Lots of amazing Animal Agent themed children’s events this summer 2017

Lots of amazing Animal Agent themed children’s events this summer 2017

Animal Agents Volunteer Activity Sessions

Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in!

  • At Wokingham Library on Monday July 31, August 7, 14, 21 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10.45am to 12noon
  • At Woodley Library on Wednesday  August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 10.45am to 12noon
  • At Woodley Library on Friday August 4, 11, 18, 25 September 1  from 10.45am to 12noon

Animal Agents Activity Session – Activity session for children aged 12 and under. £1.50 charge

  • At Arborfield Pop-Up Library on Monday July 31 from 3pm to 3.45pm
  • At Finchampstead Library on Tuesday August 1 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Friday August 4 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday August 10 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Twyford Library on Tuesday August 1                from 11am to 12noon
  • At Wargrave Library on Wednesday August 9 from 9.30am to 10.15am
  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday August 9 from 11am to 12noon

Animal Mystery with Reading University – Come and catch a criminal with Chemistry! Just drop in for fun experiments and story fun with Reading Universities Chemistry Outreach Team. For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 8 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Woodley Library on Wednesday August 9 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Thursday August 10 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Art Club* – Come and learn about different artists with creative activity. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. £2 charge per session.

  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday July 12, August 9 from 3.45pm to 4.45pm
  • At Woodley Library on Thursday July 13, August 10 from.45pm to 4.45pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Friday July 14, August 11 from                3.45pm to 4.45pm

Author visit from Katrina Charman* – Come and meet the author of the Poppy’s Place series, Katrina Charman. Katrina will read some of her fantastic stories and you can also make your own version of Poppy the cat to take home. For children aged 7 to 11 year olds.  At Wokingham Library on Friday August 4 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Author visit from Sarah Barfield* – Come and meet the author of ‘The Adventures of Zed and Dez’ Sarah will introduce you to Zed and Dez, followed by a fun secret gadget activity. For children aged 5 to 9 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Saturday August 5 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Children’s Writing Course* Fun writing course with animal themes, for children aged 9 to 12 years old, £1 charge.  At Maiden Erlegh Library on Thursday August 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 2.30pm to 3.15pm

Doggy Tales and craft – Come along and here from the Dog Trust about how to look after your dog with stories and colouring activity. For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

  • At Woodley Library on Thursday August 10 from 11am to 12noon
  • At Winnersh Library on Thursday August 10 from 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Explore Learning – All sessions must be booked at the relevant library.

  • Telling the time-  For children aged 6 to 8 years old. At Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 27 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Space Mission  – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 27 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Phonics For children aged 5 to 6 years old.  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 31 from 9.30am to 10.30am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 2 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Olympics – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 31 from 10.45am to 11.45am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 2 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Shape and measurement  – For children aged 5 to 6 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 1 from 9.30am to 10.30am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 30 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Pirates – For children aged 8 to 11 years old. At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 1 from 10.45am to 11.45am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 30 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Number bonds  – For children aged 5 to 7 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 22 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Money madness  – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 22 from 10.45am to 11.45am 

Farmyard Fun – Come and hear stories and rhymes about farmyard animals and take part in a fun craft activity. For children aged 7 and under. £1.50 charge

  • At Arborfield Pop-Up Library on Monday July 31 from 2pm to 2.45pm
  • At Finchampstead Library on Tuesday August 15 from 2.15pm to 3pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Friday August 11 from 10.15am to 11am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Friday August 18 from  2.15pm to 3pm
  • At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday August 24 from 10.30am to 11.15am
  • At Twyford Library on Tuesday August 15 from 11am to 11.45am
  • At Wargrave Library on Wednesday August 23 from 9.30am to 10.15am
  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday August 23 from 11am to 11.45am
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 16 from 2pm to 2.45pm
  • At Woodley Library on Monday August 14 from 10.15am to 11am

Fur and Feathers* – Come and meet some Birds of Prey with talk and hands on experience. For families with children aged 5 and over. £4 charge

  • At Finchampstead Library on Monday August 14               from 9.45am to 10.45am
  • At Wokingham Library on Monday August 14 from 11.30am to 12.30pm

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.  At Woodley Library on Monday July 31 from 10am to 12noon.

 Mini Bug Models* – Come and create some plasticine bugs in this fun modelling session for children aged 8 and over. £2.50 charge.

  • At Finchampstead Library on Friday August 25 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Monday August 21 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 22 from      2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • At Twyford Library on Monday August 21 from  2.30pm to 3.30pm

Pinocchio* – Summer Musical Theatre Show from The Enchanted Players. For all the family. £5 charge per person.  At Woodley Library on Monday August 7 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Rainforest Discovery * Quirks Animal Roadshow will take children on a journey through the rainforest, allowing children to interact with the animals that live there. For families with children aged 4 to 12 years old. Please phone to book a place, £ 4 per child.

  • At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday August 3 from 10am to 11am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 3 from 1pm to 2pm
  • At Winnersh Library on Thursday August 3 from 3pm to 4pm
  • At Woodley Library on Tuesday August 8 from  10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 8  from 2pm to 3pm

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £3 per picture, For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 22 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 23 from  10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Woodley Library on Monday August 21 from 10.30am to 11.30am

What’s On for Teens

Winnersh Library Gaming Club* – Gaming Club for teens. £1 charge.  At Winnersh Library on Every Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Teen Writing Workshops* – Igniting Writing, for teens. £4 charge.

Keeping it Real – A full day workshop session on “A slice of life” realistic writing, for teens.   At Wokingham Library on Saturday July 29 from 10.30am to 3pm

Jokes Uncloaked – A full day workshop session on how to write stories with a sparkling sense of humour.  At Wokingham Library on Saturday August 5 from 10.30am to 3pm

All events marked with an * must be booked, please call the library involved. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Arborfield Pop-Up Library 0780 166 4520
  • Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176
  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630
  • Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771
  • Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800
  • Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656
  • Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

 

May Half term event at Rainbow Centre, Winnersh

Get Arty Activity Session at Rainbow Centre, Winnersh

Come and make some Fairytale inspired crafts and try some of our puzzle and activity sheets. 

Wednesday May 31, 2017  1.30pm to 2.30pm

£1 charge,  For children aged 4 to 11 years old.  Just drop in!

Drawing out the Darker Side of Roald Dahl Art Macabre returns to Woodley Library

We asked Raven Rouge aka Nikki Shaill, Art Macabre’s Director to tell us about her career and work as an artist.

Dark Dahl Drawing Salon with Art Macabre will be at Woodley Library on Friday April 15 from 7pm to 9pm, tickets are £8 and places must be booked by calling 0118 969 0304.

Fancy giving some life drawing in a library a go? Never drawn before/not for a long time? Don’t worry! Art Macabre will guide you through and inspire you to pick up a pencil again, to make some macabre marks as we celebrate the theme of DARK DAHL with performer models Carmen Monoxide and Jon Atwood aka Ragina posing as frightful Dahl villains.

Last year, we had the delight of visiting Woodley Library for the first time and hosting an Art Macabre life drawing workshop among the aisles of books. To have our nude and costumed models pose in this palace of reading pleasure was brilliantly novel – and the first time Art Macabre had taken place in a library! More info about last time can be seen here, in a report about it from one of the models. We’ve held events in many places, from festival fields to cemeteries,old operating theatres to the British Museum. But a library was a first and a lot of fun it was too!

This year, following the enjoyment from everyone who attended last time, we’re returning to bring more life models and ‘death drawing’ fun to the festival. The theme this time will be Dark Dahl – marking the fact that this year legendary author Roald Dahl would have celebrated his 100th Birthday.

We’re happy to have two fantastic performers model for this event next Friday evening: Carmen Mon Oxide and Jon Atwood aka Ragina. They’ll both pose in a series of scenes to be drawn depicting two adult characters from Roald Dahl stories who share a hatred and repulsion towards children…

Carmen Mon Oxide (credit: Carmen Mon Oxide in one of her opera costumes)Carmen Mon Oxide shall be playing the fierce and much feared beastly headmistress of Matilda – the one and only Miss Trunchbull. Carmen is a multi-talented performer, well known in both London’s cabaret and performance art scene but also having performed across the world including Dubai.  Carmen is a twisted cabaret singer and burlesque performer who takes her influences from the darker side of culture. From highly polished acts containing elements of opera to Weimar era cabaret songs, punk, circus stunts and vaudeville humour, and anarchic drag king performances. Carmen regularly captivates audiences in London and beyond. Renowned for bold and daring performances, Carmen has many different persona and we’ll be transforming her into the super strict Trunchbull – the teacher of children’s’ nightmares- to inspire some strong and striking sketches.

Jon Atwood aka Ragina performing on stage:
Jon Atwood aka Ragina performing on stage

Another well-respected star of London’s cabaret and performance art world is Jon Atwood aka Ragina. A neo-drag ballerina originally from Detroit, Jon is  a mesmerising and intelligent performer. Bringing his dance background and movement to life modeling, his poses convey a sense of emotion as he channels the characters. Jon will play another iconic Roald Dahl evil adult who we all remember being scared of as children: The Grand High Witch!

From alluring to terrifying, elegant to hideous, can you remember how to spot a child-detesting witch in disguise as a normal woman? We’ll refresh your memory as Jon portrays this wicked beauty of a woman and her transformation for you to draw.

Art Macabre’s host, Nikki Shaill, will share some extracts from the well-loved children’s’ classics as we celebrate the darker side of Dahl. Plus there’ll be music playing to help set the scene and atmosphere. For adults only! Create your own illustrations inspired by our models posing in character. Life drawing injected with a lethal dose of theatricality and dark drama! We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information about Art Macabre visit their website:  http://www.deathdrawing.com

Dark Dahl Drawing Salon with Art Macabre will be at Woodley Library on Friday April 15 from 7pm to 9pm, tickets are £8 and places must be booked by calling 0118 969 0304.

Drawing out the Darker Side of Roald Dahl Art Macabre returns to Woodley Library

We asked Raven Rouge aka Nikki Shaill, Art Macabre’s Director to tell us about her career and work as an artist.

Dark Dahl Drawing Salon with Art Macabre will be at Woodley Library on Friday April 15 from 7pm to 9pm, tickets are £8 and places must be booked by calling 0118 969 0304.

Fancy giving some life drawing in a library a go? Never drawn before/not for a long time? Don’t worry! Art Macabre will guide you through and inspire you to pick up a pencil again, to make some macabre marks as we celebrate the theme of DARK DAHL with performer models Carmen Monoxide and Jon Atwood aka Ragina posing as frightful Dahl villains.

Last year, we had the delight of visiting Woodley Library for the first time and hosting an Art Macabre life drawing workshop among the aisles of books. To have our nude and costumed models pose in this palace of reading pleasure was brilliantly novel – and the first time Art Macabre had taken place in a library! More info about last time can be seen here, in a report about it from one of the models. We’ve held events in many places, from festival fields to cemeteries,old operating theatres to the British Museum. But a library was a first and a lot of fun it was too!

This year, following the enjoyment from everyone who attended last time, we’re returning to bring more life models and ‘death drawing’ fun to the festival. The theme this time will be Dark Dahl – marking the fact that this year legendary author Roald Dahl would have celebrated his 100th Birthday.

We’re happy to have two fantastic performers model for this event next Friday evening: Carmen Mon Oxide and Jon Atwood aka Ragina. They’ll both pose in a series of scenes to be drawn depicting two adult characters from Roald Dahl stories who share a hatred and repulsion towards children…

An Art Macabre model posing as Miss Trunchbull
An Art Macabre model posing as Miss Trunchbull
Carmen Mon Oxide (credit: Carmen Mon Oxide in one of her opera costumes)
Carmen Mon Oxide (credit: Carmen Mon Oxide in one of her opera costumes)

Carmen Mon Oxide shall be playing the fierce and much feared beastly headmistress of Matilda – the one and only Miss Trunchbull. Carmen is a multi-talented performer, well known in both London’s cabaret and performance art scene but also having performed across the world including Dubai.  Carmen is a twisted cabaret singer and burlesque performer who takes her influences from the darker side of culture. From highly polished acts containing elements of opera to Weimar era cabaret songs, punk, circus stunts and vaudeville humour, and anarchic drag king performances. Carmen regularly captivates audiences in London and beyond. Renowned for bold and daring performances, Carmen has many different persona and we’ll be transforming her into the super strict Trunchbull – the teacher of children’s’ nightmares- to inspire some strong and striking sketches.

Jon Atwood aka Ragina performing on stage:
Jon Atwood aka Ragina performing on stage:

Another well-respected star of London’s cabaret and performance art world is Jon Atwood aka Ragina. A neo-drag ballerina originally from Detroit, Jon is  a mesmerising and intelligent performer. Bringing his dance background and movement to life modeling, his poses convey a sense of emotion as he channels the characters. Jon will play another iconic Roald Dahl evil adult who we all remember being scared of as children: The Grand High Witch!

Quentin Blake illustration from Witches
Quentin Blake illustration from Witches

From alluring to terrifying, elegant to hideous, can you remember how to spot a child-detesting witch in disguise as a normal woman? We’ll refresh your memory as Jon portrays this wicked beauty of a woman and her transformation for you to draw.

 

 

 

Art Macabre’s host, Nikki Shaill, will share some extracts from the well-loved children’s’ classics as we celebrate the darker side of Dahl. Plus there’ll be music playing to help set the scene and atmosphere. For adults only! Create your own illustrations inspired by our models posing in character. Life drawing injected with a lethal dose of theatricality and dark drama! We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information about Art Macabre visit their website:  http://www.deathdrawing.com

Dark Dahl Drawing Salon with Art Macabre will be at Woodley Library on Friday April 15 from 7pm to 9pm, tickets are £8 and places must be booked by calling 0118 969 0304.

Wokingham Borough Libraries – Something beginning with A

AWe will be listing all of the fantastic services that we offer and support through Libraries.

Author events –    We have a variety of adults and children’s authors who visit our libraries throughout the year.

Access – lots of amazing material from picture books, to maps, online resources  and more.  http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/

Advice –  Careers advice at Wokingham and Woodley Library. We also have Elevate Hub at Wokingham Library offering careers advice to young people up to 24 years old. https://www.facebook.com/ElevateWokingham/

Art – Art in the Library projects at Wokingham and Woodley Libraries.  We also have lots of interesting Art books for you to borrow too.  http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-information/art-exhibitions-in-our-libraries/

Astronomy books for you to borrow, search our catalogue here: https://wokingham.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/OPAC/BSEARCH

Audio books – we have a variety of audio books available to use for children and adults. We also have children’s CD and books, so you can listen and read as you go.  We have e-Audio which is free to download via http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/e-audio/

 

December Art in the Library at Woodley Library

Throughout December there are two different artists to view at Woodley library. Andrew of acm-art is displaying a selection of paintings and Mandy Dodd is sharing some of her ceramic pieces.

 

acm art

Born in North London and living most of his life in London near to Epping Forest in London/Essex, the misty and atmospheric views around the forest played an important part in developing Andrews love of art.  He has tried many different arts & crafts and developed an interest in photography, becoming a professional photographer specialising in architectural photography using large format view cameras. Architectural photography gave him a good grounding in perspective and different lighting techniques for surfaces, textures, shadows & highlights, size and scale. These techniques he still uses today and he sees a painting through the eyes of a lens and the passion of an artist.  Andrew has been painting for many years in acrylics and has tried other mediums, but acrylics have a contrast and vibrancy that he prefers. He tends not to paint from photographs, just his imagination and says ‘I have an idea in my head and basically the brush takes me where it wants to. I change the composition and colours as the painting progresses, sometimes ending with a very different painting’.  You can see more of his work at http://www.acmart.co.uk/

mandy dodd

Mandy Dodd lives and works from her home studio in the log cabin that used to house her puppetry business. She has a long history in all aspects of art including painting and drawing, making puppets, building props and the design and painting of theatre scenery. She gave this up in part due to the physical limitations of living with Multiple Sclerosis. This change helped her develop into the area of ceramics and she has since found clay to be both an addiction and a therapy .In 2014 she appeared alongside two other enthusiastic potters in the More 4 TV programme Monty Don’s Real Craft. This was filmed in Whichford Pottery with Adam and Jim Keeling acting as mentors. Mandy feels this pivotal experience is responsible for her growth as a ceramic artist, She feels each day is a gift to be filled in some way or other with clay! Mandy’s latest narrative work reflects her love for the English coast and countryside. She carves and alters forms thrown on the wheel and decorates them in a theatrical way using colourful slips and stains with brush and sponge. Her history of puppet building is incorporated in that her animal forms all have their own individual character or a story to tell. You can see more of her work at http://rainbowpottery.co.uk/

 

Waingels school Textile project at Woodley Library

waingels 2

We’d like to thank Waingels school for letting us have some of their fantastic Art work at Woodley Library for November. On display are embroidery pieces made by year nine pupils. For this textile project the children have explored techniques to dye and paint on fabric, and then embellish designs with a variety of hand stitching. They have used book and film characters to inspire their images.

The beautiful work can be seen in the Libraries Art area and in the windows.

waingels 4

waingels 3

waingels 1

 

 

 

 

 

Art in the Library September 2015

Woodley’s Art in the Library

Bookface chapter 6 (sml) (2)Throughout September Art in the Library features a preview of artists who will be taking part in the Rising Sun Arts centre Bookface exhibition. Bookface will run on Sunday 11 October, 11am – 5pm at Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST.  For more details please visit the Rising Sun Arts Centre’s website.  

Browse stalls and share ideas at this once a year artists’ book fair.  Handmade books, small press, experimental and altered books, illustrators, sculptures and exhibition pieces. Poetry readings, story telling, workshops and more. Relax in our cafe with homemade snacks and organic beers. It’s a wonderful day!Mary Riley - Bookface (300dpi) sml (2)

If you are interested in taking part please email Neile at neilenwright@hotmail.co.uk, please put ‘Bookface’ in the subject line.

