UPCOMING PROGRAMS

January Programs Calendar (PDF)
February Programs Calendar (PDF)

Feb
9
Sat
Paws to Read: StoryTime with Therapy Dogs of Casper @ Crawford Room
Feb 9 @ 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: 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
11
Mon
Tween Monday: Egyptian Rat Game @ Crawford Room
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Students in grades 4-6 are invited to a card game on Monday, February 11 at 4 p.m. Tweens will play an easy-to-learn, fast-paced game similar to slapjack. Make sure you come with quick wits, fast reflexes, and tough hands. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
12
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Feb 12 @ 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.

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 @ Crescent Moon Coffee Stop
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 Crescent Moon Coffee Stop. 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
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Feb 13 @ 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.

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.

After School at the Library: Valentine’s Day Cards @ Crawford Room
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Elementary-age children will have a chance to remind their loved ones how much they are by making Valentine’s Day cards with paper doilies on Wednesday, February 13 at 4 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Make sure you come with your imagination! All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
14
Thu
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Feb 14 @ 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.

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
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Feb 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.

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
18
Mon
Closed: Presidents’ Day @ Main Library and All Branches
Feb 18 all-day
Feb
19
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Feb 19 @ 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.

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
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Feb 20 @ 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 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.

After School at the Library: Gravity @ Crawford Room
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Elementary-age children will have a chance to explore gravity and its effects via a story and a few activities on Wednesday, February 20 at 4 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Staff will read the book “Gravity” by Jason Chin followed by a gravity defying paper clip experiment and gravity painting. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
21
Thu
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Feb 21 @ 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: Candy Sushi @ Crawford Room
Feb 21 @ 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, February 21 at 4 p.m. Participants will fashion candy versions of sushi rolls using Rice Krispies, Swedish Fish, gummy worms, fruit roll-ups, and sprinkles. 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: Word & PowerPoint for Genealogists @ Crawford Room
Feb 21 @ 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, February 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. In this month’s class, local NCGS members will discuss Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for genealogists. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
22
Fri
Google Drive @ Tech Center
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will offer a Google Drive class on Friday, February 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. Learn about collaborative sharing as well as how to create your own document and save files. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
23
Sat
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Feb 23 @ 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.
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An afternoon book club, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Saturday, February 23 at 2 p.m. at Metro Coffee Co. Participants will discuss “Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment” by James Patterson. 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. The Afternoon Book Club meets monthly and new members are always welcome. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Family Crafternoon: Love Bug Magnets @ Crawford Room
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Elementary-age children and their families are invited to a crafting program where they can make love bug magnets such as caterpillars, butterflies, dragonflies, and more using clothespins on Saturday, February 23 at 2 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
25
Mon
Cricut Maker Project: Travel Jewelry Roll @ Creation Station
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn to make a travel jewelry roll using the Natrona County Library’s Cricut Maker on Monday, February 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 4 p.m. in the Creation Station. Register online at bit.ly/roll021910 for the 10 a.m. session and bit.ly/roll02192 for the 2 p.m. session. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 8 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.