New Audiobooks in Libraries this Week

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We are always adding new items to our stock. Here is a selection coming into libraries this week from audiobook publisher Bolinda.

Crime fans will enjoy listening to M.C.Beaton’s Death of a Macho Man featuring police officer Hamish Macbeth, and Andrea Camilleri’s The Shape of Water, which is the first in the Inspector Montalbano Sicilian series. We also have The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes which is read by Stephen Fry.

For lovers of romance and sagas we have The Ludlow Ladies’ Society by Ann O’Loughlin which is a story of friendship, resilience, and compassion.

For children there is Treasure Hunters and the Quest for the City of Gold by James Patterson – an exciting new adventure with the thrill-seeking Kidds. Also, watch out for Winnie and Wilbur by Laura Owen and Korky Paul – listeners of 6 years and over will love the second volume of hilarious adventures of Winnie and her black cat.

Titles can be reserved via the online library catalogue at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-reserve-and-renew-items/

 

 

 

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Book of the Month January 2018- How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson

How Hard Can it beEach month we recomend a book for adults that is available in our libraries. This month we are looking at How Hard Can It Be by Allison Pearson which is the follow up to the best-selling novel I Don’t Know How She Does it.

Kate Reddy is back! The follow-up to the international bestseller I Don’t Know How She Does It, the novel that defined modern life for women everywhere. This time she’s juggling teenagers, ageing parents and getting back into the workplace, and every page will have you laughing and thinking: It’s not just me. Kate Reddy is counting down the days until she is fifty, but not in a good way.

Fifty, in Kate’s mind, equals invisibility. And with hormones that have her in shackles, teenage children who need her there but won’t talk to her and ailing parents who aren’t coping, Kate is in the middle of a sandwich that she isn’t even allowed to eat because of the calories.She’s back at work after a big break at home, because somebody has to bring home the bacon now that her husband Rich has dropped out of the rat race to master the art of mindfulness.

But just as Kate is finding a few tricks to get by in her new workplace, her old client and flame Jack reappears – complicated doesn’t even begin to cover it.How Hard Can It Be? is a coming of age story for turning fifty. It’s about so much more than a balancing act; it’s about finding out who you are and what you need to feel alive when you’ve got used to being your own last priority. And every page will leave you feeling that there’s a bit of Kate Reddy in all of us.

The book is availabe to borrow or reserve at your local Wokingham Borough Library http://bit.ly/2DNvOBV

 

Winnie the Pooh Celebrations

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It’s Winnie the Pooh day on Thursday January 18, we will be hosting the following activities to celebrate:

Winnie the Pooh Storytime – Come and celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day with this special story and colouring session. For children aged 8 and under.

Woodley Library Thursday January 18 3.45pm to 4.15pm

Winnie the Pooh Day- Just drop in and colour in your favourite characters from Winnie the Pooh to help us decorate the children’s library.
Winnersh Library Thursday January 18 2pm to 5pm
Wokingham Library Thursday January 18 9.30am to 5pm

Winnie the Pooh day – January 18th

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National Winnie the Pooh day is celebrated on the birthday of author A.A. Milne. Winnie the Pooh first appeared on the printed page in 1926, together with Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore.

Milne’s lovable Pooh Bear, as he was affectionately known, is a fictional bear inspired by a black bear named Winnie who lived at London Zoo during the World War I. The author’s son, Christopher Robin, would visit the bear often and named his own bear after him, and a swan named Pooh.

This friendship inspired the collection of books that were illustrated by E.H. Shepard. The character later starred in a series of much-loved Disney films. Milne’s stories have been translated into over 50 languages and are considered classic children’s stories today.

Woodley library has a lovely selection of A.A. Milne’s stories so why not snuggle up with your favourite Pooh fan, a pot of honey, and take turns reading about the adventures of Winnie the Pooh!

There is also a special Winnie the Pooh storytime at Woodley Library on Thursday 18th January from 3.45 until 4.15 for children aged 8 and under (£1 charge).

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Art in the Library at Woodley Library January 2018

Woodley Library January 2018 Exhibits:

 Kai Choi- AGAvA- Aviation Artists

 07973128241 kaichoi@hotmai.co.uk

 In recent years Kai Choi may well be known for his violin performances in Woodley Precinct. Kai Choi is a talented violinist who has been part of a string quartet, performing since 1987. Music was a departure from his earlier career as an engineering draughtsman and technical illustrator.

His interest in aviation, from an early age, soon translated into simple plane drawings on all available medium accessible to him.( Even in crayon on walls around the house!) Airfix models inspired his ability for attention to detail and this, as he developed, deepened his interest in aviation and became a career focus for him as an illustrator.

Bringing us up to date, Kai has had a varied and exciting career, even acquiring and restoring a defunct Hawker Hunter as a static educational display, currently part of the new Brooklands Aircraft Factory and Museum.

His two passions continue to be performing music and aviation illustrations. He rejoined the Guild of Aviation and is hoping to produce a steady output of aviation paintings.

The framed prints exhibited here are available for sale. You may request custom size prints from the artist, which would be reflected in the pricing. Some of the originals of the prints showing may also be available. Please contact the artist on contacts above. Kai is also happy to advise if you had a desire for a painting of a certain aircraft.

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Charlotte Choi – ceramist

 charlotte.choi@outlook.com

Charlotte trained and worked as a scientific illustrator but in the last two years has been experimenting with stoneware, earthenware and porcelain clays, using different techniques to produce functional but decorative ceramics. This is a selection of her latest work.

She can be contacted by the email address above.

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 For more information or to exhibit at Woodley Library, please contact Helen Wright on (0118) 969 0304 or check out http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

Winnie the Pooh Celebrations

Winnie the Pooh Celebrations

It’s Winnie the Pooh day on Thursday January 18, we will be hosting the following activities to celebrate:

Winnie the Pooh Storytime – Come and celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day with this special story and colouring session. For children aged 8 and under. Spencers Wood Library Monday January 15 4pm to 4.30pm Woodley Library Thursday January 18 3.45pm to 4.15pm

Winnie the Pooh Day– Just drop in and colour in your favourite characters from Winnie the Pooh to help us decorate the children’s library. Winnersh Library Thursday January 18 2pm to 5pm Wokingham Library Thursday January 18 9.30am to 5pm

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What’s on for Children and Families in Wokingham Borough Libraries February Half Term 2018

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries 

February Half-term 2018

Baby Sensory- Free taster from Baby sensory, for babies up to 18 months old. Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                             Thursday February 15                        10am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Fun with Phonics – The children will investigate rhyming words and why they rhyme. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old. Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                             Wednesday February 14                    9.30am to 10.30am

Lower Earley Library                           Thursday February 15                         9.30am to 10.30am

Woodley Library                                  Friday February 16                              9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Be a Master Maths SorcererThe children will go through the steps to becoming a maths whiz(ard). Free session with Explore Learning for children aged 7 to 9 years old. Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                             Wednesday February 14                    10.45am to 11.45am

Lower Earley Library                           Thursday February 15                         10.45am to 11.45am

Woodley Library                                  Friday  February 16                             10.45am to 11.45am

Feathers and Fur Falconry SessionCome and meet some Birds of Prey with talk and hands on experience. For families with children aged 4 and over. Places must be booked. £4 charge.

Wargrave Library                                 Monday February 12                          12.30pm to 1.30pm

Maiden Erlegh Library                        Monday February 12                          3pm to 4pm

Get Arty – Fantastic Beasts arts and crafts for children aged 4 to 12 years old. £1.50 charge, Just drop in!

Wokingham Library                             Friday  February 16                             10.30am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library                           Friday  February 16                             11am to 12noon

Finchampstead Library                       Friday February 16                              11.30am to 12.30pm

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. For children and adults.

Woodley Library                                  Monday February 12                          10am to 12noon

Mini Professors – Science based taster session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                             Thursday February 15                        11am to 11.30am

Woodley Library                                  Tuesday February 13                         11.15am to 11.45am

Owl Experience – Come and find out about some British owls with this fun hands on experience. For children aged 6 and over. Places must be booked. £4 charge

Winnersh Library                                 Tuesday February 13                          2.30pm to 3.30pm

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in! Free Event

Finchampstead Library                       Friday February 16                              11am to 11.30am

Woodley Library                                  Tuesday February 13                          10.30am to 11am

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

Wokingham Library                             Monday February 12                         10.30am to 12noon

Lower Earley Library                           Tuesday February 13                          10.30am to 12.30pm

Woodley Library                                  Wednesday February 14                    10.30am to 12.30pm

Spooky Creatures with Cathy MacLennan –  Come and hear a Spooky story from Illustrator Cathy MacLennan, then create our own fantastical beast collage. For children aged 3 to 8 years old. Places must be booked. £3.50 charge

Woodley Library                                  Thursday February 15                         11am to 12noon

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

Arborfield Library                                Monday February 12                          3.45pm to 4.15pm

Wokingham Library                             Tuesday February 13                         4pm to 4.30pm

Storytime with My Journey Team – Fun stories from the Road Safety Team – My Journey. For children aged 7 and under.

Lower Earley Library                           Monday February 12                         11.15am to 11.45am

Three Tales Theatre Show – Family Theatre show from the Enchanted Players Theatre Company. Come and see these stories performed: Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the Three Billy Goats Gruff.  For adults and children aged 9 and under.  Places must be booked. £5 charge per person.

Woodley Library                                  Monday February 12                          2.30pm to 3.30pm

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s on for Children in Lower Earley Library February Half-Term 2018

What’s On for Children in Lower Earley Library  

February Half-term 2018

 Storytime with My Journey Team – Fun stories from the Road Safety Team – My Journey. For children aged 7 and under.

Lower Earley Library          Monday February 12                  11.15am to 11.45am

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

Lower Earley Library          Tuesday February 13          10.30am to 12.30pm

Explore Learning – Fun with Phonics – The children will investigate rhyming words and why they rhyme. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old. Places must be booked.

Lower Earley Library          Thursday February 15        9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Be a Master Maths SorcererThe children will go through the steps to becoming a maths whiz(ard). Free session with Explore Learning for children aged 7 to 9 years old. Places must be booked.

Lower Earley Library          Thursday February 15        10.45am to 11.45am

Get Arty – Fantastic Beasts arts and crafts for children aged 4 to 12 years old. £1.50 charge, Just drop in!

Lower Earley Library          Friday February 16              11am to 12noon

To book onto any of the events,

Please contact Lower Earley Library on 0118 9312150

 

 

What’s on for Children in Woodley Library February Half Term 2018

What’s On for Children in Woodley Library  

February Half-term 2018

 

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Free event, for children and adults.

Woodley Library                    Monday February 12            10am to 12noon

 Three Tales Theatre Show – Family Theatre show from the Enchanted Players Theatre Company. Come and see these stories performed: Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the Three Billy Goats Gruff.  For adults and children aged 9 and under.  Places must be booked. £5 charge per person.

Woodley Library                    Monday February 12            2.30pm to 3.30pm

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in! Free Event

Woodley Library                    Tuesday February 13            10.30am to 11am

 Mini Professors – Science based taster session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, Places must be booked.

Woodley Library                    Tuesday February 13           11.15am to 11.45am

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

Woodley Library                    Wednesday February 14      10.30am to 12.30pm

Spooky Creatures with Cathy MacLennan* Come and hear a Spooky story from Illustrator Cathy MacLennan, then create our own fantastical beast collage. For children aged 3 to 8 years old. Places must be booked. £3.50 charge

Woodley Library                    Thursday February 15          11am to 12noon

Explore Learning – Fun with Phonics – The children will investigate rhyming words and why they rhyme. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old. Places must be booked.

Woodley Library                    Friday February 16                9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Be a Master Maths SorcererThe children will go through the steps to becoming a maths whiz(ard). Free session with Explore Learning for children aged 7 to 9 years old. Places must be booked.

Woodley Library                    Friday February 16                10.45am to 11.45am

 

To book onto any of the events, please contact Woodley Library on 0118 9690304

 

What’s on for Children in Wokingham Library February Half Term 2018

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Library  

February Half-term 2018

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

Wokingham Library                Monday February 12                       10.30am to 12noon

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

Wokingham Library                Tuesday February 13                       4pm to 4.30pm

Explore Learning – Fun with Phonics – The children will investigate rhyming words and why they rhyme. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old. Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                Wednesday February 14                  9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Be a Master Maths SorcererThe children will go through the steps to becoming a maths whiz(ard). Free session with Explore Learning for children aged 7 to 9 years old. Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                Wednesday February 14                  10.45am to 11.45am

Baby Sensory- Free taster from Baby sensory, for babies up to 18 months old. Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                Thursday February 15                     10am to 10.30am

Mini Professors – Science based taster session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                Thursday February 15                     11am to 11.30am

Get Arty – Fantastic Beasts arts and crafts for children aged 4 to 12 years old. £1.50 charge, Just drop in!

Wokingham Library                Friday February 16                           10.30am to 11.30am

 

To book onto any of the events, please contact Wokingham Library on 0118 9781368