Kiddleydivey Taster session at Wokingham Borough Libraries

kiddleydiveyKiddleydivey Taster session at Wokingham Borough Libraries

Come and join us for some musical fun with singing, laughing and dancing.

Energising, stimulating & connecting through music for children aged 4 and under.

Free taster session.

Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 26 at 10am

Woodley Library on Thursday August 30 at 10am

Places must be booked by calling Lower Earley Library on 0118 931 2150 or Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304

 

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Book now for Children’s Events at Woodley Library Summer 2018

Children’s Events at Woodley Library Summer 2018

Summer read along with ABC to read – Bring along your summer reading challenge books and discuss or read your books with a trained ABC to read volunteer.  ABC to read are a children’s reading charity, who work with children in local schools across Berkshire.

Friday July 27 and August 24  10.45am to 12.15pm  

Storytime with Healthwatch Wokingham – Come and hear a story and make a super mask and find out about Healthwatch Wokingham. For children age 8 and under.

Monday July 30 11am to 12noon

Mischief Makers Activity Session Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers. Just drop in!

Every Wednesday August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29      2.15pm to 3.45pm

Every Friday August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31          10.45am to 12.15pm

Children’s Chess Club For young people aged 8 years old and over. Places must be booked.

Thursday August 2                   3.30pm to 5pm

Greek Myths—Eros and Psyche Summer Theatre Show from The Enchanted Players. For all the family. £5 charge per person, places must be booked.

Monday August 6                   2.30pm to 3.30pm

Mischief Makers with Fred in the Shed Fred in the Shed’s magic show, his show is a mixture of light-hearted fun and comedy magic fit for the whole family and best suited for 3 year olds and upwards, be warned his puppet friends supply the mischief. £3 charge per person, Places must be booked.

Friday August 10                     3pm to 4pm

Storytime with Julia Donaldson Books

To celebrate the wonderful world of Julia Donaldson books, we will be sharing some of our favourite Julia Donaldson stories with a fun colouring activities. For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!

Saturday August 11                  11am to 11.30am

Baby Mindful Taster Session  – Baby Mindful classes are deliberately slower to other baby activity classes. Each class is based around a traditional nursery rhyme incorporating a range of activities which will gently simulate and calm your baby whilst supporting their normal development.  For adults and babies from birth to 6 months.

Monday August 13 from 11am to 12noon

Explore Learning – A knights journey to the King’s throne We travel back to medieval times and children will joust their way through many grammar tournaments. For 5 to 7 year olds. Places must be booked.

Tuesday August 21                  9.30am to 10.30am

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. For 7 to 9 year olds. Places must be booked.

Tuesday August 21                  10.45am to 11.45am

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.

Wednesday August 22                10.30am to 12.30pm

 

Kiddleydivey Taster session – Energising, stimulating & connecting through music, Come and join us for some musical fun with singing, laughing and dancing.  Free taster session.

Thursday August 30 10am 

 

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

 

Baby Mindful Taster Session at our Libraries this Summer

Baby Mindful Taster Session  at our Libraries this Summer

baby mindful logoBaby Mindful classes are deliberately slower to other baby activity classes. Each class is based around a traditional nursery rhyme incorporating a range of activities which will gently simulate and calm your baby whilst supporting their normal development.

By helping parents to feel calmer and more in control, we are helping them to create the space necessary to respond to their babies in an emotionally supportive way whilst giving them the tools to meet their own emotional needs as individuals.

For adults and babies from birth to 6 months.

Wokingham Library on Monday August 6 from 11am to 12noon

Woodley Library on Monday August 13 from 11am to 12noon

Contact Wokingham Library  on (0118) 978 1368 or Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304 to book a place.

Greek Myth – Eros and Psyche – Summer Theatre Show at Woodley Library

Greek Myth – Eros and Psyche – Summer Theatre Show at Woodley Library

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Once upon a time, a long time ago, there lived three princesses. Psyche, the youngest, was very kind. She was also very beautiful. She was so beautiful, in fact, that the powerful goddess of love, Aphrodite, became jealous of Psyche.

