UPCOMING PROGRAMS

January Programs Calendar

Nov
25
Mon
Tween Book Club: “Heartwood Hotel: A True Home” by Kallie George @ Crawford Room
Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Get introduced to Mona the Mouse! The Natrona County Library’s Tween Book Club will meet on Monday, November 25 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room. Children in grades 4–6 will discuss the first book in an adorable new chapter book series, “Heartwood Hotel: A True Home” by Kallie George. Stop by the Children’s Department to pick up a free copy of this month’s book while supplies last. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Cricut Project: Holiday Card Holder @ Creation Station
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cricut Project: Holiday Card Holder @ Creation Station

One of the best parts of the holidays is all of the fun greeting cards and photographs you receive from family and friends that live far and wide. Showcase the holiday cheer that comes to you via the US Postal Service with your very own holiday card holder that doubles as festive decor. Join us on Monday, November 25 at 5 pm in the Creation Station for a craft program using our Cricut machine. Sign up at bit.ly/CScardholder. Limit of 15 adult participants. Call 577-7323 or visit our website for more information.

Nov
26
Tue
Writers’ Bloc @ Crawford Room
Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Writers' Bloc @ Crawford Room

The Natrona County Library’s Writers’ Bloc will meet the 4th Tuesday of every month in the Crawford Room. An inclusive writing group, writers of poetry, fiction, memoir, fan fiction, or anything else are invited to join us for an inspiring discussion. Doors open at 5 pm, so come a little early if you would like some time to write. Don’t forget to bring your notebooks, laptops, napkins, and anything else you may have jotted ideas on!  Call 577-7323 for more information.

Teen Book Club: “Jackaby” by William Ritter @ Metro Coffee Co.
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Teen Book Club: "Jackaby” by William Ritter @ Metro Coffee Co.

A teen book club, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Tuesday, November 26 at 6 pm at Metro Coffee Co. This month’s book is “Jackaby” by William Ritter. The group is open to teens in grades 9–12. Participants receive a free drink at Metro Coffee Co., courtesy of the Friends of the Library. To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone. The Teen Book Club meets monthly, and new members are always welcome. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
27
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Nov 27 @ 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.

3D Printer Intro & Demo @ Creation Station
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3D Printer Intro & Demo @ Creation Station

Patrons of all ages are invited to learn about the Natrona County Library’s 3D printer on Wednesday, November 27 at 2 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.

School’s Out Movie: “Secret Life of Pets 2” @ Crawford Room
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
School's Out Movie: "Secret Life of Pets 2" @ Crawford Room

What’s better than a 4-day weekend for Thanksgiving? A 5-day weekend for Thanksgiving! Students in grades K–6 are invited to join us the Wednesday before Thanksgiving at 2 pm in the Crawford Room for a special no-school program with a movie–“Secret Life of Pets 2”–and snacks. All supplies and snacks provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information on this program.

Nov
28
Thu
LIBRARY CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day
Nov 28 all-day
Nov
29
Fri
LIBRARY CLOSED: Black Friday
Nov 29 all-day
Nov
30
Sat
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Nov 30 @ 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.

Dec
1
Sun
Monthly DIY Challenge: Bottle Brush Trees @ Creation Station
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day

Participate in the Natrona County Library’s free DIY Challenge for fun monthly craft projects! Stop by the Creation Station anytime during regular library hours to complete December’s DIY challenge: festive holiday bottle brush trees made from unique materials such as yarn and cork. 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 or visit our website for more information.

Dec
2
Mon
Food for Fines @ Natrona County Library
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm

Have you been be racking up late fees from library books that you love so much you don’t want to return them? Never fear… Food for Fines is here (again)! Bring non-perishable food and canned goods to the Library any time between December 1st & 15th to have your overdue fees forgiven, and the food will be given to those in need through Joshua’s Storehouse. Donations do not cover fees for lost or damaged items. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Tween Monday: Holiday Minute to Win It @ Crawford Room
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a holiday-themed competition for students in grades 4–6 on Monday, December 2 at 4 pm. Tweens will be competing against one another in Christmas-y games that last one minute each, so quick reflexes will be put to the test! All snacks and supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Design a 3D Snowflake Ornament @ Creation Station
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

They say each snowflake is unique and that no two snowflakes are alike. While that may be true when snowflakes are truly made of frozen water, it may not be the case when it comes to printing snowflakes on the Library’s new 3D printer… it all depends on your imagination and creativity! Patrons are invited to join us in the Tech Center on Monday, December 2 at 5 pm for this fun holiday project. First you’ll design your snowflake ornament in Tinkercad, a free 3D designing program. Then, since 3D printing is not as speedy as an inkjet, we’ll print the files on the 3D printer for you and call you when they’re ready to be picked up. Registration is required, and the program is limited to the first 16 registrants. Sign up at bit.ly/3Dflake. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
3
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Dec 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.

Casper Business Series: Polish Your Conflict Resolution Skills @ Crawford Room
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How do you handle conflict with employees, customers, or vendors? Join us for our December Casper Business Series brown bag lunch-and-learn on Tuesday, December 3rd at noon to learn conflict best practices. Work through methods of successful business conflict resolution that will help you with conflict currently affecting your business, or to polish your business conflict resolutions skills for the future. Presented by Rachel Shaw, Jamie Byers, and Jaime Carothers of the Central Wyoming HR Association, in partnership with the Wyoming Women’s Business Center. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Reading the West Book Club: “The Galvanized Yankees” by Dee Brown @ Fort Caspar
Dec 3 @ 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, December 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Fort Caspar to discuss “The Galvanized Yankees” by Dee Brown. Stop by the library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
4
Wed
Wednesday Writers @ Main Floor
Dec 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
Dec 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: Paper Plate Christmas Wreaths @ Crawford Room
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

When the holidays roll around, you can never have too many wreaths. Especially the classic ones handmade by your kiddos. I mean, this could be the year that the handmade wreath makes it to the front door (who knows? Anything is possible). Children in grades K–6 are invited to join us at the Library on Wednesday, December 4 at 4:00 pm for a paper plate Christmas wreath craft program. All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
5
Thu
Computer Basics @ Tech Center
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Technology is advancing at unimaginable speeds; it is never too late to start learning basics to help get you ready for what is in store next. This is a class at the Natrona County Library for people who are often intimidated by, rarely, or have never used a computer. Join us in the Tech Center on Thursday, December 5 at 10 am to learn the basic functions of operating the Library’s public computers to get online and do a simple web search or create an email. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Teen Writers: Book Page Ornament @ Teen Zone
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come check out our new monthly Teen program, Teen Writers on Thursday December 5 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 while also using magazines and books to cut out words to use for their handmade book page Christmas ornament. All teens in grades 7–12 are encouraged to come. Bring your notebook and pen, and come ready to craft, write, share your writing, and listen to other writers. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Early Bird Sale @ Friends of the Library Area
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

$20 admission ticket required to attend. 55 tickets available. Tickets sold Monday, November 18 from 11 am until sold out. 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.

Dec
6
Fri
Second Chance Sale @ Friends of the Library area
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

$10 admission ticket required to attend. 55 tickets available. Tickets sold Monday, November 18 from 11 am until sold out. 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.

Leatherworking: Christmas Ornaments @ Creation Station
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to make a festive leather ornament using the Natrona County Library’s leather working equipment on Friday, December 6 at 2 pm in the Creation Station. This class will involve: cutting, gluing, skiving, stitching, and setting rivets and grommets. Register online at bit.ly/LthrX-MasOrn. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 10 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.

Dec
7
Sat
Winter Bag Sale @ Friends of the Library Area
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Book lovers, buyers, sellers, and readers alike can find great deals on Christmas gifts, expand their book collections, and support the Friends of the Natrona County Library at our Winter Bag Sale on December 7th from 9:30 am–4:30 pm. $3 for a grocery bag of books. $5 for a tote bag of books (please bring your own tote bags). Items for sale include books in all genres, for all ages, as well as movies, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, and more. Accepted payment methods include cash, local checks, and PayPal, as well as credit and debit cards. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Hanging of the Greens, Pizza, and a Movie @ Teen Zone
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Teens in grades 7­–12 can get in the holiday spirit with a traditional hanging of the greens, followed by pizza and a movie (which are not necessarily a holiday tradition, but certainly SHOULD be). This festive program will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 10 am in the Library’s Teen Zone, with the hanging of the greens beginning at 10 am, followed by lunch and the movie at noon. All supplies and food provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Dec 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.

Christmas Cardmaking Workshop @ Crawford Room
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Get in the ho-ho-holiday spirit with crafting and merriment, and share the good cheer with the ones you love by sending them handmade greeting cards. Stop by the Natrona County Library to learn to make your very own holiday greeting cards on Saturday, December 7 at 2 pm in the Crawford Room. Register online for the adult program at bit.ly/xmascardz. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 30 participants. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
9
Mon
Tween Monday: Christmas Ornaments & Cocoa @ Crawford Room
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a holiday-themed craft program for students in grades 4–6 on Monday, December 9 at 4 pm. Transform jar lids into winter scenes perfect for hanging on your tree, and make adorable reindeer hot cocoa cones to save for a chilly day. These crafts also make great gifts (if you don’t want to use or drink them yourself). All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.