09/01/2012 - September is Library Card Signup Month
The Natrona County Commission has declared September to be Library Card Signup Month, joining cities and counties across the nation in reminding students that the library card is their most important school supply. Students, parents, and all other citizens of Natrona County are encouraged to sign up for the smartest card they can have in their wallet, at any branch of the Natrona County Public Library. A library card is free – all you need is a photo ID showing your permanent address within the county. Parents will need to accompany their minor children (under 18) when signing up for a card.
Library Card Sign-Up Month is a reminder that today, more than ever, libraries connect people to a wide range of resources including books, movies, magazines, documentaries, eBooks, computers, wireless Internet access, quality online resources, research assistance, homework help, after school programs, learning and discussion opportunities, all free to county residents. Between September 1 and 30, the fee for replacing a lost card will be waived. Stop by any library branch or call 577-READ for more information.
Beyond Three Days: Disaster Preparedness
Everyone should prepare to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours following a natural disaster or other catastrophe. Is your family prepared? The Natrona County Public Library will host the free workshop "Beyond Three Days: Disaster Preparedness" on Monday, September 17 at 6 p.m. in the Crawford room. Participants will learn how emergency management responds in crisis situations, how to create a personal or family disaster plan, and what to put in a kit to help get you through that first 72 hours after a major incident, and beyond. The course will be taught by Lt. Stewart Anderson, Natrona County Emergency Management Coordinator, and Theresa Simpson, Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator. The class is free and open to the public. Call 577-READ ext. 2 for more information.
Morning Mysteries Book Discussion
Do you enjoy a good mystery? Join other mystery-lovers for a book discussion each month at your Natrona County Public Library. The "Morning Mysteries" book discussion group meets at the main library in downtown Casper the third Friday of each month at 9:30 a.m. New members are always welcome. To participate, stop by the library's Reference desk at any time to pick up a copy of this month's book, then join us for discussion on Friday, September 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Book clubs are one of many opportunities for county citizens to explore their interests, meet new people, and keep their minds active. Please call 577-READ for more information.
Family Night: Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Find out during Family night at the Natrona County Public Library, Tuesday, September 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room. Both families and individuals (ages 8 and up) are welcome to participate in this game-show inspired evening of family fun. Dinner will be provided by the Friends of the Library. NCPL is committed to offering programs that strengthen families and our community. For more information about this free event, please call 577-READ ext. 2.
Movie Night @ the Library "The Avengers"
A free film screening will be held at the Natrona County Public Library, Thursday, September 27 at 6 p.m., featuring "The Avengers" on the big screen in the Crawford Room. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. Rated PG-13. This showing is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 577-READ ext. 2 for more information.
Photography up Close
Would you like your pictures to be "worth a thousand words?" Learn about the art of photography Wednesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Natrona County Public Library. Members of the Casper Photography Association will talk about their craft from the equipment used, to locations and subjects, to processing images for the best effect. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. The Casper Photography Association will be exhibiting photos in the library's 2nd Street entrance display windows during the month of October, viewable during regular library hours. Call 577-READ for more information.
Meet the Author: Craig Johnson
Wyoming author Craig Johnson will be visiting Natrona County Public Library on Friday, October 5th at 6:30 p.m. Johnson will show the pilot and give commentary about the A&E series Longmire, based on his bestselling books. Books and other Longmire gear will be available to purchase. Doors open at 6:00 and seating is limited to the first 100 attendees. Please call 577-READ ext. 2 for more information.
Never Too Old: A Young Adult Book Club for Adults
Are you an adult who likes to read young adult books like "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight?" Join us for a book discussion group at the Natrona County Public Library, Never Too Old: A Young Adult Book Club for Adults. The next book for discussion will be "Luna" by Julie Anne Peters. Pick up your copy of the book at the NCPL Reference desk on second floor at any time. Then join us for a discussion Tuesday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Metro Coffee Co. Teens are also welcome and parent/teen pairs are especially encouraged! Call 577-READ ext. 2 for more information.