UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Sep
3
Tue
Early Bird and Second Chance Tickets @ Friends of the Library Area
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Friends of the Natrona County Library will sell Fall Early Bird Sale and Fall Second Chance Sale tickets on Thursday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Early Bird Sale tickets are $20 each. Second Chance Sale tickets are $10 each. 55 tickets are available for each sale. Buyers will have first pick of the selection while avoiding the long lines at the Fall Book Sale. Both sales are regular sales not bag sales. All items are $2 or less each.

Sep
19
Thu
Early Bird Sale @ Friends of the Library Area
Sep 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

$20 admission ticket required to attend. 55 tickets available. Tickets sold Tuesday, September 3 from 10 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.

Genealogy Workshop: Ellis Island @ Crawford Room
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society, in partnership with the Natrona County Library, will hold their monthly genealogy workshop the evening of Thursday, September 19 at the Natrona County Library. This month’s presenter, Genealogist Kathy Tarullo, will discuss Ellis Island. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Sep
20
Fri
Second Chance Sale @ Friends of the Library Area
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

$10 admission ticket required to attend. 55 tickets available. Tickets sold Tuesday, September 3 from 10 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.

Sep
21
Sat
Book Sale @ Friends of the Library Area
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Free and open to the public. 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.

Oct
17
Thu
Genealogy Workshop: Using DNA to Solve Adoptions and Other Mysteries @ Crawford Room
Oct 17 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society, in partnership with the Natrona County Library, will hold their monthly genealogy workshop on Thursday, October 17 at 6:45 pm at the Natrona County Library. This month’s presenter, NCGS member Pat Parton, will discuss how DNA can be used to solve adoptions and other mysteries. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
18
Mon
Early Bird & Second Chance Book Sale Tickets @ Friends Area
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Friends of the Natrona County Library will sell tickets for our Winter Bag Sale’s Early Bird Sale and Second Chance Sale Thursday, November 18 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Natrona County Library. Early Bird Sale (occurring on December 5) tickets are $20 each. Second Chance Sale (occurring on December 6) tickets are $10 each. 55 tickets are available for each sale. Buyers will have first pick of the selection while avoiding the long lines at the Fall Book Sale. Both Early Bird and Second Chance sales are regular sales, not bag sales. All items are $2 or less each.

Nov
21
Thu
Genealogy Workshop: “Navigating FamilySearch: Finding Indexed Sources,” presented by Cindy Blevins @ Crawford Room
Nov 21 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society will hold their monthly genealogy workshop on Thursday, November 21 at 6:45 pm in the Crawford Room at the Natrona County Library. This month’s presenter, Cindy Blevins, will do a deeper dive for how to navigate FamilySearch to find indexed sources. FamilySearch is a free online resource and the world’s largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records, and resources. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Dec
5
Thu
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.

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.

Jan
7
Tue
Reading the West Book Club: “The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman” by Margot Mifflin @ Fort Caspar
Jan 7 @ 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, January 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Fort Caspar to discuss “The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman” by Margot Mifflin. Stop by the library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
16
Thu
Genealogy Workshop: Cemetery Records for Genealogy, presented by Lori Stetson @ Crawford Room
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society will hold their monthly genealogy workshop on Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 pm in the Crawford Room at the Natrona County Library. This month’s presenter, Lisa Stetson, will discuss cemetery burial records. These records, sometimes called permits for burial, often include birth, marriage, and death information, which can prove useful when tracking your family’s lineage. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

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.

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
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.

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
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
27
Thu
Wyoming History Series: Too Young for the Times, presented by George Trojan @ Crawford Room
Feb 27 @ 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, February 27 at 6:30 pm in the Crawford Room. This month’s presenter, George Trojan, will be discussing his experiences during WWII, as well as his book on the same subject, “Too Young for the Times.” This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Mar
3
Tue
Reading the West Book Club: “Eyewitness to the Fetterman Fight: Indian Views” by John H. Monnett @ Crawford Room
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Fetterman Fight ranks among the most crushing defeats suffered by the U.S. Army in the nineteenth-century West. On December 21, 1866 a well-organized force of 1,500 to 2,000 Oglala Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors annihilated a detachment of seventy-nine infantry and cavalry soldiers and two civilian contractors. With no survivors on the U.S. side, the only eyewitness accounts of the battle came from Lakota and Cheyenne participants. Learn more about these Native views at the Natrona County Library and Fort Caspar Museum’s monthly Reading the West Book Club. We will meet on Tuesday, March 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Natrona County Library to discuss “Eyewitness to the Fetterman Fight: Indian Views” by John H. Monnett. Stop by the Library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Mar
10
Tue
FamilySearch Workshop: Using Hints & Records @ Crawford Room
Mar 10 @ 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 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 for the second installment of the Natrona County Library’s 3-part series highlighting all the ways you can use FamilySearch.org to learn more about your origins. This month, put your need FamilySearch account to work and learn how to find records and sources using the search index.

  • 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. These programs are free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jun
11
Thu
CANCELLED: Summer Early Bird Sale @ Friends of the Library
Jun 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Friends of the Library group is anxious to see you at our sales.  We are closely monitoring the situation, and while we are eager to reopen and resume regular programming, we will only do so when it is safe for our customers. Book sales are one of our favorite events, but we can’t give you an exact date for the next sale because we will only hold one when the timing is right (and safe). Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
Jun
12
Fri
CANCELLED: Summer Second Chance Sale @ Friends of the Library
Jun 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Friends of the Library group is anxious to see you at our sales.  We are closely monitoring the situation, and while we are eager to reopen and resume regular programming, we will only do so when it is safe for our customers. Book sales are one of our favorite events, but we can’t give you an exact date for the next sale because we will only hold one when the timing is right (and safe). Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
Jun
13
Sat
CANCELLED: Summer Bag Sale @ Friends of the Library
Jun 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Friends of the Library group is anxious to see you at our sales.  We are closely monitoring the situation, and while we are eager to reopen and resume regular programming, we will only do so when it is safe for our customers. Book sales are one of our favorite events, but we can’t give you an exact date for the next sale because we will only hold one when the timing is right (and safe). Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.