Past events

E.g., Jan 22 2021
November 6, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

It’s National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for short) and time to get creative! Pick up your “Writer’s Survival Kit” and then join Sarah Schantz, award-winning author of the novel, Fig, as we discuss the creative writing process, learn how to develop dynamic characters and worlds, and brainstorm ideas.

The program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email to registrants. Kits are limited and can be picked up at Anythink Perl Mack. Registration is required. Please visit our online calendar to register. For questions or concerns please email mmiller@anythinklibraries.org

 

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Adult
November 6, 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: 
Nov 6 2020

Pop in to pick up a kit filled with essentials to help you experiment with the varieties and complexities of tea. Each kit includes some tea types for you to make your own cozy creations, as well as a surprise gift to make your tea time extra fancy. Don’t forget to share your creations with us.

No registration required. Available while supplies last.

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

Come play a round of Loteria, a traditional Mexican bingo game. Test your luck - and your Spanish vocabulary too. You’ll also get to design and create your own Loteria set to take home.

This event will take place outdoors at Anythink Wright Farms. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Space is limited, registration required. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Gaming
Age: 
Teen, Tween
November 4, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Local piñata maker extraordinaire Maribel Arredondo of Mamibel Piñatas, will lead us through the process of creating our own Day of the Dead sugar skull piñatas! The program will be held online using GoToMeeting, and supplies will be available to pick-up from the Anythink Perl Mack branch beginning on Wednesday, October 28th. 

 

Piñatas are limited, so one supply kit per household, and only one registration per family required. A link to the program will be sent out via email to registrants. Please visit our online calendar to register. For questions or concerns please email bjacobs@anythinklibraries.org

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Family
November 3, 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
November 2, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Watch the film, follow the script and participate in movie magic. Join us for this virtual watch party and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Día de los Muertos with Miguel and his pals, Hector and Dante. Register online any time after October 20 and pick up your interactive kit from the Anythink Wright Farms branch. Be sure to include your email when you register so we can email you the link to our watch party. This movie is rated PG for thematic events. Kits are limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Movies
Age: 
Family
November 2, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us online to discuss The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack by Jamie Dutcher and Jim Dutcher. We have copies of the book available at the branch – ask a staff member for a copy or use our curbside pickup service.  Appropriate for adults.

This program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to the online meeting will be sent via email in advance. Please register here if you have not joined us before to ensure you get the link.

 

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
November 1, 2020 - 12:05 am to November 30, 2020 - 11:55 pm

Want to be the next Youtube sensation? We’ve got what you need to get started.

Each week in November, pick up a new kit with supplies to help you make a video in a different viral genre, and tips on how to get it just right. Then email a link to your video to wfteens@anythinklibraries.org, and we’ll repost the best videos.

Ask a staff member to pick up your kit.

Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
Movies
Tech
Theatre
Age: 
Teen, Tween
October 31, 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 storytime will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Storytime
Age: 
Children
October 31, 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. This storytime will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Space is limited; registration required.

Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
October 30, 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 storytime will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Storytime
Age: 
Children
October 30, 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 storytime will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
October 30, 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 babies each week. Pick up your child’s weekly kit Monday-Thursday at Anythink Wright Farms.

  • Week One: Pick up kit October 13-15
  • Week Two: Pick up kit October 19-22
  • Week Three: Pick up kit October 26-29

Virtual jam sessions will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link will be sent via email in advance of the program. Space is limited; registration required. Appropriate for ages 0-2.

 

Event Type: 
Music
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
October 29, 2020 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for songs, finger plays and a fun story outside in the nature garden. Keep your own copy of the picture book, and enjoy a take-home craft to continue the fun. Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Best for ages 3-8. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited, registration required. Please register once per family.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
October 29, 2020 - 10:30 am to 10:55 am

"Book" Ms. Rene to have your own personal Preschool Storytime! 

Join us for stories and a song outside on the grass and then enjoy a take-home craft to continue the fun.

Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures.

Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices.

Best for ages 3-8.

Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Each program will run up to 20-25 minutes.

The same stories and song will be used through the month of October.

Meet Ms. Rene by the front doors of the Anythink Huron Street Library five minutes before your scheduled Storytime.

This program is limited to ten people! Please register once per family/group.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Family
October 29, 2020 - 10:00 am to 10:25 am

"Book" Ms. Rene to have your own personal Preschool Storytime! 

Join us for stories and a song outside on the grass and then enjoy a take-home craft to continue the fun.

Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures.

Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices.

Best for ages 3-8.

Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Each program will run up to 20-25 minutes.

The same stories and song will be used through the month of October.

Meet Ms. Rene by the front doors of the Anythink Huron Street Library five minutes before your scheduled Storytime.

This program is limited to ten people! Please register once per family/group.

 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Family
October 29, 2020 - 9:30 am to 9:55 am

"Book" Ms. Rene to have your own personal Preschool Storytime! 

Join us for stories and a song outside on the grass and then enjoy a take-home craft to continue the fun.

Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures.

Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices.

Best for ages 3-8.

Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Each program will run up to 20-25 minutes.

The same stories and song will be used through the month of October.

Meet Ms. Rene by the front doors of the Anythink Huron Street Library five minutes before your scheduled Storytime.

This program is limited to ten people! Please register once per family/group.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Family
October 28, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

You’ve solved escape rooms online – now create your own!

Join in as we learn how to build fascinating virtual escape rooms, with no coding required. Collaborate on ideas for building the library’s next virtual escape room, or start designing your very own.

This program will be hosted online. Contact wfteens@anythinklibraries.org for information on how to join.

Event Type: 
Gaming
STEAM
Tech
Writing
Age: 
Teen
October 28, 2020 - 9:30 am to 9:55 am

"Book" Ms. Rene to have your own personal Preschool Storytime! 

Join us for stories and a song outside on the grass and then enjoy a take-home craft to continue the fun.

Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures.

Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices.

Best for ages 3-8.

Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Each program will run up to 20-25 minutes.

The same stories and song will be used through the month of October.

Meet Ms. Rene by the front doors of the Anythink Huron Street Library five minutes before your scheduled Storytime.

This program is limited to ten people! Please register once per family/group.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Family
October 24, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us – if you dare – for a unique, spooky story-time experience combining classic scary stories broadcast over radio and sound effects created by you. Attendees are welcome to listen from their vehicles via FM radio or bring comfortable seating to listen outdoors in the garden area. Scare Packages with snacks and noisemakers will be provided. Appropriate for families and the brave. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Age: 
Family
October 24, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us  to discuss Tara Westover’s memoir Educated, in which she describes growing up in Idaho without a formal education. To obtain a copy of the book, speak with an Anythink Commerce City staff member or request one through our online catalog. 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
October 24, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us virtually as we create a podcast. You will learn how to audio engineer and broadcast. Two recording sessions will happen during each program. Feel free to watch and we may ask you to participate. 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. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Teen
Tags: 
October 24, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Would you like to explore some of the new features available to you in your online account? Learn how to navigate the new catalog, troubleshoot issues, and create a profile to engage with other members of your community to discover more great reads. Masks are required per state mandate, and physical distancing will be in place. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult
October 24, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Drop by the children's desk anytime this week for a self-guided adventure using clues, navigation tools and secret codes to explore the library's backyard. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids and their families. No advance registration required.

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children, Family
October 24, 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 storytime will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Storytime
Age: 
Children
October 24, 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. This storytime will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Space is limited; registration required.

Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
October 24, 2020 - 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Come together in civic community, be inspired and encouraged to reflect and connect, and create new civic traditions that are joyful and communal. Join Anythink staff and renowned Colorado artists Inaiah Lujan and Kimberly O'Connor, for music, poetry, readings, and discussion on the theme of “Beyond the Voting Booth”: How do we re-imagine our power as citizens past election season? How do we act as a collective to build a brighter future for our democracy?  

Civic Saturday is hosted in conjunction with Rocky Mountain Partnership

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.  

Civic Saturday was started by Citizen University in Seattle and is now hosted in more than 30 cities across the country.

Event Type: 
Civic Engagement
Age: 
Adult
October 23, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Join us for an hour of mindfulness that is perfect for the whole family. We will share contemplative stories, explore different breath techniques, and move our bodies mindfully in a fun and playful yoga practice with yoga games. Bring your own mat, or feel free to use one of ours. All ages and abilities welcome. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing will be in place. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Family
October 23, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Drop by the children's desk anytime this week for a self-guided adventure using clues, navigation tools and secret codes to explore the library's backyard. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids and their families. No advance registration required.

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children, Family
October 23, 2020 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Meet outdoors at Anythink Bennett to discuss the book Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. 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.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
October 23, 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 storytime will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Storytime
Age: 
Children
October 23, 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 babies each week. Pick up your child’s weekly kit Monday-Thursday at Anythink Wright Farms.

  • Week One: Pick up kit October 13-15
  • Week Two: Pick up kit October 19-22
  • Week Three: Pick up kit October 26-29

Virtual jam sessions will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link will be sent via email in advance of the program. Space is limited; registration required. Appropriate for ages 0-2.

 

Event Type: 
Music
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
October 22, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
painting on canvas

Join local artist Arturo Garcia and learn how to create a painting using acrylic paints on a stretched canvas. We will explore color, figure, and light. Appropriate for all ages.

