CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Inspiration Ink

It's time for a new writing club at the East Waco Library! Discover your hidden creativity every Thursday by writing poems, short stories, plays and more! Inspiration Ink is a club where you can be comfortable being yourself--no judging allowed. Write together or alone and have a place to share (but only if you want)! For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Friday, June 02, 2017

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! For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Game Time

Meet new friends every week while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own. For ages 6 - 11 For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Crafty Kids

Make friendship necklaces for all your friends! Get creative and make some to keep and some to share! For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Summer Genealogy Fun for Beginners

Summer is the perfect time to dig into your ancestry journey! Learn the basics of tools, resources and strategies in this fun, informal beginners' class. Discover history for yourself! For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org.

Sensory-Friendly Matinee

The Sensory Friendly Matinee is a movie viewing especially for our visitors with special needs. The lights are not too low and the sound is not too loud. There's plenty of room to move around and sing along! This month, enjoy the movie Pirate Fairy a tale about a group of fairy friends who work together to save the day! For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Waco Run for Hope

Cost $30 (exclusive event swag to include medal and t-shirt) Online Registration ends 5-5-17 Walk-up registration starts at 7am Non-timed 5k begins 8am Contact: Jennifer Warnick 512-661-9335 or email Jenniferwafsp@gmail.com Register online: http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=4698

Monday, June 05, 2017

Chapter Book Chat "Story Thieves"

Every Monday in June, catch up with the Chapter Book Chat! Sign up now, check out your book (we'll have one waiting for you) and join us every week to discuss, make new friends and have fun. The book for June is Story Thieves by James Riley. Read this tale of adventure and imagination where Owen and Bethany climb into books on a search for Bethany's father--a fictional character! Chapter Book Chat is for kids in grades 4-5. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

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! For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

STEAM Team

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math! This week: Marble Roller Coasters! Come build with the Mayborn Museum’s Design Den! Use a variety of recycled materials to create your own marble roller coaster! While you create the perfect loop-de-loop or add in a daring drop, you’ll also learn about energy, gravity, and friction. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

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. Class topics: 6-6 Introduction For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Angel Paws' Reading Buddies

Cozy up to a furry friend for quality reading time. Kids can improve their reading, gain self-confidence just have fun! Each reservation includes a 20 minute reading period and a short craft. Space is limited, so call 254-750-5952 to reserve your time. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Make & Take: Jellyfish

Stop by the library for a quickie craft on the go! The craft takes about 15 minutes, so even our youngest visitors can make something awesome to take home. This month: Make a jellyfish to celebrate summer, swimming, and the ocean! All materials are provided. For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Angel Paws' Reading Buddies

Cozy up to a furry friend for quality reading time. Kids can improve their reading, gain self-confidence just have fun! Each reservation includes a 20 minute reading period and a short craft. Space is limited, so call 254-750-5952 to reserve your time. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

Thursday, June 08, 2017

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. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

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)! For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Friday, June 09, 2017

Game Time

Meet new friends every week while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own. For ages 6 - 11 For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Paint Party

You're invited to the Paint Party! Join us to learn a new painting technique every time. Be sure to wear something you don't mind getting paint on--things might get a little messy! Build your skills and be SUPER creative! All materials are provided. For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Videogame Day

Play Wii U games like Super Smash Brothers and Mario Kart 8, PS4 games and more! Bring your own Nintendo 3DS to get a big group going on some games! For ages 11-17. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

Kids Comic Squad

At the Kids Comic Squad, we'll discuss what makes comics great and what you should read next! Create your own superhero mask and cape so you can fulfill your superhero destiny! Space is limited, so register online! For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Author Alley: Kids' Summer Special

This visit to Author Alley is fun for the whole family! Mary Evans will present a lively reading of her book, Thunder and Lightning, she will talk to the kids about writing a book and what it's like to be an author. There will be a fun craft for kids to make and take, too. Books will be available for purchase and signing. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Waco-McLennan County Library. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

Joy's School of Dance Recital 2017

Saturday 10am- featuring dancers ages 3-6 year olds Saturday & Sunday 2pm- featuring intermediate dancers 7-12 year olds Saturday & Sunday 6pm- featuring advanced dancers 13 years and up FREE event and no ticket purchase necessary, come one come all!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Doctor Who Fandom Club

Let your TARDIS guide you to the Doctor Who Fandom Club. Talk about the many years of the Doctor and his adventures, the comic books, spin-offs, games and more! Take a Doctor Who picture with our fantastic green screen and leave with a handmade, Whovian craft! For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

