UPCOMING PROGRAMS

November Programs Calendar
December Programs Calendar

Nov
19
Mon
Cricut Maker Project: Fall Leaf Wreath @ Creation Station
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Make a festive wreath with patterned paper leaves, perfect for fall decorating using the Natrona County Library’s Cricut Maker on Thursday, November 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. in the Creation Station. We’ll show you how to score and cut a variety of leaf shapes for a statement piece you can hang on the door or on a wall. Register online at bit.ly/wreath1pm for the 1 p.m. session and bit.ly/wreath3pm for the 3 p.m. session. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 10 participants per session. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Cricut Maker Project: Fall Leaf Wreath @ Creation Station
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Make a festive wreath with patterned paper leaves, perfect for fall decorating using the Natrona County Library’s Cricut Maker on Thursday, November 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. in the Creation Station. We’ll show you how to score and cut a variety of leaf shapes for a statement piece you can hang on the door or on a wall. Register online at bit.ly/wreath1pm for the 1 p.m. session and bit.ly/wreath3pm for the 3 p.m. session. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 10 participants per session. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
20
Tue
Author Talk & Signing: Michael Gear @ Crawford Room
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Author William Michael Gear will discuss his latest novel, “Abandoned,” on Tuesday, November 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. The talk is free and open to the public. Wind City Books will have copies of Gear’s newest release available for purchase, which he will sign following his talk. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dot Journaling Meet-Up: Gift Giving Page @ Creation Station
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Prepare for the holidays by writing down gift ideas before mid-December! If you love to-do lists, planners, journaling, doodling, and lettering, then join us at the Natrona County Library on Tuesday, November 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. for our monthly Dot Journaling Meet-Up. This month we’ll design gift giving pages: logs to write down ideas you want to grab for others, perfect for the upcoming holidays! Please bring your own journal or notebook. All other supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
22
Thu
Closed: Thanksgiving Day @ Main Library and All Branches
Nov 22 all-day
Nov
23
Fri
Closed: Thanksgiving Holiday @ Main Library and All Branches
Nov 23 all-day
Nov
24
Sat
Hanging of the Greens @ Teen Zone
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

It’s time to deck the halls of the Natrona County Library! Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to the “Hanging of the Greens” on Saturday, November 24 at 2 p.m. in the Teen Zone. The fun will begin with pizza and hot cocoa provided by the Friends of the Library, followed by Christmas music and hanging decorations. Please register in advance by calling 577-7323.

Nov
26
Mon
Meet the Embroidery Machine @ Creation Station
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Natrona County Library invites you to come meet the embroidery machine on Monday, November 26 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Creation Station. A staff member will provide an overview, demonstration, and tutorial as well as answer any questions attendees may have. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Tween Book Club: Nuts to You @ Crawford Room
Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library’s Tween Book Club will meet on Monday, November 26 at 4 p.m. in the Crawford Room. Children in grades 4-6 will discuss “Nuts to You” by Lynne Rae Perkins. Please register in advance by calling 577-7323 or sign up when you stop by the Children’s Department to pick up a copy of “Nuts to You.”

Nov
27
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Nov 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s never too early to introduce your baby or toddler to the wonderful world of books and reading. Together you will discover the joy of songs, finger plays, simple books and bouncing rhymes. The Natrona County Library’s StoryTime: TinyTots for babies and toddlers is held each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library. In addition to being fun, free outings for children and families, TinyTots instills the joy of reading at a young age and helps prepare children for school. Call 577-READ for more information.

Teen Book Club: Graceling @ Crescent Moon Coffee Stop
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A teen book discussion, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Tuesday, November 27 at 6 p.m. at Crescent Moon Coffee Stop. This month’s novel is “Graceling” by Kristin Cashore. The group is open to teens in grades 9-12. Participants receive a free drink at Crescent Moon Coffee Stop, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. To participate, pick up a copy of “Graceling” in the Teen Zone. The Teen Book Club meets the last Tuesday of every month and new members are always welcome. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
28
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Nov 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

The Natrona County Library’s StoryTime for children ages 3-5 is held each Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Natrona County Library. In addition to being fun, free outings for children and families, StoryTime instills the joy of reading at a young age and helps prepare children for school. Call 577-READ for more information.

After School at the Library: Straw Rockets @ Crawford Room
Nov 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

T-minus ten seconds and counting… Elementary-age children better break out their astronaut suits and channel their inner Armstrong before boarding our straw rockets on Wednesday, November 28 at 4 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Kids will learn some rocket science while designing their very own rockets and then launching them using straws. Come see how far your straw rocket can go! All supplies (and nerdiness) provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
29
Thu
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Nov 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

The Natrona County Library’s StoryTime for children ages 3-5 is held each Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Natrona County Library. In addition to being fun, free outings for children and families, StoryTime instills the joy of reading at a young age and helps prepare children for school. Call 577-READ for more information.

