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Town Crier: This Just In

Town Crier: This Just In

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This Just In

Benefit breakfast Sunday

VFW Post 9439 and Auxiliary, 1800 Bryan Stock Trail, will host a benefit breakfast for Salvation Army on Sunday, December 1, from 8 to 11 a.m.  All proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity. Menu includes ham, bacon, sausage, biscuits with sausage gravy, eggs, hash browns, green chili, pancakes, danish, fruit and beverages. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children under 10. Please come out and give your support. Public is welcome.

Monthly DIY challenge

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 December’s DIY challenge: festive holiday bottle brush trees made from unique materials such as yarn, twine, garland, and nylon rope. 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 the website for more information.

Food for Fines

Have you been be racking up late fees from library books that you love so much you don’t want to return them? Never fear... Food for Fines is here (again)! Bring non-perishable food and canned goods to the Library any time between December 1 and 15 to have your overdue fees forgiven, and the food will be given to those in need through Joshua’s Storehouse. Donations do not cover fees for lost or damaged items. Call 577-7323 or visit the website for more information.

Tween Monday

The Natrona County Library will host a holiday-themed competition for students in grades 4–6 at 4 p.m., on Monday, December 2. Tweens will be competing against one another in Christmas-y games that last one minute each, so quick reflexes will be put to the test! All snacks and supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 or visit the website for more information.

Design a 3D snowflake ornament

They say each snowflake is unique and that no two snowflakes are alike. While that may be true when snowflakes are truly made of frozen water, it may not be the case when it comes to printing snowflakes on the Library’s new 3D printer… it all depends on your imagination and creativity! Patrons are invited to join in the Creation Station at 5 p.m., on Monday, December 2, for this fun holiday project. First we’ll design your snowflake ornament in Tinkercad, a free 3D designing program. Then we’ll print the files on the 3D printer, leaving you with the coolest Christmas tree decoration on the block. Registration is required, and the program is limited to the first 16 registrants. Sign up at bit.ly/3Dflake. Call 577-7323 or visit the website for more information.

Casper Business Series

How do you handle conflict with employees, customers, or vendors? Join us for the December Casper Business Series lunch-and-learn on at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to learn conflict best practices. Work through methods of successful business conflict resolution that will help you with conflict currently affecting your business, or to polish your business conflict resolutions skills for the future. Presented by Rachel Shaw, Jamie Byers, and Jaime Carothers of the Central Wyoming HR Association, in partnership with the Wyoming Women’s Business Center. Call 577-7323 or visit our website for more information.

Reading the West Book Club

The Natrona County Library and Fort Caspar Museum's monthly Reading the West Book Club will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, December 3, at Fort Caspar to discuss "The Galvanized Yankees," by Dee Brown. Stop by the library's second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. Call 577-7323 or visit the website for more information.

After school at the library

When the holidays roll around, you can never have too many wreaths. Especially the classic ones handmade by your kiddos. I mean, this could be the year that the handmade wreath makes it to the front door (who knows? Anything is possible). Children in grades K–6 are invited to join us at the Library at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, December, for a paper plate Christmas wreath craft program. All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 or visit the website for more information.

Wednesday Writers

The Natrona County Library's monthly Wednesday Writers group will meet at 10 a.m., on December 4, on the main floor of the library. 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 or visit the website for more information.

Early Bird Book Sale

The Winter Bag Sale is coming. If you want first dibs on all the great deals, you can get in before the crowds at either our Early Bird or Second Chance Sales. The Early Bird Sale will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, December 5. Tickets for the Early Bird Sale are $20 each. Fifty five tickets are available, and you can purchase your tickets in advance at the library. Buyers will have first pick of the selection while avoiding the long lines at the Winter Bag Sale. Both Early Bird and Second Chance sales are regular sales, not bag sales. All items are $2 or less each. 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 or visit the website for more information.

Computer Basics class

Technology is advancing at unimaginable speeds; it is never too late to start learning basics to help get you ready for what is in store next. This is a class at the Natrona County Library for people who are often intimidated by, rarely, or have never used a computer. Join us in the Tech Center at 10 a.m., on Thursday, December 5, to learn the basic functions of operating the library’s public computers to get online and do a simple web search or create an email. Call 577-7323 or visit the website for more information.

Teen writers

Come check out the new monthly Teen program, Teen Writers at 4 p.m., on Thursday, December 5, in the Teen Zone. This month's meeting will give students a chance to flex their writing skills and share their work with peers while also using magazines and books to cut out words to use for their handmade book page Christmas ornament. All teens in grades 7–12 are encouraged to come. Bring your notebook and pen, and come ready to craft, write, share your writing, and listen to other writers. Call 577-7323 or visit the website for more information.

Second Chance Book Sale

The Winter Bag Sale is coming. If you want first dibs on all the great deals, you can get in before the crowds at either our Early Bird or Second Chance Sales. The Second Chance Book Sale is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Friday, December 6. Tickets for the Second Chance Sale are $10 each. Fifty five tickets are available, and you can purchase your tickets in advance at the library. Buyers will have first pick of the selection while avoiding the long lines at the Winter Bag Sale. Both Early Bird and Second Chance sales are regular sales, not bag sales. All items are $2 or less each. 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 or visit the website for more information.

Leather working ornaments

Learn to make a festive leather ornament using the Natrona County Library's leather working equipment from 2 to 4 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 6, in the Creation Station. This class will involve: cutting, gluing, skiving, stitching, and setting rivets and grommets. Register online at bit.ly/LthrX-MasOrn. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 10 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 or visit the website for more information.

Winter Bag Sale

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 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on December 7. $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 or visit the website for more information.

Fun for teens at library

Teens in grades 7¬–12 can get in the holiday spirit with a traditional hanging of the greens, followed by pizza and a movie (which are not necessarily a holiday tradition, but certainly SHOULD be). This festive program will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, December 7, in the Library’s Teen Zone, with the hanging of the greens beginning at 10 a.m., followed by lunch and the movie at noon. All supplies and food provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 or visit the website for more information.

Christmas card making workshop

Get in the ho-ho-holiday spirit with crafting and merriment, and share the good cheer with the ones you love by sending them handmade greeting cards. Stop by the Natrona County Library to learn to make your very own holiday greeting cards at 2 p.m., on Saturday, December 7, in the Crawford Room. Register online for the adult program at bit.ly/xmascardz. All supplies provided at no cost. Limit of 30 participants. Call 577-7323 or visit our website for more information.

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Sally Ann Shurmur arrived at the Star-Tribune to cover sports two weeks after graduating from the University of Wyoming and now serves as community news editor. She was raised in Laramie and is a passionate fan of Cowboys football, food and family.

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