CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Toddler Time

Kids ages 1-2 can 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.

Homework Lab

Homework flies by when you work together! Have an after-school snack and bring your work. We'll have laptops if you need them and a comfy space to work.

Gentle Chair Exercises for Adults

We are welcoming our friends from Texas A&M Agrilife for this 8 week program that helps you bring the gym home, regardless of your mobility. Gentle chair-based exercises are a great way to fit more physical activity into your daily life. No athletic ability necessary--just come as you are!

Preschool Storytime

Develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing and playing…simple activities that you and your child will love!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing and playing…simple activities that you and your child will love! Kids ages 3-6 are working on the skills they need before they read on their own, and we can help them get there!

Thursday Crafternoon

Crafting for teens is more fun with friends! We'll have everything you need to make something cool and hang out for a while. Learn a new crafting skill every week with us.

Family Storytime

When you come to the library as a family, everyone wins. Join us in the evening when the work day and school day end. We'll have stories, songs and visits from our favorite puppets! Be sure to check out some books to take the library home with you.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing and playing…simple activities that you and your child will love! Kids ages 3-6 are working on the skills they need before they read on their own, and we can help them get there!

Girls Who Code

Join us for the monthly meeting of a tech-savvy sisterhood. We'll learn about writing code, an essential skill for jobs of the future. Anyone can code, so join us to find out how!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

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!

Design Den: Storytelling

Join us in Design Den for a day of storytelling! If you were to build a dream city, what would you add to make the city happy? An art studio? A park? Build a miniature version in the front area of Design Den and add it to our Happy City! Then use your imagination in Design Den Studio to tell a story using stop motion video. These activities will be available for all ages but recommended for makers ages 6 and up.

CTGS Genealogy Beginner's Class

Our very own Bill Buckner and Norma Cannata of the Central Texas Genealogical Society will cover topics like using genealogy forms, basic records and Internet sources. The class is a great way to kick off your genealogy exploration. The program is co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society.

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.

Christian Writers Workshop Kickoff

Our featured guest speaker this year is Jonathan Pitts, author and speaker, who will share about: Writing from the Heart – Finding Motivation in Story, Authenticity and Vulnerability. Jonathan is Executive Pastor at Church of the City in Franklin, Tennessee. Prior to pastoring, he was Executive Director at The Urban Alternative, the national ministry of Dr. Tony Evans in Dallas, Texas. Cost for the one day event is $20 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are required and may be purchased by calling the church office at 254-772-9696 or by going to www.firstwoodway.org/cww.

Monday, January 28, 2019

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!

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.

Game On!

Do you love games? We do too! We've got a Nintendo Switch and other games that you can play every Monday. Take a break with us and work your thumbs.

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, January 29, 2019

Baby Time

Sometimes lap time is the best time! Rhymes, songs, movement and more will get you and your baby playing together. Learn baby sign language to build early communication skills, too! A lifetime of library love starts as early as possible.

Preschool Storytime

Develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing and playing…simple activities that you and your child will love! Kids ages 3-6 are working on the skills they need before they read on their own, and we can help them get 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!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Homework Lab

Homework flies by when you work together! Have an after-school snack and bring your work. We'll have laptops if you need them and a comfy space to work.

Toddler Time

Kids ages 1-2 can 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.

Preschool Storytime

Develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing and playing…simple activities that you and your child will love!

Gentle Chair Exercises for Adults

We are welcoming our friends from Texas A&M Agrilife for this 8 week program that helps you bring the gym home, regardless of your mobility. Gentle chair-based exercises are a great way to fit more physical activity into your daily life. No athletic ability necessary--just come as you are!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Family Storytime

When you come to the library as a family, everyone wins. Join us in the evening when the work day and school day end. We'll have stories, songs and visits from our favorite puppets! Be sure to check out some books to take the library home with you.

Thursday Crafternoon

Crafting for teens is more fun with friends! We'll have everything you need to make something cool and hang out for a while. Learn a new crafting skill every week with us.

Preschool Storytime

Develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing and playing…simple activities that you and your child will love! Kids ages 3-6 are working on the skills they need before they read on their own, and we can help them get there!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

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, join us for How to Train Your Dragon 2. When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Catch up on the series before the third movie comes out on Feb 22!

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, February 4, 2019

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!

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.

Game On!

Do you love games? We do too! We've got a Nintendo Switch and other games that you can play every Monday. Take a break with us and work your thumbs.

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!

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!

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!

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!

Game On!

Do you love games? We do too! We've got a Nintendo Switch and other games that you can play every Monday. Take a break with us and work your thumbs.

Game On!

Do you love games? We do too! We've got a Nintendo Switch and other games that you can play every Monday. Take a break with us and work your thumbs.

Game On!

