CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Reading with Angel Paws' Reading Buddies!

Here's your chance to read with Angel Paws' Reading Buddies! Dogs are great listeners, so bring your favorite book and share it with your new furry friend. Space is limited, so register by phone at 254-750-5942.

Teen Movie Matinee: Wonder Woman

This is summer of sequels! Catch the originals with us before you head to the theatre for the new release! This week, we'll be watching Wonder Woman! When news of conflict reaches Amazon, Diana leave home to fight in the war. She discovers her true powers and reveals her destiny. All teens are welcome to this event, but you must be at least 12 to be unaccompanied at the Library.

Summer Reading Club Presents: Magician, Oscar Munoz

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and it's time for magic! Oscar Munoz will bring his special brand of educational, comedic magic. He's been at it for 27 years! Learn and be inspired and amazed. The whole family will wonder, "How did he do that?"

Art Afternoons

Even our youngest artists can make something awesome at this come and go event. Even when the temperature rises, art is always cool. We'll have a different project every week, so we hope to see you a lot! Be sure to wear something you don't mind getting a little messy.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

"Libraries Rock!" Variety Show with Waco-McLennan County Library Teen Volunteers

Summer at the Library wouldn't be the same without our teen volunteers. Show our teen volunteers some love at this family friendly variety show. They'll do a puppet show, skits and magic! These teens are great helpers and role models for younger library visitors. Come give them a hand!

Summer Reading Club Presents: Magician, Oscar Munoz

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and it's time for magic! Oscar Munoz will bring his special brand of educational, comedic magic. He's been at it for 27 years! Learn and be inspired and amazed. The whole family will wonder, "How did he do that?"

The Art Life

Ready to get your art on? Join us every Thursday for fun, learning and art with Robyn! Beginners are welcome or come to sharpen your skills. All materials are provided, so just bring yourself and your imagination. This week we will make fun and colorful abstract paintings!

Make Some Noise!

YOU'RE the reason Libraries Rock, so join us to make your own musical instrument. We've got everything you need to make your own musical instrument--rainsticks, kazoos, maracas and more! We'll be ready for you from 1 until 2:30, so come when you can, stay as long as you need and celebrate with us because LIBRARIES ROCK!

Move & Play

It's summer time and 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!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Baby Playtime

Summer time is a great time to bring babies to the library! While our performers are doing what they do best, we will have a space for babies to do what they do best--play, read board books, even take a snooze! Meet new friends, have a great time and it's all for babies!

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.

Summer Reading Club Presents: Magician, Oscar Munoz

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and it's time for magic! Oscar Munoz will bring his special brand of educational, comedic magic. He's been at it for 27 years! Learn and be inspired and amazed. The whole family will wonder, "How did he do that?"

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Howl At The Moon 5k Run - Benefiting the Humane Society of Central Texas

This is an evening race beginning at 10 PM on July 28th during a full moon, at Indian Spring Park in Downtown Waco. Running along the well lighted River, crossing the McLane footbridge and turning around at the Baylor Mayborn Museum before finishing across the Suspension Bridge

Crafty Adults: Jewelry Making Session Two

Making your own jewelry is fun and rewarding. We've got everything you need to make something beautiful and unique. This class is totally free, but register online to save your spot, since materials are limited. In this second session, learn wire wrapping techniques to make great beaded earrings that you can show off!

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.

Edwin McCain Live at The Backyard

Called the "great American romantic" by the New York Times, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back time and time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts. After recording two of the biggest love songs in the history of pop music, McCain now performs upwards of 100 shows annually throughout the US as a solo artist, with his full band or his acoustic trio. Recently, he's added orchestras to his repertoire, performing with symphonies in select markets where he brings his powerful songs to majestic new heights. Those enduring love songs (and wedding must-haves) "I'll Be" and "I Could Not Ask For More"aren't just for the romantic at heart; "American Idol" and "The Voice" contestants turn to Edwin's ballads every single year to help them win over judges and fans alike (just ask last season's AI winner, Nick Fradiani). Even Justin Bieber has been known to belt out "I'll Be" during his own concerts.Earlier this year, McCain suddenly found himself with a whole new crop of fans when his "Flipping Ships" television show debuted on Animal Planet and became one of the highest rated new programs for the network. During the season, Edwin happily juggled his two jobs, filming the show by day and headlining concerts at night. The 15-year-old me would have crawled through a river of fire to be the 41-year-old singer/songwriter that I am today, and I remember that," he says. "I am incredibly grateful to be able to do this.

