CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Anime and Manga Club

This is a new club for anyone who loves anime, manga and cosplay. Every month, join us to talk about your favorite titles, get suggestions from other otaku fans and help us pick the most popular titles for the library!

Abstract Art—From it’s Beginnings All the Way to Your Paper!

Wade Wilson will focus on the origins and components of abstract art and a pathway for us to channel our creativity to produce an abstract painting of our own! 254 471 5955

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Census Ambassador Training and Workshop

Join us to learn how you can help raise awareness of the 2020 Census, educate the community about how Census data is used and encourage everyone in Waco and McLennan County to respond. Without an accurate Census count, Waco-area residents won’t continue to receive the public resources we rely on. Why I Count, Waco! Is looking for trusted voiced in Waco to help spread the Census 2020 message to the community and help #getoutthecount. Dinner is provided so please register https://whyicountwaco.org/events

Texas Comanches: Traditional Cultural Properties

The Penatuhkah Comanche band was the most powerful of the Texas Indians during the zenith of the Texas Horse Culture. They were the most dominant Comanches in Texas, with a range that extended from Louisiana to what is now the Waco area. Speaker, Linda Pelon, professor and author of two books on Native Americans in Texas, will focus a presentation on Waco Comanche history and traditional cultural properties in McLennan County

Census Ambassador Training and Workshop

Join us to learn how you can help raise awareness of the 2020 Census, educate the community about how Census data is used and encourage everyone in Waco and McLennan County to respond. Without an accurate Census count, Waco-area residents won’t continue to receive the public resources we rely on. Why I Count, Waco! Is looking for trusted voiced in Waco to help spread the Census 2020 message to the community and help #getoutthecount. Dinner is provided so please register https://whyicountwaco.org/events

College Event: The Science of Coffee

Enjoy a night of class and caffeine at the Mayborn while learning about all that goes into making our favorite cup of joe. A college ID is required for entrance.

It's Our Write

It's Our Write is a spoken word poetry open mic fundraiser for the Mission Waco Youth Summer Trips! Come out and support our youth and also hear some amazing featured poets, such as, Ryan Thomas, April Neal, and Daniel Winkler. Tickets are available online at missionwaco.brushfire.com or at our main office (1315 N 15th). Contact Mo for more information (254) 651-9311

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Baylor versus Oklahoma Gameday

Stop by the Museum before the Baylor vs. University of Oklahoma game and get $1 off admission if you’re wearing your team’s colors! pr@drpeppermuseum.com (254)757-1024

Saturday Family Storytime

Kids of all ages should bring their families to this new Saturday storytime! Take a moment to enjoy your weekend with us. We'll have stories, crafts, songs and movement, and it will be fun for the whole family.

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!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sensory Sensitive Sunday

This event is exclusively for individuals with special needs or sensory processing differences. Museum exhibits will be modified to create an extra-accessible and comfortable environment for visitors to explore at their own pace. This event will feature the traveling exhibit, "Spirited: Prohibition in America". Quiet areas and hands-on activities will be available. Tickets must be reserved in advance and a limited number of tickets are available. For more information about this event, visit our Facebook page or call 254.757.1024 x 153.

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, November 18, 2019

Mayborn Mini Monday: Forests

Falling leaves have inspired us at the Mayborn! Join us for a special Mayborn Mini Monday all about forests. We will be offering early learner tours of some of the museum’s natural history exhibits complete with caregiver guides to help grown-ups think about how to engage with little ones in these spaces! Tours will begin in the Cabinets of Curiosity exhibit at 10:15, 10:45, and 11:15 and will be capped at 20 participants. In addition, we will have hands-on activities exploring forests and animals in The Habitat near our new Backyard Ecology exhibit.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Pokemon Palooza

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!

Cookies and Coloring: Kathe Kollwitz

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! Presented by the Art Center of Waco. This month's artist: Kathe Kollwitz

Saturday, November 23, 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!

Baylor versus Texas Gameday

Stop by the Museum before the Baylor vs. University of Texas game and get $1 off admission if you’re wearing your team’s colors! pr@drpeppermuseum.com (254)757-1024

Kid's Roblox

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.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Story Time: Furry Friends-Giving

Let's give thanks for our black bears! Join us for this Thanksgiving themed Story Time the Monday before. There will be two readings 9:30 and 11:00. Presented by Hat Creek Burger Company!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Level Up!

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.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Baylor University Theater Presents: Rhinoceros

Jean and Berenger meet for a chat in a quaint café, when the beautiful Ms. Daisy enters, upsetting bashful Berenger’s nerves. Suddenly the streets begin to rumble! Why are people running? What’s that trumpeting sound? Is that really a pachyderm? As rhinoceroses race through town, the citizens have their friendships, loyalties, and identities tested. Take a romp on the wild side with this outrageous and thought-provoking fable about herd mentality and being comfortable in your own skin.