Do you love games? We do too! We've got a Nintendo Switch and other games that you can play every Monday. Take a break with us and work your thumbs.

Building a Legacy of Family Unity Through Family Reunions

Family reunions can be a fun way to build memories with your relatives. Over the years, planning a family reunion has changed. Join Linda and Ashley Weaver as they share lessons they've learned from planning reunions through the years. You'll walk away with practical tips and ideas for planning your next get-together. This program is co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Have you ever celebrated the new year in February? Join us to learn about Chinese New Year as we welcome the Year of the Pig! The whole family can join in the fun as we have snacks, read books and make crafts to celebrate this exciting holiday and learn a little about Chinese culture. Stay for the whole hour or just as long as you can.

Baby Time

Sometimes lap time is the best time! Rhymes, songs, movement and more will get you and your baby playing together. Learn baby sign language to build early communication skills, too! A lifetime of library love starts as early as possible.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Gentle Chair Exercises for Adults

We are welcoming our friends from Texas A&M Agrilife for this 8 week program that helps you bring the gym home, regardless of your mobility. Gentle chair-based exercises are a great way to fit more physical activity into your daily life. No athletic ability necessary--just come as you are!

Homework Lab

Homework flies by when you work together! Have an after-school snack and bring your work. We'll have laptops if you need them and a comfy space to work.

Preschool Storytime

Develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing and playing…simple activities that you and your child will love! Kids ages 3-6 are working on the skills they need before they read on their own, and we can help them get there!

Toddler Time

Kids ages 1-2 can 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, February 7, 2019

Diabetes Self-Management

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 or email aaainfo@hot.cog.tx.us. *This workshop does not require a doctor’s order or replace any of your existing programs or treatments.

A Gospel Sing Celebration – “Lord, Make Me an Instrument”

Join us for a night of Gospel Sing as we celebrate black sacred music at the intersection of gospel and jazz. Dr. Melvin L. Butler, Associate Professor at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, will present a gospel concert as part of Baylor’s annual Pruit Symposium. Butler will be accompanied by Dr. Jimmy Hunter, Pastor of Toliver Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, and Baylor’s own Associate Professor of Music Theory, Dr. Horace Maxile. The concert will be held at Toliver Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and is free and open to the public. For more information, email Carl_Flynn@baylor.edu.

Family Storytime

When you come to the library as a family, everyone wins. Join us in the evening when the work day and school day end. We'll have stories, songs and visits from our favorite puppets! Be sure to check out some books to take the library home with you!

True Crime Exposed: Examining the Elements of Forensic Science

Join us for the Mayborn Museum’s fifth annual Director’s Forum featuring Skip Hollandsworth, Executive Editor of Texas Monthly and author of The Midnight Assassin. This year’s Director’s Forum is a collaboration of the Baylor University Department of Anthropology, McLennan College’s Criminal Justice department, and community partners to bring an intriguing and immersive event filled with conversations, activities, and a panel discussion focused on historic crimes and the role forensic science has played in solving them. Director’s Forum is included in the price of admission. Museum members and Baylor University students receive free admission.

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!

PaintTeens

Come learn how to express yourself with paint! We will learn painting techniques buy painting a new picture every month. All materials are provided and what you produce in class you get to take home! This program is for ages 11-17. Please register as space and materials are limited. This month we will paint this painting. http://kidpad.org/wp-content/uploads/add-color-to-your-home-with-15-beautiful-canvas-painting-ideas-how-to-paint-a-galaxy.jpg

Friday, February 8, 2019

Teen After Hours: Anti-Valentines Day

Valentine's Day might not be your thing--that's okay at the Anti-Valentine's Day Party! We'll have tons of candy, splatter paint crafts and make conversation hearts that say things like "Meh" and "Don't call me". It will be a night to celebrate our friends and have fun (and it's okay if you think Cupid is stupid!)

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!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Crafty Adults

We'll have everything you need to make lots of different kinds of bookmarks. We'll show you how to make hand-stitched, ribbon or elastic bookmarks--even a no-sew option! It just takes simple tools and your creativity to make a bookmark you'll love to use and will show everyone how much you love to read.

STEAM Team: Spies & Secrets

If you're sneaky enough to be a real spy, join us to learn the technology behind the spy biz! Learn the art of disguise, make your own secret code and make a cipher to share with the rest of your spy team. You'll even learn a little bit about spies through history!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

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, February 11, 2019

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!

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.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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!

Baby Time

Sometimes lap time is the best time! Rhymes, songs, movement and more will get you and your baby playing together. Learn baby sign language to build early communication skills, too! A lifetime of library love starts as early as possible.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing and playing…simple activities that you and your child will love! Kids ages 3-6 are working on the skills they need before they read on their own, and we can help them get there!

