Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter September 2019

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.

 

Children’s Events

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

 

 

 

 

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Wokingham Borough Libaries August Newsletter

Wokingham Borough Libaries August Newsletter

Summer Reading Challenge 2019                

The Summer Reading Challenge 2019 will be called Space Chase, an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Children taking part in the Challenge will join our super space family, The Rockets, for a thrilling mission to track down books nabbed by mischievous aliens! The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. It’s fun, it’s FREE and you can sign up at any of our Libraries and runs 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. There will be lots of Space Chase events at libraries this summer. Open to all primary school aged Library members. 

Teen Reading Challenge – Borrow 6 books across the summer holidays (runs 1 July to 1 September). If you complete the challenge you will be entered into a prize draw for some fantastic book related prizes.

Highlights for our summer events for full details of all our events visit: – https://wp.me/p5mHbU-3Wx

Apollo@50 – Get involved in an interactive retelling of the Apollo 11 moon landing, 50 years on with the Science and Technology Facilities Council! Handle Moon rocks, meteorites and even a piece of the planet Mars! Take home your very own sparkly bug and a Dark Sky Discovery star chart. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. Places must be booked.  Woodley Library, Saturday August 10            10.45am to 11.45am

Family Learning – Play and Learn with Lego – How to help your child learn maths whilst playing. For families with children aged 5-7, younger siblings welcome too. £5 charge. Booking via Adult Education, 0118 974 3797 or adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk

  • Wokingham Library Wednesday August 28         10am to 12noon
  • Finchampstead Library  Wednesday August 28   2.30pm to 4.30pm

Space Chase with Fred in the Shed – Fred in the Shed’s magic show, his show is fast paced and a mixture of light-hearted fun and comedy magic fit for the whole family and best suited for 3 years olds and upwards. Places must be booked, £4 per child.

  • Wokingham Library Friday August 9 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Finchampstead Library Friday August 9 12.45 to 1.45pm
  • Woodley Library Friday August 9 2.45pm to 3.45pm

Space Chase Activity Session – Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, get creative with a themed craft activity. Just drop in!

Shinfield Rise Community Flat – Every Thursday July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22   1pm to 4pm

Winnie the Pooh  Story session – Come and hear some stories from Pooh Corner with Wokingham Stations Guard – Tony Knight. Free event for Families with children aged 8 and under.   Wokingham Library Thursday August 1         11am to 11.30am

All events must be booked, unless stated as dropin, please call the library involved. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wokingham Winter Carnival 2019 – A Space Adventure Art Competition

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk this year’s Wokingham Winter Carnival theme is ‘A Space Adventure’. And to make it even more fun we are holding an art competition for children in two age groups – ages 5-8 years and 9-11 years old. The overall winner will get to see their artwork on the front of this year’s programme.

How To Take Part – It couldn’t be simpler to take part, just create a bright and beautiful picture for the Wokingham Winter Carnival that you think shows ‘a space adventure’, remembering that it is for a winter carnival!

Once your picture is complete, write your name, age and your parents or guardian’s email address and telephone number on the back. Then just drop your picture in to any staff member at Wokingham Library before closing on Saturday 14 September 2019. (Pictures can be handed in during opening hours any time after the competition has commenced so entrants do not need to wait until 14 September). If you would like your picture back, please write “please return” on the back and you will be able to collect your picture from Wokingham Library between 2-24 December 2019. Any pictures not collected by this date will be recycled.

Age Categories  – Remember our ‘Space Adventure’ competition is split into two age groups: 5-8years and 9-11 years.

Closing Date  – Just drop your picture in to any staff member at Wokingham Library before closing on Saturday 14 September 2019.

The Prizes – The winner in each age group will receive an art related prize and will have the opportunity to ride in the Wokingham Winter Carnival Parade on Santa’s train together with up to four family members. (The Parade takes place late afternoon on Sunday 24 November 2019).

http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/

Adult events in early September at Wokingham Library

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 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

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.

Contact the relevant library to book your place: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/find-and-join-a-library/

For more events information visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter July 2019

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter July 2019

What’s on for Adults

Events at Wokingham Library- to book call 0118 9781368 where indicated

Book Chat- Drop-in for book recommendations and tea or coffee. No need to book, Thursday July 4 11am to 12noon

Heritage Walk– Join our walk starting at Wokingham Library which explore Wokingham’s Heritage with the Wokingham Society. Free, Thursday July 25 10.30am to 12noon

Rainbow Bright Therapies– Find out how to support your summer naturally with Essential Oils £3 charge. Thursday July 11 1pm to 2.30pm

Walking Book Group- Join us for a walk around Dinton Pastures and a chat about your favourite books. Meet at the Dragonfly Café. Free Event, Wednesday July 17 10.30am to 12noon

What is a BitCoin Anyway? Local author Jason Deane talks about his new book “How to Explain Bit Coin to your Mum.”£3 charge. Monday July 15 6pm to 7pm

What is a Cli-Fi Novel and how do you get one published? A talk with local author David Barker about his climate change related thrillers in the Gaia Trilogy. £3 charge.  Thursday July 11 5.45pm to 7pm

Event at Lower Earley Library- to book call (0118) 9312150

Follow the Slow Fashion Revolution– A talk about how to buy less, buy better quality clothes that will last far longer, less often. A talk with Sue Selisko from the Wokingham House of Colour. £5 charge.  Tuesday July 16 7.30pm to 9pm

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       

The Summer Reading Challenge 2019 will be called Space Chase, an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Children taking part in the Challenge will join our super space family, The Rockets, for a thrilling mission to track down books nabbed by mischievous aliens! Space Chase will feature bespoke artwork from top children’s illustrator, Adam Stower, and will celebrate adventure, exploration, reading and fun!  The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. It’s fun, it’s FREE and you can sign up at any of our Libraries from Monday July 1st 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. There will be lots of Space Chase events at libraries this summer. Open to all primary school aged Library members.

 Teen Reading Challenge – Borrow 6 books across the summer holidays (runs 1 July to 1 September). If you complete the challenge you will be entered into a prize draw for some fantastic book related prizes.

 What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries

 Mini French with Lower Earley Day Nursery – Come and have some fun with Lower Earley Day Nursery and learn some French through songs and puppets. Suitable for children aged 2  to  4 year old. On Tuesday July 16 10.45am to 11.15am at Lower Earley Library, Just drop in!

 Guide Dogs Morning Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities. Woodley Library Monday July 29 10am to 12noon

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

  • Lower Earley Library Monday July 29        10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Winnersh Library  Wednesday July 31 10.30am to 12.30pm

Fanfiction Addiction Teen Writing Workshop with Igniting Writing – A full day workshop session on creating Fanfiction, for teens.  £5 charge. Wokingham Library Saturday July 27 – 10.30am to 3pm

Storytime – Booktrust Storytime Prize – Join in with the BookTrust Storytime Prize 2019 reading sessions and help us find the best book for sharing. For children aged 5 and under. Just drop in!

  • Finchampstead Library Friday July 5 11am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library Monday July 8 11.15am to 11.45am
  • Wokingham Library Tuesday July 9 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Twyford Library Tuesday July 16 3.45pm to 4.15pm

Contact the relevant library to book your place: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/find-and-join-a-library/

For more events information visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter June 2019

                                                                                                              

What’s on for Adults

 Woodley Library – To book call (0118) 9690304Connie's Colander1

 

Connie’s Colander-with Human Story Theatre at Woodley Library

This is a critically acclaimed play about the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a family, performed by Human Story Theatre. Connie’s Colander is a piece of theatre aimed at anyone and everyone but it may be of most interest to carers , medical professionals and friends and families of those with dementia.

Connie is a retired domestic science teacher. Emily, her daughter, is enjoying hosting her first TV cookery show: Connie’s Colander, bringing her mother’s recipes onscreen and up to date. Sensitively, with humour and tenderness this newly written play traces the evolving relationship throughout their lives, and the impact of Connie’s Alzheimer’s. Can their relationship, and the TV show, survive?

Running time is 50 mins plus a 20 minute post-show Q&A with a Dementia specialist.

Monday June 24 2.30pm to 3.45pm

National press link October 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/oct/23/play-dementia-touring-libraries-alzheimers

Free but donations would be appreciated.

Healthy Menu Planning– A workshop about healthy meal planning and eating with registered nutritionist Joanne Hart. £3 charge.

Woodley Library Tuesday June 25 10am to 11.30am

 

Wokingham Library- to book call (0118) 9781368

Beautiful Bunting Workshop- Create your own personal bunting, perfect for Summer parties or just to decorate your home. With tutor Rachel Freegard. £5 charge plus cost of materials

Saturday June 29 10am to 1pm

Family Trees—creating, using, sharing, researching– a talk with the Berkshire Family History Society which covers researching family trees on the internet and the sites available

Saturday June 22 2pm to 3.30pm

Spencers Wood Library

Tea in the Afternoon- Drop-in for tea and cake and find out what the library has to offer

Thursday June 27 3.30-m to 4.30pm

Twyford Library-Drop-in card making activity for adults. Try your hand at making cards- decoupage and Iris Folding techniques will be taught by a tutor. £2.50 per card.

Friday June 21 2pm to 4pm

 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.

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries

Read Me, Make Me – Drop in and join in with our Read Me, Make Me, craft activity. For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in! At Wargrave Library on Saturday June 1       from 10.30am to 11am

Wokingham Borough Libraries at Dinton Fun Day – Come and join us at Dinton Pastures Country Park for stories and free colouring. At Dinton Pastures Country Park on Saturday June 1 from 10am to 3pm. More information about the Fun day can be found here: https://www.dinton-pastures.co.uk/whats-on/save-the-date-family-fun-weekend-2019/

Authors Galore at our Rhymetime in the Park in California Country Park on Thursday June 6 from 10am to 12noon

Come and join us at California Country Park for our  Bookstart celebration for the under 5’s.   Come along in your pyjamas and bring your own picnic. There will be nursery rhymes, stories, activities and a free book!

There will be a variety of children’s authors, who will be sharing their stories:

  • Rachel Jane
  • Tina Stubbs
  • Layn Marlow
  • Katrina CharmanA libraries goody bag can be collected along with a free “Car Car Truck Jeep” book written by Katrina Charman and illustrated by Nick Sharratt from Booktrust as part of their Pyjamarama campaign. https://wp.me/p5mHbU-3K6Mini French with Lower Earley Day Nursery – Come and have some fun with Lower Earley Day Nursery and learn some French through songs and puppets. Suitable for children aged 2 to 4 year old. At Lower Earley Library on Tuesday June 4 from 10.45am to 11.15am. Just drop in! For more events information visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/
  • Contact the relevant library to book your place: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/find-and-join-a-library/
  • There will be activities and information from the Children’s Centre Family Workers.  The My Journey Team will be there with Balance Bikes to try.   There will also be stands from the Early Years team, NHS Nursery Nurses and Home-Start with information about the services they offer.

Wokingham Borough Libraries May Newsletter 2019

Wokingham Borough Libraries May Newsletter 2019

Bank Holidays

All our libraries will be closed on Monday May 6 and Monday May 27, 2019

Events for Wokingham Well-Being Week, May 13-18

Sleep Talk- Find out how to improve Sleep in Adults. An event for Wokingham Well-Being Week with Dr Lindsay Browning from Trouble Sleeping.  On Monday May 13 from 6pm to 7pm.

Please book via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-adult-sleep-talk-how-to-improve-your-sleep-tickets-59588621170

Life’s Little Bugs Story session – Come and meet author Tina Stubbs and meet the Little Bugs, with stories from Hum Bug and Fitness Bug with activities. For children aged 7 and under, free just drop in! Books will be on sale after the session.  On Tuesday May 14 from 4pm to 4.30pm.

Reading Well for Mental Health– Library staff will talk about books available in the library to support adults and families during Wokingham Well-Being Week. Free Event. On Wednesday May 15 from 11am to 12noon.

Events for Adults at Wokingham Library- to book call (0118) 9781368

An Evolving Garden- A talk about creating a garden in Wokingham with John Harrison. £3 charge. On Monday May 13 10.30am to 11.30am.

E-Library Help Sessions– Book yourself onto a 30 minute session for help with our E-Library service, including e-books, e-audio and e-magazines. Please bring your device with you. Thursday May 16 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm.

Heritage Walk- A walk exploring Wokingham’s Heritage stating at Wokingham Library with the Wokingham Society. Free. On Wednesday May 15 10.30am to 11.30am.

Macrame/Paracord Bracelet Workshop – Learn how to make cool macramé and paracord bracelets that the whole family will love. With tutor Rachel Freegard, £5 charge plus cost of materials.  On Saturday May 25   10am to 1pm.

Smith’s Coaches of Reading 1922-1979 – A talk about local transport history with Paul Lacey. £3 charge. On Thursday May 9 2pm to 3pm.

Understanding Dementiaand lessening its impact-a talk with dementia specialist Shirley Pearce for Dementia Action Week. Free Event. On Thursday May 23 10am to 11.30am.

Twyford Library-Drop-in card making activity for adults. Try your hand at making cards- decoupage and Iris Folding techniques will be taught by a tutor. £2.50 per card.  On Friday May 17 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Woodley Library – Advance notice of a June Event. Bookings (0118) 9690304

Connie’s Colander– A theatre show with Human Story Theatre about the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on a family followed by a Q&A with a specialist. Free but donations would be appreciated. On Monday June 24 from 2.40pm to 3.45pm.

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.

What’s on for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries May Half-term 2019

Elmer Storytime – Celebrate Elmer Day with a story and colouring activity.

  • Wokingham Library                            Saturday May 25                     11am to 11.30am
  • Woodley Library                                 Saturday May 25                     11am to 11.30am

Explore Learning – Piece of Cake – Children take a trip to the bakery as they learn to divide up their favourite treats to help the master their fractions and decimals. How much cake will they get if they need to split it between the whole? Free session with Explore Learning for children aged 9 to 11 years old. Places must be booked.

  • Woodley Library                                 Tuesday May 28                     10.45am to 11.45am
  • Wokingham Library                            Thursday May 30                   10.45am to 11.45am
  • Lower Earley Library                           Friday May 31                        10.45am to 11.45am

Explore Learning – Put a spring in your step! Children can jump straight into this comprehension workshop and learn some fantastic skills that they can apply to any text they read. Can they help us predict what will happen next? And why did that character say that? Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 7 to 9 years old. Places must be booked.

  • Woodley Library                                 Tuesday May 28                     9.30am to 10.30am
  • Wokingham Library                            Thursday May 30                   9.30am to 10.30am
  • Lower Earley Library                           Friday May 31                         9.30am to 10.30am

Get Arty – Arts and crafts fun on for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Just drop in, £1.50 charge

Wokingham Library                            Friday May 31                         10.30am to 11.30am

Outdoor Let’s Explore – A fun and creative session exploring the outdoors and nature with the rangers from Dinton Pastures. For children aged 3 to 8 years old. Places must be booked.

  • Wokingham Library                            Wednesday May 29               9.30am to 10.15am
  • Woodley Library                                 Wednesday May 29               11.30am to 12.15pm

Read Me, Make Me

Drop in and join in with our Read Me, Make Me, craft activity. For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!

