CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Monday, March 2, 2020

Hangout! @ the Library

We'll have lots of options, so you can let us know what YOU want to do. Games, hands- on activities and even homework time (if that's what you're into) will all be available. You can choose your afternoon fun during this weekly program.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Free Tax Help @ the Library

Students from the Ron E. Smith Academy of Business & Finance will be at the Library to help you file your taxes electronically for FREE! Bring all your tax documents from 2019, your Social Security card and your 2018 tax return if it's available. Students will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Teens & Tech! @ the Library

Technology isn't going anywhere, so we've got a chance for teens to learn to use tech as tools instead of always toys. We'll have laptops and assistance, so you can pursue coding, app development and more! This biweekly program is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Teen Anime Club! @ the Library

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. Teens are welcome to drop-in to this biweekly program.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Teen After Hours @ the Library: Herstory with Girl Rising!

Who runs the world? We'll find out at this after-hours program! We'll watch the documentary Girl Rising and talk about the women in our lives that have helped us along the way. We'll even write thank you notes, to give them the props they deserve.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

How Does Your Garden Grow?: Butterfly Gardens @ the Lilbrary

Discover the hidden beauty in your garden--maybe it was there all along! The Master Gardeners are back to show us the best ways to show off your green thumb to get butterflies to your garden and keep them coming back for more!

Making Sense of the Census: a Genealogy Workshop @ the Library

Every ten years, we all get counted, and this can be a very valuable tool in researching your ancestors. This all-day workshop will teach you census basics, history and what you should know. You'll also learn from experts what they've learned along the way. Whether your genealogy journey is just beginning or you're well on your way, you'll pick up some helpful info. This program is co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society. Register online.

Spring Break Round Up

Please join us at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, March 7th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for our annual Spring Break Round Up. Bring your family down to meet Texas Ranger reenactors and even see a real Texas Ranger. Activities are included with regular museum admission. TRHFM Contact Number: 254-750-8631

Game On! @ the Library

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

Unity and Peace Concert

Unity and Peace Concert featuring Grammy, Dove and Stellar Award Gospel Artist Donald Lawrence, this concert is being presented to foster unity and peace among the races and ethnicities of this community and the surrounding areas. We will also Honor 3 Citizens of Waco. City Councilman Hector Sabido, Musician and Producer James Brandon Baggett and Posthumously Coach Michael Chapman. Some of the proceeds from this event will be donated to agencies in our community to help those in need. This is a ticketed event: General Admission $25.00, Early Admission $30.00 and VIP $40.00

Monday, March 9, 2020

Teens and Toons! @ the Library

Spring Break means watching cartoons like it's Saturday morning! We'll have classic cartoons, breakfast snacks and relaxation. Come as you are in your spring break pajamas and chill with us until noon.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

PaintTeens @ the Library

We've got everything teens need--paints, brushes and an amazing instructor--to make a great painting every month. This month, you'll make painted rock animals. Register online for this free class.

Library On The Go!: Dewey Community Center

We're focusing on the future and the FUN! Our annual Library on the Go program is visiting our community centers. We'll have a story, a craft and a chance to play on the playground. We love getting out in the community, making new friends and sharing Library joy! Today, we'll be at the Dewey Community Center (925 N. 9th St).

Books & Brews: The Invisible Man

Meet us at Union Hall to talk about The Invisible Man by HG Wells. The movie hits theaters February 28, so join the text group to get updates on seeing the show, too! Text CLUB to 833-369-3033 to get all the info.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Library On The Go!: Bledsoe-Miller Community Center

We're focusing on the future and the FUN! Our annual Library on the Go program is visiting our community centers. We'll have a story, a craft and a chance to play on the playground. We love getting out in the community, making new friends and sharing Library joy! Today, we'll be at the Bledsoe-Miller Community Center (300 Martin Luther King Blvd)

Anime Movie Marathon! @ the Library

It's an all day anime-fest. We'll watch amazing movies like Spirited Away, The Girl Who Lept Through Time, Princess Mononoke, Wolf Children and more. Drop in anytime!

Painting with Bev Boren

Guest artist Bev Boren will give us an insight to her “ need to paint” and the source of her inspiration. Her latest honor was having her painting chosen as a 2019 Showstopper by Watercolor Artist Magazine.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Library On The Go!: South Waco Community Center

We're focusing on the future and the FUN! Our annual Library on the Go program is visiting our community centers. We'll have a story, a craft and a chance to play on the playground. We love getting out in the community, making new friends and sharing Library joy! Today, we'll be at the South Waco Community Center (2815 Speight Ave)

Teen Volunteer Fair! @ the Library

We're looking for awesome volunteers like you! Volunteer opportunities at the Library are great for middle and high school students, so stop by to meet some library staff, find out about volunteer jobs and start the sign up process.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Cars, Cans, & Coffee

A cars and coffee meetup in support of our local food bank. This year Texas Royalty CC is partnering with HEB and Shepherd's Heart to raise donations for families in need. This event is free to all and all are welcome to bring donations. We hope to see you on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Contact Tony T:254-644-7636 E:tony4tat2s@gmail.com

Save a Spider Day

Come learn about the fun, misunderstood creatures that share every part of our environment! We will have keeper talks, activities, and spider presentations! Free with admission

Crafty Adults: Paper Quilled Butterfly Earrings @ the Library

We've got everything you need to make beautiful, colorful butterfly earrings with paper and glue! You'll walk away with a unique piece of jewelry to wear or gift.This program is free and open to the public.

Job Hunting Workshop @ the Library: Resumes and WorkinTexas.com

Job search step one is creating a resume. Learn what employeers are looking for and how to create a dynamite resume. Our partners from Workforce Solutions will be here to help you navigate the new WorkinTexas website and you'll talk out with the know-how to get the job you deserve.

Teen Volunteer Fair! @ the Library

We're looking for awesome volunteers like you! Volunteer opportunities at the Library are great for middle and high school students, so stop by to meet some library staff, find out about volunteer jobs and start the sign up process.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Are You Sure You're Irish?: Practical Steps for Research on Both Sides of the Pond, a Brown Bag program @ the Library

Join CTGS's Debi Haynes to learn the particulars for researching your ancestors from the Emerald Isle. Just in time for St. Paddy's day, she will share resources (free & paid), photos and stories from her research trip and clues that might help you identify your immigrant ancestor. This program is co-sponsored by CTGS.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Lunch with the Masters

Master Gardeners Jene Herring & Carol Wood, Vegetable Gardening Jene Herring and Carol Wood have both been Master Gardeners since 2004 and have Advanced Training in Vegetable Gardening. They will be sharing their passion for veggies, including highlighting varieties that grow well in Central Texas and giving tips for successful planting and growing. Bring your lunch and your questions. For more info, 254-399-9204, FREE

Free Tax Help @ the Library

Students from the Ron E. Smith Academy of Business & Finance will be at the Library to help you file your taxes electronically for FREE! Bring all your tax documents from 2019, your Social Security card and your 2018 tax return if it's available. Students will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Job Hunting Workshop @ the Library: Interview Skills

Interviews don't have to be intimidating. Our partners from Workforce Soluntions are back to help you master the job interview. You'll get tips to help you have the answers to all the questions and land the job you want!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Peter Pan A New Musical

CYT Waco presents Peter Pan A New Musical. Join Wendy, John and Michael as they embark on an unforgettable adventure to Neverland in this musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie's timeless classic. Featuring a script and lyrics by Jordan Beck and music by Jonathan May, this exciting new take on the Peter Pan story delivers all of your favorite moments along with some fun surprises! Experience Neverland as you never have before as Peter Pan and Wendy lead a battle to thwart the evil plans of Captain Hook and his hilarious henchman, with the help of Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys. A stunning new musical for all ages. For more information call 254-340-0084

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Orscheln's "Heart of the City" Car, Truck, & Bike Show

The Shepherd’s Heart is an organization that believes in fighting poverty and hunger head on. Lives have been changed by what this organization does within this community of ours. Therefore our motive is quite clear. Orscheln’s and Texas Royalty Car and Truck Club of Waco have joined together to bring you a heart warming, fundraising car, truck and bike show that is sure to benefit the families within our community living in need of help. The “Heart of the City” car, truck, and bike show is an event that will be driven to raise donations for the Shepherd’s Heart organization by bringing in either perishable food items for the food bank, new or gently worn clothing for the resale store, (Things from the Heart resale shop) or cash donations that can be used in considerable ways to benefit the families in need within our community. You will be amazed at how far $5 can go in this organization. There will be activities for young and old. 94.5 the Beat radio personality DJ Scooby D. Will be on the 1’s and 2’. Live performances by local artists. Bounce houses, raffles, giveaways, and much more. Did I mention we have custom made trophies? Curtesy of Cooper's Automotive? You have to check these out. Come on out and support this drive. Bring can goods, new and unwrapped toys, new or gently used clothes, or even a cash donation. Let’s donate a little of our heart for our city and community. Contact Tony T:254-644-7636 E:tony4tat2s@gmail.com

Yoga for Kids @ the Library

Kids have their own space to learn and practice yoga skills. Pretend to be a tree, a cat, an airplane or something else fun! Practice physical literacy skills, work on focus and meet new friends!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Crunch Time! @ the Library

Time management is tough, so if homework stress has you up against a wall, we can help! We'll have laptops and supplies set up to work on homework or projects, PLUS a supportive hand if you need a little help.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Story Time: Slow and Steady

Let's learn more about our slower moving friends as we dive into a story! There will be two readings: 9:30am and 11:00am. Free with admission

Friday, March 27, 2020

Penny & Sparrow: Finch Tour w/ Sawyer

A night of music with Indi-folk duo Penny and Sparrow, joined by special guest, Sawyer.

Cookies and Coloring @ the Library

The Art Center of Waco is back with Cookies and Coloring! Color a page of the featured artist's work, listen to a kid-friendly art history lesson and enjoy a delicious cookie. This season will focus on Post-Impressionism. This month's artist: Paul Gauguin