LGBT History Month 2018 Display at Wokingham Library

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Members of staff have created a display at Wokingham Library to celebrate LGBT History Month 2018.

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual event that celebrates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every February in the United Kingdom.

Throughout February this year the theme is Geography: Mapping the World. Two rather sombre events are being commemorated; the 30th anniversary of the passing of Section 28, which prohibited local authorities from disseminating materials that ‘promoted homosexuality’ in schools; and the fortieth anniversary of the murder by shooting of Harvey Milk, the USA’s first out-gay elected councillor. On a happier note, the rainbow flag was launched upon an unsuspecting public in 1978, although  sadly its creator Gilbert Baker passed away last year. And 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Sarah Waters’ classic Tipping the Velvet

Books in the display can be borrowed or reserved  in the library, so why not call in and see what’s being recommended.

 

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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.

 

 

 

Digital Library Help Sessions at Wokingham Library-Thursday February 8

Ae you interested in E–Books, Audio or e-magazines but not sure where to start with using them? Book onto a support session with one of our staff at Wokingham Library who can tell you about what we offer and help you set up your own device.

Make sure you bring your own device and your library ticket to log into the Wi-Fi, if you’re not a member of the library you will need to register before your session.

Thursday February 8, 10am – 12 noon and 4pm to 6pm.  Free.  Places must be booked onto our half hour slots. To book call the library on (0118) 9781368

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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 Wokingham library January 2018

 

What’s on for Adults in Wokingham Library January 2018

Rose Buddies – Activities Drop-in session for adults with Learning Disabilities       

 

 

 

Friday January 5, 12, 19, 26                                                                                        1pm to 3pm

Cribbage and Card Games Club* – Suitable for all abilities.

Friday January 5, 19                                                                                                    10.30am to 12noon

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

Friday January 5, 12, 19, 26                                                                                        9.30am to 11.30am

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

Monday January 8, 15, 22, 29                                                                                     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 January 2, 9. 16, 23, 30                                                                                 2pm to 4pm

WI Stitch and Chatter

Tuesday January 2, 9, 16, 30                                                                                       2pm to 3.30pm

Monday Evening Book Group*

Monday January 8                                                                                                      6pm to 7pm

Action on Hearing Loss

Tuesday January 9                                                                                                      10am to 12noon

Poetry Writing Group*

Saturday January 13                                                                                                   10am to 11.30am

Third Tuesday Book Group*                         

Tuesday January 16                                                                                                    10.30am to 11.30am

WI Afternoon Book Group*

Wednesday January 17                                                                                               2pm to 3.30pm

Classics Book Group*

Thursday January 18                                                                                                   6.30pm to 7.30pm

VIP Book Group* – For people with a visual impairment.

Friday January 19                                                                                                        2pm to 4pm

Play Reading Group*

Friday January 19                                                                                                        10am to 12noon

Wokingham Writers Group*

Saturday January 20                                                                                                   10am

Jewellery Making for the Thrifty! *- Create individual pieces of jewellery using found items. £5 charge

plus cost of materials.

Saturday January 27                                                                                                   10am to 1pm

Crochet Group – Drop-in crochet group for adults with Gaynor White from the Barkham Hookers group, all abilities welcome. £4 charge.

Monday January 29                                                                                                   12noon to 2pm

Family History Drop In

Tuesday January 30                                                                                                    2pm to 5pm

*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

January 2018

 Rhymetime for Babies                                                                      

Tuesday January 2                                                                                          10.30am to 11am

Wednesday January 17                                                                                   10am to 10.30am

Rhymetime for Toddlers      

Tuesday January 2                                                                                          11.30am to 12noon

Wednesday January 17                                                                                   11am to 11.30am

Children’s Origami Club*– For children aged 7 and over. Just drop in.        

Tuesday January 2                                                                                          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 January 2, 9, 16, 23                                                                           4pm to 4.30pm

Dad and Baby Rhymetime – For babies – 0 to 18 months and parents, Just drop in!

Saturday January 6                                                                                         10am to 10.30am

Code Club* – Monthly Club for children aged 9 to 12 years.

Saturday January 6                                                                                         10.15am to 11.30am

Teen Writing Group*

Saturday January 6, 13, 20, 27                                                                        10.30am to 12noon

Teen Book Group* – Book group for teenagers 11-18 years old. 50p charge.

Thursday January 11                                                                                      4.30pm to 5.30pm

Further adventures in coding* – Monthly club for 9 to 12 year olds

Saturday January 13                                                                                       10.15am to 11.45am

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.

Thursday January 18.                                                                                      9.30am to 5pm

National Storytelling Week

Saturday January 27 to Saturday February 3

Storytime with My Journey Team – fun stories for children aged 7 and under.

Tuesday January 30                                                                                        4pm 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/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*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

January 2018

 

Rhymetime for Babies                                                                      

Tuesday January 2                                                                                          10.30am to 11am

Wednesday January 17                                                                                   10am to 10.30am

Rhymetime for Toddlers      

Tuesday January 2                                                                                          11.30am to 12noon

Wednesday January 17                                                                                   11am to 11.30am

Children’s Origami Club*– For children aged 7 and over. Just drop in.        

Tuesday January 2                                                                                          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 January 2, 9, 16, 23                                                                           4pm to 4.30pm

Dad and Baby Rhymetime – For babies – 0 to 18 months and parents, Just drop in!

Saturday January 6                                                                                         10am to 10.30am

Code Club* – Monthly Club for children aged 9 to 12 years.

Saturday January 6                                                                                         10.15am to 11.30am

Teen Writing Group*

Saturday January 6, 13, 20, 27                                                                        10.30am to 12noon

Teen Book Group* – Book group for teenagers 11-18 years old. 50p charge.

Thursday January 11                                                                                      4.30pm to 5.30pm

Further adventures in coding* – Monthly club for 9 to 12 year olds

Saturday January 13                                                                                       10.15am to 11.45am

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.

Thursday January 18.                                                                                      9.30am to 5pm

National Storytelling Week

Saturday January 27 to Saturday February 3

Storytime with My Journey Team – fun stories for children aged 7 and under.

Tuesday January 30                                                                                        4pm 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/

 

 

Special Celebration for long serving library volunteeers

A presentation was made to 7 volunteers who had been with Wokingham Borough Libraries for more than ten years. Richard Alexander (Libraries Manager) presented the volunteers with a certificate and a book by local historian Jim Bell (also a library volunteer).

The volunteers enjoyed festive refreshments and had an opportunity to make origami decorations.

Volunteers help deliver the home library service and we are keen to hear about other homebound people who could benefit from this fantastic service.

We wish a Happy Christmas to our the library volunteers and thank them for their commitment and hard work in 2017

For more information about volunteering: www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/volunteering

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Wokingham Living Advent Calendar at Wokingham Library-December 11 and 18

Wokingham Library will provide the venue for two of the town’s Living Advent Calendar Events on Monday December 11 and Monday December 18. The  FREE performances will last approximately 20 minutes from 6pm on each date.

This is a community project,  working with local businesses, charities, performers and individuals to present these performances to the public. Each event is paired with a local performer (or group of performers) and a charity who take a collection.

The performances are kept secret until the day but they could include music, dance , drama and more and they will definitely be suitable for all the family!

T o find out what we can expect at Wokingham Library and other venues in the town  check out  http://www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/advent and http://www.facebook.com/wokinghamadvent

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What’s On in Wokingham Library December 2017

What’s On for Adults in Wokingham Library
December 2017

Wokingham Library day book group*
Friday December 1 10.30am to 12.30pm
Rose Buddies – Activities Drop-in session for adults with Learning Disabilities
Friday December 1, 8, 15, 22 1pm to 3pm
Cribbage and Card Games Club* – Suitable for all abilities.
Friday December 1, 15 10.30am to 12noon
Reminiscence Club* – Discuss your memories of days gone by.
Thursday December 7 10.30am to 12noon
Embroiderers Guild Session – Come and see the art of stitching demonstrated in the Library Café
Thursday December 7 10am to 11am
First Thursday book group*
Thursday December 7 6.30pm to 7.45pm
Local History Surgery – Drop in advice with a local expert.
Friday December 1, 8, 15 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 December 1, 8, 15 9.30am to 11.30am
Knit, Stitch and Natter – Drop in for knitting, sewing and a chat. All abilities welcome.
Monday December 4, 11, 18 2pm to 3pm

Living Advent Calendar-Surprise Christmas celebration for families , just drop-in. Free Event.