Baylor University Theater Presents: Rhinoceros

Jean and Berenger meet for a chat in a quaint café, when the beautiful Ms. Daisy enters, upsetting bashful Berenger’s nerves. Suddenly the streets begin to rumble! Why are people running? What’s that trumpeting sound? Is that really a pachyderm? As rhinoceroses race through town, the citizens have their friendships, loyalties, and identities tested. Take a romp on the wild side with this outrageous and thought-provoking fable about herd mentality and being comfortable in your own skin.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Baylor University Theater Presents: Rhinoceros

Jean and Berenger meet for a chat in a quaint café, when the beautiful Ms. Daisy enters, upsetting bashful Berenger’s nerves. Suddenly the streets begin to rumble! Why are people running? What’s that trumpeting sound? Is that really a pachyderm? As rhinoceroses race through town, the citizens have their friendships, loyalties, and identities tested. Take a romp on the wild side with this outrageous and thought-provoking fable about herd mentality and being comfortable in your own skin.

Baylor University Theater Presents: Rhinoceros

Jean and Berenger meet for a chat in a quaint café, when the beautiful Ms. Daisy enters, upsetting bashful Berenger’s nerves. Suddenly the streets begin to rumble! Why are people running? What’s that trumpeting sound? Is that really a pachyderm? As rhinoceroses race through town, the citizens have their friendships, loyalties, and identities tested. Take a romp on the wild side with this outrageous and thought-provoking fable about herd mentality and being comfortable in your own skin.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Baylor University Theater Presents: Rhinoceros

Jean and Berenger meet for a chat in a quaint café, when the beautiful Ms. Daisy enters, upsetting bashful Berenger’s nerves. Suddenly the streets begin to rumble! Why are people running? What’s that trumpeting sound? Is that really a pachyderm? As rhinoceroses race through town, the citizens have their friendships, loyalties, and identities tested. Take a romp on the wild side with this outrageous and thought-provoking fable about herd mentality and being comfortable in your own skin.

Christmas at the Mayborn

Join staff and friends of the Mayborn Museum Complex for a special Christmas event full of hands-on activities including a visit from Santa and a special model train display from the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders. Stop by Design Den to make holiday creations from yarn!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Baylor University Theater Presents: Rhinoceros

Jean and Berenger meet for a chat in a quaint café, when the beautiful Ms. Daisy enters, upsetting bashful Berenger’s nerves. Suddenly the streets begin to rumble! Why are people running? What’s that trumpeting sound? Is that really a pachyderm? As rhinoceroses race through town, the citizens have their friendships, loyalties, and identities tested. Take a romp on the wild side with this outrageous and thought-provoking fable about herd mentality and being comfortable in your own skin.

Saturday, December 7, 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!

Baylor University Theater Presents: Rhinoceros

Jean and Berenger meet for a chat in a quaint café, when the beautiful Ms. Daisy enters, upsetting bashful Berenger’s nerves. Suddenly the streets begin to rumble! Why are people running? What’s that trumpeting sound? Is that really a pachyderm? As rhinoceroses race through town, the citizens have their friendships, loyalties, and identities tested. Take a romp on the wild side with this outrageous and thought-provoking fable about herd mentality and being comfortable in your own skin.

Disney Days

Join us for inclusive movie magic! We'll be watching the classic Disney film Aladdin. 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. 

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Baylor University Theater Presents: Rhinoceros

Jean and Berenger meet for a chat in a quaint café, when the beautiful Ms. Daisy enters, upsetting bashful Berenger’s nerves. Suddenly the streets begin to rumble! Why are people running? What’s that trumpeting sound? Is that really a pachyderm? As rhinoceroses race through town, the citizens have their friendships, loyalties, and identities tested. Take a romp on the wild side with this outrageous and thought-provoking fable about herd mentality and being comfortable in your own skin.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Story Time: Santa Mouse

We are changing things up for Christmas. Story Time this month is going to be one big reading and event! Be here at 10:00am for the festivities! Merry Christmas to Hat Creek Burger Company

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

PaintTeens

Every month, teens get together and work on their art skills. This month let's get abstract and paint something bold and colorful. Work on your skills and take something awesome home with you.

Books & Brews: Don't Skip Out on Me

Our traveling book club will visit Buzzard Billy's (100 S IH 35) to discuss Don't Skip Out on Me by Willy Vlautin. The book is the story of a man's search for identity and belonging. Horace wants to be somebody. He's been herding sheep for his kind guardians, the Reeses. He takes off to become a boxer but learns he can't outrun his destiny.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Anime and Manga Club

This is a new club for anyone who loves anime, manga and cosplay. Every month, join us to talk about your favorite titles, get suggestions from other otaku fans and help us pick the most popular titles for the library! 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Healthy Nutrition on a Budget

Eating over the holidays can derail your health plans. Get tips and tricks with Emily from the Health District and you'll stay on track! Learn how to eat healthy without spending a fortune and get ideas for nutritious seasonal side dishes. Produce for the program will be provided by Da Shack.