The Moon Taster Session with Mini Professors at Woodley Library

moonThe 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.

On Friday September 13 at 10am to 10.30am and 11am to 11.30am

To book contact Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304.

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Summer Recommended Reads at Woodley Library

Woodley Library has lots of new books for you to borrow over the Summer! Take a look at the titles we have to help 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 in Woodley Library August 2019

What’s On in Woodley Library August 2019

What’s On for Adults

Woodley First Thursday Evening Book Group*  Thursday August 1    6pm to 6.45pm

Woodley Library Book Group* – Book group for adults meets to discuss new books and favourite books.  Thursday August 1        11am to 12noon

French Conversation Club – Basic French required. Just drop in!  Sunday August 11 and 25    2pm to 3pm

Scrabble Club  Wednesday August 21           2pm to 3pm

Reminiscence Club – Group for adults discusses topics from days gone by.  Thursday August 29         10.30am to 12 noon

 

What’s On for Children and Families

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture. £4 per picture, For children aged 4 to 11 years old.  Thursday August 1 and Tuesday August 27   10.30am 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.

  • Every Wednesday August 7, 14, 21, 28              2pm to 3.45pm
  • Every Friday August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30                    10.30am to 12.15pm

Space Chase with Fred in the Shed* – Fred in the Shed’s magic show, best suited for 3 years old and upwards. Places must be booked, £4 per child.  Friday August 9    2.45pm to 3.45pm

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.  Saturday August 10                             10.45am to 11.45am

MAD Science Rocketeers Workshop* – Come and learn all about rockets! Then create your own. Family friendly workshop for children aged 8 to 11 years old. Limited space, places must be booked, £5 charge.  Monday August 12              11.30am to 12.30pm

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.  Thursday August 29           9.30am to 10.30am

Word Problems* – This workshop will help children tackle worded maths problems to become fearless problem solvers. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 9 to 11 years old. Places must be booked.  Thursday August 29            10.45am to 11.45am

*Places must be booked in branch or by calling Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304

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

Woodley Library Children’s Events Summer 2019

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

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.

  • Every Wednesday July 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28               2pm to 3.45pm
  • Every Friday August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30                                 10.30am to 12.15pm

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.  Thursday August 1 and Tuesday August 27       10.30am to 12.30pm

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 old and upwards. Places must be booked, £4 per child.  Friday August 9    2.45pm to 3.45pm

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.  Saturday August 10                10.45am to 11.45am

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 12                11.30am to 12.30pm

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.  Thursday August 29                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.  Thursday August 29    10.45am to 11.45am

For more information or to book a place, please call Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304

 

Art in the Library- Woodley Library Exhibits in July 2019

Woodley Library July 2019 Exhibits:

 Jan Wooldridge:- NeedlecrafterJan's Wool Work

Jan’s Wool Work

“By day I work in finance and admin, but in the evenings and at weekends, needle-felting takes over. I am so glad I’ve found a craft that creates a haven away from my working life.

I stumbled upon needle-felting about a year and a half ago when I was searching for some new creative ideas to decorate the house. I sent away for a kit and quickly became hooked on this craft. I never considered myself as creative or arty so it’s been a real pleasure to be able to produce these little works in wool. There are still so many projects I’d like to make.”

 

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Tasha Easton has always been passionate about art. She studied art at A-level and has continued to pursue art in her spare time whilst raising her two children. She is an active member of the Crowthorne and Sandhurst Art Society, and is continually increasing her skills by exploring art techniques by other artists and developing her own methods.

Tasha is a lover of nature, and many of her pictures are of animals. She loves going into the fine detail – the look in an eye or the way the feathers or fur look. She enjoys working in acrylics, pastels and pen particularly, but is always interested in trying new media and techniques. If you are interested in viewing more works or initiating a commissioned piece please see Web and Facebook addresses:

www.tashaeaston.wixsite.com/artist     www.facebook.com/TashaEastonArt

Mob: 07754 015503

Marion Barter-Needlefelter   Marion Barter

Marion is a well-established artist mastering works in many mediums, it is a pleasure to be showing her whimsical needle felt characters.

“Around three years ago I began needle felting. I started by making small dogs and animals, I was intrigued by the versatility of the wool. I went on to produce both animal portraits and more recently landscapes using the felting method. I am constantly amazed by the colour tones and range that can be created.

Although it seems an unusual hobby, I find it compelling and therapeutic, except when you stick the needle in your finger! I have been increasingly asked about my method and how to needle craft. This encouraged me to set up instructional classes at the Woodley Wool Shop and now run a couple of classes there on a Wednesday. Please get in contact for details

marionlbarter@gmail.com tel: 0118 9699950

For more information or to exhibit at Woodley Library, please contact Helen Wright on (0118) 969 0304 or check out http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

 

 

What’s On in Woodley Library May 2019

What’s On in Woodley Library May 2019

What’s On for Adults                                                                                                             

Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for crafts and a chat.  Tuesday May 7, 14, 21, 28  2pm to 4pm

Crochet Group – all abilities welcome. £4 charge. Tuesday May 7, 14, 21, 28   12noon to 2pm

Scrabble Club  Wednesday May 1                                              2pm to 3pm

Woodley First Thursday Evening Book Group*  Thursday May 2        6pm to 6.45pm

Woodley Library Book Group* – Book group for adults meets to discuss new books and favourite books.  Thursday May 2     11am to 12noon

Crime and Thriller Book Group – If you enjoy crime and thrillers, come along to discuss.  Friday May 10                         11.30am to 12.30pm

French Conversation Club – Basic French required. Just drop in! Sunday May 12, 26    2pm to 3pm

Reminiscence Club*  Thursday May 30    10.30am to 12 noon

What’s On for Children and Families

Children’s Book and Craft Club – craft activity for children aged 7 to 10 years old. Wednesday May 1, 15               4pm to 4.45pm

Children’s Chess Club – Aimed at children aged 8+ from complete beginners upwards. Free. Just drop in.  Thursday May 2         3.30pm to 5pm

Explore Learning – Put a spring in your step!* – for children aged 7 to 9 years old. Places must be booked.  Wednesday May 29           9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Piece of Cake*– for children aged 9 to 11 years old. Places must be booked.  Wednesday May 29          10.45am to 11.45am

Rhymetime  Tuesday May 14    10.30am to 11am

Sand Art – For children aged 4 to 11 years old. £4 per picture, Tuesday May 28   10.30am to 12.30pm

Storytime – For children aged 7 and under.  Saturday May 11   11am to 11.30am

Elmer Day Storytime  Saturday May 25        11am to 11.30am

Outdoor Let’s Explore* – For children aged 3 to 8 years old. Places must be booked.  Wednesday May 29    11.30am to 12.15pm

*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/

 

Snuggly Rabbits Spring Adventures at Woodley Library this Easter

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.

Woodley Library Monday April 8 at 2.30pm

£5 charge per person Followed by a craft to take home and flower themed facepainting.

Suitable for Families with children aged 2 to 9 years old

Places must be booked at Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304.

 

You and Your Little Ones- a workshop at Woodley Library to help improve health and well-being

Come find out how you can improve the health of you and your family. This workshop covers whole body alignment, tips on improving bad back and knees, impact of footwear, making eating healthy easy and more.

The workshop takes place at Woodley Library on Wednesday November 28 11am to 11.45am

Free Event. To book go to https://www.eventbrite.com/o/welift-18067451006

Health Workshop

What’s On in Woodley Library October 2018

What’s On for Adults

Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for crafts and a chat.  Tuesday October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30      2pm to 4pm

Crochet Group – all abilities welcome. £4 charge.  Tuesday October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   12noon to 2pm

Scrabble Club Wednesday October 3    2pm to 3pm

Woodley First Thursday Evening Book Group*  Thursday October 4  6pm to 6.45pm

Woodley Library Book Group* – Book group for adults meets to discuss new books and favourite books.  Thursday October 4  11am to 12noon

French Conversation Club – Basic French required. Just drop in!  Sunday October 14, 28  2pm to 3pm

Let’s Get Creative!* – Card making classes with Helen Cook. £5 per session.  Selected Fridays  2pm to 4pm

Food Sensitivities – A talk about the difference between food sensitivity/intolerance and food allergy.  Wednesday October 17   1pm to 2pm

Reminiscence Club  Thursday October 25  10.30am to 12 noon

What’s On for Children and Families

 Children’s Chess Club – Aimed at children aged 8+ from complete beginners upwards. Free. Just drop in.  Thursday October 4   3.30pm to 5pm

Rhymetime – For children aged 5 and under.  Tuesday October 9  10.30am to 11am

Storytime – For children aged 7 and under.  Saturday October 13  11am to 11.30am

Sand Art – Create a sand art picture. £3 charge per picture. For children aged 4 to 11 years old.  Monday October 22   10.30am to 12.30pm

Explore Learning – Handwriting Zoo* – For 4 to 6 year olds.  Tuesday October 23    9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning – Be a Maths Sorcerer* – For 7 to 9 year olds.  Tuesday October 23   10.45am to 11.45am

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.  Thursday October 25  11.15am to 12noon

Trixies Spell Goes Wrong* – Join the Enchanted Players Theatre Company in this musical show with Trixie the fairy, Jack Frost and Sally. Inspired by the Rainbow Fairies series, with free face painting after the show. £5 charge per person. Places must be booked.  Monday October 22  2.30pm

*Places must be booked at Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304

New Children’s Summer Reading Books to try at Woodley Library

Why not try a new book this Summer from Woodley Library….?

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The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon by Richard Adams

“Whatever you’ve lost, Egg Box Dragon will find it. He’s retrieved missing footballs, glasses and watches aplenty. He’s so expert at cracking mysteries that the Queen herself requests his services. Will Egg Box Dragon find the missing diamond from the Queen’s crown?”

 

images[2]Molly Mischief Saves the World by Adam Hargreaves

“She’s Super Molly! And with great powers comes great mischief! Molly‘s super powers help her to complete her chores in record time, lift the family car over all the traffic jams, rescue a stranded whale, capture criminals in the big city, and save the world from an asteroid. But will Molly finally want to go back to her old life after all that super action?”

 

A T-wit for a T-woo by Charlie Farley and Layn Marlowimages[3]

“Little owl Twoo feels like something is missing. While all the other owls in the wood have a beautiful t-witt-woo call, Twoo only has half of his song. So the brave little owl sets off on a quest to find his true owl song – and a true friend to sing with him. On his journey, he discovers that when you believe in yourself, anything is possible.”

Come and meet Charlie Farley and Layn Marlow at the Wokingham Children’s Book Festival in October, more information about the festival and how to book tickets can be found here:  http://wokingham-tc.gov.uk/bookfest/charlie-farley-layn-marlow/