CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Family Storytime

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

A Fresh Start To a Healthier You!

Our friend Lindsey from Texas Agrilife Extension is back! She's got more tips to help you plan healthy meals--even on a budget! This four week class will help you plan your meals, from the grocery store to the table, so you can work to balance your life. Let's get healthy with her help! you don't have to attend all four session, but we would love to see you there! Session 1: Creating Safe and Healthier Meals Session 2: Balancing your Day Part 1 Session 3: Balancing your Day Part 2 Session 4: Saving more at the Grocery Store

James and the Giant Peach

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) Waco will present the musical adventure of James and the Giant Peach at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum May 24th – 27th. This unique story of unlikely friendships will inspire audiences to see the opportunity that’s right before their eyes. James and the Giant Peach opens Thursday, May 24th with two special priced showings at 9:15am and 12:30pm. The remaining four shows will take place Friday, May 25th at 6:00 pm, Saturday, May 26th at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm, and Sunday, May 27th at 2:00 pm. Tickets to James and the Giant Peach are $8$10 and available for purchase by visiting cytwaco.org. All tickets purchased at the door will be $12. Call 254-340-0084 to ask questions. The James and the Giant Peach cast is comprised of 41 local youth ages 8-18 who work diligently during the ten week show season to produce a professional show. James, nine-year-old Landon Baker, will be taken on a spellbinding adventure by Ladahlord, sixteen-year-old Benjamin Taylor. This musical escapade will rescue him from his atrocious aunts Spiker and Sponge played by fourteen-year-olds Annie Taylor and Sophi Trimble. James will discover unconditional love inside a giant peach thanks to the Lady Bug, played by thirteen-year-old Allie Anderson and the Green Grasshopper played sixteen-year-old Lucas Smith.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Yoga for Kids

Can you be a tree, a cat or an airplane? With yoga you can! Use your body to make the shapes and use your imagination, too.

Theatre Uncovered presents 'BARE'

Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for adults. BARE? explores the relationships between a group of catholic high school students who are struggling to feel heard by church leaders and are desperate to hear the voice of God over their individual struggles. “I believe that this is a story that still very much needs to be told,” said director Patrick Hill. “This musical is hardly blasphemous or irreligious. For lack of a better term, this story ‘bares’ the souls of many young LGBTQ+ people who grow up in the church desperately searching for love and acceptance. This is the story of what can happen when vulnerable people find compassion in the arms of God, but rejection and condemnation at the hands of the church.” This play contains adult language, drug use, sexual content, and violence.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

MILITARY MEMBERS & VETERANS FREE OPENING WEEKEND AT HAWAIIAN FALLS

Hawaiian Falls will offer free admission to all military personnel and veterans at its five Texas waterparks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Memorial Day weekend: Saturday, May 26; Sunday, May 27; and Monday, May 28. Military dependents are $21.99. Children two years old and younger are always free. To participate, individuals just need to show a valid military ID or proof of service (DD214 or “Veteran” status on license) at the ticket window. Hawaiian Falls season pass holders enjoy unlimited access to all five Texas waterparks all summer long, including parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco. The waterparks open to the public May 26, and the season runs through Labor Day. Season tickets, day passes, events and park information are online at hfalls.com.

Theatre Uncovered presents 'BARE'

Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for adults. BARE? explores the relationships between a group of catholic high school students who are struggling to feel heard by church leaders and are desperate to hear the voice of God over their individual struggles. “I believe that this is a story that still very much needs to be told,” said director Patrick Hill. “This musical is hardly blasphemous or irreligious. For lack of a better term, this story ‘bares’ the souls of many young LGBTQ+ people who grow up in the church desperately searching for love and acceptance. This is the story of what can happen when vulnerable people find compassion in the arms of God, but rejection and condemnation at the hands of the church.” This play contains adult language, drug use, sexual content, and violence. tickets: wacocivictheatre.org

Healthy Kids Day

School's out (or almost) and it's time to relax, decompress and have fun with friends. Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies. The Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. This event is FREE and open to the public! EVENTS : We will have the small gym set up in a health fair type setting. Activitys provided Food will be provided while supplies last

Kid's 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!

