News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries March 2020

News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries March 2020

What’s on for Adults at Wokingham Library  To book call (0118) 9781368

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Welsh author visit. Come and meet Welsh crime authors Matt Johnson and Alis Hawkins of Crime Cymru during Wales Week Berkshire.  They will be signing books and answering questions about their work. Free Event, no need to book.   For more information contact Nellie Williams or visit  www.nelliewilliams.co.uk/wales-week-berkshire  On Wednesday March 4 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Victorian Dressmaker – Rags and Riches- Gorgeous gowns, fantastic frills, dramatic decoration and luscious lace abound in this talk celebrating the skill of the Victorian dressmaker.  Celebrate the sumptuous styles of the era whilst sparing a thought for the women who made them- a costume presentation with Meredith Towne £7 charge.  On Wednesday March 18 2.30pm to 4pm

Book Chat- Drop-in for book recommendations and find out what’s new. Tea or coffee provided. No need to book, On Thursday March 19 11am to 12noon

The Role of the Magistrate– A talk with a Magistrate who offers an overview of the criminal justice system and the role of the Magistrate within it. Free talk, On Thursday March 26 6pm to 7pm

Who Do You Think You are Kidding Dad’s Army?- A talk about The Home Guard 1940-44 with local historian Mike Cooper £3 charge.  On Friday March 27 10.30am to 12noon

Abstract Art Canvas Workshop– Create a vibrant, personal piece of abstract art. With tutor Rachel Freegard. £5 plus cost of materials,  On Saturday March 28 10am to 1pm

Let’s Chat English– an informal drop-in group to help non-native speakers improve their English. First session will be on Monday March 30, 5.30pm to 6.30pm and then the fourth Monday of the month. For more information contact Jane Thomas: ejanethomas@gmail.com

Shared Reading Groups

Stories to Unwind With – A shared reading group, bringing people together in a small group to read aloud a book, short story or poem.  Group members can choose to read, share personal reflections, or simply listen.  Very informal, relaxed, and friendly environment.  Tea, coffee and biscuits, and all ages welcome from 16 years upwards – no limit! Just drop in! For more information, contact Jo on jungius@ntlworld.com On Every Saturday 1.30pm to 3pm

Make Friends with a Book- Shared reading aloud group for those who enjoy reading novels and stories aloud. For more information email bookgroups@wokingham.gov.uk On Every Tuesday 10am to 12noon

Arborfield Library new premises

Arborfield Library is now situated in Arborfield Green Community Centre, Sheerlands Road, Arborfield, RG2 9ND

Opening Hours will be Mondays 9.30am to 1.30pm and Saturdays 9.30am to 12.30pm

Events for Young People

world book dayWorld Book Day on Thursday March 5, 2020 

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.On 5th March 2020, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily.    We will be hosting a World Book Day Storytime at Wokingham Library on Thursday March 5 from 4pm to 4.30pm, so come and hear some fun stories and create your own World Book Day Bookmark, with Wokingham Borough Libraries.  More information about World Book Day can be found at: http://www.worldbookday.com/

School and Class visits to your local library – If you would like to bring your class to the library, throughout the year. Please contact the relevant library and we will try and accommodate any request.

Mini French with Lower Earley Day Nursery

Come and have some fun with Lower Earley Day Nursery and learn some French through songs and puppets. Suitable for children aged 2  to  4 year old. Just drop in!  At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday March 17, 10.45am to 11.15am

Shakespeare Week March 16 to 20

Shakespeare Week March 16 to 20, 2020

All libraries will have Shakespeare inspired activity sheets or join us for the following sessions ( Places must be booked at the relevant library) which will have a Shakespeare theme:

Tuesday March 17 

  • Lower Earley Library for Lego Club at 4pm
  • Twyford Library for Storytime at 4pm
  • Wokingham Library for Origami Club at 4pm

Wednesday March 18  – Woodley Library for Book and Craft Club at 4pm

Thursday March 19  – Winnersh Library for Lego Club at 4pm.

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Happiness Storytime at Wokingham Library

Come along to a Family Session and celebrate International Day of Happiness. Join in with activities, a Story, Story Massage and a Relaxing activity, to make you feel good and smile. For children of school age.  At Wokingham Library on Thursday March 19 4pm to 4.30pm

 

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  

Don’t forget that we have a selection of eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines that you can access with your library card for free.

You can find more about events in libraries via our email newsletter. You can sign up for this at: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/contact-us/sign-up-manage-text-and-email-alerts/. Or alternatively download this publication at:  http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/find-and-join-a-library/

Matt Johnson and Alis Hawkins visit Wokingham Library- Wednesday March 4

Matt Johnson and Alis Hawkins will be at Wokingham Library on Wednesday 4 March at 2.30pm to share their secrets of writing crime as well as signing books and answering questions during Wales Week Berkshire.

Wales Week Berkshire brings people together to celebrate the history, culture, beauty, heritage, community and businesses of Wales annually during 22nd March and 8th February.

Matt Johnson lives and works in Monmouth. He served for 25 years as a soldier and Metropolitan Police officer. His debut novel Wicked Game – a crime thriller – was published by Orenda Books in March 2016. The sequel Deadly Game, was published March 2017 and the final part of the trilogy, End Game, in 2018.

Wicked Game was listed for a Crime Writers Association Dagger award, has topped Amazon and KOBO charts in several categories and in 2018, Matt was voted at #22 in the WH Smith UK national poll of the world’s top 100 best-ever crime writers.

Peter James, the international best-selling novelist said of Matt’s work – “Terse, tense and vivid writing. Matt Johnson is a brilliant new name in the world of thrillers.”

Sir Ranulph Fiennes said of Matt’s books “From the first page to the last, an authentic, magnetic and completely absorbing read.”

Matthew Hall, BAFTA winning writer of TV Drama ‘Keeping Faith’ said “Johnson is a natural. Taut, knife-edge thrillers, you won’t put down until the last full stop.”

In 1999, Matt was retired from the police with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Whilst undergoing treatment, he was encouraged by his counsellor to write about his career and his experience of murders, shootings and terrorism. His novels are the result of that process.

Alis Hawkins  grew up on a dairy farm in Cardiganshire. Her inner introvert thought it would be a good idea to become a shepherd and, frankly, if she had she might have been published sooner.

As it was, three years reading English at Oxford revealed an extrovert streak and a social conscience which sent her off to train as a Speech and Language Therapist.

She has spent the subsequent three decades variously working in a burger restaurant, bringing up two sons, working with homeless people and helping teachers and families to understand their autistic children. And writing. Always. Nonfiction (autism related), plays (commissioned for production in heritage locations) and, of course, novels.

Initially fascinated by the medieval period, she began her crime and mystery career at Pan Macmillan with a historical novel set during the fourteenth century then fast-forwarded to West Wales in the nineteenth century to fulfill a long-held desire to write a book based on Wales’s best kept historical secret: the Rebecca Riots. But she fell in love – both with nineteenth century west Wales and her characters – and the result is the Teifi Valley Coroner crime series featuring visually impaired investigator, Harry Probert-Lloyd, and his chippy assistant, John Davies.

As a side-effect of setting her series in Ceredigion, instead of making research trips to sunny climes like more foresighted writers, she drives up the M4 to see her family.

Now living with her partner on the Welsh/English border, Alis speaks Welsh, collects rucksacks and can’t resist an interesting fact.

Fun fact: In 1977, Alis was the winner of the under 16s stockjudging competition at the Cardiganshire Federation of Young Farmers Rally. She loves cows …

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News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries February 2020

What’s on for Adults at Wokingham Library To book call (0118) 9781368

 Art Journalling for Well-Being Group– Use mindful art techniques to help soothe and calm and keep anxiety at bay. A new afternoon group starts this month- every Thursday 1pm to 3pm. Contact Rachel Freegard for details on 07591075635 or via Facebook Group Art Journalling for Well-Being

3D Letters Craft Workshop- Make your own giant 3D letter. With tutor Rachel Freegard. £5 plus cost of materials

Saturday February 29 10am to 1pm

Teddy’s Jazzmen in the Café – Come, hear the music play – a cosy morning of soft classic jazz with a group of local jazzmen. Teddy’s jazzmen is a group of local musician who enjoy playing jazz in a relaxed atmosphere – show tunes, jazz standards, and bossa nova. Just drop in!

