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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Tales to Tails

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

December 20, 2014 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Children in elementary school are invited to read to our wonderful dog volunteers. They join us on the third Saturday of each month. This is an excellent program for children who are learning to read or need practice reading. Our patient dogs love to listen and they never criticize. Please call 303-452-7534 or stop by to make an appointment.

Age: Children

Arduino Circuit Boards

Location: Anythink Huron Street

December 20, 2014 - 11:00 am

Learn how to solder on a pre-programmed light board! Join Ryan, a local maker-faire enthusiast and the Anythink Huron Street Tech Guide to learn how to create and solder a project that you get to take home. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Age: Adult, Family, Tween
Tags: Tech Classes

Minecraft Tournament

Location: Anythink York Street

December 20, 2014 - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Compete against other players in a Minecraft tournament. Use your own account or log on with one of Anythink's (a limited number of accounts are available for use). Appropriate for tweens and teens ages 9-18. Space is limited; registration is required.

Age: Teen, Tween
Tags: Tech Classes

Family Fun Saturday: Gifts from the Heart

Location: Anythink Commerce City

No online registration necessary

December 20, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Celebrate the season of giving with Anythink’s annual Gifts From the Heart tradition. Create a one-of-a-kind gift to share with someone special. Enjoy food and craft stations. Open to all ages.

Age: Family

Learn to Sew: Hand Puppets

Location: Anythink York Street

December 20, 2014 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Make a cute hand puppet from felt and accent fabrics. Appropriate for adults and teens in grades 6 and up. Space is limited; registration is recommended.

Type: Class
Age: Adult, Teen

Drop-In Tech Help

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

December 20, 2014 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Got a tablet, ereader or other gadget, but not sure how to make the most of it? Questions about your computer or any other tech topic? Swing by for help and learn some cool new ways to make use of your tech. Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

Age: Adult, Family, Teen, Tween
Tags: Tech Classes

Monday, December 22, 2014

Green Screen

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

December 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Explore photography, movie making and special effects with our green screen. Bring your camera or use an Anythink iPad. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Age: Teen

Board Games and Hot Chocolate

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

December 22, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Join us for board games and hot chocolate! Don’t worry if you don’t know all the rules  – we’ll be on hand to help.

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Baby Play Date

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

December 23, 2014 - 9:45 am to 10:45 am

Come to a play date at the library! Join us for open play time and interaction for babies 18 months and younger and their caregivers. 

Age: Children

Computer and Internet Basics

Location: Anythink Huron Street

December 23, 2014 - 10:00 am

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Are you new to computers? Help is here! Learn the most basic aspects of the computer and get started searching the Internet. All ages welcome. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Age: Adult, Children, Teen, Tween
Tags: Tech Classes

Explore on the Floor

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

December 23, 2014 - 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.  Participants will be gathered together two times during the hour to do a group movement or story activity.

Age: Children

Music and Movement

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

December 23, 2014 - 11:00 am

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

Type: Music and Movement
Age: Children

Teen Crafternoon

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

December 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Hang out in the teen area and have fun with crafts! We’ll be using up supplies from the year and have special holiday crafts, too. Snacks provided. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Age: Teen

Lego Club

Location: Anythink Commerce City

No online registration necessary

December 23, 2014 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Stop by to build your own Lego creation. We’ll put the finished projects on display in the library until the next month’s meeting. All ages welcome.

Age: Children, Teen, Tween

Family Movie Night

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

December 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Join us at Anythink Perl Mack for a special movie night. Snacks provided. All ages welcome.  Please bring your blankets and pillows.

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Family Fun: Family Game Night

Location: Anythink York Street

December 23, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Register

Get together and play a variety of board games. Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited; registration is recommended.

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Friday, December 26, 2014

Primetime for PreSchoolers

Location: Anythink Commerce City

No online registration necessary

December 26, 2014 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, fingerplays songs and other fun activities just for preschoolers. Appropriate for ages 3-5.

Age: Children

Primetime for Preschoolers

Location: Anythink York Street

No online registration necessary

December 26, 2014 - 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and other fun activities that promote early literacy just for preschoolers. Appropriate for ages 2-5. No registration required.

Type: Story Time
Age: Children, Family

Wordsmiths

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

December 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us every Friday of each month from 1-3 pm to sit and write to your heart's delight. This is a come-and-go unstructured time to meet fellow writers and let the pen fill the paper or type away on a laptop.

Age: Teen, Tween
Tags: Clubs

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Tween Scene: Gaming Get Together

Location: Anythink York Street

No online registration necessary

December 27, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Bring your friends and enjoy a board and video game time just for tweens. Appropriate for tweens ages 9-12. No registration required.

Age: Tween

Jewelry Studio: Wire Wrapping

Location: Anythink York Street

December 27, 2014 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Create a beautiful wire wrapped pendant. Materials and tools provided. Appropriate for adults and teens grades 6 and up. Space is limited; registration is required.

Type: Class
Age: Adult, Teen

Monday, December 29, 2014

Bingo for Books

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

December 29, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Time for Bingo! We play several rounds of Bingo where the winners receive books as prizes. All ages welcome.

