UPCOMING PROGRAMS

January Programs Calendar

Jan
1
Wed
January DIY Challenge: T-Shirt Bag @ Creation Station
Jan 1 – Jan 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 January’s DIY challenge: multi-purpose and customized t-shirt bags. 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.Image result for diy t-shirt bag

Jan
23
Thu
4teens @4: String Art @ Crawford Room
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

String theory is the theoretical framework in physics in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects called strings. STRING ART is not nearly as complicated, and far more fun to grasp. The Natrona County Library will host a fun not-at-all-to-do-with-physics craft program for teens in grades 7–12 on Thursday, January 23 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

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Wyoming History Series: Cowboy Letters of the Old West @ Crawford Room
Jan 23 @ 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 23 at 6:30 pm in the Crawford Room. This month’s presenter will be discussing cowboy letters of the Old West—an important epistolary narrative of our state’s history, and an integral part of piecing together the Old West that made Wyoming. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
25
Sat
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 25 @ 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.

Family Afternoon at the Library: Rise of the Guardians Movie & “Jack Frost” Snowflake Craft @ Crawford Room
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

When children’s ability to believe in Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, and the tooth fairy is threatened by an evil boogeyman, a hero steps in to save the day… Jack Frost! Kids and their adults are invited to join us at the Natrona County Library on Saturday, January 25 at 2 pm for a fun afternoon of watching Rise of the Guardians and doing movie-themed cold-weather crafts. Call 577-7323 for more information on this program.

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Jan
27
Mon
Tween Book Club: “Sky Jumpers: Book 1” by Peggy Eddleman @ Crawford Room
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In a post-World War III world, all hope of survival for one inventive town lies in the hands of a daring twelve-year-old. Children in grades 4–6 will discuss the first book in this adventurous chapter book series, “Sky Jumpers: Book 1” by Peggy Eddleman. 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.

‘Til Death Due You Part Book Club: “Ms. Bixby’s Last Day” by John David Anderson @ Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Natrona County Library and Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions’ quarterly ‘Til Death Due You Part Book Club will meet on Monday, January 27 at 6 pm at Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions. This gathering provides a comfortable atmosphere in which to share a respectful, thought-provoking, and life-affirming conversation on the topics of death, dying, and bereavement. January’s title is “Ms. Bixby’s Last Day” by John David Anderson. Stop by the Library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
28
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Jan 28 @ 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.

Writers’ Bloc @ Crawford Room
Jan 28 @ 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: “The Chaos of Standing Still” by Jessica Brody @ Metro Coffee Co.
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A teen book club, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held on Tuesday, January 28 at 6 pm at Metro Coffee Co. This month’s book is “The Chaos of Standing Still” by Jessica Brody. 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.

Jan
29
Wed
StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 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.

Afterschool at the Library: Dragon Bookmarks @ Crawford Room
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

While no one truly needs a dragon as a pet, I would bet that most people—if given the chance—would definitely choose to have a dragon as a pet, even if it meant their house burning down. Students in grades K–6 are invited to join us on Wednesday, January 29 at 4 pm in the Crawford Room to make their very own dragon bookmark that they can keep as a pet without endangering the structural integrity of their home. All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Cricut Project: Leather Keychain @ Creation Station
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

How to Cut Leather with Cricut ExploreSeparate your keys from the rest of the humdrum pack with a personalized monogram keychain. Join us Wednesday, January 29 at 5 pm in the Creation Station for a fun craft program. Using the Cricut machine, we will be cutting leather to make a keychain, and using paint to add a personal touch. Gift or show off these personalized keychains on your keys, backpacks, suitcases and more. Sign up at bit.ly/CricLeather120. Limit of 15 adult participants. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
30
Thu
Dance Party StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Jan 30 @ 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: Game Day @ Teen Zone
Jan 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you competitive? Do you like kicking everyone’s butts in board games and card games? No? Well, that’s OK. Neither do we. I always joke that I only play sports so that other people can win… The Natrona County Library will host a fun board and card game program for both competitive AND non-competitive teens in grades 7–12 on Thursday, January 31 at 4 pm in the Teen Zone. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
31
Fri
Sewing Project: Ear Bud Pouch @ Creation Station
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us at the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station at 2 pm on Friday, January 31 to learn how to make your very own customized ear bud pouch using the Library’s sewing machines, and never lose track of your tiny wireless headphones again. All supplies provided at no cost. Sign up at bit.ly/sewing131. Limit of 15 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.

Feb
1
Sat
February DIY Challenge: Warm Heart Coffee Cozy @ Creation Station
Feb 1 – Feb 29 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 February’s DIY challenge: sweet Valentine-inspired cozies for keeping your coffee and tea warm and “cozy.” 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.

StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Feb 1 @ 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.

Feb
2
Sun
Valentine’s Cardmaking Workshop @ Crawford Room
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

February might be one of the coldest months, but Cupid wants to make sure your heart isn’t too cold with his magical arrow. Spread the love by sending your favorite people handmade Valentine’s Day greeting cards. Stop by the Natrona County Library to learn to make your very own greeting cards on Sunday, February 2 at 1:00 pm in the Crawford Room. Register online for the adult program at bit.ly/valcmws. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 30 participants. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
3
Mon
Tween Monday: Good Luck Trees @ Crawford Room
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us as we make little trees to usher in spring and luck in the New Year! Throwing beans is part of the Japanese tradition of “Setsubun;” beans are used to chase away bad luck. We will be decorating glass jars with decorative duct tape and mini craft bags with washi tape, then we will fill the bags with beans and hang them from the branches of twigs–like little ornaments of good luck! The craft program for students in grades 4–6 will be held on Monday, February 3 at 4 pm at the Natrona County Library. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
4
Tue
StoryTime: TinyTots @ Crawford Room
Feb 4 @ 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: “The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell’s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West” by John F. Ross @ Crawford Room
Feb 4 @ 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 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Natrona County Library to discuss “The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell’s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West” by John F. Ross. Stop by the Library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
5
Wed
Wednesday Writers @ Main Floor
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 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 Lanterns @ Crawford Room
Feb 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year (the year of the rat!) with us on Wednesday, February 5 at 4 pm. We’ll be cutting and folding paper to make easy, beautiful paper lanterns. Join us at the Library 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.

Carvey: Intro to Easel and Project Demo @ Tech Center
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Patrons of all ages are invited to learn about the Natrona County Library’s Carvey, a 3D carving machine, and the easy-to-use software that can help you create designs for 3D carving, Easel. The intro and demo will be held on Wednesday, February 5 at 5 pm in the Creation Station. A staff member will first provide an overview in our Tech Center, followed by a demonstration in the Creation Station. The Carvey 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.

Feb
6
Thu
Dance Party StoryTime @ Crawford Room
Feb 6 @ 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
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come check out our monthly Teen program, Teen Writers on Thursday, February 6 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.

Cricut Intro and Demo @ Creation Station
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you are an avid crafter or enjoy DIY, you should know about the Cricut Maker. The Cricut is a cutting machine that helps makes all your crafting projects a breeze. Learn how to use the Cricut and about all your project possibilities using the Cricut Design Space. The intro and demo will be held on Thursday, February 6 at 6 pm in the Creation Station. A staff member will provide an overview and demonstration. The Cricut 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.

Feb
7
Fri
Social Security Retirement Seminar @ Crawford Room
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Are you ready for retirement? Social Security is part of the retirement plan of almost every American worker. Join Mickie Douglas and David Baier for this special live webcast at the Natrona County Library to learn how the system works and how to find out how much you’ll receive at retirement. This seminar will explain how you qualify for benefits, how the benefit is figured, how earnings and age affect your benefits, which other family members may get benefits because of your work, and what you should consider when deciding when to start your Social Security benefits. We’ll include several important reminders about Medicare. Our best seminar take-away is how our online tools and services can streamline how you do business with Social Security. Join us Friday, February 7, 2020 at 1 pm in the Crawford Room to learn what you need know to be ready for retirement. Call 577-7323 for more information.