Wokingham Borough Libraries March Newsletter

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter March 2019

Events for Adults at Wokingham Library to book call (0118) 9781368

First Steps in Acrylics and Mixed Media– Learn some basic techniques with Lyn Ebbett. £5 charge.

All sessions run 2pm to 4pm

Session 1: Making a start. A still life using acrylics and paper Monday March 4

Session 2: Using dry media, e.g. charcoal, pastels, etc. Experimenting with mark making. Monday March 11

Session 3: Using wet media, e.g. acrylics, inks, etc. A landscape Monday March 18

Session 4 Incorporating collage. Using the work of other artists as inspiration Monday March 25

Session 5 Using printing and stamps to enhance mixed media work Monday April 1

Session 6 Using ‘found’ materials and making an abstract piece of work Monday April 8

John Hook-author talk- A local author talks about his new book, Top Meadow, set in Medieval England. Free Event

Wednesday March 6 10.30am to 11.30am

Compassion in World Farming– a talk by volunteers from the leading animal welfare charity about how food choices affect farm animal welfare, the environment and our own health. £3 charge

Saturday March 16 2pm to 3.30pm

Sewing the Sixties– A costume presentation with Meredith Towne. Join Meredith as she delves into her 1960s sewing box and delights in a home dressmaking journey through the decade. £7 charge.

Wednesday March 20 2.30pm to 4pm

String Art Picture Workshop* – Make a simple yet stunning decorative ‘painting’ using nails and colourful string! With Rachel Freegard £5 plus materials

Saturday March 23 10am to 1pm

Butterfly Quilling Workshop- Learn how to quill a butterfly, which can be added to a card or a gift box for decoration. £3 charge.

Tuesday March 26 10.30am to 12noon

Archaeology Finds Surgery-Drop-in for advice about archaeological objects with our Finds Liaison Officer.

Thursday March 28 10am to 12noon

Reading Aloud Groups at Lower Earley Library

Join a reading group with a difference! We have two groups that meet monthly at Lower Earley library where the participants read aloud short stories, novels and poetry. There is no need to book, just drop-in.

The Poetry Reading Group (reading poetry only) meets on the last Monday in each month, 10.30am to 11.30am. The next meeting is on Monday March 25

The Read Aloud Group (short stories and novels) meets on the first Friday in each month, 10.30am to 11.30am. The next meeting is on Friday March 1st

For more information call (0118) 9743712 or (0118) 9312150

Children’s Activities

Children’s Book and Craft Club Woodley Library with themed discussion about books with fun craft activity for seven to ten year olds. 50p charge, Every other Wednesday – term time only March 6, 20 from 4pm to 4.45pm.

Happiness Storytime – Come along to a Family Session and celebrate International Day of Happiness. Join in with activities, a Story, Story Massage and a Relaxing activity, to make you feel good and smile. For children of school age. Wokingham Library Tuesday March 19 4pm to 4.30pm

Lego Club – For children aged 5 to 10 years old. 50p charge per session. Places must be booked at the relevant library, as space is limited.

Winnersh Library Every Thursday (term-time only) 4pm to 4.45pm

Lower Earley Library Every Monday (term-time only) 4pm to 4.45pm

World Book Day – Thursday March 7, 2019

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. On 7th March 2019, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. All schools are sent a pack of Book Tokens for children and age-ranged World Book Day Resource Packs.

Then they can take their book token to a local bookseller WH Smith or Waterstones in Wokingham and can use it to pick one of TEN (exclusive, new and completely free) books.

We will be hosting a World Book Day Storytime at WH Smiths in Wokingham on Friday March 8 from 3.30pm to 4.15pm, so come and hear some fun stories and create your own World Book Day Bookmark, with Wokingham Borough Libraries.

More information about World Book Day can be found at: http://www.worldbookday.com/

School and Class visits to your local library

If you would like to bring your class to the library, throughout the year. Please contact the relevant library and we will try and accommodate any request.

Shakespeare Week March 18-24 March 2019

William Shakespeare was never lost for words, but young people in the UK are increasingly so. A national survey published in 2018 reported that more than 60% of primary and secondary school teachers were seeing a rise in pupils with an underdeveloped vocabulary. In order to help children across the country find their words, Shakespeare Week will be embracing the theme of Language and Literacy in 2019. To find out more about Shakespeare Week, please follow on Twitter @shakespeareweek or look at the website http://www.shakespeareweek.org.uk.

There will be book displays and activity sheets in all of our libraries.

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.

Why not search our online catalogue from the comfort of your own home to see what’s on offer: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

Don’t forget that we have a selection of eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines that you can access with your library card for free.

You can find more about events in libraries via our email newsletter. You can sign up for this at: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/contact-us/sign-up-manage-text-and-email-alerts/. Or alternatively download this publication at: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/find-and-join-a-library/

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The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards Longlist

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards Longlist has been announced for children and young peoples books. They are outstanding works which entertain, challenge and inspire.

The 2019 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are sponsored by Peters and ALCS, and funded by Carnegie UK Trust.

2019CILIPCarnegielonglist2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist (alphabetical by author surname):

1. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

2. Rebound by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

3. The Colour of the Sun by David Almond

4. The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli

5. The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan

6. Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

7. Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland, illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love

8. My Side of the Diamond by Sally Gardner

9. Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay

10. A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

11. A Different Boy by Paul Jennings, illustrated by Geoff Kelly

12. The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane, illustrated by Jackie Morris

13. Hilary McKay’s Fairy Tales by Hilary McKay, illustrated by Sarah Gibb

14. Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

15. The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan

16. The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf

17. Station Zero by Philip Reeve

18. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Chris Priestley

19. The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders

20. Mud by Emily Thomas

2019CILIPKateGreenawaylonglist2019 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal longlist (alphabetical by illustrator surname):

1. A Stone for Sascha written and illustrated by Aaron Becker

2. The Day the War Came by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

3. This Zoo is Not for You written and illustrated by Ross Collins

4. If All the World Were… by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Allison Colpoys

5. Bob’s Blue Period written and illustrated by Marion Deuchars

6. Ocean Meets Sky written and illustrated by Eric Fan and Terry Fan

7. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill

8. The Last Wolf written and illustrated by Mini Grey

9. Beyond the Fence written and illustrated by Maria Gulemetova

10. Mary’s Monster written and illustrated by Lita Judge

11. The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

12. Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland, illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love

13. Julian is a Mermaid written and illustrated by Jessica Love

14. Mrs Noah’s Pockets by Jackie Morris, illustrated by James Mayhew

15. You’re Safe With Me by Chitra Soundar, illustrated by Poonam Mistry

16. The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane, illustrated by Jackie Morris

17. Suffragette: The Battle for Equality written and illustrated by David Roberts

18. Illegal by Eoin Colfer & Andrew Donkin – illustrated by Giovanni Rigano

19. Animals with Tiny Cat written and illustrated by Viviane Schwarz

20. The Family Tree by Mal Peet – illustrated by Emma Shoard

Why not borrow them from one of our libraries, check what’s available here:

https://wokingham.spydus.co.uk

Whats on for children on Friday February 22, 2019

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries on Friday February 22, 2019. Just drop in to any of the events, unless otherwise stated.

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. Woodley Library 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. Woodley Library 9.30am to 10.30am

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

Just drop in to any of the events, unless otherwise stated.

Whats on for children on Thursday February 21, 2019

Whats on for children on Thursday February 21, 2019

Please contact the relevant library to book a place, unless otherwise stated.

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.
Lower Earley Library 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.
Lower Earley Library 9.30am to 10.30am

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. Wokingham Library 11am to 12noon

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.
Woodley Library 10.30am to 11.30am and Lower Earley Library 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details:
Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

Wokingham Borough Libraries Children’s Events on Wednesday February 20, 2019

Wokingham Borough Libraries Children’s Events on Wednesday February 20, 2019
Events must be booked by contacting the relevant library, unless otherwise stated.

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. Wokingham Library at 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. Wokingham Library at 9.30am to 10.30am

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.
Wargrave Library at 11am to 12noon

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in! Free Event. Wokingham Library at 10am to 10.30am and 11am to 11.30am

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.
Woodley Library at 10.30am to 12.30pm

What’s On for Children in Lower Earley Library February Half-term 2019

What’s On for Children in Lower Earley Library  February Half-term 2019

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.

Thursday February 21         9.30am to 10.30am

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.

Thursday February 21                 10.45am to 11.45am

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.

Thursday February 21                 1.30pm to 2.30pm

To book call Lower Earley Library on 0118 931 2156

John Hook -author visit to Wokingham Library on March 6th

Local author John Hook will be visiting Wokingham Library  talk about his debut novel Top Meadow.

