Woodley Library are supporting Stress Awareness Month this April

April is Stress Awareness Month

Woodley Library have put together a programme of events to help you relax, reduce and manage stress:

Details of the programme as follows:

 

 

Meditation for managing and reducing stress – discover the benefits of mediation and how to incorporate it into your daily life plus a guided meditation

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Thursday 26th April, 7.30pm

£3 charge

Art in the Afternoon – an afternoon to encourage your creativity and self-expression as a vehicle to reduce stress and promote relaxation. No Experience required

Materials will be provided but please feel free to bring any of your own

Monday  30th April, 2 – 4pm

Free to attend, donations welcome

Holistic Therapies and Essential Oils – explore natural and holistic ways to help reduce and manage stress

Rainbow Bright Therapies

Monday 30th April, 7pm

£5 (refundable on any treatment booked)

Booking is essential for all sessions and payment made for where applicable.

Contact Woodley Library on 01189 690304 for further details

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What’s On for Children in Wokingham Library May Half-term 2018

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Library May Half-term 2018

Storytime with Princess Belle from Tutus & Tiaras – Come and hear stories from Princess Belle with stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under, there will also be plenty of photo opportunities with a themed backdrop provided and some colouring fun, even a Magic Wish thanks to Tinkerbell.

Tuesday May 29                                       10am to 10.30am

Fun with Finger Spelling – Come and learn British Sign Language Spelling with fun games and activities. Places must be booked, For children aged 7 to 12 years old. £2 charge.

Tuesday May 29                                         2pm to 3pm

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 7 and under. Free

Tuesday May 29                                       4pm to 4.30pm

Explore Learning Telling the Time – We will help children tackle the challenge of the big and little hand in this telling the time workshop. Places must be booked, For children aged 5 to 7 years old.

Wednesday May 30                                  9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning Angular Architecture – They will learn the areas and angles required to construct the homes of our future. Can they tell their right angles from their acute?  Places must be booked, For children aged 7 to 9 years old.

Wednesday May 30                                   10.45am to 11.45am

Star Wars Reads Activity Session – Star Wars activity sheets and origami craft activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked, £2 charge.

Thursday May 31                                       11.30am to 12.30pm

Family Learning Craft Skills – Try different crafts that you can use to help your children with their learning. For families with children aged 4 and over. £5 charge,Booking via Adult and Community Learning Team, 0118 974 3797 or lifelonglearning@wokingham.gov.uk

Thursday May 31                                       1pm to 3pm

Get Arty – Amazing Animals Arts and crafts activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. £2 charge, Just drop in!

Friday June 1                                              10.30am to 11.30am

 

To book call Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368

WORLD PENGUIN DAY

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Observed the world over on April 25th, World Penguin Day recognizes one of the unique birds on the planet. There are 17 species of penguins, and all their natural habitats are in the Southern hemisphere.

Did you know the Emperor Penguin is the biggest of the 18 penguin species and largest of all birds? There are estimated to be (2017) approximately 595,000 adult Emperors today, and from birth, they spend their entire life around the Antarctic ice. These wondrous critters also incubate their eggs like other birds; only they can do so in temperatures nearing -50 degrees Celsius – that’s cold!

Emperor Penguins are the tallest… about 4 feet tall. The smallest, Little Blue, stands about 16 inches. And Penguins are excellent swimmers with the fastest penguin swimmer getting up to about 22 mph.

For more Penguin Facts visit Encyclopaedia Britannica

For access from home enter your library card number in the card number box:
http://library.eb.co.uk/storelibrarycard…

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World Penguin Day

We are celebrating World Penguin Day with a fun colouring activity at Winnersh Library.

Just drop in and colour in our amazing Penguins.

Winnersh Library is open from 10am to 6pm on Wednesdays.

Penguin Book Recommendations for under 7’s

The lost penguin  by  Claire Freedman and Kate Hindley.

Penguin problems by Jory John and Lane Smith

Be brave little penguin by  Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees.

I am actually a penguin written by Sean Taylor and Kasia Matyjaszek

Penguin by Polly Dunbar

Penguin Small by Mick Inkpen

Lost and found by Oliver Jeffers

Cuddly Dudley by  Jez Alborough

Sunk! – A Penguin Blue Adventure by Rob Biddulph.

The diamond chase by Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton.

Penguin Book Recommendations for 7 to 9 year olds

Nellie Choc-Ice, penguin explorer by  Jeremy Strong and Jamie Smith.

Evil Emperor Penguin strikes back! by Laura Ellen Anderson.

One hot penguin by Jamie Rix and Neal Layton.

Oliver fibbs and the abominable snow penguin by Steve Hartley and Bernice Lum.

The rescue – Penguin pandemonium by Jeanne Willis and Nathan Reed.

Penguin : habitats, life cycles, food chains, threats by Keith Reid.

The penguin who wanted to find out by Jill Tomlinson.

Could a penguin ride a bike? … and other questions by Aleksei Bitskoff and Camilla de la Bédoyère.

To search our catalogue for any of the books visit: https://wokingham.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/OPAC/BSEARCH

Earth Day – 22 April 2018

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Each year, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. 48 years ago, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development.

Earth Day today is the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year. It is a day of political action and civic participation. People march, sign petitions, meet with their elected officials, plant trees, and clean up their towns and roads. Governments and corporations use it to make pledges and announce sustainability measures.

Earth Day Network (the organization that leads Earth Day worldwide) has announced that 2018 will focus on mobilizing the world to end plastic pollution. Goals include ending single-use plastics, promoting alternatives to fossil fuel- based materials, and promoting 100% recycling of plastics.  The campaign includes four major components:

  • Leading a grass roots movement to to support the adoption of a grassroots framework to regulate plastic pollution;
  • Educating, mobilizing and activating citizens across the globe to demand that governments and corporations control and clean up plastic pollution;
  • Educating people worldwide to take personal responsibility for plastic pollution by choosing to reject, reduce, reuse, and recycle plastics, and
  • Promoting local government regulatory and other efforts to tackle plastic pollution.

How can you help? The earthday.org website has over 40 simple and easy tips to help you go green, protect the earth, save money and make every day Earth Day.

There are also plenty of books on environmentalism, green living, and recycling for adults and children in Wokingham Libraries – take a look at the sections numbered 333, 363 and 640 in the non-fiction areas or go to our online catalogue.

 

Surviving Wedding Photography-a talk at Wokingham Library, Thursday May 10th

Surviving Wedding Phtography

A Talk with Tony Weston

 Come to our talk about the planning and preparations that go into a professional

photographer’s most stressful job – and what can go wrong!

In addition to his ‘day-job’ as the Purchasing Manager at Waitrose Tony also, for 17 years, had his own photographic business and in that time photographed over 300 weddings.

The presentation details the preparations that went into the photography of every wedding together with some humorous incidents that occurred.

Wokingham Library

Thursday May 10

2pm to 3.30pm

£5 charge

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What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries May Half-term 2018

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries May Half-term 2018

Explore Learning Telling the Time – We will help children tackle the challenge of the big and little hand in this telling the time workshop. Places must be booked, For children aged 5 to 7 years old.

  • Wokingham Library                  Wednesday May 30          9.30am to 10.30am
  • Lower Earley Library           Thursday May 31               9.30am to 10.30am
  • Woodley Library        Friday June 1         9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning Angular Architecture – They will learn the areas and angles required to construct the homes of our future. Can they tell their right angles from their acute?  Places must be booked, For children aged 7 to 9 years old.

  • Wokingham Library            Wednesday May 30  10.45am to 11.45am
  • Lower Earley Library       Thursday May 31                10.45am to 11.45am
  • Woodley Library                 Friday June 1          10.45am to 11.45am

Family Learning Craft Skills – Have a go at different crafts that you can use to help your children with their learning. For families with children aged 4 and over. £5 charge. Booking via Adult and Community Learning Team, 0118 974 3797 or lifelonglearning@wokingham.gov.uk

Wokingham Library         Thursday May 31           1pm to 3pm

Fun with Finger Spelling – Come and learn British Sign Language Spelling with fun games and activities. Places must be booked, For children aged 7 to 12 years old. £2 charge.

Wokingham Library      Tuesday May 29            2pm to 3pm

Get Arty – Amazing Animals Arts and crafts activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. £2 charge, Just drop in!

  • Woodley Library        Thursday May 31          2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Wokingham Library         Friday June 1           10.30am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library         Friday June 1            2pm to 3pm

Lego Creations – Star Wars Themed Lego building session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. Places must be booked. £1 charge.

Winnersh Library      Thursday May 31                2pm to 2.45pm

Mini Professors – Taster Session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, with science based fun. Places must be booked.

Woodley Library         Thursday May 31           11.15am to 11.45am

Sand Art– Create a sand picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in!

  • Lower Earley Library            Tuesday May 29   10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Woodley Library           Wednesday May 30         10.30am to 12.30pm

Star Wars Reads Activity Session – Star Wars activity sheets and origami craft activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked, £2 charge.

  • Twyford Library                  Tuesday May 29             10.45am to 11.45am
  • Woodley Library                 Tuesday May 29              1pm to 2pm
  • Spencers Wood Library     Tuesday May 29              2.45pm to 3.45pm
  • Finchampstead Library     Wednesday May 30         10am to 11am
  • Winnersh Library               Wednesday May 30         11.30am to 12.30pm
  • Wargrave Library                Wednesday May 30         2pm to 3pm
  • Wokingham Library            Thursday May 31             11.30am to 12.30pm
  • Maiden Erlegh Library         Thursday May 31            3.30pm to 4.30pm

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 7 and under. Free

  • Wokingham Library            Tuesday May 29               4pm to 4.30pm
  • Finchampstead Library      Friday June 1                    11am to 11.30am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library       Saturday June 2                10.15am to 10.45am
  • Wargrave Library                Saturday June 2                10.30am to 11am

Storytime with Princess Belle from Tutus & Tiaras – Come and hear stories from Princess Belle with stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under, there will also be plenty of photo opportunities with a themed backdrop provided and some colouring fun, even a Magic Wish thanks to Tinkerbell.

  • Wokingham Library        Tuesday May 29      10am to 10.30am
  • Woodley Library              Tuesday May 29       11.30am to 12noon

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520

Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176

Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656

Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771 Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteers

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Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteers

Aged 16 to 24? Do you enjoy reading? Do you enjoy working with children and want to volunteer? Then helping with the Summer Reading Challenge in libraries in Wokingham Borough Libraries may be for you.

We are looking for young people who can encourage children to take part in and complete this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Mischief Makers and help out with library duties and children’s activities in the library.

It’s fun and a great addition to your CV and you have the chance to give something back to your local community.

The volunteering opportunities will be at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries from Monday 30 July to Friday 31 August 2018.

Before you start you will receive full training, for more information contact volunteer@wokingham.gov.uk or call 0118 974 6263.

Wokingham Libraries are part of the national campaign to have more young volunteers into our libraries this Summer. You might like to check out the national campaign website.

Baby Mindful taster session at Wokingham Library on Monday April 23, 2018

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Baby Mindful taster session at Wokingham Library

Baby Mindful classes are deliberately slower to other baby activity classes. Each class is based around a traditional nursery rhyme incorporating a range of activities which will gently simulate and calm your baby whilst supporting their normal development.
By helping parents to feel calmer and more in control, we are helping them to create the space necessary to respond to their babies in an emotionally supportive way whilst giving them the tools to meet their own emotional needs as individuals. For babies from birth to 6 months.
Monday April 23 11am to 12noon
Places must be booked by contacting Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368
 

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Author visit by Claire Dyer to Wokingham Library-Friday April 27

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Come and meet local author Claire Dyer, who will be talking about her latest novel The Last Day and her journey towards publication.claire (final) dec 2017 small

Claire will be reading extracts from her book, which is published by Dome Press, and discussing her career as a writer.

Her previous novels The Moment and The Perfect Affair and her short story Falling for Gatsby, are published by Quercus. Her poetry collections, Eleven Rooms and Interference Effects, are published by Two Rivers Press. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London and is a regular guest on BBC Radio Berkshire’s Radio Reads with Bill Buckley. Claire also teaches creative writing at literary and writers’ festivals and for Bracknell & Wokingham College and runs Fresh Eyes, an editorial and critiquing service. Her website is www.clairedyer.com

Refreshments will be available and Claire’s book will be available for purchase.

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