Laramie County Library Events


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Cheyenne, Wyo. (KGWN) (Release) These events are free and open to the public. Unless noted otherwise, events take place in the Laramie County Library’s meeting rooms, 2200 Pioneer Avenue in Cheyenne. Some events require registration in advance. To sign up for programs or to obtain more details, call 307.634.3561. Additional information is also available at www.LaramieCountyLibrary.org , at facebook.com/LaramieCountyLibrary or facebook.com/LaramieCountyLibraryTeens.

Through April 7

6th Grade Art Show

Enjoy colorful and inspiring art throughout the library, created by sixth grade students from LCSD #1.

Tuesday, April 1, 11:00-Noon

Mr. Kneel Hip-Hop Show

Join us for some unique Spring Break entertainment! Hip-Hop Emcee and Beatboxer, "Mr. Kneel," will perform for children and families with his award-winning talent and positive messages known to encourage and uplift children of all ages. (Children and Families, Cottonwood Room, 1st floor)

Tuesday, April 1, 1:00-3:00pm

Pop In!

Come pop in and see what we’re doing in the Teen Lounge today! We can promise it will be fun and you’ll get to use your hands. (Grades 7-12, Teen Lounge, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, April 2, Noon-4pm

Fire & Ice: Back 2 Back Movies

Come heat up with Catching Fire and then cool down with Disney’s Frozen. We’ll have plenty of food, so bring all of your best movie buddies along. (Grades 7-12, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, April 2, 2:00-3:30pm

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you have a specific question about your computer or its software? Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions, such as help with MS Office products, moving files on a laptop, or accessing library eBook programs. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Thursday, April 3, 11:00-Noon

Ann Lincoln Magic & Juggling Show

Magic Bunnies, Bowling Ball Juggling, Side-Splitting Comedy! This Spring Break show has it all. Ann Lincoln is coming to the library and bringing a little magic and a lot of fun with her! (Children and Families, Cottonwood Room, 1st floor)

Thursday, April 3, Noon-3:00pm

Minecraft Mob

Help us build something incredible while we fight off Creepers and Endermen together! We’ll have plenty of snacks to keep you mining all afternoon. (Grades 7-12, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Friday, April 4, 10am-Noon

Spring Break Gaming

Do you like to play video games? How about board games? Join us for a drop-in session where you can play a variety of games. Bring a friend!” (Grades K-6, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Saturday, April 5, 10:15-11:45am

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you have a specific question about your computer or its software? Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions, such as help with MS Office products, moving files on a laptop, or accessing library eBook programs. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Tuesday, April 8, 10:15-10:45am

Tales Together

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Good Things to Eat. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, April 8, 10:15-10:45am

Stories On My Own

Themed storytime to promote early literacy skills and entertain children. This week’s theme is Good Things to Eat. (Ages 3-5, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, April 8, 11:00-11:30am

Storytime

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Good Things to Eat. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, April 8, 6:30-7:30pm

Budgeting for College

What does it take to go to college? What do you need to know before you go? Do you need to have money? How do you find an apartment? How much do books cost? Learn all you need to know and things you may not have thought of in this workshop. Chance to win prizes! Plan a budget and more. A partnership with UW Educational Opportunity Center. (Grades 7-12 and parents, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Wednesday, April 9, 10:15-10:45am

Tales Together

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Good Things to Eat. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, April 9, 10:15-10:45am

Stories On My Own

Themed storytime to promote early literacy skills and entertain children. Today’s theme is Good Things to Eat. (Ages 3-5, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, April 9, 11:00-11:30am

Storytime

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Good Things to Eat. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, April 9, 2:00-3:30pm

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you have a specific question about your computer or its software? Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions, such as help with MS Office products, moving files on a laptop, or accessing library eBook programs. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Thursday, April 10, 10:15-10:45am

Daycare Storytime

Just for daycares: themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Good Things to Eat. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Thursday, April 10, 6:30-7:30pm

Family Fun Night: LEGOs® and Lollipops

LEGOs®, LEGOs®, and more LEGOs®! Bring your family out for an evening of LEGO® themed activities and enjoy a LEGO® lollipop! (Children & Families, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Friday, April 11, 10:15-11:00am

Baby Lapsit

Join us for a short storytime session designed just for babies and their caregivers. Following the stories, babies can play with our educational toys while caregivers visit. Today’s theme is Good Things to Eat. (Birth-18 months, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Friday, April 11, 1:30-3:45pm

Positive Aging Film Series: About Schmidt

The film follows Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) as he retires from his pedestrian job, followed by the death of his wife for whom he has lost affection. He embarks on a road trip and reflects on his life with a sense of futility until the final moments of the film. Discussion following the film. Hosted in partnership with Peak Wellness. Popcorn and drinks are provided. (Adults, Willow Room, 1st floor)

Saturday, April 12, 10:15-10:45am

Saturday Storytime

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Good Things to Eat. (Birth-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Saturday, April 12, 10:15-11:45am

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you have a specific question about your computer or its software? Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions, such as help with MS Office products, moving files on a laptop, or accessing library eBook programs. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Monday, April 14, 2:00-3:00pm

Skill Builders – Please Sign Up

Just for homeschooled children. Develop and maintain your reading, writing and library skills through fun activities and games. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s second floor Ask Here Desk. (Ages 6-8, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

April 15-May 15

ART.WRITE.NOW.Tour 2013-14

ART.WRITE.NOW.Tour 2013-14, a nationwide traveling exhibition showcasing stunning and original work created by the talented teen winners of the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, is coming from The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA to make its final stop in Cheyenne at the Laramie County Library. The tour, now in its 4th year, displays 130 pieces of art and literary works from students around the country. These visionary emerging artists’ and writers’ works were blindly judged by panels of top professionals in the visual and literary arts to be selected as “best in the country”. To learn more about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, visit http://www.artandwriting.org.

Tuesday, April 15, 10:15-10:45am

Tales Together

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Feathered & Furry Friends. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, April 15, 10:15-10:45am

Stories On My Own

Themed storytime to promote early literacy skills and entertain children. Today’s theme is Feathered & Furry Friends. (Ages 3-5, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, April 15, 11:00-11:30am

Storytime

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Feathered & Furry Friends. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, April 16, 10:15-10:45am

Tales Together

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Feathered & Furry Friends. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, April 16, 10:15-10:45am

Stories On My Own

Themed storytime to promote early literacy skills and entertain children. Today’s theme is Feathered & Furry Friends. (Ages 3-5, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, April 16, 11am-1pm

National Bookmobile Day

Celebrate our bookmobile! Have a snack, take a look around and get a bookmobile button to keep. Kids can do a bookmobile craft after storytime that day, and then come visit us on the bookmobile. Make a guess in our bookmobile guessing jar for a chance to win a fun prize! (All Ages, Storytime Room, 2nd floor and West Parking Lot)

Wednesday, April 16, 4:15-5:15pm

Chess Club

A drop-in chess event for beginners and advanced chess players. Join us for weekly lessons with teachers Kyle Hayes (beginners) and Dennis Coelho (advanced). (Grades 3-8, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, April 16, 2:00-3:30pm

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you have a specific question about your computer or its software? Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions, such as help with MS Office products, moving files on a laptop, or accessing library eBook programs. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Thursday, April 17, 10:15-10:45am

Daycare Storytime

Just for daycares: themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Feathered and Furry Friends. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Thursday, April 17, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Just Surviving To Thriving: Finding Your Greatness

Are you just trying to get through each day without a real sense of zest or purpose? Don’t just trudge through life. Instead, learn how to identify your personal strengths and protective factors to live your life with greater potential and deeper meaning. Participants will learn how to move beyond past traumas and live life to its fullest potential. Presented by Glenn Garcia, MSW, LCSW (Adults, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Thursday, April 17, 7:00-8:30pm

