Anythink Libraries will delay opening until 10:30 am on Wednesday, Dec. 12, for an all-staff meeting. Anythink Bennett will open at 11 am.

Anythink Events

EVENTS

Upcoming events

Take a look at some of the great programs happening at your local Anythink. Interested in joining a book club? Click here for upcoming book club dates and titles.

E.g., Dec 11 2018
December 11, 2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

“When you think you have made a mistake, think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful!” 

Don't miss this special performance with award-winning children’s author, illustrator and songwriter Barney Saltzberg. Saltzberg will share stories and songs from books like Beautiful Oops! and Enough is Enough. Saltzberg’s fun and interactive performances will have kids laughing and singing along. All ages welcome.  

Age: 
Children, Family
December 11, 2018 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Enjoy a waffle breakfast with toppings as you get to know our new youth services guide. Meet and greet with each other and our new staff member, and enjoy activities for the kids. Appropriate for all ages.

Age: 
Children
December 11, 2018 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to experience virtual reality? Experience what it’s like to walk on the moon? Stop by the library for this drop-in program and try a pair of our virtual reality glasses to experience a new adventure.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult
December 11, 2018 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Everyone has a story to tell. Grab a friend, family member, or pair up with an Anythink staff member as we gather around The Kitchen Table. An opportunity to connect through storytelling, these conversations will be recorded for The Kitchen Table podcast series to be released in early 2019. This session is especially geared toward kids and families. Learn more about The Kitchen Table here. 

Age: 
Family
December 11, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us to practice speaking in both English and Spanish with your fellow community members.  Learn useful tips for basic conversation in your new language, and enjoy sharing what you already know! We'd love to see you there! 

Le invitamos a practicar inglés y español con miembros de su comunidad entre conversaciones. Reciba consejos útiles para conversaciones básicas en su nuevo idioma y comparta sus conocimientos con sus compañeros.

Age: 
Adult
December 11, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Children’s author, illustrator and songwriter Barney Saltzberg will host a special art workshop inspired by his award-winning kid’s book, Beautiful Oops! Using found objects, elementary-aged kids are invited to create their own piece of “Oops Art.” Space is limited; registration required.

Age: 
Children
December 11, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 4:05 pm

From first application to final interview, our Guide will help you find a fulfilling career. Navigate your options, automate your search, edit your resume or cover letter, or practice putting your best foot forward with a mock interview. Available by appointment whenever you need (the scheduled time is only a placeholder). To schedule an appointment, e-mail Kaelin Alexander at kalexander@anythinklibraries.org.

 

Age: 
Adult
December 11, 2018 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Watch scenes from the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas and practice discussing it in the language you are learning – English or Spanish. Watching the movie prior to the event is recommended, but not required. Appropriate for all ages. No registration required.

Age: 
Family
December 11, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Your family won’t want to miss this opportunity to “play” in the snow. Work together to build giant snowmen and make magnetic snow globes all in the comforts of the library. Appropriate for kids K-12 and their families.  No registration required 

Age: 
Family
December 12, 2018 - 9:45 am to 10:45 am

Sing, discover, play and explore with new friends. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 unless otherwise noted. No registration required, but space is limited for some programs.

  • Dec. 5 – Bug Safari with the Butterfly Pavilion (Child must be 3 or older in order to hold Rosie)
  • Dec. 19 – Messy Play (appropriate for ages 0-5)
Age: 
Children
December 12, 2018 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Sing, dance, play games, and learn how to play some basic instruments. Activities are appropriate for kids 3-6 years old, but younger participants are welcome to attend. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to dance, too. 

Event Type: 
Music and Movement
Age: 
Children
December 12, 2018 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Join us for stories and songs completely in Spanish, and stick around for a fun art project just for little ones. Appropriate for kids ages 2-5. No registration required.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones y rimas en español. Se ofrecerá un proyecto de arte después de los cuentos. Apropiado para niños de 2 a 6 años de edad. No se requiere registro.

 

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Children
December 12, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Hang out, play games with your friends and enjoy lunch provided by the Food Bank of the Rockies. There will be Wii, Xbox, computer games, and board games available. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Age: 
Teen
December 12, 2018 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Join us on Wednesdays to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math. This program is intended for school-aged kids. 

Dec. 12: Experimentation Station 

Age: 
Children
December 12, 2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Move your body, stretch your vocal chords, and get your improv on with an educator from The Five Points Theatre Club.

Appropriate for tweens and teens. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Tween
December 12, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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 kids ages 5-12.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children, Family
December 12, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Slacklining is balancing and walking on a suspended length of flat webbing. Test your balance as the Colorado Mountain Club introduces you to indoor slacklining. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. Space is limited; registration and waiver are required for each participant. Please note: A signed waiver is required to participate. Only participants who have had waivers signed will be able to slackline.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN WAIVER

Age: 
Teen, Tween
December 12, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 4:05 pm

Whether you’re writing an important e-mail for work, an essay for college admissions, or a paper for class, let our Guide help you translate your ideas onto the page. Learn research, drafting, and proofreading techniques, or simply receive one-on-one editing and advice that will make your writing more effective for a variety of objectives. Available by appointment whenever you need (the scheduled time is only a placeholder).To schedule an appointment, e-mail Kaelin Alexander at kalexander@anythinklibraries.org.

 

Age: 
Adult
December 12, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us for a conversation with The GrowHaus to learn how to grocery shop for healthy food on a budget, the importance of eating what’s in season, and knowing where your food comes from. Empower yourself to know more about what’s on your plate. Space is limited; online registration required.  

Age: 
Adult
December 13, 2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Need help with technology? Drop in to ask questions about resumes, using your device, computer, or learn how to download ebooks to your phone or tablet.  All ages welcome; no registration necessary.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult, Family, Teen, Tween
December 13, 2018 - 10:15 am to 11:00 am

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. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Children
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December 13, 2018 - 10:30 am to 6:30 pm

Enjoy watching multiple model trains as they travel through a wintery display of town and country settings. This is a special display made entirely of LEGO. Members of the Youth in Model Railroading Club will be on hand to answer questions and share information about their club, which is the only model railroad club exclusively for and by the kids.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
December 13, 2018 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to experience virtual reality? Experience what it’s like to walk on the moon? Stop by the library for this drop-in program and try a pair of our virtual reality glasses to experience a new adventure.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult
December 13, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 4:05 pm

Would you like pointers on using a new gadget? Need help doing that one crucial thing in Word? Stop by and work one-on-one with our Guide to find solutions for all your technology needs. Best for adults. No registration required; walk-ins encouraged. Available by appointment whenever you need (the scheduled time is only a placeholder). To schedule an appointment, e-mail Kaelin Alexander at kalexander@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult

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