Past events

E.g., Sep 25 2021
July 7, 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 7, 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 our youngest Anythinkers and their caregivers. Please bring your own blanket or beach towel and a stuffed animal.

No registration required.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Children
July 7, 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 6, 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 6, 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 6, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Help our local bird community by building your own bird house to set up in your yard! We'll apply wood shop skills and use found materials to make our houses. All materials will be provided. 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: 
STEAM
Age: 
Teen
July 6, 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 6, 2021 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for our annual AnyAbility celebration of summer — Camp AnyAbility, featuring campfire songs, outdoor fun and a special tour of our new spirit nest. This activity is open to all and designed specifically for adults with disabilities. Space is limited; online registration required. If registering for a group, please register each attending individual separately or call 303-405-3200 for assistance.

Event Type: 
AnyAbility
Age: 
Adult
July 6, 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 6, 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 6, 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 3, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join Nature’s Educators as they teach us about animals that are Herpitiles. They will be bringing some fun, interesting friends for us to meet, including lizards, snakes, toads and frogs.

Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 3, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Ready to craft with flowers, but would prefer a more affordable and non-perishable medium? Look no further than Cricut paper flowers! Assemble a flower crown using an assortment of “freshly cut” flowers from our Cricut machines and other supplies. 

Space is limited, registration required for each participant. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Class
The Studio
Age: 
Adult, Teen, Tween
Tags: 
July 3, 2021 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Share your work and ideas with other aspiring writers in this fun and supportive workshop. Learn to write better, receive feedback and be more creative. Appropriate for ages 18 and older. Sign up online by Saturday, June 26 in order to share your work. Space is limited; registration required.  Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Adult
Tags: 
July 3, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

This monthly morning book club has a very different style. We choose a theme for the meeting and you choose the book you want to read based on that theme and everyone discusses their choice. This month’s theme is a book about science or by a scientist. Celebrate our mySummer initiative by learning something new about our incredible world.

Appropriate for adults. No advanced registration necessary. 

 

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
July 2, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Join Nature’s Educators as they teach us about animals that make their habitats in and around roots and the ground. They will be bringing some fun, interesting friends for us to meet, including snakes, rabbits or toads.

Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 2, 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 leafy greens! 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 1, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Help us welcome bug friends to our garden (or yours, should you choose to take your finished product home). In this program, create bug hotels using recycled milk jugs. Then, forage around the library grounds to find things to fill the habitat.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: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
July 1, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Get ready to have some outdoor water-filled fun in the sun! We will use water balloons and other items to make sure you go home good and soaked. Please wear a swimsuit and shoes that you can get wet, and bring a towel, if able.

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 necessary.

Age: 
Children
July 1, 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. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
July 1, 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. Space is limited; registration required. 

July 1 - Backyard Balance stilt party with DNA Entertainment

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
June 30, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Eco-printing is a technique that uses plants to leave imprints on fabric or paper. In this program, we will forage and explore outside to find flowers and plants. Then, we’ll hammer those plants onto a piece of cotton. In the end, you’ll walk away with a new wall hanging. Space is limited; registration is required. Visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
June 30, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Pick out and pot an easy-to-care-for houseplant. Create a name and backstory for your plant, learn how to care for it, and decorate the pot. Practice using smartphone macro lens adapters to photograph and enter your plant in our plant fashion show! This program will be held outside at Anythink Brighton. Best for tweens and teens. Space is limited, registration required. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Gardening
Age: 
Teen
June 30, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Gather in the shade of our backyard and create nature-inspired crafts with your family. Appropriate for kiddos and their caregivers. Space is limited; registration required. This program will be held outside at Anythink Wright Farms. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for notices. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Family
June 30, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Learn the basics of tiskets and taskets while you make your own little baskets to take home. This program will be held outside at Anythink York Street. Appropriate for students in grades Pre-K-5. No registration required. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for notices.

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Children
June 30, 2021 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join Emmanuel of Soul Rhythm African Drumming for an entertaining, rhythm-filled journey which uses drumming and body percussion to teach about Africa and its Indigenous cultures.


Danahy Park
Livingston Dr. & Roseanna Dr.
Northgelnn, CO 80234
Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
June 30, 2021 - 11:15 am to 11:45 am

Embark on a journey of movement and dance with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. Students will explore their bodies in space and rhythms with professional dance instructors. Appropriate for ages birth to 6 years old. Space is limited, registration required. 

Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
June 30, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Students around a computer

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.

Where can you find us?

June 9th: Anythink Commerce City at 2 pm. 

June 16th: Anythink York Street at 11 am.

June 23rd: Anythink Bennet at 12 pm.

June 30th: Anythink Perl Mack at 11:30 am.

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Family
June 30, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

From tropical rainforests to saltwater shores – surprise, discovery, and creativity await! Dig into Colorado’s past using the scientific process, just as paleontologists and geologists do. Analyze evidence and iconic discoveries, and create simulations of Colorado’s lost worlds where dinosaurs once roamed. Appropriate for ages 6 to 12. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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

Join us in our beautiful backyard for stories and songs. 

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. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
June 30, 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 2-6 years. Please note that this program  will be held outside at Anythink Perl Mack and may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Space is limited; registration encouraged. 

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

Join Emmanuel of Soul Rhythm African Drumming for an entertaining, rhythm-filled journey that uses drumming and body percussion to teach about Africa and its Indigenous cultures.

This program will be held outside at Anythink York Street. Please note that this program may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for notices. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Family
June 30, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Embark on a journey of movement and dance with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. Students will explore their bodies in space and rhythms with professional dance instructors. Appropriate for ages birth to 6 years old. Space is limited, registration required. 

Event Type: 
mySummer
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
June 30, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Grab your family, blankets and lawn chairs and get ready to start your morning on a musical note. Join us in our backyard as we host a variety of local musicians who will get your toes to tapping and set your souls to singing. Appropriate for families with children ages 2-6. One registration per family per event is required.  

June 30 – A celebration of sound and song with Tiny Mule Songs  

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: 
Music
Age: 
Family
June 29, 2021 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Learn how a simple knotting technique can be used to make decorative, vintage-inspired feathers that can then be used in a wall hanging. Appropriate for adults.

This program will be held outside at Anythink Brighton. Space is limited; registration required.

For questions, please contact Catherine at codson@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Adult
June 29, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Make a beautiful work of art with pressed flowers. We’ll frame our finished products to preserve them. 

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. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Teen
June 29, 2021 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Tools on a table

Learn how to build a drink caddy using basic hand tools and power tools. You'll learn how to assemble the drink caddy and then prep for sanding/staining.

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

This program will be held in the Programming Garage at Anythink Wright Farms. 

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Teen
June 29, 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
June 29, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Learn some basic watercolor techniques while painting and inking insect masterpieces! Materials will be provided, and all skill levels are welcome. Please note that this program will be held outside and may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Teen
June 29, 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 years old. This program will be held outside at Anythink Bennett, please bring your own blanket or chair.

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
June 29, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Let's plant a garden! Our children’s plot will have lots of veggies to plant and care for. All tools will be provided.

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. 

Event Type: 
Gardening
Age: 
Children
June 29, 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. This program will be held outside at Anythink Bennett, please bring your own blanket or chair.

Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
June 29, 2021 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Gather for a song, story and rhyme time for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth to 18 months. This program will be held outside at Anythink Bennett, please bring your own blanket or chair.

Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
June 28, 2021 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Join us as we spend the summer outdoors engaging with our local experts on a variety of topics. Appropriate for kids going into grades 1 -5. Space is limited; registration required. 

  • June 7 – Magpie Painting with Sipping n Painting Highland 
  • June 14 – Create Your Own World with Snapology 
  • June 21 – Ukulele Jam with Miss Julie  
  • June 28 – Libertees with Denver’s Ink Lounge 

After registering for the June 28 program, please email Julie Crabb at jcrabb@anythinklibraries.org with your child’s shirt size. 

This program will be held both inside and outside at Anythink Wright Farms.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
mySummer
STEAM
Age: 
Children

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