UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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

Jan
9
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Elementary-age children are invited to come and work alongside friends to create a LEGO masterpiece on Wednesday, January 9 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 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
10
Thu
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 10 @ 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.

Planning Your Hunt: Wyoming Game & Fish Department’s Hunt Planner @ Crawford Room
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will offer a class on planning your next hunt, thanks to a partnership with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD), on Thursday, January 10 at 6 p.m. Wildlife Management Coordinator Justin Binfet will discuss the WGFD’s Hunt Planner website followed by live demos. You can learn more about the WGFD’s Hunt Planner website at wgfd.wyo.gov/Hunting/Hunt-Planner. Another class on fishing will be offered in February. The library and WDFD’s hunting and fishing series aims to help families as well as new hunters and anglers connect with nature by providing the knowledge and confidence that newcomers need to have fun fishing and hunting. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
11
Fri
Adult Coloring Club @ Crawford Room
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Stop by the Natrona County Library’s Crawford Room anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. on Friday, January 11 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.

Jan
12
Sat
Paws to Read: StoryTime with Therapy Dogs of Casper @ Crawford Room
Jan 12 @ 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.

Afternoon Book Club: One Dead Spy: Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #1 by Nathan Hale @ Metro Coffee Co.
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An afternoon book club, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Saturday, January 12 at 2 p.m. at Metro Coffee Co. Participants will discuss “One Dead Spy: Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #1” by Nathan Hale. 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 “One Dead Spy: Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #1” 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.

Craftastic Saturday: Memory Jar @ Crawford Room
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Collect good memories throughout the year for review on New Year’s Eve by making a memory jar at the Natrona County Library’s adult crafting program on Saturday, January 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Start the new year on a thankful note by transforming a glass jar into a memory repository using paint, mod podge, paper, and fabric. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 60 participants. Call 577-READ for more information.

Jan
14
Mon
Tween Monday: I Survived @ Crawford Room
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Based on the popular book series ?I Survived? by Lauren Tarshis, the Natrona County Library will offer a series of STEAM activities connected to historic events, natural disasters, and other topics for children in grades 4-6 on Monday, January 14 at 4 p.m. Make a boat out of aluminum foil and see if it floats at the “I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912” station. Construct buildings with Legos on a cookie sheet and then shake the pan to see what happens to the buildings at the “I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906” station. Make a tornado in a bottle at the “I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011” station, track sharks online at the “I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916” station, or create a hurricane at the “I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2004” station. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-READ for more information.

Jan
15
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Jan 15 @ 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: New Year Set-Up @ Crawford Room
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Moving into a new Dot Journal is a great time to reflect on your system. It’s a time to take note of what has worked well in your current notebook, what things you want to let go of, and what new things you want to try. Take a deeper look into these questions and brainstorm the layout of your new Dot Journal for the New Year at the Natrona County Library’s monthly Dot Journaling Meet-Up on Tuesday, January 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. Please bring your own journal or notebook. All other supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
16
Wed
Facebook 101 @ Tech Center
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Natrona County Library will offer a Facebook 101 class on Wednesday, January 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Library staff will provide an overview of Facebook basics. Please come with your account login information. Call 577-7323 for more information.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 16 @ 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: A Unicorn Affair @ Crawford Room
Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Elementary-age children are invited to celebrate all things unicorn with crafts, stories, and snacks on Wednesday, January 16 at 4 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
17
Thu
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 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.

Teen Anime Club @ Crawford Room
Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Teen Harry Potter Club is taking a break for the semester, and by popular request, Teen Anime Club will take over the third Thursday spot. Teens in 7th-12th grade are invited to bring their ideas, interests, and anime knowledge to the group on Thursday, January 17 at 4 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Join fellow anime enthusiasts around Casper, where otaku and noobs alike come to hang out, explore Japanese culture, enjoy anime, showcase cosplay, munch on Pocky, and borrow from the library’s extensive manga and anime collection. January’s group will be a get-to-know you session with tea and treats provided. We strongly encourage new members to join! Call 577-7323 for more information.

Genealogy Workshop: Scandinavian Research @ Crawford Room
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society, in partnership with the Natrona County Library, will hold their monthly genealogy workshop on Thursday, January 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. In this month’s class, local NCGS members will discuss Scandinavian genealogy research. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
19
Sat
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 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.

Experience Virtual Reality @ Crawford Room
Jan 19 @ 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, January 19. Stop by at your leisure between 2 and 5 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.

Jan
21
Mon
Closed: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & Wyoming Equality Day @ Main Library and All Branches
Jan 21 all-day
Jan
22
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Jan 22 @ 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.

CANCELLED: Embroidery Machine: Intro and Demo @ Creation Station
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Jan
23
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 23 @ 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: Construction Zone @ Crawford Room
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Calling all construction lovers! Grab your hard hats and come to the Natrona County Library on Wednesday, January 23 at 4 p.m. for some structured building and unconstructed excitement with snacks, activities, and more. You’ll be able to build snacks, listen to a story reading, play with construction vehicles, and create anything that comes to your imagination using a variety of materials. Open to elementary-age children. All supplies provided at cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
24
Thu
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 24 @ 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.

Cricut Maker: Design Space Intro and Project @ Creation Station
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn about the Natrona County Library’s Cricut Maker on Thursday, January 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. A staff member will provide an overview of the Cricut software, Design Space, followed by a small vinyl project. Register online at http://bit.ly/cricut0119. Limit of 16 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 (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Wyoming History Series: Reshaw @ Crawford Room
Jan 24 @ 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, January 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. This month, Jefferson Glass will discuss Reshaw, also known as John Baptiste Richard, a French mountain man and Indian trader, who built a series of bridges to cross the North Platte. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
25
Fri
Windows 10 @ Crawford Room
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Natrona County Library will offer a Windows 10 class on Friday, January 25 from 10 to 11:30 a.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.

Jan
26
Sat
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 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.

Family Crafternoon: Sock Penguins @ Crawford Room
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Elementary-age children and their families are invited to a crafting program where they can make sock penguins on Saturday, January 26 at 2 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-READ for more information.