Wokingham Borough Libraries Young People’s library events October half term 2017

Wokingham Borough Libraries Young People’s library events October half term 2017

We will be running the following activities this October, please contact the relevant library to book a place:

Guide Dogs Morning

Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities. At Lower Earley Library on Monday October 23 from 10am to 12noon

Children’s Writing Holiday Session

Fun writing course with a scary stories theme, for children aged 9 to 12 years old, £1 charge. Place must be booked. At Maiden Erlegh Library on Monday October 23 from 2.30pm to 3.15pm

Mini Professors-Taster Session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, with science based fun on tiny creatures. Free taster from Baby sensory. Please phone to book a place.

  • At Woodley Library on Monday October 23 from 11am to 11.30am
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday October 25 from 11am to 11.30am

Explore Learning sessions – Free session with Explore Learning, Places must be booked.

  • A day at the zoo At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Groovy Grammar At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Telling the time At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Space Mission At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Number Bonds At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Money Madness At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Gruffalo story and craft session- for children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge, Places must be booked.  At Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday October 24 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Outdoor Let’s Explore- A fun and creative session exploring the outdoors and nature with the rangers from Dinton Pastures. For children aged 3 to 8 years old. Free event, Place must be booked.

  • At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 9.30am to 10.15
  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday October 24 from 11am to 11.45am

Baby Sensory-Free taster from Baby sensory, for babies up to 18 months old. Place must be booked.  At Wokingham Library on Wednesday October 25 from 10am 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.

  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday October 25 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 2.30pm to 4pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Friday October 27 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Zog Storytime- Zog story and craft session for children aged 8 and under. £1.50 charge, Places must be booked.  At Maiden Erlegh Library on Thursday October 26 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Spooky Get Arty – Just drop in, for children aged 4 to 12 years old. £1.50 charge.

  • At Woodley Library on Thursday October 26 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Friday October 27 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Friday October 27 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Script Writing Workshop— Come along and learn the basics of screen writing.  Transform your favourite story into a script. For children aged 8 to 12 years old. £1 charge, Place must be booked.  At Winnersh Library on Friday October 27 from 1pm to 2pm

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

  • Finchampstead Library 0118 908 8176
  • Wargrave Library 0118 940 4656
  • Lower Earley Library 0118 931 2150
  • Winnersh Library 0118 979 7519
  • Maiden Erlegh Library 0118 966 6630
  • Wokingham Library 0118 978 1368
  • Spencers Wood Library 0118 988 4771
  • Woodley Library 0118 969 0304
  • Twyford Library 0118 934 0800
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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

Rhymetime’s at Wokingham Borough Libraries

This year, BookTrust is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Bookstart.
Do you love your Rhymetime?
If you attend our Rhymetime session and think it deserves to win this fantastic award, we’d love to hear what makes your Rhymetime special.
Book Trust

Rhymetime – For children aged 5 years old and under. Free. Just drop in!

  • Lower Earley Library Tuesday September 26             10.30am to 11am
  • Winnersh Library Wednesday September 27          10.15am to 10.45am
  • Finchampstead Library Friday September 29 11am to 11.30am
  • Spencers Wood Library Thursday October 5       10.15am to10.45am
  • Woodley Library Tuesday October 10      10.30am to 11am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library Tuesday October 10 2.15pm to 2.45pm

Rhymetime for babies – For babies 0 to 18 months. Rhymes and songs.

  • Wokingham Library Tuesday October 3  10.30am to 11am

Rhymetime for toddlers – For toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Rhymes and songs.

  • Wokingham Library Tuesday October 3  11.30am to 12noon

Do you love your Rhymetime at Wokingham Borough Libraries?

This year, BookTrust is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Bookstart.
Do you love your Rhymetime?
If you attend our Rhymetime session and think it deserves to win this fantastic award, we’d love to hear what makes your Rhymetime special.
Book Trust

Rhymetime – For children aged 5 years old and under. Free. Just drop in!

  • Finchampstead Library Friday September 22, 29 11am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library Tuesday September 26             10.30am to 11am
  • Winnersh Library Wednesday September 27          10.15am to 10.45am
  • Spencers Wood Library Thursday October 5       10.15am to10.45am
  • Woodley Library Tuesday October 10      10.30am to 11am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library Tuesday October 10 2.15pm to 2.45pm

Rhymetime for babies – For babies 0 to 18 months. Rhymes and songs.

