UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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Sep
1
Sat
Harry Potter Craftastic Saturday: Monster Book of Monsters @ Crawford Room
Sep 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

You may have missed the Hogwarts Express, but it’s not too late to make the required book for Care of Magical Creatures. Natrona County Library is hosting a Harry Potter adult crafting program on Saturday, September 1 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., where you can make your very own Monster Book of Monsters out of recycled books. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 60 participants. First come, first served. Call 577-READ for more information.

Sep
3
Mon
Closed: Labor Day @ Main Library and All Branches
Sep 3 all-day
Sep
4
Tue
School Year Hours Begin @ Main Library
Sep 4 all-day

Beginning Tuesday, September 4, the Natrona County Library will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Sundays. Call 577-READ for more information.

Author Talk & Signing: Craig Johnson @ Crawford Room
Sep 4 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Wind City Books and the Natrona County Library will host a talk and signing featuring author Craig Johnson and his latest novel, “Depth of Winter,” on Tuesday, September 4 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room. The talk is free and open to the public. Copies of Johnson’s new release will be available for purchase, which he will sign following his talk. Call 577-READ for more information.

Reading the West Book Discussion: The Oregon Trail @ Fort Caspar Museum
Sep 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, September 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Caspar Museum to discuss “The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey” by Rinker Buck. The discussion is free and open to the public. To participate, pick up a copy of “The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey” at the Library’s second floor service desk. Call 577-READ for more information.

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

Would you like to leave a legacy by sharing your memories with the world? Practice writing, share your work, and receive constructive feedback from fellow writers Wednesday, September 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. on the main floor of the Natrona County Library. New members always welcome. Call 577-READ for more information.

After School at the Library: Secret Pizza Party @ Crawford Room
Sep 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Start the school year with a pizza party! Elementary-age children are invited to partake in a pizza party game, scarf down some cheese pizza, and enjoy a reading of “Secret Pizza Party” by Adam Rubin on Wednesday, September 5 at 4 p.m. All supplies and food provided at no cost. Call 577-READ for more information.

Sep
6
Thu
Casper Art Walk: Beaded Bookmarks @ 2nd Street Library Entrance
Sep 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, September 6 to make beaded bookmarks. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-READ for more information.

Sep
8
Sat
Last Day to Turn In Summer Reading Logs and Game Boards and Pick Up Prizes @ Main Library and All Branches
Sep 8 all-day
Experience Virtual Reality @ Crawford Room
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Immerse yourself in a new world by testing out the Natrona County Library’s virtual reality system on Saturday, September 8. Stop by at your leisure between 2 and 5 p.m. to choose from over 50 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-READ for more information.

Sep
10
Mon
Hand Embroidery Project: Starry Constellation @ Creation Station
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Look to the stars as inspiration for your next embroidery project. Come make hand-embroidered constellations on Monday, September 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. in the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station. Register online at http://bit.ly/orion9am for the 9 a.m. session and http://bit.ly/orion2pm for the 2 p.m. session. The Library’s Creation Station, open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 5 p.m., 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-READ for more information.

Hand Embroidery Project: Starry Constellation @ Creation Station
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Look to the stars as inspiration for your next embroidery project. Come make hand-embroidered constellations on Monday, September 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. in the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station. Register online at http://bit.ly/orion9am for the 9 a.m. session and http://bit.ly/orion2pm for the 2 p.m. session. The Library’s Creation Station, open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 5 p.m., 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-READ for more information.

Tween Monday: Marbled Stationary @ Crawford Room
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a craft project for children in grades 4-6 on Monday, September 10 at 4 p.m. Using shaving cream and food coloring, students will dip pieces of paper to create beautiful marbled stationary. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-READ for more information.

Sep
11
Tue
Never Too Old Book Club: Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes @ Crescent Moon Coffee Stop
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A book discussion of young adult novel “Towers Falling” by Jewell Parker Rhodes will be held on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Crescent Moon Coffee Stop. 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. Pick up your free copy of “Towers Falling” at the Library’s second floor service desk. Call 577-READ for more information.

