Compassion in World Farming- a talk on Monday November 12 at Wokingham Library

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)  The Leading Farm Animal Welfare Charity

Come to our stimulating talk which will consider the following questions:

 

  • How do my food choices effect farm animal welfare, the environment and my own health?
  • Are food labels designed to cause confusion? What do the words and logos actually mean?
  • How humane is Halal slaughter?
  • Can I eat meat with a clear conscience, and if so, how much?
  • Have mega farms come to the UK?
  • What’s happening about live animal export, and will this change when we leave the EU?
  • Is farmed fish an ethical choice?
  • Is factory farming the way the feed a hungry world?
  • We can’t guarantee to have all the answers, but we do have a lively, informative presentation. You can put your questions and exchange ideas too.
  • The DVD Farm Animal And Us 2 will also be shown

The talk takes place at Wokingham Library on Monday November 12, 10.30am to 12noon, charge £3

To book a place call Wokingham Library on (0118) 9781368

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Zümbini Taster Session Wokingham Library

The Zümbini program is a child-focused journey into the world of music, movement and dance!  Zümbini is fun, energetic and full of contemporary music with world beats. It is child appropriate, grown-up friendly, and of course, full of fun “Zumba” flavour.

Children wiggle, dance, sing and more using their bodies, rhythmic instruments and scarves, to encourage, develop and enhance their natural rhythm and musicality.

For children aged 0-4 years.

Monday October 22 – 10am to 11am

Contact Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368 to book a place.

Fun Palace at Wokingham Library-Saturday October 6

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Come and join us for a packed morning of fun activities for adults and children.

Saturday October 6-  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

Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist!

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

Free Fun Palace Event, so just drop in and try something new!

 

 

What’s On for Adults at Wokingham Library in October 2018

What’s On for Adults at Wokingham Library  in October 2018

Knit, Stitch and Natter – Drop in for knitting, sewing and a chat. All abilities welcome.  Monday October 1, 8, 15, 22     2pm to 3pm

Coffee Companions – Drop-into the library for coffee and a chat and meet people from the local area.  Monday October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   11am to 12noon

First Steps in Acrylics: with Lyn Ebbett * – £5 per session.  Session 4 Leaves and Stems  – Monday October 1  2pm to 4pm.  Session 5: Painting bottles and glass  – Monday October 8  2pm to 4pm.  Session 6: Painting Buildings – Monday October 15  2pm to 4pm

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 October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   2pm to 4pm.

WI Stitch and Chatter Tuesday October 2, 9, 23, 30   2pm to 3.30pm

UK On line – Tuesday October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   2pm to 4pm

Embroiderers Guild Session – Come and see the art of stitching demonstrated in the Library Café.  Thursday October 4  10am to 11am

Wokingham First Thursday book group – Thursday October  6pm to 7pm

National Poetry Day Celebration – Members of Wokingham Library Poetry Group read from their own work.  Thursday October 4  6.45pm to 8pm

Wokingham Library day book group*  Friday October 5   10.30am to 12.30pm

Cribbage and Card Games Club* – Suitable for all abilities.  Friday October 5, 19  10.30am to 12noon

Local History Surgery – Drop in advice with a local expert.  Friday October 5, 12, 19, 26  9.30am to 11.30am

Rose Buddies Activity Drop-In  Friday October 5, 12, 19, 26   1pm to 3pm

Gemstone Cabochon Necklace Workshop* – Learn how to use gemstone cabochons & twisted wire to create beautiful pendant necklaces. Free but £3.50 charge for materials. Saturday October 6    10am to 1pm

Monday Evening Book Group*  Monday October 8  6pm to 7pm

Hear My Voice: a working woman’s fight for the vote* – A Costume Presentation with Meredith Towne. £7 charge.  Wednesday October 10  2.30pm to 4pm

Poetry Writing Group*  Saturday October 12  10am to 11.30am

Linda Fawke – Local author launches her new book A Prescription for Madness. Includes refreshments and a book signing.  Monday October 15  5.45pm to 7pm

Third Tuesday Book Group*  Tuesday October 16 10.30am to 11.30am

WI Afternoon Book Group*  Wednesday October 17  2pm to 3.30pm

Classics Book Group* Thursday October 18  6.30pm to 7.30pm

Reminiscence Club – discuss your memories of days gone by.  Thursday October 18  10.30am

