Printmaking Workshops at Wokingham Library-Saturday November 4

Have fun learning printmaking techniques from artist Karen Greville-Smith using Fireworks and Bonfire Night as inspiration.

Karen will lead a relaxed and fun session of printmaking with lots of opportunities to experiment and play with techniques. As well as making printing plates from foam and free hand line monoprinting you will be able to add to your artwork with collage.

All materials are provided

The workshops take place at Wokingham Library on Saturday November 4

Workshop for children aged 7 and over – 10am to 12noon

Workshop for adults – 1pm to 3pm

Children £3 charge, Adults £5 charge

To book a place call Wokingham Library on (0118) 9781368

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Guide Dogs Morning at Lower Earley Library on Monday October 23 from 10am to 12noon

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Guide Dogs Morning at Lower Earley Library on Monday October 23 from 10am to 12noon

 

Come along to find out about:

  • how Guide Dogs help their owners
  • how Guide Dog puppies are trained
  • Meet some owners with their Guide Dogs
  • Meet some puppies with their Puppy Walkers
  • Try some blindfold challenges
  • Have a go at reading Braille
  • Colouring

Free event, just drop in between 10am to 12noon.

Lower Earley Library, Chalfont Close, Chalfont Way, Lower Earley, Berkshire, RG6 5HZ Telephone 0118 931 2150 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Focus on Ancestry.com – the world’s most popular online genealogy resource

Research your family online at Wokingham, Lower Earley and Woodley libraries. You can access the Ancestry.com website free of charge with your library card.

The website gives you access to

  • Census Records and Voter Lists
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Records
  • Military Records
  • City and County Directories
  • Immigration Records
  • Schools, Directories and Church Histories
  • Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records

The website contains the world’s largest online genealogy community with over 25 million posts on more than 198,000 boards. Specific topics and locality categories can be searched to find that elusive snippet of information to help piece together your family tree.

Access via the Local and Family History Page on the Wokingham Borough Libraries website http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

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Gibraltar: the Greatest Siege in British History

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An illustrated talk with Roy and Lesley Adkins at Wokingham Library, Wednesday November 8, 2pm

Roy and Lesley Adkins are husband-and-wife historians, whose bestselling books include Trafalgar and Jack Tar. Their new book is Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History. From 1779 to 1783 Gibraltar was besieged and blockaded, on land and at sea, by massive forces from Spain and France. It became the longest siege in British history. Thousands of soldiers, civilians and their families withstood terrifying bombardments, starvation and disease, with very ordinary people enduring extraordinary events. Rich in dramatic human detail, the action included an attempted invasion of England, naval battles, shipwrecks, fantastic floating batteries and the creation of Gibraltar’s first tunnels. This is military, naval and social history woven together, with soldiers, sailors and civilians, royalty and rank-and-file, workmen and engineers, deserters, prisoners-of-war, spies and surgeons, all caught up in an epic struggle.

The talk will take place at Wokingham Library on Wednesday November 8, 2pm to 3pm, £5 charge. To book a place call the library on (0118) 9781368

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Free sessions with Explore Learning this October Half-term

Free session with Explore Learning at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries. To book just contact the relevant libraries.

  • A day at the zoo At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Groovy Grammar At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Telling the time At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Space Mission At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Number Bonds At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Money Madness At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Places must be booked, please contact the relevant library:

  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

New Christmas children’s books in libraries

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We have new Christmas titles suitable for younger children.

Under 5s will love the latest picture book “I Want Snow!” by Tony Ross.  When the Queen goes on a trip and sends back a photo of her feeding penguins, the Little Princess decides she wants some snow too!

“The Twelve Dogs of Christmas” by Alison Ritchie is an hilarious picture book featuring LOTS of dogs all helping get ready for Christmas day. This book is a great way to introduce children to Christmas traditions.

For ages 5 to 8 we have the new short chapter book by Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton called “Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Jingle Bells”. The two brave baker dogs have a lot on their plates as SOMEONE has stolen ALL of Santa’s presents! Can they solve the mystery?

All titles are available to reserve in libraries or via the Wokingham Borough Libraries website at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

 

Wokingham Borough Libraries Young People’s library events October half term 2017

Wokingham Borough Libraries Young People’s library events October half term 2017

We will be running the following activities this October, please contact the relevant library to book a place:

Guide Dogs Morning

Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities. At Lower Earley Library on Monday October 23 from 10am to 12noon

Children’s Writing Holiday Session

Fun writing course with a scary stories theme, for children aged 9 to 12 years old, £1 charge. Place must be booked. At Maiden Erlegh Library on Monday October 23 from 2.30pm to 3.15pm

Mini Professors-Taster Session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, with science based fun on tiny creatures. Free taster from Baby sensory. Please phone to book a place.

  • At Woodley Library on Monday October 23 from 11am to 11.30am
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday October 25 from 11am to 11.30am

Explore Learning sessions – Free session with Explore Learning, Places must be booked.

  • A day at the zoo At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Groovy Grammar At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Telling the time At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Space Mission At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Number Bonds At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Money Madness At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Gruffalo story and craft session- for children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge, Places must be booked.  At Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday October 24 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Outdoor Let’s Explore- A fun and creative session exploring the outdoors and nature with the rangers from Dinton Pastures. For children aged 3 to 8 years old. Free event, Place must be booked.

