Past events

E.g., Sep 30 2020
September 29, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Man drawing on canvas

Learn how to create a cartoon image of yourself in Adobe Illustrator using only a photo of yourself and basic Adobe tools. Appropriate for teens and adults. 

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the online meeting room will be sent out via email to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household.  

Event Type: 
The Studio
September 28, 2020 - 12:00 am to October 31, 2020 - 11:55 pm

All through October, solve escape room puzzles online with your phone or a laptop.

Each week, Anythink Wright Farms will share two new virtual worlds to dive into and attempt to escape from. Work together with friends and family to crack the clues. For every virtual escape room you solve, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $5 Starbucks giftcard.

Contact wfteens@anythinklibraries.org for more information. 

Event Type: 
Gaming
Age: 
Teen
September 23, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Woman writing in journal

Join Studio Specialist Alex Thao in this informal session on songwriting. Learn how he brainstorms different melodies and lyrics, and gain inspiration for your own songwriting projects. Appropriate for teens and adults. 

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the online meeting room will be sent out via email to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

Event Type: 
The Studio
September 19, 2020 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for an outdoor hour of movement as Samiyah from the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company shows us how to celebrate the culture of West Africa through dance. Get ready to learn traditional West African dance elements and the meaning behind the movements.

Wear comfortable clothes that will allow for movement, and dress in layers. Masks are encouraged and physical distancing measures are in place. All ages and abilities welcome.

Space is limited to 10 individuals; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Family
September 19, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Move, breathe, and relax in this gentle all levels yoga class. Build strength and flexibility, and explore yoga in a way that feels good to you. Beginners welcome. Appropriate for ages 16 and up. Please bring your own mat or a large towel. Masks are required when you are not on your mat.

Limited to 10 participants to ensure social distancing; advanced registration required. 

More details will be sent to registered participants two days before the program.

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
September 17, 2020 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for some songs, fingerplays and a fun story in the nature garden with socially distanced seating. Keep your own copy of the picture book and enjoy a take home craft bag as well! Storytimes are weather dependent and may cancel due to inclement weather. Space is limited, registration required. Best for ages 3-8. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
September 1, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join the Access to Justice Committee for a free legal self-help clinic on the first Tuesday of the month. This program is ideal for customers who do not have legal representation and need help navigating various legal issues via remote internet access. Space is limited. Registration required at least 24 hours prior to clinic. Call 303-405-3298 to register.

Please note: The free legal self-help clinic is now held remotely. A volunteer attorney will call registered participants directly to set up a connection.

Age: 
Adult
August 27, 2020 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Discover the basics of designing for the laser cutter. We’ll explore various simple functions offered by Glowforge’s online design software. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. 

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the online meeting room will be sent out via email to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

Event Type: 
The Studio
August 20, 2020 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Learn how to use the Cricut design software. We’ll explore the different applications and how to get your design ready for production at The Studio or at home – a Cricut Joy can be checked out from Anythink for personal use. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. 

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the online meeting room will be sent out via email to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

Event Type: 
The Studio
August 14, 2020 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Anythink Backyard Concert Series | Presented by Xcel Energy

Our longtime concert tradition continues this summer with three online performances that will stream on Facebook and YouTube. We'll have new and fun ways for you to interact and connect with the band, with the library, and with each other – from the comfort of your home. We'll be sharing more details about those opportunities in the coming weeks.

The Backyard Concert Series is made possible by generous support from our community sponsor, Xcel Energy.

Celebrate local music, support the library

The Anythink Backyard Concert Series is a fundraiser for the Anythink Foundation, and funds raised will help Anythink to provide special programs and projects for the community. Help us reach our fundraising goal with a donation. Donate online or by texting BACKYARD to 50155.


About Hazel Miller & The Collective
Colorado music legend Hazel Miller is back, returning for a third time to the Backyard Concert Series. Hazel Miller isn’t just a great singer, she’s a force of nature. Her decades-long career includes numerous awards and honors, including opening for artists such as James Brown, The Temptations and Mel Torme. Hazel Miller Band perform an eclectic mix of jazz, R&B and blues.
 

2020 Lineup

June 12 - Walker Williams Band

July 10 - Leon and the Revival

Aug. 14 - Hazel Miller Band

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Family
August 13, 2020 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
3D printer

Thursday, Aug. 13, 11:30-12 pm 

Learn the basics of designing in 3D. We’ll explore Tinkercad, a free online software, and show you how to get your 3D design ready for print at The Studio. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. 

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the online meeting room will be sent out via email to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

Event Type: 
The Studio
August 12, 2020 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Please join our virtual program during which we will sing and dance like some of our favorite animals. Bring along your pet and introduce them to the group! 

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the online meeting room will be sent out via email to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

Event Type: 
Animals
Age: 
Children
August 4, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join the Access to Justice Committee for a free legal self-help clinic on the first Tuesday of the month. This program is ideal for customers who do not have legal representation and need help navigating various legal issues via remote internet access. Space is limited. Registration required at least 24 hours prior to clinic. Call 303-405-3298 to register.

Please note: The free legal self-help clinic is now held remotely. A volunteer attorney will call registered participants directly to set up a connection.

Age: 
Adult
July 31, 2020 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

This class will introduce students to the dance form breaking, commercially known as “breakdance.” Through movement, participants will develop basic skill in the form as well as a deeper understanding of the social, political, and economic climate that led to its creation. This class encourages students to experience Hip-Hop’s historical context through multiple learning techniques.

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email next week to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Family
Tags: 
July 29, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

This class will introduce students to the dance form breaking, commercially known as “breakdance.” Through movement, participants will develop basic skill in the form as well as a deeper understanding of the social, political, and economic climate that led to its creation. This class encourages students to experience Hip-Hop’s historical context through multiple learning techniques.

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email next week to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

 

 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Teen
Tags: 
July 17, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Creativity invents a universal language that connects people of different backgrounds. Our virtual songwriting workshop specializes in providing best practice strategies on how to collaboratively write songs while also creating a space for aspiring creatives to meeting up with professional musicians. 

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link will be sent out via email to registrants two days before the program. This program is appropriate for ages 11 and up. This is a two session series.

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Adult, Teen, Tween
Tags: 
July 17, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join world-renowned artist Nicole Banowetz in looking at your environment in a new way.  Using imagined microscopic creatures, this workshop combines science and storytelling to inspire unique works of art.

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email next week to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Family
Tags: 
July 15, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join world-renowned artist Nicole Banowetz in looking at your environment in a new way.  Using imagined microscopic creatures, this workshop combines science and storytelling to inspire unique works of art.

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email next week to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Family
Tags: 
July 10, 2020 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Anythink Backyard Concert Series | Presented by Xcel Energy

Our longtime concert tradition continues this summer with three online performances that will stream on Facebook and YouTube. We'll have new and fun ways for you to interact and connect with the band, with the library, and with each other – from the comfort of your home. We'll be sharing more details about those opportunities in the coming weeks.

The Backyard Concert Series is made possible by generous support from our community sponsor, Xcel Energy.

Celebrate local music, support the library

The Anythink Backyard Concert Series is a fundraiser for the Anythink Foundation, and funds raised will help Anythink to provide special programs and projects for the community. Help us reach our fundraising goal with a donation. Donate online or by texting BACKYARD to 50155.


About Leon and the Revival
Leon and the Revival emerged in 2015, when members of other established Denver bands decided to collaborate on a new project showcasing a shared love of classic soul and R&B music from the 1960s and ’70s. Influenced by Otis Redding, Van Morrison, Solomon Burke, Ann Peebles and James Brown, Leon and the Revival fuse multiple music styles into a high-energy live musical experience.

2020 Lineup

June 12 - Walker Williams Band

July 10 - Leon and the Revival

Aug. 14 - Hazel Miller Band

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Family
July 10, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Creativity invents a universal language that connects people of different backgrounds. Our virtual songwriting workshop specializes in providing best practice strategies on how to collaboratively write songs while also creating a space for aspiring creatives to meeting up with professional musicians. 

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link will be sent out via email to registrants two days before the program. This program is appropriate for ages 11 and up. This is a two session series.

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Adult, Teen, Tween
Tags: 
July 7, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join the Access to Justice Committee for a free legal self-help clinic on the first Tuesday of the month. This program is ideal for customers who do not have legal representation and need help navigating various legal issues via remote internet access. Space is limited. Registration required at least 24 hours prior to clinic. Call 303-405-3298 to register.

Please note: The free legal self-help clinic is now held remotely. A volunteer attorney will call registered participants directly to set up a connection.

Age: 
Adult
June 19, 2020 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join educators from the Clyfford Still Museum to explore lines of all kinds! Hunt for lines in Clyfford Still's art, move your body like the lines you see, and create your own artwork inspired by lines. This workshop will be interactive, and full of games, movement and fun. No materials needed, and no experience required. 

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email next week to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Family
Tags: 
June 17, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Join educators from the Clyfford Still Museum to explore the art and life of painter Clyfford Still. Participants will look at art, share their ideas, make connections, and create their own artwork. This workshop will be interactive, and full of games, movement and fun! No materials or experience required.

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email next week to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 
 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Family
Tags: 
June 12, 2020 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Anythink Backyard Concert Series | Presented by Xcel Energy

Our longtime concert tradition continues this summer with three online performances that will stream on Facebook and YouTube. We'll have new and fun ways for you to interact and connect with the band, with the library, and with each other – from the comfort of your home. We'll be sharing more details about those opportunities in the coming weeks.

The Backyard Concert Series is made possible by generous support from our community sponsor, Xcel Energy.

Celebrate local music, support the library

The Anythink Backyard Concert Series is a fundraiser for the Anythink Foundation, and funds raised will help Anythink to provide special programs and projects for the community. Help us reach our fundraising goal with a donation. Donate online or by texting BACKYARD to 50155.


About The Walker Williams Band
Walker Williams is one of the Rocky Mountain region's most popular and entertaining country musicians. Having shared stages with Willie Nelson, Billy Dean, Sawyer Brown, Alan Jackson and Merle Haggard, Walker's infectious country style will have you out of your seat and doing a two-step.

June 12 - Walker Williams Band

July 10 - Leon and the Revival

Aug. 14 - Hazel Miller Band

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Family
June 2, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join the Access to Justice Committee for a free legal self-help clinic on the first Tuesday of the month. This program is ideal for customers who do not have legal representation and need help navigating various legal issues via remote internet access. Space is limited. Registration required at least 24 hours prior to clinic. Call 303-405-3298 to register.

Please note: The free legal self-help clinic is now held remotely. A volunteer attorney will call registered participants directly to set up a connection.

Age: 
Adult
May 20, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Anythink's embryology tradition continues! On May 20 at 2 pm, join Ms. Sheila to learn more about life inside an egg. She'll use a process known as candling to show you how the chicks are developing inside of their shells. Gather the whole family to watch, connect and ask questions.

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email next week to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

Age: 
Family
Tags: 
May 13, 2020 - 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
May 12, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Did you purchase a new device? Do you need an email address? Learn basic computer skills in these drop-in sessions. Stop by with your tech questions. Walk-ins welcomed. No registration is required.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult
May 12, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Did you purchase a new device? Do you need an email address? Learn basic computer skills in these drop-in sessions. Stop by with your tech questions. Walk-ins welcomed. No registration is required.

Age: 
Adult
May 5, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join the Access to Justice Committee for a free legal self-help clinic on the first Tuesday of the month. This program is ideal for customers who do not have legal representation and need help navigating various legal issues via remote internet access. Space is limited. Registration required at least 24 hours prior to clinic. Call 303-405-3298 to register.

Please note: The free legal self-help clinic is now held remotely. A volunteer attorney will call registered participants directly to set up a connection.

Age: 
Adult
April 30, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Calling all correspondents & pen pals! Celebrate the written word through crafting letters, envelopes and postcards. Explore a mash-up of DIY mediums including collage, stamping and gilding. We'll create one-of-a-kind notes for friends and strangers. Nothing adds a bright spot in someone’s day like a piece of handcrafted positivity. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited; registration suggested.

April 30, 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: 
Family
April 30, 2020 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Experience stories, puppets, songs and other fun activities that promote early literacy for preschoolers.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
April 28, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Create a kit that promotes kindness through various DIY techniques: button making, zine crafting, patch printing and more. We'll connect, we'll collaborate and we'll create more a little more kindness in our communities. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited; registration suggested.

April 28, 2020 - 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Play a variety of tabletop, card games and trading cards games. Bring your own or borrow a set of Yu-Gi-Oh cards and hang with your friends. Don’t know how to play? We’ll show you! Snacks will be provided. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Age: 
Teen
April 28, 2020 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Gather for a song, story and rhyme time for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth to 2 years old.

Age: 
Children
April 25, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Teen
Tags: 
April 25, 2020 - 10:30 am to 11:15 am

Join us for this beginner-friendly yoga series the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Instructor Anna Gibson will lead participants through these gentle yoga sessions. These lessons will offer techniques to help establish or continue your yoga practice. Registration recommended but not required.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
April 25, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Do you love true crime? Join fellow true crime aficionados as we discuss our favorite books, documentaries and podcasts of the genre. Coffee and tea will be provided. No registration required.

Age: 
Adult
April 24, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Make your own custom shirt design and learn how to use the Cricut cutting machine to create iron-on decals. Supplies are limited, arrive on time in order to participate. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Age: 
Teen
April 24, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Meet at Anythink Bennett to discuss the book Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wigg. For more information, please call 303-405-3231.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
April 23, 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: 
Family
April 23, 2020 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Story time needs a mascot – help us choose the best candidate! Read fun stories about the election process and participate in one of your very own. Let’s decide together who gets to be the story time mascot. Appropriate for preschoolers.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
April 22, 2020 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Have some random keys and washers that you have no idea where they go or where they came from? Let’s make a beautiful windchime out of them! Appropriate for teens in grades 7-12. Space is limited; registration is requested. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Age: 
Teen

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