Monday December 11 and 18, 6pm to 6.30pm

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 December 5, 12, 19 2pm to 4pm
WI Stitch and Chatter
Tuesday December 5, 12, 19 2pm to 3.30pm
Poetry Writing Group*
Saturday December 9 10am to 11.30am
Monday Evening Book Group*
Monday December 11 6pm to 7pm
VIP Book Group* – For people with a visual impairment.
Friday December 15 2pm to 4pm
Play Reading Group*
Friday December 15 10am to 12noon
Wokingham Writers Group*
Saturday December 16 10am
Third Tuesday Book Group*
Tuesday December 19 10.30am to 11.30am

 

*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
December 2017
WI Afternoon Book Group*
Wednesday December 20 2pm to 3.30pm
Classics Book Group*
Thursday December 21 6.30pm to 7.30pm

What’s On for Children and Families in Wokingham Library
December 2017
Dad and Baby Rhymetime – For babies – 0 to 18 months and parents, Just drop in!
Saturday December 2 10am to 10.30am
Code Club* – Monthly Club for children aged 9 to 12 years.
Saturday December 2 10.15am to 11.45am
Teen Writing Group*
Saturday December 2, 9, 16 10.30am to 12noon
Rhymetime for Babies
Tuesday December 5 10.30am to 11am
Wednesday December 20 10am to 10.30am
Rhymetime for Toddlers
Tuesday December 5 11.30am to 12noon
Wednesday December 20 11am to 11.30am
Children’s Origami Club*
Tuesday December 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 December 5, 12, 19 4pm to 4.30pm
Art Club Wokingham*- For children aged 7 to 11 years old.
Friday December 8 3.45pm to 4.30pm
Festive stories with Princess Anna – Storytime with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company. Come and hear stories from Princess Anna. For children aged 8 and under, Just drop in!
Tuesday December 12 4pm to 4.30pm
Teen Book Group* – Book group for teenagers 11-18 years old. 50p charge.
Thursday December 21 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Festive Get Arty – Drop in, Festive crafts, for children aged 3 to 11 years old. £1.50 charge.
Friday December 22 10.30am to 11.30am

Christmas Closures All our Libraries will be closed on Monday December 25, Tuesday December 26, 2017 and Monday January 1, 2018. Normal opening hours will apply at other times.

*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/

Wokingham Winter Carnival at Wokingham Library- Sunday November 26 2017

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This year Wokingham Library will be open 11am to 4pm on Sunday November 26 to celebrate Wokingham’s Winter Carnival.

• Santa’s Grotto provided by Home-Start Wokingham 11am to 3pm
• Berkshire Maestros – Free mini maestros workshop 11am to 12noon and
1pm to 2pm
• Clarinet Group 2.30pm to 2.50pm
• Recorders 3pm to 3.20pm
• Bracknell Choirs 3.30pm to 4pm
• Punch and Judy Show 12noon to 12.30pm
• Magic Show 1.30pm to 2pm
• Cards for Good Causes on sale in the library café
• Wokingham Library Coffee Shop open 11am to 3.30pm

Just drop-in and enjoy the fun!

Wokingham Winter Carnival at Wokingham Library- Sunday November 26 2017

This year Wokingham Library will be open 11am to 4pm on Sunday November 26 to celebrate Wokingham’s Winter Carnival.

• Santa’s Grotto provided by Home-Start Wokingham 11am to 3pm
• Berkshire Maestros – Free mini maestros workshop 11am to 12noon and
1pm to 2pm
• Clarinet Group 2.30pm to 2.50pm
• Recorders 3pm to 3.20pm
• Bracknell Choirs 3.30pm to 4pm
• Punch and Judy Show 12noon to 12.30pm
• Magic Show 1.30pm to 2pm
• Cards for Good Causes on sale in the library café
• Wokingham Library Coffee Shop open 11am to 3.30pm

Just drop-in and enjoy the fun!

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