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(LIST) Here are all March events hosted by Laramie County Library System

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The following is a list of every Laramie County Library System event for the month of March, including events for the facilities in Burns and Pine Bluffs.

The Pine Bluffs branch will be closed Saturday, March 2, and the Burns branch will not be open on March 9 and 23. All branches will be closed Sunday, March 31.

Cheyenne Library Branch

Exhibits and Special Events

Elementary School Art Show    
March 1–5
Library Hours
The papier-mâché animal heads are back! Celebrate Youth Art Month by visiting all three floors of the library to see them and the other pieces of innovative art created by K–6 students in Laramie County School District 1. (All Ages; All Floors)

Art Connects: LCSD 1 K8 Art Show

March 16–April 29
Library Hours
Art connects. It connects us to new ideas. It connects us to unfamiliar experiences. It connects us to the wider world. Most importantly, art connects us to each other. Come see the creative ways that the K–8 students of Laramie County School District 1 explore the different connections that art can make. (All Ages; All Floors)

Youth & Family Events

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Scavenger Hunt
March 1–3
Library Hours                           
Do you love Dr. Seuss and enjoy the scavenger hunt here at the library? Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and Read Across America Day with a special scavenger hunt! This hunt will only be available for three days, so make sure to come in before it is gone! (Children & Families; Second Floor)

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Coloring Club
Saturday, March 2
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.         
Do you love Dr. Seuss? What about coloring? Come and join us for a Dr. Seuss–themed Coloring Club on Read Across America Day! Spend your day coloring with friends or enjoy a relaxing time coloring by yourself. Regardless of who you’re with, this self-paced coloring event is sure to be a fun time. (Children & Families; Second Floor)

Storytime at the Wyoming State Museum’s Family Day
Saturday, March 2
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
We’re taking story time to the museum! Head over to the Wyoming State Museum for their Family Day to participate in one of our early literacy storytimes and other fun activities. Visit the Wyoming State Museum’s website here to register for the event. This month’s Family Day theme is “Pollinator Party.” Our literacy storytimes will be at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

(Children & Families; Wyoming State Museum – 2301 Central Ave.)

Tuesday, March 5
4–5 p.m.  
Children in grades K–2 can join us each month as we explore a variety of STEAM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) with crafts, games, experiments and more. This month, we’re testing our engineering skills with egg catapults and exploring our artsy side by experimenting with the colors of the rainbow. Come join us for a fun Spring/St. Patrick’s Day–themed STEAM event! (Grades K–2; Early Literacy Center)

Tween Tasters
Tuesday, March 12
6–7 p.m.
Children in grades 3–6 can join us each month for a fun food-related activity such as food-themed parties, taste-testing challenges, edible science experiments and more. This month, get ready for St. Patrick’s Day and make your own Shamrock Pie in a Cup! (Grades 3–6/Ages 8–12; Early Literacy Center)

Beaks at the Beach
Thursday, March 14
4–4:45 p.m.
Discover how bird beaks tell us about what a bird eats and make a finger puppet of a black-crowned night heron (celebrities we can see at Lions Park!) This program is presented in partnership with Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Chapter. Reserve your spot here. (Grades Pre-K–2; Early Literacy Center)

Cuentos y amigos (Spanish Storytime)
Wednesday, March 20/Miércoles, 20 marzo
6–7 p.m.
Join us for a special Spanish/English storytime in collaboration with CHISPA. Come enjoy special stories, songs, snacks and a craft in Spanish and English! Our theme this month is Community Helpers.
Presentaremos una hora de cuentos en español. ¡Disfrute de cuentos especiales, canciones, meriendas y manualidades — en español y en inglés! Nuestro tema este mes será Ayudantes de la Comunidad. (Children & Families/niños y familias; Early Literacy Center)

Sit, Stay, READ! Read to a Therapy Dog
Thursday, March 21
4–5 p.m.  
Everyone loves to hear a story, even our four-pawed friends! Come in to the library and practice reading aloud to one of our community’s therapy dogs. We know you’ll have a furry good time! This event is presented in partnership with The Alliance of Therapy Dogs. (Grades K–6; Early Literacy Center)

March 23–29
Library Hours
We know that large events at the library can be overwhelming! We would like to invite children with sensory needs and their Families to take advantage of Chillville. This special area will have items such as fidget devices, bubbles, a sound machine and more. Stop by the Ask Here desk on the second floor to ask to use the space, and keep an eye out for Chillville at our large events all year long! In March, this space will be available during Spring Fling and Spring Break Week. (Children, Teens, & Families; Second-Floor Study Room)

Spring Fling
Saturday, March 23
3–5 p.m.
Kick off spring break at our fun-filled Spring Fling event! Enjoy spring-themed crafts and activities on the Second Floor including our annual egg drop challenge! (Children & Families; Second Floor)

K–6 Family Escape Room: Aliens
Monday, March 25
10:30 a.m. to 5:35 p.m.
We’ve received mysterious transmissions in a language that’s unlike anything we’ve seen on Earth. The transmissions seem to describe a mysterious artifact. Could it be…aliens? Can you decipher the language, build the artifact, save the day and escape the room?
Gather your group of four children and sign up for our Alien Escape Room. You’ll have 20 minutes to escape! If you don’t have a group of four, don’t worry! We’ll help you find a group. Visit the Second-Floor Ask Here desk or call 307-634-3561 to reserve your spot. (Grades K–6 & Families; Sage Room)

LEGO Build
Tuesday, March 26
1:30–4:30 p.m.  
School is out, and so are our LEGO bricks! Use them to show off your building talents. Come to the second-floor tables and participate in the challenge build of the hour or spin the wheel for an individual challenge. It will be more fun than a bin full of LEGO bricks! (Children & Families; Second Floor)

Wednesday, March 27
10 a.m. to noon  
Help us clean out our craft supplies closet! We’ll have all kinds of craft supplies. All you need to bring is your imagination and creativity. What will you make at this year’s Craftapalooza? (Children, Teens, & Families; Early Literacy Center)

Raptor Tools with Rocky Mountain Raptor Program
Thursday, March 28
11 a.m. to noon  
This program features live resident ambassador raptors and dives into what a raptor is, how they survive in the wild, threats they face and how we can help them — and ourselves — thrive! (Children & Families; Cottonwood Room)

Tween STEAM Day: Art-bots
Friday, March 29
2:30–3:30 p.m.  
Did you know you can make a pool noodle draw by itself? Come make an art-bot and use it to make a beautiful masterpiece. (Grades 3–6/Ages 8–12; Early Literacy Center)

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, March 29; 5–5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 30; 10:15–10:45 a.m.                    
Have you ever wondered what happens at the library when it’s closed? We will share our secret world with your stuffed animal friends at our Stuffed Animal Sleepover! When you bring your friend to stay the night you will need to sign a permission slip, then you and your friend can listen to a bedtime book and say goodnight. Come to our special story time the next day (March 30 at 10:15 a.m.) to see everything your friend got to do! Dolls and other “babies” are invited as well. One stuffed animal per child, please. Reserve your spot starting March 15 by visiting the library’s website. (Grades pre-K–2; Early Literacy Center)

Monthly Early Literacy Classes and Early Literacy Center Events

ELC Information:

  • Letters of the Month: M/N
  • Number of the Month: 13
    Color of the Month: Brown
  • StoryWalk Title of the Month: “Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina,” by Lea Lyon

Early Literacy Class Themes

  • Week of March 5: Things That Go
  • Week of March 12: Creepy, Crawly Critters
  • Week of March 19: Getting Dressed
  • Week of March 26: no Early Literacy Classes-Spring Break

Book Babies 
Fridays: March 1, 8, 15, 22
10:15–11 a.m.  
Join us for a short early literacy class designed just for babies and their caregivers! Enjoy books, songs, lap bounces and rhymes! Afterward, babies can play with our educational toys while caregivers visit. (Ages Birth–24 Months; Early Literacy Center)

Tales Together
Tuesdays: March 5, 12, 19
Wednesdays: March 6, 20
Thursdays: March 14, 21
10:15–10:45 a.m.  
Join us for an interactive early literacy class for preschool children and their caregivers. Practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement and more! (Ages 18 Months–5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

Ready Readers
Wednesdays: March 6, 20
Thursdays: March 14, 21
10:15–10:45 a.m.  
Do you have a preschooler who will be going to kindergarten? Come join us! We will be reading books, singing songs, working on fine motor skills and more to help get your child ready to jump into school! This event is meant for preschoolers who will be going into kindergarten in the fall of 2024. (Ages 4–5; Sage Room)