Art.Write.Now. Opening: Living Andy Warhol

Famed artist Andy Warhol won a Scholastic Art Award as a teenager in 1945. Dress as Andy or one of his art works if you’d like, and be seen at the exclusive opening event for this national exhibition, ART.WRITE.NOW! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages, and students have a chance to win a prize. (Teens & Adults, Teen Lounge)

Friday, April 18, 10:15-10:45am

Baby Music

You and your baby can engage in musical learning activities at this unique session for babies and caregivers. Educator Laura Sutton will teach you how to encourage your baby’s learning through vocal play, object exploration, instruments and creative movement. Following the story, babies can play with our educational toys while caregivers visit. (Birth-24 months, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Friday, April 18, 6:00-8:00pm

Tween After Hours Night Games! – Please Sign Up

Join us for excitement in the dark as you compete in a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt, survive Zombie Tag and much more! Ever wondered what the library is like at night? Now you can find out during our after-hours Night Games! To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s second floor Ask Here Desk. (Grades 3-6, Willow Room, 1st floor)

Saturday, April 19, 10:15-10:45am

Music Together® — Please Sign Up

Join music teacher Briana Cramer in exploring music and movement with the Music Together® program. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s second floor Ask Here Desk. (Birth-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Saturday, April 19, 10:15-11:45am

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you have a specific question about your computer or its software? Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions, such as help with MS Office products, moving files on a laptop, or accessing library eBook programs. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Sunday, April 20

CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY

Monday, April 21, 3:30-5:00pm

TechKnow: Make a Video Game – Please Sign Up

This is the first of three sessions. Learn how to make your own video game from Tyler Doak, the creator of Aces Wild: Manic Brawling Action. Space is limited. Sign up online at http://yosevents.eventbrite.com/ or at the second floor Ask Here Desk. (Grades 7-12, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Monday, April 21, 4:15-5:15pm

LEGO® Challenge

Have you leveled up in LEGO® Quest? Complete the challenge by building a LEGO® structure in one hour, check out a library book and “level up!” Not sure what LEGO® Quest is? Ask the second floor staff and we will get you started! (Grades 3-6, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, April 22, 10:15-10:45am

Tales Together

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Camping & Picnic. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, April 22, 10:15-10:45am

Stories On My Own

Themed storytime to promote early literacy skills and entertain children. Today’s theme is Camping & Picnic. (Ages 3-5, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, April 22, 11:00-11:30am

Storytime

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Camping & Picnic. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, April 22, 6:00-7:30pm

L2B: Grant Seeking and Fundraising – Please Sign Up

Learn to navigate the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network, a collection of electronic and print resources available only at the library! Tap into fundraising research guidance, funding-related technical assistance and the expertise of professional staff. To register, go to http://library2business.eventbrite.com/, call 307.634.3561 or visit the third floor Ask Here Desk. (Adults, Cottonwood Room, 1st floor)

Wednesday, April 23, 10:15-10:45am

Tales Together

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Camping & Picnic. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, April 23, 10:15-10:45am

Stories On My Own

Themed storytime to promote early literacy skills and entertain children. Today’s theme is Camping & Picnic. (Ages 3-5, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, April 23, 11:00-11:30am

Storytime

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Camping & Picnic. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, April 23, 2:00-3:30pm

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you have a specific question about your computer or its software? Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions, such as help with MS Office products, moving files on a laptop, or accessing library eBook programs. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Wednesday, April 23, 4:15-5:15pm

Chess Club

A drop-in chess event for beginners and advanced chess players. Join us for weekly lessons with teachers Kyle Hayes (beginners) and Dennis Coelho (advanced). (Grades 3-8, 2nd floor)

Thursday, April 24, 10:15-10:45am

Daycare Storytime

Just for daycares: themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Camping & Picnic. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Friday, April 25, 10:15-11:00am

