UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Nov
1
Fri
Monthly DIY Challenge: Key Fobs @ Creation Station
Nov 1 – Nov 30 all-day
Monthly DIY Challenge: Key Fobs @ Creation Station

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 November’s DIY challenge: awesome key fob keychains. 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.

Nov
5
Tue
Bedtime Booktime & Craft @ Crawford Room
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday, November 5th at 5:30 pm in the Crawford Room for this very special storytime for children ages 3 and up. Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime. We’ll end this special evening with a fun craft. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Reading the West Book Club: “Black 14: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Wyoming Football” by Ryan Thorburn @ Fort Caspar
Nov 5 @ 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, November 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Fort Caspar to discuss “Black 14: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Wyoming Football” by Ryan Thorburn. Stop by the library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
6
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Nov 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.

Afterschool at the Library: Casper College Math Carnival @ Crawford Room
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sharpen your pencils and put on your thinking caps, because it’s time to put your math skills to the ultimate test! The Natrona County Library is hosting the Casper College Math Carnival for students in grades K–6 on Wednesday, November 6 at 4 pm.  All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Staying Safe Online @ Crawford Room
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you worried about how your personal information is used and shared in a digital world? Join us for this special training to learn more about creating strong passwords, using email safely, avoiding scams, and lots of other tips to stay safe online. This program is for adults, and will be held in the Crawford Room at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 6. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
7
Thu
Teen Writers: Write & Share @ Teen Zone
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come check out the third installment of our new monthly Teen program, Teen Writers on Thursday November 7 at 4:00 pm in the Teen Zone. This month’s meeting will give students a chance to flex their writing skills and share their work with peers. All teens in grades 7–12 are encouraged to come. Bring your notebook and pen, and come ready to write, share your writing, and listen to other writers. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
9
Sat
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Nov 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.

Craftastic Saturday: Thankful Tree Painting @ Crawford Room
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Craftastic Saturday: Thankful Tree Painting @ Crawford Room

Commemorate all you have to be thankful for this year with art! Join us as we host a Thanksgiving-themed adult crafting program on Saturday, November 9th at 2pm in the Crawford Room. Using a unique painting method, we will celebrate the spirit and vibrancy of the autumn season and holiday. All supplies provide at no cost. No registration required. First come, first served. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
11
Mon
LIBRARY CLOSED: Veteran’s Day
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
12
Tue
Enroll Wyoming: Connecting You to Coverage @ Wyoming Alcoves Meeting Room
Nov 12 all-day
Enroll Wyoming: Connecting You to Coverage @ Wyoming Alcoves Meeting Room

The 2020 Open Enrollment Period of the Aff­ordable Care Act runs from Nov 1–Dec 15. If you’re signing up for new coverage, changing your existing coverage, or just need to renew your current plan, we’re here to help. We’re bringing in enrollment specialists from 9 am to 6 pm on both November 12th and 13th to answer all your questions and walk you through the process. Make sure you’re covered and call 577-7323 to schedule your free 1-hour appointment with a specialist in the Wyoming Alcoves meeting room.

Never Too Old Book Club: “One of Us is Lying” by Karen McManus @ Metro Coffee Co.
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Never Too Old Book Club: “One of Us is Lying” by Karen McManus @ Metro Coffee Co.

A discussion of the award-winning contemporary, young adult, mystery/suspense novel, “One of Us is Lying” by Karen McManus, will be held on Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30 pm 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.

Nov
13
Wed
Enroll Wyoming: Connecting You to Coverage @ Wyoming Alcoves Meeting Room
Nov 13 all-day
Enroll Wyoming: Connecting You to Coverage @ Wyoming Alcoves Meeting Room

The 2020 Open Enrollment Period of the Aff­ordable Care Act runs from Nov 1–Dec 15. If you’re signing up for new coverage, changing your existing coverage, or just need to renew your current plan, we’re here to help. We’re bringing in enrollment specialists from 9 am to 6 pm on both November 12th and 13th to answer all your questions and walk you through the process. Make sure you’re covered and call 577-7323 to schedule your free 1-hour appointment with a specialist in the Wyoming Alcoves meeting room.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Nov 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.

Casper Business Series: Seamless Tax Preparation @ Crawford Room
Nov 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Casper Business Series: Seamless Tax Preparation @ Crawford Room

Do you find yourself scrambling to prepare your business for tax season? This workshop will help you understand the documents your business needs to gather for tax season and build your confidence for a meeting with a tax preparer. The program is presented by Susan Frank, CPA with Porter, Muirhead, Cornia & Howard, and in partnership with the Wyoming Women’s Business Center. Bring your lunch and learn with us on Wednesday, November 13th at 12:30 pm in the Crawford Room. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Afterschool at the Library: Saturn Stylin’ @ Crawford Room
Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Afterschool at the Library: Saturn Stylin’ @ Crawford Room

