Library activities schedule for Feb. 11-16

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

Tween Monday: Egyptian Rat Game

Monday, February 11

Students in grades 4-6 are invited to a card game on Monday, February 11 at 4 p.m. Tweens will play an easy-to-learn, fast-paced game similar to slapjack. Make sure you come with quick wits, fast reflexes, and tough hands. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

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Humanities Festival Book Discussion

Tuesday, February 12

As part of the 34th Annual Casper College Humanities Festival and Demorest Lecture, the Natrona County Library and Casper College Goodstein Foundation Library will host a book discussion on Tuesday, February 12 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Facilitated by Joseph Campbell, Ph.D., this discussion will review the short story, “In a Grove” by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, that inspired Rashomon. Casper College actors, under the direction of William Conte, Ph.D., will perform scenes to enhance the review of this literary work. Books are available at the Natrona County Library and Casper College Goodstein Foundation Library. Call 577-7323 for more information.

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FamilySearch Workshop: Getting Started

Tuesday, February 12

The Family History Center, in partnership with the Natrona County Library, will hold their first monthly FamilySearch workshop on Tuesday, February 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. In this month’s class, Genealogist Cindy Blevins will provide a brief lesson on using the free genealogy program FamilySearch.org, followed by a demonstration on how to create a FamilySearch account and how to add family members to your tree. Additional Family History Center volunteers will be on hand for one-on-one assistance. Computers will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring a memory storage device for saving files. Personal laptops can also be used. Pedigree charts to help you get started are available at the second floor desk at the Natrona County Library. Follow-up lessons on finding hints, sources, and hard-to-find records will follow on March 12 and April 9. Call 577-7323 for more information.

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Never Too Old Book Club

Tuesday, February 12

A discussion of young adult book “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue” by Mackenzi Lee will be held on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. 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.

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Facebook Security

Wednesday, February 13

The Natrona County Library will offer a Facebook Security class on Wednesday, February 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. Learn about Facebook’s basic and advanced security features, including how to tell if your account has been hacked and how to avoid scammers. Call 577-7323 for more information.

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After School at the Library: Valentine’s Day Cards

Wednesday, February 13

Elementary-age children will have a chance to remind their loved ones how much they are by making Valentine’s Day cards with paper doilies on Wednesday, February 13 at 4 p.m. at the Natrona County Library. Make sure you come with your imagination! All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 for more information.

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5 Minute Bookmarks

Thursday, February 14

Learn how to make a five-minute bookmark using the Natrona County Library’s sewing machines during a drop-in session on Thursday, February 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Creation Station. 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.

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Leatherworking: Coasters

Saturday, February 16

The Natrona County Library will offer two leatherworking classes on Saturday, February 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. in the Creation Station. Staff will familiarize you with leatherworking tools and techniques followed by a project where you’ll be able to make your own leather coaster. Register online at bit.ly/coaster02191 for the 1 p.m. session and bit.ly/coaster02193 for the 3 p.m. session. Limit of 6 participants per session. 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.

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