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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Family Story Time

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

February 28, 2015 - 10:00 am to 10:30 pm

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

 

Type: Story Time
Age: Children, Family

Artist in Residence: Painting

Location: Anythink Bennett

February 28, 2015 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Ed Slack, from Teller Street Galleries in Wheatridge, will lead participants from blank canvas to a red bird in snow painting while learning brush techniques. Everyone is an artist and absolutely no previous painting knowledge is necessary. The series of three classes is free. All materials are provided and mocktails will be enjoyed. Space is limited; registration required.

Type: Class
Age: Adult

Beginning Sewing: Upcycle Your Sweater

Location: Anythink Bennett

February 28, 2015 - 10:30 am

Have a sweater you'd like to upcycle into a cardigan? Bring it and we'll use easy, basic sewing skills to add some color and pizazz. Space is limited; registration required.

Type: Class
Age: Adult

Tween Scene: Digital Storytelling

Location: Anythink York Street

No online registration necessary

February 28, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Beautiful artwork will inspire our imaginations as we collaborate to write and publish an ebook together. Appropriate for tweens ages 9-12. No registration required.

Age: Children, Tween

Dance for Tweens & Teens (canceled)

Location: Anythink Commerce City

No online registration necessary

February 28, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Canceled)

Dancing is like smiling – everyone does it in some shape or form! We encourage teens and tweens to be confident and motivated. Achieve those goals with dance.

Age: Teen, Tween

Jewelry Studio: Stamped Pendant

Location: Anythink York Street

February 28, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Learn to make hand stamped metal jewelry and make a beautiful stamped pendant. All supplies provided. Appropriate for adults and teens grades 6 and up. Space is limited; registration is required.

Type: Class
Age: Adult, Teen
Tags: adult, jewelry, teen, york

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Photoshop Challenge

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

March 1, 2015 - 12:00 am to March 31, 2015 - 12:00 am

All throughout the month of March, remix the Mona Lisa. Add accessories, laser eyes or change up the color. This time, you’re the artist. Submit your creation to wfteens@anythinklibraries.org and be entered into the running for prizes. New challenges every month. 

Type: The Studio
Age: Teen

Filmaker Challenge

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

March 1, 2015 - 12:00 am to April 30, 2015 - 12:00 am

Get behind the lens and create original videos for your chance to win. Teens can submit videos in six different categories: 

  • Funniest Vine
  • Anythink Commercial
  • 5-minute Narrative Short
  • 10-minute Narrative Short
  • Book Trailer
  • Music Parody 
Submit your videos to wfteens@anythinklibraries.org by April 30. 
See flyer for a list of prizes. 
Type: The Studio
Age: Teen

Monday, March 2, 2015

Toddler Tales

Location: Anythink Brighton

March 2, 2015 - 9:30 am to 10:15 am

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Spend time with your toddler listening to stories, songs and finger plays geared just for them. Then enjoy a few minutes of social time with other caregivers while the children play with toys. Appropriate for kids ages 2-3. Space is limited; registration required.

Type: Story Time
Age: Children

Baby Bounce

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

March 2, 2015 - 9:45 am to 10:15 am

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Share time with your little one with songs, rhymes, and stories for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth-23 months. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Type: Story Time
Age: Children

Tech Help Drop-In

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

March 2, 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.

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

Music and Movement

Location: Anythink Brighton

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

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Sing, dance and learn how to play some basic instruments. Appropriate for kids ages 2-6. Space is limited; registration required.

Type: Music and Movement
Age: Children

Preschool Storytime

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

March 2, 2015 - 10:45 am to 11:15 am

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Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and other fun activities that are perfect for preschoolers. This program is for ages 3-5. Space is limited; registration required. 

Type: Story Time
Age: Children

Tech Drop-Ins

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

March 2, 2015 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Here’s your chance to get one-on-one tech help from a Tech Guide. Drop by to discuss email, resumes, Internet searching, e-readers or ask any tech-related question. All ages are welcome. Customers will be helped in a first-come, first-served basis.

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

The Studio: Theater with Chris

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

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

Explore the world of theatre arts. Discover the basics of screenwriting, monologues, acting and creating short films. Work with Chris to develop your own unique short or recreate your favorite film.

Type: The Studio
Age: Teen

Teen Book Club - Grasshopper Jungle

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

March 2, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Join us for a lively discussion of the award winning book “Grasshopper Jungle” by Andrew Smith. 

Type: Book Club
Age: Teen

Sphero Robotics

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

March 2, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Is it a robot? Is it a remote control ball? Sphero is both! Hang out, mess around and learn basic programming skills using our Spheros and iPads. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Age: Teen

Teen Leadership Meeting and Cupcake Decorating

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

March 2, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Let’s talk and eat tonight! Different toppings will be available to make beautiful pieces of edible art. Come hungry. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12.

Age: Teen

Basic Computers

Location: Anythink Brighton

March 2, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

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New to computers? Join us for an introduction to computers and the Internet. We'll start with the computer and how it works, and then head online to explore. This class is for absolute beginners – no previous computer experience necessary. Registration suggested, but not required. Please visit our online calendar or see a staff member to register.

Type: Class
Age: Adult

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Baby Play Date

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

March 3, 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

Drop in ebook Help

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

March 3, 2015 - 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. All ages welcome. No registration necessary.

Age: Adult, Teen, Tween
Tags: Tech Classes

Explore on the Floor

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

March 3, 2015 - 10:00 am

A different way to explore early literacy! This drop-in program is for children through age 6 and their caregivers. 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. This is a new and exciting way to create the path to life-long learning.

Age: Children

Toddler Tales

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

March 3, 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

AnyAbility

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

March 3, 2015 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Enjoy storytelling with special guests from Broomfield Spellbinders. Crafts and activities to follow are specially designed with adults with disabilities in mind. Groups welcome. This program is open to the first 35 participants, no registration necessary.

Type: Story Time
Age: Adult

Microsoft Excel Basics

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

March 3, 2015 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

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Get your numbers (and everything else) in line with Microsoft Excel. Join us to learn about this powerful spreadsheet program. We’ll enter and edit data, work with formatting, sort, filter and even get started with formulas. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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

Music and Movement

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

March 3, 2015 - 11:00 am

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

Type: Music and Movement
Age: Children

Tech Time Drop-Ins

Location: Anythink Commerce City

No online registration necessary

March 3, 2015 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

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

Type: Class
Age: Adult

Toddler Music and Movement

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

March 3, 2015 - 11:00 am

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Sing, dance, play basic instruments, and move creatively. This program is for ages 2-3. Space is limited; registration required. 

Type: Music and Movement
Age: Children

Basic Computers

Location: Anythink Bennett

March 3, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

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New to computers? Join us for an introduction to computers and the Internet. We'll start with the computer and how it works, and then head online to explore. This class is for absolute beginners - no previous computer experience necessary. Registration suggested, but not required.

Age: Adult

Comic Club

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

March 3, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Share your love of comics with other teens! Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Age: Teen

The Studio: Graphic Design with Holly

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

March 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join Holly to learn how to create your own graphic designs, whether it’s a basic logo design or a project that requires photo editing.

Type: The Studio
Age: Teen

Art Stop on the Go

Location: Anythink Brighton

March 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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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 students ages 5-12. Space is limited; registration required.

Type: Class
Age: Children, Tween
Tags: art

Tween/Teen Tuesdays

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

March 3, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Calling all tweens and teens! Join us each week for a special afternoon program. Appropriate for students ages 11 and up.

  • March 3: Games - Hang out and play a wide variety of games.
  • March 10: Crafts - Create something awesome!
  • March 17: Teamwork - Fun and challenging activities to help you be successful when working together in a group. When should you lead? When should you follow?
  • March 24: Tech - Learn basic programming with Scratch. Computer programming can be a daunting task, but Scratch will have you creating a game in minutes as you explore how visual programming works.
  • March 31: Cooking - On the menu for today: raspberry cheesecake bites. Help make them. Help eat them!
Age: Teen, Tween

Anythink Gamers: Teens

Location: Anythink Commerce City

No online registration necessary

March 3, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Come hang out after school and play Xbox 360 and Wii. Pizza is provided. Registration is preferred (so we have enough pizza!)

