Past events

E.g., Jan 19 2021
March 31, 2020 - 9:30 am to 10:15 am

Share time with your little one at your local Anythink with songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth–23 months. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
March 30, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Floating shelves

Learn how to build your own floating shelf in this two-part series with Heather from Relevant Reuse. Use basic techniques and hand tools to create the shelves in part one. In part two, learn how to sand and stain the shelf and best practices for hanging them. Space and supplies are limited; registration required. Appropriate for teens and adults. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
The Studio
March 30, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

What does it mean to be American? Join us for a screening and discussion of the PBS documentary American Creed, a film covering the stories of a diverse group of Americans and exploring whether a unifying set of beliefs can be more powerful than the issues that divide us. Space is limited; registration required. 

Age: 
Adult
March 30, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Discover life inside an egg. Join us as we check on the progress of our chicks. We will use a process called candling to view the growth and development of the embryos inside the eggs. Appropriate for all ages. No registration required.

Age: 
Family
March 30, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us for a visit from first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt will share information about her life in 1937, during her husband’s second term as president. In this historical performance, students are invited to learn how they can get and make a difference in the world. Best for elementary age children.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children
March 30, 2020 - 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Join us for a storytime featuring books, songs, rhymes, and play in English and Spanish. Appropriate for kids ages 2-6. No registration required.

 

Acompananos para cuentos, canciones, rimas y juego en inglés y español. Apropiado para niños de 2 a 6 años. No se requiere registro.

 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
March 30, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Whether it’s a cellphone or laptop, drop-in for one-on-one help and pick up some tips and troubleshooting support needed to make the most of your device. This program is ideal for customers with speedy tech concerns. Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis in 20-minute slots. No registration required. Interested in a longer and private session? Please refer to our Tech Tutoring program.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult
March 30, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Tienes preguntas sobre tus aparatos tecnológicos o interes en los servicios y recursos digitales gratuitos de la biblioteca? Visitanos y recibe asistencia y consejos uno a uno para aprovechar al maximo de tu tecnologia. Asistencia esta disponible en orden de llegada. Registracion por internet no es requerida pero espacio es limitado.

Prefieres aprender en un entorno privado? Manda un correo electrónico a Karina a kfloers@anythinklibraries.org o deja un mensaje de voz a 303-405-3248 para hacer cita privada de Ayuda Tecnológica.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult
March 30, 2020 - 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Sing, dance, and learn how to play some basic instruments. Appropriate for kids ages 2-6. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Children
March 28, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Help us create a podcast. You will learn how to audio engineer and broadcast. Participants must stay for an entire recording session. Two recording sessions will happen during each program. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Teen, Tween
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March 28, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Read to our wonderful volunteer dogs! Reading to a therapy dog is a great opportunity for children who are learning to read or need practice reading. Our patient dogs love to listen and never criticize. Registration required. Please call 303-405-3230 or stop by to make an appointment.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children
March 28, 2020 - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Hear ye, hear ye! Visit ye olde Medieval Faire brought to you by The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and stroll through various booths showcasing medieval wares and tools, and learn about this fascinating time in history. The SCA is an educational group dedicated to the study and recreation of life before 1600 CE. They will host many demonstrations including armored fighting and rapier combat among other historical battle equipment. Artisans will be on hand to demonstrate and talk about their artistic recreations including topics that may range from calligraphy and illumination, to period clothing reconstruction, woodworking, and so much more.

All ages welcome. No registration required.

Age: 
Family
March 28, 2020 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Explore Native American culture and arts with traditional Apache healer, curandero, consultant and artist David Atekpatzin Young. All ages welcomed.  Specific programs listed below:

 

Native American Art: Dream Catchers

Saturday, March 28, 11 am-1 pm

The Native peoples of the north have been making dreamcatchers for a very long time. Following the teachings of the spider, the dreamcatcher is said to catch the bad dreams of a night and burn them off in the sunlight so that the person sleeping under the dreamcatcher need not have nightmares. Learn more with traditional Apache artist David Atekpatzin Young about making and decorating a small dreamcatcher.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
March 28, 2020 - 10:30 am to 11:15 pm

Join us for this beginner-friendly yoga series the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Instructor Anna Gibson will lead participants through these gentle yoga sessions. These lessons will offer techniques to help establish or continue your yoga practice. Registration recommended but not required.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
Tags: 
March 28, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Close up of book binding

In this program, we'll select handmade papers and learn a technique similar to Japanese punch binding to create a unique journal with an exposed binding. Space and supplies are limited; registration required. Appropriate for ages 10 and over. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
The Studio
March 28, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Read to our wonderful volunteer dogs! Reading to a therapy dog is a great opportunity for children who are learning to read or need practice reading. Our patient dogs love to listen and never criticize. Registration required. Please call 303-405-3230 or stop by to make an appointment.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children
March 27, 2020 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Join us for this monthly meeting. We will participate in intriguing writing exercises, discuss your current projects, and build a community of dedicated writers for you to lean on. Every month we will decide on a spotlight style to discuss the next month to hone your skills in a variety of genres. This month's spotlight genre: Short Stories! No registration required.

