Anythink libraries and administrative offices are closed Sunday, Sept. 6 and Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day.

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., Sep 5 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Nutrition & Wellness Meetup: Cholesterol

No online registration necessary

September 8, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join Dr. Samantha Boldt monthly to learn about different wellness topics. In September, Dr. Boldt will discuss how cholesterol got its bad rap, why it might not be as bad as we think, and the real causes behind why so many people are suffering from high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease today. She will also go through steps you can take to reduce current heart issues and how to prevent future ones.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Adult Art: Toppings and Condiments

September 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

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Try your hand at crème fraiche, creamy chipotle sauce, ranch dressing, ketchup and butterscotch dipping sauce. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration is required.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Quilting Basics: Table Runner

September 12, 2015 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

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Join Anythink Brighton Artist in Residence Nancy Niero to learn how to piece a quilted table runner. No previous sewing experience required. All supplies included. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited; registration required.

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Class
The Studio
Age: 
Adult, Teen, Tween

Drop-In Tech Help

No online registration necessary

September 12, 2015 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult, Teen, Tween

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

September 15, 2015 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

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Microsoft Excel logo

Get your numbers (and everything else) in line with Microsoft Excel. Join us to learn about this powerful spreadsheet program. We’ll enter and edit data, work with formatting, sort, filter and even get started with formulas. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult, Teen

Introduction to Photography: Fall Colors

September 15, 2015 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

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Get ready to capture the fall colors using your smart phone, tablet, or digital camera. We will cover how to compose a picture, make minor edits, and share your photos with friends and family. Please bring your smart phone, tablet or camera to get started instantly. Registration suggested, but not required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Anythink Language Lab

September 17, 2015 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

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Have you always wanted to learn a language? Have you always felt like you don’t have the motivation to really get started with a self-study program? Let us be your motivation.  Using Rosetta Stone, you will have the whole hour to practice, surrounded by people who want to learn just as much as you do. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult

Android App Development

September 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

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There should be an app for that! Bring your Android device or use one of ours and we’ll explore using MIT’s App Inventor to create apps. Learn the basics and get started on your own creations. Appropriate for teens and adults in grades 6 and up. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult, Teen

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

September 17, 2015 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

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Microsoft Excel logo

Get your numbers (and everything else) in line with Microsoft Excel. Join us to learn about this powerful spreadsheet program. We’ll enter and edit data, work with formatting, sort, filter and even get started with formulas. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult, Teen

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Learn to Sew: Monster Dolls

September 19, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Registration opens September 5, 2015 - 8:00 am

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Create a monster with fleece and felt. This project includes machine and hand sewing. Join Artist in Residence, Nancy, for this fun class. Appropriate for teens and adults in grades 6 and up. Space is limited; registration is required.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult, Teen

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Introduction to Microsoft Word

September 22, 2015 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

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Microsoft Word logo

Get started with Microsoft Word. Learn how to create and edit documents, insert pictures and make use of templates for quick resumes, letters and flyers. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult, Teen

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Understanding Your Medicare Health Insurance Options

September 24, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Registration opens September 10, 2015 - 8:00 am

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Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a free health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries. Ask questions about Medicare Advantage Plan, prescription drug plans, and your Medicare coverage and benefits. Registration is recommended.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult

Evernote 101

September 24, 2015 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

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Get started with Evernote – the program with a thousand uses. Evernote is available in web, desktop and mobile versions to allow you to take notes and organize your thoughts wherever you are. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult, Teen

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Beginning Yoga

No online registration necessary

September 26, 2015 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Have you always wanted to take a yoga class but felt unsure about where to start? Do you think you’re not flexible enough or strong enough to take a class? This class is for you! Real yoga is truly for everyone, regardless of size, background, age or flexibility. Explore yoga with us in a safe and friendly environment. We will workshop fun poses and learn breathing techniques that will help calm and de-stress your body. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult, Teen, Tween

Make Your Own Mozzarella

No online registration necessary

September 26, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Just what is curds and whey? Little Miss Muffet knew and you will, too. Learn to make your own delicious mozzarella cheese. Sampling the creations is the best part!

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult

Jewelry Studio: Faux Enamel Pendants

September 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Registration opens September 12, 2015 - 8:00 am

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Make a unique pendant using hardware, brass shapes and embossing powder. This class uses hot tools ­– heat guns and electric grills. All tools and materials provided. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; reservations are required.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Beyond Health: Aging Gracefully

September 29, 2015 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

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Having one spine and two feet from cradle to grave is a motivation for staying healthy, flexible and strong. Dr. Jim and Dot will give you tips for staying mobile and pain free. Adult supervision required for children 12 and under. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult