UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Dec
1
Sun
Monthly DIY Challenge: Bottle Brush Trees @ Creation Station
Dec 1 – Dec 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 December’s DIY challenge: festive holiday bottle brush trees made from unique materials such as yarn and cork. 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 or visit our website for more information.

Dec
2
Mon
Food for Fines @ Natrona County Library
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm

Have you been be racking up late fees from library books that you love so much you don’t want to return them? Never fear… Food for Fines is here (again)! Bring non-perishable food and canned goods to the Library any time between December 1st & 15th to have your overdue fees forgiven, and the food will be given to those in need through Joshua’s Storehouse. Donations do not cover fees for lost or damaged items. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
4
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Dec 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.

Afterschool at the Library: Paper Plate Christmas Wreaths @ Crawford Room
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

When the holidays roll around, you can never have too many wreaths. Especially the classic ones handmade by your kiddos. I mean, this could be the year that the handmade wreath makes it to the front door (who knows? Anything is possible). Children in grades K–6 are invited to join us at the Library on Wednesday, December 4 at 4:00 pm for a paper plate Christmas wreath craft program. All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
5
Thu
Computer Basics @ Tech Center
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Technology is advancing at unimaginable speeds; it is never too late to start learning basics to help get you ready for what is in store next. This is a class at the Natrona County Library for people who are often intimidated by, rarely, or have never used a computer. Join us in the Tech Center on Thursday, December 5 at 10 am to learn the basic functions of operating the Library’s public computers to get online and do a simple web search or create an email. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Teen Writers: Book Page Ornament @ Teen Zone
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come check out our new monthly Teen program, Teen Writers on Thursday December 5 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 while also using magazines and books to cut out words to use for their handmade book page Christmas ornament. All teens in grades 7–12 are encouraged to come. Bring your notebook and pen, and come ready to craft, write, share your writing, and listen to other writers. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Early Bird Sale @ Friends of the Library Area
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

$20 admission ticket required to attend. 55 tickets available. Tickets sold Monday, November 18 from 11 am until sold out. Items for sale include books in all genres, for all ages as well as movies, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, and more. All items are $2 or less each (excludes bag sales). Accepted payment methods include cash, local checks, and PayPal as well as credit and debit cards.

Dec
6
Fri
Second Chance Sale @ Friends of the Library area
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

$10 admission ticket required to attend. 55 tickets available. Tickets sold Monday, November 18 from 11 am until sold out. Items for sale include books in all genres, for all ages as well as movies, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, and more. All items are $2 or less each (excludes bag sales). Accepted payment methods include cash, local checks, and PayPal as well as credit and debit cards.

Leatherworking: Christmas Ornaments @ Creation Station
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to make a festive leather ornament using the Natrona County Library’s leather working equipment on Friday, December 6 at 2 pm in the Creation Station. This class will involve: cutting, gluing, skiving, stitching, and setting rivets and grommets. Register online at bit.ly/LthrX-MasOrn. 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.

Dec
7
Sat
Winter Bag Sale @ Friends of the Library Area
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Book lovers, buyers, sellers, and readers alike can find great deals on Christmas gifts, expand their book collections, and support the Friends of the Natrona County Library at our Winter Bag Sale on December 7th from 9:30 am–4:30 pm. $3 for a grocery bag of books. $5 for a tote bag of books (please bring your own tote bags). Items for sale include books in all genres, for all ages, as well as movies, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, and more. Accepted payment methods include cash, local checks, and PayPal, as well as credit and debit cards. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Hanging of the Greens, Pizza, and a Movie @ Teen Zone
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Teens in grades 7­–12 can get in the holiday spirit with a traditional hanging of the greens, followed by pizza and a movie (which are not necessarily a holiday tradition, but certainly SHOULD be). This festive program will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 10 am in the Library’s Teen Zone, with the hanging of the greens beginning at 10 am, followed by lunch and the movie at noon. All supplies and food provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Dec 7 @ 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.

Christmas Cardmaking Workshop @ Crawford Room
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Get in the ho-ho-holiday spirit with crafting and merriment, and share the good cheer with the ones you love by sending them handmade greeting cards. Stop by the Natrona County Library to learn to make your very own holiday greeting cards on Saturday, December 7 at 2 pm in the Crawford Room. Register online for the adult program at bit.ly/xmascardz. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 30 participants. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
9
Mon
Tween Monday: Christmas Ornaments & Cocoa @ Crawford Room
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a holiday-themed craft program for students in grades 4–6 on Monday, December 9 at 4 pm. Transform jar lids into winter scenes perfect for hanging on your tree, and make adorable reindeer hot cocoa cones to save for a chilly day. These crafts also make great gifts (if you don’t want to use or drink them yourself). All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Sewing Project: Gift Bag @ Creation Station
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Drop by the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station any time between 5 and 7 pm on Monday, December 9 to learn how to make a festive holiday gift bag 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.

