Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter September 2019
Woodley Library Improvements and Temporary Closure– Woodley Library will be closed from mid September for approximately six weeks while improvements are made to the building. For customers who use the library on a Sunday arrangements are being made to open Lower Earley Library on Sundays as an alternative whilst the works are undertaken.
Customers can still access online services and renew books at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries during this period and items can be returned to other libraries.
Events for adults at Wokingham Library
To book a place at an event please call the library on (0118) 9781368
Harry Dunn-Book Launch of Death Run
Local author Harry Dunn visits Wokingham Library to talk about his new novel, Death Run, the third in the Jack Barclay crime series. Take this opportunity to meet Harry and hear about his writing career and enjoy a glass of wine! Book signing and refreshments available. The event takes place in the Cafe on Monday September 2, 5.45pm to 7pm. Free event, just drop-in.
Wokingham’s Trees-Visible, Valued, Vanishing?- A talk with the Wokingham District Veteran Tree Association (WDVTA) £3 charge, Wednesday September 4 2pm to 3.30pm
The Amritsar Massacre- Local author Vanessa Holburn talks about her new book which examines the massacre, 100 years after it happened. £3 charge. Monday September 9 10.30am to 11.30am
Rainbow Bright Therapies-Find out how to support you and your family’s well-being with Essential Oils as the schools go back and Autumn is round the corner £3 charge. Thursday September 12 1pm to 2.30pm
Improve Well-Being with Reflexology– A talk and demonstration with Reflexologist Andrea Jenkins for World Reflexology Week, Free Event. Thursday September 26 6pm to 7pm
Local Lad Made Good– A talk with local historian Mike Cooper about the life and times of King Alfred the Great, one of the best known Anglo-Saxon Kings, £5 charge. Monday September 23 10.30am to 12noon
Print making Workshop– Have you ever wanted to try printmaking but don’t know where to begin? Try out two simple techniques using different mediums & create your own personal print. With tutor Rachel Freegard £5 charge plus cost of materials. Saturday September 28 10am to 1pm
Cribbage and Card Games Club- This club is looking for new members and is suitable for all abilities. If you would like to join up just drop in to Wokingham Library on either the first or third Friday in the month, 10.30am to 12noon
Heritage Open Day Events at Wokingham Library
Join in our FREE events as we help to celebrate 800 years of the Market Place. There will also be a medieval life and fairs display in the library 9th-22nd September
Lacemaking Event- The North Downs Lacemakers celebrate National Lacemaking Day with a display of lace and the opportunity for visitors to “have a go”. Just drop in! Free Event. Saturday September 14 10.30am to 3.30pm
Get Arty with Norman Shields! – Come and decorate a shield for children aged 3 to 11 years old. As part of Wokingham Heritage Weekend. Saturday September 14 11am to 12noon
Heritage Walk- Join our walk starting at Wokingham Library which explores Wokingham’s Heritage with the Wokingham Society. Free Event Wednesday September 18 10.30am to 12noon Places should be booked by calling (0118) 9781368
Wokingham’s Markets and Fairs– find out about the history of Wokingham’s Market Place to mark its 800th anniversary. A talk with Peter Must of the Wokingham Society and local historian Jim Bell. Free. Thursday September 19 10.30am to 11.30am. Places must be booked.
A New Online Resource-Universal Skills
A new online service is now available from Wokingham Libraries called Universal Skills, which takes you through the process of registering for Universal Credit, the necessary steps for job-seeking, and useful skills such as preparing for interviews. Log in at home or in the library using your library card to register. Visit www.220soft.co.uk/wokingham/universal to get started.
Summer Reading Challenge 2019 – Space Chase
It’s fun, it’s FREE and you can sign up at any of our Libraries until September 1st. Just read six library books and collect a poster and stickers as you go. Collect a medal and a certificate when you complete the challenge. You must sign up before Sunday 1 September 2019 and you have until Sunday September 15, 2019 to complete.
The Moon Taster Session with Mini Professors – Mini Professors and UK Space Agency have produced a fun and educational class to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing. Free session for 2 to 5 year olds.
Friday September 13 10am to 10.30am and 11am to 11.30am
Free taster session with Mini Professors. Contact Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304 for more information or to book a place.
Roald Dahl Day – Share your favourite Roald Dahl Books and try out some of our Roald Dahl activity sheets. Just drop in! On Friday September 13 at Lower Earley, Wokingham and Woodley Library, 3.45pm to 4.30pm
International Dot Day Storytime at Wokingham Library – Listen to some Dotty stories and decorate your own dot! For children aged 8 and under. On Tuesday September 10 at 4pm to 4.30pm. Free to attend, just drop in!
For more information about our events and activities go to http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries