Past events

E.g., Feb 25 2020
February 24, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Protect your book or ereader with a felt book sleeve. Already working on a sewing project and looking for some company while you create? Use our machines to work on your own in-progress piece. Sewing machines and basic textile-oriented tools will be available. All skill levels welcome. Open to ages 10 and older. Space is limited; registration required.

Age: 
Adult, Teen, Tween
February 24, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Learn how to create detail work for cosplay using the applique technique. Discover ways you can use applique to alter existing clothing (such as thrift stores finds) to make cosplay costume pieces. Teens and adults welcomed. Space is limited; registration required.

Age: 
Teen
February 24, 2020 - 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Join us for a storytime featuring books, songs, rhymes, and play in English and Spanish. Appropriate for kids ages 2-6. No registration required.

 

Acompananos para cuentos, canciones, rimas y juego en inglés y español. Apropiado para niños de 2 a 6 años. No se requiere registro.

 

Event Type: 
Story Time
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Children
February 22, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Here's your chance to learn incredible magic tricks. Master Magician Mark Strivings will teach a lucky group of kids magic tricks that to take home with them. Appropriate for kids ages 6 and up. Space is limited; registration encouraged. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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Class
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Children
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February 22, 2020 - 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
February 22, 2020 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join us as we kick off 2020 with a new yoga series with expert Sara Walsh that is dedicated to giving you time to focus on mindfulness, meditation, and some new yogi skills. This series is BYOMat, if possible. Beginners are always welcome. Space is limited; registration is required. Please see our online calendar to register.

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Class
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Adult
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February 22, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Through a partnership with the Bennett Arts Council and Joyful Journeys, Anythink Bennett presents a four-week phone photography class taught by local artist, Pattie Lindsay. Bring your cell phone and learn to take amazing photos by getting the most out of your phone in this fun, hands-on workshop. The class will be four weeks long with a reception showcasing student’s work on March 21. Participants who complete all four workshops will receive a universal mobile lens kit, including wide-angle, fisheye and telephoto lenses for your phone. 

 

Event Type: 
Class
Tech
Age: 
Children, Family, Teen, Tween
February 22, 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

“Laissez les bon temps rouler” – “Let the good times roll!” Gather your krewe and get in the Mardi Gras spirit by decorating your own Mardi Gras mask. Snack on King Cake flown in from New Orleans while listening to traditional music from the French Quarter. A prize for the best decorated mask will be provided by The Lost Cajun Westminster. All ages welcome.

Space is limited; registration encouraged. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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Family
February 21, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Disfrute de cuentos, canciones, rimas y otras actividades divertidas en español y  inglés que son perfectas para los pequeñitos activos. Para edades de 3 a 5 años, pero participantes mayores o más jóvenes pueden asistir tambien. 

 

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and other fun activities in Spanish and English that are perfect for active littles. Appropriate for ages 3-5, but older and younger participants are welcome to attend. 

Age: 
Children
February 21, 2020 - 10:30 am to 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. 

  • Feb. 7 – Train Time
  • Feb. 14 – All About Me
  • Feb. 21 – Get Moving
Age: 
Children
February 21, 2020 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for conversation in both English and Spanish with your fellow community members. Learn useful tips for basic conversation in your new language, and enjoy sharing what you already know. No registration is required.

Age: 
Adult
February 21, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

In this monthly series, we will use recycled materials to create unique projects. This month we will take pages from discarded books and transform them into decorative portraits. Bring in a profile view picture to incorporate your own silhouette. Otherwise, general templates will be provided. 

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Class
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Adult
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February 21, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Explore early literacy through experiential stations that will be set up around the room. Participants will gather together at various times for a group movement or story activity. Caregivers with children through age 4 are welcome. No registration required.

Age: 
Children
February 20, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Explore other cultures through food. This month, we’re cooking Moroccan chicken, a healthy and flavorful dish. Appropriate for kids ages 5-12. Space is limited; registration requested. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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Class
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Children
February 20, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Is your backpack looking boring? Design your own button-pin with Microsoft Publisher, and then make it a reality with our button maker. Appropriate for grades 6 to 12. Space is limited; registration suggested. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Age: 
Teen
February 20, 2020 - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
computer showing code

Join us for a crash course on JavaScript with coding expert Nick Langle. You will learn the terminology, basics of working with a code editor, and explore beginner level coding challenges. Appropriate for adults. Space and supplies are limited; registration preferred. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Adult
February 20, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Ever heard of a zine? A zine is a mini-magazine-of-sorts that is independently made and distributed for free throughout the community. What accumulates in a zine can represent a particular moment in time, poetry, artwork, doodles or simply a collection of ideas. In this series with Emily from Betterish, learn how to share your story, your skills, your uniqueness, and even your playlists. Each week we’ll cut, we’ll paste, and we’ll get crafty making handmade informational guides that will ultimately culminate within a DIY’BRARY* we’ll construct during the last session. At the end of each session, each participant will get to make 5 copies of their mini zine to keep, trade, and share. Appropriate for tweens and teens. Space is limited; registration requested. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Teen
February 20, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Join artist Naomi Gagnon of TwentyTwo Degrees for a fun introduction to metalsmithing class. You’ll be able to walk away with either a personalized pair of stamped earrings or a button. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Age: 
Teen
February 20, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 5:15 pm

Use our equipment and supplies to create your own masterpiece or to learn a new skill. In this weekly open lab, everyone is welcome to drop in and work on their own projects with the help of our guides. Plans will be available for those that do not have their own project ideas, but creativity is highly encouraged. Open to all ages.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Children, Family, Teen, Tween
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February 20, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Are you a grandparent and primary caregiver? We invite you to attend a free 6-week class through our partnership with the GRANDcares Project. This class is designed specifically for grandparents and provides tools for managing stress and exercising self-care. Topics will include effective communication, guilt, and mental health. Refreshments and childcare will be provided.

Please email nlundberg@anythinklibraries.org to sign up.

Age: 
Adult
February 20, 2020 - 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
February 20, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Discover the world of story through reading, writing and storytelling every third Thursday of the month. Appropriate for kids in grades 3-8. No registration required. 

Age: 
Children
February 19, 2020 - 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
February 19, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

What’s lurking behind the bamboo? Who’s terrorizing the hills? Calling all cryptozoologists! Help us discover China’s legendary mystery creatures with a night full of monster research and fun.

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Class
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Children

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