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

Fundraising Coffee Mornings at Woodley Library

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Join the Woodley Stars at Woodley Library on the morning of Saturday 5th August – and the first Saturday morning of every month – for cakes and a cup of tea or coffee in support of their fundraising.

The Woodley Stars is a satellite group of the Rotary Club of Loddon Vale and was started by Anne Coulson during her year as president of the Club. Rotarians exist to serve their community and raise money to help those in need at home and abroad. Discovering there were those who wanted to support and contribute to the Club and their good works but were unable to commit to the formal weekly meetings, Anne set about bringing these people together and so the Woodley Stars were formed. A  varied group of people, whose ages range from the twenties to the eighties, they  now meet once a month at a mutually agreed time and venue, arranging small -scale and fun fundraising schemes such as walks and barbecues and of course the monthly coffee morning at Woodley Library.

The main club also hold a coffee morning in the library on most first Sundays of the month.

If you would like any further information please contact loddonvalerotary@gmail.com

 

Animal Mystery with Reading University at Wokingham Borough Libraries this Summer

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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

Woodley Library Children’s Summer Events 2017

Woodley Library Children’s Summer Events 2017

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.

Monday July 31               10am to 12noon

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

Every Wednesday August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30        2.15pm to 3.30pm

Explore Learning – Phonics – Free session for children aged 5 to 6 years old.

Wednesday August 2              9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Olympics* – Free session for children aged 8 to 10 years old.

Wednesday August 2              10.45am to 11.45am

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

Every Friday August 4, 11, 18, 25 September 1      10.45am to 12noon

The Magical World of Pinocchio* – Musical Theatre from The Enchanted Players. For all the family. £5 charge, per person.

Monday August 7               2.30pm to 3.30pmAnimal Mystery with Reading University – Just drop in for experiments with Reading Universities Chemistry Team. For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

Wednesday August 9               10.30am to 12.30pm

Doggy Tales and craft – Just drop in and hear from the Dog Trust about how to look after your dog. For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

Thursday August 10              11am to 12noon

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

Thursday August 10              3.45pm to 4.45pm

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

Monday August 14               10.15am to 11am

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

Monday August 21  10.30am to 11.30am

Rainforest Discovery* – Quirks Animal Roadshow will take children on a journey through the rainforest, allowing you to interact with the animals that live there. For families with children aged 4 to 12 years old. £4 charge.

Tuesday  August  22   10.30am to 11.30am

Explore Learning – Shape and measurement – For children aged 5 to 6 years old. Please call to book a place.

Wednesday August 30            9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Pirates– For children aged 8 to 11 years old. Please call to book a place.

Wednesday August 30            10.45am to 11.45am

Woodley Library, Headley Road, Woodley, Berkshire, RG5 4JA Telephone 0118 969 0304 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening hours :

  • Monday 9am-1pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-5pm
  • Thursday 9am-7pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-4pm
  • Sunday 10.30am-4pm

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

 

 

Alternative Therapies and Pamper Evening at Woodley Library

Over 60 people enjoyed an evening of treatments, talks and demonstrations at Woodley Library’s Alternative Therapies and Pamper Evening on Monday 17th July.

Shelving bays transformed into treatment areas – quite a different environment for the therapists to work in but many found that being surrounded by books added to the air of peace and tranquillity, whilst those not receiving treatments or listening to a talk were able to relax in the courtyard garden as the Great British Summer blessed as with sunshine and warmth.

Both those receiving and giving treatments had a fabulous time and left wondering  when the next evening would be.

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The Magical Adventures of Pinocchio at Woodley Library

The Magical Adventures of Pinocchio

Meet the Blue Fairy, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, Gepetto and Stromboli with this family sing along, join in and meet the cast.     Performance from The Enchanted Players Theatre.

 At Woodley Library on Monday August 7 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm 

For families with children of all ages. £5 charge, Please contact Woodley Library  on 0118 969 0304 to book your place.

 

Guide Dogs Morning at Woodley Library on Monday July 31, 2017

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Labrador Golden retriever cross puppies litter on grass running.

 

Guide Dogs Morning at Woodley Library on Monday July 31, 2017

Come along to find out about:

  • how Guide Dogs help their owners
  • how Guide Dog puppies are trained
  • Meet some owners with their Guide Dogs
  • Meet some puppies with their Puppy Walkers
  • Try some blindfold challenges
  • Have a go at reading Braille
  • Colouring table

    Guide dog and puppy portrait
    Guide dog and puppy portrait

Free event, just drop in between 10am to 12noon.

Alternative Therapies and Pamper Evening at Woodley Library July 17, the final programme

With only a few days to go until Woodley Library hosts its “Alternative Therapies &

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Pamper Evening” on Monday 17th July final preparations are well underway. It promises to be a great evening with four fantastic speakers and a whole host of therapists either offering treatments (advance booking essential) or on hand for advice and information;  you’ll have “met” many of these on the blog over the last couple of weeks. It’s hoped that the Great British Summer weather will be kind so that light refreshments can be enjoyed in the courtyard garden.

Tickets are still available in advance from the library or at the door on the evening and appointments are still available for some treatments.

For full details please contact the library on (0118) 9690304, see our website or follow us on Facebook and twitter.

Alternative Therapies and Pamper Evening 

Woodley Library on Monday July 17, 6.30pm

Programme

Talks – Stage (No booking required)

 

6.45 – Catherine Holt, Sound Therapist

7.30 – Louisa Chipperfield, Hypnotherapist

8.00 – Anna Jones, Body Image Consultant…”Boost Your Body Image”

8.30 – Kailash Henderson, Reiki Master… “One Minute Meditation”

 

Demonstrations (No booking required)

 Jessica Reynolds – Make-Up Tutorials

7.30 – 8.15 Summer Day

8.30 – 9.15 Summer Evening

 

Therapists (Booking essential – charges may apply)

 

Sonia Walton – Indian Head Massage

Louise Hulse – Indian Head Massage

Annie Vickery – Yoga

Anna Suchodolska –Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage

Nikki Reid – Seated Acupressure

Kailash Henderson – Energy Healing

Jenny Briggs – Mini Manicure

Jane Goodman  -Psychic Medium

Katie Palmer – Reflexology & Angelic Reiki

Vicky Butchart – Facials

 

Therapists & Others (No booking required)

 Ani Robson – Tropic Skincare

Nina Warden – Be Beautiful Hair & Beauty (Spray Tanning)

Helen Wright – Prophetic Artist

Anna Jones – Body Image Coach

Catherine Holt – Sound Therapist

Jan Sussex – Crystals

Ciara Daisy – Luxury Shower Hats, Wash Bags & Accessories

 

Alternative Therapies and Pamper Evening at Woodley Library, July 17 Therapist profile for Vicky Butchart

This is the last of our therapist profiles  for the evening at Woodley Library on July 17

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Vicky Butchart runs a business called Victoria Jade Beauty based in Woodley, she works as a Mobile Therapist in Reading and Berkshire. Vicky is familiar with the latest treatments and trends having learnt not so long ago! She is venturing into selling beauty gifts too and has been doing Prom and Wedding hair and make up recently.

Vicky qualified in 2015 completing a Diploma at the Beauty Academy in Shinfield. She has been working ever since on promoting her business and it is really flourishing. Vicky is fully insured and carries out consultations to get to know her clients and for their safety.

She offers a range of treatments including; Waxing, Body Massage, Indian Head Massage, Manicure, Pedicure, Tanning, Tinting, Make up, Hair up and Facials. Vicky hopes to meet some of you at the Alternative Therapy and Pamper Evening, please help yourself to her leaflets/business cards which will be placed on a table in the library. She will have gift cards with her for any special occasions you may want to buy for! Please visit and like her Facebook page Victoria Jade, in the meantime.

Vicky hopes to meet some of you at the Alternative Therapy and Pamper Evening and hopes that you all have a lovely evening and I hopes it’s a success for all!

Woodley Library will host a summer’s evening of alternative therapies and pampering on Monday 17th July. Doors will open at 6.30pm to a packed evening of talks, demonstrations and treatments from a wide range of locally based practitioners and therapists. Tickets are just £3 (available in advance from the library) and the majority of therapists will make no additional charge on the evening (booking essential for some treatments) making this an ideal opportunity to try something new, have your questions answered on a treatment you’ve been thinking about or maybe just having a little “you” time, relaxing with a light refreshment in the courtyard garden.

Please contact Woodley Library on 01189 690304 for full details and to book your place in advance.

 

 

Alternative Therapies and Pamper Evening at Woodley Library July 17 Therapist profiles for Sonia Walton and Annie Vickery

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Sonia lives and works in Woodley, She became interested in Indian Head Massage when a friend suggested it may help a close family member who had been diagnosed with acute anxiety, willing to try anything that may alleviate the symptoms she booked herself on a course and found it to be an amazing experience which has started her on a slow but thoroughly enjoyable journey and truly believes that she has found her calling. Sonia qualified in Indian Head Massage over 10 years ago and has recently completed her Level II Reiki.

The aim of Indian Head Massage is to help balance both the mind and body through relaxation, rejuvenation and increased energy levels. It relaxes the upper body, the areas most vulnerable to stress and tension.  A gentle massage to the upper back, shoulders, arms, neck, scalp and face, helps to dispel stress, relieve tension and promote healthy hair and scalp.

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Annie has been teaching Yoga for 2 years, mainly Hatha but with other strong influences gained over the years from her own amazing teacher. Teaching two classes a week with a third to start shortly, Annie likes the thought of creating a lovely space for people to be in, even if yoga isn’t up their street, everyone deserves a little relaxation once in a while!

Annie’s 45 minute class will start at 8.30pm and will be suitable for all abilities so this would be an ideal opportunity to give yoga a try if you haven’t done so before; places are limited so must be booked and Annie will be available to chat to throughout the rest of the evening Please wear suitable clothing and bring a mat if you have one although some will be available.

Woodley Library will host a summer’s evening of alternative therapies and pampering on Monday 17th July. Doors will open at 6.30pm to a packed evening of talks, demonstrations and treatments from a wide range of locally based practitioners and therapists. Tickets are just £3 (available in advance from the library) and the majority of therapists will make no additional charge on the evening (booking essential for some treatments) making this an ideal opportunity to try something new, have your questions answered on a treatment you’ve been thinking about or maybe just having a little “you” time, relaxing with a light refreshment in the courtyard garden.

Please contact Woodley Library on 01189 690304 for full details and to book your place in advance.