CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

FREE Tutoring

Tutoring for grades K–8 is offered at the library. Bring your homework for a little extra help! For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Cinco de Mayo Storytime

Celebrate the unlikely victory of the Mexican underdogs at Puebla with stories, songs and crafts! For ages 3-6 For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Cinco de Mayo Storytime

Celebrate the unlikely victory of the Mexican underdogs at Puebla with stories, songs and crafts! For ages 3-6 For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Cinco de Mayo Storytime

Celebrate the unlikely victory of the Mexican underdogs at Puebla with stories, songs and crafts! For ages 3-6 For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Toddler Time

A storytime geared for the interests and attention span of 1-2 year olds is held weekly to increase language development and pre-literacy skills. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Scambusters

Learn to recognize and avoid scams like tax scams and identity theft with Adam Price of the Better Business Bureau. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Game Time

Use our board games or bring your own for this fun event for ages 5-11. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Friday, May 06, 2016

Cuentos bilingües/Bilingual storytime

Cuentos bilingües, our bilingual storytime for ages 3-6. For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Cookies + Coloring - Jeff Koons

Cookies and coloring presents a short lesson about a famous artist followed by an art project or coloring pages related to the artist of the day. This class is geared towards ages 4-11, however children of all ages are welcome. This program is free to the public, with a suggested donation of $5. Cookies are provided for the kids. Feel free to call if you have any questions (254)752-4371.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

10th Annual Sertoma Kite Fest

Free family event, 100 free kites given away, miniature aircraft demos, kites of all sizes, contests, games, food vendors, live music by 10th Leper, prize wheel and raffle. Contact John or Sandra Westmoreland, 776-0947

Mother and Son Dance

Waco Weddings and Events presents our First Annual Mother and Son Dance! Treat your mom to an early Mother's Day gift that will be a treasured memory always. There will be a live DJ, food and drinks, door prizes, information booths, photo opportunities, and a dance contest! This event is for Adults of all ages (18+ and sorry fellas, ladies only), and boys between the ages of 5 to 12. Don't be discouraged by the title, we are calling all grandmothers, aunts, and big sisters to accompany their grandson, nephew, or little brother. Men, don't feel left out - what an awesome Mother's Day gift this would make for the women in your life! Tickets are available: Online (Eventbrite.com) In person before event - Waco Weddings and Events - 713 Elm Avenue On event date at the door (if available) Hope to see you there!

Mother and Son Dance

Waco Weddings and Events presents our First Annual Mother and Son Dance! Treat your mom to an early Mother's Day gift that will be a treasured memory always. There will be a live DJ, food and drinks, door prizes, information booths, photo opportunities, and a dance contest! This event is for Adults of all ages (18+ and sorry fellas, ladies only), and boys between the ages of 5 to 12. Don't be discouraged by the title, we are calling all grandmothers, aunts, and big sisters to accompany their grandson, nephew, or little brother. Men, don't feel left out - what an awesome Mother's Day gift this would make for the women in your life! Tickets are available: Online (Eventbrite.com) In person before event - Waco Weddings and Events - 713 Elm Avenue On event date at the door (if available) Hope to see you there!

Chess Club

Learning chess for the first time or want to get better? Join us to practice and get pointers. For ages 7-18. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

2016 Waco Heart Ball

The American Heart Association will celebrate its annual Heart Ball in Waco on Saturday, May 7, at the Baylor Club in McLane Stadium. The “Hearts, Hats & Horses” Kentucky Derby-themed gala event will include an elegant dinner, silent and live auctions, and entertainment. The 2016 Waco Heart Ball is presented by Lochridge Priest, Inc. and sponsored in part by Richard Karr Motors. Individual tickets, tables, and sponsorships are available. Visit wacoheartball.heart.org for details or email Janet.Ginsburg@heart.org.

Scrabble Club

Are you great with words? Join us to learn how to play or show off your impressive vocabulary! Practice your Scrabble skills and qualify in person for the June 4 tournament. For more information about qualification requirements, email Scrabble Coach, Jeff Syprison: scrabble 246@aol.com For ages 7-18 For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Monday, May 09, 2016

FREE Tutoring

Tutoring for grades K–8 is offered at the library. Bring your homework for a little extra help! For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

FREE Tutoring

Tutoring for grades K–8 is offered at the library. Bring your homework for a little extra help! For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

May 10th Waco Knitters & Crocheters meetup

come to socialize with other Friends in Yarn

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Treasure Awaits You Storytime

Set sail on a quest for fine treasures with stories, songs and crafts about pirates, princes and princesses! For ages 3-6 For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

FREE Tutoring

Tutoring for grades K–8 is offered at the library. Bring your homework for a little extra help! For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Toddler Time

A storytime geared for the interests and attention span of 1-2 year olds is held weekly to increase language development and pre-literacy skills. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sensory Storytime

A storytime for special needs children ages 3-10. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Anime Club

Come watch anime, do anime-related crafts, have a snack, and meet other teens with interests you share! For ages 11-15. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Treasure Awaits You Storytime

Set sail on a quest for fine treasures with stories, songs and crafts about pirates, princes and princesses! For ages 3-6 For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Friday, May 13, 2016

Treasure Awaits You Storytime

Set sail on a quest for fine treasures with stories, songs and crafts about pirates, princes and princesses! For ages 3-6 For more information: For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Cookies + Coloring - Sandy Skoglund

Cookies and coloring is a children's art lesson about a famous artist, after learning about the artist participants will work on a short art project relating to the artist being covered that day. This event is geared towards ages 4-11 although families with children of all ages are welcome. Cookies and Coloring is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5. Feel free to call if you have any questions (254)752-4371.

PINK Impact 2016 LIVE Simulcast

Take Heart Ministries is excited to bring PINK IMPACT 2016 to Waco through a LIVE Simulcast. Join us May 13 (9a-9p) & 14 (9a-330p) at Hewitt Community Church for an amazing time of refreshment, connection and worship. ALL women should come and hear the truth that they are seen, valuable, and loved by God. Tickets can be purchased at www.takeheartministry.org or by contacting Pam McKown or Amanda Ahaygood. Pam- 254-717-0563 Amanda - 254-424-1340

Saturday, May 14, 2016

VolunTEEN Fair

Be a volunteer this summer! The WMCL VolunTEEN program is for anyone 14-17 and offers opportunities to volunteer in our summer programs like Children’s Summer Showcase and Angel Paws Reading. Volunteers can earn community service hours and have fun! For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Waco Police Memorial Run

The Police Memorial Run is held each year to commemorate those officers that were killed in the line of duty and in recognition for our officers that put their lives on the line every day in service for our community and Nation.

Overnight Gaming Lock-In

Join us for our monthly overnight gaming lock-in. You can play Xbox Ones, PS4s, WiiUs, 360s, PCs, pool, and air hockey all night long! The price is $25 and includes free pizza. For more info give us a call at 254-759-8884.

Scrabble Club

Are you great with words? Join us to learn how to play or show off your impressive vocabulary! Practice your Scrabble skills and qualify in person for the June 4 tournament. For more information about qualification requirements, email Scrabble Coach, Jeff Syprison: scrabble 246@aol.com For ages 7-18 For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Funky Junk Roundup

FUNKY JUNK ROUNDUP is a one day shopping extravaganza featuring a unique blend of handcrafted art & crafts, vintage finds & inspiration, one of a kind items, antique décor, hand painted furniture, rusty-chippy-shabby-reloved & refunked JUNK, bling & glam boutiques, sparkly jewels and FABuLOUS JUNKTIQUES for your creative soul! Put some JUNK in your trunk™ Y’all!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Block Party

Kristi DeCluitt, Criminal Justice Program Analyst for McLennan County, will discuss how you can find and access coroner’s inquest records and how to “dig deeper” to find more information about your ancestors found in these records. Bring a lunch to enjoy while you learn. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!

Gear up for the race with all your favorite books! Enjoy stories, songs and crafts! For ages 3-6. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Toddler Time

A storytime geared for the interests and attention span of 1-2 year olds is held weekly to increase language development and pre-literacy skills. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Thursday, May 19, 2016

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!

Gear up for the race with all your favorite books! Enjoy stories, songs and crafts! For ages 3-6. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

May 19th Waco Knitters & Crocheters meetup

Join us for knitting, crocheting, socializing and a short demo. All welcome. Free.

Friday, May 20, 2016

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!

Gear up for the race with all your favorite books! Enjoy stories, songs and crafts! For ages 3-6. For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Scrabble Club

Are you great with words? Join us to learn how to play or show off your impressive vocabulary! Practice your Scrabble skills and qualify in person for the June 4 tournament. For more information about qualification requirements, email Scrabble Coach, Jeff Syprison: scrabble 246@aol.com For ages 7-18 For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

LEGO Lab

Join us for a LEGO adventure! Here's a chance to get connected with other LEGO-heads and build great things at the library. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Drawing Basics

Learn to draw with more confidence! Designed for those with little or no experience, this drawing class begins with simple exercises to help you quickly learn to draw what you see. Enjoy learning the fundamentals of freehand drawing while experimenting with different media. You'll study line, shadow, color, and how to determine the appropriate proportion of people and objects. By setting up and drawing a still life composition, you will increase your knowledge of proportion and perspective. Learning the fundamentals can make your painting experiences excel, too. Some model figure drawing may be included in the course. When registering, please ask for a list of supplies to bring to class. Registration cost is $69. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Watercolor Painting

Watercolor is a beguiling and exciting painting medium with a character all its own. Even if you've never handled a brush before, you'll enjoy exploring watercolor's idiosyncrasies while learning how to deal confidently with washes, glazes and color mixing. Discover your hidden potential as you learn the fundamentals of this rewarding art form. This is a great beginning class to learn how to achieve a variety of results and a great refresher course for experienced artists to work on individual projects with mentoring. An introduction into acrylics may be included toward the end of the course. When registering, please ask for a list of supplies to bring to class. Registration cost is $79. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

Beginning Basic Ballroom Dance

Instructors Seth Mueller and Rose Jones put students of all ages at ease as they introduce their pupils to the dance floor. Learn basic steps and techniques, directional movements, and proper positions for the fox-trot, waltz, East Coast swing, rumba and cha-cha. Don’t miss this fun class designed to keep you on your toes! This course is for partners only; each student must register. Registration cost is $89 per person. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 26th Waco Knitters & Crocheters meetup

Knitting & Crocheters meetup. All skill levels and all ages welcome. Get some help. Give some help. All welcome.

A Story to Tell

Do you have a story to tell? Instructor Rita Huie will guide you in transfering memories and experiences into writing using creative skills including prose, poetry, and descriptive methods of self-expression and illustration. You may choose to focus on autobiography, short story or journaling. Throughout these six sessions with Rita, you will develop a style of non-fiction creative writing that is personal, expressive, colorful and fun. Registration cost is $69. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

SOLD the movie

SOLD is a call to action, and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit. Based on the international bestselling novel by Patricia McCormick, and inspired by true accounts, SOLD tells the story of 13 year-old Lakshmi, who is trafficked from her peaceful, rural village in Nepal to work in a brothel called Happiness House in Kolkata, India. Through one extraordinary girl’s story, SOLD gives voice to the millions of children around the world who disappear every year. Globally the average age of a trafficked girl is thirteen, the same age as Lakshmi in the film.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Cookies + Coloring - Victor Vasarely + Bridget Riley

Cookies and coloring is a children's art lesson about a famous artist, after learning about the artist participants will work on a short art project relating to the artist being covered that day. This event is geared towards ages 4-11 although families with children of all ages are welcome. Cookies and Coloring is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5. Feel free to call if you have any questions (254)752-4371.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

ThrillSeeker Stunt Run Use Coupon Code (04CORP35) for 35 dollar Tickets

Our Dallas Area Stunt Run is going to be at McLane Stadium in Waco! Grab your friends and come out to this Thrilling Event! Use Coupon Code (04CORP35.) (PROMO CODE 04CORP35) 35 dollar tickets GET INVOLVED & HAVE FUN TOO! While having the possibility of saving a life, why not make it fun? For the 2016 calendar year, Guardian Angel Council has partnered with ThrillSeekers 5K Stunt Run! This 5K Obstacle Course is the first Stunt Run of its kind designed by Hollywood stunt producers in a safe, family friendly environment. Go grab a team, get your family and friends, and sign up for the Stunt Run! About The World's only Stunt Run! The popularity of Nitro Circus and hit TV shows like Thrillbillies have inspired millions across the United States and world-wide to push the limits of professional and not so professional sports and activities. The risk and reward trade-off of these stunts make them thrilling to watch but much too dangerous for most to attempt. By tapping into over 15 years of stunt production experience, we’ve brought the expertise previously only available to X Games athletes to the masses to give everyone the thrills they’ve been seeking! Taking advantage of the incredible advancements in safety technology, you can now push the limits of possibilities just like professional stunt performers! We designed The 5k ThrillSeeker Stunt Run to feel more like a roller coaster than a run and put you in control of your ride! (PROMO CODE 04CORP35) 35 dollar tickets For more information and sponsorship Opportunities please Contact Marcus 210-202-0794 marcus@stuntrun.com

Scrabble Club

Are you great with words? Join us to learn how to play or show off your impressive vocabulary! Practice your Scrabble skills and qualify in person for the June 4 tournament. For more information about qualification requirements, email Scrabble Coach, Jeff Syprison: scrabble 246@aol.com For ages 7-18 For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Opening Weekend of Imaginate

Help us celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, Imaginate! $5 per person pricing will be offered on May 28, 29, and 30, and will include admission to the museum, Imaginate, and all special activities and events.

Imaginate

May 28 – September 5, 2016 Infinite combinations and possibilities await you in Imaginate, a hands-on exhibit designed to pique your creativity and challenge your imagination. Create paper airplanes and test your aerial manufacturing skills by sending them down a wind tunnel. Or step on the scale to see what wingspan you’d need to take flight. Test properties of materials to see how nature has directly inspired many inventions. Step inside a room of sound and lights to orchestrate a musical masterpiece. Become the director of your own stop-motion animated film or invent something new by tinkering with traditional and non-traditional materials. Adults $10, Children $6, Seniors $9 (includes general museum admission and special exhibit)

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Waco Got Soles

Sneaker & Appearal Show Buy, Sell, & Trade your shoes. Over $1000 worth of giveaways. Raffles for a pair of shoes and many other great items from our many sponsors. Come out and enjoy live music, food and drinks, and a chance to witness so many shoes. Join us to crown a NEW Waco Got Soles champion as we will have a sneaker competition for the previous Championship. The winner will walk away with a customized Waco Got Soles championship belt. $10 admission

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Belly Dancing

Learn how to shimmy, circle, lift and drop one step at a time! Belly dancing boasts a long history as a social dance enjoyed by women of all ages and body types. Local dance and drama teacher Tracey Villanueva teaches fusion style belly dancing, building on the fundamentals of cabaret and Middle Eastern belly dancing with a mix of modern musical styles from home and around the globe. You'll practice body isolation techniques, learn several dance routines and get tips on making inexpensive costumes. Wear comfortable clothing to class. Students must be at least 16 years old to register. Both beginner and returning students are welcome. Registration cost is $59. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.