Past events

E.g., Dec 16 2019
December 14, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Help us create a podcast. You will learn how to audio engineer and broadcast. Participants must stay for an entire recording session. Two recording sessions will happen during each program. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Teen, Tween
December 14, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join knitting pro Deepali Gaitonde in this two-part series where you will learn the basics of knitting and use your newfound skills to make your own dishcloth. Never knitted before or maybe it’s been a while since you picked up your needles? No worries! These classes are perfect for getting you on your way to legitimate knitting.

All materials provided, registration requested. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
December 14, 2019 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Contemporary Classroom brings Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibitions to the library with information about artists working today and a hands-on art making workshop. Appropriate for ages 7-12. No registration necessary.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children, Tween
December 14, 2019 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Watercolor palette

Watercolor 101

Saturday, Dec. 7, 10:30 am-12 pm

This workshop is for those of any experience level who want to try using watercolors to create one or several paintings to gift or keep. Internationally exhibited artist Kelley Schei focuses on teaching basic skills while letting you find your own creative style in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Space and supplies are limited; registration preferred. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Watercolor 102

Saturday, Dec. 14, 10:30 am-12 pm

This workshop explores intermediate skills and techniques using watercolors to create paintings to gift or keep. Internationally exhibited artist Kelley Schei focuses on teaching some intermediate skills while letting you find your own creative style in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Space and supplies are limited; registration preferred. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
The Studio
December 14, 2019 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Drop in to use our sewing machines, Cricuts, 3D printers and more.  Get one-on-one or group help to start a new project, finish something you’ve started, or simply learn something new.  The Studio will help you take your skills to the next level.

 

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
December 14, 2019 - 10:00 am to 3:00 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 14, 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Roll-up those sleeves and join us for another edition of shop class at Anythink Perl Mack. This month we’re making name boards with carefully supervised use of a power drill and hammers. Best for upper elementary students and tweens. All skill levels are welcome. Materials will be provided.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Tween
December 14, 2019 - 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for a trip down the yellow brick road to gain a heart, a brain, and some nerve, while learning about pets and shelter services from the Adams County Animal Shelter. Stations will guide you around the library to create, think, try, and watch the classic film. Appropriate for all ages. 

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
December 13, 2019 - 10:30 am to December 20, 2019 - 11:30 am

Explore early literacy and learning through hands-on sensory activities. Be ready to move, build, play and create. Appropriate for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers. Play clothes appropriate for messy play recommended. 

  • Dec. 6 – Animal Adaptations
  • Dec 13 – How’s the Weather?
Age: 
Children
December 13, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Explore early literacy by using the many different stations to interact with your little one. Participants will gather together at the end for a story. Caregivers with children through age 4 are welcome. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children
December 13, 2019 - 10:00 am to 5:30 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 12, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

High art and extreme competitive eating collide in this tasty challenge. Participants will be given a short amount of time to create an original work of art inspired by a mystery pie flavor. There are no spectators in this contest. Students in grades 6 to 12 welcome. Space is limited; registration is recommended. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Age: 
Teen
December 12, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Explore a vast palette of colors with different textures, tones, and mediums with five workshops this fall. All ages are welcome. 

Color Stories, Part IV: Chains for Change Thursday, Dec. 12, 4-5 pm 

Let’s start a chain reaction…right in the lobby of the library! Begin to co-create a colorful installation that will be exhibited and contributed to throughout the Winter. 

Color Stories, Part V: Chains for Change, II Monday, Dec. 16, 4-5 pm 

Let’s start a chain reaction…right in the lobby of the library! Finish up the co-creation of a colorful installation that will be exhibited and contributed to throughout the Winter.

Age: 
Children, Teen
December 12, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Pixel art on windows

In this 3-part series, you’ll learn how to build game assets by exploring concepts like frame-by-frame animation, pixel-art design, platform design, and basic UI design.  Appropriate for those with little to no experience with Adobe Photoshop. Space is limited; registration preferred. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
The Studio
December 12, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Explore a variety of activities involving science, technology, engineering, art and math. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids and their caregivers. 

  • Dec. 2 – Remarkable Reptiles with Denver Zoo
  • Dec. 12 – Sensational Plants with Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Dec. 16 – Brainteasers with Colorado Ballet
Age: 
Children
December 12, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Stressed out? Learn the zen art of knitting. Teens of all skill levels are welcome as we learn to cast-on, knit and purl. Basic supplies are provided, but bring your own if you have a specific project in mind. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Teen, Tween
December 12, 2019 - 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Join us for open Studio drop-in to use our sewing machines, Cricuts, 3D printers and more. Get one-on-one or group help to start a new project, finish something you're working on or simply learn something new. The Studio will help you take your skills to the next level.

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
December 12, 2019 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Through Snapology’s interactive Brick Art & Design class, children will learn about da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Wright’s Falling Water, and many more. Appropriate for kids ages 7-14. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children, Tween
December 12, 2019 - 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, 2019 - 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
December 12, 2019 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Drop in to use our sewing machines, Cricuts, 3D printers and more.  Get one-on-one or group help to start a new project, finish something you’ve started, or simply learn something new.  The Studio will help you take your skills to the next level.

 

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
December 12, 2019 - 10:00 am to 7:00 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 12, 2019 - 10:00 am to 10:30 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 11, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Using the internal components of a pinball machine to demonstrate its electromechanics, a local pinball enthusiast will reveal the complexities of this classic game. Ages 16 and up are welcome.  Space is limited; please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Teen, Tween
December 11, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Have you always wanted to learn how to spin and scratch? Now’s your chance! Join us as we learn the basics of DJing and what it takes to become a professional DJ from DJ Staxx of the Denver DJ School. Best for upper elementary kids, tweens and teens. Space is limited; registration is requested.

 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Teen, Tween
December 11, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Put your game face on and join us for a friendly multiplayer competition with Rolling Video Games, parked at the library. Choose from a collection of video game titles for Xbox and Nintendo consoles. Available games are best suited for ages 8 and up. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
December 11, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us in this new series geared especially for homeschool families. This month we’ll explore energy powered by nature with materials from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Adults are encouraged to network and share best practices, while the kids work on their 21st century and STEM skills. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Family
December 11, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Are you a gamer looking to geek out with other fellow gamers? Well join the club...literally! From Yu-Gi-Oh! to Dungeons and Dragons, we provide the tables and you provide the fun. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Age: 
Adult, Teen
December 11, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Hang out, play games with your friends, and enjoy lunch provided by the Food Bank of the Rockies. There will be gaming consoles, computer games, movies, various gaming clubs, and board games available. We will also be hosting a gaming tournament on Wednesday the 18th. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12.

Age: 
Teen
December 11, 2019 - 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

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