Lots of amazing adult library talks at Wokingham Library this October

What’s on in Wokingham Libraries for Adults

Sign up for our talks at Wokingham Library in October:

  • Meredith Towne will be vising us with her costume presentation, Make Do and Mend about women who supported the war effort and managed to maintain a fashionable wardrobe during the First and Second World War, £6 charge- Wednesday October 4, 2.30-4pm
  • Kathy Martin will be delivering her postponed talk The Good the Bad and the Unlucky about the origins of our most popular consumer brands £3 charge, Thursday October 5 2pm to 3pm
  • Dr Mike Darlison will be presenting his memories of founding the Woosehill medical practice in a talk called So You Want to be a GP! £3 charge- Thursday October 12, 6pm to 7pm.
  • Quilling Workshop- Learn quilling techniques and make a fabulous card for Hallowe’en. Tuesday October 10, £2 charge, 10.30am to 12noon
  • Walking Book Group– Enjoy the fresh air and a chat at Dinton Pastures, we will be discussing Me Before You By Jojo Moyes, available from the library. Free Event. Wednesday October 11, 10.30am to 12noon
  • The Human Factor- a talk with John Harrison about how Ergonomics (aka Human Factors) play a vital role in our complex technological world, £3 charge- Thursday October 26, 5.45pm to 7pm

To book a place at any of these events please call (0118) 978 1368

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How we got the news through Wokingham by Alan Brown

Alan Brown of  the Wokingham Library Poetry Group has  written a poem about his recent attempt to drive through the town.

How we got the news through Wokingham
(with apologies to Robert Browning)

He jumped in the Volvo with Maurice and me.
I buckled my seat-belt, we buckled all three,
then fired up the engine, demisted the screen,
and wiped the dashboard, where my coffee had been.
With road works denying its chance to deduce,
we knew that the Satnav would be of no use.

Arborfield, Coppid Beech and Twyford Road, too,
are building sites now, with new housing in view,
while old Denmark Street, which had long been one-way,
was just “No-Way, Jose”, for many a day.
The rat-run was tailed back on Evendons Lane,
with Blagrove Lane closed, just to add to the pain.

So which way to go to avoid the great jam
choking the traffic around Wokingham?
With the damned threeway lights on Finchampstead Road
confounding our progress, our journey was slowed.
For the first half an hour we moved at a crawl.
The next fifteen minutes we moved not at all.

As we sat in the queue we found with dismay
it gets even worse on Veolia day.
At last we agreed, with sad resignation,
we could yet be hours from our destination
and as we’d set out without toothbrush or comb,
we turned round our motor and headed back home.

Tired and defeated, we pulled into my drive
and mugs of tea later, began to revive.
The news that we carried must now arrive late.
Those eager to hear it would ponder our fate.
So as that harsh journey our spirits had vexed,
we played Grand Theft Auto and sent them a text.

Fun Palace at Wokingham Library on Saturday October 7, 10am to 3pm

Fun Palace at Wokingham Library on Saturday October 7, 10am to 3pm

Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist!  All activities are free, so just drop in and try something new!

  • Dad and Baby Rhymetime 10am to 10.30am
  • Danger! Custard! with the University of Reading – Just drop in to get messy with Custard Slime and discover how non-Newtonian fluids affect your life. With the University of Reading’s Chemistry Outreach Team. For children aged 4 to 11 years old. 10am to 12noon
  • Code Club for children aged 9 to 12 years old  10.15am to 11.45am
  • Mighty Lemons Ukulele Band – Listen to some songs then have a go and trying out some of the instruments with the Mighty Lemons 11am to 12noon
  • Tree of Life workshop for adults with Rachel Freegard – 10am to 1pm
  • Library Community Chain Story with our Igniting Writing Group 10am to 1pm
  • Origami Cranes – Help us make 1000 paper cranes out of old book pages to start our National Libraries Week celebrations 10am to 1pm
  • Quilting Demonstration – Try your hand at quilting with Members of the Berkshire Quilters Guild . 12.30pm to 3pmfun palace

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter October 2017

 

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter October 2017

What’s on in Wokingham Libraries for Adults

Sign up for our talks at Wokingham Library in October:

  • Meredith Towne will be vising us with her costume presentation, Make Do and Mend about women who supported the war effort and managed to maintain a fashionable wardrobe during the First and Second World War, £6 charge- Wednesday October 4, 2.30-4pm
  • Kathy Martin will be delivering her postponed talk The Good the Bad and the Unlucky about the origins of our most popular consumer brands £3 charge, Thursday October 5 2pm to 3pm
  • Dr Mike Darlison will be presenting his memories of founding the Woosehill medical practice in a talk called So You Want to be a GP! £3 charge- Thursday October 12, 6pm to 7pm.
  • Quilling Workshop- Learn quilling techniques and make a fabulous card for Hallowe’en. Tuesday October 10, £2 charge, 10.30am to 12noon
  • Walking Book Group– Enjoy the fresh air and a chat at Dinton Pastures, we will be discussing Me Before You By Jojo Moyes, available from the library. Free Event. Wednesday October 11, 10.30am to 12noon
  • The Human Factor- a talk with John Harrison about how Ergonomics (aka Human Factors) play a vital role in our complex technological world, £3 charge- Thursday October 26, 5.45pm to 7pm

To book a place at any of these events please call (0118) 9781368

Fun Palace at Wokingham Library on Saturday October 7, 10am to 3pm

Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist! All activities are free, so just drop in and try something new!

  • Dad and Baby Rhymetime 10am to 10.30am
  • Danger! Custard! with the University of Reading – Just drop in to get messy with Custard Slime and discover how non-Newtonian fluids affect your life. With the University of Reading’s Chemistry Outreach Team. For children aged 4 to 11 years old. 10am to 12noon
  • Code Club for children aged 9 to 12 years old 10.15am to 11.45am
  • Mighty Lemons Ukulele Band – Listen to some songs then have a go and try out some of the instruments with the Mighty Lemons 11am to 12noon
  • Tree of Life workshop for adults with Rachel Freegard – 10am to 1pm
  • Library Community Chain Story with our Igniting Writing Group 10am to 1pm
  • Origami Cranes – Help us make 1000 paper cranes out of old book pages to start our National Libraries Week celebrations 10am to 1pm
  • Quilting Demonstration- Try your hand at quilting with Members of the Berkshire Quilters Guild – 12.30pm to 3pm

What’s On in Wokingham Borough Libraries

Children October Half term 2017

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.  Lower Earley Library  Monday October 23   10am to 12noon

Children’s Writing Holiday Session– Fun writing course with a scary stories theme, for children aged 9 to 12 years old, £1 charge. Place must be booked. Maiden Erlegh Library   Monday October 23  2.30pm to 3.15pm

Mini Professors-Taster Session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, with science based fun on tiny creatures. Free taster from Baby sensory. Please phone to book a place.

  • Woodley Library       Monday October 23                11am to 11.30am
  • Wokingham Library      Wednesday October 25          11am to 11.30am

Explore Learning sessions – Free session with Explore Learning, Places must be booked.

  • Wokingham Library    A day at the zoo   Tuesday October 24      9.30am to 10.30am
  • Wokingham Library    Groovy Grammar   Tuesday October 24    10.45am to 11.45am
  • Woodley Library         Telling the time  Wednesday October 25    9.30am to 10.30am
  • Woodley Library         Space Mission    Wednesday October 25   10.45am to 11.45am
  • Lower Earley Library        Number Bonds   Thursday October 26   9.30am to 10.30am
  • Lower Earley Library   Money Madness   Thursday October 26   10.45am to 11.45am

Gruffalo story and craft session- for children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge, Places must be booked.  Maiden Erlegh Library      Tuesday October 24        2.30pm to 3.30pm

Outdoor Let’s Explore- A fun and creative session exploring the outdoors and nature with the rangers from Dinton Pastures. For children aged 3 to 8 years old. Free event, Place must be booked.

  • Wokingham Library    Tuesday October 24    9.30am to 10.15
  • Lower Earley Library         Tuesday October 24   11am to 11.45am

Baby Sensory-Free taster from Baby sensory, for babies up to 18 months old. Place must be booked.

Wokingham Library       Wednesday October 25         10am to 10.30am

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

  • Wokingham Library      Wednesday October 25   10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Woodley Library             Wednesday October 25         2.30pm to 4pm
  • Lower Earley Library       Friday October 27                  10.30am to 12.30pm

Zog Storytime- Zog story and craft session for children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge, Places must be booked.  Maiden Erlegh Library   Thursday October 26   2.30pm to 3.30pm

Spooky Get Arty – Just drop in, for children aged 4 to 12 years old. £1.50 charge.

  • Woodley Library    Thursday October 26      10.30am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library    Thursday October 26              2pm to 3pm
  • Wokingham Library      Friday October 27                   10.30am to 11.30am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library     Friday October 27                   2.30pm to 3.30pm

Script Writing Workshop— Come along and learn the basics of screen writing. Transform your favourite story into a script. For children aged 8 to 12 years old. £1 charge, Place must be booked.  Winnersh Library  Friday October 27  1pm to 2pm

Self Service Kiosks in our Libraries

Don’t forget you can save time queuing by using our new self-service kiosks.  You can use them to return, renew or borrow books and other items. They are available at the following libraries:- Woodley, Lower Earley, Twyford, Winnersh, Wokingham and Finchampstead. If you would like to use the self service kiosks but need a little help the first time please ask a member of staff and they will be happy to help you.

