UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Jul
7
Tue
Good news: E-newsletter success
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

E-newsletter success will pull back the curtain on how valuable and effective connecting with
your customers is, all by using the classic and effective opt-in newsletter. Libraries Lead with
Digital Skills program in partnership with the American Library Association and Grow with
Google is making it all possible for you. Join Ginger Johnson (the same Google-selected digital
marketing expert who blew your mind in part 1 of this three-part series) for “Good News: E-newsletter
success” via Zoom Tuesday, July 7 from 12-1pm. Registration is free and open now
at https://www.gingerjohnson.com/ncpl-connecting-business-hat-trick/. If you attended part 1
and can make part 2, you’re still in the running for a $50 Racca’s gift card!

Jul
11
Sat
Pop-Up Program For Adults: Leather Key Fobs
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A Pop-Up Program! for Adults! Create your own leather key fob to keep your keys organized using the Natrona County Library’s leather working equipment. Event will take place outside. Tables will be placed for social distancing. All supplies provided at no cost. Event will run until 3:30 p.m. or until supplies run out. Call 577-7323 or visit our website for more information. No registration needed, first come first served.

Jul
14
Tue
Build your #LinkedInFam
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

If there’s one thing we learned through this epidemic, it’s how important toilet paper is. But if
there’s a second, it’s the value of connection. How we’re doing that is changing, and your
business needs to be taking advantage of every possible avenue to connect. Supported by
#LibrariesLead with Digital Skills and #GrowwithGoogle, the Library is hosting “Build your
#LinkedInFam” with digital marketing expert Ginger Johnson. Join us via Zoom (where else?)
Tuesday, July 14 from 12-1pm to learn about the powerful, business-friendly platform and
community of LinkedIn. Registration is free and open now at https://www.gingerjohnson.com/ ncpl-connecting-business-hat-trick/. This is our final installment of our three-part series, so not
only is this your last chance to gain free access to this content, but it’s also your key to be
entered to win our $50 Racca’s gift card if you also attended parts 1 and 2!

Tech Help Tuesday
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Now more than ever technology skills are important. Has something online or mobile ever caught your attention but you’ve felt overwhelmed or don’t know how to get started because it is “tech-related?” We can help! Natrona County Library will have a pop-up help desk outside every Tuesday from 2-4pm this summer, ready to answer your tech-related questions. Stop by any time during those hours for help on things like getting set up on e-book apps like Libby and much more! With your safety and providing the best possible help in mind, there will be some precautions we’ll be asking you to help us follow to make sure you get the tech help you need while also remaining safe.

Jul
16
Thu
County Commissioner Forum @ Ramkota Hotel
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Local and national policies have never been more important. Safely participate in your civic opportunity with the Natrona County Board of Commissioners public forum Thursday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ramkota Hotel.
The meeting room can safely accommodate up to 125 within social distancing guidelines. Submit your questions in advance to reference@natronacountylibrary.org with the subject line County Commissioner Forum or in-person at the forum. Have your candidates answer your questions and address your concerns.
Sponsored by the Natrona County Library and Casper League of Women Voters. #vote2020

 

Jul
21
Tue
Manage A Project With Digital Tools
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Your biggest ideas need managed. Easier said than done, right? But we’ve got a solution. Libraries Lead with Digital Skills program in partnership with the American Library Association and Grow with Google is here to take your project from idea to completion. Learn how to create a charter, track progress, manage budget and conduct a progress report for FREE via Zoom.
*Bonus! Attend this class AND Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps July 23 to be entered to win a $50 gift card to the Branding Iron.

 

Tech Help Tuesday
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Now more than ever technology skills are important. Has something online or mobile ever caught your attention but you’ve felt overwhelmed or don’t know how to get started because it is “tech-related?” We can help! Natrona County Library will have a pop-up help desk outside every Tuesday from 2-4pm this summer, ready to answer your tech-related questions. Stop by any time during those hours for help on things like getting set up on e-book apps like Libby and much more! With your safety and providing the best possible help in mind, there will be some precautions we’ll be asking you to help us follow to make sure you get the tech help you need while also remaining safe.

