Laramie County Library virtual events for the holidays

December Laramie County Library Closures

Thursday, December 24

Friday, December 25

Thursday, December 31 – Library closes at 6pm

HOURS of the Laramie County Library branches if you would like to check out books inside or curbside (curbside only when there isn’t inclement weather)

Cheyenne Library Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a..m. To 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Curbside open anytime library is open unless there is inclamate weather

Burns Library Hours: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays

Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesdays closed Thursdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays 9 a.m.to noon

Closed Sundays

Pine Bluffs branch Hours: closed Mondays and Sundays

Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. t 5 p.m.

Fridays 1 p.m. to 5p.m.

Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon

All information courtesy of the Laramie County Library

WELCOME TO WINTER FEST VIRTUAL EVENTS from the Laramie County Library that you can do online from the comfort of your home.

From Dec. 7-19

Winter weather got you stuck inside? We have a solution for that! Join in the fun by picking up an activity kit on the 2nd floor of the library or by utilizing the library’s curbside pick-up service. We will have three projects for ages Pre-K and up starting December 7th, with a second set of projects debuting on December 14th. *While supplies last. 
(Children & Families; 2nd Floor)

*RSVP Required
Virtual Kindermusik®
Saturday, December 19 

10 – 10:30am

Join Laura Sutton from Rhythm & You for a fun time with books, music, and movement. Come to the 2nd floor of the library to pick up your free rhythm kit or pick it up utilizing the library’s curbside service to participate in all the fun! RSVP for this event at https://lclsonline.org/calendar/ to receive the Zoom link via email.
(Ages 2–5; Live via Zoom)

*RSVP Required

Virtual Denver Zoo

Tuesday, December 29

11am–12pm

Zoom down to the Denver Zoo with a live virtual experience visiting some of our favorite animals! Stop by the Ask Here desk on the 2nd floor of the library or by curbside pickup starting December 21st to pick up an interactive craft that will go along with our one-of-a-kind visit! RSVP for this event at https://lclsonline.org/calendar/ to receive the Zoom link via email. 
(Children & Families; Live via Zoom)

*RSVP Required

Virtual Winter Jeopardy

Wednesday, December 30

6–7pm

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a trivia champ? Join us for Winter Jeopardy and you could win some fabulous prizes! RSVP for this event at https://lclsonline.org/calendar/ to receive the Zoom link via email. 
(Children & Families; Live via Zoom)

Virtual New Year’s at Noon

Thursday, December 31

11am–12pm

It’s time for our annual New Year’s at Noon! This year we will be counting down to noon at home with fun crafts and projects that you can do while joining us virtually! Pick up your interactive bag at the library starting December 28th and then get ready as we say “so long” to 2020! Tune into our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LaramieCountyLibrary to join in on the New Year’s fun!
(Children & Families; Live via Facebook)

Monthly Virtual Early Literacy Classes


Early Literacy Class Themes

Week of November 30: Art & Imagination

Week of December 7: Pigs-A-Plenty 

Week of December 14: Here Comes Winter!

Week of December 21: Storyteller’s Favorites

Week of December 28: Storyteller’s Favorites 

Virtual Pre-recorded Early Literacy Class

Monday, November 30
Mondays: December 7, 14, 21, 28

10–10:30am *can be watched at any time throughout the week

Join us for a pre-recorded interactive early literacy class. Practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement, and more! A new session is posted each Monday morning and will be available all week. Click here to participate: https://lclsonline.org/early-literacy-programming/

Each week, we will offer three chances to participate in an Early Literacy Class! A virtual live class on Tuesday at 10am, a virtual live class on Thursday at 10am, and a pre-recorded session posted on Monday at 10am that you can watch at your convenience any time throughout the week. All virtual live classes require advanced RSVP through our events calendar. Just choose whichever session or format suits you and your family best!

Stop by the Ask Here desk on the 2nd floor to pick up a weekly craft packet and free rhythm kit to go along with the week’s Early Literacy Classes whether you are joining us for the live version or the pre-recorded version! Some crafts will also be available at the Burns Branch Library. 
(Ages 18 Months–5 Years; Laramie County Library System Website)

*RSVP Required
Virtual Tales Together

Tuesdays: December 1, 8, 15

Thursdays: December 3, 10, 17

10–10:30am

Join us for a live virtual Tales Together via Zoom! During this interactive Early Literacy Class we will practice new skills, incorporate books, songs, rhymes, movement, and more! RSVP for this class at https://lclsonline.org/calendar/ and receive an email with a Zoom link for the live event.

Each week, we will offer three chances to participate in an Early Literacy Class! A virtual live class on Tuesday at 10am, a virtual live class on Thursday at 10am, and a pre-recorded session posted on Monday at 10am that you can watch at your convenience any time throughout the week. All virtual live classes require advanced RSVP through our events calendar. Just choose whichever session or format suits you and your family best!

