CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 24, 2019

South 40 Outdoor Expo

Celebrate Everything Outdoors! The 2019 South 40 Outdoor Expo is presented by Gibbs Outdoor Recreation. The Expo is a great way for Central Texans to experience the outdoors on March 23 - 24, 2019. It offers vendors and exhibitors a great way to promote their outdoor products and services.Both indoor and outdoor exhibitor spaces are available. The South 40 Outdoor Expo includes the South 40 Fishing Trail Championship, BBQ Cookoff presented by H-E-B, and a Car Show. It offers a one-stop exploration of the great outdoors for the whole family for two days! Don't miss out on exhibitors & vendors from across the outdoor industry, exhibitors’ seminars, fishing and activities for kids, and much more! It is a completely FREE event including parking, admission & activities. There’s something for everyone!

Monday, March 25, 2019

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!

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!

Game On!

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

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

LEGO Lab

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

The Life Learning at the Library

We're setting up a special time for our adult visitors with special needs. We'll have stories, crafts and some life skills lessons. We'll have everything you need to have a great time.

Baby Time

Sometimes lap time is the best time! Rhymes, songs, movement and more will get you and your baby playing together. Learn baby sign language to build early communication skills, too! A lifetime of library love starts as early as possible.

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!

A Matter Of Balance

Falling is a concern for our senior visitors. In this 8 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!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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!

University HS Tax Help

It’s that time of the year again! Here’s the schedule for tax help at the libraries: Wed Feb 20 at EWL, 10:00-2:00 Wed Feb 27 at SWL, 10:00-2:00 Fri Mar 22 at CEN, 10:00-2:00 Wed Mar 27 at WWL, 10:00-2:00 *Please bring Social Security cards for everyone listed on the tax form, a valid photo ID, last year's tax return (if applicable), and your 2019 tax documents. Additional help will be available at University High School, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-8 pm.

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.

Can You Build It? Geometric Shapes Challenge

It's time to test your shape-making skills using only toothpicks and clay. Drop by after school and we'll have everything you need to skillfully create shapes and forms. Stay for a little or stay for a while and we'll have prizes for the coolest creations.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

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 you come to the library as a family, everyone wins. Join us in the evening when the work day and school day end. We'll have stories, songs and visits from our favorite puppets! Be sure to check out some books to take the library home with you!

Friday, March 29, 2019

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, March 30, 2019

Hands On History: The First World War

History comes alive when kids get to experience some of the sights and sounds of the First World War! Try military rations, helmets and gear and popular culture. Learn what life was like for soldiers and young people during the time.

2nd Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Fair

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Fair is FREE and open to all area students, parents, or anyone else interested in higher education. Connect with HBCU representatives from across the nation as well as local organizations offering valuable resources to college-bound students. Learn about campus life, financial aid, scholarships, ACT/SAT prep, FAFSA tips, application options, entrance requirements, and much more! Please contact Bridget Heins (254-218-9367) or Connie Nichols (312-933-8062) to register or receive more information.

Monday, April 1, 2019

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!

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

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, April 2, 2019

Baby Time

Sometimes lap time is the best time! Rhymes, songs, movement and more will get you and your baby playing together. Learn baby sign language to build early communication skills, too! A lifetime of library love starts as early as possible.

A Matter Of Balance

Falling is a concern for our senior visitors. In this 8 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!

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, April 3, 2019

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

Can You Build It? Boat Challenge

Will your boat float? Show off your engineering skills and build a boat that will hold weight. We'll have everything you need, so just bring your ideas and your imagination. You might even win a prize!

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!

Homework Lab

Homework flies by when you work together! Have an after-school snack and bring your work. We'll have laptops if you need them and a comfy space to work.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

PaintTeens

Develop painting skills every month with us. We'll do a different kind of painting every month and you'll be able to take your art home with you. Space is limited, so register online to save your spot.

Family Storytime

When you come to the library as a family, everyone wins. Join us in the evening when the work day and school day end. We'll have stories, songs and visits from our favorite puppets! Be sure to check out some books to take the library home with you!

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, April 6, 2019

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 The House with a Clock in its Walls (PG). A young orphan helps his magical uncle find a clock with the power to end the world.

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!

Monday, April 8, 2019

Game On!

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

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!

Understanding the Source of Civil War Service Records, a Brown Bag program

Take a break from the everyday and join us for a quick genealogy learning experience. We've got lots of Civil War service records available for research, and sometimes the origin of the record can provide you with information beyond the record itself. Discover what's there, what might be missing and where to find additional records with guest speaker Joe Walker, a respected military records researcher. This program is 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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

LEGO Lab

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

A Matter Of Balance

Falling is a concern for our senior visitors. In this 8 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!

Books & Brews

Join our traveling book club for adults. We visit local businesses for a great discussion about a book every month. This month, join us to discuss The Circle by Dave Eggers. We will meet at Balcones Distillery (225 S. 11th St) for a tour before our meeting. Join us at 6 for the tour or at 7 for the discussion only.

Baby Time

Sometimes lap time is the best time! Rhymes, songs, movement and more will get you and your baby playing together. Learn baby sign language to build early communication skills, too! A lifetime of library love starts as early as possible.

Teddy Bear Clinic Sponsored by Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Pediatric Clinic

Bring your favorite stuffed animal or doll for a special check-up at a FREE Teddy Bear Clinic staffed by healthcare professionals from Baylor Scott & White Health. Enjoy a storytime and do a craft in the "waiting room" until it's time for your friend to get checked out! Checkups are important and getting one for your furry friend is how you show them you love them.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Can You Build It? Sugar Cube Igloo

Will your igloo be the coolest? Or maybe the sweetest? Build an awesome igloo using only sugar cubes and see how it stands up! We'll have everything you need, so just bring your ideas and your imagination. You might even win a prize!

Teddy Bear Clinic Sponsored by Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Pediatric Clinic

Bring your favorite stuffed animal or doll for a special check-up at a FREE Teddy Bear Clinic staffed by healthcare professionals from Baylor Scott & White Health. Enjoy a storytime and do a craft in the "waiting room" until it's time for your friend to get checked out! Checkups are important and getting one for your furry friend is how you show them you love them.

Homework Lab

Homework flies by when you work together! Have an after-school snack and bring your work. We'll have laptops if you need them and a comfy space to work.

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

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Teddy Bear Clinic Sponsored by Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Pediatric Clinic

Bring your favorite stuffed animal or doll for a special check-up at a FREE Teddy Bear Clinic staffed by healthcare professionals from Baylor Scott & White Health. Enjoy a storytime and do a craft in the "waiting room" until it's time for your friend to get checked out! Checkups are important and getting one for your furry friend is how you show them you love them.

Thursday Crafternoon

Crafting for teens is more fun with friends! We'll have everything you need to make something cool and hang out for a while. Learn a new crafting skill every week with us.

Family Storytime

When you come to the library as a family, everyone wins. Join us in the evening when the work day and school day end. We'll have stories, songs and visits from our favorite puppets! Be sure to check out some books to take the library home with you!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Teddy Bear Clinic Sponsored by Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Pediatric Clinic

Bring your favorite stuffed animal or doll for a special check-up at a FREE Teddy Bear Clinic staffed by healthcare professionals from Baylor Scott & White Health. Enjoy a storytime and do a craft in the "waiting room" until it's time for your friend to get checked out! Checkups are important and getting one for your furry friend is how you show them you love them.

Teen After Hours: Glow In the Dark Egg Hunt

When the library is closed, you never know what will happen! This month, it's gonna be extra dark, but that's the best way to find glow in the dark eggs! Join us for a special after-hours egg hunt. Find eggs and win a prize! Remember that you have to be at least 13 to attend this after-hours event.

Cookies and Coloring

Kids ages 5 & up can learn about a different artist every month. Enjoy a cookie, color a famous work of art and check out a book while you're here! Presented by the Art Center of Waco.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

How Does Your Garden Grow? Shade Gardening

Growing plants in the shade is a challenge. Many plants thrive in the shade, so join us to learn which ones are shady survivors. This program is presented in cooperation with the McLennan County Master Gardeners.

Crafty Adults: Upcycled Book Bracelet

Recycled materials make great jewelry if you put them together just right. Take old book pages, beads and other supplies and make an amazing bracelet. We'll have everything you need, but if you want to use your favorite book page, bring it with you. Space and materials are limited, so register online.

STEAM Team: Create Your Own Book

What does it take to make a book? You'll find out as you use technology, engineering and art to create your own. Celebrate National Library Week by starting your own library with your own handmade book.

Pop-Up Saturday: Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day at the Dr Pepper Museum by making your own Chia pet out of a recycled plastic bottle! You can then take this resourceful craft home to nurture and grow your own Chia pet. This activity is free with general admission and will be located in the Museum courtyard.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sensory Sensitive Sunday

This event is exclusively for individuals with disabilities or sensory processing differences. Museum exhibits will be modified to create an extra-accessible and comfortable environment for visitors to explore at their own pace. This event will feature our temporary exhibit “Not Just a Pretty Face”, which focuses on women in the beverage industry. Organizations that serve special needs individuals will host informational tables on-site. The following accommodations will also be available: sunglasses & earplugs (upon request), quiet areas, hands-on activities stationed throughout the museum, designated eating areas. Tickets must be reserved in advance and a limited number of tickets are available. Reserve yours at www.drpeppermuseum.com. For more information about this event, please call 254.757.1024 x 153.

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, April 15, 2019

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.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Baby Time

Sometimes lap time is the best time! Rhymes, songs, movement and more will get you and your baby playing together. Learn baby sign language to build early communication skills, too! A lifetime of library love starts as early as possible.

A Matter Of Balance

Falling is a concern for our senior visitors. In this 8 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!

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!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Can You Build It? Lego Maze

LEGOs are a-MAZE-ing! Build a maze with our LEGO bricks and show off your stacking skills. We'll have everything you need, so just bring your ideas and your imagination. You might even win a prize!

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

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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!

Anime Club

If Anime is your passion, bring it to the Library! Show us your Tumblr! We'll talk Japanese culture and talk about your favorite Anime and manga. Nothing is stronger than your brain on manga, so join us for fun and learning.

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 you come to the library as a family, everyone wins. Join us in the evening when the work day and school day end. We'll have stories, songs and visits from our favorite puppets! Be sure to check out some books to take the library home with you!

Friday, April 19, 2019

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, April 20, 2019

Bilingual Storytime

The whole family can join us once a month for stories, songs and fun in TWO languages! 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

Yoga can be good for the body and the mind--even for our youngest library visitors! Find out how you can use your body to be a tree, a cat, an airplane and more! Join us for stretching and movement to get stronger and have fun!

Monday, April 22, 2019

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.

Game On!

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

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!