  • At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 9.30am to 10.15
  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday October 24 from 11am to 11.45am

Baby Sensory-Free taster from Baby sensory, for babies up to 18 months old. Place must be booked.  At Wokingham Library on Wednesday October 25 from 10am to 10.30am

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

  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday October 25 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 2.30pm to 4pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Friday October 27 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Zog Storytime- Zog story and craft session for children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge, Places must be booked.  At Maiden Erlegh Library on Thursday October 26 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Spooky Get Arty – Just drop in, for children aged 4 to 12 years old. £1.50 charge.

  • At Woodley Library on Thursday October 26 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Friday October 27 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Friday October 27 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Script Writing Workshop— Come along and learn the basics of screen writing.  Transform your favourite story into a script. For children aged 8 to 12 years old. £1 charge, Place must be booked.  At Winnersh Library on Friday October 27 from 1pm to 2pm

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

  • Finchampstead Library 0118 908 8176
  • Wargrave Library 0118 940 4656
  • Lower Earley Library 0118 931 2150
  • Winnersh Library 0118 979 7519
  • Maiden Erlegh Library 0118 966 6630
  • Wokingham Library 0118 978 1368
  • Spencers Wood Library 0118 988 4771
  • Woodley Library 0118 969 0304
  • Twyford Library 0118 934 0800

New Christmas fiction books available in libraries

Get into the Christmas spirit early with these Christmassy titles soon to reach the shelves in Wokingham Borough Libraries.

Fern Britton’s new festive collection of warm and witty short stories are based around Cornwall, and are ideal for a bit of escapism.

Another book set in Cornwall is “Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery” by Jenny Colgan. This is a feel-good read that also focuses on some deeper issues.

Fans of Jill Shalvis are in for a treat with the latest Heartbreaker Bay novel. Set State-side, “Chasing Christmas Eve” is a romantic story of Christmas magic.

Finally, we have copies of “Molly’s Christmas Orphans” by Carol Rivers. This is a gritty saga about love, loss, and keeping the family together.

Titles are available to reserve in libraries, or via our website www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

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Come along to our events during October Half term

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries October Half term 2017

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.

Lower Earley Library                              Monday October 23                           10am to 12noon

Children’s Writing Holiday Session– Fun writing course with a scary stories theme, for children aged 9 to 12 years old, £1 charge. Place must be booked.

Maiden Erlegh Library                      Monday October 23                           2.30pm to 3.15pm

Mini Professors-Taster Session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, with science based fun on tiny creatures. Free taster from Baby sensory. Please phone to book a place.

Woodley Library                           Monday October 23                           11am to 11.30am

Wokingham Library                        Wednesday October 25                    11am to 11.30am

Explore Learning sessions – Free session with Explore Learning, Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library   A day at the zoo    Tuesday October 24               9.30am to 10.30am

Wokingham Library   Groovy Grammar   Tuesday October 24             10.45am to 11.45am

Woodley Library Telling the time     Wednesday October 25                    9.30am to 10.30am

Woodley Library Space Mission     Wednesday October 25                    10.45am to 11.45am

Lower Earley Library   Number Bonds     Thursday October 26              9.30am to 10.30am

Lower Earley Library   Money Madness   Thursday October 26            10.45am to 11.45am

Gruffalo story and craft session- for children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge, Places must be booked.

Maiden Erlegh Library       Tuesday October 24                          2.30pm to 3.30pm

Outdoor Let’s Explore- A fun and creative session exploring the outdoors and nature with the rangers from Dinton Pastures. For children aged 3 to 8 years old. Free event, Place must be booked.

Wokingham Library      Tuesday October 24          9.30am to 10.15

Lower Earley Library   Tuesday October 24       11am to 11.45am

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

Wokingham Library       Wednesday October 25                   10am to 10.30am

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

Wokingham Library        Wednesday October 25                    10.30am to 12.30pm

Woodley Library      Wednesday October 25                   2.30pm to 4pm

Lower Earley Library       Friday October 27                              10.30am to 12.30pm

Zog Storytime- Zog story and craft session for children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge, Places must be booked.

Maiden Erlegh Library      Thursday October 26                         2.30pm to 3.30pm

Lego Club- Monster themed Lego session for children aged 5 to 10 years old. £1 charge. Places must be booked.

Winnersh Library      Thursday October 26                         4pm to 4.45pm

Spooky Get Arty – Just drop in, for children aged 4 to 12 years old. £1.50 charge.

Woodley Library    Thursday October 26                         10.30am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library   Thursday October 26                         2pm to 3pm

Wokingham Library   Friday October 27                               10.30am to 11.30am

Maiden Erlegh Library   Friday October 27                               2.30pm to 3.30pm

Script Writing Workshop— Come along and learn the basics of screen writing. Transform your favourite story into a script. For children aged 8 to 12 years old. £1 charge, Place must be booked.

Winnersh Library          Friday October 27                               1pm to 2pm

Skincare workshop at Wokingham Library on Saturday October 21, 2017

Skincare workshop at Wokingham Library on Saturday October 21, 2017

Come and join Bronagh on Saturday October 21  from 10.30am to 11.30am, to try out Tropic’s amazing cruelty free, Vegan and Toxin free skincare products.

Learn how to use these freshly made products to pamper your skin from head to foot.

£5 charge to be paid on the day, Places must be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.