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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Baby Bounce

Location: Anythink Brighton

December 17, 2014 - 9:30 am to 10:15 am

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

Music and Movement

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

December 17, 2014 - 10:00 am

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

Type: Music and Movement
Age: Children

Story Place

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

December 17, 2014 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

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

Age: Children

Brighton Book Lovers

Location: Anythink Brighton

December 17, 2014 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Join us for a lively discussion of David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell. Appropriate for adults. Registration suggested, but not required.

Type: Book Club
Age: Adult

Primetime for Preschoolers

Location: Anythink Brighton

December 17, 2014 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

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 Tales

Location: Anythink Commerce City

No online registration necessary

December 17, 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

Tech Time Drop-ins

Location: Anythink Brighton

No online registration necessary

December 17, 2014 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Need information on email, resumes or Internet searching? 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 technology. Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

Age: Adult, Teen
Tags: Tech Classes

Teen Hang Out

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

December 17, 2014 - 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

December 17, 2014 - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Get creative every week with arts and crafts projects you can play with or give as gifts. Appropriate for elementary students. 

Age: Children, Tween

Kids Café

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

December 17, 2014 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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

Age: Children, Tween

After-School Get Together

Location: Anythink Brighton

No online registration necessary

December 17, 2014 - 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.

  • Dec. 3: Bird CagesCreate beautiful birds out of paper and feathers and then build them an ornate cage. 
  • Dec. 17: Paper OrnamentsUse pony beads, string and paper to create a unique ornament to hang anywhere.
Age: Children, Tween

No-Sew Pillows

Location: Anythink Brighton

No online registration necessary

December 17, 2014 - 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Make your own custom throw pillow from fleece using a clever tying technique, and collaborate on a large blanket that we will donate to a local shelter for someone in need. Students in grades 6-12 welcome. No registration required.

Age: Teen, Tween

Teen Time: Design Your Own T-Shirt

Location: Anythink York Street

December 17, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Design and create your own T-shirt using a T-shirt press. Keep it or give it away as a gift. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. Space is limited; registration is required.

Type: Class
Age: Teen

Gifts From the Heart

Location: Anythink Perl Mack

No online registration necessary

December 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join us for food, music and crafts! Create a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special during Anythink’s annual Gifts From the Heart program. All ages welcome.

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

A Winter Celebration with the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

December 17, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Join actors from the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts for a performance of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Audience members will help the story come to life. Props and costumes provided. Space is limited. Please arrive early for seating.

Age: Children, Family

Crafternoon

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

December 17, 2014 - 4:15 pm

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

Age: Children, Family

Grown Up Study Hall

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

December 17, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Finding a quiet place to study can be tough, especially if you’re returning to school. Whether you’re a full or part-time student, online or off, join us for a study date every Wednesday. Light refreshments provided. No registration required.

Age: Adult
Tags: Clubs

Grown Up Study Hall

No online registration necessary

December 17, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Finding a quiet place to study can be tough, especially if you’re returning to school. Whether you’re a full or part-time student, online or off, join us for a study date every Wednesday. Light refreshments provided. No registration required.

Age: Adult
Tags: Clubs

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Explore on the Floor

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

December 18, 2014 - 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 parents. Five different centers will be set up reflecting each early literacy skill.

Age: Children

Stitch Sessions: Making Mittens

Location: Anythink Brighton

December 18, 2014 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Register

Learn to sew and decorate a pair of fleece mittens for yourself or a friend. Either machine sew or hand stitch your cozy creations. No sewing experience necessary! Appropriate for teens and adults. Anyone under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

Type: Class, The Studio
Age: Adult, Teen

Music and Movement (canceled)

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

December 18, 2014 - 10:30 am (Canceled)

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

December 18, 2014 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Sing, dance, play games and learn how to play some basic instruments. Appropriate for kids ages 2-6. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to dance, too.

Age: Children

Tech Time: Drop in Help

Location: Anythink York Street

No online registration necessary

December 18, 2014 - 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.

Tags: Tech Classes

Explore STEM

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

December 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Explore STEM through 10 different activities on around science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The STEM program focuses on three different areas of the 4-H program: electricity, power of wind and rocketry. Each area contains different hands-on learning experiences that will make learning about science both easy and fun for children. This program runs for six weeks: Nov. 6, 13, 20 and Dec. 4, 11 & 18. Appropriate for students in grades 2-4.

Age: Children, Tween

The Studio: Light Painting with Timothy

Location: Anythink York Street

December 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Register

Join professional photographer and Artist in Residence, Timothy, to learn how to utilize long-exposure photography to "paint" with light. Appropriate for teens and tweens ages 9-18. All materials provided.

Type: Class, The Studio
Age: Teen, Tween

Lego Challenge

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

December 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Enjoy Lego-themed activities and see if you can complete a Lego building challenge. Grades K-5 welcome.

 

Age: Children, Tween

Bingo for Books

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

December 18, 2014 - 4:15 pm

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

Age: Children, Family

Learn to Draw with Mr. Artist Guy

Location: Anythink York Street

December 18, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Register

Learn how to draw with Mr. Artist Guy! He will share techniques for drawing with oil pastels and pencil sketching. Appropriate for kids and tweens ages 7-14. Space is limited; registration is required. 

Type: Class
Age: Children, Teen, Tween

The Studio: Screenwriting with Chris

Location: Anythink Huron Street

No online registration necessary

December 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Explore the world of writing and theater! Discover the basics of writing development, screenwriting, and creating short films. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Type: The Studio
Age: Teen

A Good Yarn Fiber Arts Group

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

No online registration necessary

December 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Are you a knitter or weaver? Do you love to crochet? Join other fiber artists and crafters in your community and share your expertise at this informal craft group. Bring a project you are working on and join us for some fun! A table will be reserved at the Anythink Café.

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
Tags: Clubs

Microsoft Word Intermediate

Location: Anythink Wright Farms

December 18, 2014 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Register

Build your Microsoft Word skills with this next-level class that covers columns, margins, line spacing, headers, footers, text boxes and more. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Age: Adult, Teen, Tween
Tags: Tech Classes

Friday, December 19, 2014

Explore on the Floor

Location: Anythink Brighton

December 19, 2014 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Register

A new way to explore literacy! This drop-in program is for children through age 4 and their caregivers. Six different centers are set up reflecting each early literacy skill. Space is limited; registration required.

Type: Story Time
Age: Children

Book Club

Location: Anythink Bennett

No online registration necessary

December 19, 2014 - 10:30 am

Meet at Anythink Bennett to discuss The Choice by Nicholas Sparks. For more information, please call 303-405-3231.

Type: Book Club
Age: Adult

Primetime for PreSchoolers

Location: Anythink Commerce City

No online registration necessary

December 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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 20, 2014

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

Register

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

Register

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

Register

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

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

Computer and Internet Basics

Location: Anythink Huron Street

December 23, 2014 - 10:00 am

Register

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

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