Past events

E.g., Jan 22 2021
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
December 11, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Holidays are stressful regardless of pandemics. Take some of the need for perfection away by competing for the ugliest holiday ornament. Pick up a bag of supplies including a blank ornament and enjoy decorating it in the tackiest way you can. Email a picture of your hideous creation to yooffice@anythinklibraries.org by Noon on December 23th to be entered into the competition. The winner will be announced on the 24th. Supplies limited. One entry per family. Suitable for all ages.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Family
December 11, 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 10, 2020 - 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

We all have our favorite holiday traditions that have been entrusted to us from generations past. Have you ever wondered how some of those traditions came to be? While most have your family’s unique spin, some may have their roots in the early 1900s. Explore the origins of common traditions of the season with experts from the Molly Brown House and learn how to make a traditional pomander ball. Pick up all the ingredients you’ll need via curbside service at Anythink York Street. Supplies are limited; 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 10, 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 10, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Man with white t-shirt

Learn how to create a simple t-shirt design using infusible ink transfer sheets with Cricut Design Space. Take home supplies will be available upon request. Supplies include a white t-shirt and a 6x6" infusible ink transfer sheet. Please e-mail requests and shirt size to Alex Thao at athao@anythinklibraries.org. Cricut Joys and Explore Airs are also available for checkout from The Studio at 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 9, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Get cozy for an evening with Colorado’s own Kate Lansing, award-winning author of Killer Chardonnay, the first in her brand new mystery series. Hear a reading from the book, learn about Kate’s creative process, then zoom out for a discussion on the art and appeal of the cozy mystery genre. Registrants will receive a free copy of the book. 

Once registered, please visit Anythink Wright Farms to receive your free program kit prior to attending this virtual event.

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

Event Type: 
Author Event
Writing
Age: 
Adult
December 9, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Local piñata maker extraordinaire Maribel Arredondo of Mamibel Piñatas leads us through the process of creating our own candy cane holiday piñatas. The program will be held online using GoToMeeting, and supplies will be available to pick-up from Anythink Perl Mack beginning on Wednesday, December 2. A link to the program will be sent out via email to registrants. Supplies are limited and registration is required. One piñata supply kit per registration.

Email bjacobs@anythinklibraries.org for questions. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Family
December 9, 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 8, 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 8, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Blank card on table

Designing a beautiful card for the holidays is only a few clicks away using Canva, a free online graphic design software. Participants will have the opportunity to print a dozen cards on matte or satin photo paper. 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
Age: 
Teen
December 5, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Put your thinking caps on and get ready for some friendly fun! You won’t need to own the board game to participate as long as you have a single die to roll when it’s your turn. 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 email mmiller@anythinklibraries.org

Event Type: 
Gaming
Age: 
Adult
December 5, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Share your work and ideas with other writers and aspiring writers in this fun and supportive virtual workshop. Learn to write better, receive feedback and be more creative. Please sign up online by 11/28 in order to share your work. 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: 
Writing
Age: 
Adult
December 4, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Observe signs of a chemical reaction in the comfort of your own home with us! Stop by the York Street branch and pick up all you need for this interesting experiment and then follow along with us on GotoMeeting as we observe this fun experiment together and understand why it happens. Suitable for grades 2-5. Supplies limited. Registration preferred.

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
December 4, 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 3, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Wood reindeer ornament

Learn how to get your photos ready for engraving on the Glowforge laser printer. Participants will be able to email a photo to The Studio to have their photo engraved on a wood ornament. 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 2, 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 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
December 1, 2020 - 9:00 am to December 31, 2020 - 3:00 pm

Put pen to page and write your world. Art from Ashes, a Denver-based writer’s group, has created writer kits for teens that are full of supplies, ideas and inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. Pick up your kit at Anythink Wright Farms, and have your voice heard.

Art from Ashes is also hosting weekly virtual writing and poetry meetups for teens. These meetups take place every Wednesday at 4pm. Email wfteens@anythinklibraries.org for information on how to join.

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Teen, Tween
Tags: 
November 21, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Cheers! Join the Head Brewer from Wonderland Brewing as we try a sampling of their beers and discuss flavor profiles and the brewing process. Beer flights are limited and participants will be notified on how to pick up their beer in the days before the tasting. Only one beer flight per household.

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 email mmiller@anythinklibraries.org

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Adult
November 21, 2020 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

In this virtual monthly, family-friendly program, we will lead you through a craft project and provide the opportunity to share your work with the group. Fifteen craft kits will be available on the 6th at Anythink Bennett on a first-come, first-served basis. This month we will create 3D greeting/holiday cards. This program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link will be sent via email in advance of the program. 

Registration required.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Family
November 20, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

This year has been a difficult one for many. Journaling and art are a creative outlet that can also help lower stress and anxiety. Stop by Anythink York Street to pick up an art journaling kit to help you unwind and process the year. Meet with us virtually and share ideas for your journal and support each other’s creative process. Supplies limited. Appropriate for teens in grades 6-12. Registration preferred.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Writing
Age: 
Teen
November 20, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore your creativity during this spoken word virtual workshop with Art from Ashes (AfA). The words we choose to define ourselves and our reality can dictate how we think, what we do — even our experiences and circumstances. Discover how powerful your words can be through a series of interactive writing prompts and a special guest artist performance. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. This program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link will be sent via email in advance of the program. 

Registration required.

