What’s On in Woodley Library August 2019

What’s On in Woodley Library August 2019

What’s On for Adults

Woodley First Thursday Evening Book Group*  Thursday August 1    6pm to 6.45pm

Woodley Library Book Group* – Book group for adults meets to discuss new books and favourite books.  Thursday August 1        11am to 12noon

French Conversation Club – Basic French required. Just drop in!  Sunday August 11 and 25    2pm to 3pm

Scrabble Club  Wednesday August 21           2pm to 3pm

Reminiscence Club – Group for adults discusses topics from days gone by.  Thursday August 29         10.30am to 12 noon

 

What’s On for Children and Families

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture. £4 per picture, For children aged 4 to 11 years old.  Thursday August 1 and Tuesday August 27   10.30am to 12.30pm

Space Chase Volunteer Activity Sessions – Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books and fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.  Just drop in! Donations welcome.

  • Every Wednesday August 7, 14, 21, 28              2pm to 3.45pm
  • Every Friday August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30                    10.30am to 12.15pm

Space Chase with Fred in the Shed* – Fred in the Shed’s magic show, best suited for 3 years old and upwards. Places must be booked, £4 per child.  Friday August 9    2.45pm to 3.45pm

Apollo@50 – Get involved in an interactive retelling of the Apollo 11 moon landing, 50 years on with the Science and Technology Facilities Council! Handle Moon rocks, meteorites and even a piece of the planet Mars! Take home your very own sparkly bug and a Dark Sky Discovery star chart. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. Places must be booked.  Saturday August 10                             10.45am to 11.45am

MAD Science Rocketeers Workshop* – Come and learn all about rockets! Then create your own. Family friendly workshop for children aged 8 to 11 years old. Limited space, places must be booked, £5 charge.  Monday August 12              11.30am to 12.30pm

Handwriting Zoo* -The animals guide the children through their perfect letter formation, the giraffes’ tall necks help with the letter ‘h’ and the pig’s curly tails help with the letter ‘e’. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old. Places must be booked.  Thursday August 29           9.30am to 10.30am

Word Problems* – This workshop will help children tackle worded maths problems to become fearless problem solvers. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 9 to 11 years old. Places must be booked.  Thursday August 29            10.45am to 11.45am

*Places must be booked in branch or by calling Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

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Wokingham Borough Libaries August Newsletter

Wokingham Borough Libaries August Newsletter

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! 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 and runs 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.

Highlights for our summer events for full details of all our events visit: – https://wp.me/p5mHbU-3Wx

Apollo@50 – Get involved in an interactive retelling of the Apollo 11 moon landing, 50 years on with the Science and Technology Facilities Council! Handle Moon rocks, meteorites and even a piece of the planet Mars! Take home your very own sparkly bug and a Dark Sky Discovery star chart. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. Places must be booked.  Woodley Library, Saturday August 10            10.45am to 11.45am

Family Learning – Play and Learn with Lego – How to help your child learn maths whilst playing. For families with children aged 5-7, younger siblings welcome too. £5 charge. Booking via Adult Education, 0118 974 3797 or adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk

  • Wokingham Library Wednesday August 28         10am to 12noon
  • Finchampstead Library  Wednesday August 28   2.30pm to 4.30pm

Space Chase with Fred in the Shed – Fred in the Shed’s magic show, his show is fast paced and a mixture of light-hearted fun and comedy magic fit for the whole family and best suited for 3 years olds and upwards. Places must be booked, £4 per child.

  • Wokingham Library Friday August 9 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Finchampstead Library Friday August 9 12.45 to 1.45pm
  • Woodley Library Friday August 9 2.45pm to 3.45pm

Space Chase Activity Session – Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, get creative with a themed craft activity. Just drop in!

Shinfield Rise Community Flat – Every Thursday July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22   1pm to 4pm

Winnie the Pooh  Story session – Come and hear some stories from Pooh Corner with Wokingham Stations Guard – Tony Knight. Free event for Families with children aged 8 and under.   Wokingham Library Thursday August 1         11am to 11.30am

All events must be booked, unless stated as dropin, please call the library involved. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wokingham Winter Carnival 2019 – A Space Adventure Art Competition

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk this year’s Wokingham Winter Carnival theme is ‘A Space Adventure’. And to make it even more fun we are holding an art competition for children in two age groups – ages 5-8 years and 9-11 years old. The overall winner will get to see their artwork on the front of this year’s programme.

How To Take Part – It couldn’t be simpler to take part, just create a bright and beautiful picture for the Wokingham Winter Carnival that you think shows ‘a space adventure’, remembering that it is for a winter carnival!

Once your picture is complete, write your name, age and your parents or guardian’s email address and telephone number on the back. Then just drop your picture in to any staff member at Wokingham Library before closing on Saturday 14 September 2019. (Pictures can be handed in during opening hours any time after the competition has commenced so entrants do not need to wait until 14 September). If you would like your picture back, please write “please return” on the back and you will be able to collect your picture from Wokingham Library between 2-24 December 2019. Any pictures not collected by this date will be recycled.

Age Categories  – Remember our ‘Space Adventure’ competition is split into two age groups: 5-8years and 9-11 years.

Closing Date  – Just drop your picture in to any staff member at Wokingham Library before closing on Saturday 14 September 2019.

The Prizes – The winner in each age group will receive an art related prize and will have the opportunity to ride in the Wokingham Winter Carnival Parade on Santa’s train together with up to four family members. (The Parade takes place late afternoon on Sunday 24 November 2019).

http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/

Adult events in early September at Wokingham Library

Harry Dunn-Book Launch of Death Run

Local author Harry Dunn visits Wokingham Library to talk about his new novel, Death Run, the third  in the Jack Barclay crime series.  Take this opportunity to meet Harry and hear about his writing career and enjoy a glass of wine!  Book Signing and refreshments available. The event takes place on Monday September 2, 5.45pm to 7pm. Free event, just drop-in.

Wokingham’s Trees-Visible, Valued, Vanishing?- A talk with the Wokingham District Veteran Tree Association (WDVTA) £3 charge, Wednesday September 4 2pm to 3.30pm

The Amritsar Massacre- Local author Vanessa Holburn talks about her new book which examines the massacre, 100 years after it happened. £3 charge, Monday September 9 10.30am to 11.30am

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.

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/

What’s On in Spencers Wood Library August 2019

What’s On in Spencers Wood Library  August 2019

What’s On for Adults

Lit Wits Book Group* – Monday August 12           6pm to 7pm

Pages in the Wood* – Monday August 19             6pm to 7pm

What’s On for Children and Families

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5s and their parents. Free, just drop in.  Thursday August 1 and 15   10.15am to 10.45am

MAD Science Rocketeers Workshop* – Come and learn all about rockets! Then create your own and get them ready for launch. Family friendly workshop with MAD science for children aged 8 to 11 years old. Limited space, places must be booked. £5 charge.  Monday August 12       2.30pm to 3.30pm

Little Space Explorers* – Space stories and rocket rhymes followed by an out of this world craft   activity for children aged 3 to 8 years old. £2 charge, Places must be booked.  Thursday August 29  11am to 11.45am

 

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 988 4771 to book a place.

 

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

Summer Events for Children on Wednesday July 31, 2019

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Summer Events for Children on Wednesday July 31, 2019

Space Chase Volunteer Activity – Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.  Just drop in! Donations welcome.

  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday July 31 from 10.45am to 12.15pm
  • At Woodley Library on Wednesday July 31 from 2.15pm to 3.45pm

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. At Winnersh Library on Wednesday July 31 from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Space Adventures – Hear about Space adventures and rocket poems followed by an out of this world craft activity for children aged 7 to 10 years old. Places must be booked at Wargrave Library on 0118 940 4656. £2 charge. At Wargrave Library on Wednesday July 31 from 11am to 12 noon.

 

 

 

What’s On in Lower Earley Library August 2019

What’s On in Lower Earley Library August 2019

What’s On for Adults

Board Games Club   Thursday August 1, 15                    10am to 11am

Reading Aloud Group – enjoy reading great literature alou.   Friday August 2     10.30am to 11.30am

Pass the Book Book Club*           Friday August 9               10.30am to 11.30am

Knit and Natter –  Tuesday August 13          4pm to 5pm

Jack in the Books Book Club*            Monday August 19           10.30am to 11.30am

What’s On for Children and Families

Handwriting Zoo* – Free session, for children aged 4 to 6 years old. Places must be booked.  Monday August 5            9.30am to 10.30am

Little Space Explorers* – Space stories and rocket rhymes followed by an out of this world craft activity for children aged 3 to 8 years old. £2 charge, places must be booked.

Friday August 23                                                                                            11am to 11.45am

MAD Science Rocketeers Workshop* – Come and learn all about rockets! Then create your own. Family friendly workshop for children aged 8 to 11 years old. Places must be booked, £5 charge.  Monday August 5                  2pm to 3pm

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture. £4 per picture, For children aged 4 to 11 years old.  Monday August 19                      10.30am to 12.30pm

Space Chase Volunteer Activity Sessions – Fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.  Just drop in! Donations welcome.

  • Craft Activities Every Tuesday August 6, 13, 20, 27       2pm to 3.45pm
  • Lego Activities Every Thursday August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29     10.30am to 12.15pm

Word Problems *- This workshop will help children tackle these worded maths problems to become fearless problems solvers. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 9 to 11 years old. Places must be booked.

Monday August 5                                                                                            10.45am to 11.45am

*Places must be booked in branch or call 0118 931 2150, To renew your books online visit:    http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

What’s On in Twyford Library August 2019

What’s On in Twyford Library August 2019

What’s On for Adults

Twyford Author Book Group* – Monday August 1         2.30pm to 3.30pm

Reminiscence Club – Tuesday August 6                               6pm to 7pm

Twyford Tuesday Reading Group* – Tuesday August 13     2.30pm to 3.30pm

Knit and Natter – Drop in for knitting and a chat.  Tuesday August 20    2pm to 3pm

What’s On for Children and Families

Space adventures* – Hear about Space adventures and rocket poems followed by an out of this world craft activity for children aged 7 to 10 years old. Places must be booked. £2 charge.  Tuesday August 13          11am to 11.45am

Little Space Explorers* – Space stories and rocket rhymes followed by space craft activity. Places must be booked. For children aged 3 to 8 years old. £2 charge.  Tuesday August 20       11am to 11.45am

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 934 0800 to book a place.

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

What’s On in Finchampstead Library August 2019

What’s On in Finchampstead Library August 2019

What’s On for Adults  

Social Bridge  Monday, August 5, 12, 19, 26       2pm to 4pm

Relaxing Activities for Adults – Enjoy colouring, jigsaw puzzles and photo book browsing in a quiet setting.  Wednesday August 7, 14, 21, 28      10am to 3pm

Computer Workshop – FREE Workshops with a presentation followed by individual advice and help concerning any computer problems or queries. Tuesday August 13    2pm to 4pm

Book Group – Wednesday August 21             10.30am to 11.30am

 

What’s On for Children and Families

Family Learning Event Play and Learn with Lego – How to help your child learn maths whilst playing. Suitable for families with children aged 5 to 7 years old, Places must be booked via Adult Education, 0118 974 3797 or adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk

Wednesday July 31 and Wednesday August 28   2.30pm to 4.30pm

Handwriting Zoo* –Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old. Places must be booked.  Friday August 2                          9.30am to 10.30am

Space Chase with Fred in the Shed* – Fred in the Shed’s magic show, his show is fast paced and a mixture of light-hearted fun and comedy magic fit for the whole family and best suited for 3 years old and upwards. Places must be booked, £4 per child.  Friday August 9       12.45pm to 1.45pm

Word Problems* – This workshop will help children tackle worded maths problems.  Free session with Explore Learning,  for children aged 9 to 11 years old. Places must be booked.  Friday August 2     10.45am to 11.45am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture. £4 per picture, For children aged 4 to 11 years old. Friday August 23                   10.30am to 12.30pm

*Places must be booked in branch. To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

 

 

Summer Events for Children on Tuesday July 30, 2019

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Summer Events for Children on Tuesday July 30, 2019

Space Chase Volunteer Activity –  Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.  Primary Age. Just drop in! £1, Donations welcome. At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday July 30 from 2.15pm to 3.45pm.

Little Space Explorers – Space stories and rocket rhymes followed by an out of this world craft activity for children aged 3 to 8 years old. – 45 minute session

Rainbow Centre, Winnersh from 10am to 10.45am

Giant Space Adventures  – Hear about Space adventures and rocket poems followed by an space themed craft activity for children aged 7 to 10 years old. 45 minute session

Rainbow Centre, Winnersh from 11.15am to 12noon

 

What’s On for Children and Families in Wokingham Library August 2019

What’s On for Children and Families in Wokingham Library August 2019

Winnie the Pooh Story session
Come and hear some stories from Pooh Corner with Wokingham Train Stations Tony Knight.   Free event for Families with children aged 8 and under.  With fun colouring activity.  Just drop in!
Thursday August 1 11am to 11.30am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture. £4 per picture. For children aged 4 to 11 years old.  Friday August 2 and Thursday August 29, 10.30am to 12.30pm

Once Upon a Fairy Tale   Teen Writing Workshop with Igniting Writing – A full day workshop session on creating fairy tales, for teens. £5 charge. Places must be booked.  Saturday August 3, 10.30am to 3pm

MAD Science Rocketeers Workshop* – Come and learn all about rockets! Then create your own and get them ready for launch. Family friendly workshop with MAD science for children aged 8 to 11 years old. Limited space, places must be booked, £5 charge.  Monday August 5,   11.30am to 12.30pm

Space Chase Volunteer Activity Sessions – Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books and fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.  Just drop in! Donations welcome.

  • Monday August 5, 12, 19    2pm to 3.45pm
  • Wednesday August 7, 14, 21, 28   10.30am to 12.15pm

Space Chase with Fred in the Shed* – Fred in the Shed’s magic show, his show is fast paced and a mixture of light-hearted fun and comedy magic fit for the whole family and best suited for 3 years old and upwards. Places must be booked, £4 per child.  Friday August 9, 10.30am to 11.30am

Recycle-Rocket*- Create a rocket or UFO from recyclable items, with an opportunity to learn about recycling as you create. Places must be booked. £2 charge. For children aged 5 to 12 years old.  Tuesday August 13,  10.30am to 11.30am

Handwriting Zoo* -The animals guide the children through their perfect letter formation, the giraffes’ tall necks help with the letter ‘h’ and the pig’s curly tails help with the letter ‘e’. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old. Places must be booked.  Tuesday August 20,   9.30am to 10.30am

Word Problems* – This workshop will help children tackle these worded maths problems to become fearless problems solvers. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 9 to 11 years old. Places must be booked.  Tuesday August 20,  10.45am to 11.45am

Get Arty* – Arts and crafts fun for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked, £1.50 charge, Friday August 30, 10.30am to 11.30am

Family Learning – Play and Learn with Lego * – – How to help your child learn maths whilst playing. For families with children aged 5-7, younger siblings welcome too. £5 charge. Booking via Adult Education, 0118 974 3797 or adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk  on Wednesday August 28         10am to 12noon   

Family Learning – Storywriting and Puppets – Make simple puppets and learn to help your children develop their story writing skills. For families with children aged 4 and over. £5 charge. Booking via Adult Education, 0118 974 3797 or adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk  Wokingham Library Tuesday August 27 2pm to 4pm

*Places must be booked in branch. To renew your books online visit:

http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

What’s On in Wargrave Library August 2019

What’s On in Wargrave Library August 2019

What’s On for Adults

Monday Bookworms* – Book group. Monday August 5           2pm to 3pm

Coffee Morning – Drop in and see what the library has to offer.  Wednesday August 14         10am to 12noon

What’s On for Children and Families 

Little Space Explorers –Space stories and rocket rhymes followed by an out of this world craft activity for children aged 3 to 8 years old. £2 charge. Places must be booked.  Wednesday August 28      11am to 11.45am

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 940 4656 to book a place.

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/