Past events

E.g., Jan 19 2021
January 18, 2021 - 12:00 pm to January 23, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a new task each week at Anythink Wright Farms that will bring you one step closer to becoming a master spy. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Space is limited; registration is required. 

  • Week One: January 4-9 – Secret Codes
  • Week Two: January 11-16 – Fingerprinting Kit
  • Week Three: January 18-23 – ‘Laser’ Maze Training
  • Week Four: January 25-30 – Marshmallow Target Practice
Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
January 16, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

It’s Gogh time! Watch the world’s first fully painted feature film, Loving Vincent, and meet Dena Peterson, one of the artists who worked on the film, to discuss the process of bringing Vincent Van Gogh to life on the screen. Registration is required. This program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email to registrants. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Copies of Loving Vincent are available digitally through Kanopy or as physical copies in DVD or Blu-ray format. For questions, contact Mandi at mmiller@anythinklibraries.org  

Event Type: 
Movies
Age: 
Adult
January 16, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Miss yoga class or want to try it out? Join us virtually for an hour of beginner level yoga, suitable for all ages and abilities. Space is limited; online registration required. Please include an email address when registering.

This event will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants in advance. For questions contact Shelly at Anythink Commerce City.

January 16, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Enjoy a live virtual story time featuring The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and then be inspired to continue the experience with a take home kit! Storytime will be held using GoToMeeting. A link to join will be sent out via email to all registrants. Extension kits may be picked up after storytime at Anythink Wright Farms during open hours Saturday, January 16 through Saturday, January 23. Appropriate for ages 2-8. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Storytime
Age: 
Children
January 15, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Share your work and ideas with other writers and aspiring writers in this fun and supportive workshop. Learn to write better, receive feedback, and be more creative. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Meeting room link will be sent via email prior to the event.

 Registration required. 

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Teen, Tween
January 15, 2021 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Pick up a kit including earbuds and embroidery floss to beautify your favorite ear accessory. Supplies are limited and can be picked up at the York Street branch day of. Appropriate for teens. No registration required.  

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Teen
January 14, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join a group of Among Us players from the library. Whether you’ve never played before and want to learn, or you’re a pro at discovering the impostor, come hang out on Thursdays in a virtual club and gaming group.

Email wfteens@anythinklibraries.org for an invitation.

Event Type: 
Gaming
Age: 
Teen, Tween
January 14, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

It’s time to play BINGO!  We’ll play several rounds and each winner will receive an elementary or young adult level book to keep!  

Registration is required.  Please make sure to register with an email address so that participant will get access to BINGO cards and link to the video conference. 

Registration will close at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 13.

Winners will be able to either pick up book prizes at the library or can choose to have the book sent through the mail. 

This program is for all ages. 

Age: 
Family
January 14, 2021 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join Colorado Bat Crew volunteer, Rachel Tomey, to learn how the bat crew works together to save bats!  During the talk you'll learn why bats are so amazing, how they help us and some things you can do to help them. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. For questions, email Molly at mdewolff@anythinklibraries.org. 

This event will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants. Space is limited; online registration required.    

Event Type: 
Animals
Age: 
Children, Family, Teen, Tween
January 13, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Grab a hammer and let's explore one of the wonders of planet Earth: geodes! Each participant will get their own geode to break apart and keep. We'll learn about how geodes form and compare the hidden crystals within each rock during the live virtual gathering. Supply kits will be available for pick-up from Anythink Perl Mack beginning on Wed. Jan. 6th. 

This program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to the event will be sent out via email to registrations. Supplies are limited, one kit per registration; online registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
January 12, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Serenity now! The holidays can be stressful so start unwinding with your own mini Zen garden. Zen Garden kits will be available for pick up at the Perl Mack Branch starting on January 12th.  Supplies are limited. Registration required to reserve your kit. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Adult
January 12, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Make lip balm, clay dough and even a tie-dyed tea towel using your favorite drink mix packet with this take-home supply kit. Appropriate for ages 8 to 14. Pick up your kit at Anythink Bennett during the month of January while supplies last. For questions, email mdewolff@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children, Family
January 12, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Grab your family and join Farmer Dave from the band, Animal Farm, for an interactive and engaging virtual concert that blends original music, movement, and educational comedy. Animal Farm’s award-winning children’s music explores themes of social/emotional learning, self-expression, community, and the environment through the eyes of our furry, feathered, scaly, and shell dwelling friends. Learn more about Farmer Dave at animalfarmband.com. This event will be hosted live on Anythink’s Facebook page. Share the Facebook event with friends and family. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Family
January 11, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Reboot your relationship with technology. Learn how your digital practices may influence other areas of your life, and reflect on how you really want to be spending your time online. Following Monday’s online session, participants will receive a short email and journaling prompt each day that week. Appropriate for older teens and adults. 

This event will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants. Online registration required 

For questions, please contact Catherine at codson@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Tech
Age: 
Adult
January 11, 2021 - 12:00 pm to January 16, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a new task each week at Anythink Wright Farms that will bring you one step closer to becoming a master spy. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Space is limited; registration is required. 

  • Week One: January 4-9 – Secret Codes
  • Week Two: January 11-16 – Fingerprinting Kit
  • Week Three: January 18-23 – ‘Laser’ Maze Training
  • Week Four: January 25-30 – Marshmallow Target Practice
Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
January 11, 2021 - 12:00 pm to January 16, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Monday, January 11 - Saturday, January 16

Come to Anythink Huron Street Library to pick up your No Sew Sockworm kit!  It will include all of the materials to allow you to make your own special friend and a video link to help you put everything together. 

There will be a limited number of materials available for pick-up and will be distributed first come, first served basis. 

This program is intended for kids K-6th grade.  No registration required.  

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
January 8, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

In this program we’ll be building a switch and using it to control a light bulb. Stop by Anythink York Street and pick up everything you’ll need to participate as part of our curbside service then join us for a virtual science experiment with our partners at 4-H. Appropriate for students in grades 3-5. Supplies are limited and can be picked up at the York Street branch starting Tuesday, Jan 5th; registration required before pick up. Please visit our online calendar to register. 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: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
January 8, 2021 - 11:00 am to January 9, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a surprise Take & Bake kit! This month we are featuring a recipe courtesy of Nicole Hampton, from her upcoming second book Sugar High, Breakfast Edition. Nicole is the author of Sugar High: Sweet & Savory Baking in Your High-Altitude Kitchen and the blog Dough-Eyed. This kit includes all the ingredients required to bake a delicious surprise recipe at home. Supplies are limited; registration required to reserve your kit. Reserved kits will be available for curbside pick up Friday, January 8 & Saturday, January 9, 11 am - 5 pm.

Age: 
Adult
January 7, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join a group of Among Us players from the library. Whether you’ve never played before and want to learn, or you’re a pro at discovering the impostor, come hang out on Thursdays in a virtual club and gaming group.

Email wfteens@anythinklibraries.org for an invitation.

Event Type: 
Gaming
Age: 
Teen, Tween
January 7, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Observe signs of a chemical reaction in the comfort of your own home! Stop by Anythink Commerce City’s curbside services to pick up all you need for this interesting experiment. Suitable for children ages 6-12 with adult supervision. This program will be available while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis. The activity requires adult supervision, but all materials are provided. Available for pick up Tuesday, January 5 & Thursday, January 7, 4-5 pm.

Age: 
Children
January 7, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Are you the new owner of a Kindle, Nook or tablet? You have access to thousands of ebooks with your Anythink library card. Walk through the process from start to finish with Anythink staff available to help along the way.  

This event will be held online. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants. Online registration required.  

For questions, please contact Catherine at codson@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult
January 6, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Have you always wanted to write a children’s book? Join us as we kick-off Picture Book Idea Month (also known as Storystorm) with special guest speaker, children’s book author and poet, Patricia Toht. Patricia will walk us through her journey into the children’s publishing world as well as the process of crafting a story and poetry for children. Bring your ideas, manuscripts and questions for a fun evening that will inspire. For questions, email Brittany at bjacobs@anythinklibraries.org.

 A link to the program will be sent out via email to registrants. Space is limited; online registration is required. Please visit our online calendar to register.  

Event Type: 
Author Event
Age: 
Adult
January 5, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Observe signs of a chemical reaction in the comfort of your own home! Stop by Anythink Commerce City’s curbside services to pick up all you need for this interesting experiment. Suitable for children ages 6-12 with adult supervision. This program will be available while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis. The activity requires adult supervision, but all materials are provided. Available for pick up Tuesday, January 5 & Thursday, January 7, 4-5 pm.

Age: 
Children
January 5, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Make lip balm, clay dough and even a tie-dyed tea towel using your favorite drink mix packet with this take-home supply kit. Appropriate for ages 8 to 14. Pick up your kit at Anythink Bennett during the month of January while supplies last. For questions, email mdewolff@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children, Family
January 4, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us online to discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles and vote on our February book. We have copies of the book available at Anythink Brighton – pick one up using our curbside pickup service. Appropriate for adults. 

This event will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to join will be sent out via email to book club members and online program registrants.  

For questions, please contact Catherine at codson@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
January 4, 2021 - 12:00 pm to January 9, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a new task each week at Anythink Wright Farms that will bring you one step closer to becoming a master spy. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Space is limited; registration is required. 