Minnow, a young peasant lad grows from child to manhood in this novel set in medieval Berkshire at around the time of Henry 11

Discover how the longest establised building in Wokingham, a physically challenged youth, a Euopean experienced cook and three additional complete strangers from across the Narrow Sea combine to affect the lives of a small community

The event includes a book signing

Wokingham Library

Wednesday March 6 10.30am to 11.30am

Free Event

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


Wellcome Book Prize Longlist 2019

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The Wellcome Book Prize longlist for 2019 has been announced, celebrating the many ways in which literature can illuminate the breadth and depth of our relationship with health, medicine and illness.

The longlist of twelve titles was selected by a judging panel chaired by author Elif Shafak with Jon Day, Viv Groskop, Kevin Fong and Rick Edwards.

  • Amateur: A true story about what makes a man by Thomas Page McBee Non-fiction

9781786890979[1]“Thomas Page McBee, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence. Through his experience of boxing – learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body – McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes and the limitations of conventional masculinity.”

  • Astroturf by Matthew Sperling Fiction9781787471146[1]

“At 30, Ned is in a rut. His girlfriend has dumped him, his job is boring and he lives in a dismal bedsit. While others around him climb the property ladder and get ahead, he seems destined to remain one of life’s plodders. Encouraged by a friend to try using steriods to bulk up his frame, Ned is thrilled to discover a new vitality within himself. Physical changes are only the beginning: his mental state is clearer, he feels more confident and, most thrillingly of all, friends and lovers alike seem compelled by this new improved Ned. Using his knowledge of the murky yet surprising online world of steroids, Ned begins to build a business and discovers that his talents can take him further than he ever thought possible. But when is new life is threatened, he finds himself doing things he never would have dared to do before. And it all seems to be going fine.”

  • Educated by Tara Westover Non-fiction

9780099511021[1]“Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating emergency supplies, hoping that when the World of Men failed, her family would continue on, unaffected. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in doctors or hospitals. According to the state and federal government, she didn’t exist. As she grew older, her father became more radical, and her brother, more violent. At sixteen Tara decided to educate herself. Her struggle for knowledge would take her far from her Idaho mountains, over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d travelled too far.”

  • Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi Fiction9780571345397[1]

“Narrated from the perspectives of the various selves within Ada, and based in the author’s realities, ‘Freshwater’ explores the metaphysics of identity and being.”

 

 

  • Heart: a History by Sandeep Jauhar Non-fiction

9781786072955[1]“A doctor’s inspiring obsession with the heart, seamlessly combining history, gripping scenes from the operating theatre and a moving personal story.”

 

 

 

 

  • Mind on Fire: A memoir of madness and recovery by Arnold Thomas Fanning Non-fiction

“Arnold Thomas Fanning had his first experience of depression during adolescence, 9781844884292[1]following the death of his mother. Some ten years later, an up-and-coming playwright, he was overcome by mania and delusions. Thus began a terrible period in which he was often suicidal, increasingly disconnected from family and friends, sometimes in trouble with the law, and homeless in London. Drawing on his own memories, the recollections of people who knew him when he was at his worst, and medical and police records, Arnold Thomas Fanning has produced a beautifully written, devastatingly intense account of madness – and recovery, to the point where he has not had any serious illness for over a decade and has become an acclaimed playwright.”

  • Murmur by Will Eaves Fiction

9781909585263[1]“Murmur is an original imagining of how the mathematician Alan Turing may have responded to the punishment imposed on him by the state – chemical castration – following his conviction for gross indecency. Alan Turing was more than just a member of the team that cracked the wartime Enigma code using a machine akin to an early computer, impressive though this achievement may be. He was a mathematician and theoretical biologist who pioneered ideas on artificial intelligence.”

 

  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Otessa Moshfegh Fiction

“A shocking, hilarious and strangely tender novel about a young woman’s experiment in 9781787330412[1]narcotic hibernation, aided and abetted by one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature. Our narrator has many of the advantages of life, on the surface. Young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, she lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like everything else, by her inheritance. But there is a vacuum at the heart of things, and it isn’t just the loss of her parents in college, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her alleged best friend. It’s the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong?”

  • Polio: The Odyssey of Eradication by Thomas Abraham Non-fiction

9781849049566[1]“Polio is still rife in poorer parts of the world. This is a rare look inside the global effort to tackle this potentially deadly disease, against the odds.”

 

 

 

 

  • Sight by Jessie Greengrass Fiction

“In ‘Sight’ a woman recounts her progress to motherhood, while remembering the death 9781473652392[1]of her own mother, and the childhood summers she spent with her psychoanalyst grandmother. Woven among these personal recollections are significant events in medical history: Wilhelm Rontgen’s discovery of the X-ray and his production of an image of his wife’s hand; Sigmund Freud’s development of psychoanalysis and the work that he did with his daughter, Anna; John Hunter’s attempts to set surgery on a scientific footing and his work, as a collaborator with his brother William and the artist Jan van Rymsdyk, on the anatomy of pregnant bodies. What emerges is the realisation that while the search for understanding might not lead us to an absolute truth, it is an end in itself.”

  • The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein Non-fiction

9781925498523[1]“Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife. But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to belong. Now she believes her clients deserve no less. A woman who sleeps among garbage she has not put out for 40 years. A man who bled quietly to death in his loungeroom. A woman who lives with rats, random debris and terrified delusion. The still life of a home vacated by accidental overdose.”

 

  • This Really Isn’t About You by Jean Hannah Edelstein Non-fiction

“In 2014 I moved back to the United States after living abroad for 14 years, my whole 9781509863808[1]adult life, because my father was dying. Six weeks after I arrived in New York City, my father died. Six months after that I learned that I too was a carrier of the gene that caused the cancer that had killed him. When Jean Hannah Edelstein’s world overturned she was forced to confront some of the big questions: how do we cope with grief? How does life change when we realise we’re not invincible? Does knowing our likely fate make it harder or easier to face the future?”

 

 

Three debut novels appear on this year’s longlist: Sight, Freshwater and Astroturf. The two further novels look at what great bodily change can do to a person’s mind.

Memoirs dominate the seven non-fiction titles on the list, sharing stories including mortality, modern masculinity and attitudes towards medical innovation.

The shortlist for the prize will be announced on Tuesday 19 March, with the winner revealed at an evening ceremony on Wednesday 1 May at Wellcome Collection.

Reserve your copy via the Wokingham Borough Libraries website at www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/  

Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize 2019

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The Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize Shortlist for 2019 has been announced. The category winners and ultimate overall winner will be unveiled on Thursday 21 March.

Illustrated Books Shortlist

Sparking the imaginations of the very youngest readers, the Illustrated Books Shortlist is a celebration of creative talent across every genre of children’s publishing. Bursting with life, invention and laugh-aloud humour, whether it’s a superbly silly rhyming canine roll-call or a tender, painterly story of identity or a catalogue of real life heroes, these are books that explore the breadth and depth of where words and pictures can lead us.

  • Mini Rabbit Not Lost by John Bond
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  • 100 Dogs by Michael Whaite
  • Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
  • The King Who Banned the Dark by Emily Haworth-Booth
  • The Girls by Lauren Ace

Younger Fiction Shortlist

Marking the beginning of a journey into independent reading, our Younger Fiction category is where many children lose their hearts to books forever. This year’s list is full of future favourites, crossing magical lands, tackling far-flung adventures and spinning new fairy tales to exploring what matters much closer to home.

  • Brightstorm: a Sky-Ship Adventure by Vashti Hardy
  • The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
  • The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell
  • The boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf
  • The Mystery of the Colour Thief by Ewa Jozefkowicz
  • The Boy who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd

Older Fiction Shortlist

Standing on the cusp of the most daring and experimental new trends – not to mention where Hollywood comes calling – Older Fiction is where some of the most exciting contemporary storytelling happens. Amongst the astonishing range and diversity on display there’s the sweeping, fantasy of rich and strange new worlds alongside myth-born epic and cutting edge contemporary drama: talent to take your breath away.

  • Boy 87 by Ele Fountain
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi
  • Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. by Malcolm Duffy
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • The Truth about Lies by Tracy Darnton
  • A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos

Reserve your copy via the Wokingham Borough Libraries website at www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/ 

 

 

What’s On for Children at Woodley Library February Half-term 2019

What’s On for Children at Woodley Library February Half-term 2019

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.

Woodley Library                 Monday February 18                    2.30pm to 3.30pm

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.

Woodley Library                 Wednesday February 20             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.

Woodley Library                 Thursday February 21                   10.30am to 11.30am

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.

Woodley Library                 Friday February 22                        9.30am to 10.30am

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.

Woodley Library                 Friday February 22                        10.45am to 11.45am

 

To book contact Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304