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!

Monday, July 30, 2018

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.

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

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.

Chapter Book Chat: "The Maze of Bones"

Orphaned siblings Amy and Dan Cahill battle family members in a race around the world to find the fortune left by their beloved aunt. Join us to discuss this, the first book in the 39 Clues series. Kids in 4th and 5th grades can have a great discussion about the book, play games and do activities related to the books. Register online to save your spot. Get the book at the first meeting or check it out anytime!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Johnstone Supply Soft Opening

Johnstone is coming to Waco! You’re invited to our opening celebration! We’ll have product demos from top brands, free lunch and giveaways you won’t want to miss!

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!

STEAM Team: It IS Rocket Science!

Join the STEAM team every week to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math! This week, we'll take on the mother of all the tough sciences--Rocket Science! Make rockets using paper, chemicals and more! It will be explosive!

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

You think you're going to the Library, but you'll really enter Hogwarts, the magical school for witches and wizards like YOU! Harry Potter games, crafts and more will await you. Play quidditch with your family and friends in the courtyard. We'll have cake and punch (it's a birthday party!) and a costume contest. We will finish the party with a Horcrux hunt around the library. Stay for a little while or stay for it ALL, but we want to see you here for Harry's birthday

EOS Teen Field Day

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday and the end of summer by joining us at the park for a Harry Potter themed capture the flag! Get sorted into your house and we'll enjoy the outdoors. We'll have some other outdoor games to play, too. It's going to be so much fun!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Move & Play

It's summer time and 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!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Game Time

Meet new friends while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

DAR Genealogy/Lineage Workshop

Contact DAR Lineage Workshop Chair: Angela Granger (254) 420-4121 angela_granger@hotmail.com Topics to be covered in the workshop: DAR membership qualifications, what it takes to establish lineage, research strategies, how to fill in and submit an application for membership. We want to assist women 18 years of age or older who are interested in joining the DAR. The Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. The workshop is open and free to any woman interested in joining the DAR. Attendees will hear a short presentation and then have the opportunity to work with experienced genealogists. Door prizes every 30 minutes after we have begun our presentation. Must be present to win. If you are interested and able to attend, please bring any documentation you have collected so far: birth, marriage and death certificates for you, your parents, and grandparents, and any other family documentation to show your lineage. If you haven't started to collect any family documentation yet, please come and learn about the steps needed to document your lineage (your direct bloodline descent from your ancestors). Members of the chapter will be present to help answer any questions you may have, assist you with some of your research, and help with the application process. Reservations are not required but would be helpful for planning purposes. For additional information, contact Peggy Duty, Registrar, at (254) 754-5119. You may also find us on the web at http://www.texasdar.org/preview/HenryDowns . If you are unable to attend but are interested in our organization and becoming a member, please contact our Membership Chair, Carolyn Haynes, at (254) 836-0537 or go to http://www.texasdar.org/preview/HenryDowns/contact.html

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 A Wrinkle In Time. Following the discovery of a new form of space travel as well as Meg's father's disappearance, she, her brother, and her friend must join three magical beings - Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which - to travel across the universe to rescue him from a terrible evil.

Crafty Adults: Origami Butterflies

We have everything you need to make beautiful origami butterflies! You'll have a chance to make three different kinds of butterflies using unique paper, string, pipe cleaners and more. Make a few butterflies and string them together as a piece of decorative wall art. You will enjoy looking at your beautiful creation over and over. 