Saturday February 15 11am to 12noon

Tony Knight– A repeat talk with the well-known railway worker at Wokingham station who cheers up commuters on their way to work. Free event

Thursday February 27 5.45pm to 7pm

Three Weeks with the Guna Yala – Crowthorne based artist Chris Holley shares her art residency experience with us of her time among the Guna Yala people who live in the remote Panama jungle and coastline. See some amazing images and hear their story. Free talk.

Thursday February 13 6pm to 7pm

Library Love letters – Throughout February drop by Wokingham Library and learn how to make an origami heart for our art installation.

 

Reminiscence Groups

If you enjoy talking about times gone by why not join one of our friendly Reminiscence Groups. They provide a great opportunity to talk about your memories and you can make new friends too! All sessions are free

Twyford Library (0118) 9340800

Meets on the First Tuesday of each month, 10.30am to 12noon

Wokingham Library (0118) 9781368

Meets on the first Thursday of each month 10.30am to 12noon

Woodley Library (0118) 9690304

Meets on the last Thursday of each month 10.30am to 12noon

 

 

Children’s Mental Health week – February 3 to 9, 2020

In support of Children’s Mental Health Week we will be running a Relax Kids Family Session at Wokingham Library.

 

Come and enjoy positive time together with your child(ren), in a Relax Kids Family session. Learn techniques to calm and relax, whilst having fun together. For families with primary school aged children. £1 charge, places must be booked on 0118 978 1368. Session will be on Tuesday February 4, 2020 from 4pm to 4.45pm

 

We will also be running a Year 6 SATS Survival Workshop at Wokingham Library

A workshop to help Year 6 children to learn how to beat stress, giving them techniques to keep calm, focus and gain confidence. With Relax Kids. For children in Year 6, £1 charge, places must be booked. by calling 0118 978 1368
On Monday February 10 from 4pm to 4.45pm

What’s On for Children February half term

Monday February 17

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.

Wokingham Library 10am to 11.30am

*Sold out!*Alices tea cup adventures! with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company – Join us for this musical theatre show, with Alice, Tinkerbelle and Captain Hook! Followed by a mad hatters crown craft. £5 charge per child and £1 charge per adult. Places must be booked. Woodley Library 3pm to 4pm

Tuesday February 18

Children’s Origami Club – For children aged 7 and over. 50p charge. Places must be booked. Wokingham Library 4pm to 4.45pm

Lego Creation Session – Lego building session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. £1 charge. Places must be booked.

Lower Earley Library 10am to 10.45am and 11am to 11.45am

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents. Free, just drop in! Twyford Library 11am to 11.30am

Storytime – For children aged 5 years old and under. Free, just drop in! Twyford Library 3.45pm to 4.15pm

Children’s Storytime with SP K-Mushambi – The Mysterious Melody – Come and have some fun with this interactive storytelling session, hear “The Mysterious Melody” story then have a go at creating your own rhythm with African drums and shakers. Free event, just drop in! For children aged 7 and over. Wokingham Library 4pm to 4.45pm

Wednesday February 19

Get Arty – Arts and crafts fun on for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked. £1.50 charge. Places must be booked. Woodley Library 10.30am to 11.30am

Grammar workshop with Explore Learning – Free session with Explore Learning, as you travel back to medieval times and children will joust their way through many grammar tournaments. Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library Session for children aged 5 to 6 9.45am to 10.45am

Wokingham Library Session for children aged 7 to 8 11am to 12noon

*Sold out!*Quirks Animal Roadshow – Quirks Animal Roadshow will allow children to interact with a variety of animals. For families with children aged 4 to 12 years old. Please phone to book a place, £ 4 per child. Wargrave Library 11am to 12noon

