Art History talks at Wokingham Library in November-with Dalila Castelijn

Dalila Castelijn will be returning to Wokingham Library in November with four new talks about Art History at Wokingham Library. All talks run 2pm to 4pm, £7 charge. To book a place call (0118) 9781368

THE ART OF EDWARD BURNE-JONES

Thursday November 1Burne Jones

The course is linked with the Autumn Tate Britain’s exhibition on the artist, who was a pioneer of the Arts and Crafts movement and member of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. We shall assess the ways in which the Middle Ages, classical myths, fairy tales and religion influenced the style and content of selected paintings and designs for stained glass windows, tapestries and book illustrations.

ART AND THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

Thursday November 8Bath

The revolution that broke out in 1789 meant the end of the French aristocracy’s patronage of the arts. The course explores how painters and sculptors responded to the new political structure and new propaganda demands. Jacques-Louis David, Louis-Leopold Boilly, Adelaide Labille-Guiard and Jean Antoine Houdon are among the artists whose work will be studied in detail.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WALLACE COLLECTION

Thursday November 15Wallace Collection 2

The course explores the history, aims and selected works of one of London’s smaller art galleries. Famous for its 18th century French art, the Wallace collection includes medieval objects, 17th century Dutch paintings and non European artifacts. We shall focus particularly on its most outstanding collector, Sir Richard Wallace (1818-90), as 2018 marks the Bicentenary of his birth.

BAUHAUS

Thursday November 22Bauhaus 1

The Bauhaus was a school of architecture and applied arts that existed in Germany from 1919 to 1933. Founded by Walter Gropius it stressed the importance of the craftsman-designer for industrial mass production; it aimed to reform education and gave rise to a severe and geometrical style. The course will examine selected works by artists such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Oskar Schlemmer and Johannes Itten.

 

 

 

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Art History talks at Wokingham Library in November-with Dalila Castelijn

Dalila Castelijn will be returning to Wokingham Library in November with four new talks about Art History at Wokingham Library. All talks run 2pm to 4pm, £7 charge. To book a place call (0118) 9781368

THE ART OF EDWARD BURNE-JONES

Thursday November 1Burne Jones

The course is linked with the Autumn Tate Britain’s exhibition on the artist, who was a pioneer of the Arts and Crafts movement and member of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. We shall assess the ways in which the Middle Ages, classical myths, fairy tales and religion influenced the style and content of selected paintings and designs for stained glass windows, tapestries and book illustrations.

ART AND THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

Thursday November 8Bath

The revolution that broke out in 1789 meant the end of the French aristocracy’s patronage of the arts. The course explores how painters and sculptors responded to the new political structure and new propaganda demands. Jacques-Louis David, Louis-Leopold Boilly, Adelaide Labille-Guiard and Jean Antoine Houdon are among the artists whose work will be studied in detail.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WALLACE COLLECTION

Thursday November 15Wallace Collection 2

The course explores the history, aims and selected works of one of London’s smaller art galleries. Famous for its 18th century French art, the Wallace collection includes medieval objects, 17th century Dutch paintings and non European artifacts. We shall focus particularly on its most outstanding collector, Sir Richard Wallace (1818-90), as 2018 marks the Bicentenary of his birth.

BAUHAUS

Thursday November 22Bauhaus 1

The Bauhaus was a school of architecture and applied arts that existed in Germany from 1919 to 1933. Founded by Walter Gropius it stressed the importance of the craftsman-designer for industrial mass production; it aimed to reform education and gave rise to a severe and geometrical style. The course will examine selected works by artists such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Oskar Schlemmer and Johannes Itten.

 

 

 

Linda Fawke launches her new book, A Prescription for Madness at Wokingham Library on October 15

Local author Linda Fawke will be visiting Wokingham Library to launch her new book, A Prescription for Madness.

Linda is a member of Wokingham Writers Group and has previously published a novel entitled A Taste of His Own Medicine.

Linda says she has always enjoyed writing but didn’t write seriously until she retired. She was a pharmacist and has used her background in both her novels.

A Taste of his own Medicine is set at a 30-year reunion of a group of pharmacists; the sequel, A Prescription for Madness, is rather more serious, dealing with issues like pregnancy late in life. Both are, nevertheless, easy reads and she would classify them as Women’s Fiction.

The event will include a short talk, book signing and refreshments.

This is free event and will take place on Monday October 15 in the Wokingham Library Café between 5.45pm and 7pm. No need to book just drop-in.

Foe more information call (0118) 9743712

Linda Fawke cover

Linda Fawke pic

Libraries Week 8-13 October 2018

Libraries Week takes place between the 8–13 October to celebrate the nation’s much-loved libraries. In 2018, with a focus on wellbeing, libraries across the country will showcase how they bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people with their mental health. http://www.librariesweek.org.uk @librariesweek #librariesweek

Libraries in Wokingham Borough will be running a number of regular and one-off events throughout the week, which demonstrates how we play an important part as a central hub for our communities. As well as visiting their local library to borrow books people also attend a huge variety of clubs, groups and events. Here are a selection of events happening during Libraries Week:

Wokingham Library (0118) 9781368

CLASP Community Choir (CLASP  is a self-advocacy  group in Wokingham Borough for people with Learning Disabilities)

Friday October 12 11am

Coffee Companions-weekly meet up for coffee and a chat. Just drop-in. Free event

Monday October 8  11am and 12noon

Hear My Voice: a working woman’s fight for the vote- A Costume Presentation with Meredith Towne. £7 charge (booking essential) there are a few tickets left

Wednesday October 10 2.30pm to 4pm

Knit, Stitch and Natter – Drop in for knitting, sewing and a chat. All abilities welcome.

Monday October 8 2pm to 3pm

Local History Surgery – Drop in advice with a local expert.

Friday October 12 9.30am to 11.30am

Monday Evening Book Group- Enjoy discussing new books, best-sellers and favourite

Monday October 8  6pm to 7pm

Poetry Writing Group

Saturday October 13 10am to 11.30am

UK On-line For people with little or no computer and Internet knowledge, and for those with some experience, getting the most from your laptop, i-Pad or tablet and supporting you with different applications. To book a place call (0118) 9743797, email : adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk or go to www.bit.do/wacl

Tuesday October 9 2pm to 4pm

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under.

Tuesday October 9        4pm to 4.30pm

Woodley Library (0118) 9690304

Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for crafts and a chat.

Tuesday October 9  2pm to 4pm

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

Tuesday October 9 11 10.30am to 11am

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

Saturday October 13 11am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library (0118) 9312150

Knit and Natter – Drop in for knitting and a chat.

Tuesday October 9 of every month 4pm to 5pm

Pass the Book – Book Group.

Friday October 12 in each month 10.30am to 11.30am

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under. Free

Monday October 8 10 11.15am to 11.45am

Finchampstead Library (0118) 9088176

Computer Workshops-Free workshops with a presentation followed by individual advice and help with any computer problems or queries. Just drop-in. Free.

Tuesday October 9 in each month   2pm to 4pm

Crochet Group – Crochet group for adults with Gaynor White from the Barkham Hookers group, all abilities welcome, just drop-in. £4 per session.

Thursday October 11 1pm to 3pm

Relaxing Activities for Adults – Enjoy some creative colouring or a reminiscence game, browse the beautiful photo books, try a jigsaw puzzle or game of dominoes, in a quiet corner of the library. Adults with Learning Difficulties and people living with dementia and their carers are welcome at all sessions.

Wednesday  October 10 10am to 3pm

Social Bridge –Players with some experience are welcome to join. Free event, just drop-in!

Monday October 8 2pm to 4pm

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

Friday October 12, 11am to 11.30am

Twyford Library (0118) 9340800

Twyford Tuesday Reading Group

Tuesday October 9 in each month 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 9884771

Litwits Book Group

Second Monday in each month, 6pm to 7pm

Wargrave Library(0118) 9404656

Litwits Book Group

Monday October 8, 6pm to 7pm

Winnersh Library (0118) 9797519

Winnersh Book Group

Thursday October 11 6pm to 7pm

Lego Club – For children aged 5 to 10 years old. 50p charge per session.

Thursday October 11            4pm to 4.45pm

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

Saturday October 13 10.30am to 12.30pm

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

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Libraries Week 8-13 October 2018

Libraries Week takes place between the 8–13 October to celebrate the nation’s much-loved libraries. In 2018, with a focus on wellbeing, libraries across the country will showcase how they bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people with their mental health. http://www.librariesweek.org.uk @librariesweek #librariesweek

Libraries in Wokingham Borough will be running a number of regular and on-off events throughout the week, which demonstrates how we play an important part as a central hub for our communities. As well as visiting their local library to borrow books people also attend a huge variety of clubs, groups and events. Here are a selection of events happening during Libraries Week:

Wokingham Library (0118) 9781368

CLASP Community Choir (CLASP  is a self-advocacy  group in Wokingham Borough for people with Learning Disabilities)

Friday October 12 11am

Coffee Companions-weekly meet up for coffee and a chat. Just drop-in. Free event

Monday October 8  11am and 12noon

Hear My Voice: a working woman’s fight for the vote- A Costume Presentation with Meredith Towne. £7 charge (booking essential) there a few tickets left

Wednesday October 10 2.30pm to 4pm

Knit, Stitch and Natter – Drop in for knitting, sewing and a chat. All abilities welcome.

Monday October 8 2pm to 3pm

Local History Surgery – Drop in advice with a local expert.

Friday October 12 9.30am to 11.30am

Monday Evening Book Group- Enjoy discussing new books, best-sellers and favourite

Monday October 8  6pm to 7pm

Poetry Writing Group

Saturday October 13 10am to 11.30am

UK On-line For people with little or no computer and Internet knowledge, and for those with some experience, getting the most from your laptop, i-Pad or tablet and supporting you with different applications. To book a place call (0118) 9743797, email : adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk or go to www.bit.do/wacl

Tuesday October 9 2pm to 4pm

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under.

Tuesday October 9        4pm to 4.30pm

Woodley Library (0118) 9690304

Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for crafts and a chat.

Tuesday October 9  2pm to 4pm

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

Tuesday October 9 11 10.30am to 11am

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

Saturday October 13 11am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library (0118) 9312150

Knit and Natter – Drop in for knitting and a chat.

Tuesday October 9 of every month 4pm to 5pm

Pass the Book – Book Group.

Friday October 12 in each month 10.30am to 11.30am

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under. Free

Monday October 8 10 11.15am to 11.45am

Finchampstead Library (0118) 9088176

Computer Workshops-Free workshops with a presentation followed by individual advice and help with any computer problems or queries. Just drop-in. Free.

Tuesday October 9 in each month   2pm to 4pm

Crochet Group – Crochet group for adults with Gaynor White from the Barkham Hookers group, all abilities welcome, just drop-in. £4 per session.

Thursday October 11 1pm to 3pm

Relaxing Activities for Adults – Enjoy some creative colouring or a reminiscence game, browse the beautiful photo books, try a jigsaw puzzle or game of dominoes, in a quiet corner of the library. Adults with Learning Difficulties and people living with dementia and their carers are welcome at all sessions.

Wednesday  October 10 10am to 3pm

Social Bridge –Players with some experience are welcome to join. Free event, just drop-in!

Monday October 8 2pm to 4pm

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

Friday October 12, 11am to 11.30am

Twyford Library(0118) 9340800

Twyford Tuesday Reading Group

Tuesday October 9 in each month 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Spencers Wood Library(0118) 9884771

Litwits Book Group

Second Monday in each month, 6pm to 7pm

Wargrave Library(0118) 9404656

Litwits Book Group

Monday October 8, 6pm to 7pm

Winnersh Library (0118) 9797519

Winnersh Book Group

Thursday October 11 6pm to 7pm

Lego Club – For children aged 5 to 10 years old. 50p charge per session.

Thursday October 11            4pm to 4.45pm

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

Saturday October 13 10.30am to 12.30pm

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

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Linda Fawke-book launch at Wokingham Library- October 15

Local author Linda Fawke will be visiting Wokingham Library to launch her new book, A Prescription for Madness.

Linda is a member of Wokingham Writers Group and has previously published a novel entitled A Taste of His Own Medicine.

Linda says she has always enjoyed writing but didn’t write seriously until she retired. She was a pharmacist and has used her background in both her novels.

A Taste of his own Medicine is set at a 30-year reunion of a group of pharmacists; the sequel, A Prescription for Madness, is rather more serious, dealing with issues like pregnancy late in life. Both are, nevertheless, easy reads and she would classify them as Women’s Fiction.

The event will include a short talk, book signing and refreshments.

This is free event and will take place on Monday October 15 in the Wokingham Library Café between 5.45pm and 7pm. No need to book just drop-in.

Foe more information call (0118) 9743712

Linda Fawke cover

Linda Fawke pic

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter October 2018

Wokingham Children’s Book Festival Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21

 A chance to meet authors and illustrators, and bring stories to life!

Wokingham Children’s Book Festival is a joint project between Wokingham Town Council, Wokingham Borough Libraries and The Cultural Partnership: ‘more arts.’ and WHSmith. Books will be available to purchase on the day at WHSmith bookstalls at the venues. Tickets must be purchased for all events, each person attending will need a ticket. For more information and to book visit: www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/bookfest

Fun Palace at Wokingham Library – Come and join us for a packed morning of fun activities for adults and children. On Saturday October 6 from 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

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

 What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Adults

There’s lots of events on for adults this October so why not sign up for one of our talks or workshops.

Walking Book Group- Enjoy the fresh air and a chat about books as we walk around the lake at Dinton Country Pastures. Meet at the Dragonfly Café. Free Event Thursday October 4, 10.30am to 12noon

National Poetry Day Celebration– An evening of readings with members of Wokingham Library Poetry Group to celebrate National Poetry day Wokingham Library Thursday October 4, 6.30pm to 8pm

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 Wokingham Library Saturday October 6, 10am to 1pm Fun Palace Event

Hear My Voice: a working woman’s fight for the vote- A Costume Presentation with Meredith Towne. £7 charge

Wokingham Library Wednesday October 10, 2.30pm to 4pm

Book Launch with Linda Fawke -Local author Linda Fawke will be launching her new book a Prescription for Madness. Event includes a short talk, book signing and refreshments. Free, just drop-in.

At Wokingham Library Monday October 15, 5.45pm to 7pm

Food Sensitivities– A talk with with Sasivimol Chuen-Im about the difference between food sensitivity/intolerance and food allergy. Free. Woodley Library Wednesday October 17, 1pm to 2pm

Autumn Leaf Craft Workshop- Learn techniques with clay to make beautiful leaf decorations for your home. Tutor Rachel Freegard. £5 charge Wokingham Library Saturday October 27, 10am to 1pm

The Settle to Carlisle Railway– An illustrated talk with John Harrison about England’s most spectacular main railway line. £3 charge Wokingham Library Tuesday October 30, 10.30am to 11.30am

 What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Children this October Half Term

Dog Trust Session – Come along and hear from the Dog Trust about how to look after your dog with stories and colouring activity. For children aged 6 to 11 years old. Free Event, Places must be booked.

Finchampstead Library       2pm to 3pm                 Tuesday October 23

Lower Earley Library                                      Tuesday October 23                                                        11am to 12noon

Explore Learning Handwriting Zoo – We take a day out to the zoo to see all the animals, from the lions to the zebras. The animal’s 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’.   For 4 to 6 year olds.   Places must be booked.

Woodley Library                                               Tuesday October 23                                                        9.30am to 10.30am

Wokingham Library                                         Thursday October 25                                                       9.30am to 10.30am

Lower Earley Library                                       Friday October 26                                                             9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning Be a Maths Sorcerer – Children will go through the steps to becoming a maths whiz(ard). Focusing on times tables, For 7 to 9 year olds. Places must be booked.

Woodley Library                                               Tuesday October 23                                                        10.45am to 11.45am

Wokingham Library                                         Thursday October 25                                                       10.45am to 11.45am

Lower Earley Library                                       Friday October 26                                                             10.45am to 11.45am

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

Lower Earley Library                                       Monday October 22                                                        10am to 12noon

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. Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                                         Thursday October 25                                                      9.45am to 10.30am

Woodley Library                                               Thursday October 25                                                      11.15am to 12noon

Paddington Bear Activity Morning– Come and celebrate all things Paddington Bear. Create your own bear, try some of the activity sheets and more. For children aged 10 and under. Just drop in. £1 charge.

Wargrave Library                                              Wednesday October 24                                                                 10.30am to 11.30am

Sand Art– Create a sand picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Just drop in!

Lower Earley Library                                       Thursday October 25                                                       10.30am to 12.30pm

Wokingham Library                                         Wednesday October 24                                                                 10.30am to 12.30pm

Woodley Library                                               Monday October 22                                                        10.30am to 12.30pm

Trixies Spell Goes Wrong – Join The Enchanted Players Theatre Company in this musical show with Trixie the fairy, Jack Frost and Sally. Inspired by the Rainbow Fairies series, with free face painting after the show. £5 charge per person. Places must be booked.

Woodley Library                                               Monday October 22                                                        2.30pm

 

Wokingham Borough Libraries contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520

Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176

Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656

Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

  Woodley Library (0118) 9690304

 

A selection of our events are listed above, for all of our events visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/

Celebrating Extraordinary Women

Wokingham Library is joining with other organisations in Wokingham to take part in  Heritage Open  Days. This year the theme is Celebrating Extraordinary Women.

We are holding the following FREE events in the library:

Reminiscence Club-the theme for discussion will be Extraordinary Women and local links to the suffragette movement. Just drop-in!

Thursday September 6 10.30am to 12noon

First Thursday Book Group-join our Thursday evening book group as a guest when we will be discussing the Handmaid’s Tale by Margraet Atwood. Please bring in any other titles by great women writers that you would like to recommend.

Thursday September 6, 6pm to 7pm

Fantastically Great Women Activity Day-Fun facts for children on display about amamzing women with activity sheets to try out.

Saturday September 8 9.30m to 12noon

Also you can view a display about Extraordinary Women in Berkshire and beyond , September  6-15, with thanks to local historian Jim Bell for supplying the information.

Take part in the suffragette quiz with a chance to win a great prize!

More information from Wokingham Library on (0118) 9781368

Suffragettes display

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: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/SRC Young Vols 2SRC Young Vols 1.jpg

News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries August 2018

Summer Reading Challenge 2018

The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 will be called Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved iconic children’s title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary. Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers! Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help them solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way!

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays.

It’s fun, it’s FREE and you can sign up at any of our Libraries from Sunday July 1st until September 2nd. 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.

Teen Reading Challenge – Borrow 6 books across the summer holidays (runs 21 July to 2 September). If you complete the challenge you will be entered into a prize draw for some fantastic book related prizes.

Summer Events

There will be lots of Mischief Makers events at libraries this summer. Open to all primary school aged Library members.

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

Wokingham Library Monday July 30 10am to 12noon

 Mischief Makers 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 3yr olds and upwards, be warned his puppet friends supply the mischief. £3 charge per person, Place must be booked at the relevant library.

Wokingham Library Friday August 10            10.30am to 11.30am

Finchampstead Library Friday August 10       12.45pm to 1.45pm

Woodley Library Friday August 10                 3pm to 4pm

 Greek Myths – Eros and Psyche – Summer Theatre Show from The Enchanted Players. For all the family. £5 charge per person, Places must be booked at Woodley Library with free facepainting after the show.

Woodley Library Monday August 6 2.30pm to 3.30pm

 Storytime with Healthwatch Wokingham – Come and hear a story and design your own mask, you can also find out about Healthwatch Wokingham. For children age 8 and under.

Woodley Library Monday July 30 11am to 12noon

Lower Earley Library Tuesday August 14 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Finchampstead Library Monday August 20 2.30pm to 3.30pm

What’s on in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Adults

Make a Collaborated Book– Make a page of a book using collage, stamping, drawing techniques. Free event, just drop-in!

Woodley Library, Sunday July 29 10.45am to 12.45pm

Anna Jacobs-author visit. Best-selling novelist Anna Jacobs will be talking about her writing career and her new novel One Kind Man, the second title in her Lancashire based series. The event includes a book signing and refreshments £3 charge

Wokingham Library, Thursday August 23 2pm to 3pm

Crafternoon- come and try and out some different crafts and help raise money for MIND, the mental health charity. Just drop-in. Find out more at mind.org.uk/crafternoon

Wokingham Library Thursday August 30 2pm to 3.30pm

Bonita Norris-The Girl who climbed Everest

As part of National Heritage Open Days in September, whose theme this year is Extraordinary Women, former Holt School pupil Bonita Norris will be giving a free motivational talk called “The Girl Who Climbed Everest.”

Her inspiring story of going from novice climber to standing on top of Mt Everest in only two years will speak to the hearts and minds of every audience member.

For more information, see http://www.bonita–norris.com/

The talk will be on Friday September 7 4pm to 5pm upstairs at Wokingham Town Hall

Copies of Bonita’s book, The Girl Who Climbed Everest will also be on sale.

To book a place go to https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/bonita

The talk has been organised by Wokingham Town Council in conjunction with Wokingham Library.

Press Reader Newspaper service

In June we launched Press Reader which provides library customers with a mobile and online version of the world’s largest digital newspaper service. Customers now have access to over 7,000 publications from 101 countries in 60 languages. For more information go to https://bit.ly/2IMWrbF

 

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520

Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176

Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656

Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

  Woodley Library (0118) 9690304

 

A selection of our events are listed above, for all of our events visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/