Past events

E.g., Oct 18 2021
June 30, 2021 - 11:15 am to 11:45 am

Embark on a journey of movement and dance with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. Students will explore their bodies in space and rhythms with professional dance instructors. Appropriate for ages birth to 6 years old. Space is limited, registration required. 

Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
June 30, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Students around a computer

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.

Where can you find us?

June 9th: Anythink Commerce City at 2 pm. 

June 16th: Anythink York Street at 11 am.

June 23rd: Anythink Bennet at 12 pm.

June 30th: Anythink Perl Mack at 11:30 am.

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Family
June 30, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

From tropical rainforests to saltwater shores – surprise, discovery, and creativity await! Dig into Colorado’s past using the scientific process, just as paleontologists and geologists do. Analyze evidence and iconic discoveries, and create simulations of Colorado’s lost worlds where dinosaurs once roamed. Appropriate for ages 6 to 12. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Children
June 30, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Join us in our beautiful backyard for stories and songs. 

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. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
June 30, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Grab a sun hat and join us on the lawn for stories, songs and outdoor play for toddlers and preschoolers. Appropriate for ages 2-6 years. Please note that this program  will be held outside at Anythink Perl Mack and may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Space is limited; registration encouraged. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Family
June 30, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Join Emmanuel of Soul Rhythm African Drumming for an entertaining, rhythm-filled journey that uses drumming and body percussion to teach about Africa and its Indigenous cultures.

This program will be held outside at Anythink York Street. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for notices. 

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

Embark on a journey of movement and dance with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. Students will explore their bodies in space and rhythms with professional dance instructors. Appropriate for ages birth to 6 years old. Space is limited, registration required. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
June 30, 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 families with children ages 2-6. One registration per family per event is required.  

June 30 – A celebration of sound and song with Tiny Mule Songs  

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
June 29, 2021 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Learn how a simple knotting technique can be used to make decorative, vintage-inspired feathers that can then be used in a wall hanging. Appropriate for adults.

This program will be held outside at Anythink Brighton. Space is limited; registration required.

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

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Adult
June 29, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Make a beautiful work of art with pressed flowers. We’ll frame our finished products to preserve them. 

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 tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Space is limited, registration required. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Teen
June 29, 2021 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Tools on a table

Learn how to build a drink caddy using basic hand tools and power tools. You'll learn how to assemble the drink caddy and then prep for sanding/staining.

Appropriate for teens and older. Space and supplies are limited; registration preferred. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

This program will be held in the Programming Garage at Anythink Wright Farms. 

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Teen
June 29, 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
June 29, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Learn some basic watercolor techniques while painting and inking insect masterpieces! Materials will be provided, and all skill levels are welcome. Please note that this program will be held outside and may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Teen
June 29, 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 years old. This program will be held outside at Anythink Bennett, please bring your own blanket or chair.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
June 29, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Let's plant a garden! Our children’s plot will have lots of veggies to plant and care for. All tools will be provided.

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. 

Event Type: 
Gardening
Age: 
Children
June 29, 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. This program will be held outside at Anythink Bennett, please bring your own blanket or chair.

Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
June 29, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Gather for a song, story and rhyme time for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth to 18 months. This program will be held outside at Anythink Bennett, please bring your own blanket or chair.

Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
June 28, 2021 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Join us as we spend the summer outdoors engaging with our local experts on a variety of topics. Appropriate for kids going into grades 1 -5. Space is limited; registration required. 

  • June 7 – Magpie Painting with Sipping n Painting Highland 
  • June 14 – Create Your Own World with Snapology 
  • June 21 – Ukulele Jam with Miss Julie  
  • June 28 – Libertees with Denver’s Ink Lounge 

After registering for the June 28 program, please email Julie Crabb at jcrabb@anythinklibraries.org with your child’s shirt size. 

This program will be held both inside and outside at Anythink Wright Farms.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
mySummer
STEAM
Age: 
Children
June 28, 2021 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

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 what it means to use natural materials to create art. This workshop is appropriate for all ages, and families are encouraged to participate. This program will be held outside adjacent to Fann’s large-scale spirit nest sculpture on display at Anythink Wright Farms. Free and open to all. No advanced registration necessary. 

Learn more about the spirit nest sculptures at Anythink.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Adult, Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
June 28, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Eco-printing is a technique that uses plants to leave imprints on fabric or paper. In this program, we will forage and explore outside to find flowers and plants. Then, we’ll hammer those plants onto a piece of cotton. In the end, you’ll walk away with a new wall hanging. Space is limited; registration is required. Visit our online calendar to register 

