Past events

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Sep 21 2009

Sing, dance, play games and learn how to play some basic instruments. Geared for kids 3 – 6 years old, but all ages are welcome. There will be no Music and Movement on September 7 and 28.

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Children
Sep 19 2009

The classes run for eight weeks, beginning Saturday, Sept. 12, but drop-ins are welcome. Materials and books are provided. Please sign up at the service desk.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
Sep 16 2009

Sing, dance, play games and learn how to play some basic instruments. Geared for kids 3-6 years old, but all ages are welcome.

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Children
Sep 16 2009

Join the Brighton Booklovers as we discuss this month's selection, Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis. To check out this title or place a hold, click here.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
Sep 15 2009

Have lots of fun with rhymes and stories for the whole family.  Open to all ages.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children, Family
Sep 14 2009

The classes run for eight weeks, beginning Saturday, Sept. 12, but drop-ins are welcome. Materials and books are provided. Please sign up at the service desk.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
Sep 14 2009

Sing, dance, play games and learn how to play some basic instruments. Geared for kids 3 – 6 years old, but all ages are welcome. There will be no Music and Movement on September 7 and 28.

Event Type: 
Music
Age: 
Children
Sep 12 2009

Help us to celebrate the launch of our new brand and play old fashioned games like croquet, badminton, jacks, hopscotch and more while chatting with friends and neighbors over ice-cold lemonade on the porch.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen
Sep 12 2009

Help us to celebrate the launch of our new brand and discover something more at your community gathering place. Participate in a treasure hunt for kids, a trivia challenge for adults, and the whole family can “Use Your Noodle to Make a Doodle.”

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen
Sep 12 2009

Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of the new Brighton Library. Space is limited for each of the day’s sessions; sign-up is required at the check-in table the day of the event. Food from local restaurants and growers will also be available.

Brighton residents are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event and decorate them in red, orange and white. The best decorations will win cool prizes, and free bike tune-ups will be available, courtesy of REI. Handicap parking is available on site; the public is encouraged to park in the municipal parking areas west of the library, east at Valley Bank or in surrounding areas where indicated.

Sticky Fingers Cooking Class – 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm
Instructors from Sticky Fingers Cooking in Denver will teach children ages 2-12 a simple recipe they can make at home. Children ages 2-4 must be accompanied by a parent.

One World Folk Dancers – 2:30 pm
The One World Folk Dancers will teach a half-hour class on ethnic dances from around the world – no experience required! Then guests will be treated to a performance by the group.

Tour Anythink Online – 2:30 pm, 4 pm
Learn the ins and outs of the anythinklibraries.org website – from downloading audio books and viewing awards lists to registering for library cards online and placing holds.

Tikkun Olam Tile Art – 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm
Children, ages 7-17, are encouraged to participate in this tile art project where they will get a chance to share through art what “Heal the World” means to them.

Tikkun Olam Docent Tour – 3 pm, 4 pm
In conjunction with the Mizel Museum, artist Christy Honigman conceptualized and assembled this fascinating exhibit of tiles created by 54 artists in 27 countries that promote the need for intercultural respect and awareness through the simple phrase Tikkun Olam – “Heal the World.” Docents from the Mizel Museum will be on hand to provide a tour and information about the exhibit.

Bryce Jackman – 3:15 pm
Children ages 5-12 are invited to participate in Bryce Jackman’s unique brand of interactive storytelling, where he will reconstruct fairy tales through audience participation.

Social Media Speed Dating – 3:15 pm, 4:45 pm
Have you heard about things like Facebook and Twitter but still have no idea what they are? Then this session is for you. Library staff will provide a quick overview of six of the most popular social media sites out there, including Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr.

BreakEFX – 3:30 pm
Hip-hop dancers from Colorado’s Best Dance Crew, BreakEFX, will teach a half-hour class on the hottest hip-hop moves – and all ages are welcome! Guests will then be treated to a special presentation where they can see the moves in action.

Kazoo Hullabaloo – 4 pm

Led by John Common, founder of the People’s Kazoo Orchestra, guests can participate in a kazoo orchestra, no matter their level of musical expertise. After a half-hour learning session, participants are invited to give a performance to the rest of the grand opening attendees.