Dec
10
Tue
Never Too Old Book Club: “LIFEL1K3” by Jay Kristoff @ Metro Coffee Co.
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A discussion of “LIFEL1K3”, the first book in the dystopian YA series by Jay Kristoff, will be held on Tuesday, December 10 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.

Dec
11
Wed
Enroll Wyoming: Connecting You to Coverage @ Wyoming Alcoves meeting room
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

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 Enroll Wyoming Healthcare Navigator, Cynthia Nunley, from 10 am to 6 pm on both December 11th and 12th 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, for more information.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Dec 11 @ 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: Christmas Gift Bags & Cocoa @ Crawford Room
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Children are the best at gifting presents from the heart, mostly because they have no money to buy you the things on your Christmas list. The Natrona County Library is hosting a holiday craft program for students in grades K–6 on Wednesday, December 11 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room, where we will make tasty hot cocoa cones and festive reindeer gift bags, perfect for wrapping those thoughtful handmade gifts. All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
12
Thu
Books on Tap Book Club: “Ginny Moon: A Novel” by Benjamin Ludwig @ Vintage Fine Wine and Martini Bar
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Books on us. Drinks on you. The Natrona County Library’s Books on Tap Book Club will meet to discuss “Ginny Moon: A Novel” by Benjamin Ludwig on Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 pm at Vintage Fine Wine and Martini Bar. Stop by the Library’s second floor desk to register and pick up your free copy of the book. Ages 21+. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
14
Sat
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Dec 14 @ 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 Giver” by Lois Lowry @ Metro Coffee Co.
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An afternoon book club for teens, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Saturday, December 14 at 2 pm at Metro Coffee Co. Teens will discuss the classic novel “The Giver” by Lois Lowry. 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.

Craftastic Saturday: Harry Potter Flying Key Ornament @ Crawford Room
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

If you adorn your tree with ornaments from everyone’s favorite magical book series, your decorations are sure to rival those of Hogwarts’ Great Hall at Christmas! Join us for a holiday Harry Potter crafting program for adults on Saturday, December 14 at 2pm in the Crawford Room. All supplies provided at no cost. No registration required. First come, first served. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
16
Mon
Tween Book Club: “All’s Faire in Middle School” by Victoria Jamieson @ Crawford Room
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Newbery Honor-winning author of “Roller Girl” is back with a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire. Students in grades 4–6 are invited to join us as we discuss Victoria Jamieson’s “All’s Faire in Middle School” at the Natrona County Library Tween Book Club on Monday, December 16 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room. Stop by the Children’s Department to pick up a free copy of this month’s book while supplies last. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
17
Tue
Cricut Project: Holiday Treat Boxes @ Creation Station
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Oftentimes, the best gifts are the ones that are homemade and come from the heart. Do you have a world-famous Christmas cookie recipe? Learn how to make special packaging for your cookies or other confectionary so you can gift your goodies to everyone this holiday season. Drop by the Library any time between 5pm and 7pm on December 17 to make personalized treat boxes on the Cricut machine in the Library’s Creation Station. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Teen Book Club: “Wolf by Wolf” by Ryan Graudin @ Metro Coffee Co
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A teen book club, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Tuesday, December 17 at 6 pm at Metro Coffee Co. This month’s book is “Wolf by Wolf” by Ryan Graudin. 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.

Dec
18
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Dec 18 @ 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: Mini Gingerbread House Ornaments @ Crawford Room
Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gingerbread houses, while not structurally sound enough to serve as an actual dwelling, make the perfect addition to your holiday decorations (and snacks!). Why not make a tiny one to hang on your tree, as well? Students in grades K–6 are invited to join us on Wednesday, December 18 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room as we read a festive book, have a tasty snack, and make miniature gingerbread house Christmas tree ornaments. All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
19
Thu
4teens @4: Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar @ Crawford Room
Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a fun and delicious holiday-themed craft program for teens in grades 7–12 on Thursday, December 19 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room. Teens will be able to give the gift of Christmas in a jar with this adorable Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar craft, complete with everyone’s favorite chocolate morsel, M&M’s! All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
20
Fri
School’s Out! Craft & “The Grinch” Movies @ Crawford Room
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Take advantage of the winter break and get in the Christmas spirit with an entire afternoon of your favorite grumpy green guy and his growing heart. Students in grades K–12 are invited to join us on Friday, December 20 at 1 pm in the Crawford Room for a special no-school program complete with crafts & snacks sandwiched between screenings of the original and the remake of The Grinch, a classic holiday movie. All supplies and snacks provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.