CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Tombstone Tour

Calling all Baylor students! Experience the Mayborn’s nightlife and meet some of the ghosts of Waco’s past at this year's Tombstone Tour. This event is free and will include food and prizes.A college ID is required for attendance.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Harvest Festival

A fun filled event for the whole family! There will be face painting, pumpkin pie, hay rides, dunk booth, pony rides, petting zoo, dinner for the family, and so much more! 910 E Loop 340 Waco, TX. 76705

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! Presented by the Art Center of Waco. This month's artist: Gabriele Munter.

Harvest Festival

A fun filled event for the whole family! There will be face painting, bounce house, pumpkin pie, hay rides, dunk booth, pony rides, petting zoo, horse drawn wagon rides, dinner for the family, and so much more! 910 E Loop 340 Waco, TX. 76705 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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!

Saturday, October 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!

First Feature Flicks

Jump to the front of the line for some of our hottest movie titles when you watch them with us. We'll have the popcorn ready! This month: Men in Black: International. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

2nd STYROFOAM RECYCLING DAY: October 26, 2019

The Waco Friends of Peace/Climate will accept styrofoam for recycling, Saturday, October 26, from 8am until 11am, at the corner of Valley Mills and Waco Drives, at the large parking lot in front of Ocean Buffet. Our large U Haul truck will be parked near Valley Mills Drive. Please separate molded/shaped foam and food service items (containers, cups). We can not accept peanuts, lids, or straws. Please rinse if dirty, and drop off early to ensure availability of space. The service is FREE. questions: anorthc@aol.com

First Feature Flicks

Jump to the front of the line for some of our hottest movie titles when you watch them with us. We'll have the popcorn ready! This month: Men in Black: International. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

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.

Susan G. Komen Waco More Than Pink Walk

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and MORE THAN PINK™ Walk Series are the world's largest and most successful education and fundraising events for breast cancer ever created. The series of runs and walks raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Joining our Walk is just one of the ways you can get involved and be a part of the Komen family. We look forward to seeing you on October 26th! Together we can achieve our mission to Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. Funds raised from the MORE THAN PINK™ Walk will be granted to local healthcare groups to provide screening, treatment and support for those in need AND invested into research grants across the globe to find the treatments and cures to end breast cancer forever. Over 40,000 women in the U.S. will die from breast cancer this year. Start your fundraising today to help us reach our goal of reducing U.S. breast cancer deaths by 50% by the year 2026. Please contact our Event Manager, Mikayla Mutscher at mmutscher@komengreatercetx.org, with any questions.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Story Time: Night Life

Hat Creek Burger Company presents this week's Story Time: Nightlife. Come learn more about our nocturnal animals and their role in our environment! We will have two readings 9:30a and 11:00a. Free with admission!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Halloween Carnival

Our Halloween carnival will be full of tricks, treats and books! Games, crafts and more will be ready for kids and fun for the whole family. Be sure to wear your costume and get ready for the costume contest at 7:00. You could be a big winner! It will be totally spooktacular!

Healthy Cooking Class

Hey baby boomers, we see you! Retired life can work up an appetite, so how do you stay healthy? Join us for a series of programs with lifestyle, eating and cooking tips presented by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.

"The Goat Woman": Local Author Event

Join local author Jo Anne Beaty as she reads from her new picture book The Goat Woman. We'll have crafts and fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Baylor versus WVU Gameday

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

Friday, November 1, 2019

Waste, Compost, & Recycling (Homeschooler's Field Trip)

Please call 254.299.8055 to register. Join Urban REAP Director, Dan Hiatt, and learn more about waste, composting, and recycling. This class is designed for homeschool groups, and students will learn about the aquaponics system and how fish and bacteria waste is broken down for the aquaponics system, different methods of composting, and an overview of recycling. The trip will be geared towards K-8th grade, and will take place at Urban REAP, 1509 N 15th St. Waco, TX 76707.