Kids Roblox Club

Do you know Roblox? If you love this online game, join us work on creativity and problem solving by creating games for others. Space is limited, so be sure to register online to save your spot.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Children's Book Week: 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!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Girls Who Code

Join the sisterhood of tech-savvy women! This club is a great chance to explore computer science in a safe, supportive environment. Meet your peers and discover role models in the computer science and technology field. We are part of this national initiative to increase the number of women in tech fields in the future.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Game Time

Meet new friends 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, June 2, 2018

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

In the early hours of April 15, 1912, a vessel weighing more than 52,000 tons called the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. Carrying an estimated 2,224 passengers, a mere 706 survived. Now, nearly 106 years later, experience one of the most tragic yet inspiring moments in modern history. Starting June 2, 2018, Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum will host its first blockbuster exhibit in Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Upon entrance to the exhibit return to 1912, as you receive a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic. You’ll begin a chronological journey through the life of Titanic, moving through the Ship’s construction, life on board, the ill-fated sinking, and amazing artifact rescue efforts. You will marvel at the re-created interior of the Ship, and press your palms against an iceberg while learning of countless stories of heroism and humanity. Online ticket sales for this historic exhibition go live on April 10. Ticket prices for members are $6, while non-members are $19 for adults, $13 for children ages 2–12, and $16 for seniors.

CTGS Genealogy Beginners Class

The Waco-McLennan County Library Genealogy Center, in cooperation with the Central Texas Genealogical Society, will host a Genealogy Beginner’s Class. Start your genealogy journey on the right foot. The library event features instructor Apala Wilson, member of the Central Texas Genealogical Society, and Bill Buckner, supervisor of the Waco Library Genealogy Center. Topics covered in the class include using genealogy forms, an introduction to basic records & Internet sources and a tour of the Genealogy Center’s collection. This class is free and open to the public.

Say Yes! Improv Class for Kids

Build confidence and public speaking skills while you play improv games and have fun. Kids will follow the first rule of improv theatre: "Say YES!" to stretch their minds and comfort zones.

Sensory-Friendly Matinee: The Incredibles

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! This month, join us for The Incredibles. The Parrs lead a secret life as The Incredibles. They have all but retired when dad is summoned to a remote island to take on a secret assignment that ends up taking the whole family to solve!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Chapter Book Chat: "The Dragonet Prophecy"

A war among seven dragon tribes has raged for generations. Five dragonets have been chosen to fulfill a prophecy that calls for great sacrifice. Their destiny is to end the war, but when they escape, their futures and the prophecy hang in the balance. Join us to discuss this, the first book in the Wings of Fire series. Kids in 4th and 5th grades can have a great discussion about the book, play games and do activities related to the books. Register online to save your spot. Get the book at the first meeting or check it out anytime!

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.

Crafty Adults: Polymer Clay Workshop Session 1

What is polymer clay? We've got the answers! Join us for this intro to basic polymer clay techniques including working with tools, mixing colors and baking your finished products. You'll make a pendant, decorate it and bake it. The class is totally free, but register online to save your spot, since materials are limited.

Romp & Read

Kids ages 2-4 have so much fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Seniors Game Time

We’re partnering with United Health Care to provide a fun game time for seniors twice a month. We’ll have card games, dominoes and checkers to start. Make this new group a fun part of your month!

Yoga Lunch Break

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.

Kids Minecraft Club

If you love Minecraft, this is a weekly chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Teen Summer Reading Club! Kindness Rocks

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and we'll help you reach your goals. Join us every Tuesday to check an item off the list and get closer to the big prize! This week, we'll make Kindness Rocks to put in areas downtown. Spread a little kindness to your fellow man by writing a message or a cheerful picture.

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This six-week workshop developed by Stanford University will help you manage Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or help care for a loved one with diabetes. Learn about the disease and how to set and reach healthy goals. Pre-register with the Area Agency on Aging by calling 254-292-1857. *This workshop does not require a doctor’s order or replace any of your existing programs or treatments.

STEAM Team: Fairy Houses

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math! This week, make your own fairy house to take home and put in your garden. Use recycled materials to engineer the best fairy dwelling!

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!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Teen Movie Matinee: Star Wars: The Original Trilogy

This is summer of sequels! Catch the originals with us before you head to the theatre for the new release! This week, we'll be watching Star Wars: The Original Trilogy! A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away a group of rebels fought the empire--you know the rest, but watch it all over again with us! All teens are welcome to this event, but you must be at least 12 to be unaccompanied at the Library.

Art Afternoons

Even our youngest artists can make something awesome at this come and go event. Even when the temperature rises, art is always cool. We'll have a different project every week, so we hope to see you a lot! Be sure to wear something you don't mind getting a little messy

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Knit and Crochet Club

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!

The Art Life

Ready to get your art on? Join us every Thursday 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.

The Art Life

Ready to get your art on? Join us every Thursday 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.

Hot Summer, Iced Tea, and a Cool Movie

If the summer heat has got you down, we have the answer! Feel good movies and cold drinks. Join us for a film every week in June and take the chance to cool off at the Library. This week, watch African Queen with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn. This classic film features a gin-swilling riverboat captain who's persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

Make Some Noise!

YOU'RE the reason Libraries Rock, so join us to make your own musical instrument. We've got everything you need to make your own musical instrument--rainsticks, kazoos, maracas and more! We'll be ready for you from 1pm until 2:30pm, so come when you can, stay as long as you need and celebrate with us because LIBRARIES ROCK!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Yoga for Kids

Can you be a tree, a cat or an airplane? With yoga you can! Use your body to make the shapes and use your imagination, too.

Friends of the Library Mini Book Sale

Stock up for summer! $1 Mass Market Paperbacks $2 Hardcover & Trade Paperbacks Children’s books starting at 50¢

Baby Playtime

Summer time is a great time to bring babies to the library! While our performers are doing what they do best, we will have a space for babies to do what they do best--play, read board books, even take a snooze! Meet new friends, have a great time and it's all for babies!

Teen After Hours: Color Fight

When the library is closed, teens take over! Tonight we'll head outside for a color fight! Throw color bombs at your friends and you'll all be works of art by the time we're done. Wear a white t-shirt to show off your color and clothes that can get messy! Remember you must be at least 13 to attend this after hours event.

Vision Board Workshop

Most of us have fleeting ideas of what we want to be, do or have in our lives. But they remain just that: fleeting. After all, who has the time to intentionally get clear about what we want to create? Well, everyone from Katy Perry to Ellen Degeneres to Oprah Winfrey swears that they intentionally created outcomes by using a simple tool: Vision Boards. A Vision Board is a way to sell your own ideas to yourself, to anchor to your dreams and to allow the magic of manifestation to work in your life. Finally! Melissa R. Rich - www.wacohypnosis.com/events - 254-722-6716

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Friends of the Library Mini Book Sale

Stock up for summer! $1 Mass Market Paperbacks $2 Hardcover & Trade Paperbacks Children’s books starting at 50¢

WWKIP Day

Join us for a whole day of knitting fun! We'll have Game Knitting, short demos, comfortable chairs and coffee to sip! Stay for a little while or stay all day. We'll have some yarn, hooks and needles, or bring your own WIP! Crocheters welcome too!

Library Scouts: Slime!

Come learn some life skills while having fun! Library Scouts is your opportunity to gain a new skill, discover new talents, and make new friends.