Alas: Eros gathered her into his arms and flew them back to his palace.  It took a while, but Eros finally convinced his mother, Aphrodite, to accept Psyche as his wife. With Aphrodite’s help, he convinced the great Zeus to admit Psyche to the ranks of the immortal gods.

In celebration, Psyche and Eros threw a party at the palace. Apollo played his lyre. Dionysus brought the wine. And all the gods rejoiced. As for Eros and Psyche, they lived happily ever after.

At Woodley Library on Monday August 6 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

A Theatre show by Enchanted Players Theatre Company for all the Family brought to you by Wokingham Borough Libraries, with free facepainting after the performance!

Places must be booked at Woodley Library, call 0118 969 0304,  £5 charge per person.

 

 

 

Summer read along with ABC to read at Wokingham Borough Libraries

Summer read along with ABC to read at Wokingham Borough Libraries

 Dennis 2Bring along your summer reading challenge books and discuss or read your books with a trained ABC to read volunteer.

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ABC to read are a children’s reading charity, who work with children in local schools across Berkshire.

Sessions will be running at the following libraries, Just drop in!

  • Wokingham Library on Monday July 30, August 6, 13, 20 from 2.15pm to 3.45pm
  • Woodley Library on Friday July 27 and August 24 from 10.45am to 12.15pm  
  • Lower Earley Library on Tuesday August 14 and 21 from 2.15pm to 3.45pm and Thursday August 16 from 10.45am to 12.15pm

ABC to read are a children’s reading charity, who work with children in local schools across Berkshire and they are looking to recruit more volunteers from the area to help children find the fun in reading.  ABC to read would also welcome the opportunity to support more schools, any enquiries to abctoread@btconnect.com or visit there website http://www.abctoread.org.uk/

 

Children’s Art Week Activities at Woodley Library

Children’s Art Week Activities at Woodley Library

Pop along to Woodley Library this week (Tuesday June 12 to Saturday June 16) and add some of your own art work to our Land, Sea and Sky Walls.

We will be having a pop up craft session on Wednesday June 13, 2018 from 3.30pm to 4.30pm at Woodley Library. Children can drop in and create a collage picture for the wall or pay £1 to take your creation home. (charge to cover the cost of material)

Woodley Library, Headley Road, Woodley, Berkshire, RG5 4JA Telephone 0118 969 0304 or E-mail libraries@wokingham.gov.uk

Opening hours :

  • Monday 9am-1pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-5pm
  • Thursday 9am-7pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-4pm
  • Sunday 10.30am-4pm

 

 

Art in the Library- Trudy Dredge and Paul Bell at Woodley Library May 2018

Trudy DredgeTrudy Dredge : Jeweller

trudysbeads@aol.com

Jewellery has always fascinated me.  As a child nothing was more absorbing than rummaging through my mother’s jewellery box, looking carefully at the colours, shapes and sparkles within. It was a natural progression from gazing at jewellery to making jewellery.

Materials I love to use include glass, gemstones, and more recently, silver.  Indeed, the search for beautiful beads and gorgeous gems is as important to me as the making of the jewellery itself.

Dusty antique emporiums, bead shops and bead fairs, and of course the ever present world of on-line shopping are all tremendous hunting grounds for me.

Designs include a healthy mix of vintage finds and contemporary purchases blended to make one off items of jewellery designed to be worn and thoroughly enjoyed.  Inspirations for designs come from the natural world, fashion and architecture. But essentially my inspiration comes from the beads and gems themselves.

 

Paul Bell-Artist

scaphiumgb@gmail.com

 This exhibition is called Apertures, the pieces depict my philosophy on order and chaos. I like to work with precision materials such as pencils or pens, my enjoyment comes from the skill of observation that can be obtained through lines. I build my drawings up by referring parts to each other often starting untraditionally with areas of most extreme detail rather than building detail in after creating a rougher outline.

To say I have been educated in art would be misleading since at school all I wanted in class was a pencil and paper for me to get started. If someone were to tell me what to do or how to do it I would feel constrained. I believe that diversity should be maximised in art.

Please contact me on scaphiumgb@gmail.com if you would like to see more of my work or arrange for a portrait of people or animals or an aperture in your unique colour scheme.