Monday, August 6, 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.

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

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!

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, August 7, 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!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Multiple Watercolor Mediums

Multiple Watercolor Mediums. Demonstration by artist Joy Schuhmacher

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Bullet Journaling for Teens

High school is tough! Being organized can make it so much easier. Bring your journal and we'll have everything else you need to turn your plain notebook into an awesome bullet journal. A bullet journal is a system that can help keep you organized, and you can get creative and make it your own.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Teen After Hours: Paint Party

When the library is closed, teens take over! Tonight we'll have a Paint Party! We have everything you need to make an abstract piece of art from canvas, tape and paint! Wear something that can get messy and get ready to have fun and make something awesome. Remember that you must be at least 13 to attend this after hours event.

Game Time

Meet new friends while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

CTGS Genealogy Beginner's Class

The Waco-McLennan County Library Genealogy Center, in cooperation with the Central Texas Genealogical Society, will host a Genealogy Beginner’s Class. Start your genealogy journey on the right foot. The library event features instructor Norma Cannata, member of the Central Texas Genealogical Society, and Bill Buckner, supervisor of the Waco Library Genealogy Center. Topics covered in the class include using genealogy forms, an introduction to basic records & Internet sources and a tour of the Genealogy Center’s collection.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

White Christmas in August

Historic Waco Foundation's Family Fun Day for August is a doll party! On the last day of the Summer Santa Sale, bring your doll for a tea party and tree decorating, with the chance of snow showers! Event cost is $10 per family. Contact Historic Waco Foundation at (254) 753-5166 or historicwaco.org

Monday, August 13, 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

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!

Operating CEP

Free breakfast & lunch for all students enrolled in SY 2018-2019

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.

Join the National Fajita Day Fiesta All Week Long at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina!

As the world’s largest Mexican casual dining brand, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is ready to celebrate National Fajita Day with a week-long fiesta starting on Mon., Aug. 13 through Sat., Aug. 18. Since the brand invented the official holiday, On The Border will be offering sizzling specials for guests to enjoy and indulge! The Fajita Fiesta for Two will be available for $19.99 with a choice of any Classic Fajita option as a two-person-sized order – including Chicken, Steak, Shrimp Carnitas, and Portobello & Veggie – all cooked to perfection over OTB’s authentic mesquite-wood grill. All fajitas are served with made-in-house warm soft flour tortillas, sour cream, pico de gallo, shredded cheese, guacamole, and a side of Mexican rice and refried beans. Be sure to join the sizzling fiesta with OTB! For more information about National Fajita Day at OTB guests and fans can visit www.nationalfajitaday.com. Jessica Chacoff jessica@inklinkmarketing.com

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, August 14, 2018

Johnstone Supply Waco Grand Opening

You’re invited to our Grand opening celebration! We’ll have product demos from top brands, free lunch and giveaways you won’t want to miss! PLUS! Everyone that stops by during this event will receive a FREE SOG Multi-Tool* *While Supplies Last

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!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

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, August 17, 2018

Game Time

Meet new friends while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

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.

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!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Waco Got Soles

Back to school Sneaker, apparel & car show Hosted by Pirscription // DJ Texas T in the mix Live performances

Waco Got Soles

Back to school Sneaker, apparel & car show Hosted by Pirscription // DJ Texas T in the mix Live performances

Monday, August 20, 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.

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

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!

Walking Tales : Stories Bringing History to Life, a Brown Bag program

Join us for a preview of the 6th Annual Walking Tales at the Oakwood Cemetery. Figures from the past will be brought to life with monologues, costumes and stories. The program, hosted by the Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild, is a great way to learn about local and state history. This program is co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, August 21, 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!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Book Hedgehogs

Old books might be headed for the trash, but we'll help you turn them into adorable hedgehogs! We'll have everything you need to make a hedgehog from the pages of an old book. Get some glue and some googly eyes and we'll help you make something great! One man's trash is another teen's treasure.