CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

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.

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.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Waco Friends of Peace/Climate meeting & Documentary

The Waco Friends of Peace/Climate will screen the documentary "Cooked: Survival by Zip Code," 6pm, Monday, December 2, at Poppa Rollos Pizza, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco. The film explains that heatwaves are the most deadly form of climate-related disaster in the U.S., and that the Chicago heatwave of 1995 killed mostly poor Chicagoans. Film and pasta/salad buffets FREE. Everyone welcome. www.friendsofpeace.org Contact: anorthc@aol.com

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

Stars Over Texas Jamboree 10th Annual Christmas Edition

Waco's own family-friendly monthly music stage show featuring the best in local musical talent.

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!

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.

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!

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. 

Breakfast with Santa

Riesel Lions Club presents breakfast with Santa. The event will include a pancake breakfast, photo opportunities with santa and friends, letters to santa, make reindeer food, coco bar, caroloke, shopping vendors, and more. Adults $10 kids $5 tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the event.

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.

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.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Christmas Lights in the Village

Slow down your holiday season with a relaxing stroll through the village that will include a hands-on petting zoo, photo-op visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, food for purchase from local vendors, live music and more!

Teen After Hours: Take a Chill Pill

Teens are stressed out, but we're just chilling like back in the day. Watch cartoons, play with Play-Doh, color something beautiful and just relax. Remember what it's like to be a kid with no worries!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Jarred K. Robinson Presents: Bold Praise

Welcome to BOLD PRAISE! In August we went through a "Revamp", but we believe that in this season...it's time to be BOLD! Being BOLD isn't just about how loud we are, how big our personalities are, or how much we stand out in a crowd! Being BOLD is about doing what God has called us to do, no matter what! Psalm 138:3 says "On the day I called, You answered me; You made me BOLD with strength in my soul" This is why we believe that being BOLD, has to start with your praise! We have some speakers and worshipers coming to join us, who are nothing short of BOLD! We also invite you to bring your friends and family! This isn't something you want to look back on and "wished" you were there for! Our goal is for every person attending to leave with "BOLD strength in their soul"! We'll be waiting for you at the door! Sincerely, Jarred K. Robinson Mobile: 254-640-7828 Email: jarredrobinson95@gmail.com

STEAM Team: Decorating with Nature

Learn some science, technology, engineering, art and math skills while you have FUN! Make a decorative leaf print perfect for the holidays and learn about how natural materials have been used for years to make amazing art.

Waco United Youth Sports BASKETBALL

CenTex/Waco United Youth Sports (WU) is a youth program that was established for children ages 4-12 interested in extracurricular sports. WU is a co-ed organization that offers several youth activities, Flag Football, Tackle Football, 7on7 Football, Spring Break Camp, and Basketball. Our goal is to unify our communities with sports, friendships, and fun. Currently, we are offering Basketball for ages 5-12, registration for all other available sports are currently open. We are also looking for Coaches to help coach and support the youth in our programs.

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.