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
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.

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
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.

Dec
28
Sat
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.

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

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
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
Intro to Email @ Tech Center
Jan 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host an introduction class for those looking to create a hassle-free email account on Wednesday, January 8 at 3 pm in the Library’s Tech Center. Using mail.com, we will create an email account and learn how to navigate it for an easy email experience. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
9
Thu
Learn Windows 10 @ Crawford Room
Jan 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will offer a Windows 10 class on Thursday, January 9 at 3 pm 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.

Jan
11
Sat
Craftastic Saturday: Teacup Candles @ Crawford Room
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every thrift shop in the world seems to be packed full of lost, stand-alone teacups that don’t match with any set, but are still amazingly beautiful and deserving of some love. Turning them into candles gives them a new life as pretty, inexpensive tabletop decorations. They don’t take much time and effort to make, and are also great as birthday, baby shower, and hostess gifts. Join us for adult crafting program on Saturday, January 11 at 2 pm in the Crawford Room where we’ll make vintage teacup candles. All supplies provide at no cost. No registration required. First come, first served. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
14
Tue
Experience Virtual Reality @ Crawford Room
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Immerse yourself in a new world by testing out the Natrona County Library’s virtual reality system on Tuesday, January 14. Patrons of all ages are invited to stop by between 4 and 7 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.

Never Too Old Book Club: “Wolf Hollow” by Lauren Wolk @ Metro Coffee Co.
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A discussion of the Newbery Honor book and New York Times bestseller, “Wolf Hollow” by Lauren Wolk, will be held on Tuesday, January 14 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.

Jan
15
Wed
Author Talk & Signing: W. Lee Warren, MD @ Crawford Room
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In partnership with Wind City Books, the Library is hosting local neurosurgeon, author, and Iraq War veteran, W. Lee Warren, MD to discuss his new book, “I’ve Seen the End of You”. Join us on January 15 at 6 pm in the Crawford Room to hear Warren speak and get your copy of the book signed by the author. Books will be available for sale courtesy of Wind City Books. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
16
Thu
Casper Business Series: Telling Your Story @ Crawford Room
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At the heart of all great marketing efforts is a good story. Very few businesses can clearly tell people why they do what they do and why it matters. In this workshop, the goal is to have a candid discussion with a few actionable insights into how to help you establish your story, your voice…and then some strategy. Join us on Thursday, January 16 at noon for a storytelling program presented by Sommer Grogan and Amanda Paxton of The Bark Firm in Casper, WY. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Casper’s new Bohemian Burrito. This workshop is free of charge. Call 577-7323 for more information. Register today at bit.ly/CBSjan20.

Genealogy Workshop: Cemetery Records for Genealogy, presented by Lori Stetson @ Crawford Room
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society will hold their monthly genealogy workshop on Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 pm in the Crawford Room at the Natrona County Library. This month’s presenter, Lisa Stetson, will discuss cemetery burial records. These records, sometimes called permits for burial, often include birth, marriage, and death information, which can prove useful when tracking your family’s lineage. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
18
Sat
Alternative Voting Methods @ Crawford Room
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us at the Library on Saturday, January 18 at 1 pm as we host the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Casper for the free education program and interactive workshop, “100 Years of Empowering Voters: Considering Alternative Voting Methods to Enhance Democracy”. Lead by Matthew Link, a graduate student at the University of Wyoming, you will learn about several different alternative voting methods, why voting methods matter, and get a chance to try out all the different methods. This program is being offered as we head into the 2020 election year and observe the 100 year anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters of the United States. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. For more information, you can visit our website or call 237-4935.

Jan
21
Tue
3D Printer Intro and Demo @ Creation Station
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Patrons of all ages are invited to learn about the Natrona County Library’s 3D printer on Tuesday, January 21 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
22
Wed
Make a Google Docs Resume @ Tech Center
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us at the Library on Wednesday, January 22 at 10 am for a special program in the Tech Center for folks who are on the job hunt. Attendees will learn how to make a resume using a Google Docs resume template, as well as how to edit and personalize your resume. We will include tips to help you build a better resume that will make you stand out in your job search. We will be using Google Docs, so a Google account is required. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Make a Google Docs Resume @ Tech Center
Jan 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us at the Library on Wednesday, January 22 at 5 pm for a special program in the Tech Center for folks who are on the job hunt. Attendees will learn how to make a resume using a Google Docs resume template, as well as how to edit and personalize your resume. We will include tips to help you build a better resume that will make you stand out in your job search. We will be using Google Docs, so a Google account is required. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
23
Thu
Wyoming History Series: Cowboy Letters of the Old West @ Crawford Room
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Historical Society, in partnership with the Natrona County Library, will hold a Wyoming History Series discussion on Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 pm in the Crawford Room. This month’s presenter will be discussing cowboy letters of the Old West—an important epistolary narrative of our state’s history, and an integral part of piecing together the Old West that made Wyoming. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
27
Mon
‘Til Death Due You Part Book Club: “Ms. Bixby’s Last Day” by John David Anderson @ Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Natrona County Library and Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions’ quarterly ‘Til Death Due You Part Book Club will meet on Monday, January 27 at 6 pm at Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions. This gathering provides a comfortable atmosphere in which to share a respectful, thought-provoking, and life-affirming conversation on the topics of death, dying, and bereavement. January’s title is “Ms. Bixby’s Last Day” by John David Anderson. Stop by the Library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
31
Fri
Sewing Project: Ear Bud Pouch @ Creation Station
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us at the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station at 2 pm on Friday, January 31 to learn how to make your very own customized ear bud pouch using the Library’s sewing machines, and never lose track of your tiny wireless headphones again. All supplies provided at no cost. Sign up at bit.ly/sewing131. Limit of 15 adult 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.

Feb
1
Sat
February DIY Challenge: Warm Heart Coffee Cozy @ Creation Station
Feb 1 – Feb 29 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 February’s DIY challenge: sweet Valentine-inspired cozies for keeping your coffee and tea warm and “cozy.” 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.

Feb
2
Sun
Valentine’s Cardmaking Workshop @ Crawford Room
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

February might be one of the coldest months, but Cupid wants to make sure your heart isn’t too cold with his magical arrow. Spread the love by sending your favorite people handmade Valentine’s Day greeting cards. Stop by the Natrona County Library to learn to make your very own greeting cards on Sunday, February 2 at 1:00 pm in the Crawford Room. Register online for the adult program at bit.ly/valcmws. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 30 participants. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
4
Tue
Reading the West Book Club: “The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell’s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West” by John F. Ross @ Crawford Room
Feb 4 @ 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, February 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Natrona County Library to discuss “The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell’s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West” by John F. Ross. Stop by the Library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
5
Wed
Carvey: Intro to Easel and Project Demo @ Tech Center
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Patrons of all ages are invited to learn about the Natrona County Library’s Carvey, a 3D carving machine, and the easy-to-use software that can help you create designs for 3D carving, Easel. The intro and demo will be held on Wednesday, February 5 at 5 pm in the Creation Station. A staff member will first provide an overview in our Tech Center, followed by a demonstration in the Creation Station. The Carvey 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.