UPCOMING PROGRAMS

January Programs Calendar

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
10
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Dec 10 @ 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: “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
13
Fri
Adult Coloring Club @ Crawford Room
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by the Natrona County Library’s Crawford Room anytime between 2 and 5 pm on the second Friday of every month for our Adult Coloring Club. Coloring books and pages will be available for you to turn into works of art. Colored pencils, pens, crayons, and markers will also be provided. Just bring yourself and your friends, and enjoy the afternoon. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
14
Sat
Paws to Read: StoryTime with Therapy Dogs of Casper @ Crawford Room
Dec 14 @ 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.

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
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Dec 17 @ 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.

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.

Dec
21
Sat
3D Printer Intro and Demo @ Creation Station
Dec 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Patrons of all ages are invited to learn about the Natrona County Library’s 3D printer on Saturday, December 21 at 3 pm 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.

Dec
24
Tue
LIBRARY CLOSED: Christmas Eve
Dec 24 all-day

The Library will be closed for the holidays on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
25
Wed
LIBRARY CLOSED: Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day

The Library will be closed for the holidays on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
27
Fri
Learn Windows 10 @ Crawford Room
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Natrona County Library will offer a Windows 10 class on Friday, December 27 at 10 am in the Crawford Room. During the class, library staff will explain how to navigate the Windows 10 operating system, including the Start menu, Action Center, and more. Feel free to come prepared with questions or concerns about Windows 10, and you can even bring your Windows 10 device with you to follow along. Call 577-7323 for more information.

School’s Out! Movie & Snacks @ Crawford Room
Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Once the presents have all been opened and the wrapping paper balled up and thrown away, there’s still something to celebrate…. no school until the New Year! Students in grades K–6 are invited to join us the Friday after Christmas at 2 pm in the Crawford Room for a special no-school program with snacks and a movie about a mystery snow creature. All supplies and snacks provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information on this program.

Dec
28
Sat
Family Afternoon at the Library: “Lion King” Sing-along @ Crawford Room
Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hakuna matata! Kids and their adults are invited to join us at the Natrona County Library on December 28 at 2 pm for a raucous afternoon of interactive movie-watching (of the musical kind). Escape the cold and travel to Africa with your feline friends in one of everyone’s favorite live-action remakes, “The Lion King”. Then join in as we–in between mouthfuls of popcorn–belt out all the words to some of mankind’s greatest musical interludes (can you tell that we’re a big fan of this movie?). Call 577-7323 for more information on this program and the movie that will be played.

Computer Basics in Spanish @ Tech Center
Dec 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Natrona County Library is hosting a computer basics class in Spanish for our non-English speaking patrons on Saturday, December 28 at 3 pm in the Tech Center. Call 577-7323 for more information

Conceptos Básicos de computadora

La tecnología está avanzando a velocidades inimaginables; nunca es demasiado tarde para comenzar a aprender los básicos en preparación para lo que está por venir. Esta es una clase para personas que se sienten intimidados, rara vez o nunca han usado una computadora. Venga a aprender las funciones básicas para operar las computadoras públicas de la biblioteca. Aprende como entrar y hacer una simple búsqueda en la web o crear un correo electrónico. Este programa gratuito es para adultos y se llevará a cabo en el Tech Center de la Biblioteca del Condado de Natrona a las 3 pm el 28 de diciembre. Llame al 577-7323 y pregunte por Adi o Conrrado para obtener más información.

Dec
31
Tue
HOLIDAY HOURS: New Years Eve
Dec 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will be closing early on New Year’s Eve. On Tuesday, December 31, the Library will close at 5 pm. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
1
Wed
January DIY Challenge: T-Shirt Bag @ Creation Station
Jan 1 – Jan 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 January’s DIY challenge: multi-purpose and customized t-shirt bags. 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.Image result for diy t-shirt bag