This program will be held outdoors. Please note that it may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Masks are encouraged and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited, registration required.

Event Type: 
The Studio
October 22, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Come and join us at this drop in pumpkin decorating program! We will have paints, stickers, markers, various other decorating materials, and, of course, pumpkins for you get creative with.

This program will be held outside of the library in the grassy area near the front doors of the branch.

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.

All ages welcome.

Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Family
October 22, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Drop by the children's desk anytime this week for a self-guided adventure using clues, navigation tools and secret codes to explore the library's backyard. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids and their families. No advance registration required.

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children, Family
October 22, 2020 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for songs, finger plays and a fun story outside in the nature garden. Keep your own copy of the picture book, and enjoy a take-home craft to continue the fun. Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Best for ages 3-8. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited, registration required. Please register once per family.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
October 21, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Harry Potter’s pet owl, Hedwig, was loved by all. However, they never talked about what Hedwig did in her off time. Join us as we learn about the digestive systems of owls by dissecting actual owl pellets. Will you be able to recreate the mouse that Hedwig ate for dinner earlier this week? There’s only one way to find out! Materials will be available for pick-up at the Anythink Perl Mack branch starting on October 13th. 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. 

Event Type: 
Animals
Age: 
Tween
October 21, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Drop by the children's desk anytime this week for a self-guided adventure using clues, navigation tools and secret codes to explore the library's backyard. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids and their families. No advance registration required.

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children, Family
October 20, 2020 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 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. There are no right or wrong answers here – we'll think, journal and discuss on our way to using technology more mindfully. Appropriate for older teens and adults.

This program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to the online meeting will be sent via email in advance. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Tech
Age: 
Adult
October 20, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Laser cut sign of "Create"

Using the Glowforge laser cutter can be as simple as drawing on a piece of paper. Learn how to take your designs straight to the laser cutter using Glowforge’s design software. Participants will be given the opportunity to send their designs in to be laser cut and picked up. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. 

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
October 20, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Come and join us at this drop in pumpkin decorating program! We will have paints, stickers, markers, various other decorating materials, and, of course, pumpkins for you get creative with.

This program will be held outside of the library in the grassy area near the front doors of the branch.

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.

All ages welcome.

Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Family
October 20, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Drop by the children's desk anytime this week for a self-guided adventure using clues, navigation tools and secret codes to explore the library's backyard. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids and their families. No advance registration required.

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children, Family
October 20, 2020 - 10:30 am to 10:55 am

"Book" Ms. Rene to have your own personal Preschool Storytime! 

Join us for stories and a song outside on the grass and then enjoy a take-home craft to continue the fun.

Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures.

Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices.

Best for ages 3-8.

Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Each program will run up to 20-25 minutes.

The same stories and song will be used through the month of October.

Meet Ms. Rene by the front doors of the Anythink Huron Street Library five minutes before your scheduled Storytime.

This program is limited to ten people! Please register once per family/group.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Family
October 20, 2020 - 10:00 am to 10:25 am

"Book" Ms. Rene to have your own personal Preschool Storytime! 

Join us for stories and a song outside on the grass and then enjoy a take-home craft to continue the fun.

Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures.

Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices.

Best for ages 3-8.

Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Each program will run up to 20-25 minutes.

The same stories and song will be used through the month of October.

Meet Ms. Rene by the front doors of the Anythink Huron Street Library five minutes before your scheduled Storytime.

This program is limited to ten people! Please register once per family/group.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Family
October 19, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join us at a safe distance for an evening of poetry, reflection, and – let’s not forget – fun. Write a poem before we meet—no poetry experience necessary –on the theme of “The Year Was 2020...”. Then join together online to share your poem aloud with our small group, and reflect together on the trials and surprising redemptions that have characterized this year. Bring a beverage to enjoy during this happy hour, or just bring yourself. Appropriate for adults.

The Pandemic Poetry Happy Hour will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to the event will be emailed in advance of the program. Online registration required.

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Adult
October 19, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Drop by the children's desk anytime this week for a self-guided adventure using clues, navigation tools and secret codes to explore the library's backyard. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids and their families. No advance registration required.

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children, Family
October 19, 2020 - 9:30 am to 9:55 am

"Book" Ms. Rene to have your own personal Preschool Storytime! 

Join us for stories and a song outside on the grass and then enjoy a take-home craft to continue the fun.

Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures.

Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices.

Best for ages 3-8.

Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Each program will run up to 20-25 minutes.

The same stories and song will be used through the month of October.

Meet Ms. Rene by the front doors of the Anythink Huron Street Library five minutes before your scheduled Storytime.

This program is limited to ten people! Please register once per family/group.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Family

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