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Teen
November 20, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Share your work and ideas with other writers and aspiring writers in this fun and supportive virtual workshop. Learn to write better, receive feedback, and be more creative. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. 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: 
Writing
Age: 
Teen
November 20, 2020 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Meet outdoors at Anythink Bennett to discuss the book Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes. Depending on weather, this program will be held outside at Anythink Bennett. Masks are recommended, and physical distancing measures are in place. If inclement weather or colder temperatures are anticipated, this program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the online meeting will be sent via email in advance. Space is limited; registration required. Registrants will be notified 48 hours in advance via email about the location of this program.

Registration required.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
November 20, 2020 - 11:00 am to November 21, 2020 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a surprise Take & Bake kit! This kit includes all the ingredients required to bake a delicious surprise recipe at home. This month is a little something savory. Supplies are limited; registration required to reserve your kit. Please visit our website to register.

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Adult
November 18, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Do you have an idea for a kids’ book? Interested in the process to getting published? Join us for a twist on National Novel Writing Month with Anythink Perl Mack librarian by day and children’s book author/illustrator by night, Brittany R. Jacobs. Brittany will walk you through the process of crafting a story for children. Bring your ideas, manuscripts and questions for a fun evening that will inspire! This program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email to registrants. 

For questions please email bjacobs@anythinklibraries.org

 

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Adult
November 18, 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 Monday, November 2nd 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 November 18 to come together virtually and show off their masterpieces. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids. Registration is required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
November 17, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
A bird sits on a fence.

Have you been wondering what those birds are in your backyard or park? Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies to learn how to watch and identify birds. We will be exploring why birds are important, the steps to identifying birds, and ways to become a keen observer and an even better birder. All ages welcome. This program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link will be sent via email in advance of the program. 

Registration required.

Event Type: 
Animals
Age: 
Family
November 14, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This month the book club book is yours to keep! Join us to discuss Steven R. Hoffbeck’s The Haymakers, a historical account of five farming families over 150 years, struggling to make hay. To obtain your copy of the book to keep, speak with an Anythink Commerce City staff member. Depending on weather, this program will be held outside at Anythink Commerce City. Please bring a warm beverage to enjoy. Masks are recommended, and physical distancing measures are in place. If inclement weather or colder temperatures are anticipated, this program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the online meeting will be sent via email in advance. Space is limited; registration required. Registrants will be notified 24 hours in advance via email about the location of this program.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
November 14, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Grab your supplies from the library in advance then join Sipping and Painting Highland for a virtual painting session. Kits can be picked up beginning Monday, November 9 at Anythink Wright Farms. This program will be held online using Zoom. A link to the program will be sent out via email to registrants. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
November 14, 2020 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Experience stories, songs and other fun activities that promote early literacy. Appropriate for ages preschool to 6 years old.  This program will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. 

Registration required.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
November 14, 2020 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Gather safely for a song, story and rhyme time for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth to 2 years old. Baby Bounce will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. 

Registraton required.

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
November 14, 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. Appropriate for adults. This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email to registrants.  

Age: 
Adult
November 13, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The days are getting shorter and our ability to see the stars earlier is getting easier. Commemorate your favorite constellation in the sky by creating a fun and easy coaster! Supplies limited. Appropriate for kids in grades 1-5. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
November 13, 2020 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Experience stories, songs and other fun activities that promote early literacy. Appropriate for ages preschool to 6 years old.  This program will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. 

Registration required.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
November 12, 2020 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Show your civic spirit and join our experts from the Molly Brown House Museum as they dive into the battles and victories of the suffragist movement. As part of this talk, you will be invited to craft along with us as we recreate banners with suffrage messages.

Supplies will be available to pick up at Anythink York Street starting November 5. 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: 
History
Age: 
Adult
November 12, 2020 - 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. Ages 8 and up. This program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link will be sent via email in advance of the program. 

Registration required.

Event Type: 
Animals
Age: 
Children, Tween
November 7, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Grab your deck of UNO cards and join us online as we gather for some friendly fun. Who will be crowned ultimate UNO victor? It could be you!

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 email mmiller@anythinklibraries.org

Event Type: 
Gaming
Age: 
Adult
November 7, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of discovery in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center and el Museo de Arte Popular of Mexico City. Hear the legend behind artist Oscar Becerra Mora’s sculpture, Xólotl: Dios Perro Alebrije Monumental, followed by a special interview with the director of the internationally renowned Museo de Arte Popular, who will share insights into the colorful world of Mexican folk art. This event will take place both in English and Spanish.  

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

Los invitamos a pasar una tarde de aprendizaje cultural en asociación con el Centro Cultural Mexicano y el Museo de Arte Popular de la Ciudad de México. Escuche acerca de la leyenda detrás de la escultura del artista Oscar Becerra Mora, Xólotl: Dios Perro Alebrije Monumental, y continuando con una entrevista especial con el Director del Museo de Arte Popular de renombre internacional, quien compartirá con nosotros la historia detrás del colorido mundo del arte popular mexicano. Este evento se llevará a cabo en inglés y en español.  

Este evento se transmitirá en línea por Zoom. Se enviará un enlace por correo electrónico para unirse a esta presentación. El espacio es limitado; Se requiere registración anticipada de todos los participantes. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
History
Age: 
Adult
November 7, 2020 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Experience stories, songs and other fun activities that promote early literacy. Appropriate for ages preschool to 6 years old.  This program will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. 

Registration required.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
November 7, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Share your work and ideas with other writers and aspiring writers in this fun and supportive virtual workshop. Learn to write better, receive feedback and be more creative. 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: 
Writing
Age: 
Adult
November 7, 2020 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Gather safely for a song, story and rhyme time for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth to 2 years old. Baby Bounce will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. 

Registraton required.

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K

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