What’s On in Woodley Library December 2017

 What’s On for Adults

Scrabble Club
Wednesday December 6 2pm to 3pm
Woodley First Thursday Evening Book Group*
Thursday December 7 6pm to 6.45pm
Woodley Library Book Group* – Book group for adults meets to discuss new books and favourite books.
Thursday December 7 11am to 12noon
Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for crafts and a chat.
Tuesday December 5, 12, 19 2pm to 4pm
French Conversation Club – Basic French required. Just drop in!
Sunday December 10 2pm to 3pm
Crochet Group – Crochet group for adults, all abilities welcome. £4 charge.
Tuesday December 5,12,19 12noon to 2pm

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 December 7 3.30pm to 5pm
Storytime with Snow White – Storytime with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company. Come and hear stories from Snow White. For children aged 8 and under, Just drop in!
Saturday December 9 11am to 11.30am
Rhymetime
Tuesday December 12 10.30am to 11am
Art Club Woodley* – £2 charge
Thursday December 14 3.45pm to 4.30pm
Festive Get Arty – Decorate a Christmas tree decoration. £1.50 charge
Thursday December 21 10.30am to 11.30am

*Places must be booked in branch.

Christmas Closures

All our Libraries will be closed on Monday December 25, Tuesday December 26, 2017 and Monday January 1, 2018. Woodley Library will not be open on Sunday December 24 or 31.

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

 

 

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2017 Costa First Novel Award Shortlist

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The Costa Book awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. There are five categories – First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s book. One of the five winners is named as Costa Book of the Year at an awards ceremony in London in January.

This year, the shortlist for First Novel comprises – The Clocks in This House all Tell Different Times by Xan Brooks, Montpelier Parade by Karl Geary, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, and The Haunting of Henry Twist by Rebecca F. John.

The Guardian describes The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times as a twisted fairytale, set in the aftermath of the first world war.

Author Sebastian Barry calls Montpelier Parade “a delicate, crystalline, hugely impressive novel…”

The Costa judges said The Haunting of Henry Twist “grabs you from the very first chapter and draws you through its wonderful characters and unexpected twists”.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress, and translation rights have been sold to over 30 territories worldwide.

All these titles are stocked by Wokingham Borough Libraries, to reserve a copy go to the online catalogue via http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

 

 

 

 

What’s On in Spencers Wood Library December 2017

What’s On for Adults

Knit and Natter
Thursday December 7 3pm to 4pm
Lit Wits Book Group*
Monday December 11 6pm to 7pm
Festive Tea in the Afternoon
Thursday December 14 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Crafts and Laughs
Thursday December 21 3pm to 4pm

What’s On for Children and Families

Storytime
Monday December 4 4pm to 4.30pm
Rhymetime
Thursday December 7 10.15am to 10.45am

Christmas Closures

All our Libraries will be closed on Monday December 25, Tuesday December 26, 2017 and Monday January 1, 2018. Normal opening hours will apply at other times.

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

What’s On in Winnersh Library December 2017

What’s On for Adults

Winnersh Readers*
Tuesday December 5 6pm to 7pm
Winnersh Book Group*
Thursday December 14 6pm to 7pm

What’s On for Children and Families

Art Club Winnersh* – learn about different artists with creative activity. For children aged 7 to 11 years old.
Wednesday December 13 3.45pm to 4.30pm
Lego Club* – Weekly Lego building club for children aged 5 to 10 years old.
Thursday December 7, 14, 21 4pm to 4.45pm

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

Christmas Closures

All our Libraries will be closed on Monday December 25, Tuesday December 26, 2017 and Monday January 1, 2018. Normal opening hours will apply at other times.

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

What’s On in Wokingham Library December 2017

What’s On for Adults in Wokingham Library
December 2017

Wokingham Library day book group*
Friday December 1 10.30am to 12.30pm
Rose Buddies – Activities Drop-in session for adults with Learning Disabilities
Friday December 1, 8, 15, 22 1pm to 3pm
Cribbage and Card Games Club* – Suitable for all abilities.
Friday December 1, 15 10.30am to 12noon
Reminiscence Club* – Discuss your memories of days gone by.
Thursday December 7 10.30am to 12noon
Embroiderers Guild Session – Come and see the art of stitching demonstrated in the Library Café
Thursday December 7 10am to 11am
First Thursday book group*
Thursday December 7 6.30pm to 7.45pm
Local History Surgery – Drop in advice with a local expert.
Friday December 1, 8, 15 9.30am to 11.30am
Crochet Group – Drop-in crochet group for adults with Gaynor White from the Barkham Hookers group, all abilities welcome. £4 charge.
Friday December 1, 8, 15 9.30am to 11.30am
Knit, Stitch and Natter – Drop in for knitting, sewing and a chat. All abilities welcome.
Monday December 4, 11, 18 2pm to 3pm

Living Advent Calendar-Surprise Christmas celebration for families , just drop-in. Free Event.

Monday December 11 and 18, 6pm to 6.30pm

UK On-line* – Help and support with computers and the internet for beginners. For more information contact: Wokingham Learning Centre on (0118) 974 3797
Tuesday December 5, 12, 19 2pm to 4pm
WI Stitch and Chatter
Tuesday December 5, 12, 19 2pm to 3.30pm
Poetry Writing Group*
Saturday December 9 10am to 11.30am
Monday Evening Book Group*
Monday December 11 6pm to 7pm
VIP Book Group* – For people with a visual impairment.
Friday December 15 2pm to 4pm
Play Reading Group*
Friday December 15 10am to 12noon
Wokingham Writers Group*
Saturday December 16 10am
Third Tuesday Book Group*
Tuesday December 19 10.30am to 11.30am

 

*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/

What’s On for Adults in Wokingham Library
December 2017
WI Afternoon Book Group*
Wednesday December 20 2pm to 3.30pm
Classics Book Group*
Thursday December 21 6.30pm to 7.30pm

What’s On for Children and Families in Wokingham Library
December 2017
Dad and Baby Rhymetime – For babies – 0 to 18 months and parents, Just drop in!
Saturday December 2 10am to 10.30am
Code Club* – Monthly Club for children aged 9 to 12 years.
Saturday December 2 10.15am to 11.45am
Teen Writing Group*
Saturday December 2, 9, 16 10.30am to 12noon
Rhymetime for Babies
Tuesday December 5 10.30am to 11am
Wednesday December 20 10am to 10.30am
Rhymetime for Toddlers
Tuesday December 5 11.30am to 12noon
Wednesday December 20 11am to 11.30am
Children’s Origami Club*
Tuesday December 5 4pm to 4.45pm
Storytime – Stories and rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together. Just drop in, for children aged 7 and under.
Tuesday December 5, 12, 19 4pm to 4.30pm
Art Club Wokingham*- For children aged 7 to 11 years old.
Friday December 8 3.45pm to 4.30pm
Festive stories with Princess Anna – Storytime with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company. Come and hear stories from Princess Anna. For children aged 8 and under, Just drop in!
Tuesday December 12 4pm to 4.30pm
Teen Book Group* – Book group for teenagers 11-18 years old. 50p charge.
Thursday December 21 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Festive Get Arty – Drop in, Festive crafts, for children aged 3 to 11 years old. £1.50 charge.
Friday December 22 10.30am to 11.30am

Christmas Closures All our Libraries will be closed on Monday December 25, Tuesday December 26, 2017 and Monday January 1, 2018. Normal opening hours will apply at other times.

*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/

What’s On in Wargrave Library December 2017

What’s On for Adults

Monday Bookworms* – Adults meet to discuss new books, favourites and best-sellers.
Monday December 4 2.15pm to 3.15pm
Coffee Morning – Drop in and see what the library has to offer.
Wednesday December 13 10am to 12noon
Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for a chat and some crafts.
Wednesday December 6, 13 2pm to 4pm
Knit Wits Knitting Group – Knit or crochet items and enjoy a chat.
Wednesday December 20 2pm to 4pm

What’s On for Children and Families

Festive Fun – Join us on Christmas Eve for mince pies and festive refreshments with a special visit from Father Christmas! Father Christmas will arrive at 11.30am, £1 per child. Just drop in and join the fun!
Saturday December 23 10.30am to 12.30pm
Saturday Storytime
Saturday December 2 10.30am to 11am
Storytime
Monday December 4, 11, 18 4pm to 4.30pm

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

Christmas Closures
All our Libraries will be closed on Monday December 25, Tuesday December 26, 2017 and Monday January 1, 2018. Normal opening hours will apply at other times.
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/

E-books available free from Wokingham Borough Libraries

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Did you know that Wokingham Borough Libraries stock e-books? We have a range of over 2800 titles for you to choose from, covering fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books, all of which can be downloaded and read on your computer, phone, tablet or e-reader for free.

6 books can be borrowed for 21 days, and titles can be reserved if they are already on loan to another reader. To log in go to http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/e-books/. Follow the link for e-books and use your library card and Personal Identification Number (PIN) to set up your account.

You can also access the e-book service through the Libro App. This app can be downloaded through the Google Play Store or the Apple Store. To download e-books you need to register with Adobe which is used to manage the digital rights. You just need an email address to register, and with one account you can use it with six devices.

When you open Libro, you will be asked to choose the library service you use – choose Wokingham Libraries from the list then Save Library.

Take a look at some of the new titles we have this week…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodley Winter Extravaganza Events in Woodley Library

Woodley Winter Extravaganza Events in Woodley Library

Woodley Library will be open between 10.30am and 4pm on Sunday December 3 during the Extravaganza.

  • Sand Art – Just drop in and create a festive sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture, to be paid on the day.  For children aged 4 to 11 years old. 10.30am to 1pm
  • Refreshments will be available to purchase from the Rotary Club 10.30am to 3pm
  • Free festive colouring table 10.30am to 3pm

For more information call Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304

THE WINTER READING CHALLENGE JOIN TODAY

jpg bannerTHE WINTER READING CHALLENGE HAS BEGUN

Between Satrurday November 25 and January 8, youngsters aged from four to 11 can take part in the Wokingham Borough libraries Winter Reading Challenge to get a collector’s bookmark and the chance to win a book in a prize draw.

The challenge is free is open to existing members of Wokingham Borough libraries – but it’s easy to join if you’re not – to read three books to qualify for the prize draw, and perhaps write a book review to go on the Winter Reading Challenge wall.

The winter challenge follows the success of this summer’s ‘Animal Agents’ event which saw nearly 2,500 children take part and read six books during the school holiday in return for collectors cards, certificate and a medal.

109470 children’s fiction, non-fiction, audio and e-books were read by the youngsters in Wokingham Borough libraries during the summer challenge.

There were also 100 events with writing workshops, theatres shows, animal visits, science sessions, and young volunteer activity sessions. 1,386 children attended these.