Explore Learning Sessions at Wokingham Borough Libraries

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Free session with Explore Learning at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries. To book just contact the relevant libraries.

 

Wokingham Library

 

Number bondsFor children aged 5 to 7 years old. Tuesday August 22 9.30am to 10.30am

Money madness For children aged 8 to 10 years old. Tuesday August 22  10.45am to 11.45am

Woodley Library

 

Shapes – For children aged 5 to 6 years old.Wednesday August 30 9.30am to 10.30am

PiratesFor children aged 8 to 11 years old. Wednesday August 30 10.45am to 11.45am

Lower Earley Library

Phonics for children aged 5 to 6 years old. Thursday August 31    9.30am to 10.30am

Olympics – for children aged 8 to 10 years old. Thursday August 31  10.45am to 11.45am

To book just contact the relevant library:

  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

Woodley Library August 2017 Exhibits: Paul Bell-Artist and Embroiderers’ Guild -Wokingham Branch

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This exhibition involves pieces of various themes that have been created over the past year or so.
I prefer precision materials such as pencils or pens since I enjoy 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 paulsportraiture@gmail.com if you would like to see more of my work or arrange for a portrait of people or animals.
The Wokingham Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild meets one evening a month in Wokingham. Sharing a common interest in textile art, ranging from machine and hand embroidery to felt-making, traditional and mixed media work; our skills range from beginners to more experienced practitioners. Evenings may include a talk from an invited speaker about their work or a practical evening where we learn from one another. You are warmly invited to join us – the first evening is free!

Members of The Embroiderers Guild also meet in the Wokingham Library cafe to demonstrate  stitching on the first Thursday of the month, 10am to 11am. Anyone is welcome to join in.For more information contact:
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http://www.embroiderersguild.com

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

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Fundraising Coffee Mornings at Woodley Library

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Join the Woodley Stars at Woodley Library on the morning of Saturday 5th August – and the first Saturday morning of every month – for cakes and a cup of tea or coffee in support of their fundraising.

The Woodley Stars is a satellite group of the Rotary Club of Loddon Vale and was started by Anne Coulson during her year as president of the Club. Rotarians exist to serve their community and raise money to help those in need at home and abroad. Discovering there were those who wanted to support and contribute to the Club and their good works but were unable to commit to the formal weekly meetings, Anne set about bringing these people together and so the Woodley Stars were formed. A  varied group of people, whose ages range from the twenties to the eighties, they  now meet once a month at a mutually agreed time and venue, arranging small -scale and fun fundraising schemes such as walks and barbecues and of course the monthly coffee morning at Woodley Library.

The main club also hold a coffee morning in the library on most first Sundays of the month.

If you would like any further information please contact loddonvalerotary@gmail.com

 

Animal Mystery with Reading University at Wokingham Borough Libraries this Summer

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Come and catch a criminal with Chemistry! Just drop in for fun experiments and story fun with Reading Universities Chemistry Outreach Team.

 Running at the following libraries:

  • Lower Earley Library Tuesday August 8 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Woodley Library Wednesday August 9 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Wokingham Library Thursday August 10 10.30am to 12.30pm

 

Just drop in to take part, for families with children aged 4 to 11 years old.

For more information, please contact the relevant library:

  • Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
  • Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
  • Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

The Magical Adventures of Pinocchio at Woodley Library

The Magical Adventures of Pinocchio at Woodley Library

The Blue fairy once again weaves her magic by giving a kind carpenter his wish; to have a child to warm the house and his heart, this family musical takes you on Pinocchio’s adventure through the troublesome times with Stromboli and his circus, the monstrous whale and becoming a donkey!

Alas you shan’t fear as the blue fairy is always near and is happy to make all right again, wish upon a star with us in Woodley library, meet the characters, dance with Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket and learn circus tricks with Stromboli!

At Woodley Library on Monday August 7 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm 

For families with children of all ages. £5 charge, Please contact Woodley Library  on 0118 969 0304 to book your place.

Alternative Therapies and Pamper Evening at Woodley Library

Over 60 people enjoyed an evening of treatments, talks and demonstrations at Woodley Library’s Alternative Therapies and Pamper Evening on Monday 17th July.

Shelving bays transformed into treatment areas – quite a different environment for the therapists to work in but many found that being surrounded by books added to the air of peace and tranquillity, whilst those not receiving treatments or listening to a talk were able to relax in the courtyard garden as the Great British Summer blessed as with sunshine and warmth.

Both those receiving and giving treatments had a fabulous time and left wondering  when the next evening would be.

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Guide Dogs Morning at Woodley Library on Monday July 31, 2017 10am to 12noon

Guide Dogs Morning at Woodley Library on Monday July 31, 2017 10am to 12noon

As part of the Summer Reading Challenge, Animal Agents we have invited Reading Guide Dogs Mobility team to Woodley Library.

Just drop in and find out about:

  • how Guide Dogs help their owners
  • how Guide Dog puppies are trained
  • Meet some owners with their Guide Dogs
  • Meet some puppies with their Puppy Walkers
  • Try some blindfold challenges
  • Have a go at reading Braille
  • Colouring table

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

 

 

The Magical Adventures of Pinocchio at Woodley Library

The Magical Adventures of Pinocchio

Meet the Blue Fairy, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, Gepetto and Stromboli with this family sing along, join in and meet the cast.     Performance from The Enchanted Players Theatre.

 At Woodley Library on Monday August 7 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm 

For families with children of all ages. £5 charge, Please contact Woodley Library  on 0118 969 0304 to book your place.