Wokingham’s Trees-Visible? Valued? Vanishing? A talk at Wokingham Library on Thursday July 19

Wokingham District Veteran Tree Association (WDVTA) is a voluntary organisation that surveys and records veteran and notable trees across the borough as well as working as local Tree Wardens. To date their survey has recorded and mapped over 7500 veteran and notable trees.

In 2017 WDVTA celebrated their 10th Anniversary and published an Anniversary Report which includes a description of the notable trees in each of the seventeen towns and parishes. In this illustrated talk, their chairman, Alison Griffin, will describe the Association’s work and findings.

Wokingham Library

Thursday July 19

10.30am

£3 charge

To book a place call the library on (0118) 9781368

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Tree photo copyright the @WDVTA

The Oriental Plane next to Waitrose car park in Wokingham

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Art at Wokingham Library during July and August

Throughout July and August at Wokingham Library photo-realism portrait painting by Chris Esling is on display. Chris is a self taught Portrait Painter and mainly uses Airbrush with Acrylic and Inks on Panel or Canvas. His inspirations come from annual visits to the British Portrait awards at The National Portrait Gallery in London, and artists  ‘Mitch Griffiths’, ‘Chuck Close’, ‘HR Giger’, ’Ron Mueck’,and ‘Jonathan Yeo’.

 You can see more of his work at http://www.eslingart.com/

For information about exhibiting at Wokingham Library contact the library on (0118) 9781368chris esling (003)

Book Chat- Wokingham Library Thursday July 12

Come to our Book Chat session and swap recommendations for holiday reads or just come and chat about anything you have read recently.

Tea and coffee will be available.

The session will be held in the Wokingham Room downstairs  Free Eventat Wokingham Library

Thursday July 12

11am to 12noon

Free Event

Just drop-in!

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Magic Metalwork- A Workshop at Wokingham Library on Saturday July 28

An exciting new workshop with tutor Rachel Freegard

Sign up for an opportunity to try cutting and shaping copper and aluminium metal sheet to create individual pieces of jewellery

Wokingham Library

Saturday July 28

10am to 1pm

£5 plus cost of materials

To book a place call (0118) 9781368

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Wokingham’s Trees-Visible? Valued? Vanishing? A talk at Wokingham Library on Thursday July 19

Wokingham District Veteran Tree Association (WDVTA) is a voluntary organisation that surveys and records veteran and notable trees across the borough as well as working as local Tree Wardens. To date their survey has recorded and mapped over 7500 veteran and notable trees.

In 2017 WDVTA celebrated their 10th Anniversary and published an Anniversary Report which includes a description of the notable trees in each of the seventeen towns and parishes. In this illustrated talk, their chairman, Alison Griffin, will describe the Association’s work and findings.

Wokingham Library

Thursday July 19

10.30am

£3 charge

To book a place call the library on (0118) 9781368

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Tree photo copyright the @WDVTA

The Oriental Plane next to Waitrose car park in Wokingham

 

How to search for your Family History-a talk at Wokingham Library on Saturday June 23

 

How to search for your Family History

A talk with the Berkshire Family History Society

 Volunteers from the Berkshire Family History Society will highlight all the most productive web sites for family history research (subscription and free), showing what they can offer and how to improve the method of searches.  They will also touch on the range of other sources that are available.

 Free Event

Wokingham Library

Saturday June 23

2pm to 3.30pm

To book a place call the library on (0118) 9781368

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How to search for your Family History- a talk at Wokingham Library on Saturday June 23

How to search for your Family History

A talk with the Berkshire Family History Society

Volunteers from the Berkshire Family History Society will highlight all the most productive web sites for family history research (subscription and free), showing what they can offer and how to improve the method of searches.  They will also touch on the range of other sources that are available.

Free Event

Wokingham Library

Saturday June 23

2pm to 3.30pm

To book a place call the library on (0118) 9781368

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Dementia Action Week in Wokingham Libraries May 21-27

Alzheimer's logoIn the UK one person develops dementia every three minutes, yet too many people face it alone. In Dementia Action week, the Alzheimer’s Society is calling on everyone to take action to improve the lives of people affected by Dementia.

In At Wokingham Library at 10.30am on Thursday May 24, Shirley Pearce, BSC (Hons) Occupational Therapy will be giving a talk called Understanding Dementia– and lessening its impact for those who care-in any sense.

This is a FREE presentation but places should be booked by calling (0118) 9781368

Woodley Library is running a number of activities including a Coffee morning on Thursday May 24 10am -12noon to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Reminiscence activities will also be available in the library.

There will also be two Dementia Awareness Sessions at Woodley Library where you can find out more about dementia and the ways in which you can help people in the community. These are being held on  Friday 25th May at 12noon and  Thursday May 31 at 6pm.

There will also be a small display with  a representative from The Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK Reading and Home Instead inside Woodley Library on 25th May  10.00 – 14.00 , giving information to users and shoppers.

For more information and bookings call Woodley Library on (0118) 9690304

At Finchampstead Library there are Relaxing Sessions for Adults which people living with dementia and their carers are welcome to attend. People can enjoy some creative colouring or a reminiscence game, browse the beautiful photo books, try a jigsaw puzzle or a game of dominoes in a quiet corner of the library. These sessions are FREE to attend between 10am to 3pm every Wednesday.

Libraries in Wokingham Borough also participate in the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme for people with Dementia

The 25 titles on the dementia list have been recommended by health experts and people living with dementia.

Visit the Reading Well Agency website for more details.

We also provide ‘forget me not’ collections containing items from social history from the 1940s to the 1970s. Handling the items and discussing them can help trigger memories and spark discussions. Forget me not boxes are available to borrow for a yearly subscription of £29.50 They come in a variety of themes. Read the Forget me not box themes (PDF Document) to find out more.

We also have a reminiscence collection consisting of

  • Memory joggers
  • DVDs
  • Specialised puzzles and quizzes

Contact Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304 for more information.

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