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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Printmaking workshops for adults and children at Wokingham Library, Saturday November 4, 2017

Have fun learning printmaking techniques from artist Karen Greville-Smith using fireworks and Bonfire Night as inspiration. Karen will lead relaxed and fun sessions of printmaking with lots of opportunities to experiment and play with techniques. As well as making printing plates from foam and free hand line monoprinting you will be able to add to your artwork with collage.

All materials are provided

Wokingham Library, Saturday November 4

Workshop for children aged 7 and over – 10am to 12noon, £3charge

Workshop for adults – 1pm to 3pm, £5 charge

To book a place call Wokingham Library on (0118) 978 1368

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Events for Adults at Wokingham Library November 2017

Gibraltar- An illustrated talk by Roy and Lesley Adkins about the greatest siege in British History.

Wednesday November 8 2pm to 3pm   £5 charge

Roy and Lesley Adkins’s bestselling books include Trafalgar and Jack Tar. Their new book is Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History. From 1779 to 1783 Gibraltar was besieged and blockaded, on land and at sea, by massive forces from Spain and France. Thousands of soldiers, civilians and their families withstood terrifying bombardments, starvation and disease, with very ordinary people enduring extraordinary events. The action includes an attempted invasion of England, naval battles, shipwrecks, fantastic floating batteries and the creation of Gibraltar’s first tunnels. This is military, naval and social history woven together, with soldiers, sailors and civilians, royalty and rank-and-file, workmen and engineers, deserters and spies, all caught up in an epic struggle.

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Book Chat- Join us for book recommendations and coffee, just drop-in.Thursday November 16 10.30am to 11.30am

Printmaking Workshop- Have fun learning printmaking techniques from artist Karen Greville-Smith in a relaxed session of creative fun using Fireworks and Bonfire Night as inspiration. £5 charge

Saturday November 4     1pm to 3pm

Thames Crossings- A talk with Tony Weston. From a ford to a flight – 2000 years of getting to the other side across, under and over the River Thames.  £5 charge

Thursday November 9  5.45pm to 7pm

Festive Origami- Learn origami techniques to make Christmas decorations. £2 charge

Tuesday November 21 10.30am to 12noon

Festive Wireworking – Decorations Workshop with Rachel Freegard. Learn beading and wirework techniques to make beautiful, individual creations for Christmas.

Saturday November 25 10am to 1pm

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Sign up for our free workshops with Explore Learning this half-term

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

  • A day at the zoo At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Groovy Grammar At Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 24 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Telling the time At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Space Mission At Woodley Library on Wednesday October 25 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • Number Bonds At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Money Madness At Lower Earley Library on Thursday October 26 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Places must be booked, please contact the relevant library:

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

Printmaking Workshops at Wokingham Library-Saturday November 4

Have fun learning printmaking techniques from artist Karen Greville-Smith using Fireworks and Bonfire Night as inspiration.

Karen will lead a relaxed and fun session of printmaking with lots of opportunities to experiment and play with techniques. As well as making printing plates from foam and free hand line monoprinting you will be able to add to your artwork with collage.

All materials are provided

The workshops take place at Wokingham Library on Saturday November 4

Workshop for children aged 7 and over – 10am to 12noon

Workshop for adults – 1pm to 3pm

Children £3 charge, Adults £5 charge

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

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Gibraltar: the Greatest Siege in British History

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An illustrated talk with Roy and Lesley Adkins at Wokingham Library, Wednesday November 8, 2pm

Roy and Lesley Adkins are husband-and-wife historians, whose bestselling books include Trafalgar and Jack Tar. Their new book is Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History. From 1779 to 1783 Gibraltar was besieged and blockaded, on land and at sea, by massive forces from Spain and France. It became the longest siege in British history. Thousands of soldiers, civilians and their families withstood terrifying bombardments, starvation and disease, with very ordinary people enduring extraordinary events. Rich in dramatic human detail, the action included an attempted invasion of England, naval battles, shipwrecks, fantastic floating batteries and the creation of Gibraltar’s first tunnels. This is military, naval and social history woven together, with soldiers, sailors and civilians, royalty and rank-and-file, workmen and engineers, deserters, prisoners-of-war, spies and surgeons, all caught up in an epic struggle.

The talk will take place at Wokingham Library on Wednesday November 8, 2pm to 3pm, £5 charge. To book a place call the library on (0118) 9781368

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Skincare workshop at Wokingham Library on Saturday October 21, 2017

Skincare workshop at Wokingham Library on Saturday October 21, 2017

Come and join Bronagh on Saturday October 21  from 10.30am to 11.30am, to try out Tropic’s amazing cruelty free, Vegan and Toxin free skincare products.

Learn how to use these freshly made products to pamper your skin from head to foot.

£5 charge to be paid on the day, Places must be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.