Wargrave Library                                Saturday June 1                       10.30am to 11am

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

  • Woodley Library                                 Tuesday May 28                     10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Lower Earley Library                           Thursday May 30                   10.30am to 12.30pm

Wokingham Borough Libraries at Dinton Fun Day

Come and join us at Dinton Pastures Country Park for outdoor themed stories and craft activities, free colouring and more. Charges may apply.

Dinton Pastures Country Park                        Saturday June 1                       10am to 3pm

Contact the relevant library to book your place: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/find-and-join-a-library/

For more events information visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter April 2019

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter April 2019

Bank Holidays

All our libraries will be closed on Friday April 19, Sunday April 21 and Monday April 22

 Events for Adults at Wokingham Library- to book call (0118) 9781368

“Egg”cellent Easter Decorations workshop*-. Learn how to create uniquely decorated eggs for Easter. With tutor Rachel Freegard £5 charge plus cost of materials.

Saturday April 6 10am to 1pm

Book Chat for World Book Night- Come and help us celebrate World Book Night by swapping recommendations about your favourite books. Just drop-in, refreshments provided. Free Event.

Tuesday April 23 11am to 12noon

World Book Night Giveaway- We have 50 copies of the book “Artemis” by Andy Weir to give away between World Book Night on Tuesday April 23 and Saturday April 27 . Publishers have donated this exciting science fiction novel to us and we will be giving it away to the first 80 library customers who present their tickets to a member of staff and ask for a copy between those dates at Wokingham Library.

Create a Colourful Capsule Wardrobe for your Holiday– A talk with Sue Selisko from the House of Colour , Wokingham.   £5 charge

Thursday April 25 5.30pm to 7pm

Archaeology Finds Surgery-Drop-in for advice about archaeological objects with our Finds Liaison Officer.

Thursday April 25 10am to 12noon

Walking Book Group– Join us for a walk around Dinton Pastures and a chat about your favourite books. Meet at the Dragonfly Café.

Thursday April 25 10.30am to 12noon

Event at Woodley Library– to book call (0118) 9690304

Movement: a missing link to your well-being. A Free workshop with Onyi Ezeh Mason

Friday April 12 11am to 12noon 

 What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries

Easter 2019 Highlights

 Change4Life Activity Session

Just drop in and have a go at our Sugar swap hunt, The Great Fruit and Vegetable Library Challenge and hear some healthy eating themed stories. For children aged 3 to 10 years old.

Lower Earley Library                           Monday April 8                       11.15am to 12noon

Twyford Library                                   Tuesday April 9                       10am to 11am

Woodley Library                                 Tuesday April 9                       11.30am to 12.30pm

Wargrave Library                                Wednesday April 10                10.30am to 11.30am

Winnersh Library                                Wednesday April 10                2pm to 3pm

Spencers Wood Library                       Thursday April 11                    10.30am to 11.30am

Finchampstead Library                       Thursday April 11                    2pm to 3pm

Wokingham Library                            Friday April 12                         2pm to 3pm

Children’s Theatre Show “Snuggly Rabbits Spring Adventures

Join The Enchanted Players Theatre Company in this springtime show. Follow the bunny on her adventures as spring awakens, help her create her spring time warren and help her discover what the spring brings. Followed by a flower craft to take home. Suitable for 4 to 9 year olds. £5 charge per person, Places must be booked.

Woodley Library                                 Monday April 8                                   2.30pm

Recycle-Rocket

Create a rocket or UFO from recyclable items, with an opportunity to learn about recycling as you create. Places must be booked. £2 charge, For children aged 5 to 12 years old.

Wokingham Library    Tuesday April 9                                   10.30am to 11.30am

Teddy Bears Picnic at St Eligius Church Grounds, Arborfield

Bring your teddy bears and join us at St Eligius Church Grounds, Arborfield for teddy bear themed stories, rhymes and craft activities.

St Eligius Church Grounds, Arborfield           Monday April 15                     10am to 12noon

A Wartime Mystery with author Mary Rosambeau

Come and hear about Mary’s book “Secrets and Spies” at Wokingham Library, Set during Mary’s childhood in the 1940’s, the story is about children who find a spies suitcase radio, with a fun Morse code activity. For children aged 8 to 12 years old. Books will be available for purchase after the session. Places must be booked.

Wokingham Library                            Thursday April 11                    11am to 11.45am

All sessions are drop in, unless otherwise stated.

A full list of our Easter activities can be found here: https://wp.me/p5mHbU-3HI

Why not search our online catalogue from the comfort of your own home to see what’s on offer: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries  

Don’t forget that we have a selection of eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines that you can access with your library card for free.

You can find more about events in libraries via our email newsletter. You can sign up for this at: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/contact-us/sign-up-manage-text-and-email-alerts/. Or alternatively download this publication at: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/find-and-join-a-library/

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News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries February 2019

News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries  February 2019

Highlights from our February Half-term Children’s activity programme

Explore Learning – Angular Architecture* – Pop on your hard hats as the children become architects. They will learn the areas and angles required to construct the homes of our future. Can they tell their right angles from their acute? Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 7 to 9 years old.

