Past events

E.g., Sep 24 2021
August 5, 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: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
August 5, 2021 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Bring your bike and helmet for a ride around Commerce City! We’ll meet at 9 am in front of Anythink Commerce City, go for a 5-10 mile ride led by Eagle Pointe Recreational Center, stop for a provided lunch and return to Anythink Commerce City. Appropriate for ages 9 to 17. Minors ages 16 and up can check out a bike from Anythink Commerce City with a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. To obtain a waiver, please visit Anythink Commerce City before August 5. Children ages 9 to 15 can check out a bike from Eagle Point Recreational Center. Please contact Ali Hall at ahall@c3gov.com for more information. This event is hosted in partnership with Eagle Point Recreational Center. No advanced registration necessary.

Event Type: 
Food
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Children, Teen, Tween
August 4, 2021 - 7:45 pm to 9:45 pm

Say goodbye to summer with an outdoor movie night presented on the big screen in our backyard. Popcorn and water will be provided. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair if able. Appropriate for all ages. Program will be held outside. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
Food
Movies
mySummer
Age: 
Adult, Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
August 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 3, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Family essentials will be available to pick up free of charge including diapers, wipes, books, backpacks filled with school supplies and boxes of produce. Representatives from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will be on hand to register attendees. Supplies will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Appropriate for all ages. Program will be held outside. No advanced registration necessary. This event is hosted in partnership with Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County (ECPAC).

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Adult, Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
July 31, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for the finale of this series with CSU Extension’s Colorado Master Gardeners to develop your gardening skills. This week’s topic is roses. There will also be plenty of time for Q&A. All gardening related questions welcome! This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to attendees will be sent to registrants in advance. Space is limited; registration required.

Age: 
Adult
July 31, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join Nature’s Educators as they teach us about our friends in the skies! They will be bringing some fun, interesting friends for us to meet, including four of the most beautiful raptors they have at their sanctuary.

Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 31, 2021 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us with nonprofit Bicycle Colorado to learn basic bicycle maintenance! We will cover bike parts, essential tools, a safety check, flat fixing, brake adjustments, and chain resetting, cleaning and lubrication. Bicycle Colorado will provide the bicycles to practice on, and we will likely be getting our hands (and possibly clothes) dirty. Appropriate for teens and adults. Space is limited; registration required.

July 31, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Red Feather Woman, a Native American Storyteller from the Assiniboine/Lakota from the Ft. Peck Reservation located in the northeastern region of Montana. She will educate, entertain and enrich the audience with mystical ancient stories from the ancestors. Red Feather Woman will teach “Keepers of the Earth” song as well as participate in a social round dance. This program will be held outside at Anythink Commerce City. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited, registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Tags: 
July 31, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Bella Diva Dance in this fun intro to Bollywood dancing. No prior dance experience required. All abilities are welcome. Please note that his program will be held outside, but may be moved indoors due to heat or inclement weather. Check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Movement & Dance
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 30, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Bring the whole family to our backyard and get cooled off with fun summer activities. Appropriate for children and caregivers. Space is limited; registration required. 

  • July 26 – Ice Cream in a Bag 
  • July 27 – Water Balloon Games - Be prepared to get soaked! 
  • July 28 – Cool Down Creations 
  • July 29 – Kiddie Car Wash – Bring your own kid-sized vehicle for a scrub down! 
  • July 30 – Ice, Ice Party 
Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Food
mySummer
STEAM
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family
July 30, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Discover the marvels of natural engineering! Explore the secrets of nature’s best flyers as we build gliders and experiment with wing structures inspired by insects, birds and bats. Imaginations will soar as we all learn about flight through this hands-on design challenge. 

Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 30, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Have you ever wondered what worms do all day? Construct your own mini wormery to take home and observe as these tiny ecological engineers dig tunnels, move through different layers of soil and help with composting. All materials will be provided. 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. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Gardening
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 30, 2021 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Join staff from the Tri-County Health Department WIC Program at the Anythink Commerce City Community Garden to enjoy a morning of gardening and to learn all about tomatoes! 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, Family
July 29, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Join other teen library gamers as we meet virtually and in-person for a fun gaming session. Appropriate for teens. Space is limited for in-person gaming; registration required.

For virtual gaming, please contact Cassidy at ctanzella@anythinklibraries.org to receive a Discord invitation.  

Event Type: 
Gaming
Age: 
Teen, Tween
July 29, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Bring the whole family to our backyard and get cooled off with fun summer activities. Appropriate for children and caregivers. Space is limited; registration required. 

  • July 26 – Ice Cream in a Bag 
  • July 27 – Water Balloon Games - Be prepared to get soaked! 
  • July 28 – Cool Down Creations 
  • July 29 – Kiddie Car Wash – Bring your own kid-sized vehicle for a scrub down! 
  • July 30 – Ice, Ice Party 
Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Food
mySummer
STEAM
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family
July 29, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Discover the marvels of natural engineering! Explore the secrets of nature’s best flyers as we build gliders and experiment with wing structures inspired by insects, birds and bats. Imaginations will soar as we all learn about flight through this hands-on design challenge. 

Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 29, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Kona Ice truck will be back with us this year! Drop in during program hours for a free small ice and pick up a summer fun kit to have your own end of summer party at home.

Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 29, 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
July 29, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Let’s gather in our backyard for some fun in the sun. Each week presents a new theme where we will learn a little, laugh a lot and make some new friends along the way. Appropriate for ages 6 to 10. Program will be held outside. Space is limited; registration required.

July 29 - Backyard Bounce 

This program will be held outside at Anythink Wright Farms. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Children
July 28, 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
July 28, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Bring the whole family to our backyard and get cooled off with fun summer activities. Appropriate for children and caregivers. Space is limited; registration required. 

  • July 26 – Ice Cream in a Bag 
  • July 27 – Water Balloon Games - Be prepared to get soaked! 
  • July 28 – Cool Down Creations 
  • July 29 – Kiddie Car Wash – Bring your own kid-sized vehicle for a scrub down! 
  • July 30 – Ice, Ice Party 
Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Food
mySummer
STEAM
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family
July 28, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Travel through space and enjoy a science fiction adventure as you learn to write code and wire your own circuits. We will practice coding and wiring through problem-solving mission-critical challenges. Appropriate for ages 8 to 12. Space is limited, registration required.

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children, Tween
July 28, 2021 - 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Let your creativity shine—no matter your skill level—as we follow an online drawing tutorial from Disney Parks. Scheduled character is Stitch (subject to change). All materials will be provided by the library.

This program is for all ages. Space is limited; Registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. Please register each participant separately.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Family
July 28, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Table with 3D printer

Curious to learn what you can create at The Studio? Join us for fun, informal experiences centered around tools and resources available in The Studio. For more information on The Studio, visit https://www.anythinklibraries.org/studio.

Times and locations listed below:

Commerce City - July 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM

York - July 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Bennet - July 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Perl Mack - July 28, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Family
July 28, 2021 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Enjoy the fruits of your labor from this summer's vegetable garden! Bring your own garden's bounty to share if you'd like, or just enjoy an afternoon of sunshine and fresh, garden-grown salsa! Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Food
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 28, 2021 - 11:15 am to 11:30 am

Find a team of up to six and join us for this fun, messy and active outside event!

Each participant starts off with a clean white T-shirt and finishes up with a colorful new piece of clothing to take home.

How will we color our shirts? Enter an arena and battle each other for 15 minutes with colored powder balls! We’ll send you home dirty and with instructions on how to set the color on your new T-shirt.

The library will provide a t-shirt for you, or you can bring your own favorite t-shirt to color. If you bring your own shirt, however, bring another clean shirt to change in to, as you will be putting your colored shirt into a bag to take home. 

It’s going to be silly, squishy and super fun.

Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty (including shoes).

White T-shirts will be worn over your clothes.

Space is limited; Registration is required. Visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 28, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:15 am

Find a team of up to six and join us for this fun, messy and active outside event!

Each participant starts off with a clean white T-shirt and finishes up with a colorful new piece of clothing to take home.

How will we color our shirts? Enter an arena and battle each other for 15 minutes with colored powder balls! We’ll send you home dirty and with instructions on how to set the color on your new T-shirt.

The library will provide a t-shirt for you, or you can bring your own favorite t-shirt to color. If you bring your own shirt, however, bring another clean shirt to change in to, as you will be putting your colored shirt into a bag to take home. 

It’s going to be silly, squishy and super fun.

Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty (including shoes).

White T-shirts will be worn over your clothes.

Space is limited; Registration is required. Visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 28, 2021 - 10:45 am to 11:00 am

Find a team of up to six and join us for this fun, messy and active outside event!

Each participant starts off with a clean white T-shirt and finishes up with a colorful new piece of clothing to take home.

How will we color our shirts? Enter an arena and battle each other for 15 minutes with colored powder balls! We’ll send you home dirty and with instructions on how to set the color on your new T-shirt.

The library will provide a t-shirt for you, or you can bring your own favorite t-shirt to color. If you bring your own shirt, however, bring another clean shirt to change in to, as you will be putting your colored shirt into a bag to take home. 

It’s going to be silly, squishy and super fun.

Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty (including shoes).

White T-shirts will be worn over your clothes.

Space is limited; Registration is required. Visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 28, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Join us in our beautiful backyard for stories, songs, free play & and a snack.  This program will be held outside at Anythink Commerce City. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices.  Best for children ages 5 and under. Space is limited, registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
July 28, 2021 - 10:30 am to 10:45 am

Find a team of up to six and join us for this fun, messy and active outside event!

Each participant starts off with a clean white T-shirt and finishes up with a colorful new piece of clothing to take home.

How will we color our shirts? Enter an arena and battle each other for 15 minutes with colored powder balls! We’ll send you home dirty and with instructions on how to set the color on your new T-shirt.

The library will provide a t-shirt for you, or you can bring your own favorite t-shirt to color. If you bring your own shirt, however, bring another clean shirt to change in to, as you will be putting your colored shirt into a bag to take home. 

It’s going to be silly, squishy and super fun.

Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty (including shoes).

White T-shirts will be worn over your clothes.

Space is limited; Registration is required. Visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 28, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Grab your family, blankets and lawn chairs, and get ready to start your morning on a musical note. Join us in our backyard as we host a variety of local musicians who will get your toes to tapping and set your souls to singing. Appropriate for ages 2 - 6. One registration per family per event is required.

July 28 - Original and traditional songs and stories with Katherine Dines

This program will be held outside at Anythink Wright Farms. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices.

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Family
July 27, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Bring the whole family to our backyard and get cooled off with fun summer activities. Appropriate for children and caregivers. Space is limited; registration required. 

  • July 26 – Ice Cream in a Bag 
  • July 27 – Water Balloon Games - Be prepared to get soaked! 
  • July 28 – Cool Down Creations 
  • July 29 – Kiddie Car Wash – Bring your own kid-sized vehicle for a scrub down! 
  • July 30 – Ice, Ice Party 
Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Food
mySummer
STEAM
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family
July 27, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what your favorite board game would look like if it was giant? You can find out this summer, as we recreate board games in chalk in the Anythink Wright Farms backyard and then step into them to become the playing pieces. We’ll start with the classic game Sorry, and then decide as a group what games to recreate next. 

Space is limited; registration required. 

This program will be held outside at Anythink Wright Farms.

Event Type: 
Gaming
mySummer
Age: 
Teen, Tween
July 27, 2021 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Sing, dance, play basic instruments and move creatively. Appropriate for ages 2 to 6.  Program will be held outside. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for notices.

Age: 
Children
July 27, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Experience stories, songs and other fun activities that promote early literacy. Appropriate for ages 2 to 6.  Program will be held outside. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for notices.

Age: 
Children
Tags: 
July 27, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

How good are you at jumping around in a burlap sack? Can you carry an egg on a spoon from one table to another? Join us to play some fun summer camp games!

Appropriate for ages 5-12. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for cancelation notices. No advanced registration necesssary.

Age: 
Children

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