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., Nov 18 2019
December 12, 2019 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Drop in to use our sewing machines, Cricuts, 3D printers and more.  Get one-on-one or group help to start a new project, finish something you’ve started, or simply learn something new.  The Studio will help you take your skills to the next level.

 

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
December 12, 2019 - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Enjoy watching multiple model trains as they travel through a wintery display of town and country settings. This is a special display made entirely of LEGO. Members of the Youth in Model Railroading Club will be on hand to answer questions and share information about their club, which is the only model railroad club exclusively for and by the kids.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
December 12, 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.

Event Type: 
Story Time
Age: 
Children
December 12, 2019 - 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Join us for open Studio drop-in to use our sewing machines, Cricuts, 3D printers and more. Get one-on-one or group help to start a new project, finish something you're working on or simply learn something new. The Studio will help you take your skills to the next level.

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
December 12, 2019 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Through Snapology’s interactive Brick Art & Design class, children will learn about da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Wright’s Falling Water, and many more. Appropriate for kids ages 7-14. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children, Tween
December 12, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Explore a variety of activities involving science, technology, engineering, art and math. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids and their caregivers. 

  • Dec. 2 – Remarkable Reptiles with Denver Zoo
  • Dec. 12 – Sensational Plants with Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Dec. 16 – Brainteasers with Colorado Ballet
Age: 
Children
December 12, 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 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 12, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Pixel art on windows

In this 3-part series, you’ll learn how to build game assets by exploring concepts like frame-by-frame animation, pixel-art design, platform design, and basic UI design.  Appropriate for those with little to no experience with Adobe Photoshop. Space is limited; registration preferred. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
The Studio
December 12, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Stressed out? Learn the zen art of knitting. Teens of all skill levels are welcome as we learn to cast-on, knit and purl. Basic supplies are provided, but bring your own if you have a specific project in mind. No registration required. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Teen, Tween
December 13, 2019 - 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Enjoy watching multiple model trains as they travel through a wintery display of town and country settings. This is a special display made entirely of LEGO. Members of the Youth in Model Railroading Club will be on hand to answer questions and share information about their club, which is the only model railroad club exclusively for and by the kids.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
December 13, 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.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children
December 13, 2019 - 10:30 am to December 20, 2019 - 11:30 am

Explore early literacy and learning through hands-on sensory activities. Be ready to move, build, play and create. Appropriate for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers. Play clothes appropriate for messy play recommended. 

  • Dec. 6 – Animal Adaptations
  • Dec 13 – How’s the Weather?
Age: 
Children
December 14, 2019 - 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for a trip down the yellow brick road to gain a heart, a brain, and some nerve, while learning about pets and shelter services from the Adams County Animal Shelter. Stations will guide you around the library to create, think, try, and watch the classic film. Appropriate for all ages. 

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
December 14, 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Roll-up those sleeves and join us for another edition of shop class at Anythink Perl Mack. This month we’re making name boards with carefully supervised use of a power drill and hammers. Best for upper elementary students and tweens. All skill levels are welcome. Materials will be provided.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Tween
December 14, 2019 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Drop in to use our sewing machines, Cricuts, 3D printers and more.  Get one-on-one or group help to start a new project, finish something you’ve started, or simply learn something new.  The Studio will help you take your skills to the next level.

 

Event Type: 
The Studio
Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
December 14, 2019 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Enjoy watching multiple model trains as they travel through a wintery display of town and country settings. This is a special display made entirely of LEGO. Members of the Youth in Model Railroading Club will be on hand to answer questions and share information about their club, which is the only model railroad club exclusively for and by the kids.

Age: 
Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
December 14, 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 14, 2019 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Contemporary Classroom brings Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibitions to the library with information about artists working today and a hands-on art making workshop. Appropriate for ages 7-12. No registration necessary.

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Children, Tween
December 14, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Help us create a podcast. You will learn how to audio engineer and broadcast. Participants must stay for an entire recording session. Two recording sessions will happen during each program. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Teen, Tween
December 16, 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 16, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
dolphin necklace

Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator by creating a necklace using the tools and resources available in the Studio to create a gift for the holiday. We will be using the Glowforge to etch and laser cut your animal on basswood. Afterwards, you’ll be able to use acrylic paints to give your necklace some color. Space and supplies are limited; registration preferred. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
The Studio
December 16, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Explore a variety of activities involving science, technology, engineering, art and math. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids and their caregivers. 

  • Dec. 2 – Remarkable Reptiles with Denver Zoo
  • Dec. 12 – Sensational Plants with Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Dec. 16 – Brainteasers with Colorado Ballet
Age: 
Children
December 16, 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 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 16, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Enjoy a relaxing evening filled with sewing, crafting, and community. This is a great time to finish an in-progress project or two. Bring your own project or start one here. Sewing machines and basic textile-oriented tools will be available. All skill levels welcome. Open to ages 10 and older. 

Age: 
Adult, Teen
December 17, 2019 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Join us for a lively discussion of News of the World by Paulette Jiles, followed by our annual holiday potluck. Our book club meets the third Tuesday of each month. No online registration necessary. Please note that we are meeting an hour later than usual due to a delayed opening of the library on Dec. 17.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Adult
December 17, 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, or edit/create your resume or cover letter. No registration is required.

Age: 
Adult
December 17, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Need personalized help with a research project or term paper? Want to learn how to discover your family history? Need to know what you should read next? Never fear – your Anythink guide is here! An Anythink York Street guide will help you find the information you need. One-on-one guided research sessions are by appointment only. To schedule, call Anythink York Street at 303-405-3234 for more information.

Event Type: 
Tech
Age: 
Adult, Teen
December 17, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Pear still life

Discover the basics of creating interesting compositions on canvas through still life painting. We’ll paint a cozy piece for fall using props and light in The Studio. Learn about balance, sketching, and how to prep your paintings. It is not necessary to attend all programs. Space and supplies are limited; registration preferred. Painting smocks, canvases and paint provided. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Event Type: 
The Studio

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