Nov
30
Fri
Sewing Machine Project: Hanging Pot Holder Organizer @ Creation Station
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Looking for a way to organize your sewing supplies? We’ll show you how to whip up some sewing organizers from pot holders, even while you’re slaving over an ugly Christmas sweater, during a drop-in session on Friday, November 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station. All supplies provided at no cost. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
1
Sat
Food for Fines @ Main Library and All Branches
Dec 1 – Dec 14 all-day

The Natrona County Library will hold a Food for Fines drive December 1-15. Library patrons may donate nonperishable, non-expired food items to clear all late fees but not lost or damaged fees. All collected food will be donated to Joshua’s Storehouse. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Winter Bag Sale @ Natrona County Library
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Grocery bags of books are $3 each and larger, tote-sized bags of books are $5 each. 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. Accepted payment methods include cash, local checks, and PayPal as well as credit and debit cards.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Dec 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

The Natrona County Library’s StoryTime for children ages 3-5 is held each Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Natrona County Library. In addition to being fun, free outings for children and families, StoryTime instills the joy of reading at a young age and helps prepare children for school. Call 577-READ for more information.

Harry Potter Craftastic Saturday: Hogwarts House Scarves @ Crawford Room
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Accio scarf! No need to hit Hogsmeade for some cozy wizardwear this winter. The Natrona County Library has you covered with a fun and easy no sew project on Saturday, December 1 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Whether you?re a brave Gryffindor, benevolent Hufflepuff, wise Ravenclaw, or cunning Slytherin, everyone can come make their own house scarf. Open to adult wizards, witches, squibs, and muggles only please. All house colors and magical supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
3
Mon
Cricut Maker: Intro and Project Demo @ Creation Station
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn about the Natrona County Library’s Cricut Maker on Monday, December 3 at 2 p.m. in the Creation Station. A staff member will provide an overview of the Cricut Maker software followed by a demonstration as well as answer any questions attendees may have. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Tween Monday: Sled Ornaments @ Crawford Room
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you to start (or continue) a DIY Christmas ornament family tradition. Add a memory to your tree that will keep you smiling for years to come by making a Popsicle stick sled ornament on Monday, December 3 at 4 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Open to grades 4-6. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
4
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s never too early to introduce your baby or toddler to the wonderful world of books and reading. Together you will discover the joy of songs, finger plays, simple books and bouncing rhymes. The Natrona County Library’s StoryTime: TinyTots for babies and toddlers is held each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library. In addition to being fun, free outings for children and families, TinyTots instills the joy of reading at a young age and helps prepare children for school. Call 577-READ for more information.

Reading the West Book Discussion: A Pinch of Salt: Savoring Life in Wyoming @ Fort Caspar Museum
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Library and Fort Caspar Museum will host a book discussion series celebrating all things Western, from rugged heroes and horses to books that ride off into the sunset. Join us Tuesday, December 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Caspar Museum to discuss “A Pinch of Salt: Savoring Life in Wyoming ” by Audrey M. Cotherman. The discussion is free and open to the public. To participate, pick up a copy of “A Pinch of Salt: Savoring Life in Wyoming” at the Library’s second floor service desk. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
5
Wed
Wednesday Writers @ Main Library
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Do you want to start writing but have no idea where to begin? Do you have a manuscript you want some feedback on? Or do you need motivation to stick to a writing schedule or overcome writer?s block? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider attending our monthly Wednesday Writer’s group, held the first Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. It’s open to all writers?from those just picking up a pencil through published authors?offering encouragement, inspiration, and motivation. Please join us for feedback, critiquing, and general discussion. If you?d like, feel free to bring some of your writing to share with the group. December’s meeting will be held Wednesday, December 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Natrona County Library. Call 577-7323 for more information.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

The Natrona County Library’s StoryTime for children ages 3-5 is held each Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Natrona County Library. In addition to being fun, free outings for children and families, StoryTime instills the joy of reading at a young age and helps prepare children for school. Call 577-READ for more information.

After School at the Library: Math Carnival @ Crawford Room
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a math carnival for elementary-age students on Wednesday, December 5 at 4 p.m. Casper College students will lead a series of fun, hands-on, interactive math games designed to engage and teach students while helping them get excited about math. Snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
6
Thu
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

The Natrona County Library’s StoryTime for children ages 3-5 is held each Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Natrona County Library. In addition to being fun, free outings for children and families, StoryTime instills the joy of reading at a young age and helps prepare children for school. Call 577-READ for more information.

Casper Art Walk: Airbrush Art @ Creation Station
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ready, aim, and spray your own dazzling designs with Crayola Marker Airbrushes. These easy-to-use sprayers convert ordinary markers into a vivid spray of ink?just like a real artist’s airbrush. Stop by the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. during the Casper Art Walk on Thursday, December 6 to create your own pattern or use our stencils for a precise themed design. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
7
Fri
Intro to Leatherworking @ Creation Station
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will offer an Introduction to Leather Working class on Friday, December 7 at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Creation Station. Staff will familiarize you with tools and techniques for future leather working projects during this introductory workshop. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
8
Sat
StoryTime with Therapy Dogs of Casper @ Crawford Room
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Paws to Read with a furry friend! Dogs and handlers will attend StoryTime on the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Natrona County Library. Children can sit with therapy dogs during StoryTime and spend time reading with them before and after the program. All dogs are certified and licensed through Therapy Dogs of Casper.