Lower Earley Library 30th Birthday Celebrations

Book Group – Come and discuss best sellers and favourites

Monday November 20                      10.30am to 11.30am

Birthday Storytime – Just drop in to hear some Birthday stories and cupcake colouring to celebrate the library’s 30th birthday. Suitable for children 5 and under.

Monday November 20                       11.15am to 11.45am

Hendy and Friends2Owl Experience – Come and find out about some British Owls with this fun hands-on experience. Suitable for children aged 6 and over, £2.50 charge.  Places must be booked

Tuesday November 21                       4pm to 5pm

Dodsworth2Birthday Coffee Morning – Help us celebrate with coffee and cakes.  Local author Christine Dodsworth will also be talking about her new book “Shandy on Sunday” during the morning.  Copies of the book will be available to purchase.

Thursday November 23                     10am to 12noon

To book onto any of the above events call Lower Earley Library on 0118 9312150

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New Children’s Book Group at Lower Earley Library

New Children’s Book Group at Lower Earley Library

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Come along to the new Lower Earley Library’s Children’s Book Group

  • Themed monthly discussion about books
  • Book themed activities at every session
  • For eight to ten years old

Group will meet on the third Monday in every month starting from Monday November 20 from 3.45pm to 4.30pm

Then meeting on the following dates:

  • Monday December 18
  • Monday January 15
  • Monday February 19
  • Monday March 19
  • Monday April 16
  • Monday May 21
  • Monday June 18
  • Monday July 16

50p per child, Parents must accompany children.  Call Lower Earley Library on 0118 931 2150 to book your place.

Wokingham Winter Carnival at Wokingham Library- Sunday November 26 2017

Wokingham Winter Carnival posterWokingham Winter Carnival at Wokingham Library- Sunday November 26 2017

This year Wokingham Library will be open 11am to 4pm on Sunday November 26 to celebrate Wokingham’s Winter Carnival.

• Santa’s Grotto provided by Home-Start Wokingham 11am to 3pm
• Berkshire Maestros – Free mini maestros workshop 11am to 12noon and
1pm to 2pm
• Clarinet Group 2.30pm to 2.50pm
• Recorders 3pm to 3.20pm
• Bracknell Choirs 3.30pm to 4pm
• Punch and Judy Show 12noon to 12.30pm
• Magic Show 1.30pm to 2pm
• Cards for Good Causes on sale in the library café
• Wokingham Library Coffee Shop open 11am to 3.30pm

Just drop-in and enjoy the fun!

Spotlight on Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

 

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We offer free online access to Encyclopaedia Britannica, which is a top quality, constantly updated encyclopaedia suitable for all ages. As well as in-depth articles on a wide range of topics, the website also contains articles based around current news topics.

Britannica Library Junior is aimed at ages 5 to 11, and one of its features is News of the Day from CBBC.

Britannica Library Student is for ages 12 to 18, and includes a Daily Buzzword explaining its meaning and how it is used.

Britannica Library Adult for 18 plus features articles from Behind the News, and has extensive Help pages to facilitate searching.

If you are using a library computer you will have automatic access, and if you logon to the website via the library website http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries from home you will need to enter your library card in the card number box.

THE WINTER READING CHALLENGE start Saturday November 25, 2017

jpg bannerTHE WINTER READING CHALLENGE start Saturday November 25, 2017

Between Saturday November 25 and January 8, youngsters aged from four to 11 can take part in the Wokingham Borough libraries Winter Reading Challenge to get a collector’s bookmark and the chance to win a book in a prize draw.

The challenge is free is open to existing members of Wokingham Borough libraries – but it’s easy to join if you’re not – to read three books to qualify for the prize draw, and perhaps write a book review to go on the Winter Reading Challenge wall.

The winter challenge follows the success of this summer’s ‘Animal Agents’ event which saw nearly 2,500 children take part and read six books during the school holiday in return for collectors cards, certificate and a medal.

109470 children’s fiction, non-fiction, audio and e-books were read by the youngsters in Wokingham Borough libraries during the summer challenge.

There were also 100 events with writing workshops, theatres shows, animal visits, science sessions, and young volunteer activity sessions. 1,386 children attended these.

So just drop in and join the challenge from Saturday November 25, in any Wokingham Borough Library. The Challenge will run until January 8, 2018.

