Past events

E.g., Jul 31 2021
July 30, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Bring the whole family to our backyard and get cooled off with fun summer activities. Appropriate for children and caregivers. Space is limited; registration required. 

  • July 26 – Ice Cream in a Bag 
  • July 27 – Water Balloon Games - Be prepared to get soaked! 
  • July 28 – Cool Down Creations 
  • July 29 – Kiddie Car Wash – Bring your own kid-sized vehicle for a scrub down! 
  • July 30 – Ice, Ice Party 
Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Food
mySummer
STEAM
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family
July 30, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Discover the marvels of natural engineering! Explore the secrets of nature’s best flyers as we build gliders and experiment with wing structures inspired by insects, birds and bats. Imaginations will soar as we all learn about flight through this hands-on design challenge. 

Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 30, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Have you ever wondered what worms do all day? Construct your own mini wormery to take home and observe as these tiny ecological engineers dig tunnels, move through different layers of soil and help with composting. All materials will be provided. Program will be held outside. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Gardening
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 30, 2021 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Join staff from the Tri-County Health Department WIC Program at the Anythink Commerce City Community Garden to enjoy a morning of gardening and to learn all about tomatoes! Gardening will begin at 9 am, and the garden information session will begin at 10 am. Please bring water and your own gardening gloves if able. Program will be held outside. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for cancelation notices. No advanced registration necessary.

Event Type: 
Food
Gardening
Age: 
Adult, Family
July 29, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Join other teen library gamers as we meet virtually and in-person for a fun gaming session. Appropriate for teens. Space is limited for in-person gaming; registration required.

For virtual gaming, please contact Cassidy at ctanzella@anythinklibraries.org to receive a Discord invitation.  

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

Bring the whole family to our backyard and get cooled off with fun summer activities. Appropriate for children and caregivers. Space is limited; registration required. 

  • July 26 – Ice Cream in a Bag 
  • July 27 – Water Balloon Games - Be prepared to get soaked! 
  • July 28 – Cool Down Creations 
  • July 29 – Kiddie Car Wash – Bring your own kid-sized vehicle for a scrub down! 
  • July 30 – Ice, Ice Party 
Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Food
mySummer
STEAM
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family
July 29, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Discover the marvels of natural engineering! Explore the secrets of nature’s best flyers as we build gliders and experiment with wing structures inspired by insects, birds and bats. Imaginations will soar as we all learn about flight through this hands-on design challenge. 

Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 29, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Kona Ice truck will be back with us this year! Drop in during program hours for a free small ice and pick up a summer fun kit to have your own end of summer party at home.

Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary

Event Type: 
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Age: 
Family
July 29, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Red Feather Woman, a Native American storyteller from the Assiniboine/Lakota tribe from the Fort Peck Reservation located in the northeastern region of Montana. She will educate, entertain and enrich you with mystical ancient stories from the ancestors. Red Feather Woman will teach “Keepers of the Earth” song as well as lead a social round dance. 

Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 29, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Let’s gather in our backyard for some fun in the sun. Each week presents a new theme where we will learn a little, laugh a lot and make some new friends along the way. Appropriate for ages 6 to 10. Program will be held outside. Space is limited; registration required.

July 29 - Backyard Bounce 

This program will be held outside at Anythink Wright Farms. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Children
July 28, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

Are there moons in our solar system that could harbor life? How might the universe look at the end of time? In this three-week series, physicist and aerospace engineer Chris Melton will lead us in an exploration of the universe and its rapidly expanding relationship with humankind. Hear expert insights on our current and future outlooks on space exploration and on the ever-evolving cosmos itself. Appropriate for ages 18 and older. Space is limited; online registration required.

July 28: Our Cosmic Neighborhood 

Learn about planets, asteroid belts, moons and comets — the beautiful and  dangerous place that is our most local cosmic neighborhood.

Aug. 4: Our Future in Space  

For the first time in our history, we are approaching the tangible reality of human colonization of space. Just how close are we to a casual weekend trip into space? How would space exploration benefit life on Earth?

Aug. 11: The End of the Universe 

How might the universe look at the end of time? How do we know? Gain insights  into the most current understanding of the evolution of the universe. 

Age: 
Adult
July 28, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Bring the whole family to our backyard and get cooled off with fun summer activities. Appropriate for children and caregivers. Space is limited; registration required. 

  • July 26 – Ice Cream in a Bag 
  • July 27 – Water Balloon Games - Be prepared to get soaked! 
  • July 28 – Cool Down Creations 
  • July 29 – Kiddie Car Wash – Bring your own kid-sized vehicle for a scrub down! 
  • July 30 – Ice, Ice Party 
Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Food
mySummer
STEAM
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family
July 28, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Travel through space and enjoy a science fiction adventure as you learn to write code and wire your own circuits. We will practice coding and wiring through problem-solving mission-critical challenges. Appropriate for ages 8 to 12. Space is limited, registration required.

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children, Tween
July 28, 2021 - 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Let your creativity shine—no matter your skill level—as we follow an online drawing tutorial from Disney Parks. Scheduled character is Stitch (subject to change). All materials will be provided by the library.

This program is for all ages. Space is limited; Registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. Please register each participant separately.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Family
July 28, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Table with 3D printer

Curious to learn what you can create at The Studio? Join us for fun, informal experiences centered around tools and resources available in The Studio. For more information on The Studio, visit https://www.anythinklibraries.org/studio.

Times and locations listed below:

Commerce City - July 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM

York - July 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Bennet - July 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Perl Mack - July 28, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Family
July 28, 2021 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Enjoy the fruits of your labor from this summer's vegetable garden! Bring your own garden's bounty to share if you'd like, or just enjoy an afternoon of sunshine and fresh, garden-grown salsa! Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Food
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 28, 2021 - 11:15 am to 11:30 am

Find a team of up to six and join us for this fun, messy and active outside event!

Each participant starts off with a clean white T-shirt and finishes up with a colorful new piece of clothing to take home.

How will we color our shirts? Enter an arena and battle each other for 15 minutes with colored powder balls! We’ll send you home dirty and with instructions on how to set the color on your new T-shirt.

The library will provide a t-shirt for you, or you can bring your own favorite t-shirt to color. If you bring your own shirt, however, bring another clean shirt to change in to, as you will be putting your colored shirt into a bag to take home. 

It’s going to be silly, squishy and super fun.

Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty (including shoes).

White T-shirts will be worn over your clothes.

Space is limited; Registration is required. Visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 28, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:15 am

Find a team of up to six and join us for this fun, messy and active outside event!

Each participant starts off with a clean white T-shirt and finishes up with a colorful new piece of clothing to take home.

How will we color our shirts? Enter an arena and battle each other for 15 minutes with colored powder balls! We’ll send you home dirty and with instructions on how to set the color on your new T-shirt.

The library will provide a t-shirt for you, or you can bring your own favorite t-shirt to color. If you bring your own shirt, however, bring another clean shirt to change in to, as you will be putting your colored shirt into a bag to take home. 

It’s going to be silly, squishy and super fun.

Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty (including shoes).

White T-shirts will be worn over your clothes.

Space is limited; Registration is required. Visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 28, 2021 - 10:45 am to 11:00 am

Find a team of up to six and join us for this fun, messy and active outside event!

Each participant starts off with a clean white T-shirt and finishes up with a colorful new piece of clothing to take home.

How will we color our shirts? Enter an arena and battle each other for 15 minutes with colored powder balls! We’ll send you home dirty and with instructions on how to set the color on your new T-shirt.

The library will provide a t-shirt for you, or you can bring your own favorite t-shirt to color. If you bring your own shirt, however, bring another clean shirt to change in to, as you will be putting your colored shirt into a bag to take home. 

It’s going to be silly, squishy and super fun.

Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty (including shoes).

White T-shirts will be worn over your clothes.

Space is limited; Registration is required. Visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 28, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Join us in our beautiful backyard for stories, songs, free play & and a snack.  This program will be held outside at Anythink Commerce City. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices.  Best for children ages 5 and under. Space is limited, registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
July 28, 2021 - 10:30 am to 10:45 am

Find a team of up to six and join us for this fun, messy and active outside event!

Each participant starts off with a clean white T-shirt and finishes up with a colorful new piece of clothing to take home.

How will we color our shirts? Enter an arena and battle each other for 15 minutes with colored powder balls! We’ll send you home dirty and with instructions on how to set the color on your new T-shirt.

The library will provide a t-shirt for you, or you can bring your own favorite t-shirt to color. If you bring your own shirt, however, bring another clean shirt to change in to, as you will be putting your colored shirt into a bag to take home. 

It’s going to be silly, squishy and super fun.

Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty (including shoes).

White T-shirts will be worn over your clothes.

Space is limited; Registration is required. Visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 28, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Grab your family, blankets and lawn chairs, and get ready to start your morning on a musical note. Join us in our backyard as we host a variety of local musicians who will get your toes to tapping and set your souls to singing. Appropriate for ages 2 - 6. One registration per family per event is required.

July 28 - Original and traditional songs and stories with Katherine Dines

This program will be held outside at Anythink Wright Farms. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices.

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Family
July 27, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Bring the whole family to our backyard and get cooled off with fun summer activities. Appropriate for children and caregivers. Space is limited; registration required. 

  • July 26 – Ice Cream in a Bag 
  • July 27 – Water Balloon Games - Be prepared to get soaked! 
  • July 28 – Cool Down Creations 
  • July 29 – Kiddie Car Wash – Bring your own kid-sized vehicle for a scrub down! 
  • July 30 – Ice, Ice Party 
Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Food
mySummer
STEAM
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family
July 27, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what your favorite board game would look like if it was giant? You can find out this summer, as we recreate board games in chalk in the Anythink Wright Farms backyard and then step into them to become the playing pieces. We’ll start with the classic game Sorry, and then decide as a group what games to recreate next. 

Space is limited; registration required. 

This program will be held outside at Anythink Wright Farms.

Event Type: 
Gaming
mySummer
Age: 
Teen, Tween
July 27, 2021 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Sing, dance, play basic instruments and move creatively. Appropriate for ages 2 to 6.  Program will be held outside. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for notices.

Age: 
Children
July 27, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Experience stories, songs and other fun activities that promote early literacy. Appropriate for ages 2 to 6.  Program will be held outside. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for notices.

Age: 
Children
Tags: 
July 27, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

How good are you at jumping around in a burlap sack? Can you carry an egg on a spoon from one table to another? Join us to play some fun summer camp games!

Appropriate for ages 5-12. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for cancelation notices. No advanced registration necesssary.

Age: 
Children
July 27, 2021 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

This program has been rescheduled from July 12, 2021.

Meet artist and educator Jayson Fann for an interactive art workshop exploring the intersection of art and nature. 

Learn more about Fann's artistic process as you gain a deeper understanding of how natural materials can be used to create art.

Appropriate for all ages. Families are encouraged to participate. Program will be held outside. No advanced registration necessary.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 27, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Let's plant a garden! Our children’s plot will have lots of veggies to care for. All tools will be provided. This program will be held outside at Anythink Commerce City. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Appropriate for kids ages 5-12. Space is limited, registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Gardening
Age: 
Children
July 27, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Join us for stories, songs and activities that are just right for active toddlers. Appropriate for ages 18 months to 2 years.  Program will be held outside. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for notices.

Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
July 27, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Let your little ones engage with nature in our beautiful backyard. Forage for flowers, muck in the mud, look at leaves and learn much more with your budding naturalist. Appropriate for ages 2 to 6. Space is limited; registration required. 

 

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
July 27, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Gather for a story, songs and rhyme time for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth to 18 months. Program will be held outside. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for notices.

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
July 26, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Bring the whole family to our backyard and get cooled off with fun summer activities. Appropriate for children and caregivers. Space is limited; registration required. 

  • July 26 – Ice Cream in a Bag 
  • July 27 – Water Balloon Games - Be prepared to get soaked! 
  • July 28 – Cool Down Creations 
  • July 29 – Kiddie Car Wash – Bring your own kid-sized vehicle for a scrub down! 
  • July 30 – Ice, Ice Party 
Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Food
mySummer
STEAM
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family
July 26, 2021 - 11:15 am to 11:30 am

Find a team of up to six and join us for this fun, messy and active outside event!

Each participant starts off with a clean white T-shirt and finishes up with a colorful new piece of clothing to take home.

How will we color our shirts? Enter an arena and battle each other for 15 minutes with colored powder balls! We’ll send you home dirty and with instructions on how to set the color on your new T-shirt.

The library will provide a t-shirt for you, or you can bring your own favorite t-shirt to color. If you bring your own shirt, however, bring another clean shirt to change in to, as you will be putting your colored shirt into a bag to take home. 

It’s going to be silly, squishy and super fun.

Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty (including shoes).

White T-shirts will be worn over your clothes.

Space is limited; Registration is required. Visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 26, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:15 am

Find a team of up to six and join us for this fun, messy and active outside event!

Each participant starts off with a clean white T-shirt and finishes up with a colorful new piece of clothing to take home.

How will we color our shirts? Enter an arena and battle each other for 15 minutes with colored powder balls! We’ll send you home dirty and with instructions on how to set the color on your new T-shirt.

The library will provide a t-shirt for you, or you can bring your own favorite t-shirt to color. If you bring your own shirt, however, bring another clean shirt to change in to, as you will be putting your colored shirt into a bag to take home. 

It’s going to be silly, squishy and super fun.

Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty (including shoes).

White T-shirts will be worn over your clothes.

Space is limited; Registration is required. Visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 26, 2021 - 10:45 am to 11:00 am

Find a team of up to six and join us for this fun, messy and active outside event!

Each participant starts off with a clean white T-shirt and finishes up with a colorful new piece of clothing to take home.

How will we color our shirts? Enter an arena and battle each other for 15 minutes with colored powder balls! We’ll send you home dirty and with instructions on how to set the color on your new T-shirt.

The library will provide a t-shirt for you, or you can bring your own favorite t-shirt to color. If you bring your own shirt, however, bring another clean shirt to change in to, as you will be putting your colored shirt into a bag to take home. 

It’s going to be silly, squishy and super fun.

Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty (including shoes).

White T-shirts will be worn over your clothes.

Space is limited; Registration is required. Visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 26, 2021 - 10:30 am to 10:45 am

Find a team of up to six and join us for this fun, messy and active outside event!

Each participant starts off with a clean white T-shirt and finishes up with a colorful new piece of clothing to take home.

How will we color our shirts? Enter an arena and battle each other for 15 minutes with colored powder balls! We’ll send you home dirty and with instructions on how to set the color on your new T-shirt.

The library will provide a t-shirt for you, or you can bring your own favorite t-shirt to color. If you bring your own shirt, however, bring another clean shirt to change in to, as you will be putting your colored shirt into a bag to take home. 

It’s going to be silly, squishy and super fun.

Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty (including shoes).

White T-shirts will be worn over your clothes.

Space is limited; Registration is required. Visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 26, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Bring a blanket and head out to our backyard for stories, songs and summer surprises.  Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for notices. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family
July 24, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for this series with CSU Extension’s Colorado Master Gardeners to develop your gardening skills. This week’s topic is herbs and fruit trees. There will also be plenty of time for Q&A. All gardening related questions welcome! This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to attendees will be sent to registrants in advance. Space is limited; registration required. For questions about this event, please contact Shelly at CCadult@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Gardening
Age: 
Adult
July 24, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join Nature’s Educators as they teach us about animals that may star in your worst nightmares! They will be bringing some scary, interesting friends for us to meet, including cane toads, pigeons, scorpions, tarantulas or snakes.

Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 24, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Harness the power of the sun to make a yummy treat! Build your own solar oven and treat yourself to a s’mores snack.

Appropriate for children of all ages. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 24, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Red Feather Woman, a Native American storyteller from the Assiniboine/Lakota tribe from the Fort Peck Reservation located in the northeastern region of Montana. She will educate, entertain and enrich you with mystical ancient stories from the ancestors. Red Feather Woman will teach “Keepers of the Earth” song as well as lead a social round dance. Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 24, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Observe the impressive characteristics of the owl, the incredible talons and 6-foot wingspan of the eagle, the aerodynamic features of the falcon and the precise flight of the hawk. Meet these powerful animals in action. Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited; registration required. 

 

Event Type: 
Animals
mySummer
Age: 
Adult, Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

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