Past events

E.g., Apr 22 2021
March 19, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Share your work and ideas with other writers and aspiring writers in this fun and supportive workshop. Learn to write better, receive feedback, and be more creative.  Appropriate for ages 12 and up. 

Space is limited; registration required.  This virtual event will be held online via Zoom. A link will be sent via email prior to the event.  

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Teen
March 19, 2021 - 11:00 am to March 20, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Antsy for gardening season to start? Try growing fungi instead! This grab-n-go kit includes the required materials to grow your own tasty mushrooms at home. Supplies are limited; registration required to reserve your kit. Registered participants will receive a phone call or email with pick-up instructions in advance.

Age: 
Adult
March 19, 2021 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Make a spectacular colorful mess with this fun science experiment.  Supplies are limited and can be picked up at the York Street branch starting Friday, April 9. Appropriate for kids ages 7 to 12. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
March 17, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join our virtual Happy Café – a space to discuss and encourage the importance of happiness and mental well-being via the 10 Keys for Happier Living, outlined by the international organization Action for Happiness. This month will be focused on the second key: Relating. Together, discover new ways to build joy and create a more caring world. If you have time prior to our meeting, please listen to this podcast episode, featuring the poem “Wishing Well” by Gregory Pardlo.  Space is limited; online registration required.  

This program will be held online via Zoom. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance.  

 

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
March 17, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Using building supplies you have at home like clay, blocks, LEGOS or boxes, build with your friends – virtually! We'll create things like castles, airplanes, forts or even animals. Appropriate for ages 5-11. 

Space is limited; registration required.  This virtual event will be held online via Zoom. A link will be sent via email prior to the event.  

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
March 16, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Are you a grandparent that cares for young children? Are you interested in attending a class that covers how to effectively care for children while maintaining your physical, emotional and mental well-being? Join us for a short informational meeting about the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program and help us shape what that program might look like at the library. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance. Registration is required. 

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Family
March 15, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Use pH paper to determine the pH of various household substances. Stop by Anythink Brighton to pick up everything you’ll need to participate. Then, join us for a virtual science experiment with our partners at 4-H. Appropriate for students in grades 3-5.  

Supplies are limited and can be picked up at the Anythink Brighton branch starting Monday, March 8; registration required before pick-up. This program will be held online via Zoom.  A link to the 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: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children, Tween
March 15, 2021 - 12:00 pm to March 20, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a new task each week at Anythink Wright Farms that will guide you on an animated journey. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Supplies are limited; Registration is required. 

  • Week One: March 1-6 – 3D Drawing
  • Week Two: March 8-13 – Stop Motion
  • Week Three: March 15-20 – Flip It!
Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
March 15, 2021 - 12:00 pm to March 20, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Monday, March 15- Saturday, March 20 

Visit the Anythink Huron Street library to pick up a Watercolor Bookmark Kit. It includes all of the materials you need to make beautiful bookmarks that you can keep for yourself or give as gifts. 

Supplies are limited; kits are available for pick-up on a first-come, first-served basis.

Appropriate for students in grades K-6.  

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
March 13, 2021 - 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Please note: Due to inclement weather, we have moved the Anythink Drive-In from March 13 to March 27 with updated times. 

Take a drive to Anythink Brighton for an immersive storytelling experience, where you’ll be guided through a world of light, color and sound. During this multi-sensory adventure, hear and see folktales in a whole new way, all from the comfort of your vehicle. Invite the whole family to participate in this wildly wonderful interactive adventure in storytelling.

All special materials will be provided on-site. All you need is an FM radio and your imagination! Fantastic costumes of all kinds encouraged.  

This magical journey is appropriate for all ages. 

The Anythink Drive-In has two showings on Saturday, March 13, at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Register below for the 8:30 pm event or click here for the 6:30 pm program.The whole family is invited, but please only register once per vehicle.  

This experience is brought you by Anythink Libraries and Alt Ethos.  

Age: 
Adult, Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
March 13, 2021 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Please note: Due to inclement weather, we have moved the Anythink Drive-In from March 13 to March 27 with updated times. 

Take a drive to Anythink Brighton for an immersive storytelling experience, where you’ll be guided through a world of light, color and sound. During this multi-sensory adventure, hear and see folktales in a whole new way, all from the comfort of your vehicle. Invite the whole family to participate in this wildly wonderful interactive adventure in storytelling.

All special materials will be provided on-site. All you need is an FM radio and your imagination! Fantastic costumes of all kinds encouraged.  

This magical journey is appropriate for all ages. 

The Anythink Drive-In has two showings on Saturday, March 13, at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Register below for the 6:30 pm event or click here for the 8:30 pm program. The whole family is invited, but please only register once per vehicle.  

This experience is brought you by Anythink Libraries and Alt Ethos.  
 

Age: 
Adult, Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
March 13, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Through a partnership with the Bennett Arts' Council, Anythink Bennett presents this two-part creative writing seminar with local writing instructor, Robbin Schincke. Participants will learn how tap into their creative potential and express themselves on the page. Veterans interested in writing are highly encouraged to attend, but everyone is welcome. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. 

Space is limited; registration required.  This virtual event will be held online via Zoom. A link will be sent via email prior to the event.  

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Adult
March 13, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Sing, dance, play basic instruments and move creatively. This program is appropriate for ages 0-6. Need an instrument? Pick up one at Anythink Wright Farms beginning Monday, March 1. Space is limited; registration required.

This program will be held online via Zoom. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance.   

Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
March 12, 2021 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Grow your own crystal overnight with this fun science experiment. Appropriate for students in grades 3-5. Supplies are limited and can be picked up at the Anythink York Street branch starting Friday, Mar 12. Appropriate for kids ages 7 to 12. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
March 12, 2021 - 11:00 am to March 13, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a surprise Take & Bake kit! This kit includes all of the ingredients required to make a delicious surprise recipe at home. Supplies are limited; registration required to reserve your kit. Registered participants will receive a phone call or email with pick-up instructions in advance.

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

It’s time to play Bingo!

We’ll play several rounds, and each winner will receive an elementary or young adult level book to keep!

 Space is limited; registration is required.  This program will be held online via Zoom. A link – and Bingo cards – will be emailed to registered attendees in advance.

Registration will close at 6 pm on Wednesday, March 10. 

Winners will be able to pick up book prizes during Anythink Huron Street’s open hours or through curbside service.

This program appropriate for all ages. 

 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Family
March 11, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Pen and paper

Learn how to use infusible ink markers with the Cricut Joy. You can free-hand your design or use the Joy to create one for you. Take-home supplies will be available upon request, at least one week prior to the program. Please email athao@anythinklibraries.org for supplies request. Cricut Joys are also available for checkout from The Studio at Anythink Wright Farms. Appropriate for beginners with little-to-no experience.   

This program will be held online via Zoom. 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
March 10, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Local pinata extraordinaire, Maribel Arredondo of Maribel Pnatas, leads up through the process of creating our own traditional Mexican pinatas. Supplies will be available for pick-up from Anythink Perl Mack beginning Friday, March 5. This program will be held online via Zoom; a link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance. Supplies are limited and registration is required. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
March 8, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Unwind your body and mind, and head into your evening feeling rested and restored. This gentle yoga class will focus on releasing the neck, shoulders, and hips after a day sitting in front of a computer, with options for practicing in a chair or moving between the ground and standing. No yoga experience required.  

This program will be held online via Zoom. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance. 

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

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
March 8, 2021 - 12:00 pm to March 13, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a new task each week at Anythink Wright Farms that will guide you on an animated journey. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Supplies are limited; Registration is required. 

  • Week One: March 1-6 – 3D Drawing
  • Week Two: March 8-13 – Stop Motion
  • Week Three: March 15-20 – Flip It!
Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
March 6, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join the Colorado Symphony Education Department and spoken word artist Frankie Le’Troy for a two-part online workshop that will provide participants with an opportunity to explore their own voice through spoken word. Under the guidance of a professional artist, work toward creating your own individual piece. Participants are encouraged to write and share their pieces with Frankie or other workshop attendees. As a part of this year’s Lift Every Voice Virtual Youth Concert presented by the Colorado Symphony, workshop participants will engage in materials and concert performances to inspire and help lift their own voices. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. Registering for this event will enroll you in both workshops. Contact Mandi with questions: mmiller@anythinklibraries.org

Workshop Part 1: Saturday March 6th, 2021 5-6pm

Workshop Part 2: Saturday March 13th, 2021 5-6pm

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
March 6, 2021 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Share your work and ideas with other writers and aspiring writers in this fun and supportive workshop. Learn to write better, receive feedback and be more creative. Please sign up online by 2/27 in order to share your work. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. 

Space is limited; registration required.  This virtual event will be held online via Zoom. A link will be sent via email prior to the event.  

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Adult
March 5, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Celebrate International Women’s day by creating a dynamic and beautiful piece of art of your favorite iconic woman using mixed media. Supplies are limited and can be picked up at Anythink York Street beginning March 2nd. Appropriate for teens.  

 

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

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Teen
March 5, 2021 - 11:00 am to March 6, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Get ready for Spring with this bright craft. This grab-n-go kit includes the required materials to get crafty at home. Supplies are limited; registration required to reserve your kit. Please visit our online calendar to register. Registered participants will receive a phone call or email with pick-up instructions in advance. For questions, please contact Ms. Sheila at ccyouth@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
March 4, 2021 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Predict and explore the properties of Flubber in the comfort of your own home. This program will occur virtually on Zoom on Thursday, March 4 and will be presented in both English and Spanish. Flubber kits will be available for pick up Tuesday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 3.  Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our website to register. This event will be held online using Zoom. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants in advance. For questions, contact Ms. Sheila at ccyouth@anythinklibraries.org.

Predice y explora las propiedades de Flubber en la comodidad de tu casa. Este programa se tomará a cabo virtualmente por Zoom el jueves 4 de marzo en inglés y español. Los kits de Flubber estarán disponibles para recoger el martes 2 de marzo y miércoles 3 de marzo. Espacio es limitado; se requiere registración. Visita nuestro sitio web para registrarte. El evento se tomará a cabo en línea por Zoom. Se enviará un enlace por correo electrónico en avanzado a los participantes.

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
March 4, 2021 - 9:30 am to 10:15 am

Explore yoga with us in a safe and friendly environment with seated and optional standing poses. Build strength, flexibility and balance while reducing stress and calming the body and mind. Appropriate for adults. 

This program will be held online via Zoom. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance. 

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

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
March 2, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Stop by Anythink Perl Mack to pick up a great book for National Read Across America Day! Read-aloud bundles will be available for check-out along with fun book-themed activity packs (available while supplies last). 

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Children
March 1, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us online to discuss The Guest Book by Sarah Blake, and vote on our March book. Appropriate for adults.  

This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to join will be sent out via email to book club members and online program participants.  

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

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
March 1, 2021 - 12:00 pm to March 31, 2021 - 6:00 pm

Trace or design your own images on plastic and watch them shrink! These kits will come with the supplies you need to make fun charms for jewelry, keychains or a good-luck keepsake for your pocket. Keep them to enjoy or give them away as gifts. Appropriate for ages 5-12. Pick up your kit at Anythink Bennett during the month of March while supplies last. For questions, email Molly at mdewolff@anythinklibraries.org 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
March 1, 2021 - 12:00 pm to March 31, 2021 - 6:00 pm

Stop by and pick up everything you need to make paracord bracelets and keychain designs. Instructions included. Make one for yourself or give one to a friend. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Pick up your kit at Anythink Bennett during the month of March while supplies last. For questions, email Molly at mdewolff@anythinklibraries.org 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Teen
March 1, 2021 - 12:00 pm to March 6, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a new task each week at Anythink Wright Farms that will guide you on an animated journey. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Supplies are limited; Registration is required. 

  • Week One: March 1-6 – 3D Drawing
  • Week Two: March 8-13 – Stop Motion
  • Week Three: March 15-20 – Flip It!
Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
February 27, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

One kind word can change someone’s entire day, so spread kindness by giving away some hand-made delights to see the difference you can make. Each kit contains everything you need to create three one-of-a-kind greeting cards that you can personalize with your own thoughtful messages. Kits can be picked up at the Anythink Wright Farms branch. No registration required; supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 26, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo says that “poetry is made to hold that which is too heavy for humans to hold.” Join Colorado poet laureate Bobby LeFebre to hold space through poetry. Following a performance by LeFebre, participate in a conversation exploring the nuance and complexities of kindness, social justice, love and collective consciousness. Appropriate for adults and teens.

This program will be held online. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registered attendees in advance.

Event Type: 
Author Event
Age: 
Adult
February 26, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Use pH paper to determine the pH of various household substances. Stop by Anythink York Street to pick up everything you’ll need to participate as part of our curbside service. Then, join us for a virtual science experiment with our partners at 4-H. Appropriate for students in grades 3-5. Supplies are limited and can be picked up at the Anythink York Street branch starting Tuesday, Feb 23; registration required before pick-up. Supplies our limited; please visit our online calendar to register. This program will be held online. 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: 
STEAM
Age: 
Tween
February 26, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

One kind word can change someone’s entire day, so spread kindness by giving away some hand-made delights to see the difference you can make. Each kit contains everything you need to create three one-of-a-kind greeting cards that you can personalize with your own thoughtful messages. Kits can be picked up at the Anythink Wright Farms branch. No registration required; supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 26, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Meet virtually to discuss the book Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.     

This program will be held online. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
February 26, 2021 - 11:00 am to February 27, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a surprise Take & Make kit! This kit includes all the ingredients required to make a delicious surprise pasta recipe at home. Makes approximately 4 servings. Supplies are limited; registration required to reserve your kit. If you are successfully registered, you will receive a phone call or e-mail with pick up details in advance. This recipe contains nuts. 

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Adult
February 25, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Cultivating Connection with Kat Vellos

Join us for this three-part series about creating fulfilling friendships in adulthood. The series opens with a fireside chat with Kat Vellos, author of We Should Get Together: The Secret to Cultivating Better Friendships and Connected from Afar: A Guide for Staying Close When You’re Far Away. The second and third sessions in the series will be interactive workshops designed to help you create closer friendships in your own life. You’re welcome to attend one, two, or all three of the sessions in this series. All workshops are held in Mountain Standard Time (MST). 

SESSION 1

Fireside Chat with Kat Vellos

Making and maintaining friendships in adulthood can come with challenges. Author and educator Kat Vellos joins us for a fireside chat on how to overcome those challenges – even in a pandemic. Discover ways to transform a sense of disconnection into authentic connections and fulfilling friendships.  

SESSION 2

Word is Bond: Harness the Power of Writing to Create Closer Friendships

In this one-hour interactive workshop, reflect on the value of past and present friendships in your life, and use the power of the pen to boost the bonds that matter to you. Participants should have loose paper (especially if it’s fun or interesting paper but plain paper is fine too), pencils/pens, markers, envelopes, and stamps.

SESSION 3

The Friendship Map: Create an Action Plan to Weave More Connection into Your Life

In this one-hour interactive workshop, explore platonic connection from multiple angles to identify how you can invite more fulfilling experiences of friendship into your life on a regular basis. Participants should have loose paper or a journal, pencils/pens, and markers.

These programs will be held online in Mountain Standard Time (MST). A Zoom link will be sent to all registered attendees in advance.

Event Type: 
Author Event
Age: 
Adult
February 25, 2021 - 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 Thursdays in a virtual club and gaming group.

Email wfteens@anythinklibraries.org for an invitation.

Event Type: 
Gaming
Age: 
Teen, Tween
February 25, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

One kind word can change someone’s entire day, so spread kindness by giving away some hand-made delights to see the difference you can make. Each kit contains everything you need to create three one-of-a-kind greeting cards that you can personalize with your own thoughtful messages. Kits can be picked up at the Anythink Wright Farms branch. No registration required; supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 24, 2021 - 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 starting Monday, Feb. 1 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 Feb. 24 as we come together virtually to show off our masterpieces. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids.

 

The Virtual Gallery Showing will be held online and a link to the program is included in the kit. Supplies are limited; online registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 24, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

One kind word can change someone’s entire day, so spread kindness by giving away some hand-made delights to see the difference you can make. Each kit contains everything you need to create three one-of-a-kind greeting cards that you can personalize with your own thoughtful messages. Kits can be picked up at the Anythink Wright Farms branch. No registration required; supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 23, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

A sugar cookie is a delightful, sweet treat. But what if we take regular frosting and make it pickle flavored? Discover and decide if various flavors will or will not frosting. Try it at home, then connect with other teens creating their own frosting flavors in a virtual meetup. Appropriate for teens and tweens. Space is limited; registration required. 

 

Virtual meetup details will be emailed to registered attendees in advance.   

Age: 
Teen, Tween
February 23, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

One kind word can change someone’s entire day, so spread kindness by giving away some hand-made delights to see the difference you can make. Each kit contains everything you need to create three one-of-a-kind greeting cards that you can personalize with your own thoughtful messages. Kits can be picked up at the Anythink Wright Farms branch. No registration required; supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 22, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Let creativity be your guild as you complete a series of challenges using only the contents of your kit. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Space and supplies are limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.  

Kits are limited to registered participants and will be available starting Feb 15th at the Anythink Brighton Branch. This program will be held online. A link to join the online program will be included in the take-home kit and sent out via email to participants. For questions, please email kcompton@anythinklibraries.org 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
February 22, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

One kind word can change someone’s entire day, so spread kindness by giving away some hand-made delights to see the difference you can make. Each kit contains everything you need to create three one-of-a-kind greeting cards that you can personalize with your own thoughtful messages. Kits can be picked up at the Anythink Wright Farms branch. No registration required; supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 22, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Who says that homemade gifts are just for humans! Who doesn’t love a tiny hat? This week we are going to decorate tiny hats for our pets both big and small! Then join our teen Discord and show off your pet rocking their cool new hat. Kits available for pick-up at Anythink Huron starting Feb. 22nd. Appropriate for teens and tweens. Supplies are limited and are available on a first come first serve basis. 

 

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

 

Age: 
Teen, Tween

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