Past events

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February 8, 2021 - 12:00 pm to February 13, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a new task each week at Anythink Wright Farms that will help forecast your future. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Registration is required.

 

  • Week One: February 1-6 – Fortune Fish, Cookies, & Tellers
  • Week Two: February 8-13 – Mad Lib Horoscopes & Stars
  • Week Three: February 15-20 – Weather & Statistics
  • Week Four: February 22-27 – DIY Magic 6-Jar
Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
February 8, 2021 - 12:00 pm to February 13, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Monday, February 8- Saturday, February 13.

Come to Anythink Huron Street Library to pick up your Cup Activity Kit!  It will include all of the materials to allow you to practice cup stacking AND create your own windchime.

There will be a limited number of materials available for pick-up and will be distributed first come, first served basis. 

This program is intended for kids K-6th grade.  No registration required

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 6, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 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 1/30 in order to share your work. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. 

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

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Adult
February 6, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join us online for this beginner-friendly yoga series. Instructor Anna Gibson will lead participants through gentle yoga sessions. These lessons will offer techniques to help establish or continue your yoga practice. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. 

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

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
February 6, 2021 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This is a hands-on workshop for adults interested in learning about henna. We'll be learning about its history and cultural practices, how to make it , and basic design elements. Come prepared to learn and have fun.

Henna supplies are limited and available for pickup at Anythink Brighton. Participants will be notified on how to pick up their henna in the days before the program. This program is appropriate for adults. 

This event will be held online. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants. Space and supplies are limited; registration required. 

For questions, please contact Chaz at ccarey@anythinklibraries.org

Age: 
Adult
February 5, 2021 - 11:00 am to February 6, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Relax and express your creative side with origami. This grab-n-go kit includes instructions and paper to fold origami in the comfort of your home. Each kit includes a variety of difficulty levels to choose from. Supplies are limited; registration highly encouraged to reserve your kit. Remaining supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
February 4, 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 4, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Available for pick up Tuesday, Feb. 2 & Thursday, Feb. 4, 4-5 pm 

Build a circuit and learn about electrons in the comfort of your own home! Stop by Anythink Commerce City’s curbside services to pick up all you need for this engaging experiment. Suitable for children ages 6-12, and adult supervision is recommended. This program will be available while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
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February 4, 2021 - 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

 

Join BMoCA Educator Melinda Laz for an interactive online workshop inspired by BMoCA's current exhibition John Torreano: The Big Picture – Painting from the Universe.

John Torreano lives in New York City, but his artwork takes inspiration from outer space! Looking at photographs taken by the Hubble telescope (which beams back to earth pictures of stars, galaxies and black holes far, far away) he then creates large paintings, adding shiny rhinestones and layers of beautiful color!

Log on to our virtual meeting to learn more about the artist’s work and get inspired to make your own art! Melinda will guide participants through a fun art activity inspired by the artwork shown.

This program will be held online. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance. Registration closes Wednesday, February 3.

Registrants can pick up necessary art supplies to create their project at Anythink Huron Street (available for pick up during library hours or at curbside appointments) January 25- February 3.

This program is generously sponsored by the SCFD.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children
February 3, 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. 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
February 2, 2021 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

We have all picked up new crafts or revisited old skills during the pandemic, and now we are calling on all the knitters out there. Join knitting pro Deepali Gaitonde for this two-part series as she teaches an intermediate-level beautiful lace sampler scarf, perfect for the warmer weather we are dreaming of. Even if your skills are a little rusty or if you want to explore the world of lace knitting, hop into this virtual knitting group to reconnect with fellow knitters. As a special treat, yarn will be provided for pick up at Anythink York Street.  

This event will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants. Space is limited; online registration required. For questions, contact Gina Collett at Anythink York Street.  

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
February 2, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Available for pick up Tuesday, Feb. 2 & Thursday, Feb. 4, 4-5 pm 

Build a circuit and learn about electrons in the comfort of your own home! Stop by Anythink Commerce City’s curbside services to pick up all you need for this engaging experiment. Suitable for children ages 6-12, and adult supervision is recommended. This program will be available while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis.

