CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Friday, July 21, 2017

STEAM Boats

Engineering and art come together beautifully when you make a gorgeous boat that actually floats! Build a boat out of clay and try it out in a tub of water to see if it sinks or swims. Beat the heat with this fun, creative STEAM event! Be sure to register online to make sure you save your spot. For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Summer Reading Club Presents: BaGar Theatre Productions

Join us for theatre for adults and children of all ages! Come and see an amazing musical performance based on classic literature--fairy tales, fables and more! For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Teen After Hours: Glow Party

Get ready to glow! Play glow in the dark Twister and murder in the dark (sneaky hiding and glow sticks)--all after the library is closed--plus much more! You must be 13 to attend this event since parents will drop teens off for the party. Drop off is at 5:45 (right before the library closes) and pick up is at 8. For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Game Time

Meet new friends every week while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own. For ages 11 & under For more information: Call 750-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Texas Democratic Party County Chair Association Annual Meeting

Annual meeting.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Videogame Day

Play Wii U games like Super Smash Brothers and Mario Kart 8, PS4 games and more! Bring your own Nintendo 3DS to get a big group going on some games! For ages 11-17. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Kids Minecraft Club

Kids love Minecraft! If you've got Minecrafters in your house, bring them to the Library to play and explore the realm. Beginners are welcome or join us to show off your skills! Space is limited, so register to save your spot. For more information: Call 750-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Block Party

Preschoolers and toddlers are invited to our monthly Block Party at Central Library! Build, play and create using our big blocks and other manipulatives. Strengthen social skills & motor skills while having FUN! Ages 6 & younger. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Texas Metaphysical Fair in Waco, Texas

Texas Metaphysical Fair in Waco, Texas will be Sunday, July 23, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. It is being held at the Waco Convention Center, Mc Lennan Hall 209, 100 Washington Ave. Waco, Texas 76701. There will be Psychic, Tarot Card Readers, Healers, Metaphysical Products, Holistic Practitioners, Medium, and Pendulum Readers! FREE Parking, FREE Admission For more information, go to: www.texasmetaphysicalfairs.com For more information, or to become a vendor, get in contact with Ricardo Gonzales, ricgonaus@gmail.com, 512.560.8907

Monday, July 24, 2017

Chapter Book Chat "Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell"

Every Monday in July, catch up with the Chapter Book Chat! Sign up now, check out your book (we'll have one waiting for you) and join us every week to discuss, make new friends and have fun. The book for June is Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer. Alex and Connor journey to a magical land of stories where they learn that ""happily ever after"" wasn't the end of many of their favorite stories! The Evil Queen might give them some trouble, but they will work hard to find their way back home. Chapter Book Chat is for kids in grades 4-5. For more information: Call 750-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Romp & Read

A brand new storytime program that has stories, songs, movement and puppets! Children ages 2-4 can build their literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too! For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Nom Nom Namaste Yoga Lunch Break

The Yoga Lunch Break at the Library continues. Join us every Monday for a yoga practice at your favorite place--the Library! Beginners are welcome. Just bring your mat, a towel and a bottle of water. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Art Life

Ready to get your art on? Join us every Tuesday for fun, learning and art with Robyn! Beginners are welcome or come to sharpen your skills. All materials are provided, so just bring yourself and your imagination. Class topics: 7-11 Colored Pencil 7-18 Perspective 7-25 Draw a Comic For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Angel Paws' Reading Buddies

Cozy up to a furry friend for quality reading time. Kids can improve their reading, gain self-confidence just have fun! Each reservation includes a 20 minute reading period and a short craft. Space is limited, so call 254-750-5952 to reserve your time. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

STEAM Team

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math! This week: Explore Ancient Rome! Sharpen your math skills by making Roman mosaics, build a model aqueduct, make a hodometer to measure distance, and compete in the mud brick building challenge! For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Summer Reading Club Presents: Matt Sandbank's Shadow Factory

In the Wild Goose Chase shadow puppet show, visit a land where anything is possible--dancing pants, guitar rockin' grannies and more! Use rhythm, rhyme and imagination to find out where this wild goose chase will end. This awesome show is fun for the whole family. For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Summer Reading Club Presents: Matt Sandbank's Shadow Factory

In the Wild Goose Chase shadow puppet show, visit a land where anything is possible--dancing pants, guitar rockin' grannies and more! Use rhythm, rhyme and imagination to find out where this wild goose chase will end. This awesome show is fun for the whole family. For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Angel Paws' Reading Buddies

Cozy up to a furry friend for quality reading time. Kids can improve their reading, gain self-confidence just have fun! Each reservation includes a 20 minute reading period and a short craft. Space is limited, so call 254-750-5952 to reserve your time. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Summer Reading Club Presents: Matt Sandbank's Shadow Factory

In the Wild Goose Chase shadow puppet show, visit a land where anything is possible--dancing pants, guitar rockin' grannies and more! Use rhythm, rhyme and imagination to find out where this wild goose chase will end. This awesome show is fun for the whole family. For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Family Night: Puppet Show "The Three Little Pigs Build a Better World!"

Our very own WMCL Teen Volunteers will perform a puppet show that's fun for the whole family! The Three Little Pigs Build a Better World is our last Family Night, so be sure to join us for a fun puppet show and an interactive skit that lets you be a part of the performance. The volunteers love to show off all their hard work at the end of a busy summer! For more information: Call 750-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Inspiration Ink

It's time for a new writing club at the East Waco Library! Discover your hidden creativity every Thursday by writing poems, short stories, plays and more! Inspiration Ink is a club where you can be comfortable being yourself--no judging allowed. Write together or alone and have a place to share (but only if you want)! For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Dance & Play

Get up, move and dance! Have fun and work off your energy with one hour of CRAZY fun at the library. For ages 6-11. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Friday, July 28, 2017

Summer Reading Club Presents: Matt Sandbank's Shadow Factory

In the Wild Goose Chase shadow puppet show, visit a land where anything is possible--dancing pants, guitar rockin' grannies and more! Use rhythm, rhyme and imagination to find out where this wild goose chase will end. This awesome show is fun for the whole family. For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Paint Party

You're invited to the Paint Party! Join us to learn a new painting technique every time. Be sure to wear something you don't mind getting paint on--things might get a little messy! Build your skills and be SUPER creative! All materials are provided. For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Game Time

Meet new friends every week while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own. For ages 11 & under For more information: Call 750-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Board Game Day

Use your imagination to create something great with LEGOs! We bring the LEGOs, you bring the ideas! Sometimes we will have a project to work on together and sometimes you can just let your building and imagination skills go WILD! For more information: Call 750-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Monday, July 31, 2017

Nom Nom Namaste Yoga Lunch Break

The Yoga Lunch Break at the Library continues. Join us every Monday for a yoga practice at your favorite place--the Library! Beginners are welcome. Just bring your mat, a towel and a bottle of water. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Romp & Read

A brand new storytime program that has stories, songs, movement and puppets! Children ages 2-4 can build their literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too! For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Chapter Book Chat "Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell"

Every Monday in July, catch up with the Chapter Book Chat! Sign up now, check out your book (we'll have one waiting for you) and join us every week to discuss, make new friends and have fun. The book for June is Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer. Alex and Connor journey to a magical land of stories where they learn that ""happily ever after"" wasn't the end of many of their favorite stories! The Evil Queen might give them some trouble, but they will work hard to find their way back home. Chapter Book Chat is for kids in grades 4-5. For more information: Call 750-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Sock Puppet Party

We have all the stuff you need to make an awesome sock puppet! Let your creativity shine and then your puppet can be a part of the dance party. For more information, please call 254-745-6018 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Sock Puppet Party

We have all the stuff you need to make an awesome sock puppet! Let your creativity shine and then your puppet can be a part of the dance party. For more information, please call 254-745-6018 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Inspiration Ink

It's time for a new writing club at the East Waco Library! Discover your hidden creativity every Thursday by writing poems, short stories, plays and more! Inspiration Ink is a club where you can be comfortable being yourself--no judging allowed. Write together or alone and have a place to share (but only if you want)! For more information, please call 254-750-8620 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Lego Lab

Use your imagination to create something great with LEGOs! We bring the LEGOs, you bring the ideas! Sometimes we will have a project to work on together and sometimes you can just let your building and imagination skills go WILD! For more information, please call 254-750-8620 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Game Time

Meet new friends every week while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own. For ages 6 - 11 For more information, please call 254-745-6018 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Sensory-Friendly Matinee

The Sensory Friendly Matinee is a movie viewing especially for our visitors with special needs. The lights are not too low and the sound is not too loud. There's plenty of room to move around and sing along! This month, join us for The Secret Life of Pets--see Max the terrier's life get turned upside down when his family takes in a stray. For more information, please call 254-750-8621 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Hawaiian Falls to host Champions Day for special needs families June 23 & August 5

