Anythink Everywhere

Discover resources for learning, entertainment and more.

Discover

The Anythink Backyard Concert Series returns with three special online performances! Join Anythinkers from across the globe on Facebook and YouTube for new ways to connect with the band, the library, and each other – all from the comfort of home. Get your home concert-ready with blankets, chairs, bubbles or any of the other provisions that make for a fun, family-friendly night of music.

You can see the official lineup and listen to our performers today. A fundraiser for the Anythink Foundation, the Backyard Concert Series is a great opportunity to celebrate local music while supporting the library.

Connect

Anythink Libraries are now open. We’re committed to providing you with a space that is welcoming and safe. While you’ll still be able to explore, browse and relax, there are some important things to keep in mind as you plan your library visit.

Read the latest information about the reopening of our libraries, including safety precautions and special hours.

We can’t wait to see you again!

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Watch

Anythink staff continue to share their skills with you. Tune in for storytimes, tutorials and more.

Kids and Family

Make it fun – and funny!

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What does animal rescue look like now?

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How to make a bubble wand

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Tutorials

How to make strawberry jam

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Photoshop digital painting

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Learning to play music by ear

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Entertainment

A24 movie recommendations

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Comfort reading recommendations

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What do DJs do now?

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Learn

Never stop learning with these resources from Anythink and around the globe.

Kids and Family

Authors Everywhere

Enjoy storytelling and art lessons led by popular children's book authors and illustrators.

Storytime from Space

Watch stories read by astronauts currently living on the International Space Station.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Harry Potter themed resources and activities for families and teachers.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Courses cover math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

Ology

Exlplore science related games, videos and activities for the at-home learner all brought to you by the American Museum of Natural History.

PBSKids

Videos and games for Pre K and older kids.

Scholastic Remote Learning

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

RMPBS At Home Learning

Online lesson plans and digital materials provided by Rocky Mountain PBS to accompany educational programming airing daily on RMPBS.

Virtual Playground for Your Mind

Just like the title says, provided by the Children's Museum of Houston.

Learn and Create

HarvardX

Free online courses provided by Harvard University.

Code.org

Choose from over 500 fun coding tutorials provided by Hour of Code, with themes ranging from Frozen to Minecraft.

Scistarter

An online community dedicated to improving the citizen science experience for project managers and participants.  Over 3,000 projects and events are searchable by location, scientific topic, and age level, and by joining SciStarter, members can track their contributions and provide valuable feedback.

Museum Coloring Sheets

Color the collections of many museums with a coloring page for every age.

Thinkwritten Writing Prompts

No writer's block here. Get a writing prompt for every day of the year.

Arts and Entertainment

Monterey Bay Aquarium Jelly Cam

Get up close and personal with beautiful creatures of the ocean with the Monterey Bay Jelly Cam.

YMCA 360

Whether it's a current Y favorite or something new to you, YMCA 360 matches your lifestyle with a growing library of online videos for you and your family. Take part in group fitness classes for all ages right from home.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Daily drawing tutorials from a renowned illustrator.

OverDrive

Overdrive offers a wide range of ebooks and audiobooks in all genres and works with almost any device.

Hoopla


Hoopla
Hoopla offers a wide range of digital videos, music and audiobooks available for immediate checkout or instant streaming with no holds required.

Met Opera Livestream

Nightly livestreams of Met Opera performances.

Austin City Limits

On-demand streaming concerts from Austin City Limits, the longest-running music program in television history.

National Emergency Library

A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

Bird Library

If you've ever wanted to watch birds live inside of a tiny library, then Bird Library is the place for you! Catch live streams of various bird species hanging out in miniature libraries.

Seattle Symphony Performances

Invite an entire orchestra into your home.

Atlas Obscura

The definitive guide to the world's hidden wonders.  

Westminster Bald Eagle Nest

Keep tabs on what local eagles are up to. 

Jigsaw Explorer

Pass the time completing online jigsaw puzzles and even create your own!