UPCOMING PROGRAMS

January Programs Calendar

Feb
1
Sat
February DIY Challenge: Warm Heart Coffee Cozy @ Creation Station
Feb 1 – Feb 29 all-day

Participate in the Natrona County Library’s free DIY Challenge for fun monthly craft projects! Stop by the Creation Station anytime during regular library hours to complete February’s DIY challenge: sweet Valentine-inspired cozies for keeping your coffee and tea warm and “cozy.” 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 or visit our website for more information.

Feb
17
Mon
LIBRARY CLOSED: Presidents’ Day
Feb 17 all-day
Feb
18
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Feb 18 @ 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.

3D Printer Intro and Demo @ Creation Station
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Patrons of all ages are invited to learn about the Natrona County Library’s 3D printer on Tuesday, February 18 at 4 pm in the Creation Station. A staff member will provide an overview and demonstration. The 3D printer is provided by the Natrona County Library Foundation. 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.

Humanities Festival Book Discussion: “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman @ Casper College Krampert Theater Building, Thomas Empey Studio Theatre
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In participation with the Casper College Humanities Festival, the Natrona County Library will be hosting this year’s book discussion on Tuesday, February 18 at 5 pm in the Thomas Empey Studio Theatre at Casper College. Pick up a copy of the book at the Library’s 2nd Floor desk. Books will be available for free on a first come, first served basis. The Yellow Wallpaper Book Club Discussion will be moderated by Georgia Wheatley, and will immediately follow a special performance by student performers from the Casper College Production. “The Yellow Wallpaper,” written in 1892 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, illustrates early beliefs surrounding the mental and physical health of women. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
19
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Feb 19 @ 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.

Afterschool at the Library: Baking Soda Eruption Prints @ Crawford Room
Feb 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Baking soda and colored vinegar eruptions are always a crowd pleaser. I mean, what’s not to like? They’re fun. They’re fizzy. And they’re colorful. They are so beautiful that you can even make art projects using the eruptions. Students in grades K–6 are invited to join us on Wednesday, February 19 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room for this fun (and messy!) crafting program. All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

The Man in the Arena: A Celebration of Theodore Roosevelt @ Crawford Room
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Attend a talk on Teddy Roosevelt and his love of books at Natrona County Library on February 19 at 6:30 pm. “The Man in The Arena” is a celebration of Theodore Roosevelt – the essential American. Owen Wister, who knew him well, called him “the most American American who ever lived!” There is no subject about which he did not thirst for knowledge: history, politics, philosophy, nature, linguistics, taxidermy, poetry – the list is endless. He loved books – he read in seven languages, including Portuguese. He wrote books – thirty-six books in all on a bewildering variety of subjects. He was a man who loved to talk philology with Harvard professors and bug collections with six-year-olds. Co-Sponsored by Artcore, KUYO, the Des & Carrie Bennion Family/The Bon Agency, KCWY 13, Natrona County Library and the Ramkota. Partial funding is from the Wyoming Community Foundation – Casper Area and Natrona County School District No. 1. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Can’t get enough of Teddy Roosevelt? Join scholar and actor, Derek Evans, at his one-man show—”TR!”—on February 18th @ 7:30 at Restoration Church, and get ready to “speak softly and carry a big stick.”

Feb
20
Thu
Dance Party StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join us every Thursday at 10:30 am for our BRAND NEW moving & grooving StoryTime Dance Party, complete with dancing, singing, flashing lights, and exciting interactive story-telling. Families with children ages 3 and up are invited to hop, bop, and stop by the Library for this awesome new StoryTime experience starting January 2020.

Casper Business Series: Do’s and Don’ts of Mastering Instagram @ Crawford Room
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us at the Library for lunch to learn about mastering Instagram for business. With the right simple strategies, Instagram can go from a daunting marketing task to a powerful business-building tool. In this session, you will learn actionable tips, best-practices and fool-proof ways to leverage Instagram to build an audience, connect with your customers and add to your bottom line. This session is best suited towards those who have a grasp of Instagram’s basic functionality, have already created their business account, and want to learn how to more effectively connect to their customers. Presented by Amanda Scherlin of Visit Casper, in partnership with the Wyoming Women’s Business Center. FREE lunch provided by Bohemian Burrito. Register at www.wyomingwomen.org/event-info/casper-business-workshop-lunch-dos-and-donts-of-mastering-instagram. Call 577-7323 for more information.

4teens @4: Record Mandalas @ Crawford Room
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Upcycle a vinyl record with decorative paint markers (and a smidge of creativity!) to create beautiful mandalas for teens. Relax, unwind and create–it’s the perfect process art activity. The Natrona County Library will host a fun and retro (how many teens have listened to music from a record before?) craft program for teens in grades 7–12 on Thursday, February 20 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

 

Genealogy Workshop: How to Navigate Ancestry.com, presented by Pat Parton @ Crawford Room
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society will hold their monthly genealogy workshop on Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 pm in the Crawford Room at the Natrona County Library. This month’s presenter is Pat Parton, and she will be discussing tips and tricks for effectively navigating Ancestry.com and its many features, including its collection of genealogical and historical records. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
22
Sat
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Feb 22 @ 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.

