Past events

E.g., Jul 16 2019
June 13, 2019 - 9:30 am to 10:30 am

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:

Suncor Boys & Girls Club
6201 Holly St.
Commerce City, CO 80022

Age: 
Children, Family, Tween
June 13, 2019 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Registration for this event is currently full. Please email Seth.Henderson@aspeninstitute.org for inquiries. 

PLEASE NOTE: The timing of this event has changed. Doors open at 8 am; opening remarks from Governor Polis begin at 8:30 am.

Denver's tech industry is booming, but is it benefitting everyone? Whether you believe that this new economic growth is ideal for our community or you're concerned that it's contributing to ripple effects like housing displacement and inequity, you're invited to take a seat at the table for Better Arguments: Tech Boom Tensions

Presented by Anythink, the Aspen Institute, Allstate, and Facing History and Ourselves, Better Arguments: Tech Boom Tensions is a gathering designed to help bridge ideological divides – not by papering over those divides but by teaching Americans how to have better arguments. This convening of a wide range of Denver-area residents will discuss opportunities and challenges related to the tech boom. Attendess will have the opportunity to engage each other in healthy dialogue to address tensions related to the tech boom in a rapidly changing region. The morning program will include remarks by local and national leaders, facilitated conversations and interactive training, as well as invitations to participate in follow-up sessions.

Attendees are encouraged to pitch action ideas – selected participants will receive seed funding for their ideas from the Better Arguments Project. 

Featured speakers include: 

  • Governor Jared Polis, Governor of Colorado
  • Sam Bailey, Vice President of Economic Development at the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
  • Roger Brooks, President & CEO of Facing History and Ourselves
  • Dr. Lisa Calderón, Professor at Regis University
  • Tamara Chuang, Journalist at The Colorado Sun
  • Danielle Lammon, Allstate Agency Owner
  • Eric Liu, Executive Director of the Citizenship & American Identity Program at the Aspen Institute 
  • Pam Sandlian Smith, Director of Anythink Libraries 

This is the second event of its kind as part of a national project. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Learn more and register at http://bit.ly/arguebetter

 

Age: 
Adult
June 12, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 5:05 pm

Whether you’re writing an important e-mail for work, an essay for college admissions, or a paper for class, let our guide help you translate your ideas onto the page. Learn research, drafting, and proofreading techniques, or simply receive one-on-one editing and advice that will make your writing more effective for a variety of objectives. Best for teens through adults. To schedule an appointment, email Kaelin Alexander at kalexander@anythinklibraries.org.

Please note that the scheduled time is just a placeholder.

Age: 
Adult, Teen, Tween
June 12, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

What – and who – is necessary to make a good video game? In this monthly series, learn all about the principles of game design. Then, bring those ideas to digital life through a variety of illustration, coding, and storytelling activities. Best for tweens and teens. Space is limited; registration encouraged. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Teen
June 12, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Have fun with mini-motors while designing your own dancing robot from scratch. Make a circuit, solder and create with scientists from Eurekus! Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. Space is limited; registration is required.

Age: 
Teen, Tween
June 12, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 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-bruning tools to create a one-of-a-kind gift. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. Space is limited; registration is required.

Age: 
Teen, Tween
June 12, 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:

North Creek Farms
E. 166th Ave. & Hwy. 7/160th Ave.
Brighton, CO 80602

Age: 
Children, Family, Tween
June 12, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Put on your thinking caps and fly into a summer full of aerospace excitement. As the next generation of space travelers and pilots emerge, learn what it takes to get off the ground and fly. This series will have you applying your STEM skills to create your own spacecraft replica.

Space is limited, please register.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Teen, Tween
June 12, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 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:

Danahy Park
Livingston Dr. & Roseanna Dr.
Northglenn, CO 80234

Age: 
Children, Family, Tween
June 12, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Come learn how to make the food of the Aztec gods – guacamole! Another food of the gods, hot chocolate, will be on hand for those looking for the sweeter side of life. Best for elementary, tween and and teens. Space is limited; registration encouraged. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Age: 
Children
June 12, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us on Wednesdays to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math. This program is intended for school-aged kids. 

June 12: Meet the Animals with The Jungle Lady 

June 19: Bubble Magic with betterish 

June 26: DIY Robots and Battle Royale 

Age: 
Children
June 12, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us for special programs intended for our youngest Anythinkers- the miniThinkers! We’ll provide a space to spend time with you little ones in meaningful ways.  This summer we are exploring themes based on exhibits at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Be ready to play, read, sing, talk or write as we explore early literacy skills based around these themes. Wear clothes that can get messy. Appropriate for ages 0-5.  No registration required.

June 5 - North American Indian Culture
June 12 - Gems and Minerals
June 19 - Dinosaurs
June 26 - Ancient Egypt

Age: 
Children
June 12, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for special programs intended for our youngest Anythinkers- the miniThinkers! We’ll provide a space to spend time with you little ones in meaningful ways.  This summer we are exploring themes based on exhibits at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Be ready to play, read, sing, talk or write as we explore early literacy skills based around these themes. Wear clothes that can get messy. Appropriate for ages 0-5.  No registration required.

June 5 - North American Indian Culture
June 12 - Gems and Minerals
June 19 - Dinosaurs
June 26 - Ancient Egypt

Age: 
Children
June 12, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Cabin, fort, tent, secret clubhouse, hideaway – no matter what you call it, let your imagination take over as you use common materials to build unique and cozy spaces. Appropriate for ages 5 through 12. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Age: 
Children
June 12, 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.

Age: 
Children
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June 12, 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, and write as we explore early literacy concepts. Appropriate for ages birth-4 years.

Age: 
Children
June 11, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 6:05 pm

From first application to final interview, our guide will help you find a fulfilling career. Navigate your options, automate your search, edit your resume or cover letter, or practice putting your best foot forward with a mock interview. Best for adults. To schedule an appointment, e-mail Kaelin Alexander at kalexander@anythinklibraries.org.

Please note that the scheduled time is just a placeholder.

Age: 
Adult, Teen
June 11, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Enjoy delicious brews and make new friends as you learn to play the hottest new board games and settle in with the tried-and-true classics. Appropriate for ages 21 and up only. Drinks available for purchase. Registration encouraged. Please visit our online calendar to register and for details about this month’s game, the rip-roarious Exploding Kittens. Bruz Beers is located at 1675 West 67th Ave. in Denver, Colorado.

Age: 
Adult
June 11, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Have you always wanted to learn how to spin and scratch? Now’s your chance! Join us as we learn the basics of deejay-ing from DJ Staxx of the Denver DJ School. Best for upper elementary, tween and teens. Space is limited; registration encouraged. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Tween
June 11, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math. Appropriate for students in grades K-5. Space is limited; registration suggested. Please visit our online calendar to register.

· June 4: LEGO Club – Explore science, technology, engineering and math through LEGOS®.

· June 11: Discover Challenge – Explore STEAM principles to build and create.

· June 18: Barr Lake Ranger Talk – Learn about a natural facet of Barr Lake State Park.

· June 25: Who does that? – Learn about interesting careers in a fun and interactive way.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children
June 11, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Use the real tools and techniques that paranormal researchers employ to observe, study and fake ghostly visitations. Record EVPs (electronic voice phenomena) and analyze your results for messages from beyond. Then, use a variety of analog and digital trickery to make your own spirit photographs. Appropriate for tweens and teens grades 6 and up. No registration required.

Age: 
Teen
Tags: 
June 11, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 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.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Teen
June 11, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Do you need help with your job search? Stop by for drop in help on how to navigate your options, automate your search, edit/create your resume or cover letter. This program is offered weekly on Tuesday mornings from 11am to 12pm.

¿Necesitas ayuda en buscar trabajo? Ven para recibir ayuda en navegar tus opciones, revisar/crear tu resume o carta de presentación. No se requiere cita.  

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult

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