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
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
27
Mon
‘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
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.

Jan
29
Wed
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
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.

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
4
Tue
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.

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
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.

Feb
8
Sat
Craftastic Saturday: Book Magnets @ Crawford Room
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Magnets these days just don’t pass muster. Any time we try to put something up on our refrigerator, down it goes thanks to weak magnets with no work ethic. We’ve made it our goal to remedy this epidemic sweeping the nation’s frig art and kitchen galleries. Join us for our adult crafting program as we make totally awesome and super strong DIY book magnets on Saturday, February 8 at 2 pm in the Crawford Room. All supplies provide at no cost. No registration required. First come, first served. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
11
Tue
FamilySearch Workshop: Getting Started @ Tech Center
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

In your quest to discover your family history it might be time to take another look at FamilySearch’s online offerings. The genealogy giant’s free online databases of digitized historical documents have now surpassed 2 billion images of genealogy records with millions more being added weekly from countries around the world. The free genealogy records include censuses, birth, marriage, death, court, immigration and other document types that are invaluable for individuals to make personal family history discoveries and connections. Join us at the Natrona County Library to learn about using the free genealogical website, FamilySearch.org, in 3 parts. We will be using the computers at the library to set up your own account and then begin searching records for your own family.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 11th from 5:30-7:00 pm; Let’s Begin: Setting up your free account and an introduction to using familysearch.org
  • Tuesday, March 10th from 5:30-7:00pm; Finding records/sources using the index to search records.
  • Tuesday April 14th from 5:50-7:00 pm; Finding elusive records/sources that do not have indexes.

Attend one or all of the programs; it is not necessary for you to attend the first in the series in order to attend the others. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Never Too Old Book Club: “A Study in Charlotte” by Brittany Cavallaro @ Metro Coffee Co.
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A discussion of the first book in a witty, suspenseful new series about a brilliant crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, “A Study in Charlotte” by Brittany Cavallaro, will be held on Tuesday, February 11 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.

Feb
12
Wed
Cricut Project: Love is in the Air Deco @ Creation Station
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fill your walls (or the walls of your loved ones) with romantic and heart-filled decorations this Valentine’s Day. Join us Wednesday, February 12 at 2 pm in the Creation Station for a fun craft program. Using the Cricut machine, we will be cutting paper to make 3D elements to adorn a “love”ly wall hanging. Sign up at bit.ly/cricutLIITA. Limit of 15 adult participants. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
13
Thu
Harry Potter Escape Room @ Barbara Bush Reading Room
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Your Hogwarts letter has finally arrived! Come join us at the Library to try your hand at solving clues to escape Professor Vector’s detention and make it out of Hogwarts alive. Join us at the Natrona County Library in our Barbara Bush Room for this very special Harry Potter escape room experience on one of the following dates and times (reservations are every 40 minutes):

  • February 13, Thursday, from 2 pm–6 pm
  • February 14, Friday, from 9 am–4:20 pm
  • February 15, Saturday, from 9 am–4:20 pm

Groups of up to 5 can reserve a spot, and kids who can read are welcome to join in on the fun with a parent. Reservations are required. Call 577-7323 to reserve your spot and to get more information.

Books on Tap Book Club: “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border” by Francisco Cantú @ Backwards Distillery
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Books on us. Drinks on you. The Natrona County Library’s Books on Tap Book Club will meet to discuss “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border” by Francisco Cantú on Thursday, February 13 at 6:30 pm at Backwards Distillery. Stop by the Library’s second floor desk to register and pick up your free copy of the book. Ages 21+. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
14
Fri
Harry Potter Escape Room @ Barbara Bush Reading Room
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:20 pm

Your Hogwarts letter has finally arrived! Come join us at the Library to try your hand at solving clues to escape Professor Vector’s detention and make it out of Hogwarts alive. Join us at the Natrona County Library in our Barbara Bush Room for this very special Harry Potter escape room experience on one of the following dates and times (reservations are every 40 minutes):

  • February 13, Thursday, from 2 pm–6 pm
  • February 14, Friday, from 9 am–4:20 pm
  • February 15, Saturday, from 9 am–4:20 pm

Groups of up to 5 can reserve a spot, and kids who can read are welcome to join in on the fun with a parent. Reservations are required. Call 577-7323 to reserve your spot and to get more information.

Adult Coloring Club @ Crawford Room
Feb 14 @ 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.

Feb
15
Sat
Harry Potter Escape Room @ Barbara Bush Reading Room
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:20 pm

Your Hogwarts letter has finally arrived! Come join us at the Library to try your hand at solving clues to escape Professor Vector’s detention and make it out of Hogwarts alive. Join us at the Natrona County Library in our Barbara Bush Room for this very special Harry Potter escape room experience on one of the following dates and times (reservations are every 40 minutes):

  • February 13, Thursday, from 2 pm–6 pm
  • February 14, Friday, from 9 am–4:20 pm
  • February 15, Saturday, from 9 am–4:20 pm

Groups of up to 5 can reserve a spot, and kids who can read are welcome to join in on the fun with a parent. Reservations are required. Call 577-7323 to reserve your spot and to get more information.

Feb
18
Tue
3D Printer Intro and Demo @ Creation Station
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Patrons of all ages are invited to learn about the Natrona County Library’s 3D printer on Tuesday, February 18 at 4 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.

Humanities Festival Book Discussion: “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman @ Casper College Krampert Theater Building, Thomas Empey Studio Theatre
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In participation with the Casper College Humanities Festival, the Natrona County Library will be hosting this year’s book discussion on Tuesday, February 18 at 5 pm in the Thomas Empey Studio Theatre at Casper College. Pick up a copy of the book at the Library’s 2nd Floor desk. Books will be available for free on a first come, first served basis. The Yellow Wallpaper Book Club Discussion will be moderated by Georgia Wheatley, and will immediately follow a special performance by student performers from the Casper College Production. “The Yellow Wallpaper,” written in 1892 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, illustrates early beliefs surrounding the mental and physical health of women. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
19
Wed
The Man in the Arena: A Celebration of Theodore Roosevelt @ Crawford Room
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Attend a talk on Teddy Roosevelt and his love of books at Natrona County Library on February 19 at 6:30 pm. “The Man in The Arena” is a celebration of Theodore Roosevelt – the essential American. Owen Wister, who knew him well, called him “the most American American who ever lived!” There is no subject about which he did not thirst for knowledge: history, politics, philosophy, nature, linguistics, taxidermy, poetry – the list is endless. He loved books – he read in seven languages, including Portuguese. He wrote books – thirty-six books in all on a bewildering variety of subjects. He was a man who loved to talk philology with Harvard professors and bug collections with six-year-olds. Co-Sponsored by Artcore, KUYO, the Des & Carrie Bennion Family/The Bon Agency, KCWY 13, Natrona County Library and the Ramkota. Partial funding is from the Wyoming Community Foundation – Casper Area and Natrona County School District No. 1. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Can’t get enough of Teddy Roosevelt? Join scholar and actor, Derek Evans, at his one-man show—”TR!”—on February 18th @ 7:30 at Restoration Church, and get ready to “speak softly and carry a big stick.”

Feb
20
Thu
Casper Business Series: Do’s and Don’ts of Mastering Instagram @ Crawford Room
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us at the Library for lunch to learn about mastering Instagram for business. With the right simple strategies, Instagram can go from a daunting marketing task to a powerful business-building tool. In this session, you will learn actionable tips, best-practices and fool-proof ways to leverage Instagram to build an audience, connect with your customers and add to your bottom line. This session is best suited towards those who have a grasp of Instagram’s basic functionality, have already created their business account, and want to learn how to more effectively connect to their customers. Presented by Amanda Scherlin of Visit Casper, in partnership with the Wyoming Women’s Business Center. FREE lunch provided by Bohemian Burrito. Register at www.wyomingwomen.org/event-info/casper-business-workshop-lunch-dos-and-donts-of-mastering-instagram. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Genealogy Workshop: How to Navigate Ancestry.com, presented by Pat Parton @ Crawford Room
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society will hold their monthly genealogy workshop on Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 pm in the Crawford Room at the Natrona County Library. This month’s presenter is Pat Parton, and she will be discussing tips and tricks for effectively navigating Ancestry.com and its many features, including its collection of genealogical and historical records. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
22
Sat
Leatherworking: Small Valet Tray @ Creation Station
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Are you prone to losing your keys, wallet, spare change, earrings, or maybe even your mind? Learn how to make a small leather valet tray to keep your life organized using the Natrona County Library’s leatherworking equipment on Saturday, February 22 at 1 pm in the Creation Station. We can’t promise it will help with your mental health, though… Register online at bit.ly/LWvalet. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 8 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
24
Mon
iPhone Tips & Tricks @ Tech Center
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

If you got a new iPhone for Christmas or just want to get more comfortable using the one you’ve had for a while, come join us as we learn together. We will go over general features and cover tips and tricks that can make using your phone easier. Get your iPhone questions answered so you can get the most out of your smartphone. The Natrona County Library will offer this iPhone Tips & Tricks class on Monday, February 24 at 3 pm in the Tech Center. Be sure to bring your iPhone with you to follow along. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
25
Tue
Writers’ Bloc @ Crawford Room
Feb 25 @ 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.