Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter July 2019
What’s on for Adults
Events at Wokingham Library- to book call 0118 9781368 where indicated
Book Chat- Drop-in for book recommendations and tea or coffee. No need to book, Thursday July 4 11am to 12noon
Heritage Walk– Join our walk starting at Wokingham Library which explore Wokingham’s Heritage with the Wokingham Society. Free, Thursday July 25 10.30am to 12noon
Rainbow Bright Therapies– Find out how to support your summer naturally with Essential Oils £3 charge. Thursday July 11 1pm to 2.30pm
Walking Book Group- Join us for a walk around Dinton Pastures and a chat about your favourite books. Meet at the Dragonfly Café. Free Event, Wednesday July 17 10.30am to 12noon
What is a BitCoin Anyway? Local author Jason Deane talks about his new book “How to Explain Bit Coin to your Mum.”£3 charge. Monday July 15 6pm to 7pm
What is a Cli-Fi Novel and how do you get one published? A talk with local author David Barker about his climate change related thrillers in the Gaia Trilogy. £3 charge. Thursday July 11 5.45pm to 7pm
Event at Lower Earley Library- to book call (0118) 9312150
Follow the Slow Fashion Revolution– A talk about how to buy less, buy better quality clothes that will last far longer, less often. A talk with Sue Selisko from the Wokingham House of Colour. £5 charge. Tuesday July 16 7.30pm to 9pm
New Online Resource 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.
Summer Reading Challenge 2019
The Summer Reading Challenge 2019 will be called Space Chase, an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Children taking part in the Challenge will join our super space family, The Rockets, for a thrilling mission to track down books nabbed by mischievous aliens! Space Chase will feature bespoke artwork from top children’s illustrator, Adam Stower, and will celebrate adventure, exploration, reading and fun! The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. It’s fun, it’s FREE and you can sign up at any of our Libraries from Monday July 1st until September 1st. Just read six library books and collect a poster and stickers as you go. Collect a medal and a certificate when you complete the challenge. There will be lots of Space Chase events at libraries this summer. Open to all primary school aged Library members.
Teen Reading Challenge – Borrow 6 books across the summer holidays (runs 1 July to 1 September). If you complete the challenge you will be entered into a prize draw for some fantastic book related prizes.
What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries
Mini French with Lower Earley Day Nursery – Come and have some fun with Lower Earley Day Nursery and learn some French through songs and puppets. Suitable for children aged 2 to 4 year old. On Tuesday July 16 10.45am to 11.15am at Lower Earley Library, Just drop in!
Guide Dogs Morning Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities. Woodley Library Monday July 29 10am to 12noon
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.
- Lower Earley Library Monday July 29 10.30am to 12.30pm
- Winnersh Library Wednesday July 31 10.30am to 12.30pm
Fanfiction Addiction Teen Writing Workshop with Igniting Writing – A full day workshop session on creating Fanfiction, for teens. £5 charge. Wokingham Library Saturday July 27 – 10.30am to 3pm
Storytime – Booktrust Storytime Prize – Join in with the BookTrust Storytime Prize 2019 reading sessions and help us find the best book for sharing. For children aged 5 and under. Just drop in!
- Finchampstead Library Friday July 5 11am to 11.30am
- Lower Earley Library Monday July 8 11.15am to 11.45am
- Wokingham Library Tuesday July 9 4pm to 4.30pm
- Twyford Library Tuesday July 16 3.45pm to 4.15pm
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/