UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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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 Club: 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 club 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. 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
Paws to Read: 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.

Gingerbread House Workshop @ Crawford Room
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will hold a Gingerbread House Workshop on Saturday, December 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. Families and individuals may stop by at their leisure between 2 and 4 p.m. to build and decorate gingerbread houses out of graham crackers, frosting and candy. Attendees will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited to 50 people at a time. The event is free and open to the public. All building materials and decorations will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
10
Mon
Sewing Machine Project: Folded Fabric Ornaments @ Creation Station
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sew your way through the holiday season with some super easy sewn and folded fabric Christmas ornaments. The Natrona County Library’s staff will show you how to make these great holiday gifts when you stop by the Creation Station anytime between 2 and 5 p.m. on Monday, December 10. 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.

Tween Cooking Club: Lumps of Coal @ Crawford Room
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This may just be the first year you’ll want to be on the naughty list?cause we?re making lumps of coal aka Oreo truffles?crushed Oreos, cream cheese, and dipped in melted chocolate?on Monday, December 10 at 4 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Leave a few of these out for Santa, and you may just end up on the nice list. Open to grades 4-6. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
11
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Dec 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: If I Was Your Girl @ Crescent Moon Coffee Stop
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A book discussion of young adult novel “If I Was Your Girl” by Meredith Russo will be held on Tuesday, December 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 “If I Was Your Girl” at the Library’s second floor service desk. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
12
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Dec 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.

After School at the Library: Christmas Ornaments @ Crawford Room
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hang up a colorful ornament that will bring a new light to your holidays! Come make Christmas ornaments made out of tinsel, pipe cleaners, beads, jingle bells, and ribbon on Wednesday, December 12 at 4 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Open to elementary ages. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Area 307 Book Club: Station Eleven @ Crawford Room
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Library and Science Zone’s newest book club continues with Emily St. John Mandel’s “Station Eleven.” 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 “Station Eleven,” and then meet at Natrona County Library on Wednesday, December 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ready to share, listen, and discuss. Call 577-READ for more information.

Dec
13
Thu
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Dec 13 @ 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.

Books on Tap Book Club: Dog Stars @ The Gaslight Social
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Books on us. Drinks on you. The Natrona County Library will wrap up its 2018 Books on Tap Book Club series with a discussion on “Dogs Stars” by Peter Heller. Stop by the Library’s second floor service desk to register and pick up a copy, and then meet at The Gaslight Social on Thursday, December 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ready to share, listen, and drink. Ages 21+. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
14
Fri
Adult Coloring Club @ Crawford Room
Dec 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, December 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 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
15
Sat
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Dec 15 @ 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.

Afternoon Book Club: The Hunger Games (10th Anniversary) @ Metro Coffee Co.
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An afternoon book discussion, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Saturday, December 15 at 2 p.m. at Metro Coffee Co. Participants will discuss the 10th anniversary edition of “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. The group is open to teens in grades 7-8, and new members are always welcome. Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. To participate, pick up a copy of “The Hunger Games” in the Teen Zone. The Afternoon Book Club meets the third Saturday of every month and new members are always welcome. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Christmas Cards Workshop @ Crawford Room
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a Christmas Cards Workshop on Saturday, December 15 at 2 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit and spread the season’s joy by spending the afternoon in a lively, fun and creative atmosphere making festive cards for your loved ones. Taught by Kay Capps. Supplies and space limited to the first 30 registrations. Please register for this free workshop by calling 577-7323.

Dec
17
Mon
Aromatherapy Rice Bags @ Creation Station
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sore muscles? Growing pains? Restless leg syndrome? Cramps? Headaches? Or maybe you just need to warm up a bit. No matter what your ailment or need, making your own aromatherapy rice bag on Monday, December 17 in the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station may just do the trick. Drop in anytime between 2 and 5 p.m., and library staff will show you how to make a scented rice bag, which does magical things, especially when it smells like Christmas (cough, cinnamon, cough). A must-have for any medicine cabinet, perfect for those aches and pains when microwaved, and sublime as a cold press when popped in the freezer. 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.