Calling all book nerds! Our graphic novel book club is back, except this month we are reading poetry! Join us in our beautiful backyard for lunch and to discuss this months title Dandelion, written by Gabbie Hanna. A copy of the book (to keep) will be provided. Appropriate for ages 12-16. Space is limited; registration is required. Registered participants will recieve an email with instructions on when to pick up your book.
It’s spooky season! Join Richard Estep from the Boulder County Paranormal Research Society as he walks us through how to perform an effective paranormal investigation. Space is limited; registration encouraged. Please visit our online calendar to register.
Prepare with this home organization session. Find balance, organization and joy at home and at work with guidance from KonMari master consultant Kate. Bring any items you struggle to fold in your life (think: tops, bottoms, socks and fitted sheets) and discover the secrets to living a life that spark joy. No advanced registration necessary.
Explore everyday life on the Eastern Plains through the lens of community members and documentary photographer Juan Fuentes, whose work focuses on the lives of immigrant and Spanish-speaking communities. “Thirty-Six Miles East” is a large-scale collage that highlights the experiences of individuals and families in an area of rapid population growth and new development. Connect with the artist and community contributors, and enjoy light refreshments during this exhibition unveiling. Attendees will receive a copy of Fuentes’ photography book, “We Trust Our Wings,” while supplies last.
This exhibition is a part of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) at Anythink Fall Artist Showcase, made possible by funding from the Anythink Foundation and SCFD. Learn more about workshops and exhibitions at anythinklibraries.org/fallartistshowcase.
Solve high-altitude baking challenges! Join us to hear helpful tips from expert Nicole Hampton, and bring all your questions for the Q&A session. Hampton is the author of the books “High-Altitude Breakfast: Sweet & Savory Baking at 5,000 Feet and Above” and “Sugar High: Sweet & Savory Baking in Your High-Altitude Kitchen,” as well as the blog “Dough-Eyed.” Treats will be provided. Space is limited; registration recommended.
Join us for a grand pumpkin carving event and create your own masterpiece for display. Pumpkins and materials will be provided. Program will be held outside. Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited; registration required.
Welcome the spookiest season of all—Victorian style with the Molly Brown House (in-person this time!)! We invite you back to dig up the skeletons of Halloween traditions by learning about the history of fascinating customs, decorations, and costumes that date back farther than you may think. No registration required.
Ready to take a moment to clear the mind and soak in some good vibrations? Join sound healer Anjila Shrestha for an hour of sound bath meditation with Himalayan Singing Bowls. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration required.
Meet to discuss the book, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. This program will be held outside at Anythink Bennett. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for notices. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.
Did you know Anythink Bennett is haunted? Team up with friends to explore the library and use our high-tech ghost hunting kits. Appropriate for teens ages 13 and up. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.
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. We will be focusing on using Glowforge, a laser engraver. For more information on The Studio, visit https://www.anythinklibraries.org/studio.
Join our Happy Café – a space to discuss and encourage the importance of happiness and mental well-being via the 10 Keys for Happier Living, outlined by the international organization Action for Happiness. This month’s gathering will be focused on the eighth key: Emotions (look for what’s good). We will focus on common goals, embracing a challenge, and the joy of ultimately finding resolution, all with a spooky twist. Together, discover new ways to build joy and create a more caring world.
Space is limited; online registration is required.
Show off your spooky creative side in our pumpkin painting program! Pumpkins and paints provided. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.
Join us each month for a deep dive into scientific studies. This month, create paper airplanes, elastic helicopters and constructed contraptions. Appropriate for ages 5 to 12. Space is limited; registration required.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and other fun activities that are perfect for preschoolers.
Appropriate for ages 3-5.
Sing, dance, and play games!
Appropriate for ages 3-6, but younger participants are welcome to attend.
Parent and caregivers are encouraged to dance, too!
Learn how to make easy, healthy snacks at home. Each week will feature new recipes. Appropriate for ages 7 to 18. This program is part of Renew: A Community Wellness Experience brought to you by Anythink. Space is limited, registration recommended. Please visit our online calendar to register.