Age: 
Adult
March 27, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Get wild with a first-hand look at birds of prey. Meet an eagle, an owl and a falcon as you  learn about the importance of different raptor species, their specially adapted tools, and their role in our ecosystem. All ages welcome.

Age: 
Family
March 27, 2020 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Enjoy stories, puppet plays, rhymes and other fun activities that promote early literacy just for preschoolers. Appropriate for kids ages 1-6. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children, Family
March 27, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Meet at Anythink Bennett to discuss the book Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. For more information, please call 303-405-3231.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
Tags: 
March 27, 2020 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Ignite your child’s civic muscles through early literacy and hands-on sensory activities. Be ready to move, build, play and create. Appropriate for children ages 0-6 and their caregivers. Play clothes appropriate for messy play recommended. 

March 27 – Global Citizen

April 3 – Community Helpers

Age: 
Children
March 27, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Explore early literacy through experiential stations that will be set up around the room. Participants will gather together at various times for a group movement or story activity. Caregivers with children through age 4 are welcome. No registration required.

Age: 
Children
March 26, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

We welcome you to join us for an evening of photography sharing from members of our community and to learn new techniques to enhance your skills. Interested in sharing your photography in our slideshow? Please submit your photos to kflores@anythinklibraries.org by closing on Wednesday, March. 25th to be included. Need a challenge? Use your imagination for March’s theme: “Down Memory Lane.” All other photography is also welcome. We’ll wrap things up by going over the basics of Adobe Lightroom. 

New members of all skills welcome to join. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult
March 26, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join us for free build with mind boggling challenges and 10 gallons of LEGOS. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited; registration suggested.

Age: 
Teen
March 26, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Using our Oculus Go VR Headsets, you will need to keep your wits about you to solve puzzles and use tools to escape a virtual room before time runs out

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

Age: 
Adult
March 26, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Join our host Lair of Abraxas and try your hand at a variety of new games of different styles and levels, from 5-Minute Dungeon to Mysterium. Staff will be available to help you learn the rules and answer questions.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Teen, Tween
March 26, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 5:15 pm

Use our equipment and supplies to create your own masterpiece or to learn a new skill. In this weekly open lab, everyone is welcome to drop in and work on their own projects with the help of our guides. Plans will be available for those that do not have their own project ideas, but creativity is highly encouraged.

Age: 
Children, Family, Teen, Tween
March 26, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Race against the clock and use the invisible forces all around us to uncover mysterious codes and secrets. The library will become a physics laboratory, where kids will build, experiment, complete hands-on challenges, and reveal the physics behind sound waves, air pressure, and electricity. Appropriate for kids ages 10-14. Space is limited; registration requested. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Tween
March 26, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Margaret “Molly” Brown was involved in everything from politics and reform efforts to women’s suffrage. Learn about several of the causes she was involved in to help all Coloradans. Then, create a poster for an issue you care about. Appropriate for kids in grades 3-6. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children
March 26, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Are you a grandparent and primary caregiver? We invite you to attend a free 6-week class through our partnership with the GRANDcares Project. This class is designed specifically for grandparents and provides tools for managing stress and exercising self-care. Topics will include effective communication, guilt, and mental health. Refreshments and childcare will be provided.

Please email nlundberg@anythinklibraries.org to sign up.

Age: 
Adult
March 26, 2020 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Experience stories, puppets, songs and other fun activities that promote early literacy for preschoolers.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
March 26, 2020 - 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Spend time with your toddler listening to stories, songs and finger plays geared just for them. Then enjoy a few minutes of social time with other caregivers while the children play with toys. Appropriate for kids ages 2-3. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
March 26, 2020 - 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Sing, dance, and learn how to play some basic instruments. Appropriate for kids ages 2-6. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Children
March 25, 2020 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Political disagreements are challenging especially if our beliefs create conflict with our friends and loved ones. Join Living Room Conversations facilitator Mary Gaylord for a workshop dedicated to the art of having respectful, empathetic conversations on topics that matter. This event will incorporate small group discussion; we welcome you to bring someone you may disagree with in this safe space. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; online registration required.  

Age: 
Adult
March 25, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Are you a gamer looking to geek out with other fellow gamers? Well join the club...literally! From Yu-Gi-Oh! to Dungeons and Dragons, we provide the tables and you provide the fun. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Age: 
Adult, Teen

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