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Baby Play Date

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

December 30, 2014 - 9:45 am to 10:45 am

Come to a play date at the library! Join us for open play time and interaction for babies 18 months and younger and their caregivers. 

Age: Children

Drop-in ebook Help

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

December 30, 2014 - 10:00 am

Need help downloading ebooks? Drop in for help on how to download the library’s free resources! Please bring your device so you can check out a book at this session. No registration necessary.

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
Tags: Tech Classes

Explore on the Floor

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

December 30, 2014 - 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.  Participants will be gathered together two times during the hour to do a group movement or story activity.

Age: Children

Music and Movement

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

December 30, 2014 - 11:00 am

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

Type: Music and Movement
Age: Children

Family Movie Night

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

December 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Join us at Anythink Perl Mack for a special movie night. Snacks provided. All ages welcome.  Please bring your blankets and pillows.

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Family Fun: Free-Style Crafting

Location: Anythink York Street

December 30, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Register

What can you make from craft paper, beads, pipe cleaners, glue and other craft supplies? Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited; registration is recommended.

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Story Place

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

December 31, 2014 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

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

Age: Children

New Years Noon

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

December 31, 2014 - 10:30 am

Ring in the New Year early as we celebrate the start of 2015. Hats, horns, a balloon drop and lots of fun are in store for party goers.

Age: Children, Family

Toddler Tales

Location: Anythink Commerce City

No online registration necessary

December 31, 2014 - 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

New Year's at Noon Party: Build Your Own

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

December 31, 2014 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

It’s time for our special end-of-year party and balloon drop. The theme is “Build Your Own” and there are special games, projects and goodies for you to build and decorate.  The balloon drop is at noon!

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Teen Rockband Challenge

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

December 31, 2014 - 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Hang out, compete against your friends and enjoy lunch (lunch served from 1:30-2:30) provided by the Food Bank of the Rockies. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Age: Teen

New Year's Eve Party

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

December 31, 2014 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Families, children and tweens are welcome to ring in the new year early at the library.  There will be music and dancing.  Dress up and join us for some fun- our new year countdown will take place at 2:30!

Age: Children, Family, Tween

Friday, January 2, 2015

Primetime for Preschoolers

Location: Anythink Commerce City

No online registration necessary

January 2, 2015 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs and other fun activities just for preschoolers. Appropriate for ages 3-5. No registration needed.

Type: Story Time
Age: Children

Primetime for Preschoolers

Location: Anythink York Street

January 2, 2015 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Register

Enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and other fun activities that promote early literacy just for preschoolers. Appropriate for ages 2-5. Space is limited; registration is recommended but not required.

Type: Story Time
Age: Children

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Tales to Tails

Location: Anythink Commerce City

No online registration necessary

January 3, 2015 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Read to our special listening dogs – they love a good story! Our dogs come from the Denver Pet Partners and are specially trained. An especially good experience for reluctant readers or children ages 6-12 who are afraid of dogs. Space is limited, so please register at the front desk.

Age: Children

Family Story Time

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

January 3, 2015 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Join us for stories, songs and activities that the whole family can enjoy.

 

 

Type: Story Time
Age: Children, Family

Teen Chess Tournament

Location: Anythink York Street

January 3, 2015 - 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Register

Love chess? Are you competitive? Want to learn more about the game? Show off your skills at our Teen Chess Tournament. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. Space is limited; registration is required.

Age: Teen, Tween
Tags: chess, teen, tween, york

LEGO Club

Location: Anythink Commerce City

No online registration necessary

January 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Stop by to build your own Lego creation. We’ll put the finished projects on display in the library until the next month’s meeting! Fun for all ages and no registration necessary.

Age: Adult, Children, Teen, Tween

Monday, January 5, 2015

Photography Challenge

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

January 5, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Hang out and complete basic photography challenges.  Mess around while you discover the basics of lighting, composition and editing photos. Bring your camera or use one of ours. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Age: Teen

Drop-in Ebook Help

Location: Anythink Brighton

No online registration necessary

January 5, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Are you the new owner of a Nook, Kindle or tablet? Get help setting up your device so you can use library resources. Please bring your device and cord to this session. Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Type: Class
Age: Adult, Teen, Tween

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Baby Play Date

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

January 6, 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

Tech Help Drop-In

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

January 6, 2015 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Got a new gadget for the holidays, but not sure how to make the most of it? Drop in for help setting it up and learn new tips and tricks. Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Explore on the Floor

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

January 6, 2015 - 10:00 am

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

Age: Children

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics

Location: Anythink Huron Street

January 6, 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 required. Please visit the online calendar or call 303-452-7534 to register.

Age: Adult, Teen, Tween
Tags: Tech Classes

Toddler Tales

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

January 6, 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: Story Time
Age: Children

Toddler Music and Movement

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

January 6, 2015 - 11:00 am

Register

Sing, dance, play basic instruments, and move creatively. This program is for ages 18 months-3 years. Space is limited; registration required. 

Type: Music and Movement
Age: Children

Music and Movement

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

January 6, 2015 - 11:00 am

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

Type: Music and Movement
Age: Children

Drop-in ebook Help

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

January 6, 2015 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Are you the new owner of a Nook, Kindle or tablet? Get help setting up your device so you can use library resources. Please bring your device and cord to this session.