CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Education Goes To War

Between 2003-2007, Baylor educators made five journeys into Northern Iraq to help prepare a war-torn country for education in the context of democracy, civil rights, and freedom. Bill Mitchell, professor emeritus of political science, joins panelists in telling their story. Learn more at www.baylor.edu/library/eduwar.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Immune Deficiency Foundation for Primary Immunodeficiency

Immune Deficiency Foundation, IDF, Community mile and a half walk for Primary Immunodeficiency, PI. Raise money to support the PI research. 800-296-4433

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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

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

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Stilettos to Stetsons: Women on the Trail

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

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Out of the Darkness Waco Community Walk

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

Central Texas Race for the Cure

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

Monday, October 02, 2017

Spanish For Families

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

Romp & Read

A brand new storytime program that has stories, songs, movement and puppets! Children ages 2-4 can build their literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Baby Time

Have a great time geared for babies 0-12 months! Encourage pre-literacy skills and boost creativity and imagination through interactive play, stories and music. Siblings are welcome to join for even more learning and FUN!

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.

Book Club

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

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

STEAM Team

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math! This week, travel back in time to the Middle Ages! Engineer a castle, build a catapult, design your own coat of arms, and much more!

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Toddler Time

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

Toddler Time

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

Eat Smart, Live Strong - Kickoff Cooking Demo

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

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Toddler Time

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

Game On!

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

Bilingual Family Storytime

Join us for a storytime in English and Spanish! Activities for the whole family support bilingual learning and cultures with an emphasis on fun.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Fresh Start to a Healthier You

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

Family Storytime

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

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)!

Pruit Symposium 2017

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

Friday, October 06, 2017

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!

WHS Class of 1997 - 20 Year Reunion Weekend

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

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Crafty Kids

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

Sensory-Friendly Matinee

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

Waco Heart Walk

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

Monday, October 09, 2017

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.

Discover Your Native American Ancestry

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

Discover Your Native American Ancestry

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

Spanish For Families

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

Earth Sciences Week

The Mayborn Museum Complex is proud to host Earth Sciences Week from October 9, 2017 through October 13, 2017 with daily activities from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Earth Science Week, an annual national program, promotes awareness of what geoscience tells us about human interaction with the planet’s natural systems and processes. The Museum and Baylor University researchers will offer learning resources and activities to engage young people and others in exploring the relationships between human activity and the geosphere (earth), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (life).

Tuesday, October 10, 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.

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!

Wednesday, October 11, 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!

Eat Smart, Live Strong - Kickoff Cooking Demo

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

Toddler Time

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

Lego Lab

Use your imagination to create something great with LEGOs! We bring the LEGOs, you bring the ideas! Sometimes we will have a project to work on together and sometimes you can just let your building and imagination skills go WILD!

Bilingual Family Storytime

Join us for a storytime in English and Spanish! Activities for the whole family support bilingual learning and cultures with an emphasis on fun.

Toddler Time

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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!

Climate Change: Earth's Past, Present, and Future

Join Dr. Dan Peppe, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in Baylor University’s Department of Geosciences, and other Baylor professors and students as they help us promote the annual Earth Science Week. The Mayborn Museum is proud to host Climate Change: Earth’s Past, Present and Future featuring Kerry Cook from University of Texas at Austin and Dr. Sarah Feakins from University of Southern California. They will present research on the past, present, and future implications of climate change. The symposium will conclude with a panel discussion featuring our two speakers and Baylor University professors. Admittance to the lecture is free for members, Baylor University students, faculty, and staff, and included in general admission for the public ($8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $6 for children). Coffee and pastries will be provided prior to the lecture. Please see our website at www.maybornmuseum.com for a detailed schedule of the symposium.

Inspiration Ink

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

Fresh Start to a Healthier You

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