Past events

E.g., Sep 25 2021
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
July 27, 2021 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

This program has been rescheduled from July 12, 2021.

Meet artist and educator Jayson Fann for an interactive art workshop exploring the intersection of art and nature. 

Learn more about Fann's artistic process as you gain a deeper understanding of how natural materials can be used to create art.

Appropriate for all ages. Families are encouraged to participate. Program will be held outside. No advanced registration necessary.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 27, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Let's plant a garden! Our children’s plot will have lots of veggies to care for. All tools will be provided. 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 kids ages 5-12. Space is limited, registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Gardening
Age: 
Children
July 27, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Join us for stories, songs and activities that are just right for active toddlers. Appropriate for ages 18 months to 2 years.  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: 
Birth to Pre-K
July 27, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Let your little ones engage with nature in our beautiful backyard. Forage for flowers, muck in the mud, look at leaves and learn much more with your budding naturalist. Appropriate for ages 2 to 6. Space is limited; registration required. 

 

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
July 27, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Gather for a story, songs and rhyme time for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth to 18 months. 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.

Event Type: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
July 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Bring a blanket and head out to our backyard for stories, songs and summer surprises.  Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for notices. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family
July 24, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for this series with CSU Extension’s Colorado Master Gardeners to develop your gardening skills. This week’s topic is herbs and fruit trees. 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. For questions about this event, please contact Shelly at CCadult@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Gardening
Age: 
Adult
July 24, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join Nature’s Educators as they teach us about animals that may star in your worst nightmares! They will be bringing some scary, interesting friends for us to meet, including cane toads, pigeons, scorpions, tarantulas or snakes.

Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 24, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Harness the power of the sun to make a yummy treat! Build your own solar oven and treat yourself to a s’mores snack.

Appropriate for children of all ages. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 24, 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 24, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Observe the impressive characteristics of the owl, the incredible talons and 6-foot wingspan of the eagle, the aerodynamic features of the falcon and the precise flight of the hawk. Meet these powerful animals in action. Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited; registration required. 

 

Event Type: 
Animals
mySummer
Age: 
Adult, Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
July 24, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Mile High Fitness and Wellness for a relaxing hour of stress relief through meditation and gentle movement in our beautiful backyard! We will combine mindfulness, breathing, movement and guided meditation. Appropriate for all experience levels. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement and bring sun protection. 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. 

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Adult
July 24, 2021 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Write your own story! Painted rocks will be available for free play in our backyard. Each rock will have a picture on it. Arrange and rearrange them to make your own story.  This is a passive program; all are welcome to work on it. For kids of all ages. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
July 24, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Survival expert Todd Boer teaches practical survival tips and techniques. Appropriate for ages 18 and older. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Adult
July 23, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Using elements found in nature, create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! Please note that this 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: 
Arts and Crafts
mySummer
Age: 
Adult
July 23, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Meet to discuss the book “Map of the Heart” by Susan Wiggs. Appropriate for ages 18 and older. Program will be held outside. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for notices.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
Tags: 
July 23, 2021 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Write your own story! Painted rocks will be available for free play in our backyard. Each rock will have a picture on it. Arrange and rearrange them to make your own story.  This is a passive program; all are welcome to work on it. For kids of all ages. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
July 23, 2021 - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Provided by the Tri-County Health Department, everyone is invited to this walk-in vaccine clinic. No appointment necessary. Vaccines are free and available to attendees regardless of insurance or immigration status.

This clinic will offer the Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines. You must be age 18 or older to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is a single-dose vaccine. You must be age 12 or older to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is a two-dose vaccine, and you will be given your follow-up appointment once you receive your first dose. 

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Please wear a short-sleeved shirt, and be prepared to wait 15 minutes after you receive your vaccine. 

Learn more about the vaccine at www.tchd.org/COVIDvaccine

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Proporcionada por el Departamento de Salud de Tri-County, todas las personas mayores de 12 años están invitadas a esta clínica de vacunación sin cita previa. No se necesitan citas. Las vacunas son gratuitas y están disponibles para los asistentes independientemente del estado de su seguro o de su estado migratorio.

Esta clínica ofrecerá las vacunas Johnson & Johnson y Pfizer. Debe tener 18 años o más para recibir la vacuna Johnson & Johnson, que es una vacuna de dosis única. Debe tener 12 años o más para recibir la vacuna Pfizer. La vacuna Pfizer es una vacuna de 2 dosis y se le dará su cita de seguimiento una vez que reciba su primera dosis.

Los menores deben estar acompañados por un padre o tutor.

Use una camisa de manga corta y esté preparado para esperar 15 minutos después de recibir su vacuna.

Obtenga más información sobre la vacuna en www.tchd.org/COVIDvaccine.

July 23, 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 cucumbers! 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 22, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Join other library teens to talk about the newest trends, show off your favorite recent videos, and try out new recipes or hacks to see what really is fact or cap. We will meet virtually through Discord.

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

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Teen, Tween
July 22, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Make a delicious summer treat and celebrate the end of the summer. This month, we’ll make s’mores with a variety of sweet ingredients. What kind of gooey, delicious chocolate treat will you make? 

Space is limited; registration required.

This program will be held outside at Anythink Wright Farms.

Event Type: 
Food
Age: 
Teen, Tween
July 22, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:25 am

Sing, dance, and play games! Appropriate for ages 3-6.

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to dance too.

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: 
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Children
July 22, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Ever wonder how paleontologists know so much about ancient times and dinosaurs? Now's your chance to re-create the lost worlds of Colorado with fossil evidence just like the scientists do! Using materials from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, we'll use fossils to uncover and dig deep into the Jurassic, Cretaceous and Pleistocene eras of Colorado's history. Appropriate for ages 7-11. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
July 22, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Observe the impressive characteristics of the owl, the incredible talons and 6-foot wingspan of the eagle, the aerodynamic features of the falcon and the precise flight of the hawk. Meet these powerful animals in action. Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Animals
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 22, 2021 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Write your own story! Painted rocks will be available for free play in our backyard. Each rock will have a picture on it. Arrange and rearrange them to make your own story.  This is a passive program; all are welcome to work on it. For kids of all ages. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
July 22, 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 22 - Backyard Balloon Races with Adams County 4-H

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: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
July 21, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Visit our 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 sixth key: Direction. Together, discover new ways to build joy and create a more caring world. Space is limited; online registration recommended.

For this program, we will be meeting near the tennis courts at Eastlake #3 Park and Nature Preserve, at the intersection of 124th Avenue and Fillmore Street. Please wear comfortable walking clothes as we will be taking a short walk together.  

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
Tags: 
July 21, 2021 - 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Let your creativity shine—no matter your skill level—as Disney animator Jason Zucker gives you step-by-step instruction on how to illustrate your own version of a popular Disney character! Scheduled character is Baby Yoda (subject to change).This program will be held at the Anythink Huron Street library and Mr. Zucker will join us from Orlando through a Zoom link.

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 21, 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 21, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Do you know what is in the air you breathe? Create and decorate a device to catch and measure the particulate matter in the air around you using simple materials. Appropriate for ages 5 to 12. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for notices. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Children
July 21, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Grab a sun hat and join us on the lawn for stories, songs and outdoor play for toddlers and preschoolers. Appropriate for ages 2 to 6. Please note that his program will be held outside, but may be moved indoors due to heat or inclement weather. Space is limited; registration encouraged. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Family
July 21, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is so excited to invite you on a journey through dance! Students will learn from a Teaching Artist to explore their bodies in space and rhythms in motion. We can't wait to play!

Appropriate for ages 2-6.  No registration required.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Children
July 21, 2021 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Write your own story! Painted rocks will be available for free play in our backyard. Each rock will have a picture on it. Arrange and rearrange them to make your own story.  This is a passive program; all are welcome to work on it. For kids of all ages. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
July 20, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
man working with tools on a table

Using thick copper foil, we’ll design, trace, and emboss a copper relief. We’ll apply a faux patina to each finished piece then attach our work to a piece of reclaimed wood. Mix and match to create a wall art, a standing plaque or even custom jewelry. Taught by shop founder, Delanie Holton-Fessler. Delanie is a lifelong crafter with adoration for utilitarian handcraft.  

Appropriate for teens/adults. Space and supplies are limited; registration preferred. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Teen

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