Past events

E.g., Apr 23 2019
April 15, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Girl drawing

Monday, April 15, 4-6 pm

Students will begin this two-part series by drawing a character using paper and pencil. Then, participants will take that character and learn how to scan it into Photoshop. Space and supplies are limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Monday, April 22, 4-6 pm

In part two of this series, students will take their digitized character and learn how to use a tablet to outline and color it in. Space and supplies are limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Monday, April 29, 4-6 pm

Learn techniques for adding shadows and highlights to your digital drawings. Participants will be given a fully-colored drawing to work with in this program. Space and supplies are limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
The Studio
April 15, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Aspiring musicians: practice recording and producing your sound with a music industry professional. Learn how to hone your craft, polish your stage presence and collaborate with other artists. All abilities are welcome, whether you're putting the finishing touches on a track or have never recorded before. Appropriate for ages 12 and older. No registration required.

Age: 
Teen
April 15, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Explore a variety of activities involving science, technology, engineering, art and math. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids and their caregivers. Space is limited; registration recommended. Please visit our online calendar to register.  

April 1 – Pirate Science
April 8 – Zoetropes
April 15 –  Epic STEAM Challenges
April 22 –  Save the Earth
April 29 –  Potions Class

Age: 
Children
April 15, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

In this series, learn how to share your story, your skills, your uniqueness, and even your playlists. Each week we’ll cut, paste, and get crafty making handmade informational guides that will ultimately culminate within a DIY’brary.

April 15: “How To” Zines – Create a step-by-step guide/zine on something you feel passionate about (e.g. “How to Make a Kale Salad” or “How to Be Kind").

April 22: Moody Tunes – Create a series of playlists for particular moods, vibes, good days, or bad days.

April 29: DIY’brary Construction – Make one final zine with a topic of your choice & collaboratively construct the DIY’brary structure. This structure will live on in the teen area as an ongoing interactive activity.

Age: 
Teen
April 15, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening, by Manal Al-Sharif is the fiercely intimate memoir of an accidental activist, a powerfully vivid story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men — and won. Join us to discuss this ground-breaking book.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
April 15, 2019 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Sing, dance, play games, and learn how to play some basic instruments. Activities are appropriate for kids 3-6 years old, but younger participants are welcome to attend. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to dance, too. 

Event Type: 
Music and Movement
Age: 
Children
April 15, 2019 - 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Join us for a storytime featuring books, songs, rhymes, and play in English and Spanish. Appropriate for kids ages 2-6. No registration required.

Acompananos para cuentos, canciones, rimas y juego en inglés y español. Apropiado para niños de 2 a 6 años. No se requiere registro.

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Children
April 15, 2019 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Sing, dance, play games, and learn how to play some basic instruments. Activities are appropriate for kids 3-6 years old, but younger participants are welcome to attend. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to dance, too. 

Event Type: 
Music and Movement
Age: 
Children
April 13, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Marma Designs & Sewing School hosts this beginner’s sewing class for teens ages 12-18. Learn the basics of sewing, including how to properly thread and safely use a sewing machine, troubleshooting, layouts, measuring, and fabric cutting. Participants will come out of the class with a reversible tote bag. Fabric and materials provided. Bring your own machine or use one of ours. Space is limited; registration recommended.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Teen, Tween
April 13, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

How would you like to make your own necklace or keychain, with a personalized word or phrase? Local metal smith and jewelry designer Naomi Gagnon is bringing her expertise to teach you how. You will learn to work with copper, stamp your own message, and create a special keepsake to take home or gift to a loved one. Space is limited; registration is required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Le invitamos hacer un collar o llavero personalizado. Artista local, Naomi Gagnon, quien es especialista de metales y diseñadora de joyas va enseñar cómo trabajar con cobre y estampar un mensaje personalizado. Puede servir como un recuerdo o un regalo para un ser querido. Registro requerido. Por favor visite el calendario en nuestra página web para registrarse.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
April 13, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us in this new book club just for kids! This laid-back group will bring books to life with discussion, activities and cookies in a fun-filled environment. Appropriate for kids in 3rd – 6th grade. No registration required. For the month of April read a chapter book, graphic novel or comic by or about a Latinx person. Some suggestions are:

Lucky Broken Girl  by Ruth Behar

They call me Guero: a border kid’s poems  by David Bowles

Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

The epic fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

The First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez

My Year in the Middle by Lila Quintero Weaver

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Children
April 13, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Learn a little about Citizen Science Day and the thrilling ways you, too, can be a scientist with Cornell University. This year, we’ll participate in an online project to help accelerate research on Alzheimer’s disease – all you have to do is play a game. Players can be 8 or 88 years old. All are welcome. Snacks provided.

Age: 
Adult
April 13, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Therapy dogs provide a safe, non-judgmental audience for kids to practice their reading aloud. Bring a book you have been working on or choose from one of ours. Read to one of our patient furry friends. This program is appropriate for ages 6-12. Reading sessions will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check in at the Children’s Department for a reading time.

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Family
April 13, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Do you want to learn a new language? Do you already speak a second—or third!—language and want some practice by sharing it with others? Join Anythinkers for a friendly afternoon of polyglot pleasures as we explore the cultural and linguistic traditions that make our neighborhood distinctive. This month, c’est la vie as we learn the basics of French! 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult, Teen, Tween
April 13, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Enjoy performances of traditional Irish and Scottish music by Matthew Gurnsey, aka The Kilted Man. Journey into tales of wayward voyages, unrequited love and the vibrant lives of Irish tales. Experience unique sounds from Celtic instruments such as the concertina, bodhrán, bones and mandolin. Performance will start at 1 pm. No registration required; seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
April 13, 2019 - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

The Megathon is a one-hour event on April 13, during which thousands of people will play an online game to help answer a key Alzheimer's research question. Anyone can play - no experience necessary. In the game, you look at movies from the brains of mice and try to identify vessels as flowing or stalled. Middle school students, seniors, caregivers and Alzheimer’s patients themselves can play the game.This helps to speed up Alzheimer's disease research at Cornell University. You can join this event at the library as part of Citizen Science Day. You can sign up early at stallcatchers.com and practice or just come in.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
April 13, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Explore and experience various approaches to meditation, including walking, progressive muscle relaxation, focused attention, mantra, guided, including yoga, nidra, chakra, and visualization. Find a way to prepare for and sit in meditation that works for your mind and body. No prior experience or fitness level requirements. Wear comfortable clothing and (optionally) bring your own zafu, blanket or bench. Yoga mats and chairs will be provided. Hosted by Carol Wade. Registration is recommended but not required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
April 13, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Enjoy a relaxing morning filled with tea, crafting and community every second Saturday of the month. Bring your current project or start one here. Some supplies provided. All skill levels welcome. No registration required.

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Adult
April 13, 2019 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Ready to take the leap to start a new business, or to expand the reach of your existing business? Join Jesse Esparza from North Metro Small Business Development Center for a morning spent developing an effective and successful business plan. Coffee and snacks will be provided as brain fuel. Space is limited; registration required.

Age: 
Adult
April 13, 2019 - 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Start your weekend right by getting fit at the library! Drop into our monthly exercise program for inspiring, exhilarating workouts that are clued into your goals and fitness level. Along the way, learn the basics of exercise science in order to maximize your results every day of the year. No previous fitness experience necessary. Please wear clothes and shoes that will be comfortable for a workout. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult, Teen
April 12, 2019 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for a free parenting class focusing on the importance of reading to your baby. Presented by Growing Home/Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County. For children 0 to 3 years old and their caregivers.  

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
April 12, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Explore early literacy and learning through hands-on sensory activities. Be ready to move, build, play, and create. Appropriate for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers. Play clothes appropriate for messy play recommended. No registration required.

April 5 – Have a Ball
April 12 – Nursery Rhyme Olympics
April 19 – A Rainbow of Colors
April 26 – Under the Sea

April 12, 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Got a quick question about your tech gadget? Whether it’s a cellphone or computer, drop- in for one-on-one help and pick up some tips and tricks needed to make the most of your device. 

Assistance is available in twenty-minute slots on a first-come, first served basis. Space is limited. No online registration is required.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult
April 12, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Explore early literacy through experiential stations that will be set up around the room. Participants will gather together at various times throughout the hour for a group movement or story activity. Caregivers with children through age 4 are welcome. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children
April 11, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Move gently, but intentionally, to strengthen your mind, body, and spirit as you learn the basics of this meditative martial art from Asia. Please wear (or bring) loose-fitting clothing in order not to restrict your range of motion. Part of Anythink Perl Mack’s Bloom series. Taught by instructors from Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
April 11, 2019 - 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm

Calling all curious minds! Join us each week for a special afternoon program. This month’s inspiration is musical gadgets. Learn to make music in fun and inventive ways with a variety of gadgets each week. Appropriate for students ages 5 and up.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children, Family, Teen, Tween
April 11, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Aspiring musicians: practice recording and producing your sound with a music industry professional. Learn how to hone your craft, polish your stage presence, and collaborate with other artists. All abilities are welcome, whether you're putting the finishing touches on a track or have never recorded before. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12.

Age: 
Teen

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