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
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FREE security bike marking event at Lower Earley Library on Saturday September 9, 2017

FREE security bike marking event

Saturday 9 September 11am-1pm Lower Earley Library

Chalfont Close, Chalfont Way, Lower Earley Next to ASDA

Come along and get your bikes security marked for FREE  by WBC Community Wardens

 

For more information please visit www.myjourneywokingham.com or email myjourney@wokingham.gov.uk

Children’s Summer Events 2017 at Twyford Library

Children’s Summer Events 2017 at Twyford Library

Animal Agents Activity Session

Drop in Activity session for children aged 12 and under. £1.50 charge

Tuesday August 1      11am to 12noon

Farmyard Fun

Just drop in to hear stories and rhymes about farmyard animals with craft activity. For children aged 7 and under. £1.50 charge

Tuesday August 15      11am to 11.45am

Mini Bug Models

Come and create some plasticine bugs in this fun modelling session for children aged 8 and over. Place must be booked, £2.50 charge.

Monday August 21      2.30pm to 3.30pm

Twyford Library, Polehampton Close, Twyford, Berkshire, RG10 9RP

Telephone 0118 934 0800 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening hours:

  • Monday 2pm -7pm
  • Tuesday and Friday 10.30am-5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am -12.30pm

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

 

 

Children’s Events at Arborfield Pop-up Library July 2017

Children’s Events at Arborfield Pop-up Library July 2017

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 Just drop in! Monday July 31      2pm to 2.45pm

Animal Agents Activity Session Come and make some fun arts and crafts inspired by animals. For children aged 12 and under, £1.50 charge.  Just drop in! Monday  July 31     3pm to 3.45pm

Poetry and short story competition for children and young people Write a poem or short story in less than 500 words on the theme of “Freedom”.  Hand into your local library, with book themed prizes.  Closing date Saturday September 16.

Just drop in to any of the events at Arborfield Pop up Library, The British Legion, Eversley Road, Arborfield, RG2 9PR or call 07801 664 520.

It will be open every Monday 2pm to 7pm and Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm.

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 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         

Radstock Nursery visit to Lower Earley Library

Radstock Nursery visit to Lower Earley Library  on Friday July 14

The children learned what they can do in the library, how the books are arranged and how to take out library books using the new self-service machines.

The children then listened to the following stories :

  • Some Birds by Matt Spink
  • Old Macdonald’s Things That Go by Jane Clarke and Migy Blanco
  • Ten Shiny Snails by Ruth Galloway
  • Old Hat by Emily Gravett

Radstock Nursery visit july 2017.jpgThe children then made hat just like Harbet’s hair from Old Hat.

Early Years Library sessions

We offer library visits to all early years’ settings, pre-schools and nurseries. The children can exchange books and listen to a story in the safe and secure surroundings of the library.  Activity sheets which reflect the story/topic can also be provided.

We also offer any Children’s Groups – Nurseries, Early Year setting, Home Educators and Registered Child-minders a separate Library ticket.  Just ask in your local library for more information.

Libraries go outside to celebrate books and a love of reading this summer, Rhymetime in the park at California Country Park on Monday July 10, 2017

Rhymetime in the park at California Country Park on Monday July 10, 2017

Libraries go outside to celebrate books and a love of reading this summer

Wokingham Borough Libraries will be running a Rhymetime in the Park at California Country Park on Monday July 10 from 10am to 12 noon.

Rhymetime in the Park at California Country Park with Rhymetimes at 10.30am and 11.30am.   There will be activities and information from:

  • The Wokingham Borough Children’s Centre Family Workers.
  • The Wokingham Borough Early Years Team will be promoting their “Ready for School, Ready for Life” programme.
  • The My Journey Team will have road safety information and a chance to try Balance Bikes.
  • There will be stands from the Community Wardens, NHS Nursery Nurses, Home-Start and First Days Charity with information about the services they offer.
  • There will also be an  Authors’ Corner with local author Tina Stubbs who will be reading extracts from her books and  books will be available for purchase  on the day.
  • A libraries goody bag can be collected along with a free “Everybunny Dance” book.

What’s on in Winnersh Library July 2017

We are running the following activities at Winnersh Library during July:

What’s On for Adults   

Winnersh Readers*  Tuesday July 4                                                                      6pm to 7pm

Winnersh Book Group*  Thursday July 13                                                                  6pm to 7pm

What’s On for Children and Families  

 

Storytime – For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!

Wednesday July 5                                                              4pm to 4.30pm

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in!

Wednesday July 26                                                              10.15am to 10.45am

Lego Club* – Weekly Lego building club for children aged 5 to 10 years old. 50p charge

Thursday July 6, 13, 20                                               4pm to 4.45pm

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

Wednesday July 12                                                       3.45pm to 4.30pm

What’s On for Teens

 Winnersh Library Gaming Club – Gaming Club for teens. £1 charge.

Every Saturday 10.30am to 12.30pm

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 9797519 to book a place.

Winnersh Library, The Forest School, Robinhood Lane, Winnersh RG41 5ND (0118) 9797519 email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday and Thursday 2pm – 7pm
  • Wednesday 10am – 6pm
  • Friday 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am to 2.30pm

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

What’s on for Children and Young People in July 2017 at Wokingham Library

We are running the following events in Wokingham Library during July  

 

  • Code Club* – Monthly Club for children aged 9 to 12 years.                                Saturday July 1                                                                               10.15am to 11.45am
  • Dad and Baby Rhymetime – For babies – 0 to 18 months and parents, Just drop in!Saturday July 1                                                                               10am to 10.30am
  • Teen Writing Group*  Saturday July 1, 8, 15, 22,  10.30am to 12noon
  • Rhymetime for Babies  Tuesday July 4  10.30am to 11am and Wednesday July 19    10am to 10.30am
  • Rhymetime for Toddlers  Tuesday July 4, 11.30am to 12noon and Wednesday July 19  11am to 11.30am
  • Children’s Origami Club*       Tuesday July 4    4pm to 4.45pm
  • Storytime – Stories and rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together. Just drop in, for children aged 7 and under.  Tuesday July 4, 11, 18, 25   4pm to 4.30pm
  • Teen Book Group* – Book group for teenagers 11-18 years old. 50p charge.  Thursday July 6    4.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Further adventures in coding* – Monthly club for 9 to 12 year olds.               Saturday July 8   10.15am to 11.45am
  • Relax Kids Taster Session* – for children aged 8 to 12 years old. £3 charge.  Monday July 10       4pm to 5pm
  • Little Stars Taster session* – for children aged 4 to 7 years old. £3 charge.  Thursday July 13      4pm to 4.30pm
  • Chill Skills session* – for teens. £3 charge.  Thursday July 13   5pm to 6pm
  • Art Club Wokingham*- For children aged 7 to 11 years old.  Friday July 14      10.30am to 11.30am
  • Teen Writing Workshop – ‘Igniting Writing: Keeping it Real’. £4 charge.      Saturday July 29       10.30am to 3pm
  • Animal Agents Activity sessions – Free but donations towards craft.            Monday July 31    2.15pm to 3.30pm

*Places must be booked in branch.

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

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

What on in Wokingham Library July 2017 for Adults

What’s On for Adults in Wokingham Library July 2017

  • Decorate with Decoupage* – £5 charge  Saturday July 1      10am to 1pm
  • Reminiscence Club* – Discuss your memories of days gone by.                      Thursday July 6  10.30am to 12noon
  • Wokingham First Thursday book group* Thursday July 6     6.30pm to 7.45pm
  • Walking Book Group – Enjoy the fresh air and a chat at California Country Park. Thursday July 6      10.30am to 12noon
  • Embroiderers Guild Session – Come and see the art of stitching demonstrated in the Library Café.  Friday July 7       10am to 11am
  • Knit, Stitch and Natter – Drop in for knitting, sewing and a chat. All abilities welcome.  Monday July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31            2pm to 3pm
  • UK On-line* – Help and support with computers and the internet for beginners. For more information contact: Wokingham Learning Centre on (0118) 974 3797. Tuesday July 4, 11, 18, 25                2pm to 4pm
  • Rose Buddies – Activities Drop-in session for adults with Learning Disabilities Friday July 7, 14, 21, 28       1pm to 3pm
  • Cribbage and Card Games Club* – Suitable for all abilities.                                 Friday July 7, 21 10.30am to 12noon
  • Local History Surgery – Drop in advice with a local expert.                                    Friday July 7, 14, 21, 28    9.30am to 11.30am
  • Crochet Group – Drop-in crochet group for adults with Gaynor White from the Barkham Hookers group, all abilities welcome. £4 charge.                                     Friday July 7, 14, 21   9.30am to 11.30am
  • Wokingham Library day book group*  Friday July 7     10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Poetry Writing Group*   Saturday July 8                            10am to 11.30am
  • Monday Evening Book Group*  Monday July 10               6pm to 7pm
  • Just Relax Taster session for Adults* – Relaxation techniques for parents. £3 charge.  Wednesday July 12                                                      10.30am to 11.30am
  • Book Chat – book recommendations and coffee – Just drop-in!                           Thursday July 13     10.30am to 11.30am
  • Wokingham Writers Group*  Saturday July 15       10am
  • Book to Film*: An illustrated talk with Tony King – £3 charge.  Monday July 17       5.45pm to 7pm
  • Third Tuesday Book Group*   Tuesday July 18      10.30am to 11.30am
  • Classics Book Group*  Thursday July 20                    6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • VIP Book Group* For people with a visual impairment.  Friday July 21  2pm to 4pm
  • Play Reading Group* Friday July 21               10am to 12noon
  • WI Stitch and Chatter  Tuesday 4, 11, 18       2pm to 3.30pm
  • Adult Storytelling for people with Learning Disabilities                                    Friday July 21 1.45pm to 2.45pm
  • Family History Drop In Tuesday July 25                               2pm to 5pm
  • Archaeology Finds Surgery  Thursday July 27           10am to 12 noon

*Places must be booked in branch or by calling the library on 0118 978 1368

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

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