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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., Jan 26 2021
January 26, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Make lip balm, clay dough and even a tie-dyed tea towel using your favorite drink mix packet with this take-home supply kit. Appropriate for ages 8 to 14. Pick up your kit at Anythink Bennett during the month of January while supplies last. For questions, email mdewolff@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children, Family
January 26, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Turn on the stove and make something delicious. Each kit includes a simple recipe and basic dry ingredients, plus ideas for putting your own twist on the meal. Try it at home, then connect with other teens cooking the same food. At the end of the month, join a virtual dinner and enjoy a meal together.

Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Teen, Tween
January 26, 2021 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

We have all picked up new crafts or revisited old skills during the pandemic, and now we are calling on all the knitters out there. Join knitting pro Deepali Gaitonde for this two-part series as she teaches an intermediate-level beautiful lace sampler scarf, perfect for the warmer weather we are dreaming of. Even if your skills are a little rusty or if you want to explore the world of lace knitting, hop into this virtual knitting group to reconnect with fellow knitters. As a special treat, yarn will be provided for pick up at Anythink York Street.  

This event will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants. Space is limited; online registration required. For questions, contact Gina Collett at Anythink York Street.  

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
January 27, 2021 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

What do the Anythink stuffed animals do after dark? Do they read? Do they play? Do they get into mischief? Let’s find out. Grab your own stuffed animal and join us on this imagination adventure. This virtual program will take place using GoTo Meeting. Be sure to include your email address when registering so we can email you the link and some prompts for your own stuffed animal adventures. Appropriate for pre-K through elementary school-age kids. Registration is required. 

Event Type: 
Animals
Age: 
Children
January 28, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
woman sitting at desk with laptop

Are you the wondering how you can host your own virtual meeting with custom overlays and video switching? Walk through the process of setting up OBS from start to finish with Studio staff available to help along the way. 

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

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Adult
January 28, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join a group of Among Us players from the library. Whether you’ve never played before and want to learn, or you’re a pro at discovering the impostor, come hang out on Thursdays in a virtual club and gaming group.

Email wfteens@anythinklibraries.org for an invitation.

Event Type: 
Gaming
Age: 
Teen, Tween
January 29, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join BMoCA Educator Melinda Laz for a video demonstration and interactive online art workshop discussing BMoCA's Spring 2020 exhibition Night Reels: The Work of Stacey Steers. Artist Stacey Steers is known internationally for her process-driven, labor-intensive animated films composed of thousands of handmade works on paper. The exhibition featured several of her films, sculptures, installations and collages. For this program, a video and art project will be presented online that you can watch and create in the comfort of your own home. 

A live video chat via Zoom will follow on Friday, Jan 29 at 4:00pm, during which questions can be asked and answered, additional demonstration can occur, and participants can chat or share their work with BMoCA Educator Melinda Laz. Registration will be limited to 20 participants; Registrants will be provided with necessary art supplies to create their project (available for pick-up at the Perl Mack Branch). This free program is generously sponsored by the SCFD. While we are physically distant, we can still be socially close! For questions, contact Mandi at mmiller@anythinklibraries.org  

Photo credit: Wes Magyar

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Adult
January 30, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join us online for this beginner-friendly yoga series. Instructor Anna Gibson will lead participants through these gentle yoga sessions. These lessons will offer techniques to help establish or continue your yoga practice. Space is limited; registration required. A link to this virtual event will be sent via email prior to the event. 

Registration required. 

Event Type: 
Class
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
January 30, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Bennett Arts Council and Anythink Bennett present an online painting workshop hosted by local Bennett artist Wendy Balfe. Create a beautiful winter landscape while trying an assortment of chocolates. The kit for this event will include chocolates for a chocolate tasting and all needed art supplies. Appropriate for adults and families. Please register online and pick up your kit from Anythink Bennett on January 28th and 29th. Event links will be emailed prior to the event.

Registration required.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Class
Age: 
Adult, Family
February 1, 2021 - 12:00 pm to February 27, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Create a card that will light up someone’s day. Learn how to work with circuits and LED lights, then use those skills to create greetings that really pop. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion to show someone that you’re thinking of them.

Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
STEAM
Tech
Age: 
Teen, Tween
February 1, 2021 - 12:00 pm to February 6, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a new task each week at Anythink Wright Farms that will help forecast your future. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Registration is required.

 

  • Week One: February 1-6 – Fortune Fish, Cookies, & Tellers
  • Week Two: February 8-13 – Mad Lib Horoscopes & Stars
  • Week Three: February 15-20 – Weather & Statistics
  • Week Four: February 22-27 – DIY Magic 6-Jar
Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
February 1, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us online to discuss Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, and vote on our March book. Appropriate for adults.  

This program will be held online. A link to join will be sent out via email to book club members and online program participants.  

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

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
February 2, 2021 - 12:00 pm to February 27, 2021 - 6:00 pm

Decorate heart-shaped cookies with a kind word, keep one, and give the other to someone you love! Appropriate for ages 5 to 12. Pick up your kit at Anythink Bennett during the month of February while supplies last. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 2, 2021 - 12:00 pm to February 27, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: use clues to break into this kit. Perhaps you'll find a variety of brain teaser puzzles, games, or treats inside! Perfect for spies-in-training. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Pick up your kit at Anythink Bennett during the month of February while supplies last. 

Age: 
Teen
February 2, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Available for pick up Tuesday, Feb. 2 & Thursday, Feb. 4, 4-5 pm 

Build a circuit and learn about electrons in the comfort of your own home! Stop by Anythink Commerce City’s curbside services to pick up all you need for this engaging experiment. Suitable for children ages 6-12, and adult supervision is recommended. This program will be available while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis.

Age: 
Children
Tags: 
February 2, 2021 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

We have all picked up new crafts or revisited old skills during the pandemic, and now we are calling on all the knitters out there. Join knitting pro Deepali Gaitonde for this two-part series as she teaches an intermediate-level beautiful lace sampler scarf, perfect for the warmer weather we are dreaming of. Even if your skills are a little rusty or if you want to explore the world of lace knitting, hop into this virtual knitting group to reconnect with fellow knitters. As a special treat, yarn will be provided for pick up at Anythink York Street.  

This event will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants. Space is limited; online registration required. For questions, contact Gina Collett at Anythink York Street.  

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
February 3, 2021 - 9:30 am to 10:15 am

Explore yoga with us in a safe and friendly environment with seated and optional standing poses. Build strength, flexibility and balance while reducing stress and calming the body and mind. Appropriate for adults. 

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

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

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
February 4, 2021 - 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

 

Join BMoCA Educator Melinda Laz for an interactive online workshop inspired by BMoCA's current exhibition John Torreano: The Big Picture – Painting from the Universe.

John Torreano lives in New York City, but his artwork takes inspiration from outer space! Looking at photographs taken by the Hubble telescope (which beams back to earth pictures of stars, galaxies and black holes far, far away) he then creates large paintings, adding shiny rhinestones and layers of beautiful color!

Log on to our virtual meeting to learn more about the artist’s work and get inspired to make your own art! Melinda will guide participants through a fun art activity inspired by the artwork shown.

This program will be held online. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance. Registration closes Wednesday, February 3.

Registrants can pick up necessary art supplies to create their project at Anythink Huron Street (available for pick up during library hours or at curbside appointments) January 25- February 3.

This program is generously sponsored by the SCFD.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children
February 4, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Available for pick up Tuesday, Feb. 2 & Thursday, Feb. 4, 4-5 pm 

Build a circuit and learn about electrons in the comfort of your own home! Stop by Anythink Commerce City’s curbside services to pick up all you need for this engaging experiment. Suitable for children ages 6-12, and adult supervision is recommended. This program will be available while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Join a group of Among Us players from the library. Whether you’ve never played before and want to learn, or you’re a pro at discovering the impostor, come hang out on Thursdays in a virtual club and gaming group.

Email wfteens@anythinklibraries.org for an invitation.

Event Type: 
Gaming
Age: 
Teen, Tween
February 5, 2021 - 11:00 am to February 6, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Relax and express your creative side with origami. This grab-n-go kit includes instructions and paper to fold origami in the comfort of your home. Each kit includes a variety of difficulty levels to choose from. Supplies are limited; registration highly encouraged to reserve your kit. Remaining supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
February 6, 2021 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This is a hands-on workshop for adults interested in learning about henna. We'll be learning about its history and cultural practices, how to make it , and basic design elements. Come prepared to learn and have fun.

Henna supplies are limited and available for pickup at Anythink Brighton. Participants will be notified on how to pick up their henna in the days before the program. This program is appropriate for adults. 

This event will be held online. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants. Space and supplies are limited; registration required. 

For questions, please contact Chaz at ccarey@anythinklibraries.org

Age: 
Adult
February 6, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join us online for this beginner-friendly yoga series. Instructor Anna Gibson will lead participants through gentle yoga sessions. These lessons will offer techniques to help establish or continue your yoga practice. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. 

