CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Sunday, June 24, 2018

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.

Monday, June 25, 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!

Crafty Adults: Jewelry Making Session Two

Making your own jewelry is fun and rewarding. We've got everything you need to make something beautiful and unique. This class is totally free, but register online to save your spot, since materials are limited. In this second session, learn wire wrapping techniques to make great beaded earrings that you can show off!

The Very Happy Reader

Eric Carle is a picture book favorite! Help us celebrate his birthday (he is 89!) We'll do some fun crafts inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybug and more!

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!

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

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 26, 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.

STEAM Team: DIY Arcade!

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math! This week, join us for a DIY arcade. Work together to make a foosball table or a pinball machine. It will rock!

Summer Reading Club Presents: "Goldirocks and the Three Dinosaurs" puppet show by Sandy Shrout

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and you can enjoy puppeteer Sandy Shrout will provide a fun storytelling experience by updating a familiar classic. Catch the magic of puppetry and be a part of the fun story!

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! Reading Takes You Everywhere

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 get outdoors, read under the tree, play yard games and more. You can read anywhere!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Summer Reading Club Presents: "Goldirocks and the Three Dinosaurs" puppet show by Sandy Shrout

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and you can enjoy puppeteer Sandy Shrout will provide a fun storytelling experience by updating a familiar classic. Catch the magic of puppetry and be a part of the fun story!

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.

Star Wars Party

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…no one knew how much Libraries Rock--but you do! Bring the whole family to our Star Wars party. We'll have Star Wars crafts and games. Test your Jedi skills, show off your costume (we'll have a prize for the best!) and more! We'll be here from 7 until 8:30, so stay for a little while or stay the whole time!

Teen Movie Matinee: Ant-Man

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 Ant-Man! A regular cat burglar gets a super-suit with the ability to shrink to the size of an ant. He'll have to embrace his inner hero to save the world! 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 28, 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.

Summer Reading Club Presents: "Goldirocks and the Three Dinosaurs" puppet show by Sandy Shrou

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and you can enjoy puppeteer Sandy Shrout will provide a fun storytelling experience by updating a familiar classic. Catch the magic of puppetry and be a part of the fun story!

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!

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 Journey Back to Christmas starring Candace Cameron-Bure. A WWII era nurse is transported in time to 2016 and discovers that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless. 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Youth Flag, Tackle & Cheerleading

Youth Flag, Tackle & Cheerleading for children ages 4-12. Waco United Youth Sports (WUYS) is a newly formed non-profit organization that has partnered with the City of Waco Parks & Recreations forming a unified organization for the youth in our communities. Several of Waco youth football organizations to include CenTex/Midway Pee Wee Football, Heart Of Texas Youth Football along with several on the smaller local league have joined in the forming of WUYS. The goal of our organization is to unify the City of Waco’s youth Flag, Tackle and cheerleading programs and expanding our program reach to families.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Welcome to the next level

"Welcome to the next level" This event is a Workshop/Models Competition. for Aspiring Models, Designers, and Filmers. Register and compete for a chance to represent Renor Nori and Texas in NY/ FW. Workshop educators and Judges: RIO- America next top model (ANTM) Carl- is an Acting coach/Actor known for his many roles i.e., Have and the have nots, Quad, Macgver, Greenleaf and more. Lacie: Founder of CMG- NY/Paris fashion week. Special guest-Actor/Director/comedian- Miguel Nunez Jr. who's known for his many roles i.e, Juwanna Mann, Life, and more. Emeryln Stewart- Is the CEO /Founder of the Ocktober Film Festival in NYC Dorothy Cook- The CEO/Founder of the Millionaire club. Spruce Dickerson- Is an Austinite - Hostess of the event. This special event will be followed by an meet and greet dinner meal of your choice of Steak, Chicken,or Shrimp.