CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 22, 2018

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.

Infinity Expo: a fashion, beauty, health, wellness, and inspiration expo

INFINITY EXPO exploring the infinite possibilities in fashion, beauty, health, wellness & inspiration. Features: Beauty Enhance, explore, and even redefine your beauty with our exhibitors as they introduce you to wonderful products catering to your needs and interests. Engage with speakers and educators as they challenge perceptions of beauty, the aging process and body image. Live makeup and hair demonstrations and skincare workshops Fashion Have great fun with fashion with our hair, clothing and accessory exhibitors and so much more! Be entertained with The Infinite Fashion Showcase featuring the sleek and sheik to outrageous and magnificent creations from boutiques, artisans, and designers from across the country. Art Exhibits Stimulate your mind and eyes with the works of visual artists. Find that special piece of art that you’ve been looking for to place in your home, office, or special space. Health & Wellness Engage with perspectives on health and wellness as speakers and educators help guide you in building and maintaining optimum health physically, mentally and spiritually. Networking Get connected with your invested interests whether it is industry related, career building, or connecting with people who share similar interests. Inspiration Get inspired mind, body and soul. Try something new. Allow your eyes to see a different view. Perhaps, discover a new you in an infinite spectrum of fashion, beauty, health, and wellness at The Infinity Expo! Admission is free with R.S.V.P You can R.S.V.P. at the link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/infinity-expo-fashion-beauty-health-wellness-inspiration-waco-tickets-47604558516

BossUp Networking Event

This is a networking event for present and future entrepreneurs to come out and network with like-minded individuals.

Book vs. Movie - Ready Player One

Is the book always better? You'll tell us after we watch movies based on books. This month, the movie is Ready Player One based on the book by Ernest Cline. We'll watch the film and then it's up to you to decide the winner. Join us even if you haven't read the book and we'll have a copy for you, plus other books you might enjoy.

Monday, September 24, 2018

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!

Romp & Read

Join us for a fun storytime focusing on songs, stories, movement, and puppets! With repetition, rhymes, and picture prompts, children will be able to enhance their early literacy skills! We'll also have a small craft at the end that ties in to a book or song. For ages 2-4.

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!

Team up or face off with Nintendo Switch games at this afterschool gaming event. Plus, we'll have tabletop and card games if you want to go unplugged.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Baby Time

Timeline of event: 1. Families sit around a circle. 2. Storytime activities for babies include nursery rhymes, fingerplays, music, movement, puppets, and other manipulatives, such as bubbles and shakers. 3. As a part of Baby Time, I will include baby sign language that families can learn to do with their babies. 4. Playtime follows the storytime. Do we provide all necessary materials/equipment? Yes. Are there any requirements to participate? No. What are we trying to achieve? We are helping families develop babies' minds through stimulation and special experiences. Core Message—summarize the value of the program in one sentence: I've seen that participation in Baby Time develops into making the library a part of their lives as toddlers and beyond. Who is the target? Children Age: 0 - 12 months Gender: Any. Background: No prior knowledge needed. Are there any outside partners? No

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.

Wednesday, September 26, 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!

Toddler Time

A special storytime designed for ages 1-2. Come 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.

Be Well, Live Well

We're joined by Texas A&M Agrilife for a program on healthy aging. Learn how to reduce your risk for disease, engage in a healthy lifestyle, increase your cognition and enhance your physical abilities. This week: Be Independent, Eat Well: Learn which nutrients you need more of as you age, how to support cognition through food, and more!

Girls Who Code

Join the sisterhood of tech-savvy women! This club is a great chance to explore computer science in a safe, supportive environment. Meet your peers and discover role models in the computer science and technology

Thursday, September 27, 2018

A Life in the Law - A Conversation with Judge Thomas Reavley

On Thursday, September 27th at 4pm, Baylor Law will host Judge Thomas M. Reavley, Senior Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, who has spent most of his 70-year legal career in public service. Speaking on “A Life in the Law,” with Baylor Law’s Dean Brad Toben, Judge Reavley will share about his faith, morality, professionalism, and his unwavering dedication to protecting and advancing the rule of law. For more information visit: https://www.baylor.edu/law/news.php?action=story&story=203162

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!

Thursday Crafternoon

Every week, teens can get crafty and learn something new. We'll have all the supplies you need to make something great and make new friends.

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.

Friday, September 28, 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!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Design Den: Build

Join us for everyone's favorite Design Den activity at Design Den Build! Visitors will get the chance to create their own marble roller coasters using recyclables. Once your coaster is complete, give it a name and leave it on our Design Den amusement park for other visitors to test out! Design Den Build is included in the price of admission.

Hello, Hamster!

We're getting a new hamster! Come and go at our hamster adoption party. We'll have a name vote, hamster crafts and games and--of course--meet the furry guy himself!

Waco Lake Wetland Work Day

Volunteers will participate in wetland restoration by removing invasive species. Additionally volunteers will have the chance to build and install bird nesting boxes throughout the wetlands.

Shop & Dine to support United Way of Waco-McLennan County!

The Second Annual Week of LIVING UNITED kicks off Sept. 29-Oct.5. The Week of LIVING UNITED, hosted by Young Leaders United, will provide funding to strengthen local programs in early childhood education within the community. Sironia Uptown Cafe will be donating 15 percent of their profits to the United Way of Waco-McLennan County. Must mention United Way.

Members' First Look Brunch

Come see what the future holds for the Art Center of Waco! This exclusive brunch event is lots of things rolled into one: a first look for members to see the ‘before’ of the new building at 701 8th Street and learn about our plans for the building; a preview of the Art Expedition mobile art gallery’s 2018-19 “Transitions” exhibition; and a chance to meet and have one-on-one time with the new director Claire Sexton.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Passion Worship Nights

After a successful run of dates this past spring, music recording artists Passion are heading out again this fall for the latest round of "Passion Worship Nights," hitting markets coast to coast. The evening will feature music from Passion and teaching from Louie Giglio, with two-time GRAMMY® nominee Travis Greene.

Shop & Dine to support United Way of Waco-McLennan County!

The Second Annual Week of LIVING UNITED kicks off Sept. 29-Oct.5. The Week of LIVING UNITED, hosted by Young Leaders United, will provide funding to strengthen local programs in early childhood education within the community. BRU Artisan Coffee and Moroso Wood Fired Pizzeria will each be donating 15 percent of their profits to the United Way of Waco-McLennan County. Must mention United Way.

Registrations Now Open for CenTex/Waco United Youth Basketball Teams

Waco United Basketball sign up are currently open, please visit our website to register players. All divisions are co-ed, our coaches will teach the fundamentals of basketball, lay ups, shooting & passing most of all it is a great environment to build friendships and have fun. Registrating divisions: 6U, 8U, 10U & 12U. Cost: $70.00 per child.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Shop & Dine to support United Way of Waco-McLennan County!

The Second Annual Week of LIVING UNITED kicks off Sept. 29-Oct.5. The Week of LIVING UNITED, hosted by Young Leaders United, will provide funding to strengthen local programs in early childhood education within the community. George's in Hewitt will be donating 15 percent of their profits to the United Way of Waco-McLennan County. Must mention United Way.

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!

Registrations Now Open for CenTex/Waco United Youth Basketball Teams

Waco United Basketball sign up are currently open, please visit our website to register players. All divisions are co-ed, our coaches will teach the fundamentals of basketball, lay ups, shooting & passing most of all it is a great environment to build friendships and have fun. Registrating divisions: 6U, 8U, 10U & 12U. Cost: $70.00 per child. Register online from the comfort of your home or on any Cell phone, computer or iPad. For more information please visit our website of give us a call at (254)424-6846

Game On!

Team up or face off with Nintendo Switch games at this afterschool gaming event. Plus, we'll have tabletop and card games if you want to go unplugged.

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, October 2, 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.

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!

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!

Shop & Dine to support United Way of Waco-McLennan County!

The Second Annual Week of LIVING UNITED kicks off Sept. 29-Oct.5. The Week of LIVING UNITED, hosted by Young Leaders United, will provide funding to strengthen local programs in early childhood education within the community. Local businesses, Waco Hippodrome Theatre, Luna Juice Bar, Rasing Cane's in Hewitt, and Tortilleria Rio will each be donating 15 percent of their profits to the United Way of Waco-McLennan County. Must mention United Way.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Shop & Dine to support United Way of Waco-McLennan County!

The Second Annual Week of LIVING UNITED kicks off Sept. 29-Oct.5. The Week of LIVING UNITED, hosted by Young Leaders United, will provide funding to strengthen local programs in early childhood education within the community. Local businesses, Summer Ellis Bijouterie, Bush's Chicken in Hewitt, and Freebirds will each be donating 15 percent of their profits to the United Way of Waco-McLennan County. Lane's Boutique will be donating 10 percent. Must mention United Way.

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!

Toddler Time

A special storytime designed for ages 1-2. Come 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.

Girls Who Code

Join the sisterhood of tech-savvy women! This club is a great chance to explore computer science in a safe, supportive environment. Meet your peers and discover role models in the computer science and technology.

Be Well, Live Well

We're joined by Texas A&M Agrilife for a program on healthy aging. Learn how to reduce your risk for disease, engage in a healthy lifestyle, increase your cognition and enhance your physical abilities. This week: Be Informed, Use Supplements Sensibly

Thursday, October 4, 2018

PaintTeens

Come learn how to express yourself with paint! We will learn painting techniques buy painting a new picture every month. All materials are provided and what you produce in class you get to take home! This program is for ages 11-17. Please register as space and materials are limited. This month we will paint this painting. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/36/8e/c5/368ec5bfbddc805ad9ee49b3815f179b--diy-canvas-canvas-ideas.jpg

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.

Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo

The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, presented by H-E-B, has been a hub for agriculture, entertainment, family fun and music since its inception. This year’s theme, Fun for the Whole Herd, celebrates the event’s livestock roots as well as different events and people that attend the Fair & Rodeo. So, whether you come to the Fair for the carnival rides, livestock show, rodeo, music or a bit of everything, there is something here for everyone! For the past 65 years, the Fair & Rodeo has brought together families, friends, co-workers, classmates and complete strangers to listen to music, watch the rodeo, enjoy carnival rides, eat delicious foods and learn more about agriculture. This year’s event is no exception to that. With new attractions, exciting music acts and new events, there is something for every member of your herd starting on Thursday, October 4 and going through Saturday, October 13.

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!

Thursday Crafternoon

Every week, teens can get crafty and learn something new. We'll have all the supplies you need to make something great and make new friends.

Shop & Dine to support United Way of Waco-McLennan County!

The Second Annual Week of LIVING UNITED kicks off Sept. 29-Oct.5. The Week of LIVING UNITED, hosted by Young Leaders United, will provide funding to strengthen local programs in early childhood education within the community. Local businesses, Hinge Boutique and Jason's Deli, will each be donating 15 percent of their profits to the United Way of Waco-McLennan County. Must mention United Way.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo

The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, presented by H-E-B, has been a hub for agriculture, entertainment, family fun and music since its inception. This year’s theme, Fun for the Whole Herd, celebrates the event’s livestock roots as well as different events and people that attend the Fair & Rodeo. So, whether you come to the Fair for the carnival rides, livestock show, rodeo, music or a bit of everything, there is something here for everyone! For the past 65 years, the Fair & Rodeo has brought together families, friends, co-workers, classmates and complete strangers to listen to music, watch the rodeo, enjoy carnival rides, eat delicious foods and learn more about agriculture. This year’s event is no exception to that. With new attractions, exciting music acts and new events, there is something for every member of your herd starting on Thursday, October 4 and going through Saturday, October 13.

Shop & Dine to support United Way of Waco-McLennan County!

The Second Annual Week of LIVING UNITED kicks off Sept. 29-Oct.5. The Week of LIVING UNITED, hosted by Young Leaders United, will provide funding to strengthen local programs in early childhood education within the community. Mainstream Boutique will be donating 15 percent of their profits to the United Way of Waco-McLennan County. Must mention United Way.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo

The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, presented by H-E-B, has been a hub for agriculture, entertainment, family fun and music since its inception. This year’s theme, Fun for the Whole Herd, celebrates the event’s livestock roots as well as different events and people that attend the Fair & Rodeo. So, whether you come to the Fair for the carnival rides, livestock show, rodeo, music or a bit of everything, there is something here for everyone! For the past 65 years, the Fair & Rodeo has brought together families, friends, co-workers, classmates and complete strangers to listen to music, watch the rodeo, enjoy carnival rides, eat delicious foods and learn more about agriculture. This year’s event is no exception to that. With new attractions, exciting music acts and new events, there is something for every member of your herd starting on Thursday, October 4 and going through Saturday, October 13.

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!

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 Coraline.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo

The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, presented by H-E-B, has been a hub for agriculture, entertainment, family fun and music since its inception. This year’s theme, Fun for the Whole Herd, celebrates the event’s livestock roots as well as different events and people that attend the Fair & Rodeo. So, whether you come to the Fair for the carnival rides, livestock show, rodeo, music or a bit of everything, there is something here for everyone! For the past 65 years, the Fair & Rodeo has brought together families, friends, co-workers, classmates and complete strangers to listen to music, watch the rodeo, enjoy carnival rides, eat delicious foods and learn more about agriculture. This year’s event is no exception to that. With new attractions, exciting music acts and new events, there is something for every member of your herd starting on Thursday, October 4 and going through Saturday, October 13.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Finding Family in Indian Territory, a Brown Bag Program

Indian Territory was home to a diverse number of people in the 1800s. Whether your ancestors were Native Americans, Intruders, or Freedmen, learn about the records that are available. We will walk through types of records, how to access them, and provide examples. Event 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.

Avant Chamber Ballet at Midway

Avant Chamber Ballet presents an exciting new collaboration and performance with Midway Camerata in Waco, Texas. The dancers of Avant Chamber Ballet will partner with twenty-nine musicians conducted by Beau Benson to perform two of ACB's most popular ballets! The evening opens with George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, an iconic work by the most important choreographer of the 20th century. The score is Bach’s Double Violin Concerto which is one of the best-known works by the composer. It will be performed with violin soloists Kristin Mortenson and Amanda Schubert. Also on the program is Katie Cooper’s reimagining of Appalachian Spring. It will feature Copland's 13 member orchestra suite arrangement and neo-classical dancing framing the story of Appalachia that Copland described when first creating this amazing music. When this ballet was premiered in February 2018, critics remarked that it was the “epitome of grace, artistry, and elegance”.

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!

Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo

The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, presented by H-E-B, has been a hub for agriculture, entertainment, family fun and music since its inception. This year’s theme, Fun for the Whole Herd, celebrates the event’s livestock roots as well as different events and people that attend the Fair & Rodeo. So, whether you come to the Fair for the carnival rides, livestock show, rodeo, music or a bit of everything, there is something here for everyone! For the past 65 years, the Fair & Rodeo has brought together families, friends, co-workers, classmates and complete strangers to listen to music, watch the rodeo, enjoy carnival rides, eat delicious foods and learn more about agriculture. This year’s event is no exception to that. With new attractions, exciting music acts and new events, there is something for every member of your herd starting on Thursday, October 4 and going through Saturday, October 13.

MCCIG

This group meets at the Library every month to work toward becoming the central source of cemetery information in McLennan County by recording cemetery and burial information for future generations.

Game On!

Team up or face off with Nintendo Switch games at this afterschool gaming event. Plus, we'll have tabletop and card games if you want to go unplugged.

Tuesday, October 9, 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!

Books & Brews

Books & Brews continues Rules of Magic.

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!

Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo

The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, presented by H-E-B, has been a hub for agriculture, entertainment, family fun and music since its inception. This year’s theme, Fun for the Whole Herd, celebrates the event’s livestock roots as well as different events and people that attend the Fair & Rodeo. So, whether you come to the Fair for the carnival rides, livestock show, rodeo, music or a bit of everything, there is something here for everyone! For the past 65 years, the Fair & Rodeo has brought together families, friends, co-workers, classmates and complete strangers to listen to music, watch the rodeo, enjoy carnival rides, eat delicious foods and learn more about agriculture. This year’s event is no exception to that. With new attractions, exciting music acts and new events, there is something for every member of your herd starting on Thursday, October 4 and going through Saturday, October 13.

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.

