Animal Agents Summer Events from Thursday July 27 to Monday July 31 at Wokingham Borough Libraries

Animal Agents Summer Events from Thursday July 27 to Monday July 31 at Wokingham Borough Libraries

Explore Learning – All sessions must be booked.

  • Telling the time-  For children aged 6 to 8 years old. At Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 27 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Space Mission  – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 27 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.  At Woodley Library on Monday July 31 from 10am to 12noon.

Animal Agents Volunteer Activity Sessions – Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in!  At Wokingham Library on Monday July 31 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm

Farmyard Fun – Come and hear stories and rhymes about farmyard animals and take part in a fun craft activity. For children aged 7 and under. £1.50 charge.  At Arborfield Pop-Up Library on Monday July 31 from 2pm to 2.45pm

Animal Agents Activity Session – Activity session for children aged 12 and under. £1.50 charge.  At Arborfield Pop-Up Library on Monday July 31 from 3pm to 3.45pm

What’s On for Teens

Winnersh Library Gaming Club* – Gaming Club for teens. £1 charge.  At Winnersh Library on Every Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Teen Writing Workshops* – Igniting Writing, for teens. £4 charge.

Keeping it Real – A full day workshop session on “A slice of life” realistic writing, for teens.   At Wokingham Library on Saturday July 29 from 10.30am to 3pm

All events marked with an * must be booked, please call the library involved. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Arborfield Pop-Up Library 0780 166 4520
  • Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176
  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630
  • Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771
  • Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800
  • Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656
  • Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

 

Children’s Summer Events at Wokingham Borough Libraries

Animal Agents is the Summer Reading Challenge theme for 2017 at Wokingham Borough Libraries.  To join just pop into your local Wokingham Borough Library between Saturday 1 July 2017 and Sunday 3 September 2017.   Open to all primary school aged Library members.

We will be running the following activities over the summer holiday’s, please contact the relevant library to book a place:

Animal Agents Volunteer Activity Sessions – Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in!

  • At Wokingham Library on Monday July 31, August 7, 14, 21 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10.45am to 12noon
  • At Woodley Library on Wednesday  August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 10.45am to 12noon
  • At Woodley Library on Friday August 4, 11, 18, 25 September 1  from 10.45am to 12noon

Animal Agents Activity Session – Just drop in for this fun activity session for children aged 12 and under. £1.50 charge

  • At Arborfield Pop-Up Library on Monday July 31 from 3pm to 3.45pm
  • At Twyford Library on Tuesday August 1  from 11am to 12noon
  • At Finchampstead Library on Tuesday August 1 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Friday August 4 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Wargrave Library on Wednesday August 9 from 9.30am to 10.15am
  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday August 9 from 11am to 12noon
  • At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday August 10 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Animal Mystery with Reading University – Come and catch a criminal with Chemistry! Just drop in for fun experiments and story fun with Reading Universities Chemistry Outreach Team. For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 8 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Woodley Library on Wednesday August 9 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Thursday August 10 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

 Art Club – Come and learn about different artists with creative activity. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. Please phone to book a place, £2 charge per session.

  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday July 12, August 9 from 3.45pm to 4.45pm
  • At Woodley Library on Thursday July 13, August 10 from 3.45pm to 4.45pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Friday July 14, August 11 from  3.45pm to 4.45pm

Author visit from Katrina Charman – Come and meet the author of the Poppy’s Place series, Katrina Charman. Katrina will read some of her fantastic stories and you can also make your own version of Poppy the cat to take home. For children aged 7 to 11 year olds.  Please phone to book a place, At Wokingham Library on Friday August 4 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Author visit from Sarah Barfield – Come and meet the author of ‘The Adventures of Zed and Dez’ Sarah will introduce you to Zed and Dez, followed by a fun secret gadget activity. For children aged 5 to 9 years old. Please phone to book a place, At Wokingham Library on Saturday August 5 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Children’s Writing Course –  Fun writing course with animal themes, for children aged 9 to 12 years old. Please phone to book a place, £1 charge.  At Maiden Erlegh Library on Thursday August 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 2.30pm to 3.15pm

Doggy Tales and craft – Come along and here from the Dog Trust about how to look after your dog with stories and colouring activity. For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

  • At Woodley Library on Thursday August 10 from 11am to 12noon
  • At Winnersh Library on Thursday August 10 from 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Explore Learning – All sessions must be booked at the relevant library.