  • Week One: January 4-9 – Secret Codes
  • Week Two: January 11-16 – Fingerprinting Kit
  • Week Three: January 18-23 – ‘Laser’ Maze Training
  • Week Four: January 25-30 – Marshmallow Target Practice
Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
January 2, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Master Magician Mark Strivings is helping us welcome the coming year with dazzling magic in this family friendly virtual performance. Want to learn something new this year? He'll also teach a surprise DIY trick you can do at home!  A link to the online meeting will be sent via email in advance. For questions email mdewolff@anythinklibraries.org.

Registration required.

Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
January 2, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Kick off the new year with baby bonding, busting moves, and 90s grooves. Strap or wrap your baby in their carrier and get ready for some light dance cardio that also supports social and emotional development. This program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email to registrants. Appropriate for ages 0-24 months and their caregiver. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Adult, Birth to Pre-K
December 31, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Have a vision for your own self-transformation - be it physical, mental or emotional? What better way to end 2020 and bring in the new year than with your own epic GLOW UP! Pick up a supply kit at Anythink Perl Mack and let us help you make this NYE unforgettable. Supply kits available for pick-up at Anythink Perl Mack through Dec. 31st (please check holiday hours before arriving for kit pick-up). Supplies are limited and registration is required.

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Teen
December 31, 2020 - 11:50 am to 12:40 pm

3…2…1…Happy Noon Year! Gather the family for a special virtual performance by renowned children’s musician Laurie Berkner as we look ahead to 2021. Get everything you need for a festive celebration and official 12 pm countdown at home with your free Noon Year’s Eve Party in a Bag, available at your local Anythink beginning Wednesday, Dec. 16.  This kit – available free at all Anythink branches while supplies last as part of the library’s curbside service – includes everything you need to ring in the new year at home, including noisemakers, balloons, activities and much more. Tune in live on Anythink’s Facebook page or YouTube channel for friendly Anythink faces, family activities, and more. Everyone is welcome to pick up a Noon Year's Eve Party in a Bag – no attendance required. 

Laurie Berkner is widely acknowledged as one of the performers who launched the “kindie rock” movement, a genre of music designed to entertain kids and adults alike. Described by People magazine as “the queen of kids’ music,” Berkner is a nationally recognized entertainer known for catchy songs and engaging performances. Anythink’s Noon Year’s Eve celebration will begin at 11:50 am with activities and a countdown, followed by Berkner’s performance. The virtual event, as well as take-home Party in a Bag kits, are free with no registration required.

Join the event on Facebook and invite your family and friends.

Age: 
Family
December 30, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join our Teen guide, Lara, for a New Year's eve inspired look just for eyes! Come pick up all you need at our York Street branch starting on December 22nd. Then tune into our GoToMeeting on Wednesday, December 30th for all the tips and tricks to make your eyes sparkle as the new year comes in! Registration Required. Appropriate for teens. Space limited.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Teen
December 30, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Celebrate New Year’s Eve science-style. The Fizz! Pop! Drop! STEM kit includes all the materials needed to end your year with some sensational science experiments. Our hypothesis is that these physical and chemical reactions are the variable you need to set your new year in motion. Register online and pick up your kit at the Wright Farms branch any time between December 21-30. A virtual drop-in session will be available Wednesday, December 30 between 2-3pm for questions and discussion. Appropriate for Elementary age children. Supplies are limited; registration required. Visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
December 29, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Start the New Year off with new knowledge, new skills, and new ART on yourself! This is a hands-on, virtual class exploring the science, history, cultural practices, and artistic styles of henna. Come prepared to have FUN!

Henna supplies are limited and participants will be notified on how to pick up their henna in the days before the program. Only one henna stick per registrant. Appropriate for ages 14 and up.

The program will be held online using Zoom. A link to the program will be sent out via email to registrants. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. For questions or concerns please email jvallez@anythinklibraries.org

Age: 
Teen
December 28, 2020 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Pick up a make you own playdough kit at Anythink Brighton. This kit includes all the ingredients required to create playdough at home, no cooking necessary. Glitter, a fragrance and food coloring will be included as options to make your playdough shine. Once your playdough is made, join us for an online event where we will complete challenges and share our playdough creations. 

Supplies are limited and will be available starting the week of December 14th at the Anythink Brighton branch. 

The program will be held online via GoToMeeting on December 28th at 10:00 am. A link to the program will be included in the playdough kit. For questions, please email nlundberg@anythinklibraries.org

 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
December 22, 2020 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Learn how to make a classic mulled “wine” at home and enjoy some virtual festive fun. Pick up all the ingredients you’ll need via curbside service at Anythink York Street to make a virgin version of this wintertime classic. Then join in for a virtual cooking session. In your kit, you’ll also receive a wine glass and some supplies for an ugly wine glass competition. The winner of the most unique wine glass will win a surprise gift card. Ingredients will be available to pick up one week prior to the event. Registration required.

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the online meeting room will be sent out via email to registrants.Registration required. This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the online meeting room will be sent out via email to registrants.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
December 22, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Have a vision for your own self-transformation - be it physical, mental or emotional? What better way to end 2020 and bring in the new year than with your own epic GLOW UP! Pick up a supply kit at Anythink Perl Mack and let us help you make this NYE unforgettable. Supply kits available for pick-up at Anythink Perl Mack Dec. 22nd - 31st (please check holiday hours before arriving for kit pick-up). Supplies are limited and registration is required; please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Teen
December 19, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The holidays are stressful, but our books don’t have to be! Join us as we discuss the heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny novel, A Man Called Ove, by Fredrick Backman. A copy of the book will be available to check out to those who register. The program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email to registrants. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. For questions or concerns, please contact mmiller@anythinklibraries.org

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
December 18, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Reminiscent of popular TV cooking shows, participants will be given a mystery box that contains several ingredients. How will you creatively incorporate them into your dish? Meet up virtually on cooking day to discuss your dish. Supplies are limited and participants will be notified on how to pick up their mystery box ingredients in the days before we cook. The program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email to registrants. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. For questions or concerns, please contact mmiller@anythinklibraries.org

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Adult
December 18, 2020 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Meet virtually to discuss the book Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the online meeting will be sent via email in advance. 

Registration required.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
December 18, 2020 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Discover a new instrument, find some family practice time and join a virtual jam session with other community littles each week. Appropriate for ages 0-6.

 

Pick up your child’s weekly kit Monday-Thursday at Anythink Wright Farms.

Week One: Pick up kit November 30-December 3

Week Two: Pick up kit December 7-10

Week Three: Pick up kit December 14-17

 

Virtual jam sessions will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link will be sent via email in advance of the program. Space is limited; registration required.

 

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Movement & Dance
Music
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
December 17, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join a group of Among Us players from the library. Whether you’ve never played before and want to learn, or you’re a pro at discovering the impostor, come hang out on Tuesdays and Thursdays in a virtual club.

Email wfteens@anythinklibraries.org for an invitation.

Event Type: 
Gaming
Age: 
Teen, Tween
December 17, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Black coaster on table

Learn how to use infusible ink markers with the Cricut Joy. You can free-hand your design or use the Joy to create one for you. Take-home supplies will be available upon request. Please e-mail Alex Thao at athao@anythinklibraries.org for supplies request. Cricut Joys are also available for checkout from The Studio at Anythink Wright Farms. Appropriate for all ages.   

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
Age: 
Family
December 16, 2020 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

While we’re apart we can still make and appreciate art. Register online and pick up an art kit any time after Tuesday, December 1st at the Anythink Wright Farms branch. Follow the instructions included in the kit and have fun making your own piece of art. Registered participants are encouraged to attend the Virtual Gallery Showing on December 16 to come together virtually and show off their masterpieces. Information regarding the Virtual Gallery Showing is included in the kit. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids. Registration is required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
December 16, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Join us in partnership with the CSU Extension 4-H Outreach & Schools Program for an after school outdoor STEAM hour. Each week we'll host variety of safe and socially distanced science experiments and art projects on our front lawn. Rain or shine! Appropriate for ages 10 and up.  

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
December 16, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

As we finish up the 132 months that made up 2020, let's get some of our pent-up emotions out... with our hair! Grab one of our hair kits so you can express whatever weird and confusing vibes you have left about 2020. Best for students in grades 6-12. Kits available for pick-up at Anythink Huron on Dec. 16th. Supplies are limited and are available on a first come first serve basis. 

Age: 
Teen
December 15, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join a group of Among Us players from the library. Whether you’ve never played before and want to learn, or you’re a pro at discovering the impostor, come hang out on Tuesdays and Thursdays in a virtual club.

Email wfteens@anythinklibraries.org for an invitation.

Event Type: 
Gaming
Age: 
Teen, Tween
December 14, 2020 - 12:00 pm to December 19, 2020 - 5:00 pm

Experiment with yucky science, make gooey things, and get grossed out. Pick up a kit at Anythink Wright Farms December 14-19 that will guide you through multiple disgusting activities. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids and their families. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
STEAM
Age: 
Children
December 11, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Watch the film, follow the script, and participate in movie magic. Join us for this virtual Family Movie Night as we watch the original Frogs-to-riches story. Experience the sights, sounds, smells, and humor of Kermit the Frog and Fozzie’s adventures as they travel to Hollywood to make it big as stars. Register online and pick up your interactive movie kit any time after December 1 at the Anythink Wright Farms branch. Be sure to include your email address when you register so that we can send you the link to our watch party. This movie is rated G and is appropriate for ages 6 and up.  We will have a limited number of DVD and Blu-ray copies of the movie available for check out at Anythink Wright Farms. You are also welcome to use your own copy or stream the movie using your favorite streaming platform. Kits are limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.  

Event Type: 
Movies
Age: 
Family

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