  • At Wokingham Library on  Wednesday February 20 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday February 21 from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • At Woodley Library on Friday February 22 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Explore Learning – Fun with Phonics* – The children will investigate rhyming words and why they rhyme. They will use their phonics to help them sound the words accurately. What do the words bat, hat and rat all have in common? Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old.

  • At Wokingham Library on Wednesday February 20 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday February 21 from 9.30am to 10.30am
  • At Woodley Library on Friday February 22 from 9.30am to 10.30am

Get Arty – Arts and crafts for children aged 4 to 12 years old. £1.50 charge, Just drop in!At Wokingham Library on Friday February 22  from  10.30am to 11.30am

Guide Dog Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners.  At Wokingham Library on Monday February 18 from 10am to 12noon

Quirks Animal Roadshow – Quirks Animal Roadshow will allow children to interact with a variety of animals. For families with children aged 4 to 12 years old. Please phone to book a place, £ 4 per child.

  • At Wargrave Library on Wednesday February 20 from 11am to 12noon
  • At Wokingham Library  on Thursday February 21  from 11am to 12noon

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

  • At Lower Earley Library  on Monday February 18 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library  on Tuesday February 19  from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • At Woodley Library   on Wednesday February 20 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Storytime with author Rachel Jane – Come and join author Rachel Jane to listen to Lil’s Cupcake Delivery. Enjoy the story of Lil the Campervan on her quest to help her friend deliver all of her cupcakes and, see if she can deliver them all on time and in one piece! Please book at the library.

  • At Lower Earley Library on Thursday February 21 from 1.30pm to 2.30pm
  • At Woodley Library  on Thursday February 21 from 10.30am to 11.30am

The Magic Tinderbox – Join The Enchanted Players Theatre Company in this show about a soldier on a special journey, we ask the children to help him with his important decisions, The moral being: “To be happy with what you have, not to crave for more.” with free face painting after the show.  Please book at the library, £5 charge per person.  At Woodley Library on Monday February 18 from  2.30pm to 3.30pm

All events must be booked unless otherwise stated, please contact the relevant library to book your place.

Self Service Kiosks in our Libraries – Don’t forget you can save time queuing by using our new self-service kiosks.  You can use them to return, renew or borrow books and other items.
They are available at the following libraries:- Woodley, Lower Earley, Twyford, Winnersh, Wokingham and Finchampstead. If you would like to use the self-service kiosks but need a little help the first time please ask a member of staff and they will be happy to help you.

Events for Adults at Wokingham Library – to book call 0118 978 1368

James Oswald* – Author event. Thriller writer James Oswald talks about his new book Cold as The Grave”. Includes a book signing and refreshments, £3 charge. On Thursday February 7  from 6pm to 7pm

The Job of a Literary Agent* – A talk about the work of a literary agent with Lucy Morris from Curtis Brown Creative Agency £5 charge.  On Saturday February 16 from 10.15am to 12noon

More than Bully Beef and Jam* – A talk with local historian Mike Cooper about food in World War 1. £5 charge.  On Friday February 22 from 10.30am to 12noon.

Magic Metalwork* – An opportunity to try cutting & shaping copper & aluminium metal sheet to create individual pieces of jewellery. Tutor Rachel Freegard. £5 charge plus materials. On Saturday February 23 from 10am to 1pm

Knitted Comforts from the Crimea to the Modern Day* – A talk about the history of military knitting with Joyce Meader. £5 charge.  On Wednesday February 27 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Book Chat – Join us for book recommendations and coffee, just drop-in.  On Thursday February 28 from 11am to 12noon

Events at Woodley Library – to book call 0118 969 0304

Pets and Puppies* – A talk with Monica Easton about her new book “Pets and Puppies” and her work with Guide Dog Puppies. Free Event.  On Thursday February 7 from 11am to 12noon

Winter Wellness– Drop into our workshop and find out how to support your wellbeing naturally with essential oils. Free event.   On Thursday February 7 from  1pm to 2pm

Local Plan Update Survey –  Wokingham Borough Council is consulting on an update to our Local Plan, which will guide where and how growth will take place in the borough in the years up to 2036.  Wokingham Borough is a popular place to live, with a strong economy and high quality of life. This popularity causes a huge challenge to provide the homes we need. We need to provide these homes for the future in the right way – and with your involvement.
The consultation asks you where you think development should go and whether there are locations suitable for higher densities and taller buildings. There are also questions about land for new employment centres. You will be able to see all of the land being put forward for development as part of this process and provide comments on its suitability. The consultation runs until 4pm on Friday 15 February 2019.

You can find all documents and details of the consultation on our website   at www.wokingham.gov.uk/localplanupdate.  We are running a number of events during the consultation. Come along to the following locations to find out more and ask any questions.

6 February 2019,  Wednesday 7pm-9pm Earley  Trinity Church RG6 5HZ
12 February 2019,  Tuesday 7pm-9pm Woodley  Oakwood Centre RG5 4JZ
For more information, please email LPU@wokingham.gov.uk

You can find more about events in libraries via our email newsletter. You can sign up for this at: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/contact-us/sign-up-manage-text-and-email-alerts/. Or alternatively download this publication at: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/find-and-join-a-library/

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Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter January 2019

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter January 2019

Twyford Library to re-open after refurbishment

Twyford Library will reopen on Friday January 4, 2019 after completion of the refurbishment programme.

 What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Adults

 The following session will be running at Wokingham Library and can be booked by calling 0118 9781368

 Healthy Menu Planning a workshop about healthy meal planning and eating with registered nutritionist Joanne Hart. £3 charge. Tuesday January 8 10.30am to 12noon

Julie Cohen– Author event. Julie Cohen talks about her new book Louis and Louise. Includes a book signing and refreshments. £3 charge. Thursday January 24 6pm to 7pm

Embroidery Hoop Pictures Workshop- Create a sweet stitched design in a hoop frame using basic stitches and additional decorative elements. With tutor Rachel Freegard £5 charge plus materials. Saturday January 26 10am to 1pm

The following session will be running at Woodley Library and can be booked by calling 0118 9690304

 Nutritional Therapy for Metabolic Syndrome– a FREE talk with Sasivimol Cheun-Im.

Wednesday January 30 1pm to 2pm

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 Postcard Project will be running at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries – Find out about the lives of people who have experience genocide from our display and write them a postcard. Monday January 21 to Friday February 1

 What’s on in Wokingham Libraries for Children

 Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under. Free

Spencers Wood Library Monday January 7             4pm to 4.30pm

Woodley Library Saturday January 12      11am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library Monday January 14                11.15am to 11.45am

Twyford Library Tuesday January 15                         4pm to 4.30pm

Wokingham Library Every Tuesday                          4pm to 4.30pm

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in! Free Event

Twyford Library Tuesday January 15         11am to 11.30am

Children’s Book Group – Themed monthly discussion about books, For children aged eight to ten years old. Places must be booked. 50p charge.

Lower Earley Library Monday January 14                4pm to 4.45pm

 Winter Mini Reading Challenge for Children

 The Winter Mini Challenge encourages children to keep reading through the winter holidays by rewarding them for reading and reviewing three books. This year we are thrilled to partner with publisher Nosy Crow for an extra special challenge inspired by There’s A Yeti in the Playground!, the hilarious new book from Blue Peter Award winners Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham. Taking part online – To take part in the Mini Challenge, children simply read three books of their choice, then rate and review them online at www.winterreadingchallenge.org.uk   The Challenge runs until Friday 11 January 2019, so there’s plenty of time to get involved! Books added to the website during this period will count towards unlocking the Mini Challenge rewards: a special certificate to print off and keep, and a Winter Challenge badge that will appear on the user’s website profile. The website will also feature printable activities and recommendations for great winter reads. For even more suggestions, try the Book Sorter, our unique database of children’s peer-to-peer recommendations.  All the books it recommends have been rated and reviewed by children using the website. https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Wokingham Borough Libraries contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520

Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176

Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656

Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

Woodley Library (0118) 9690304

A selection of our events are listed above, for all of our events visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/

Local Plan Update Survey

Wokingham Borough Council is consulting on an update to our Local Plan, which will guide where and how growth will take place in the borough in the years up to 2036.  Wokingham Borough is a popular place to live, with a strong economy and high quality of life. This popularity causes a huge challenge to provide the homes we need. We need to provide these homes for the future in the right way – and with your involvement.
The consultation asks you where you think development should go and whether there are locations suitable for higher densities and taller buildings. There are also questions about land for new employment centres. You will be able to see all of the land being put forward for development as part of this process and provide comments on its suitability. The consultation runs until 4pm on Friday 15 February 2019.

You can find all documents and details of the consultation on our website   at www.wokingham.gov.uk/localplanupdate.

We are running a number of events during the consultation. Come along to the following locations to find out more and ask any questions.

7 January 2019,  Monday 7pm-9pm Wokingham Without St Sebastian’s Memorial Hall RG40 3BA
10 January 2019,   Thursday 7pm-9pm Twyford  Loddon Hall RG10 1AS
16 January 2019,  Wednesday 7pm-9pm Wokingham Wokingham Town Hall RG40 1AS
22 January 2019,  Tuesday 7pm-9pm Shinfield  Ryeish Green Sports Hub RG7 1EP
30 January 2019,  Wednesday 7pm-9pm Arborfield  Henry Street Garden Centre RG2 9JY
6 February 2019,  Wednesday 7pm-9pm Earley  Trinity Church RG6 5HZ
12 February 2019,  Tuesday 7pm-9pm Woodley  Oakwood Centre RG5 4JZ
For more information, please email LPU@wokingham.gov.uk

 

News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries December 2018

News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries December 2018

Christmas Closures

All our Libraries will be closed on Tuesday December 25, Wednesday December 26, 2018 and Tuesday January 1, 2019. All libraries will be closing at 1pm on Monday December 24 and from 4pm on Monday December 31, 2018.

Finchampstead Library will be closed from 12.30pm on Saturday 22 December to Tuesday January 1 inclusive and re-open on Wednesday January 2. Arborfield Library will be closed on Monday December 31, 2018 and Spencers Wood Library will be closed on Monday December 31, 2018

Twyford Library Refurbishment Closure

Twyford Library is currently closed for approximately 4 weeks for repair and refurbishments from November 19, 2018.  Customers will be able to use online library services and other libraries in the borough. There will be updates on Social media.

Wokingham Borough Libraries—Events this winter

Wokingham Living Advent Calendar

Each day between December 1 and Christmas Eve a venue around the town hosts a         performance of music, dance or drama lasting approximately 15 minutes but details of the performance are kept secret until the date itself. Wokingham Library will be hosting on Monday December 17at 6pm. For more details check http://wokinghamadvent.org.uk/

These are free events, just drop-in and join the fun!

Festive Quiz Evening at Woodley Library – Quiz evening to raise money for charity. £3 charge, places must be booked on 0118 969 0304. Friday November 30 at 6.30pm.

What’s on in Wokingham Libraries for Children

Storytime with the Christmas Fairy  – Come and hear festive stories and meet the Christmas Fairy.

  • Finchampstead Library Friday December 7 11am to 11.30am
  • Wokingham Library Tuesday December 11 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Woodley Library Saturday December 8 11am to 11.30am
  • Lower Earley Library Monday December 10 11.15am to 11.45am

For children aged 8 and under, Just drop in! With thanks to The Enchanted Players Theatre Company.

Festive Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Sunday December 2, 10.30am to 1pm

Wokingham Borough Libraries Christmas Events at Dinton Pastures

Christmas Rhymetime – Come and join Wokingham Borough Libraries for a special Festive themed rhymetime. Dress in your favourite Christmas jumper and sing along with festive tunes. Suitable for families with children aged 5 and under. £2 Charge per family – up to 2 adults and 2 children . Friday December 14 11am to 11.45am

Snowy Tales—Come and hear some snow themed stories and songs, then create your own snowman mask to take home and a fun Christmas jumper activity. Suitable for 2 to 8 year olds, £2 Charge per child. Saturday December 15 11am to 11.45am

Reindeer Stories and Craft – Come and hear stories about reindeers with fun songs and create your own reindeer mask to take home and a fun Christmas jumper activity. Suitable for 2 to 8 year olds, £2 Charge per child. Saturday December 15   9.45am to 10.30am

For further information and to book, please visit: https://booking.wokingham.gov.uk/whats-on/

Winter Mini Reading Challenge for Children

The Winter Mini Challenge encourages children to keep reading through the winter holidays by rewarding them for reading and reviewing three books. This year we are thrilled to partner with publisher Nosy Crow for an extra special challenge inspired by There’s A Yeti in the Playground!, the hilarious new book from Blue Peter Award winners Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham.

Taking part online – To take part in the Mini Challenge, children simply read three books of their choice, then rate and review them online at www.winterreadingchallenge.org.uk   The Challenge starts on Saturday 1 December 2018 and finishes on Friday 11 January 2019, so there’s plenty of time to get involved! Books added to the website during this period will count towards unlocking the Mini Challenge rewards: a special certificate to print off and keep, and a Winter Challenge badge that will appear on the user’s website profile. The website will also feature printable activities and recommendations for great winter reads.

For even more suggestions, try the Book Sorter, our unique database of children’s peer-to-peer recommendations.

All the books it recommends have been rated and reviewed by children using the website. https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Wokingham Borough Libraries contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520

Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176

Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656

Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

  Woodley Library (0118) 9690304

A selection of our events are listed above, for all of our events visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/

Local Plan Update Survey

Wokingham Borough Council is consulting on an update to our Local Plan, which will guide where and how growth will take place in the borough in the years up to 2036.  Wokingham Borough is a popular place to live, with a strong economy and high quality of life. This popularity causes a huge challenge to provide the homes we need. We need to provide these homes for the future in the right way – and with your involvement.
The consultation asks you where you think development should go and whether there are locations suitable for higher densities and taller buildings. There are also questions about land for new employment centres. You will be able to see all of the land being put forward for development as part of this process and provide comments on its suitability. The consultation runs until 4pm on Friday 15 February 2019.

You can find all documents and details of the consultation on our website   at www.wokingham.gov.uk/localplanupdate.

We are running a number of events during the consultation. Come along to the following locations to find out more and ask any questions.

4 December 2018,  Tuesday 7pm-9pm Winnersh Winnersh Community Centre RG41 5DU
7 January 2019,  Monday 7pm-9pm Wokingham Without St Sebastian’s Memorial Hall RG40 3BA
10 January 2019,   Thursday 7pm-9pm Twyford  Loddon Hall RG10 1AS
16 January 2019,  Wednesday 7pm-9pm Wokingham Wokingham Town Hall RG40 1AS
22 January 2019,  Tuesday 7pm-9pm Shinfield  Ryeish Green Sports Hub RG7 1EP
30 January 2019,  Wednesday 7pm-9pm Arborfield  Henry Street Garden Centre RG2 9JY
6 February 2019,  Wednesday 7pm-9pm Earley  Trinity Church RG6 5HZ
12 February 2019,  Tuesday 7pm-9pm Woodley  Oakwood Centre RG5 4JZ
For more information, please email LPU@wokingham.gov.uk

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter November 2018

What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Adults

There’s lots of events on for adults this November so why not sign up for one of our talks or workshops.

 

Battle’s Over-Library Activities to commemorate the end of World War One

Wokingham in War and Peace: How the town coped during and after the First World War. A talk with Peter Must of the Wokingham Society and Local Historian Jim Bell. £3 charge

Wokingham Library, Tuesday November 6 10.30am to 11.30am

 

Charity Coffee Morning- Come and join us for coffee and cakes, money raised will go to the Poppy Appeal

Lower Earley Library, Thursday November 8, 10am to 12noon

 

Reminiscence Sessions-Discuss how the world war affected your ancestors. Free Event, just drop-in.

Wokingham Library, Thursday November 1, 10.30am to 2noon

Woodley Library, Thursday November 29 10.30am to 12noon

 

There will be a special display of pictures showing how Wokingham celebrated the peace in Wokingham Library November 5-17

 

Poppy Making Craft Activity – make poppies to decorate the library and commemorate the end of the war-until November 10 at Wokingham Library.

 

Art History talks-with Dalila Castelijn, £7 charge

All sessions run 2pm to 4pm at Wokingham Library

Session 1-Edward Burne Jones Thursday November 1

Session 2 –Art and the French Revolution Thursday November 8

Session 3-The Wallace Collection Thursday November 15

Session 4-Bauhaus Thursday November 22

 

Book Chat- Join us for book recommendations and coffee, just drop-in. Free Event

Wokingham Library Thursday November 15 11am to 12noon

 

Quilling Workshop-with a Festive theme. £3charge

Wokingham Library Thursday November 22 10.30am to 12noon

 

Festive Fun for the Thrifty- Use fun paper folding techniques and recycled objects to create unique, individual festive decorations. Tutor Rachel Freegard. £5 charge

Wokingham Library Saturday November 24 10am to 1pm

 

Wokingham Library Wednesday Book Group– A new daytime book for people who enjoy reading and discussing books

Wednesday November 28 and the last Wednesday in each month. 10.30am to 11.30am

Festive Quiz Evening– Quiz evening to raise money for charity. £3 charge, please call to book a place.

Woodley Library Friday November 30 6.30m for a 7pm start

 

Wokingham Winter Carnival- help celebrate the Carnival on Sunday November 25 at Wokingham Library 11am to 4pm

  • Santa’s Grotto with Home Start open 11am to 3pm
  • Berkshire Maestros – Free Mini Maestros workshop 11.15am to 11.45am and 12.45am to 1.15pm
  • Berkshire Maestros – Guitar Group 2.15pm to 2.45pm
  • Punch and Judy Show 12noon to 12.30pm
  • Magic Show 1.30pm to 2pm
  • Wokingham Library Coffee Shop open 11am to 3.30pm

 

What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Children

Children’s Chess Club* – For young people aged 8 years old and over.

Woodley Library Thursday November 1         3.30pm to 5pm

Dad and Baby Rhymetime – Fun rhymes for babies and dads. Free, Just drop in!

Wokingham Library Saturday November 3 10am to 10.30am

Read Me, Make Me

Drop in and join in with our Read Me, Make Me, craft activity. for children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!

Wargrave Library Saturday November 3       10.30am to 11am

Children’s Origami Club* – For children aged 7 and over, 50p charge

Wokingham Library Tuesday, November 6    4pm to 4.45pm

Children’s Book Group* – Themed monthly discussion about books, For children aged eight to ten years old. Places must be booked. 50p charge.

Lower Earley Library Monday November 19 3.45pm to 4.30pm

Lego Club* – For children aged 5 to 10 years old. 50p charge per session.

Winnersh Library Every Thursday (term-time only)   4pm to 4.45pm

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in! Free Event

Spencers Wood Library Thursday November 1, 15 10.15am to 10.45am

Finchampstead Library Friday November 9, 16, 23, 30 11am to 11.30am

Woodley Library Tuesday November 13           10.30am to 11am

Twyford Library Tuesday November 20         11am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library Tuesday November 27              10.30am to 11am

Winnersh Library Wednesday November 28     10.15am to 10.45am

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under. Free

Finchampstead Library Friday November 2 11am to 11.30am

Spencers Wood Library Monday November 5           4pm to 4.30pm

Wokingham Library Tuesday November 6, 13, 20, 27           4pm to 4.30pm

Woodley Library Saturday November 10       11am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library Monday November 12              11.15am to 11.45am

Twyford Library Tuesday November 20         4pm to 4.30pm

Storytime take over at Wokingham Library with Milo goes to the Seaside

“Come and join author Rachel Jane to listen to Milo goes to the Seaside at Wokingham Library storytime on Tuesday 20th November at 4pm. Enjoy the story of Milo the Campervan on his first adventure and see if, with the help of his friend Billy the Bird, he will make it to the seaside for the day he has always dreamt of!

Stay after the story to take part in Milo inspired activities as well as ask Rachel any questions you may have about being an author!”

Wokingham Library Tuesday November 20 4pm to 4.30pm

 

Wokingham Borough Libraries contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520

Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176

Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656

Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

  Woodley Library (0118) 9690304

 

A selection of our events are listed above, for all of our events visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/