  • Telling the time–  For children aged 6 to 8 years old. At Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 27 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Space Mission  – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 27 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Phonics For children aged 5 to 6 years old.  At Woodley Library on Wednesday August 2 from 9.30am to 10.30am and at Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 31 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Olympics – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Woodley Library on Wednesday August 2 from 10.45am to 11.45am  and at Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 31 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Shape and measurement For children aged 5 to 6 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 1 from 9.30am to 10.30am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 30 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • PiratesFor children aged 8 to 11 years old. At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 1 from 10.45am to 11.45am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 30 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Number bonds  – For children aged 5 to 7 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 22 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Money madness  – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 22 from 10.45am to 11.45am 

Farmyard Fun – Just drop in and hear stories and rhymes about farmyard animals and take part in a fun craft activity. For children aged 7 and under. £1.50 charge

  • At Arborfield Pop-Up Library on Monday July 31 from 2pm to 2.45pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Friday August 11 from 10.15am to 11am
  • At Woodley Library on Monday August 14 from 10.15am to 11am
  • At Twyford Library on Tuesday August 15 from 11am to 11.45am
  • At Finchampstead Library on Tuesday August 15 from 2.15pm to 3pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 16 from 2pm to 2.45pm
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Friday August 18 from  2.15pm to 3pm
  • At Wargrave Library on Wednesday August 23 from 9.30am to 10.15am
  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday August 23 from 11am to 11.45am
  • At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday August 24 from 10.30am to 11.15am

Fur and Feathers – Meet some Birds of Prey with talk and hands on experience. For families with children aged 5 and over. Please phone to book a place, £4 charge

  • At Finchampstead Library on Monday August 14 from 9.45am to 10.45am
  • At Wokingham Library on Monday August 14 from 11.30am to 12.30pm

 Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn about and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.  At Woodley Library on Monday July 31 from 10am to 12noon

Mini Bug Models – Come and create some plasticine bugs in this fun modelling session for children aged 8 and over. Please phone to book a place, £2.50 charge.

  • At Lower Earley Library on Monday August 21 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Twyford Library on Monday August 21 from  2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 22 from 3pm to 4pm
  • At Finchampstead Library on Friday August 25 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Pinocchio– Summer Musical Theatre Show from The Enchanted Players. For all the family. Please phone to book a place, £5 charge per person.  At Woodley Library on Monday August 7 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Rainforest Discovery – Quirks Animal Roadshow will take children on a journey through the rainforest, allowing children to interact with the animals that live there. For families with children aged 4 to 12 years old. Please phone to book a place, £4 per child.

  • At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday August 3 from 10am to 11am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 3 from 1pm to 2pm
  • At Winnersh Library on Thursday August 3 from 3pm to 4pm
  • At Woodley Library on Tuesday August 22 from  10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 22  from 2pm to 3pm

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £3 per picture, For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

  • At Woodley Library on Monday August 21 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 22 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 23 from  10.30am to 12.30pm

What’s On for Teens

Winnersh Library Gaming Club – Gaming Club for teens. £1 charge.   At Winnersh Library on Every Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Teen Writing Workshops – Igniting Writing, for teens. £4 charge. Places must be booked.

Keeping it Real – A full day workshop session on “A slice of life” realistic writing, for teens.  At Wokingham Library on Saturday July 29 from 10.30am to 3pm

Jokes Uncloaked – A full day workshop session on how to write stories with a sparkling sense of humour.  At Wokingham Library on Saturday August 5 from 10.30am to 3pm

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details:

  • Arborfield Pop-Up Library 0780 166 4520
  • 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

 

Guide Dogs Morning at Woodley Library on Monday July 31, 2017 10am to 12noon

Guide Dogs Morning at Woodley Library on Monday July 31, 2017 10am to 12noon

As part of the Summer Reading Challenge, Animal Agents we have invited Reading Guide Dogs Mobility team to Woodley Library.

Just drop in and 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 table

Woodley Library, Headley Road, Woodley, Berkshire, RG5 4JA Telephone 0118 969 0304 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

 

 

The Generation Games – Summer Activity ideas

 

Ever find yourself trying to think of activities to do with your grandchildren? Ever find yourself visiting elderly friends or relatives and don’t know what to do? Want to connect with family out of town or on the other side of the world? Want to meet other people and have fun taking part in creative activities?

This Summer we have the project for you.

In August 2017, 64 Million Artists , in partnership with Leicester Ageing Together and supported by the Nominet Trust and Baring Foundation, are running The Generation Games – A 31 day programme of short creative challenges designed for older and younger people to do together.

You can sign up in an existing team – pledge to do the challenge with your Grandma, Great Uncle, a neighbour, a friend – or you can just sign up and connect with other people taking part each day. Each day the invitation will be to Do, Think and Share a creative challenge.

DO: The challenge will be easy, free to take part in, and will only need materials you already have in your house. It might be to go for a walk and discover different objects, or tell a story, or make a map of your memories of your local area.

THINK: We’ll ask you to reflect on your own, or with the other people you’re taking part with about what it was like to do the activity.

SHARE: We’ll ask you to share what you’ve done, or just how you felt about it online on social media, on our website, or just with your friends and family.

We hope the project will help people discover a bit more about themselves, share and connect with others from a different generation and also have some fun.

Jo Hunter, CEO of 64 Million Artists says: “ When I got stuck in a rut at work, I took a month off work and got people to set me different creative challenges to do each day. My favourite challenge was getting someone over twice my age and someone under half my age to teach me their favourite dance. I met an amazing older lady called Barbara and we struck up a friendship I never would have had before (and she did a mean salsa). This project is designed to use creativity to bring people together, and to share something they wouldn’t normally.”

Sign up here to take part for free!

For more details about
64 Million Artists  visit their website

 

Author visit with Sarah Barfield at Wokingham Library

zed and dez s barfield.pngAuthor visit with Sarah Barfield at Wokingham Library

Come and meet the author of ‘The Adventures of Zed and Dez’ Sarah will introduce you to Zed and Dez, followed by a fun secret gadget activity.

Wokingham Library on Saturday August 5 from 10.30am to 11.30am

For families with children aged 5 to 9 years old.

To book, please contact Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.

 

Summer Reading Challenge – Meet the Animal Agents

Animal Agents is the Summer Reading Challenge theme for 2017 at Wokingham Borough Libraries.  To join just pop into your local Wokingham Borough Library between Saturday 1 July 2017 and Sunday 3 September 2017.   Open to all primary school aged Library members.

Meet the Animal Agents #4: Slip and Slide the snakes

Meet the Animal Agents #4: Slip and Slide the snakes imageThe Animal Agency is staffed by a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of crimes! Get to know the Animal Agents you’ll find unravelling mysteries in the library this summer.


Slip and Slide

Meet Slip and Slide, the snake twins.

Slip and Slide are a dynamic detective duo – they can slither into tight spaces so they’re great at going undercover.

These guys aren’t afraid of asking tough questions to get to the truth, and even the sneakiest suspects are no match for the snake twins’ hypnotic gaze.

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details:

  • Arborfield Pop-Up Library 0780 166 4520
  • 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

http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/reading-schemes-for-children-and-adults/summer-reading-challenge/

Summer Reading Challenge – Meet the Animal Agents #3: Daisy the rabbit

Animal Agents is the Summer Reading Challenge theme for 2017 at Wokingham Borough Libraries.  To join just pop into your local Wokingham Borough Library between Saturday 1 July 2017 and Sunday 3 September 2017.   Open to all primary school aged Library members.

Meet the Animal Agents #3: Daisy the rabbit

Meet the Animal Agents #3: Daisy the rabbit image

The Animal Agency is staffed by a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of crimes! Get to know the Animal Agents you’ll find unravelling mysteries in the library this summer.


Daisy

Meet Daisy the rabbit.

Daisy is keen to be a top detective and she has great record of busting bad guys!

With her super speedy chair, Daisy is the agent to call when it comes to keeping tabs on suspects who might try to make a break for it.

Daisy loves solving mysteries and working with her friends at the Animal Agency.

 

 

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details:

  • Arborfield Pop-Up Library 0780 166 4520
  • 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

http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/reading-schemes-for-children-and-adults/summer-reading-challenge/

Summer Reading Challenge – Meet the Animal Agents #2: Bart the bloodhound

Animal Agents is the Summer Reading Challenge theme for 2017 at Wokingham Borough Libraries.  To join just pop into your local Wokingham Borough Library between Saturday 1 July 2017 and Sunday 3 September 2017.   Open to all primary school aged Library members.

Meet the Animal Agents #2: Bart the bloodhound

Meet the Animal Agents #2: Bart the bloodhound image

The Animal Agency is staffed by a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of crimes! Get to know the Animal Agents you’ll find unravelling mysteries in the library this summer.


Bart

Meet Bart the bloodhound.

Bart may not be a young pup any more, but his skill for sniffing out clues is as sharp as ever.

When his tail starts to wag, you know Bart is on the trail of something worth investigating!

Bart takes his time to inspect a crime scene and has a talent for noticing things others might miss.

 

 

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details:

  • Arborfield Pop-Up Library 0780 166 4520
  • 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

http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/reading-schemes-for-children-and-adults/summer-reading-challenge/

Summer Reading Challenge – Meet the Animal Agents #1: Bernice the bear

Animal Agents is the Summer Reading Challenge theme for 2017 at Wokingham Borough Libraries.  To join just pop into your local Wokingham Borough Library between Saturday 1 July 2017 and Sunday 3 September 2017.   Open to all primary school aged Library members.

Meet the Animal Agents #1: Bernice the bear

Meet the Animal Agents #1: Bernice the bear image

The Animal Agency is staffed by a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of crimes! Get to know the Animal Agents you’ll find unravelling mysteries in the library this summer.


Bernice

Meet Bernice the brown bear.

Bernice is the boss of the Animal Agency; she’s super smart and great at taking charge.

You’ll never find Bernice without her detective’s notebook, which she uses to stay on top of suspects and collect key evidence.

Bernice keeps the Animal Agents team organised so they can work together to crack crimes – she’ll always make sure there’s time for a honey break too!

 

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details:

  • Arborfield Pop-Up Library 0780 166 4520
  • 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

http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/reading-schemes-for-children-and-adults/summer-reading-challenge/

Author visit with Katrina Charman at Wokingham Library on August 4, 2017

Author visit with Katrina Charman at Wokingham Library

Come and meet the author of the Poppy’s Place series, Katrina Charman.

Katrina will read some of her fantastic stories and you can also make your own version of Poppy the cat to take home.

At Wokingham Library on Friday August 4 from 10.30am to 11.30am

For families with children aged 7 to 11 years old.   To book, call Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.