Anythink libraries and administrative offices are closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. All branches will reopen at their regularly scheduled times on Friday, Dec. 26.
On Wednesday, Dec. 31, all Anythink locations and administrative offices will close at 3 pm and will be closed all day Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, for New Year’s Day. All branches will reopen Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.
Anythink has been awarded $32,000 by Adams County Open Space to help build Explore Outdoors at Anythink Commerce City, an outdoor classroom designed to help children make connections with the natural world. Explore Outdoors at Anythink Commerce City will complete Anythink’s Explore Outdoors project, which started in 2010 with the vision of outdoor classrooms at three Anythink locations in Thornton, Brighton and Commerce City.
In continuing to provide the community with high-demand services, Anythink announces two new additions to its online resources. Anythink customers can now access Rosetta Stone, a premier language-learning software, and Lynda.com, a leading online learning platform that provides more than 2,500 comprehensive tutorials for business, creative, software and technology skills. Both programs are available to all Anythink customers, requiring only an Anythink card and email address.
Anythink’s annual Gifts from the Heart program returns to inspire creativity and bring community together during the month of December. Customers of all ages are encouraged to celebrate the season of giving at a number of Gifts from the Heart programs at their local Anythink. Each program will provide an opportunity for attendees to create special one-of-a-kind gifts to share with friends and loved ones.
In an effort to demystify coding and continue its commitment to STEM programming, Anythink is partnering with Code.org to bring Hour of Code to students across Adams County. Throughout Computer Science Education Week – Dec.8-14, 2014 – students can visit their local Anythink to explore fun, hands-on coding tutorials that will help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills.
All Anythink libraries and administrative offices will delay opening on Wednesday, Dec. 10 for an all-staff meeting. All Anythink locations will reopen at 10:30 am, with the exception of Anythink Bennett, which will open at 11 am.
The Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), Colorado State Library, Informal Learning Experiences (ILE) and Anythink are teaming up to host the first STEM Learning in Colorado Libraries Summit. The summit, which takes place at Anythink Wright Farms on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 10 am-1 pm, is an excellent opportunity to bring representatives from Colorado public libraries and STEM organizations together to celebrate the high-quality STEM programming and resources that public libraries currently offer.
Anythink invites the public to join the Chicano Humanities & Arts Council (CHAC) for the Festival of Bones at The Armory at Brighton Cultural Center (adjacent to Anythink Brighton) on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 1:30-2:30 and 3-4 pm. Learn the history and meaning of El Día de los Muertos and how it differs from Halloween. Discover the symbolism of skulls and skeletons in Mexican culture. Students will decorate their own traditional Mexican sugar skull while enjoying festive music. Appropriate for ages 4 and up. Space is limited; registration required.
This September, Anythink joins more than 130 organizations across the United States and Canada to participate in Outside the Lines, a new initiative to reconnect communities with the innovation, creativity and technology happening in libraries. The weeklong celebration – Sept. 14-20, 2014 – also coincides with Anythink’s 5th birthday in Adams County, and each Anythink location will host its own birthday celebration on Friday, Sept. 12, with cupcakes and fun surprises for its customers.