UPCOMING PROGRAMS

December 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
15
Thu
Doctor Noize @ Crawford Room
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

High-energy musical performer Doctor Noize will present a series of shows for children at the Natrona County Library on Tuesday, August 13 at 1 and 3 p.m.; Wednesday, August 14 at 1 and 3 p.m.; and Thursday, August 15 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets will be handed out starting one hour prior to each performance. Call 577-7323 for more information.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Aug 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.

Doctor Noize @ Crawford Room
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

High-energy musical performer Doctor Noize will present a series of shows for children at the Natrona County Library on Tuesday, August 13 at 1 and 3 p.m.; Wednesday, August 14 at 1 and 3 p.m.; and Thursday, August 15 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets will be handed out starting one hour prior to each performance. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Sewing Project: Throw Pillows @ Creation Station
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn to make a throw pillow using the Natrona County Library’s sewing machine on Thursday, August 15 at 2 p.m. in the Creation Station. Register online at bit.ly/pillow0819. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 10 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.

Teen Anime Club: DIY T-shirts @ Crawford Room
Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library’s Teen Anime Club, open to teens in grades 7-12, will meet on Thursday, August 15 at 4 p.m. in the Crawford Room. Teens will graffiti spray paint t-shirts with fabric markers and Crayola airbrush sprayers. New members strongly encouraged to join. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Aug
17
Sat
Leather Working: Notebook Cover @ Creation Station
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn to make a notebook cover using the Natrona County Library’s leather working equipment on Saturday, August 17 at 10 a.m. in the Creation Station. Register online at bit.ly/cover0819. 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.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Aug 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.

Afternoon Book Club @ Metro Coffee Co.
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An afternoon book club, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Saturday, August 17 at 2 p.m. at Metro Coffee Co. Teens will discuss “Eragon” by Christopher Paolini. The group is open to teens 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.

Sci-Fi Saturday Movie @ Crawford Room
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will screen its final film in its adult summer reading Sci-Fi Saturday Movie series on Saturday, August 17 at 2 p.m.  In this month’s screening, set years before the Rebellion, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian during an adventure into the criminal underworld. Free popcorn will be provided. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Aug
19
Mon
Tween Movie @ Crawford Room
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Children entering grades 4-6 can enjoy a summer movie at the Natrona County Library on Monday, August 19 at 2 p.m. When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hidden World”, a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. Rated PG. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Aug
20
Tue
Windows 10 @ Crawford Room
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will offer a Windows 10 class on Tuesday, August 20 at 2 p.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.

Aug
21
Wed
Sewing and Serger Project: Small Snap Pouch @ Creation Station
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a drop-in adult Creation Station program on Wednesday, August 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. Come learn how to make a small snap pouch using the Library’s sewing machine and serger. 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.

Summer Movie @ Crawford Room
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Children entering grades K-6 can enjoy a summer movie at the Natrona County Library on Wednesday, August 21 at 2 p.m. In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot, WALL-E, inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. Rated G. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Aug
22
Thu
3D Printer Intro and Demo @ Creation Station
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about the Natrona County Library’s 3D printer on Thursday, August 14 at 5 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.

4teens @ 4: DIY Journals @ Crawford Room
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a summer reading program for teens entering grades 7-12 on Thursday, August 22 at 4 p.m. in the Crawford Room. Teens will make back-to-school journals for keeping track of your busy schedule and awesome memories. All supplies provided at no cost. 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.

Tween Book Club @ Library Lawn
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Natrona County Library’s Tween Book Club will meet on Monday, August 26 at 2 p.m. on the library lawn. Children in grades 4-6 will discuss “Be Prepared” by Vera Brosgol. Please register in advance by calling 577-7323 or sign up when you stop by the Children’s Department to pick up a copy of this month’s book.

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
28
Wed
Summer Movie @ Crawford Room
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Children entering grades K-6 can enjoy a summer movie, “Mary Poppins Returns,” at the Natrona County Library on Wednesday, August 28 at 2 p.m. Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny, Mary Poppins, returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives. Rated PG. 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
2
Mon
Closed: Labor Day @ Main Library and All Branches
Sep 2 all-day
Sep
3
Tue
Early Bird and Second Chance Tickets @ Friends of the Library Area
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Friends of the Natrona County Library will sell Fall Early Bird Sale and Fall Second Chance Sale tickets on Thursday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Early Bird Sale tickets are $20 each. Second Chance Sale tickets are $10 each. 55 tickets are available for each sale. Buyers will have first pick of the selection while avoiding the long lines at the Fall Book Sale. Both sales are regular sales not bag sales. All items are $2 or less each.

StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Sep 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.

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
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.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Sep 4 @ 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.