Jul
23
Thu
Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
If your business information isn’t up to date on Google, your customers aren’t up to date. Attend Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps, supported by #LibrariesLead with Digital Skills and #GrowwithGoogle over Zoom. Get hands-on help updating your business profile on Google. Don’t have a website? We’ll help with that too. This is a can’t miss, FREE event to maximize your business’ presence on the internet’s most powerful engine.
*Bonus! If you attended Manage a Project with Digital Tools July 21 and participate July 23, you will be entered to win a $50 gift card to the Branding Iron.

 

Jul
28
Tue
Tech Help Tuesday
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Now more than ever technology skills are important. Has something online or mobile ever caught your attention but you’ve felt overwhelmed or don’t know how to get started because it is “tech-related?” We can help! Natrona County Library will have a pop-up help desk outside every Tuesday from 2-4pm this summer, ready to answer your tech-related questions. Stop by any time during those hours for help on things like getting set up on e-book apps like Libby and much more! With your safety and providing the best possible help in mind, there will be some precautions we’ll be asking you to help us follow to make sure you get the tech help you need while also remaining safe.

Jul
31
Fri
Always Be Learning!
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The library will be popping up on our outside lawn to show you two new online learning resources you can access for free with your library card: Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning and ReferenceUSA.

Stop by the library on Friday, July 31 or Saturday, August 1 from 2-4 pm to learn more and to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant. For more information please call 307-577-7323.

Aug
1
Sat
Take & Make: Wine Cork Key Chain
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

Whether gifted to you or made for someone else, key chains can show someone’s personality…and even more so if you’re a wine lover! Throughout the month of August, these Take & Make Wine Cork Key Chain kits for adults will be available for pickup at the main floor’s service desk during our normal business hours. Everything you need is in the kit!

Always Be Learning!
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The library will be popping up on our outside lawn to show you two new online learning resources you can access for free with your library card: Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning and ReferenceUSA.

Stop by the library on Friday, July 31 or Saturday, August 1 from 2-4 pm to learn more and to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant. For more information please call 307-577-7323.

Aug
5
Wed
Digital Tools for Job Searchers
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Looking for a new job can be a stressful process. We want to help make it a little easier! Join us on Wednesday, August 5th at 1pm for “Digital Tools for Job Searchers” via Zoom to learn how to take your job searching skills up a notch. Finding the right tools while on a job hunt can make all the difference in ensuring you land not only the best job, but the right one for you. We’ll go over some ways to find relevant jobs, spruce up your resume, and how to keep track and better organize your job searching progress. Exploring resources such as Google, Google Drive and Wyoming’s Workforce Services, we will teach you new tricks and tips to make job searching the easiest part of your job quest. To register click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzi_JO2F8l9yKv4B6gBfTPMzfAC7yb1m2HfFPKdz4kNzI5NA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Aug
8
Sat
Herramientas Digitales Para Buscadores de Trabajo
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Buscando un nuevo trabajo puede ser un proceso estresante. ¡Queremos ayudarle para que sea un poco más fácil! Acompáñanos el 8 de agosto a la 1pm para “Herramientas Digitales Para Buscadores de Trabajo” a través de Zoom para aprender cómo llevar sus habilidades de búsqueda de trabajo a un nivel superior. Encontrando las herramientas adecuadas durante su búsqueda de empleo puede ser la diferencia para garantizar que consiga no solamente el mejor trabajo, sino el más adecuado para usted. Revisaremos algunas formas de encontrar trabajos relevantes, arreglar su currículum y cómo vigilar y organizar mejor su progreso en la búsqueda de empleo. Explorando recursos como Google, Google Drive y Workforce Services de Wyoming, le enseñaremos nuevos trucos y consejos para hacer que la búsqueda de trabajo sea la parte más fácil en su persigo de empleo. Para registrarse haga clic aquí: https://forms.gle/VDB2bYJLXYqD2uB6A

Pop-Up Program for Adults: Clothespin Herb Planters
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Casper’s growing season isn’t known for its longevity; so if you want year-round fresh vegetables and herbs from your very own garden, you might have to bring some of the gardening inside. Join us outside* on the Library’s lawn on socially-distanced tables to make these quick and easy herb planters out of upcycled tuna cans and clothespins. All supplies provided** at no cost. No registration required. First come, first served. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.
*Weather Permitting
**Green Thumb Not Included
Aug
26
Wed
B.Y.O.B. Book Club
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We miss our book club gatherings and even though we can’t get together like we used to, we want to invite all book club participants to join us for the new B.YO.B (Bring Your Own Book) Book Club. Keeping with the (seemingly) ongoing theme of 2020, we’re going to do things a little bit differently. Not only will it be held virtually via Zoom, we’re also going to let you pick the book! All participants are invited to share what they’re currently reading, a past favorite, or to simply come get some great recommendations. Camera and audio participation on Zoom is optional. This book club will be held on the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM at this link: https://bit.ly/2CgZqem. Join us as we gather together to chat about the one thing we know won’t let us down no matter what’s going on around us; good books. No registration is required.

Sep
1
Tue
Take & Make for Adults: Brown Bag Notebooks
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

Whether you’re into dot journaling or prepping for another virtual conference, you can jot down the important details in your own notebook. This easy brown bag notebook can be made in less than five minutes! Throughout the month of September, these Take & Make Brown Bag Notebooks kits for adults will be available for pickup at the main floor service desk during our normal business hours. Grab your scissors, and everything else is in the kit!

Take & Make for Kids: Popsicle Stick Crafts
Sep 1 all-day

Let your kids’ imagination run wild! These Take & Make kits have popsicle sticks and craft supplies to encourage kids to make whatever comes to mind. Airplanes, catapults, or monsters can be created! Take & Make kits will be available for pickup in the Children’s Department on September 1st. They can picked up during normal business hours until supplies run out. Everything is in the kit!

Sep
3
Thu
Fifty-One Years of Freedom: Wyoming’s Suffrage Story, 1869-1920 @ Ramkota Hotel
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate Wyoming Women’s Suffrage with the Natrona County Library on Thursday, September 3rd at 6:30 p.m. at the Ramkota Hotel. In 1869 Wyoming made history as the first U.S. territory to give women the right to vote. Fifty-one years later, the nation followed Wyoming’s lead. Historian, Kylie Louise McCormick will offer a fresh take on a longstanding controversy, offering critical new evidence to Wyoming’s suffrage story and restoring the contributions to the movement made by both Dr. Grace Raymond Hebard and Esther Hobart Morris. The Ramkota Hotel meeting room can safely accommodate up to 75 within social distancing guidelines. Call 577-7323 or visit our website for more information.

Sep
8
Tue
Take & Make for Tweens: Slime
Sep 8 all-day

Not only does making slime teach Tweens about chemistry, it’s also fun! With some glue, slime, and of course GLITTER, Tweens can become a mad scientist and make their very own slime. Take & Make Slime kits for Tweens will be available for pickup up in the Children’s Department on September 8th. They can be picked up during normal business hours until supplies run out. Everything is in the kit! For a video walk through, visit: https://youtu.be/eWG6ld8MCIE

Sep
10
Thu
Fall Early Bird Sale
Sep 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

$20 admission ticket required to attend. 50 tickets available. Ticket sales for the two pre-sales will begin on August 31st from 11 until 1 at the library. Items for sale include books in all genres, for all ages as well as movies, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, and more. All items are $2 or less each (excludes bag sales). Accepted payment methods include cash, local checks, and PayPal as well as credit and debit cards.

All sale events require all customers and volunteers to wear masks and to use hand sanitizer. Social distancing will be in place and parents must directly supervise all children.

Sep
11
Fri
Fall Second Chance Sale
Sep 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

$10 admission ticket required to attend. 50 tickets available. Ticket sales for the two pre-sales will begin on August 31st from 11 until 1 at the library. Items for sale include books in all genres, for all ages as well as movies, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, and more. All items are $2 or less each (excludes bag sales). Accepted payment methods include cash, local checks, and PayPal as well as credit and debit cards.

All sale events require all customers and volunteers to wear masks and to use hand sanitizer. Social distancing will be in place and parents must directly supervise all children.

Sep
12
Sat
Fall Book Sale
Sep 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

The wait is over! The Friends of the Library book sales are back. The first sale of the year is scheduled for September 12th with the Early Bird Sale on September 10th from 4:30 until 6:30 and the Second Chance Sale on September 11th from 11 until 1. Ticket sales for the two pre-sales will begin on August 31st from 11 until 1 at the library. Tickets sell quickly since only 50 tickets will be sold for each sale. Ticket prices are $20 for Thursday and $10 for Friday. Ticket holders will gain first access to the special “Make-An-Offer” selections in the Crawford Room as well as the regular priced items in the sale room. There is no admission charge for Saturday’s sale.

Volunteers have prepared a wide variety of grab bags which will be sold for $1 on August 31st from 11 until 1 and at the actual sale on Saturday. Plan to stop by and purchase your ticket and a grab bag to keep you busy until the sales.

Thanks to the tremendous community support, we have a large number of items for this sale. All sale events require all customers and volunteers to wear masks and to use hand sanitizer. Social distancing will be in place and parents must directly supervise all children. We are anxious to see you again.

Pop-Up Program for Adults: Fabric Button Pendant Necklace
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Homemade jewelry can help make an outfit, and fabric button pendants are no exception. Adults can stop by at their leisure to make these custom pieces. Join us outside* on the Library’s lawn at socially-distanced tables to make these elegant necklaces. All supplies provided at no cost. No registration required. First come, first served. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.
*Weather permitting

 

Sep
15
Tue
Take & Make for Kids: Cupcake Liner Octopus
Sep 15 all-day

Baking is a messy and fun activity for families to do together, but what do you do with all of those leftover cupcake liners? Make an octopus, of course! Take & Make Cupcake Liner Octopus kits will be available for pickup in the Children’s Department on September 15th. They can be picked up during normal business hours until supplies run out. Grab a marker and a glue stick, and everything else is in the kit! For a video walk through: visit: https://youtu.be/0h9iWpZ87CI

 

Sep
16
Wed
Social Security Retirement Seminar
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you ready for retirement? Social Security is part of the retirement plan of almost every American worker. Join Mickie Douglas for this special live Zoom webinar with Natrona County Library to learn how the system works and how to find out how much you’ll receive at retirement. This seminar will explain how you qualify for benefits, how the benefit is figured, how earnings and age affect your benefits, which other family members may get benefits because of your work, and what you should consider when deciding when to start your Social Security benefits. We’ll include several important reminders about Medicare. Our best seminar take-away is how our online tools and services can streamline how you do business with Social Security. Join us Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 at 1 pm via Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86475738843) to learn what you need know to be ready for retirement. Call 307-577-7323 for more information.

Sep
22
Tue
Take & Make for Kids: Butterfly Puppets
Sep 22 all-day

Butterflies are absolutely beautiful, and what better time to make a butterfly craft than during the annual monarch butterfly migration? Kids can make these puppets in no time with just a few supplies. Take & Make Butterfly Puppet kits will be available for pickup in the Children’s Department on September 22nd. They can be picked up during normal business hours until supplies run out. Grab your scissors and glue, and everything else is in the kit! For a video walk through, visit: https://youtu.be/8KQTZjeGoxM

Sep
23
Wed
B.Y.O.B. Book Club
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We miss our book club gatherings and even though we can’t get together like we used to, we want to invite all book club participants to join us for the new B.YO.B (Bring Your Own Book) Book Club. Keeping with the (seemingly) ongoing theme of 2020, we’re going to do things a little bit differently. Not only will it be held virtually via Zoom, we’re also going to let you pick the book! All participants are invited to share what they’re currently reading, a past favorite, or to simply come get some great recommendations. Camera and audio participation on Zoom is optional. This book club will be held on the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM at this link: https://bit.ly/2CgZqem. Join us as we gather together to chat about the one thing we know won’t let us down no matter what’s going on around us; good books. No registration is required.

Talk about Johnny Cash with James Garner @ Natrona County Library
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Attend a talk on Johnny Cash with James Garner at Natrona County Library on on Wednesday, September 23rd at 6:30 pm in the library’s Crawford Room. James Garner’s Tribune to Johnny Cash celebrates the life and music of the legendary ‘Man in Black.’ Join us to hear about Johnny Cash and about James’ carrying on the music and story of that legend. Seating is limited due to social distancing guidelines. Call 307-577-7323 for more information.

Co-Sponsored by Hilltop National Bank, Natrona County Library, The Bon Agency Insurance/Des & Carrie Bennion Family and KCWY-13. Partial funding is from the Wyoming Community Foundation – Casper Area, and the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature.

Sep
24
Thu
Take & Make for Teens: Straw Weaving
Sep 24 all-day

Who said you need a loom to make a woven piece of art? With just some straws and yarn, Teens can create bracelets, headbands, and bookmarks. Straw Weaving kits for Teens will be available for pickup up in the Teen Zone on September 24th. They can be picked up during normal business hours until supplies run out. Everything is in the kit!