UPCOMING PROGRAMS

August Adult Programs Calendar
Children (infant—entering grade 6) Summer Programs Calendar
Teen (entering grade 7—graduating 12) Summer Programs Calendar

Aug
1
Thu
Monthly DIY Challenge: Iron-On Koozies @ Creation Station
Aug 1 – Aug 31 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 August’s DIY challenge: iron-on koozies. 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.

Aug
24
Sat
Drawing with Colored Pencils, Taught by Lynn Jones @ Crawford Room
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will offer a “Drawing with Colored Pencils” workshop on Saturday, August 24 from 2-5 p.m. Lynn Jones will discuss techniques and tools for drawing with coloring pencils. Free and open to adults of all skill levels. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 12 participants. Please register either at bit.ly/31QYyEw, by calling 577-7323, or stop by the Reference Desk located on the second floor of the Library.

Aug
26
Mon
Grow With Google @ Natrona County Library
Aug 26 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

We’re proud to partner with Google and welcome #GrowWithGoogle to Wyoming! Join us at the Natrona County Library to grow your skills, career, or business on August 26th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register for the free event at g.co/GrowWyoming.

The ‘Grow with Google’ initiative aims to help create economic opportunity in communities across the United States by training Wyomingites on free Google tools and resources designed to help them find the jobs they want, advance their careers, and grow their businesses. Google will kickstart this work locally by hosting free, one-day events in two libraries across our state to help job seekers, small business owners, students, educators and entrepreneurs improve their digital skills.

Workshops/Agenda

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: For Nonprofits – Discover Digital Resources to Empower Your Community

Local nonprofits will learn about the Grow with Google Partner Program. This program offers free resources and curriculum that your organization can use to teach people in your community the digital skills that will grow their careers and businesses.

Please note that this session is for library, education and non profit professionals who serve job seekers, students, or small business owners. If you are a for profit business, job seeker, or are interested in learning new skills, please join us at our other sessions or drop by for 1:1 coaching. We encourage you to sign up for our Grow with Google Partner Program at least 3 days prior to the event.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Reach Customers Online with Google

Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Get Your Business Online

Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your business profile or a simple website.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks

Make the most of your time by managing your work in Google Sheets and creating a meeting agenda in Google Docs that drives your project forward and keep you on pace.

All day: 1:1 Coaching with a Googler

Want help getting your business on the map? Need someone to show you how to use Google Sheets or other G Suite tools? We’re ready to help! Drop by our reservation desk at the event to get paired with a Googler coach for your 1:1 coaching session.

Aug
27
Tue
Writers’ Bloc @ Crawford Room
Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Natrona County Library’s Writers’ Bloc will meet Tuesday, August 27 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 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.
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A teen book club, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Tuesday, August 27 at 6 p.m. at Metro Coffee Co. This month’s book is “Eliza and Her Monsters” by Francesca Zappia. 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.

Aug
29
Thu
Tinkercad for 3D Printing @ Crawford Room
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will offer a Tinkercad class on Tuesday, August 29 at 2 p.m. Tinkercad is an easy-to-learn web application for 3D design that you can use to build your own 3D creation. Design from home, then print in our Creation Station! Library staff will provide a quick tour of the user interface, buttons, and tools available in Tinkercad. Call 577-7323 for more information.

4teens @ 4 Movie @ Crawford Room
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to enjoy a summer movie, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and celebrate the end of Summer Reading at the Natrona County Library on Thursday, August 29 at 4 p.m. Teen Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality, crossing paths with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. Rated PG. Call 577-READ for more information.

Sep
3
Tue
Reading the West Book Club: “Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent–Caught Between the Worlds of the Indian and the White Man” by David F. Halaas @ Fort Caspar
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Library and Fort Caspar Museum’s monthly Reading the West Book Club will meet on Tuesday, September 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Fort Caspar to discuss “Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent–Caught Between the Worlds of the Indian and the White Man” by David F. Halaas. Stop by the library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. Call 577-7323 for more information.

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

The Natrona County Library’s monthly Wednesday Writers group will meet on September 4 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.

Sep
5
Thu
Facebook 101 @ Tech Center
Sep 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Natrona County Library will offer a Facebook 101 class on Thursday, September 5 at 10:30 a.m. in the Tech Center. Library staff will provide an overview of Facebook basics. Please come prepared with your account login information. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Teen Writers @ Crawford Room
Sep 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come check out our new monthly Teen program, Teen Writers, on Thursday September 5th at 4:00 p.m. All teens in grades 7-12 are encouraged to come. Teen Writers will meet the 1st Thursday of every month in the Teen Zone at 4:00 p.m. Come ready to write, share your writing, and listen to other writers. Composition notebooks and pens/pencils will be provided.

Casper Art Walk: Fall Owl @ Natrona County Library
Sep 5 @ 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, September 5 to celebrate the end of summer by making fall owl decor. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Sep
7
Sat
Leather Working: Minimalist Card Wallet @ Creation Station
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn to make a minimalist card wallet using the Natrona County Library’s leather working equipment on Saturday, September 7 at 2 p.m. in the Creation Station. Register online at bit.ly/2YCLy8b. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 6 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.

Sep
9
Mon
Libby @ Tech Center
Sep 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will offer a Libby class on Monday, September 9 from 3 to 4 p.m. Library staff will demonstrate how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks using the Libby mobile app, an eContent service provided by the Natrona County Library. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Sep
10
Tue
Never Too Old Book Club: “Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration” edited by Rose Brock @ Metro Coffee Co.
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A discussion of the collection of young adult essays, “Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration” edited by Rose Brock, will be held on Tuesday, September 10 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.

Sep
12
Thu
3D Printer Intro and Demo @ Creation Station
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about the Natrona County Library’s 3D printer on Thursday, September 12 at 11 a.m. 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.

Sep
13
Fri
Adult Coloring Club @ Crawford Room
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by the Natrona County Library’s Crawford Room anytime between 2 and 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13 for Adult Coloring Club. Coloring books and pages will be available for you to turn into works of art. Colored pencils, pens, crayons, and markers will also be provided. Just bring yourself and your friends, and enjoy the afternoon. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Sep
14
Sat
Craftastic Saturday: Harry Potter Patronus Frames @ Crawford Room
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host an adult crafting program on Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m. Staff will demonstrate how to make Harry Potter patronus frames. All supplies provided at no cost. No registration required. First come, first served. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Sep
17
Tue
Author Talk & Signing: Craig Johnson @ Crawford Room
Sep 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Natrona County Library, in partnership with Wind City Books, will be hosting Wyoming author Craig Johnson on Tuesday, September 17 at 12:30 p.m.  Johnson will discuss his newest release, “Land of Wolves,” and Wind City Books will have copies of the book available for purchase, which he will sign following his talk. The event is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Virtual Reality Demo @ Crawford Room
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Immerse yourself in a new world by testing out the Natrona County Library’s virtual reality system on Tuesday, September 17. Stop by at your leisure between 4 and 7 p.m. to choose from over 30 virtual reality games and apps to play on the HTC Vive. Free and open to the public. The HTC Vive is provided by the Natrona County Library Foundation. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Sep
18
Wed
3D Printer Intro and Demo @ Creation Station
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about the Natrona County Library’s 3D printer on Wednesday, September 18 at 2 p.m. 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.

Sep
19
Thu
4teens @ 4: Sharpie Light Bulbs @ Crawford Room
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Did you know that if you draw on a light bulb with a sharpie, it will decorate the walls with your designs when illuminated? The Natrona County Library will host a sharpie light bulb craft program for teens entering grades 7-12 on Thursday, September 19 at 4 p.m. in the Crawford Room. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Genealogy Workshop: Ellis Island @ Crawford Room
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society, in partnership with the Natrona County Library, will hold their monthly genealogy workshop the evening of Thursday, September 19 at the Natrona County Library. This month’s presenter, Genealogist Kathy Tarullo, will discuss Ellis Island. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Sep
20
Fri
Facebook Security @ Tech Center
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a Facebook Security class on Friday, September 20 at 2 p.m. This class will explain Facebook’s basic and advanced security features. Learn how to tell if your account has been hacked and how to avoid scammers. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Sep
21
Sat
Afternoon Book Club: “Small Spaces” by Katherine Arden @ Metro Coffee Co.
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An afternoon book club for teens, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Saturday, September 21 at 2 p.m. at Metro Coffee Co. Teens will discuss “Small Spaces” by Katherine Arden. The group is open to students in grades 7-8, and new members are always welcome. Teens 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. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Sep
23
Mon
Cloud Library @ Tech Center
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will offer a Downloading eBooks with Cloud Library class on Monday, September 23, from 3 to 4 p.m. Library staff will show patrons how to download eBooks for free with Cloud Library’s mobile app. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Sep
24
Tue
Writers’ Bloc @ Crawford Room
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Natrona County Library’s Writers’ Bloc will meet Tuesday, September 24 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 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: “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life… And Maybe the World” by Admiral William H. McRaven @ Metro Coffee Co.
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A teen book club, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Tuesday, September 24 at 6 p.m. at Metro Coffee Co. This month’s book is “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life… And Maybe the World” by Admiral William H. McRaven. 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.

Sep
25
Wed
Sewing Project: Hanging Organizer @ Creation Station
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to make a hanging organizer using the Natrona County Library’s sewing machines on Wednesday, September 25 at 2 p.m. in the Creation Station. Register online at bit.ly/2yNmGeR. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 6 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.

Sep
26
Thu
Wyoming History Series @ Crawford Room
Sep 26 @ 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, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. The specific topic for this month’s discussion is yet to be determined, but is sure to be a blast from Wyoming’s past. Call 577-7323 for more information.