CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Friday, April 20, 2018

Game Time

Meet new friends while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own.

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

The Front Row of Fashion Hosted at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame

Join over 200 fans of fashion at The Texas Sports Hall of Fame on Friday April 20th, 2018 as Professional Athletes Jerrell Freeman, Perrish Cox, and Derrick Johnson model at The Front Row of Fashion Show. Heavy hor'dervres, red or white wine included for our Front Row patrons. Shop from more than 20 creative vendors with art and unique merchandise from all over Texas. Doors open at 6 PM.

Future Coders

It's never too early to think about the future! Today's kids are tomorrow's coders, so join us at the library to learn the basics of coding. This month, use your coding skills to make poetry, games and more!

Ready Set Draw!

It's time to exercise your listening skills and imagination at Ready, Set, Draw! Each month, listen to Ms. Kelsie read parts of books and use your imagination to see what she is describing. Then, use our drawing tools to make your vision a reality! Draw what you imagined and share it with the group. Everyone's different ideas are what makes this so much fun!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

How does your Garden Grow? Container Gardening

Container gardening is a great way to have a flower or vegetable garden when you don't have a lot of space. Use all kinds of containers to hold your plants and you'll reap the rewards. Our friends from the McLennan County Master Gardeners will visit to give tips and advice on making your container garden successful this year.

Lego Lab at the Library

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!

2018 Waco Fly Fishing Film Tour

Sendero Provisions Co., Balcones Distilling, and The Bear Mountain are proud to bring you the 2018 premiere of the Fly Fishing Film Tour in Waco, TX at the Waco Hippodrome Theatre. Doors open at 4pm, Show starts at 5pm - Tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door. We have some amazing raffles from Costa, Yeti, and more. Come out, grab some dinner, enjoy a drink, and watch some amazing films from all around the globe! Check out the sizzle reel here: https://flyfilmtour.com/ For more information please email contact@senderopc.com.

Heartis Car Show, Concert, & Cook Out

Heartis invites the Waco community to join us and enjoy a cookout and a car show featuring The Heart of Texas Old Car Club, along with a concert featuring The Morticians. We also welcome any other car submissions, no entry fee. This is a free event for the public; all we ask is a suggested donation for a meal benefiting The Alzheimer’s Association. Please RSVP to (254) 848-9090 by April 14th to enter a car!

5th Annual Earth Day FREE Reusable Shopping Bag Distribution by the Waco Friends of Peace/Climate.

In Honor of Earth Day, the Waco Friends of Peace/Climate will give away FREE reusable grocery bags. The bags help avoid plastic, which is contaminating our lands, air and oceans; combat climate change; and are more convenient than plastic bags. They are available to everyone on a first come first served basis.

Join the Titanic Crew!

Join us for an informational meeting on April 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm to learn more about volunteer opportunities for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and the Mayborn Museum Complex. We need your help to make this exhibition a success! Are you interested in history? Do you love to interact with people? Do you have a dynamic, engaging personality? The Mayborn Museum Complex is actively seeking volunteers to join our exclusive Titanic Crew. Individuals joining the Titanic Crew will have first-look access to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, actively contribute to the entertaining historic exhibit, and can gain Mayborn Museum rewards for volunteering.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

First Responder Half Marathon

Join us on April 22, 2018 (note date change from November 26th) in the Heart of Texas to Celebrate, Honor, and Remember First Responders from all across our country. A flat course of 13.1 miles, starting and ending at Waco's newest and finest Number One Fire Station, will include running through historic central Texas and along the Brazos River with Police, Fire, and EMS units surrounding us, supporting us, and reminding us of why we run.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Kids Minecraft Club

If you love Minecraft, this is a weekly chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

Spanish For Families

Learn Spanish as a family at this fun, bilingual event. Music, games and activities make learning fun!

Wild Torch

Jesus Said Love (jesussaidlove.com), a nonprofit serving people in the commercial sex industry to awaken hope and empower change, will hold its fourth annual "Wild Torch" fundraising gala on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Waco Hippodrome Theatre. Wild Torch is a must-attend event and will be an incredible evening of art and story.

Wild Torch

Jesus Said Love (jesussaidlove.com), a nonprofit serving people in the commercial sex industry to awaken hope and empower change, will hold its fourth annual "Wild Torch" fundraising gala on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Waco Hippodrome Theatre. Wild Torch is a must-attend event and will be an incredible evening of art and story.

Romp & Read

Kids ages 2-4 have so much fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Yoga Lunch Break

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.

Game On!

Team up or face off with Nintendo Switch games at this afterschool gaming event. Plus, we'll have tabletop and card games if you want to go unplugged.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Baby Time

Babies 0-12 months have a great time with fun just for them! Encourage pre-literacy skills and boost creativity and imagination through interactive play, stories and music. Siblings are welcome to join for even more learning and FUN!

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

STEAM Team

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math!

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!

Let's make a Kite!

We’ll have all the supplies you need to make an awesome kite just in time for spring! Join us for a visit from the Sertoma Society, and the whole family can work together to build a masterpiece of engineering and let your creativity soar!

Spring Workshop

Michael Holter will be the guest artist for a four day workshop, Watercolor Impressionism: Landscape. Holter’s watercolors have a loose, vibrant quality that defines impressionistic watercolors. Join us as Holter leads us in learning the techniques and approaches he has developed during his successful painting career. Cachapline@yahoo.com

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Toddler Time

A special storytime designed for ages 1-2. Come join the fun with rhymes, stories, music, movement games and more! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler.

Baby Signs

Baby sign language is a great way to communicate with your baby without talking. Babies can usually learn to sign before they learn to talk, so it's never too early to start! Your baby can learn to ask for food, tell you when he's scared and even ask for books (that's our favorite!) This jump start on communication can help your baby start talking sooner and have more words to share.

Bilingual Family Storytime

Join us for a storytime in English and Spanish! Activities for the whole family support bilingual learning and cultures with an emphasis on fun.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Art Life

Ready to get your art on? Join us every Thursday 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.

Family Storytime

Enjoy an evening of stories, music, and activities for the entire family! Also, make a craft as a part of the fun.

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Central Texas Teen Science Cafe

Calling all teens. Join us for this free, fun event! Enjoy snacks as we chat with a local scientist about their research, career, and experience. This month’s guest is Dr. Trey Cade, the director of Baylor’s Institute for Air Science and the Space Weather Research Laboratory. He will talk about space weather and how it affects us.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Future Coders

It's never too early to think about the future! Today's kids are tomorrow's coders, so join us at the library to learn the basics of coding. This month, use your coding skills to make poetry, games and more!

Yoga for Kids

Can you be a tree, a cat or an airplane? With yoga you can! Use your body to make the shapes and use your imagination, too.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Kid's 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!

Kids Roblox Club

Do you know Roblox? If you love this online game, join us work on creativity and problem solving by creating games for others. Space is limited, so be sure to register online to save your spot.

Design Den: Sewing

That’s SEW cool! Join us in Design Den for a day of sewing and weaving. Explore with textiles and fabric by embroidering designs, using sewing machines and weaving with yarn! Please note that only participants ages 8 and up will be allowed in Design Den Studio (back area), and a parent signature will be required.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Kids Minecraft Club

If you love Minecraft, this is a weekly chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

Yoga Lunch Break

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.

Game On!

Team up or face off with Nintendo Switch games at this afterschool gaming event. Plus, we'll have tabletop and card games if you want to go unplugged.

Spanish For Families

Learn Spanish as a family at this fun, bilingual event. Music, games and activities make learning fun!

Romp & Read

Kids ages 2-4 have so much fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Marvelous Mother's Day Gifts

If you're not ready for Mother's Day, we can help! Moms LOVE handmade gifts, so we've got everything you need to put together something unique and beautiful for the moms in your life. This program is free and we will offer help with the projects, so your gift will be the best it can be. 

Baby Time

Babies 0-12 months have a great time with fun just for them! Encourage pre-literacy skills and boost creativity and imagination through interactive play, stories and music. Siblings are welcome to join for even more learning and FUN!

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Free Tutoring

Free tutoring is BACK! Every Tuesday and Thursday, we'll have someone here to help you with reading, math, science and social studies. Spring is testing season, so get ready to knock them out of the park! Thanks to our partnership with the Baylor Hispanic Student Association, we've got great tutors to help you be your best.

STEAM Team

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math!

Children's Book Week: 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!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Toddler Time

A special storytime designed for ages 1-2. Come join the fun with rhymes, stories, music, movement games and more! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler.

Girls Who Code

Join the sisterhood of tech-savvy women! This club is a great chance to explore computer science in a safe, supportive environment. Meet your peers and discover role models in the computer science and technology field. We are part of this national initiative to increase the number of women in tech fields in the future.

Chronic Pain Self Management Program

Our friends from the Area Agency on Aging are back. Learn to manage chronic pain using exercise and nutrition. Communication and understanding are the first step to managing chronic pain. This is a six week class to learn everything you need to know about managing your pain. Register by calling 254-292-1857.

Children's Book Week: Book Carnival with Geronimo Stilton

It's Children's Book Week! We'll keep the fun going with a Book Carnival. Join the legendary Geronimo Stilton for a fun carnival atmosphere. We'll work as a group to make up our own Geronimo story and he will help us act it out. We'll play games and win prizes! 

Baby Signs

Baby sign language is a great way to communicate with your baby without talking. Babies can usually learn to sign before they learn to talk, so it's never too early to start! Your baby can learn to ask for food, tell you when he's scared and even ask for books (that's our favorite!) This jump start on communication can help your baby start talking sooner and have more words to share.

Seniors Game Night

We’re partnering with United Health Care to provide a fun game night for seniors twice a month. We’ll have card games, dominoes and checkers to start. Make this new group a fun part of your month!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Free Tutoring

Free tutoring is BACK! Every Tuesday and Thursday, we'll have someone here to help you with reading, math, science and social studies. Spring is testing season, so get ready to knock them out of the park! Thanks to our partnership with the Baylor Hispanic Student Association, we've got great tutors to help you be your best.

A Fresh Start To a Healthier You!

Our friend Lindsey from Texas Agrilife Extension is back! She's got more tips to help you plan healthy meals--even on a budget! This four week class will help you plan your meals, from the grocery store to the table, so you can work to balance your life. Let's get healthy with her help! you don't have to attend all four session, but we would love to see you there! Session 1: Creating Safe and Healthier Meals Session 2: Balancing your Day Part 1 Session 3: Balancing your Day Part 2 Session 4: Saving more at the Grocery Store

Knit and Crochet Club

Beginners and experienced crocheters will enjoy the projects, tips and tricks provided by our very own Kayla. Learn a new skill and have fun! You'll be hooked in no time! We will have supplies but feel free to bring your own!

Family Storytime

Enjoy an evening of stories, music, and activities for the entire family! Also, make a craft as a part of the fun.

Children's Book Week / Meet The Angel Paws' Reading Buddies

It's Children's Book Week! Join us for a special Angel Paws preview. Get a chance to read to a special dog friend--they are great listeners! Whether you're an Angel Paws pro or trying something new, you'll enjoy reading with a furry friend!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Children's Book Week: DIY Books

It's Children's Book Week! It's a great chance to make your own book and we've got all the materials. Bring your imagination and your ideas and learn how to put a book together with your own paper, yarn and glue. You can write a story or draw pictures to finish your creation.

Game Time

Meet new friends while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

McLennan County Master Gardeners 2018 Annual Plant Sale

Large variety of plants grown by local Master Gardeners. Annuals and Perennials, Hanging Baskets, Herbs and Vegetable, House Plants, Roses, Texas Natives, Texas Superstars, Succulents and Cacti, Shade Plants, Vines, and Ground Cover, Butterfly and Hummingbird Plants.

9 ON 9 FLAG FOOTBALL

Waco United Youth Sports is the first in the Waco area to introduce the new 9 on 9 flag football for children ages 4-12. This new league sport, developed by former NFL players combines the best of flag and tackle football to create the most realistic game a non-impact atmosphere can provide. Our goal is to alway put the safety of our players first, with the added safety protection this is a great opportune for children interested in flag football to play with safety gear giving parents an extra sense of safety in the sport. Each player will wear protected helmet and vest pad. Visit our website www.wacounited.org for more information on registering your child or call 254-495-3998 THE BENEFITS *PLAYING THE GAME in gear worn by HS, College, & Pro teams *PLAYING THE GAME & DEVELOP football skills in all positions *PLAYING THE GAME because it’s FUN & you love football *PLAYING THE GAME with added PROTECTION THE BASICS *9 on 9 play *3 down linemen, 5 eligible and 1 quarterback *50-yard field with 10 yard end zones *Traditional point value & first downs *Blocking & blitzing allowed *Played all year long

12th Annual Sertoma Kite Festival

Free family event --- kite flying, 100 free kites given away, music, games, prize wheel, raffle, bounce houses, candy drops, vendors, food vendors. All net proceeds remain here in central Texas provide hearing aids to children, equipment to test hearing to Region 12 school nurses, and scholarships to hard of hearing students or students entering the hearing healthcare or interpreting field.

Faces from the Southern Ocean

Antarctica is completely surrounded by the Southern Ocean. There are no sounds except for reverberating wind and water punctuated by the cracking and booming of ice as it breaks off into the sea. It is a pristine place, overwhelming and awesome. Through a selection of photography by J.J. L’Heureux, Faces From the Southern Ocean embodies the spirit of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, a realm dominated by sky and cold. Reindeer, seals and penguins—inhabitants of this icy region—along with breathtaking landscapes are captured in photographs from L’Heureux’s more than a dozen expeditions to this region. Faces from the Southern Ocean is organized by Katharine T. Carter & Associates.

Summer Teen Volunteer Fair

It's almost Summer! Teens age 13-17 can volunteer this summer at all of our summer events. We love our volunteers and we would love to see you there. Join us to discover all the volunteer opportunities and get signed up for the ones you want the most. 

Big Brew 2018

The Waco Homebrewers Club is excited to announce they are teaming up with the Craft Brewing Shop and Bare Arms Brewing to host a Home Beer Brewing Demonstration on May 5, 2018 in celebration of National Homebrew Day. Mark your calendars for this special event that unites homebrewers from around the world! The public is invited to come out to the Bare Arms Brewing Parking lot to learn about the beer making process and share a pint or two with us! Contact: Kevin yackley - brewmaster@waco.beer

Say Yes! Improv Class for Kids

Build confidence and public speaking skills while you play improv games and have fun. Kids will follow the first rule of improv theatre: "Say YES!" to stretch their minds and comfort zones.

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 Emoji Movie. Gene and Hi-5 have an app-venture to try to find the code that makes Gene "normal". When danger strikes, it's up to these unlikely heroes to save themselves and all their friends. 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Game On!

Team up or face off with Nintendo Switch games at this afterschool gaming event. Plus, we'll have tabletop and card games if you want to go unplugged.

Kids Minecraft Club

If you love Minecraft, this is a weekly chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

Romp & Read

Kids ages 2-4 have so much fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Yoga Lunch Break

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.

Accessing Digital Records with FamilySearch.org, a Brown Bag program

Join us to learn about a digital shift in genealogical research. Instead of requesting and waiting for microfilm, access the digitized resources anywhere and anytime. Bob and Cathy Stanton of the local FamilySearch Family History Center will share the new technology and other features of the FamilySearch.org resource. Co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Books & Brews: Little Fires Everywhere

Books & Brews continues in May with Little Fires Everywhere. Join us at Bare Arms Brewing (2515 LaSalle Ave) for the second meeting of Books & Brews,  a new adult book club that travels to local businesses for monthly meetings. Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30pm. We'll save you a seat!

Baby Time

Babies 0-12 months have a great time with fun just for them! Encourage pre-literacy skills and boost creativity and imagination through interactive play, stories and music. Siblings are welcome to join for even more learning and FUN!

STEAM Team

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math!

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

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!

Sensory Storytime

Join us for a great, inclusive storytime program geared for children with special needs from ages 3-11. Everyone can participate in the interactive stories with hands-on activities like shakers and bubbles in a safe, comfortable environment.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Toddler Time

A special storytime designed for ages 1-2. Come join the fun with rhymes, stories, music, movement games and more! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler.

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Baby Signs

Baby sign language is a great way to communicate with your baby without talking. Babies can usually learn to sign before they learn to talk, so it's never too early to start! Your baby can learn to ask for food, tell you when he's scared and even ask for books (that's our favorite!) This jump start on communication can help your baby start talking sooner and have more words to share.

Girls Who Code

Join the sisterhood of tech-savvy women! This club is a great chance to explore computer science in a safe, supportive environment. Meet your peers and discover role models in the computer science and technology field. We are part of this national initiative to increase the number of women in tech fields in the future.

Bilingual Family Storytime

Join us for a storytime in English and Spanish! Activities for the whole family support bilingual learning and cultures with an emphasis on fun.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Family Storytime

Enjoy an evening of stories, music, and activities for the entire family! Also, make a craft as a part of the fun.

A Fresh Start To a Healthier You!

Our friend Lindsey from Texas Agrilife Extension is back! She's got more tips to help you plan healthy meals--even on a budget! This four week class will help you plan your meals, from the grocery store to the table, so you can work to balance your life. Let's get healthy with her help! you don't have to attend all four session, but we would love to see you there! Session 1: Creating Safe and Healthier Meals Session 2: Balancing your Day Part 1 Session 3: Balancing your Day Part 2 Session 4: Saving more at the Grocery Store

A Fresh Start To a Healthier You!

Our friend Lindsey from Texas Agrilife Extension is back! She's got more tips to help you plan healthy meals--even on a budget! This four week class will help you plan your meals, from the grocery store to the table, so you can work to balance your life. Let's get healthy with her help! you don't have to attend all four session, but we would love to see you there! Session 1: Creating Safe and Healthier Meals Session 2: Balancing your Day Part 1 Session 3: Balancing your Day Part 2 Session 4: Saving more at the Grocery Store

Friday, May 11, 2018

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Yoga for Kids

Can you be a tree, a cat or an airplane? With yoga you can! Use your body to make the shapes and use your imagination, too.

Teen After Hours: Life Size Arcade

When the library is closed, teens can take over! You are the pieces in the games when we play Life Size Pac-Man, Angry Birds and more! Remember you must be at least 13 to attend this after hours event.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Library Scouts

Come learn some life skills while having fun! Library Scouts is your opportunity to gain a new skill, discover new talents, and make new friends. For May, we'll be learning about fingerprints--how each of our fingers are different and how police use fingerprints to track criminals.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Spanish For Families

Learn Spanish as a family at this fun, bilingual event. Music, games and activities make learning fun!

Yoga Lunch Break

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.

Kids Minecraft Club

If you love Minecraft, this is a weekly chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

MCCIG

This group meets at the Library every month to work toward becoming the central source of cemetery information in McLennan County by recording cemetery and burial information for future generations.

Game On!

Team up or face off with Nintendo Switch games at this afterschool gaming event. Plus, we'll have tabletop and card games if you want to go unplugged.

Romp & Read

Kids ages 2-4 have so much fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

STEAM Team

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math!

Children's Book Week: 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!

Baby Time

Babies 0-12 months have a great time with fun just for them! Encourage pre-literacy skills and boost creativity and imagination through interactive play, stories and music. Siblings are welcome to join for even more learning and FUN!

Sensory Playgroup

Every month, join us for an inclusive time for our friends with special needs. Individual stations are conducive to self-paced learning through painting, Legos, and other sensory activities that will encourage fine motor skills, working towards a goal, and creativity. There will always be books and info to check out and take learning home with you.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Girls Who Code

Join the sisterhood of tech-savvy women! This club is a great chance to explore computer science in a safe, supportive environment. Meet your peers and discover role models in the computer science and technology field. We are part of this national initiative to increase the number of women in tech fields in the future.

Baby Signs

Baby sign language is a great way to communicate with your baby without talking. Babies can usually learn to sign before they learn to talk, so it's never too early to start! Your baby can learn to ask for food, tell you when he's scared and even ask for books (that's our favorite!) This jump start on communication can help your baby start talking sooner and have more words to share.

Seniors Game Night

We’re partnering with United Health Care to provide a fun game night for seniors twice a month. We’ll have card games, dominoes and checkers to start. Make this new group a fun part of your month!

Bilingual Family Storytime

Join us for a storytime in English and Spanish! Activities for the whole family support bilingual learning and cultures with an emphasis on fun.

Toddler Time

A special storytime designed for ages 1-2. Come join the fun with rhymes, stories, music, movement games and more! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Family Storytime

Enjoy an evening of stories, music, and activities for the entire family! Also, make a craft as a part of the fun.

Knit and Crochet Club

Beginners and experienced crocheters will enjoy the projects, tips and tricks provided by our very own Kayla. Learn a new skill and have fun! You'll be hooked in no time! We will have supplies but feel free to bring your own!

A Fresh Start To a Healthier You!

Our friend Lindsey from Texas Agrilife Extension is back! She's got more tips to help you plan healthy meals--even on a budget! This four week class will help you plan your meals, from the grocery store to the table, so you can work to balance your life. Let's get healthy with her help! you don't have to attend all four session, but we would love to see you there! Session 1: Creating Safe and Healthier Meals Session 2: Balancing your Day Part 1 Session 3: Balancing your Day Part 2 Session 4: Saving more at the Grocery Store

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Game Time

Meet new friends while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own.

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Ready Set Draw!

It's time to exercise your listening skills and imagination at Ready, Set, Draw! Each month, listen to Ms. Kelsie read parts of books and use your imagination to see what she is describing. Then, use our drawing tools to make your vision a reality! Draw what you imagined and share it with the group. Everyone's different ideas are what makes this so much fun!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Lego Lab at the Library

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!

True Crime Interest Group (WIP)

If true crime is your thing, join us for this NEW discussion group. We'll discuss the famous and infamous stories of true crimes, both local and elsewhere. You are not alone in your passion for these real-life mysteries! We'll have lively discussions and use library resources to find out more.

The Annual Waco Police Memorial Run

The Police Memorial Run is held each year to commemorate officers killed in the line of duty and to recognize the daily commitment of our officers to our community and Nation. This is a family event that consists of a 5K and 10K run, starting and ending at Brazos Park East. This will be a chipped race! Refreshments will be provided. Race is hosted by the Waco Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, along with the assistance of Waco Striders Running Club and RRCA. For more information please contact Candice Ortiz at candiceo@wacotx.gov or 254-750-1764.