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
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.

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

LIBRARY CLOSED: New Years Day
Jan 1 all-day
Jan
2
Thu
Facebook Security @ Tech Center
Jan 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a Facebook Security class in the Tech Center on Thursday, January 2 at 5 pm. This class will explain Facebook’s basic and advanced security features. Learn how to tell if your account has been hacked and how to avoid scammers. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
3
Fri
eBooks & Audiobooks: Hands-on Help @ Tech Center
Jan 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The appeal of a print book will never go away, but sometimes you just want to read a book on your device or even pop in some headphones and listen to the book instead. Join us in the Tech Center at the Natrona County Library on Friday, January 3 from 2–4 pm to get help downloading eBooks and audiobooks to your device. Please bring your device and any other equipment and passwords you need to download and/or transfer. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
4
Sat
Leatherworking: Basic Tooling @ Creation Station
Jan 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn basic leather tooling techniques while creating your own leather coaster using the Natrona County Library’s leatherworking equipment on Saturday, January 4 at 1 pm in the Creation Station. Register online at bit.ly/leather1420. 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.

Jan
6
Mon
Tween Monday: Chalkboard Slime @ Crawford Room
Jan 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host an ooey, gooey craft program for students in grades 4–6 on Monday, January 6 at 4 pm. Learn how to make your very own artsy chalkboard slime that will allow you to decorate and color the slime over and over again (just like a chalkboard)! All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

3D Printer Intro and Demo @ Creation Station
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Patrons of all ages are invited to learn about the Natrona County Library’s 3D printer on Monday, January 6 at 6 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.

Jan
7
Tue
Reading the West Book Club: “The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman” by Margot Mifflin @ Fort Caspar
Jan 7 @ 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, January 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Fort Caspar to discuss “The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman” by Margot Mifflin. Stop by the library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
8
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 8 @ 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.