Past events

E.g., Jul 16 2019
June 18, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for special programs intended for our youngest Anythinkers – the miniThinkers. Geared for children up to 5-years-old, Anythink’s miniThinker program is designed to create opportunities for caregivers to spend time with younger children in meaningful ways. Explore early literacy through interactive experiences and be ready to move, build and create.

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Children
June 18, 2019 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Back by popular demand: Our four-legged friends from Caramel Apple Farms will visit Anythink Wright Farms. All ages are invited to stop by to ask questions and learn more about these fun, quirky creatures. This year, learn to pack a goat and guide it through an obstacle course.

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Family
June 17, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Did you know that more than 2 billion people around the world eat insects? Learn more about entomophagy, a sustainable form of high-quality protein, and stick around for some snacking. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration required. 

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Adult
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June 17, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Can you survive the LEGO Disaster Mountain challenge? Put your building skills to the test when you work as a team to keep a LEGO mini-figure alive in a simulated Colorado wilderness. This program is intended for kids ages 5-12. Space is limited; registration required.  

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Children
June 17, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Calling all “campers”! join us as we spend a fun-filled summer exploring nature, playing games, doing group activities, getting crafty and having a blast this summer at the library. Appropriate for kids going into grades 1 -5. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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Children
June 17, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

The truth is out there. Have fun at different activity stations by learning about possible UFO sightings in Colorado, designing your own UFO, observing constellations and more. What would an alien think about you? Appropriate for students in grades K-5. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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Children
June 17, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

The truth is out there. Have fun at different activity stations by learning about possible UFO sightings in Colorado, designing your own UFO, observing constellations and more. What would an alien think about you? Appropriate for students in grades K-5. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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Children
June 17, 2019 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Sing, dance, play games, and learn how to play some basic instruments. Activities are appropriate for kids 3-6 years old, but younger participants are welcome to attend. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to dance, too. 

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Music and Movement
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Children
June 15, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The chile ristra is a common (and useful!) decoration hanging outside homes all over New Mexico. Get together with friends and neighbors to learn about this unique tradition, and make a chile ristra to use for cooking and to bring good luck to your home.

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

 

La ristra de chile es un objeto decorativo común y útil para colgar fuera del hogar. Reúnete con amigos y vecinos para conocer esta tradición y hacer una ristra de chile para darle más color a tus comidas y a la decoración de tu hogar.

El espacio es limitado; se requiere registro. Visita nuestro calendario en línea para registrarse.

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Adult
June 15, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, weave, macramé, bead, or quilt, there's a seat for you at our fiber art circle. Complete a monthly project or bring your own work while you enjoy tea, cookies, and conversation. This month, learn beginning and intermediate embroidery techniques in order to make a colorful, modern design. Beginners welcome. Best for adults. No registration required.

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Adult
June 15, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

What makes our garden grow? You! Join members of Anythink York Street’s Teen Action Board as we work in our garden plot. Help us grow fruits and veggies and participate in teen farmer’s markets. All are welcome, and gardening work can count toward community service hours for graduation. Appropriate for tweens & teens in grades 6-12. No registration required. This event will take place at the community garden adjacent to the Anythink York Street library.

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Teen, Tween
June 15, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for a very special story time with author, Jason Gruhl! Jason will read his book, Everything Is Connected, and will share some insight into what it takes to write and publish a book. Bring the whole family!

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Story Time
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Family
June 15, 2019 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Tienes preguntas sobre tus dispositivos o aparatos tecnologicos? Talvez tienes interes en los servicios y recursos digitales gratuitos que estan disponibles en la biblioteca? Ya sea un celular, lector de libros digitales o computadora, visitanos y recibe asistencia y consejos uno a uno para aprovechar al maximo de tu tecnología. 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 kflores@anythinklibraries.org o deja un mensaje de voz a 303-405-3248 para hacer cita de Ayuda Tecnologica. No te olvides de incluir tu objetivo tecnológico, nombre, horario preferido para la cita e información de contacto.

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Tech
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Adult
June 15, 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Learn how to sew with our team of sewists. This month, re-style clothes to fit you. Bring clean clothes that you want to fit you better so that they’ll make you look and feel wonderful. Learn how to tailor your garments and to make the adjustments such as hems, waists, busts, side seams and much more. You can also practice with “stunt clothes” that we’ll have on hand. Simple sewing skills required. Appropriate for teens and adults. Space is limited; registration encouraged. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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Adult
June 15, 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Children in elementary school are invited to read to our wonderful dog volunteers. They join us on the third Saturday of each month. This is an excellent program for children who are learning to read or need practice reading. Our patient dogs love to listen and they never criticize. Please call 303-452-7534 or stop by to make an appointment. 

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Children
June 14, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Grab the family and meet new neighbors at Anythink Backyard Concert Series. Kick off the 2019 series with Union Gray at the one-acre park adjacent to Anythink Wright Farms. You don’t even have to pack your picnic basket – we’ll have food and beverages available for purchase at a minimal price. Delicious beers will be available from our generous sponsor, Periodic Brewing. Food options include Basecamp ProvisionsCorner of Gourmet and Taste of Texas BBQ.

Not only is this a fun, free Friday night – it’s also a fundraiser for the Anythink Foundation. Funds raised through food and beverage sales help Anythink to provide special programs and projects for the community. Supporters can also donate at the show and online here.

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.

The Backyard Concert Series is made possible by generous support from community sponsors Xcel EnergyMountain States ToyotaThe Smile GenerationPeriodic BrewingColorado Swim SchoolButler Snow LLPSecure American Insurance and TBK Bank

What can I bring to the Backyard Concert Series?

  • Family & friends – All ages are welcome!
  • Dogs – Woof!
  • Lawn chairs and blankets – Get comfy!
  • Food – We'll have a variety of food trucks, and 10 percent of all food sales benefit the Anythink Foundation.

What should I leave at home?

No outside alcohol is allowed. In order to continue hosting these fun, family-friendly events, we must strictly enforce this policy. Instead, please enjoy the beer and wine available on-site for purchase – it's for a great cause!

About the band 

Union Gray is a grassroots, rockin' country band from Denver. Their brand of country mixes flavors from the red dirt of Oklahoma down to the heart of Texas and up to Nashville. They have shared the the stage as support for artists such as Cody Canada and the Departed, Craig Morgan, Dwight Yoakam and more.

June 14, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

What do you get when you combine food, music and breathtaking magic? Chef Bananas! This interactive magic show will have you dancing and laughing the entire time.  

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Children
June 14, 2019 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for special programs intended for our youngest Anythinkers – the miniThinkers! We’ll provide a space to spend time with your little one in meaningful ways. Be ready to play, read, sing, talk or write as we explore literacy skills. Appropriate for babies and toddlers ages 1-5. No registration required.

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Children, Family
June 14, 2019 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Enjoy stories, puppet plays, rhymes and other fun activities that promote early literacy just for preschoolers. Then, stick around for miniThinkers directly after story time for more learning through play. Live goats will visit story time on June 28. Appropriate for kids ages 1-6. No registration required. 

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Story Time
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Children, Family
June 14, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

What do you get when you combine food, music and breathtaking magic? Chef Bananas! This interactive magic show will have you dancing and laughing the entire time. Appropriate for kids of all ages. No registration required.

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Children
June 14, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join us for special programs intended for our youngest Anythinkers- the Minithinkers! We'll provide a place to spend time with your little one in meaningful ways. Be ready to play, read, sing, talk write as we explore early literacy concepts. Appropriate for ages birth-4 years. Registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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Children
June 13, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 6:50 pm

Designer Cris Edwards will guide you through a meditative look at plants and vintage garden ephemera, culminating in a beautiful botanical collage to keep and display. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration is required. 

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Adult
June 13, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 5:05 pm

Would you like pointers on using a new gadget? Need help doing that one crucial thing in Word? Stop by and work one-on-one with our Guide to find solutions for all your technology needs. Best for adults. No registration required; walk-ins encouraged. To schedule an appointment, e-mail Kaelin Alexander at kalexander@anythinklibraries.org.

Please note that the scheduled time is just a placeholder.

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Tech
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Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
June 13, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Safely learn the skills required to create a pyrographed (burned) set of wooden coasters. Transfer a pattern using graphite paper, and use simple wood-burning tools to create a one-of-kind gift.

Space is limited, please register.

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Teen
June 13, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Can you survive the LEGO Disaster Mountain challenge? Put your building skills to the test when you work as a team to keep a LEGO mini-figure alive in a simulated Colorado wilderness. This program is intended for kids ages 5-12. Space is limited; registration required. 

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Children
June 13, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

What do you get when you combine food, music and breathtaking magic? Chef Bananas! This interactive magic show will have you dancing and laughing the entire time. Appropriate for kids ages 5-12. No registration required.

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Children
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June 13, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Can you survive the LEGO Disaster Mountain challenge? Put your building skills to the test when you work as a team to keep a LEGO mini-figure alive in a simulated Colorado wilderness. Appropriate for all ages. No registration required.

This event will take place at:

Berkeley Village
5400 Sheridan Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80002

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Children, Family, Tween
June 13, 2019 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Strum, beat and play your way through the Swallow Hill Music Instrument Petting Zoo. Try out ukuleles, hand drums, guitars, mandolins, banjos, fiddles, mini-pianos and more. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

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Teen

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