CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Sunday, December 16, 2018

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, December 17, 2018

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.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Baby Time

The first year of your baby's life is a great time to start making the library a habit. You'll be part of something special when you and your baby join us each week. We'll learn rhymes, signs and music and get visits from our favorite puppets! We've got everything that babies love--bubbles, shakers and toys. You'll have time to play and make new friends every week. 

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!

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!

"Santa's Magic Bells" Puppet Show

Enjoy a special holiday puppet show with Santa and his hyper elf, Ringle Dingle at the Mayborn Museum Complex, presented by Ware House Puppets. Delight in Ringle’s escapades as he is chased by a cast of characters and searches for Santa’s missing magic bells. Following the puppet show, holiday-themed hands-on activities will be available throughout the museum.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 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!

Make & Take: Christmas!

Join us for a family fun Christmas crafting session! We'll make edible Christmas trees, ornaments, and snowflakes!

"Santa's Magic Bells" Puppet Show

Enjoy a special holiday puppet show with Santa and his hyper elf, Ringle Dingle at the Mayborn Museum Complex, presented by Ware House Puppets. Delight in Ringle’s escapades as he is chased by a cast of characters and searches for Santa’s missing magic bells. Following the puppet show, holiday-themed hands-on activities will be available throughout the museum.

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, December 20, 2018

"Santa's Magic Bells" Puppet Show

Enjoy a special holiday puppet show with Santa and his hyper elf, Ringle Dingle at the Mayborn Museum Complex, presented by Ware House Puppets. Delight in Ringle’s escapades as he is chased by a cast of characters and searches for Santa’s missing magic bells. Following the puppet show, holiday-themed hands-on activities will be available throughout the museum.

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 the school day and the workday end, join us for an evening of stories, music, and activities for the entire family! Also, make a craft as a part of the fun.

Anime Club

Watch anime, get creative and talk about it with other people who like anime as much as you do! Learn about Japanese culture through the characters in the books and movies!

Friday, December 21, 2018

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!

Blow Your Own Christmas Ornament

Make an appointment to Blow Your Own Ornament at Stanton Studios! Choose your colors, design, and then blow out your own ornament to perfection! The ornaments are $35 each and take about 10 minutes to make. Email jordan@stantonglass.com or call (800) 619-4882 to schedule an appointment.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Blow Your Own Christmas Ornament

Make an appointment to Blow Your Own Ornament at Stanton Studios! Choose your colors, design, and then blow out your own ornament to perfection! The ornaments are $35 each and take about 10 minutes to make. Email jordan@stantonglass.com or call (800) 619-4882 to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Move & Play

It's the Holidays that means it's time to MOVE! Kids can build a habit of moving to last a lifetime. We'll be doing yoga and aerobics and then it's time to PLAY! Games, rhythm and creativity are on the menu, so join us for some awesome fun!

Monday, December 31, 2018

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.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Smoke Free Living in 2019

This class will help you start off the new year right - healthy, strong and a non-smoker! It meets 3 times. Tuesday, January 1st (Introductory session to set up suggestions, change your mindset and break the chains of old, dysfunctional habits. 12:00-1:30 Thursday, January 3rd (follow-up session to reinforce suggestions and strengthen new habits, shore up motivation and reinforce new thought processes). 12:00-1:30 Saturday, January 5th (follow-up session to repeat and solidify new thoughts, habits and patterns). 12:00-1:30 Call 254-722-6716 to register

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing and playing…simple activities that you and your child will love!

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, January 3, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing and playing…simple activities that you and your child will love! Kids ages 3-6 are working on the skills they need before they read on their own, and we can help them get there!

Thursday Crafternoon

Crafting for teens is more fun with friends! We'll have everything you need to make something cool and hang out for a while. Learn a new crafting skill every week with us.

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.

RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo

Don’t miss all the thrilling rodeo action as the best cowboys and cowgirls from the Texas circuit compete for top honors at the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo. The RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo, presented by StayInnWoodway.org, will be held January 3 - 5, 2019, at the Extraco Events Center. The action begins on Thursday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m. and continues nightly through Saturday, January 5. Spectators will enjoy seven rodeo events (bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping and barrel racing) along with the fan favorite Mutton Bustin'. Tickets will go on sale on December 3, 2018 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Extraco Events Center Box Office at 4601 Bosque Blvd.,or by phone at 254-224-8282.

Move & Play

it's time to MOVE! Kids can build a habit of moving to last a lifetime. We'll be doing yoga and aerobics and then it's time to PLAY! Games, rhythm and creativity are on the menu, so join us for some awesome fun!

Friday, January 4, 2019

RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo

Don’t miss all the thrilling rodeo action as the best cowboys and cowgirls from the Texas circuit compete for top honors at the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo. The RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo, presented by StayInnWoodway.org, will be held January 3 - 5, 2019, at the Extraco Events Center. The action begins on Thursday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m. and continues nightly through Saturday, January 5. Spectators will enjoy seven rodeo events (bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping and barrel racing) along with the fan favorite Mutton Bustin'. Tickets will go on sale on December 3, 2018 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Extraco Events Center Box Office at 4601 Bosque Blvd.,or by phone at 254-224-8282.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo

Don’t miss all the thrilling rodeo action as the best cowboys and cowgirls from the Texas circuit compete for top honors at the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo. The RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo, presented by StayInnWoodway.org, will be held January 3 - 5, 2019, at the Extraco Events Center. The action begins on Thursday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m. and continues nightly through Saturday, January 5. Spectators will enjoy seven rodeo events (bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping and barrel racing) along with the fan favorite Mutton Bustin'. Tickets will go on sale on December 3, 2018 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Extraco Events Center Box Office at 4601 Bosque Blvd.,or by phone at 254-224-8282.

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!

Unicorn Celebration

We'll have magical unicorn stories, crafts, snacks and a unicorn scavenger hunt! If you love unicorns, this is the party for you. There will be books (of course) and so…much…glitter!

STEAM For Teens: Toothpick Tower Contest

Use marshmallows and toothpicks to build a tall, towering structure. We'll judge them based on structural stability and style! Learn the science behind the fun, but remember that fun rules!

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 Christopher Robin. Christopher Robin, who is now focused on his new life, work, and family, suddenly meets his old friend Winnie the Pooh, who returns to his unforgotten childhood past to help him return to the Hundred Acre Wood and help find Pooh's lost friends.  

Monday, January 7, 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, January 8, 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.

Preschool Storytime

Develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing and playing…simple activities that you and your child will love! Kids ages 3-6 are working on the skills they need before they read on their own, and we can help them get there!

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!

Books & Brews

Books & Brews continues with Good Mourning by Elizabeth Meyer. Join us for a humorous look at life inside one of the busiest funeral parlors in New York. We'll be at Taste: by Kissing Tree Vineyards (804 S. 7th) for this new adult book club that travels to convenient, social locations for monthly meetings. We’ll save you a seat!   All attendees are expected to drink responsibly. A variety of non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. The City of Waco does not endorse the hosting organization nor any services or products they may provide.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing and playing…simple activities that you and your child will love!

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.

Homework Lab

Homework flies by when you work together! Have an after-school snack and bring your work. We'll have laptops if you need them and a comfy space to work.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing and playing…simple activities that you and your child will love! Kids ages 3-6 are working on the skills they need before they read on their own, and we can help them get there!

Thursday Crafternoon

Crafting for teens is more fun with friends! We'll have everything you need to make something cool and hang out for a while. Learn a new crafting skill every week with us.

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, January 11, 2019

Preschool Storytime

Develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing and playing…simple activities that you and your child will love! Kids ages 3-6 are working on the skills they need before they read on their own, and we can help them get there!

Teen After Hours: Bad Movie Night

What do teens do when the library's closed? Watch terrible movies--they're so bad they're good! We'll have snacks and crafts to enjoy while the movies play.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Crafty Adults: Book Page Wreath

When is it okay to tear up books? When you're making an awesome wreath from the pages! That's what we'll be doing at this month's program. Take home a great piece of home décor that upcycles, recycles and dazzles. Register online to save your spot.

STEAM Team: Fortress Siege!

Kids will learn about different types of fortifications (castles, military forts, bunkers etc.) and their weaknesses and strengths. They will learn about seige tactics throughout history. They will then construct their own custom fortress and catapult. We will have a battle at the end of the program to see how well their fortresses handle an attack.

Monday, January 14, 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!

Digging Around In Find A Grave

Are you looking for cemetery information? FindaGrave.com is a great place to find and share information. Find out how to find family members, contribute to the website and suggest edits to existing memorials. This program is co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society.

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!