VIP Book Group* – For people with a visual impairment.  Friday October 19  2pm to 4pm

Play Reading Group* Friday October 19  10am to 12.30pm

Wokingham Writers Group*  Saturday October 20 10am

Crafternoon – Join our regular crafts afternoon, bring your own craft and enjoy a chat in our library cafe.  Thursday October 25  2pm to 3pm

Autumn Leaves Craft workshop* Make beautiful clay leaf decorations. £5 plus cost of materials.  Saturday October 27  10am to 1pm

Crochet Group – all abilities welcome – £4 charge.  Monday October 29  12noon to 2pm

Family History Drop In  Tuesday October 30   2pm to 5pm

The Settle to Carlisle Railway* An illustrated talk with John Harrison. £3 charge.  Tuesday October 30   10.30am to 1.30am

*Places must be booked at Wokingham Library on 0118 9781368.

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

National Poetry Day October 4 2018

National Poetry Day 2018 will take place on Thursday 4 October and the theme is Colour-logos-1Change.

National Poetry Day is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. Everyone is invited to join in, whether by organising events, displays, competitions or by simply posting your favourite lines of poetry on social media using #nationalpoetryday.

Members of Wokingham Library Poetry Writing Group will be reading from their work on the evening of October 4 at the library between 6.30pm and 7.45pm. Everyone is welcome to come along, it is a free event and refreshments will be provided. To book a place call Wokingham Library on (0118) 9781368

If you visit the National Poetry Day Website at https://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/poems/change-poems/  you will find some fantasic poems on the theme of Change, including some classics of the genre such as Love and Friendship by Emily Bronte and Snow Fox by Liz Brownlee

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What’s On for Children and Families in Wokingham Library October 2018

What’s On for Children and Families in Wokingham Library October 2018

Rhymetime for Babies – Rhymes for babies aged 0 to 18 months and their parents.  Tuesday October 2  10.30am to 11am.  Wednesday October 17  10am to 10.30am

Rhymetime for Toddlers – Rhymes for babies aged 18 months to 3 years old and their parents.  Tuesday October 2   11.30am to 12noon.  Wednesday October 17  11am to 11.30am

Storytime – For children aged 7 and under.  Tuesday October 2, 9, 16, 30   4pm to 4.30pm

Children’s Origami Club – For children aged 7 and over.  Tuesday October 3  4pm to 4.45pm

Code Club – Beginners* – Monthly club for 9 to 12 year olds.  Saturday October 6, 13  10.15am to 11am

Code Club – Advanced* – Monthly club for 9 to 12 year olds.  Saturday October 6, 13     11:10am to 11:50am

Manga Drawing Workshops* – With Create a Comic Workshop. £3 charge. For 10-16 year olds. Saturday October 6, 13  1pm to 2pm

Fun Palace –    Fun Palace at Wokingham Library – Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist.  Saturday October 6  10am to 1pm

Dad and Baby Rhymetime -rhymes for babies aged 0 to 18 months and their parents.  Saturday October 6  10am to 10.30am

Teen Book Group – for teenagers 11-18 years old. 50p per session.  Thursday October 11  4.30pm to 5.30pm

Teen Writing Group* – Make new friends and have fun with writing.  Saturday October 13, 20, 27   10.30am to 12noon

CLASP Community Choir – Members of CLASP will be singing at the library.  Saturday October 13  11am to 11.30am

Sand Art – £4 per picture, For children aged 4 to 11 years old.  Wednesday October 24   10.30am to 12.30pm

Outdoor Let’s Explore* – exploring the outdoors and nature with the rangers from Dinton Pastures. For children aged 3 to 8 years old.  Thursday October 25  9.45am to 10.30am

Explore Learning Handwriting Zoo* – For 4 to 6 year olds.  Thursday October 25  9.30am to 10.30am.

Explore Learning Be a Maths Sorcerer* – For 7 to 9 year olds.  Thursday October 25  10.45am to 11.45am.

*Places must be booked in branch.