We will also be running the following events:

Festive Get Arty – Drop in, Festive crafts, for children aged 3 to 11 years old. £1.50 charge.

  • Maiden Erlegh Library – Friday December 15, 3.30pm to 4.15pm
  • Woodley Library – Thursday December 21, 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Wokingham Library – Friday December 22, 10.30am to 11.30am

 

Wokingham Winter Carnival at Wokingham Library- Sunday November 26 2017

Wokingham Winter Carnival posterWokingham Winter Carnival at Wokingham Library- Sunday November 26 2017

This year Wokingham Library will be open 11am to 4pm on Sunday November 26 to celebrate Wokingham’s Winter Carnival.

• Santa’s Grotto provided by Home-Start Wokingham 11am to 3pm
• Berkshire Maestros – Free mini maestros workshop 11am to 12noon and
1pm to 2pm
• Clarinet Group 2.30pm to 2.50pm
• Recorders 3pm to 3.20pm
• Bracknell Choirs 3.30pm to 4pm
• Punch and Judy Show 12noon to 12.30pm
• Magic Show 1.30pm to 2pm
• Cards for Good Causes on sale in the library café
• Wokingham Library Coffee Shop open 11am to 3.30pm

Just drop-in and enjoy the fun!

Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening at Woodley Library- Monday December 4

An evening of joy and peace awaits you at Woodley Library as they host their Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening on Monday 4th December. The doors will open at 5pm to a wonderful, relaxing prelude to the festive season with, they hope, something for everyone.

Many of the therapists from their July evening will be returning as well as some new, including Colour Therapy and Chandereiki Reiki Healing. Cosmetics and skincare consultants will be on hand to assist with that Christmas (or any time of year) sparkle and if you prefer your sparkle on your hands (or feet) manicures and pedicures will also be available.

Making a personal gift for a friend or loved one is both fun and rewarding- or you could just treat yourself; learn about perfume design, then design your own fragrance with Nev and Xrissy from My Perfume Party or spend an hour with Helen Cook of Stampin’ Up to make a beautiful decorated mirror; Lili Pottery will be bringing along ceramics for hand painting, plus have a try at needle felting or book folding.

A host of crafts and homemade items will be on sale on the evening for those that can’t resist a bit of Christmas shopping.

One other very exciting event on the evening will be an Acroyoga demonstration and workshop with William Henderson – don’t miss this opportunity to “fly” – no previous experience is needed, just comfortable clothing and a mat.

Refreshments will be available all evening and are included in the ticket price of just £3 which must be purchased in advance.  Advance booking for treatments and craft workshops is also advised, additional charges will apply for many of these but they are being offered at a reduced cost and are payable directly on the evening.

Please contact Woodley Library for further details, (0118) 9690304. They look forward to welcoming you.

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Woodley Winter Extravaganza Events in Woodley Library

Woodley Library will be open between 10.30am and 4pm on Sunday December 3 during the Extravaganza.

  • Sand Art – Just drop in and create a festive sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture, to be paid on the day.  For children aged 4 to 11 years old. 10.30am to 1pm
  • Refreshments will be available to purchase from the Rotary Club 10.30am to 3pm
  • Free festive colouring table 10.30am to 3pm

For more information call Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304

Pottery Pals at Wokingham Borough Libraries this November

Pottery Pals at Wokingham Borough Libraries this November

Come and make some unique gifts for Christmas with your child.

  • Woodley Library Tuesday November 21 10.30am to 12noon
  • Lower Earley Library Tuesday November 28 10.30am to 12noon

To book a slot, please call the relevant library on:

  • Woodley Library 0118 969 0304
  • Lower Earley Library 0118 931 2150

£4.50 charge plus cost of pottery item to be paid on the day. Cash preferred.

Guide Price: Plates from £10, Baubles from £6 a selection of other items will be available on the day

Audiobook spotlight

Audiobooks are becoming increasingly popular – why not try listening to your favourite books being read aloud? Here is a selection of new items that are coming into libraries from publisher Ulverscroft…

We stock adult and children’s books on CD for fiction and non-fiction, and are always adding new items to our collections.

There is a charge of £2.20 for CDs with 1-6 discs, and £3.60 for CDs with more than 7 discs (for a 3 week loan period).

To search for an item on the library catalogue visit http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries.