UPCOMING PROGRAMS

May Programs Calendar (PDF)
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May
7
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
May 7 @ 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 @ Frosted Tops
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A discussion of young adult book “We Are Okay” by Nina LaCour will be held on Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Frosted Tops. 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.

Reading the West Book Club @ Crawford Room
May 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, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Natrona County Library to discuss “Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West” by Christopher Knowlton. Stop by the Library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. Call 577-7323 for more information.

May
8
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
May 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.

After School at the Library: Baby Shark! @ Crawford Room
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a craft program for students in grades K-5 on Wednesday, May 8 at 4 p.m. Staff will read a shark book while students dance the baby shark dance and make shark crafts. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Living Large in Carnivore Country @ Crawford Room
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Natrona County Library is hosting a workshop to increase awareness and understanding of bears, mountain lions, and wolves on Wednesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will share information and tools that participants can use to avoid dangerous encounters and prevent future conflicts. They will also discuss behavior and biology, safety and legal issues, what to do in an encounter situation, and how to reduce the likelihood of an unwanted encounter. Free and open to people of all ages and skill levels. Call 577-7323 for more information.

May
9
Thu
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
May 9 @ 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.

Author Talk and Signing: “The Feather Thief” by Kirk Wallace Johnson @ Crawford Room
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Author Kirk Wallace Johnson will discuss his book, “The Feather Thief,” on Thursday, May 9 at 6 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. The talk is free and open to the public. Wind City Books will have copies of Johnson’s newest release available for purchase, which he will sign following his talk. Call 577-7323 for more information.

May
10
Fri
Adult Coloring Club @ Crawford Room
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Stop by the Natrona County Library’s Crawford Room anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. on Friday, May 10 for 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.

May
11
Sat
Paws to Read: StoryTime with Therapy Dogs of Casper @ Crawford Room
May 11 @ 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.

Craftastic Saturday: Decoupaged Jewelry Holder @ Crawford Room
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Natrona County Library will host an adult crafting program on Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. Staff will demonstrate how to make a jewelry hanger that utilizes decoupage and a little bit of hardware. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 60 participants. No registration required. First come, first served. Call 577-7323 for more information.

May
13
Mon
Cloud Library @ Tech Center
May 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a Cloud Library class on Monday, May 13 at 3 p.m. Library staff will demonstrate how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks using Cloud Library’s mobile app, an eContent service provided by the Natrona County Library. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Tween Monday: Launchers @ Creation Station
May 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a Creation Station program for students in grades 4-6 on Monday, May 13 at 4 p.m. Tweens will make projectile launchers with Creation Station supplies. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

May
14
Tue
2019 Wyoming Reads Celebration @ Library
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The 2019 Wyoming Reads Celebration for Natrona County will be held Tuesday, May 14 at 11 a.m. at the Nicolaysen Art Museum and the Natrona County Library. During this celebration of literacy, all Natrona County first graders will receive a hardback book of their choice, courtesy of the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation. For information about Wyoming Reads, visit wyomingreads.org. To accommodate this important literacy event, Beech Street and the Library?s parking lot will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the safety of the children. City Bus stops will be moved to Durbin Street. A temporary book drop will be available at the Library?s Durbin Street entrance. Library computers will be closed during the event, and StoryTime will be cancelled. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Experience Virtual Reality @ Crawford Room
May 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, May 14. Stop by at your leisure between 4 and 7 p.m. 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.

May
15
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
May 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.

Fabric Luggage Tags @ Creation Station
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a drop-in adult Creation Station program on Wednesday, May 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. Participants will learn how to make their own fabric luggage tag. A unique luggage tag on your bag will make it much easier to spot on the luggage carousel. 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.

After School at the Library: Painting with Circles @ Crawford Room
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host an art program for students in grades K-5 on Wednesday, May 15 at 4 p.m. Students will use disposable cups to create bold artwork. Call 577-7323 for more information.

May
16
Thu
Early Bird and Second Chance Tickets @ Friends of the Library Area
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Friends of the Natrona County Library will sell Summer Early Bird Sale and Summer Second Chance Sale tickets on Thursday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Early Bird Sale tickets are $20 each. Second Chance Sale tickets are $10 each. 55 tickets are available for each sale. Buyers will have first pick of the selection while avoiding the long lines at the Summer Bag Sale. Both sales are regular sales not bag sales. All items are $2 or less each.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
May 16 @ 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.

Teen Anime Club: Oreo Taste Test @ Crawford Room
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library’s Teen Anime Club, open to teens in grades 7-12, will meet on Thursday, May 16 at 4 p.m. Teens will sample and rank their favorites from a variety of Oreo flavors in a taste test. Come join fellow anime enthusiasts around Casper, where otaku and noobs alike come to hang out. New members strongly encouraged to join. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Genealogy Workshop: Digging into Archives @ Crawford Room
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society, in partnership with the Natrona County Library, will hold their monthly genealogy workshop on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. In this month’s class, local NCGS members will discuss how to prepare for an archive and courthouse visit with an emphasis on newspapers as well as birth, death, and marriage records. Call 577-7323 for more information.

May
18
Sat
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
May 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.

Afternoon Book Club @ Metro Coffee Co.
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An afternoon book club, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at Metro Coffee Co. Participants will discuss “Aru Shah and the End of Time” by Roshani Chokshi. The group is open to teens in grades 7-8, and new members are always welcome. Participants 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.

May
20
Mon
Apps for Readers @ Tech Center
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Natrona County Library staff will demonstrate how to use Goodreads and Serial Reader, two useful mobile apps for readers, on Monday, May 20 at 3 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Tween Book Club @ Crawford Room
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library’s Tween Book Club will meet on Monday, May 20 at 4 p.m. in the Crawford Room. Children in grades 4-6 will discuss “The Song from Somewhere Else” by A. F. Harrold. Please register in advance by calling 577-7323 or sign up when you stop by the Children’s Department to pick up a copy of this month’s book.

May
22
Wed
Bowl Cozy @ Creation Station
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host an adult Creation Station program on Wednesday, May 22 at 2 p.m. Participants will learn how to make bowl cozies for keeping the heat or cold away from your hands so you can comfortably hold your bowl while eating. Register online at bit.ly/bowl0519. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 12 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 (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Anime Fest @ Crawford Room
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library and Centennial Middle School Anime Club will host an Anime Fest, open to teens in grades 6-12, on Wednesday, May 22 at 4 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Join fellow anime enthusiasts around Casper, enjoy anime, showcase cosplay, munch on treats, borrow from the Library’s extensive manga and anime collection, and show off your skills in one of the any contests at Anime Fest for a chance to win prizes! Registration for the cosplay and manga/anime art contests will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Limit of one piece of artwork per teen for the manga/anime art contest. The cosplay contest will start at 5 p.m. Teens participating in cosplay will need to bring a physical picture of their character with them for judging purposes. Call 577-7323 x101 for more information.

May
23
Thu
Wyoming History Series: Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps @ Crawford Room
May 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, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. This month, Michelle Bahe will discuss the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps. Call 577-7323 for more information.

May
24
Fri
Facebook Security @ Tech Center
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a Facebook Security class on Friday, May 24 at 10 a.m. 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.