Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter July 2017

What’s on in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Adults

Woodley Library will host a summer’s evening of Alternative Therapies and Pampering on Monday 17th July. Doors will open at 6.30pm to a packed evening of talks, demonstrations and treatments from a wide range of locally based practitioners and therapists, tickets £3. Please contact Woodley Library on (0118) 9690304 for bookings and more information.

Decorate with Decoupage-Learn how to add decorative touches to everyday objects to create unique items for your home with tutor Rachel Freegard at Wokingham Library on Saturday July 1, 10am to 1pm, £5 charge. Please call the library to book a place.

Enjoy the fresh air and a chat with our Walking Book Group at California Country Park on Thursday July 6 at 10.30am. For full details of what book we are discussing and where to meet call Wokingham Library.

If you are looking for recommendations for holiday reading come along to our free and friendly Book Chat session at Wokingham Library on Thursday July 13 at 10.30am. Refreshments available, just drop-in!

Sign up for Book to Film ,an illustrated talk with Tony King which takes a look at well-known titles that have been translated from book to screen at Wokingham Library on Monday July 17, 5.45pm to 7pm, £3 charge. Please call to book a place.

A Just Relax Taster session for Adults, relaxation techniques for parents will take place at Wokingham Library on Wednesday July 12, 10.30am to 11.30am Please call 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 July 10.

Did you know that Wokingham Library has its own Play Reading Group? The group reads aloud plays from classic to modern drama. This is an informal session with copies of the play plus tea and coffee provided. The next meeting is on Friday July 21, 10am to 12.30pm and on the third Friday in each month.

There is an Adult Storytelling session for people with learning disabilities held at the library on the fourth Friday of each month, 1.45pm to 2.45pm. This is a relaxing drop-in session where we look at poems, picture book and short stories, refreshments are provided. The next session is  on Friday July 28

To book a place at Wokingham Library events call (0118) 9781368. 

What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Children

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

Winnersh Library        Wednesday July 12                 3.45pm to 4.45pm

Woodley Library         Thursday July 13                    3.45pm to 4.45pm

Wokingham Library    Friday July 14                          3.45pm to 4.45pm

Relax Kids Taster session – Supports children to manage stress, anxiety and difficult feelings. Boosting self-esteem and confidence, whilst having fun.  For children aged 8 to 12 years old. Places must be booked by calling 0118 978 1368, £3 charge. At Wokingham Library, on Monday 10 July from 4pm to 5pm.

Little Stars Taster session – Little Stars teaching children to Shine. Children have fun while learning skills to aid their emotional and physical development.  For children aged 4 to 7 years old. Places must be booked by calling 0118 978 1368,  £3 charge. At Wokingham Library, on Thursday July 13 from 4pm to 4.30pm.

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 from Saturday 1 July 2017 to Sunday 3 September 2017.

We will be running the following activities over the summer holidays in July, 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 Woodley Library on Monday July 31 from 10am to 12noon.

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. Just drop in, £1.50 charge.  At Arborfield Pop-Up Library on Monday July 31 from 2pm to 2.45pm

Animal Agents Volunteer Activity Sessions – Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in!  At Wokingham Library on Monday July 31 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm

Animal Agents Activity Session – Drop in activity session for children aged 12 and under. £1.50 charge.  At Arborfield Pop-Up Library on Monday July 31 from 3pm to 3.45pm

What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Teens

Chill Skills Taster session – Chill Skills supports young people feel more confident, improve their learning potential, manage their emotions and be the best they can be! For teens, places must be booked, £3 charge. Places must be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 9781368. At Wokingham Library, on Thursday July 13 from 5pm to 6pm.

 

Teen Writing Workshops – Igniting Writing, for teens. £4 charge.   Keeping it Real – A full day workshop session on “A slice of life” realistic writing, for teens.   Places must be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 9781368. At Wokingham Library on Saturday July 29 from 10.30am 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         

Lots of amazing Animal Agent themed children’s events this summer 2017

Lots of amazing Animal Agent themed children’s events this summer 2017

Animal Agents Volunteer Activity Sessions

Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in!