Play Together 
Thursday, March 7
Monday, March 11
10:15–11 a.m.  
Come enjoy a few stories on “Active Play,” then play together while we make our own obstacle course! We will have fun prompts on getting the most out of active play, as well as ideas for how to play at home. (Ages 18 Months–5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

Yoga Together
Wednesday, March 13 in the Cottonwood Room
Saturday, March 16 in the Early Literacy Center
10:15–10:45 a.m.
Come and experience stories, stretching and fun with a special early literacy class. This month’s theme is Space. (Ages 18 Months–5 Years)

Teen Events

Gamers Unite!
Friday, March 1
3–5 p.m.                                                                                             
Come and play some fun games with friends! We could be brawling with “Super Smash Bros.” or racing to the finish with “Mario Kart.” You never know what will happen, but you can count on a good time! (Teens Grades 7–12; Sage Room)

Saturdays: March 9, 30
35 p.m.  
What is Dungeons & Dragons? Interactive storytelling at its finest — and you’re the hero! This month, join us for “The Vicious Visions of the Vampire Vemple.” Drop on by with your character sheets or pick from our premade ones, and get ready to experience one of the most popular tabletop RPGs. Our game is dynamic, so no commitment or experience necessary. New and experienced heroes are welcome to join! (Teens Grades 7–12; Sage Room)

Teen Book Club
Thursday, March 14
4–5 p.m.                                                                                             
A twist on book clubs: read ANY teen/young adult book and come in to discuss it! You will have a chance to expand your reading list and explain why you loved the book you chose. Learn about new genres, authors and topics that you never thought about before! (Teens Grades 7–12; Sage Room)

Tuesday, March 26
3–4 p.m.                                                                                             
Want to have a say in teen events and services at the library? We want your input! Come and join us for our ongoing VolunTeens Board. We will discuss what we like about the library and brainstorm new ideas for additional events and services. Space is limited, so please reserve your seat at the library’s website.(Teens Grades 7–12; Sage Room)

Teen Anime Day
Wednesday, March 27
1–4 p.m.                                                                                             
We’re going to be watching some anime classics, eating Japanese snacks and making a few crafts! You can wear appropriate cosplay and join us for a day of anime activities! (Teens Grades 7–12; Teen Lounge)

Teen Karaoke Night
Friday, March 29
6–8 p.m.                                                                                             
Bring your friends and your voice and show off your singing skills with an evening of karaoke! All singers welcome!
(Teens Grades 7–12; Cottonwood Room)

Adult Events

Who Are You?: Writing Your Autobiography
Sundays: March 3, 10, 17
1–3 p.m.                                                                                             
Everyone’s story is as different and unique as their name and family origin. So who are you? What’s your story? Keeping an account of your life story is key to preserving your piece of history. Wyoming author Mary Billiter will lead you through memory prompts as you begin the writing process to generate an autobiography of your life. Each session offers different information and writing opportunities, so please plan to attend all three classes! (Adults; Cottonwood Room)

Computer Help
Tuesdays: March 5, 12, 19, 26; 2–2:45 p.m.
Wednesdays: March 6, 13, 20, 27; 11–11:45 a.m.                                                                                             
Visit the library for help navigating your digital devices! From learning to use a mouse to getting acquainted with social media, we’ve got you covered. Please call the library at 307-634-3561 or visit the third-floor Ask Here desk to register. More information is available here. (Adults; Computer Classroom)

C. J. Box Book Signing: “Three-Inch Teeth”
Thursday, March 7
6–7:30 p.m.
Bestselling Wyoming author C. J. Box will discuss his new Joe Pickett novel “Three-Inch Teeth,” answer questions and sign books. Meet the author and get your copy autographed! Books will be available for purchase from Barnes & Noble at the event. (Adults; Cottonwood Room)

Movies for Mindful Aging: “Belfast”
Friday, March 8
1:30–4:30 p.m.                                                                                             
Please join us for a viewing of “Belfast” (PG-13, 2021) featuring Jude Hill, Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds. Told from the perspective of 9-year-old Buddy, a family is torn between staying in their beloved community and leaving at the start of the Troubles in Northern Ireland in 1968. Refreshments and popcorn provided. Optional chair yoga at the start of the event and discussion to follow the movie. (Adults; Cottonwood Room)

Chair Yoga: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
Wednesdays: March 13, 27
1:30–2:30 p.m.                                                                                             
Cheyenne, let’s keep moving! Please join us for gentle Chair Yoga with Toni Brannan from Blossom Yoga Studio every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. We will practice yoga while seated or standing for 45 minutes. Afterward, participants are invited to share an inspiring literature-related item: a gratitude, a poignant poem, a favorite quote. Perhaps you would like to share a recipe? All equipment provided. No prior yoga experience needed. (Adults; Cottonwood Room)

Adult Craft Night: Felting
Wednesday, March 13
2–4 p.m. & 6:30–8:30 p.m.                                                                                             
Let’s get together and learn the cozy art of felting! Select the afternoon session or the evening session when you sign up online. Class space is limited, so sign up early! All supplies will be provided. Adults 18 and older only. (Adults; Windflower Room)

Library for All
Thursday, March 14
12:30–2:30 p.m.
Welcome to our program geared specifically toward adults with disabilities! Join Library for All for a chance to win prizes while playing BINGO with your friends! Please bring your staff with you. (Teens & Adults; Cottonwood Room)

Genealogy: Finding your Irish Ancestors
Saturday, March 16
10:15–11:45 a.m.                                                                                             
We will explore the complicated history of Ireland, both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and explore the print and internet resources that will enable you to find out more about your Irish ancestors. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

Meet Libby & Hoopla at Your Library!
Wednesday, March 20
2:30–4:30 p.m.
Let’s take a tour of Laramie County Library’s new e-resources, Libby and hoopla! We will walk through the basics of each app as a group, then break into smaller help sessions based on Android, iPhone and Kindle users’ questions. Bring your library card, PIN and the device you would like to use for the small group sessions. (Adults; Willow Room)

Seed Library Kick-Off
Saturday, March 23

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
“Check out” seeds for your garden! Choose from a wide variety of flowers, herbs and vegetables, all suitable for beginning gardeners in our climate. Seeds are free and you do not need a library card. Each person is limited to 12 packets of seeds. Presented by Seed Library of Laramie County, a joint project of Laramie County Library System and Laramie County Master Gardeners. (Adults; Cottonwood Room)

Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 26
6–7:30 p.m.
Join us in reading William Kent Krueger’s coming-of-age tale, “Ordinary Grace.” In the summer of 1961, 13-year-old Frank Drum’s childhood innocence is shattered by a series of events, starting with the mysterious death of a boy his own age near the railroad trestle. Recalling the events 40 years later, Frank ruminates on the nature of faith, God, mercy and learning to navigate the grown-up world. A limited number of books are available; please visit the third-floor Ask Here desk to check out a copy while supplies last! (Adults; Windflower Room)

L2B (Library to Business) Events

Taxpayer Advocate Service: Problem-Solving Day
Thursday, March 7
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will be available throughout the day to educate taxpayers on filing accurate tax returns, to provide refund timing information and to inform taxpayers about self-help tools as well as resources for checking refund statuses. TAS can also assist individuals and small businesses with tax issues they have not been able to resolve with the IRS. Take advantage of this free service and drop in anytime during the event for personalized, step-by-step guidance. (Adults; Willow Room)

Plan, Fund, and Manage Your Nonprofit: Your Library Toolbox
Friday, March 15
Noon to 1 p.m.
If you are looking to enrich a nonprofit, your library is a wealth of resources. It’s time to take action — do it for FREE with your library card. Come learn more about everything the library has to offer you and your nonprofit.

  • Engage Your Creativity: Check out ring lights, photography light boxes and background kits. Start a podcast with easy-to-use professional equipment.
  • Get Inspired: Explore books and articles on leadership through librarian-curated collections on Libby.
  • Make an Impact: Explore the Foundation Directory Professional, the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers with over 239,000 grant maker profiles.

(Adults; Sunflower Room)

Burns Branch Library Events

Friday Matinee
Fridays: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
1–3 p.m.
Come to the Burns Branch Library each Friday to watch a family-friendly film. Feel free to bring your favorite snacks; we’ll provide the popcorn! (All Ages; Burns Branch Library)
Movies by week:

  • March 1: “The Tiger’s Apprentice” (PG)
  • March 8: “Orion and the Dark” (PG)
  • March 15: “The Monkey King” (PG)
  • March 22: “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run” (PG)
  • March 29: “Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too!” (not rated)

Make it Mondays
Mondays: March 4, 11, 18, 25
1–5 p.m.
Get crafty at the Burns Library every Monday afternoon! On March 4 & 11, follow the rainbow as you make your own pot of gold. On March 18 & 25, construct your own custom notebook. (All Ages; Burns Branch Library)

Fun for Kids!
Tuesday, March 5
10:15–11 a.m.
Join us for an interactive storytime session to promote early literacy through books, songs, puppets, crafts and much more! This month’s theme is St. Patrick’s Day. (Children & Families; Burns Branch Library)

Paint Party
Saturday, March 16
1-3:30 p.m.
Please join us for a creative afternoon. This month we will be painting “Daisies in a Jar”. All supplies and a light refreshment will be provided. Spots are limited. Please call the Burns Branch Library at 307-547-2249 or visit with staff to reserve your spot. (Adults; Burns Branch Library)

Dinner and a Book Club
Tuesday, March 19
5:30–7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of this month’s book, “March” by Geraldine Brooks. This gripping novel features a conflicted and deeply sensitive father who is struggling to reconcile duty to his fellow man with duty to his family during one of the grimmest periods in American history. Please swing by the Burns Library to pick up your copy. We encourage you to bring a dish to share for our potluck dinner. (Adults; Burns Branch Library)

Pine Bluffs Library Branch Events

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
Friday, March 1
1:30–4:30 p.m.                        
We are celebrating Dr. Seuss with some wacky activities! There will be crafts, games and a screening of “Horton Hears a Who,” but that’s not all! Spin the prize wheel to see what you win and get moving with a special StoryWalk of The Foot Book. (Children & Families; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)

Friday Matinee
Fridays: March 1, 15, 22, 29
1:30–3:30 p.m.  
Spend your Friday afternoons at the library watching a family-friendly matinee. Each week will feature a different movie. Bring a favorite snack and enjoy the show! (Children & Families; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)
Movies by week:

  • March 1: “Horton Hears a Who” (G)
  • March 15: “Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” (PG)
  • March 22: “City of Ember” (PG)
  • March 29: “TMNT: Mutant Mayhem” (PG)

Youth Art Exhibit
March 5–30
Library Hours                           
It’s Youth Art Month, and we invite you to swing by the library to view some fantastic works of art by students from Pine Bluffs Elementary, Pine Bluffs High School and Eastern Laramie County Homeschool Group. Don’t miss out on all the creative works! (All Ages; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)

Craftastic Tuesdays
Tuesdays: March 5, 12, 19, 26   
10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Get crafty at the library! Make and take home an awesome 3-D paper rainbow to brighten your day. (All Ages; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)

Fun for Kids!
Thursdays: March 7, 14, 21, 28
10–10:45 a.m.  
Join us for an interactive storytime session to promote early literacy through books, songs, puppets, crafts, and much more! (Pre-K & Families; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)
Themes by week:

  • March 7: Zoo Stories
  • March 14: Strike Up the Band
  • March 21: Things That Go
  • March 28: Storyteller’s Favorites

Library STEAM: Family Challenge
Friday, March 8
1:30–4:30 p.m.                        
Welcome to our STEAM Family challenge! Think you’ve got what it takes to catch a leprechaun? Gather your crew of moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and kiddos for this STEAM challenge. Use a wide variety of recycled materials and craft supplies to create the best leprechaun trap. Supplies are provided, but feel free to bring whatever materials you like. Want more of a challenge? Leave your creation at the library and library staff will vote on the best trap! (Children & Families; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)

Lunch Bunch Book Club
Saturday, March 16
Noon to 1 p.m.
Join us for an exciting discussion of “Secret Daughter” by Shilpi Somaya Gowda as we enjoy a potluck lunch. For more information, please call the Pine Bluffs Branch Library at 307-245-3646 or visit with staff. 
Quick Summary: Gowda’s first novel explores powerfully and poignantly the emotional terrain of motherhood, loss, identity, and love through the experiences of two Families—one Indian, one American—and the child that binds them together. (Adults; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)

BINGO Madness!
Tuesday, March 19
3:30–4:30 p.m.                        
It’s March and it’s time for some BINGO madness, if you’re feeling lucky enough! Come in for an hour of fun and laughter as we play a few rounds of BINGO for prizes. (Grades K–6; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)

Adult Crafting Circle: Zen Doodle Art
Wednesday, March 20
1–3 p.m.                                    
Seniors and retired adults, this event is just for you! Come to the library and spend some quality time as we explore relaxation and creativity through meditative line art.
(Adults; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)