Stop by these drop-in sessions and discover a surprise each week. Join us for performances, demonstrations and more. All ages welcome. No advance registration required.
Play games with your friends and enjoy lunch provided by the Food Bank of the Rockies. There will be gaming consoles, computer games, movies, gaming clubs, and board games available. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.
Stop by for a nutritious snack provided by the Food Bank of the Rockies. Snacks will be available while supplies last. Pickup located near the teen area. Ages 18 and under are welcome.
Join us on the lawn for stories, songs and outdoor play for toddlers and preschoolers. Program will be held outside. Please note that this program may moved indoors due to heat or inclement weather. Check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Appropriate for children ages 2 to 6. Space is limited; registration required.
Share time with your little one while engaging in songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth to 23 months.
Join us for a movie after school. Popcorn and snacks will be provided. Movies will be rated PG-13 or below. Parental permission is required for viewers under 13 at PG-13 movies.
Watch an artist create a work of art – in front of your eyes! Engage with local artists, learn about the painting process and ask questions. Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary.
Learn hands-on basics of surgery and practice your operating skills with surgical tools as we operate on a variety of candy. Best for elementary children, tweens and teens. Space is limited; registration recommended.
Bundle up because we are going on an adventure! Join us as we go on a scavenger hunt around the library to find items in nature. This program will take place outside at Anythink Huron Street. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for notices. Appropriate for ages 3 to 6.
Listen to stories and songs and enjoy other activities that promote early literacy. Appropriate for ages 2 to 6. No advanced registration necessary.
Explore yoga with us in a safe and friendly environment with seated and optional standing poses. Build strength, flexibility and balance while reducing stress and calming the body and mind. Appropriate for adults. No yoga experience required. This program is part of Renew: A Community Wellness Experience brought to you by Anythink. Space is limited; registration required.
Sing, dance, play basic instruments and move creatively. Appropriate for ages 2 to 6. No advanced registration necessary.
Join us for a lively discussion of “Stone Mattress: Nine Tales” by Margaret Atwood. Our morning book club meets the third Tuesday of each month.
It can be a challenge to begin and maintain the practice of mindfulness. Learn what mindfulness is (and is not), try practices and leave with ideas of how you can incorporate mindfulness into your life. Appropriate for adults. No experience required. This program is part of Renew: A Community Wellness Experience brought to you by Anythink. Space is limited; registration required.
Bring the whole family to play bingo and win books as prizes. Appropriate for all ages.
Come in your PJs with your favorite stuffed animal and enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes all in Spanish!
Appropriate for ages 0-5.
Join us for stories, songs and activities that are just right for active toddlers. Appropriate for ages 2 to 3. No advanced registration necessary.
Share time with your little one while engaging in songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth to 23 months. No advanced registration necessary.
Join us for our new Board Game Café. Grab a warm drink, pull up a chair and show off your board game strategy. Will you be crowned master of games? This month's game theme: spooky, of course! Think: murder mysteries, escape rooms, Clue and more favorites. Come in with a small team assembled or join a new one (with light assembly required).
No advanced registration necessary.
Learn about the history of Colorado's haunted places and listen to ghost stories. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.
Join Mile High Fitness and Wellness for a relaxing hour of Qi Gong. Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese practice that focuses on breathing techniques, meditations, postures and visualization. Comfortable clothing recommended. All abilities welcome. This program is part of Renew: A Community Wellness Experience brought to you by Anythink. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.
Drop in for one-on-one help with any tech device and pick up some tips and troubleshooting support. Assistance is available on a first come, first served basis. No advanced registration necessary.
Share your work and ideas with other writers and aspiring writers in this fun and supportive online workshop. Hone your skills through creative exercises. Learn to write better, receive feedback and be more creative. Appropriate for teens ages 12 and up. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. This virtual event will be held via Zoom. A link will be sent via email prior to the event.
Join Swallow Hill Music for fun stories and music. Appropriate for ages 1 to 6. Space is limited; registration is required. Please visit our online calendar to register.