CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lunch With the Master Gardeners - Holiday Arrangements - Free Horticulture Seminar

Bring your lunch, join us and learn at our free horticulture seminar offered monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. This month, Rachelle Kemp from R and R Landscaping, will present a fun and informative talk on Holiday arrangements. Contact information: Phone (254)399-9204 E-mail: jschaffer@woodwaymail.org

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Stilettos to Stetsons: Women on the Trail

Janice Grelle, female cattle rancher, details the true story of how a British schoolteacher became a Texas cattle rancher and how women navigated the cattle drives on the Chisholm Trail. Grelle’s book, Stilettos to Stetsons, will be available for purchase and signed. Admittance to the lecture is free for members and included in general admission for the public ($8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $6 for children). Coffee and pastries will be provided prior to the lecture.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Out of the Darkness Waco Community Walk

Please visit page for event details and honor ceremony details. Jennifer Warnick 512-661-9335 Jenniferwafsp@gmail.com

Central Texas Race for the Cure

Race for the Cure celebrates breast cancer survivors, promotes healthy living and awareness and raises funds to provide screening mammograms, breast health services and education & outreach programs in Central Texas. For more information, please call Lia Rains at 903-570-5808 or the Komen office at 254-753-3037.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Spanish For Families

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

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!

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Baby Time

Have a great time geared for babies 0-12 months! 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!

Book Club

The second meeting of the new book club will be awesome! Be sure to check back for the October title announcement! We will have lots of copies at the library, so be sure to check it out.

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.

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! This week, travel back in time to the Middle Ages! Engineer a castle, build a catapult, design your own coat of arms, and much more!

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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.

Toddler Time

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

Game On!

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

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.

Eat Smart, Live Strong - Kickoff Cooking Demo

We kick off the Eat Smart, Live Strong series with an awesome cooking demonstration! Learn about the upcoming sessions, take home recipes and more! This is a great chance to meet other area seniors and learn how to Eat Smart and Live Strong!

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.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

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!

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)!

Fresh Start to a Healthier You

Have you been struggling to eat healthy? Join us to find out ways to make smart choices and get healthier at a three session series created for adults. Learn about increasing fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity, food safety, and food resource management.You'll build confidence to cook healthy meals for your family! Get practical cooking and shopping tips and practice to build your kitchen skills. It's a recipe for success!

Family Storytime

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

Pruit Symposium 2017

The Pruit Memorial Symposium at Baylor University brings the perspectives of the Christian intellectual tradition on contemporary issues of common concern. Through the articulation of differing views within the realm of Christian understanding, Baylor aspires to be a locus for a distinctly Protestant and Christian world view that is true to the best thoughts in the Baptist tradition. Learn more at www.baylor.edu/pruit.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Game Time

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

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!

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. Using state of the art hardware, software and offline games, we will learn how to talk to computers and get them to help us solve the problems of the future. Have FUN learning problem solving and creative thinking every week!

WHS Class of 1997 - 20 Year Reunion Weekend

Prepare to catch up and socialize with your classmates! Class of 1997 will have their 20 Year Class Reunion Weekend -- "Class of 1997: 20 Years, looking good and doing good" Register Today! Registration includes reunion t-shirt, tailgating and exclusive reunion dinner on 10/7. Don't miss out and help us spread the word Waco High Alumni.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Waco Heart Walk

The annual Heart Walk benefits the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association. Join us for this family-friendly 5K fun-raiser! Locally presented by Providence Healthcare Network. #WacoHeartWalk Contact: Alex Bravata, 512-338-2425 or alex.bravata@heart.org

Crafty Kids

Get ready for Halloween by making some masks! We've got all the materials you need to make a funny, spooky, or silly mask.

Sensory-Friendly Matinee

Movie: Hotel Transylvania. Rated PG. Summary: Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter. What: Sensory-friendly screenings are designed for children with special needs. The films have quieter volume and turned-up lights. The environment is welcoming towards kids who need to move around, talk and sing during the screening. Animal crackers and water will be provided. You are also welcome to bring your own light snacks. REGISTER Who: Kids and teens with caregiver When: First Saturdays of the month Movies will be PG or PG-13 Additional Info: Children may bring pillows and blankets for comfy floor seating Families may bring light snacks

Monday, October 09, 2017

Discover Your Native American Ancestry

Come celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day and learn the tricks to discovering your Native American ancestry! We will talk about tribal migrations, enumerations, and how to apply for tribal citizenship. The class will focus on Five Civilized Tribes research (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, & Seminole), but these strategies can be applied to other tribes as well.

Discover Your Native American Ancestry

Come celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day and learn the tricks to discovering your Native American ancestry! We will talk about tribal migrations, enumerations, and how to apply for tribal citizenship. The class will focus on Five Civilized Tribes research (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, & Seminole), but these strategies can be applied to other tribes as well.

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!

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.

Spanish For Families

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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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! This week, travel back in time to the Middle Ages! Engineer a castle, build a catapult, design your own coat of arms, and much more!

Baby Time

Have a great time geared for babies 0-12 months! 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 Storytime

Sensory Storytime is 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.

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.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Eat Smart, Live Strong - Kickoff Cooking Demo

We kick off the Eat Smart, Live Strong series with an awesome cooking demonstration! Learn about the upcoming sessions, take home recipes and more! This is a great chance to meet other area seniors and learn how to Eat Smart and Live Strong!

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

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

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!

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, October 12, 2017

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.

Fresh Start to a Healthier You

Have you been struggling to eat healthy? Join us to find out ways to make smart choices and get healthier at a three session series created for adults. Learn about increasing fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity, food safety, and food resource management.You'll build confidence to cook healthy meals for your family! Get practical cooking and shopping tips and practice to build your kitchen skills. It's a recipe for success!

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)!

Friday, October 13, 2017

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. Using state of the art hardware, software and offline games, we will learn how to talk to computers and get them to help us solve the problems of the future. Have FUN learning problem solving and creative thinking every week!

Providence Golf Classic

The Providence Golf Classic is a fundraiser that supports Providence Healthcare Network's mission to serve quality healthcare services to all Central Texans with particular attention on the sick, poor and vulnerable.

Teen After Hours: Five Nights at the Library

Things will get creepy when we play life-sized Five Nights at Freddy's. Welcome to your new summer job--where kids and adults alike come for fun! After dark, though, things are getting a little crazy! Freddy Fazbear and his animatronic friends are not on their best behavior. It's your job to keep things in line but you have to protect yourself, too! The library has tons of great hiding places, so find a good one and stay safe until the time runs out. Snacks and other games will also be part of the fun. Remember that you must be at least 13 to attend an after hours event.

Game Time

Meet new friends every week 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!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

How Does your Garden Grow?: From Bulbs to Blooms

If you're wondering what it takes to have a green thumb, look no further! This series will help you cultivate your gardening knowledge, so your garden at home is a huge success. Our very own Carla will help you with how to pick, plant and force bulbs to have beautiful flowers all year long! You'll even get to take a bulb home with you to plant and enjoy. Each month will have a different topic, so you can grow your knowledge with your plants.

Know Your Rights

This bilingual presentation in partnership with Catholic Charities of Central Texas will help you understand immigration issues like getting a permanent resident card or visa, or family based immigration. Join us to get your questions answered. Catholic Charities of Central Texas provides low cost, high quality legal representation in immigration matters for our clients. Our Immigration Legal Services program has experienced attorneys and legal support staff to help with most immigration based needs. Catholic Charities of Central Texas brinda bajo costo, representación legal de alta calidad en asuntos de inmigración para nuestros clientes. Nuestro programa de Servicios Legales de Inmigración ha experimentado abogados y personal de apoyo legal para ayudar con la mayoría de las necesidades basadas en la inmigración.

Kids Comic Squad

At the Kids Comic Squad, we'll discuss what makes comics great and what you should read next!

Teal Pumpkin Project

Halloween should be a safe and fun holiday for all children — including those with food allergies! Join the team at Allergy and Asthma Care of Waco as we host our first annual Teal Pumpkin Project event. We want to support FARE’s initiative to provide a safe Halloween for all children. A teal pumpkin left at your doorstep indicates that you have safe, non-food items available for trick or treaters this Halloween. Join us as we paint our pumpkins teal and support ALL of our kids! We will supply pumpkins, paint and other fun activities for younger children. Please wear paint friendly clothing and be ready to have lots of fun!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Crochet Class

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!

Crochet Class

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!

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.

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!

Spanish For Families

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

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Baby Time

Have a great time geared for babies 0-12 months! 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! This week, travel back in time to the Middle Ages! Engineer a castle, build a catapult, design your own coat of arms, and much more!

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!

It Takes a Village: an Education Support forum

Join us for a chance to influence the future of the library. Parents, teachers and students are welcome to weigh in on educational issues. Ask questions, make suggestions, take our survey and help us understand your needs and wants.

Cowboys, Cattle & Culture of the Chisholm Trail

Distinguished public speaker, Doug Harman, lectures about the cowboys who blazed the Chisholm Trail, the cattle they diligently herded, and the culture that embalmed their journey. Admittance to the lecture is free for members and included in general admission for the public ($8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $6 for children). Coffee and pastries will be provided prior to the lecture.

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.

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.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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.

Game On!

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

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.

Lunch with the Masters - Greenhouse Management - Free Horticulture Seminars

Bring your lunch and enjoy our free Horticulture Seminar on Wednesday, October 18th from noon to 2 p.m. at the Carleen Bright Arboretum Pavilion in Woodway, TX. The Seminar is hosted by the McLennan County Master Gardeners. Our presenter for October will be Master Gardener, Louie McDaniel who will present information on Greenhouse Management. Free seminars are offered the third Wednesday of each month (except December) from noon to 2 pm. If you need additional information, please call the Carleen Bright Arboretum at (254) 399-9204 or email jschaffer@woodwaymail.org.

Toddler Time

This is a story time for ages 1 and 2. Come join the fun with movement games, stories, music, rhymes, crafts ! 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!

Eat Smart, Live Strong - Kickoff Cooking Demo

We kick off the Eat Smart, Live Strong series with an awesome cooking demonstration! Learn about the upcoming sessions, take home recipes and more! This is a great chance to meet other area seniors and learn how to Eat Smart and Live Strong!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fresh Start to a Healthier You

Have you been struggling to eat healthy? Join us to find out ways to make smart choices and get healthier at a three session series created for adults. Learn about increasing fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity, food safety, and food resource management.You'll build confidence to cook healthy meals for your family! Get practical cooking and shopping tips and practice to build your kitchen skills. It's a recipe for success!

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)!

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.

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!

Schoolhouse Rock Live!

CYT Waco presents: A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage in Schoolhouse Rock Live! The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, it's lighting up stages everywhere – from school multi-purpose rooms to university and regional theatres all around the country. Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as "Just a Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction." Tickets at cytwaco.org. Prices are $10-$14 (Thursday shows are specially priced at $5) Thursday, Oct 19th @ 9:15am Thursday, Oct 19th @ 12:30pm Friday, Oct 20th @ 6:00pm Saturday, Oct 21st @ 2:00pm Saturday, Oct 21st @ 6:00pm Sunday, Oct 22nd @ 2:00pm

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!