Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter February 2018

Children’s Events throughout February

 

Story Massage Taster Session* – Story massage is a fun and interactive way of storytelling. Come along and learn some simple massage strokes to use whilst singing nursery rhymes and sharing stories. For children aged 5 and under. £2 charge

  • Woodley Library Thursday February 8 10.30am to 11am
  • Wokingham Library Thursday February 22 10.30am to 11am

Highlights from our February half-term programme

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. For children and adults.

Woodley Library                              Monday February 12                      10am to 12noon

 

Three Tales Theatre Show – Family Theatre show from the Enchanted Players Theatre Company. Come and see these stories performed: Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the Three Billy Goats Gruff.  For adults and children aged 9 and under. Places must be booked. £5 charge per person.

Woodley Library                   Monday February 12                      2.30pm to 3.30pm

Owl Experience – Come and find out about some British owls with this fun hands on experience. For children aged 6 and over. Places must be booked. £4 charge

Winnersh Library                  Tuesday February 13                      2.30pm to 3.30pm

Spooky Creatures with Cathy MacLennan – Come and hear a Spooky story from Illustrator Cathy MacLennan, then create your own fantastical beast collage. For children aged 3 to 8 years old. Places must be booked. £3.50 charge.

Woodley Library            Thursday February 15                     11am to 12noon

For a full list of all of our library events click here: https://wp.me/p5mHbU-2YK

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.

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.

Events for Adults at Wokingham Library

Debating Club– Come and debate the topics of the day and enjoy some stimulating conversations. Just drop-in.  Wokingham Library Saturday February 17  10am to 12noon

Book Chat- Join us for book recommendations and coffee, just drop-in.  Wokingham Library Wednesday February 28 10.30am to 11.30am

Digital Library Help Session – Interested in E-books, Audio or e-magazines but not sure where to start with using them? Book on to a support session with one of our staff who can tell you about what we offer and help you to set up your own device. Make sure you bring your own device! Places must be booked onto our half hour slots.  Wokingham Library Thursday February 8 10am to 12 noon and 4pm to 6pm

Queues U-Boats and Useless Mouths – An illustrated talk with Mike Cooper about the possibility that more people starved in WW2 than died from bombs and bullets. This talks looks at food on the Home Front and in the Army in WW2, setting it in the context of the wider war. £3 charge. Please call to book a place.  Wokingham Library Friday February 23 10.30am to 11.30am

Wind Chimes & Dream Catchers Craft Workshop – Using a selection of natural bits & pieces along with personal items to create unique wind chimes or dream catchers. Tutor Rachel Freegard. £5 plus cost of materials. Please call to book a place.  Wokingham Library Saturday February 24 10am to 1pm.

For bookings call Wokingham Library on (0118) 9781368

 Struggling to get out and about? The Home Library Service is for you.

Do you know someone who enjoys reading, but with the cold weather and dark evenings finds it difficult to get to the library?

The Home library Service is a free book delivery service for people who may be housebound, recovering from an illness, have mobility problems or are caring for someone.  We arrange for a volunteer to visit regularly with books to match their reading tastes. The service is flexible and free. Robert Wall said “My wife would be lost without her books from the home library service.”

Please get in touch if you know anyone who may be interested in receiving the service.

Further details and an application form are on our website: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/home-library-services/

 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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What’s on for children in Arborfield Pop Up Library December 2017

What’s on for children in Arborfield Pop Up Library  December 2017

Come and join us for festive fun stories and activities for children aged 7 and under.   On Monday December 11 from  3.45pm to 4.15pm

 

Just drop in to any of the events at Arborfield Pop up Library, The British Legion, Eversley Road, Arborfield, RG2 9PR or call 07801 664 520.

 

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

What’s on for children in Arborfield Pop Up Library December 2017

Storytime – stories for the under 7’s
Monday December 11
3.45pm to 4.15pm

Just drop in to any of the events at Arborfield Pop up Library, The British Legion, Eversley Road, Arborfield, RG2 9PR or call 07801 664 520.

Christmas Closures
All our Libraries will be closed on Monday December 25, Tuesday December 26, 2017 and Monday January 1, 2018.
To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries December 2017

Christmas Closure

All our Libraries will be closed on Monday December 25, Tuesday December 26, 2017 and Monday January 1, 2018.

Finchampstead Library will be closed from 12.30pm on Saturday 23 December to Monday January 1 inclusive and re-open on Tuesday January 2.

Maiden Erlegh Library will be closed from 5pm on Friday 22 December to Monday January 1 inclusive and re-open on Tuesday January 2.

Wokingham Living Advent Calendar

Wokingham Library will be part of the Living Advent Calendar event in the town during December this year. 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 events on Monday December 11 and 18 at 6pm. For more details check www.wokingham-tc-gov.uk/advent or www/facebook.com/wokinghamadvent. These are free events, just drop-in and join the fun!

What’s on in Wokingham Libraries for Children

Character Storytimes with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company

Storytime with Snow White – Storytime with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company.  Come and hear stories from Snow White Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under.

Woodley Library Saturday December 9 11am to 11.30am

Storytime with Princess Anna – Storytime with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company.  Come and hear stories from Princess Anna with stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under.

Wokingham Library Tuesday December 12 4pm to 4.30pm

Storytime with Princess Sofia the first – Storytime with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company.  Come and hear stories from Princess  Sofia the first with stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under.

Twyford Library Tuesday December 19 4pm to 4.30pm

Festive Storytime – Festive stories and rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together, For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!

Finchampstead Library           Friday December 1                 11am to 11.30am

Wargrave Library                   Saturday  December 2                        10.30am to 11am

Spencers Wood Library           Monday December 4              4pm to 4.30pm

Lower Earley Library              Monday December 11            11.15am to 11.45am

Arborfield Pop-up Library       Monday December 11            4pm to 4.30pm

Maiden Erlegh Library            Saturday December 16           10.15am to 10.45am

Wokingham Library                Tuesday December  19           4pm to 4.30pm

Festive Get Arty – Drop in, Festive crafts, for children aged 3 to 11 years old.  £1.50 charge.

Maiden Erlegh Library – Friday December 15, 3.30pm to 4.15pm

Woodley Library – Thursday December 21, 10.30am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library – Thursday December 21, 2pm to 3pm

Wokingham Library – Friday December 22, 10.30am to 11.30am

Winter Reading Challenge for Young People

It’s fun, it’s Free, it’s at your local Wokingham Borough Library this Winter.

Open to all library members aged 4 to 11 years old. Sign up in the library and get a free collectors card, borrow and read three books and you will receive a certificate on completion. We would encourage you to write a book review to add to our Winter Reading challenge wall too. Once complete you can enter our book themed prize draw.

Join the challenge in any Wokingham Borough Library.  The Challenge will run until January 8, 2018.

Have your say

We have two major consultations this winter – Budget Priorities and Transport and Highways – and there’s still time to give us your views.

Wokingham Borough is going through vast changes with new houses, roads, schools and other facilities being built, and towns being transformed – but all while government funding is being reduced.

These two important consultations will be used to help us understand your views on some of the key issues facing our borough, and the main priorities and concerns you have. They are not referenda on exactly how we spend our limited funds or what roadworks to carry out, but your feedback will be used to help us plan the best way forward.

The Budget Consultation will be the first part of a two-year process to help us make the really difficult funding decisions we will face in 2019/20. That is when the basic revenue funding that comes from central government will be cut to zero. So this consultation will ask you about what services you value most and what your priorities are. This will then be followed by a more detailed consultation next year.

The Transport and Highways survey, on the other hand, will help to increase our understanding of how we can best communicate with you on highways issues and how your day-to-day lives are affected by roadworks and other transport matters. It will also seek your views on ways to reduce reliance on using cars, and so reduce congestion.

Both of the consultations will run until 30 December via: www.wokingham.gov.uk/consultation.

Alternatively contact our Community Engagement Team at: communityengagement@wokingham.gov.uk or (0118) 974 6000 to request a hard copy.

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.

 

What’s On in Lower Earley Library November 2017

What’s On in Lower Earley Library November 2017

What’s On for Adults

  •  Poetry Reading Group        Monday November 27,   10.30am to 11.30am

What’s On for Children and Families

  • Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in!  Tuesday November 28,  10.30am to 11am

 

            *Places must be booked in branch.  To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

 

Children’s Activities at Winnersh Library November 2017

 

What’s On for Children and Families

 Lego Club* – Weekly Lego building club for children aged 5 to 10 years old.

Thursday November   23, 30                                            4pm to 4.45pm

 

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

Wednesday November 22                                                              10.15am to 10.45am

What’s On for Teens

 Winnersh Library Gaming Club – Gaming Club for teens. £1 charge.

Every Saturday 10.30am to 12.30pm

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 9797519 to book a place.

Winnersh Library, The Forest School, Robinhood Lane, Winnersh RG41 5ND (0118) 9797519 email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday and Thursday 2pm – 7pm
  • Wednesday 10am – 6pm
  • Friday 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am to 2.30pm

What’s On in Lower Earley Library November 2017

What’s On in Lower Earley Library November 2017

What’s On for Adults

  •  Jack in the Books Book Club*            Monday November 20     10.30am to 11.30am
  •  Birthday Coffee Morning – Come and celebrate Lower Earley’s 30th Birthday with coffee  and cake.    Thursday November 23       10am to 12noon
  •  Poetry Reading Group        Monday November 27,   10.30am to 11.30am

What’s On for Children and Families

  • Birthday Storytime – Just drop in to hear some Birthday stories and cupcake colouring to celebrate Lower Earley Libraries 30th Birthday. For children aged 5 and under. Free.  Monday November 20    11.15am to 11.45am
  • Owl Experience* Come and find out about some British owls with this fun hands on experience. For children aged 6 and over. £2 charge.  Tuesday November 21, 4pm to 5pm
  • Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in!  Tuesday November 28,  10.30am to 11am

 

            *Places must be booked in branch.  To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

What’s On in Finchampstead Library November 2017

What’s On in Finchampstead Library  November 2017 

What’s On for Adults

Bridge and Table Games Club   Monday November 20, 27              2pm to 4pm

Relaxing Activities for Adults – Enjoy colouring, jigsaw puzzles and photo book browsing in a quiet setting. Wednesday November   22, 29            10am to 12noon

Crochet Group – £4 charge. Thursday November 23, 30                1pm to 3pm

What’s On for Children and Families

Rhymetime   Friday November  24               11am to 11.30 am

All events are drop in, for more information, please call the library on (0118) 9088176 to book a place.

Finchampstead  Library, FBC Centre, Gorse Ride North, Wokingham RG40 4ES

Telephone 0118 9088176 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening Hours:

Monday and Tuesday: 2pm-5pm
Wednesday: 9:30am-5pm
Thursday: 2pm-7pm
Friday:  9:30am-12:30pm and 2pm to 5pm                                                           Saturday:  9:30am-12:30pm

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

At Maiden Erlegh Library, we are running the following events throughout November 2017

At Maiden Erlegh Library, we are running the following events throughout November 2017

  • Rhymetime Tuesday November 14 2.15pm to 2.45pm
  • Children’s writing group Saturday November 18  10.15am to 11am
  • Storytime Saturday November 25 10.15am to 10.45am

Maiden Erlegh Library Silverdale Road, Earley, Berkshire, RG6 7HS Telephone 0118 966 6630 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 2pm – 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 12.30pm

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

Wargrave Library Events November 2017

What’s On for Adults 

 

Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for a chat and some crafts.

Wednesday November  15                                                                             2pm to 4pm

Knit Wits Knitting Group – Knit or crochet items and enjoy a chat.

Wednesday November 15                                                                                  2pm to 4pm

ihelp Support Group – Technical support for adults with an iphone or ipad.

Wednesday November 22                                                                                  2pm to 4pm

What’s On for Children and Families  

Storytime

Monday November 13, 20, 27                                                                     4pm to 4.30pm

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 940 4656 to book a place.

Wargrave Library, Woodclyffe Hostel, Church Street Wargrave RG10 8EP  (0118) 9404656 email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening Hours:

  • Monday 10am-12noon and 2pm-5pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
  • Friday 2pm-5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-1pm