News and Events from Wokingham Libraries February 2018

Children’s Events throughout February

Harry Potter Book Night* – Fantastic Beasts Activity for children aged 7 to 10 years old. Come dressed as your favourite character. Place must be booked. £1.50 charge

Wokingham Library Thursday February 1 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Story Massage Taster Session* – Story massage is a fun and interactive way of storytelling. Come along and learn some simple massage strokes to use whilst singing nursery rhymes and sharing stories. For children aged 5 and under. £2 charge

Lower Earley Library Thursday February 1 10.30am to 11am

Woodley Library Thursday February 8 10.30am to 11am

Wokingham Library Thursday February 22 10.30am to 11am

Highlights from our February half-term programme

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. For children and adults.

Woodley Library                                               Monday February 12                      10am to 12noon

Feathers and Fur Falconry Session – Come and meet some Birds of Prey with talk and hands on experience. For families with children aged 4 and over. Places must be booked. £4 charge.

Wargrave Library                              Monday February 12                       12.30pm to 1.30pm

Maiden Erlegh Library                    Monday February 12                       3pm to 4pm

Three Tales Theatre Show – Family Theatre show from the Enchanted Players Theatre Company. Come and see these stories performed: Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the Three Billy Goats Gruff.  For adults and children aged 9 and under. Places must be booked. £5 charge per person.

Woodley Library                                               Monday February 12                      2.30pm to 3.30pm

Owl Experience – Come and find out about some British owls with this fun hands on experience. For children aged 6 and over. Places must be booked. £4 charge

Winnersh Library                                              Tuesday February 13                      2.30pm to 3.30pm

Spooky Creatures with Cathy MacLennan – Come and hear a Spooky story from Illustrator Cathy MacLennan, then create your own fantastical beast collage. For children aged 3 to 8 years old. Places must be booked. £3.50 charge.

Woodley Library                                               Thursday February 15                     11am to 12noon

For a full list of all of our library events click here: https://wp.me/p5mHbU-2YK

 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  

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

Events for Adults at Wokingham Library

Debating Club– Come and debate the topics of the day and enjoy some stimulating conversations. Just drop-in.

Wokingham Library Saturday February 17  10am to 12noon

Book Chat- Join us for book recommendations and coffee, just drop-in.

Wokingham Library Wednesday February 28 10.30am to 11.30am

Digital Library Help Session – E-services support session: Interested in E-books, Audio or e-magazines but not sure where to start with using them? Book on to a support session with one of our staff who can tell you about what we offer and help you to set up your own device. Make sure you bring your own device! Places must be booked on to our half hour slots.

Wokingham Library Thursday February 8 10am to 12 noon and 4pm to 6pm

Queues U-Boats and Useless Mouths – An illustrated talk with Mike Cooper about the possibility that more people starved in WW2 than died from bombs and bullets. This talks looks at food on the Home Front and in the Army in WW2, setting it in the context of the wider war. £3 charge. Please call to book a place

Wokingham Library Friday February 23 10.30am to 11.30am

Wind Chimes & Dream Catchers Craft Workshop – Using a selection of natural bits & pieces along with personal items to create unique wind chimes or dream catchers. Tutor Rachel Freegard. £5 plus cost of materials. Please call to book a place.

Wokingham Library Saturday February 24 10am to 1pm

For bookings call Wokingham Library on (0118) 9781368

 Struggling to get out and about? The Home Library Service is for you.

Do you know someone who enjoys reading, but with the cold weather and dark evenings finds it difficult to get to the library?

The Home library Service is a free book delivery service for people who may be housebound, recovering from an illness, have mobility problems or are caring for someone.  We arrange for a volunteer to visit regularly with books to match their reading tastes. The service is flexible and free. Robert Wall said “My wife would be lost without her books from the home library service.”

Please get in touch if you know anyone who may be interested in receiving the service.

Further details and an application form are on our website: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/home-library-services/

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International Women’s Day Book Group discusses The Power by Naomi Alderman-Thursday March 8 2018

imagesJoin us for our one-off International Women’s Day Book Group at Wokingham Library and discuss the award winning feminist read The Power by Naomi Alderman

All over the world women are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain – even death. Suddenly, every man on the planet finds they’ve lost control. The Day of the Girls has arrived – but where will it end?

The Power was winner of the Bailey’s Women’s prize for Fiction in 2017 and one of Barack Obama’s Best Books of 2017. This book was described as ‘Electrifying’by Margaret Atwood and ‘A big, page-turning, thought-provoking thriller’ by The Guardian.

The group will meet on Thursday March 8 at Wokingham Library , 6pm to 7pm. Call (0118) 9781368 to book a place. Free event.

If you have not read the book yet, a copy will be available to borrow from Wokingham Library from 8th February 2018, please speak to a member of staff.  The book is 50p to borrow and overdue charges apply.

 

 

 

100 Million Minutes Reading Challenge

100 MILLION MINUTES READING CHALLENGE

From Thursday 1st March 2018, children and young people will try to collectively read 100 million minutes in a week!

If you’re an early years setting, school, college, parent, carer, childminder or other community group across the UK you can register for the challenge and be in with a chance to win some amazing prizes!

Why 100 Million Minutes?

At Achievement for All, we know that introducing all children and young people to the habit of reading in everyday life can improve communication skills and brighten future prospects, unlocking new worlds and possibilities.

10 minutes of reading a day can make a huge impact to a child’s development, so imagine what 100 million minutes can achieve.

Taking part in the challenge is completely free, so what are you waiting for? Sign up today and let the challenge commence!

https://millionminutes.afaeducation.org/

 

 

 

Winnie the Pooh Celebrations

Winnie the Pooh Celebrations

It’s Winnie the Pooh day on Thursday January 18, we will be hosting the following activities to celebrate:

Winnie the Pooh Storytime – Come and celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day with this special story and colouring session. For children aged 8 and under. Spencers Wood Library Monday January 15 4pm to 4.30pm Woodley Library Thursday January 18 3.45pm to 4.15pm

Winnie the Pooh Day– Just drop in and colour in your favourite characters from Winnie the Pooh to help us decorate the children’s library. Winnersh Library Thursday January 18 2pm to 5pm Wokingham Library Thursday January 18 9.30am to 5pm

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What’s on for Children and Families in Wokingham Borough Libraries February Half Term 2018

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries 

February Half-term 2018

Baby Sensory- Free taster from Baby sensory, for babies up to 18 months old. Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                             Thursday February 15                        10am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Fun with Phonics – The children will investigate rhyming words and why they rhyme. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old. Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                             Wednesday February 14                    9.30am to 10.30am

Lower Earley Library                           Thursday February 15                         9.30am to 10.30am

Woodley Library                                  Friday February 16                              9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Be a Master Maths SorcererThe children will go through the steps to becoming a maths whiz(ard). Free session with Explore Learning for children aged 7 to 9 years old. Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                             Wednesday February 14                    10.45am to 11.45am

Lower Earley Library                           Thursday February 15                         10.45am to 11.45am

Woodley Library                                  Friday  February 16                             10.45am to 11.45am

Feathers and Fur Falconry SessionCome and meet some Birds of Prey with talk and hands on experience. For families with children aged 4 and over. Places must be booked. £4 charge.

Wargrave Library                                 Monday February 12                          12.30pm to 1.30pm

Maiden Erlegh Library                        Monday February 12                          3pm to 4pm

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

Wokingham Library                             Friday  February 16                             10.30am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library                           Friday  February 16                             11am to 12noon

Finchampstead Library                       Friday February 16                              11.30am to 12.30pm

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. For children and adults.

Woodley Library                                  Monday February 12                          10am to 12noon

Mini Professors – Science based taster session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                             Thursday February 15                        11am to 11.30am

Woodley Library                                  Tuesday February 13                         11.15am to 11.45am

Owl Experience – Come and find out about some British owls with this fun hands on experience. For children aged 6 and over. Places must be booked. £4 charge

Winnersh Library                                 Tuesday February 13                          2.30pm to 3.30pm

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

Finchampstead Library                       Friday February 16                              11am to 11.30am

Woodley Library                                  Tuesday February 13                          10.30am to 11am

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

Wokingham Library                             Monday February 12                         10.30am to 12noon

Lower Earley Library                           Tuesday February 13                          10.30am to 12.30pm

Woodley Library                                  Wednesday February 14                    10.30am to 12.30pm

Spooky Creatures with Cathy MacLennan –  Come and hear a Spooky story from Illustrator Cathy MacLennan, then create our own fantastical beast collage. For children aged 3 to 8 years old. Places must be booked. £3.50 charge

Woodley Library                                  Thursday February 15                         11am to 12noon

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

Arborfield Library                                Monday February 12                          3.45pm to 4.15pm

Wokingham Library                             Tuesday February 13                         4pm to 4.30pm

Storytime with My Journey Team – Fun stories from the Road Safety Team – My Journey. For children aged 7 and under.

Lower Earley Library                           Monday February 12                         11.15am to 11.45am

Three Tales Theatre Show – Family Theatre show from the Enchanted Players Theatre Company. Come and see these stories performed: Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the Three Billy Goats Gruff.  For adults and children aged 9 and under.  Places must be booked. £5 charge per person.

Woodley Library                                  Monday February 12                          2.30pm to 3.30pm

 

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

Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771 Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s on for Children in Lower Earley Library February Half-Term 2018

What’s On for Children in Lower Earley Library  

February Half-term 2018

 Storytime with My Journey Team – Fun stories from the Road Safety Team – My Journey. For children aged 7 and under.

Lower Earley Library          Monday February 12                  11.15am to 11.45am

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

Lower Earley Library          Tuesday February 13          10.30am to 12.30pm

Explore Learning – Fun with Phonics – The children will investigate rhyming words and why they rhyme. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old. Places must be booked.

Lower Earley Library          Thursday February 15        9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Be a Master Maths SorcererThe children will go through the steps to becoming a maths whiz(ard). Free session with Explore Learning for children aged 7 to 9 years old. Places must be booked.

Lower Earley Library          Thursday February 15        10.45am to 11.45am

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

Lower Earley Library          Friday February 16              11am to 12noon

To book onto any of the events,

Please contact Lower Earley Library on 0118 9312150

 

 

What’s on for Children in Woodley Library February Half Term 2018

What’s On for Children in Woodley Library  

February Half-term 2018

 

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Free event, for children and adults.

Woodley Library                    Monday February 12            10am to 12noon

 Three Tales Theatre Show – Family Theatre show from the Enchanted Players Theatre Company. Come and see these stories performed: Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the Three Billy Goats Gruff.  For adults and children aged 9 and under.  Places must be booked. £5 charge per person.

Woodley Library                    Monday February 12            2.30pm to 3.30pm

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

Woodley Library                    Tuesday February 13            10.30am to 11am

 Mini Professors – Science based taster session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, Places must be booked.

Woodley Library                    Tuesday February 13           11.15am to 11.45am

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

Woodley Library                    Wednesday February 14      10.30am to 12.30pm

Spooky Creatures with Cathy MacLennan* Come and hear a Spooky story from Illustrator Cathy MacLennan, then create our own fantastical beast collage. For children aged 3 to 8 years old. Places must be booked. £3.50 charge

Woodley Library                    Thursday February 15          11am to 12noon

Explore Learning – Fun with Phonics – The children will investigate rhyming words and why they rhyme. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old. Places must be booked.

Woodley Library                    Friday February 16                9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Be a Master Maths SorcererThe children will go through the steps to becoming a maths whiz(ard). Free session with Explore Learning for children aged 7 to 9 years old. Places must be booked.

Woodley Library                    Friday February 16                10.45am to 11.45am

 

To book onto any of the events, please contact Woodley Library on 0118 9690304

 

What’s on for Children in Wokingham Library February Half Term 2018

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Library  

February Half-term 2018

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

Wokingham Library                Monday February 12                       10.30am to 12noon

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

Wokingham Library                Tuesday February 13                       4pm to 4.30pm

Explore Learning – Fun with Phonics – The children will investigate rhyming words and why they rhyme. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old. Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                Wednesday February 14                  9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Be a Master Maths SorcererThe children will go through the steps to becoming a maths whiz(ard). Free session with Explore Learning for children aged 7 to 9 years old. Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                Wednesday February 14                  10.45am to 11.45am

Baby Sensory- Free taster from Baby sensory, for babies up to 18 months old. Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                Thursday February 15                     10am to 10.30am

Mini Professors – Science based taster session for children aged 2 to 5 years old, Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                Thursday February 15                     11am to 11.30am

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

Wokingham Library                Friday February 16                           10.30am to 11.30am

 

To book onto any of the events, please contact Wokingham Library on 0118 9781368

What’s on in Woodley Library January 2018

What’s On for Adults in Woodley Library January 2018

Scrabble Club

Wednesday January 3                                                                                                                                    2pm to 3pm

Woodley First Thursday Evening Book Group*

Thursday January 4                                                                                                                                          6pm to 6.45pm

Woodley Library Book Group* – Book group for adults meets to discuss new books and favourite books.

Thursday January 4                                                                                                                                          11am to 12noon

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

Tuesday January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30                                                                                                               2pm to 4pm

French Conversation Club – Basic French required. Just drop in!

Sunday January 14, 28                                                                                                                                    2pm to 3pm

Crochet Group – Crochet group for adults, all abilities welcome. £4 charge.

Tuesday January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30                                                                                                                 12noon to 2pm

Let’s Get Creative! – Card making classes with Helen Cook. £5 per session.

Friday January 5, 12, 19, 26                                                                                                                          2pm to 4pm

 

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 January 4                                                                                                                                          3.30pm to 5pm

Storytime           

Saturday January 13                                                                                                                                        11am to 11.30am

Rhymetime

Tuesday January 9                                                                                                                                            10.30am to 11am

Art Club Woodley* – £2 charge

Thursday January 11                                                                                                                                        3.45pm to 4.30pm

Winnie the Pooh Storytime – For children aged 8 and under. £1 charge

Thursday January 18                                                                                                                                        3.45pm to 4.15pm

 

 *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 in Arborfield Pop Up Library January 2018

What’s on for Children in Arborfield Pop-Up Library January 2018

 

Storytime

Stories for the under 7’s

Monday January 8

3.45pm to 4.15pm

 

Just drop in to any of the events at Arborfield Pop up Library, The British Legion, Eversley Road, Arborfield, RG2 9PR or call 07801 664 520.

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