UPCOMING PROGRAMS

January Programs Calendar

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.

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
10
Fri
Adult Coloring Club @ Crawford Room
Jan 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by the Natrona County Library’s Crawford Room anytime between 2 and 5 pm on the second Friday of every month for our 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.

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

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
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Jan 14 @ 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.

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.

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.

4Teens @4: DIY Drink Cups @ Creation Station
Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a craft program for teens in grades 7–12 on Thursday, January 16 at 4 pm in the Creation Station. Using our makerspace’s Cricut Maker vinyl cutter, teens will get to customize and make their own DIY drink cuts. Limited to 20 teens: first come, first served. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

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
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 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.

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.

Afternoon Book Club: “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer @ Metro Coffee Co.
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An afternoon book club for teens, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Saturday, January 18 at 2 pm at Metro Coffee Co. Teens will discuss “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer. The group is open to students in grades 7–8, and new members are always welcome. Teens 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.

Jan
20
Mon
LIBRARY CLOSED: Martin Luther King Jr. Day/WY Equality Day
Jan 20 all-day
Jan
21
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Jan 21 @ 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.

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.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 22 @ 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: Penguin Palooza @ Crawford Room
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

What’s a good way to break the ice? A chubby penguin! Students in grades K–6 are invited to join us on Wednesday, January 22 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room for a fun reading, snacking, and crafting program inspired by everyone’s favorite Antarctic flightless birds! All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. 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.