UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Feb
27
Thu
Dance Party StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Feb 27 @ 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.

4teens @4: Mad Libs @ Teen Zone
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Brush up on all the different parts of speech, because we’re going to need you to give us lots of inventive nouns, adjectives, verbs, and interjections! The Natrona County Library will host a fun (and grammatical) Mad Libs program for teens in grades 7–12 on Thursday, February 27 at 4 pm in the Teen Zone. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Wyoming History Series: Too Young for the Times, presented by George Trojan @ Crawford Room
Feb 27 @ 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, February 27 at 6:30 pm in the Crawford Room. This month’s presenter, George Trojan, will be discussing his experiences during WWII, as well as his book on the same subject, “Too Young for the Times.” This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
28
Fri
Learn Windows 10 @ Tech Center
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will offer a Windows 10 class on Friday, February 28 at 3 pm in the Tech Center. 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.

Feb
29
Sat
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Feb 29 @ 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.

Sewing Project: Zip It Up Pouch @ Creation Station
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us at the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station at 2 pm on Saturday, February 29 to learn how to make your very own customized Zip It Up coin pouch using either the Library’s sewing machines or sewing by hand. This fun tetrahedron-shaped coin purse is made from 2 simple materials—fabric and zipper. Sign up at bit.ly/zip-coin. Limit of 10 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.

Mar
2
Mon
Tween Monday: Record Art @ Crawford Room
Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Vinyl records may be making a comeback for music buffs, but they’re also coming back around because of their retro crafting opportunities. Join us as we make our own custom record art using vintage vinyl records, vinyl stickers made on the Cricut, and other decorative items. The craft program for students in grades 4–6 will be held on Monday, March 2 at 4 pm at the Natrona County Library. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Facebook Security
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For many of us, Facebook is a valuable tool for connecting with friends and family both near and far. When you are sharing your life on the platform, you need to make sure you’re doing so safely. The Natrona County Library will host a Facebook Security class in the Tech Center on Monday, March 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. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Mar
3
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Mar 3 @ 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.

Reading the West Book Club: “Eyewitness to the Fetterman Fight: Indian Views” by John H. Monnett @ Crawford Room
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Fetterman Fight ranks among the most crushing defeats suffered by the U.S. Army in the nineteenth-century West. On December 21, 1866 a well-organized force of 1,500 to 2,000 Oglala Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors annihilated a detachment of seventy-nine infantry and cavalry soldiers and two civilian contractors. With no survivors on the U.S. side, the only eyewitness accounts of the battle came from Lakota and Cheyenne participants. Learn more about these Native views at the Natrona County Library and Fort Caspar Museum’s monthly Reading the West Book Club. We will meet on Tuesday, March 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Natrona County Library to discuss “Eyewitness to the Fetterman Fight: Indian Views” by John H. Monnett. Stop by the Library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Mar
4
Wed
Wednesday Writers @ Main Floor
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday Writers @ Main Floor

The Natrona County Library’s monthly Wednesday Writers program meets the first Wednesday of every month. Open to all writers—from those just picking up a pencil through published authors—offering encouragement, inspiration, and motivation. Please join us for feedback, critiquing, and general discussion. If you’d like, bring some of your writing to share with the group. Call 577-7323 for more information.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Mar 4 @ 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: Dr. Seuss Bingo @ Crawford Room
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 116th birthday at the Library with a fun afternoon full of games, prizes, and everyone’s favorite Dr. Seuss stories. Join us at the Library on Wednesday, March 4 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room for this special program for students in grades K-6. All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Mar
5
Thu
Dance Party StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Mar 5 @ 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.

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

Come check out our monthly Teen program, Teen Writers on Thursday, March 5 at 4 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. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Cyber Security Workshop @ Crawford Room
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

How much of your banking, bill paying, and other personal activities do you do online? With more and more of our lives becoming digitized and moving to the cloud, it’s incredibly important that we know how to keep that information safe. Join us at the Library as we host Jed Shenefelt of Super Nerd for an informative talk about cyber security, including identity theft and password safety.  This program is free and open to the public, and it will be held on Thursday, March 5 at 6 pm in the Crawford Room. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Mar
7
Sat
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Mar 7 @ 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.

Introduction to Watercolor, with Lynn Jones @ Crawford Room
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Everyone’s favorite Casper art instructor is back at the library! Join us as we host local artist, Lynn Jones, for this special painting workshop. Attendees will learn about different techniques and tools for painting with painting with watercolors. The Introduction to Watercolor will be held in the Crawford Room from 1-4 pm on Saturday, March 7. Space is limited to 12 adults, so be sure to sign up soon to guarantee your spot. Register at bit.ly/waterLJ. This program is free and open to the public.  Call 577-7323 for more information.

Mar
9
Mon
Cricut Project: Nail Art Stickers @ Creation Station
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

There’s no need to shell out cash just to have a fun manicure! In fact, for $0 you can use our Cricut machine to make some fun nail stickers for sprucing up your claws. Join us at the Library in our Creation Station on Monday, March 9 any time between 6 and 7 pm for this fashionable craft program. These effortlessly easy nail stickers are also perfect for sharing and/or gifting. 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.

Tween Monday: Bouncy Balls @ Crawford Room
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what makes bouncy balls so, well, bouncy? And why do some bounce higher than others? The Natrona County Library will host a fun and experimental craft program for students in grades 4-6 on Monday, March 9 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room. Attendees will make their own DIY bouncy balls using 2 different recipes, and then test them to see which ones bounce the best and highest. All snacks and supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Mar
10
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Mar 10 @ 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.

FamilySearch Workshop: Using Hints & Records @ Crawford Room
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

In your quest to discover your family history, it might be time to take another look at FamilySearch’s online offerings. The genealogy giant’s free online databases of digitized historical documents have now surpassed 2 billion images of genealogy records with millions more being added weekly from countries around the world. The records include censuses, birth, marriage, death, court, immigration and other document types that are invaluable for individuals to make personal family history discoveries and connections. Join us for the second installment of the Natrona County Library’s 3-part series highlighting all the ways you can use FamilySearch.org to learn more about your origins. This month, put your need FamilySearch account to work and learn how to find records and sources using the search index.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 11th from 5:30-7:00 pm; Let’s Begin: Setting up your free account and an introduction to using familysearch.org
  • Tuesday, March 10th from 5:30-7:00pm; Finding records/sources using the index to search records.
  • Tuesday April 14th from 5:50-7:00 pm; Finding elusive records/sources that do not have indexes.

Attend one or all of the programs; it is not necessary for you to attend the first in the series in order to attend the others. These programs are free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Never Too Old Book Club: “Wilder Girls” by Rory Power @ Metro Coffee Co.
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A discussion of the debut novel from an impressive new Young Adult author about survival and the power of female friendships, “Wilder Girls” by Rory Powers, will be held on Tuesday, March 10 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. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Mar
11
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Mar 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.

Afterschool at the Library: Rainbow Shamrocks @ Crawford Room
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Luck isn’t reserved just for the Irish, and sometimes there’s more than a pot of gold at the end. Follow the rainbow to this fun and colorful craft program for students in grades K-6, and learn how to make your own luck with these rainbow-colored paper shamrocks. Join us at the Natrona County Library on Wednesday, March 11 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room. All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Tinkercad for 3D Printing @ Tech Center
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Patrons of all ages are invited to join us for a Tinkercad class Wednesday, March 11 at 5 pm in the Library’s Tech Center. Tinkercad is an easy-to-learn web application for 3D design that you can use to build your own 3D creation. Design from home, then print in our Creation Station. Library staff will provide a quick tour of the user interface, buttons, and tools available in Tinkercad. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Mar
12
Thu
Dance Party StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Mar 12 @ 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.

4Teens @4: Makey Makey @ Creation Station
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Have you ever played Mario on Play-Doh, or piano on a banana? The Makey Makey is an invention tool that transforms everyday objects by connecting them to computer programs and processes. The Natrona County Library will host an inventive technology program for teens in grades 7–12 on Thursday, March 12 at 4 pm in the Creation Station where teens can try their hand at clipping the Makey Makey onto a number of different objects and turning them into wild and wacky inventions. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Mar
16
Mon
LIBRARY CLOSED
Mar 16 – Apr 5 all-day
Apr
2
Thu
Connecting for Business, a Webinar with Ginger Johnson @ Zoom meeting
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

If you think your business is all about relationships, then tune in online as we host Ginger Johnson, an expert on Connectivity (the human kind), for an exciting business-building webinar on Thursday, April 2 at 2 pm.

Even during a global pandemic, connecting with the right people, building the skills and confidence to approach and begin relationships is where business can really get some traction. Ginger will share tools, strategies, and tactics for creating and developing the meaningful relationships that build businesses. Plus, learn how to connect with coworkers and employees while working remotely, with customers and clients when we’re social distancing, and maintaining connections even when your business is closed.

Excellent for all levels of business owners, operators, and entrepreneurs. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information. Zoom meeting invite is forthcoming.