  • Wokingham Library Wednesday September 20 10am to 10.30am
  • Wokingham Library Tuesday October 3  10.30am to 11am

Rhymetime for toddlers – For toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Rhymes and songs.

  • Wokingham Library Wednesday September 20 11am to 11.30am
  • Wokingham Library Tuesday October 3  11.30am to 12noon

What’s on in Woodley Library September 2017

What’s On in Woodley Library
September 2017

What’s On for Adults

Scrabble Club
Wednesday September 6 2pm to 3pm
Woodley First Thursday Evening Book Group*
Thursday September 7 6pm to 6.45pm
Woodley Library Book Group* – Book group for adults meets to discuss new books and favourite books.
Thursday September 7 11am to 12noon
Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for crafts and a chat.
Tuesday September 5, 12, 19,26 2pm to 4pm
French Conversation Club – Basic French required. Just drop in!
Sunday September 10, 24 2pm to 3pm
Reminiscence Club* – Discusses topics from days gone by.
Thursday September 28 10.30am to 12 noon
Crochet Group – Crochet group for adults, all abilities welcome. £4 charge.
Tuesday September 5, 12, 19, 26 12noon to 2pm
Let’s Get Creative! – Card making classes with Helen Cook. £5 per session.
Friday September 1, 8, 15, 22, 30 2pm to 4pm
Stop Smoking Service – Drop-in advice session
Saturday September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 10am to 1pm

What’s On for Children and Families

Children’s Chess Club – Aimed at children aged 8+ from complete beginners upwards. Free . Just drop in. Thursday September 7 3.30pm to 5pm
Storytime
Saturday September 9 11am to 11.30am
Art Club Woodley* – £2 charge
Thursday September 14 3.45pm to 4.30pm
Rhymetime
Friday September 15 10.30am to 11am

*Places must be booked in branch.
To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

What’s on in Wokingham Library September 2017

What’s On for Adults in Wokingham Library
September 2017

Reminiscence Club* – Discuss your memories of days gone by.
Thursday September 7 10.30am to 12noon
Wokingham First Thursday book group*
Thursday September 7 6.30pm to 7.45pm
Embroiderers Guild Session – Come and see the art of stitching demonstrated in the Library Café
Thursday September 7 10am to 11am
Knit, Stitch and Natter – Drop in for knitting, sewing and a chat. All abilities welcome.
Monday September 4, 11, 18, 25 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 September 5, 12, 19, 26 2pm to 4pm
Rose Buddies – Activities Drop-in session for adults with Learning Disabilities
Friday September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 1pm to 3pm
Cribbage and Card Games Club* – Suitable for all abilities.
Friday September 1, 15 10.30am to 12noon
Local History Surgery – Drop in advice with a local expert.
Friday September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 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 September 8, 15, 22, 29 9.30am to 11.30am
Monday September 25 12 noon – 2 pm
Wokingham Library day book group*
Friday September 1 10.30am to 12.30pm
Poetry Writing Group*
Saturday September 9 10am to 11.30am
Monday Evening Book Group*
Monday September 11 6pm to 7pm
VIP Book Group* – For people with a visual impairment.
Friday September 15 2pm to 4pm
Play Reading Group*
Friday September 15 10am to 12noon
Wokingham Writers Group*
Saturday September 16 10am
Third Tuesday Book Group*
Tuesday September 19 10.30am to 11.30am
WI Stitch and Chatter
Tuesday September 5, 12, 19 2pm to 3.30pm

*Places must be booked in branch. To renew your books online visit:
http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

 

What’s On for Adults in Wokingham Library
September 2017

 

WI Afternoon Book Group*
Wednesday September 20 2pm to 3.30pm
Classics Book Group*
Friday September 21 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Adult Storytelling for people with Learning Disabilities
Friday September 22 1.45pm to 2.45pm
Early closing day: Air Raids on Reading in WW2 – An illustrated talk with Mike Cooper. £3 charge
Friday September 22 10.30am to 11.30am
Mosaics Workshop* – £5 charge
Saturday September 23 10am to 1pm
Family History Drop In
Tuesday September 26 2pm to 5pm
Archaeology Finds Surgery
Thursday September 28 10am to 12 noon
National Poetry Day Celebration* – Members of the Wokingham Library Poetry Group read from their own work
Thursday September 28 6.45pm to 8pm

 

*Places must be booked in branch. 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 Families in Wokingham Library
September 2017

Code Club* – Monthly Club for children aged 9 to 12 years.
Saturday September 2 10.15am to 11.45am
Dad and Baby Rhymetime – For babies – 0 to 18 months and parents, Just drop in!
Saturday September 2 10am to 10.30am
Rhymetime for Babies
Tuesday September 5 10.30am to 11am
Wednesday September 20 10am to 10.30am
Rhymetime for Toddlers
Tuesday September 5 11.30am to 12noon
Wednesday September 20 11am to 11.30am
Children’s Origami Club*
Tuesday September 5 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 September 5, 12, 19, 26 4pm to 4.30pm
Teen Book Group* – Book group for teenagers 11-18 years old. 50p charge.
Thursday September 7 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Further adventures in coding* – Monthly club for 9 to 12 year olds
Saturday September 9 10.15am to 11.45am
Back to School Relax Kids Taster Session* – for children aged 8 to 12 years old. £3 charge
Monday September 4 4pm to 5pm
Teen Writing Group*
Saturday September 9, 16, 23, 30 10.30am to 12noon
Chill Skills session* – for teens. £3 charge
Monday September 4 1pm to 2pm
Art Club Wokingham*- For children aged 7 to 11 years old.
Friday September 8 3.45pm to 4.30pm

 

*Places must be booked in branch. To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

What’s on in Winnersh Library September 2017

What’s on in Winnersh Library September 2017

What’s On for Adults

Winnersh Readers*
Tuesday September 5 6pm to 7pm
Winnersh Book Group*
Thursday September 14 6pm to 7pm

What’s On for Children and Families

Storytime – For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!
Wednesday September 6 2.15pm to 2.45pm
Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in!
Wednesday September 27 10.15am to 10.45am
Lego Club* – Weekly Lego building club for children aged 5 to 10 years old.
Thursday September 14, 21, 28 4pm to 4.45pm
Art Club Winnersh* – learn about different artists with creative activity. For children aged 7 to 11 years old.
Wednesday September 13 3.45pm to 4.30pm

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 966 6630 to book a place.

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

Explore Learning Sessions at Wokingham Borough Libraries

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Free session with Explore Learning at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries. To book just contact the relevant libraries.

 

Wokingham Library

 

Number bondsFor children aged 5 to 7 years old. Tuesday August 22 9.30am to 10.30am

Money madness For children aged 8 to 10 years old. Tuesday August 22  10.45am to 11.45am

Woodley Library

 

Shapes – For children aged 5 to 6 years old.Wednesday August 30 9.30am to 10.30am

PiratesFor children aged 8 to 11 years old. Wednesday August 30 10.45am to 11.45am

Lower Earley Library

Phonics for children aged 5 to 6 years old. Thursday August 31    9.30am to 10.30am

Olympics – for children aged 8 to 10 years old. Thursday August 31  10.45am to 11.45am

To book just contact the relevant library:

  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

Animal Mystery with Reading University this Summer at Wokingham Borough Libraries

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Come and catch a criminal with Chemistry! Just drop in for fun experiments and story fun with Reading Universities Chemistry Outreach Team.

 Running at the following libraries:

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

 

Just drop in to take part, for families with children aged 4 to 11 years old.

For more information, please contact the relevant library:

  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

Children’s Summer Events 2017 at Wargrave Library

Children’s Summer Events 2017 at Wargrave Library

Animal Agents Activity Session

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

Wednesday August 9        9.30am to 10.15am

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

Wednesday August 23       9.30am to 10.15am

All events are drop in or for more information please call Wargrave Library on 0118 940 4656

Wargrave Library, Woodclyffe Hostel, Church Street Wargrave RG10 8EP  (0118) 9404656 email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening Hours:

  • Monday 10am-12noon and 2pm-5pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
  • Friday 2pm-5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-1pm

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 940 4656 to book a place.

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