CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Friday, January 06, 2017

Game Time

Meet new friends every week while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own. For ages 11 & under. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Sensory Matinee, especially for special needs children

The Waco-McLennan County Library will begin hosting a new Sensory Matinee program especially for kids with special needs. The library will be hosting movie matinees that are structured to be a comfortable and inviting experience for all. The lights won’t be turned too low, and the volume will be set to avoid extremes throughout the show. Everyone is encouraged to bring pillows and blankets and get comfortable and there won’t be any pressure to be perfectly still and quiet since it’s tougher for some of our visitors to do that! The first show will be January 7 at 2 p.m. at the South Waco Library (2727 S. 18th St.). We will be watching Mary Poppins, so everyone can start their year with the nanny who’s practically perfect in every way. I am inviting you to this event and to please share the information with any of your visitors who might benefit from such a program—it is going to be a really fun time! If you have any questions about this program, contact Barbara Frank at the South Waco Library at 254 750 8411 or barbarafr@wacotx.gov.

Chipping of the Green Christmas Tree Recycling

When the holidays are over, hang on to your Christmas tree! Keep Waco Beautiful will host its annual “Chipping of the Green” Christmas tree recycling event on Saturday, January 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Paul Tyson Field parking lot. Load up your tree, bring it to be recycled and receive a bag of wonderfully scented tree mulch. For more information, contact Keep Waco Beautiful at 723-5714. The Cobbs Recycling Center at 2021 44th Street also accepts Christmas trees from Waco residents. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 AM until 5 PM. Closed on Saturday, December 31st. Waco residents can also leave Christmas trees at the curb for collection during "green weeks". Please cut trees taller than 5 feet in half.

Crafty Kids

Start the year off right by making a fun craft that helps you be the best YOU you can be! For ages 6-11. Register online. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Family Fun Sensory-Friendly Matinee

Silence isn’t golden at these Family Fun events! Come one, come all to the Sensory-Friendly Matinee! Not too loud, not too dark and no one thinks twice if you’re not perfectly still and quiet. Bring your most comfy pillow or blanket to chill on the floor or use one of our chairs! Enjoy animal crackers and a PG or PG-13 movie. Register online. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Kids' Computer Class: Word Processing

SPECIAL DATE: JANUARY 9: West Waco Library will host a computer class for kids in 3rd-5th grades to learn about different computer-related topics. This month's topic: Word Processing For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Reading Buddies

Calling all kids! Get some extra reading practice with a Reading Buddy! Come by the library and enjoy some time reading with one of our awesome volunteers. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org.

The Beatitudes of a Genealogist, a Brown Bag program

Come prepared to revitalize your family history research plan and focus as family historian Patti Huff Smith shares her eight beatitudes for a successful genealogy journey. This delightful presentation is sure to start the year off RIGHT as we learn to be storytellers, to be persistent, to be faithful and so much more. Learn how to make your family history the most compelling story for generations to come. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sensory Storytime

An inclusive storytime where all kids can be a part, learn and have fun! For ages 3-11. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Be Your Best! Storytime

Stories and crafts about being the BEST YOU you can be! Learn about being nice, polite and helpful! For ages 3-6 For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Toddler Time

This is a story time for ages 1 and 2. Come join the fun with movement games, stories, music, rhymes, crafts, and snacks! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Power over Diabetes

Please join us for our first of a series of 4 FREE diabetes educational health sessions! Presented by Baylor Scott & White, these health sessions are part of the American Diabetes Association's Por tu familia diabetes prevention and management program. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, or you think you might be at risk, please register today! The first session, Power over Diabetes is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the South Waco Community Center. To register please call 254-750-8650 or email rebeccahc@wacotx.gov.

Be Your Best! Storytime

Stories and crafts about being the BEST YOU you can be! Learn about being nice, polite and helpful! For ages 3-6. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Be Your Best! Storytime

Stories and crafts about being the BEST YOU you can be! Learn about being nice, polite and helpful! For ages 3-6. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Pajama Night Storytime

Cozy up to a fun storytime in your favorite PJs! Bring the WHOLE family every week to relax and enjoy a fun story. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Be Your Best! Storytime

Stories and crafts about being the BEST YOU you can be! Learn about being nice, polite and helpful! For ages 3-6. For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Game Time

Meet new friends every week while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own. For ages 11 & under. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Be Your Best! Bilingual Storytime

Stories and crafts about being the BEST YOU you can be! Learn about being nice, polite and helpful! For ages 3-6. Historias y artesanías sobre ser lo mejor que puede ser! Aprende a ser amable, educado y servicial. Para niños de 3-6 años. For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Monday, January 16, 2017

MLK 2nd Annual Trailride Event

Come and bring the family out to the 2nd annual trailrife for Dr Martin Luther King Jr presented by the Trailride Committee of Waco rides leaves out at 1pm in gront ig the feed supply store located on Elm Street in East Waco Contact Darlene 254-349-0907

Reading Buddies

Calling all kids! Get some extra reading practice with a Reading Buddy! Come by the library and enjoy some time reading with one of our awesome volunteers. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Healthy Kids Storytime

Brushing your teeth and staying active are just some of the things that build healthy kids! Join us for stories and crafts about being your healthiest you! For ages 3-6 For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Toddler Time

This is a story time for ages 1 and 2. Come join the fun with movement games, stories, music, rhymes, crafts, and snacks! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Lunch With the Master Gardeners

Bring your lunch, join us and learn at our free horticulture seminar offered monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. This month, Sandra Killough, owner of Bonnie's Greenhouse, will present a fun and informative talk on Container Gardening. Contact information: Phone (254)399-9204 E-mail: 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, and snacks! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Healthy Kids Storytime

Brushing your teeth and staying active are just some of the things that build healthy kids! Join us for stories and crafts about being your healthiest you! For ages 3-6. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Dance & Play

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

Selected Works of Joel R. Edwards Exhibit Opening

The Art Center of Waco is thrilled to host the work of our Artist in Residence, Joel R. Edwards, in our gallery as the first exhibit of 2016. Using graphite, watercolors, or oil paint, Joel is primarily interested in the effects of light on a subject and strives to convey a sense of the mood of the subject that inspired him. We invite you to join us on January 19 for a celebration of Joel's work. The exhibition will be on display through March 11. We look forward to seeing you at The Art Center!

Minecraft Club

Are you crazy for Minecraft? Join us to explore the Library's realm and discover that the library is a place for adventure! For ages 11-17. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Healthy Kids Storytime

Brushing your teeth and staying active are just some of the things that build healthy kids! Join us for stories and crafts about being your healthiest you! For ages 3-6 For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Pajama Night Storytime

Cozy up to a fun storytime in your favorite PJs! Bring the WHOLE family every week to relax and enjoy a fun story. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Joel At The Art Center

Join us for our showcase of our Artist in Residence, Joel Edwards. Using graphite, watercolors, or oil paint, Joel is primarily interested in the effects of light on a subject and strives to convey a sense of the mood of the subject that inspired him. Joel describes himself as a “loose realist," leaving out excessive detail in an effort to connect with the viewer on an emotional level. Come visit The Art Center for this special exhibit! Visit artcenterwaco.org to learn more.

Teen Anime Club

Watch anime, get creative and talk about it with other people who like anime as much as you do! For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Game Time

Meet new friends every week while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own. For ages 11 & under For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org.

51st Citizens Police Academy Application Deadline

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a police officer? Wondered what type of training officers go through? Why officers do what they do? Well here is your chance to get some insight! The Community Outreach Section of the Waco Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 51st Waco Citizens Police Academy. This academy is designed to give citizens a working knowledge of the Waco Police Department and raises citizens awareness. Class topics include police recruiting, traffic stops, SWAT, police negotiations, K-9, building searches, gun range, crime scene, crime prevention, dispatch, defensive tactics, active shooter, drug awareness, family violence, crimes against children, and more. Instruction consist of lectures, demonstrations, tours and/or hands-on activities. Applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation, prior to being accepted into the academy. Graduates of the Citizens Police Academy are eligible to join the Waco Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. The goal of the Association is to enhance relations between the community and the police force. This academy is FREE, fun, and best of all educational! For more information you can call our office at 254-750-1761.

Healthy Kids Storytime

Brushing your teeth and staying active are just some of the things that build healthy kids! Join us for stories and crafts about being your healthiest you! For ages 3-6. For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Miracle match marathon/ half marathon/ ultra marathon/relay/10k/5K/one mile/Firetruck Pull

Bringing runners from all over the country, the Miracle Match Marathon is sponsored by the Waco Firefighters Association and benefits the National Marrow Donor program. Also included in the event are a half marathon, a 10K, a 4 person relay, a 5K, and one mile events. Plus the ever popular fire truck pull!! Two unique relay divisions, the Firefighter Relay and the Law Enforcement Relay, have our hometown heroes running in their professional gear and inspiring you all every step of the way. A full weekend event, there is a 5K and one mile fun run the day before, as well as an expo and pasta party in downtown Waco. We also have a kids marathon, for which kids log 25 miles of running throughout several months, then run the final mile of their 'marathon' across the suspension bridge to claim their medals. 26.2 miles of Central Texas hills make for a challenging course, and we are damn proud of it. Marathonguide.com considers ours to be one of the most scenic and challenging courses in the country. Highlighting Waco's most valuable assets, the race runs through the Baylor campus, up historic Austin Avenue, climbing up Lake Shore Drive, through the hills of MCC, and finally requiring the athletes to tackle the gorgeous but relentless hills of Cameron Park. The finish line is just over the historic suspension bridge, making for a fabulous finisher photo! And as if that is not enough, a Texas size party awaits... fajitas, beer margaritas, the works. You've earned it!

Legos Lab at the Library

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

Legos Lab at the Library

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

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Block Party

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

Monday, January 23, 2017

Reading Buddies

Calling all kids! Get some extra reading practice with a Reading Buddy! Come by the library and enjoy some time reading with one of our awesome volunteers. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org.