CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Board Games Day

Play Pandemic, Dixit, Snake Oil and more! For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Movie & a Craft

Make crafts AND war---Captain America: Civil War, that is. Watch the film and get artsy with an awesome craft. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Let's Go to the Library Storytime Kickoff!

Kick off the fall storytime season with a trip to the library! Enjoy stories and crafts about visiting one of our favorite places. For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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

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

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Author Alley

Romance Writers Panel with Linda LaRoque, Golden Keyes Parsons and Becky Wade. This trio of Texas-based romance writers joins us to discuss their works, their methods and inspirations. Join us to peek inside their minds and learn a bit more about their creative processes. Hear excerpts from their books, too! For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

AFSP Out of the Darkness Community Walk

FREE online registration until NOON on 9-16-16. After registration closes, you can register for FREE on 9-17-16 from 8am to 9am. The walk event is from 9am to 12pm. Please join us for a light 5k walk (apx. 3 miles) with kids activities, vendors, live music and a DJ. We are adding a few new items this year. Thank you all for your continued support! We hope to see you all there this year! Come meet new people who walk to support the cause, their friends and family, those who lost someone and those who are currently struggling! This is a pet friendly event (on a leash). See ya there! Jennifer Warnick Walk Chair 512-661-9335 In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 13.3 minutes, claiming more than 39,500 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute, with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. among adults 18-65, the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults, and individuals ages 65 and older account for 16 percent of all suicide deaths. This is a public health issue that does not discriminate by age, gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. Walk to save lives, register today!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

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, September 19, 2016

Prosper Waco Annual Summit Event

The Prosper Waco Annual Summit Event is an event for our entire Waco community to come together to celebrate the progress that has been made within the Prosper Waco initiative and to discuss the other areas of work that our community wants to undertake. This event is free and dinner will be provided. Free childcare will also be available to those that would like to bring their children to the event. To register for the event and childcare, visit this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prosper-waco-annual-summit-event-registration-25848815503 For more information, contact Christina Helmick at christina@prosperwaco.org or call 254-870-3274.

Brown Bag Lunch with the Genealogy Center

Genealogy 101 : Finding Your Hispanic Roots: Join family historian, Isolda Quintero as she shares with us best practices in Hispanic genealogy research and lessons learned in compiling her own family tree. Major resources for Hispanic genealogy research will be explored and discussed including Ancestry and FamilySearch. 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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Celebrate Life Banquet

*Special Reception with Matt Chandler at 5pm for Platinum, Gold & Silver Tables

Color My World Storytime

Learn about the beauty of color in science and nature! Enjoy stories and crafts about all the beautiful colors of our world. For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Color My World Storytime

Learn about the beauty of color in science and nature! Enjoy stories and crafts about all the beautiful colors of our world. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Color My World Storytime

Learn about the beauty of color in science and nature! Enjoy stories and crafts about all the beautiful colors of our world. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.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

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

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Kids' Computer Class

East 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 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

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, September 23, 2016

Color My World Storytime

Learn about the beauty of color in science and nature! Enjoy stories and crafts about all the beautiful colors of our world. For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Safety Saturday

Our event is about child safety in the home and the community. We have several local organizations involved, with lots games and activities for the kids. This is open to kids of all ages, families come on out and join the fun.

Winos for Rhinos

COME BE A "WINO" AND SAVE SOME RHINOS! Join us for a fun night supporting your local Cameron Park Chapter of AAZK (American Association of Zoo Keepers). $20 at the door will get you a commemorative wine glass and five wine tastings. There will be door prizes, live music, a silent auction and light appetizers to enjoy. All proceeds from this event benefit the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, which is a fabulous organization that aides in conservation of Rhinos and other animals in Africa. (www.lewa.org) For questions please email us at cameronparkaazk@gmail.com and friend us on Facebook to learn about future events!

Winos for Rhinos

COME BE A "WINO" AND SAVE SOME RHINOS! Join us for a fun night supporting your local Cameron Park Chapter of AAZK (American Association of Zoo Keepers). $20 at the door gets you a commemorative wine glass and five wine tastings. There will be door prizes, live music, a silent auction and light appetizers to enjoy. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, which is a fabulous organization that aides in conservation of Rhinos as well as other animals in Africa. (www.lewa.org) For questions please email us at cameronparkaazk@gmail.com and friend us on Facebook (Cameron Park AAZK) to learn about future events!

Intro to Digital Genealogy Resources

Ancestry Database Search Tips and Tricks: Join Librarian, Hannah Roquemore, of the Genealogy Center as she demonstrates key features and uses of the Ancestry database. The demonstration will provide detailed instruction on using Ancestry as well as some classic examples of dos and don’ts of research. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Author Alley

In the book, Moss and Richard Paul further explore the topic by profiling ten pioneer African American space workers whose stories illustrate the role NASA and the space program played in promoting civil rights. Whether you are a space buff, a historian or a casual reader, We Could Not Fail speaks to everyone. The author will have books for sale and available for signing. Part of the proceeds from the sales benefit the Friends of the Waco-McLennan County Library. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Steven Pounders, Musical Direction by Melissa Johnson and Guilherme Almeida, Winner of nine Tony Awards and with multiple-record setting Broadway runs, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of a village and a family, struggling to maintain their traditions in the face of changing social mores and growing Antisemitism of Czarist Russia. The musical is a timeless classic, filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Tickets on sale 9/13, Call the Baylor box office! (254) 710-1865

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

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

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Steven Pounders, Musical Direction by Melissa Johnson and Guilherme Almeida, Winner of nine Tony Awards and with multiple-record setting Broadway runs, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of a village and a family, struggling to maintain their traditions in the face of changing social mores and growing Antisemitism of Czarist Russia. The musical is a timeless classic, filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Tickets on sale 9/13, Call the Baylor box office! (254) 710-1865

KWBU Waco's NPR Fall Membership Event

103.3 FM is the NPR affiliate for the greater Waco area. What does that mean? KWBU is a prime source for thorough, trustworthy journalism in the world in which we live. When you listen, you don’t just hear a news story. It’s the story behind the story. From Morning Edition and All Things Considered to the TED Radio Hour, Classical Music to Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! A wonderful variety of programs are funded in part by generous listener members – please tune in to 103.3 FM and consider becoming a member of your local NPR station. Please contact Loretta Howard at 254-710-7887 or loretta_howard@baylor.edu to get additional information. Help keep public radio alive in the Heart of Texas!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Steven Pounders, Musical Direction by Melissa Johnson and Guilherme Almeida, Winner of nine Tony Awards and with multiple-record setting Broadway runs, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of a village and a family, struggling to maintain their traditions in the face of changing social mores and growing Antisemitism of Czarist Russia. The musical is a timeless classic, filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Tickets on sale 9/13, Call the Baylor box office! (254) 710-1865

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Steven Pounders, Musical Direction by Melissa Johnson and Guilherme Almeida, Winner of nine Tony Awards and with multiple-record setting Broadway runs, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of a village and a family, struggling to maintain their traditions in the face of changing social mores and growing Antisemitism of Czarist Russia. The musical is a timeless classic, filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Tickets on sale 9/13, Call the Baylor box office! (254) 710-1865

Barkin' River Run 5K and 1K Pet Walk

Dog-friendly, family-fun event! McLennan Animal Rescue Coalition (MARC) is a totally awesome, all-volunteer,501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization located in Waco, TX whose Mission is to reduce the killing of our community's animals through proven life-saving programs, advocacy and education with the ultimate goal of achieving a No Kill community. MARC is a proud partner of the Waco Animal Alliance and focuses solely on rescuing death-row pets from Waco's City Shelter. All registration proceeds from the 2016 Barkin' River Run go directly to MARC's Medical Account, an account used 100% for the care of MARC's rescued pets. Your registration helps ensure MARC can continue helping our community's most at-risk animals.

Walk MS: Waco

WHO & WHAT Walk MS: Waco will unite hundreds of residents from the Waco and surrounding area as they join the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in its quest to raise an estimated $50,000 to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. The fundraising event begins Heritage Square Park and offers one-mile or three-mile fully accessible route options. Visit walkms.org to register to walk, volunteer or donate. Event day activities will begin at 8:00 a.m., followed by a 9:00 a.m. start time for the walk. There is no registration fee and no minimum pledge commitment; however, the average walker raises $250 to support research initiatives, programs and services of the Society. Individuals interested in joining or creating a team can sign up online with co-workers, friends, family and neighbors. WHEN & WHERE Saturday, October 1, 2016 Walk MS: Waco Heritage Square Park- one-mile and three-mile routes Austin Ave & N 3rd St Waco, TX 76701. Site opens at 8:00 a.m.; walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Dogs welcome at walk. WHY About Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide. About the National MS Society The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

The Hope Gala

Generations Adoptions invites you to its 10th anniversary Hope Gala on Saturday Oct. 1st at the Baylor Club, McLane Stadium. Doors open at 6 p.m. Silent and audible auction, delicious food catered by the Baylor Club fun raffles, and inspirational highlights of lives touched by adoption. Just a few of the auction and raffle items include fabulous trips, jewelry, electronics, portrait packages, sports tickets, and much more. Individual unreserved tickets are $50 and sponsored tables of ten are available at $500 - $10,000. All funds benefit our local agency, Generations Adoptions providing Christian families for children in need here in Central Texas and around the world through domestic and international adoption and orphan care. For reservations visit www.generationsadoptions.org or call 254-741-1633.

National Geographic Sacred Journeys

This fall at the Mayborn Museum Complex, families can observe, discuss, and begin to understand some of the sacred journeys made by diverse peoples around the world. Through immersive environments created with stunning photography from National Geographic, families see images of pilgrimages to places such as the Western Wall and Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, the Longmen Grottoes in China, the Great Mosque in Mecca, the Ganges River in India, Uluru in the Australian outback, and many more. Artifacts from a variety of faith traditions will enrich the experience, including fragments of the Dead Sea scrolls, a stone from the Western Wall, and devotional objects taken into space by astronaut David Wolf.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

October Free Sunday

The Mayborn Museum Complex offers free admission the first Sunday of every month. Our Free Sunday Program continues on October 2, 2016 thanks to the support of our sponsor Kohl’s. For more information, call 254-710-1104.

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Steven Pounders, Musical Direction by Melissa Johnson and Guilherme Almeida, Winner of nine Tony Awards and with multiple-record setting Broadway runs, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of a village and a family, struggling to maintain their traditions in the face of changing social mores and growing Antisemitism of Czarist Russia. The musical is a timeless classic, filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Tickets on sale 9/13, Call the Baylor box office! (254) 710-1865