Tag: history

October 27, 2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Don’t miss this once-in-a-life time chance to hear Franklin J. Macon, one of the original Tuskegee Airman, tells stories of how he overcame life’s obstacles to become one of the first black US Airmen. His book, I Wanted to be a Pilot, encourages kids to recognize history and reach for their dreams. No registration required.


August 30, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The Anythink Film Series is a unique outdoor film experience, taking place throughout the month of August at each Anythink location. Each film will be paired with an interactive experience as we explore different genres around the district. Learn more about the full lineup of films

Explore the rich history of Commerce City and hear past and present stories of immigration. Then, together with neighbors, enjoy an outdoor screening of the powerful drama Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna). The group conversation and panel discussion will include representatives of the Commerce City Historical Society, Commerce City Council and local residents. This film is rated PG-13.

Please bring blankets, pillows or chairs for comfortable seating during outdoor screenings. Popcorn will be provided, and people are encouraged to bring their own food and non-alcoholic drink. 

6:30 pm: Panel discussion
8:pm: Film screening

“The day after I was born my parents named me Resolute. Pa said it gave me an aspect of solemnity and perseverance, which are pretty things for a child with a sanguine humor. It was a good name for a girl, Ma always added, and there was nothing wrong with a girl being confident and ruddy. A boy could grow to 'make a name for himself,' but a girl needed a special one from birth.” 

"Science Ink"

Learning about tattooing can be fascinating, whether or not you’re interested in getting inked yourself. A tattoo can represent permanence, and also be permanent, for an individual person. For people in general, or as a species, tattooing itself has had permanence, appearing throughout human history, though in varying ways in different cultures.

Mixed in with many fiction books on my reading list are non-fiction titles that draw my attention. I usually read several books at a time, interchanging them based on my interest that day. Over the course of the summer, I read several great non-fiction books and wanted to share my favorites.

Yes, it's that time of year again: back to school. Time to say goodbye to summer and hello to school. Time for seeing old friends and making new ones. Time to sport all your new swag. Time to tell everyone about the amazing adventures you had this summer. Time for new beginnings. Time for homework. Wait, did I just say that?  Yes, I'm afraid I did. Now, before you get all grumpy, let me tell you about some great resources we have at Anythink to help with the homework blues.