Age: 
Children
Tags: 
February 2, 2021 - 12:00 pm to February 27, 2021 - 6:00 pm

Decorate heart-shaped cookies with a kind word, keep one, and give the other to someone you love! Appropriate for ages 5 to 12. Pick up your kit at Anythink Bennett during the month of February while supplies last. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
February 2, 2021 - 12:00 pm to February 27, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: use clues to break into this kit. Perhaps you'll find a variety of brain teaser puzzles, games, or treats inside! Perfect for spies-in-training. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Pick up your kit at Anythink Bennett during the month of February while supplies last. 

Age: 
Teen
February 1, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us online to discuss Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, and vote on our March book. Appropriate for adults.  

This program will be held online. 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
February 1, 2021 - 12:00 pm to February 27, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Create a card that will light up someone’s day. Learn how to work with circuits and LED lights, then use those skills to create greetings that really pop. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion to show someone that you’re thinking of them.

Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
STEAM
Tech
Age: 
Teen, Tween
February 1, 2021 - 12:00 pm to February 6, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a new task each week at Anythink Wright Farms that will help forecast your future. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Registration is required.

 

  • Week One: February 1-6 – Fortune Fish, Cookies, & Tellers
  • Week Two: February 8-13 – Mad Lib Horoscopes & Stars
  • Week Three: February 15-20 – Weather & Statistics
  • Week Four: February 22-27 – DIY Magic 6-Jar
Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
January 30, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Bennett Arts Council and Anythink Bennett present an online painting workshop hosted by local Bennett artist Wendy Balfe. Create a beautiful winter landscape while trying an assortment of chocolates. The kit for this event will include chocolates for a chocolate tasting and all needed art supplies. Appropriate for adults and families. Please register online and pick up your kit from Anythink Bennett on January 28th and 29th. Event links will be emailed prior to the event.

Registration required.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Class
Age: 
Adult, Family
January 30, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join us online for this beginner-friendly yoga series. Instructor Anna Gibson will lead participants through these gentle yoga sessions. These lessons will offer techniques to help establish or continue your yoga practice. Space is limited; registration required. A link to this virtual event will be sent via email prior to the event. 

Registration required. 

Event Type: 
Class
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
January 29, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join BMoCA Educator Melinda Laz for a video demonstration and interactive online art workshop discussing BMoCA's Spring 2020 exhibition Night Reels: The Work of Stacey Steers. Artist Stacey Steers is known internationally for her process-driven, labor-intensive animated films composed of thousands of handmade works on paper. The exhibition featured several of her films, sculptures, installations and collages. For this program, a video and art project will be presented online that you can watch and create in the comfort of your own home. 

A live video chat via Zoom will follow on Friday, Jan 29 at 4:00pm, during which questions can be asked and answered, additional demonstration can occur, and participants can chat or share their work with BMoCA Educator Melinda Laz. Registration will be limited to 20 participants; Registrants will be provided with necessary art supplies to create their project (available for pick-up at the Perl Mack Branch). This free program is generously sponsored by the SCFD. While we are physically distant, we can still be socially close! For questions, contact Mandi at mmiller@anythinklibraries.org  

Photo credit: Wes Magyar

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Adult
January 28, 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
January 28, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
woman sitting at desk with laptop

Are you the wondering how you can host your own virtual meeting with custom overlays and video switching? Walk through the process of setting up OBS from start to finish with Studio staff available to help along the way. 

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

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Adult
January 27, 2021 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

What do the Anythink stuffed animals do after dark? Do they read? Do they play? Do they get into mischief? Let’s find out. Grab your own stuffed animal and join us on this imagination adventure. This virtual program will take place using GoTo Meeting. Be sure to include your email address when registering so we can email you the link and some prompts for your own stuffed animal adventures. Appropriate for pre-K through elementary school-age kids. Registration is required. 

Event Type: 
Animals
Age: 
Children
January 26, 2021 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

We have all picked up new crafts or revisited old skills during the pandemic, and now we are calling on all the knitters out there. Join knitting pro Deepali Gaitonde for this two-part series as she teaches an intermediate-level beautiful lace sampler scarf, perfect for the warmer weather we are dreaming of. Even if your skills are a little rusty or if you want to explore the world of lace knitting, hop into this virtual knitting group to reconnect with fellow knitters. As a special treat, yarn will be provided for pick up at Anythink York Street.  

This event will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants. Space is limited; online registration required. For questions, contact Gina Collett at Anythink York Street.  

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
January 26, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Turn on the stove and make something delicious. Each kit includes a simple recipe and basic dry ingredients, plus ideas for putting your own twist on the meal. Try it at home, then connect with other teens cooking the same food. At the end of the month, join a virtual dinner and enjoy a meal together.

Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Teen, Tween
January 26, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Make lip balm, clay dough and even a tie-dyed tea towel using your favorite drink mix packet with this take-home supply kit. Appropriate for ages 8 to 14. Pick up your kit at Anythink Bennett during the month of January while supplies last. For questions, email mdewolff@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children, Family
January 25, 2021 - 12:00 pm to January 30, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a new task each week at Anythink Wright Farms that will bring you one step closer to becoming a master spy. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Space is limited; registration is required. 

  • Week One: January 4-9 – Secret Codes
  • Week Two: January 11-16 – Fingerprinting Kit
  • Week Three: January 18-23 – ‘Laser’ Maze Training
  • Week Four: January 25-30 – Marshmallow Target Practice
Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
January 25, 2021 - 12:00 pm to January 30, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Messy play is an excellent way to build your child’s motor skills, tactile learning, and sensory development. Give your child the freedom to be creative by picking up a new messy play kit each month at Anythink Wright Farms during open hours. Appropriate for ages 2-6. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Children
January 23, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join us online for this beginner-friendly yoga series. Instructor Anna Gibson will lead participants through these gentle yoga sessions. These lessons will offer techniques to help establish or continue your yoga practice. Space is limited; registration required. A link to this virtual event will be sent via email prior to the event. 

Registration required. 

Event Type: 
Class
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
January 23, 2021 - 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Graphic that reads "Civic Saturday" with people raising hands

Gather with fellow community members to reflect, connect and create new civic traditions that are meaningful and communal. Through songs, readings and discussions, local artists, community members and Anythink staff will share inspiration on the theme of “Facing Conflict.” How can we participate in difficult – and important – conversations with the people in our lives? How do we reflect on relationships negatively affected by politics? 

Civic Saturday is hosted in conjunction with Living Room Conversations. Local performers and guest speakers will also be featured, including The Reminders and poet Franklin Cruz. Participating families will also be provided materials to encourage young children to engage in the conversation.

This event will be held online using Zoom. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants. Space is limited; online required. 

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

Age: 
Adult, Family
January 22, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Meet virtually to discuss the book An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Meeting room link will be sent via email prior to the event.

Registration required. 

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
January 22, 2021 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Who can shoot a marshmallow furthest? Take a break from the after-holiday stupor and create a fun physics experiment with the family. Supplies limited to one per household and can be picked up at the York Street branch day of. Suitable for all ages. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Family
January 22, 2021 - 11:00 am to January 23, 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. Reserved kits will be available for curbside pick up Friday, January 22 & Saturday, January 23, 11 am - 5 pm.

Age: 
Adult
January 21, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Learn the art of puppetry and build awesome sock puppets right at home with theatrical makeup and puppet designer Katy Williams! All ages welcome. For questions, email mdewolff@anythinklibraries.org

This event will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants. Space is limited; online registration required.    

Age: 
Family
January 21, 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
January 20, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join our new virtual Happy Café-- a space to discuss and encourage the importance of happiness and mental well-being. During each meeting, our group will delve together into the 10 Keys for Happier Living, outlined by the international organization, Action for Happiness. Inspiring and informative material from Action for Happiness will be shared to help us discover new ways to build joy and create a more caring world.

This event will be held online. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants in advance. Space is limited; online registration required.   

