Activities for Adults
From Refugee to Evacuee Margot Harris will be talking about her experience of being a child refugee from Nazi Germany 1930-1939 and being an evacuee in England, 1939-40 and living in London during the Blitz until the end of the war. Margot has recently published her memoir “Vintage 1930-Still Here” which documents her life until the present day. The talk takes place at Wokingham library on Thursday, March 26 at 2pm, charge £3. Call (0118) 9781368 to book a place
Shakespeare Week 2015 Wokingham Library Poetry Group will be presenting an evening with the Bard during Shakespeare week this year. They will be reading from a selection of his work including sonnets, speeches and soliloquies, plus some personal anecdotes and reflections. The event takes place on Thursday March 19, 7pm to 8pm at Wokingham Library. This is a free event. Wokingham Borough Libraries is supporting Shakespeare Week 2015 (16 – 22 March) with special events and activities, for adults, children and families in libraries. There will be Shakespeare activity sheets and a pictures trail for children within all Wokingham Borough Libraries and a short film that can be watched: http://vimeopro.com/richardbratton/shakespeare-library Contact your local library to find out more.
Reading Aloud Group A new reading -aloud group has started 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 next meeting is on Wednesday March 11 at 10.30am. Just drop in or call (0118) 9743712 for more information about this group or other groups meeting in the area.
Electronic Resources Workshops Did you know that as a member of Wokingham Borough Libraries you have access to E-Books, E-Audio books and E-Magazines that you can access from home? If you would like to find out more or have help with these resources, book a place on our Electronic Resources Workshop. We have 15 minute workshops running between 10am and 12noon on Saturday 21st March. Please ring Wokingham Library to book a place ( 0118) 9781368.
Book Chat If you’re looking for something new to read and would like some recommendations, come along to our Book Chat session, meet some book enthusiasts and enjoy a cup of coffee. The event takes place at Wokingham library on Thursday March 19 at 10.30am, just drop-in!
Islamic Art Tutor Hadil Tamim will be running a workshop for adults based on Islamic Floral Patterns. The session will run at Woodley Library on Saturday March 14 between 10am and 1pm, charge £7.50. To book a place call Woodley Library on (0118) 9690304.
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. Wokingham Library, First Thursday of each month, 6pm to 7pm, next meeting March 5. For more information contact Katrina Barnes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading Well Books on Prescription to help people with dementia
Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia will be available in public libraries as part of a national library strategy to support the development of dementia-friendly communities and build understanding and awareness of the condition. The 25 titles on the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia list have been recommended by health experts as well as people with lived experience.
The list includes a range of books offering information and advice about dementia and normal aging, support with living well after diagnosis, practical advice for carers, personal accounts, and suggestions for shared therapeutic activities. Wokingham Borough Libraries is taking part in this scheme and all libraries will stock recommended books to support members of the community suffering from dementia and other mental health conditions. These books can be prescribed by doctors or health professionals and they are available for library members to borrow or reserve at all branches.
Young People’s Activities
Free Spanish and French taster sessions with Bilinguasing Bilingual English/Spanish/French singing, music and movement, for complete beginners to native speakers, Just drop in! Wokingham Library on Friday 6th March 2015 2pm – SPANISH Babies (1 month – crawling) 3pm – SPANISH Toddlers & pre-school 4pm – FRENCH Toddlers & pre-school
Igniting Writing – Teen Writing Group – Q&A with a Publishing Expert The session will include writing exercises, a group discussion and the chance to ask any writing-related questions on your mind with Special guest Amber Caravéo, publishing expert and literary agent for Skylark Literary. Wokingham Library, Saturday 7th March, 10:30am to 12noon, places must be booked, call (0118) 978 1368.
Baby Signing taster session with Tinytalk – Come along for a free taster session with TinyTalk, for babies from 6 to 24 months. Please call to book a place on (0118) 978 1368 Wokingham Library on Wednesday March 25 at 10.30am to 11am
Our special Little Explorers storytime this march is Springtime Fun Just drop in and join in with springtime stories, rhymes and craft. £1.50 charge.
- Spencers Wood Library Thursday March 19 10.15am to 11am
- Lower Earley Library Monday March 23 10.15am to 11am
- Finchampstead Library Tuesday March 24 2pm to 2.45pm
- Twyford Library Friday March 27 10.15am to 11am
- Wagrave Library Friday March 27 2pm to 2.45pm
- Woodley Library Tuesday March 31 10.15am to 11am
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