CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Monday, November 19, 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!

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, November 20, 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!

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!

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, November 21, 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!

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.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Blow Your Own Christmas Ornament

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

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Blow Your Own Christmas Ornament

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

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!

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.

Book vs. Movie - Wrinkle in Time

Is the book always better? You'll tell us after we watch movies based on books. This month, the movie is A Wrinkle in Time, based on the book by Madeline L'Engel. 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, November 26, 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.

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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!

Alice's Adventures in the Library

Journey down the rabbit hole with us as we explore the ever popular Wonderland! The original book was published on this day in 1865. To celebrate, we'll have Wonderland inspired crafts, snacks, and games! Drop by, play a round of flamingo croquet, and create your very own card guard!

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, November 27, 2018

Baby Time

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

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Wednesday, November 28, 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

Kids ages 1-2 can join the fun with rhymes, stories, music, movement games and more! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler.

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.

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, November 29, 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.

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.

Christmas at the Mayborn

It’s time to celebrate 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. Visitors can enjoy performances by local student choirs, participate in STEM challenges, and much more! Stop by Design Den to tinker with a Makey Makey Christmas tree and holiday-themed circuit blocks. Children that are 8 and up can step into Design Den Studio to create holiday cards with paper circuits. Activities and events are included in the price of admission. Admission is free to museum members and Baylor University students.

Mrs. Clau's Cookie Workshop

All ages can enjoy Christmas at the Mayborn! Participants that are 18 and up can experience a holiday workshop where we will celebrate the season by learning how to make intricately decorated Christmas cookies. Because of equipment being used, this workshop will be limited to those 18 and older. Seating is limited.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft

Blow Your Own Christmas Ornament

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

Saturday, December 1, 2018

STEAM For Teens: Makey Makey Lab

Join us to use Makey Makey kits and everyday items to make interactive controllers for Flash Games. We'll have a Flash Flash Revolution tournament at the end to show off your skills. STEAM learning for teens will be fun and funky. Learn the science and tech behind the fun and make something you can enjoy.

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

It's time for a house party--a gingerbread house party! Join us to make your own, unique gingerbread house. The whole family will work together to create a beautiful, edible decoration. We'll have everything you need to make your house awesome!

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 How the Grinch Stole Christmas. This classic movie is all about a grinch who starts out as a "mean one" and learns the true meaning of Christmas when his plan to ruin things goes awry.

Blow Your Own Christmas Ornament

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

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!

Crafty Adults: Paper Quilling Project

Create a quilled paper snowflake and turn it into a Greeting Card, or an Ornament for your Holiday decor! Paper quilling is simple to learn, and fun to master - use narrow paper strips and glue to create complex shapes and form elaborate, colorful designs.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

STEAM Team: Santa Present Drop

Santa needs your help to make present delivery easier! Going down chimneys is just too hard on his big belly. Join us to help design a present holder and a parachute to get the presents delivered safely. You'll learn about physics and help Santa out. If your present gets delivered safely, you'll be an honorary North Pole Elf!

Monday, December 3, 2018

CTGS German Interest Group

CTGS German Interest Group

Romp & Read

Kids ages 2-4 have so much fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Yoga Lunch Break

Join us every Monday for a yoga practice at your favorite place--the Library! Beginners are welcome. Just bring your mat, a towel and a bottle of water.

Game On!

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!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Christmas at Old Bethany

Join us for a day of fun, festivities and shopping for the whole family! Do your Christmas shopping and support some amazing local vendors. 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Fun for the whole family: - Children’s Christmas portraits with Cecy Ayala Photography - Cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas crafts on the lawn - Holiday vendor market open 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Girls Night Out/Date Night Out - Live music on the lawn - Hot cider and food trucks on site - Holiday vendor market open

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

LEGO Lab

Use your imagination to create something great with LEGOs! We bring the LEGOs, you bring the ideas! Sometimes we will have a project to work on together and sometimes you can just let your building and imagination skills go WILD!

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, December 5, 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

Kids ages 1-2 can join the fun with rhymes, stories, music, movement games and more! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler.

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, December 6, 2018

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.

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. http://flyingangels.club/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/easy-winter-landscape-painting-best-easy-landscape-paintings-ideas-on-easy-paintings-of-nature-landscape-paintings-simple-and-landscape-drawing-easy-gardenia-tattoo.jpg

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, December 7, 2018

Blow Your Own Christmas Ornament

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

Cookies & Coloring with the Art Center of Waco

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!

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!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Titanic High Tea

Step back in time and enjoy a traditional English tea service with finger sandwiches, scones, and desserts. Wear your fanciest hats and period costumes. Tickets are $45 for adults, $40 for children, $40 for adult members and Baylor students and $35 for children members. Admission to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is included in the ticket price. Advanced registration is required.

Blow Your Own Christmas Ornament

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

Homemade Toys for Cats and Dogs

Furry friends are part of our family, too! Don't forget them for the holidays. Join us to make a fun, homemade toy for your pet at home or for a friend waiting to meet his family at the shelter. We'll have eveyrthing you need to make something awesome, but we welcome donations of old t-shirts or jeans, too.

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: Mission: Impossible - Fallout (PG-13) Action and familiar faces will be on the screen this month. Ethan Hunt, his team and some familiar allies try to fix a mission gone wrong.

Pop-Up Saturday at the Dr Pepper Museum

Swing by the Dr Pepper Museum for a neat holiday craft and samples of our homemade holiday sodas!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Community Collaboration

Community Collaboration is an all-inclusive monthly event for children, family & friends. Kids of all ages & abilities are welcome. December is one of our favorite months because it's a month dedicated to community, goodwill & warm wishes. We will be teaching how to wrap gifts & hosting a family fun game night. This event is open to the public. Suggested donations of $5 or more & youth toys are welcomed. 100% of the funds & toys collected will be donated to the Salvation Army. Thank you for helping us support this worthy cause! This event is hosted by Compleo Physical Therapy & Wellness and Born2Bloom.

Monday, December 10, 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.

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, December 11, 2018

Books & Brews

Books & Brews continues this month with Bird Box by Josh Malerman. Join us at the Hippodrome (724 Austin Ave.) for the last meeting of the year. Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now, that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat—blindfolded—with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster?

Baby Time

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

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

LEGO Lab

Use your imagination to create something great with LEGOs! We bring the LEGOs, you bring the ideas! Sometimes we will have a project to work on together and sometimes you can just let your building and imagination skills go WILD!

Wednesday, December 12, 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

Kids ages 1-2 can join the fun with rhymes, stories, music, movement games and more! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler.

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, December 13, 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.

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, December 14, 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!

Teen After Hours: Cookie Decorating Party

Can you make a cookie that looks so great, you don't want to eat it? We'll find out at the Cookie Decorating Party. Join us to make an awesome looking sugar cookie and enter it in a contest. The judges will pick a winner and then we'll all play Murder in the Dark. We'll have everything you need to make your cookie beautiful and delicious. Remember you must be at least 13 to attend this after hours event.

Blow Your Own Christmas Ornament

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

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Bilingual Storytime

The whole family can join us once a month for stories, songs and fun in TWO languagues! You'll learn a new word or phrase every time we meet. ¡Toda la familia puede unirse a nosotros una vez al mes para contar historias, canciones y divertirse en dos idiomas! Aprende una nueva palabra cada vez que nos encontremos.

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.

Blow Your Own Christmas Ornament

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

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Block Party

Preschoolers and toddlers are invited to our monthly Block Party at Central Library! Build, play and create using our big blocks and other manipulatives. Strengthen social skills & motor skills while having FUN! Ages 6 & younger.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Yoga Lunch Break

Join us every Monday for a yoga practice at your favorite place--the Library! Beginners are welcome. Just bring your mat, a towel and a bottle of water.

Romp & Read

Kids ages 2-4 have so much fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!