Past events

E.g., Jan 20 2021
October 17, 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for a festive fall morning as we carve-up some pumpkin-themed fun! Go on an outdoor scavenger hunt, explore pumpkin-themed books and carve your very own jack-o-lantern! Masks are required per state mandate, and physical distancing will be in place. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Family
October 16, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Share your work and ideas with other writers and aspiring writers in this fun and supportive virtual workshop. Learn to write better, receive feedback, and be more creative. 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: 
Writing
Age: 
Teen
October 16, 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 16, 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
Oct 16 2020

Fill your space with the scent of fall as you learn how to make your own candle in this all-inclusive kit. Each kit will feature one mystery selection of six autumnal scents including cinnamon, apple cider, and pumpkin pie along with instructions on how to create your own spicy-smelling creation.

Pick yours up in-person at Anythink York Street while supplies last. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Adult
October 15, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Glass with stickers

Learn how to use the Cricut design software to make a custom tote bag. We’ll explore the software and how to get your design ready for production at The Studio or at home. A Cricut Joy can be checked out from Anythink for personal use. A take-home kit with supplies will also be available for pick up at The Studio one week prior to the program. 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 15, 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 13, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Reminiscent of popular TV cooking shows, participants will be given a mystery box that contains several ingredients. How will you creatively incorporate them into your dish? Meet up virtually on cooking day to discuss your dish.  Supplies are limited and participants will be notified on how to pick up their mystery box ingredients in the days before we cook. 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. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Adult
October 10, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for an outdoor hour of movement as Yoojung from the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company teaches us how to combine street-style dance with playful movement as we groove to hip-hop beats. Wear comfortable clothes that will allow for movement and dress in layers. 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: 
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Family
October 10, 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 10, 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 9, 2020 - 12:00 pm to October 16, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Have plans for the weekend? You do now! Pick up a Take & Make kit with everything you need to make a beautiful scented bracelet. Appropriate for teens in grades 6-12. No registration required. While supplies last.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Teen
October 9, 2020 - 11:00 am to October 10, 2020 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a surprise Take & Bake kit! This kit includes all the ingredients required to bake a delicious surprise recipe at home. Supplies are limited; registration encouraged to reserve your kit.

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Adult, Family
October 9, 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 8, 2020 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Welcome the spookiest season of all—Victorian style with the Molly Brown House! We invite you the dig up the skeletons of Halloween traditions by learning about the history of fascinating customs, decorations, and costumes that date back farther than you may think.

Registration required. This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the online meeting room will be sent out via email to registrants. All materials will be provided via individual kits that will be available for pick up at Anythink York Street starting Thursday, October 1.

Event Type: 
History
Age: 
Adult
October 8, 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 7, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Calling all homeschool caregivers! Join us for a virtual meet-up where we’ll talk shop, learn about the Anythink resources that can help you and your child’s homeschool journey, and share best practices for home-learning. This 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: 
STEAM
Age: 
Adult
October 6, 2020 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
iPad with Lightroom mobile open

Learn the basics of editing photos in Adobe Lightroom. We’ll go over the development module and how to get the most out of your photos. The Adobe Creative Suite is available for all customers to use while at the library. Appropriate for teens and adults. 

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 6, 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
October 5, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us online or outdoors to discuss The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson and vote on our November book. We have copies of the book available at Anythink Brighton – ask a staff member for a copy or use our curbside pickup service. Appropriate for adults.

Depending on weather, this program will be held outside at Anythink Brighton. 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 3, 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 3, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

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

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: 
Writing
Age: 
Adult
October 3, 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 3, 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Let your inner artist soar at Anythink Perl Mack’s sidewalk chalk art festival! Each participant will be given one box of sidewalk chalk and a square of sidewalk to create their own masterpiece. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing will be in place. Space is limited; registration required. Art will be on display all day Saturday, and all are welcome to view. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Family
October 2, 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 1, 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 1, 2020 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Join us for stories and a fun song outside on the lawn! When it’s all over you can 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 cancellation notices.

