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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., Nov 18 2019
December 7, 2019 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Watercolor palette

Watercolor 101

Saturday, Dec. 7, 10:30 am-12 pm

This workshop is for those of any experience level who want to try using watercolors to create one or several paintings to gift or keep. Internationally exhibited artist Kelley Schei focuses on teaching basic skills while letting you find your own creative style in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Space and supplies are limited; registration preferred. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Watercolor 102

Saturday, Dec. 14, 10:30 am-12 pm

This workshop explores intermediate skills and techniques using watercolors to create paintings to gift or keep. Internationally exhibited artist Kelley Schei focuses on teaching some intermediate skills while letting you find your own creative style in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Space and supplies are limited; registration preferred. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
The Studio
December 7, 2019 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Be a gift-giving champion! Talk to Carl the Computer Guy and get expert advice on the best and most affordable tech and computers for your favorite people. 

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult
December 7, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Meet vibrant Chicana artist and author Carmen Lomas Garza through her book Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia. Garza is known for telling her stories through illustrations of family traditions and community. In this workshop, students will discover and respect differences and similarities in the cultural heritage of Ms. Garza, themselves and members of their community. Using watercolors, students can create a painting expressing their own family story. Recommended for students in grades 1-4. Space is limited; registration is required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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Family
December 7, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Calling all book nerds! Join us for our new book club, where each month we’ll read a new graphic novel. The book we’ll be discussing in December is New Kid by Jerry Craft. Snacks and a copy of the book (to keep) will be provided. Appropriate for people ages 11-14. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Tween
December 9, 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
Age: 
Children
December 9, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us for a beginner's class of sewing by hand. Work on a group project or create something on your own! This is a great opportunity for first time sewers. Best for elementary and tweens. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children, Tween
December 9, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wall with chalk lettering

In this workshop, learn how to draw letters in various styles, plan and design your chalk phrase, and add embellishments and dimension to your design. Chalk is a great medium to work with because everything is erasable – making it perfect for all skill levels. With these basic skills and some hard work, you can create beautiful chalk art designs. Appropriate for 16 and older. Space and supplies are limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
The Studio
December 10, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Explore a vast palette of colors with different textures, tones, and mediums with five workshops this fall. All ages are welcome. 

Color Stories, Part III: Assemblage Tuesday, Dec. 10, 4-5 pm 

Inspired by Louise Nevelson, craft a monochromatic small sculpture from found objects.  

Color Stories, Part IV: Chains for Change Thursday, Dec. 12, 4-5 pm 

Let’s start a chain reaction…right in the lobby of the library! Begin to co-create a colorful installation that will be exhibited and contributed to throughout the Winter. 

Color Stories, Part V: Chains for Change, II Monday, Dec. 16, 4-5 pm 

Let’s start a chain reaction…right in the lobby of the library! Finish up the co-creation of a colorful installation that will be exhibited and contributed to throughout the Winter.

Age: 
Children
December 10, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Close up of vinyl record

Local artist Adelina Gonzales, also known as That5280Lady, will guide participants in creating pop culture-based art on recycled vinyl records. Explore all of your favorite icons through color. Feel free to bring a photo or reference of your favorite musician, comic book character, brand or movie. All materials needed will be provided. Space is limited; registration is required. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Event Type: 
The Studio
December 10, 2019 - 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science comes to the library with this hands-on game of geographic discovery and real-world ingenuity. Teams will be challenged to power cities across Colorado while balancing energy needs with environmental impacts and cost. Colorado’s future is in your hands! Best for elementary school aged kids and tweens. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Tween
December 10, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Join local printmaker Ashley Quick in this beginner's block printing workshop. Learn to design, carve, apply ink, and print your own wrapping paper for the holidays. Appropriate for tweens and teens ages 11-18. Space is limited; registration is required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Teen
December 10, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 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.

Age: 
Adult
December 11, 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
Age: 
Children
December 11, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Sing, discover, play and explore with new friends. This program is appropriate for ages 2-6 unless otherwise noted. No registration required, but space is limited for some programs.

  • Dec. 4 – Bug Safari with the Butterfly Pavilion
  • Dec. 11 – Molar Expedition with the Children’s Museum of Denver
  • Dec. 18 – Messy Play (clothes for messy play recommended)
Age: 
Children
December 11, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us in this new series geared especially for homeschool families. This month we’ll explore energy powered by nature with materials from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Adults are encouraged to network and share best practices, while the kids work on their 21st century and STEM skills. 

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Class
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Family
December 11, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Put your game face on and join us for a friendly multiplayer competition with Rolling Video Games, parked at the library. Choose from a collection of video game titles for Xbox and Nintendo consoles. Available games are best suited for ages 8 and up. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
December 11, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Have you always wanted to learn how to spin and scratch? Now’s your chance! Join us as we learn the basics of DJing and what it takes to become a professional DJ from DJ Staxx of the Denver DJ School. Best for upper elementary kids, tweens and teens. Space is limited; registration is requested.

 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Teen, Tween

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