CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Sunday, December 15, 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.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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, December 19, 2019

The Sound of Music

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time. About Christian Youth Theater(CYT) Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is an after-school Theater Arts training program for students ages 4 -18. Since its founding in 1981, in San Diego, California, CYT has grown to be the largest youth theater program in the nation. There are affiliates of CYT across the country training thousands of students every year. CYT is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization that is funded primarily through class tuition, ticket sales and outside contributions. CYT Waco offers summer camps and year-round classes. CYT Waco’s most recent performances have included Rapunzel -A Musical Adventure, Alice in Wonderland, Jr, Seussical Jr, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Into the Woods, Jr., James and the Giant Peach, Elf The Musical, Jr., Beauty and the Beast and High School Musical. CYT's Mission Statement: Christian Youth Theater develops character and creativity in kids of all ages through quality Theater Arts training that brings families and communities together while reflecting the Creator. We would love for YOU to join us! For Questions or More Information please contact by email: managingdirector@cytwaco.org

Friday, December 20, 2019

Christmas Make & Take

Pop in for a chance to make lots of quick crafts, just in time for Christmas. Make an edible Christmas tree, Santas and snowflakes. We'll have everything you need to make something awesome. Ho-ho-hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

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!

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.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Winter Wonderland of Games

If it's chilly outside, come in to play games with us. We'll have winter themed games and a wonderland craft. Make some friends, beat the chill and have FUN!

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, December 28, 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!

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.

Waco’s Got Game: Dominoes

The whole family can sit down and play dominoes! Whether you're a newbie or an expert, you can learn and have fun. We'll have classic games every month, so pull up a chair for some throwback fun!

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Disney Days @ the Library

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

"Chipping of the Green": Christmas Tree Recycling Event

We all love Christmas traditions and we know how important is to you and your family to have that wonderful smell of a LIVE Christmas tree in your home! Let's keep that tradition going buy disposing your live tree the correct way. Instead of leaving it at your curb for Solid Waste to put in our landfill, drop it off at Paul Tyson Field to get "chipped" and to be re-purposed. You can even bring your kids to watch the trees go through the chipper!! We will even have volunteers to help get your tree off the roof, out of the trunk or car, so you won't have to get out on a possibly chilly day!! The plus side of going out of your way to deliver your tree is that you can also go home with a FRESHLY SCENTED bag of MULCH and a sapling to replace the tree that was cut down for the Holidays! It's a WIN-WIN for everyone!! THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ANYONE!! NO PROOF OF RESIDENCY IS REQUIRED! If you would like to volunteer, please email Ashley or Linda at kwacob@gmail.com and we will make sure you are fed and kept warm. #keepwacobeautiful #keepourlandfillempty #stayrooted

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.

LEGO Lab @ the Library

Use your imagination to create something great with LEGOs! We bring the LEGOs, you bring the ideas! Use your STEAM skills to problem solve and you'll end up with something amazing. Let your building and imagination skills go WILD!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Anime and Manga Club @ the Library

This is a club for adults 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! 

Friday, January 10, 2020

Cherish Marriage Conference

Whether you've been married for a week, a year, or 30 years, learn how to help your marriage not just survive, but thrive! Legacy Family Ministries is thrilled to host author Gary Thomas at a two-day conference in Waco, Texas, January 10-11, 2020. Gary is the bestselling author of Sacred Marriage: What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? Join us at Harris Creek Baptist Church in Waco, TX, this January 10-11, 2020, for the Cherish Marriage event with Gary Thomas.

Cherish Marriage Conference

What if one word could change everything for your marriage? According to best-selling author Gary Thomas, it can - and that word is "cherish"! Drawing from decades of experience with couples, he believes that when you and your spouse choose to notice, appreciate, honor, and encourage one another it will bring hope, light, and life into your relationship. Legacy Family Ministries is thrilled to host author Gary Thomas (bestselling author of Sacred Marriage) at a two-day conference in Waco, Texas, January 10-11, 2020. On Friday evening we will celebrate 25 years of ministry with desserts, a coffee bar, lots of fun and a word from Gary Thomas. Then on Saturday morning, we will dive further into marriage as Gary leads us through the content of his newest book, Cherish. We will look at ways to bring hope, light, and life into your marriage through cherishing your spouse. Legacy Family Ministries 254-933-2300

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Cherish Marriage Conference

What if one word could change everything for your marriage? According to best-selling author Gary Thomas, it can - and that word is "cherish"! Drawing from decades of experience with couples, he believes that when you and your spouse choose to notice, appreciate, honor, and encourage one another it will bring hope, light, and life into your relationship. Legacy Family Ministries is thrilled to host author Gary Thomas (bestselling author of Sacred Marriage) at a two-day conference in Waco, Texas, January 10-11, 2020.  On Friday evening we will celebrate 25 years of ministry with desserts, a coffee bar, lots of fun and a word from Gary Thomas.  Then on Saturday morning, we will dive further into marriage as Gary leads us through the content of his newest book, Cherish. We will look at ways to bring hope, light, and life into your marriage through cherishing your spouse.  Legacy Family Ministries 254-933-2300

Crafty Adults: Wall Organizer @ the Library

Was one of your resolutions to get more organized? We can help! Make a wall organizer using an embroidery hoop, fabric and ribbons. We'll have all the supplies and walk you through the steps, so you end up with an organizer that can hold all the notes, cards and scraps that need a place.

S-S-S-STEAM Team: A Slithery Celebration! @ the Library

We've got visitors! Animal ambassadors from the Cameron Park Zoo will be here to demonstrate that snakes aren't so s-s-s-scary! Learn about reptiles, animal appreciation and make a great felt bookmark inspired by a Texas snake. You'll build ecological and science literacy skills and you might make a new no-legged friend!

Texas Rangers in Pop Culture @ the Library

We're collaborating with the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum to present Texas Rangers in Pop Culture! The Lone Ranger and Ranger Jim are just the beginning. You'll have a chance to learn about the history of the Texas Rangers and how they fit in pop culture, take a magical picture where you dress up and become a Ranger yourself and design a page of your own Ranger comic book! We'll have fun for all ages, so tell everyone you know. 

Level Up! @ the Library

Join the Role playing game (RPG) club for beginners and experts. Make new friends, build social literacy skills and problem solve as your play some D&D! Register online to save your spot.

Monday, January 13, 2020

HistoryGeo.com : Unlocking the Past with Original and Early Landowner Maps @ the Library

Presenter Greg Boyd will share how to use the HistoryGeo database. A map of 12.5 million US landowners in 30 states is overlaid with modern maps, so we can see the historic changes. The database helps locate and translate land descriptions into helpful pieces of information for your research. HistoryGeo helps researchers use the Friends, Associates and Neighbors method (FAN) to uncover information about people based on the people around them. Community information can help give us insight about individuals. Learn about this unique tool and take your research to another level!