Best for ages 3-5 years old.

Masks are encouraged and physical distancing measures are in place.

Space is limited; please register each person attending the program (regardless of age).

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Family
September 29, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Man drawing on canvas

Learn how to create a cartoon image of yourself in Adobe Illustrator using only a photo of yourself and basic Adobe tools. Appropriate for teens and adults. 

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
September 28, 2020 - 12:00 am to October 31, 2020 - 11:55 pm

All through October, solve escape room puzzles online with your phone or a laptop.

Each week, Anythink Wright Farms will share two new virtual worlds to dive into and attempt to escape from. Work together with friends and family to crack the clues. For every virtual escape room you solve, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $5 Starbucks giftcard.

Contact wfteens@anythinklibraries.org for more information. 

Event Type: 
Gaming
Age: 
Teen
September 23, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Woman writing in journal

Join Studio Specialist Alex Thao in this informal session on songwriting. Learn how he brainstorms different melodies and lyrics, and gain inspiration for your own songwriting projects. Appropriate for teens and adults. 

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
September 19, 2020 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for an outdoor hour of movement as Samiyah from the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company shows us how to celebrate the culture of West Africa through dance. Get ready to learn traditional West African dance elements and the meaning behind the movements.

Wear comfortable clothes that will allow for movement, and dress in layers. Masks are encouraged and physical distancing measures are in place. All ages and abilities welcome.

Space is limited to 10 individuals; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Family
September 19, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Move, breathe, and relax in this gentle all levels yoga class. Build strength and flexibility, and explore yoga in a way that feels good to you. Beginners welcome. Appropriate for ages 16 and up. Please bring your own mat or a large towel. Masks are required when you are not on your mat.

Limited to 10 participants to ensure social distancing; advanced registration required. 

More details will be sent to registered participants two days before the program.

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
September 17, 2020 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for some songs, fingerplays and a fun story in the nature garden with socially distanced seating. Keep your own copy of the picture book and enjoy a take home craft bag as well! Storytimes are weather dependent and may cancel due to inclement weather. Space is limited, registration required. Best for ages 3-8. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
September 1, 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
August 27, 2020 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Discover the basics of designing for the laser cutter. We’ll explore various simple functions offered by Glowforge’s online design software. 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
August 20, 2020 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Learn how to use the Cricut design software. We’ll explore the different applications and how to get your design ready for production at The Studio or at home – a Cricut Joy can be checked out from Anythink for personal use. 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
August 14, 2020 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Anythink Backyard Concert Series | Presented by Xcel Energy

Our longtime concert tradition continues this summer with three online performances that will stream on Facebook and YouTube. We'll have new and fun ways for you to interact and connect with the band, with the library, and with each other – from the comfort of your home. We'll be sharing more details about those opportunities in the coming weeks.

The Backyard Concert Series is made possible by generous support from our community sponsor, Xcel Energy.

Celebrate local music, support the library

The Anythink Backyard Concert Series is a fundraiser for the Anythink Foundation, and funds raised will help Anythink to provide special programs and projects for the community. Help us reach our fundraising goal with a donation. Donate online or by texting BACKYARD to 50155.


About Hazel Miller & The Collective
Colorado music legend Hazel Miller is back, returning for a third time to the Backyard Concert Series. Hazel Miller isn’t just a great singer, she’s a force of nature. Her decades-long career includes numerous awards and honors, including opening for artists such as James Brown, The Temptations and Mel Torme. Hazel Miller Band perform an eclectic mix of jazz, R&B and blues.
 

2020 Lineup

June 12 - Walker Williams Band

July 10 - Leon and the Revival

Aug. 14 - Hazel Miller Band

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Family
August 13, 2020 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
3D printer

Thursday, Aug. 13, 11:30-12 pm 

Learn the basics of designing in 3D. We’ll explore Tinkercad, a free online software, and show you how to get your 3D design ready for print at The Studio. 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
August 12, 2020 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Please join our virtual program during which we will sing and dance like some of our favorite animals. Bring along your pet and introduce them to the group! 

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: 
Animals
Age: 
Children
August 4, 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
July 31, 2020 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

This class will introduce students to the dance form breaking, commercially known as “breakdance.” Through movement, participants will develop basic skill in the form as well as a deeper understanding of the social, political, and economic climate that led to its creation. This class encourages students to experience Hip-Hop’s historical context through multiple learning techniques.

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email next week to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Family
Tags: 
July 29, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

This class will introduce students to the dance form breaking, commercially known as “breakdance.” Through movement, participants will develop basic skill in the form as well as a deeper understanding of the social, political, and economic climate that led to its creation. This class encourages students to experience Hip-Hop’s historical context through multiple learning techniques.

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email next week to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

 

 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Teen
Tags: 
July 17, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Creativity invents a universal language that connects people of different backgrounds. Our virtual songwriting workshop specializes in providing best practice strategies on how to collaboratively write songs while also creating a space for aspiring creatives to meeting up with professional musicians. 

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link will be sent out via email to registrants two days before the program. This program is appropriate for ages 11 and up. This is a two session series.

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Adult, Teen, Tween
Tags: 
July 17, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join world-renowned artist Nicole Banowetz in looking at your environment in a new way.  Using imagined microscopic creatures, this workshop combines science and storytelling to inspire unique works of art.

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email next week to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Family
Tags: 
July 15, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join world-renowned artist Nicole Banowetz in looking at your environment in a new way.  Using imagined microscopic creatures, this workshop combines science and storytelling to inspire unique works of art.

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email next week to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Family
Tags: 
July 10, 2020 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Anythink Backyard Concert Series | Presented by Xcel Energy

Our longtime concert tradition continues this summer with three online performances that will stream on Facebook and YouTube. We'll have new and fun ways for you to interact and connect with the band, with the library, and with each other – from the comfort of your home. We'll be sharing more details about those opportunities in the coming weeks.

The Backyard Concert Series is made possible by generous support from our community sponsor, Xcel Energy.

Celebrate local music, support the library

The Anythink Backyard Concert Series is a fundraiser for the Anythink Foundation, and funds raised will help Anythink to provide special programs and projects for the community. Help us reach our fundraising goal with a donation. Donate online or by texting BACKYARD to 50155.


About Leon and the Revival
Leon and the Revival emerged in 2015, when members of other established Denver bands decided to collaborate on a new project showcasing a shared love of classic soul and R&B music from the 1960s and ’70s. Influenced by Otis Redding, Van Morrison, Solomon Burke, Ann Peebles and James Brown, Leon and the Revival fuse multiple music styles into a high-energy live musical experience.

2020 Lineup

June 12 - Walker Williams Band

July 10 - Leon and the Revival

Aug. 14 - Hazel Miller Band

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Family
July 10, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Creativity invents a universal language that connects people of different backgrounds. Our virtual songwriting workshop specializes in providing best practice strategies on how to collaboratively write songs while also creating a space for aspiring creatives to meeting up with professional musicians. 

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link will be sent out via email to registrants two days before the program. This program is appropriate for ages 11 and up. This is a two session series.

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Adult, Teen, Tween
Tags: 
July 7, 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
June 19, 2020 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join educators from the Clyfford Still Museum to explore lines of all kinds! Hunt for lines in Clyfford Still's art, move your body like the lines you see, and create your own artwork inspired by lines. This workshop will be interactive, and full of games, movement and fun. No materials needed, and no experience required. 

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email next week to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Family
Tags: 
June 17, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Join educators from the Clyfford Still Museum to explore the art and life of painter Clyfford Still. Participants will look at art, share their ideas, make connections, and create their own artwork. This workshop will be interactive, and full of games, movement and fun! No materials or experience required.

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email next week to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 
 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Family
Tags: 

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