National Libraries Day 2015 – Use it, Love it, Join it!
Wokingham Borough libraries are celebrating National Libraries Day on Saturday February 7, which is devoted to promoting libraries, library users, staff and supporters across the UK. There will be Coffee mornings at Wargrave and Lower Earley Library from 10am to 12noon. Join in by tweeting with #NLD15 and drop into your local library and see what is on offer today!
Murder Mystery Evening: The Deadly Diamond or Things are Not as They Seem
Famous French actress Bridgette Chevalier has recently been given a huge yellow diamond by her husband. What she does not know is that this diamond has a deadly history and she is about to be caught up in a violent whirl of theft, murder and revenge. Join us for our second Murder Mystery Evening presented by Generation X and see if you can unravel the truth behind the intrigue. Come as an individual or as part of a team and dress in 1950’s period costume if you possibly can! Woodley Library, Monday, February 23 at 7.30pm. £8 charge. To book a place call Woodley Library on (0118) 9690304
Next Steps in Drawing
Lyn Ebbett returns with her popular drawing classes this month on February 2,9, 16 and 23, covering Composition, Drawing Buildings, Plants and Trees and Portraits between 2pm and 4pm, £5 per session. For more details and bookings call Wokingham Library on (0118) 9781368
Reading Aloud Group
A new reading -aloud group is starting in February at Woodley Library. If you enjoy reading great literature aloud this could be for you. We will be reading and discussing short stories and poems. The first meeting is on Wednesday February 11 at 10.30am. Just drop in or call (0118) 9743712 for more information.
Tutor Hadil Tamim will be running a series of workshops for adults based on Islamic Floral Patterns. Sessions will run at Lower Earley Library on February 5, 12 and 26 and March 5 between 10am and 1pm. There will be a one-off workshop at Wokingham Library on Saturday February 28, 10am to 1pm. All sessions £7.50. Call individual libraries for bookings.
A series of bridge classes will be held at Lower Earley Library over 5 weeks on February 12, 19, 26 and March 5 and 12 between 5.15pm and 6.45pm. These classes are free of charge, no experience necessary. Call (0118) 9312150 to book a place.
English Language Circle
Are you a speaker of English as a second language? If you would like the opportunity to meet up and chat with others in English, why not drop into our Language Circle, make new friends and improve your spoken English. The sessions will be led by a native English speaker. The group will meet at Wokingham Library on the first Thursday of each month, 6pm to 7pm, next meeting February 5. This is a free event. For more information contact Katrina Barnes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Young People’s Activities
Harry Potter Book Night Party with crafts, games and more. Come dressed as your favourite character, for children aged 7 and over. Places are limited, so booking is essential. £2 charge.
- Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176 3.45pm to 4.45pm
- Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519 4pm to 5pm
- Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304 5.30pm to 6.30pm
- Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150 5.30pm to 6.30pm
- Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368 6.15pm to 7.15pm
Free swimming for young people this half term
Free swimming will be running throughout February half term. Ages 18 and under, must show their own WBC library card each time they swim. At Bulmershe Leisure Centre, Carnival Pool and Loddon Valley Leisure Centre. One free swim per day. Maybe restricted to an hour at busy times. For more information: www.wokingham.gov.uk/freeswimming
February Half –Term is all about Adventures
Alice’s Amazing Additional Adventures –Alice in Wonderland inspired creative writing workshop with author Keith Sheppard. £2 charge, Books available for sale. For children aged 8 and over. Places must be booked.
- Woodley Library Tuesday February 17 10am to 11am
- Winnersh Library Tuesday February 17 2pm to 3pm
Adventure Time – Love the comic, Adventure Time?, then come and create your own 2 page comic spread with your own adventure story with comic artist Stef O’Brien. £2 charge for children aged 7 years old and over. Places must be booked.
- Finchampstead Library Thursday February 19 2pm to 2.45pm
- Maiden Erlegh Library Thursday February 19 3.15pm to 4pm
Famous Five – Create a picnic collage and try out our Famous Five treasure hunt and decorate Timmy the dog. For children aged 8 and over. £2 charge, Places must be booked.
- Wokingham Library Monday February 16 9.45am to 10.30am
- Lower Earley Library Monday February 16 11am to 11.45am
Get Arty – Arts and Crafts for Children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in, £1.50
- Woodley Library Thursday February 19 10.30am to 11.30am
- Lower Earley Library Thursday February 19 2pm to 3pm
- Wokingham Library Friday February 20 10.30am to 11.30am
Oliver and the seawigs – Come and hear a snippet from Oliver’s story. Create your own seawig and sea monkey. For children aged 6 to 11 years old. £1.50 charge, Places must be booked.
- Wargrave Library Wednesday February 18 9.30am to 10.15am
- Wokingham Library Wednesday February 18 11.15am to 12noon
- Woodley Library Wednesday February 18 2pm to 2.45pm
- Twyford Library Monday February 16 2pm to 2.45pm
- Spencers Wood Library Thursday February 19 10am to 10.45am
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