Baby Lapsit

Join us for a short storytime session designed just for babies and their caregivers. Following the stories, babies can play with our educational toys while caregivers visit. Today’s theme is Camping & Picnic. (Birth-18 months, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Friday, April 25, Noon-1:00pm

Classic Conversations

Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra music director and conductor William Intriligator will present pianist John Nakamatsu, the featured artist at Rach ‘N Nakamatsu. Bring your lunch and arrive early for a good seat. (Adults, Cottonwood Room)

Friday, April 25, 6:30-9:00pm

Bingo & Libations – Please Sign Up

Bring your friends to eat, drink and B-I-N-G-O! Another wonderful fundraiser for Laramie County Library Foundation. The event is $25 per person and includes two drink tickets, six Bingo games and appetizers. Sponsors are Qdoba, DayWeather, Inc. and an LCLF board member. Doors open at 6:30pm and we’ll start play at 7:00pm. Winners will select from mystery prizes! Register and pay online at LaramieCountyLibrary.org/foundation or call 307.773.7221. IDs will be checked at the door. (Adults, Cottonwood Room, 1st floor)

Saturday, April 26, 10:15-10:45am

Saturday Storytime

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Camping & Picnic. (Birth-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Saturday, April 26, 10:15-11:45am

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you have a specific question about your computer or its software? Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions, such as help with MS Office products, moving files on a laptop, or accessing library eBook programs. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Sunday, April 27, 2:00-3:00pm

Beautiful Botany – Please Sign Up

Join us for the tale of “Tops and Bottoms” by Jane Stevens. Find out what happens when Bear and Hare become business partners. Afterwards, enjoy hands-on experiments including microscopes perfect for investigating plant cells. When you’re done, you can take with you your very own terrarium. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s second floor Ask Here Desk. (Grades K-2, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Monday, April 28, 3:30-5:00pm

TechKnow: Make a Video Game – Please Sign Up

This is the second of three sessions. Learn how to make your own video game from Tyler Doak, the creator of Aces Wild: Manic Brawling Action. Space is limited. Sign up online at http://yosevents.eventbrite.com/ or at the second floor Ask Here Desk. (Grades 7-12, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Monday, April 28, 4:15-5:15pm

Mindstorm Monday – Please Sign Up

Do you like LEGOs®? If so, come in and try out the amazing LEGO® Mindstorm robots. Try your hand at building your robot parts with LEGOs® and then use drag and drop computer programming to move the robot and complete challenges. Space is limited so sign up early. To sign up, visit the second floor Ask Here Desk or call 307.634.3561. (Ages 9-14, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, April 29, 10:15-10:45am

Tales Together

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Happy Birthday, Mother Goose! (18 months-5 years, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, April 29, 10:15-10:45am

Stories On My Own

Themed storytime to promote early literacy skills and entertain children. Today’s theme is Happy Birthday, Mother Goose! (Ages 3-5, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, April 29, 11:00-11:30am

Storytime

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Happy Birthday, Mother Goose! (18 months-5 years, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, April 30, 10:15-10:45am

Tales Together

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Happy Birthday, Mother Goose! (18 months-5 years, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, April 30, 10:15-10:45am

Stories On My Own

Themed storytime to promote early literacy skills and entertain children. Today’s theme is Happy Birthday, Mother Goose! (Ages 3-5, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, April 30, 11:00-11:30am

Storytime

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Happy Birthday, Mother Goose! (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, April 30, 2:00-3:30pm

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you have a specific question about your computer or its software? Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions, such as help with MS Office products, moving files on a laptop, or accessing library eBook programs. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Wednesday, April 30, 4:15-5:15pm

Chess Club

A drop-in chess event for beginners and advanced chess players. Join us for weekly lessons with teachers Kyle Hayes (beginners) and Dennis Coelho (advanced). (Grades 3-8, 2nd floor)


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