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., Jul 19 2019
July 24, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 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 ages 5 through 12. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

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Children
July 24, 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.  

July 3 - Health

July 10 - Space

July 17 - Insects

July 24 - Wildlife

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Children
July 24, 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. Space is limited; registration required. 

July 24: DIY Robots and Battle Royale 

July 31: mySummer Finale (no registration—lasts until 3 pm)

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Children
July 24, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join Richard Blake of STEMpunk to visit the nearly lost era of analog, hard-wired and mechanical computing. Experience first-hand how the founders and builders of the modern digital revolution learned about programming and played with computers at home. Hands-on time with a few vintage computing artifacts will get you literally ‘plugged in’ to the wonders of retro computing!

This program will be held at the Danahy Park book mobile stop.

Livingston Dr. & Roseanna Dr.
Northglenn, CO 80234
Google map

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Family
July 24, 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.

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Class
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Teen, Tween
July 24, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Learn several ways to use yarn to make useful and decorative items: learn basic embroidery stitches on a burlap, the traditional art of “spool knitting,” as well as how to weave yarn with soda straws. Appropriate for kids ages 5-12. No registration required.

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Children
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July 24, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Work in teams to create a parachute for water balloons using some good – not great – and some downright awful supplies. Success is a safe landing or the biggest smash possible. Build good or bad parachutes – the floor will sort out the rest. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. Space is limited; registration is required. 

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Teen
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July 24, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Molecular gastronomy is where scientific sorcery meets culinary artistry. Use innovative techniques and tools, as well as some basic chemistry to explore the magic of modernist cuisine. Participants will transform foods across states of matter as they create edible works of art that will be at home on the Starship Enterprise. 

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Tech
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Teen, Tween
July 24, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 4:05 pm

Need pointers on a new gadget? Want to know how to do that one crucial thing in Word? Stop by and work with our Guide to find solutions for all your technology needs. Best for adults. To schedule an appointment, e-mail Kaelin Alexander at kalexander@anythinklibraries.org.

Please note: The scheduled time is only a calendar placeholder.

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Tech
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Adult
July 24, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Did you know that more than 2 billion people around the world eat insects? Learn more about entomophagy, a sustainable form of high-quality protein, and stick around for some snacking. Appropriate for elementary aged kids. 

Due to increased demand and limited space, registration is now required for this program. Please speak with a staff member for more details.

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Children
July 24, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Safely learn the skills required to create a pyrographed (burned) set of coasters.  Transfer a pattern using graphite paper and use simple wood-burning tool to create a one-of-a-kind gift.  Ages 18 and up are welcome.  Space is limited; please visit the online calendar to register.

 

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Tech
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Adult
July 25, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Work in teams to create a parachute for water balloons using some good – not great – and some downright awful supplies. Success is a safe landing or the biggest smash possible. Build good or bad parachutes – the floor will sort out the rest. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

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Teen
July 25, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Did you know that the characters from a popular video game were designed by looking at real life animals? Learn about these critters and how they defend themsleves, what they eat, and where they live in this unique and fun program. We will bring five ambassadors to teach you all about it. 

All ages welcome.

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Family
July 25, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Molecular gastronomy is where scientific sorcery meets culinary artistry. Use innovative techniques and tools, as well as some basic chemistry, to explore the magic of modernist cuisine. Participants will transform foods across states of matter as they create edible works of art that would be at home on the Starship Enterprise. 

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Adult
July 26, 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 write as we explore early literacy concepts. Appropriate for ages birth-4 years. Registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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Class
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Children
July 26, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Molecular gastronomy is where scientific sorcery meets culinary artistry. Use innovative techniques and tools, as well as some basic chemistry, to explore the magic of modernist cuisine. Participants will transform foods across states of matter as they create edible works of art that would be at home on the Starship Enterprise. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.  

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Class
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Adult
July 26, 2019 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Enjoy stories, puppet plays, rhymes and other fun activities that promote early literacy just for preschoolers. Then, stick around for miniThinkers directly after story time for more learning through play. Appropriate for kids ages 1-6. No registration required.

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Story Time
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Children, Family
July 26, 2019 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for special programs intended for our youngest Anythinkers – the miniThinkers! We’ll provide a space to spend time with your little one in meaningful ways. Be ready to play, read, sing, talk or write as we explore literacy skills.

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Children, Family
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July 26, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Dive into some of the best books of the past three centuries and discover a new favorite along the way. Each month we’ll meet to discuss classic novels across multiple literary traditions and genres. From well-worn masterpieces to under-considered hidden gems, we’ll explore what makes – and remakes – great fiction. Please consult our online catalog to find a copy (either an eBook or eAudioBook) of July's book, Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth.

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Book Club
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Adult
July 27, 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
person drawing with ink

Pen and ink: used all over the world for illustrating, advertising, cartooning, graphic novels, architecture, and fine art. Our class is taught by long-time Adams County artist and instructor, Sally Gould, who will be your guide on this adventure. Each class is a new experience for students seeking their own style and accomplishment. We will focus on different subjects each week with examples that will suit beginners as well as those who have worked with pen and ink in the past. This will be a class to learn, have fun, enjoy creating art and just get away and relax for 2 hours with fellow creatives. Suitable for teens and adults. Space and supplies are limited; registration preferred. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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The Studio
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Adult
July 27, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Did you know that more than 2 billion people around the world eat insects? Learn more about entomophagy, a sustainable form of high-quality protein, and stick around for some snacking. Appropriate for elementary aged kids. 

Due to increased demand and limited space, registration is now required for this program. Please speak with a staff member for more details.

Age: 
Children
July 27, 2019 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
iphone on startup screen suggesting spanish language setting

Tienes preguntas sobre tus dispositivos o aparatos tecnologicos? Talvez tienes interes en los servicios y recursos digitales gratuitos que estan disponibles en la biblioteca? Ya sea un celular, lector de libros digitales o computadora, visitanos y recibe asistencia y consejos uno a uno para aprovechar al maximo de tu tecnología. Asistencia esta disponible en orden de llegada. 

Prefieres aprender en un entorno privado? Manda un correo electrónico a Karina a kflores@anythinklibraries.org o deja un mensaje de voz a 303-405-3248 para hacer cita de Ayuda Tecnologica. No te olvides de incluir tu objetivo tecnológico, nombre, horario preferido para la cita e información de contacto.

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Tech
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Adult
July 27, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing by reliving one of history’s greatest achievements.  Led by Richard from STEMpunkED, watch remastered and previously unseen videos and images of humanity’s first steps and giant leaps.  All ages welcome!

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Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
July 27, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

They're back! The porcine geniuses from Top Hogs will make a return performance at Anythink Perl Mack as part of our mySummer Finale festivities. Come experience all the thrills and chills as John and his team of piggy performers dazzle you with tricks and charm galore. Then, stick around to help us celebrate the end of an incredible mySummer!

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Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
July 27, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Pit water against oil as we create swirling kinetic art based on the concepts of insolubility and density.

Space is limited; registration is required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

 

Deja marcas de agua en el óleo mientras creamos arte cinético espiralado basado en los conceptos de insolubilidad y densidad.

El espacio es limitado; se requiere registro. Visita nuestro calendario en línea para registrarte.

 

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Class
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Adult
July 27, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Have you ever dreamed of discovering the Triforce in a ruined castle, or defending your garden from hordes of voracious zombies? Now you can! Use game design principles to translate the biggest and best video games from screen to library so that we can play them together in real life. 

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Tech
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Children, Teen, Tween
July 29, 2019 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Sing, dance, play games, and learn how to play some basic instruments. Activities are appropriate for kids 3-6 years old, but younger participants are welcome to attend. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to dance, too. 

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Music and Movement
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Children

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