Stop by the Ask Here desk on the 2nd floor to pick up a weekly craft packet and free rhythm kit to go along with the week’s Early Literacy Classes whether you are joining us for the live version or the pre-recorded version!
(Ages 18 Months – 5 Years; Live via Zoom)

Virtual Teen Events

*RSVP Required

Virtual Anime Watch Party

Wednesdays: December 2, 16

5–6pm

Connect with us on Discord to watch popular anime episodes and discuss in the chat. Discover more fun activities by joining our Teens Talk Manga community. Don’t have a Discord account yet? No problem! Laramie County Library is now offering Discord Communities for teens to interact, chat, and play online. To participate, you will need a phone, tablet, or computer with internet connection and a Discord account. You will receive the Discord invite link and information needed to create an account when you RSVP for the event at https://lclsonline.org/calendar/
(Teens; Live via Discord)

*RSVP Required

Virtual Teen Dungeons & Dragons

Saturdays, December 5

1–3pm

Role-playing adventure is just a click away. Join our Teen D&D online community and get started on creating a character today. Don’t have a Discord account yet? No problem! Laramie County Library is now offering Discord Communities for teens to interact, chat, and play online. To participate, you will need a phone, tablet, or computer with internet connection and a Discord account. You will receive the Discord invite link and information needed to create an account when you RSVP for the event at https://lclsonline.org/calendar/
(Teens; Live via Discord)


*RSVP Required

Virtual Teen Trivia and Tee K.O. 

Wednesday, December 9

5–6pm

Join us for Trivia Murder Party and t-shirt battles in our Video Games online community this month! Don’t have a Discord account yet? No problem! Laramie County Library is now offering Discord Communities for teens to interact, chat, and play online. To participate, you will need a phone, tablet, or computer with internet connection and a Discord account. You will receive the Discord invite link and information needed to create an account when you RSVP for the event at https://lclsonline.org/calendar/. This month, we are featuring the Jackbox games Trivia Murder Party and Tee K.O.!
(Teens; Live via Discord)

Virtual Adult Events

*RSVP Required

Virtual Ernest Hemingway: An Exploration of Life and Stories

Wednesday, December 2

6:30–7:30pm

Delve into Ernest Hemingway’s life of adventure, complexity, and intrigue with a presentation by Dr. Caskey Russell. The University of Wyoming professor will lecture on the biographical history of the famous author before discussing the diverse stories presented in the One Book Wyoming selection, In Our Time. RSVP for the event at https://lclsonline.org/calendar/ to receive an email with the Zoom link.
(Adults; Live via Zoom)

*RSVP Required 

Virtual Jeopardy: 1980s
Friday, December 11

7–8:30pm
Like, totally! Like, we are feeling, like, soo nostalgic right now! Grab your Garbage Pail Kid cards, peg your pants, put on your high tops, and tease out your bangs ‘cause we are taking it back to the ‘80s. Come play the classic game of Jeopardy with us and you could win a prize for first, second, or third place as well as a prize for best ‘80s garb! RSVP for the event at https://lclsonline.org/calendar/ to receive an email with the Zoom link.
(Adults; Live via Zoom)

Virtual Burns Branch Library Events

December Giving for the Community 
December 1–21

Library Hours
We have partnered with The Shepard’s Closet this month to give to the community this holiday season! During the first three weeks of December, bring your non-perishable foods, toys, and winter clothing to our drop-off location at the library. All donations will go to help fill Christmas baskets for families in need. The Shepard’s Closet is located at the Burns Town Hall at 327 S. Main Street.     
(All Ages; Burns Branch Library)


Take It and Make It Monday 
Mondays: December 7, 14, 21, 28

Library Hours
Get crafty on Monday! Visit the library to pick up a craft packet to take home and create a beaded candy cane or wreath ornament.   
(All Ages; Burns Branch Library)

*RSVP Required

Virtual Ladies Night (Out) In: Ornament Workshop 
Thursday, December 10

5:30–6:30pm
Pick up your supply packet at the Burns Branch Library, get cozy with a drink, and join us live via Zoom as we create some great holiday ornaments such as a tea light snowman and a yarn mini hat. RSVP for this fun event at https://lclsonline.org/calendar/ to receive an email with the Zoom link. 
(Adults; Live via Zoom)

Unwrap the Gift of Reading 
December 14–19

Library Hours
Begin the holiday cheer early by unwrapping the gift of reading! Select a wrapped book to check out, unwrap, and read. Inside you will find a book review form to fill out and bring back with the book. All returned forms are entered in for prize drawings. 
(All Ages; Burns Branch Library)


*RSVP Required
Virtual Live Dinner and a Book Club
Tuesday, December 15

5:30–6:30pm
Go virtual with us! The book this month is Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd. For more information, please call 307-547-2249 or visit with library staff. RSVP for this event at https://lclsonline.org/calendar/ to receive an email with the Zoom link.  
(Adults; Live via Zoom)


*RSVP Required

Virtual BINGO with the Grinch 

Tuesday, December 22

5–6pm

Don’t steal Christmas cheer, instead try your luck at BINGO with the Grinch and also participate in a special read aloud of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Our hearts will grow three sizes if you join in on this fun event with prizes to be won. A few BINGO packets will be available for pick-up at the Pine Bluffs Branch Library, most will be available at the Burns Branch library. RSVP for this event at https://lclsonline.org/calendar/ to receive the Zoom link via email. 
(Children and Families; Live via Zoom)


Virtual Pine Bluffs Library Branch Events

The Twelve Days of Christmas Crafts
December 8–23

Library Hours
Stop by to pick up a Christmas craft kit featuring everything you need to make festive handmade cards and holiday ornaments. There will be a new craft each day the library is open!      
(All Ages; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)

Trim the Tree 
December 8–23

Library Hours
Help make our Christmas merry and bright! Bring your craft kit ornaments to display or leave a holiday message on our Post-It® tree.       
(All Ages; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)

Winter Reading Celebration Kickoff 
Friday, December 18
1–5pm
Thursday, December 19
9am–12pm
Join us in Pine Bluffs for the kick off of our Winter Reading Program! Add your snowflake to our winter wonderland and get started reading with a gift from Santa’s bag of books.       
(All Ages; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)