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
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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

What’s on in Woodley Library September 2017

What’s On in Woodley Library
September 2017

What’s On for Adults

Scrabble Club
Wednesday September 6 2pm to 3pm
Woodley First Thursday Evening Book Group*
Thursday September 7 6pm to 6.45pm
Woodley Library Book Group* – Book group for adults meets to discuss new books and favourite books.
Thursday September 7 11am to 12noon
Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for crafts and a chat.
Tuesday September 5, 12, 19,26 2pm to 4pm
French Conversation Club – Basic French required. Just drop in!
Sunday September 10, 24 2pm to 3pm
Reminiscence Club* – Discusses topics from days gone by.
Thursday September 28 10.30am to 12 noon
Crochet Group – Crochet group for adults, all abilities welcome. £4 charge.
Tuesday September 5, 12, 19, 26 12noon to 2pm
Let’s Get Creative! – Card making classes with Helen Cook. £5 per session.
Friday September 1, 8, 15, 22, 30 2pm to 4pm
Stop Smoking Service – Drop-in advice session
Saturday September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 10am to 1pm

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 September 7 3.30pm to 5pm
Storytime
Saturday September 9 11am to 11.30am
Art Club Woodley* – £2 charge
Thursday September 14 3.45pm to 4.30pm
Rhymetime
Friday September 15 10.30am to 11am

*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/

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.