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Anythink Events

EVENTS

Upcoming events

Take a look at some of the great programs happening at your local Anythink. Interested in joining a book club? Click here for upcoming book club dates and titles.
E.g., Jun 8 2021
May 8, 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: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Children
May 8, 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: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Children
May 8, 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: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Children
May 8, 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: 
Early Literacy
Age: 
Children
May 8, 2021 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Vote now for your favorite birdhouse, masterfully crafted by patrons of Anythink Commerce City! Votes will be accepted now through Friday, May 7th and the lucky winner will be announced Saturday, May 8th. The winner will receive a special prize perfect for beginner birders.

Follow this link to vote https://bit.ly/CCBirdhouse 

May 8, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for this series with CSU Extension’s Colorado Master Gardeners to grow your gardening skills!  This week’s topic is waterwise gardening, plant selection and reading a plant label, with plenty of time for Q&A.  All gardening related questions welcome!  This event will be hosted virtually via Zoom and registration is required.  A link to join will be sent via email with the email provided in the registration.  Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Gardening
Age: 
Adult, Family, Teen, Tween
May 10, 2021 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Bring a blanket and head out to our backyard for stories, songs and some surprises. Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Best for ages 3-8. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited; registration is required. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
May 10, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm

Add something special and uniquely yours to your garden this spring. In this two-part outdoor series, create a mosaic garden stepping stone using recycled ceramic pieces. Participants must be able to attend both sessions in order to complete this project.

Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; online registration required. Please register for both sessions.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Gardening
Age: 
Adult
May 11, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Gather safely for a song, story and rhyme time for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth to 2 years old. Baby Bounce will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair.

Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
May 11, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Experience stories, songs and other fun activities that promote early literacy. Appropriate for ages preschool to 6 years old.  Storytime will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
May 11, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Pick up your dance party supply kit at Anythink Wright Farms beginning Saturday, May 1. Then, come virtually boogie, bop and bounce with all your Anythink friends! Best for ages 2-8. Space is limited; registration is required. 

This program will be held online. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance. 

Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children
May 11, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how scientists know about the plants and animals that lived a long time ago and have since gone extinct? They know by studying fossils, of course!  Fossils are impressions of living things in mud that eventually became rock. In this engaging, hands-on STEM activity, we will learn about pre-historic life forms, paleontologists and make our very own fossils to take home. This program will take place in-person in our outdoor space.   

Best for grades K-5. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited, registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
May 12, 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 may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Masks are encouraged and physical distancing measures are in place. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Family
May 12, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Join us in our beautiful backyard for stories and songs. Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Best for ages 3-8. Masks are recommended and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited, registration required. Please register once per household.   

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
May 12, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Person writing on notebook.

Explore your creativity and participate in a series of Art from Ashes spoken word workshops. The words we use to define ourselves and our reality can dictate how we think, what we do — even our experiences and circumstances. Discover how powerful your words can be through a series of interactive writing prompts and special guest artist performances.

This program will be held online via Zoom. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance.

Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Teen
May 12, 2021 - 4:00 pm to May 26, 2021 - 4:00 pm

Join us for an embryology adventure in partnership with 4-H! During our first week, we will learn about life inside an egg through a process called candling. Learn something fun and interesting every week until our chicks hatch. This will be a fun in-person indoor program. Masks are required and physical distancing measures are in place. Appropriate for students in grades 3-5. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
May 12, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm

Add something special and uniquely yours to your garden this spring. In this two-part outdoor series, create a mosaic garden stepping stone using recycled ceramic pieces. Participants must be able to attend both sessions in order to complete this project.

Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; online registration required. Please register for both sessions.

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Gardening
Age: 
Adult
May 13, 2021 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for some songs, fingerplays and a fun story outside with socially distanced seating. Keep your own copy of the picture book and enjoy revisiting the story at home.

Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Best for ages 2-6. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited, registration required. Please register once per household.  

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children
May 13, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

It’s time to play bingo! We’ll play several rounds, and each winner will receive an elementary or young adult level book to keep. 

Space is limited; registration is required. 

This program will be held online via Zoom. A link – and bingo cards – will be emailed to registered attendees the week of the program. Please be sure to check all your email folders for the link. 

Registration will close at 6 pm on Wednesday, March 12.

Winners will be able to pick up book prizes during Anythink Huron Street’s open hours.

This program appropriate for all ages. 

 

Age: 
Family
May 13, 2021 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

What does it take to be an astronomer? Join us for this interactive program on Zoom to find out! We will be joined by Belén Alcalde, an astronomer who specializes in galaxy formation and evolution across cosmic time. Come prepared with questions about galaxies, careers in science, and anything in between. Appropriate for teens ages 12 and up and adults. Space is limited; please register online. Registered participants will receive a link to the event via email prior to the event. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Teen
May 14, 2021 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Ozone gardens help us understand air quality through a connection with nature, while providing a visual representation of the impact of ozone pollution on vegetation. Learn how these gardens work and help build one here at the library! Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

 

Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Gardening
Age: 
Children
May 15, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Stand back – these coasters are lit! Make your own one-of-a-kind tie dye coasters using Sharpies and fire. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Masks are encouraged and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register and only one registration per household is needed. 

For questions, contact Mandi: mmiller@anythinklibraries.org

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Adult
May 15, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Through a partnership with the Bennett Arts Council, Anythink Bennett presents this pair of graphic design classes with local graphic design instructor Jim DeLung. Participants should come to class with ideas. Jim will give feedback and assist students with their projects. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. Space is limited; registration required.  This virtual event will be held online via Zoom. A link will be sent via email prior to the event.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
May 15, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for this series with CSU Extension’s Colorado Master Gardeners to grow your gardening skills!  This week’s topic is the good and bad insects and includes pollinators.  There will be plenty of time for Q&A.  All gardening related questions welcome!  This event will be hosted virtually via Zoom and registration is required.  A link to join will be sent via email with the email provided in the registration.  Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Gardening
Age: 
Adult, Family, Teen, Tween
May 17, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:25 am

Sing, dance, and play games! Activities are appropriate for ages 3-6, but younger participants are welcome to attend.

We will meet outside of the front doors of Anythink Huron Street.

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to dance, too. 

Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. 

Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Space is limited; registration required. Please register once per household.    

Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Children
May 17, 2021 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Bring a blanket and head out to our backyard for stories, songs and some surprises. Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Best for ages 3-8. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited; registration is required. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
May 18, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Table with 3D printer

Create a monogram puzzle piece from start to finish using an online software called Easel. In this virtual program, you’ll get to learn the basic functions and tools that allow you to use the X-Carve, a new resource in The Studio at Anythink Wright Farms.  

This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the online meeting room will be sent out via email to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household.  

 

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Teen
May 18, 2021 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Gather safely for a song, story and rhyme time for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth to 2 years old. Baby Bounce will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair.

Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
May 18, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:25 am

Join us for stories and a song outside with socially distanced seating, and then enjoy a take-home craft to continue the fun.

We will meet outside of the front doors of Anythink Huron Street.

Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices.

Best for ages 3-8.

Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Space is limited, registration required. Please register once per household.   

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
May 18, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Experience stories, songs and other fun activities that promote early literacy. Appropriate for ages preschool to 6 years old.  Storytime will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring your own blanket or chair. 

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Children
Tags: 
May 19, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Join us outside to discuss The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede. Appropriate for adults.

This program will be held outdoors and in person. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held online via Zoom. For questions, please contact Chaz at ccarey@anythinklibraries.org.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
May 19, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Join us in our beautiful backyard for stories and songs. Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Best for ages 3-8. Masks are recommended and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited, registration required. Please register once per household.   

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K
May 19, 2021 - 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Unwind after school with some fun improvisation theater games. Prepare to be silly and imaginative with your friends and work together as a group to be creative storytellers. Appropriate for ages 7 to 12.

Age: 
Children, Tween
Tags: 
May 19, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Person writing on notebook.

Explore your creativity and participate in a series of Art from Ashes spoken word workshops. The words we use to define ourselves and our reality can dictate how we think, what we do — even our experiences and circumstances. Discover how powerful your words can be through a series of interactive writing prompts and special guest artist performances.

This program will be held online via Zoom. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance.

Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Teen
May 19, 2021 - 4:00 pm to June 2, 2021 - 4:00 pm

Join us for an embryology adventure in partnership with 4-H! During our first week, we will learn about life inside an egg through a process called candling. Learn something fun and interesting every week until our chicks hatch. This will be a fun in-person indoor program. Masks are required and physical distancing measures are in place. Appropriate for students in grades 3-5. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
May 19, 2021 - 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

While we’re apart, we can still make and appreciate art. Register online and pick up an art kit starting Saturday, May 1 at Anythink Wright Farms. Follow the instructions included in the kit and have fun making your own piece of art. Registered participants are encouraged to attend the Virtual Gallery Showing on May 19 as we come together virtually to show off our masterpieces. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids.

 

The Virtual Gallery Showing will be held online and a link to the program is included in the kit. Supplies are limited; online registration required. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
May 19, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join our virtual Happy Café – a space to discuss and encourage the importance of happiness and mental well-being via the 10 Keys for Happier Living, outlined by the international organization Action for Happiness. This month will be focused on the fourth key: awareness. We will come together to do some introspective work about our challenges to feeling present, share out tips and tricks for embracing the now, and learning more about what it means to be in the moment. Space is limited; online registration required.    

This program will be held online via Zoom. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance.  

 

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
May 20, 2021 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for some songs, fingerplays and a fun story outside with socially distanced seating. Keep your own copy of the picture book and enjoy revisiting the story at home.

Please note that some storytimes may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Best for ages 2-6. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited, registration required. Please register once per household.  

Event Type: 
Storytime
Age: 
Birth to Pre-K, Children
May 20, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Can you survive a LEGO challenge that is out of this world? Join us in our backyard to put your building skills to the test as you attempt to keep your LEGO mini-figure alive through various twists and turns. Please note that the program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Appropriate for elementary school-age kids. Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited; registration required. 

Event Type: 
STEAM
Age: 
Children
May 20, 2021 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Swing by the library for a couple rounds of bingo! Winners will receive books as prizes. Appropriate for kids ages 7-12 and families. This event will be held outside. Space is limited; please register online once per household. 

Age: 
Family
May 21, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Share your work and ideas with other writers and aspiring writers in this fun and supportive workshop. Learn to write better, receive feedback, and be more creative.  Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited; registration required. This virtual event will be held via Zoom. A link will be sent via email prior to the event.

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Teen
May 22, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Join Kate Englebrecht, a certified KonMari consultant, to learn about the tidying method featured in “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and “Spark Joy” by Marie Kondo. Kate has been professionally organizing Colorado homes for 16 years and is passionate about this Japanese-style method. Join us to gain inspiration, set new goals, and spark more joy this spring.

Space is limited; online registration required. This program will be held online. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance.

Event Type: 
Health and Wellness
Age: 
Adult
May 22, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Through a partnership with the Bennett Arts Council, Anythink Bennett presents this pair of graphic design classes with local graphic design instructor Jim DeLung. Participants should come to class with ideas. Jim will give feedback and assist students with their projects. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. Space is limited; registration required.  This virtual event will be held online via Zoom. A link will be sent via email prior to the event.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
May 22, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for this series with CSU Extension’s Colorado Master Gardeners to grow your gardening skills!  This week’s topic is effective water management for the garden and lawn, and checking soil temperature when planting veggies.  There will be plenty of time for Q&A.  All gardening related questions welcome!  This event will be hosted virtually via Zoom and registration is required.  A link to join will be sent via email with the email provided in the registration.  Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Gardening
Age: 
Adult, Family, Teen, Tween
May 22, 2021 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Make a spectacular, colorful mess with us as we paint with squirt bottles! This is an in-person program and will take place outside. Social distancing measures will be in place. Appropriate for students in grades Pre-K-5. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
Arts and Crafts
Age: 
Children
May 22, 2021 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Start your weekend off with some backyard BINGO at Anythink Perl Mack. We'll be playing outside on the lawn and will have tables and chairs set-up in a socially distanced manner. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Masks are encouraged. Space is limited; registration encouraged. 

Event Type: 
Gaming
Age: 
Family
May 24, 2021 - 11:00 am to 11:25 am

Sing, dance, and play games! Activities are appropriate for ages 3-6, but younger participants are welcome to attend.

We will meet outside of the front doors of Anythink Huron Street.

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to dance, too.

Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. 

Masks are encouraged, and physical distancing measures are in place.

Space is limited; registration required. Please register once per household.    

Event Type: 
Movement & Dance
Age: 
Children

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