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

Bring a blanket and head out to our backyard for stories, songs and summer surprises.  All ages welcome. No registration required. This program will be held outside at Anythink Wright Farms. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family
June 26, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for this series with CSU Extension’s Colorado Master Gardeners to grow your gardening skills!  This week’s topic is the veggie harvest, insect issues and weed management with plenty of time for Q&A.  All gardening related questions welcome!  This event will be hosted virtually via Zoom and registration is required.  A link to join will be sent via email with the email provided in the registration.  Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Gardening
Age: 
Adult
June 26, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Join us as we welcome Nature’s Educators as they teach us about animals that make their habitats in and around the trunks of trees. They will be bringing some fun and interesting friends for us to meet which may include owls, parrots, and boas. Appropriate for all ages. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
June 26, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Using cardboard and other household materials, we'll use engineering skills to make airplanes that will soar! This program is suited for older elementary and teens, and all materials will be provided. Please note that this program will be held outside at
Anythink Perl Mack and may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Tween
June 26, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Take a stroll with your little one around the perimeter of our library while enjoying early literacy activities and a bit of a workout. Appropriate for stroller riding kids and their caregivers. This program will be held outside at Anythink Wright Farms. Space is limited; registration required. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. 

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
June 26, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Using a laser engraver and found wood, participants will create and finish their own unique masterpiece. Feel free to bring in your own small raw wooden object to engrave or finish a piece that has already been engraved for you. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
mySummer
Age: 
Adult
June 25, 2021 - 11:15 am to 11:45 am

Join Emmanuel of Soul Rhythm African Drumming for an entertaining, rhythm-filled journey that uses drumming and body percussion to teach about Africa and its Indigenous cultures. Appropriate for ages 2-6. Space is limited; registration required. 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: 
Children
June 25, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Meet to discuss the book The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel. This program will be held outside at Anythink Bennett with distancing measures in place. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for notices.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
June 25, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Join Emmanuel of Soul Rhythm African Drumming for an entertaining, rhythm-filled journey that uses drumming and body percussion to teach about Africa and its Indigenous cultures. Appropriate for ages 2-6. Space is limited; registration required.  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: 
Children
June 25, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Join experienced family yoga instructor Caitlin Hessee as she leads flexibility, breathing and stretching exercises designed for our youngest Anythinkers and their caregivers. Please bring your own blanket or beach towel and a stuffed animal. This program will be held outside at Anythink Perl Mack and may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Family
June 25, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is so excited to invite you on a journey through dance! Students will explore their bodies in space and rhythms in motion with a Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Teaching Artist. We can't wait to play! 

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. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
June 25, 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 learning about spinach. Gardening will begin at 9 am with information sharing at 10 am.

Please bring your own water and gardening gloves if able. 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. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Gardening
Age: 
Adult, Family
June 24, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Calling all movie buffs, binge watchers and proud fandom members! Join us every month for themed conversations around movies, television series or anime; anything that's visual enterntainment. Listen in on community favorites and share yours. In June, we are picking favorite "Dream Destinations" from a movie, show or animated show/film. Let’s add more titles to our watch lists together!

This program will be held online. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Movies
Age: 
Adult
June 24, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Join other library teens to talk about the newest trends, show off your favorite recent videos, and try out new recipes or hacks to see what really is fact or cap. We will meet virtually through Discord.

For a Discord invitation, please contact Cassidy at ctanzella@anythinklibraries.org. 

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Teen, Tween
June 24, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Bring a little bit of nature inside with a beautiful, natural wall hanging.

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 5-12. Space is limited, registration required. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
June 24, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Make a delicious summer treat and learn a new recipe at the same time. This month we’ll try out smoothies with a variety of fresh ingredients. Will you make a strawberry-banana classic, or test out something you’ve never had before? 

Space is limited; registration required. 

This program will be held outside at Anythink Wright Farms.

Event Type: 
Food
mySummer
Age: 
Teen, Tween
June 24, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:25 am

 

Sing, dance, and play games!

Activities are appropriate for ages 3-6, but younger participants are welcome to attend. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to dance, too.

Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices.

Registration is no longer required. Please just stop by!

Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Children
June 24, 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 kids going into grades 1-5. Space is limited; registration required. 

June 24 – Backyard Barnstormers  

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: 
Gaming
Age: 
Children
June 24, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Join us for songs, fingerplays and a fun story. This program will be held outside at Anythink Brighton. Best for ages 3-6. Space is limited, registration required. Please register once per household. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. 

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Children
June 23, 2021 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
A black poster against a blue sky with a blue and green painting of earth. Over the painting is white text that reads "One World"

Did you know that your zip code can serve as an indicator of your lifespan and general health? Join Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Strategist Parker McMullen Bushman to gain an introduction to environmental justice (EJ), learn a brief history of this movement, and discuss the connections between socio-cultural inequity and environmental issues. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; online registration required.

This program will be held outside at Anythink Wright Farms with distancing measures in place.

Event Type: 
Civic Engagement
Age: 
Adult
June 23, 2021 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

 


North Creek Farms
E. 166th Ave. & Hwy. 7/160th Ave.
Brighton, CO 80602

 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
June 23, 2021 - 2:45 pm to 3:00 pm

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
June 23, 2021 - 2:45 pm to 3:00 pm

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.

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
June 23, 2021 - 2:30 pm to 2:45 pm

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
June 23, 2021 - 2:15 pm to 2:30 pm

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
June 23, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 2:15 pm

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

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