Anythink Announces Grand Opening of Anythink Wright Farms

Interior rendering of Anythink Wright Farms

Rangeview Library District’s most-anticipated new library, Anythink Wright Farms, opens to the public Saturday, July 10, 2010. Members of Thornton’s Wright Farms community have watched patiently as the 45,000-square-foot flagship branch and adjacent park were constructed. The grand opening celebration will showcase the incredible facility’s spaces with a day full of Anythink-style activities.

The theme for the event is “Freedom to Dream: Honoring Ideas Sparked in Libraries Since 1776.” From the first free library to the opening of Anythink Wright Farms, thousands of ideas have been sparked at public libraries. One thing has remained constant – the library is for everyone. As Anythink continues its revolution in library service with the opening of Wright Farms, we look back at the many revolutionary ideas and innovations throughout history.

From 2:30-5:30 on the great lawn, the library demonstrates some of the trends popular during revolutionary times that are now making a comeback. Keith Villa, master brewer with MillerCoors, presents the History of Beer with local home brewer Mike Meis. The two will cover beer’s illustrious history as far back as colonial times and the trials and tribulations of home brewing. Local home brewing company Do Your Brew will provide tastings of their special Anythink Summer Ale for the occasion. (You must be 21 and over to attend this presentation.) Judy Elliot, Education & Community Empowerment Coordinator with Denver Urban Gardens, provides a half-hour presentation on composting. Other urban homesteading trends will also be on display.

Members of the local Madcap Theater will examine freedom of speech through improv in two family-friendly performances from 4-5 pm. Kids and teens will also get a chance to explore their creative sides by designing their own flags and manifestos. Also from 4-5 pm, guests can participate in an interactive drum circle on the great lawn with the folks from Peak Rhythms. They’ll explore the history of the drum and its importance in many cultures and time periods. To cap off the day, local favorite John Common and the Blinding Flashes of Light will perform from 5-6 pm. Guests are invited to bring blankets and picnics to enjoy on the lawn during the concert. Refreshments will also be available throughout the afternoon.

Event Details

Anythink Wright Farms Grand Opening Celebration

“Freedom to Dream: Honoring Ideas Sparked in Libraries since 1776”

Saturday, July 10, 2010

1-6 pm

Anythink Wright Farms

5877 E. 120th Ave.

Thornton, CO 80602

1 pm – Ribbon-cutting ceremony

2 pm – Library opens
2-4 pm – Creative expressions for kids and teens

2:30-3:30 pm – History of Beer presentation

4-5 pm – Interactive Drum Circle with Peak Rhythms

4 pm & 4:40 pm– Freedom of Speech Improv with Madcap Theater

5-6 pm – John Common and the Blinding Flashes of Light

Along with the grand opening festivities, Anythink Wright Farms is also participating in mySummer with great programs throughout the rest of July. Go to the mySummer page to see a complete listing of Anythink Wright Farms’ mySummer events.


This looks like a great event lineup for an opening reception- you've got it all covered, from kids to adults, from music to beverages. Great job, whoever planned this party!

I am so happy that the new library is opening. It's close, it's modern. I'm so excited. Thanks Trustees for the flag. An important issue.

I attended the grand opening of Wright Farms library yesterday. What an amazing place! The staff was enormously helpful and friendly, the new word based system is great for young folks and even those of us who were raised on the DD system. Thank you!