News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries September 2018
What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Adults
Yoga for the Retired- Explore the benefits of yoga with a trained instructor. Free to anyone who is retired
Woodley Library, Monday September 10, 2pm to 3pm. To book call (0118) 9690304
Blitz: Britain and the Luftwaffe 1939-45– Local historian Mike Cooper will be looking at air attacks by Germany against the British Isles, going beyond “The Blitz” of 1940-41 and covering attacks by the “V” weapons £5 charge
Wokingham Library Friday September 28 10.30am to 12noon
MacMillan Coffee Event- Drop-in and enjoy tea, coffee and cake and help raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Relief
Woodley Library, Saturday September 29, 10am to 3pm
Wokingham Library Wednesday Book Group– A new daytime book for people who enjoy reading and discussing books. For more information call (0118) 9743712
The first meeting will be on September 26,10.30am to 11.30am and then on the last Wednesday in each month
First Steps in Acrylics– Learn some basic techniques with Lyn Ebbett. £5 charge.
All sessions run 2pm to 4pm (Three further sessions to be held in October)
Session 1: Introduction to Acrylics. Painting a still life, Monday September 10
Session 2: Using a medium to change nature of acrylics. Painting vegetables, Monday September17
Session 3: Paint a landscape using masking out techniques, Monday September24
Heritage Open Days
Wokingham Library will be joining with other organisations in Wokingham to celebrate the heritage of the town, focussing this year on Celebrating Extraordinary Women
The Girl Who Climbed Everest-A Talk with Bonita Norris
Bonita Norris, a former Holt School pupil, tells the story of how she went from novice mountaineer to the top of the world. Bonita’s book will also be available to purchase. This free event is being arranged in partnership with Wokingham Town Council and will take place in Wokingham Town Hall. To book go to: www.ticketsource.co.uk/bonita
Friday September 7 4pm to 5pm
Reminiscence Club-the theme for discussion will be Extraordinary Women and local links to the Suffragette movement. Just drop-in.
Wokingham Library, Thursday September 6, 10.30am to 12noon
First Thursday Book Group-Join our Thursday evening book group as a guest as we discuss The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Please bring in any other titles by great women writers that you would like to recommend. For more information call (0118) 9743712
Wokingham Library,Thursday September 6, 6pm to 7pm
Fantastically Great Woman Activity Day – Find out about some amazing women, try some of activity sheets. Just drop in! Children’s Event at Wokingham Library on Saturday September 8, 9.30am to 4pm
You can also view a display about suffragettes at Wokingham Library and read about their links to the local area. Take part in the suffragette quiz with the chance to win a great prize.
What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Children
Pirate Day Storytime – Stories and craft for the under 8’s. Just drop in! On Wednesday September 19 at Wokingham Library and Woodley Library, 3.30pm to 4pm
Roald Dahl Day – Share your favourite Roald Dahl Books and try out some of our Roald Dahl activity sheets. Just drop in! On Thursday September 13 at Lower Earley Library 3.30pm to 4.30pm, Wokingham and Woodley Library, 3.45pm to 4.30pm
Summer Reading Challenge 2018 – Mischief Makers
It’s fun, it’s FREE and you can sign up at any of our Libraries 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. You must sign up before Sunday 2 September 2018 and you have until Sunday September 16, 2018 to complete.
Teen Reading Challenge – Borrow 6 books across the summer holidays (runs until 2 September). If you complete the challenge you will be entered into a prize draw for some fantastic book related prizes.
What’s On in Libraries for Teens
Manga Workshop – With Create a Comic Workshop. £3 charge. Do you love comics, drawing, or creating characters? Why not come and join us on a 6 week comic making ARTventure! Every Saturday will take you step by step through easy to follow lessons, helping you create your very own short comic. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
All sessions run 1pm to 2pm
Session 1 – The Basics of drawing a character Saturday September 8
Session 2 – Facial expressions and storyboarding Saturday September 15
Session 3 – Recap on basics, and dynamic poses Saturday September 22
Session 4 – Pencilling pages. Basics for newcomers Saturday September 29
Places must be booked at Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368
Teen Writing Group – For 11 to 18 year olds.
Wokingham Library Every Saturday From September 8, 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
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/