Sep
12
Wed
After School at the Library: Wooden Spoon Puppets @ Crawford Room
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Elementary-age children are invited to an afternoon of crafting where they can turn wooden spoons into whimsical hand puppets on Wednesday, September 12 at 4 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. All supplies provided at cost. Call 577-READ for more information.

Area 307 Book Club: Fahrenheit 451 @ The Science Zone
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Library and Science Zone’s newest book club kicks things off with Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451.” Celebrate your love of science fiction, geek out with fellow fans, explore dystopias, discuss post-apocalyptic titles, and discover new worlds at the Area 307 Book Club, a quarterly science fiction book club. Stop by the Library’s second floor service desk to register and pick up a copy of “Fahrenheit 451,” and then meet at The Science Zone on Wednesday, September 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ready to share, listen, and discuss. Call 577-READ for more information.

Sep
13
Thu
Cricut Maker Project: Teardrop Earrings @ Creation Station
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn to make faux leather teardrop earrings using the Natrona County Library’s Cricut Maker on Thursday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 5 p.m. in the Creation Station. Both sessions are drop-in. The Library’s Creation Station, open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 5 p.m., 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-READ for more information.

Cricut Maker Project: Teardrop Earrings @ Creation Station
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn to make faux leather teardrop earrings using the Natrona County Library’s Cricut Maker on Thursday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 5 p.m. in the Creation Station. Both sessions are drop-in. The Library’s Creation Station, open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 5 p.m., 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-READ for more information.

Sep
14
Fri
Adult Coloring Club @ Crawford Room
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Stop by the Natrona County Library’s Crawford Room anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. on Friday, September 14 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 also will be provided. Just bring yourself and your friends, and enjoy the afternoon. Call 577-READ for more information.

Sep
17
Mon
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Sep 17 @ 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.

StoryTime with Therapy Dogs of Casper @ Crawford Room
Sep 17 @ 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: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Sep 17 @ 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.

Tween Monday: Creation Station @ Crawford Room
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Children in grades 4-6 will have a special opportunity to experience the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station on Monday, September 17 at 4 p.m. Library staff will first provide an introduction to the Creation Station following by time for tweens to create and explore projects with littleBits, Snap Circuits, Makey Makey, TeacherGeek Maker Cart, and more. Call 577-READ for more information.

Sep
18
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Sep 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.

Dot Journaling Meet-Up: Habit Trackers @ Crawford Room
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you love to-do lists, planners, journaling, doodling and lettering, then join us at the Natrona County Library on Tuesday, September 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. for our monthly Dot Journaling Meet-Up. This month we’ll cover habit trackers, a great way to help you to stay on track to meet goals, as the act of filling in your completed habits daily helps to motivate you to accomplish and build healthy habits. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-READ for more information.

Sep
19
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Sep 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.

After School at the Library: LEGOs @ Crawford Room
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Elementary-age children are invited to come and work alongside friends to create a LEGO masterpiece on Wednesday, September 19 at 4 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Bring your mad LEGO skills, imagination, and creativity and show us what you can build! The Library will supply a large amount of LEGOs and ideas of what can be created. Call 577-READ for more information.

Sep
20
Thu
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Sep 20 @ 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.

Teen Harry Potter Club: Welcome Back to Hogwarts @ Crawford Room
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library’s Teen Harry Potter Club, open to teens in grades 7-12, will meet on Thursday, September 20 at 4 p.m. Relax from the grind of back to school with games, crafts, and perhaps a bit of magic. The Teen Harry Potter Club meets the third Thursday of every month and new members are always welcome. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-READ for more information.

Genealogy Workshop: DNA and Its Application to Genealogy @ Crawford Room
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Natrona County Genealogical Society, in partnership with the Natrona County Library, will hold their monthly genealogy workshop on Thursday, September 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. This month’s class, led by local NCGS members, is titled, “DNA and Its Application to Genealogy.” Call 577-READ for more information.