Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter January 2019

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter January 2019

Twyford Library to re-open after refurbishment

Twyford Library will reopen on Friday January 4, 2019 after completion of the refurbishment programme.

 What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Adults

 The following session will be running at Wokingham Library and can be booked by calling 0118 9781368

 Healthy Menu Planning a workshop about healthy meal planning and eating with registered nutritionist Joanne Hart. £3 charge. Tuesday January 8 10.30am to 12noon

Julie Cohen– Author event. Julie Cohen talks about her new book Louis and Louise. Includes a book signing and refreshments. £3 charge. Thursday January 24 6pm to 7pm

Embroidery Hoop Pictures Workshop- Create a sweet stitched design in a hoop frame using basic stitches and additional decorative elements. With tutor Rachel Freegard £5 charge plus materials. Saturday January 26 10am to 1pm

The following session will be running at Woodley Library and can be booked by calling 0118 9690304

 Nutritional Therapy for Metabolic Syndrome– a FREE talk with Sasivimol Cheun-Im.

Wednesday January 30 1pm to 2pm

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 Postcard Project will be running at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries – Find out about the lives of people who have experience genocide from our display and write them a postcard. Monday January 21 to Friday February 1

 What’s on in Wokingham Libraries for Children

 Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under. Free

Spencers Wood Library Monday January 7             4pm to 4.30pm

Woodley Library Saturday January 12      11am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library Monday January 14                11.15am to 11.45am

Twyford Library Tuesday January 15                         4pm to 4.30pm

Wokingham Library Every Tuesday                          4pm to 4.30pm

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

Twyford Library Tuesday January 15         11am to 11.30am

Children’s Book Group – Themed monthly discussion about books, For children aged eight to ten years old. Places must be booked. 50p charge.

Lower Earley Library Monday January 14                4pm to 4.45pm

 Winter Mini Reading Challenge for Children

 The Winter Mini Challenge encourages children to keep reading through the winter holidays by rewarding them for reading and reviewing three books. This year we are thrilled to partner with publisher Nosy Crow for an extra special challenge inspired by There’s A Yeti in the Playground!, the hilarious new book from Blue Peter Award winners Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham. Taking part online – To take part in the Mini Challenge, children simply read three books of their choice, then rate and review them online at www.winterreadingchallenge.org.uk   The Challenge runs until Friday 11 January 2019, so there’s plenty of time to get involved! Books added to the website during this period will count towards unlocking the Mini Challenge rewards: a special certificate to print off and keep, and a Winter Challenge badge that will appear on the user’s website profile. The website will also feature printable activities and recommendations for great winter reads. For even more suggestions, try the Book Sorter, our unique database of children’s peer-to-peer recommendations.  All the books it recommends have been rated and reviewed by children using the website. https://summerreadingchallenge.org.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/

Local Plan Update Survey

Wokingham Borough Council is consulting on an update to our Local Plan, which will guide where and how growth will take place in the borough in the years up to 2036.  Wokingham Borough is a popular place to live, with a strong economy and high quality of life. This popularity causes a huge challenge to provide the homes we need. We need to provide these homes for the future in the right way – and with your involvement.
The consultation asks you where you think development should go and whether there are locations suitable for higher densities and taller buildings. There are also questions about land for new employment centres. You will be able to see all of the land being put forward for development as part of this process and provide comments on its suitability. The consultation runs until 4pm on Friday 15 February 2019.

You can find all documents and details of the consultation on our website   at www.wokingham.gov.uk/localplanupdate.

We are running a number of events during the consultation. Come along to the following locations to find out more and ask any questions.

7 January 2019,  Monday 7pm-9pm Wokingham Without St Sebastian’s Memorial Hall RG40 3BA
10 January 2019,   Thursday 7pm-9pm Twyford  Loddon Hall RG10 1AS
16 January 2019,  Wednesday 7pm-9pm Wokingham Wokingham Town Hall RG40 1AS
22 January 2019,  Tuesday 7pm-9pm Shinfield  Ryeish Green Sports Hub RG7 1EP
30 January 2019,  Wednesday 7pm-9pm Arborfield  Henry Street Garden Centre RG2 9JY
6 February 2019,  Wednesday 7pm-9pm Earley  Trinity Church RG6 5HZ
12 February 2019,  Tuesday 7pm-9pm Woodley  Oakwood Centre RG5 4JZ
For more information, please email LPU@wokingham.gov.uk

 

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