Upcoming events

Take a look at some of the great programs happening at your local Anythink. Programs are posted on a monthly basis. Bookmark this page to see what’s coming up next.

E.g., Jul 31 2015

Today

Music & Movement

July 31, 2015 - 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Sing, dance and learn how to play some basic instruments. Appropriate for kids ages 2-6. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Music and Movement
Age: 
Children

Baby Play Date

No online registration necessary

July 31, 2015 - 9:45 am to 10:45 am

It’s a play date at the library! Join us for playtime and interaction for babies 18 months and younger and their caregivers. No registration required.

Age: 
Children

Explore Outdoors: Storytime Yoga

July 31, 2015 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Stories come alive with yoga. Children will improve focus, strength, and coordination with the practice of fun and challenging poses. Appropriate for kids ages 7-10. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children
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Story Time

No online registration necessary

July 31, 2015 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and other fun activities. Appropriate for ages 2-6.  Registration is not required.

 

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Children

Preschool Story Time

No online registration necessary

July 31, 2015 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Enjoy stories, puppet plays, songs, and other fun activities that promote early literacy just for preschoolers. Appropriate for kids ages 1-6. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Children

miniThinkers

No online registration necessary

July 31, 2015 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

miniThinkers

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 or write as we explore early literacy concepts. No registration required.

Age: 
Children

Open Studio: Fun with Fibers

No online registration necessary

July 31, 2015 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Join our Artist in Residence Nancy Niero for a special edition of Open Studio. Nancy will guide you through new techniques with yarn or offer help on reading patterns. Drop spindles, knitting needles and crochet hooks will be available for you to experiment with or bring your own in-progress projects to work on in the company of fellow crafters. All ages welcome.

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Make Ice Cream in a Bag at Silver Creek

No online registration necessary

July 31, 2015 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Enjoy a cool treat on a hot summer day. Make your own ice cream in a sandwich bag.This event will take place at the Silver Creek Elementary bookmobile stop located at: 15101 Fillmore St.,Thornton, CO 80602.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Saturday, August 1, 2015

mySummer Finale

No online registration necessary

August 1, 2015 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Celebrate with water games and icy treats as Anythink Wright Farms wraps up mySummer. No registration required.

 

Age: 
Children, Family, Teen, Tween
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Duct Tape Mania

August 1, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Register

The possibilities are endless with duct tape! Join us for a crafting session using everyone’s favorite adhesive. Snacks will be provided. Appropriate for ages 10-17. Space is limited; registration is required.

 

Age: 
Teen

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Studio: Stop Motion Movies

No online registration necessary

August 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Ever wanted to make your own movie? Use an iPad and stop-animation to create Claymation or Lego movies with our new 3D mini sets. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Teen

Art Stop on the Go

August 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Register

Anythink and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art have teamed up to bring you an art-making workshop each month. Join a visiting artist and express yourself through a variety of art media, with the emphasis on creativity and fun. Appropriate for grades K-5. Space is limited; registration required. 

Age: 
Children, Tween

Art Stop on the Go

No online registration necessary

August 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Anythink and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art have teamed up to bring you an art-making workshop each month. Join a visiting artist and express yourself through a variety of art media, with the emphasis on creativity and fun. Appropriate for grades K-5. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Baby Bounce

No online registration necessary

August 4, 2015 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Share time with your little one at your local Anythink with songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth-23 months.

Age: 
Children

Ebooks, Music, Movies & More

No online registration necessary

August 4, 2015 - 10:00 am

Do you know about the library’s free digital resources? Join us to learn about how you can download ebooks using Total Boox or Overdrive, or instantly stream music, movies, audiobooks and TV shows using hoopla. Bring your iPad, tablet, laptop or phone to learn how to use Anythink’s resources. There will also be iPads on hand for you to use. All ages welcome. 

Age: 
Adult, Teen, Tween

AnyAbility

August 4, 2015 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Register

Enjoy storytelling with special guests from Broomfield Spellbinders. Crafts and activities to follow are specially designed with adults with disabilities in mind. Groups welcome. This program has limited space, registration is required - caregivers need not register.

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Adult

Tech Tutoring (canceled)

No online registration necessary

August 4, 2015 - 11:00 am to August 25, 2015 - 12:30 pm (Canceled)

Bring us your computer problems and leave with answers that work for you.  Time available is in half hour segments. Sign-up encouraged. See your local Anythink library for more details.

 

The Studio: Invent with Strawbees

No online registration necessary

August 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Build really cool stuff with Strawbees inventor kits!  Design your own bridge, mechanical snake, vehicle or almost anything else!  All ages welcome. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Family

Movie Afternoon

No online registration necessary

August 4, 2015 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join your friends for that newly released movie we’ve all been waiting for! Snacks provided. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Age: 
Teen

Shakespeare Society: Pizza and a Play

No online registration necessary

August 4, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Henry VI, Part 1 is the first of the three Henry VI plays written by Shakespeare and maybe also Thomas Nash.  History is leading us up to the War of the Roses. Nonetheless, we eat pizza, read the play together, learn a little, and generally laugh a lot.

Age: 
Adult

Family Fun: Play with Your Food

August 4, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

Register

Design and build a bridge, tower, or building using marshmallows and dry spaghetti. Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited; registration is required.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Story Time

No online registration necessary

August 5, 2015 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, and other activities for children 2-6.

Age: 
Children

Young Artists

No online registration necessary

August 5, 2015 - 10:30 am to August 26, 2015 - 11:30 am

Let your child express themselves! Join us for a fun art project just for little ones. Appropriate for kids ages 2-8. No registration required.

Age: 
Children

Tech Time Drop-ins

No online registration necessary

August 5, 2015 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Here’s your chance to get one-on-one tech help from a tech guide. Discuss email, resumes, Internet searching, ereaders or any ask tech question. Customers will be helped in a first-come first-serve basis. All ages are welcome. No registration required.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Teen Hang Out

No online registration necessary

August 5, 2015 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Hang out, play games with your friends and enjoy lunch provided by the Food Bank of the Rockies. We’ll have lots of games to choose from, including the Wii, Xbox, computer games and board games. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Age: 
Teen

Kids Cafe

No online registration necessary

August 5, 2015 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Enjoy a drop-in lunch program sponsored by The Food Bank of the Rockies and Hunger Free America. Everyone age 18 and under welcome.

Age: 
Children, Teen, Tween

Free Legal Self-Help Clinic

No online registration necessary

August 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join the Access to Justice Committee for a free legal self-help clinic on the first Wednesday of the month. This program is ideal for customers who don’t have legal representation and need help navigating various legal issues. Help is available on a first-come, first-served basis via remote Internet access at Anythink Bennett. Space is limited. 

Age: 
Adult

Shrinky Dinks

No online registration necessary

August 5, 2015 - 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Get creative decorating and transforming specialized plastic into artistic masterpieces using toaster ovens. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Age: 
Teen, Tween

Teen Time: TAB

No online registration necessary

August 5, 2015 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Get involved and let your voice be heard at the Teen Advisory Board. Help choose items for the library's collection, plan events, and perform good deeds -- all while earning service hours. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. No registration required.

Age: 
Teen

Art Stop on the Go

August 5, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Register

Anythink and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art have teamed up to bring you an art-making workshop each month. Join visiting artist Aly Nack and express yourself through a variety of art media, with an emphasis on creativity and fun. Registration is required and limited to 20 students. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Age: 
Children, Tween

Tech Help Drop-In

No online registration necessary

August 5, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

stock photo: smartphone, tablet & laptop

Got a new gadget, but not sure how to make the most of it? Perplexed by a computer question? Drop in for help and learn new tips and tricks.

Interested in making use of the Adobe Creative Suite, using a DSLR or GoPro or recording something in Garage Band? Equipment available for use on request.

Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Type: 
Class
The Studio
Age: 
Adult, Teen, Tween

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Explore on the Floor

No online registration necessary

August 6, 2015 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

A new way to explore literacy! This drop-in program is for children through age 6 and their parents. Five different centers will be set up reflecting each early literacy skill.

Age: 
Children

Music and Movement

No online registration necessary

August 6, 2015 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Sing, dance, play games and learn how to play some basic instruments. Appropriate for children through age 6. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to dance, too.

Age: 
Children

Crafternoon (canceled)

No online registration necessary

August 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Canceled)

On the first Thursday of the month, we host a general Crafternoon for all ages. Teens, tweens, families and children are welcome to create a masterpiece. No registration required.

Age: 
Family

Crafternoon (canceled)

No online registration necessary

August 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Canceled)

On the first Thursday of the month, we host a general Crafternoon for all ages. Teens, tweens, families and children are welcome to create a masterpiece. No registration required.

Age: 
Family

Crafternoon

No online registration necessary

August 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

On the first Thursday of the month, we host a general Crafternoon for all ages. Teens, tweens, families and children are welcome to create a masterpiece. No registration required.

Age: 
Family

All About Ebooks

August 6, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Register

Learn how to borrow and read library books on your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or tablet. Please bring your device and cord so we can practice downloading books. Registration suggested, but not required. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult, Teen

Teen Horror Club

August 6, 2015 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Register

Join this teen-run club exploring the literary and cinematic elements of horror in books, movies, and games. Movies rated PG-13 or lower may be shown. Appropriate for students ages 13-18 only. Space is limited; registration is recommended.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Teen

Adult Art: Zentangle

August 6, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

Register

Meditative drawing is easier than you think! Learn some patterns, or make up your own. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration is required.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult

The Studio: Flash Fiction With Aaron

No online registration necessary

August 6, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Colorado author Aaron will be here to help you work on story arc, character development and world building as you create a flash fiction.  Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Teen

Friday, August 7, 2015

Storytime

No online registration necessary

August 7, 2015 - 10:30 am to August 28, 2015 - 11:30 am

Spend time with your little one listening to stories, songs and finger plays geared just for them. Appropriate for kids ages 2-6. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Story Time

Preschool Story Time

No online registration necessary

August 7, 2015 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Enjoy stories, puppet plays, songs and other fun activities that promote early literacy just for preschoolers. Appropriate for kids ages 1-6. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Children

Community Project: Special Delivery – Book Bags for Babies

No online registration necessary

August 7, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Like to sew? Want to help with an Anythink community-based project? Join us on August 7, 14, 21 and 28 to sew fabric bags. The library will fill the bags with books and other goodies to be given as a welcoming gift to newborn baby Anythinkers. Sewing machines, fabric and notions provided. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult

Open Studio: Sewing & Crafts

No online registration necessary

August 7, 2015 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Get hands on in the Studio! Come learn something new, check out the 3D printer, finish a project, or share your creative talents with others. This weeks’ emphasis is on sewing and crafts. All ages welcome. No registration required.

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Tween Scene: Explore the Ocean

August 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Registration opens August 1, 2015 - 8:00 am

Register

Learn all about the creatures and other wonders that lie deep below the ocean's surface by doing fun crafts and experiments. Appropriate for tweens ages 9-12. Space is limited; registration is recommended.

Age: 
Tween

Quilting Basics: Nine-Patch Pillow

August 8, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Register

Join Anythink Brighton Artist in Residence Nancy Niero and learn how to piece a quilt square in our first Quilting Basics class. Piece a nine-patch 12" square and make a pillow.  All supplies included.  Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Class
The Studio
Age: 
Adult, Teen

Lego Club

No online registration necessary

August 8, 2015 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Stop by to build your own Lego creation. We’ll put the finished projects on display in the library until the next month’s meeting! Fun for all ages and no registration required. 

Age: 
Family

Monday, August 10, 2015

Tech Tutoring

No online registration necessary

August 10, 2015 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Bring us your computer problems and leave with answers that work for you. Time is available in half-hour segments. Sign-ups are encouraged. Speak with a staff member to register.

 

The Studio: Stop Motion Movies

No online registration necessary

August 10, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Ever wanted to make your own movie? Use an iPad and stop-animation to create Claymation or Lego movies with our new 3D mini sets. Students in grades 6-12 welcome.

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Teen

Art Stop on the Go

August 10, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Register

Anythink and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art have teamed up to bring you an art-making workshop each month. Join a visiting artist and express yourself through a variety of art media, with the emphasis on creativity and fun. Appropriate for grades K-5. Space is limited; registration required. 

Age: 
Children, Tween

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