UPCOMING PROGRAMS

May Programs Calendar (PDF)
June Adult Programs Calendar (PDF)

May
25
Sat
Leatherworking: Edge Finishing @ Creation Station
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a drop-in adult Leatherworking class on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Creation Station. Staff will provide an overview of edge finishing techniques. 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.

May
26
Sun
Summer Hours Begin @ Library
May 26 all-day

Beginning Sunday, May 26 and continuing through Labor Day, the Natrona County Library’s main library in Downtown Casper will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Sundays. Call 577-7323 for more information.

May
27
Mon
Closed: Memorial Day @ Main Library and All Branches
May 27 all-day
May
28
Tue
Writers’ Bloc @ Crawford Room
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Natrona County Library’s Writers’ Bloc will meet Tuesday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m. An inclusive writing group, writers of poetry, fiction, memoir, fan fiction, or anything else are invited to join us for an inspiring session of writing and discussion. Doors open at 5 p.m., so come a little early if you would like some time to write. Don’t forget to bring your notebooks, laptops, napkins, and anything else you may have jotted ideas on! Call 577-7323 for more information.

Teen Book Club @ Metro Coffee Co.
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A teen book club, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Tuesday, May 28 at 6 p.m. at Metro Coffee Co. This month’s book is “The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom. The group is open to teens in grades 9-12. Participants receive a free drink at Metro Coffee Co., courtesy of the Friends of the Library. To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone. The Teen Book Club meets monthly and new members are always welcome. Call 577-7323 for more information.

May
29
Wed
Carvey: Easel Intro and Project Demo @ Creation Station
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host an adult Creation Station program on Wednesday, May 29 at 5 p.m. Staff will provide an overview of the Carvey software, Easel, in the Tech Center followed by a demonstration of the Carvey in the Creation Station 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 (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

May
30
Thu
Essential Oils 101 @ Crawford Room
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host an Essential Oils class on Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m. Marie Scott will provide an overview of essential oils, including which types of oils are best for which uses, the three different ways to use them, and how to choose well. Call 577-7323 for more information.

May
31
Fri
Windows 10 @ Crawford Room
May 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a Windows 10 class on Friday, May 31 at 2 p.m. Library staff will explain how to navigate Windows 10, including the Start menu, Action Center and more. Feel free to bring your Windows 10 device with you to follow along. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jun
1
Sat
Food for Fines @ Library
Jun 1 all-day

The Natrona County Library will hold its semiannual Food for Fines drive June 1 through June 15. Bring nonperishable food to any library branch, including the Bookmobile, between June 1 and 15 to clear your late fees. The promotion applies to late fees on books and other library items, and does not include fees for lost or damaged items or collection accounts. All collected food will be donated to Joshua’s Storehouse to benefit our local community. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Summer Reading “A Universe of Stories” Begins @ Library
Jun 1 all-day

The Natrona County Library’s astronomy-inspired summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories,” will kick off June 1 and continue all summer long through August 31. Youth readers, from infants to students in grade 12, who read or are read to 20 minutes or more every day, are eligible for monthly prizes and multiple grand prize drawing entries. A variety of programs will be offered for all ages throughout summer. Youth signups begin Saturday, June 1. Adults do not need to register but can pick up a summer reading game board at any branch or online. Summer Reading 2019 is sponsored by the Natrona County Recreation Joint Powers Board, McDonald’s, Serendipity Caf?, Cluck it, and Casper Horseheads. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Beaded Planetary Bookmarks @ Creation Station
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Embark on a galactic journey of our solar system when the Natrona County Library kicks off adult summer reading with a drop-in Creation Station program on Saturday, June 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. Adults will make beaded planetary bookmarks—a must have for booklovers, sci-fi fans, and astronomy nerds. 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.

Jun
4
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Jun 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.

Jun
5
Wed
Wednesday Writers @ First Floor
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Natrona County Library’s monthly Wednesday Writers group will meet on Wednesday, June 5 at 10 a.m. 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, bring some of your writing to share with the group. Call 577-7323 for more information.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jun 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.

