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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