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
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.

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.

Afterschool at the Library: Make Your Own Fossils @ Crawford Room
Jan 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Even if your kids treat you like you’re an old fossil, we know that you’re actually really young at heart. To show those kids of yours just how un-fossil-like you are, join us at the Library on Wednesday, January 8 for a special program for students in grades K-6 where they can stamp shells and “dinosaur bones” into clay to make their own prehistoric archaeological finds! All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
9
Thu
Dance Party StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join us every Thursday at 10:30 am for our BRAND NEW moving & grooving StoryTime Dance Party, complete with dancing, singing, flashing lights, and exciting interactive story-telling. Families with children ages 3 and up are invited to hop, bop, and stop by the Library for this awesome new StoryTime experience starting January 2020.

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.

Teen Writers: Write & Share @ Teen Zone
Jan 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come check out our monthly Teen program, Teen Writers on Thursday January 9 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.

Jan
11
Sat
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 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.

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
13
Mon
Tween Monday: Dragon Eggs! @ Crawford Room
Jan 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host an fantastical and beastly craft program for students in grades 4–6 on Monday, January 13 at 4 pm. We’ll be making our very own dragon eggs out of clay, sequins, beads, papier mache eggs, magic, and imagination. All supplies provided at no cost. 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
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 15 @ 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: Lego Mazes @ Crawford Room
Jan 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We all know just how a-MAZE-ing Legos can be, so join us at the Natrona County Library for a fun build-your-own Lego marble maze program for students in grades K–6 on Wednesday, January 15 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room. All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

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
Dance Party StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join us every Thursday at 10:30 am for our BRAND NEW moving & grooving StoryTime Dance Party, complete with dancing, singing, flashing lights, and exciting interactive story-telling. Families with children ages 3 and up are invited to hop, bop, and stop by the Library for this awesome new StoryTime experience starting January 2020.