Paw Patrol Party

PAW Patrol is on a roll! Watch your favorite show with us, explore the library in a scavenger hunt and do some PAWsome crafts! We'll have a chance to win some PAW Patrol books, too, if you finish your scavenger hunt. We'll be here from 2 until 4, so stay for a little while or stay the whole time. You don't have to be here to win the raffle prize--we'll put out the call to the winning pup!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sunday STEAM with Ada Twist, Scientist

Sundays are made for STEAM! Enjoy the awesome book, Ada Twist, Scientist and then you'll be able to work at lots of library stations on making your own Ada Twist, Ada's "nose smeller" and more! You'll get to find cool words from the book around the library in an Ada Twist scavenger hunt. We're learning and having fun all summer long!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Spotlight on the Texas Heritage Museum: Research Center, Museum and Press, a Brown Bag program

Discover the Texas Heritage Museum at Hill College in Hillsboro. You’ll get to hear from Dean John Vesluis about the museum’s collection, one of the finest collections of Confederate research materials in Texas. The Research Center, Museum and Hill College Press are internationally recognized. Use the info to research Civil War ancestors and it might be the key to finding your heritage. This program is co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society.

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.

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.

Yoga Lunch Break

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.

Chapter Book Chat: "The Dragonet Prophecy"

A war among seven dragon tribes has raged for generations. Five dragonets have been chosen to fulfill a prophecy that calls for great sacrifice. Their destiny is to end the war, but when they escape, their futures and the prophecy hang in the balance. Join us to discuss this, the first book in the Wings of Fire series. Kids in 4th and 5th grades can have a great discussion about the book, play games and do activities related to the books. Register online to save your spot. Get the book at the first meeting or check it out anytime!

Romp & Read

Kids ages 2-4 have so much fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Kids Minecraft Club

If you love Minecraft, this is a weekly chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

Crafty Adults: Polymer Clay Workshop Session 2

You'll be dazzled by all the beautiful beads! You'll make awesome marbled beads at the second session of this workshop. The class is totally free, but register online to save your spot since materials are limited. You can make round, disc or teardrop beads and you'll love to be able to make them into wearable jewelry.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This six-week workshop developed by Stanford University will help you manage Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or help care for a loved one with diabetes. Learn about the disease and how to set and reach healthy goals. Pre-register with the Area Agency on Aging by calling 254-292-1857. *This workshop does not require a doctor’s order or replace any of your existing programs or treatments.

Summer Reading Club Presents: The Professor Brainius Show

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and watch as Professor Branius uses music and technology to educate and inspire young minds! The wild and wacky science experiments will energize the next generation of scientists!

Teen Summer Reading Club! Adulting 101

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and we'll help you reach your goals. Join us every Tuesday to check an item off the list and get closer to the big prize! This week, get resume help, take a personality test and make a calming jar. It's time to start adulting!

Reading with Angel Paws' Reading Buddies

Here's your chance to read with Angel Paws' Reading Buddies! Dogs are great listeners, so bring your favorite book and share it with your new furry friend. Space is limited, so register by phone at 254-750-5942.

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!

STEAM Team: Ship Science

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math! This week, we'll learn about why ships float and how they get places. Buoyancy and navigation are the name of the game.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Art Afternoons

Even our youngest artists can make something awesome at this come and go event. Even when the temperature rises, art is always cool. We'll have a different project every week, so we hope to see you a lot! Be sure to wear something you don't mind getting a little messy

Teen Movie Matinee: The Incredibles

This is summer of sequels! Catch the originals with us before you head to the theatre for the new release! This week, we'll be watching The Incredibles!  The Parrs lead a secret life as The Incredibles. They have all but retired when dad is summoned to a remote island to take on a secret assignment that ends up taking the whole family to solve! All teens are welcome to this event, but you must be at least 12 to be unaccompanied at the Library.

Reading with Angel Paws' Reading Buddies!

