time for babies and toddlers, Tuesdays, 10:30 am at the main library
  • Storytime at Mills branch library, Tuesdays, 10:30 am
  • Goodnight Storytime, Thursdays, 6:30 pm at the main libary
After School at the Library: Rain, Rain
Sep 3 @ 4:00 pm
After School @ the Library provides fun and educational activities for elementary-age students each week during the school year.  September events include:
 
Wednesday, September 3, 4 p.m. – “Rain, Rain”
Wednesday, September 10, 4 p.m. – “Back-to-School Crafts”
Wednesday, September 17, 4 p.m. – “Games Around the World”
Wednesday, September 24, 4 p.m. – “LEGO® Creatures”
 
After School @ the Library is held each Wednesday at the main library and is open to all children and parents who wish to attend. For more information, please call 577-READ (7323).
Sep
4
Thu
Storytime
Sep 4 @ 10:30 am

Start your children on the path to reading success!  Storytime is held every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at the main library, for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.  Daycare and preschool classes are welcome to attend.  Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Other storytimes include:

  • Tiny Tot Time for babies and toddlers, Tuesdays, 10:30 am at the main library
  • Storytime at Mills branch library, Tuesdays, 10:30 am
  • Goodnight Storytime, Thursdays, 6:30 pm at the main libary
Job Search Skills Class
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 4 @ 7:30 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:
Job Search Skills, held Thursday, September 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.;
Using Microsoft Word, Friday, September 19 from 9 to 11 a.m.;
LinkedIn Basics: Online Tools for Professional Networking, Friday, September 26 from Noon to 2 p.m.;
Backing Up Your Data, Tuesday, September 30 from 2 to 4 p.m.
 
All classes are offered free on a first come, first served basis. Call 577-READ (7323) to learn more.
Bedtime Book Time
Sep 4 @ 6:30 pm
Stories, songs, fingerplays and more!  Join us for “Bedtime Book Time” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 11 in the Natrona County Public Library Crawford Room.  Storytimes instill the joy of reading at a young age, equip parents to help their children develop early literacy skills, and assist in preparing children for school.  Start your child early on the path to reading!  Storytimes are free and open to the public, designed for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.  Call 577-READ (7323) for more information.
Sep
6
Sat
Storytime
Sep 6 @ 10:30 am

Start your children on the path to reading success!  Storytime is held every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at the main library, for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.  Daycare and preschool classes are welcome to attend.  Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Other storytimes include:

  • Tiny Tot Time for babies and toddlers, Tuesdays, 10:30 am at the main library
  • Storytime at Mills branch library, Tuesdays, 10:30 am
  • Goodnight Storytime, Thursdays, 6:30 pm at the main libary
Sep
8
Mon
Tween Monday: Catapult!
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm
The Natrona County Public Library will resume its weekly activities for Tweens on Monday, September 8.  Tween Mondays are fun and educational activities for students in grades 4-6, held each Monday at 4 p.m. in the Crawford Room.  September events include: 
 
Monday, September 8, 4 p.m. – Catapult!
Monday, September 15, 4 p.m. – Art Bots & Bristle Bots
Monday, September 22, 4 p.m. – Geo Domes
Monday, September 29, 4 p.m. – Tween Book Club discusses “Sasquatch” by Roland Smith.  To participate, pick up a copy of the book in the children’s department or call 577-READ (7323) ext. 122 for more information.
Book Discussion: “Moon Tiger”
Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm

A discussion of the novel “Moon Tiger” by Penelope Lively will be held at the Natrona County Public Library at 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 8.  Summary: The elderly Claudia Hampton, a best-selling author of popular history; lies alone in a London hospital bed. Memories of her life still glow in her fading consciousness, but she imagines writing a history of the world. Instead, Moon Tiger is her own history, the life of a strong, independent woman, with its often contentious relations with family and friends. At its center - forever frozen in time, the still point of her turning world - is the cruelly truncated affair with Tom, a British tank commander whom Claudia knew as a reporter in Egypt during World War II.

To participate, pick up a 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.

Sep
9
Tue
Mills Storytime
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am

Start your children on the path to reading success! Storytime is held at the Mills branch each Tuesday morning. Daycare and preschool classes are welcome to attend. Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Tiny Tot Time
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am

It is never too early to introduce your child to books!  This special storytime is designed especially for babies and toddlers.  In addition to the stories, songs and fingerplays, parents and caregivers will learn about the early skills children need in preparation for reading, and how to help develop them. Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Board of Trustees Meeting
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 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: “We Were Here”
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm

A discussion of “We Were Here” by Matt De La Peña will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 9 at Metro Coffee Co.  Summary: “Haunted by the event that sentences him to time in a group home, Miguel breaks out with two unlikely companions and together they begin their journey down the California coast hoping to get to Mexico and a new life. From the streets of Stockton to the beaches of Venice, all the way down to the border, ‘We Were Here’ follows a journey of self-discovery by a boy who is trying to forgive himself in an unforgiving world.”

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 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.

Sep
10
Wed
Storytime
Sep 10 @ 10:30 am

Start your children on the path to reading success!  Storytime is held every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at the main library, for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.  Daycare and preschool classes are welcome to attend.  Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Other storytimes include:

  • Tiny Tot Time for babies and toddlers, Tuesdays, 10:30 am at the main library
  • Storytime at Mills branch library, Tuesdays, 10:30 am
  • Goodnight Storytime, Thursdays, 6:30 pm at the main libary
After School at the Library: Back to School Crafts
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm
After School @ the Library provides fun and educational activities for elementary-age students each week during the school year.  September events include:
 
Wednesday, September 3, 4 p.m. – “Rain, Rain”
Wednesday, September 10, 4 p.m. – “Back-to-School Crafts”
Wednesday, September 17, 4 p.m. – “Games Around the World”
Wednesday, September 24, 4 p.m. – “LEGO® Creatures”
 
After School @ the Library is held each Wednesday at the main library and is open to all children and parents who wish to attend. For more information, please call 577-READ (7323).
Bedtime Book Time
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm
Stories, songs, fingerplays and more!  Join us for “Bedtime Book Time” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 11 in the Natrona County Public Library Crawford Room.  Storytimes instill the joy of reading at a young age, equip parents to help their children develop early literacy skills, and assist in preparing children for school.  Start your child early on the path to reading!  Storytimes are free and open to the public, designed for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.  Call 577-READ (7323) for more information.
Sep
11
Thu
Storytime
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am

Start your children on the path to reading success!  Storytime is held every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at the main library, for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.  Daycare and preschool classes are welcome to attend.  Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Other storytimes include:

  • Tiny Tot Time for babies and toddlers, Tuesdays, 10:30 am at the main library
  • Storytime at Mills branch library, Tuesdays, 10:30 am
  • Goodnight Storytime, Thursdays, 6:30 pm at the main libary
“Seek Your Patriot” Genealogy Workshop
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Do you have a long-lost family member who was in the service?  Genealogy workshops to “Seek Your Patriot” will be held in the Tech Center at the Natrona County Public Library Thursday, September 11 from 2 to 4 p.m., and a second sesson from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Annie Vercimak of the Natrona County Genealogical Society (NCGS) will guide attendees as they search for servicemen and other family members using online genealogy tool Heritage Quest, available for free use with your library card.  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. “Find Your Family” will be held Thursday, October 9 at 2 p.m. with a second session at 5:30 p.m., providing an overview of how to use another web-based genealogy tool, Family Search Online. “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.
“Seek Your Patriot” Genealogy Workshop
Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm
Do you have a long-lost family member who was in the service?  Genealogy workshops to “Seek Your Patriot” will be held in the Tech Center at the Natrona County Public Library Thursday, September 11 from 2 to 4 p.m., and a second sesson from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Annie Vercimak of the Natrona County Genealogical Society (NCGS) will guide attendees as they search for servicemen and other family members using online genealogy tool Heritage Quest, available for free use with your library card.  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. “Find Your Family” will be held Thursday, October 9 at 2 p.m. with a second session at 5:30 p.m., providing an overview of how to use another web-based genealogy tool, Family Search Online. “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.
Joshilyn Jackson Reading – Equality State Book Fest event
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Joshilyn Jackson will read short pieces from several of her novels and then take questions.

Sep
13
Sat
Book Arts Workshop – Equality State Book Fest event
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Book Arts Workshop: University of Utah Book Arts Program group

Come gather with others who share a love of books. This workshop is geared toward adult community members.

 

**To ensure that there are adequate materials, please register for this event by emailing to: ESBF14@gmail.com There is no charge for the event but space is limited.

Storytime
Sep 13 @ 10:30 am

Start your children on the path to reading success!  Storytime is held every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at the main library, for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.  Daycare and preschool classes are welcome to attend.  Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Other storytimes include:

  • Tiny Tot Time for babies and toddlers, Tuesdays, 10:30 am at the main library
  • Storytime at Mills branch library, Tuesdays, 10:30 am
  • Goodnight Storytime, Thursdays, 6:30 pm at the main libary
Sep
15
Mon
Tween Monday: Art Bots & Bristle Bots
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm
The Natrona County Public Library will resume its weekly activities for Tweens on Monday, September 8.  Tween Mondays are fun and educational activities for students in grades 4-6, held each Monday at 4 p.m. in the Crawford Room.  September events include: 
 
Monday, September 8, 4 p.m. – Catapult!
Monday, September 15, 4 p.m. – Art Bots & Bristle Bots
Monday, September 22, 4 p.m. – Geo Domes
Monday, September 29, 4 p.m. – Tween Book Club discusses “Sasquatch” by Roland Smith.  To participate, pick up a copy of the book in the children’s department or call 577-READ (7323) ext. 122 for more information.
Sep
16
Tue
Mills Storytime
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am

Start your children on the path to reading success! Storytime is held at the Mills branch each Tuesday morning. Daycare and preschool classes are welcome to attend. Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Tiny Tot Time
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am

It is never too early to introduce your child to books!  This special storytime is designed especially for babies and toddlers.  In addition to the stories, songs and fingerplays, parents and caregivers will learn about the early skills children need in preparation for reading, and how to help develop them. Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Indie Film Series: “Watchtower”
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm

The Natrona County Public Library’s Independent Film Series will feature “Watchtower” Tuesday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room.  Summary: Haunted by a tragic incident, Nihat isolates himself as the fire warden of a remote forest observation tower.  To distance herself from her own traumatic past, Seher takes a similarly solitary job as a hostess at a rural bus station in the region.  Each goes about their secluded existence until their fates collide at a crossroads.  Reluctantly choosing companionship over isolation, the pair develops a tender, if uneven, domestic partnership as they settle into Nihat’s mountainside watchtower.  Their proximity serves as the ultimate catalyst, allowing each to redevelop a compassion in their lives they’d long since lost.

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.

Sep
17
Wed
Storytime
Sep 17 @ 10:30 am

Start your children on the path to reading success!  Storytime is held every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at the main library, for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.  Daycare and preschool classes are welcome to attend.  Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Other storytimes include:

  • Tiny Tot Time for babies and toddlers, Tuesdays, 10:30 am at the main library
  • Storytime at Mills branch library, Tuesdays, 10:30 am
  • Goodnight Storytime, Thursdays, 6:30 pm at the main libary
After School at the Library: Games Around the World
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm
After School @ the Library provides fun and educational activities for elementary-age students each week during the school year.  September events include:
 
Wednesday, September 3, 4 p.m. – “Rain, Rain”
Wednesday, September 10, 4 p.m. – “Back-to-School Crafts”
Wednesday, September 17, 4 p.m. – “Games Around the World”
Wednesday, September 24, 4 p.m. – “LEGO® Creatures”
 
After School @ the Library is held each Wednesday at the main library and is open to all children and parents who wish to attend. For more information, please call 577-READ (7323).
Bedtime Book Time
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm
Stories, songs, fingerplays and more!  Join us for “Bedtime Book Time” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 11 in the Natrona County Public Library Crawford Room.  Storytimes instill the joy of reading at a young age, equip parents to help their children develop early literacy skills, and assist in preparing children for school.  Start your child early on the path to reading!  Storytimes are free and open to the public, designed for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.  Call 577-READ (7323) for more information.
Sep
18
Thu
Storytime
Sep 18 @ 10:30 am

Start your children on the path to reading success!  Storytime is held every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at the main library, for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.  Daycare and preschool classes are welcome to attend.  Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Other storytimes include:

  • Tiny Tot Time for babies and toddlers, Tuesdays, 10:30 am at the main library
  • Storytime at Mills branch library, Tuesdays, 10:30 am
  • Goodnight Storytime, Thursdays, 6:30 pm at the main libary
Afternoon Book Club (grades 7-8)
Sep 18 @ 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.

World War I Centennial Film Series: Film 1
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm

A century ago, Europe naively marched into the First World War.  Wholesale slaughter would crush ideals in basic human decency for generations to come.  The merciless consumption of an entire generation inspired numerous filmmakers to seek some explanations for the overwhelming carnage.

To help mark this historic centennial, the Natrona County Public Library will show a series of classic films that vividly illuminate many of the conflicts that drove the First World War. Tom Smyth, historian and frequent instructor of OLLI classes at Casper College, will provide a brief description of the historical setting of each film and host Q&A sessions afterwards.

Screenings will be held Thursday, September 18, Thursday, September 25, Tuesday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 1 – the last two showings are of two parts of the same film.  Each session will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room.  All are free and open to the public, no registration necessary.  For film titles or additional details stop by your public library or call 577-READ.

Sep
19
Fri
Using Microsoft Word Class
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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:
Job Search Skills, held Thursday, September 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.;
Using Microsoft Word, Friday, September 19 from 9 to 11 a.m.;
LinkedIn Basics: Online Tools for Professional Networking, Friday, September 26 from Noon to 2 p.m.;
Backing Up Your Data, Tuesday, September 30 from 2 to 4 p.m.
 
All classes are offered free on a first come, first served basis. Call 577-READ (7323) to learn more.
Sep
20
Sat
Storytime
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am

Start your children on the path to reading success!  Storytime is held every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at the main library, for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.  Daycare and preschool classes are welcome to attend.  Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Other storytimes include:

  • Tiny Tot Time for babies and toddlers, Tuesdays, 10:30 am at the main library
  • Storytime at Mills branch library, Tuesdays, 10:30 am
  • Goodnight Storytime, Thursdays, 6:30 pm at the main libary
Sep
22
Mon
Tween Monday: Geo Domes
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
The Natrona County Public Library will resume its weekly activities for Tweens on Monday, September 8.  Tween Mondays are fun and educational activities for students in grades 4-6, held each Monday at 4 p.m. in the Crawford Room.  September events include: 
 
Monday, September 8, 4 p.m. – Catapult!
Monday, September 15, 4 p.m. – Art Bots & Bristle Bots
Monday, September 22, 4 p.m. – Geo Domes
Monday, September 29, 4 p.m. – Tween Book Club discusses “Sasquatch” by Roland Smith.  To participate, pick up a copy of the book in the children’s department or call 577-READ (7323) ext. 122 for more information.
Teen Book Club
Sep 22 @ 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. 

Sep
23
Tue
Mills Storytime
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am

Start your children on the path to reading success! Storytime is held at the Mills branch each Tuesday morning. Daycare and preschool classes are welcome to attend. Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Tiny Tot Time
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am

It is never too early to introduce your child to books!  This special storytime is designed especially for babies and toddlers.  In addition to the stories, songs and fingerplays, parents and caregivers will learn about the early skills children need in preparation for reading, and how to help develop them. Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Family Night: “Apples to Apples”
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm

This month’s Family Night at the Natrona County Public Library will feature the hilarious comparisons often generated by the game “Apples to Apples.”   This evening of family-friendly fun is open to both families and individuals (ages 8 and up), and will be held in the Crawford Room at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 23.  Dinner is provided by the Friends of the Library, and no registration is necessary.

NCPL is committed to offering programs that strengthen families and our community. For more information about this event, please call 577-READ (7323).

Sep
24
Wed
Storytime
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am

Start your children on the path to reading success!  Storytime is held every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at the main library, for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.  Daycare and preschool classes are welcome to attend.  Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Other storytimes include:

  • Tiny Tot Time for babies and toddlers, Tuesdays, 10:30 am at the main library
  • Storytime at Mills branch library, Tuesdays, 10:30 am
  • Goodnight Storytime, Thursdays, 6:30 pm at the main libary
After School at the Library: Lego Creatures
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm
After School @ the Library provides fun and educational activities for elementary-age students each week during the school year.  September events include:
 
Wednesday, September 3, 4 p.m. – “Rain, Rain”
Wednesday, September 10, 4 p.m. – “Back-to-School Crafts”
Wednesday, September 17, 4 p.m. – “Games Around the World”
Wednesday, September 24, 4 p.m. – “LEGO® Creatures”
 
