Upcoming events

Take a look at some of the great programs happening at your local Anythink. Programs are posted on a monthly basis. Bookmark this page to see what’s coming up next.

E.g., Jun 7 2016

Today

Little Gardeners

May 6, 2016 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Explore early literacy through gardening stations set up around the room. Play in real dirt and take a plant home. Participants will gather together at various times throughout the hour for a group movement or story activity. Caregivers with children through age 4 are welcome. Space is limited; registration required.

Age: 
Children

Storytime (canceled)

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2016 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am (Canceled)

Spend time with your little one listening to stories, songs and finger plays geared just for them. Appropriate for kids ages 2-6.

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Children

Preschool Story Time

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2016 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Enjoy stories, puppet plays, songs and other fun activities that promote early literacy just for preschoolers. Appropriate for kids ages 1-6. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Children

AnyStitch Goes!

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2016 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Due to the popularity of our afternoon sewing programs, we’ve created an AnyStitch Goes community get-together. The machines will whir as we invite you to drop in and enjoy your creative pursuits. Begin a new project or continue working on something you’ve already started. Celebrate with others your creative accomplishments. Sewing machines and basic textile-oriented tools will be available, as well as friendly conversation and advice.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult

Open Studio

No online registration necessary

May 6, 2016 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Get hands-on in The Studio! Learn something new, check out the 3D printer, finish a project, or share your creative talents with others. All ages welcome. No registration required.

May 6: Mod Podge – Discover the wonders of Mod Podge through crafting.
May 13: Video Game Design – Design your own video game. Play one designed by your peers.
May 20: Sculpting –Use paper, clay, and other materials to sculpt a one-of-a kind sculpture.
May 27: 3D Printing and Design – Bring your ideas to life using computer-aided design software.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Community Experts Interest Group

May 6, 2016 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

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Want to share your talents and skills with your local community, but don’t have a way to do that.  Come and meet with us every Friday as we build, plan how we can pass on these valuable skills and knowledge.

Age: 
Adult

Teen Advisory Board End of Year Celebration

May 6, 2016 - 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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You've worked hard all year, now it's time to celebrate.  Join us for this special after-hours event for dinner, movies, games and fun!  All Teen Advisory Board members are welcome.  Space is limited; registration required.  

Age: 
Teen

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Tech Drop-ins

No online registration necessary

May 7, 2016 - 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Swing by for one-on-one tech help from an Anythink Tech Guide. Learn how to manage your files, troubleshoot your computer or smartphone, manage your privacy, work with computer upgrades and more. Just have a short question? Feel free to drop by and ask. All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.

Age: 
Adult

One-on-One Computer Help

No online registration necessary

May 7, 2016 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Here is your chance to get one-on-one tech help from a tech guide. Let’s talk about email, job searching, Facebook, ereaders or ask tech question. Time is available in half-hour segments. Please talk to a staff member or call 303-405-3231 to schedule an appointment.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult

Teen Chess Championship (canceled)

No online registration necessary

May 7, 2016 - 11:00 am to 2:30 pm (Canceled)

Winners from previous tournaments will compete for the title of Anythink York Street Chess Grand Champion! If you haven’t played in our tournaments before, feel free to watch and join in on the excitement. Teen Anythinker, Levi, will be running this competition. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. Previous winners are automatically registered. Spectators need not register.

Age: 
Teen

Mini Chihuly

No online registration necessary

May 7, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Learn about glass artist Dale Chihuly as we create stunning glass-like works of art using heat guns, plastic plates and creativity.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult

Master Gardener

No online registration necessary

May 7, 2016 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Spring has sprung!  Join the Adams County Master Gardener volunteers to talk plants, lawns, and answer all of your gardening questions.  No registration necessary.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Monday, May 9, 2016

Toddler Tales

May 9, 2016 - 9:30 am to 10:15 am

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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. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Children

Music and Movement

May 9, 2016 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

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Sing, dance, and learn how to play some basic instruments. Appropriate for kids ages 2-6. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Music and Movement
Age: 
Children

The Studio: Spring Photography (canceled)

No online registration necessary

May 9, 2016 - 3:30 pm (Canceled)

What does spring mean to you? Get outside and explore nature through the lens of a camera while you learn the basics of photography using our DSLR cameras. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Teen
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Spoken Word Poetry Workshop-Art From Ashes

May 9, 2016 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Art from Ashes is an opportunity to foster expression, connection and transformation through poetry. During this eight-week program students will develop poems and present them during live paid performances, including the Brighton Youth Commission’s SPEAK event. Please plan to attend all eight Monday sessions, April 4-May 23, which are necessary for participation. Appropriate for teens in grades 9-12. Space is limited; registration required.

Age: 
Teen

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Toddler Tales

No online registration necessary

May 10, 2016 - 10:00 am

Spend time with your toddler listening to stories, songs and finger plays geared just for them. Appropriate for kids ages 2-4

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Children

Baby Bounce

No online registration necessary

May 10, 2016 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Share time with your little one at your local Anythink with songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth-23 months.

Age: 
Children

Drop-in Tech Help

No online registration necessary

May 10, 2016 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Here’s your chance to get one-on-one tech help from a tech guide. Discuss email, resumes, internet searching, ereaders or ask any tech question. All ages are welcome. No registration required.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

One-on-One Computer Help

No online registration necessary

May 10, 2016 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Here is your chance to get one-on-one tech help from a tech guide. Let’s talk about email, job searching, Facebook, ereaders or ask tech question. Time is available in half-hour segments. Please talk to a staff member or call 303-405-3231 to schedule an appointment.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult

Mystery Month: Crazy Cryptography

No online registration necessary

May 10, 2016 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Can you crack the code? Learn to make — and break — secret codes. Appropriate for students in grades 2-5. No registration required.

Age: 
Children

STEAM Tuesdays: Make Your Own Stamps

May 10, 2016 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Make your own stamp so you can easily reproduce your artwork. Appropriate for students in grades K-5. Space is limited; registration required.

Age: 
Children

Tween/Teen Tuesdays

No online registration necessary

May 10, 2016 - 4:15 pm

Calling all tweens and teens! Join us each week for a special afternoon program. Appropriate for students ages 11 and up.

  • May 3: Games –Play a wide variety of games.
  • May 10: Crafts – Go fly a kite!
  • May 17: Tech – Learn something new.
Age: 
Teen, Tween

STEAM: Build a Marble Run

No online registration necessary

May 10, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Using shoe boxes and craft sticks, we will build our own fun, non-tech game.

Age: 
Children

Green Tweens (canceled)

May 10, 2016 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Canceled)

Make a cool craft using recycled materials. Registration is encouraged.

 

Age: 
Tween

Kids Explore Sewing: Freezer Pop Holder

May 10, 2016 - 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

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Sewing on a sewing machine is fun and easy. Make a freezer pop holder and then enjoy a cold treat. Recommended for kids ages 8 and up and their parents. Space is limited; registration is required for each participant.

Age: 
Children, Family

Shakespeare Society: Pizza and a Play

No online registration necessary

May 10, 2016 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

“Et tu, Brute?” says Caesar. This scene, in which the conspirators in the Senate assassinate Caesar, is one of the most dramatic moments on the Shakespearean stage, and we get to read it – out loud and together while eating pizza. Join us to read the play Julius Caesar, and we’ll pretend the Ides of March are back.

Age: 
Adult

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Baby Bounce

May 11, 2016 - 9:30 am to 10:15 am

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Share time with your little one at your local Anythink with songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth-23 months. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Children

Baby Play Date

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2016 - 9:45 am to 10:45 am

It’s a play date at the library! Join us for playtime and interaction for babies 23 months and younger and their caregivers. No registration required.

Age: 
Family

Rowdy Readers

May 11, 2016 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

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Join our discussion of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult

Story Time

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2016 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, and other activities for children 2-6.

Age: 
Children

Baby Bounce

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2016 - 10:00 am to 10:20 am

Share time with your little one at your local Anythink with songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth-23 months. Please note: No program on May 25.  

Age: 
Children

Music and Movement

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2016 - 10:00 am

Sing, dance, play basic instruments and move creatively. Appropriate for kids ages 2-6. 

Event Type: 
Music and Movement
Age: 
Children

Explore on the Floor

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2016 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

A different way to explore early literacy! Read stories and participate in different activities.This drop-in program is for children through 6 years old and their parents. Please note: No program on May 25. 

Age: 
Children

Primetime for Preschoolers

May 11, 2016 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

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Enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and other fun activities just for preschoolers. Appropriate for ages 3-5. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Children

Toddler Time

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2016 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

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

 

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Children

Music and Movement

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2016 - 11:10 am to 11:40 am

Sing, dance, play basic instruments, and move creatively. This program is for ages 3-6 years. Please note: No program on May 25. 

Event Type: 
Music and Movement
Age: 
Children

Teen Hang Out

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2016 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Hang out, play games with your friends and enjoy lunch provided by the Food Bank of the Rockies. We’ll have lots of games to choose from, including the Wii, Xbox, computer games and board games. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Age: 
Teen

Kids Cafe

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2016 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Enjoy a drop-in snack program sponsored by The Food Bank of the Rockies and Hunger Free America. Everyone age 18 and under welcome.

Age: 
Children, Tween

Tech Drop-ins

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Computers are confusing.  You have questions? We have answers.

Age: 
Adult

Teen Hangout and Crafts

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Hang out with your friends in The Studio, and create fun projects that are uniquely your own. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. No registration required. 

Age: 
Teen, Tween

After-School Get Together

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2016 - 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Join friends and family at Anythink Brighton for afterschool activities. Appropriate for students in grades K-5.

May 4: Hats –Get creative and make your own hat!
May 11: Superhero Cuffs – Transform a regular toilet paper roll into a superhero cuff!
May 18: Accordion Villages– Create your own village using paper and accordion folds.
May 25: Games – Celebrate the last week of school with games!

Age: 
Children, Tween

Teen Time: 10 Minute Apps

May 11, 2016 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

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Discover how you can write fun Javascript apps in about 10 minutes! Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. Space is limited; registration is recommended. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Teen

TECH TIME: Basic Soldering

May 11, 2016 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Ever wanted to fix computers, cars, and other electronics?  Soldering is a great way to start.  Use soldering irons to produce your first soldering project.  Best for children ages 8+. Registration encouraged.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children, Tween

Crafternoon

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2016 - 4:15 pm

Creativity reigns with a weekly arts and crafts project. All ages welcome.

  • May 4: Mother’s Day present.
  • May 11: Go fly a kite!

 

Age: 
Family

Teen Activity Group

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2016 - 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Join your peers in a safe environment and express your energy and ideas through movement, art and language.  Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. No registration required.

Age: 
Teen, Tween

Tech Help Drop-In

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2016 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

stock photo - tablet, laptop & smartphone

Got a new gadget, but not sure how to make the most of it? Want to get your ereader, phone or tablet loaded up with library materials? Perplexed by a computer question? Drop in for help and learn new tips and tricks. 

For those interested in making use of the Adobe Creative Suite, using a DSLR or GoPro or recording something in Garage Band, equipment is available for use on request. 

Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult, Family, Teen, Tween

Craigslist: How to Sell

No online registration necessary

May 11, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of replying to and posting a Craigslist ad. Participants are encouraged to bring a flash drive or camera and cords with photos and all the information for your ad, so we can create your Craigslist post during the program. Space is limited; available on a first-come first-served basis.  

Age: 
Adult

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Explore on the Floor

No online registration necessary

May 12, 2016 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

A new way to explore literacy! This drop-in program is for children through age 6 and their caregivers. Five different centers are set up reflecting each early literacy skill.

Age: 
Children

Music and Movement

No online registration necessary

May 12, 2016 - 10:00 am

Sing, dance, play basic instruments and move creatively. Appropriate for kids ages 2-6. 

Event Type: 
Music and Movement
Age: 
Children

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