  • At Wokingham Library on Monday July 31, August 7, 14, 21 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10.45am to 12noon
  • At Woodley Library on Wednesday  August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 10.45am to 12noon
  • At Woodley Library on Friday August 4, 11, 18, 25 September 1  from 10.45am to 12noon

Animal Agents Activity Session – Activity session for children aged 12 and under. £1.50 charge

  • At Arborfield Pop-Up Library on Monday July 31 from 3pm to 3.45pm
  • At Finchampstead Library on Tuesday August 1 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Friday August 4 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday August 10 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Twyford Library on Tuesday August 1                from 11am to 12noon
  • At Wargrave Library on Wednesday August 9 from 9.30am to 10.15am
  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday August 9 from 11am to 12noon

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

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

  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday July 12, August 9 from 3.45pm to 4.45pm
  • At Woodley Library on Thursday July 13, August 10 from.45pm to 4.45pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Friday July 14, August 11 from                3.45pm to 4.45pm

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

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

Explore Learning – All sessions must be booked at the relevant library.

  • Telling the time-  For children aged 6 to 8 years old. At Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 27 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Space Mission  – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 27 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Phonics For children aged 5 to 6 years old.  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 31 from 9.30am to 10.30am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 2 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Olympics – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Lower Earley Library on Thursday August 31 from 10.45am to 11.45am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 2 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Shape and measurement  – For children aged 5 to 6 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 1 from 9.30am to 10.30am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 30 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Pirates – For children aged 8 to 11 years old. At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 1 from 10.45am to 11.45am and at Woodley Library on Wednesday August 30 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Number bonds  – For children aged 5 to 7 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 22 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Money madness  – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.  At Wokingham Library on Tuesday August 22 from 10.45am to 11.45am 

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

  • At Arborfield Pop-Up Library on Monday July 31 from 2pm to 2.45pm
  • At Finchampstead Library on Tuesday August 15 from 2.15pm to 3pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Friday August 11 from 10.15am to 11am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Friday August 18 from  2.15pm to 3pm
  • At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday August 24 from 10.30am to 11.15am
  • At Twyford Library on Tuesday August 15 from 11am to 11.45am
  • At Wargrave Library on Wednesday August 23 from 9.30am to 10.15am
  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday August 23 from 11am to 11.45am
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 16 from 2pm to 2.45pm
  • At Woodley Library on Monday August 14 from 10.15am to 11am

Fur and Feathers* – Come and meet some Birds of Prey with talk and hands on experience. For families with children aged 5 and over. £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

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.  At Woodley Library on Monday July 31 from 10am to 12noon.

 Mini Bug Models* – Come and create some plasticine bugs in this fun modelling session for children aged 8 and over. £2.50 charge.

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

Pinocchio* – Summer Musical Theatre Show from The Enchanted Players. For all the family. £5 charge per person.  At Woodley Library on Monday August 7 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

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 8 from  10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 8  from 2pm to 3pm

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £3 per picture, For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

  • At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 22 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday August 23 from  10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Woodley Library on Monday August 21 from 10.30am to 11.30am

What’s On for Teens

Winnersh Library Gaming Club* – Gaming Club for teens. £1 charge.  At Winnersh Library on Every Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Teen Writing Workshops* – Igniting Writing, for teens. £4 charge.

Keeping it Real – A full day workshop session on “A slice of life” realistic writing, for teens.   At Wokingham Library on Saturday July 29 from 10.30am to 3pm

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

All events marked with an * must be booked, please call the library involved. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Arborfield Pop-Up Library 0780 166 4520
  • Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176
  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630
  • Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771
  • Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800
  • Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656
  • Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

 

Alternative Therapies and Pamper Evening at Woodley Library

Alternative Therapies and Pamper Evening – Woodley Library, Monday 17th July

Woodley Library will host a summer’s evening of alternative therapies and pampering on Monday 17th July. Doors will open at 6.30pm to a packed evening of talks, demonstrations and treatments from a wide range of locally based practitioners and therapists. Tickets are just £3 (available in advance from the library) and the majority of therapists will make no additional charge on the evening (booking essential for some treatments) making this an ideal opportunity to try something new, have your questions answered on a treatment you’ve been thinking about or maybe just having a little “you” time, relaxing with a light refreshment in the courtyard garden.

Please contact Woodley Library on 01189 690304 for full details and check our Facebook page, blog and twitter regularly over the next few weeks as we introduce you to some of the therapists taking part in the evening. essential oil for aromatherapy

Rhymetime at Dinton Pastures on Monday June 12, 2017

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

Wokingham Borough Libraries is celebrating  National Bookstart Week 2017 with a Bookstart Rhymetime at Dinton Pastures Park on Monday 12 June from 10am to noon and a whole host of storytimes and rhymetimes in its libraries throughout the week.

This year’s theme is  ‘Let’s Explore Outdoors’. Children who attend any of the events will receive a free copy of the picture book Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall.

National Bookstart Week is an annual celebration of Book Trust’s flagship reading programme, Bookstart, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It aims to remind families of the importance of reading for pleasure – even if it’s just for ten minutes a day.

Across Wokingham Borough the following events will take place:

  • Rhymetime in the Park at Dinton Pastures on Monday June 12 with Rhymetimes at 10.30am and 11.30am.   There will be activities and information from the Children’s Centre Family Workers.  The Early Years Team will be promoting their “Ready for School, Ready for Life” programme.  There will also 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 authors Tina Stubbs and Layn Marlow who will be reading extracts from their 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.

If families are unable to make it along to their local event they can join in the fun at home, with plenty of lets explore outdoors arts and crafts, games and baking recipes all on the Bookstart website at: http://www.bookstart.org.uk/events/national-bookstart-week/nbw-2017

There will also be a Rhymetime in the Park at California Country Park on Monday 10 July and at Dinton Pastures on Monday 11 September, 2017.

What’s On in Finchampstead Library June 2017

During June 2017 we are running the following activities at Finchampstead Library

What’s On for Adults

Bridge and Table Games Club   Monday June 5, 12, 19, 26       2pm to 4pm

Relaxing Activities for Adults – Enjoy colouring, jigsaw puzzles and photo book browsing in a quiet setting. Wednesday June 7, 14. 21, 28      10am to 12noon

Crochet Group – £4 charge. Thursday June 8, 15, 22, 29            1pm to 3pm

Book Group Wednesday June 21                                                   10.30am to 11.30am

 What’s On for Children and Families  

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

Friday June 9, 16, 23, 30                                    11am to 11.30am

For events marked with asterisk please call the library on (0118) 9088176 to book a place.

Finchampstead  Library, FBC Centre, Gorse Ride North, Wokingham RG40 4ES

Telephone 0118 9088176 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening Hours:

Monday and Tuesday: 2pm-5pm
Wednesday: 9:30am-5pm
Thursday: 2pm-7pm
Friday:  9:30am-12:30pm and 2pm to 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/

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

Libraries go outside to celebrate books and a love of reading this summer Twitter Facebook 4 v2

Wokingham Borough Libraries is celebrating  National Bookstart Week 2017 with a Bookstart Rhymetime at Dinton Pastures Park on Monday 12 June from 10am to noon and a whole host of storytimes and rhymetimes in its libraries throughout the week.

This year’s theme is  ‘Let’s Explore Outdoors’. Children who attend any of the events will receive a free copy of the picture book Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall.   National Bookstart Week is an annual celebration of Book Trust’s flagship reading programme, Bookstart, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It aims to remind families of the importance of reading for pleasure – even if it’s just for ten minutes a day.

Across Wokingham Borough the following events will take place:

Rhymetime in the Park at Dinton Pastures on Monday June 12 with Rhymetimes at 10.30am and 11.30am.   There will be activities and information from the Children’s Centre Family Workers.  The Early Years Team will be promoting their “Ready for School, Ready for Life” programme.  There will also 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 authors Tina Stubbs and Layn Marlow who will be reading extracts from their 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.