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

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
February 6, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 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 1/30 in order to share your work. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. 

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

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Adult
February 8, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

One kind word can change someone’s entire day, so spread kindness by giving away some hand-made delights to see the difference you can make. Each kit contains everything you need to create three one-of-a-kind greeting cards that you can personalize with your own thoughtful messages. Kits can be picked up at the Anythink Wright Farms branch. No registration required; supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 8, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Who says that homemade gifts are just for humans! This week make delicious treats for a furry friend in your life. Then join our teen Discord to show off your pet snacking on their homemade treats. Kits available for pick-up at Anythink Huron starting Feb. 8th. Appropriate for teens and tweens. Supplies are limited and are available on a first come first serve basis. 

 

For a Discord invitation, please contact Cassidy at ctanzella@anythinklibraries.org. 

 

Age: 
Teen, Tween
February 8, 2021 - 12:00 pm to February 13, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a new task each week at Anythink Wright Farms that will help forecast your future. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Registration is required.

 

  • Week One: February 1-6 – Fortune Fish, Cookies, & Tellers
  • Week Two: February 8-13 – Mad Lib Horoscopes & Stars
  • Week Three: February 15-20 – Weather & Statistics
  • Week Four: February 22-27 – DIY Magic 6-Jar
Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
February 8, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Never threaded a needle before? No problem! This project will have options for brand new beginners and more experienced stitchers. Learn basic hand-sewing skills and embroidery stitches, and decorate a felt heart ornament to share with someone you love. All stitchers ages 10 and up welcome. Space is limited; register online and pick up supplies starting Monday, Feb. 1, at Anythink Brighton. 

This event will be held online. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants. Space and supplies are limited; registration required.  

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

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Adult
February 9, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Pick up all of the basics for personal pizzas to celebrate the best holiday of the year!  Enough ingredients are included for four personal pizzas. Supplies limited to one per household, and can be picked up at the Anythink York Street branch on the day of this program. Suitable for all ages. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Family
February 9, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

One kind word can change someone’s entire day, so spread kindness by giving away some hand-made delights to see the difference you can make. Each kit contains everything you need to create three one-of-a-kind greeting cards that you can personalize with your own thoughtful messages. Kits can be picked up at the Anythink Wright Farms branch. No registration required; supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 9, 2021 - 12:00 pm to February 13, 2021 - 5:00 pm

It’s Mardi Gras, which means beads, celebration and…King Cake! King Cake is a delicious treat made during Mardi Gras, a tradition that dates all the way back to the Middle Ages. The cake is very similar to a Rosco de Reyes cake. Pick up your raffle ticket when you use our curbside pickup service between Tuesday, Feb. 9 and Friday, Feb. 12. One lucky winner will receive a genuine King Cake shipped from the Manny Randazzo bakery outside of New Orleans! Additional information about Mardi Gras and other treats will accompany the cake. No registration required.

February 9, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

See chemical reactions before your eyes with a Valentine’s Day twist! You’ll see the difference in molecules using just milk, dish soap and food coloring. 

Interactive family programs will be available to take home weekly alongside Kids’ Café snacks. Please limit one per household. These programs are available while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs require adult supervision, but all materials are provided.

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
February 9, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Back by popular demand, special guest and author extraordinaire, Patricia Toht, will take us through her process of writing children's books and the publishing process. Make sure to have a pen and paper handy - Patricia has a wealth of knowledge to share with those writing for the children's book market. This program will be held online; a link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance. Registration is required. For questions, please email Brittany at bjacobs@anythinklibraries.org

Event Type: 
Author Event
Age: 
Adult
February 10, 2021 - 9:30 am to 10:15 am

Explore yoga with us in a safe and friendly environment with seated and optional standing poses. Build strength, flexibility and balance while reducing stress and calming the body and mind. Appropriate for adults. 

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

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

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
February 10, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

One kind word can change someone’s entire day, so spread kindness by giving away some hand-made delights to see the difference you can make. Each kit contains everything you need to create three one-of-a-kind greeting cards that you can personalize with your own thoughtful messages. Kits can be picked up at the Anythink Wright Farms branch. No registration required; supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 10, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Ever wonder how flubber is made? Join us as a 4-H instructor guides us through several Next Generation Science Standards and the process of making your own flubber! This program will be held online; a link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance. Supply kits will be available for pick-up at Anythink Perl Mack beginning on Wed. Feb. 3rd. Supplies are limited; registration required. For questions please email Brittany at bjacobs@anythinklibraries.org

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Family
February 11, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

One kind word can change someone’s entire day, so spread kindness by giving away some hand-made delights to see the difference you can make. Each kit contains everything you need to create three one-of-a-kind greeting cards that you can personalize with your own thoughtful messages. Kits can be picked up at the Anythink Wright Farms branch. No registration required; supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 11, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

See chemical reactions before your eyes with a Valentine’s Day twist! You’ll see the difference in molecules using just milk, dish soap and food coloring. 

