Past events

E.g., Sep 25 2021
July 13, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Create your own flower art using bubbles, paint, and found natural materials. 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 tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Space is limited, registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Teen
Tags: 
July 13, 2021 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Kick-off shark week with the Sensational Sharks of the Downtown Aquarium! This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to attendees will be sent out to registrants in advance. Chromebooks are available to check out for those needing a virtual connection at home. Space is limited; registration required. 

For questions about this event, please contact Brittany at BJacobs@anythinklibraries.org

 

Event Type: 
Animals
Age: 
Children
July 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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 13, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Join Ms. Rene for an outdoor playtime with cars. You can make roads in the dirt, race cars down hills, and use sticks to make buildings. You even get to take a car home with you!

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 13, 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 13, 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 13, 2021 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

After you’ve browsed for books, help us work on our communal loom. Visitors will be encouraged to forage in our beautiful backyard and add to the nature loom. This is a passive program; all are welcome to work on it. Nature loom will be available for play for one week. For kids of all ages. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
July 13, 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 13, 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 12, 2021 - 11:15 am to 11:45 am

Join experienced family yoga instructor Caitlin Hessee as she leads flexibility, breathing and stretching exercises designed for your youngest Anythinkers and caregivers. Please bring your own blanket or beach towel, and a stuffed animal. 

Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
mySummer
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
July 12, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Join experienced family yoga instructor Caitlin Hessee as she leads flexibility, breathing and stretching exercises designed for your youngest Anythinkers and caregivers. Please bring your own blanket or beach towel, and a stuffed animal. 

Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
mySummer
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
July 12, 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 10, 2021 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

What ingredients go into your favorite lip balm? Come learn more at this informative DIY. You’ll come away with knowledge about why it works and take home your own new lip balm. 

Appropriate for teens. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Teen
July 10, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Observe the impressive tools 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.


Berkeley Village
5400 Sheridan Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80002
Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 10, 2021 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Buzz on in for this bee appreciation and conservation awareness fair. Discover your role in keeping bees safe, learn about the value of bees to our fruits, veggies and flowers, try your hand at pollination tactics, indulge in some local honey and more! Interested in beekeeping? Find out what it takes to get started, try on a beekeeper’s suit and chat with our local bee guru.

Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary.  

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

Read to our wonderful volunteer dog! 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. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Animals
Early Literacy
Age: 
Children
July 10, 2021 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

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 what it means to use natural materials to create art. This workshop is appropriate for all ages, and families are encouraged to participate. This program will be held outside adjacent to Fann’s large-scale spirit nest sculpture on display at Anythink Wright Farms. Free and open to all. No advanced registration necessary. 

Learn more about the spirit nest sculptures at Anythink.

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

We're going on a bug safari and we want you to join us! Experts from the Butterfly Pavilion will be our guides as they introduce us to live invertebrates from around the world. Please note that this program will be held outside, but may be moved indoors due to heat or inclement weather. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Animals
Age: 
Family
July 10, 2021 - 10:30 am to 10:45 am

Read to our wonderful volunteer dog! 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. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Animals
Early Literacy
Age: 
Children
July 10, 2021 - 10:15 am to 10:30 am

Read to our wonderful volunteer dog! 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. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Animals
Early Literacy
Age: 
Children
July 10, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:15 am

Read to our wonderful volunteer dog! 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. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Animals
Early Literacy
Age: 
Children
July 9, 2021 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
A photo of funk bank SuperMagick performing. The Anythink Backyard Concert Series logo appears in bottom left corner - it is orange and fuschia with white letters

Grab the family and meet new neighbors at the one-acre park adjacent to Anythink Wright Farms, located at 5877 E. 120th Ave. in Thornton. You don’t even have to pack your picnic basket – we’ll have food and beverages available for purchase at a minimal price, including delicious barbecue from Dickey's Barbecue Pit and beer from Great Divide.

Not only is this a fun, free Friday night – it’s also a fundraiser for the Anythink Foundation. All proceeds from this year’s Backyard Concert Series will help us expand The Anythink Box, a subscription service that provides kids ages 5-12 with books at their doorstep. The initiative was so popular upon launch that it's since grown to include a waitlist of interested families. Your support will help us reach more kids in Adams County with this one-of-a-kind service. Supporters can donate in-person, online or by texting BACKYARD to 50155. 

Donate online at: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/bcs2/.

The Backyard Concert Series is free and open to the public, from 6:30-8:30 pm, on the second Friday of each month. Food and drinks will be available starting at 5:30 pm. You can also watch the concerts live from anywhere with our Facebook and YouTube livestreams.

What can I bring to the Backyard Concert Series?

  • Family & friends – All ages are welcome!
  • Dogs – Woof!
  • Lawn chairs and blankets – Get comfy!
  • Food – Just remember that we'll have BBQ on site.

What should I leave at home?

  • Let's keep each other safe – remember to stay home if you're not feeling well. You can always catch the concerts from home by tuning in to our Facebook and YouTube livestreams.
  • No outside alcohol is allowed. In order to continue hosting these fun, family-friendly events, we must strictly enforce this policy. Instead, please enjoy beer from our vendors available on-site for purchase – and for a great cause! Guests must be 21 years or older with ID to purchase alcohol.

What else?

  • The concert will take place rain or shine.
  • Parking is limited, and we encourage everyone to carpool or use alternative methods of transportation like public transit, bicycles, or ridesharing apps.

About the band

SuperMagick

Based out of Denver, SuperMagick brings energetic funk music to the stage to get the audience moving and shaking. Since 2003, they’ve been headlining gigs at nearly all of Colorado’s most respected venues and festivals.

More info at https://www.anythinklibraries.org/Anythink-Backyard-Concert-Series

Event Type: 
Music
July 9, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Learn more about the creative process by helping artist Jayson Fann build one of his world-renowned spirit nests. During this 60-minute session, participants will work with Fann on this community-centered, large-scale installation - one of six to be installed across Adams County. Work together with other community members while using a variety of tools - from drills to paint brushes and more. PLEASE NOTE: A waiver must be signed prior to attending this program. Please include an email address when registering to receive the waiver.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
July 9, 2021 - 11:15 am to 11:45 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. Program will be held outside. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
July 9, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Learn more about the creative process by helping artist Jayson Fann build one of his world-renowned spirit nests. During this 60-minute session, participants will work with Fann on this community-centered, large-scale installation - one of six to be installed across Adams County. Work together with other community members while using a variety of tools - from drills to paint brushes and more. PLEASE NOTE: A waiver must be signed prior to attending this program. Please include an email address when registering to receive the waiver.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
July 9, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Take command of your own virtual reality trip using Oculus Go headsets and visit a variety of unique destinations, all from the comfort of your seat. Go on underwater adventures and float through starry skies. Appropriate for VR beginners. 

Space is limited; registration required for each participant. 

Event Type: 
Class
Gaming
Age: 
Adult, Teen, Tween
July 9, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join the Butterfly Pavillion and discover more about pollination and which of our local bugs and birds do it for us. 

Appropriate for ages 5-12. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Children
July 9, 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. Program will be held outside. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
July 9, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Learn more about the creative process by helping artist Jayson Fann build one of his world-renowned spirit nests. During this 60-minute session, participants will work with Fann on this community-centered, large-scale installation - one of six to be installed across Adams County. Work together with other community members while using a variety of tools - from drills to paint brushes and more. PLEASE NOTE: A waiver must be signed prior to attending this program. Please include an email address when registering to receive the waiver.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
July 9, 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 beets! 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 8, 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 8, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Create your own flower art using bubbles, paint, and found natural materials. 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 5-12. Space is limited, registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
July 8, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Our backyard will become the backdrop for the greatest movie ever filmed – your own. Write, direct and record a short film using stop-motion animation software, then share it with your friends.

Space is limited, registration required.

This program will be held outside at Anythink Wright Farms.

Event Type: 
Class
Movies
mySummer
Tech
Writing
Age: 
Teen, Tween
July 8, 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 8, 2021 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

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: 
Adult, Birth to Pre-K, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
July 8, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Curious Paper Art by Mamibel as we make traditional Mexican folk art. Please note that this program will be held outside, but may be moved indoors due to heat or inclement weather. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
July 8, 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 8 - Backyard Bugs 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: 
mySummer
Age: 
Children
July 7, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Learn more about the creative process by helping artist Jayson Fann build one of his world-renowned spirit nests. During this 60-minute session, participants will work with Fann on this community-centered, large-scale installation - one of six to be installed across Adams County. Work together with other community members while using a variety of tools - from drills to paint brushes and more. PLEASE NOTE: A waiver must be signed prior to attending this program. Please include an email address when registering to receive the waiver.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
July 7, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Eco-printing is a fun technique where you use plants to leave imprints on fabric or paper. In this program, we will forage and explore around the outside of the library to find cool flowers and plants, then we’ll hammer those plants onto a piece of cotton, In the end, you’ll walk away with a cool new wall hanging. Space is limited; registration is required.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 7, 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 7, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Follow a path through nature and experience it with all of your senses. We'll have a course set up outdoors for your little ones to stop and smell the roses, feel the fur of a wild animal, listen to the sound of running water and much more! Appropriate for ages 2 to 11. 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 7, 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

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