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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., Apr 22 2021
April 22, 2021 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for some songs, fingerplays and a fun story outside with socially distanced seating. Keep your own copy of the picture book and enjoy revisiting the story at home.

Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Best for ages 2-6. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited, registration required. Please register once per household.  

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children
April 22, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Swing by the library’s curbside services for a free snack to go, courtesy of the Food Bank of the Rockies. For kids ages 0-18. No registration required.  

 

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Children
April 22, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Rethink the meaning of paint for this non-traditional art class as you learn how to use common kitchen ingredients and objects to make colorful creations from unexpected sources. Learn to be resourceful with everyday items as teaching artist Chelsea Gilmore from Think 360 Arts challenges you to scavenge your home for innovative and all-natural art supplies including spices, teas, coffees, cooking utensils, and whatever else you can think of! Feel free to join in with your favorite beverage (and perhaps save some extra to add some extra color to your work). 

We recommend having the following items ready/accessible for your use, although we will provide time to find more materials around your home.

Have ready:

3-4 sheets of white paper (think: lined paper, plain printer paper, old bills, etc.)
2-4 cups or other vessels to hold your “paints”
Fork and spoon
Water
Possible items that may produce a pigment (think: coffee, teabags, berries, spices, salt, etc.)
Pen or pencil

We also recommend thinking about bringing along a paintbrush, scissors, tape/glue, string/yarn, etc.—the materials are up to you and your imagination! While you should be able to find most of our “required” materials at home (in some form or another), if you need any assistance with supplies, contact Anythink York Street at 303-405-3234 for more information.

Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our website to register. This event will be held online using Zoom. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants in advance. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
April 23, 2021 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Add a new adorable member to your family in celebration of Earth Day. Supplies limited to one per household and can be picked up at Anythink York Street branch on the day of this program. Suitable for all ages. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Gardening
Age: 
Family
April 23, 2021 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

This month’s disgusting dish is actually quite healthy — boogie-green smoothies. Each kit will come packed with produce to create your own yummy treat.  Supplies are limited; registration required to reserve your kit. Please visit our online calendar to register. Registered participants will receive a phone call or email with pick-up instructions in advance. For questions, contact Ms. Sheila at ccyouth@anythinklibraries.org.    

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Children
April 23, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Ever wanted to make your own sourdough bread? Unleash your inner baker by picking up a copy of Robin Sloan’s Sourdough: A Novel along with a sourdough starter kit that has everything you need to grow your own sourdough starter. We’ll meet to discuss our thoughts on the novel and show off our baking skills. This program will be held online. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Contact Mandi with questions at mmiller@anythinklibraries.org 

Event Type: 
Book Club
Food
Age: 
Adult
April 24, 2021 - 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Gather with fellow community members to reflect, connect and create new civic traditions that are meaningful and communal. Through songs, readings and discussions, local artists, community members and Anythink staff will share inspiration on the theme of "Building Abundant Communities.” How can we harness our power as individuals to build resilient communities? How can we share our skills to lift up those around us?

Meet individuals who are taking the initiative to make change in Colorado and hear a performance by Wayne Watts. Participating families will also be provided materials to encourage young children to engage in the conversation.

Families are encouraged to use this resource guide to help engage kids in the conversation.

This event will be held online using Zoom. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants. Space is limited; online registration required. 

Civic Saturday was started by Citizen University in Seattle and is now hosted in more than 30 cities across the country. Learn more about Civic Saturday at Anythink at anythinklibraries.org/civicsaturday

April 24, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Integrative Wellness Coach Devon Athey discusses meditation techniques and leads participants through a series of guided meditations in this three-week series. Each workshop revolves around a unique theme, which ties into the meditation for the week. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. A journal and a pen are highly recommended.

Space is limited; registration required.  This virtual event will be held online via Zoom. A link will be sent via email prior to the event. 

