CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Resolution: Relaxation

Resolution: Relaxation January 23, 2020 9:00 am -10:30am The art of yoga has been practiced for centuries for physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Join us during our Mind and Body Wellness Studio, with Baylor University’s own Kim Johnson, to explore wellness through beginning yoga and relaxation. This event is for ages 18 and up. This event is free of charge; however, space is limited. Museum admission is not included.

Candace Cameron Bure

Come meet Candace Cameron Bure and celebrate the launch of her new book: Grow, Candace, Grow! Candace Cameron Bure, beloved actress, producer, New York Times' bestselling author and inspirational speaker, is outspoken and passionate about her family and faith. Candace is launching her most recent children’s book, Grow, Candace, Grow, and is coming to Waco to meet her fans, read her book, sign your copy of the book, and meet each attendee personally. This beautiful evening will include activities, hot chocolate bar and cookies, and the opportunity to meet Candace, plus each ticket will provide you with your own copy of Grow, Candace, Grow to have signed. The book is included in the ticket price! Kindly note that Candace will only be signing copies of Grow, Candace, Grow! at this event. General Admission $30, VIP tickets $100 include an exclusive meet & greet reception at 5pm with Candace Cameron Bure prior to the Book Signing event. Light hors d'ouvres and a photo opportunity are included with this ticket, as well as a copy of Candace's book, Kind is the New Classy. (You also receive all of the regular ticket perks including access to the main book signing event and a copy of Grow, Candace, Grow!) A portion of the proceeds from this reception will go toward helping underwrite copies of Grow, Candace, Grow to local elementary students, as well as funding literacy projects in Waco schools. All attendees over the age of 2 must have a ticket to this event.

Candace Cameron Bure

Come meet Candace Cameron Bure and celebrate the launch of her new book: Grow, Candace, Grow! Candace Cameron Bure, beloved actress, producer, New York Times' bestselling author and inspirational speaker, is outspoken and passionate about her family and faith. Candace is launching her most recent children’s book, Grow, Candace, Grow, and is coming to Waco to meet her fans, read her book, sign your copy of the book, and meet each attendee personally. This beautiful evening will include activities, hot chocolate bar and cookies, and the opportunity to meet Candace, plus each ticket will provide you with your own copy of Grow, Candace, Grow to have signed. The book is included in the ticket price! Kindly note that Candace will only be signing copies of Grow, Candace, Grow! at this event. General Admission $30, VIP tickets $100 include an exclusive meet & greet reception at 5pm with Candace Cameron Bure prior to the Book Signing event. Light hors d'ouvres and a photo opportunity are included with this ticket, as well as a copy of Candace's book, Kind is the New Classy. (You also receive all of the regular ticket perks including access to the main book signing event and a copy of Grow, Candace, Grow!) A portion of the proceeds from this reception will go toward helping underwrite copies of Grow, Candace, Grow to local elementary students, as well as funding literacy projects in Waco schools. All attendees over the age of 2 must have a ticket to this event.

Friday, January 24, 2020

BluezVille & Friends: Comedy Show and Live Podcast

Get ready for an interactive night of comedy! Your favorite Waco comedians and podcasters Terry Bluez and Onterio Linville are bringing you their first ever LIVE Podcast recording. Not only are they hosting 3 very funny comics to perform, but will also get to have a sit down conversation and Q/A with the audience. Here is your chance to be part of the show! This is a BYOB event. Food will be available for purchase. Contact: Terry Bluez - (254)214-9306

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: Georges Seurat. 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Kids Roblox Club @ the Library

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.

Kids Minecraft Club @ the Library

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!

Mediterranean Diet Cooking Program @ the Library

The Mediterranean Diet is healthy and delicious. Learn how to plan menus and shop smart, focusing on veggies, lean proteins and healthy fats. Build health literacy skills and taste some healthy foods. The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service gives us information to aim for a healthier lifestyle.

CTGS Genealogy Beginners Class @ the Library

The Genealogy Beginners Class is at the East Waco Library! Our very own Bill Buckner 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.

Design Den Make & Break Party

Ready to test new designs and invent new things? Or would you rather use tools to take things apart to look inside? Do both! Get your creative groove going at the Design Den Make & Break Party! Included in the price of admission to the museum. Baylor University students and museum members receive free admission.

Waco’s Got Game @ the Library: Telestrations

Pull up a chair for some throwback fun! The whole family can stop by to play Telestrations, the classic sketch, pass and guess game that will have you laughing out loud!

Monday, January 27, 2020

Mayborn Mini Monday: Safari

Join us for a safari on Mayborn Mini Monday! Spend time in our new exhibit, The Lion Guard, and then join us in The Habitat to explore the Circle of Life! We will make our own binoculars to observe the wildlife here at the Mayborn and learn all about animals that would live in the African Savanna! This event is included in the price of admission to the museum. Museum members and Baylor University students receive free admission.