Friends of the Waco-McLennan County Library Book Sale

The sale includes books (including a large children’s selection), DVDs/CDs/LPs and a Collector’s Corner of special interest items. Prices: Hardbacks $2 Soft Cover/Paperbacks $2 Children’s Books $2 per inch Friday, November 1 Hours: 4 – 8 p.m. FREE Admission No Sales Tax

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Friends of the Waco-McLennan County Library Book Sale

The sale includes books (including a large children’s selection), DVDs/CDs/LPs and a Collector’s Corner of special interest items. Prices: Hardbacks $2 Soft Cover/Paperbacks $2 Children’s Books $2 per inch Saturday, November 2 – Teacher Appreciation Day Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. FREE Admission Teachers with ID save 20% all day (excludes Collectors Corner)

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!

Disney Days

Join us for inclusive movie magic! We'll be watching the classic Disney film Tarzan. 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, November 3, 2019

Friends of the Waco-McLennan County Library Book Sale

The sale includes books (including a large children’s selection), DVDs/CDs/LPs and a Collector’s Corner of special interest items. Prices: Hardbacks $2 Soft Cover/Paperbacks $2 Children’s Books $2 per inch Sunday, November 3 – $10 Bag Day Hours: Noon – 6 p.m. FREE Admission Bag of Books $10 – Tax included Collector’s Corner – half price Non-profit Sunday – All local non-profits welcome, with proof of tax-exempt status, may take leftover books for their organizations at no charge. Must provide own help and boxes (2 people per organization). 7 to 9 p.m. — Moonlight Madness Remaining books will be offered to the public/book sale attendees for a $10 fee everywhere except the Corner. They may take as many of the remaining books as they can box up in that time frame. Friends’ Members get FREE admission to Moonlight Madness.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Antigone

When Antigone refuses to accept a law that leaves her dead brother humiliated and unburied, King Creon is forced to decide whether individual conscience or unquestioned authority will rule. In this modern take on Sophocles’ epic tale, one young woman will defy an empire – whatever the cost.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Antigone

When Antigone refuses to accept a law that leaves her dead brother humiliated and unburied, King Creon is forced to decide whether individual conscience or unquestioned authority will rule. In this modern take on Sophocles’ epic tale, one young woman will defy an empire – whatever the cost.

Frozen Sing Along

It's been six years since Frozen was in the theatres, but what if someone in your family just can't let it go? We've got a party for you! Sing along, dance along, make a craft, and have a blast. We'll all leave the library ready for Frozen 2!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Antigone

When Antigone refuses to accept a law that leaves her dead brother humiliated and unburied, King Creon is forced to decide whether individual conscience or unquestioned authority will rule. In this modern take on Sophocles’ epic tale, one young woman will defy an empire – whatever the cost.

Using DNA as a Tool for Genealogical Research

So you swabbed, sent it in and you got your DNA results--or maybe you're just thinking about it. Let the CTGS DNA Special Interest Group help you decide what testing vendor is right for you, share their personal experiences and help you use your DNA results for your genealogical research. Co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society

Brazos Valley Worldfest

Brazos Valley Worldfest, held at Brazos County Expo Pavilion in Bryan, TX, is a community-wide international festival to promote and celebrate the international diversity and heritage of the Brazos Valley. It is organized by Texas A&M University and local community groups. The festival and event parking are FREE. The festival includes culture displays, demonstrations, performances on multiple stages, arts and crafts, storytelling, vendors, international cuisine and more. Connecting Cultures. Honoring Heritages. More information about the event can be found at brazosvalleyworldfest.org.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Antigone

When Antigone refuses to accept a law that leaves her dead brother humiliated and unburied, King Creon is forced to decide whether individual conscience or unquestioned authority will rule. In this modern take on Sophocles’ epic tale, one young woman will defy an empire – whatever the cost.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Gathering at the Family Table: Preserving Memories and Recipes, a Brown Bag program

Can you learn something from old cookbooks besides how to turn a hambone into the perfect soup? Yes! Join us for a fast, casual genealogy lesson to uncover what family history might be hiding in your family and community cookbooks.

Story Time: Falling for the Zoo

Hat Creek Burger Company presents Story Time: Falling for the Zoo. Let's play in some leaves and learn more about the zoo and the animal ambassadors that call the zoo home! We will have two readings 9:30a and 11:00a. See you there!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

PaintTeens

Every month, teens get together and work on their art skills. This month we will learn a new technique to paint the perfect fall themed painting. Work on your skills and take something awesome home with you.

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!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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

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!

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

Sunday, November 17, 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.

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.

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