Here's your chance to read with Angel Paws' Reading Buddies! Dogs are great listeners, so bring your favorite book and share it with your new furry friend. Space is limited, so register by phone at 254-750-5942.

Summer Reading Club Presents: The Professor Brainius Show

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and watch as Professor Branius uses music and technology to educate and inspire young minds! The wild and wacky science experiments will energize the next generation of scientists!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Make Some Noise!

YOU'RE the reason Libraries Rock, so join us to make your own musical instrument. We've got everything you need to make your own musical instrument--rainsticks, kazoos, maracas and more! We'll be ready for you from 1pm until 2:30pm, so come when you can, stay as long as you need and celebrate with us because LIBRARIES ROCK!

Hot Summer, Iced Tea, and a Cool Movie

If the summer heat has got you down, we have the answer! Feel good movies and cold drinks. Join us for a film every week in June and take the chance to cool off at the Library. This week, watch Sully starring Tom Hanks. Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot becomes a hero after landing his damaged plan on the Hudson River and saves the passengers and crew.

Family Night: Heroes Takeover with Stonhenj Players

Dress as your favorite hero for the Hero Takeover! Our friends, Stonhenj Players, will be here to give hero training to make you the best you can be. We'll read a save-the-day story and design your own cape!

Summer Reading Club Presents: The Professor Brainius Show

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and watch as Professor Branius uses music and technology to educate and inspire young minds! The wild and wacky science experiments will energize the next generation of scientists!

Move & Play

It's summer time and that means it's time to MOVE! Kids can build a habit of moving to last a lifetime. We'll be doing yoga and aerobics and then it's time to PLAY! Games, rhythm and creativity are on the menu, so join us for some awesome fun!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Game Time

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

Summer Reading Club Presents: The Professor Brainius Show

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and watch as Professor Branius uses music and technology to educate and inspire young minds! The wild and wacky science experiments will energize the next generation of scientists!

Family Fort Fun!

Blanket forts are fun for the whole family! Bring your own blankets to the library. We'll have everything you need to turn your basic blankets into an awesome fort--perfect for reading! You'll have a chance to read in your fort and then, we'll play glow in the dark hide and seek!

Baby Playtime

Summer time is a great time to bring babies to the library! While our performers are doing what they do best, we will have a space for babies to do what they do best--play, read board books, even take a snooze! Meet new friends, have a great time and it's all for babies!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Juneteenth Family Fun Day at Brazos Weekend Extravaganza

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - 2018 Juneteenth Family Fun Day @ Brazos Weekend Extravaganza will provide local and area citizens an opportunity to participate in a festive atmosphere celebrating African American heritage and independence June 15th – 17th. The ‘Mr. & Mrs. Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant Friday, Family Fun Day @ Brazos Saturday and Father’s Day Gospel Blowout on Sunday! This weekend will attract over 5,000 families with our and will be considered the largest celebration weekend in Central Texas dedicated to “Entertaining, Encouraging and Empowering” African Americans to put their health and families FIRST through the appreciation of performing arts and access to community resources. Saturday/Sunday Weekend pass only $10.00 per person | 12 and under FREE - Health, Community and MEGA Kids Zone with LIVE music. For more information: Sophia Strother 254-495-5556 or email sophiastrother@hotmail.com

True Crime Interest Group

Join us to discuss the famous and infamous stories of true crimes, both local and elsewhere. You are not alone in your passion for these real-life mysteries! We’ll have lively discussions and use library resources to find out more. We'll be watching My Friend Dahmer and talking about the haunting true story of Jeffrey Dahmer.

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!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Romp & Read

Kids ages 2-4 have so much fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Chapter Book Chat: "The Dragonet Prophecy"

A war among seven dragon tribes has raged for generations. Five dragonets have been chosen to fulfill a prophecy that calls for great sacrifice. Their destiny is to end the war, but when they escape, their futures and the prophecy hang in the balance. Join us to discuss this, the first book in the Wings of Fire series. Kids in 4th and 5th grades can have a great discussion about the book, play games and do activities related to the books. Register online to save your spot. Get the book at the first meeting or check it out anytime!

Yoga Lunch Break

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.

Crafty Adults: Jewelry Making Session One

Making your own jewelry is fun and rewarding. We've got everything you need to make something beautiful and unique. Register online to save your spot, since materials are limited. In this first session, you'll learn about jewelry making techniques and tools and make a beaded pendant necklace to show off and impress!

Seniors Game Time

We’re partnering with United Health Care to provide a fun game time for seniors twice a month. We’ll have card games, dominoes and checkers to start. Make this new group a fun part of your month!

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

Camp CODE

We're doing TWO Makey Makey camps this summer. This is the first one. Sign up online since space is limited. The camp is four days long, so you'll get to really learn some great skills by the end! Day 1: Intro to Makey Makey and Scratch, our coding tools! Day 2: Explore Makey Makey, learn what's conductive and make controllers for a Scratch game. Day 3: Challenge! Creat a device to solve an everyday problem. You'll have lots of time to code your way to a better life. Day 4: Finish your project and have a big reveal for parents! You must be 8-11 to participate in Camp CODE. Be sure to save your spot early!

Kids Minecraft Club

If you love Minecraft, this is a weekly chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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!

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This six-week workshop developed by Stanford University will help you manage Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or help care for a loved one with diabetes. Learn about the disease and how to set and reach healthy goals. Pre-register with the Area Agency on Aging by calling 254-292-1857. *This workshop does not require a doctor’s order or replace any of your existing programs or treatments.

Summer Reading Club Presents: Rumpelstiltskin play by Magik Theatre

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and literature comes alive when we bring the Magik Theatre to town! They'll share the story of Rumpelstiltskin,which shares a valuable lesson about trust and promises through an extraordinary theatrical experience. Prepare to suspend your disbelief!

Reading with Angel Paws' Reading Buddies

Here's your chance to read with Angel Paws' Reading Buddies! Dogs are great listeners, so bring your favorite book and share it with your new furry friend. Space is limited, so register by phone at 254-750-5942.

Reading with Angel Paws' Reading Buddies

Here's your chance to read with Angel Paws' Reading Buddies! Dogs are great listeners, so bring your favorite book and share it with your new furry friend. Space is limited, so register by phone at 254-750-5942.

Teen Summer Reading Club! Books to Movies

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and we'll help you reach your goals. Join us every Tuesday to check an item off the list and get closer to the big prize! This week, watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi, make galaxy rocks and do crafts. We'll have books that made their way to theaters for you to check out and read!

Camp CODE

We're doing TWO Makey Makey camps this summer. Sign up online since space is limited. The camp is four days long, so you'll get to really learn some great skills by the end! Day 1: Intro to Makey Makey and Scratch, our coding tools! Day 2: Explore Makey Makey, learn what's conductive and make controllers for a Scratch game. Day 3: Challenge! Creat a device to solve an everyday problem. You'll have lots of time to code your way to a better life. Day 4: Finish your project and have a big reveal for parents! You must be 8-11 to participate in Camp CODE.  Be sure to save your spot early!

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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Reading with Angel Paws' Reading Buddies!

Here's your chance to read with Angel Paws' Reading Buddies! Dogs are great listeners, so bring your favorite book and share it with your new furry friend. Space is limited, so register by phone at 254-750-5942.

Camp CODE

We're doing TWO Makey Makey camps this summer. Sign up online since space is limited. The camp is four days long, so you'll get to really learn some great skills by the end! Day 1: Intro to Makey Makey and Scratch, our coding tools! Day 2: Explore Makey Makey, learn what's conductive and make controllers for a Scratch game. Day 3: Challenge! Creat a device to solve an everyday problem. You'll have lots of time to code your way to a better life. Day 4: Finish your project and have a big reveal for parents! You must be 8-11 to participate in Camp CODE.  Be sure to save your spot early!

Teen Movie Matinee: Jurassic World

This is summer of sequels! Catch the originals with us before you head to the theatre for the new release! This week, we'll be watching Jurassic World! The original Jurassic Park site is turned into a new theme park with a new genetically modified dinosaur who gets out and goes on a killing spree. All teens are welcome to this event, but you must be at least 12 to be unaccompanied at the Library.

Summer Reading Club Presents: Rumpelstiltskin play by Magik Theatre

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and literature comes alive when we bring the Magik Theatre to town! They'll share the story of Rumpelstiltskin,which shares a valuable lesson about trust and promises through an extraordinary theatrical experience. Prepare to suspend your disbelief!

Art Afternoons

Even our youngest artists can make something awesome at this come and go event. Even when the temperature rises, art is always cool. We'll have a different project every week, so we hope to see you a lot! Be sure to wear something you don't mind getting a little messy

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Art Life

Ready to get your art on? Join us every Thursday 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.

Move & Play

It's summer time and that means it's time to MOVE! Kids can build a habit of moving to last a lifetime. We'll be doing yoga and aerobics and then it's time to PLAY! Games, rhythm and creativity are on the menu, so join us for some awesome fun!

Knit and Crochet Club

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!

Summer Reading Club Presents: Rumpelstiltskin play by Magik Theatre

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and literature comes alive when we bring the Magik Theatre to town! They'll share the story of Rumplestiltskin,which shares a valuable lesson about trust and promises through an extraordinary theatrical experience. Prepare to suspend your disbelief!

Make Some Noise!

YOU'RE the reason Libraries Rock, so join us to make your own musical instrument. We've got everything you need to make your own musical instrument--rainsticks, kazoos, maracas and more! We'll be ready for you from 1pm until 2:30pm, so come when you can, stay as long as you need and celebrate with us because LIBRARIES ROCK!

Hot Summer, Iced Tea, and a Cool Movie

If the summer heat has got you down, we have the answer! Feel good movies and cold drinks. Join us for a film every week in June and take the chance to cool off at the Library. This week, watch Romancing the Stone starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. A mousy romance novelist sets off for Columbia to ransom her kidnapped sister, but she ends up hunting treasure with a mercenary rogue.

Camp CODE

We're doing TWO Makey Makey camps this summer. This is the first one. Sign up online since space is limited. The camp is four days long, so you'll get to really learn some great skills by the end! Day 1: Intro to Makey Makey and Scratch, our coding tools! Day 2: Explore Makey Makey, learn what's conductive and make controllers for a Scratch game. Day 3: Challenge! Create a device to solve an everyday problem. You'll have lots of time to code your way to a better life. Day 4: Finish your project and have a big reveal for parents! You must be 8-11 to participate in Camp CODE.  Be sure to save your spot early!

Family Night: Youth Talent Show

Kids have talent! We know it, so come show it. You'll have five minutes to show off what you do best. You might do magic, juggle, music, whatever you do! We want to see what you've got, so be sure to register and save your spot if you want to perform. The audience does not have to register, so bring all your friends and family to cheer you on!

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!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Summer Reading Club Presents: Rumpelstiltskin play by Magik Theatre

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and literature comes alive when we bring the Magik Theatre to town! They'll share the story of Rumplestiltskin,which shares a valuable lesson about trust and promises through an extraordinary theatrical experience. Prepare to suspend your disbelief!

Yoga for Kids

Can you be a tree, a cat or an airplane? With yoga you can! Use your body to make the shapes and use your imagination, too.

Baby Playtime

Summer time is a great time to bring babies to the library! While our performers are doing what they do best, we will have a space for babies to do what they do best--play, read board books, even take a snooze! Meet new friends, have a great time and it's all for babies!