CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Friday, January 19, 2018

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!

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, January 20, 2018

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!

Anti-Bullying Program

Is bullying on your radar? Join us for an awesome workshop with Family Martial Arts of Texas where they'll share with us tips to avoid being bullied OR being a bully. Kids can come learn an important lesson that will stick with them for a long time.

Design Den: Glow

Design Den will be glowing with fun activities! All ages can explore phosphorescent materials and the science of light in the front area of Design Den. In Design Den Studio, visitors can create Scribble Bots that draw glow-in-the-dark designs! Scribble Bots are recommended for ages 6 and up.

Not In My City: Human Trafficking Outreach

Take a stand against human trafficking in your community. Join the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition for a coordinated outreach to bring awareness and resources across the Heart of Texas. The "Not In My City" outreach is an awareness campaign in which community members talk to local businesses (truck stops, convenience stores, motels) about human trafficking and ask them to display a "Not In My City" poster. For the first time ever, this outreach will be happening at the same time in six counties across the Heart of Texas. Our goal is to make the whole community aware of human trafficking and to provide a resource for victims. Questions? Contact info@unboundnow.org

Monday, January 22, 2018

Game On!

Team up or face off with Nintendo Switch games at this after-school 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!

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.

Kids Minecraft Club

More Minecraft?! Yes!! Minecraft Club has moved to Monday! EVERY Monday! If you love Minecraft, register for this chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

Romp & Read

Join us for a fun storytime focusing on songs, stories, movement, and puppets! With repetition, rhymes, and picture prompts, children will be able to enhance their early literacy skills! We'll also have a small craft at the end that ties in to a book or song. For ages 2-4.

Tuesday, January 23, 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! Learn symmetry by making snowflakes and engineering igloos. STEAM doesn't slow down in winter!

Movies So Bad They're Good

When the movie is so bad you can't help but love it--you might be at the library! Watch TERRIBLE movies with us and get extra snarky about it. You can totally judge these movies by their cover!

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!

The AV Club

Are you one of the people who thinks that sometimes the movie is better? If you love movies, entertainment, media and pop culture, join us for the AV Club! This new club for adults will talk about trends in movies, media and pop culture, so bring your knowledge of all the things you love and meet some other people who are just as passionate as you! This month: join us to talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi and everything in the Star Wars Universe!

Reception, Demonstration and Critique of Art Exhibit

A demonstration open to the public by the Spring Workshop guest artist Michael Holter. Holter will also critique the art exhibit featuring paintings by CTWS members. Reception cost $10. Exhibit free. Contact Judy at 254 4715955 or ctwspublicity@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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.

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!

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.

Campfire Tales

The library is the place to be when the weather turns cold! Cozy up to make s'mores, do crafts and share stories, of course. The library will be transformed into an indoor campsite and it will be fun for everyone.

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.

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This six-week workshop developed by Stanford University will help you manage Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or help care for a loved one with diabetes. Learn about the disease and how to set and reach healthy goals. Pre-register with the Area Agency on Aging by calling 254-292-1857.

Thursday, January 25, 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!

Waco Reads Meeting

If you love books and you love Waco, you could be a part of this community reads initiative. Be a member of the committee, volunteer at events or attend them. We are in the planning stages now, so if you would like to get in on the ground floor, come to the meeting or email WMCLcommunityservices@wacotx.gov.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

This six-week workshop developed by Stanford University will help you manage chronic diseases at home. Learn to manage your symptoms and medications and develop new healthy habits. Pre-register with the Area Agency on Aging.

Knitting Class

Knitting moved to EWL! Would you like to learn to knit? Kayla would love to help you! Learn something new at the Library that will last you a lifetime! Beginners are especially welcome! We will have supplies but feel free to bring your own.

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.

Family Storytime

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

Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce Small Business Startup Workshop

This workshop is designed to assist entrepreneurs with the basic steps of developing their business ideas into a strong business plan. If you have been struggling with how to start a business, this workshop will help walk you through the process and provide you with some valuable tools to help you create your financial freedom. The $20 cost will include materials and light refreshments. Space is limited.

Friday, January 26, 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

Kids engage in yoga through stories and songs and discover how their bodies can become a tree, a cat, an airplane, and more! Bottled water and a small, healthy snack will be provided. Geared for ages 11 & under. This program will be on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month at 4:00 pm.

Teen Takeover at SWL

Every week, teens take over the Library! Drop in and hang out. You know the place and time, and we'll have something awesome to do. See you there!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Genealogy Beginner's Class: Your Search Starts Here

The Waco-McLennan County Library Genealogy Center, in cooperation with the Central Texas Genealogical Society, will host a Genealogy Beginner’s Class. Start your genealogy journey on the right foot. The library event features instructor Norma Cannata, member of the Central Texas Genealogical Society, and Bill Buckner, supervisor of the Waco Library Genealogy Center. Topics covered in the class include using genealogy forms, an introduction to basic records & Internet sources and a tour of the Genealogy Center’s collection. Register online.