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
January 20, 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 any time after Saturday, January 2 at the 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 January 20 as we come together virtually to show off our masterpieces. Information regarding the Virtual Gallery Showing is included in the kit. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Registration is required. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
January 19, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Make lip balm, clay dough and even a tie-dyed tea towel using your favorite drink mix packet with this take-home supply kit. Appropriate for ages 8 to 14. Pick up your kit at Anythink Bennett during the month of January while supplies last. For questions, email mdewolff@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children, Family
January 18, 2021 - 12:00 pm to January 23, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Pick up a new task each week at Anythink Wright Farms that will bring you one step closer to becoming a master spy. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Space is limited; registration is required. 

  • Week One: January 4-9 – Secret Codes
  • Week Two: January 11-16 – Fingerprinting Kit
  • Week Three: January 18-23 – ‘Laser’ Maze Training
  • Week Four: January 25-30 – Marshmallow Target Practice
Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
January 16, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

It’s Gogh time! Watch the world’s first fully painted feature film, Loving Vincent, and meet Dena Peterson, one of the artists who worked on the film, to discuss the process of bringing Vincent Van Gogh to life on the screen. Registration is required. This program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email to registrants. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Copies of Loving Vincent are available digitally through Kanopy or as physical copies in DVD or Blu-ray format. For questions, contact Mandi at mmiller@anythinklibraries.org  

Event Type: 
Movies
Age: 
Adult
January 16, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Miss yoga class or want to try it out? Join us virtually for an hour of beginner level yoga, suitable for all ages and abilities. Space is limited; online registration required. Please include an email address when registering.

This event will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants in advance. For questions contact Shelly at Anythink Commerce City.

January 16, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Enjoy a live virtual story time featuring The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and then be inspired to continue the experience with a take home kit! Storytime will be held using GoToMeeting. A link to join will be sent out via email to all registrants. Extension kits may be picked up after storytime at Anythink Wright Farms during open hours Saturday, January 16 through Saturday, January 23. Appropriate for ages 2-8. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Storytime
Age: 
Children
January 15, 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. Meeting room link will be sent via email prior to the event.

 Registration required. 

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Teen, Tween
January 15, 2021 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Pick up a kit including earbuds and embroidery floss to beautify your favorite ear accessory. Supplies are limited and can be picked up at the York Street branch day of. Appropriate for teens. No registration required.  

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Teen
January 14, 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
January 14, 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!  

Registration is required.  Please make sure to register with an email address so that participant will get access to BINGO cards and link to the video conference. 

Registration will close at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 13.

Winners will be able to either pick up book prizes at the library or can choose to have the book sent through the mail. 

This program is for all ages. 

Age: 
Family
January 14, 2021 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join Colorado Bat Crew volunteer, Rachel Tomey, to learn how the bat crew works together to save bats!  During the talk you'll learn why bats are so amazing, how they help us and some things you can do to help them. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. For questions, email Molly at mdewolff@anythinklibraries.org. 

This event will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to join will be sent out via email to registrants. Space is limited; online registration required.    

Event Type: 
Animals
Age: 
Children, Family, Teen, Tween
January 13, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Grab a hammer and let's explore one of the wonders of planet Earth: geodes! Each participant will get their own geode to break apart and keep. We'll learn about how geodes form and compare the hidden crystals within each rock during the live virtual gathering. Supply kits will be available for pick-up from Anythink Perl Mack beginning on Wed. Jan. 6th. 

This program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to the event will be sent out via email to registrations. Supplies are limited, one kit per registration; online registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
January 12, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Serenity now! The holidays can be stressful so start unwinding with your own mini Zen garden. Zen Garden kits will be available for pick up at the Perl Mack Branch starting on January 12th.  Supplies are limited. Registration required to reserve your kit. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Adult
January 12, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Make lip balm, clay dough and even a tie-dyed tea towel using your favorite drink mix packet with this take-home supply kit. Appropriate for ages 8 to 14. Pick up your kit at Anythink Bennett during the month of January while supplies last. For questions, email mdewolff@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children, Family

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