Hawaiian Falls will host Champions Day Friday June 23, and Saturday August 5 at the Garland, Mansfield, The Colony, Roanoke and Waco waterparks to bless families of individuals with special needs. “Very often, Champions Day is a special needs person’s first visit to a waterpark,” said Clint Hill, Hawaiian Falls president & CEO. “It can be overwhelming for people with sensory issues to process all the stimuli of a waterpark on an average day. So, for Champions Day, we turn our music way down during this special time. We ask our staff to be much more lenient to accommodate our guests’ special needs. We also bring in extra staff for a more favorable staff-to-guest ratio. We let the Champions and their families have exclusive use of the park before we open to the public.” Champions Day tickets will be sold at the front gate until 10 a.m. On June 23 and August 5. Champions (those with special needs) are admitted free from 8:30 am – 10 am. Immediate family members/caregivers will be $10 each (up to a maximum of 4 people.) Tickets are valid during this private event for the day of event only. Once inside, families are welcome to stay all day. More importantly, the Champions and their families will have exclusive use of the park from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. The parks will open to the public 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Season pass holders always get in 30 minutes before the public.) More information is available at https://hfalls.com/specials-events/ “Special needs families often tell us they wouldn’t be able to come without this offer,” explained Hill. “They never know if they’ll be able to stay an hour or all day. We’ve held Champions Days for several years now and it always brings us great joy to see how much the families get out of these special times. It truly exemplifies our core mission of bringing families closer together.” Celebrating more than a decade of bringing families closer together, Hawaiian Falls operates water parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, R

Greater Bohemian Open

Join us for the most unusual and fun golf tournament of the year! It’s a four person scramble- with a twist. Your team will drive from a toilet, putt with a pool cue and croquet mallet, and perform other various skills that you will never forget!

Crafty Kids

Get messy this month and learn lots of ways to make prints you'll love! You might be surprised by your art supplies! For more information, please call 254-750-5941 or go to wacolibrary.org

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Badass Texas Half-marathon

http://www.runproject.org/badasstexas/ Please visit for more details.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Romp & Read

A brand new storytime program that has stories, songs, movement and puppets! Children ages 2-4 can build their literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too! For more information, please call 254-750-8621 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Yoga Lunch Break

The Yoga Lunch Break at the Library continues. Join us every Monday for a yoga practice at your favorite place--the Library! Beginners are welcome. Just bring your mat, a towel and a bottle of water. For more information, please call 254-750-5941 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

STEAM Team

STEAM Team is a weekly program where elementary-aged kids can explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math concepts in a fun way. In preparation for our Solar Eclipse bast on August 21, we're exploring solar eclipses. We'll talk about the upcoming eclipse and why it's a big deal. Then we'll watch a video explaining how solar eclipses happen. After that we'll build our own models of an eclipse to display in the library as advertisement for the Solar Eclipse bash. For more information, please call 254-750-5941 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Lego Lab

Use your imagination to create something great with LEGOs! We bring the LEGOs, you bring the ideas! Sometimes we will have a project to work on together and sometimes you can just let your building and imagination skills go WILD! For more information, please call 254-750-8620 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Inspiration Ink

It's time for a new writing club at the East Waco Library! Discover your hidden creativity every Thursday by writing poems, short stories, plays and more! Inspiration Ink is a club where you can be comfortable being yourself--no judging allowed. Write together or alone and have a place to share (but only if you want)! For more information, please call 254-750-8620 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Game Time

Meet new friends every week while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own. For ages 6 - 11 For more information, please call 254-745-6018 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Teen After Hours: Escape the Library!

Join us for a fun after-hours event! The challenge is to figure out how to get out of the Library escape room! Use your wits to find clues, work with your teammates, and try to solve the puzzle before it's too late! You must be at least 13 to attend this event since parents will drop teens off for the party. Drop off is at 5:45 (right before the library closes) and pick up is at 8. For more information, please call 254-750-8621 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Family Night on the Brazos and Outdoor Screening of Zootopia

Hey families and locals! You're invited to Family Night on the Brazos and the Outdoor Screening of Zootopia August 12 from 7:00pm-10:00pm. The Alliance for Safe Children is hosting your city's favorites like Pokey O's ice cream sandwiches, the Hippodrome's outdoor theater, and much more! Catch up on current child safety practices, gain family resources, and get to know your city's nonprofits face to face. This is a great time to support your community's agencies and find out how you can support local organizations as a member of this booming city! From car seat information, safe sleep practices, to food security, we've got you covered! Admission is FREE and all are welcome! For more information contact: 254-732-0482 facebook.com/hopesprogram

Kids Comic Squad

At the Kids Comic Squad, we'll discuss what makes comics great and what you should read next! For more information, please call 254-745-6018 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Doctor Who Fandom Club

Let your TARDIS guide you to the Doctor Who Fandom Club. Talk about the many years of the Doctor and his adventures, the comic books, spin-offs, games and more! Take a Doctor Who picture with our fantastic green screen and leave with a handmade, Whovian craft! For more information, please call 254-750-8621 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Lists, Census, and Registrations Beyond the Federal Population Census Schedules, a Brown Bag Program

"The records of our ancestors are many and diverse. Enumerations or lists such as voter registrations, tax list, slave schedules, agricultural schedules, scholastic census and more are important documents that place an ancestor in a specific place and time. Join us as we explore some of the other census records beyond the popular US Federal Population schedules. Co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society. For more information, please call 254-745-6018 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Yoga Lunch Break

The Yoga Lunch Break at the Library continues. Join us every Monday for a yoga practice at your favorite place--the Library! Beginners are welcome. Just bring your mat, a towel and a bottle of water. For more information, please call 254-750-5941 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Romp & Read

A brand new storytime program that has stories, songs, movement and puppets! Children ages 2-4 can build their literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too! For more information, please call 254-750-8621 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

STEAM Team

STEAM Team is a weekly program where elementary-aged kids can explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math concepts in a fun way. All about ancient Greece. We'll work on our math skills by making magic squares, design and construct pulleys like the Grecians did, and take a look at Grecian architecture and put our engineering skills to the test! For more information, please call 254-750-5941 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Life Size Candyland!

Bring the whole family and be the pieces in a giant game of Candyland! Visit the Lollipop Woods, Peppermint forest and more! For more information, please call 254-750-8621 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Lunch with the Master Gardeners - What to Plant in the Fall - Free horticulture seminar.

Master Gardener, Carol Wood will share information on what to plant in the fall. Bring your lunch and come and join the discussion of the best trees, bulbs, flowers and vegetables to plant in one of the best growing seasons in Texas. If you have questions regarding this event, please call the arboretum at 254-399-9204.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dance & Play

Get up, move and dance! Have fun and work off your energy with one hour of CRAZY fun at the library. For ages 6-11. For more information, please call 254-750-5941 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Computer Class for Seniors

Every Month will be a different topic in computer use for Seniors. For more information, please call 254-750-5941 or go to wacolibrary.org

Anime Club

Watch anime, get creative and talk about it with other people who like anime as much as you do! Learn about Japanese culture through the characters in the books and movies! For more information, please call 254-745-6018 or go to wacolibrary.org For more information, please call 254-745-6018 or go to wacolibrary.org

Inspiration Ink

It's time for a new writing club at the East Waco Library! Discover your hidden creativity every Thursday by writing poems, short stories, plays and more! Inspiration Ink is a club where you can be comfortable being yourself--no judging allowed. Write together or alone and have a place to share (but only if you want)! For more information, please call 254-750-8620 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Game Time

Meet new friends every week while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own. For ages 6 - 11 For more information, please call 254-745-6018 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

CTGS Genealogy Beginners Class

"Start your genealogy journey off on the right foot with tips on genealogy forms, an introduction to basic records such as Census and immigration records, Internet sources, and a tour and orientation of the Genealogy Center. Presenters will be Norma Cannata of the Central Texas Genealogical Society and Bill Buckner, Supervisor of the Genealogy Center. Co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society For more information, please call 254-745-6018 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Lego Lab at the Library

Use your imagination to create something great with LEGOs! We bring the LEGOs, you bring the ideas! For more information, please call 254-750-5941 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Battle on the Brazos Dragon Boat Festival

www.BattleOnTheBrazos.com We are excited to announce that Target Restoration, LLC and Enrich Seniors are bringing Dragon Boat Racing to Waco on August 19, 2017. With its origin in China, dragon boating is a sport that’s been around for more than 2,300 years. It has been adapted from its traditional beginnings into the sport it is today. Dragon Boating offers fun for all ages and fitness levels, while simultaneously offering the challenge of competition. A standard size dragon boat seats 20 paddlers in 10 rows with a drummer in the bow to motivate the team and keep the paddlers in sync. These 21 people all work in unison to propel this 42’ long “canoe” down the race course. This Battle on the Brazos Dragon Boat Festival will take place on the river next to McLane Stadium Boat Docks and Touchdown Alley from 9am – 3pm. While teams are racing down the Brazos River, there will be food trucks and local artisan vendors set up on the plaza for that festival feel. Here is an exciting addition to an already GREAT day! Baylor University’s Meet the Bears will be taking place inside the stadium the morning of the race. That will bring an extra three to five thousand spectators and festival goers to the river. What a great opportunity for exposure! All proceeds will bene?t Enrich Seniors. Enrich Seniors is a non-profit organization compassionately dedicated to improving the lives of seniors in our community by helping maintain independence through life-changing services and impactful programs while also enriching their quality of life. For information about sponsorship opportunities or forming a team please contact Casey at 254.339.1651 or casey@enrichseniors.org. For information about joining the Festival as a vendor, please contact Bonnie at 254.339.1651 or bonnie@enrichseniors.org.

Master Gardeners at the Farmer's Market - Propagation Information

Master Gardeners will be at the Farmer's Market! Learn to propagate your favorite plants! We will have two propagation experts on hand this date to demonstrate methods and answer your questions. We are ready with written information and websites for your specific gardening interests. Please contact the McLennan County extension office with questions regarding this event at (254)757-5180.