Wednesday, October 10, 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!

Toddler Time

A special storytime designed for ages 1-2. Come 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.

Girls Who Code

Join the sisterhood of tech-savvy women! This club is a great chance to explore computer science in a safe, supportive environment. Meet your peers and discover role models in the computer science and technology.

Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo

The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, presented by H-E-B, has been a hub for agriculture, entertainment, family fun and music since its inception. This year’s theme, Fun for the Whole Herd, celebrates the event’s livestock roots as well as different events and people that attend the Fair & Rodeo. So, whether you come to the Fair for the carnival rides, livestock show, rodeo, music or a bit of everything, there is something here for everyone! For the past 65 years, the Fair & Rodeo has brought together families, friends, co-workers, classmates and complete strangers to listen to music, watch the rodeo, enjoy carnival rides, eat delicious foods and learn more about agriculture. This year’s event is no exception to that. With new attractions, exciting music acts and new events, there is something for every member of your herd starting on Thursday, October 4 and going through Saturday, October 13.

The Art of Seeing

Ctws member, artist Angie Lilljedahl, will bring her unique and constructive approach to her watercolor craft to enhance our Art of Seeing in our paintings.

Be Well, Live Well

We're joined by Texas A&M Agrilife for a program on healthy aging. Learn how to reduce your risk for disease, engage in a healthy lifestyle, increase your cognition and enhance your physical abilities. This week: Be Fit, Move More Learn the benefits of physical activity as you age, and ideas to include physical activity in your daily life.

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!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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.

Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo

The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, presented by H-E-B, has been a hub for agriculture, entertainment, family fun and music since its inception. This year’s theme, Fun for the Whole Herd, celebrates the event’s livestock roots as well as different events and people that attend the Fair & Rodeo. So, whether you come to the Fair for the carnival rides, livestock show, rodeo, music or a bit of everything, there is something here for everyone! For the past 65 years, the Fair & Rodeo has brought together families, friends, co-workers, classmates and complete strangers to listen to music, watch the rodeo, enjoy carnival rides, eat delicious foods and learn more about agriculture. This year’s event is no exception to that. With new attractions, exciting music acts and new events, there is something for every member of your herd starting on Thursday, October 4 and going through Saturday, October 13.

Thursday Crafternoon

Every week, teens can get crafty and learn something new. We'll have all the supplies you need to make something great and make new friends.

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!

Friday, October 12, 2018

cookies & coloring

Cookies & Coloring is a free class (generously supported by our members and donors) geared for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Come enjoy an after school snack of cookies with friends and spend time learning about a famous work of art. Each week, a Charlotte Mason-inspired interactive lesson is offered, highlighting an artist and one of their works. Children are also given a project idea to do at home and coloring pages related to the artist. Close out your week with this fun and enriching free class!

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!

Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo

The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, presented by H-E-B, has been a hub for agriculture, entertainment, family fun and music since its inception. This year’s theme, Fun for the Whole Herd, celebrates the event’s livestock roots as well as different events and people that attend the Fair & Rodeo. So, whether you come to the Fair for the carnival rides, livestock show, rodeo, music or a bit of everything, there is something here for everyone! For the past 65 years, the Fair & Rodeo has brought together families, friends, co-workers, classmates and complete strangers to listen to music, watch the rodeo, enjoy carnival rides, eat delicious foods and learn more about agriculture. This year’s event is no exception to that. With new attractions, exciting music acts and new events, there is something for every member of your herd starting on Thursday, October 4 and going through Saturday, October 13.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Art Expedition at Fall Fossil Festival

Art Expedition brings an art exhibit directly to schools and students in the Waco area as a trailer re-designed as an art gallery. This program provides a low cost, unique, educational art experience to students who might not have the opportunity to go to an art gallery.

How Does Your Garden Grow? Composting and Fall Garden

Composting! The environmental and personal benefits of composting are pretty well-known, but you might not know where to start! Learn basics of home composting (plus other fall gardening activities) and avoid the most common newbie mistakes.

Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo

The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, presented by H-E-B, has been a hub for agriculture, entertainment, family fun and music since its inception. This year’s theme, Fun for the Whole Herd, celebrates the event’s livestock roots as well as different events and people that attend the Fair & Rodeo. So, whether you come to the Fair for the carnival rides, livestock show, rodeo, music or a bit of everything, there is something here for everyone! For the past 65 years, the Fair & Rodeo has brought together families, friends, co-workers, classmates and complete strangers to listen to music, watch the rodeo, enjoy carnival rides, eat delicious foods and learn more about agriculture. This year’s event is no exception to that. With new attractions, exciting music acts and new events, there is something for every member of your herd starting on Thursday, October 4 and going through Saturday, October 13.

CAR SHOW & More

Riesel Lions Club is hosting our 1st annual Car Show at the Riesel ISD parking lot. We will also be having a swap meet, burn out contest, the Humane Society of Central Texas will be onsite with the mobile adoption trailer, and Carter Blood Care will be onsite with the Blood Mobile. Entry for the car show will be day of for $20 beginning at 10 am on October 13th and that will include a goody bag and event tshirt. Registration for the swap meet can be done by emailing mrswasden@aol.com. The night cruise will follow the awards ceremony.

Pop-Up Saturday at the Dr Pepper Museum

Pop-Up Saturday: Under the Dr Pepper Big Top Ladies & gentlemen, children of all ages -- step right up and join the Dr Pepper fun! Join us for a circus-themed craft, try your hand at the Dr Pepper ring toss, and even sample some Dr Pepper cotton candy! This activity is free with general admission.

19th Annual Wine & Food Festival

The Heart of Texas Wine and Food Festival, also known as WineFest, is the major fundraiser of the Humane Society of Central Texas for its community services, life-saving programs and day-to-day shelter operations. Patrons may taste more than 200 wines and sample food from 30+ restaurants. Event activities include live entertainment; V.I.P. “Top Dog” area on the scenic Waco Suspension Bridge with exclusive preview event; Sports area with beer, a BBQ cook-off and the day’s sporting events on 3 big screen TVs; Red Carpet Dog Walk featuring adoptable shelter dogs; a large silent auction and the famous “Cork Pull.” CONTACT DELLA FOR SPONSORSHIPS (254) 716-8449 DellaC@hsctx.org

Sic'Em Science Day

Sic 'Em Science is a celebration of all things science at the Mayborn Museum in collaboration with students and faculty of Baylor University. Hands on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) activities will be featured throughout the museum, including the fan favorite Chemistry Magic Show at 3:00 pm. Bring your whole family to experience the wonders of science and let their discoveries spark the future. Admission to the museum includes all activities and events. Baylor University students and museum members receive free admission. The Chemistry Magic Show may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. For information on the status of the event, please call the museum at (254)710-1110.

MHS Class of 2008 Reunion Party

ATTENTION MIDWAY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2008 — It’s finally here! Our 10-year reunion weekend will kick off on Friday October 12th at Panther Stadium where we will watch the panthers take on Copperas Cove for Homecoming! Please purchase your tickets at Gate 1 and proceed to the old band bleachers behind the end zone where the Class of 2008 will have reserved seating. It should be fun! The big event of the weekend will be our reunion party at George’s Too Banquet Hall on Saturday October 13th. The party starts at 6:00 p.m. and tickets must be purchased ahead of time. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased on the following website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mhs-class-of-2008-reunion-party-tickets-49880294303?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday October 8th, so move fast and get your tickets for the party of the century! Please join the MHS Class of 2008 Facebook page for further updates on the reunion weekend. We hope to see you there!

First Feature Flicks

Jump to the front of the line for some of our hottest movie titles. We'll have the popcorn ready. This month's movie is: Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13)

Pumpkin Decorating Party

Fall is a great time for family fun! Bring your whole family and decorate a pumpkin using paint, paper, glitter and even old book pages! You can make it look anyway you want, and it will be AWESOME! Make and take a fun, fall decoration.

Sunday, October 14, 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.

Pumpkins Galore

October Family Fun Day centers around pumpkins! Tricks, treats, and sweets await you on this Sunday afternoon! The cost is $10 per family - contact us at (254) 753-5166 with questions.

McLennan County Master Gardeners "Children's Garden Fair"

This is a free event hosted by the McLennan County Master Gardeners. Please bring your children for a fun-filled few hours that will include; Rock Painting, Paper Seed Card, Potting Plant, Scavenger Hunt, Worm Composting, Popping Corn on the Cob, Rain Water Harvesting, Paper Sombreros, Insect Identification, Scarecrows and more....

Monday, October 15, 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!

Game On!

Team up or face off with Nintendo Switch games at this afterschool gaming event. Plus, we'll have tabletop and card games if you want to go unplugged.

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, October 16, 2018

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!

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

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.

Dine to Donate at the Hippodrome

Join Dispute Resolution Center, Waco as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary and National Conflict Resolution Week. Let the server know you and your group are dining for the "DRC". Dine and portion of your bill will benefit the “Dispute Resolution Center". Invite your family and friends to join you in helping the DRC, Waco make a difference within our community through education, training, information, and affordable alternative dispute resolution services. Come, celebrate, and enjoy a delicious meal that’s filling while fulfilling the support of the DRC!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Toddler Time

A special storytime designed for ages 1-2. Come 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.

National Fossil Day

National Fossil Day™ is a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values. Join the staff at the Mayborn Museum Complex and help us celebrate! Visitors can make their own fossil, search for fossils, and examine rising sea levels. Admission to the museum includes all activities and events. Baylor University students and museum members receive free admission.

Girls Who Code

Join the sisterhood of tech-savvy women! This club is a great chance to explore computer science in a safe, supportive environment. Meet your peers and discover role models in the computer science and technology.

Thursday, October 18, 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!

Thursday Crafternoon

Every week, teens can get crafty and learn something new. We'll have all the supplies you need to make something great and make new friends.

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!

Magnolia Silobration Vendor Fair & Concert

Silobration is Magnolia’s annual celebration featuring a free vendor fair, food trucks, daytime activities, and two after-hours concerts featuring Drew Holcomb and Johnnyswim on the Silos grounds. The after-hours concerts on Friday and Saturday are the only Silobration events that will require a ticket. This year’s Silobration will take place October 18-20. We can’t wait to celebrate Magnolia’s fourth annual Silobration with you!

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.

Friday, October 19, 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!

18th Annual Genealogy Lock In

Join us for a great opportunity for beginners and experts to pursue their family history and learn more about genealogy in general. Staff, volunteers and library computers will be available to help with your research. We will also have snacks and door prizes! A series of eight programs, presented in-house and remotely, will be in the meeting room from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. The programs are provided by the Genealogy Network of Texas (GNT), a state-wide initiative to connect libraries/genealogical societies and provide educational and research opportunities. Topics covered will include census records, brick-wall research, autosomal DNA, Native American ancestors, preserving photographs, using land records, and locating female ancestors. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. local programs will be presented in the storytime room. Topics covered will include comparison of family tree software, a look at the hottest free online resources, how to make the most out of Find-A-Grave, and how to use TexShare. Click here for a complete list of programs.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Sitting up with the Dead: Midnight Tour

$20.00 per person: * Tickets can be purchased at the door * Sitting Up with the Dead is an interactive exhibit highlighting the customs and traditions of funerals and spiritualism in the Victorian Era. Our Midnight Tours offers guests a unique view and experience at McCulloch house with tours by candlelight, a tarot card reader, storytelling, and more!

Crafty Adults: Upcycled Book Pumpkin

Fall is here! Take an old paperback book and turn it into a pumpkin--you don't even have to wait until midnight! We'll have everything you need to make a cool decoration that's just perfect for the season. Register online to save your spot.

Oct 20th 4th Annual Trade Days & Fall Festival at Old West Cowboy Church, Robinson, Tx

Trade Days & Fall Festival with Arts & Crafts, Vendor Booths, Breakfast Burritos, Lunch Combo Meals, Silent Auctions, Children's Area. Fun & Fellowship for Everyone!

True Crime Interest Group

Join us to discuss the famous and infamous stories of true crimes, both local and elsewhere. You are not alone in your passion for these real-life mysteries! We’ll have lively discussions and use library resources to find out more.

Yoga for Kids

Can you be a tree, a cat or an airplane? With yoga you can! Use your body to make the shapes and use your imagination, too.