Multicultural Children's Book Day Celebration

Celebrate diversity with us at this storytelling event. We'll feature cultural groups from Waco sharing their stories and their cultures.

Kids Minecraft Club

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

Monday, January 29, 2018

Romp & Read

Join us for a fun storytime focusing on songs, stories, movement, and puppets! With repetition, rhymes, and picture prompts, children will be able to enhance their early literacy skills! We'll also have a small craft at the end that ties in to a book or song. For ages 2-4.

Kids Minecraft Club

More Minecraft?! Yes!! Minecraft Club has moved to Monday! EVERY Monday! If you love Minecraft, register for this chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

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!

Game On!

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

Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art

January 29, 2018 – March 25, 2018 Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art uses contemporary representational art as a vehicle to pique visitors’ curiosity about the state’s water resources, while creating meaningful opportunities to learn about how Texas rivers directly impact residents’ daily lives, industrial activity, the economy, recreation and wellness, and agriculture.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Teen Takeover at Central

Every week, teens take over the Library! Drop in and hang out. You know the place and time, and we'll have something awesome to do. See you there!

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!

STEAM Team

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math! Sparks might fly when we learn about circuits and the flow of electricity.

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!

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!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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.

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This six-week workshop developed by Stanford University will help you manage Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or help care for a loved one with diabetes. Learn about the disease and how to set and reach healthy goals. Pre-register with the Area Agency on Aging by calling 254-292-1857.

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.

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.

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!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

This six-week workshop developed by Stanford University will help you manage chronic diseases at home. Learn to manage your symptoms and medications and develop new healthy habits. Pre-register with the Area Agency on Aging.

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.

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!

Tax Help with UHS Students

Tax Help with UHS Students

Family Storytime

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

Friday, February 2, 2018

Teen Takeover at SWL

Every week, teens take over the Library! Drop in and hang out. You know the place and time, and we'll have something awesome to do. See you there!

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.

Game Time

Meet new friends 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!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

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 Big Hero 6. Hiro is thrown into the midst of danger. He and his friends form a group called Big Hero 6 to try and save the day!

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.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

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.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Kids Minecraft Club

More Minecraft?! Yes!! Minecraft Club has moved to Monday! EVERY Monday! If you love Minecraft, register for this chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

Kids Minecraft Club

More Minecraft?! Yes!! Minecraft Club has moved to Monday! EVERY Monday! If you love Minecraft, register for this chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

Romp & Read

Join us for fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

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

Join us for fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Romp & Read

Join us for fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build 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.

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.

Tuesday, February 6, 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!

Brushbotics

Let's get ready to rumble! Build your own Brushbot and compete for gold and glory in the first Brushbot Olympics. How will your bot do in sumo wrestling, track and field and pairs figure skating? It will be quite a show.

Tax Help with UHS Students

Tax Help with UHS Students

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! STEAM is good for your heart this Valentine's Day! Heart puzzles, tessellations, the math of Cupid's arrow and fizzy heart art are on the agenda this 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, February 7, 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 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!

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.

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This six-week workshop developed by Stanford University will help you manage Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or help care for a loved one with diabetes. Learn about the disease and how to set and reach healthy goals. Pre-register with the Area Agency on Aging by calling 254-292-1857.

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.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

She Sang Freedom

The Pruit Memorial Symposium Committee and the Baylor University Libraries are excited to announce "She Sang Freedom," a one-of-a-kind performance featuring artist and storyteller Dr. Tammy Kernodle in celebration of Black History Month. For her performance, Kernodle will sing the songs of Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples and Roberta Flack. Several freedom and protest songs will be experienced through live performance and stories. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium and a reception will be held afterwards. More information can be found at baylor.edu/library/freedom or by emailing Carlye_Thorton@baylor.edu

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!

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!

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

This six-week workshop developed by Stanford University will help you manage chronic diseases at home. Learn to manage your symptoms and medications and develop new healthy habits. Pre-register with the Area Agency on Aging.

Family Storytime

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

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.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Teen After Hours Event: Anti Valentine's Day Party!

You know what they say? Love stinks! If you're feeling the anti-Val vibe, join us to make broken heart cookies, angst-ridden blackout poetry and sing breakup songs like nobody's watching. Remember that you must be at least 13 to attend this after-hours program.

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.

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.

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, February 10, 2018

The Roots that Bind : an African American Genealogy workshop

African Americans are faced with some unique research challenges in searching for their ancestors. This includes determining if their descendants were freedmen or slaves, dealing with incomplete records, and searching for descendants whose surnames may have changed numerous times in the years following the Civil War. Keynote speaker, Ari Wilkins, is a researcher and historian who worked with esteemed genealogist, Dr. James Rose, for many years on his project Generations: The WPA Ex-Slave Narrative Database. She is the owner of Black Genesis, a genealogical consulting company. Ms. Wilkins will present four programs during this all day workshop. She will start out the morning with “Beginning African American Research” which will cover the basics. “Using Antebellum Southern Plantation Records” for family research will follow. In the afternoon she will discuss “Records of the Freedmen’s Bureau.” She will end the day with “Using Apprentice Records to Trace Free People of Color.” This workshop is sponsored by the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McLennan County Library in cooperation with the Central Texas Genealogical Society. Space for the event is limited, so pre-registration for the event is required. Register using the online calendar at wacolibrary.org or by calling the Genealogy Center at 254-750-5945.

Library Scouts

It's great to know where you're headed! Library Scouts can make sure you never lose your way. With the Library Scouts you can learn new skills, discover your talents and make friends. This month, we'll learn about and practice all kinds of knots!

Monday, February 12, 2018

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.

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

Join us for fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Tax Help with UHS Students

Tax Help with UHS Students

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.

Spanish For Families

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

Kids Minecraft Club

More Minecraft?! Yes!! Minecraft Club has moved to Monday! EVERY Monday! If you love Minecraft, register for this chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

Brown Bag Lunch with Genealogy: Collecting and Digitizing Historic Pictures and Documents

Capturing historic pictures and documents is a challenge. Sometimes they are fragile or immovable and sometimes there is just no way to get them to a copier. Ron Barnett of the Central Texas Genealogical Society will help you learn how to turn the tools you have (like your phone or tablet) into a scanner to digitize and collect the photos and documents you need. You'll also learn about cloud-based options for file storage. Co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society

Tax Help with UHS Students

Tax Help with UHS Students

Tuesday, February 13, 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!

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!

Teen Takeover at Central

Every week, teens take over the Library! Drop in and hang out. You know the place and time, and we'll have something awesome to do. See you there!

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.

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!

Happiness Project Group

Use tips from the book to make your own personal happiness project! Develop your own commandments, splendid truths and more!

STEAM Team

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math! Our friends from the Mayborn Museum will join us today for STEAM fun!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Loose, Lively and Lush: Conquering “Less is More “

Ever want to loosen up those brush strokes and and use less instead of more of them... and, have a better, fresher result for all of your effort? We will be tackling this seemingly “hard to conquer “approach to painting during our February meeting with Cheryle Chapline at the helm. Contact ctwspublicity@gmail.com

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.

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!

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.

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This six-week workshop developed by Stanford University will help you manage Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or help care for a loved one with diabetes. Learn about the disease and how to set and reach healthy goals. Pre-register with the Area Agency on Aging by calling 254-292-1857.

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.

Make & Take: Valentine's Crafts

It's Valentine's Day! Visit the library for books, movies and more and pop in to make a fun, quick craft. Make a yarn heart monster, a heart butterfly and more. There are options for any age, so even the youngest visitors can walk away with something they "heart"!

BRAZOS KNIGHTS (BARBERSHOP QUARTET)

BIO ON THE BRAZOS KNIGHTS BARBERSHOP QUARTET The Brazos Knights Barbershop Quartet, sing four-part A- Cappella Harmony. Their unique sound has entertained people around Central Texas for over 25 years. 5 years ago Waco Today featured them in a five page article about their 20 year singing career. Two original members of the quartet Terry Ermoian & Art Reinking are still singing with the quartet. Terry sings Lead (melody) Art sings tenor, Dick Belanger sings Baritone, and Jim Ferguson sing’s Bass. The Quartet sings a wide variety of songs, From Gospel to Patriotic, Country to Comedy. They have a combined age of over 305 years, when the quartet arrives for one of their many bookings, people remark: “Thank God, their still alive.” . The quartet has more than 100 years of Barbershop singing experience. They were honored year before last when asked to sing the National Anthem at the opening of the H.O.T. Rodeo and Fair. Kindly sit back and enjoy the humor, energy and unique harmony of the Brazos Knights Barbershop Quartet To book this Quartet contact Terry Ermoian 254-751-9360 to quote you rates

Thursday, February 15, 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.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

This six-week workshop developed by Stanford University will help you manage chronic diseases at home. Learn to manage your symptoms and medications and develop new healthy habits. Pre-register with the Area Agency on Aging.

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!

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!

Family Storytime

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

Friday, February 16, 2018

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.

Teen Takeover at SWL

Every week, teens take over the Library! Drop in and hang out. You know the place and time, and we'll have something awesome to do. See you there!

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!

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!

Game Time

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

Saturday, February 17, 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!

Make, Take & Share: Pop-up Card

Join us to make a card that really POPS! We'll have everything you need to make a pop-up card and you can get creative with stamps and make an awesome design. Make a card to take with you and a bonus that will be shared with a local nursing home. You get to keep your skills though, and make tons of pop-up cards in the future. There is some cutting and fine-motor skill involved in this craft, so kids under 6 might need extra help. That means fun for the whole family!

Make, Take & Share: Pop-up Card

Join us to make a card that really POPS! We'll have everything you need to make a pop-up card and you can get creative with stamps and make an awesome design. Make a card to take with you and a bonus that will be shared with a local nursing home. You get to keep your skills though, and make tons of pop-up cards in the future. There is some cutting and fine-motor skill involved in this craft, so kids under 6 might need extra help. That means fun for the whole family!