For more information or to exhibit at Woodley Library, please contact Laura Doggett on (0118) 969 0304 or check out http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

Wokingham Library

IMG_00041Throughout September and October work will be on display by local artist Paul Woolley. His present series of paintings has been inspired by images and photographs taken during his travels in Corsica, Egypt and India. He is particularly interested in how abstract shapes in landscape can be linked to more figurative ones and how they can form a developing thread in my future practice.

Paul’s painting are for sale and he can be contacted through Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368IMG_0005

Art in the library

‘Art in the Library’ gives local artists, art students and craftspeople a platform to exhibit their work and ideas. As most pieces are for sale, it is an ideal opportunity to buy or commission unique, crafted pieces and gifts.

Display your work

For information about exhibiting at Woodley Library, call Laura Doggett on 0118 969 0304.

For information about exhibiting at Wokingham Library, call Heather Dyson on 0118 974 3712.

Art in the Library August 2015

 Woodley’s Art in the Library

Throughout August, Art in the Library at Woodley features photography from Stephanie Woods, who has a fondness for taking shots of nature. Whatever the weather she is out with her camera trying to take the perfect picture. Also on display are felt sculptures by artist Sarah Hill. Her series of brightly coloured animal characters all seem to come alive with different personalities.

12Stephanie Woods – https://twopointsofview.wordpress.com/

I have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember and have always enjoyed it. In January 2013 I bought myself a Nikon p510 coolpix bridge camera hoping to expand on my photographic experience; I wanted something more than a compact and found the perfect partner in my Nikon. I am strictly an amateur however.  I enjoy going for walks with my camera and taking pictures of things that just catch my eye.

I have a certain fondness for taking shots of nature as I seem to be able to capture pictures that surprise me and others. I enjoy taking wildlife pictures as you may be able to see from the grouse, horses and dragonfly up on display. I love taking pictures of landscapes and whatever the weather I’m out with my camera trying to take the perfect picture.

 13Sarah Hill

Felting Sculptor, Artisan Baker, Professional Patisserie Chef specialising in Celebration Cakes.  I like to create objects from raw material, keeping old crafts alive from embroidery to being an Artisan Baker; I have a desire to create things from natural sources.

Wokingham Library

IMG_6336Throughout August work will be on display by local artist Pam Roper. Pam started painting water colours when she retired and she is now a member of the Wokingham Art Society. Pam likes to paint subjects associated with nature, including flowers, trees, birds and scenes from her holiday destinations.

Pam’s painting are for sale and she can be contacted through Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368

Art in the library

‘Art in the Library’ gives local artists, art students and craftspeople a platform to exhibit their work and ideas. As most pieces are for sale, it is an ideal opportunity to buy or commission unique, crafted pieces and gifts.

Display your work

For information about exhibiting at Woodley Library, call Laura Doggett on 0118 969 0304.

For information about exhibiting at Wokingham Library, call Heather Dyson on 0118 974 3712.

Art in the Library June 2015

Woodley’s Art in the Library

photo 1Throughout June Chris Esling returns to Art in the Library, to show new portraits of familiar and unknown faces. The photorealist style of the work is created with an air brushing technique, and is characterised by rich shadows and haunting eyes. Chris has sold work internationally, held exhibitions locally in Wokingham and creates regular commissions for clients in the UK.  Chris prefers to keep himself immersed in his art and dealings with clients generally are done through his friend and agent Paul Vale.

photo 2 wooAlso on display is work created by the Woodley Children’s writers group. The group has been running for 10 months and is led by Library Assistant Stephanie Woods. Stephanie is a keen writer, poet and blogger. The group meet every three weeks on a Saturday at 2pm at Woodley Library and the next session is June 27. There are fun activities for those aged 8 to 12 to inspire you and get you writing.

Wokingham’s Art in the Library

IMG_5734Throughout June work will be on display by artist Lynn Aust. Lynn has a passion for art and has had no formal training, therefore holds no rules, boundaries or expectations with the work she produces. She rarely uses a paintbrush and often creates art using her fingers, sponges, rissue paper, plastic bags, cardboard or pieces of wood.  For the finished resuls arcylics, gloss paint, sand and even nail varnish was used.

Texture and movement within natures is shown within my paintings, She paints in all weathers (except rain storms) but the odd spot of rain sometimes conrtibutes with some interesting results.

Lynn Aust can be contacted through Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368

Art in the library

‘Art in the Library’ gives local artists, art students and craftspeople a platform to exhibit their work and ideas. As most pieces are for sale, it is an ideal opportunity to buy or commission unique, crafted pieces and gifts.

Display your work

For information about exhibiting at Woodley Library, call Laura Doggett on 0118 969 0304.

For information about exhibiting at Wokingham Library call Heather Dyson on 0118 974 3712.