Bookstart storytimes, with outdoor  themed tales and a Bunny ears craft activity will  take place at:

  • Spencers Wood Library  on Monday June 5 from 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Wargrave Library on Monday June 5 from 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Wokingham Library on Tuesday June 6 from 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Winnersh Library Wednesday June 7    4pm to 4.30pm
  • Lower Earley Library on Monday June 12 from 11.15am to 11.45am
  • Arborfield Pop-up Library  Monday June 12    4pm to 4.30pm
  •  Woodley Library on Saturday June 10 from 11am to 11.30am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library on Saturday June 17 from 10.15am to 10.45am
  • Twyford Library Tuesday June 20    4pm to 4.30pm
  • Finchampstead Library  Friday July 7, 11am to 11.30am

If families are unable to make it along to their local event they can join in the fun at home, with plenty of lets explore outdoors arts and crafts, games and baking recipes all on the Bookstart website. at: http://www.bookstart.org.uk/events/national-bookstart-week/

There will also be a Rhymetime in the Park at California Country Park on Monday 10 July and at Dinton Pastures on Monday 11 September.

Bookstart Bear Hunt

To celebrate 25 years of Bookstart, Wokingham Borough Libraries and Children’s centres are holding a “Bookstart Bear Hunt” from 5 June to 3 September.   The bears will be hiding in the Libraries, Children’s Centres and Country Parks in Wokingham Borough.  Each bear will be numbered and will have a copy of his favourite picture book.  How many bears can you find?  Pick up a form from your local library or childrens centre.

Rhymetime at Dinton Pastures Country Park on Monday June 12, 2017

Gif-3Rhymetime at Dinton Pastures Country Park on Monday June 12, 2017

Wokingham Borough Libraries, together with Children’s Centres, the Early Years Team, Community Wardens, Home-Start, First Days and the NHS Nursery Nurses will be hosting this fun event in the play park to celebrate National Bookstart Week. Come and join us for stories with local authors, crafts and rhymetime fun!

Monday June 12, 2017

10am to 12noon

For families with children aged 5 and under.

For more details, contact us on 0118 974 3711 or

e-mail: bookstart@wokingham.gov.uk

 

What’s On in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Children and Families during May Half Term from Saturday May 27 to Saturday June 3, 2017

What’s On in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Children and Families during May Half Term from Saturday May 27 to Saturday June 3, 2017

Children’s Chess Club – For young people aged 8 years old and over. Just drop in!

Woodley Library Thursday June 1 3.30pm to 5pm

Children’s Writing Group – Share your ideas and take part in some fun writing exercises. For children aged 9 to 12 years old. Free event, places must be booked.

Maiden Erlegh Library Saturday June 3 10.15am to 11am

Elmer Day Storytime – Celebrate Elmer Day with a story and colouring activity. For 3 to 8 year olds, just drop-in!

  • Maiden Erlegh Library Saturday May 27 10.15am to 10.45am
  • Lower Earley Library Saturday May 27 11am to 11.30am
  • Winnersh Library Saturday May 27 11am to 11.30am
  • Wokingham Library Saturday May 27 11am to 11.30am
  • Woodley Library Saturday May 27 11am to 11.30am

Fairy-tale Mix ups – Share your ideas and take part in some fun writing exercises. For children aged 9 to 12 years old. Free event, places must be booked.

Maiden Erlegh Library Tuesday May 30 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Explore Learning – Free session with Explore Learning , places must be booked.

  • Phonics – For children aged 6 to 8 years old. Wokingham Library Tuesday May 30 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Olympics – For children aged 8 to 10 years old. Wokingham Library Tuesday May 30 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Number bonds – For children aged 5 to 7 years old. Woodley Library Wednesday May 31 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Money madness – For children aged 8 to 10 years old. Woodley Library Wednesday May 31 10.45am to 11.45am
  • A day at the zoo – For children aged 5 to 6 years old. Lower Earley Library Thursday June 1 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Groovy Grammar – For children aged 7 to 8 years old. Lower Earley Library Thursday June 1 10.45am to 11.45pm

Fairy-tale Storytime and Craft – Join in with some fun fairy tales and crafts, for the under 8’s. £1.50 charge.

Maiden Erlegh Library Friday June 2 2.30pm to 3.15pm

Get Arty – Fairytale themed arts and crafts for children aged 4 to 12 years old. Just drop in! £1.50 charge

  • Wokingham Library Friday June 2 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Woodley Library Thursday June 1 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library Tuesday May 30 2pm to 3pm

Mini Professors – Taster Session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, with science based fun. Places must be booked.

Woodley Library Friday June 2 1 0.30am to 11.15am

Outdoor Let’s Explore – A fun and creative session exploring the outdoors and nature with the rangers from Dinton Pastures. Places must be booked.

  • Wokingham Library Tuesday May 30 9.30am to 10.15am
  • Woodley Library Tuesday May 30 11am to 11.45am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £3 per picture, For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

  • Wokingham Library Wednesday May 31 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Woodley Library Wednesday May 31 2.30pm to 4pm
  • Lower Earley Library Tuesday May 30 10.30am to 12.30pm

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 7 and under. Free

  • Wokingham Library Tuesday May 30 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Wargrave Library Saturday June 3 10.30am to 11am

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details:

  • Arborfield Pop-Up Library 0780 166 4520
  • Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176
  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630
  • Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771
  • Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800
  • Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656
  • Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

Or for more events available in other libraries visit Wokingham Borough Libraries weblink

 

 

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter April 2017

New Library Opening Hours from Monday April 3rd, 2017

Our new library opening hours will be introduced providing an extra 17½ hours of service per week. Have a look at your local libraries to see the new opening hours from April 3 go to http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/find-and-join-a-library/

Bank Holidays – All our Libraries will be closed on Friday April 14, Sunday April 16 and Monday April 17.

What’s on in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Adults

Printmaking Workshop with Karen Greville-Smith-learn a range of techniques in a relaxed and creative session at Wokingham Library on Friday April 7, 1pm to 3pm. £5 charge.

Monday Evening Book Group-join our new evening book group to discuss best-sellers, prize winners and favourites. The first meeting is at Wokingham Library on Monday April 10, 6pm tom 7pm and then on the second Monday in each month.

Heritage Walk-Enjoy a walk around Wokingham and learn some fascinating facts about the town’s history-with the Wokingham Society. Starts at Wokingham Library on Wednesday April 19, 10.30am to 11.45am. Free event

Book Binding Workshop-there will be the chance to learn a range of book binding techniques at our workshop at Wokingham Library on Saturday April 22, 10am to 4pm, charge £10

 Origami Workshops for Adults- Come and try our origami workshops for beginners-make an origami butterfly and lily. Wokingham Library Tuesday April 25 and Thursday April 27, 10.30am to 11.30am. £3charge

Walking Book Group– Enjoy the fresh air and a chat about books as we walk around the lake at Dinton Pastures. Contact Wokingham Library to find out what book we will be discussing. Free event Thursday April 27, 10.30am to 12noon.

Play Reading Group-Join us to help celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday as we read “As You Like It” at Wokingham Library on Friday April 21, 10am to 12.30pm

Berkshire Quilters Guild- quilters from the guild will be at Wokingham Library on Saturday April 8 between 10am and 1pm to demonstrate quilting techniques, members of the public are welcome to join in. This is part of the BBC Radio & Quilters Guild creative project which is taking place in venues nationally over the weekend of April 7-9, 2017.

Tall Tales Service

Wokingham Borough Libraries now provide a service which enables learning disability groups and other community organisations to borrow Bag Books.  Bag Books are unique, hand-made multi-sensory resources aimed at developing communication skills for people with learning difficulties. Bag Books are designed for those who may find it difficult to access mainstream books. They are told through voice an emotion rather than words and pictures.  Bags can be borrowed for a small annual fee.

To find out more about the service contact Wokingham Library, Denmark Street, Wokingham RG40 2BB, email wokingham.library@wokingham.gov.uk or phone (0118) 9781368

 

What’s On in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Children

Explore Learning Free session with Explore Learning , places must be booked.

Groovy Grammar – For children aged 7 to 8 years old.

At Woodley Library on Wednesday April 5 from 10.45am to 11.45am

National Young Writers Workshop – For children aged 5 to 12 years old.

At Woodley Library on Wednesday April 5 from 9.30am to 10.30am

At Lower Earley Library on Thursday April 6  from 9.30am to 10.30am

At Wokingham Library on Wednesday April 12 from 9.30am to 10.30am

Pirates – For children aged 8 to 11 years old.

At Lower Earley Library on Thursday April 6 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Space mission – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.

At Wokingham Library on Wednesday April 12 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Easter Poems and Stories – Share your ideas and take part in some fun writing exercises. For children aged 9 to 12 years old. Free event, places must be booked.

At Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday April 4 and 11 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Get Arty – Easter themed arts and crafts fun for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in, £1.50 charge

  • At Wokingham Library on Friday April 7 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Woodley Library on Thursday April 6 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday April 6 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Twyford Library on Tuesday April 4 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Wargrave Library on Wednesday April 5  from 9.45am to 10.30am
  • At Spencers Wood Library on Thursday April 6 from 11am to 12noon
  • At Winnersh Library on Wednesday April 6 from 2pm to 3pm
  • At Maiden Erelgh Library on Monday April 10 from 2.15pm to 3.15pm
  • At Finchampstead Library on Tuesday April 11 from 2.15pm to 3.15pm

Mini Professors – Taster Session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, with science based fun. Places must be booked.

At Woodley Library on Wednesday April 12 from 10.30am to 11.15am

Printmaking – Have fun learning printmaking techniques from artist Karen Greville-Smith using Easter as inspiration. For children aged 7 and over. £3 charge

At Wokingham Library on Friday April 7 from 10am to 12noon

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £3 per picture. For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

  • Wokingham Library    Wednesday April 5                  10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Woodley Library         Wednesday April 5                  2.30pm to 4pm
  • Lower Earley Library Monday April 10                     10.30am to 12.30pm

Storytime – Dinsoaur Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under. Just drop in!

  • Arborfield Pop-up Library       Monday April 10         4pm to 4.30pm
  • Finchampstead Library           Friday April 7              11am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library              Thursday April 13        11.15am to 11.45am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library            Saturday April 15        10.15am to 10.45am
  • Spencers Wood Library           Monday April 3           4pm to 4.30pm
  • Winnersh Library                    Wednesday April 5      4pm to 4.30pm
  • Wokingham Library                Tuesday April 4 and 11 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Woodley Library                     Saturday April 8          11am to 11.30am

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.

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Optalis Employability Courses now available at Elevate Hub, Wokingham Library

Optalis Employability Courses now available at Elevate Hub, Wokingham Library

A variety of workshops are running at Wokingham Library which will cover employability skills ranging from practical interview techniques, effectively communicating your transferable skills into new job applications, and using tools that will help you access job opportunities.
1) Getting organised with your Job Searching
When: 10th March 2017
Time: 10am — 2pm
Location: Elevate Hub at Wokingham Library, Denmark Street, RG40 2BB
Content: We will provide you with the tools and confidence to action plan and keep you on track with your job search.
2) Employability Workshops
When: 17th March 2017
Time: 10am — 2pm
Location: Elevate Hub at Wokingham Library, Denmark Street, RG40 2BB
Content: This session will cover confidence in ability, focusing on transferrable skills, situational interviewing, overcoming gaps in your CV and writing covering letters.
3) Interview Skills and Practice
When: 24th March 2017
Time: 10am — 2pm
Location: Elevate Hub At Wokingham Library,
Denmark Street, RG40 2BB
Content: First impressions, interactive interviewing, tips on researching the company and interviews tailored to

All three workshops can be accessed individually, although you can choose to attend all three. If you are over 19 and a UK resident and are interested in enrolling. Please contact either Ann Smith or Jan Jones on:  Email: employmentservice@optalis.org or Phone: 0118 977 8600