Interactive family programs will be available to take home weekly alongside Kids’ Café snacks. Please limit one per household. These programs are available while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs require adult supervision, but all materials are provided.

 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
February 11, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join a group of Among Us players from the library. Whether you’ve never played before and want to learn, or you’re a pro at discovering the impostor, come hang out on Thursdays in a virtual club and gaming group.

Email wfteens@anythinklibraries.org for an invitation.

Event Type: 
Gaming
Age: 
Teen, Tween
February 12, 2021 - 11:00 am to February 13, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a surprise Take & Make kit! This month will be a sweet little treat in celebration of Valentine’s Day. This kit includes all of the ingredients required to make a delicious surprise recipe at home. Supplies are limited; registration required to reserve your kit. 

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Adult
February 12, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Anythink Bennett and the Bennett Art’s Council present this fun needle felting workshop. Becky Zierer, local fiber artist and alpaca farmer, will teach participants this unique art form and allow them to create their own masterpiece. Kits will be available for pick up at Anythink Bennett between 2/9 - 2/11 and will include all needed materials and tools. Children under 15 years old that are interested in participating will need adult assistance. Register now to reserve your kit.

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

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Adult, Children, Teen, Tween
February 12, 2021 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

What better way to celebrate Galantine’s Day than by making lip gloss! Pick up a kit including all the chemistry to create a gloss so shiny it may as well be a crystal, too. Supplies are limited and can be picked up at Anythink York Street on the day of this program. Appropriate for teens. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Teen
February 12, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

One kind word can change someone’s entire day, so spread kindness by giving away some hand-made delights to see the difference you can make. Each kit contains everything you need to create three one-of-a-kind greeting cards that you can personalize with your own thoughtful messages. Kits can be picked up at the Anythink Wright Farms branch. No registration required; supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 13, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join us online for this beginner-friendly yoga series. Instructor Anna Gibson will lead participants through gentle yoga sessions. These lessons will offer techniques to help establish or continue your yoga practice. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. 

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

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
February 13, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

One kind word can change someone’s entire day, so spread kindness by giving away some hand-made delights to see the difference you can make. Each kit contains everything you need to create three one-of-a-kind greeting cards that you can personalize with your own thoughtful messages. Kits can be picked up at the Anythink Wright Farms branch. No registration required; supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 13, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Calling all creative teens! Have you been working on a drawing, poem, song or something else that you're wishing you had an audience for? Show us what you’ve got! Meet new friends in a safe and encouraging space and get inspired by what others are doing. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. For questions email Molly at mdewolff@anythinklibraries.org. 

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

Age: 
Teen
February 13, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Reminiscent of popular TV cooking shows, participants will be given a mystery box that contains several ingredients. How will you creatively incorporate them into your dish? Meet up virtually on cooking day to discuss your dish. Supplies are limited and participants will be notified on how to pick up their mystery box ingredients in the days before we cook. 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. For questions about this program, please contact Mandi at mmiller@anythinklibraries.org 

Limit one kit per household. 

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Adult
February 15, 2021 - 12:00 pm to February 20, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a new task each week at Anythink Wright Farms that will help forecast your future. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Registration is required.

 

  • Week One: February 1-6 – Fortune Fish, Cookies, & Tellers
  • Week Two: February 8-13 – Mad Lib Horoscopes & Stars
  • Week Three: February 15-20 – Weather & Statistics
  • Week Four: February 22-27 – DIY Magic 6-Jar
Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
February 15, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

One kind word can change someone’s entire day, so spread kindness by giving away some hand-made delights to see the difference you can make. Each kit contains everything you need to create three one-of-a-kind greeting cards that you can personalize with your own thoughtful messages. Kits can be picked up at the Anythink Wright Farms branch. No registration required; supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 15, 2021 - 12:00 pm to February 20, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Monday, February 8- Saturday, February 13.

Come to Anythink Huron Street Library to pick up your Cup Activity Kit!  It will include all of the materials to allow you to practice cup stacking AND create your own windchime.

There will be a limited number of materials available for pick-up and will be distributed first come, first served basis. 

This program is intended for kids K-6th grade.  No registration required

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children

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