Past events

E.g., Sep 25 2021
August 23, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Share time with your little one while engaging in songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth to 23 months. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
August 21, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Did you purchase a new device? Do you need an email address? Stop by with your tech questions and learn basic computer skills at these drop-in sessions. No advanced registration necessary.

Age: 
Adult
August 20, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Share your work and ideas with other aspiring writers in this fun and supportive online workshop. Hone your skills through creative exercises. Learn to write better, receive feedback and be more creative. Appropriate for ages 12 to 18. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. This virtual event will be held via Zoom. A link will be sent via email prior to the event.

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Teen
August 20, 2021 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Join staff from the Tri-County Health Department WIC Program at our community garden to enjoy a morning of gardening and to learn all about broccoli! Gardening will begin at 9 am, and the garden information session will begin at 10 am. Please bring water and your own gardening gloves if able. Program will be held outside. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for cancelation notices. No advanced registration necessary.

Event Type: 
Food
Gardening
Age: 
Adult, Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
August 19, 2021 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Engage in fun early literacy activities and learn about early childhood health and development. Take home a goodie bag with child development resources, available while supplies last.  This program is hosted in partnership with ECPAC, Adams County’s early childhood council. Appropriate for ages birth to 5 years. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children
August 19, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

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

Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Children
August 18, 2021 - 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Make a variety of art projects including alcohol ink drawings and zines. Appropriate for ages 7 to 12. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Tween
August 18, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Stop by for a nutritious snack provided by the Food Bank of the Rockies. Snacks will be available while supplies last. Pickup located near the teen area. Ages 18 and under are welcome. 

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Children, Teen, Tween
August 18, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Join us on the lawn for stories, songs and outdoor play for toddlers and preschoolers. Appropriate for ages 2 to 6. Program will be held outside. Please note that this program may moved indoors due to heat or inclement weather. Check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Family
August 17, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join our Happy Café – a space to discuss and encourage the importance of happiness and mental wellbeing. We reference the 10 Keys for Happier Living, outlined by the international organization Action for Happiness. This month’s discussion topic is resilience. Learn techniques from each other on how to cope with adversity using emotional strength to better prepare for the future. Together, discover new ways to build joy and create a more caring world. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
August 16, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Share time with your little one while engaging in songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth to 23 months. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
August 14, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Join us for a screening of a movie about a superhero with spider powers to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. Popcorn and soda will be provided. Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
Movies
Age: 
Family
August 14, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Ever wonder what goes on in nature while we sleep? Learn about animals’ features and adaptations that help them to navigate the world in the dark. A live owl and various creepy-crawly critters will be joining us. Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Animals
Age: 
Family
August 14, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Get ready for a preposterously good time with a Victorian soiree that provides a historical look into leisure activities and games. Participate in engaging activities of a bygone era and enjoy a spot of tea with an expert from the Molly Brown House Museum. 

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

Event Type: 
History
Age: 
Adult
August 13, 2021 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
A photo of Bison Bone band lead singer Courtney Whitehead from torso to head. Whitehead is wearing a black buttondown shirt, black denim jacket and light brown rimmed hat. The background is black with various neon lights and neon signs.

Grab the family and meet new neighbors at the one-acre park adjacent to Anythink Wright Farms, located at 5877 E. 120th Ave. in Thornton. You don’t even have to pack your picnic basket – we’ll have food and beverages available for purchase at a minimal price, including delicious barbecue from Dickey's Barbecue Pit and beer from Great Divide.

Not only is this a fun, free Friday night – it’s also a fundraiser for the Anythink Foundation. All proceeds from this year’s Backyard Concert Series will help us expand The Anythink Box, a subscription service that provides kids ages 5-12 with books at their doorstep. The initiative was so popular upon launch that it's since grown to include a waitlist of interested families. Your support will help us reach more kids in Adams County with this one-of-a-kind service. Supporters can donate in-person, online or by texting BACKYARD to 50155. 

Donate online at: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/bcs2/.

The Backyard Concert Series is free and open to the public, from 6:30-8:30 pm, on the second Friday of each month. Food and drinks will be available starting at 5:30 pm. You can also watch the concerts live from anywhere with our Facebook and YouTube livestreams.

What can I bring to the Backyard Concert Series?

  • Family & friends – All ages are welcome!
  • Dogs – Woof!
  • Lawn chairs and blankets – Get comfy!
  • Food – Just remember that we'll have BBQ on site.

What should I leave at home?

  • Let's keep each other safe – remember to stay home if you're not feeling well. You can always catch the concerts from home by tuning in to our Facebook and YouTube livestreams.
  • No outside alcohol is allowed. In order to continue hosting these fun, family-friendly events, we must strictly enforce this policy. Instead, please enjoy beer from our vendors available on-site for purchase – and for a great cause! Guests must be 21 years or older with ID to purchase alcohol.

What else?

  • The concert will take place rain or shine.
  • Parking is limited, and we encourage everyone to carpool or use alternative methods of transportation like public transit, bicycles, or ridesharing apps.

About the band

Bison Bone

Bison Bone is an Americana band from Denver that embraces the spirit of contemporary roots music. They’re a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and led by the boisterous singer-songwriter Courtney Whitehead.

More info at https://www.anythinklibraries.org/Anythink-Backyard-Concert-Series

Event Type: 
Music
August 13, 2021 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Join staff from the Tri-County Health Department WIC Program at our community garden to enjoy a morning of gardening and to learn all about summer squash! Gardening will begin at 9 am, and the garden information session will begin at 10 am. Please bring water and your own gardening gloves if able. Program will be held outside. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for cancelation notices. No advanced registration necessary.

Event Type: 
Food
Gardening
Age: 
Adult, Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
August 12, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Embark on an environmental adventure that focuses on changing daily habits to be more environmentally conscious. Participate in global experiments, create sustainable goods and discover how to be an eco-innovator. Appropriate for ages 5-12. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
August 12, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Red Feather Woman, a Native American storyteller from the Assiniboine/Lakota tribe from the Fort Peck Reservation located in the northeastern region of Montana. She will educate, entertain and enrich you with mystical ancient stories from the ancestors. Red Feather Woman will teach “Keepers of the Earth” song as well as lead a social round dance. Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
August 12, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Join us for a fun story, fingerplay and dance. Appropriate for ages 3 to 6. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family
August 11, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

Are there moons in our solar system that could harbor life? How might the universe look at the end of time? In this three-week series, physicist and aerospace engineer Chris Melton will lead us in an exploration of the universe and its rapidly expanding relationship with humankind. Hear expert insights on our current and future outlooks on space exploration and on the ever-evolving cosmos itself. Appropriate for ages 18 and older. Space is limited; online registration required.

July 28: Our Cosmic Neighborhood 

Learn about planets, asteroid belts, moons and comets — the beautiful and  dangerous place that is our most local cosmic neighborhood.

Aug. 4: Our Future in Space  

For the first time in our history, we are approaching the tangible reality of human colonization of space. Just how close are we to a casual weekend trip into space? How would space exploration benefit life on Earth?

Aug. 11: The End of the Universe 

How might the universe look at the end of time? How do we know? Gain insights  into the most current understanding of the evolution of the universe. 

Age: 
Adult
August 11, 2021 - 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Make a variety of art projects including alcohol ink drawings and zines. Appropriate for ages 7 to 12. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Tween
August 11, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Stop by for a nutritious snack provided by the Food Bank of the Rockies. Snacks will be available while supplies last. Pickup located near the teen area. Ages 18 and under are welcome. 

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Children, Teen, Tween
August 11, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Join us on the lawn for stories, songs and outdoor play for toddlers and preschoolers. Appropriate for ages 2 to 6. Program will be held outside. Please note that this program may moved indoors due to heat or inclement weather. Check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Family
August 11, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Dance and sing with your friends. Appropriate for ages birth to 6 years. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
August 10, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Did you purchase a new device? Do you need an email address? Stop by with your tech questions and learn basic computer skills at these drop-in sessions. No advanced registration necessary.

Age: 
Adult
August 7, 2021 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Celebrate the completion of the Spirit Nest at Anythink Brighton with artist Jayson Fann, and be among the first to experience our new community-centered, large-scale art installation. Free and open to all.

Age: 
Adult, Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
August 7, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Enjoy fun in the sun with water balloon games! Please wear a swimsuit, shoes and other clothing that can get wet, and bring a towel if able. Appropriate for ages 7 to 18. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Children, Family, Teen, Tween
August 7, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join Michelle Sergeeff as she guides us through a Zumba dance workout influenced by Latin rhythms and international music. No prior dance experience required. All abilities welcome. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.  

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Adult
August 7, 2021 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Share your work and ideas with other aspiring writers in this fun and supportive workshop. Learn to write better, receive feedback and be more creative. Space is limited; registration required.  Please visit our online calendar to register. Register by July 31 for your work to be reviewed. 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
August 7, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

York Street offers a monthly morning book club with a very different style – we choose a theme for the meeting, you choose the book you wanted to read based on that theme and everyone discusses their choice. This month’s theme is a book with a one-word title. What do these to-the-point titles have in store? 

Appropriate for adults. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration required.  

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
August 7, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Did you purchase a new device? Do you need an email address? Stop by with your tech questions and learn basic computer skills at these drop-in sessions. No advanced registration necessary.

Age: 
Adult

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