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
April 24, 2021 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

This month’s disgusting dish is actually quite healthy — boogie-green smoothies. Each kit will come packed with produce to create your own yummy treat.  Supplies are limited; registration required to reserve your kit. Please visit our online calendar to register. Registered participants will receive a phone call or email with pick-up instructions in advance. For questions, contact Ms. Sheila at ccyouth@anythinklibraries.org.    

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Children
April 24, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Bring a blanket and relax on the lawn at Anythink Perl Mack while the skies fill with bubbles of all sizes! Supplies will be available to create your own bubble wands and solutions. This program will be held outdoors and is weather permitting. Masks are encouraged and social distancing will be in place. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Family
April 24, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for this series with CSU Extension’s Colorado Master Gardeners to grow your gardening skills. This week’s topic is taking a look at what's in your backyard, with plenty of time for Q&A.  All gardening related questions welcome! This event will be hosted virtually via Zoom; registration required. A link to join will be sent via email. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Gardening
Age: 
Adult, Family, Teen, Tween
April 24, 2021 - 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Local photographer Kaela Green will take naturally beautiful family portraits in Anythink Commerce City’s backyard. Photographed families will receive digital photo files, and one 8 x 10 print will be made available for pick up from Anythink Commerce City within 2 weeks. Space is limited; registration required. Only one registration is required per family, and appointments will be available in 10-minute increments. Prior to the event, registrants will be contacted to determine their appointment time. In case of inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2:30-4:30 pm.

Age: 
Family
April 24, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join Certified Pilates Instructor, Michelle Sergeeff, as she guides us through a low impact workout that aims to increase range of motion and strengthen the core. No special equipment or prior experience needed. This program will be held online. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Contact Mandi with questions: mmiller@anythinklibraries.org

Event Type: 
Class
Health and Wellness
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Adult
April 26, 2021 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Bring a blanket and head out to our backyard for stories, songs and some surprises. Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Best for ages 3-8. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited; registration is required. Register once per household.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
April 26, 2021 - 12:00 pm to April 30, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Dia del Niño, or Children's Day, is celebrated on April 30th in Mexico. Stop by to collect a kit with shared activities for the family and other small festive surprises.

Kits are available for pickup at the branch, while supplies last. 

¡Celebremos el Dia del Niño! Visita nuestra biblioteca para recoger una bolsa de actividades para la familia y otras sorpresas festivas. 

Kits estarán disponibles hasta agotar existencias. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children, Family
April 26, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Learn about contemporary artists, hang out with other teens and create something spectacular, all from the comfort of your house! Introducing our new virtual Teen Art Club in partnership with Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA). Each month, we learn about a different artist who exhibited at the museum, and work on a unique art project with BMoCA educators. Appropriate for teens. 

 

Art supplies are limited and will be available starting the week of April 12 at Anythink Brighton. This program will be held online. A link to the online program will be emailed to participants. For questions, please email jvallez@anythinklibraries.org  

    

About BMoCA   

BMoCA inspires creativity and fosters community through contemporary art. Throughout its history, BMoCA has been a vibrant cultural cornerstone in its community. Each year, the museum presents an ambitious exhibition schedule and an innovative series of educational programs for audiences of all ages and interests. By welcoming diverse aesthetics and perspectives, BMoCA provides an open forum for dialogue and an investigation of contemporary art through the creative expression of ideas.   

 

BMoCA’s seven unique education outreach programs engage audiences with creative and contemporary art experiences with a focus on ensuring participants gain knowledge about the themes and techniques of contemporary art, as well as appreciate their own unique abilities to create art. This education program is free due to the generosity of the SCFD. 

"Past, Present, Future" by Paula Gasparini Santos. 2019, Acrylic on canvas

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Teen
Tags: 
April 27, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Shirt with flowers

Did you know that Adobe products like Photoshop and Illustrator are free to use at your local Anythink library? Learn how to create a simple floral shirt design in Photoshop and then get it printed at The Studio. Appropriate for beginners with little-to-no experience.   

This program will be held online via Zoom.  A link to the online meeting room will be sent out via email to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household.   

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Teen
April 27, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Gather safely for a song, story and rhyme time for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth to 2 years old. Baby Bounce will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair.

Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
April 27, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Experience stories, songs and other fun activities that promote early literacy. Appropriate for ages preschool to 6 years old.  Storytime will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair.  

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
April 27, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Swing by the library’s curbside services for a free snack to go, courtesy of the Food Bank of the Rockies. For kids ages 0-18. No registration required.  

 

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Children
April 27, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what’s living just outside your door? Join in a month-long Bioblitz around the library and your own neighborhood.

A Bioblitz is a scavenger hunt for plants and animals that takes a snapshot of an area’s biodiversity, and contributes data for environmental researchers. Discover fascinating new species, and get your hands dirty in the process.

This program will be held online via Zoom. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance.

Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Animals
STEAM
Age: 
Teen, Tween
April 27, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

A fluffy pancake in the morning is part of a perfect breakfast. But what if we change that traditional pancake into a nacho cheese flavored pancake? Discover and decide what flavors will or will not pancake. Join other teens in a virtual meetup where we will test out our new pancake flavors together. Appropriate for teens and tweens. Space is limited; registration required.

Virtual meetup details will be emailed to registered attendees in advance.   

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Teen, Tween
April 27, 2021 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Calling all book nerds! Our graphic novel book club is back! Join us in our beautiful backyard for a socially distanced gathering to discuss this month’s title, Nubia: Real One, written by L. L. McKinney and illustrated by Robyn Smith. A copy of the book (to keep) will be provided. Appropriate for people ages 12-16. Space is limited; registration is required. Registered participants will receive an email with instructions on when to pick up your book. 

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Teen
April 28, 2021 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us in our beautiful backyard for stories and songs. Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Best for ages 3-8. Masks are recommended and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited, registration required. Please register once per household.   

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
April 28, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Create a chemical reaction by changing one or more substances to form a new substance – “elephant toothpaste!” In this experiment, we will look for color changes, temperature changes and fizzing. This program will take place in-person in our outdoor space.  

 

Best for grades 3-6. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited, registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
April 28, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Can you survive the LEGO island challenge? Join us in our backyard to put your building skills to the test as you attempt to keep your LEGO mini-figure alive through various twists and turns. Please note that the program may be cancelled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
April 28, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Person writing on notebook.

Explore your creativity and participate in a series of Art from Ashes spoken word workshops. The words we use to define ourselves and our reality can dictate how we think, what we do — even our experiences and circumstances. Discover how powerful your words can be through a series of interactive writing prompts and special guest artist performances.

This program will be held online via Zoom. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance.

Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Teen
April 29, 2021 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for some songs, fingerplays and a fun story outside with socially distanced seating. Keep your own copy of the picture book and enjoy revisiting the story at home.

Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Best for ages 2-6. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited, registration required. Please register once per household.  

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children
April 29, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Swing by the library’s curbside services for a free snack to go, courtesy of the Food Bank of the Rockies. For kids ages 0-18. No registration required.  

 

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Children
April 29, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Ever wonder what makes a volcano erupt? Join us as we partner with Adams County 4-H to make your own volcano complete with fizzing, gurgling eruptions! This program will be held outdoors. Masks are encouraged and social distancing will be in place. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
April 30, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Meet to discuss the book The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers by Elizabeth Cobbs. Depending on weather, this program will be held outside at Anythink Bennett. Masks are recommended and physical distancing measures are in place.

If inclement weather or colder temperatures are anticipated, this program will be held online via Zoom. Space is limited; registration required. Registrants will be notified 48 hours in advance via email about the location of this program.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
Tags: 
April 30, 2021 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Stop by Anythink Perl Mack on Children's Day, the Mexican holiday honoring children, and check-out a curated reading bundle and activity pack. These bundles will highlight books that promote literacy, languages and cultures. Available while supplies last. 

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Family
May 1, 2021 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Share your work and ideas with other writers and aspiring writers in this fun and supportive workshop. Learn to write better, receive feedback and be more creative. Please sign up online by 4/24 in order to share your work. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. Space is limited; registration required.  This virtual event will be held online via Zoom. A link will be sent via email prior to the event.

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Adult
May 1, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

We’re back! The Themed Readings Book Club offers a monthly morning book club with a very different style: We choose a theme for the meeting, you choose the book you want to read based on that theme and everyone discusses their choice. Join us for our first meeting and bring a book of your choice on the theme of: reunited (and it feels so good!). Think: Stories about diverged paths and the reunions that make it all worth it.

No registration required. Join us either in-person with a mask or online via Zoom. If you wish to join via Zoom, reach out to yooffice@anythinklibraries.org for a link.  

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
May 1, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Celebrate this May Day by making a special treat for our flying neighbors! This event will be held in-person, and all participants will make their own bird feeder to take home. Books and take-home activities on birds will be available while supplies last. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Masks are encouraged and physical distancing measures will be in place. Space is limited; registration encouraged. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Family
May 1, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for this series with CSU Extension’s Colorado Master Gardeners to grow your gardening skills. This week’s topics include seed starting, planting and selecting trees, and soil testing. There will also be plenty of time for Q&A. All gardening related questions welcome! This event will be hosted virtually using Zoom and registration is required. A link to join will be sent via email to registrants in advance. For questions about this event, please contact Shelly at CCadult@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Gardening
Age: 
Adult
May 3, 2021 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Bring a blanket and head out to our backyard for stories, songs and some surprises. Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Best for ages 3-8. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited; registration is required. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
May 3, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us outside to discuss Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly, and vote on our June book. Copies of the book are available at Anythink Brighton – ask a staff member for a copy. Appropriate for adults.

This program will be held outdoors and in person. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held online via Zoom, and a link will be emailed to book club members and registered attendees in advance.

For questions, please contact Catherine at codson@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
May 4, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Gather safely for a song, story and rhyme time for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth to 2 years old. Baby Bounce will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair.

Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
May 4, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Experience stories, songs and other fun activities that promote early literacy. Appropriate for ages preschool to 6 years old.  Storytime will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
May 4, 2021 - 12:00 pm to May 29, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Just in time for Mother’s Day – or to pamper yourself! Kits will have everything you need to ensure that your spa day is extra relaxing. Kits will be available for pick-up at the Anythink Perl Mack branch starting on May 4. One kit is available per household.  Supplies are limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

For questions, please contact Mandi: mmiller@anythinklibraries.org

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
May 5, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Join us in our beautiful backyard for stories and songs. Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Best for ages 3-8. Masks are recommended and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited, registration required. Please register once per household.   

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
May 5, 2021 - 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Unwind after school with some fun improvisation theater games. Prepare to be silly and imaginative with your friends and work together as a group to be creative storytellers. Appropriate for ages 7 to 12.

Age: 
Children, Tween
Tags: 
May 5, 2021 - 4:00 pm to May 19, 2021 - 4:00 pm

Join us for an embryology adventure in partnership with 4-H! During our first week, we will learn about life inside an egg through a process called candling. Learn something fun and interesting every week until our chicks hatch. This will be a fun in-person indoor program. Masks are required and physical distancing measures are in place. Appropriate for students in grades 3-5. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
May 5, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Person writing on notebook.

Explore your creativity and participate in a series of Art from Ashes spoken word workshops. The words we use to define ourselves and our reality can dictate how we think, what we do — even our experiences and circumstances. Discover how powerful your words can be through a series of interactive writing prompts and special guest artist performances.

This program will be held online via Zoom. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance.

Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Teen
May 5, 2021 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Curious about coins? Join us for this virtual program where experts from Denver’s U.S. Mint talk about the fascinating process of how coins are made. Accompanying program kits can be picked up starting Monday, April 26 at Anythink Wright Farms. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Space is limited; registration is required. This program will be held online, and a link will be included in the kit.

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
May 6, 2021 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for some songs, fingerplays and a fun story outside with socially distanced seating. Keep your own copy of the picture book and enjoy revisiting the story at home.

Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Best for ages 2-6. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited, registration required. Please register once per household.  

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children

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