Printmaking workshops for adults and children at Wokingham Library, Saturday November 4, 2017

Have fun learning printmaking techniques from artist Karen Greville-Smith using fireworks and Bonfire Night as inspiration. Karen will lead relaxed and fun sessions 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

Wokingham Library, Saturday November 4

Workshop for children aged 7 and over – 10am to 12noon, £3charge

Workshop for adults – 1pm to 3pm, £5 charge

To book a place call Wokingham Library on (0118) 978 1368

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Fun Palace at Wokingham Library on Saturday October 7, 10am to 3pm

Fun Palace at Wokingham Library on Saturday October 7, 10am to 3pm

Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist!  All activities are free, so just drop in and try something new!

  • Dad and Baby Rhymetime 10am to 10.30am
  • Danger! Custard! with the University of Reading – Just drop in to get messy with Custard Slime and discover how non-Newtonian fluids affect your life. With the University of Reading’s Chemistry Outreach Team. For children aged 4 to 11 years old. 10am to 12noon
  • Code Club for children aged 9 to 12 years old  10.15am to 11.45am
  • Mighty Lemons Ukulele Band – Listen to some songs then have a go and try out some of the instruments with the Mighty Lemons! if you have your own ukulele then bring it with you! 11am to 12noon
  • Tree of Life workshop for adults with Rachel Freegard – 10am to 1pm
  • Library Community Chain Story with our Igniting Writing Group – The story will begin with Freddie McCoy, the Library Boy, and each new person will have to write a sentence extra to continue the story. However, each person has to draw a random word from the hat, which they have to incorporate into their sentence, and they only get to see one sentence before theirs, so they don’t get the full story! 10am to 1pm
  • Origami Cranes – Help us make 1000 paper cranes out of old book pages to start our National Libraries Week celebrations 10am to 1pm
  • Quilting Demonstration – Try your hand at quilting with Members of the Berkshire Quilters Guild . 12.30pm to 3pm

Wokingham Library, Denmark Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2BB Telephone 0118 978 1368 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening hours:

  • Monday 9.30am -7pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am-5pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-4pm
  • Thursday 9.30am -7pm
  • Friday 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-4pm

Fun Palace Event at Wokingham Library on Saturday October 7, 10am to 3pm

Fun Palace at Wokingham Library on Saturday October 7, 10am to 3pm

Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist!

All activities are free, so just drop in and try something new!

 

  • Dad and Baby Rhymetime 10am to 10.30am
  • Danger! Custard! with the University of Reading – Just drop in to get messy with Custard Slime and discover how non-Newtonian fluids affect your life. With the University of Reading’s Chemistry Outreach Team. For children aged 4 to 11 years old. 10am to 12noon
  • Code Club for children aged 9 to 12 years old  10.15am to 11.45am
  • Mighty Lemons Ukulele Band – Listen to some songs then have a go and trying out some of the instruments with the Mighty Lemons 11am to 12noon
  • Tree of Life workshop for adults with Rachel Freegard – 10am to 1pm
  • Library Community Chain Story with our Igniting Writing Group 10am to 1pm
  • Origami Cranes – Help us make 1000 paper cranes out of old book pages to start our National Libraries Week celebrations 10am to 1pm

 

Art in Woodley library September 2017 Paul Redfern-Artist and Ceramist

Paul Redfern – Artist, Ceramist

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Nature has been of great interest to me from a very early age and is the main influence in my work. The natural environment as a whole is my inspiration but the elements I really love are cracks and crevasses, natural erosion and the way in which nature sculpts the landscape.

​Visiting places such as the Peak District, the Mediterranean, south England coastal areas and the dramatic Norwegian landscape and fjords have given me first-hand experience of the drama of the terrain.

​The tonal qualities and formations of shadows and layers inspire my work, providing me with ideas to work the materials. Whilst working on paintings and ceramics, I have the intention to create three-dimensional qualities in the surface texture. When printing, however, it is more important to convey the ambience and tonal qualities of the landscape. If you would like to see more of my work please take a look on website.

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

Come along to Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries

We are starting a new creative Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries.

Come and learn about different artists with a creative activity. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. £2 charge per session. Places must be booked, by calling the relevant library.

At Winnersh Library we will be looking at:

vangoghThe Power of Portraits – How art has been used for centuries to portray important figures in society from kings and queens to sporting legends and film stars.  Please bring a picture/photo of someone you look up to and admire for this session.

Wednesday August 9 from  3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 979 7519

 

Three-Musicians-By-Pablo-PicassoAt Woodley Library  we will be looking at ‘It’s cool to be square!’ focusing on Cubism and Picasso.  On Thursday August 10 from 3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 969 0304

 

 

 

the-persistence-of-memory-1931At Wokingham Library we will be exploring the work of Salvador Dali and creating some twisted clockwork art on Friday August 11 from  3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 978 1368

Woodley Library August 2017 Exhibits: Paul Bell-Artist and Embroiderers’ Guild -Wokingham Branch

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This exhibition involves pieces of various themes that have been created over the past year or so.
I prefer precision materials such as pencils or pens since I enjoy the skill of observation that can be obtained through lines.
I build my drawings up by referring parts to each other often starting untraditionally with areas of most extreme detail rather than building detail in after creating a rougher outline.
To say I have been educated in art would be misleading since at school all I wanted in class was a pencil and paper for me to get started. If someone were to tell me what to do or how to do it I would feel constrained.
I believe that diversity should be maximised in art.
Please contact me on paulsportraiture@gmail.com if you would like to see more of my work or arrange for a portrait of people or animals.
The Wokingham Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild meets one evening a month in Wokingham. Sharing a common interest in textile art, ranging from machine and hand embroidery to felt-making, traditional and mixed media work; our skills range from beginners to more experienced practitioners. Evenings may include a talk from an invited speaker about their work or a practical evening where we learn from one another. You are warmly invited to join us – the first evening is free!

Members of The Embroiderers Guild also meet in the Wokingham Library cafe to demonstrate  stitching on the first Thursday of the month, 10am to 11am. Anyone is welcome to join in.For more information contact:
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http://www.embroiderersguild.com

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

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Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter August 2017

What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Children

Summer Reading Challenge 2017  

Animal Agents is the theme for our summer reading challenge theme for 2017. Animal Agents features characters exclusively designed by the award-winning children’s illustrator, Tony Ross. Help the Animal Agents, a bunch of furry, slippery and 4-legged friends, solve a library mystery – with a huge helping of fun along the way. Children can read whatever they like – fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books. They just have to borrow the 6 books from the library.   Every time they finish a book they’ll receive a sticker to put into a special collectors folder.  When they’ve read 6 books they’ll receive a certificate and a medal for completing the challenge.

The challenge will run until Sunday 3 September 2017.

 We will be running lots of events over the summer holidays in August, highlights from our events programme are shown below, For the full list of events, please visit: http://wp.me/p5mHbU-2ft

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.  Please phone to book a place, 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. Please phone to book a place, 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. Please phone to book a place, £1 charge.  At Maiden Erlegh Library on Thursday August 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 2.30pm to 3.15pm

The Magical World of Pinocchio– Summer Musical Theatre Show from The Enchanted Players. For all the family. Please phone to book a place, £5 charge per person.  At Woodley Library on Monday August 7 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

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

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

Fur and Feathers – Meet some Birds of Prey with talk and hands on experience. For families with children aged 5 and over. Please phone to book a place, £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

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 22 from  10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 22  from 2pm to 3pm

What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Teens

Teen Writing Workshops – Igniting Writing, for teens. £4 charge. Places must be booked for 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

Teen Reading Challenge

If you’re aged between 12 and 19 years old and think you can read 6 books before the end of the summer join our teen reading challenge.

Collect a bookmark from any of our libraries. You’ll receive a stamp on your bookmark each time you take out a book. The challenge runs until 11 September 2017. There will be a prize draw for everyone who completes the challenge with a fabulous Young Adults goodie bag filled with books for young adults.

What’s on in Wokingham Libraries for Adults

Heritage Walk- Enjoy a walk around Wokingham and learn some fascinating facts about the town. This free event takes place, starting at Wokingham library on Thursday August 31, 10.30am to 11.45am. Please call (0118) 9781368 to book a place.

Monday Evening Book Group-join our new evening book group to discuss best-sellers, prize winners and favourites. The group meets at Wokingham Library on the second Monday 6pmto 7pm, the next meeting is on August 14

Knit, Stitch and Natter- Drop-in for knitting sewing and a chat. All abilities welcome. Meets every Monday in the library café 2pm to 3pm

Self Service Kiosks in our Libraries

Don’t forget you can save time queuing by using our new self service kiosks.  You can use them to return, renew or borrow books and other items. They are available at the following libraries:- Woodley, Lower Earley, Twyford, Winnersh, Wokingham and Finchampstead. If you would like to use the self service kiosks but need a little help the first time please ask a member of staff and they will be happy to help you.

Why not search our online catalogue from the comfort of your own home to see what’s on offer: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries         

Mini Bug Model Session at Wokingham Borough Libraries

Mini Bug Models Session at Wokingham Borough Libraries

Come and create some plasticine bugs in this fun modelling session for children aged 8 and over.

  • Lower Earley Library on Monday August 21 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Twyford Library on Monday August 21 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 22 from 3pm to 4pm
  • Finchampstead Library on Friday August 25 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Places must be booked at the relevant library, £2.50 charge.

  • Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176
  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630
  • Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Come along to Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries

Come along to Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries

We are starting a new creative Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries.

Come and learn about different artists with a creative activity. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. £2 charge per session. Places must be booked, by calling the relevant library.

391ebbc19d157bb0d1a46ffef780cb0a--pop-art-design-bright-coloursAt Winnersh Library we will be looking at Pop Art through Roy Lichtenstein work on Wednesday July 12 from  3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 979 7519

 

SeuratAt Woodley Library  we will be looking at Post Impressionism and how to express yourself with colourful mark making through the work of George Seurat.  On Thursday July 13 from 3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 969 0304

 

 

370At Wokingham Library we will be exploring Abstract painter Kandinsky and his colourful creations on Friday July 14 from  3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 978 1368

Come along to Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries

Come along to Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries

We are starting a new creative Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries.

Come and learn about different artists with a creative activity. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. £2 charge per session. Places must be booked, by calling the relevant library.

391ebbc19d157bb0d1a46ffef780cb0a--pop-art-design-bright-coloursAt Winnersh Library we will be looking at Pop Art through Roy Lichtenstein work on Wednesday July 12 from  3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 979 7519

 

SeuratAt Woodley Library  we will be looking at Post Impressionism and how to express yourself with colourful mark making through the work of George Seurat.  On Thursday July 13 from 3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 969 0304

 

 

370At Wokingham Library we will be exploring Abstract painter Kandinsky and his colourful creations on Friday July 14 from  3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 978 1368