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.   The following authors will be appearing at Wokingham Library:

Event name Date Time Venue Location Age Range Charge
The Fun Of Reading with Darron Jon Love Saturday 10am to 10.30am Wokingham Library 4 to 8 Free
Teen Writing Group Saturday 10.30am to 12noon Wokingham Library 13 to 16 Free
Life of a children’s author with Carol Otieno Saturday 11am to 11.30am Wokingham Library 4 to 7 Free
Good Habits-start them young! with Tina Stubbs Saturday 12noon to 12.30pm Wokingham Library 3 to 8 Free
Oodles of Doodles with Cathy MacLennan Saturday 1pm to 1.30pm Wokingham Library 3 to 7 £2
Big Nige’, Big Idiot. with Nigel Groves Saturday 1.15pm to 1.45pm Wokingham Library 2 to 7 Free
I am Otter with Sam Garton Saturday 2pm to 2.30pm Wokingham Library 3 to 6 £2
A T-wit for a T-woo with Layn Marlow and Charley Farley Saturday 3pm to 3.30pm Wokingham Library 3 to 7 £2

 

Designing a story with Laurel Remington Sunday 9.45am to 10.30am Wokingham Library 9 to 12 £3
Once upon a Star! with James Carter Sunday 10am to 10.45am Wokingham Library 5 to 12 £3
Tales of Snow and Storms with Chitra Soundar Sunday 11.30am to 12.15pm Wokingham Library 3 to 8 £3
Operation Buried Treasure with Ally Sherrick Sunday 11.45am to 12.30pm Wokingham Library 9 to 12 £3
Bee Boy with Tony De Saulles Sunday 1pm to 1.45pm Wokingham Library 7 to 12 £3
Our House – Funny families in children’s fiction with Tom Easton Sunday 1.15pm to 2pm Wokingham Library 7 to 9 £3
Story Time and Drawing Fun with Steve Antony Sunday 2.30pm to 3.15pm Wokingham Library 3 to 6 £3
The World of Planet Stan with Elaine Wickson Sunday 2.45pm to 3.30pm Wokingham Library 7 to 11 £3

Tickets must be purchased for all events, each person attending will need a ticket. For more information and the full programme of events happening at Wokingham Town Hall visit: www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/bookfest

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

Gemstone Cabochon Necklace Workshop at Wokingham Library-Saturday October 6

Gemstone Cabochon Necklace Workshop

Tutor: Rachel Freegard

Learn how to use gemstone cabochons & twisted wire to create beautiful pendant necklaces.

Wokingham Library

Saturday October 6

10am to 1pm

This is a FREE Fun Palace event but there is a £3.50 charge for the cost of materials.

Please pay the tutor on the day.

To book a place please call the library on (0118) 9781368Cabochon Workshop 1

Hear My Voice: a working woman’s fight for the vote. A costume presentation with Meredith Towne at Wokingham Library on Wednesday October 10

“To Fight! To Struggle! To Right the Wrong!

Join Meridith Towne, Costume Historian as she takes you on the journey of women’s suffrage through the eyes, and clothes, of working women. From the textile workers of Yorkshire and fish wives of the North East to the factory workers of the East End and laundry workers of all large towns, hear the voices of these women and find out what they wore when joining the marches on Parliament to demand their right to an equal voice and an equal vote!

Wokingham Library

Wednesday October 10

2.30pm to 4pm

£7 charge

To book a place call Wokingham Library on (0118) 9781368

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Art in the Library- Paul Redfern at Wokingham Library during September and October 2018

Throughout September and  October  Paintings by Paul Redfern will be on display at Wokingham Library.

“Nature has been of great interest to me from a very early age and is the main influence in my work. The natural environment as a whole is my inspiration but the elements I really love are cracks and crevasses, natural erosion and the way in which nature sculpts the landscape.

Visiting places such as the Peak District, the Mediterranean, south England coastal areas and the dramatic Norwegian landscape and fjords have given me first-hand experience of the drama of the terrain.

The tonal qualities and formations of shadows and layers inspire my work, providing me with ideas to work the materials. Whilst working on paintings and ceramics, I have the intention to create three-dimensional qualities in the surface texture. When printing, however, it is more important to convey the ambience and tonal qualities of the landscape.”

 You can see more of Paul’s work at www.paulredfernart.co.uk 

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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

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