CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Friday, December 27, 2019

Winter Wonderland of Games

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

Pokemon Palooza

There are so many ways to Pokemon and we've got them all! Bring your decks, use our laptops, play Nintendo Switch and catch 'em all on Pokemon Go! Kids of all ages are welcome to join us to play games, make friends and have fun!

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Kid's Minecraft Club

Kids love Minecraft! If you've got Minecrafters in your house, bring them to the Library to play and explore the realm. Beginners are welcome or join us to show off your skills!

Level Up!

Level Up! continues all year long! Join the RPG club for beginners and experts. Make new friends and play some D&D (and other games)! Register online to save your spot.

Waco’s Got Game: Dominoes

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

Thursday, January 2, 2020

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 2 - 4, 2020, at the Extraco Events Center. The action begins on Thursday, January 2 at 7:30 p.m. and continues nightly through Saturday, January 4. 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'.

Friday, January 3, 2020

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 2 - 4, 2020, at the Extraco Events Center. The action begins on Thursday, January 2 at 7:30 p.m. and continues nightly through Saturday, January 4. 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'.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Disney Days @ the Library

Join us for inclusive movie magic! We'll be watching the classic Disney film Mulan. The lights won't be too low; the music won't be too loud; and you'll be free to sing and dance along! We'll even have a fidget center if you need to keep your hands busy during the film. 

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 2 - 4, 2020, at the Extraco Events Center. The action begins on Thursday, January 2 at 7:30 p.m. and continues nightly through Saturday, January 4. 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'.

Game On! @ the Library

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

LEGO Lab @ the Library

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

"Chipping of the Green": Christmas Tree Recycling Event

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

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Anime and Manga Club @ the Library

This is a club for adults who loves anime, manga and cosplay. Every month, join us to talk about your favorite titles, get suggestions from other otaku fans and help us pick the most popular titles for the library! 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

New Year, New Mayborn

Join the Mayborn Museum’s Exhibit Development Manager, Trey Crumpton, as he leads us through the museum’s natural history exhibits pointing out the new items and upcoming changes for the new decade. This event is included in the price of admission to the museum. Museum members and Baylor University students receive free admission.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Teen After Hours @ the Library: Olympians Night

Stick around after the library closes for an after hours Olympian party! Learn about Greek and Roman mythology, play a Percy Jackson-style scavenger hunt game and celebrate your Olympian fandom. We explore social literacy, history and pop culture all at once!

Cherish Marriage Conference

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

Cherish Marriage Conference

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

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Crafty Adults: Wall Organizer @ the Library

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

Level Up! @ the Library

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

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

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

Texas Rangers in Pop Culture @ the Library

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

Cars, Cans, & Coffee

A cars and coffee meetup in support of our local food bank. This year Texas Royalty CC is partnering with HEB and Shepherd's Heart to raise donations for families in need. This event is free to all and all are welcome to bring donations. We hope to see you on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Contact: Tony T: 254-644-7636 E: tony4tat2s@gmail.com

Cherish Marriage Conference

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

Monday, January 13, 2020

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

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

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

PaintTeens @ the Library

We've got everything teens need--paints, brushes and an amazing instructor--to make a great painting every month. This month, we will paint a simple landscape with lots of clouds. Tackle this tricky subject matter with tips and tricks to make your painting a success.

A Matter of Balance @ the Library

Falling is a concern for our senior visitors. In this 4 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! Register online to save your spot.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

First Feature Flicks @ the Library

Jump to the front of the line for some of our hottest movie titles when you watch them with us. We'll have the popcorn ready! This month: Abominable. When teenage Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in a modern Chinese city, she and her mischievous friends, Jin and Peng, name him Everest and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. Rated PG

Saturday Family Storytime @ the Library

Saturday is a great day to spend with family and the Library is a great place to spend it. Bring the whole family to enjoy a story, songs and crafts. Build early literacy skills, reinforce the reading skills you already have and take time as a family to learn together.

Book Tasting @ the Library

 Explore a menu of new books for the new year! Browse a selection of titles and make notes on what you like. You might find something for yourself or for a friend. Reserve your favorite to check out at the end and you'll walk out with a winner. Sample books from lots of different genres and you might find a new favorite!

Yoga for Kids @ the Library

Kids have their own space to learn and practice yoga skills. Pretend to be a tree, a cat, an airplane or something else fun! Practice physical literacy skills, work on focus and meet new friends

Giant Games Day @ the Library

When winter chills hit, we've got BIG indoor fun. Build problem solving skills, work on social literacy and play giant games. We'll have everything you need to spend a Saturday afternoon playing Giant Uno, Memory Mayhem and more. Our games are perfect for elementary-age kids and their families!

Meet the Scientists: Baylor Stream Team

Become a Citizen Scientist for the day! Join scientists from the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) at Baylor University in our historic village to measure the water quality of the Brazos River and discuss what the results mean. The data we collect will be entered into the Texas Stream Team statewide database, and into the EarthEcho Water Challenge international database.

Monday, January 20, 2020

MLK DAY OF SERVICE: Brazos River Cleanup

Keep WACO Beautiful and WACO Paddle Company are hosting its annual #MLKDAYofService Brazos River Cleanup. We will have our registration table across from the Waco Paddle Company Rental truck. All materials will be provided by Keep WACO Beautiful. Dress for appropriate weather and please bring a REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE!! Kayaks are available on a 1st come/ 1st serve basis! *SKIP THE LINES AND SAVE A TREE BY CLICKING ON THE WEBSITE LINK TO REGISTER AHEAD & RESERVE YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE*

MLK DAY OF SERVICE: Brazos River Cleanup

Keep WACO Beautiful and WACO Paddle Company are hosting its annual #MLKDAYofService Brazos River Cleanup. We will have our registration table across from the Waco Paddle Company Rental truck. All materials will be provided by Keep WACO Beautiful. Dress for appropriate weather and please bring a REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE!! Kayaks are available on a 1st come/ 1st serve basis! *SKIP THE LINES AND SAVE A TREE BY CLICKING ON THE WEBSITE LINK TO REGISTER AHEAD & RESERVE YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE* For questions, contact Ashley Millerd or Linda Ferrell: 254-339-1077, kwacob@gmail.com

MLK DAY OF SERVICE: Brazos River Cleanup

Keep WACO Beautiful and WACO Paddle Company are hosting its annual #MLKDAYofService Brazos River Cleanup. We will have our registration table across from the Waco Paddle Company Rental truck. All materials will be provided by Keep WACO Beautiful. Dress for appropriate weather and please bring a REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE!! Kayaks are available on a 1st come/ 1st serve basis! *SKIP THE LINES AND SAVE A TREE BY CLICKING ON THE WEBSITE LINK TO REGISTER AHEAD & RESERVE YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE*