CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 12, 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!

Free Tutoring

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

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, December 13, 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.

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!

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, December 14, 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!

Fit & Fun Run Club

Get fit and have fun this fall! Join us for a walk/run in the park. It's great to have a group for accountability and fun. Meet at Indian Spring Park (near the suspension bridge) and we will do a warm-up, followed by 30 minutes of easy interval training and a great cool down! Bring a bottle of water and wear comfy running clothes. Physical literacy is the name of the game--build confidence and strength.

Free Tutoring

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

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)!

Friday, December 15, 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!

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!

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, December 16, 2017

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!

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!

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.

Monday, December 18, 2017

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!

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!

Spanish For Families

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

Tuesday, December 19, 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!

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.

Sensory Playgroup

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.

"Santa's Magic Bells" Puppet Show

Enjoy a special holiday puppet show with Santa and his hyper elf, Ringle Dingle at the Mayborn Museum Complex, presented by Ware House Puppets. Delight in Ringle’s escapades as he is chased by a cast of characters and searches for Santa’s missing magic bells. Following the puppet show, holiday-themed hands-on activities will be available throughout the museum.

Sensory Playgroup

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.

STEAM Team

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math! STEAM is cool for Christmas! Join us to experiment with Christmas themed STEAM.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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.

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

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, December 21, 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!

Fit & Fun Run Club

Get fit and have fun this fall! Join us for a walk/run in the park. It's great to have a group for accountability and fun. Meet at Indian Spring Park (near the suspension bridge) and we will do a warm-up, followed by 30 minutes of easy interval training and a great cool down! Bring a bottle of water and wear comfy running clothes. Physical literacy is the name of the game--build confidence and strength.

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!

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!

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.

Friday, December 22, 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, December 23, 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.

Tuesday, December 26, 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!

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.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Fit & Fun Run Club

Get fit and have fun this fall! Join us for a walk/run in the park. It's great to have a group for accountability and fun. Meet at Indian Spring Park (near the suspension bridge) and we will do a warm-up, followed by 30 minutes of easy interval training and a great cool down! Bring a bottle of water and wear comfy running clothes. Physical literacy is the name of the game--build confidence and strength.

RAM Texas Circuit Finals

Don’t miss all the thrilling rodeo action as the best cowboys and cowgirls from the Texas circuit compete for top honors at the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo! The RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo will be held December 28 - 30, 2017, at the Extraco Events Center. The action begins on Thursday, December 28 at 7:30 p.m. and continues nightly through Saturday, December 30. Spectators will enjoy seven rodeo events, including bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping and barrel racing, along with a fan-favorite event, Mutton Bustin'. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 4 at 10 a.m. Ticket Prices: Reserved Box Seats (age 3 & up) - $30 General Admission Balcony Seats (age 13 & up) - $10 in advance and $12 day of show General Admission Balcony Seats (ages 6-12) - $5 General Admission Balcony Seats (Children age 5 and under are FREE in the Balcony ONLY)

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.

Free Tutoring

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

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)!

Friday, December 29, 2017

RAM Texas Circuit Finals

Don’t miss all the thrilling rodeo action as the best cowboys and cowgirls from the Texas circuit compete for top honors at the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo! The RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo will be held December 28 - 30, 2017, at the Extraco Events Center. The action begins on Thursday, December 28 at 7:30 p.m. and continues nightly through Saturday, December 30. Spectators will enjoy seven rodeo events, including bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping and barrel racing, along with a fan-favorite event, Mutton Bustin'. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 4 at 10 a.m. Ticket Prices: Reserved Box Seats (age 3 & up) - $30 General Admission Balcony Seats (age 13 & up) - $10 in advance and $12 day of show General Admission Balcony Seats (ages 6-12) - $5 General Admission Balcony Seats (Children age 5 and under are FREE in the Balcony ONLY)

Game Time

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

Saturday, December 30, 2017

RAM Texas Circuit Finals

Don’t miss all the thrilling rodeo action as the best cowboys and cowgirls from the Texas circuit compete for top honors at the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo! The RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo will be held December 28 - 30, 2017, at the Extraco Events Center. The action begins on Thursday, December 28 at 7:30 p.m. and continues nightly through Saturday, December 30. Spectators will enjoy seven rodeo events, including bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping and barrel racing, along with a fan-favorite event, Mutton Bustin'. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 4 at 10 a.m. Ticket Prices: Reserved Box Seats (age 3 & up) - $30 General Admission Balcony Seats (age 13 & up) - $10 in advance and $12 day of show General Admission Balcony Seats (ages 6-12) - $5 General Admission Balcony Seats (Children age 5 and under are FREE in the Balcony ONLY)

Tuesday, January 02, 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!

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!

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!

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!

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Block Party

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

Monday, January 08, 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.

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.

Brown Bag Lunch with Genealogy: How to use Fold3

If you are looking for information about your military ancestors, the Fold3 database is the place to start. We will have tips and tricks and you will get to try the database for yourself for hands-on experience with ProQuest TCP trainer Arta Kabashi.

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!

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.

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!

Tuesday, January 09, 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!

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!

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!