Anythink York Street will be closed on Friday, Sept. 20, due to Mapleton Skyview Campus events. The branch will re-open during its regular hours on Saturday, Sept. 21. 

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., Sep 22 2019
September 25, 2019 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Join us on Wednesdays to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Appropriate for kids in 1st-5th grade. 

September 25: What’s It Like to Be an Engineer? with Hypatia Studio (Space is limited for this session; registration required.)

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Children
September 25, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join Zenghua Yang, founder of game development company Serenity Forge, to learn how he got his start in the video game industry. Learn inside tips on building a career as a developer and play games created by Serenity Forge. 

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Tech
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Children, Teen, Tween
September 25, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 4:05 pm

Would you like pointers on using a new gadget? Need help doing that one crucial thing in Word? Stop by and work one-on-one with our Guide to find solutions for all your technology needs. Best for adults. No registration required; walk-ins encouraged. To schedule an appointment, e-mail Kaelin Alexander at kalexander@anythinklibraries.org.

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Tech
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Adult
September 25, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join instructors from Denver based Elite Interview Coach and work with instructors to get interview-ready in three sessions that will prepare you for your job search.

Don't miss the last session!

Sept. 25: Deep Dive Interview Prep

Learn methods for answering any question the interviewer throws your way and practice with instructors.

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Tech
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Adult, Teen
September 26, 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
September 26, 2019 - 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Spend time with your toddler listening to stories, songs and finger plays geared just for them. Then enjoy a few minutes of social time with other caregivers while the children play with toys. Appropriate for kids ages 2-3. No registration required.

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Story Time
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Children
September 26, 2019 - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

In partnership with the Center for People with Disabilities, this career fair will cater to people with disabilities seeking or interested in seeking employment. At no cost, receive résumé edits from Adams County Workforce Center, a professional headshot photo, and the chance to network or gain insights from employers in a variety of fields across the Front Range.

Drop in at any point during the event. If you are interested in a professional headshot, dress to impress. If you’d like edits for your résumé, please bring a print or digital copy to the event. Appropriate for adults and teens. 

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Adult, Teen
September 26, 2019 - 11:00 am to 11:30 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. 

Event Type: 
Music and Movement
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Children
September 26, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Use our equipment and supplies to create your own masterpiece or to learn a new skill. In this weekly open lab, everyone is welcome to drop in and work on their own projects with the help of our guides. Plans will be available for those that do not have their own project ideas, but creativity is highly encouraged. Open to all ages.

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Family
September 26, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

In continuing to provide Thornton residents with access to farm-fresh produce and health information, Anythink’s community farmers’ markets are returning in 2019 with expanded dates and locations. Hosted in conjunction with the American Heart Association, City of Thornton, Tri-County Health Department, Lulu’s Farm and Miller Farms, the farmers’ markets will now be held weekly at both Anythink Huron Street (Tuesdays, 9 am-1 pm) and Anythink Wright Farms (Thursdays, 3-6:30 pm) beginning Tuesday, July 9. In addition to food, community members will also find cooking demos, recipes, nutrition information and preventative health screenings (on select dates). The farmers’ markets will continue through the second week of October.

To increase healthy food accessibility, both WIC and SNAP are accepted at all farmers’ markets. Additionally, visitors can join representatives at the Tri-County Health Department booth for information about eWIC and SNAP services. 

 

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Family
September 26, 2019 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Let’s learn about money! Kids through 5th grade are invited to participate in various fun activities to earn Anythink money. They can then use their money to buy something from the pop-up Anythink store.  

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Children
September 26, 2019 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Explore STEAM careers in Snapology's Drone Commander program. You'll be introduced to the world of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and develop a deep understanding how to control and manage this exciting technology. Safely test out some of the newest advances in robotics and take your knowledge of engineering to new heights. Appropriate for kids ages 7-14. Space is limited; registration requested. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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Class
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Tween
September 26, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Interested in a career in cartoons? Join the writing team behind Nickelodeon's The Loud House for a video conference Q&A and learn about the work of professional cartoon writers. Put some of those skills to work during a story-boarding workshop after the Q&A. Submit your own questions for the panelists in-person at the Anythink Wright Farms branch or send them to mwetta@anythinklibraries.org.

