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
August 6, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Learn calligraphy basics and celebrate the pleasure of handwriting with an evening of informal letter-writing. Stationery and stamps will be provided, as well as tea and coffee. Registration suggested, but not required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

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Adult
August 6, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

When asked about his paintings, artist Clyfford Still once wrote: “As for me, they kindle a fire; through them I breathe again, hold a golden cord, find my own revelation.” In this three-week series, experts from Denver's Clyfford Still Museum will lead us in an exploration of 20th century American art. Join us to “find your own revelation,” and discover a new appreciation of well-known artists and their work. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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Class
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Adult
August 7, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Bring in your own small, non-motorized toy cars or borrow one of ours and zoom around the room stopping at places like the bank and post office to complete errands. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5. 

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Children
August 7, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us to practice speaking in both English and Español with your fellow community members. Learn useful tips for basic conversation in your new language, and enjoy sharing what you already know! 

Le invitamos a que practique hablar en ingles y español con miembros de su comunidad. Reciba consejos útiles para conversaciones básicas en su nueva idioma y comparta sus conocimientos con sus compañeros. Registración por internet no es necesaria. Nos reunimos el primer y tercer miércoles de cada mes. 

 

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Adult
August 8, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Have questions about technology? Want to learn how to use your laptop, tablet, or phone? Need help with a résumé? Bring your device for assistance or learn how to download ebooks and use our streaming service.

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Tech
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Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
August 8, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

The history of Colorado’s indigenous Indian tribes comes alive in this engaging program provided by Tesoro Cultural Center. Join us to explore Native life and culture through hands-on activities, historical objects, and by examining primary source documents.

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Family
August 9, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Enjoy your last Friday of the summer aboard the Rolling Video Games truck, parked outside the library. Appropriate for ages 5-12 (no M-rated games) and ages 12-18 (M-rated games may be available). No registration necessary.

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Children, Teen, Tween
August 9, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Grab the family and meet new neighbors at Anythink Backyard Concert Series. Close out the 2019 series with Mama Magnolia at the one-acre park adjacent to Anythink Wright Farms. You don’t even have to pack your picnic basket – we’ll have food and beverages available for purchase at a minimal price. Delicious beers will be available from our generous sponsor, Periodic Brewing. Food options include Basecamp ProvisionsCorner of Gourmet and Smoke Stack 70 BBQ.

Not only is this a fun, free Friday night – it’s also a fundraiser for the Anythink Foundation. Funds raised through food and beverage sales help Anythink to provide special programs and projects for the community. Supporters can also donate at the show and online here.

The Backyard Concert Series is free and open to the public, from 6:30-8:30 pm, on the second Friday of each month. Food and drinks will be available starting at 5:30 pm.

The Backyard Concert Series is made possible by generous support from community sponsors Xcel EnergyMountain States ToyotaThe Smile GenerationPeriodic BrewingColorado Swim SchoolButler Snow LLPSecure American Insurance and TBK Bank

What can I bring to the Backyard Concert Series?

  • Family & friends – All ages are welcome!
  • Dogs – Woof!
  • Lawn chairs and blankets – Get comfy!
  • Food – We'll have a variety of food trucks, and 10 percent of all food sales benefit the Anythink Foundation.

What should I leave at home?

No outside alcohol is allowed. In order to continue hosting these fun, family-friendly events, we must strictly enforce this policy. Instead, please enjoy the beer and wine available on-site for purchase – it's for a great cause!

About the band 

Like a musical time-warp where Etta James fronted Lake Street Dive, Mama Magnolia pepper their brew of soul and rock with boisterous horns, jazzy flavor, gospel heart, classical resonances, and even a little hip-hop swagger. The Denver six-piece would be just as at home in a New York City jazz dive as they would be on forested festival grounds.

August 10, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Get your science on as we break down what makes-up bubbles and create our own bubble wands! Bonus points for wands that make the biggest bubbles, wands the make the smallest bubbles and wands that make the most bubbles! 

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Family
August 10, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Are you already a coupon clipper? Would you like to save even more money? Laura Daily of Mile High on the Cheap and author of The Ultimate Guide To Coupons helps you navigate the tricky world of coupons in this intermediate-level workshop. How do you maximize your savings and take control of your couponing? We look at the latest rules savvy consumers should understand and how the coupon game is changing. We’ll also wade into the brave new world of mobile apps — how do you use them and which ones are worth taking up precious space on your smartphone? Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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Adult
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August 10, 2019 - 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

Have you read a book you want to talk about? Would you like to meet people who read widely and differently, and talk about what’s hot and what’s not in the publishing world? If you like discussing books, join us around the fireplace for casual conversation.

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Adult
August 12, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Ready to feel more financially confident? Bring your questions and listen to financial wellness consultant William Thompson from KeyBank to learn best practices in managing finances. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, Aug. 12: Credit score

Monday, Aug. 19: Home buying

Monday, Aug. 26: Managing debt

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Tech
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Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
August 12, 2019 - 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Join us for a storytime featuring books, songs, rhymes, and play in English and Spanish. Appropriate for kids ages 2-6. No registration required.

 

Acompananos para cuentos, canciones, rimas y juego en inglés y español. Apropiado para niños de 2 a 6 años. No se requiere registro.

 

Event Type: 
Story Time
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Children
August 12, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

School is gearing up and we can get you prepared with DIY accessories and yummy snack creations. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids. Space is limited; registration required. 

  • Aug. 5 – Sandwich Sushi and Summer Scrapbooks
  • Aug. 12 – Apple Nachos and Framed Art
  • Aug. 19 – Banana Split Pudding Cups and Bookmarks
  • Aug. 26 – Pizza Bagels and Pencil Toppers
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Children
August 12, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

When asked about his paintings, artist Clyfford Still once wrote: “As for me, they kindle a fire; through them I breathe again, hold a golden cord, find my own revelation.” In this three-week series, experts from Denver's Clyfford Still Museum will lead us in an exploration of 20th century American art. Join us to “find your own revelation,” and discover a new appreciation of well-known artists and their work. Space is limited; online registration required. 

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Adult
August 13, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Do you need help with your job search? Stop by for drop in help on how to navigate your options, automate your search, edit/create your resume or cover letter. This program is offered weekly on Tuesday mornings from 11am to 12pm.

¿Necesitas ayuda en buscar trabajo? Ven para recibir ayuda en navegar tus opciones, revisar/crear tu resume o carta de presentación. No se requiere cita.  

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Tech
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Adult
August 13, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 4:05 pm

From first application to final interview, our guide will help you find a fulfilling career. Navigate your options, automate your search, edit your resume or cover letter, or practice putting your best foot forward with a mock interview. 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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Adult
August 13, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

STEAM Tuesdays

Join us every Tuesday to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math. Appropriate for students in grades K-5. No registration required. 

Aug. 6: LEGO Club – Explore science, technology, engineering and math through LEGOS®.
Aug. 13: Discover Challenge – Explore STEAM principles to build and create.
Aug. 20: Barr Lake Ranger Talk – Learn about a natural facet of Barr Lake State Park. 
Aug. 27: Art Stop on the Go- Join an art teacher from the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for an art class.

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Children
August 13, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

What happens after an air disaster? Join National Transit Safety Board investigator Jennifer Rodi as she shares stories of her career and her understanding of the process of plane crash investigation. Put this insight to the test by investigating dioramas using steps used by NTSB investigators. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration suggested. 

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Adult
August 13, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

Did you purchase a new device? Do you need an email address? Learn basic computer skills in these drop-in sessions. Stop by with your tech questions. Walk-ins welcomed. No registration is required.

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Tech
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Adult
August 13, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

With so many great movies coming out all the time, odds are that we all miss a seeing a great flick from time to time. FOMO no more by joining Anythink for a mid-week movie night on the town! We’ll meet at Elvis Cinemas Arvada for fun, conversation, and a free movie! Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register and for information about this month’s viewing, which will be decided closer to the program date. Elvis Cinemas Arvada is located at 5157 West 64th Avenue in Arvada, Colorado.

Age: 
Adult
August 13, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

When asked about his paintings, artist Clyfford Still once wrote: “As for me, they kindle a fire; through them I breathe again, hold a golden cord, find my own revelation.” In this three-week series, experts from Denver's Clyfford Still Museum will lead us in an exploration of 20th century American art. Join us to “find your own revelation,” and discover a new appreciation of well-known artists and their work. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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Class
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Adult
August 14, 2019 - 9:30 am to 10:15 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. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Story Time
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Children
August 14, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Design, print, and manufacture your own enamel-style pins using a mix of high tech magic and old school artistry. Truly make a fashion statement that you can attach to your favorite jacket, backpack, or lapel! All materials will be provided. 

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Tech
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Children, Tween
August 15, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

The history of Colorado’s early Spanish settlers comes alive in this engaging program provided by Tesoro Cultural Center. Join us to explore the Spanish influence in what is now Colorado through hands-on activities, historical objects, and examining primary source documents. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; online registration recommended. 

Age: 
Adult
August 15, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Have questions about technology? Want to learn how to use your laptop, tablet, or phone? Need help with a résumé? Bring your device for assistance or learn how to download ebooks and use our streaming service.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween

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