News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries February 2019

News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries  February 2019

Highlights from our February Half-term Children’s activity programme

Explore Learning – Angular Architecture* – Pop on your hard hats as the children become architects. They will learn the areas and angles required to construct the homes of our future. Can they tell their right angles from their acute? Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 7 to 9 years old.

  • At Wokingham Library on  Wednesday February 20 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday February 21 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • At Woodley Library on Friday February 22 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Explore Learning – Fun with Phonics* – The children will investigate rhyming words and why they rhyme. They will use their phonics to help them sound the words accurately. What do the words bat, hat and rat all have in common? Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old.

  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday February 20 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday February 21 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • At Woodley Library on Friday February 22 from 9.30am to 10.30am

Get Arty – Arts and crafts for children aged 4 to 12 years old. £1.50 charge, Just drop in!At Wokingham Library on Friday February 22  from  10.30am to 11.30am

Guide Dog Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners.  At Wokingham Library on Monday February 18 from 10am to 12noon

Quirks Animal Roadshow – Quirks Animal Roadshow will allow children to interact with a variety of animals. For families with children aged 4 to 12 years old. Please phone to book a place, £ 4 per child.

  • At Wargrave Library on Wednesday February 20 from 11am to 12noon
  • At Wokingham Library  on Thursday February 21  from 11am to 12noon

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

  • At Lower Earley Library  on Monday February 18 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library  on Tuesday February 19  from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Woodley Library   on Wednesday February 20 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Storytime with author Rachel Jane – Come and join author Rachel Jane to listen to Lil’s Cupcake Delivery. Enjoy the story of Lil the Campervan on her quest to help her friend deliver all of her cupcakes and, see if she can deliver them all on time and in one piece! Please book at the library.

  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday February 21 from 1.30pm to 2.30pm
  • At Woodley Library  on Thursday February 21 from 10.30am to 11.30am

The Magic Tinderbox – Join The Enchanted Players Theatre Company in this show about a soldier on a special journey, we ask the children to help him with his important decisions, The moral being: “To be happy with what you have, not to crave for more.” with free face painting after the show.  Please book at the library, £5 charge per person.  At Woodley Library on Monday February 18 from  2.30pm to 3.30pm

All events must be booked unless otherwise stated, please contact the relevant library to book your place.

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.

Events for Adults at Wokingham Library – to book call 0118 978 1368

James Oswald* – Author event. Thriller writer James Oswald talks about his new book Cold as The Grave”. Includes a book signing and refreshments, £3 charge. On Thursday February 7  from 6pm to 7pm

The Job of a Literary Agent* – A talk about the work of a literary agent with Lucy Morris from Curtis Brown Creative Agency £5 charge.  On Saturday February 16 from 10.15am to 12noon

More than Bully Beef and Jam* – A talk with local historian Mike Cooper about food in World War 1. £5 charge.  On Friday February 22 from 10.30am to 12noon.

Magic Metalwork* – An opportunity to try cutting & shaping copper & aluminium metal sheet to create individual pieces of jewellery. Tutor Rachel Freegard. £5 charge plus materials. On Saturday February 23 from 10am to 1pm

Knitted Comforts from the Crimea to the Modern Day* – A talk about the history of military knitting with Joyce Meader. £5 charge.  On Wednesday February 27 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Book Chat – Join us for book recommendations and coffee, just drop-in.  On Thursday February 28 from 11am to 12noon

Events at Woodley Library – to book call 0118 969 0304

Pets and Puppies* – A talk with Monica Easton about her new book “Pets and Puppies” and her work with Guide Dog Puppies. Free Event.  On Thursday February 7 from 11am to 12noon

Winter Wellness– Drop into our workshop and find out how to support your wellbeing naturally with essential oils. Free event.   On Thursday February 7 from  1pm to 2pm

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

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

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