Create a Colouful Wardrobe for Your Holiday-A talk with Sue Selisko at Wokingham Library- Thursday April 25

Create a Colourful Capsule Wardrobe for your Holiday

With Sue Selisko, Colour and Image Consultant, House of Colour Wokingham

Sign up for our fun session and find out:

  • How to find your personal palette of colours to have an all-the-year-round healthy holiday glow
  • Know and wear your WOW colours so that you look and feel amazing
  • Sticking to your colours makes dressing a breeze
  • Understand how these colours compliment you and go together to create a capsule wardrobe
  • Stress free packing for a summer break

One gift voucher will be donated towards the cost of a colour class if more than 20 attend and there is also the offer of a free lipstick if a colour class is booked at this event.

Gift vouchers can also be purchased towards the cost of colour, style and make-up classes

The session will be held at Wokingham Library on Thursday April 25 , 5.30pm to 7pm.

£5 charge

To book a place please call the library on (0118) 9781368

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More than Bully Beef and Jam- a talk with Mike Cooper at Wokingham Library on February 22

More than Bully Beef and Jam-Food in the Great War 1914-18

Come along to our talk with popular  local historian Mike Cooper to find out people were eating a hundred years ago.

The idea of “food” in WW1 usually conjures up ideas of “bully beef” and biscuits, with plum and apple jam. However, food turned into a vital factor in determining how the War was fought and how it was lost. This talk look sat the soldier’s rations, food at home in Britain, and the role of food in economic warfare.

The talk takes place at Wokingham Library on Friday February 22, 10.30am to 12noon.

Tickets £5

To book a place call (0118) 9781368

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Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter January 2019

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter January 2019

Twyford Library to re-open after refurbishment

Twyford Library will reopen on Friday January 4, 2019 after completion of the refurbishment programme.

 What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Adults

 The following session will be running at Wokingham Library and can be booked by calling 0118 9781368

 Healthy Menu Planning a workshop about healthy meal planning and eating with registered nutritionist Joanne Hart. £3 charge. Tuesday January 8 10.30am to 12noon

Julie Cohen– Author event. Julie Cohen talks about her new book Louis and Louise. Includes a book signing and refreshments. £3 charge. Thursday January 24 6pm to 7pm

Embroidery Hoop Pictures Workshop- Create a sweet stitched design in a hoop frame using basic stitches and additional decorative elements. With tutor Rachel Freegard £5 charge plus materials. Saturday January 26 10am to 1pm

The following session will be running at Woodley Library and can be booked by calling 0118 9690304

 Nutritional Therapy for Metabolic Syndrome– a FREE talk with Sasivimol Cheun-Im.

Wednesday January 30 1pm to 2pm

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 Postcard Project will be running at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries – Find out about the lives of people who have experience genocide from our display and write them a postcard. Monday January 21 to Friday February 1

 What’s on in Wokingham Libraries for Children

 Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under. Free

Spencers Wood Library Monday January 7             4pm to 4.30pm

Woodley Library Saturday January 12      11am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library Monday January 14                11.15am to 11.45am

Twyford Library Tuesday January 15                         4pm to 4.30pm

Wokingham Library Every Tuesday                          4pm to 4.30pm

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in! Free Event

Twyford Library Tuesday January 15         11am to 11.30am

Children’s Book Group – Themed monthly discussion about books, For children aged eight to ten years old. Places must be booked. 50p charge.

Lower Earley Library Monday January 14                4pm to 4.45pm

 Winter Mini Reading Challenge for Children

 The Winter Mini Challenge encourages children to keep reading through the winter holidays by rewarding them for reading and reviewing three books. This year we are thrilled to partner with publisher Nosy Crow for an extra special challenge inspired by There’s A Yeti in the Playground!, the hilarious new book from Blue Peter Award winners Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham. Taking part online – To take part in the Mini Challenge, children simply read three books of their choice, then rate and review them online at www.winterreadingchallenge.org.uk   The Challenge runs until Friday 11 January 2019, so there’s plenty of time to get involved! Books added to the website during this period will count towards unlocking the Mini Challenge rewards: a special certificate to print off and keep, and a Winter Challenge badge that will appear on the user’s website profile. The website will also feature printable activities and recommendations for great winter reads. For even more suggestions, try the Book Sorter, our unique database of children’s peer-to-peer recommendations.  All the books it recommends have been rated and reviewed by children using the website. https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Wokingham Borough Libraries contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520

Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176

Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656

Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

Woodley Library (0118) 9690304

A selection of our events are listed above, for all of our events visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/

Local Plan Update Survey

Wokingham Borough Council is consulting on an update to our Local Plan, which will guide where and how growth will take place in the borough in the years up to 2036.  Wokingham Borough is a popular place to live, with a strong economy and high quality of life. This popularity causes a huge challenge to provide the homes we need. We need to provide these homes for the future in the right way – and with your involvement.
The consultation asks you where you think development should go and whether there are locations suitable for higher densities and taller buildings. There are also questions about land for new employment centres. You will be able to see all of the land being put forward for development as part of this process and provide comments on its suitability. The consultation runs until 4pm on Friday 15 February 2019.

You can find all documents and details of the consultation on our website   at www.wokingham.gov.uk/localplanupdate.

We are running a number of events during the consultation. Come along to the following locations to find out more and ask any questions.

7 January 2019,  Monday 7pm-9pm Wokingham Without St Sebastian’s Memorial Hall RG40 3BA
10 January 2019,   Thursday 7pm-9pm Twyford  Loddon Hall RG10 1AS
16 January 2019,  Wednesday 7pm-9pm Wokingham Wokingham Town Hall RG40 1AS
22 January 2019,  Tuesday 7pm-9pm Shinfield  Ryeish Green Sports Hub RG7 1EP
30 January 2019,  Wednesday 7pm-9pm Arborfield  Henry Street Garden Centre RG2 9JY
6 February 2019,  Wednesday 7pm-9pm Earley  Trinity Church RG6 5HZ
12 February 2019,  Tuesday 7pm-9pm Woodley  Oakwood Centre RG5 4JZ
For more information, please email LPU@wokingham.gov.uk

 

Wokingham Winter Carnival at Wokingham Library-November 25

Come and help us celebrate the Wokingham Winter Carnival at Wokingham Library on November 25 when we will be open between 11am and 4pm.

Attractions include:

  • Santa’s Grotto provided by Home-Start Wokingham 11am to 3pm
  • Berkshire Maestros-free mini maestros workshops at 11.15-11.45am, and 12.45am to 1.15pm
  • Punch and Judy Show 12 noon to 12.30pm
  • Magic Show 1.30pm to 2pm
  • Berkshire Maestros Guitar Ensemble 2.15pm to 2.45pm
  • Cards for Good Causes on sale
  • Coffee Shop open 11am to 3.30pm
  • Entertainers dropping in throughout the day

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Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter November 2018

What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Adults

There’s lots of events on for adults this November so why not sign up for one of our talks or workshops.

 

Battle’s Over-Library Activities to commemorate the end of World War One

Wokingham in War and Peace: How the town coped during and after the First World War. A talk with Peter Must of the Wokingham Society and Local Historian Jim Bell. £3 charge

Wokingham Library, Tuesday November 6 10.30am to 11.30am

 

Charity Coffee Morning- Come and join us for coffee and cakes, money raised will go to the Poppy Appeal

Lower Earley Library, Thursday November 8, 10am to 12noon

 

Reminiscence Sessions-Discuss how the world war affected your ancestors. Free Event, just drop-in.

Wokingham Library, Thursday November 1, 10.30am to 2noon

Woodley Library, Thursday November 29 10.30am to 12noon

 

There will be a special display of pictures showing how Wokingham celebrated the peace in Wokingham Library November 5-17

 

Poppy Making Craft Activity – make poppies to decorate the library and commemorate the end of the war-until November 10 at Wokingham Library.