After School @ the Library is held each Wednesday at the main library and is open to all children and parents who wish to attend. For more information, please call 577-READ (7323).
Bedtime Book Time
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm
Stories, songs, fingerplays and more!  Join us for “Bedtime Book Time” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 11 in the Natrona County Public Library Crawford Room.  Storytimes instill the joy of reading at a young age, equip parents to help their children develop early literacy skills, and assist in preparing children for school.  Start your child early on the path to reading!  Storytimes are free and open to the public, designed for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.  Call 577-READ (7323) for more information.
Mystery Book Discussion: “A Beautiful Place to Die”
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm

A discussion of “A Beautiful Place to Die” by Malla Nunn will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 24 at the Natrona County Public Library.  Summary: “Award-winning screenwriter Malla Nunn delivers a stunning and darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, featuring Detective Emmanuel Cooper — a man caught up in a time and place where racial tensions and the raw hunger for power make life very dangerous indeed. It is a tale of murder, passion, corruption, and the corrosive double standard that defined an apartheid nation.”

To participate, pick up a copy of the book at the 2nd floor Reference desk (while supplies last), then join the group for discussion September 24.  NCPL Book Discussion groups meet monthly and new members are always welcome.  Please call 577-READ (7323) for more information.

Sep
25
Thu
Storytime
Sep 25 @ 10:30 am

Start your children on the path to reading success!  Storytime is held every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at the main library, for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.  Daycare and preschool classes are welcome to attend.  Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Other storytimes include:

  • Tiny Tot Time for babies and toddlers, Tuesdays, 10:30 am at the main library
  • Storytime at Mills branch library, Tuesdays, 10:30 am
  • Goodnight Storytime, Thursdays, 6:30 pm at the main libary
World War I Centennial Film Series: Film 2
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm

A century ago, Europe naively marched into the First World War.  Wholesale slaughter would crush ideals in basic human decency for generations to come.  The merciless consumption of an entire generation inspired numerous filmmakers to seek some explanations for the overwhelming carnage.

To help mark this historic centennial, the Natrona County Public Library will show a series of classic films that vividly illuminate many of the conflicts that drove the First World War. Tom Smyth, historian and frequent instructor of OLLI classes at Casper College, will provide a brief description of the historical setting of each film and host Q&A sessions afterwards.

Screenings will be held Thursday, September 18, Thursday, September 25, Tuesday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 1 – the last two showings are of two parts of the same film.  Each session will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room.  All are free and open to the public, no registration necessary.  For film titles or additional details stop by your public library or call 577-READ.

Sep
26
Fri
LinkedIn Basics: Online Tools for Professional Networking
Sep 26 @ 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:
Job Search Skills, held Thursday, September 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.;
Using Microsoft Word, Friday, September 19 from 9 to 11 a.m.;
LinkedIn Basics: Online Tools for Professional Networking, Friday, September 26 from Noon to 2 p.m.;
Backing Up Your Data, Tuesday, September 30 from 2 to 4 p.m.
 
All classes are offered free on a first come, first served basis. Call 577-READ (7323) to learn more.
Sep
27
Sat
Storytime
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am

Start your children on the path to reading success!  Storytime is held every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at the main library, for children ages 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.  Daycare and preschool classes are welcome to attend.  Call 577-READ (7323) ext. 5 for more information.

Other storytimes include:

  • Tiny Tot Time for babies and toddlers, Tuesdays, 10:30 am at the main library
  • Storytime at Mills branch library, Tuesdays, 10:30 am
  • Goodnight Storytime, Thursdays, 6:30 pm at the main libary
“Waggin’ Tales” @ Your Library
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm

Therapy dogs Mary and Chewy will be at the Natrona County Public Library at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 27 to introduce children to the many positive impacts dogs can have on people – as family companions, service dogs for the disabled and in search and rescue operations, to name a few.  Mary and Chewy were both adopted by their human friends, Gayle Irwin and Chris Lenihan, who will share about National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and their volunteer work for animal welfare groups.

Mrs. Lenihan has been an educator for over 17 years, including seven with the Natrona County School District.  Mrs. Irwin has been a writer for over 25 years.  In addition to contributing the Casper Journal, Our Town Casper and five editions of “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” she has written several inspirational dog books including “My Dog Did What?” released August 19. Her books, written for children and families, will be available to purchase at the event with a percentage of sales benefiting the library and local animal rescue groups.

Following the presentation, children will have the opportunity to read to Mary and Chewy, or check out the library’s many books about dogs.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 577-READ (7323).