Upcoming events

Take a look at some of the great programs happening at your local Anythink. Programs are posted on a monthly basis. Bookmark this page to see what’s coming up next.

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Story Place

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2015 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, and other activities for children ages 2-6.

Type: Story Time
Age: Children

Finding Health Information Online

Location: Anythink Brighton

May 6, 2015 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Register

How do you find health information online? What websites can you trust? Join us to find accurate, reliable health and wellness information. We will explore the National Institute of Health’s websites. Learn search tips you can use anytime you search the Internet. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration suggested but not required.

Type: Class
Age: Adult

Music and Movement

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2015 - 10:00 am

Sing, dance, play basic instruments and move creatively. This program is for ages 3-6.

Type: Music and Movement
Age: Children

Toddler Tales

Location: Anythink Commerce City

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2015 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Spend time with your toddler listening to stories, songs and finger plays geared just for them. Appropriate for kids ages 2-3.

Type: Story Time
Age: Children

Tech Time Drop-ins

Location: Anythink Brighton

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2015 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Here’s your chance to get one-on-one tech help from a tech guide. Discuss email, resumes, Internet searching, ereaders or ask any tech question. All ages welcome. People will be helped in a first-come, first-served basis. No registration necessary.

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Crafty Kids

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2015 - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Get creative every week with arts and crafts projects you can play with or give as gifts. Grades K-5 welcome.

Age: Children, Tween

Kids Cafe

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2015 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Enjoy a drop-in lunch program sponsored by The Food Bank of the Rockies and Hunger Free America. Everyone age 18 and under welcome.

Age: Children, Teen, Tween

Teen Hang Out

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2015 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Hang out, play games with your friends and enjoy lunch provided by the Food Bank of the Rockies. We’ll have lots of games to choose from, including the Wii, Xbox, computer games and board games. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Age: Teen

Free Legal Self-Help Clinic

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join the Access to Justice Committee for a free legal self-help clinic on the first Wednesday of the month. This program is ideal for customers who don’t have legal representation and need help navigating various legal issues. Help is available on a first-come, first-served basis via remote Internet access at Anythink Bennett. Space is limited.

 

Age: Adult

After-School Get Together

Location: Anythink Brighton

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2015 - 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Join your friends and family at the library for afterschool activities. Appropriate for students in grades K-5.

  • May 6: Paper Crafts– Use ordinary paper to create extraordinary things
  • May 13: Games – Join your friends in playing board games as well as outdoor games.
  • May 20: Fun with Shrinky Dinks – Design and create your own keychain out of shrinky dinks.
Age: Children, Tween

DIY Comic Strip

Location: Anythink Brighton

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2015 - 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Rework your favorite comic strip to tell a story uniquely your own. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Age: Teen, Tween

Teen Time: TAB

Location: Anythink York Street

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Get involved and let your voice be heard at the Teen Advisory Board. Help choose items for the library's collection, plan events and perform good deeds -- all while earning service hours. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. No registration required.

Age: Teen
Tags: tab, teen, york

Videography with Tyson

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Create a fun video short and learn about filmmaking with Tyson. Create highlight reels, video resumes, sitcoms and more!

Wednesdays, May 6, 20, 27 4-6 pm

Type: The Studio
Age: Teen

Art Stop on the Go (ages 5-8)

Location: Anythink Huron Street

May 6, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Register
Anythink and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art have teamed up to bring you an art-making workshop each month. Join visiting artist Aly Nack and express yourself through a variety of art media, with an emphasis on creativity and fun. May 6 session appropriate for students ages 5-8; May 20 session appropriate for students ages 9-12. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.
Age: Children, Tween

Crafternoon

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Creativity reigns with a weekly arts and crafts project. All ages welcome

Type: Class
Age: Family

Teen Activity Group

Location: Anythink Brighton

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2015 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Join your peers in a safe environment and express your energy and ideas through movement, art and language. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Age: Teen, Tween

Denver Museum of Nature and Science: The Bug Stops Here

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Study the basic anatomy of an insect and the amazing adaptations that help these small creatures survive in the wild. Become a bee to help your colony find a nectar source and learn how to communicate like a firefly. The program explores the importance of insects to our community and world. Appropriate for students in pre-K through 4th grade.

Age: Children

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Explore on the Floor

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

May 7, 2015 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

A new way to explore literacy! This drop-in program is for children through age 6 and their caregivers. Five different centers will be set up reflecting each early literacy skill.

Age: Children

Social Security

Location: Anythink Brighton

May 7, 2015 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Register

Social Security plays a very important role in the retirement of most individuals in the U.S. Many people don’t realize they have a certain amount of control over how much money they will receive. Before making what will likely be an important lifetime decision, be sure you understand all of your options. Join Lloyd Worth from Worth Financial Partners to learn some key tips to enhancing your social security. Registration suggested, but not required.