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    

 

Rhymetime’s at Wokingham Borough Libraries

This year, BookTrust is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Bookstart.
Do you love your Rhymetime?
If you attend our Rhymetime session and think it deserves to win this fantastic award, we’d love to hear what makes your Rhymetime special.
Book Trust

Rhymetime – For children aged 5 years old and under. Free. Just drop in!

  • Lower Earley Library Tuesday September 26             10.30am to 11am
  • Winnersh Library Wednesday September 27          10.15am to 10.45am
  • Finchampstead Library Friday September 29 11am to 11.30am
  • Spencers Wood Library Thursday October 5       10.15am to10.45am
  • Woodley Library Tuesday October 10      10.30am to 11am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library Tuesday October 10 2.15pm to 2.45pm

Rhymetime for babies – For babies 0 to 18 months. Rhymes and songs.

  • Wokingham Library Tuesday October 3  10.30am to 11am

Rhymetime for toddlers – For toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Rhymes and songs.

  • Wokingham Library Tuesday October 3  11.30am to 12noon

Fostering Drop in session at Wokingham Library on Tuesday September 26

fostering image wokingham 2017

Foster a local child and make a difference that lasts a lifetime.  Interested?

Why not come and meet some of our foster carers in Wokingham Library from 10am to 12noon on the  following dates:

  • Tuesday 26th September
  • Wednesday 11th October
  • Tuesday 14th November

Join us for a chat with Wokingham Foster Carers who have first-hand experience of this rewarding career.

For more information call Jackie, Alison or Hazel on 0118 974 6204, email fostering@wokingham.gov.uk or visit http://fostering.wokingham.gov.uk/

Fun Palace Event at Wokingham Library on Saturday October 7, 10am to 3pm

Fun Palace at Wokingham Library on Saturday October 7, 10am to 3pm

Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist!

All activities are free, so just drop in and try something new!

 

  • Dad and Baby Rhymetime 10am to 10.30am
  • Danger! Custard! with the University of Reading – Just drop in to get messy with Custard Slime and discover how non-Newtonian fluids affect your life. With the University of Reading’s Chemistry Outreach Team. For children aged 4 to 11 years old. 10am to 12noon
  • Code Club for children aged 9 to 12 years old  10.15am to 11.45am
  • Mighty Lemons Ukulele Band – Listen to some songs then have a go and trying out some of the instruments with the Mighty Lemons 11am to 12noon
  • Tree of Life workshop for adults with Rachel Freegard – 10am to 1pm
  • Library Community Chain Story with our Igniting Writing Group 10am to 1pm
  • Origami Cranes – Help us make 1000 paper cranes out of old book pages to start our National Libraries Week celebrations 10am to 1pm

 

Storytime with Steve Antony on Tuesday September 19 at 4pm

Storytime with Steve Antony

Come and meet author Steve Antony and hear his stories Monster in the Hood, Please Mr Panda and more.

At Wokingham Library on Tuesday September 19 from 4pm to 4.30pm

Books will be available to purchase, cash only.  For children aged 8 and under.bettyplease mr panda

Free to attend, just drop in!  Contact details:  Wokingham Library 0118 978 1368

Do you love your Rhymetime at Wokingham Borough Libraries?

This year, BookTrust is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Bookstart.
Do you love your Rhymetime?
If you attend our Rhymetime session and think it deserves to win this fantastic award, we’d love to hear what makes your Rhymetime special.
Book Trust

Rhymetime – For children aged 5 years old and under. Free. Just drop in!

  • Finchampstead Library Friday September 22, 29 11am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library Tuesday September 26             10.30am to 11am
  • Winnersh Library Wednesday September 27          10.15am to 10.45am
  • Spencers Wood Library Thursday October 5       10.15am to10.45am
  • Woodley Library Tuesday October 10      10.30am to 11am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library Tuesday October 10 2.15pm to 2.45pm

Rhymetime for babies – For babies 0 to 18 months. Rhymes and songs.

  • Wokingham Library Wednesday September 20 10am to 10.30am
  • Wokingham Library Tuesday October 3  10.30am to 11am

Rhymetime for toddlers – For toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Rhymes and songs.

  • Wokingham Library Wednesday September 20 11am to 11.30am
  • Wokingham Library Tuesday October 3  11.30am to 12noon

Summer Reading Challenge – Animal Agents finishes this Sunday September 17

Don’t forget that if you have started the Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge you have until Sunday 17 September to complete.

Make sure you come back to the library  to finish the Challenge and collect your Medal and Certificate.
Congratulations to those who have already completed the Challenge. It is great to see so many of you reading through the holidays. Keep up the good work!