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., Feb 25 2020
March 27, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Explore early literacy through experiential stations that will be set up around the room. Participants will gather together at various times for a group movement or story activity. Caregivers with children through age 4 are welcome. No registration required.

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Children
March 27, 2020 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Ignite your child’s civic muscles through early literacy and hands-on sensory activities. Be ready to move, build, play and create. Appropriate for children ages 0-6 and their caregivers. Play clothes appropriate for messy play recommended. 

March 27 – Global Citizen

April 3 – Community Helpers

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Children
March 27, 2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Meet at Anythink Bennett to discuss the book Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. For more information, please call 303-405-3231.

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Book Club
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Adult
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March 27, 2020 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Join us for this monthly meeting. We will participate in intriguing writing exercises, discuss your current projects, and build a community of dedicated writers for you to lean on. Every month we will decide on a spotlight style to discuss the next month to hone your skills in a variety of genres. No registration required.

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Adult
March 28, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Close up of book binding

In this program, we'll select handmade papers and learn a technique similar to Japanese punch binding to create a unique journal with an exposed binding. Space and supplies are limited; registration required. Appropriate for ages 10 and over. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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The Studio
March 28, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Read to our wonderful volunteer dogs! Reading to a therapy dog is a great opportunity for children who are learning to read or need practice reading. Our patient dogs love to listen and never criticize. Registration required. Please call 303-405-3230 or stop by to make an appointment.

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Class
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Children
March 28, 2020 - 10:30 am to 11:15 pm

Join us for this beginner-friendly yoga series the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Instructor Anna Gibson will lead participants through these gentle yoga sessions. These lessons will offer techniques to help establish or continue your yoga practice. Registration recommended but not required.

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Class
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Adult
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March 28, 2020 - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Hear ye, hear ye! Visit ye olde Medieval Faire brought to you by The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and stroll through various booths showcasing medieval wares and tools, and learn about this fascinating time in history. The SCA is an educational group dedicated to the study and recreation of life before 1600 CE. They will host many demonstrations including armored fighting and rapier combat among other historical battle equipment. Artisans will be on hand to demonstrate and talk about their artistic recreations including topics that may range from calligraphy and illumination, to period clothing reconstruction, woodworking, and so much more.

All ages welcome. No registration required.

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Family
March 28, 2020 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Explore Native American culture and arts with traditional Apache healer, curandero, consultant and artist David Atekpatzin Young. All ages welcomed.  Specific programs listed below:

 

Native American Art: Dream Catchers

Saturday, March 28, 11 am-1 pm

The Native peoples of the north have been making dreamcatchers for a very long time. Following the teachings of the spider, the dreamcatcher is said to catch the bad dreams of a night and burn them off in the sunlight so that the person sleeping under the dreamcatcher need not have nightmares. Learn more with traditional Apache artist David Atekpatzin Young about making and decorating a small dreamcatcher.

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Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
March 28, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Read to our wonderful volunteer dogs! Reading to a therapy dog is a great opportunity for children who are learning to read or need practice reading. Our patient dogs love to listen and never criticize. Registration required. Please call 303-405-3230 or stop by to make an appointment.

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Class
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Children
March 28, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 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.

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Tech
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Teen, Tween
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March 30, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

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 refer to our Tech Tutoring program.

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Tech
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Adult
March 30, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Tienes preguntas sobre tus aparatos tecnológicos o interes en los servicios y recursos digitales gratuitos de la biblioteca? Visitanos y recibe asistencia y consejos uno a uno para aprovechar al maximo de tu tecnologia. Asistencia esta disponible en orden de llegada. Registracion por internet no es requerida pero espacio es limitado.

Prefieres aprender en un entorno privado? Manda un correo electrónico a Karina a kfloers@anythinklibraries.org o deja un mensaje de voz a 303-405-3248 para hacer cita privada de Ayuda Tecnológica.

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Tech
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Adult
March 30, 2020 - 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.

 

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Story Time
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Children
March 30, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us for a visit from first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt will share information about her life in 1937, during her husband’s second term as president. In this historical performance, students are invited to learn how they can get and make a difference in the world. Best for elementary age children.

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Class
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Children
March 30, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Discover life inside an egg. Join us as we check on the progress of our chicks. We will use a process called candling to view the growth and development of the embryos inside the eggs. Appropriate for all ages. No registration required.

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Family
March 30, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Floating shelves

Learn how to build your own floating shelf in this two-part series with Heather from Relevant Reuse. Use basic techniques and hand tools to create the shelves in part one. In part two, learn how to sand and stain the shelf and best practices for hanging them. Space and supplies are limited; registration required. Appropriate for teens and adults. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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The Studio
March 30, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

What does it mean to be American? Join us for a screening and discussion of the PBS documentary American Creed, a film covering the stories of a diverse group of Americans and exploring whether a unifying set of beliefs can be more powerful than the issues that divide us. Space is limited; registration required. 

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Adult
March 31, 2020 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Help us fix some "agreeable" art from the thrift shop by painting over it to create a whole new piece of art. Add new details all your own to embellish it. Appropriate for teens in grades 7-12. Space is limited; registration is requested. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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Teen
March 31, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

We believe that kids have the power to make a difference in the world. Join us as we learn about local organizations helping those in need. Then, lend a hand with a project that benefits our neighbors. Appropriate for elementary school-aged kids. Space is limited; registration required. 

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Children
March 31, 2020 - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
wood create sign

Learn the basics of vector design and how it applies to laser cutting. We’ll go over a basic introduction of Adobe Illustrator and how we can apply our designs to any laser cutter. Appropriate for teens and adults with little-to-no experience with Adobe Illustrator. Space and supplies are limited; registration preferred. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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The Studio
April 2, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Mailing a letter to an elected official is a wonderful way to get your voice heard. Join Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop to get your cause on paper. Then, add some eye-catching art to your postcard with a little help from the Clyfford Still Museum. We will provide the stamp and get your postcard mailed. This program is drop-in; come and go as you please. Appropriate for kids in grades 3-7. 

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Children, Tween
April 3, 2020 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Ignite your child’s civic muscles through early literacy and hands-on sensory activities. Be ready to move, build, play and create. Appropriate for children ages 0-6 and their caregivers. Play clothes appropriate for messy play recommended. 

March 27 – Global Citizen

April 3 – Community Helpers

Age: 
Children
April 3, 2020 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for conversation in both English and Spanish with your fellow community members. Learn useful tips for basic conversation in your new language, and enjoy sharing what you already know. No registration is required.

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Adult
April 4, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

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
April 4, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Are you prepared for this year’s elections? Join Adams County Elections to update your voter registration, find your local polling center and get all of your voting questions answered.

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Adult
April 6, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Travel back in time for a show about real women who have made an impact on Colorado, human rights and America. Hear about Helen Hunt Jackson’s dedication to Indian rights, Maude Nelson’s time as a baseball barnstormer and other stories from the Unconventional Women of the West. 

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Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
April 8, 2020 - 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.

 

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Class
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Teen, Tween
April 9, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

What does it mean to be an American? What holds us together in turbulent times? American Creed (2018) features former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, historian David Kennedy and a diverse group of Americans, all asking themselves whether a unifying set of beliefs can prove more powerful than the issues that divide us. Join us for a screening of this moving documentary, followed by facilitated conversation on American values, the state of our democracy, and the ties that bind us. To help us kick off the conversation, each attendee is encouraged to bring a personal memento – a photo, object or anything that addresses the question: Where are you from?

Program Schedule

6:00-6:15 pm | Doors open

6:15-6:45 pm | Small group discussion

6:45-7:45 pm | American Creed screening

7:45-8:30 pm | Large group discussion

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Adult

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