UPCOMING PROGRAMS

February Programs Calendar (PDF)
March Programs Calendar (PDF)

Jan
10
Thu
Planning Your Hunt: Wyoming Game & Fish Department’s Hunt Planner @ Crawford Room
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will offer a class on planning your next hunt, thanks to a partnership with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD), on Thursday, January 10 at 6 p.m. Wildlife Management Coordinator Justin Binfet will discuss the WGFD’s Hunt Planner website followed by live demos. You can learn more about the WGFD’s Hunt Planner website at wgfd.wyo.gov/Hunting/Hunt-Planner. Another class on fishing will be offered in February. The library and WDFD’s hunting and fishing series aims to help families as well as new hunters and anglers connect with nature by providing the knowledge and confidence that newcomers need to have fun fishing and hunting. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
11
Fri
Adult Coloring Club @ Crawford Room
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Stop by the Natrona County Library’s Crawford Room anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. on Friday, January 11 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 also will be provided. Just bring yourself and your friends, and enjoy the afternoon. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
12
Sat
Craftastic Saturday: Memory Jar @ Crawford Room
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Collect good memories throughout the year for review on New Year’s Eve by making a memory jar at the Natrona County Library’s adult crafting program on Saturday, January 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Start the new year on a thankful note by transforming a glass jar into a memory repository using paint, mod podge, paper, and fabric. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 60 participants. Call 577-READ for more information.

Jan
15
Tue
Dot Journaling Meet-Up: New Year Set-Up @ Crawford Room
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Moving into a new Dot Journal is a great time to reflect on your system. It’s a time to take note of what has worked well in your current notebook, what things you want to let go of, and what new things you want to try. Take a deeper look into these questions and brainstorm the layout of your new Dot Journal for the New Year at the Natrona County Library’s monthly Dot Journaling Meet-Up on Tuesday, January 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. Please bring your own journal or notebook. All other supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
16
Wed
Facebook 101 @ Tech Center
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Natrona County Library will offer a Facebook 101 class on Wednesday, January 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Library staff will provide an overview of Facebook basics. Please come with your account login information. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
17
Thu
Genealogy Workshop: Scandinavian Research @ Crawford Room
Jan 17 @ 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, January 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. In this month’s class, local NCGS members will discuss Scandinavian genealogy research. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
19
Sat
Experience Virtual Reality @ Crawford Room
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Immerse yourself in a new world by testing out the Natrona County Library’s virtual reality system on Saturday, January 19. Stop by at your leisure between 2 and 5 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.

Jan
22
Tue
CANCELLED: Embroidery Machine: Intro and Demo @ Creation Station
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Jan
24
Thu
Cricut Maker: Design Space Intro and Project @ Creation Station
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn about the Natrona County Library’s Cricut Maker on Thursday, January 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. A staff member will provide an overview of the Cricut software, Design Space, followed by a small vinyl project. Register online at http://bit.ly/cricut0119. Limit of 16 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.

Wyoming History Series: Reshaw @ Crawford Room
Jan 24 @ 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, January 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. This month, Jefferson Glass will discuss Reshaw, also known as John Baptiste Richard, a French mountain man and Indian trader, who built a series of bridges to cross the North Platte. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
25
Fri
Windows 10 @ Crawford Room
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Natrona County Library will offer a Windows 10 class on Friday, January 25 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Library staff will explain how to navigate Windows 10, including the Start menu, Action Center and more. Feel free to bring your Windows 10 device with you to follow along. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
26
Sat
Family Crafternoon: Sock Penguins @ Crawford Room
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Elementary-age children and their families are invited to a crafting program where they can make sock penguins on Saturday, January 26 at 2 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-READ for more information.

Jan
28
Mon
‘Til Death Due You Part Book Club: When Breath Becomes Air @ Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Natrona County Library’s Tween Book Club will meet on Monday, January 28 at 4 p.m. in the Crawford Room. Children in grades 4-6 will discuss “Cyclone” by Doreen Cronin. 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 “Cyclone.”

Jan
30
Wed
Carvey: Easel Intro and Project @ Creation Station
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn about the Natrona County Library’s Carvey on Wednesday, January 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. A staff member will provide an overview of the Carvey software, Easel, in the Tech Center followed by a demonstration of the Carvey in the Creation Station as well as answer any questions attendees may have. 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.

Feb
2
Sat
Valentine’s Day Cards Workshop @ Crawford Room
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a Valentine’s Day cards workshop on Saturday, February 2 from 2 to 3 p.m. Show your loved ones how much you care by sending them a beautiful hand-made card. Taught by Kay Capps. Limit of 30 participants. Please sign up in advance for this free workshop by calling 577-7323.

Feb
5
Tue
Reading the West Book Club @ Crawford Room
Feb 5 @ 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, February 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Natrona County Library to discuss “Ambush on Elk Mountain: The Murders, the Manhunt, and Big Nose George Parott” by Max R. Atwell. Stop by the library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
6
Wed
Wednesday Writers @ First Floor
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Natrona County Library’s monthly Wednesday Writer’s group will meet on Wednesday, February 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. 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.

Feb
7
Thu
Books on Tap Book Club @ Frontier Brewing Company and Taproom
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Books on us. Drinks on you. The Natrona County Library will kick off its 2019 Books on Tap Book Club series with a discussion on “Girl Made of Stars” by Ashley Herring Blake. Stop by the library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy, and then meet at Frontier Brewing Company and Taproom on Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. ready to share, listen, and drink. Ages 21+. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
8
Fri
Adult Coloring Club @ Crawford Room
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Stop by the Natrona County Library’s Crawford Room anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. on Friday, February 8 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.

Feb
9
Sat
Craftastic Saturday: No-Sew T-Shirt Tote Bags @ Crawford Room
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Make a no-sew t-shirt tote bag for your loved one this National Cancer Prevention Month at the Natrona County Library’s adult crafting program on Saturday, February 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. T-shirts donated by the American Cancer Society. Limit of 75 participants. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
12
Tue
Humanities Festival Book Discussion @ Crawford Room
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

As part of the 34th Annual Casper College Humanities Festival and Demorest Lecture, the Natrona County Library and Casper College Goodstein Foundation Library will host a book discussion on Tuesday, February 12 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Facilitated by Joseph Campbell, Ph.D., this discussion will review the short story, “In a Grove” by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, that inspired Rashomon. Casper College actors, under the direction of William Conte, Ph.D., will perform scenes to enhance the review of this literary work. Books are available at the Natrona County Library and Casper College Goodstein Foundation Library. Call 577-7323 for more information.

FamilySearch Workshop: Getting Started @ Tech Center
Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Family History Center, in partnership with the Natrona County Library, will hold their first monthly FamilySearch workshop on Tuesday, February 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. In this month’s class, Genealogist Cindy Blevins will provide a brief lesson on using the free genealogy program FamilySearch.org, followed by a demonstration on how to create a FamilySearch account and how to add family members to your tree. Additional Family History Center volunteers will be on hand for one-on-one assistance. Computers will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring a memory storage device for saving files. Personal laptops can also be used. Pedigree charts to help you get started are available at the second floor desk at the Natrona County Library. Follow-up lessons on finding hints, sources, and hard-to-find records will follow on March 12 and April 9.

Never Too Old Book Club @ Metro Coffee Co.
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A discussion of young adult book “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue” by Mackenzi Lee will be held on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. 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.

Feb
13
Wed
Facebook Security @ Tech Center
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will offer a Facebook Security class on Wednesday, February 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. Learn about Facebook’s basic and advanced security features, including how to tell if your account has been hacked and how to avoid scammers. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
14
Thu
5 Minute Bookmarks @ Creation Station
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn how to make a five-minute bookmark using the Natrona County Library’s sewing machines during a drop-in session on Thursday, February 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Creation Station. 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.

Feb
16
Sat
Leatherworking: Coasters @ Creation Station
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will offer two leatherworking classes on Saturday, February 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. in the Creation Station. Staff will familiarize you with leatherworking tools and techniques followed by a project where you’ll be able to make your own leather coaster. Register online at bit.ly/coaster02191 for the 1 p.m. session and bit.ly/coaster02193 for the 3 p.m. session. Limit of 6 participants per session. 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.

Leatherworking: Coasters @ Creation Station
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will offer two leatherworking classes on Saturday, February 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. in the Creation Station. Staff will familiarize you with leatherworking tools and techniques followed by a project where you’ll be able to make your own leather coaster. Register online at bit.ly/coaster02191 for the 1 p.m. session and bit.ly/coaster02193 for the 3 p.m. session. Limit of 6 participants per session. 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.

Feb
19
Tue
Dot Journaling Meet-Up: Gratitude Page @ Crawford Room
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Take a moment to think about what you’re grateful for at the Natrona County Library’s monthly Dot Journaling Meet-Up on Tuesday, February 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. Staff will share tips on designing a gratitude page: a place to write down one (or many) things you are grateful for each day. Please bring your own journal or notebook. All other supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
20
Wed
Sewing Machine Project: Origami Coin Purse @ Creation Station
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn to make an origami coin purse using the Natrona County Library’s sewing machine on Wednesday, February 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. in the Creation Station. Register online at bit.ly/origami02201 for the 1 p.m. session and bit.ly/origami02193 for the 3 p.m. session. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 6 participants per session. 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.

Sewing Machine Project: Origami Coin Purse @ Creation Station
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn to make an origami coin purse using the Natrona County Library’s sewing machine on Wednesday, February 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. in the Creation Station. Register online at bit.ly/origami02201 for the 1 p.m. session and bit.ly/origami02193 for the 3 p.m. session. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 6 participants per session. 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.