Past events

E.g., Feb 20 2024
June 15, 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 15, 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.

Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Class
Health and Wellness
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
June 15, 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 15, 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 14, 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 14, 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 12, 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 topics include appropriate lawn watering, xeriscape gardening, and perennial vegetables. 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. Registration is required. For questions about this event, please contact Shelly at CCadult@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Gardening
Age: 
Adult
June 12, 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 roots and ground. They will be bringing some fun and interesting friends for us to meet which may include snakes, rabbits, and toads. Appropriate for all ages. No registration required. 

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

Pizza always tastes better when you make it yourself! Using common household items build your own solar oven and use the power of nature to bake a delicious pizza. 

This program will be held outside at Anythink Perl Mack with distancing measures in place.

Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register and only one registration per household is needed. 

Event Type: 
Food
mySummer
Age: 
Adult
June 12, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Grab a blanket and join us on the Perl Mack lawn for an outdoor concert with the young performers of the Colorado Youth Mariachi Program! Please note that this concert 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. 

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Family
June 12, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Red Feather Woman, a Native American Storyteller from the Assiniboine/Lakota tribe of the Ft. Peck Reservation in Montana, for an exploration of indigenous music and storytelling. Learn mystical and ancient stories during this enriching and entertaining session. Experience the “Keepers of the Earth” song, and participate in a social round dance. Appropriate for all ages. This program will be held outside at Anythink Huron Street. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
June 12, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Mile High Fitness and Wellness for a relaxing hour of Qi Gong in our beautiful backyard. Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese practice that focuses on breathing techniques, meditations, postures, and guided imagery. This round we’ll focus specifically on the back. Comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement is recommended, along with sun protection.

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. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Movement & Dance
mySummer
Age: 
Adult
June 12, 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 12, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Use your creativity and awaken your senses as you explore different varieties of tea. Create your own tea blends and share your recipes with others in this fun hands-on workshop. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Food
mySummer
Age: 
Adult
June 11, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Are you interested in picking up composting or learning how to make your garden thrive? Talk all things plants with us, build a local gardening community for all your green-thumb inquiries, and learn what it takes to get your garden blooming this summer.

This program will be held outside at Anythink York Street. No registration required. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for notices. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
June 11, 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 years old. Please note 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: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
June 11, 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 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 11, 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 food safety. 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 10, 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 10, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Create your own creepy crawly friends using natural materials found in our backyard like sticks, pinecone, and leaves.  

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 10, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Build up your engineering skills (and your aim) as we construct water balloon slingshots in the backyard.

Who can launch their balloon the farthest or the most accurately, and who can make the biggest splash? 

Space is limited; registration required. 

This program will be held outside at Anythink Wright Farms.

Event Type: 
mySummer
STEAM
Age: 
Teen, Tween
June 10, 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!

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Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Children
June 10, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Red Feather Woman, a Native American Storyteller from the Assiniboine/Lakota tribe of the Ft. Peck Reservation in Montana, for an exploration of indigenous music and storytelling. Learn mystical and ancient stories during this enriching and entertaining session. Experience the “Keepers of the Earth” song, and participate in a social round dance. Appropriate for all ages. This program will be held outside at Anythink Brighton. Space is limited; registration required. 

Age: 
Family
June 10, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Observe the impressive tools 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. This program will be held outside at Anythink York Street. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 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 10, 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 2-6 years old. 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: 
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Family
June 10, 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 10 – Backyard Bingo 

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 9, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 

Turn your black thumb into a green thumb by learning how to take care of a plant!

Start by unleashing your creativity and decorate a clay pot for your plant. Then, select from a collection of unusual planters, place your plant inside, take it home, and watch it grow!

No experience necessary for this family program.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Gardening
mySummer
Age: 
Family
June 9, 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 9, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Ever wanted to know something about trees but didn’t know who to ask? Now is your opportunity to learn and discover some really neat things about trees. This program will be held outside at Anythink York Street. Appropriate for students in grades Pre-K-5. No registration required. 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: 
Children
June 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 birth to 6 years old. 

Event Type: 
Music
mySummer
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children
June 9, 2021 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for a baby goat visit at the library – no kidding! Meet some of our four-legged friends from the SonFlower Ranch in Brighton. Learn more about these fun creatures and goat-keeping in Brighton. This program will be held outside. All ages welcome. No online registration necessary.  

Event Type: 
Animals
Age: 
Adult, Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
June 8, 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 8, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Kindness Rocks - literally! Brighten someone's day with a mini masterpiece on a river rock adorned with a kind word. Each participant will get their own rocks to decorate and write kind words on to leave for a stranger. Please not that this program will be held outdoors 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: 
Children
June 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Let your littles engage with nature in our beautiful backyard. Forage for flowers, muck in the mud, look at leaves and so much more with your budding naturalist. 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: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
June 8, 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 7, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us outdoors to discuss This Tender Land: A Novel by William Kent Krueger, and vote on our July book. Appropriate for adults.

This program will be held outside at Anythink Brighton. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held online via Zoom, and a link will be emailed to book club members and registered attendees in advance.

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

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
June 7, 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 7, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Turn your black thumb into a green thumb by learning how to take care of a plant!

Start by unleashing your creativity and decorate a clay pot for your plant. Then, select from a collection of unusual planters, place your plant inside, take it home, and watch it grow!

No experience necessary for this family program.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Gardening
mySummer
Age: 
Family
June 7, 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 5, 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 topics include fertilizers, planting vegetables and optimal trees for the Front Range. 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. Please visit our website to register. For questions about this event, please contact Shelly at CCadult@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Gardening
Age: 
Adult
June 5, 2021 - 10:45 am to 11:00 am

Read to our wonderful volunteer dog! Reading to a therapy dog is a great opportunity for children who are learning to read or need practice reading. Our patient dogs love to listen and never criticize. This program will be held outside at Anythink Brighton. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Children

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