 

Art History talks-with Dalila Castelijn, £7 charge

All sessions run 2pm to 4pm at Wokingham Library

Session 1-Edward Burne Jones Thursday November 1

Session 2 –Art and the French Revolution Thursday November 8

Session 3-The Wallace Collection Thursday November 15

Session 4-Bauhaus Thursday November 22

 

Book Chat- Join us for book recommendations and coffee, just drop-in. Free Event

Wokingham Library Thursday November 15 11am to 12noon

 

Quilling Workshop-with a Festive theme. £3charge

Wokingham Library Thursday November 22 10.30am to 12noon

 

Festive Fun for the Thrifty- Use fun paper folding techniques and recycled objects to create unique, individual festive decorations. Tutor Rachel Freegard. £5 charge

Wokingham Library Saturday November 24 10am to 1pm

 

Wokingham Library Wednesday Book Group– A new daytime book for people who enjoy reading and discussing books

Wednesday November 28 and the last Wednesday in each month. 10.30am to 11.30am

Festive Quiz Evening– Quiz evening to raise money for charity. £3 charge, please call to book a place.

Woodley Library Friday November 30 6.30m for a 7pm start

 

Wokingham Winter Carnival- help celebrate the Carnival on Sunday November 25 at Wokingham Library 11am to 4pm

  • Santa’s Grotto with Home Start open 11am to 3pm
  • Berkshire Maestros – Free Mini Maestros workshop 11.15am to 11.45am and 12.45am to 1.15pm
  • Berkshire Maestros – Guitar Group 2.15pm to 2.45pm
  • Punch and Judy Show 12noon to 12.30pm
  • Magic Show 1.30pm to 2pm
  • Wokingham Library Coffee Shop open 11am to 3.30pm

 

What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Children

Children’s Chess Club* – For young people aged 8 years old and over.

Woodley Library Thursday November 1         3.30pm to 5pm

Dad and Baby Rhymetime – Fun rhymes for babies and dads. Free, Just drop in!

Wokingham Library Saturday November 3 10am to 10.30am

Read Me, Make Me

Drop in and join in with our Read Me, Make Me, craft activity. for children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!

Wargrave Library Saturday November 3       10.30am to 11am

Children’s Origami Club* – For children aged 7 and over, 50p charge

Wokingham Library Tuesday, November 6    4pm to 4.45pm

Children’s Book Group* – Themed monthly discussion about books, For children aged eight to ten years old. Places must be booked. 50p charge.

Lower Earley Library Monday November 19 3.45pm to 4.30pm

Lego Club* – For children aged 5 to 10 years old. 50p charge per session.

Winnersh Library Every Thursday (term-time only)   4pm to 4.45pm

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in! Free Event

Spencers Wood Library Thursday November 1, 15 10.15am to 10.45am

Finchampstead Library Friday November 9, 16, 23, 30 11am to 11.30am

Woodley Library Tuesday November 13           10.30am to 11am

Twyford Library Tuesday November 20         11am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library Tuesday November 27              10.30am to 11am

Winnersh Library Wednesday November 28     10.15am to 10.45am

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under. Free

Finchampstead Library Friday November 2 11am to 11.30am

Spencers Wood Library Monday November 5           4pm to 4.30pm

Wokingham Library Tuesday November 6, 13, 20, 27           4pm to 4.30pm

Woodley Library Saturday November 10       11am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library Monday November 12              11.15am to 11.45am

Twyford Library Tuesday November 20         4pm to 4.30pm

Storytime take over at Wokingham Library with Milo goes to the Seaside

“Come and join author Rachel Jane to listen to Milo goes to the Seaside at Wokingham Library storytime on Tuesday 20th November at 4pm. Enjoy the story of Milo the Campervan on his first adventure and see if, with the help of his friend Billy the Bird, he will make it to the seaside for the day he has always dreamt of!

Stay after the story to take part in Milo inspired activities as well as ask Rachel any questions you may have about being an author!”

Wokingham Library Tuesday November 20 4pm to 4.30pm

 

Wokingham Borough Libraries contact details

Arborfield Library 0780 1664520

Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176

Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656

Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

  Woodley Library (0118) 9690304

 

A selection of our events are listed above, for all of our events visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/

 

Compassion in World Farming- a talk on Monday November 12 at Wokingham Library

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)  The Leading Farm Animal Welfare Charity

Come to our stimulating talk which will consider the following questions:

 

  • How do my food choices effect farm animal welfare, the environment and my own health?
  • Are food labels designed to cause confusion? What do the words and logos actually mean?
  • How humane is Halal slaughter?
  • Can I eat meat with a clear conscience, and if so, how much?
  • Have mega farms come to the UK?
  • What’s happening about live animal export, and will this change when we leave the EU?
  • Is farmed fish an ethical choice?
  • Is factory farming the way the feed a hungry world?
  • We can’t guarantee to have all the answers, but we do have a lively, informative presentation. You can put your questions and exchange ideas too.
  • The DVD Farm Animal And Us 2 will also be shown

The talk takes place at Wokingham Library on Monday November 12, 10.30am to 12noon, charge £3

To book a place call Wokingham Library on (0118) 9781368

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The Settle to Carlisle Railway-a talk with John Harrison,Tuesday October 30

Settle to Carlisle – Englands most spectacular main line railway

Born out of inter company rivalry and driven through the most hostile but beautiful terrain, it is a superb example of Victorian engineering,

British Rail’s misguided attempt to close it in the 1980s caused the largest public reaction to any rail closure proposal. The line now serves commuters as well providing an artery into the Dales for tourists and a strategic freight route.

The talk covers the line’s past, recent history and future. It looks at how the line was built, including the spectacular viaducts, and the magnificent landscape through which the Midland Railway forged a route for its prestige service from London to Scotland.

The talk takes place at Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 30, 10.30am to 11.30am. £3 charge

To book a place please call (0118) 9781368

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Linda Fawke launches her new book, A Prescription for Madness at Wokingham Library on October 15

Local author Linda Fawke will be visiting Wokingham Library to launch her new book, A Prescription for Madness.

Linda is a member of Wokingham Writers Group and has previously published a novel entitled A Taste of His Own Medicine.

Linda says she has always enjoyed writing but didn’t write seriously until she retired. She was a pharmacist and has used her background in both her novels.

A Taste of his own Medicine is set at a 30-year reunion of a group of pharmacists; the sequel, A Prescription for Madness, is rather more serious, dealing with issues like pregnancy late in life. Both are, nevertheless, easy reads and she would classify them as Women’s Fiction.

The event will include a short talk, book signing and refreshments.

This is free event and will take place on Monday October 15 in the Wokingham Library Café between 5.45pm and 7pm. No need to book just drop-in.

Foe more information call (0118) 9743712

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Compassion in World Farming- a talk on Monday November 12 at Wokingham Library

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)  The Leading Farm Animal Welfare Charity

Come to our stimulating talk which will consider the following questions:

 

  • How do my food choices effect farm animal welfare, the environment and my own health?
  • Are food labels designed to cause confusion? What do the words and logos actually mean?
  • How humane is Halal slaughter?
  • Can I eat meat with a clear conscience, and if so, how much?
  • Have mega farms come to the UK?
  • What’s happening about live animal export, and will this change when we leave the EU?
  • Is farmed fish an ethical choice?
  • Is factory farming the way the feed a hungry world?
  • We can’t guarantee to have all the answers, but we do have a lively, informative presentation. You can put your questions and exchange ideas too.
  • The DVD Farm Animal And Us 2 will also be shown

The talk takes place at Wokingham Library on Monday November 12, 10.30am to 12noon, charge £3

To book a place call Wokingham Library on (0118) 9781368

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The Settle to Carlisle Railway-a talk with John Harrison,Tuesday October 30

Settle to Carlisle – Englands most spectacular main line railway

Born out of inter company rivalry and driven through the most hostile but beautiful terrain, it is a superb example of Victorian engineering,

British Rail’s misguided attempt to close it in the 1980s caused the largest public reaction to any rail closure proposal. The line now serves commuters as well providing an artery into the Dales for tourists and a strategic freight route.

The talk covers the line’s past, recent history and future. It looks at how the line was built, including the spectacular viaducts, and the magnificent landscape through which the Midland Railway forged a route for its prestige service from London to Scotland.

The talk takes place at Wokingham Library on Tuesday October 30, 10.30am to 11.30am. £3 charge

To book a place please call (0118) 9781368

496Watershed66

 

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