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! For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Dating the Old Homestead : Tips and Tricks from a Professional

Learn how to develop a timeline of ownership and use for old buildings using permits and other documents. Learn tricks to find interesting events associated with a location using newspaper databases, too! Robert Denton, owner of Texas Research & Recovery will show us how to search for permit date, construction date and original occupant or owner of a building through a variety of McLennan County resources. Program is co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Chapter Book Chat "Story Thieves"

Kids, 4th - 5th grade, read chapters every week from the book "Story Thieves" and have fun discussing the related chapters each Monday in June! Activities related to the book will be celebrated each week. We meet every Monday from 4:00 - 5:00 at the West Waco Library. The book is available for check out to registered students, so no need to go out and buy the book! Register today and you will receive a call a week before the class starts with further information. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

STEAM Team

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math! This week: Welcome to Ancient China! Ancient Chinese civilizations are responsible for much of the science we use today. We're going to engineer our own Great Wall, design and make our own abacuses, work together to make our own seismograph and test it out, and make kites decorated like Chinese porcelain. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

STEAM Team

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math! This week: Welcome to Ancient China! Ancient Chinese civilizations are responsible for much of the science we use today. We're going to engineer our own Great Wall, design and make our own abacuses, work together to make our own seismograph and test it out, and make kites decorated like Chinese porcelain. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

Angel Paws' Reading Buddies

Cozy up to a furry friend for quality reading time. Kids can improve their reading, gain self-confidence just have fun! Each reservation includes a 20 minute reading period and a short craft. Space is limited, so call 254-750-5952 to reserve your time. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

Summer Reading Club Presents: the Daniel G. Benes Science Show

Scientist Daniel Benes performs old-school and state-of-the-art demonstrations of hair-raising, high-voltage science magic! Edge of your seat excitement, audience interaction, and old-fashioned showmanship combine for science fun! For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

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. Class topics: 6-13 Drawing Faces For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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! For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Angel Paws' Reading Buddies

Cozy up to a furry friend for quality reading time. Kids can improve their reading, gain self-confidence just have fun! Each reservation includes a 20 minute reading period and a short craft. Space is limited, so call 254-750-5952 to reserve your time. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

Summer Reading Club Presents: the Daniel G. Benes Science Show

Scientist Daniel Benes performs old-school and state-of-the-art demonstrations of hair-raising, high-voltage science magic! Edge of your seat excitement, audience interaction, and old-fashioned showmanship combine for science fun! For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Summer Reading Club Presents: the Daniel G. Benes Science Show

Scientist Daniel Benes performs old-school and state-of-the-art demonstrations of hair-raising, high-voltage science magic! Edge of your seat excitement, audience interaction, and old-fashioned showmanship combine for science fun! For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

Computer Class for Seniors: Bring Your Own Device Day

When you get a new electronic device--a smartphone, tablet, e-reader or laptop--you want to learn all the tips and tricks to make it do all the things you need it to do. Bring your device to the library and get help with setup and more! This is a great time to learn how to be confident and smart in the digital world. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

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. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

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)! For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

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! For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Family Night: Swords & Armor by Stonhenj Players

A fun chance for the whole family to learn about knights and armor! Hear a knight read Good Night, Good Knight and learn about how important armor was for identification and protection. Learn all about family crests, too, and get a chance to make your own! For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Friday, June 16, 2017

Summer Reading Club Presents: the Daniel G. Benes Science Show

Scientist Daniel Benes performs old-school and state-of-the-art demonstrations of hair-raising, high-voltage science magic! Edge of your seat excitement, audience interaction, and old-fashioned showmanship combine for science fun! For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Game Time

Meet new friends every week while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own. For ages 6 - 11 For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Teen After Hours: Harry Potter Party

Harry Potter fans can join us for a fun after-hours event! Get sorted into your house, meet other fans and make your own wand--all after the library is closed--plus much more! You must be 13 to attend this event since parents will drop teens off for the party. Drop off is at 5:45 (right before the library closes) and pick up is at 8. For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Saturday, June 17, 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! For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