Age: Teen

Shakespeare Society: Pizza and a Play

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

March 3, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Let’s tackle Henry IV, Part 2. Falstaff is still drinking and engaging in petty criminality. Prince Hal is proceeding toward his destiny as the next king. Call it a coming of age story, as the prince deals with his father’s death and gives up his dissolute ways. We’ve all made mistakes, right? But does a kingdom lie in the balance? Read with us and see. The first half will be read on March 3; the second half on March 10. All adults welcome.

Age: Adult

Family Fun: Look! We Made a Book!

Location: Anythink York Street

March 3, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

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We start with some pictures. We think about the characters. What happens to them? Put it all together and it's a story. Make an ebook together on the computer using Storybird. Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited; registration is required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Type: Class
Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Tech Time Drop-Ins

No online registration necessary

March 3, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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

Type: Class

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Baby Bounce

Location: Anythink Brighton

March 4, 2015 - 9:30 am to 10:15 am

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Share time with your little one at your local Anythink with songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth-23 months. Space is limited; registration required.

Type: Story Time
Age: Children

Primetime for Preschoolers

Location: Anythink Brighton

March 4, 2015 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

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Enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and other fun activities just for preschoolers. Appropriate for ages 3-5. Space is limited; registration required.

Type: Story Time
Age: Children

Toddler Music and Movement

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

March 4, 2015 - 10:00 am

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Sing, dance, play basic instruments, and move creatively. This program is for ages 2-3. Space is limited; registration required. 

Type: Music and Movement
Age: Children

Music and Movement

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

March 4, 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

Tips for Tax Season

Location: Anythink Brighton

March 4, 2015 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

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Not all tax deductions are created equally. Joseph D. Clemens, CFP, EA, will discuss possible deductions, and how deductions differ from credits. Learn why Adjusted Gross Income is important, how tax credits work, and how to apply them. The presentation will also cover freelancer income and reporting home office and vehicle expenses. Space is limited; registration required.

Age: Adult

Toddler Tales

Location: Anythink Commerce City

No online registration necessary

March 4, 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. No registration required.

Type: Story Time
Age: Children

Preschool Music and Movement

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

March 4, 2015 - 10:45 am

Register

Sing, dance, play basic instruments, and move creatively. This program is for ages 3-5. Space is limited; registration required. 

Type: Music and Movement
Age: Children

Tech Time Drop-ins

Location: Anythink Brighton

No online registration necessary

March 4, 2015 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Here’s your chance to get one-on-one tech help from a Tech Guide. Stop by to discuss email, resumes, Internet searching, ereaders or ask any tech question you might have. All ages are welcome. Help is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration necessary. 

Age: Adult

Teen Hang Out

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

March 4, 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

Crafty Kids

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

March 4, 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

Free Legal Self-Help Clinic

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

March 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

A FREE legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, via computer link. Walk-ins welcome, volunteer attorneys will assist one-on-one, via computer link. Everyone will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.

Age: Adult

The Studio: Design with Hannah

Location: Anythink Brighton

No online registration necessary

March 4, 2015 - 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Join industrial designer and Artist in Residence Hannah Henry to learn about product design. Bring ideas to life, from concept to completion, and learn about the various steps involved in manufacturing products. Students in grades 6-12 welcome. No registration required.

Type: The Studio
Age: Teen, Tween

After-School Get Together

Location: Anythink Brighton

No online registration necessary

March 4, 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.

  • March 4: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Week – Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by participating in many Seuss activities.
  • March 11: Inkblowing – Use straws and ink with watercolors to create unique pieces of artwork.
  • March 18: Button Making– Design and color paper circles and then use the library’s button maker to create your own buttons. 
  • March 25: Button Art – Use colorful plastic buttons to create a colorful picture.
Age: Children, Tween