Anythink celebrates Earth Week

Earth Week at Anythink

Anythink has a fantastic line-up of presentations and programs for all ages celebrating earth sciences leading up to Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. Community members are invited to learn about everything from how satellites study the earth to gardening tips and how they can take science into their own hands as citizen scientists.

Two of the featured programs include a presentation on severe weather in Colorado by CBS Channel 4 meteorologist Chris Spears on Tuesday, April 18, at Anythink Huron Street; and “Climate Change – Simple, Serious Solvable,” presented by CSU professor of atmospheric pressure Dr. Scott Denning on Wednesday, April 19, at Anythink Wright Farms.

“Whatever your passion, I hope people of all ages visit their local Anythink library to learn, experience and appreciate our planet by participating in one of the many programs during Earth Week,” says Noah Newman, education coordinator for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. Newman is presenting Citizen Science in Your Backyard across the district during Earth Week, a program that teaches community members how they can be part of a grassroots effort to help scientists measure precipitation across the globe.

Below are several programs coming up for Earth Week at Anythink. For a complete listing, visit Anythink’s online events calendar.


Earth Week: 3D Modeling
Monday, April 17, 6-7:30 pm
Anythink Brighton, 327 E. Bridge Street, Brighton, CO 80601
Recreate your favorite elements of nature using computer-aided design (CAD) software. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Earth Week: How Satellites Study the Earth
Tuesday, April 18, 4:15 pm

Anythink Bennett, 495 7th Street, Bennett, CO 80102
How exactly does a satellite work? What can they study? Join Dr. Matt Rogers of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) for an interactive presentation on how satellites communicate information and what we can learn from them. Appropriate for students ages 11 and up.

Earth Week: How to Plant a Seed
Tuesday, April 18, 5 pm
Anythink Perl Mack, 7611 Hilltop Circle, Denver, CO 80221
Julia Ferguson from Adams County Sustainability will provide green-thumbs-in-training the opportunity to discover all of the amazing things plants can do for people. In this interactive workshop, participants will plant a seed in a biodegradable pot that they can take home and plant just in time for spring. All ages welcome. No registration required.

Earth Week: Severe Weather in Colorado with Meteorologist Chris Spears
Tuesday, April 18, 6-8 pm

Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron Street, Thornton, CO 80260
Meteorologist Chris Spears of CBS Channel 4 will lead a presentation on severe weather. Spears reports weeknights from the Mobile Weather Lab and maintains a strong passion for meteorology education. Join us to learn more about the causes and impacts of extreme weather conditions.

Earth Week: Climate Change – Simple, Serious, Solvable
Wednesday, April 19, 6-8 pm

Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton, CO 80602
Dr. Scott Denning, professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University, will present on what he refers to as the three S’s of climate change: simple, serious and solvable. Dr. Denning’s humorous and popular speaking style is engaging, and he encourages discussion with everyone – whether you’re a climate-change skeptic, an enthusiastic environmentalist, or someone in-between.

Earth Week: Library Clean-Up Day
Saturday, April 22, 12-3 pm

Anythink Commerce City, 7185 Monaco Street, Commerce City, CO 80022
Join us on Earth Day to help clean up the library grounds. We will also be working in our community garden to prepare for planting season. Lunch will be served. All ages welcome.

Earth Week: Celebration and Garden Grand Opening
Saturday, April 22, 12-1 pm

Anythink York Street, 8990 York Street, Thornton, CO 80229
Join us at Anythink York Street to celebrate our great planet with green, Earth-friendly activities for the whole family. Outside, we’ll celebrate the grand opening of the Teen Advisory Board’s new garden plots in The Original Thornton Community Garden with snacks and a garden tour. Meet our teen garden leaders and learn how you can obtain your own plot in this garden or one of Anythink’s community gardens.