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents. Free, just drop in! Wokingham Library 10am to 10.30am and 11am to 11.30am

Thursday February 20, 2020

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents. Free, just drop in! Spencers Wood Library 10.15am to 10.45am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture or sand bottle with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture or £3 per bottle for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in! Lower Earley Library 10am to 11.30am

Sand Art Craft session – Create a sand art craft with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. Charges apply, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Drop in! Lower Earley Library 1pm to 2.30pm

Sea-cycle* – Make creatures from the sea out of recyclable items, with an opportunity to learn about recycling as you create. Places must be booked. £2 charge. For children aged 5 to 12 years old. Wokingham Library 2pm to 3pm

Friday February 21, 2020

Get Arty – Pirates and Mermaid themed – Arts and crafts fun on for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked. £1.50 charge. Wokingham Library 10.30am to 11.30am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture or sand bottle with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture or £3 per bottle for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Woodley Library 10am to 11.30am

Sand Art Craft session – Create a sand art craft with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. Charges apply, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Drop in! Woodley Library 1pm to 2.30pm

For information about all our events go to http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

To War Without Arms- A talk about the D-Day Journals of an army chaplain- Wokingham Library November 11th

Sign up for our fascinating talk about the D-Day Journals of a military chaplain with military historian Dr Simon Trew. The talk is particularly relevant this year when we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the  D-Day landings.

Among the millions of personnel who served in the north west European campaign of 1944-45 were hundreds of military chaplains who went to the front line unarmed.

Dr Trew, an acknowledged expert on the Normandy campaign, talks about the journal of one such chaplain, the Reverend Alexander Reynolds, which he has expertly edited.

Reynolds’s journal provides some fascinating insights into the everyday experience of military chaplains and is an honest, thoughtful and humane witness account of some of the most dramatic events of the twentieth century and the story of the campaign.

The talk takes place at Wokingham Library on Monday November 11th, 10.30am to 11.30am, £3 charge. To book a space call the library on (0118) 9781368

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Local History sessions in Wokingham Libraries

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Family history advice sessions

Volunteers from the Berkshire Family History Society run monthly family history advice sessions at Wokingham Library on the last Tuesday of each month (except December) from 2pm to 5pm.

Sessions are run on a drop-in basis with no need to book. They are appropriate for all levels of experience.

Visit the Berkshire Family History Society website for more details.

Local History Surgeries

At Wokingham Library from 10am – 12pm on the last Friday of the month, a local expert is available to help with your local history queries.

At Finchampstead Library from 2pm – 4pm on the first Thursday of the month, drop in to view the Finchampstead Society archive and find out more about the local area.

Online Resources

The family history database Ancestry.com can be accessed for free from the public computers in any of our libraries. This database contains Birth, Marriage & Death records, Census records, Military records and much more.

https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/local-and-family-history/

Archaeology Finds Surgery

Drop in for expert advice about archaeological objects from our Finds Liaison Officer at Wokingham Library on the last Thursday of every month – 10am to 12noon.

 

 

Fantastic Heritage Activities and Medieval Life at Wokingham Library on Saturday September 17, 2019

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As part of this year’s National Heritage Day Celebrations , Wokingham Library joined in with other local partners to host a number of activities particularly related to medieval life as we celebrated the 800th anniversary of its Market Place.

On Saturday we had the The North Downs Lacemakers celebrating National Lacemaking Day with a display of lace and everyone was able to have a go at creating some lace. Children got involved in creating their own shields, inspired by medieval designs. There was even a visit from the Jester!  There is also a display in the Library until 22 September on Medieval Life and Fairs and a quiz for all the family.

There is one more event this week, Wokingham’s Markets and Fairs– find out about the history of Wokingham’s Market Place to mark its 800th anniversary. A talk with Peter Must and Jim Bell. Free, on Thursday September 19 10.30am to 11.30am and places need to be booked at Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.

 

 

Tony Knight talks about life at Wokingham Station and beyond

Tony Knight is famous with commuters for his daily attempts to cheer up their train journeys with his jokes and readings from the poetry of Winnie the Pooh.

Tony will be visiting the library to talk about his experiences of working at Wokingham Station and life on the railways. He will also be talking about his life prior to being with the railways when he worked variously as an engineer, Overseas Relief and Development Worker and as a worker with the United Nations Relief Agency.

He has  travelled extensively in Africa, Central America, the Balkans and the Middle East. Tony also played a key role in establishing a large nature conservancy in Kenya and secured a home for the biggest herd of black rhinos in East Africa and many other animals, thus creating an important centre for conservation and ecological developmental work.

He will be at Wokingham Library onWednesday October 2nd, 2pm to 3pm.

This is a FREE Event. To book call the library on (0118) 9781368

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Heritage Activities and Medieval Life in Wokingham Library

As part of this year’s National Heritage Day Celebrations , Wokingham Library is joining with other local partners to host a number of activities particularly related to medieval life. This year Wokingham is celebrating the 800th anniversary of its Market Place.

Events are free but please book by calling (018) 9781368 unless otherwise indicated

 Lacemaking- The North Downs Lacemakers celebrate National Lacemaking Day with a display of lace and the opportunity for visitors to “have a go”. Just drop in!

Saturday September 14 10.30am to 3.30pm

Get Arty with Norman Shields!- Come and decorate a shield for children aged 3 to 11 years old. Drop-in activity

Saturday September 14 11am to 12noon

Heritage Walks- Join our walks starting at Wokingham Library which explore Wokingham’s Heritage with the Wokingham Society. Free

Wednesday September 18 10.3am to 12noon

Wokingham’s Markets and Fairs– find out about the history of Wokingham’s Market Place to mark its 800th anniversary. A talk with Peter Must and Jim Bell. Free

Thursday September 19 10.30am to 11.30am

There will be a display in the Library between 9 and 22 September on Medieval Life and Fairs and a quiz for all the family.

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Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter September 2019

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter September 2019

 Woodley Library Improvements and Temporary Closure– Woodley Library will be closed from mid September for approximately six weeks while improvements are made to the building. For customers who use the library on a Sunday arrangements are being made to open Lower Earley Library on Sundays as an alternative whilst the works are undertaken.

Customers can still access online services and renew books at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries during this period and items can be returned to other libraries.

  Events for adults at Wokingham Library 

To book a place at an event please call the library on (0118) 9781368

 Harry Dunn-Book Launch of Death Run

Local author Harry Dunn visits Wokingham Library to talk about his new novel, Death Run, the third  in the Jack Barclay crime series. Take this opportunity to meet Harry and hear about his writing career and enjoy a glass of wine! Book signing and refreshments available. The event takes place in the Cafe on Monday September 2, 5.45pm to 7pm. Free event, just drop-in.

Wokingham’s Trees-Visible, Valued, Vanishing?- A talk with the Wokingham District Veteran Tree Association (WDVTA) £3 charge, Wednesday September 4 2pm to 3.30pm

 The Amritsar Massacre- Local author Vanessa Holburn talks about her new book which examines the massacre, 100 years after it happened. £3 charge. Monday September 9 10.30am to 11.30am

Rainbow Bright Therapies-Find out how to support you and your family’s well-being with Essential Oils as the schools go back and Autumn is round the corner £3 charge. Thursday September 12 1pm to 2.30pm

Improve Well-Being with Reflexology– A talk and demonstration with Reflexologist Andrea Jenkins for World Reflexology Week, Free Event. Thursday September 26 6pm to 7pm

Local Lad Made Good– A talk with local historian Mike Cooper about the life and times of King Alfred the Great, one of the best known Anglo-Saxon Kings, £5 charge. Monday September 23  10.30am to 12noon

Print making Workshop– Have you ever wanted to try printmaking but don’t know where to begin? Try out two simple techniques using different mediums & create your own personal print. With tutor Rachel Freegard £5 charge plus cost of materials. Saturday September 28 10am to 1pm

 Cribbage and Card Games Club- This club is looking for new members and is suitable for all abilities. If you would like to join up just drop in to Wokingham Library on either the first or third Friday in the month, 10.30am to 12noon

Heritage Open Day Events at Wokingham Library

 Join in our FREE events as we help to celebrate 800 years of the Market Place. There will also be a medieval life and fairs display in the library 9th-22nd September

Lacemaking Event- The North Downs Lacemakers celebrate National Lacemaking Day with a display of lace and the opportunity for visitors to “have a go”. Just drop in! Free Event. Saturday September 14 10.30am to 3.30pm

 Get Arty with Norman Shields! – Come and decorate a shield for children aged 3 to 11 years old. As part of Wokingham Heritage Weekend. Saturday September 14 11am to 12noon

 Heritage Walk- Join our walk starting at Wokingham Library which explores Wokingham’s Heritage with the Wokingham Society. Free Event Wednesday September 18 10.30am to 12noon Places should be booked by calling (0118) 9781368

Wokingham’s Markets and Fairs– find out about the history of Wokingham’s Market Place to mark its 800th anniversary. A talk with Peter Must of the Wokingham Society and local historian Jim Bell. Free. Thursday September 19 10.30am to 11.30am. Places must be booked.

A New Online Resource-Universal Skills

   A new online service is now available from Wokingham Libraries called Universal Skills, which takes you through the process of registering for Universal Credit, the necessary steps for job-seeking, and useful skills such as preparing for interviews.  Log in at home or in the library using your library card to register. Visit www.220soft.co.uk/wokingham/universal to get started.

 

Summer Reading Challenge 2019 – Space Chase

It’s fun, it’s FREE and you can sign up at any of our Libraries until September 1st. Just read six library books and collect a poster and stickers as you go. Collect a medal and a certificate when you complete the challenge. You must sign up before Sunday 1 September 2019 and you have until Sunday September 15, 2019 to complete.

 

Children’s Events

The Moon Taster Session with Mini Professors – Mini Professors and UK Space Agency have produced a fun and educational class to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing. Free session for 2 to 5 year olds.

Friday September 13 10am to 10.30am and 11am to 11.30am

Free taster session with Mini Professors. Contact Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304 for more information or to book a place.

Roald Dahl Day  – Share your favourite Roald Dahl Books and try out some of our Roald Dahl activity sheets. Just drop in! On Friday September 13 at Lower Earley, Wokingham and Woodley Library, 3.45pm to 4.30pm

International Dot Day Storytime at Wokingham Library – Listen to some Dotty stories and decorate your own dot! For children aged 8 and under. On Tuesday September 10 at 4pm to 4.30pm. Free to attend, just drop in!

For more information about our events and activities go to http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

 

 

 

 

Finchampstead Library Children’s Events Summer 2019

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Play and Learn with Lego – How to help your child learn maths whilst playing. Suitable for families with children aged 5 to 7 years old, Places must be booked via Adult Education, 0118 974 3797 or adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk

Wednesday July 31 and Wednesday August 28   2.30pm to 4.30pm

Handwriting Zoo –The animals guide the children through their perfect letter formation, the giraffes’ tall necks help with the letter ‘h’ and the pig’s curly tails help with the letter ‘e’. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old.Places must be booked.  Friday August 2                   9.30am 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.  Friday August 23  10.30am to 12.30pm

Space Chase with Fred in the Shed – Fred in the Shed’s magic show, his show is fast paced and a mixture of light-hearted fun and comedy magic fit for the whole family and best suited for 3 years old and upwards.  Places must be booked, £4 per child. Friday August 9                    12.45pm  to 1.45pm

Word Problems – This workshop will help children tackle worded maths problems to become fearless problems solvers.  Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 9 to 11 years old. Places must be booked. Friday August 2                   10.45am to 11.45am

For more information or to book a place,  please call Finchampstead Library on 0118 908 8176