What’s On for Children and Families in Wokingham Library December 2016

At Wokingham Library, we are running the following events throughout December  2016 for children and young people.

Come and Read with Kali

Our Pets as Therapy dog Kali, will be in the library, ready to be told stories. For children aged 6 to 10 years old.

Thursday December 1                                                                  3.45pm to 4.30pm

Code Club – Monthly Club for children aged 7 to 12 years. This club is currently full.

Saturday December 3                                                                   10.15am to 11.45am

Further adventures in coding – Monthly club for 7 to 12 year olds

Saturday December 10                                                                10.15am to 11.45am

Dad and Baby rhymetime – Just drop in!

Saturday December 3                                                                   10am to 10.30am

Teen Writing Group

Saturday December 3, 10, 17,                                                   10.30am to 12noon

Teen Book Group – Book group for teenagers 11-18 years old. 50p charge.

Thursday December 8                                                                  4.30pm to 5.30pm

Children’s Origami Club – Come and try origami and create something amazing. For children aged 7+. Just drop in!

Tuesday December 6                                                                    4pm to 4.45pm

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together. For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!

Tuesday December 6, 13, 20                                                      4pm to 4.30pm

Rhymetime for Babies                                                               

Tuesday December 6                                                                    10.30am to 11am

Wednesday December 21                                                           10.30am to 11.00am

Rhymetime for Toddlers

Tuesday December 6                                                                    11am to 11.30am

Wednesday December 16                                                           11am to 11.30am

Festive Get Arty

Decorate a Christmas tree decoration. £1.50 charge.

Friday December 23                                                                     10.30am to 11.30am

Pirates Vs Princesses

Captain Hook, Zarina the Pirate fairy, Belle and Tinkerbelle invite you on their journey of good and bad. £5 charge.

Wednesday December 21                                                           2pm to 3pm

 *Places must be booked in branch.

Wokingham Library, Denmark Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2BB  Telephone 0118 978 1368 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening hours:

Monday: 9.30am – 7pm
Tuesday: 9.30am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am – 1pm
Thursday: 9.30am – 8pm
Friday: 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 4pm

Christmas Opening Hours 

All Wokingham Borough libraries will be closed on Sunday December 25, Monday December 26, Tuesday December 27, 2016 and Sunday January 1, Monday January 2, 2017. All libraries will close at 1pm on Saturday December 24th.

During the rest of the festive period the libraries will be open normal hours.

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

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What’s On for Adults in Wokingham Library December 2016

At Wokingham Library, we are running the following events throughout December 2016 for adults.

First Thursday Book Group*

Thursday December 1                                                                                                6.30pm to 7.45pm

Reminiscence Club* – Discuss your memories of days gone by.

Thursday December 1                                                                                                10.30am to 12noon

Wokingham Library Day Book Group

Friday December 2                                                                                         10.30am to 12.30pm

Cribbage and Card Games Club* – Suitable for all abilities.

Thursday December 1, Friday December 16                                                 10.30am to 12noon

Local History Surgery – Drop in advice with a local expert.

Friday December 2, 9, 16, 23                                                                                    9.30am to 11.30am

UK On-line* – Help and support with computers and the internet for beginners. For more information contact: Wokingham Learning Centre on (0118) 974 3797

Tuesday December 6, 13, 20                                                                        2pm to 4pm

Crochet Group – Drop-in crochet group for adults with Gaynor White from the Barkham Hookers group, all abilities welcome. £4 charge.

Friday December 2, 9, 16                                                                              9.30am to 11.30am

Knit, Stitch and Natter – Drop in for knitting, sewing and a chat. All abilities welcome.

Monday December 5, 12, 19                                                                          2pm to 3pm

Poetry Writing Group*

Saturday December 10                                                                                   10am to 11.30am

Create a Comic – Comic Drawing Evening – Do you like drawing comics? Perhaps you have an idea for one but don’t know where to start?  Then gather your drawing supplies and come work on your ideas.

Tuesday December 6                                                                                      5pm to 7pm

Third Tuesday Book Group*

Tuesday December 20                                                                                    10.30am to 11.30am

Classics Book Group*

Thursday December 15                                                                                  6.30pm to 7.30pm

VIP Book Group* – For people with a visual impairment.

Friday December 16                                                                                       2.15pm to 3.30pm

Play Reading Group* –

Friday December 16                                                                                       10am to 12noon

Wokingham Writers Group*

Saturday December 17                                                                                   10am to 12noon

Living Advent Calendar – Surprise Christmas celebration event

Thursday December 8                                                                                                6pm to 6.30pm

*Places must be booked in branch.

Wokingham Library, Denmark Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2BB  Telephone 0118 978 1368 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening hours:

Monday: 9.30am – 7pm
Tuesday: 9.30am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am – 1pm
Thursday: 9.30am – 8pm
Friday: 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 4pm

Christmas Opening Hours

All Wokingham Borough libraries will be closed on Sunday December 25, Monday December 26, Tuesday December 27, 2016 and Sunday January 1, Monday January 2, 2017. All libraries will close at 1pm on Saturday December 24th.

During the rest of the festive period the libraries will be open normal hours

*Places must be booked in branch. To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

What’s On in Spencers Wood Library December 2016

At Spencers Wood Library, we are running the following events throughout December 2016.

  • Knit and Natter Thursday December 1                                       3pm to 4pm
  • Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in! Thursday December 1   10.15am to 10.45am
  • Storytime – Stories and rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together, For children aged 3 to 5 years old. Just drop in!  Monday December 5   4pm to 4.30pm
  • Crafts and Laughs Thursday December 15                             3pm to 4pm
  • Pages in the Wood Monday December 19                           6pm to 7pm

 

Spencers Wood Library, Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 1AJ

Telephone 0118 988 4771 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening hours:

Monday: 2.30pm – 7pm
Tuesday: 2.30pm – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 12.30pm

Christmas Opening Hours

All Wokingham Borough libraries will be closed on Sunday December 25, Monday December 26, Tuesday December 27, 2016 and Sunday January 1, Monday January 2, 2017. All libraries will close at 1pm on Saturday December 24th.

During the rest of the festive period the libraries will be open normal branch hours.

Wokingham Libraries Upgrade

 

Between Thursday 1st of December to Wednesday 7th of December the Library Service will be upgrading some of its technical systems.

This will affect some of our online services particularly online renewals and book searches. If you have items which need renewing during this period and cannot visit a library please email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk or phone one of our libraries ( http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/find-and-join-a-library/ ).

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

Finchampstead Library events for December 2016

At Finchampstead Library, we are running the following events throughout December 2016

  • Relaxing Activities for Adults – Enjoy colouring, jigsaw puzzles and photo book browsing in a quiet setting.  On Wednesday December 7, 14  from 10am to 12noon
  • Finchampstead Society Archive Surgery –Just drop in to inspect the Archive.          On Thursday December 1 from 2pm to 4pm
  • Crochet Group – Crochet group for adults with Gaynor White from the Barkham Hookers group, all abilities welcome, just drop-in. £4 per session.                                       On Thursday December 1, 8, 15 from  1pm to 3pm
  • Bridge and Table Games Club   On Monday December 5, 12, 19 from 2pm to 4pm
  • Book Group On Wednesday December 21 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Storytime – Stories and rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together, For children aged 3 to 5 years old. Just drop in! On Friday December 2 from 11am to 11.30am
  • Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in!  On Friday December 9, 16  from 11am to 11.30am

 

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 908 8176 to book a place.

Finchampstead Library, FBC Centre,  Gorse Ride North, Finchampstead, RG40 4ES

Telephone 0118 908 8176 or Email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening Hours:

Monday and Tuesday: 2pm-5pm
Wednesday: 9:30am-12:30pm
Thursday: 2pm-7pm
Friday and Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm

Christmas Opening Hours

Finchampstead Library will be closed on Saturday 24  December to Monday January 2 inclusive and re-open on Tuesday January 3.

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

What’s On in Lower Earley Library December 2016

What’s On in Lower Earley Library December 2016

 At Lower Earley Library, we are running the following events throughout November 2016.

