Explore Learning Sessions at Wokingham Borough Libraries

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Free session with Explore Learning at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries. To book just contact the relevant libraries.

 

Wokingham Library

 

Number bondsFor children aged 5 to 7 years old. Tuesday August 22 9.30am to 10.30am

Money madness For children aged 8 to 10 years old. Tuesday August 22  10.45am to 11.45am

Woodley Library

 

Shapes – For children aged 5 to 6 years old.Wednesday August 30 9.30am to 10.30am

PiratesFor children aged 8 to 11 years old. Wednesday August 30 10.45am to 11.45am

Lower Earley Library

Phonics for children aged 5 to 6 years old. Thursday August 31    9.30am to 10.30am

Olympics – for children aged 8 to 10 years old. Thursday August 31  10.45am to 11.45am

To book just contact the relevant library:

  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

Book now for the Relax Kids Taster Sessions at Wokingham Library

Relax Kids helps children manage stress, anxiety and difficult feelings whilst boosting self-esteem, confidence and improving sleep. Relax Kids offers training to adults and classes to children using a unique 7-step method to teaching relaxation.

Alison from Wokingham Relax Kids will be running the following Taster sessions at Wokingham Library.

Back to School Relax Kids Taster session

Children have fun while learning skills to aid their emotional and physical development. With Relax Kids, for children aged 8 to 12 years old. £3 charge.

Wokingham Library Monday September 4 from  10.30am to 11.30am

 

Chill Skills Taster session

Chill Skills supports young people feel more confident, improve their learning potential, manage their emotions and be the best they can be! For 11 to 16 year olds.

Wokingham Library Monday September 4 from 1pm to 2pm

Each session costs £3 and can be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.

For more information about Relax Kids, visit  www.facebook.com/alisonrelaxkidswokingham

Animal Mystery with Reading University at Wokingham Borough Libraries this Summer

800px-University_of_Reading_logo_svgAnimal Mystery with Reading University

Come and catch a criminal with Chemistry! Just drop in for fun experiments and story fun with Reading Universities Chemistry Outreach Team.

 Running at the following libraries:

  • Lower Earley Library Tuesday August 8 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Woodley Library Wednesday August 9 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Wokingham Library Thursday August 10 10.30am to 12.30pm

 

Just drop in to take part, for families with children aged 4 to 11 years old.

For more information, please contact the relevant library:

  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

Children’s Summer Events 2017 at Wokingham Library

Wokingham Library Children’s Summer Events 2017 

Animal Agents Activity Sessions – Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in!

Every Monday July 31, August 7, 14, 21      2.15pm to 3.30pm

Explore Learning – Shape *– For children aged 5 to 6 years old.

Tuesday August 1            9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Pirates* – For children aged 8 to 11 years old.

Tuesday August 1            10.45am to 11.45am

Animal Agents Activity Sessions – Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in!

Every Wednesday August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30      10.45am to 12noon

Author visit from Katrina Charman* – Katrina will read some of her stories, answer questions and do a fun cat themed activity. For children aged 7 to 11 year olds.

Friday August 4             10.30am to 11.30am

Author visit from Sarah Barfield* – Meet the author of ‘The Adventures of Zed and Dez’ followed by a fun secret gadget activity. For children aged 5 to 9 years old.

Saturday August 5            10.30am to 11.30am

Animal Mystery with Reading University – Just drop in, experiments with Reading Universities Chemistry Team. For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

Thursday August 10             10.30am to 12.30pm

Art Club* – Artists session, for children aged 7 to 11 years old. £2 charge.

Friday August 11            3.45pm to 4.45pm

Fur and Feathers* – Meet some Birds of Prey with talk and hands on experience. For families with children aged 5 and over.   £4 charge.

Monday August 14            11.30am to 12.30pm

Farmyard Fun – Drop in for stories, rhymes, colouring and animal crafts for children aged 7 and under, £1.50 charge

Wednesday August 16           2pm to 2.45pm

Explore Learning – Number bonds * – For children aged 5 to 7 years old.

Tuesday August 22             9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Money madness * – For children aged 8 to 10 years old.

Tuesday August 22            10.45am to 11.45am

Sand Art  –  Just drop in and create a sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £3 per picture, for children aged 4 to 11 years old.

Wednesday August 23           10.30am to 12.30pm

Back to School Relax Kids Taster session * With Relax Kids, for children aged 8 to 12 years old. £3 charge.

Monday September 4           10.30am to 11.30am

*All events are drop in, unless marked with an asterisk  please call Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368  to book a place.

Wokingham Library, Denmark Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2BB Telephone 0118 978 1368 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening hours:

  • Monday 9.30am -7pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am-5pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-4pm
  • Thursday 9.30am -7pm
  • Friday 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-4pm

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

Author visit with Sarah Barfield at Wokingham Library

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Come and meet the author of ‘The Adventures of Zed and Dez’ Sarah will introduce you to Zed and Dez, followed by a fun secret gadget activity.

Wokingham Library on Saturday August 5 from 10.30am to 11.30am

For families with children aged 5 to 9 years old.

To book, please contact Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.

 

Author visit with Katrina Charman at Wokingham Library

Author visit with Katrina Charman at Wokingham Library

poppys placeCome and meet the author of the Poppy’s Place series, Katrina Charman.

Katrina will read some of her fantastic stories and you can also make your own version of Poppy the cat to take home.

At Wokingham Library on Friday August 4 from 10.30am to 11.30am

For families with children aged 7 to 11 years old.   To book, please contact Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.

 

Mini Bug Model Session at Wokingham Borough Libraries

Mini Bug Models Session at Wokingham Borough Libraries

Come and create some plasticine bugs in this fun modelling session for children aged 8 and over.

  • Lower Earley Library on Monday August 21 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Twyford Library on Monday August 21 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Maiden Erlegh Library on Tuesday August 22 from 3pm to 4pm
  • Finchampstead Library on Friday August 25 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Places must be booked at the relevant library, £2.50 charge.

  • Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176
  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630
  • Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Summer Workshops for Teen Writing

Igniting Writing is a creative writing club for 11-18 year-olds to develop their storytelling and writing skills in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Writing can be seen as a solitary activity, so it’s a great opportunity for teens to come together and write as a group, share their imaginative story ideas with others and build friendships with other young aspiring writers.

We will be running the following summer writing workshops:

Keeping it Real

Ever wondered how to make your story writing feel realistic without being boring? Sign up for this creative writing workshop, all about telling realistic ‘slice of life’ stories. Find out how your writing can make the everyday exciting and the ordinary world extraordinary!

Saturday July 29, 10.30am to 3pm

Jokes Uncloaked

What goes into writing stories to make others laugh? And how do you turn a collection of jokes into a full story? Find out at this creative writing workshop, which focuses on how to write stories with a sparkling sense of humour, guaranteed to get your audience rolling in the aisles!

Saturday August 5, 10:30am to 3pm

Both of the workshop sessions will include fun writing exercises, group discussions and some useful tips and tricks to sharpen your writing skills.

£4 charge, per session. Places must be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.

Interested in finding out more? Have a look at Igniting Writing’s social media at the following links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IgnitingWriting

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/829509490414536/

Blog: http://ignitingwriting.tumblr.com/

Young People’s Book Prize Display at Wokingham Library

The Royal Society celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people through their Young People’s Book Prize. Each year an expert panel of adult judges choose a shortlist of their favourite science books from entries submitted by publishers. 2017 shortlist

  • A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davis, illustrated by Petr Horácek (Walker books)
  • 100 Things to Know About Space by Alex Frith, Alice James and Jerome Martin, illustrated by Shaw Nielsen and Federico Mariani (Usborne Publishing Ltd)
  • Home Lab by Robert Winston (DK)
  • This Little Pebble by Anna Claybourne, illustrated by Sally Garland (Hachette Children’s Group)
  • The Awesome Body Book by Adam Frost (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
  • If…A Mind-Bending Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers by David J Smith, illustrated by Steve Adams (Hachette Children’s Books)

Library staff at Wokingham Library have created this amazing science themed display to promote the Young People’s Book Prize 2017.

 

Wokingham Library, Denmark Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2BB Telephone 0118 978 1368 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening hours:

  • Monday 9.30am -7pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am-5pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-4pm
  • Thursday 9.30am -7pm
  • Friday 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-4pm

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

Relax Kids Taster Sessions for Adults, Children and Teens

relax kidsRelax Kids helps children manage stress, anxiety and difficult feelings whilst boosting self-esteem, confidence and improving sleep. Relax Kids offers training to adults and classes to children using a unique 7-step method to teaching relaxation.

Alison from Wokingham Relax Kids will be running the following Taster sessions at Wokingham Library.

Each session costs £3 and can be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.

Just Relax Taster session for Adults

Just Relax Treat yourself to some inner calm, feel stress and anxiety melt away because you deserve it.  Relaxation techniques for parents.

On Wednesday July 12 from 10.30am to 11.30am.

 

Little Stars Taster session

Little Stars teaching children to Shine. Children have fun while learning skills to aid their emotional and physical development.  For children aged 4 to 7 years old.

On Thursday July 13 from 4pm to 4.30pm

Chill Skills Taster session

Chill Skills supports young people feel more confident, improve their learning potential, manage their emotions and be the best they can be! For teens.

On Thursday July 13 from 5pm to 6pm

 

Each session costs £3 and can be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.

For more information about Relax Kids, visit  www.facebook.com/alisonrelaxkidswokingham