Walking Book Group at Dinton Pastures

Walking Book GroupEnjoy the fresh air and a chat about books as we walk around the lake at Dinton Pastures and finish with a cup of tea!

Meet at the Dragon fly café, approximate time of walk will be 45 minutes

We will be discussing The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald, copies are available on request from Wokingham Library.

 Dinton Pastures , Thursday July 5 10.30am to 12noon

 

Free Event

To book a place call Wokingham Library on (0118) 9781368

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quilling Workshop at Wokingham Library-Tuesday July 3

Learn something new!

Come along to our Quilling workshop at Wokingham Library and make some pictures with a Summery theme.

No experience necessary

 Tuesday July 3

10.30am to 12noon

£3 charge

To book a place please call (0118) 9781368

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News and Events from Wokingham Libraries July 2018

Summer Reading Challenge 2018

The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 will be called Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved iconic children’s title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary. Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers! Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help them solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way!

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays.

It’s fun, it’s FREE and you can sign up at any of our Libraries from Sunday July 1st until September 2nd. Just read six library books and collect a poster and stickers as you go. Collect a medal and a certificate when you complete the challenge.

Teen Reading Challenge – Borrow 6 books across the summer holidays (runs 21 July to 2 September). If you complete the challenge you will be entered into a prize draw for some fantastic book related prizes.

Summer Events

There will be lots of Mischief Makers events at libraries this summer. Open to all primary school aged Library members.

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 July 26  10am to 12noon

Finchampstead Library Thursday July 26  2.30-4.30pm

Guide Dogs Morning Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.

Wokingham Library Monday July 30 10am to 12noon

 Lego Creations* – Themed Lego building session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. £1 charge.

Wargrave Library Monday July 30                                  2pm to 2.45pm and 3.15pm to 4pm

Mischief Makers Activity Session* – Activity session for children aged 12 and under. £2 charge

Twyford Library Tuesday July 31 10.45am to 11.45am

 

What’s on in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Adults

Quilling Workshop-with a Summery theme. £3charge

Wokingham Library Tuesday July 3 10.30am to 12noon

Walking Book Group- Enjoy the fresh air and a chat at Dinton Country Pastures. The book to be discussed is The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald, copies available from Wokingham Library. Free Event, bookable at Wokingham Library.

Dinton Pastures Thursday July 5 10.30am to 12noon

Book Chat- Join us for book recommendations and coffee, just drop-in.

Wokingham Library Thursday July 12 11am to 12noon

 Wokingham’s Trees Visible? Valued? Vanishing?- A review of the work and findings of the Wokingham District Veteran Tree Association who have surveyed, recorded and mapped over 7500 veteran and notable trees across the borough as well as working as local Tree Wardens. £3 charge

Wokingham Library Thursday July 19 10.30am to 11.30am

Magic Metalwork- Tutor Rachel Freegard- An opportunity to try cutting & shaping copper & aluminium metal sheet to create individual pieces of jewellery. £5 charge

Wokingham Library Saturday July 28 10am to 1pm

Anna Jacobs-author visit. Best-selling novelist Anna Jacobs will be talking about her writing career and her new novel One Kind Man, the second title in her Lancashire based series. The event includes a book signing and refreshments £3 charge

Wokingham Library Thursday August 23 2pm to 3pm.

 

Press Reader Newspaper service

Last month we launched Press Reader which provides library customers with a mobile and online version of the world’s largest digital newspaper service. Customers now have access to over 7,000 publications from 101 countries in 60 languages. For more information go to https://bit.ly/2IMWrbF

Tall Tales Service

The Tall Tales service is available through libraries to local organisations to provide bag books, which are multi-sensory story books for people with severe or profound learning disabilities.

Bag books are unique, hand-made multi-sensory resources aimed at developing communication skills for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. They are designed for those who may find it difficult to access mainstream books, as they are told interactively through voice and emotion rather than words and pictures. They are also hugely beneficial to those with autistic spectrum disorders and visual and hearing impairments. Visit the Bag Books website for more details.

The Tall Tales service is available to local organisations for a small annual charge. For more details call Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368 or email wokingham.library@wokingham.gov.uk

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

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

  Woodley Library (0118) 9690304

 

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

 

Mischief Makers is the Summer Reading Challenge theme for 2018 at Wokingham Borough Libraries

mischief makers english-5Mischief Makers is the Summer Reading Challenge theme for 2018 at Wokingham Borough Libraries

To join just pop into your local Wokingham Borough Library.Beanotown Library sign

  • Choose and read six library books and collect a map of Beano-town and stickers as you go.
  • Get a medal and a certificate when you complete the challenge.
  • Enjoy Mischief Makers events at libraries this summer.

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Open to all primary school aged library members.

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Wokingham Borough Libraries Bookstart Rhymetime will be visiting California Country Park this summer.

Wokingham Borough Libraries Bookstart  Rhymetime will be visiting California Country Park on Wednesday July 11, 2018A-Busy-Day-for-Birds-cover-image

The theme of this year’s National Bookstart Celebrations is ‘Bookstart Bird Boogie’. Children who attend any of the events will receive a free copy of the picture book A Busy Day for Birds by Lucy Cousins gifted by the children’s reading charity BookTrust, supported by Walker Children’s Books.

National Bookstart Week is an annual celebration of BookTrust’s flagship reading programme, Bookstart. Bookstart gives every child in England and Wales a free reading pack in the first year of their life and again when they are 3-4 years old. BookTrust works to remind families of the importance of reading for pleasure – even if it’s just for ten minutes a day.

California Country Park on Wendesday July 11 from 10am to 12noon

Come and join us at Dinton Pastures for our National Bookstart Week celebrations for the under 5’s. So come along and bring your own picnic. There will be nursery rhymes, songs and a free book!

  • There will be activities and information from the Children’s Centre Family Workers, The Early Years Team will be promoting their “Ready for School, ready for life” programme. There will also be stands from the NHS Nursery Nurses and Scottish and Southern Electricity with information about the services they offer.
  • There will also be a performance area with a variety of children’s authors, who will be sharing their stories, Tina Stubbs, Carol Otieno, Katrina Charman, followed by Rhymetime.
  • A libraries goody bag can be collected along with a free “A Busy day for Birds” book.

 

Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteering Opportunity

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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 libraries 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, Mischief Makers and help out with library duties and children’s activities in the library.

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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 from Monday 30 July to Friday 31 August 2018.

Contact volunteer@wokingham.gov.uk or call 0118 974 6263 for more information and to start the application process.

Closing date is Friday June 29, 2018.

Wokingham Libraries are part of the national campaign to have more young volunteers into our libraries this Summer. You might like to check out the national campaign website.

Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteering Opportunity

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 libraries 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, Mischief Makers and help out with library duties and 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 from Monday 30 July to Friday 31 August 2018.

Contact volunteer@wokingham.gov.uk or call 0118 974 6263 for more information and to start the application process.

Closing date is Friday June 29, 2018.

Wokingham Libraries are part of the national campaign to have more young volunteers into our libraries this Summer. You might like to check out the national campaign website.

How to search for your Family History-a talk at Wokingham Library on Saturday June 23

 

How to search for your Family History

A talk with the Berkshire Family History Society

 Volunteers from the Berkshire Family History Society will highlight all the most productive web sites for family history research (subscription and free), showing what they can offer and how to improve the method of searches.  They will also touch on the range of other sources that are available.

 Free Event

Wokingham Library

Saturday June 23

2pm to 3.30pm

To book a place call the library on (0118) 9781368

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Fun, Sunshine, Stories and Rhymes at Dinton Pastures Country Park.

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Fun, Sunshine, Stories and Rhymes at Dinton Pastures Country Park.

 

Around 350 Families joined us on Monday June 18  to celebrate National Bookstart Week.  Families brought along picnics and joined in with the activities provided by:

  • Wokingham Borough Libraries with information about the services they offer.
  • Wokingham Children’s Centre Family Workers with information about the services they offer.
  • The Early Years Team promoted their “Ready for School, ready for life” programme.
  • NHS Nursery Nurses with information about the services they offer.
  • My Journey Team with balance bikes and promoted road safety.
  • Scottish and Southern Electricity with information about their priority service.

We also had some amazing children’s authors and illustrators who shared their stories throughout the morning. With many thanks to:

  • Tina Stubbs for reading the ‘Life’s Little Bugs Books’
  •  Cathy MacLennan for reading ‘Chicky, Chicky, Chook, Chook’
  •  Layn Marlow for reading ‘A-Twit For A-Twoo’
  •  Katrina Charman for reading ‘Car, Car, Truck, Jeep’
  • Carol Otieno for reading the ‘Monty the Lion Books’

 

We then had a noisy rhymetime with everyone joining in and singing along, to the ‘The Wheels on the Bus’, Five Little Ducks and Row, Row, Row your Boat and finished off by sharing the Lucy Cousin’s book ‘A Busy Day for Birds’.

All the families took home a goody bag filled with library information and a free “A Busy day for Birds” book.

Our next event will be at California Country Park on Wednesday July 11 from 10am to 12noon

Come and join us at California Country Park for our National Bookstart celebrations for the under 5’s. So come along and bring your own picnic. There will be nursery rhymes, songs and a free book!

Recommended Reads for Teens

Recommended Reads for Teens

Clean by Juno Dawson

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Meet the patients of the Clarity Centre: Kendall, the trans anorexic model-wannabe, vicodin addict Saif, OCD hoarder Guy, over-eater Ruby, washed-up reality TV survivor Brady, and last but definitely not least, spoiled heiress Lexi Volkov. Lexi hit rock bottom. After almost overdosing in a penthouse suite her brother stages an intervention and takes her to the Clarity facility for troubled young people. After a gruelling and painful detox, Lexi enters group therapy and meets her fellow ‘inmates’. Through her therapy sessions and a ten step programme, Lexi gradually opens up about her destructive life.

 

Truly, Wildly, Deeply by Jenny McLachlan

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Annie is starting college. She can’t wait. No more school, no more uniform, and no one telling her what to do. It’s the start of a new adventure and Annie’s not going to let anyone or anything get in the way of that. Freedom matters to Annie. She has cerebral palsy and she’s had to fight hard to get the world to see her for who she truly is. Then she meets Fab. He’s six foot two, Polish, and a passionate believer in, well, just about everything, but most of all Annie and good old fashioned romance. The moment Fab sees Annie, he’s wildly drawn to her and declares she must be his girl. Annie’s horrified. She doesn’t want to be anyone’s anything, especially if it means losing her independence. But then Annie finds herself falling for Fab. As things go deeply wrong, Annie realises that love can make you do wild, crazy things, and so she sets out to win his heart with a romantic gesture of truly epic proportions!

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

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Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her high school teachers who think the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules. Viv’s mum was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates Moxie, a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond and spread the Moxie message. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realises that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution!

All of the recommended titles can be borrowed from Wokingham Borough Libraries https://wokingham.spydus.co.uk  or visit www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries