Wokingham Borough Libraries Young People’s library events October half term 2017

Wokingham Borough Libraries Young People’s library events October half term 2017

We will be running the following activities this October, please contact the relevant library to book a place:

Guide Dogs Morning

Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities. At Lower Earley Library on Monday October 23 from 10am to 12noon

Children’s Writing Holiday Session

Fun writing course with a scary stories theme, for children aged 9 to 12 years old, £1 charge. Place must be booked. At Maiden Erlegh Library on Monday October 23 from 2.30pm to 3.15pm

Mini Professors-Taster Session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, with science based fun on tiny creatures. Free taster from Baby sensory. Please phone to book a place.

  • At Woodley Library on Monday October 23 from 11am to 11.30am
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday October 25 from 11am to 11.30am

Explore Learning sessions – Free session with Explore Learning, Places must be booked.

  • A day at the zoo At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Groovy Grammar At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Telling the time At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Space Mission At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Number Bonds At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Money Madness At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Gruffalo story and craft session- for children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge, Places must be booked.  At Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday October 24 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

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. Free event, Place must be booked.

  • At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 9.30am to 10.15
  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday October 24 from 11am to 11.45am

Baby Sensory-Free taster from Baby sensory, for babies up to 18 months old. Place must be booked.  At Wokingham Library on Wednesday October 25 from 10am to 10.30am

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 Wokingham Library on Wednesday October 25 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 2.30pm to 4pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Friday October 27 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Zog Storytime- Zog story and craft session for children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge, Places must be booked.  At Maiden Erlegh Library on Thursday October 26 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Spooky Get Arty – Just drop in, for children aged 4 to 12 years old. £1.50 charge.

  • At Woodley Library on Thursday October 26 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Friday October 27 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Friday October 27 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Script Writing Workshop— Come along and learn the basics of screen writing.  Transform your favourite story into a script. For children aged 8 to 12 years old. £1 charge, Place must be booked.  At Winnersh Library on Friday October 27 from 1pm to 2pm

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

  • Finchampstead Library 0118 908 8176
  • Wargrave Library 0118 940 4656
  • Lower Earley Library 0118 931 2150
  • Winnersh Library 0118 979 7519
  • Maiden Erlegh Library 0118 966 6630
  • Wokingham Library 0118 978 1368
  • Spencers Wood Library 0118 988 4771
  • Woodley Library 0118 969 0304
  • Twyford Library 0118 934 0800
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Sign up for our free workshops with Explore Learning this half-term

Free session with Explore Learning at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries. To book just contact the relevant libraries.

  • A day at the zoo At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Groovy Grammar At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Telling the time At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Space Mission At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Number Bonds At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Money Madness At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Places must be booked, please contact the relevant library:

  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

Discover the world with these newly published travel guides

This week we have a selection of newly published travel guides from Lonely Planet. Each title is 100% researched and updated with expert recommendations. Lonely Planet guides contain easy-to-use sections such as “Plan your Trip”, “On the Road” and “Survival Guide”.

Our libraries stock over 180 different travel destinations from Africa to Yosemite National Park! Why not borrow a travel book and start planning that dream holiday.

Books are available to reserve from libraries and via the Wokingham Borough Libraries website http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

 

Skincare workshop at Wokingham Library on Saturday October 21, 2017

Skincare workshop at Wokingham Library on Saturday October 21, 2017

Come and join Bronagh on Saturday October 21  from 10.30am to 11.30am, to try out Tropic’s amazing cruelty free, Vegan and Toxin free skincare products.

Learn how to use these freshly made products to pamper your skin from head to foot.

£5 charge to be paid on the day, Places must be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.

Book of the Month October 2017- House of Fiction: from Pemberley to Brideshead, great British Houses in Literature and Life by Phyllis Richardson

Each month we choose a book  that we would like to recommend for adults. if you have any views on the title please let us know via our Facebook or Twitter sites.

Discover how authors’ personal experiences in their homes shaped the iconic imaginative dwellings of English literature: Virginia Woolf’s love of Talland House is palpable in To the Lighthouse, just as London’s Bloomsbury is ever-present in Mrs. Dalloway. E.M. Forster’s childhood home at Rook’s Nest mirrors the idyllic charm of Howards End. And Horace Walpole’s “little Gothic castle” in Twickenham inspired him to write the first English Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto. The English country house is also viewed through a modern lens-Kazuo Ishiguro’s Darlington Hall, Ian McEwan’s Tallis House, and Alan Hollinghurst’s Two Acres. Using historic sources, biographies, letters, and the novels themselves, this book presents some of the most influential houses in Britain through the stories they inspired.

The book can be borrowed or reserved from your Wokingham Borough Library http://bit.ly/2zAQ46X

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Printmaking Workshops at Wokingham Library-Saturday November 4

Have fun learning printmaking techniques from artist Karen Greville-Smith using Fireworks and Bonfire Night as inspiration.

Karen will lead a relaxed and fun session of printmaking with lots of opportunities to experiment and play with techniques. As well as making printing plates from foam and free hand line monoprinting you will be able to add to your artwork with collage.

All materials are provided

The workshops take place at Wokingham Library on Saturday November 4

Workshop for children aged 7 and over – 10am to 12noon

Workshop for adults – 1pm to 3pm

Children £3 charge, Adults £5 charge

To book a place call Wokingham Library on (0118) 9781368

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Guide Dogs Morning at Lower Earley Library on Monday October 23 from 10am to 12noon

Guide dog and puppy portrait
Guide dog and puppy portrait

Guide Dogs Morning at Lower Earley Library on Monday October 23 from 10am to 12noon

 

Come along to find out about:

  • how Guide Dogs help their owners
  • how Guide Dog puppies are trained
  • Meet some owners with their Guide Dogs
  • Meet some puppies with their Puppy Walkers
  • Try some blindfold challenges
  • Have a go at reading Braille
  • Colouring

Free event, just drop in between 10am to 12noon.

Lower Earley Library, Chalfont Close, Chalfont Way, Lower Earley, Berkshire, RG6 5HZ Telephone 0118 931 2150 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Focus on Ancestry.com – the world’s most popular online genealogy resource

Research your family online at Wokingham, Lower Earley and Woodley libraries. You can access the Ancestry.com website free of charge with your library card.

The website gives you access to

  • Census Records and Voter Lists
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Records
  • Military Records
  • City and County Directories
  • Immigration Records
  • Schools, Directories and Church Histories
  • Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records

The website contains the world’s largest online genealogy community with over 25 million posts on more than 198,000 boards. Specific topics and locality categories can be searched to find that elusive snippet of information to help piece together your family tree.

Access via the Local and Family History Page on the Wokingham Borough Libraries website http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

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Gibraltar: the Greatest Siege in British History

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An illustrated talk with Roy and Lesley Adkins at Wokingham Library, Wednesday November 8, 2pm

Roy and Lesley Adkins are husband-and-wife historians, whose bestselling books include Trafalgar and Jack Tar. Their new book is Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History. From 1779 to 1783 Gibraltar was besieged and blockaded, on land and at sea, by massive forces from Spain and France. It became the longest siege in British history. Thousands of soldiers, civilians and their families withstood terrifying bombardments, starvation and disease, with very ordinary people enduring extraordinary events. Rich in dramatic human detail, the action included an attempted invasion of England, naval battles, shipwrecks, fantastic floating batteries and the creation of Gibraltar’s first tunnels. This is military, naval and social history woven together, with soldiers, sailors and civilians, royalty and rank-and-file, workmen and engineers, deserters, prisoners-of-war, spies and surgeons, all caught up in an epic struggle.

The talk will take place at Wokingham Library on Wednesday November 8, 2pm to 3pm, £5 charge. To book a place call the library on (0118) 9781368

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Free sessions with Explore Learning this October Half-term

Free session with Explore Learning at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries. To book just contact the relevant libraries.

  • A day at the zoo At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Groovy Grammar At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Telling the time At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Space Mission At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Number Bonds At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Money Madness At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Places must be booked, please contact the relevant library:

  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304