CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Friday, October 27, 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!

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 28, 2017

Kids Minecraft Club

Kids love Minecraft! If you've got Minecrafters in your house, bring them to the Library to play and explore the realm. Beginners are welcome or join us to show off your skills! Space is limited, so register to save your spot.

International Observe the Moon Night

Come join the Library and the Central Texas Astronomical Society for International Observe the Moon Night. We're part of a worldwide public event to observe and help understand our nearest space neighbor! We'll have crafts, games, experiments and telescopes to get an up close look at the moon! Stay for a little or stay for a while and have fun designed for all ages!

Halloween Fun Run and Festival

Dress up and bring your entire family to Brazos Park East on October 28th! Acres of Smiles and MetroPCS are hosting the 3rd Annual Halloween Fun Run and Community Festival. The Fun Run consists of a 1K for children 10 and under, and a 5K for anyone older than 10. Medals and costume prizes will be awarded. Races begin at 9:30am. On-site registration/check-in begin at 8:30am. Register online: www.acresofsmiles.com or https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Waco/HalloweenFunRun Free Festival begins at 10:30. Holiday games, crafts, and face paint will be provided for all. Other businesses and vendors welcome. Raffle will conclude at noon. (Raffle prizes include dental treatment vouchers, event vouchers, gift cards and merchandise from generous local businesses.) For more information, call 254-716-1332 or email acresofsmiles@gmail.com.

Fall Festival @ Express ER

Fall Festival, trunk or treat, games, food, drinks, bounce house FREE!!!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Block Party

Preschoolers and toddlers are invited to our monthly Block Party at Central Library! Build, play and create using our big blocks and other manipulatives. Strengthen social skills & motor skills while having FUN! Ages 6 & younger.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Knitting class

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!

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 31, 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!

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.

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!

Halloween Carnival

Our Halloween carnival will be full of tricks, treats and books! Join us for a night of ghoulish good fun. Games, crafts and more will be ready for kids and fun for the whole family. Be sure to wear your costume and get ready for the costume contest at 7:00. You could be a big winner! It will be totally spooktacular!

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Eat Smart, Live Strong - Eat Smart, Spend Less

Budgeting food costs can make it tough to eat healthy! Learn some tips and resources that can help you get your hands on the good stuff for less!

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.

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.

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, November 02, 2017

Inspiration Ink

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

Make Your Own: Mason Jar Candle Holder

Get crafty at the Library! Make your own Mason jar candle holder. Supplies will be provided to craft a decorative candle holder using a mason jar and book pages. Add your own candle for a beautiful home accent.

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!

Free Tutoring

Pack your brain with math, science, English & social sciences for grades K-12! Our tutors can help! Register online for a spot!

Friday, November 03, 2017

Historical Tours of Waco - Midnight Historical Tour

See Waco in a different light, literally. A tour late at night, to see sites and stories of Waco's history with plenty of laughter. See and hear stories of Clyde Barrow at Courthouse, Jesse Washington in the Square, Babe Ruth at Katy Park, The Findery, Silos, Elvis House, explore Baylor campus to a particular spot to hear yourself echo, etc. 254-301-7361

Historical Tours of Waco - Midnight HistoricTour

See Waco in a different light, literally. A tour late at night, to see sites and hear stories of Waco's history with plenty of laughter. See and hear stories of Clyde Barrow at Courthouse, Jesse Washington in the Square, Babe Ruth at Katy Park, The Findery, Silos, Elvis House, explore Baylor campus to a particular spot to hear yourself echo, etc.

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!

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!

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Sensory-Friendly Matinee

The Sensory Friendly Matinee is a movie viewing especially for our visitors with special needs. The lights are not too low and the sound is not too loud. There's plenty of room to move around and sing along!

Sic 'Em Science Day: Bears Teaching Cubs

Mayborn Museum staff and Baylor University professors and students will bring the art of science to life through a variety of activities and demonstrations from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. A Chemistry Magic Show will take place at 3:00 pm in the Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village as Baylor University chemistry students showcase their educational talents as they bring together the art of science and magic. Admission to the museum includes all activities and events. Baylor University students and museum members receive free admission. The Chemistry Magic Show may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. For information on the status of the event, please call the museum at (254)710-1110.

Monday, November 06, 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!

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.

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!

Tuesday, November 07, 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!

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!

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 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.

Free Tutoring

Pack your brain with math, science, English & social sciences for grades K-12! Our tutors can help! Register online for a spot!

Education Support

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.

Wednesday, November 08, 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.

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.

Teen Advisory Board Information Session

Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) to let us know what you think should be happening at the library, what kind of YA books we should have and how library teens could be involved in the community. This meeting will help you understand what a TAB does, why it's important and how to get involved.

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.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Family Storytime

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

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)!

Free Tutoring

Pack your brain with math, science, English & social sciences for grades K-12! Our tutors can help! Register online for a spot!

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, November 10, 2017

Blow Your Own Christmas Ornament

Schedule an appointment with us to blow your own glass ornament! Choose your colors and try your hand at mouth-blowing an ornament! Each ornament is $35 and takes approximately 10 minutes to create! To schedule, email elizabeth@stantonglass.com or call our office at (800)619-4882.

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

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!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Kids Comic Squad

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

Pop-Up Saturday: Veteran's Day @ The Dr Pepper Museum

Join DPMFEI staff as we observe Veteran’s Day. Stop by the museum courtyard to create your own patriotic artwork or write a note of appreciation to visiting and local veterans. Participants are encouraged to leave their art at the museum for donation to the Waco Department of Veterans Affairs. This activity is free, no purchase required to participate. Visitors who present a military ID during normal business hours (10:00 am - 5:30 pm) will receive complimentary admission to the museum.

SuperHero SuperRun

Fundraising run/walk/roll benefiting Special Olympics Texas Area 12

Holiday Card Making

Send cards that are unique and straight from the heart! Make your own cards--hand colored, pop-up, collage and more! You might start a new holiday tradition with your special creations.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Outdoor Recreation in the Historic Village

Join us for hands-on activities in the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village presented by Outdoor Recreation students at Baylor University. Enjoy the great outdoors and learn about a variety of topics including, armadillos, bats, water purification, fly fishing, and so much more!

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.

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, November 14, 2017

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.

Free Tutoring

Pack your brain with math, science, English & social sciences for grades K-12! Our tutors can help! Register online for a spot!

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

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!

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, November 15, 2017

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lunch with the Master Gardeners "Anecdotes from the Garden" - Free Horticulture Seminar

Master Gardener Pat Goaley, has a new talk for her Anecdotes from the Garden series: American's Heritage, Recipes from the Garden This event is free! Bring your lunch and join us! If you have questions regarding this event, please call the arboretum at 254-399-9204.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Inspiration Ink

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

Free Tutoring

Pack your brain with math, science, English & social sciences for grades K-12! Our tutors can help! Register online for a spot!

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.

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!

Design Den: Serve!

Join us for Design Den: Serve! Visitors to Design Den will get the chance to make for a cause! We will be making cozy fleece blankets to be used in animal crates at the Humane Society of Central Texas. There is no sewing experience required, so all ages are welcome!

2017 Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce 13th Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

The Annual Banquet is a showcase event featuring outstanding community honorees excellent entertainment, delicious food, door prizes and so much more! This year's theme is Excellence in Leadership: The Key to Growing Business. Our keynote speaker is Charles O'Neal, President of the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce (TAAACC), who represents more than 10,000 Black business chamber members throughout the State of Texas. The Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet is an opportunity for: · networking with diverse professionals · recognizing the accomplishments of our business and community leaders. For more information contact the Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce at 254-235-3204 or email info@centexchamber.com. Come out and have a good time with the chamber!

2017 Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce 13th Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

The Annual Banquet is a showcase event featuring outstanding community honorees excellent entertainment, delicious food, door prizes and so much more! This year's theme is Excellence in Leadership: The Key to Growing Business. Our keynote speaker is Charles O'Neal, President of the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce (TAAACC), who represents more than 10,000 Black business chamber members throughout the State of Texas. The Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet is an opportunity to network with diverse professionals and recognize the accomplishments of our business and community leaders. For more information contact the Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce at 254-235-3204 or email info@centexchamber.com. Come out and have a good time with the chamber!

Waco Transit Open House

You are invited to provide input on proposed alignments of a rapid transit corridor at a public open house for the Waco Rapid Transit Corridor Study.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Blow Your Own Christmas Ornament

Make an appointment to come by Stanton Studios and participate in our Blow Your Own Glass Christmas ornament events! Choose your colors and designs and help create your very own glass ornament! Ornaments are $35 each and take approximately 10 minutes to make. To make an appointment call (800) 619-4882 or email elizabeth@stantonglass.com.

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!

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, November 18, 2017

Blow Your Own Christmas Ornament

Make an appointment to come by Stanton Studios and participate in our Blow Your Own Christmas ornament events! Choose your colors and designs and create your very own mouth-blown glass ornament! Ornaments are $35 each and take approximately 10 minutes to make. To make an appointment call (800) 619-4882 or email elizabeth@stantonglass.com.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

All About Water: Ecology and Science on the Brazos

Explore our backyard ecosystem in the Brazos River by collecting fish and insects. Peek into microscopic organisms in the river. Discover life in and along the river through our collections. Unearth the dynamics of water and the river through hands-on activities. The event was developed in partnership with Social Innovation Collaborative course, Water, River, and Community.

Monday, November 20, 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!

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, November 21, 2017

Free Tutoring

Pack your brain with math, science, English & social sciences for grades K-12! Our tutors can help! Register online for a spot!

Sensory Playgoup

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.

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

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!

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, November 22, 2017

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.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Blow Your Own Christmas Ornament

Make an appointment to come by Stanton Studios and participate in our Blow Your Own Christmas ornament events! Choose your colors and designs and create your very own mouth-blown glass ornament! Ornaments are $35 each and take approximately 10 minutes to make. To make an appointment call (800) 619-4882 or email elizabeth@stantonglass.com.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Blow Your Own Christmas Ornament

Make an appointment to come by Stanton Studios and participate in our Blow Your Own Christmas ornament events! Choose your colors and designs and create your very own mouth-blown glass ornament! Ornaments are $35 each and take approximately 10 minutes to make. To make an appointment call (800) 619-4882 or email elizabeth@stantonglass.com.

Kids Minecraft Club

Kids love Minecraft! If you've got Minecrafters in your house, bring them to the Library to play and explore the realm. Beginners are welcome or join us to show off your skills! Space is limited, so register to save your spot.