Brighton Library Grand Opening Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of the new Brighton Library. Space is limited for each of the day’s sessions; sign-up is required at the check-in table the day of the event. Food from local restaurants and growers will also be available.

Brighton residents are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event and decorate them in red, orange and white. The best decorations will win cool prizes, and free bike tune-ups will be available, courtesy of REI. Handicap parking is available on site; the public is encouraged to park in the municipal parking areas west of the library, east at Valley Bank or in surrounding areas where indicated.

Sticky Fingers Cooking Class – 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm
Instructors from Sticky Fingers Cooking in Denver will teach children ages 2-12 a simple recipe they can make at home. Children ages 2-4 must be accompanied by a parent.

One World Folk Dancers – 2:30 pm
The One World Folk Dancers will teach a half-hour class on ethnic dances from around the world – no experience required! Then guests will be treated to a performance by the group.

Tour Anythink Online – 2:30 pm, 4 pm
Learn the ins and outs of the website – from downloading audio books and viewing awards lists to registering for library cards online and placing holds.

Tikkun Olam Tile Art – 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm
Children, ages 7-17, are encouraged to participate in this tile art project where they will get a chance to share through art what “Heal the World” means to them.

Tikkun Olam Docent Tour – 3 pm, 4 pm
In conjunction with the Mizel Museum, artist Christy Honigman conceptualized and assembled this fascinating exhibit of tiles created by 54 artists in 27 countries that promote the need for intercultural respect and awareness through the simple phrase Tikkun Olam – “Heal the World.” Docents from the Mizel Museum will be on hand to provide a tour and information about the exhibit.

Bryce Jackman – 3:15 pm
Children ages 5-12 are invited to participate in Bryce Jackman’s unique brand of interactive storytelling, where he will reconstruct fairy tales through audience participation.

Social Media Speed Dating – 3:15 pm, 4:45 pm
Have you heard about things like Facebook and Twitter but still have no idea what they are? Then this session is for you. Library staff will provide a quick overview of six of the most popular social media sites out there, including Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr.

BreakEFX – 3:30 pm
Hip-hop dancers from Colorado’s Best Dance Crew, BreakEFX, will teach a half-hour class on the hottest hip-hop moves – and all ages are welcome! Guests will then be treated to a special presentation where they can see the moves in action.

Kazoo Hullabaloo – 4 pm

Led by John Common, founder of the People’s Kazoo Orchestra, guests can participate in a kazoo orchestra, no matter their level of musical expertise. After a half-hour learning session, participants are invited to give a performance to the rest of the grand opening attendees.

Cooking Demonstration by Chef Brett Smith of Zolo Grill – 4:15 pm
From one of the hottest restaurants in Boulder, Chef Brett Smith of Zolo Grill will demonstrate how to create a salsa at home. Attendees will not only get a chance to see the chef at work, but will also have an active part in helping make the dish. Then, learn how to customize your own salsas.

23 Skidoo – 4:30 pm
Now that you have your folk and hip-hop moves down, why not learn how to swing dance, too? Dancers from 23 Skidoo will provide a half-hour swing dance lesson. Guests are then treated to a performance by the dancers.

Bright’n Jazz – 4:30 pm
Accompanying the dancers from 23Skidoo will be Brighton’s own jazz ensemble, Bright’n Jazz.

Chalk Drawing Class Presented by Mark Cline – 4:30 pm
Learn tips and techniques for your own chalk drawings during this hands-on class presented by artist Mark Cline of Cline Design. All ages are welcome.

Adult, Children, Family, Teen