 

Apertures

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

 

 

 

Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteers

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Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteers

Aged 16 to 24? Do you enjoy reading? Do you enjoy working with children and want to volunteer? Then helping with the Summer Reading Challenge in libraries in Wokingham Borough Libraries may be for you.

We are looking for young people who can encourage children to take part in and complete this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Mischief Makers and help out with library duties and children’s activities in the library.

It’s fun and a great addition to your CV and you have the chance to give something back to your local community.

The volunteering opportunities will be at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries from Monday 30 July to Friday 31 August 2018.

Before you start you will receive full training, for more information contact volunteer@wokingham.gov.uk or call 0118 974 6263.

Wokingham Libraries are part of the national campaign to have more young volunteers into our libraries this Summer. You might like to check out the national campaign website.

April is Stress Awareness Month- Hypnotherapy for reducing stress and anxiety

Hypnotherapy for releasing stress and anxiety-with Louisa ChipperfieldLouisa Chipperfield - pic

Woodley Library

Thursday 19th April, 7.30pm- Free Taster Session

 Hypnotherapy is a natural state of calm relaxation, encouraging the subconscious to be focused and attentive. Under gentle hypnosis, causes of stress and anxiety can be identified and calmly released, making way for a confident, positive mindset going forward. Louisa Chipperfield is a local Hypnotherapist and will lead a pleasant guided visualisation using classic hypnotherapy techniques for stress and anxiety management. You will leave feeling calmer, more in control, and with techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in your everyday life.

To book a place call Woodley Library on (0118) 9690304

 

What’s On in Woodley Library April 2018

What’s On in Woodley Library April 2018

What’s On for Adults

Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for crafts and a chat.  Tuesday April 3, 10, 17, 24   2pm to 4pm

Scrabble Club Wednesday April 4            2pm to 3pm

Woodley First Thursday Evening Book Group* Thursday April 5    6pm to 6.45pm

Woodley Library Book Group* – Book group for adults meets to discuss new books and favourite books.  Thursday April 5                    11am to 12noon

Crochet Group – Crochet group for adults, all abilities welcome. £4 charge.        Tuesday April 17, 24     12noon to 2pm

French Conversation Club – Basic French required. Just drop in!  Sunday April 8, 22            2pm to 3pm

Reminiscence Club Thursday April 26                       10.30am to 12 noon

Holistic Therapies and Essential Oils – Explore natural and holistic ways to help reduce and manage stress. Rainbow Bright Therapies. £5 (refundable on any treatment booked)

  • Monday April 16             1.30pm
  • Monday April 30              7pm

Hypnotherapy for releasing stress and anxiety – Louisa Chipperfield Free Taster Session. Thursday April 19              7.30pm

Indian Head Massage –relaxes the upper body, helps dispel stress and relieve tension. Sonia Walton, £5 (20 min massage)  Monday April 23        2pm

Meditation for managing and reducing stress – discover the benefits of mediation and how to incorporate it into your daily life plus a guided meditation. Chandrika, £3 charge.  Thursday April 26                 7.30pm

Art in the Afternoon – an afternoon to encourage your creativity and self-expression as a vehicle to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Materials will be provided but please feel free to bring any of your own. Free to attend, donations welcome.    Monday April 30          2pm to 4pm

Booking is essential for all sessions and payment made for where applicable. To book contact Woodley Library on 01189 690304.

What’s On for Children and Families

Sand Art – £4 per picture, for children aged 4 to 11 years old.  Wednesday April 4           10.30am to 12.30pm

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

Mini Professors Taster Session – Science based taster session for children aged 2 to 5 years old.   Thursday April 5        11.15am to 11.45am

Explore Learning Superhero Shapes* – for 4 to 6 year olds.  Friday April 6                             9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning A knights journey to the King’s throne* – For 7 to 9 year olds.  Friday April 6       10.45am to 11.45am

Rhymetime   Tuesday April 10            10.30am to 11am

Art Club Woodley* – £2 charge   Thursday April 12         3.45pm to 4.30pm

Get Arty – for children aged 4 to 10 years old. £2 charge.  Thursday April 12     10.30am to 11.30am

Storytime              Saturday April 14         11am to 11.30am

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 969 0304 to book a place. To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/