Appropriate for teens and tweens.

Space is limited; registration is recommended.

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Class
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Teen, Tween
September 26, 2019 - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Person pouring spice into jar

Learn the basic tools and user interface of Adobe Illustrator by creating a simple design for a 3.5 inch glass coaster. In the first program ,we will cover the basics of Adobe Illustrator and start the design process. The second program will involve completing the design and operating the laser engraver. Appropriate for teens and adults with little-to-no experience with Adobe Illustrator. Space is limited; registration preferred. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
The Studio
September 26, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The stereotype of the “starving artist” is a powerful caution against pursuing creative passions, but it’s also wildly outdated. More than ever, creative Coloradans have found ways to make a living with their artistic talents. Join a panel of local artists who have forged creative careers in surprising and novel ways, and learn how you can explore a similar path.

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Adult
September 27, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Explore early literacy by using the many different stations to interact with your little one. Participants will gather together at the end for a story. Caregivers with children through age 4 are welcome. No registration required.

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Class
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Children
September 27, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Explore career based sensory activities inspired by Own It month at Anythink. Appropriate for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers. Play clothes appropriate for messy play are recommended. 

  • Sept. 6 – Firefighters & Police
  • Sept. 13 – Tattoo Artists & Beauticians
  • Sept. 20 – Rodeo Performers & Farmers
  • Sept. 27 – Window Washers & House Painters
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Children
September 27, 2019 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Whether it’s a cellphone or laptop, drop-in for one-on-one help and pick up some tips and troubleshooting support needed to make the most of your device. This program is ideal for customers with speedy tech concerns. Assistance is provided on a first come, first served basis in 20-minute slots. No registration required. Interested in a longer and private session? Please check in with staff about a one hour TechTutoring appointment.

Event Type: 
Tech
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Adult
September 27, 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. Best for adults. Registration encouraged. Please visit our online calendar to register and for details about this month’s book, Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street.

Event Type: 
Book Club
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Adult
September 28, 2019 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Support local businesses at the Pop-Up Shops at Anythink Brighton. Three local businesses will be featured at each event, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Drop-in anytime.

Interested in participating? Fill out an application at bit.ly/PopUpShopApp

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Adult, Family
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September 28, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to know more about folk herbalism to support in taking care of your kids? Local birth doula, Alana Watanabe, will lead two workshops. This first session will focus on DIY Aromatherapy Play Dough for kids. On October 12 she will teach DIY Home Herbalism. All ages welcome. No registration necessary. 

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Adult, Teen
September 28, 2019 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
hand letter

Discover the basics of how to take your own handwriting and turn it into faux calligraphy. You'll also learn about the three font styles, techniques on how to make them your own, and how to mix the styles and add embellishments. Appropriate for 17 and older. 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
September 28, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Increase productivity and become more organized by effectively using Microsoft Office. Join Project Manager Yvette Cowlishaw as she shares techniques learned through years of professional experience in order to help improve your workflow. Space is limited; registration recommended. Please visit our online calendar to register.

 

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Class
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Adult
September 28, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Grab your favorite stuffie and head to the library to enjoy a morning storytime in your pajamas. Stick around for a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausage, fruit and juice.  Appropriate for kids ages 3-10 and their families. No registration is required.

Event Type: 
Story Time
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Family
September 28, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Therapy dogs provide a safe, non-judgmental audience for kids to practice their reading aloud. Bring a book you have been working on or choose from one of ours. Read to one of our patient furry friends. This program is appropriate for ages 6-12. Reading sessions will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check in with a staff member for a reading time on the day of the program.

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Children
September 28, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Need guidance on re-entering the workforce after experiencing unstable living conditions? This program is aimed at providing resources to those that have in the past or are now experiencing that type of situation. Meet with representatives from Colorado Coalition for the Homeless who can help you set off in a new direction.

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Adult
September 28, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Learn yoga through stories, songs, and movement activities. Little yogis will practice breathing exercises and have time to get creative, too. This program is intended for kids 3-8 years old, but older and younger participants are welcome to attend.

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Children

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