Battle on the Brazos Dragon Boat Festival

We are excited to announce that Enrich Seniors is bringing Dragon Boat Racing to Waco on June 17, 2017. With its origin in China, dragon boating is a sport that’s been around for more than 2,300 years. It has been adapted from its traditional beginnings into the sport it is today. Dragon Boating offers fun for all ages and fitness levels, while simultaneously offering the challenge of competition. A standard size dragon boat seats 20 paddlers in 10 rows with a drummer in the bow to motivate the team and keep the paddlers in sync. These 21 people all work in unison to propel this 42’ long “canoe” down the race course. This Battle on the Brazos Dragon Boat Festival will take place on the river next to McLane Stadium and Touchdown Alley. All proceeds will bene?t Enrich Seniors. Enrich Seniors is a non-profit organization compassionately dedicated to improving the lives of seniors in our community by helping maintain independence through life-changing services and impactful programs while also enriching their quality of life. This event is now open to team registration and sponsorships. Forming a Dragon Boat team is easy. Find 21 co-workers, friends or family members to join your team (20 paddlers and 1 caller/drummer per team). Don’t worry if you haven’t participated in a Dragon Boat Race before…included in your team registration is a practice session on Friday, June 16th. Trained professionals will show you how to paddle and race. All the necessary equipment such as a boat, paddles, life vests, and drum will be provided to you. This event will also bring in club teams from all over Texas. Please call 254.339.1651 for more information about sponsorship opportunities and entering a team.

Board Game Day

Beat the heat with board games. Make new friends and bond over a little friendly competition or by playing together in one of our cooperative board games. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Monday, June 19, 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! For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Make & Take: Fireworks

Stop by the library for a quickie craft on the go! The craft takes about 15 minutes, so even our youngest visitors can make something awesome to take home. This month: Make toilet paper tube fireworks to get ready for the 4th of July! For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Chapter Book Chat "Story Thieves"

Kids, 4th - 5th grade, read chapters every week from the book "Story Thieves" and have fun discussing the related chapters each Monday in June! Activities related to the book will be celebrated each week. We meet every Monday from 4:00 - 5:00 at the West Waco Library. The book is available for check out to registered students, so no need to go out and buy the book! Register today and you will receive a call a week before the class starts with further information. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

STEAM Team

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math! This week: Build a Better World! Take the SRC theme and let your imagination go wild! Recreate famous architectural landmarks around the world with surprising materials. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

Summer Reading Club Presents: Positive RePercussions

Drum together and get in the rhythm for the joy of making music! Drumming, singing and getting creative with the whole family. For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Angel Paws' Reading Buddies

Cozy up to a furry friend for quality reading time. Kids can improve their reading, gain self-confidence just have fun! Each reservation includes a 20 minute reading period and a short craft. Space is limited, so call 254-750-5952 to reserve your time. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

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. Class topics: 6-20 Shading and Textures For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

Angel Paws' Reading Buddies

Cozy up to a furry friend for quality reading time. Kids can improve their reading, gain self-confidence just have fun! Each reservation includes a 20 minute reading period and a short craft. Space is limited, so call 254-750-5952 to reserve your time. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

Summer Reading Club Presents: Positive RePercussions

Drum together and get in the rhythm for the joy of making music! Drumming, singing and getting creative with the whole family. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer Reading Club Presents: Positive RePercussions

Drum together and get in the rhythm for the joy of making music! Drumming, singing and getting creative with the whole family. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

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)! For more information: Call 750-8620 or visit wacolibrary.org

Family Night with Special Guest Troy Hein

This week: Family Night is a home run with Troy Hein, author of Jay at Play and sports director for KWTX! Hear the author read his books and play some giant-sized games with a chance to win the best prize--books! For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Friday, June 23, 2017

Star Gazing at Cameron Park

The whole family is invited to Cameron Park to star gaze (and make friends)! Join us to get star maps, make constellation crafts and enjoy a great summer night. Northern Gateway Park has a playground and pavilion, plus water misters to keep you cool. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

Paint Party

You're invited to the Paint Party! Join us to learn a new painting technique every time. Be sure to wear something you don't mind getting paint on--things might get a little messy! Build your skills and be SUPER creative! All materials are provided. For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Summer Reading Club Presents: Positive RePercussions

Drum together and get in the rhythm for the joy of making music! Drumming, singing and getting creative with the whole family. For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Game Time

Meet new friends every week while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own. For ages 6 - 11 For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kids Minecraft Club

Kids love Minecraft! If you've got Minecrafters in your house, bring them to the Library to play and explore the realm. Beginners are welcome or join us to show off your skills! Space is limited, so register to save your spot. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Videogame Day

Play Wii U games like Super Smash Brothers and Mario Kart 8, PS4 games and more! Bring your own Nintendo 3DS to get a big group going on some games! For ages 11-17. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Block Party

Preschoolers and toddlers are invited to our monthly Block Party at Central Library! Build, play and create using our big blocks and other manipulatives. Strengthen social skills & motor skills while having FUN! Ages 6 & younger. For more information: Call 750-5945 or visit wacolibrary.org