Wednesday, May 5, 2010

MySummer Programs at Anythink Brighton

BRIGHTON, Colo.––This summer is all about you. Set your own goals. Choose your own experiences. Explore desinations around the world or in your imagination. Appropriate for ages birth to 100. mySummer is based on the idea that at Anythink, you can read books, listen to music or watch a movie, contemplate what you’ve learned and go out into the world and do something with that knowledge. Through hands-on programming, creative outlets and sparks of the imagination, you can make this summer everything you want it to be.

Bon Voyage Party: Saturday, June 5, 1-3pm
This summer at Anythink, we’ll explore destinations – real and imaginary. Kick off your summer explorations with a Bon Voyage party at your local Anythink for fun photos, “mocktails” and plan your summer itinerary with your mySummer scrapbook.

Fantasy Worlds: June 7-19 Transport to your favorite fantasy world – whether it’s Little Mermaid’s ocean or Middle Earth – or create your very own.

Time Travel: June 21-July 3 Let Anythink guide you on a trip through time. See dinosaurs, visit your ancestors or slip into the future.

Road Trip: July 5-17 Where would you go and what would you do? Let your imagination drive you along the road to adventure.

Mysteries of the Universe: June 19-31 Explore lost civilizations, ancient ruins, sacred writings, and scientific mysteries – send your imagination to whole new worlds.

Welcome Back Party: Saturday, July 31, 9-11am
Celebrate the end of mySummer’s explorations and imagination by giving back to your local community. Help us clean up a nearby trail from 9-11, then meet back at the branch afterward for snacks and scrapbooking.

Family Programs

Scavenger Hunt
Monday, June 7, 6 pm
Monday June 21, 6 pm
Tuesday July 6, 6 pm
Monday July 19, 6 pm
What mysteries does the library hold? Follow clues throughout the library and win great prizes during the Anythink scavenger hunt at the beginning of every theme.

Saturday, June 12, 1 pm
From Hollywood films adapting comics to the proliferation of web comics from everyday people, there is an endless amount of material coming from this creative medium. Join Lonnie Allen, an award-winning cartoonist, for a one-hour program about the brief but exciting history of comics as well as participate in your own comic making.

Time Capsules
Saturday, July 3, 1 pm
In 30 years, what will people think of us now? Contribute your photos, letters or art projects to the Anythink Brighton Time Capsule to offer a glimpse of what now’s like to the future.

Monopoly – Brighton Edition
Saturday, July 10, 1 pm
Families create their own Monopoly game using the best kid-friendly locations around the city of Brighton. Style your own game board with all your favorite spots, and then take it home to play with your whole family.

Saturday, July 24, 1 pm
Ever wondered what Professor Plum was doing in the drawing room with the candlestick? Find out in this live, interactive CLUE game where you can be the characters. A new twist on the classic murder mystery game.

Children’s Programs

Build It!
Tuesday, June 8 and Wednesday, June 9, 2 pm
Build something fantastic in a room full of thousands of LEGOs, Cobis and SuperStructs. Create your own fantasy worlds and characters in this interactive program for kids.

Mad Hatter Tea Party
Tuesday, June 15 and Wednesday, June 16, 2 pm
Why is a raven like a writing desk? You may just find the answer at this Alice in Wonderland-inspired tea party for the whole family with games, costumes and the occasional riddle.

Digging up the Past
Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23, 2 pm
Learn about the tools and techniques archaeologists use on their explorations. Dig and discover this summer during this fun family program.

Grow Your Own Egypt
Tuesday, June 29 and Wednesday, June 30, 2 pm
Create your own Egyptian garden and learn about the topography of the North African country.

Road Trip Survival Kit
Tuesday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 7, 2 pm
Learn tons of ideas to make those long car rides fun! Kids can create their own games and snacks for their next summer road trip with the fam.

Rock Band Tour
Tuesday, July 13 and Wednesday, July 14, 2 pm
You’ve never seen a band tour like this one. Create your own band with friends, design your own T-shirts and then battle it out on Rock Band.

Build an Alien
Wednesday, July 21 and Wednesday, July 28, 2 pm
If there’s life out there in the universe, what do you think it looks like? Learn about space science and then build your own alien. Where would it live? What would it eat? Would it have 10 arms or just two? Let your imagination soar through the final frontier.

Teen Programs

Zombie Survival 101
Thursday, June 10, 4 pm
When the zombies arrive, you’ll be ready after this Zombie Survival 101 class. Learn practical survival skills for everyday life – or the next zombie attack.

Project Runway: 2050
Thursday, June 24, 4 pm
Thursday, July 1, 4 pm
Create your own fashions of the future and watch them on the runway during an Anythink-style fashion show.

Regional Foods
Thursday, July 8, 4 pm
Road trip food doesn’t always have to mean greasy truck stops and drive-thrus. Learn about one regional favorite – the tamale – with Chef Brett Smith of Boulder’s Zolo Grill. Learn about the tasty food’s origins and make your own to take home.

Cracking the Code
Thursday, July 22, 4 pm
Give your brain a workout this summer. Navigate the library using codes to solve clues and find cool prizes.

Adult Programs

Fantasy Land Trivia
Monday, June 14, 6 pm
Know all the regions of Middle Earth? Daydream about your living quarters on the Starship Enterprise? Then this is the trivia night for you! Hang out with other fantasy fans, test your knowledge and make a few new friends.

Second Life
Tuesday, June 15, 6 pm
Have you dreamed of being an astronaut? How about a stand-up comedian? Become a resident of the virtual world, Second Life. Learn the ins and outs of this online social program and develop your own avatar.

Genealogy Online
Tuesday, June 22, 6 pm and Thursday, June 24, 10 am
Travel through time using online resources to learn about your family history and add your findings to your own family tree in the mySummer scrapbook.

Sharing Stories, Part 1
Monday, June 28, 6 pm
Everyone has a story and, with today’s technology, there are many new and fun ways to capture them. Learn how to use Flip video cameras and iMovie to share a little slice of history. This is the first part of this two-part program.

Sharing Stories, Part 2
Tuesday, June 29, 6 pm
Everyone has a story and, with today’s technology, there are many new and fun ways to capture them. Learn how to use Flip video cameras and iMovie to share a little slice of history. This is the second part of this two-part program.

Road Trip Photography
Monday, July 12, 6 pm
Capture your favorite moments this summer with your digital camera. Learn great tips and tricks of the trade for taking the best road trip photos and how to upload your photos online to share with family and friends.

Tuesday, July 13, 6 pm
Learn the ins and outs of Anythink’s ebook/audio book service, and be prepared with great selections for your next road trip.

Murder Mystery
Monday, July 26, 6 pm
Use your sleuthing skills to solve the Anythink murder mystery. Costumes, clues and refreshments will fuel minds and imagination during this interactive whodunit.

Amelia Earhart
Tuesday, July 27, 6 pm
Amelia Earhart’s mysterious last flight is discussed and participants can track her route using flight simulation software. Presented by Wings over the Rockies.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please call Anythink Brighton at 303-659-2572; visit the branch at 327 E. Bridge Street, Brighton, CO 80601; or go to

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