Tag: outdoors

October 22, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
painting on canvas

Join local artist Arturo Garcia and learn how to create a painting using acrylic paints on a stretched canvas. We will explore color, figure, and light. Appropriate for all ages.

This program will be held outdoors. Please note that it may be canceled due to inclement weather or cold temperatures. Please check the event on our website for cancelation notices. Masks are encouraged and physical distancing measures are in place. Space is limited, registration required.

Event Type: 
The Studio
June 20, 2019 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Bring a blanket and head out to our backyard for stories, songs and summer surprises. Picnics afterwards on the lawn are highly encouraged. All ages welcome. No registration required.

March 5, 2019 - 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Do you have what it takes to survive a natural disaster or in the wilderness? Come and test your skills and build some new ones as we explore survival tactics, take green screen action shots and run through scenario survival situations. May the odds be ever in your favor! 

Teen, Tween
September 15, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Painting from life – “en plein air” – is both a challenging and rewarding way to depict the natural world. Join local artist Loretta Foyle for a live outdoor workshop in pastels for beginning and intermediate experience levels. Light snacks, art supplies and an easel will be provided to participants, but please bring along your own chair, sun protection, and water. We will meet at East Lake's tennis courts before journeying as a group to our location promptly at 10am. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; online registration required. Please email mmayo@anythinklibraries.org with questions.   

Event Type: 
August 21, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Get your hands dirty in the garden. We will be planting and caring for our garden while creating art, eating garden-fresh snacks, and learning about science in the garden.  Appropriate for ages 7 and up. No registration required.

May 1, 2018 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

This month, we are excited to welcome Staunton State Park's own park rangers, who will showcase their free track chair program and share their Colorado nature know-how. This activity is open to all and designed specifically for adults with disabilities. Groups are welcome, however, space is limited. Online registration required. When registering a group, please register each attending individual separately, or call 303-405-3200 for assistance. 


Thinking about going on a hike soon? My advice: take the time to smell the flowers, literally. Recently I went hiking with me family. Admittedly we were all a little out of shape from the lack of being outdoors and found ourselves taking many small rest breaks as the incline claimed our energy much more quickly than expected. We found ourselves marveling at all the small details nature has to offer – wondering why certain trees have different types of bark, and what did poison ivy really look like? What is the difference between a shrub and a tree, a weed or a flower?

June 5, 2015 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Please join us for a ribbon cutting, grand opening and dedication of the Anythink Brighton Explore Outdoors outdoor classroom. Participate in a gardening craft, and enjoy light refreshments with friends and neighbors. All ages welcome. No registration required.

Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween