Fun Palace at Wokingham Library-Saturday October 6

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Come and join us for a packed morning of fun activities for adults and children.

Saturday October 6-  10am to 1pm

  • Dad and Baby Rhymetime – 10am to 10.30am
  • Mighty Lemons – Fun performance from this Ukulele Band, with familiar songs and a row, row, row your boat sing along. Try out some of the instruments after the session. 11am to 12noon
  • Code Club – For children aged 9 to 12 years old. Beginners 10.15am to 11am Advanced 11.10am to 11.50am
  • Metaphor Madness – Join Igniting Writing, Wokingham Library’s teen creative writing club, as they set the challenge of describing your favourite fictional character using only similes and metaphors. If Darth Vader was a sandwich, what sort of sandwich would he be? Or if Cinderella was a musical instrument, what instrument would she be? 10am to 12noon
  • Poppy making craft activity – Come and make a poppy to commemorate the end of World War 1. 10am to 12noon
  • Biscuit decorating – Decorate your own biscuits to take home. 10am to 12noon
  • Gemstone Cabochon Necklace Workshop – Learn how to use gemstone cabochons and twisted wire to create beautiful pendants with Tutor Rachel Freegard £3.50 charge for materials. 10am to 1pm

Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist!

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

Free Fun Palace Event, so just drop in and try something new!




Gemstone Cabochon Necklace Workshop at Wokingham Library-Saturday October 6

Gemstone Cabochon Necklace Workshop

Tutor: Rachel Freegard

Learn how to use gemstone cabochons & twisted wire to create beautiful pendant necklaces.

Wokingham Library

Saturday October 6

10am to 1pm

This is a FREE Fun Palace event but there is a £3.50 charge for the cost of materials.

Please pay the tutor on the day.

To book a place please call the library on (0118) 9781368Cabochon Workshop 1

Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteers

Young volunteers aged 16-24 years are organising and running craft activities at Lower Earley, Wokingham and Woodley libraries during the summer holidays.

Mischief Makers craft sessions are held twice a week at these 3 libraries and are being enjoyed by many children and families.

Join us to make lots more crafts, some of which are displayed at the libraries, so look out for it when you visit.

The volunteers are demonstrating lots of enthusiasm and creativity and love to hear all about the books children are reading for the Summer Reading Challenge.

Come along to a drop in session, details at: Young Vols 2SRC Young Vols 1.jpg

Magic Metalwork- A Workshop at Wokingham Library on Saturday July 28

An exciting new workshop with tutor Rachel Freegard

Sign up for an opportunity to try cutting and shaping copper and aluminium metal sheet to create individual pieces of jewellery

Wokingham Library

Saturday July 28

10am to 1pm

£5 plus cost of materials

To book a place call (0118) 9781368

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Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening-Woodley Library Monday December 4

Just a few days left to buy tickets for Woodley Library’s Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening on Monday 4th December –  ticket sales must close at 1pm on Monday 27th November and tickets will not be available on the door on the night. At just £3 to include refreshments, it promises to be an evening of creativity, relaxation..and shopping; spaces are still available for craft workshops and treatments (additional charges may apply, payable on the night) Woodley Library will be open 10.30am – 4pm on Sunday and 9am – 1pm on Monday or call the library on 0118 969 0304 for further details.

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Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening at Woodley Library- Monday December 4

An evening of joy and peace awaits you at Woodley Library as they host their Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening on Monday 4th December. The doors will open at 5pm to a wonderful, relaxing prelude to the festive season with, they hope, something for everyone.

Many of the therapists from their July evening will be returning as well as some new, including Colour Therapy and Chandereiki Reiki Healing. Cosmetics and skincare consultants will be on hand to assist with that Christmas (or any time of year) sparkle and if you prefer your sparkle on your hands (or feet) manicures and pedicures will also be available.

Making a personal gift for a friend or loved one is both fun and rewarding- or you could just treat yourself; learn about perfume design, then design your own fragrance with Nev and Xrissy from My Perfume Party or spend an hour with Helen Cook of Stampin’ Up to make a beautiful decorated mirror; Lili Pottery will be bringing along ceramics for hand painting, plus have a try at needle felting or book folding.

A host of crafts and homemade items will be on sale on the evening for those that can’t resist a bit of Christmas shopping.

One other very exciting event on the evening will be an Acroyoga demonstration and workshop with William Henderson – don’t miss this opportunity to “fly” – no previous experience is needed, just comfortable clothing and a mat.

Refreshments will be available all evening and are included in the ticket price of just £3 which must be purchased in advance.  Advance booking for treatments and craft workshops is also advised, additional charges will apply for many of these but they are being offered at a reduced cost and are payable directly on the evening.

Please contact Woodley Library for further details, (0118) 9690304. They look forward to welcoming you.

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Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening at Woodley Library, Monday December 4th

Following a very successful evening in July, Woodley Library will be holding its second Alternative Therapies and Pamper Evening of the year on Monday 4th December – but this time with a seasonal twist. Alongside many returning and new therapists there will be craft workshops, giving the opportunity to make  personalised gifts and craft stalls for those that like to give something handmade…but not necessarily made with their own hands. They’re also very excited to feature an Acroyoga demonstration and workshop.


Doors will open at 5pm and tickets are available now from Woodley Library at £3 per person to include seasonal refreshments. Treatments and craft workshops are offered at a favourable price for the evening and booking is strongly advised.


Craft Workshops  (Booking essential – charges apply)

 Design your own perfume – My Perfume Party

Personalised Decorative Mirror – Helen Cook of  Stampin’ Up

Hand Painted Ceramics – Lili Pottery


 Acroyoga Workshop (Booking essential)

 William Henderson


 Therapists (Booking essential – charges may apply)

 Accupressure – Nikki Reid

Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage – Anna Suchodolska

Colour Therapy – Jacqui Dunne

Energy Healing – Kailash Henderson

Express Pedicure – Vicky Butchart

Indian Head Massage – Sonia Walton

Mini Manicure – Jenny Briggs

Psychic Medium – Jane Goodman

Reflexology – Louise Hulse

Spiritual Healing – Wokingham NFSH Healing Centre



 Mii Cosmetics – Lisa Marie Hawtin

Neal’s Yard Remedies – Samantha Lamb

Tropic Skincare – Ani Robson

+ Craft Stalls

For full details please contact the library on (0118) 969 0304, see our website or follow us on Facebook and twitter

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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