What’s On for Children Wargrave Library Easter 2018

What’s On for Children Wargrave Library Easter 2018

  • Penguin Storytime    Penguin themed stories and rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together, For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!  On Saturday April 7 at  10.30am to 11am

 

  • Amazing Animals Activity session  Non-fiction Activity session for 7 to 11 year olds. Activity sheets and mask making. £2 charge, Places must be booked.  On Monday April 9 at 10.30am to 11.30am

To book please contact  Wargrave Library on 0118 940 4656

What’s On for Children in Arborfield Pop-up Library Easter 2018

What’s On for Children in Arborfield Pop-up Library Easter 2018

Get Arty

Drop in for Amazing Animals Arts and crafts activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. £2 charge.  On Monday April 9 from 3pm to 3.45pm

Storytime

Penguin themed stories and rhymes for children aged 7 and under. Free session, Just drop in! On Monday April 9, 2018 from 3.45pm to 4.15pm

For more information, please contact  Arborfield Library on 0780 1664520

April is Stress Awareness Month- Holistic Therapies and Essential Oils with Rainbow Bright Therapies

Rainbow Bright TherapiesHolistic Therapies and Essential Oils – explore natural and holistic ways to help reduce and manage stress.

Do you find yourself with a million and one things to juggle?

 Is your work v life balance not as you would like it?

 Are you struggling to find time to take care of yourself?

 Rainbow Bright Therapies is delivering workshops at Woodley Library on Monday 16th April at 1.30pm and Monday 30th April at 7pm aimed at providing advice and tips on empowering you to bring your mind, body and soul back in to balance.

 Stress and anxiety is thought to be the root cause of up to 70% of illnesses today.

Therefore finding ways to look after yourself and promote your own well-being is essential.

 I am a passionate believer in the therapies I practise, including reflexology, massage, reiki and crystal healing. I also use 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils which you will be able to sample on the day.

 Join us for an informal but informative session exploring natural and holistic ways look after yourself.

Charge is £5 per session (refundable  on any treatment booked)

To book a place call Woodley Library on (0118) 9690304

 

 

What’s On for Children Finchampstead Library Easter 2018

What’s On for Children  Finchampstead Library Easter 2018

Lego Creations

Animal themed Lego build session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. Places must be booked. £1 charge.  On Thursday April 5  at  2pm to 2.45pm

Storytime

Stories and rhymes for children aged 7 and under. On Friday April 6 at 11am to 11.30am

Get Arty

Drop in for Amazing Animals Arts and crafts activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. £2 charge.  On Friday April 6 at 11.30am to 12.30pm

Family Learning – Face painting

Learn to do face painting using your child as a model. For families with children aged 3 and over. £5 charge. Booking via Adult and Community Learning Team, 0118 974 3797 or lifelonglearning@wokingham.gov.uk.  On Monday April 9 at 10am to 12noon.

Rhymetime

Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in! On Friday April 13 at 11am to 11.30am

To book or for more information, please contact Finchampstead Library on 0118 908 8176

‘Phoning Susan- A poem by Jean Hill

Jean PicJean Hill from the Wokingham Library Poetry Group has written a poem to make you smile:

‘PHONING SUSAN

 We ignored all the arguments

Told her not to make a fuss

We decided that the time had come

To have Mother live with us

 

We’ll manage all her finance

And as legal legatee

Make sure that our inheritance

Wings its way to me

 

So we turned around the box-room

Signed her up for Medicare

Bought a bed-spread made of candlewick

And an orthopaedic chair

 

She’ll sit by the radiator

In a quilted dressing-gown

We’ll keep Velcro slippers by the fire

For if we have to ask her down

 

You’d think she’d be quite grateful

Appreciate our sacrifice

But she threw her dinner at me

Followed by her prunes and rice

 

I’m at the end of my tether

I don’t know what to do

We need a family conference

So I’ll ring my sister, Sue

 

“What shall we do about Mother

Her mind’s flipped, her virtue gone

She went to that Ann Summers shop

And bought herself a thong

 

She’s found herself a toy-boy

They’re dancing in her room

Can you hear the music down the ’phone

My head’s vibrating with the boom

 

I don’t like the bloke she’s taken with

He’s got ear-rings – quite uncouth

She’s like a teenager re-cycled

And he’s revived his mis-spent youth

 

They’re upsetting all the neighbours

As last night at half-past two

They staggered up the driveway

I could tell they’d had a few

 

She’s bought eyelash extensions

Grown a fringe and had it lightened

Now she’s ringing up the dentist

To have her false teeth whitened

 

They’re going off on holiday

No, not Eastbourne by the sea

If they just planned to sit in shelters

I’d be more likely to agree

 

No, they’ve booked a Caribbean cruise

It’s caused a lot of trouble

Not for them two single cabins

They’ve gone and booked a double

 

The situation’s getting urgent

We must prove her mind’s unsound

She’s spending all her money

So I got the doctor round

 

She’s taken back her pension book

And they’re making out new wills

Now she’s poured gin into her cocoa

And won’t take her sleeping pills

 

I felt medical opinion

Would provide a bit of hope

That’s before she told the doctor

Where to stuff his stethoscope

 

I thought I’d better ring you

To get this off my chest

Now you won’t believe this, Sue

She’s chucked out her thermal vest

 

She’s bought herself some ‘leathers’

Doesn’t care that she’s a sight

In a fluorescent helmet

She’s riding pillion on his bike

 

Last night they went out clubbing

Disco-danced ’till after one

And, Sue, it isn’t seemly

For old folk to have such fun

 

I’d like to have her grounded

Turn the key and lock her in

She said she’d contact Age Concern

And found the number where to ring

 

She’s had her toe-nails polished

Now she’s gone beyond the pale

She’s the only old aged pensioner

With a blue-rinsed pony-tail

 

And she’s gone vegetarian

She’s out there hugging trees

And he’s into Morris Dancing

With bells tied round his knees

 

Yes, I might be menopausal

And hysteria is looming

But Sue – this is our mother

That this gigolo is grooming

 

But now this is the last straw

The one that broke the camel’s back

She’s got herself a tattoo

And I’m sure they’re snorting ‘smack’

 

Mother’s gone quite loopy

Don’t know what Dad would have said

Can you hear that thump and twanging

It’s the bed-springs on her bed

 

I’m going to barge right in there

I’m going to shout and rave

This house will know no peace again

Until she’s in her grave

 

Now I’ve got to ’phone the vicar

Get him here quick as he can

Mother’s just informed me

She’s ripped up her funeral plan

 

Sue, Susan, are you listening

Can you have Mother there

She’s driving me quite mental

And I’m tearing out my hair

 

I can’t cope any longer

My nervous breakdown’s overdue

I’m evicting Mother and her lover

They can come and live with you

 

Now Sue please don’t be horrid

To say I’ve feathered my own nest

You know I care for Mother

And acted for the best

 

I can’t believe you find this funny …..”

What’s that buzz – the dialling tone

My heartless sister Susan

Has hung up the flaming ’phone

 

By Jean Hill

 

 

What’s On for Children in Woodley Library Easter 2018

What’s On for Children in Woodley Library Easter 2018

Art Club – Come and learn about different artists with creative activity. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. £2 charge per session. Places must be booked.

Thursday April 12                                     3.45pm to 4.45pm

Children’s Chess Club – For young people aged 8 years old and over. Places must be booked.

Thursday April 5                                       3.30pm to 5pm

Explore Learning Superhero Shapes – Free workshop from Explore Learning on 2D and 3D shapes. For 4-6 year olds, Places must be booked.

Friday April 6                                           9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – A knights journey to the King’s throne – Free workshop from Explore Learning, We travel back to medieval times and children will joust their way through many grammar tournaments. For 7 to 9 year olds.  Places must be booked.

Friday April 6                                            10.45am to 11.45am 

Get Arty – Drop in for Amazing Animals Arts and crafts activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. £2 charge.

Thursday April 12                                     10.30am to 11.30am

Mini Professors – Science based taster session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, Places must be booked.

Thursday April 5                                      11.15am to 11.45am

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in! Free Event

Tuesday April 10                                      10.30am to 11am

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.

Wednesday April 4                                   10.30am to 12.30pm

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 7 and under. Free

Saturday April 14                                               11am to 11.30am

To book please contact Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304

Changes to e-Books service from 1 April

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Our e-Books service will be changing from 1 April 2018. You will no longer be able to access e-Books via the Libro app. The new service will be offered via the RBDigital service, similar to the current e-Audio service.

Most of the books currently available should also be available through the new service, plus many more new titles. If you have e-Books booked out on your account on 31 March you will still be able to access them after this date for the duration of your 3 week loan period.

For more information please visit the library website.

Whats on for Children at Winnersh Library Easter 2018

What’s On for Children Winnersh Library Easter 2018 

Amazing Animals Activity session

Non-fiction Activity session for 7 to 11 year olds. Activity sheets and mask making. £2 charge, Places must be booked.  On Wednesday April 4   from  11am to 12noon

Lego Creations

Animal themed Lego build session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. £1 charge, Places must be booked.  On Thursday April 12  from 2.15pm to 3pm

To book please contact Winnersh Library on 0118 979 7519

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter April 2018

Bank Holidays – All our Libraries will be closed on Friday March 30, Sunday April 1 and Monday April 2.  Finchampstead Library will be closed on Saturday March 31

What’s on in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Adults

Events at Wokingham Library

Claire Dyer-Author visit Local author Claire Dyer will be visiting Wokingham library this month to talk about her writing career and her new book, The Last Day. Claire will be signing copies of her book with refreshments provided.    Friday April 27, 10.30am to 11.30am, £3 charge

Nature Session for Adults with Learning Difficulties-learn about animals and camouflage with our Countryside Rangers.   Friday April 6 1pm to 2pm

Printmaking Workshop– Have fun learning a variety of printmaking techniques from artist Karen Greville-Smith using Springtime as inspiration in a relaxed atmosphere of creative fun. £5 charge.  Saturday April 28 1pm to 3.30pm

There will also be a workshop for children 7 and over 10am to 12noon, £3 charge

Vegan Food Tasting- A chance to find out the benefits of a Vegan diet at this pop-up food tasting. Just drop-in! Saturday April 7 10.30am to 2pm

Walking Book Group-Enjoy the fresh air and discuss a book as we walk around the lake at Dinton Pastures. We will be discussing Wild by Cheryl Strayed, copies available from the library Thursday April 19 10.30am to 12noon

To book for events at Wokingham Library call (0118) 9781368

Stress Awareness Month Events at Woodley Library

Join one of our sessions at Woodley Library to help you relax, reduce and manage stress.

Holistic Therapies and Essential Oils – explore natural and holistic ways to help reduce and manage stress.  Rainbow Bright Therapies. £5 (refundable on any treatment booked)  Monday April 16 , 1.30pm and Monday April 30 at 7pm

Hypnotherapy for releasing stress and anxiety, Free Taster Session with Louisa Chipperfield.   Thursday April 19 at 7.30pm

Indian Head Massage –relaxes the upper body, helps dispel stress and relieve tension with Sonia Walton. £5 (20 min massage)  Monday April 23, from 2pm

Meditation for managing and reducing stress – discover the benefits of mediation and how to incorporate it into your daily life plus a guided meditation with Chandrika. £3 charge,   Thursday April 26 at 7.30pm

Art in the Afternoon – an afternoon to encourage your creativity and self-expression as a vehicle to reduce stress and promote relaxation. No Experience required, Materials will be provided but please feel free to bring any of your own. Free to attend, donations welcome,  Monday April 30, 2pm to 4pm

Booking is essential for all sessions and payment made for where applicable.

Contact Woodley Library on 01189 690304 for further details.

What’s On in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Children this Easter 2018

Amazing Animals Activity session- Non-fiction Activity session for 7 to 11 year olds. Activity sheets and mask making. £2 charge, Places must be booked.

  • Winnersh Library    Wednesday April 4   11am to 12noon
  • Wargrave Library      Monday April 9   10.30am to 11.30am
  • Twyford Library    Tuesday April 10   10.30am to 11.30am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library    Tuesday April 10   3.15pm to 4.15pm
  • Spencers Wood Library   Thursday April 12   10.15am to 11.15am

Children’s Origami Club – For children aged 7 and over, Places must be booked, 50p charge.

Wokingham Library    Tuesday April 3    10.30am to 11.30am

Explore Learning Superhero Shapes – Free workshop from Explore Learning on 2D and 3D shapes. For 4-6 year olds, Places must be booked.

  • Woodley Library   Friday April 6    9.30am to 10.30am
  • Wokingham Library    Tuesday April 10   9.30am to 10.30am
  • Lower Earley Library   Thursday April 12      9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – A Knights journey to the King’s throne – Free workshop from Explore Learning, We travel back to medieval times and children will joust their way through many grammar tournaments. For 7 to 9 year olds.  Places must be booked.

  • Woodley Library  Friday April 6 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Wokingham Library    Tuesday April 10 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Lower Earley Library   Thursday April 12 10.45am to 11.45am

Family Learning Face painting – Learn to do face painting using your child as a model. For families with children aged 3 and over. £5 charge. Booking via Adult and Community Learning Team, 0118 974 3797 or lifelonglearning@wokingham.gov.uk

Finchampstead Library    Monday April 9    10am to 12noon

Family Learning Puppet Crafts – Try different forms of puppet making and learn to help your children develop their storytelling skills. For families with children aged 4 and over. £5 charge. Booking via Adult and Community Learning Team, 0118 974 3797 or lifelonglearning@wokingham.gov.uk

Wokingham Library   Thursday April 12    1pm to 3pm

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. Places must be booked.

  • Lower Earley Library  Friday April 6   9.45am to 10.30am
  • Wokingham Library  Friday April 6  11.15am to 12noon

Recycle – bot – Create your own robot using materials that can be recycled. For children aged 7 to 12 years old. £2 charge. Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library Friday April 13   10.30am to 11.30am

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.

  • Woodley Library    Wednesday April 4    10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Lower Earley Library    Monday April 9   10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Wokingham Library     Wednesday April 11   10.30am to 12noon

 

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520

Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176

Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656

Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771 Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

 

A selection of our events are listed below, for all of our visits visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/

Whats on for Children at Wokingham Library in Easter 2018

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Library Easter 2018

Baby Sensory – Free taster from Baby sensory, for babies up to 12 months old. Places must be booked.  On Wednesday April 4 from  10am to 10.30am

Children’s Origami Club – For children aged 7 and over, Places must be booked, 50p charge. On Tuesday April 3 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 7 and under. Free.  On Tuesday April 3 and 10  from    4pm to 4.30pm

Get Arty – Drop in for Amazing Animals Arts and crafts activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. £2 charge.  On Friday April 6 from   10.30am to 11.30am

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. Places must be booked.  On Friday April 6  from  11.15am to 12noon

Dad and Baby Rhymetime – Fun rhymes for babies and dads. Free, Just drop in! On Saturday April 7 from 10am to 10.30am

Explore Learning Superhero Shapes – Free workshop from Explore Learning on 2D and 3D shapes. For 4-6 year olds, Places must be booked.  On Tuesday April 10  from 9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – A knights journey to the King’s throne – Free workshop from Explore Learning, We travel back to medieval times and children will joust their way through many grammar tournaments. For 7 to 9 year olds.  Places must be booked.  On Tuesday April 10 from 10.45am to 11.45am

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.  On Wednesday April 11 from 10.30am to 12noon

Family Learning Puppet Crafts – Try different forms of puppet making and learn to help your children develop their storytelling skills. For families with children aged 4 and over. £5 charge. Booking via Adult and Community Learning Team, 0118 974 3797 or lifelonglearning@wokingham.gov.uk  On Thursday April 12 from  1pm to 3pm

Recycle – bot – Create your own robot using materials that can be recycled. For children aged 7 to 12 years old. £2 charge. Places must be booked.  On Friday April 13 from   10.30am to 11.30am

To book call Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368