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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Libraries Week 8-13 October 2018

Libraries Week takes place between the 8–13 October to celebrate the nation’s much-loved libraries. In 2018, with a focus on wellbeing, libraries across the country will showcase how they bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people with their mental health. http://www.librariesweek.org.uk @librariesweek #librariesweek

Libraries in Wokingham Borough will be running a number of regular and one-off events throughout the week, which demonstrates how we play an important part as a central hub for our communities. As well as visiting their local library to borrow books people also attend a huge variety of clubs, groups and events. Here are a selection of events happening during Libraries Week:

Wokingham Library (0118) 9781368

CLASP Community Choir (CLASP  is a self-advocacy  group in Wokingham Borough for people with Learning Disabilities)

Friday October 12 11am

Coffee Companions-weekly meet up for coffee and a chat. Just drop-in. Free event

Monday October 8  11am and 12noon

Hear My Voice: a working woman’s fight for the vote- A Costume Presentation with Meredith Towne. £7 charge (booking essential) there are a few tickets left

Wednesday October 10 2.30pm to 4pm

Knit, Stitch and Natter – Drop in for knitting, sewing and a chat. All abilities welcome.

Monday October 8 2pm to 3pm

Local History Surgery – Drop in advice with a local expert.

Friday October 12 9.30am to 11.30am

Monday Evening Book Group- Enjoy discussing new books, best-sellers and favourite

Monday October 8  6pm to 7pm

Poetry Writing Group

Saturday October 13 10am to 11.30am

UK On-line For people with little or no computer and Internet knowledge, and for those with some experience, getting the most from your laptop, i-Pad or tablet and supporting you with different applications. To book a place call (0118) 9743797, email : adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk or go to www.bit.do/wacl

Tuesday October 9 2pm to 4pm

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

Tuesday October 9        4pm to 4.30pm

Woodley Library (0118) 9690304

Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for crafts and a chat.

Tuesday October 9  2pm to 4pm

Rhymetime – For children aged 5 years old and under. Free. Just drop in!

Tuesday October 9 11 10.30am to 11am

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 7 and under. Free

Saturday October 13 11am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library (0118) 9312150

Knit and Natter – Drop in for knitting and a chat.

Tuesday October 9 of every month 4pm to 5pm

Pass the Book – Book Group.

Friday October 12 in each month 10.30am to 11.30am

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

Monday October 8 10 11.15am to 11.45am

Finchampstead Library (0118) 9088176

Computer Workshops-Free workshops with a presentation followed by individual advice and help with any computer problems or queries. Just drop-in. Free.

Tuesday October 9 in each month   2pm to 4pm

Crochet Group – Crochet group for adults with Gaynor White from the Barkham Hookers group, all abilities welcome, just drop-in. £4 per session.

Thursday October 11 1pm to 3pm

Relaxing Activities for Adults – Enjoy some creative colouring or a reminiscence game, browse the beautiful photo books, try a jigsaw puzzle or game of dominoes, in a quiet corner of the library. Adults with Learning Difficulties and people living with dementia and their carers are welcome at all sessions.

Wednesday  October 10 10am to 3pm

Social Bridge –Players with some experience are welcome to join. Free event, just drop-in!

Monday October 8 2pm to 4pm

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

Friday October 12, 11am to 11.30am

Twyford Library (0118) 9340800

Twyford Tuesday Reading Group

Tuesday October 9 in each month 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 9884771

Litwits Book Group

Second Monday in each month, 6pm to 7pm

Wargrave Library(0118) 9404656

Litwits Book Group

Monday October 8, 6pm to 7pm

Winnersh Library (0118) 9797519

Winnersh Book Group

Thursday October 11 6pm to 7pm

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

Thursday October 11            4pm to 4.45pm

Winnersh Library Gaming Club – Gaming Club for teens. £1 charge.

Saturday October 13 10.30am to 12.30pm

For information about all our events go to http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

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Libraries Week 8-13 October 2018

Libraries Week takes place between the 8–13 October to celebrate the nation’s much-loved libraries. In 2018, with a focus on wellbeing, libraries across the country will showcase how they bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people with their mental health. http://www.librariesweek.org.uk @librariesweek #librariesweek

Libraries in Wokingham Borough will be running a number of regular and on-off events throughout the week, which demonstrates how we play an important part as a central hub for our communities. As well as visiting their local library to borrow books people also attend a huge variety of clubs, groups and events. Here are a selection of events happening during Libraries Week:

Wokingham Library (0118) 9781368

CLASP Community Choir (CLASP  is a self-advocacy  group in Wokingham Borough for people with Learning Disabilities)

Friday October 12 11am

Coffee Companions-weekly meet up for coffee and a chat. Just drop-in. Free event

Monday October 8  11am and 12noon

Hear My Voice: a working woman’s fight for the vote- A Costume Presentation with Meredith Towne. £7 charge (booking essential) there a few tickets left

Wednesday October 10 2.30pm to 4pm

Knit, Stitch and Natter – Drop in for knitting, sewing and a chat. All abilities welcome.

Monday October 8 2pm to 3pm

Local History Surgery – Drop in advice with a local expert.

Friday October 12 9.30am to 11.30am

Monday Evening Book Group- Enjoy discussing new books, best-sellers and favourite

Monday October 8  6pm to 7pm

Poetry Writing Group

Saturday October 13 10am to 11.30am

UK On-line For people with little or no computer and Internet knowledge, and for those with some experience, getting the most from your laptop, i-Pad or tablet and supporting you with different applications. To book a place call (0118) 9743797, email : adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk or go to www.bit.do/wacl

Tuesday October 9 2pm to 4pm

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

Tuesday October 9        4pm to 4.30pm

Woodley Library (0118) 9690304

Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for crafts and a chat.

Tuesday October 9  2pm to 4pm

Rhymetime – For children aged 5 years old and under. Free. Just drop in!

Tuesday October 9 11 10.30am to 11am

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 7 and under. Free

Saturday October 13 11am to 11.30am

Lower Earley Library (0118) 9312150

Knit and Natter – Drop in for knitting and a chat.

Tuesday October 9 of every month 4pm to 5pm

Pass the Book – Book Group.

Friday October 12 in each month 10.30am to 11.30am

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

Monday October 8 10 11.15am to 11.45am

Finchampstead Library (0118) 9088176

Computer Workshops-Free workshops with a presentation followed by individual advice and help with any computer problems or queries. Just drop-in. Free.

Tuesday October 9 in each month   2pm to 4pm

Crochet Group – Crochet group for adults with Gaynor White from the Barkham Hookers group, all abilities welcome, just drop-in. £4 per session.

Thursday October 11 1pm to 3pm

Relaxing Activities for Adults – Enjoy some creative colouring or a reminiscence game, browse the beautiful photo books, try a jigsaw puzzle or game of dominoes, in a quiet corner of the library. Adults with Learning Difficulties and people living with dementia and their carers are welcome at all sessions.

Wednesday  October 10 10am to 3pm

Social Bridge –Players with some experience are welcome to join. Free event, just drop-in!

Monday October 8 2pm to 4pm

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

Friday October 12, 11am to 11.30am

Twyford Library(0118) 9340800

Twyford Tuesday Reading Group

Tuesday October 9 in each month 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Spencers Wood Library(0118) 9884771

Litwits Book Group

Second Monday in each month, 6pm to 7pm

Wargrave Library(0118) 9404656

Litwits Book Group

Monday October 8, 6pm to 7pm

Winnersh Library (0118) 9797519

Winnersh Book Group

Thursday October 11 6pm to 7pm

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

Thursday October 11            4pm to 4.45pm

Winnersh Library Gaming Club – Gaming Club for teens. £1 charge.

Saturday October 13 10.30am to 12.30pm

For information about all our events go to http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

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Fun Palace at Wokingham Library-Saturday October 6

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Come and join us for a packed morning of fun activities for adults and children.

Saturday October 6-  10am to 1pm

  • Dad and Baby Rhymetime – 10am to 10.30am
  • Mighty Lemons – Fun performance from this Ukulele Band, with familiar songs and a row, row, row your boat sing along. Try out some of the instruments after the session. 11am to 12noon
  • Code Club – For children aged 9 to 12 years old. Beginners 10.15am to 11am Advanced 11.10am to 11.50am
  • Metaphor Madness – Join Igniting Writing, Wokingham Library’s teen creative writing club, as they set the challenge of describing your favourite fictional character using only similes and metaphors. If Darth Vader was a sandwich, what sort of sandwich would he be? Or if Cinderella was a musical instrument, what instrument would she be? 10am to 12noon
  • Poppy making craft activity – Come and make a poppy to commemorate the end of World War 1. 10am to 12noon
  • Biscuit decorating – Decorate your own biscuits to take home. 10am to 12noon
  • Gemstone Cabochon Necklace Workshop – Learn how to use gemstone cabochons and twisted wire to create beautiful pendants with Tutor Rachel Freegard £3.50 charge for materials. 10am to 1pm

Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist!

All activities are free, so just drop in and try something new.

Free Fun Palace Event, so just drop in and try something new!