The Apollo 8 Mission @ Crawford Room
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Natrona County Library and Casper Planetarium will host a lecture on the Apollo 8 mission on Wednesday, June 5 at 6 p.m. In 1968, America’s attempt to put men on the moon was a bold and risky test of the country’s greatness. As our nation contemplates returning to the moon, come learn about the first flight to take men to the vicinity of the Moon. Planetarium Supervisor Michele Wistisen will present. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jun
6
Thu
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jun 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.

Windows 10 @ Crawford Room
Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Natrona County Library will offer a Windows 10 class on Thursday, June 6 at 3 p.m. Library staff will explain how to navigate Windows 10, including the Start menu, Action Center, and more. Feel free to bring your Windows 10 device with you to follow along. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Early Bird Sale @ Friends of the Library Area
Jun 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

$20 admission ticket required to attend. 55 tickets available. Tickets sold Thursday, May 16 from 10 am to 1 pm. This will be a regular sale not a bag sale. Items for sale include books in all genres—for all ages—as well as movies, audiobooks, music (vinyl and CDs), magazines, and more. All items are $2 or less each. Accepted payment methods include cash, local checks, and PayPal as well as credit and debit cards.

Casper Art Walk: Alien Headbands @ Creation Station
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Stop by the Natrona County Library anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. during the Casper Art Walk on Thursday, June 6 to celebrate summer reading by making alien headbands. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jun
7
Fri
Second Chance Sale @ Friends of the Library Area
Jun 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

$10 admission ticket required to attend. 55 tickets available. Tickets sold Thursday, May 16 from 10 am to 1 pm. This will be a regular sale not a bag sale. Items for sale include books in all genres—for all ages—as well as movies, audiobooks, music (vinyl and CDs), magazines, and more. All items are $2 or less each. Accepted payment methods include cash, local checks, and PayPal as well as credit and debit cards.

Carvey: Easel Intro and Project Demo @ Creation Station
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host an adult Creation Station program on Friday, June 7 at 2 p.m. Staff will provide an overview of the Carvey software, Easel, in the Tech Center followed by a demonstration of the Carvey in the Creation Station 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 (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jun
8
Sat
Bag Sale @ Friends of the Library Area
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

$3 for a grocery bag of books. $5 for a tote bag of books. Please bring your own tote bags. Items for sale include books in all genres, for all ages as well as movies, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, and more. All items are $2 or less each (excludes bag sales). Accepted payment methods include cash, local checks, and PayPal as well as credit and debit cards.

Paws to Read: StoryTime with Therapy Dogs of Casper @ Crawford Room
Jun 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.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jun 8 @ 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: Color-Changing Lumos Jars @ Crawford Room
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Whether you are searching for a unicorn in the Forbidden Forest or a book in the Restricted Section, keep the dementors at bay and study up on Horcruxes with the help of a color-changing lumos jar. The first 60 adult wizards, witches, squibs, and muggles will have a chance to make one at the Natrona County Library’s Harry Potter adult crafting program on Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m. All magical supplies provided at no cost. And remember, “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jun
10
Mon
Tween Monday: Pizza and Picasso @ Crawford Room
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Students in grades 4-6 are invited to an afternoon of pizza and painting at the Natrona County Library on Monday, June 10 at 2 p.m. Students will create pulled string art paintings while enjoying some pizza. All supplies and pizza provided at no cost. Call 577-READ for more information.

Active Shooter Training @ Crawford Room
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Library and Casper Police Department will host active shooter training on Monday, June 10 at 6 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Casper police officers will discuss statistics and incidents, how to prepare and identify suspicious persons, and actions to take during an incident, including run, hide, and fight. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jun
11
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Jun 11 @ 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.

Never Too Old Book Club @ Metro Coffee Co.
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A discussion of young adult book “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds will be held on Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Metro Coffee Co. The Never Too Old Book Club, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, discusses young adult literature with adult appeal. The group is open to both teens and adults, with parent-teen pairs especially encouraged. Stop by The Library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy of this month’s book. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jun
12
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jun 12 @ 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.