Age: Adult

Music and Movement

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

May 7, 2015 - 10:30 am

Sing, dance, play basic instruments and move creatively. This program is for ages 3-6.

Type: Music and Movement
Age: Children

Music and Movement

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

May 7, 2015 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Sing, dance, play games and learn how to play some basic instruments. Appropriate for children through age 6. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to dance, too.

Type: Music and Movement
Age: Children

Teen Horror Club

Location: Anythink York Street

May 7, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Register

Join this teen-run club exploring the literary and cinematic elements of horror in books, movies, and games. Movies rated PG-13 or lower may be shown. Appropriate for students ages 13-18 only. Space is limited; registration is recommended.

Type: Book Club
Age: Teen
Tags: club, horror, teen, york

Crazy 8s: Mischief with Math

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

May 7, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Register

Anythink and BedtimeMath.org have teamed up to bring you Crazy 8s, a new kind of math club where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess, and more! Students in grades K-2 welcome. Space is limited; registration required. 


  • April 9: Let’s Get Loud Build a working flute, then make some noise and find out exactly how loud you are, down to the numbers.
  • April 16: Time of Your Life Find out what makes you tick. Race to do crazy stunts, use your body as a clock, and see if you have the winning birthday.
  • April 23: Toilet Paper Olympics Get on a roll with your Olympian skills in the shot put, the long jump and the relay race. 
  • April 30: Spy Training See if you have what it takes to be a spy, and break the codes to the clues to find the hidden treasure.
  • May 7: Flying MarshmallowsSend marshmallows flying through the air using popsicle sticks and rubber bands. Figure out what positions work best, then measure the flight to prove it. 
  • May 14: Zip Line ZooBuild a zip line for brave stuffed animals and race them across the room. Measure the distance and time their rides to see how fast they can go! Bring a small stuffed animal or toy to ride the zip line.
  • May 21: Bouncy Dice ExplosionSee how high you can make the bouncy dice fly. Figure out your chances of rolling a 2 or a 5, then try to be the winning chip on a giant human Bingo board. 


Age: Children

Teen Advisory Board

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

May 7, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Join the Huron Street Teen Advisory Board for dinner, activities and fun! Plan our mini Comic Con, share your summer ideas, and meet other teens. Students in grades 6-12 welcome. 

Age: Teen

Bingo for Books

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

May 7, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Bingo! Play Bingo and win books as prizes. All ages welcome. 

Type: Class
Age: Family

Teen Movie Night

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

May 7, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

Age: Tween

Crafternoon

Location: Anythink Commerce City

No online registration necessary

May 7, 2015 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

On the first Thursday of the month, we’ll host a general Crafternoon for all ages. Teens, tweens, families and children are welcome to create with assorted crafting supplies.

Age: Family

Instagram for Springtime

Location: Anythink York Street

May 7, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

Register

Create vibrant spring photographs using the popular photo-sharing app Instagram. Explore different photography techniques and filters, and get inspired by great photographers. Appropriate for adults. Please bring your smart phone or tablet to get started instantly. Registration suggested, but not required. 

Type: Class
Age: Adult

Drawing With Computers: Make your own Tattoo

Location: Anythink Brighton

May 7, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Register

Enjoy socializing over snacks and hot drinks as you produce a one-of-a-kind project. Get help designing your own tattoo.  We will design the tattoo in the course and print it on temporary tattoo paper so you can demo it that day. Space is limited; registration required.

Age: Adult, Teen

Tech Tools for Travel

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

May 7, 2015 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Register

Looking to take a trip this summer? Learn about tools to research and plan your travels, as well as tips for collecting, organizing and sharing memories. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Type: Class
Age: Adult, Teen
Tags: Tech Classes

Friday, May 8, 2015

Primetime for Preschoolers

Location: Anythink Commerce City

No online registration necessary

May 8, 2015 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and other fun activities just for preschoolers. Appropriate for ages 3-5. Registration is not required.

Type: Story Time
Age: Children

Preschool Story Time

Location: Anythink York Street

No online registration necessary

May 8, 2015 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Enjoy stories, puppet shows, songs, and other fun activities that promote early literacy just for preschoolers. Appropriate for kids ages 1-6. No registration required.

Type: Story Time
Age: Children

Cosplay Crafting: Open Studio

Location: Anythink Brighton

No online registration necessary

May 8, 2015 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Find the space to kickstart your costume ideas or connect with us to troubleshoot your unfinished work-in-progress. This special edition of our regular Open Studio series provides tools for sewing and crafting for Denver Comic Con. A felt superhero mask project is available for those without a planned costume.