What’s On for Adults  

  • Board Games Club  Thursday December 1, 15    10am to 11am
  • Jack in the Books* – Book Group. Monday December 19      10.30am to 11.30am
  • Knit and Natter – Drop in for knitting and a chat. Tuesday December 13  4pm to 5pm
  • Pass the Book* – Book Group.  Friday December 9   10.30am to 11.30am
  • Read Aloud Group* – Come and enjoy reading great literature aloud short stories, novels and poetry.  Friday December 2        10.30am to 11.30am

What’s On for Children and Families

  •  Storytime Monday December 12            11am to 11.30 am
  • Dad and Baby Rhymetime – Fun rhymes for babies and dads. Free. Saturday December 3   11am to 11.30am
  • Festive Get Arty – Decorate a Christmas tree decoration. Thursday December 22  2pm to 3pm

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

Opening hours:

  • Monday and Friday: 9.30am-5pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 9.30am-7pm
  • Friday: 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am-1pm

http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

Christmas Opening Hours

All Wokingham Borough libraries will be closed on Sunday December 25, Monday December 26, Tuesday December 27, 2016 and Sunday January 1, Monday January 2, 2017. All libraries will close at 1pm on Saturday December 24th.

During the rest of the festive period the libraries will be open normal branch hours.

 

Wokingham Living Advent Calendar

wlac16_digitalflyer_simpleThe 2016 Wokingham Living Advent Calendar is coming soon!

Now firmly established as a key event of the Christmas season, Wokingham’s 2016 Living Advent Calendar will feature some fantastic new performers as well as a few old favourites.
Almost a month of free performances, including music, dance, theatre and entertainment starts at 6:15pm on the 1st December 2016 at Wokingham Town Hall.

Performances include live bands, choirs, dance groups, musicians and much more. Make sure you check out the website each day for details of “who’s performing”, confirmed acts include Elvis! (a fun tribute to the King), Platform YP, Storytime with Mother Christmas (drama reading for children) and Bruce Neil.

The event at Wokingham Library will be taking place on Thursday December 8 at 6.15pm and we have been given a hint that our event will have a musical theme-the performance itself will be revealed on the day. The event is FREE to attend, there will be some festive refreshments available for those who drop-in.

The 2016 Wokingham Living Advent Calendar is supporting the following charities: Building for the Future, Soulscape and Dingley’s Promise.

We would encourage everyone to visit the Living Advent Calendar website for full details on the event, including an interactive calendar and blog.
http://www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/advent

Wokingham Borough Libraries December Newsletter 2016

Bank Holidays – All our Libraries will be closed on Monday December 26, Tuesday December 27, 2016 and Monday January 2, 2017.

Woodley Winter Extravaganza

The library will be open 10.30am to 4pm during the Extravganza

  • Refreshments will be available to purchase from the Rotary Club 10.30am to 3pm
  • Bookstart Bear storytime – meet the Bookstart Bear and listen to some bear themed stories 10.45am to 11.15am
  • Storytelling from Girl Guiding – 6th Woodley Guides 12.30pm to 1pm
  • Free festive colouring table 10.30am to 4pm

Woodley Library Sunday December 4 10.30am to 4pm

Cards for Good Causes pop up shop

Wokingham and Lower Earley Libraries pop up shop will run until December 24, 2016.

Wokingham Living Advent Calendar

Wokingham Library will be hosting a surprise musical performance lasting approximately 15 minutes on Thursday December 8 at 6.15pm. Great for all the family-just drop-in! Free Event.

Spencers Wood Library Event

Spencers Wood Local History Group will be promoting their latest publication- More from Our Village of Spencers Wood. There will be a display in Spencers Wood Library and copies of the book on sale for £10. Just drop-in to find out more on Thursday December 8, 10am to 12.30pm

Winter Reading Challenge for Young People

It’s fun, it’s Free, it’s at your local Wokingham Borough Library this Winter.

Open to all library members aged 4 to 16 years old. Sign up in the library and get a free collectors card, borrow and read three books and you will receive a certificate on completion.

We would encourage you to write a book review to add to our Winter Reading challenge wall too. Once complete you can enter our book themed prize draw. Join the challenge from Saturday November 26, in any Wokingham Borough Library. The Challenge will run until January 8, 2017.

Festive Get Arty – Festive crafts. For children aged 12 and under, £1.50 charge. Just drop-in!

  • Lower Earley Library Thursday December 22 2pm to 3pm
  • Maiden Erlegh Library Thursday November 17 3.30pm to 4.15pm
  • Maiden Erlegh Library Friday December 2 3.30pm to 4.15pm
  • Wokingham Library Friday December 23 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Woodley Library Thursday December 22 10.30am to 11.30am

Festive Storytime – Festive Stories and rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together, For children aged 5 and under. Just drop in! Free Event

  • Finchampstead Library Friday December 2 11am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library Monday December 12 11am to 11.30am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library Saturday December 17, 10.15am to 10.45am
  • Twyford Library Friday December 16, 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Wargrave Library Saturday December 3 10.30am to 11am
  • Wokingham Library Tuesday December 13 and 20 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Woodley Library Saturday December 10 11am to 11.30am

 

The Pirates and Princess Show– Captain Hook, Zarina The Pirate fairy, Belle and Tinkerbelle invite you on their journey of good and bad, our story is opened by Belle as she sings and dances in her library, as she has such a love for stories. Hook sets sail and entices Zarina to become his ship mate in the promise of offering her what she’s always wanted. Tink saves the day and Pixie hollow but she needs your help as well as Belles story magic. Will you be on the good side? Presented by the Enchanted Players. £5 charge per person.

Wokingham Library Wednesday December 21 2pm to 3pm

Places must be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368

 

Struggling to get out and about? The Home Library Service is for you.

Do you know someone who enjoys reading, but with the cold weather and dark evenings finds it difficult to get to the library?

The Home library Service is a free book delivery service for people who may be housebound, recovering from an illness, have mobility problems or are caring for someone.

We arrange for a volunteer to visit regularly with books to match their reading tastes. The service is flexible and free. Robert Wall said “My wife would be lost without her books from the home library service.”

Please get in touch if you know anyone who may be interested in receiving the service.

Further details and an application form are on our website: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/home-library-services/

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  

Don’t forget that we have a selection of eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines that you can access with your library card for free.

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Wokingham Library will be open for the Wokingham Winter Carnival on Sunday November 27

Wokingham Library will be open for the Wokingham Winter Carnival on Sunday November 27

Check out the programme for the Wokingham Winter Carnival on Sunday November 27, 2016.

We will be hosting the following at Wokingham Library:

• Wokingham Library opens Sunday November 27 from 11am to 4pm

• Santa’s grotto supported by Home-Start Wokingham from 11am to 3pm

• Berkshire Maestros will be running a free mini maestros workshop 11am to 12noon.

• Wokingham Children’s Centres –  Children’s Centre Staff will be here from 11am to 3pm with goody bags and activities for children

• The Queen of the North Mountain Show with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company  for all ages. £5 charge 11.15am to 12.15pm Please call (0118) 9781368 to book

• Berkshire Maestros performance: Clarinet Group 12noon to 12.20pm, Recorders and Young  Choir 2.30pm to  3.20pm

• Aroma Cafe will be open with refreshments to purchase will be open 11am to 3.30pm

• Cards for Good Causes – charity Christmas cards pop up shop will be open 11am to 3.30pmwinter-carnival

Winter Reading Challenge for Young People starts Saturday November 26

jpg-bannerWinter Reading Challenge for Young People

 It’s fun, it’s free, it’s at your local Wokingham Borough Library this Winter. 

Open to all library members aged 4 to 16 years old. Sign up in the library and get a free collectors bookmark, borrow and read three books and you will receive a certificate on completion. 

We would encourage you to write a book review to add to our Winter Reading challenge wall too.

Once complete you can enter our book themed prize draw.

Join the challenge from Saturday November 26, in any Wokingham Borough Library. 

The Challenge will run until January 8, 2017.