CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Bilingual Storytime

The whole family can join us once a month for stories, songs and fun in TWO languages! You'll learn a new word or phrase every time we meet. ¡Toda la familia puede unirse a nosotros una vez al mes para contar historias, canciones y divertirse en dos idiomas! Aprende una nueva palabra cada vez que nos encontremos.

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!

Josh Ward w/special guest Cherokee Rose Band

LIVE MUSIC at THE LARGEST DANCEHALL IN CENTRAL TEXAS

Monday, April 22, 2019

Romp & Read

Kids ages 2-4 have so much fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Yoga Lunch Break

Join us every Monday for a yoga practice at your favorite place--the Library! Beginners are welcome. Just bring your mat, a towel and a bottle of water.

Game On!

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

Kids Minecraft Club

If you love Minecraft, this is a weekly chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Baby Time

Sometimes lap time is the best time! Rhymes, songs, movement and more will get you and your baby playing together. Learn baby sign language to build early communication skills, too! A lifetime of library love starts as early as possible.

A Matter Of Balance

Falling is a concern for our senior visitors. In this 8 week course, learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, and make changes to reduce fall risks and increase strength and balance. Our friends from the Area Agency on Aging are once again bringing their expertise to the library, and you don't want to miss it!

Adulting 101: Household Skills

Adulting 101 is just for teens! Learn time management, household skills and how to take care of yourself before you are on your own. We'll have discussion, time to set goals and tips to take with you. The road to adulthood is a little bumpy--we'll make it easier! This month, take home practical skills for running your own household someday.

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!

The 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 learn some life skills lessons. We'll have everything you need to have a great time.

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Can You Build It? Eiffel Tower Challenge

Bonjour! It's your chance to build a beautiful and sturdy Eiffel Tower using only pipe cleaners! We'll have everything you need, so just bring your ideas and your imagination. You might even win a prize!

Toddler Time

Kids ages 1-2 can join the fun with rhymes, stories, music, movement games and more! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Poetry Open Mic Night

April is National Poetry Month and poets see the world in a really special way. We want to hear your poetry. Bring your original work or your favorite work by someone else and get ready to share it. You'll get 5 minutes with the microphone to express your love of poetry. This is truly an all ages event, so the material should be all-ages appropriate.

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Family Storytime

When you come to the library as a family, everyone wins. Join us in the evening when the work day and school day end. We'll have stories, songs and visits from our favorite puppets! Be sure to check out some books to take the library home with you!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Mission Waco Mission World / Baylor ATO – Race ONE 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

254-753-4900 Race ONE welcomes Wacoans and visitors to North Waco for this annual neighborhood event! Affordable chip-timed 5K! Perfect timing to loosen up your muscles for the marathon race events being held in our city the following day! All proceeds benefit programs of Mission Waco Mission World (501c3 non-profit). Fun prizes for Overall Male/Female and 1st place in age groups! Medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in age groups. Additional Date Info: 5K at 8am. Fun Run at 9am. 5K awards at 9:30am. $15 pre-register for 5K ($20 race day). $10 pre-register for Fun Run ($15 race day). Free for spectators.

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!

Design Den: Woodworking

NAILED IT! We will be tinkering with tools and other hardware in the front area of Design Den and building unique wooden sculptures. Participants ages 8 and up with a guardian signature can join us in Design Den Studio to use hammers and nails to create nail and string art (while supplies last).

Survive and Thrive Symposium

The Texas Oncology Foundation Survive and Thrive Symposium brings together cancer patients, caregivers, and topical experts at a relaxed, one-day event on Saturday, April 27. This symposium is designed to offer attendees information on how to rise above the challenges and thrive in the fight against cancer. Workshops and lectures will concentrate on survivorship skills and wellness issues, and dialogue will focus around the survivorship experience between those sharing challenging circumstances. Tamika Felder, an award-winning television producer and host, international speaker, author and patient advocate for cervical cancer prevention, will be making a guest appearance. Link to Register: https://www.texasoncologyfoundation.org/event/2019/survive-thrive-symposium-waco Phone: 972-490-2930

2nd Annual Community Health Fair

Always make your health and wellness a priority! Join us for this wonderful event and enjoy learning valuable information about community health and numerous wonderful resources in the Waco community! There will be food, great raffles, and fun activities for the kids... all for FREE!

Kids Roblox Club

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.

Master Gardeners at Waco Downtown Famers Market

Master Gardeners will have info on growing perennial and reseeding annuals, just in time for spring landscapes.

Shaker Hymns LIVE

LIVE MUSIC at THE LARGEST DANCEHALL IN CENTRAL TEXAS

Mala Bead Necklace Workshop

Come join The Wandering Artisans, Mark Kieran and Susan L. Sistrunk for an afternoon of learning the art of Mala bead necklace-making. Malas are traditionally used in meditation practices but are also great to wear as a beautiful reminder to be a little more mindful and peaceful in your daily life. Workshop will include: a short meditation, setting an intention for your Mala, genuine aromatic sandalwood beads from India, and a gemstone centerpiece of your choice. *Suggested donation for the workshop is $40

Monday, April 29, 2019

Kids Minecraft Club

If you love Minecraft, this is a weekly chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

Game On!

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

Yoga Lunch Break

Join us every Monday for a yoga practice at your favorite place--the Library! Beginners are welcome. Just bring your mat, a towel and a bottle of water.

Romp & Read

Kids ages 2-4 have so much fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Baby Time

Sometimes lap time is the best time! Rhymes, songs, movement and more will get you and your baby playing together. Learn baby sign language to build early communication skills, too! A lifetime of library love starts as early as possible.

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!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Children's Book Week: Book Carnival

We'll celebrate Children's Book Week with a great carnival! Everyone will form a team and practice our storytelling craft to make up a story together. Then we'll have a book walk game and everyone will go home a winner.

Toddler Time

Kids ages 1-2 can join the fun with rhymes, stories, music, movement games and more! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler.

Can You Build It? Lego Pyramid

This fun after school program will put your building skills to the test! It's time to make a pyramid with LEGOs (our favorite building material)! A prize will be awarded to the premier pyramid builder!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

PaintTeens

Develop painting skills every month with us. We'll do a different kind of painting every month and you'll be able to take your art home with you. This month, use your creativity to paint unique and beautiful feathers. Space is limited, so register online to save your spot.

Family Storytime

When you come to the library as a family, everyone wins. Join us in the evening when the work day and school day end. We'll have stories, songs and visits from our favorite puppets! Be sure to check out some books to take the library home with you!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Children's Book Week: The Rainbow Fish

We'll celebrate Children's Book Week with our friend Rainbow Fish! We'll hear the classic story, make a fishy, crunchy snack and also something crafty! Glitter might be involved, so you'll sparkle all the way home. Learn a lesson of friendship and kindness and have fun, too.

Saturday, May 4, 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!

13th Annual Sertoma Kite Festival

Free family event --- kite flying, 100 free kites given away, music, games, prize wheel, raffle, bounce houses, candy drops, vendors, food vendors. All net proceeds remain here in central Texas provide hearing aids to children, equipment to test hearing to Region 12 school nurses, and scholarships to hard of hearing students or students entering the hearing healthcare or interpreting field.

Fiesta Familiar Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Hewitt Park! There will be fun activities for the entire family including - pony rides, inflatables, live music, games, face painting, paletas and a hamburger/hotdog cookout. This is a free community-wide event. Come join the fun, we'd love to meet you! Hosted by Viento Fuerte and First Woodway Baptist Church

Fiesta Familiar Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Hewitt Park! There will be fun activities for the entire family including - pony rides, inflatables, live music, games, face painting, paletas and a hamburger/hotdog cookout. This is a free community-wide event. Come join the fun, we'd love to meet you! Hosted by Viento Fuerte and First Woodway Baptist Church. Call 254.772.9696 for more details.

Sensory-Friendly Matinee

The Sensory Friendly Matinee is a movie viewing especially for our visitors with special needs. The lights are not too low and the sound is not too loud. There's plenty of room to move around and sing along! This month, join us for Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG). Count Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware that their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family.

Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale

There will be a wide array of fresh, healthy plants grown by local Master Gardeners -- most grown from seeds, cuttings or other forms of propagation. All well-suited to Central Texas growing conditions. This is a major fund raiser for the McLennan County Master Gardeners.There will also be three educational seminars –Native Plants, Planting for Pollinators and Why Herbs? -- presented during the day at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m..

Monday, May 6, 2019

Game On!

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

Romp & Read

Kids ages 2-4 have so much fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Yoga Lunch Break

Join us every Monday for a yoga practice at your favorite place--the Library! Beginners are welcome. Just bring your mat, a towel and a bottle of water.

Kids Minecraft Club

If you love Minecraft, this is a weekly chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

Tuesday, May 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!

Baby Time

Sometimes lap time is the best time! Rhymes, songs, movement and more will get you and your baby playing together. Learn baby sign language to build early communication skills, too! A lifetime of library love starts as early as possible

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Toddler Time

Kids ages 1-2 can join the fun with rhymes, stories, music, movement games and more! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler.

