Wokingham Borough Libraries May Newsletter 2019

Wokingham Borough Libraries May Newsletter 2019

Bank Holidays

All our libraries will be closed on Monday May 6 and Monday May 27, 2019

Events for Wokingham Well-Being Week, May 13-18

Sleep Talk- Find out how to improve Sleep in Adults. An event for Wokingham Well-Being Week with Dr Lindsay Browning from Trouble Sleeping.  On Monday May 13 from 6pm to 7pm.

Please book via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-adult-sleep-talk-how-to-improve-your-sleep-tickets-59588621170

Life’s Little Bugs Story session – Come and meet author Tina Stubbs and meet the Little Bugs, with stories from Hum Bug and Fitness Bug with activities. For children aged 7 and under, free just drop in! Books will be on sale after the session.  On Tuesday May 14 from 4pm to 4.30pm.

Reading Well for Mental Health– Library staff will talk about books available in the library to support adults and families during Wokingham Well-Being Week. Free Event. On Wednesday May 15 from 11am to 12noon.

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

An Evolving Garden- A talk about creating a garden in Wokingham with John Harrison. £3 charge. On Monday May 13 10.30am to 11.30am.

E-Library Help Sessions– Book yourself onto a 30 minute session for help with our E-Library service, including e-books, e-audio and e-magazines. Please bring your device with you. Thursday May 16 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm.

Heritage Walk- A walk exploring Wokingham’s Heritage stating at Wokingham Library with the Wokingham Society. Free. On Wednesday May 15 10.30am to 11.30am.

Macrame/Paracord Bracelet Workshop – Learn how to make cool macramé and paracord bracelets that the whole family will love. With tutor Rachel Freegard, £5 charge plus cost of materials.  On Saturday May 25   10am to 1pm.

Smith’s Coaches of Reading 1922-1979 – A talk about local transport history with Paul Lacey. £3 charge. On Thursday May 9 2pm to 3pm.

Understanding Dementiaand lessening its impact-a talk with dementia specialist Shirley Pearce for Dementia Action Week. Free Event. On Thursday May 23 10am to 11.30am.

Twyford Library-Drop-in card making activity for adults. Try your hand at making cards- decoupage and Iris Folding techniques will be taught by a tutor. £2.50 per card.  On Friday May 17 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Woodley Library – Advance notice of a June Event. Bookings (0118) 9690304

Connie’s Colander– A theatre show with Human Story Theatre about the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on a family followed by a Q&A with a specialist. Free but donations would be appreciated. On Monday June 24 from 2.40pm to 3.45pm.

Universal Skills – A new online service is now available from Wokingham Libraries called Universal Skills, which takes you through the process of registering for Universal Credit, the necessary steps for job-seeking, and useful skills such as preparing for interviews.

Log in at home or in the library using your library card to register. Visit www.220soft.co.uk/wokingham/universal to get started.

What’s on for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries May Half-term 2019

Elmer Storytime – Celebrate Elmer Day with a story and colouring activity.

  • Wokingham Library                            Saturday May 25                     11am to 11.30am
  • Woodley Library                                 Saturday May 25                     11am to 11.30am

Explore Learning – Piece of Cake – Children take a trip to the bakery as they learn to divide up their favourite treats to help the master their fractions and decimals. How much cake will they get if they need to split it between the whole? Free session with Explore Learning for children aged 9 to 11 years old. Places must be booked.

  • Woodley Library                                 Tuesday May 28                     10.45am to 11.45am
  • Wokingham Library                            Thursday May 30                   10.45am to 11.45am
  • Lower Earley Library                           Friday May 31                        10.45am to 11.45am

Explore Learning – Put a spring in your step! Children can jump straight into this comprehension workshop and learn some fantastic skills that they can apply to any text they read. Can they help us predict what will happen next? And why did that character say that? Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 7 to 9 years old. Places must be booked.

  • Woodley Library                                 Tuesday May 28                     9.30am to 10.30am
  • Wokingham Library                            Thursday May 30                   9.30am to 10.30am
  • Lower Earley Library                           Friday May 31                         9.30am to 10.30am

Get Arty – Arts and crafts fun on for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Just drop in, £1.50 charge

Wokingham Library                            Friday May 31                         10.30am to 11.30am

Outdoor Let’s Explore – A fun and creative session exploring the outdoors and nature with the rangers from Dinton Pastures. For children aged 3 to 8 years old. Places must be booked.

  • Wokingham Library                            Wednesday May 29               9.30am to 10.15am
  • Woodley Library                                 Wednesday May 29               11.30am to 12.15pm

Read Me, Make Me

Drop in and join in with our Read Me, Make Me, craft activity. For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!

Wargrave Library                                Saturday June 1                       10.30am to 11am

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

  • Woodley Library                                 Tuesday May 28                     10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Lower Earley Library                           Thursday May 30                   10.30am to 12.30pm

Wokingham Borough Libraries at Dinton Fun Day

Come and join us at Dinton Pastures Country Park for outdoor themed stories and craft activities, free colouring and more. Charges may apply.

Dinton Pastures Country Park                        Saturday June 1                       10am to 3pm

Contact the relevant library to book your place: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/find-and-join-a-library/

For more events information visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/


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