Employment & Training Drop-in at Wokingham Library

Employment and Training Drop-inEmployment & Training Drop-in at Wokingham Library

Employment & Training Drop-in at Wokingham Library

Are you thinking of returning to work after a break?
Come in and talk over your options:
 Assess your skills and aptitudes
 Make an appointment with a
Careers Advisor
 Get information about training courses and jobs

Every Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm at Wokingham Library in the café

To find out more, call 0118 974 3797 or e-mail: adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk or
just drop in!

Volunteering opportunities with Wokingham Borough Libraries

Volunteering opportunities with Wokingham Borough Libraries

Volunteers help deliver storytimes, rhymetimes and children’s activities in libraries. 

We are recruiting Storytime and Rhymetime, Lego Club and Creative Writing volunteers at the following libraries:

  • Wokingham Library
  • Woodley Library
  • Lower Earley Library
  • Finchampstead Library
  • Winnersh Library
  • Twyford Library

For more details and to apply contact, the volunteer service co-ordinator by e-mail: volunteer@wokingham.gov.uk or call on 0118 974 6263

What’s On in Wokingham Library January 2020

What’s On for Adults in Wokingham Library January 2020

Reminiscence Club – discuss your memories of days gone by.  Thursday January 2            10.30am

Wokingham First Thursday book group       Thursday January 2      6pm to 7pm

Embroiderers Guild Session – Come and see the art of stitching demonstrated in the Library Café. Thursday January 2    10am to 11am

Art Journalling for Well-Being* – Use mindful art techniques to help soothe and calm and keep anxiety at bay. Thursday January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30       10am to 12noon

Wokingham Library day book group*  Friday January 3       10.30am to 12.30pm

Rose Buddies – Activities Afternoon for Adults with Learning Difficulties,  Friday January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31       2pm to 4pm

Cribbage and Card Games Club* – Suitable for all abilities.  Friday January 3, 17       10.30am to 12noon

Stories to unwind with – A shared reading group, Saturday January 4, 11, 18, 25       1.30pm to 3pm

WI Stitch and Chatter Tuesday January 7, 14, 21    2pm to 3.30pm

Make Friends with a book* – Shared reading aloud group.  Tuesday 7, 14, 21, 28             10am to 12noon

Poetry Writing group Saturday January 11         10am to 11.30am

Monday Evening Book Group*  Monday January 13   6pm to 7pm

Optimising Brain Health* – Talk with Nutritionist Joanne Hart. £3 charge.  Monday January 13   5.30pm 7pm

WI Afternoon Book Group*  Wednesday January 15     2pm to 3.30pm

Classics Book Group* Thursday January 16    6.30pm to 7.30pm

VIP Book Group* – For people with a visual impairment.  Friday January 17  2pm to 4pm

Play Reading Group*   Friday January 17           10am to 12.30pm

Wokingham Writers Group*  Saturday January 18        10am

Third Tuesday Group – Book group for adult meets to discuss new books, best-sellers and favourites.  Tuesday January 21         10.30am to 11.30am

Third Tuesday Group – Book group for adult meets to discuss new books, best-sellers and favourites.  Tuesday January 21        10.30am to 11.30am

E-Help Library Sessions* – Book onto a 30 minute session for help with E-Library services including e-books e-audio, e-magazines. Please bring your device with you

Tuesday January 21     10am to 12noon and Thursday January 23  10am to 12noon

Quilling Workshop – Snowflakes.  Thursday January 23                     10am to 12noon

Family History Drop In  Tuesday January 28             2pm to 5pm

One Hundred Years of the WI and the 2019 Centenary of the Berkshire Federation *- A talk about the rise of the WI.  Thursday January 30            2pm to 3pm

Archaeology Finds Surgery  Thursday January 30             10am to 12noon

Stories to Unwind With – A shared reading group, bringing people together in a small group to read aloud a book, short story or poem. Group members can choose to read, share personal reflections, or simply listen. Very informal, relaxed, and friendly environment. Tea, coffee and biscuits, and all ages welcome from 16 years upwards – no limit! Just drop in! For more information contact Jo on: jungius@ntlworld.com

Every Saturday                                                                                                            1.30pm to 3pm

What’s On for Children and Families in Wokingham Library

Dad and Baby Rhymetime – Rhymes for babies aged 0 to 18 months and their parents, Just drop in!  Saturday January 4          10am to 10.30am

Code Club* – Monthly club for 9 to 12 year olds Beginners. Places must be booked.

Saturday January 4, 11     10.15am to 11am

Code Club – Monthly club for 9 to 12 year olds Advanced. Places must be booked.  Saturday January 4, 11                11:10am to 11:50am

Rhymetime for Babies – Rhymes for babies aged 0 to 18 months and their parents, Just drop in.

  • Tuesday January 7       10.30am to 11am
  • Wednesday January 15   10am to 10.30am

Rhymetime for Toddlers – Rhymes for babies aged 18 months to 3 years old and their parents.

  • Tuesday January 7     11.30am to 12noon
  • Wednesday January 15        11am to 11.30am

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 7 and under, and parents. Just drop in!Tuesday January 7, 14, 21, 28             4pm to 4.30pm

Children’s Origami Club – For children aged 7 and over. Just drop in,  Tuesday January 7, 21    4pm to 4.45pm

Teen Writing Group – Get writing, get ideas, make new friends and Have fun with writing.  Saturday January 11, 18, 25           10.30am to 12noon

*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/

Volunteering opportunities with Wokingham Borough Libraries

Volunteering opportunities with Wokingham Borough Libraries

Volunteers help deliver storytimes, rhymetimes and children’s activities in libraries. 

We are recruiting Storytime and Rhymetime, Lego Club and Creative Writing volunteers at the following libraries:

  • Wokingham Library
  • Woodley Library
  • Lower Earley Library
  • Finchampstead Library
  • Winnersh Library
  • Twyford Library

For more details and to apply contact, the volunteer service co-ordinator by e-mail: volunteer@wokingham.gov.uk or call on 0118 974 6263

To War Without Arms- A talk about the D-Day Journals of an army chaplain- Wokingham Library November 11th

Sign up for our fascinating talk about the D-Day Journals of a military chaplain with military historian Dr Simon Trew. The talk is particularly relevant this year when we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the  D-Day landings.

Among the millions of personnel who served in the north west European campaign of 1944-45 were hundreds of military chaplains who went to the front line unarmed.

Dr Trew, an acknowledged expert on the Normandy campaign, talks about the journal of one such chaplain, the Reverend Alexander Reynolds, which he has expertly edited.

Reynolds’s journal provides some fascinating insights into the everyday experience of military chaplains and is an honest, thoughtful and humane witness account of some of the most dramatic events of the twentieth century and the story of the campaign.

The talk takes place at Wokingham Library on Monday November 11th, 10.30am to 11.30am, £3 charge. To book a space call the library on (0118) 9781368

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Tony Knight talks about life at Wokingham Station and beyond

Tony Knight is famous with commuters for his daily attempts to cheer up their train journeys with his jokes and readings from the poetry of Winnie the Pooh.

Tony will be visiting the library to talk about his experiences of working at Wokingham Station and life on the railways. He will also be talking about his life prior to being with the railways when he worked variously as an engineer, Overseas Relief and Development Worker and as a worker with the United Nations Relief Agency.

He has  travelled extensively in Africa, Central America, the Balkans and the Middle East. Tony also played a key role in establishing a large nature conservancy in Kenya and secured a home for the biggest herd of black rhinos in East Africa and many other animals, thus creating an important centre for conservation and ecological developmental work.

He will be at Wokingham Library onWednesday October 2nd, 2pm to 3pm.

This is a FREE Event. To book call the library on (0118) 9781368

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Danny and the Dream Dog with Fiona Barker at Wokingham Children’s Book Festival 2019

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Fiona is positively potty about picture books; reading them, writing them and talking about them. She self-published her first picture book ‘Amelie and the Great Outdoors’ in April 2016 with Matador Books. Her second book ‘Danny and the Dream Dog’ was published in October 2018 by Tiny Tree Children’s Books and went on to become their best-selling title that year. She is currently working on a new title for the same publisher.

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Danny and the Dream Dog with Fiona Barker

Come and meet the dream dogs for some drawing, reading and singing! Take away a dream dog kit to make at home!

At Wokingham Library on Saturday October 19 at 2pm. Session is suitable for 3 to 7 year olds.

Places must be booked, £3 charge per person, to book visit: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/bookfest/danny-and-the-dream-dog-with-fiona-barker/e-lvjzod

 

Wokingham Borough Libraries at Grub Club at Norreys Church, Wokingham

Wokingham Borough Libraries went along to Grub Club at Norrey’s Church last week to promote the Summer Reading Challenge – Space Chase.

All the children and families received a free libraries goody bag with information about our summer events and the up and coming Wokingham Children’s Book Festival.

The children coloured in Space Chase Glasses, created their own astronaut and made alien landing pictures.

For further information and how to get access to the services on offer please contact: thegrubclubwokingham@gmail.com or visit: https://www.facebook.com/thegrubclubwoky/   volunteers are always welcomed.

Summer Recommended Reads at Wokingham Library

Wokingham Library has lots of new books for you to borrow over the Summer! Take a look at the titles we have to make your Summer amazing…all titles are available to reserve via the Wokingham Borough Libraries catalogue at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

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What’s On for Children and Families in Wokingham Library August 2019

What’s On for Children and Families in Wokingham Library August 2019

Winnie the Pooh Story session
Come and hear some stories from Pooh Corner with Wokingham Train Stations Tony Knight.   Free event for Families with children aged 8 and under.  With fun colouring activity.  Just drop in!
Thursday August 1 11am to 11.30am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture. £4 per picture. For children aged 4 to 11 years old.  Friday August 2 and Thursday August 29, 10.30am to 12.30pm

Once Upon a Fairy Tale   Teen Writing Workshop with Igniting Writing – A full day workshop session on creating fairy tales, for teens. £5 charge. Places must be booked.  Saturday August 3, 10.30am to 3pm

MAD Science Rocketeers Workshop* – Come and learn all about rockets! Then create your own and get them ready for launch. Family friendly workshop with MAD science for children aged 8 to 11 years old. Limited space, places must be booked, £5 charge.  Monday August 5,   11.30am to 12.30pm

Space Chase Volunteer Activity Sessions – Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books and fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.  Just drop in! Donations welcome.

  • Monday August 5, 12, 19    2pm to 3.45pm
  • Wednesday August 7, 14, 21, 28   10.30am to 12.15pm

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 old and upwards. Places must be booked, £4 per child.  Friday August 9, 10.30am to 11.30am

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.  Tuesday August 13,  10.30am to 11.30am

Handwriting Zoo* -The animals guide the children through their perfect letter formation, the giraffes’ tall necks help with the letter ‘h’ and the pig’s curly tails help with the letter ‘e’. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old. Places must be booked.  Tuesday August 20,   9.30am to 10.30am

Word Problems* – This workshop will help children tackle these worded maths problems to become fearless problems solvers. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 9 to 11 years old. Places must be booked.  Tuesday August 20,  10.45am to 11.45am

Get Arty* – Arts and crafts fun for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked, £1.50 charge, Friday August 30, 10.30am to 11.30am

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  on Wednesday August 28         10am to 12noon   

Family Learning – Storywriting and Puppets – Make simple puppets and learn to help your children develop their story writing skills. For families with children aged 4 and over. £5 charge. Booking via Adult Education, 0118 974 3797 or adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk  Wokingham Library Tuesday August 27 2pm to 4pm

*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/