Defunct Counties in the U.S. : a Genealogical Primer, a CTGS program @ the Library

If a county changes its name, moves across the state line or gets absorbed by other counties, what happens to the information about people who lived there? The Genealogy Center's Bill Buckner will present information about these defunct counties. The people who lived there got married, divorced, were born and died there, and they might have been your ancestors! Finding this elusive information might lead to a family history research breakthrough. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Life Learning at the Library

We're setting up a special time for our adult visitors with special needs. We'll have stories, crafts and some life skills lessons. We'll have everything you need to have a great time.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Wildlife Management Valuation Seminar

Landowners in Ag or Timber– Come learn how a wildlife management plan keeps your already low property taxes in place. Improve the beauty of your land and ease of operation. AGENDA: 6:30 pm - Open-Space Options 6:40 pm - Who Qualifies 6:45 pm - Wildlife Management Explained 7:00 pm - Activity Categories 7:15 pm - How Plateau Can Help 7:30 pm - Questions & Answers Family, friends, and neighbors welcome! Get all of the information you need from the experts at Plateau Land & Wildlife. Can’t make it to an event? Contact us to discuss your options: (512)894-3479 or plateau@plateauwildlife.com

Friday, January 31, 2020

Pokemon Palooza @ the Library

There are so many ways to Pokemon and we've got them all! Bring your decks, use our laptops, play Nintendo Switch and catch 'em all on Pokemon Go! Kids of all ages are welcome to join us to play games, make friends and have fun!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

LEGO Lab @ 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!

Disney Days @ the Library

Join us for inclusive movie magic! We'll be watching the classic Disney film Lady and the Tramp. The lights won't be too low; the music won't be too loud; and you'll be free to sing and dance along! We'll even have a fidget center if you need to keep your hands busy during the film. 

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.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Block Party @ the Library

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 3, 2020

Free People of Color in Texas Prior to the Civil War @ the Library

Join speaker Mic Barnette to learn about Free People of Color in Texas. This group was present from the time of the Spanish up to the end of the Civil War--even though it was illegal for them to be here! Whether they were born free or born a slave and emancipated, they might have been your ancestors. Find out about this group and how you might use the info in your family history research. 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Gold Standard: Celebrating 175 Years of Baylor’s Best and Brightest

Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex celebrates our sixth year of the ever-popular Director’s Forum. Join this year as we host speakers Kim Mulkey, Trey Crumpton, and Scott Lewis and give off site tours of our famous Bear Habitat and Armstrong Browning Library for this can’t-miss event. Advanced registration is required. Buy tickets (https://www.baylor.edu/mayborn/index.php?id=965904 )

Friday, February 7, 2020

Teen After Hours @ the Library: Love Thy Self!

You're awesome, so it's time to treat yourself! We'll have a fun movie and everything you need to make bath bombs and squishies. Join us at this after hours event for snacks, crafts and fun! Remember you must be at least 13 to attend this event. 

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Crafty Adults: Kumihimo Braided Bracelet @ the Library

Learn to make an amazing bracelet using cord and a kumihimo disk. This cool Japanese tool helps make braiding cords a breeze. We've got everything you need to learn a new skill and make a colorful bracelet you'll be proud to wear!

STEAM Team: Will You Be My ValenSLIME? @ the Library

We LOVE slime, so Valentine's Day is the perfect time to give the slimiest gift of all! We'll have everything you need to mix up slime and learn about the chemistry that makes slime so slimey. Develop your STEAM skills and get a great card, so your slime is the best gift for someone you love!

Level Up! @ the Library

Level Up! continues all year long! Join the RPG club for beginners and experts. Make new friends and play some D&D (and other games)! Register online to save your spot.

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

Tuesday, February 11, 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, make an abstract tape painting to take home.

Books & Brews: The Bettencourt Affair

Our traveling book club will visit Moroso's Pizzeria (4700 Bosque Blvd.) to discuss The Bettencourt Affair. Liliane Bettencourt was the world's richest woman, but her life took a dark turn in the last decade. Her scandal started with a bohemian relationship, but eventually uncovered L'Oreal's shadowy corporate history and secrets dating back to WWII. The story is part courtroom drama and part complex family history with an intruder that tears it apart.

Friday, February 14, 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.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

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!

Delve into Dungeons and Dragons @ the Library

It's a whole Dungeons and Dragons day! Bring your imagination, bring your dice (or use ours) and join us for a one-day 5th Edition D&D adventure.  We'll have everything you need. Beginners and experienced players are all wecome. 

Giant Games Day @ the Library

When winter chills hit, we've got BIG indoor fun. Build problem solving skills, work on social literacy and play giant games. We'll have everything you need to spend a Saturday afternoon playing Giant Uno, Memory Mayhem and more. Our games are perfect for elementary-age kids and their families!

Wednesday, February 19, 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.