Have you ever looked at a CD and thought, “Man! This CD looks kind of like the rings around Saturn…”? Well, we have! The Natrona County Library is hosting an out-of-this-world craft program for students in grades K–6 on Wednesday, November 13 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room. Join us to figure out how we make the rest of Saturn (hint: it’s not ENTIRELY out of retro “AOL Free Trial” CD’s). All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
14
Thu
Learn RB Digital @ Tech Center
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Learn RB Digital @ Tech Center

Get more out of your library card with the Library’s digital resources! Join us for an RBdigital class on Thursday, November 14 at 6 pm in the Tech Center. Library staff will demonstrate how to download eAudiobooks and eMagazines using RBdigital’s mobile app, an eContent service provided by the Natrona County Library. Feel free to bring your own device to follow along. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
16
Sat
3D Printer Intro and Demo @ Creation Station
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
3D Printer Intro and Demo @ Creation Station

Patrons of all ages are invited to learn about the Natrona County Library’s 3D printer on Saturday, November 16 at 10 am 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.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Nov 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.

Afternoon Book Club: “Awkward” by Svetlana Chmakova @ Metro Coffee Co.
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Afternoon Book Club: “Awkward” by Svetlana Chmakova @ Metro Coffee Co.

An afternoon book club for teens, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Saturday, November 16 at 2 pm at Metro Coffee Co. Teens will discuss “Awkward” by Svetlana Chmakova. 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.

Experience Virtual Reality @ Crawford Room
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Experience Virtual Reality @ Crawford Room

Immerse yourself in a new world by testing out the Natrona County Library’s virtual reality system on Saturday, November 16. Patrons of all ages are invited to stop by between 2 and 5 pm in the Crawford Room 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.

Nov
18
Mon
Early Bird & Second Chance Book Sale Tickets @ Friends Area
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Friends of the Natrona County Library will sell tickets for our Winter Bag Sale’s Early Bird Sale and Second Chance Sale Thursday, November 18 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Natrona County Library. Early Bird Sale (occurring on December 5) tickets are $20 each. Second Chance Sale (occurring on December 6) 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 Early Bird and Second Chance sales are regular sales, not bag sales. All items are $2 or less each.

Tween Cooking Club: Caramel Apple Cheesecake @ Crawford Room
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tween Cooking Club: Caramel Apple Cheesecake @ Crawford Room

If fall is known for anything, it’s definitely the season’s superior apple harvest. Join us for our Tween Cooking Club program for students in grades 4–6 on Monday, November 18 at 4 pm. Students will take apples to another level by making caramel apple cheesecake. Whether or not they save any to share with their parents is beyond our control. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
19
Tue
Connecting Fundamentals: How to Connect in Person [In a Disconnected World] w/ Ginger Johnson @ Crawford Room
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you’ve ever struggled with meeting and connecting with people, you’re not alone. Most people have. Join us with special guest, Ginger Johnson, an expert on Connectivity (the human kind) for “Connecting Fundamentals: How to Connect in Person, in a Disconnected World.”

She’ll share stories, tools and tactics to help anyone who truly wants to connect with other people learn how to do so. With a family connection to Casper, Ginger’s excited to join us for this event and will answer all questions you bring to the room as well.

Learn more at gingerjohnson.com, where you can also get the Connectivity Canon book to build your connecting skills.

This event is free and open to the public.

Nov
20
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Nov 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.

Afterschool at the Library: Gobble Gobble @ Crawford Room
Nov 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Afterschool at the Library: Gobble Gobble @ Crawford Room

A messy kitchen is an inevitability on Thanksgiving Day, so arm yourself with the right tools to tidy up after stuffing your face. (Kids are in charge of cleaning on Turkey Day, right??) Students in grades K–6 are invited to join us on Wednesday, November 20 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room as we read a festive book, have a tasty snack, and make a handprint turkey towel. All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Tinkercad for 3D Printing @ Tech Center
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tinkercad for 3D Printing @ Tech Center

Patrons of all ages are invited to join us for a Tinkercad class Wednesday, November 20 at 5 pm in the Library’s Tech Center. 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.

Nov
21
Thu
4teens @4: Autumn Paper Leaf Wreaths @ Crawford Room
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4teens @4: Autumn Paper Leaf Wreaths @ Crawford Room

The Natrona County Library will host a fun fall-themed craft program for teens in grades 7–12 on Thursday, November 21 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room. Decorate for your Thanksgiving Day feast and express your gratitude with these handmade colorful paper wreaths. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Genealogy Workshop: “Navigating FamilySearch: Finding Indexed Sources,” presented by Cindy Blevins @ Crawford Room
Nov 21 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society will hold their monthly genealogy workshop on Thursday, November 21 at 6:45 pm in the Crawford Room at the Natrona County Library. This month’s presenter, Cindy Blevins, will do a deeper dive for how to navigate FamilySearch to find indexed sources. FamilySearch is a free online resource and the world’s largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records, and resources. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
22
Fri
Sewing Project: One-Piece Wallet @ Creation Station
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sewing Project: One-Piece Wallet @ Creation Station

Drop by the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station any time between 2 and 4 pm on Friday, November 22 to learn how to make a cool one-piece wallet using the Library’s sewing machines. 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.