Humanities Festival: Family Afternoon of Mystery, Madness, and Mayhem with a Craft & Movie @ Crawford Room
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In participation with the Casper College Humanities Festival, the Library will be hosting a family afternoon of “Mystery, Madness, and Mayhem,” complete with safari crafts, pizza, and a showing of 1995’s classic movie, Jumanji, based on the 1981 children’s book of the same name. Join us at the Library in the Crawford Room on Saturday, February 22 at 1 pm for this crazy fun afternoon. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Leatherworking: Small Valet Tray @ Creation Station
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Are you prone to losing your keys, wallet, spare change, earrings, or maybe even your mind? Learn how to make a small leather valet tray to keep your life organized using the Natrona County Library’s leatherworking equipment on Saturday, February 22 at 1 pm in the Creation Station. We can’t promise it will help with your mental health, though… Register online at bit.ly/LWvalet. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 8 participants. 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.

 

Feb
24
Mon
iPhone Tips & Tricks @ Tech Center
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

If you got a new iPhone for Christmas or just want to get more comfortable using the one you’ve had for a while, come join us as we learn together. We will go over general features and cover tips and tricks that can make using your phone easier. Get your iPhone questions answered so you can get the most out of your smartphone. The Natrona County Library will offer this iPhone Tips & Tricks class on Monday, February 24 at 3 pm in the Tech Center. Be sure to bring your iPhone with you to follow along. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Tween Book Club: “Wolf Hollow” by Lauren Wolk @ Crawford Room
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A discussion of the Newbery Honor book and New York Times bestseller, “Wolf Hollow” by Lauren Wolk, will be held on Monday, February 24 at 4 pm at the Natrona County Library for students in grades 4–6. Stop by the Children’s Department to pick up a free copy of this month’s book while supplies last. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
25
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Feb 25 @ 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.

Writers’ Bloc @ Crawford Room
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Writers' Bloc @ Crawford Room

The Natrona County Library’s Writers’ Bloc will meet the 4th Tuesday of every month in the Crawford Room. An inclusive writing group, writers of poetry, fiction, memoir, fan fiction, or anything else are invited to join us for an inspiring discussion. Doors open at 5 pm, 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: “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds @ Metro Coffee Co
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A teen book club, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Tuesday, February 25 at 6 pm at Metro Coffee Co. This month’s book is the Newbery honor book and National Book Award finalist, “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds. 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.

Feb
26
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Feb 26 @ 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.

Afterschool at the Library: Leap Year Party @ Crawford Room
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

It only happens once every four years… No, we’re not talking about the presidential election or the Summer Olympics. We’re talking about Leap Year! The special extra day we get at the tail end of February deserves to be celebrated with snacks, crafts, and fun party games. Students in grades K–6 are invited to join us on Wednesday, February 26 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room to jump, hop, and LEAP their way through everyone’s favorite extra day. All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
27
Thu
Dance Party StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Feb 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join us every Thursday at 10:30 am for our BRAND NEW moving & grooving StoryTime Dance Party, complete with dancing, singing, flashing lights, and exciting interactive story-telling. Families with children ages 3 and up are invited to hop, bop, and stop by the Library for this awesome new StoryTime experience starting January 2020.

4teens @4: Mad Libs @ Teen Zone
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Brush up on all the different parts of speech, because we’re going to need you to give us lots of inventive nouns, adjectives, verbs, and interjections! The Natrona County Library will host a fun (and grammatical) Mad Libs program for teens in grades 7–12 on Thursday, February 27 at 4 pm in the Teen Zone. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Wyoming History Series: Too Young for the Times, presented by George Trojan @ Crawford Room
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Historical Society, in partnership with the Natrona County Library, will hold a Wyoming History Series discussion on Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 pm in the Crawford Room. This month’s presenter, George Trojan, will be discussing his experiences during WWII, as well as his book on the same subject, “Too Young for the Times.” This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
28
Fri
Learn Windows 10 @ Tech Center
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will offer a Windows 10 class on Friday, February 28 at 3 pm in the Tech Center. During the class, library staff will explain how to navigate the Windows 10 operating system, including the Start menu, Action Center, and more. Feel free to come prepared with questions or concerns about Windows 10, and you can even bring your Windows 10 device with you to follow along. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
29
Sat
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Feb 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.

Sewing Project: Zip It Up Pouch @ Creation Station
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us at the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station at 2 pm on Saturday, February 29 to learn how to make your very own customized Zip It Up coin pouch using either the Library’s sewing machines or sewing by hand. This fun tetrahedron-shaped coin purse is made from 2 simple materials—fabric and zipper. Sign up at bit.ly/zip-coin. Limit of 10 adult participants. 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.

Mar
3
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Mar 3 @ 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.

Mar
4
Wed
Wednesday Writers @ Main Floor
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday Writers @ Main Floor

The Natrona County Library’s monthly Wednesday Writers program meets the first Wednesday of every month. 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.