Type: The Studio
Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Stitch Session: Farmers Market Tote

Location: Anythink Brighton

May 9, 2015 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Register

Learn and practice a few embroidery stitches on a cotton tote bag while decorating it with fruit and vegetable designs. Appropriate for teens and adults. Space is limited, registration is required.

Type: Class
Age: Adult, Teen
Tags: Embroidery

Inside the Orchestra

Location: Anythink Brighton

No online registration necessary

May 9, 2015 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Get an up-close look at the orchestra! Inside the Orchestra’s family concerts explore the relationship with the conductor and the orchestra while featuring music from Beethoven to current pop hits. During this 50-minute performance, Inside the Orchestra engages, entertains and educates children and their families. Audiences experience what it is like to be truly inside the orchestra – participants will be seated with a 15-piece orchestra surrounding them. Kids can interact with the conductor and the musicians and learn all about the various instruments. The collaborative performance with Inside the Orchestra, opera singers from Central City Opera and dancers from Hannah Kahn Dance Company creates a one-stop cultural experience. This program is held The Armory Performing Arts Center and is appropriate for all ages.

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Tween Scene: Drawing with Unusual Objects

Location: Anythink York Street

No online registration necessary

May 9, 2015 - 12:00 pm

We'll use unusual objects as a base to learn how to draw all kinds of interesting things. Appropriate for tweens ages 9-12. No registration required.

Age: Tween
Tags: art, drawing, tween, york

Stained Glass Sugar

Location: Anythink Brighton

May 9, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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Combine art and science by creating stained glass sugar. Learn about the science of crystallization while following a recipe and using a hot plate. Appropriate for students ages 6-12. Adult supervision is suggested. Space is limited; registration required.

Type: Class
Age: Children, Tween
Tags: art, science

Monday, May 11, 2015

Drop-In Tech Help

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2015 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Got a new gadget, but not sure how to make the most of it? Drop in for help setting it up (or with any other tech questions you have) and learn new tips and tricks.  Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  No registration required.

Age: Adult, Teen, Tween

Tech Drop-Ins

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2015 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Bring us your tech questions and leave with answers that work for you. Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen

Music with Doug

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Interested with Sound Recording? Join Doug to create anything from podcasts to music.

Mondays, May 4, 11, 18th, 4-6:00 pm

Type: The Studio
Age: Teen

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Earn volunteer hours planning teen programs and events.

Age: Teen

Art Stop on the Go

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

May 11, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Register

Anythink and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art have teamed up to bring you an art-making workshop each month. Join a visiting artist and express yourself through a variety of art media, with the emphasis on creativity and fun. Appropriate for grades K-5. Space is limited; registration required. 

Age: Children, Tween

Drawing on Tablets

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Try out Anythink’s new Android tablets and learn to draw using cool apps and a stylus.   Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Age: Teen

Comic Creation: Idea to Page

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2015 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Always wanted to write a comic? Never had all the right things in the right places? Join us as we discuss idea generation, drawing, and inking your own narrative art creation.

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen
Tags: Comic Con

Social Security

Location: Anythink Brighton

May 11, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Register

Social Security plays a very important role in the retirement of most individuals in the U.S. Many people don’t realize they have a certain amount of control over how much money they will receive. Before making what will likely be an important lifetime decision, be sure you understand all of your options. Join Lloyd Worth from Worth Financial Partners to learn some key tips to enhancing your social security. Registration suggested, but not required.

Age: Adult

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Baby Play Date

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

May 12, 2015 - 9:45 am to 10:45 am

Come to a play date at the library! Join us for play time and interaction for babies 18 months and younger and their caregivers. No registration required.

 

Age: Children

Explore on the Floor

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

May 12, 2015 - 10:00 am

A different way to explore early literacy! This drop-in program is for children through 6 years old and their parents. Five different centers will be set up reflecting one of each of the early literacy skills. Centers may include books, hands-on activities, crafts or music. This is a new and exciting way to create the path to life-long learning.

Age: Children

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics

Location: Anythink Huron Street

May 12, 2015 - 10:00 am

Register

Microsoft PowerPoint is an easy to use software program that allows you to create a slideshow presentation. Learn PowerPoint and prepare for your next presentation. All ages welcome. Space is limited; registration suggested. Please visit the online calendar or call 303-452-7534 to register.

Age: Adult, Teen, Tween
Tags: Tech Classes

Microsoft Excel Advanced

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

May 12, 2015 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

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Delve into charts, formulas, lists and pivot tables with this class for folks with Microsoft Excel experience who are looking to increase their knowledge of its more advanced functionality. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Type: Class
Age: Adult, Teen
Tags: Tech Classes

Toddler Tales

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

May 12, 2015 - 10:30 am

Spend time with your toddler listening to stories, songs and finger plays geared just for them. Appropriate for kids ages 2-4. 

Type: Class
Age: Children