Wokingham Borough Libraries Event News June 2015

Activities for Adults

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Prize Party – In celebration of women’s fiction and the prestigious Baileys prize, Wokingham Libraries will be hosting a party at Woodley Library, as the winner is announced, on Wednesday 3 June at 7pm. Library customers are invited to write a review of their favourite women’s novel and prizes will be available for the best reviews. Refreshments also available. For more information contact Lesley Lowe at Woodley Library on (0118) 969 0304.

Flamenco Performance – Join us for the live music and colourful dance of local flamenco group Flamenco Magica, who will be performing in the Wokingham Library Cafe on Saturday 6 June 11am to 12 noon. Free event, just drop-in.

Vintage Musical Cabaret with Singalong – Enjoy an afternoon of vintage music and fun inspired by the music of the early twentieth century. Entertainer Chanteuse Maria Hackemann is accompanied on piano by Geoff Hiscott for a journey of vintage music from Berlin cabaret to the American Jazz Age and more.  Wokingham Library, Wednesday 10 June, 2pm, £3 charge. Call (0118) 9781368 to book a place.

Ann Nobbs-author visit  Local author Ann Nobbs will be promoting her new book “One for Sorrow” at Woodley Library on Thursday 11 June 6pm to 7pm. Ann will be reading from her book and signing copies-refreshments will be available. Free event, no need to book, for information call (0118) 9690304

Electronic Resources Workshop   Did you know as a member of Wokingham Libraries you have access to E-Books, E-Magazines and E-Audiobooks that you can access from home? If you would like to find out more book a place on our Electronic Resources Workshops. We have 15 minute workshops running at Wokingham Library between 10am and 12 noon on Saturday 13 June. For bookings call (0118) 978 1368.

Wargrave Festival Event-Joanna Trollope author visit  Best-selling author Joanna Trollope will be speaking about her writing career at this Festival Event. Tuesday 16 June, 7.45pm for 8pm, £8 charge. For bookings call Wargrave Library on (0118) 940 4656.

Sex, Love and Violence in the Middle Ages-with James Burge and Michael Jecks  What do we really know about the lives of people in the past? How does a novelist go about imagining the private life of a medieval character? Each panellist gives a 15 minute talk about their own approach to these questions. James Burge is an award-winning TV director turned author  of Heloise and Abelard and Dante’s Invention, Michael Jecks has been described as a master of the medieval whodunnit with his best-selling Templar series.   Lower Earley Library, Thursday 18 June 7.30pm, £5 charge. To book a place call (0118) 931 2150.

Tea in the Afternoon  Enjoy a cup of tea, meet the staff and find out what’s on offer at Spencers Wood Library. Just drop-in.  Spencers Wood Library, Thursday 25 June 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

Bookstart Week at Wokingham Borough Libraries from June 8 to 14    Rhymetime in the Park – takes place on Monday June 8 between 10am to 12noon at Dinton Pastures Play park.  Rhymetime will be at 10.15am and 11.15am with songs and rhymes.  Families can create a lion mask, play dough animals, decorate some biscuits with the Children’s Centres and listen to jungle stories at the storytelling chair. Visitors can also find out about ‘communicating and your child’ from the council’s early years team, as well as sun safety and nutrition from the health visiting team and services offered by the Borough’s Children’s Centres and charity Homestart. Visitors will be able to collect a Bookstart goody bag along with a free Rumble in the Jungle book and other information on the day.

Jungle Storytime – Jungle-themed tales and elephant masks to create, at:  Spencers Wood Library on Monday June 8 from 4pm to 4.30pm , Wargrave Library on Monday June 8 from 4pm to 4.30pm, Wokingham Library on Tuesday June 9 from 2pm to 2.30pm, Lower Earley Library on Thursday June 11 from 2.30pm to 3pm, Maiden Erlegh Library on Saturday June 20 from 10.15am to 10.45am, Woodley Library on Thursday June 25 from 10.30am to 11am

Jungle Rhymetime – Songs, rhymes and stories, at: Finchampstead Library on Friday June 12 from 11am to 11.30am and Twyford Library on Friday June 12 from 11am to 11.30am

The Big Wild Rumpus Storytime at Woodley Library on Saturday June 13 at 11am  Just drop in and take part in the Big Wild Rumpus 2015.  Listen to “Where the Wild Things Are” and release your inner wild thing.  With a fun rumpus themed activity.

Dinton Pastures – Teddy Bears Picnic on Saturday June 27 11am  Follow the teddy trail in the woods and enjoy a Storytime picnic.  £3 charge, to book call Dinton Pastures on 0118 974 6343

Summer Reading Challenge – Young Volunteers   Aged 16 to 24?    Do you enjoy reading?  Do you enjoy working with children and want to volunteer?  Then helping with the Summer Reading Challenge in Wokingham Borough Libraries may be for you. We are looking for young people who can encourage children to take part in and complete this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Record Breakers and help out with children’s activities in the library.

It’s fun and a great addition to your CV and you have the chance to give something back to your local community. The volunteering opportunities will be at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries between Monday 27 July to Friday 28 August, 2015.  For more information contact volunteer@wokingham.gov.uk or 0118 974 6263

Why not search our online catalogue from the comfort of your own home to see what’s on offer: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

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