Cooking Demonstration by Chef Brett Smith of Zolo Grill – 4:15 pm
From one of the hottest restaurants in Boulder, Chef Brett Smith of Zolo Grill will demonstrate how to create a salsa at home. Attendees will not only get a chance to see the chef at work, but will also have an active part in helping make the dish. Then, learn how to customize your own salsas.

23 Skidoo – 4:30 pm
Now that you have your folk and hip-hop moves down, why not learn how to swing dance, too? Dancers from 23 Skidoo will provide a half-hour swing dance lesson. Guests are then treated to a performance by the dancers.

Bright’n Jazz – 4:30 pm
Accompanying the dancers from 23Skidoo will be Brighton’s own jazz ensemble, Bright’n Jazz.

Chalk Drawing Class Presented by Mark Cline – 4:30 pm
Learn tips and techniques for your own chalk drawings during this hands-on class presented by artist Mark Cline of Cline Design. All ages are welcome.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen
Sep 12 2009

Help us to celebrate the launch of our new brand and learn about different cultures while creating memories with friends and family. Design your own sugar skull from Mexico with edible paint; create your own Good Luck Hand, a craft from Northern Africa, where the eye in the center protects against evil; or design your own masquerade mask.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen
Sep 12 2009

The classes run for eight weeks, beginning Saturday, Sept. 12, but drop-ins are welcome. Materials and books are provided. Please sign up at the service desk.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
Sep 12 2009

This class is for those who are intrigued but inexperienced with eBay. Learn how eBay operates and how to use it to research the market for different products, set up and conduct a sale, collect payment and ship items to customers.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
Sep 12 2009

Help us to celebrate the launch of our new brand and create distinctive artwork, jewelry, and great experiences with family and friends.

10 am-12 pmDoodle Design: The “doodle,” which represents the beginning of all ideas, is part of the district’s new logo. Use your creativity to show what the doodle represents to you. You can even replicate the doodle on your own sugar cookie any time throughout the day, while supplies last.

1-3 pmJewelry Making: Create your own jewelry inspired by the Anythink doodle.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen
Sep 12 2009

Help us to celebrate the launch of our new brand and explore all the facets of your community through learning, games and dance. Drop in anytime throughout the day to create paper flowers.

10 amSave Money on your Energy Bill presented by Xcel Energy: Join us for this informational program on how to save money on your energy bills.

11 am – Loteria: Loteria is a Mexican game of chance, similar to Bingo. Stop in for a game and interact with family and friends as we kick off our Mexican Independence celebration in Anythink fashion.

1 pmHealthy Food Choices presented by Vitamin Cottage: Develop your own healthy meal plans and sample goodies, courtesy of Vitamin Cottage.

2 pmMexican Heritage Dancers: Watch, listen and participate in this performance by authentic Mexican dancers in celebration of Mexican Independence Day.

3 pm – Piñata Party: Children under 12 are invited to hit the piñata and find what’s inside.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen
Sep 12 2009

Help us to celebrate the launch of our new brand and gather with friends and neighbors at the special Saturday Bookmobile stops in your neighborhood.

9:30-10:30 am Prairie Hills at Cherrywood Estates
13801 Garfield Pl.
Thornton, CO 80241
   
11 am-12 pm Reunion Recreation Center
17910 E. Parkside Dr. N
Commerce City, CO 80022
   
12:45-1:45 pm Glacier Peak Elementary
12060 Jasmine St.
Brighton, CO 80601

 

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen
Sep 11 2009

Join the Bennett Book Club as we discuss this month's selection, Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas. To check out this title or place a hold, click here.

 

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
Sep 10 2009

We trace the history of baseball from Abner Doubleday to Barry Bonds and tell a few of the legendary stories of the game, including the Merkle Incident, the 1919 Chicago Black Sox, the Curse of the Bambino, and others. We also discuss Jackie Robinson and the role of the Negro Leagues as well as how the modern era has been affected by the use of steroids. Bring your own favorite baseball story to share with the group.

Age: 
Adult
Sep 9 2009

Hang out with other teens and discuss this month’s selection, Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix. To place a hold or check out this book, click here.

Age: 
Teen

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