Past events

E.g., Aug 23 2019
August 22, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Book art has a long and storied history, and can encompass a broad array of techniques and effects that render the material, written word into beautiful, one-of-a-kind art objects. Come learn about how to use books as artistic media, then heed your creative calling with books that have been weeded from our collection. 

Age: 
Adult
August 22, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Battle Royale series starts with a DIY robot showdown! Each participant will make their own robot, and then test them out in the Battle Royale Arena - a shrinking play field. Test your engineering skills, battle it out, learn new skills and make new friends. This multi-player showdown will make for nothing short of a great time. Appropriate for grades 6 to 12. Space is limited; registration suggested. 

 

Age: 
Teen
August 22, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Build your own cities both past and present while becoming a historic preservationist. Learn about saving historic structures, the evolution of a city, and the importance of historic preservation with guests from the Molly Brown House Museum. Appropriate for students in grades K-5. 

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Children
August 22, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Strum, beat, and play your way through the Swallow Hill Music Instrument Petting Zoo! We provide a hands-on experience for kids and adults – led by our knowledgeable staff of “zookeepers.” The entire family can try out ukuleles, hand drums, guitars, mandolins, banjos, fiddles, mini-pianos, and more. We provide the instruments and you provide the curiosity.

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Family
August 22, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

In continuing to provide Thornton residents with access to farm-fresh produce and health information, Anythink’s community farmers’ markets are returning in 2019 with expanded dates and locations. Hosted in conjunction with the American Heart Association, City of Thornton, Tri-County Health Department, Lulu’s Farm and Miller Farms, the farmers’ markets will now be held weekly at both Anythink Huron Street (Tuesdays, 9 am-1 pm) and Anythink Wright Farms (Thursdays, 3-6:30 pm) beginning Tuesday, July 9. In addition to food, community members will also find cooking demos, recipes, nutrition information and preventative health screenings (on select dates). The farmers’ markets will continue through the second week of October.

To increase healthy food accessibility, both WIC and SNAP are accepted at all farmers’ markets. Additionally, visitors can join representatives at the Tri-County Health Department booth for information about eWIC and SNAP services. 

 

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Family
August 22, 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
August 21, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us to practice speaking in both English and Español with your fellow community members. Learn useful tips for basic conversation in your new language, and enjoy sharing what you already know! 

Le invitamos a que practique hablar en ingles y español con miembros de su comunidad. Reciba consejos útiles para conversaciones básicas en su nueva idioma y comparta sus conocimientos con sus compañeros. Registración por internet no es necesaria. Nos reunimos el primer y tercer miércoles de cada mes. 

 

Age: 
Adult
August 21, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

We’re all about the do-it-yourself mentality, and in this new series we’ll equip and empower you to take on your own projects! This month we’re making pillow cases that will help you drift off into a deep sleep. All materials will be provided. 

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Children, Tween
August 21, 2019 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Join us on Wednesdays to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math. Appropriate for school-aged kids.

August 21: Art Project with Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

August 28: 3D printing with Hypatia Studio (Space is limited; registration required.)

Age: 
Children
August 21, 2019 - 9:30 am to 10:15 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. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Children
August 20, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

When asked about his paintings, artist Clyfford Still once wrote: “As for me, they kindle a fire; through them I breathe again, hold a golden cord, find my own revelation.” In this three-week series, experts from Denver's Clyfford Still Museum will lead us in an exploration of 20th century American art. Join us to “find your own revelation,” and discover a new appreciation of well-known artists and their work. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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Class
Age: 
Adult
August 20, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Stop by at one of the two book clubs, we will be reading In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende. Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required.

Pasa por uno de los dos clubes de libros, en los que estaremos leyendo el libro In the Midst of Winter de Isabel Allende. Se ofrecerán refrescos. No es necesario registrarse.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
August 20, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Everyone is creative and opportunities are everywhere. Upcycle some discarded paper and turn it into beads for your crafting needs. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Age: 
Adult
August 20, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Enjoy delicious brews and make new friends as you learn to play the hottest new board games and settle in with the tried-and-true classics. Appropriate for ages 21 and up only. Drinks available for purchase. Registration encouraged. Please visit our online calendar to register and for details about this month’s game. Bruz Beers is located at 1675 West 67th Ave. in Denver, Colorado.

Age: 
Adult
August 20, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

STEAM Tuesdays

Join us every Tuesday to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math. Appropriate for students in grades K-5. No registration required. 

Aug. 6: LEGO Club – Explore science, technology, engineering and math through LEGOS®.
Aug. 13: Discover Challenge – Explore STEAM principles to build and create.
Aug. 20: Barr Lake Ranger Talk – Learn about a natural facet of Barr Lake State Park. 
Aug. 27: Art Stop on the Go- Join an art teacher from the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for an art class.

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Class
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Children
August 20, 2019 - 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. Best for adults. To schedule an appointment, e-mail Kaelin Alexander at kalexander@anythinklibraries.org.

Please note: the scheduled time is only a calendar placeholder.

Age: 
Adult
August 20, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Are you hungry for good books and good food?  This month, read a book that’s science fiction or about science, and then eat snacks and tell us all about it! We will design our own rockets and blast them off outside together. Appropriate for kids in grades 4-5. Please see a staff member if you need book recommendations.

Age: 
Children
August 20, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?  is Roz Chast’s memoir of her parent’s final years. As a New Yorker cartoonist, she expands her work to a full novel. Cartoons, as it happens, are tailor-made for the absurdities of old age, illness and dementia. Join us to discuss our first graphic novel.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
August 20, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Do you need help with your job search? Stop by for drop in help on how to navigate your options, automate your search, edit/create your resume or cover letter. This program is offered weekly on Tuesday mornings from 11am to 12pm.

¿Necesitas ayuda en buscar trabajo? Ven para recibir ayuda en navegar tus opciones, revisar/crear tu resume o carta de presentación. No se requiere cita.  

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult
August 19, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

When asked about his paintings, artist Clyfford Still once wrote: “As for me, they kindle a fire; through them I breathe again, hold a golden cord, find my own revelation.” In this three-week series, experts from Denver's Clyfford Still Museum will lead us in an exploration of 20th century American art. Join us to find your own revelation, and discover a new appreciation of well-known artists and their work. Space is limited; online registration required. 

Monday, Aug. 12

Monday, Aug. 19

Monday, Aug. 26

Age: 
Adult
August 19, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

School is gearing up and we can get you prepared with DIY accessories and yummy snack creations. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids. Space is limited; registration required. 

  • Aug. 5 – Sandwich Sushi and Summer Scrapbooks
  • Aug. 12 – Apple Nachos and Framed Art
  • Aug. 19 – Banana Split Pudding Cups and Bookmarks
  • Aug. 26 – Pizza Bagels and Pencil Toppers
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Children
August 19, 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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