Can You Build It? Newspaper Table

This fun after school program will put your building skills to the test! It's time to test the strength of newspaper as we build tables. We'll test the strength of the tables with books (of course)!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

You Can Fly: Peter Pan Day

It's time to fly! Bring your happiest thoughts, walk the plank and make pixie dust and hooks to take home. We'll have games and fun for the whole family.

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Family Storytime

When you come to the library as a family, everyone wins. Join us in the evening when the work day and school day end. We'll have stories, songs and visits from our favorite puppets! Be sure to check out some books to take the library home with you!

Friday, May 10, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

After Hours: Harry Potter Night

After hours, the library is MAGIC! Put on your Harry Potter gear, make a wand and guess what flavor the Bertie Bots bean is. No Muggles allowed! (Just kidding, everyone age 13-17 is allowed, even Muggles).

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Home Canning Class

Saving fresh produce can extend the season! Learn skills and knowledge to start canning your own food. Our friends from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office are back to share their expertise about this fun and practical topic.

STEAM Team: Fantastic Beasts

We know where to find fantastic beasts--the Library! Learn about mythological beasts like unicorns, dragons and sea monsters. Learn the science behind their real-life inspirations and build your own legendary creature!

Summer Teen Volunteer Fair

Volunteer hours are great for your heart and your resume! Visit the library to learn what library volunteer opportunities are available this summer. Teens ages 13-17 are invited to check it out.

Crafty Adults: Quilling Flowers

We love quilling! Take strips of paper and turn them into beautiful things you can be proud of and enjoy. It's spring, so we'll be making flowers with colored petals and leaves. Register online to save your spot.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Interpreting Tombstones: Statuary, Emblems, Symbols and more, a Brown Bag program.

The McLennan County Cemetery Interest Group (MCCIG) will share some of their greatest cemetery finds. Learn to interpret the emblems and symbols on tombstones to unlock the valuable family information beyond simple dates. This event is co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society.

Kids Minecraft Club

If you love Minecraft, this is a weekly chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

Yoga Lunch Break

Join us every Monday for a yoga practice at your favorite place--the Library! Beginners are welcome. Just bring your mat, a towel and a bottle of water.

Romp & Read

Kids ages 2-4 have so much fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Game On!

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Books & Brews

Books & Brews continues with The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy. When a group of women go out for drinks at the hip neighborhood bar, they want a fun break from their daily routine. But on this hot Fourth of July night, something goes terrifyingly wrong! What follows is a heart-pounding race to find Midas, during which secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are destroyed.

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft

Baby Time

Sometimes lap time is the best time! Rhymes, songs, movement and more will get you and your baby playing together. Learn baby sign language to build early communication skills, too! A lifetime of library love starts as early as possible

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!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Can You Build It? Castle

This fun after school program will put your building skills to the test! It's time to make a cardboard castle. A prize will be awarded to the most royally awesome castle-builder!

Toddler Time

Kids ages 1-2 can join the fun with rhymes, stories, music, movement games and more! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Anime Club

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. Nothing is stronger than your brain on manga, so join us for fun and learning.

Family Storytime

When you come to the library as a family, everyone wins. Join us in the evening when the work day and school day end. We'll have stories, songs and visits from our favorite puppets! Be sure to check out some books to take the library home with you!

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Historic Homes of Waco, Texas

Learn about Waco’s original “fixer-uppers” from architectural historian and chair of the Department of Museum Studies at Baylor University, Kenneth Hafertepe. Attendees will get a glimpse of the surprising variety of styles and stories captured in the houses built by and for Wacoans through a discussion of his recently published book, Historic Homes of Waco, Texas. Focusing on the period from 1850s – 1940s, Hafertepe discuss the dwellings in which people of Waco lived as well as informed hints about how they lived – everyone from the wealthiest merchants to the humblest day laborers. A book signing will take place following the lecture. An accompanying exhibit, At Home in Waco, featuring 30 images of the homes represented in the book, will be on display at the Mayborn Museum until April 2020. Included in the price of admission. Museum Members and Baylor University students receive free admission.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Bilingual Storytime

The whole family can join us once a month for stories, songs and fun in TWO languages! You'll learn a new word or phrase every time we meet. ¡Toda la familia puede unirse a nosotros una vez al mes para contar historias, canciones y divertirse en dos idiomas! Aprende una nueva palabra cada vez que nos encontremos.

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!

Red Nose Day Cars and Kicks car show and fundraiser

Join us in the fight against poverty worldwide and locally. A one if a kind event with activities for adults and kids of all ages. Cool cars, live performances, local radio personality and all to raise funds for our community. Contact Tony at tony4tat2s@gmail.com or txt 2546447636 for more information

Sunday, May 19, 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.