Gentle Chair Exercises for Adults

We are welcoming our friends from Texas A&M Agrilife for this 8 week program that helps you bring the gym home, regardless of your mobility. Gentle chair-based exercises are a great way to fit more physical activity into your daily life. No athletic ability necessary--just come as you are!

Homework Lab

Homework flies by when you work together! Have an after-school snack and bring your work. We'll have laptops if you need them and a comfy space to work.

Toddler Time

Kids ages 1-2 can 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, February 14, 2019

Diabetes Self-Management

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 or email aaainfo@hot.cog.tx.us. *This workshop does not require a doctor’s order or replace any of your existing programs or treatments.

Family Storytime

When you come to the library as a family, everyone wins. Join us in the evening when the work day and school day end. We'll have stories, songs and visits from our favorite puppets! Be sure to check out some books to take the library home with you!

Thursday Crafternoon

Crafting for teens is more fun with friends! We'll have everything you need to make something cool and hang out for a while. Learn a new crafting skill every week with us.

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!

Friday, February 15, 2019

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!

Cookies and Coloring

Kids ages 5 & up can learn about a different artist every month. Enjoy a cookie, color a famous work of art and check out a book while you're here!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Bilingual Storytime

The whole family can join us once a month for stories, songs and fun in TWO languagues! You'll learn a new word or phrase every time we meet. ¡Toda la familia puede unirse a nosotros una vez al mes para contar historias, canciones y divertirse en dos idiomas! Aprende una nueva palabra cada vez que nos encontremos.

Yoga for Kids

Yoga can be good for the body and the mind--even for our youngest library visitors! Find out how you can use your body to be a tree, a cat, an airplane and more! Join us for stretching and movement to get stronger and have fun!

First Feature Flicks

Jump to the front of the line for some of our hottest movie titles. We'll have the popcorn ready. The tentative movie for this month is Halloween (2018). Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Rated R

Monday, February 18, 2019

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.

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!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Baby Time

Sometimes lap time is the best time! Rhymes, songs, movement and more will get you and your baby playing together. Learn baby sign language to build early communication skills, too! A lifetime of library love starts as early as possible.

Adulting 101: Applying For College

Adulting 101 is just for teens! Learn time management, household skills and how to take care of yourself before you are on your own. We'll have discussion, time to set goals and tips to take with you. The road to adulthood is a little bumpy--we'll make it easier! This month, get some tips about applying for college. Look at an application and talk about what you'll need to be ready to complete it. You'll even explore what schools might be right for you!

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!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Texas Collection presents "On Changing Tides: Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor and the Civil Rights Movement" featuring Dr. T. Michael Parrish of the Baylor University Department of History

The Texas Collection presents "On Changing Tides: Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor and the Civil Rights Movement" featuring Dr. T. Michael Parrish of the Baylor University Department of History. A native Wacoan, Miller served as a messman in the United States Navy and earned the Navy Cross for bravery due to his actions during the December 7, 1941 battle. Miller would go on to become the face of a recruiting drive and the nascent Civil Rights Movement. He died when his new ship, the Liscome Bay, was torpedoed by the Japanese in 1943. Dr. Parrish's lecture will explore Miller's life and legacy. His talk will be based on his book, Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor and the Birth of the Civil Rights Movement. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, and Dr. Parrish will be available to sign copies of his book after the lecture. The Baylor Bookstore will be on-hand to sell copies of the book as well.

Toddler Time

Kids ages 1-2 can 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.

Preschool Storytime

Develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing and playing…simple activities that you and your child will love! Kids ages 3-6 are working on the skills they need before they read on their own, and we can help them get there!

Homework Lab

Homework flies by when you work together! Have an after-school snack and bring your work. We'll have laptops if you need them and a comfy space to work.

Gentle Chair Exercises for Adults

We are welcoming our friends from Texas A&M Agrilife for this 8 week program that helps you bring the gym home, regardless of your mobility. Gentle chair-based exercises are a great way to fit more physical activity into your daily life. No athletic ability necessary--just come as you are!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Diabetes Self-Management

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 or email aaainfo@hot.cog.tx.us. *This workshop does not require a doctor’s order or replace any of your existing programs or treatments.

Family Storytime

When you come to the library as a family, everyone wins. Join us in the evening when the work day and school day end. We'll have stories, songs and visits from our favorite puppets! Be sure to check out some books to take the library home with you!

Anime Club

If Anime is your passion, bring it to the Library! Show us your Tumblr! We'll talk Japanese culture and talk about your favorite Anime and manga. Nothing is stronger than your brain on manga, so join us for fun and learning.

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!

Thursday Crafternoon

Crafting for teens is more fun with friends! We'll have everything you need to make something cool and hang out for a while. Learn a new crafting skill every week with us.