What’s On in Woodley Library December 2017

 What’s On for Adults

Scrabble Club
Wednesday December 6 2pm to 3pm
Woodley First Thursday Evening Book Group*
Thursday December 7 6pm to 6.45pm
Woodley Library Book Group* – Book group for adults meets to discuss new books and favourite books.
Thursday December 7 11am to 12noon
Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for crafts and a chat.
Tuesday December 5, 12, 19 2pm to 4pm
French Conversation Club – Basic French required. Just drop in!
Sunday December 10 2pm to 3pm
Crochet Group – Crochet group for adults, all abilities welcome. £4 charge.
Tuesday December 5,12,19 12noon to 2pm

What’s On for Children and Families

Children’s Chess Club – Aimed at children aged 8+ from complete beginners upwards. Free. Just drop in.
Thursday December 7 3.30pm to 5pm
Storytime with Snow White – Storytime with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company. Come and hear stories from Snow White. For children aged 8 and under, Just drop in!
Saturday December 9 11am to 11.30am
Tuesday December 12 10.30am to 11am
Art Club Woodley* – £2 charge
Thursday December 14 3.45pm to 4.30pm
Festive Get Arty – Decorate a Christmas tree decoration. £1.50 charge
Thursday December 21 10.30am to 11.30am

*Places must be booked in branch.

Christmas Closures

All our Libraries will be closed on Monday December 25, Tuesday December 26, 2017 and Monday January 1, 2018. Woodley Library will not be open on Sunday December 24 or 31.

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




Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening-Woodley Library Monday December 4

Just a few days left to buy tickets for Woodley Library’s Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening on Monday 4th December –  ticket sales must close at 1pm on Monday 27th November and tickets will not be available on the door on the night. At just £3 to include refreshments, it promises to be an evening of creativity, relaxation..and shopping; spaces are still available for craft workshops and treatments (additional charges may apply, payable on the night) Woodley Library will be open 10.30am – 4pm on Sunday and 9am – 1pm on Monday or call the library on 0118 969 0304 for further details.

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Christmas books are here at Woodley Library!

Our Christmas books are on display waiting to be borrowed! Curl up with a festive story, or get organised with a craft or cookery title.

There are also lots of Christmassy children’s picture books available.

Whilst you’re here, take time to view our Woodley winter wonderland mural in the children’s area…



Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening at Woodley Library on December 4- make a beautiful gift with Helen Cook

Woodley Library’s Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening will take place on Monday 4th December with doors opening at 5pm.

Spend an hour of your evening with Helen Cook – papercrafter, scrapbooker and independent Stampin’ Up demonstrator and you could make this beautiful decorated mirror as a personalised gift for someone special. In a group of no more than 4, Helen will encourage you to play with stamps, inks, punches and diecuts to create a truly personal gift – and even if you don’t know what some of those are yet, Helen’s enthusiasm, warmth and friendliness will help you find your creative side in no time.

There will be a charge of £10 for the session which includes all materials and Helen will hold two during the evening, from 6 – 7pm and 7.30 – 8.30pm.

Helen also holds card making classes at Woodley Library on selected Friday afternoons and will have some of her own creations for sale on the evening.

IMAG0448 - MirrorFor more information call the library on (0118) 9690304


Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening at Woodley Library- Monday December 4

An evening of joy and peace awaits you at Woodley Library as they host their Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening on Monday 4th December. The doors will open at 5pm to a wonderful, relaxing prelude to the festive season with, they hope, something for everyone.

Many of the therapists from their July evening will be returning as well as some new, including Colour Therapy and Chandereiki Reiki Healing. Cosmetics and skincare consultants will be on hand to assist with that Christmas (or any time of year) sparkle and if you prefer your sparkle on your hands (or feet) manicures and pedicures will also be available.

Making a personal gift for a friend or loved one is both fun and rewarding- or you could just treat yourself; learn about perfume design, then design your own fragrance with Nev and Xrissy from My Perfume Party or spend an hour with Helen Cook of Stampin’ Up to make a beautiful decorated mirror; Lili Pottery will be bringing along ceramics for hand painting, plus have a try at needle felting or book folding.

A host of crafts and homemade items will be on sale on the evening for those that can’t resist a bit of Christmas shopping.

One other very exciting event on the evening will be an Acroyoga demonstration and workshop with William Henderson – don’t miss this opportunity to “fly” – no previous experience is needed, just comfortable clothing and a mat.

Refreshments will be available all evening and are included in the ticket price of just £3 which must be purchased in advance.  Advance booking for treatments and craft workshops is also advised, additional charges will apply for many of these but they are being offered at a reduced cost and are payable directly on the evening.

Please contact Woodley Library for further details, (0118) 9690304. They look forward to welcoming you.

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Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening at Woodley Library, Monday December 4th

Following a very successful evening in July, Woodley Library will be holding its second Alternative Therapies and Pamper Evening of the year on Monday 4th December – but this time with a seasonal twist. Alongside many returning and new therapists there will be craft workshops, giving the opportunity to make  personalised gifts and craft stalls for those that like to give something handmade…but not necessarily made with their own hands. They’re also very excited to feature an Acroyoga demonstration and workshop.


Doors will open at 5pm and tickets are available now from Woodley Library at £3 per person to include seasonal refreshments. Treatments and craft workshops are offered at a favourable price for the evening and booking is strongly advised.


Craft Workshops  (Booking essential – charges apply)

 Design your own perfume – My Perfume Party

Personalised Decorative Mirror – Helen Cook of  Stampin’ Up

Hand Painted Ceramics – Lili Pottery


 Acroyoga Workshop (Booking essential)

 William Henderson


 Therapists (Booking essential – charges may apply)

 Accupressure – Nikki Reid

Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage – Anna Suchodolska

Colour Therapy – Jacqui Dunne

Energy Healing – Kailash Henderson

Express Pedicure – Vicky Butchart

Indian Head Massage – Sonia Walton

Mini Manicure – Jenny Briggs

Psychic Medium – Jane Goodman

Reflexology – Louise Hulse

Spiritual Healing – Wokingham NFSH Healing Centre



 Mii Cosmetics – Lisa Marie Hawtin

Neal’s Yard Remedies – Samantha Lamb

Tropic Skincare – Ani Robson

+ Craft Stalls

For full details please contact the library on (0118) 969 0304, see our website or follow us on Facebook and twitter

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What’s on in Woodley Library on November 2017

What’s On in Woodley Library November 2017

What’s On for Adults

  • Scrabble Club Wednesday November 1                                                2pm to 3pm
  • Woodley First Thursday Evening Book Group*  Thursday November 2, 6pm to 6.45pm
  • Woodley Library Book Group* – Book group for adults meets to discuss new books and favourite books.  Thursday November 2                11am to 12noon
  • Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for crafts and a chat.  Tuesday November 7, 14, 21, 28   2pm to 4pm
  • French Conversation Club – Basic French required. Just drop in!  Sunday November 12, 26     2pm to 3pm
  • Crochet Group – Crochet group for adults, all abilities welcome. £4 charge.       Tuesday November 7, 14, 21, 28               12noon to 2pm
  • Let’s Get Creative! – Card making classes with Helen Cook. £5 per session.  Friday November 3, 10, 17, 24         2pm to 4pm
  • Stop Smoking Service – Drop-in advice session  Saturday November 4, 11, 18, 25        10am to 1pm
  • Reminiscence Club* – Discusses topics from days gone by.  Thursday November 30           10.30am to 12 noon

What’s On for Children and Families

  • Children’s Chess Club – Aimed at children aged 8+ from complete beginners upwards. Just drop in.  Thursday November 2                           3.30pm to 5pm
  • Art Club Woodley* – £2 charge.  Thursday November 9         3.45pm to 4.30pm
  • Storytime       Saturday November 11            11am to 11.30am
  • Pottery Pals Session* – Make unique Christmas gifts. £4.50 charge plus cost of items.   Tuesday November 21     10.30am to 12noon

*Places must be booked in branch.

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

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

Whats on in Wokingham Borough Libraries Thursday October 12 for National Libraries Week

Libraries Week is the annual showcase of the best that UK libraries of all kinds have to offer, encouraging everyone to discover their library.  Wokingham Borough Libraries is highlighting the events it runs throughout the week, to showcase what we do in our libraries throughout the year.  The full schedule of events and activities for Thursday October 12, 2017 is as follows: 

 Crochet Group – £4 charge Finchampstead Library             1pm to 3pm

Design a Library Monster – “You’ve heard tell of the monsters that look after the library when it’s closed, so now, come and design your own to join them in their night time library.” Just drop-in! Maiden Erlegh Library  3.30pm to 4.15pm

Winnersh Book Group Winnersh Library 6pm to 7pm

Lego Club – Weekly Lego building club for children aged 5 to 10 years old. 50p charge. Places must be booked. Winnersh Library 4pm to 4.45pm

So You Want to Be a GP* – A talk by Dr Mike Darlison. £3 charge. Places must be booked. Wokingham Library 6pm to 7pm

Art Club Woodley* – For children aged 7 to 11 years old. Places must be booked. £2 charge Woodley Library 3.45pm to 4.30pm

National Libraries Week – ‘I love my library because…’ writing table. Just drop-in! Maiden Erlegh Library Monday October 9 to Saturday October 14

National Libraries Week – help us make 1000 paper cranes out of old book pages to create an installation over the week at Wokingham Library

Wokingham Borough Libraries Contact details

  • Finchampstead Library 0118 908 8176
  • Wargrave Library 0118 940 4656
  • Lower Earley Library 0118 931 2150
  • Winnersh Library 0118 979 7519
  • Maiden Erlegh Library 0118 966 6630
  • Wokingham Library 0118 978 1368
  • Spencers Wood Library 0118 988 4771
  • Woodley Library 0118 969 0304
  • Twyford Library 0118 934 0800

Art in Woodley library September 2017 Paul Redfern-Artist and Ceramist

Paul Redfern – Artist, Ceramist

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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. If you would like to see more of my work please take a look on website.

For more information or to exhibit at Woodley Library, please contact Helen Wright on(0118) 969 0304 or check out http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries