Wokingham’s Trees-Visible? Valued? Vanishing? A talk at Wokingham Library on Thursday July 19

Wokingham District Veteran Tree Association (WDVTA) is a voluntary organisation that surveys and records veteran and notable trees across the borough as well as working as local Tree Wardens. To date their survey has recorded and mapped over 7500 veteran and notable trees.

In 2017 WDVTA celebrated their 10th Anniversary and published an Anniversary Report which includes a description of the notable trees in each of the seventeen towns and parishes. In this illustrated talk, their chairman, Alison Griffin, will describe the Association’s work and findings.

Wokingham Library

Thursday July 19

10.30am

£3 charge

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

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Tree photo copyright the @WDVTA

The Oriental Plane next to Waitrose car park in Wokingham

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Book Chat- Wokingham Library Thursday July 12

Come to our Book Chat session and swap recommendations for holiday reads or just come and chat about anything you have read recently.

Tea and coffee will be available.

The session will be held in the Wokingham Room downstairs  Free Eventat Wokingham Library

Thursday July 12

11am to 12noon

Free Event

Just drop-in!

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Magic Metalwork- A Workshop at Wokingham Library on Saturday July 28

An exciting new workshop with tutor Rachel Freegard

Sign up for an opportunity to try cutting and shaping copper and aluminium metal sheet to create individual pieces of jewellery

Wokingham Library

Saturday July 28

10am to 1pm

£5 plus cost of materials

To book a place call (0118) 9781368

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Wokingham’s Trees-Visible? Valued? Vanishing? A talk at Wokingham Library on Thursday July 19

Wokingham District Veteran Tree Association (WDVTA) is a voluntary organisation that surveys and records veteran and notable trees across the borough as well as working as local Tree Wardens. To date their survey has recorded and mapped over 7500 veteran and notable trees.

In 2017 WDVTA celebrated their 10th Anniversary and published an Anniversary Report which includes a description of the notable trees in each of the seventeen towns and parishes. In this illustrated talk, their chairman, Alison Griffin, will describe the Association’s work and findings.

Wokingham Library

Thursday July 19

10.30am

£3 charge

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

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Tree photo copyright the @WDVTA

The Oriental Plane next to Waitrose car park in Wokingham

 

Walking Book Group at Dinton Pastures

Walking Book GroupEnjoy the fresh air and a chat about books as we walk around the lake at Dinton Pastures and finish with a cup of tea!

Meet at the Dragon fly café, approximate time of walk will be 45 minutes

We will be discussing The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald, copies are available on request from Wokingham Library.

 Dinton Pastures , Thursday July 5 10.30am to 12noon

 

Free Event

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News and Events from Wokingham Libraries July 2018

Summer Reading Challenge 2018

The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 will be called Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved iconic children’s title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary. Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers! Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help them solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way!

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays.

It’s fun, it’s FREE and you can sign up at any of our Libraries from Sunday July 1st until September 2nd. Just read six library books and collect a poster and stickers as you go. Collect a medal and a certificate when you complete the challenge.

Teen Reading Challenge – Borrow 6 books across the summer holidays (runs 21 July to 2 September). If you complete the challenge you will be entered into a prize draw for some fantastic book related prizes.

Summer Events

There will be lots of Mischief Makers events at libraries this summer. Open to all primary school aged Library members.

Family Learning Puppet Crafts

Try different forms of puppet making and learn to help your children develop their storytelling skills. For families with children aged 4 and over. £5 charge. Booking via Adult and Community Learning Team, 0118 974 3797 or lifelonglearning@wokingham.gov.uk

Wokingham Library Thursday July 26  10am to 12noon

Finchampstead Library Thursday July 26  2.30-4.30pm

Guide Dogs Morning Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.

Wokingham Library Monday July 30 10am to 12noon

 Lego Creations* – Themed Lego building session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. £1 charge.

Wargrave Library Monday July 30                                  2pm to 2.45pm and 3.15pm to 4pm

Mischief Makers Activity Session* – Activity session for children aged 12 and under. £2 charge

Twyford Library Tuesday July 31 10.45am to 11.45am

 

What’s on in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Adults

Quilling Workshop-with a Summery theme. £3charge

Wokingham Library Tuesday July 3 10.30am to 12noon

Walking Book Group- Enjoy the fresh air and a chat at Dinton Country Pastures. The book to be discussed is The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald, copies available from Wokingham Library. Free Event, bookable at Wokingham Library.

Dinton Pastures Thursday July 5 10.30am to 12noon

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

Wokingham Library Thursday July 12 11am to 12noon

 Wokingham’s Trees Visible? Valued? Vanishing?- A review of the work and findings of the Wokingham District Veteran Tree Association who have surveyed, recorded and mapped over 7500 veteran and notable trees across the borough as well as working as local Tree Wardens. £3 charge

Wokingham Library Thursday July 19 10.30am to 11.30am

Magic Metalwork- Tutor Rachel Freegard- An opportunity to try cutting & shaping copper & aluminium metal sheet to create individual pieces of jewellery. £5 charge

Wokingham Library Saturday July 28 10am to 1pm

Anna Jacobs-author visit. Best-selling novelist Anna Jacobs will be talking about her writing career and her new novel One Kind Man, the second title in her Lancashire based series. The event includes a book signing and refreshments £3 charge

Wokingham Library Thursday August 23 2pm to 3pm.

 

Press Reader Newspaper service

Last month we launched Press Reader which provides library customers with a mobile and online version of the world’s largest digital newspaper service. Customers now have access to over 7,000 publications from 101 countries in 60 languages. For more information go to https://bit.ly/2IMWrbF

Tall Tales Service

The Tall Tales service is available through libraries to local organisations to provide bag books, which are multi-sensory story books for people with severe or profound learning disabilities.

Bag books are unique, hand-made multi-sensory resources aimed at developing communication skills for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. They are designed for those who may find it difficult to access mainstream books, as they are told interactively through voice and emotion rather than words and pictures. They are also hugely beneficial to those with autistic spectrum disorders and visual and hearing impairments. Visit the Bag Books website for more details.

The Tall Tales service is available to local organisations for a small annual charge. For more details call Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368 or email wokingham.library@wokingham.gov.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/

 

How to search for your Family History-a talk at Wokingham Library on Saturday June 23

 

How to search for your Family History

A talk with the Berkshire Family History Society

 Volunteers from the Berkshire Family History Society will highlight all the most productive web sites for family history research (subscription and free), showing what they can offer and how to improve the method of searches.  They will also touch on the range of other sources that are available.

 Free Event

Wokingham Library

Saturday June 23

2pm to 3.30pm

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

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How to search for your Family History- a talk at Wokingham Library on Saturday June 23

How to search for your Family History

A talk with the Berkshire Family History Society

Volunteers from the Berkshire Family History Society will highlight all the most productive web sites for family history research (subscription and free), showing what they can offer and how to improve the method of searches.  They will also touch on the range of other sources that are available.

Free Event

Wokingham Library

Saturday June 23

2pm to 3.30pm

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

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News and Events from Wokingham Borough Libraries June 2018

Launch of the Press Reader Newspaper service

On June 1 we will be launching Press Reader which will provide library customers with a mobile and online version of the world’s largest digital newspaper service. Customers will have access to over 7,000 publications from 101 countries in 60 languages. For more information in June go to

https://bit.ly/2IMWrbF

Reading Well Books on Prescription for Mental Health.

June will see the relaunch of the Reading Well list for mental health. Books on the list are available to borrow or reserve in your local library and they provide helpful information and support for managing common mental health conditions or dealing with difficult feelings and experiences. For more information go to reading-well.org.uk

National Reading Group Day will be held on June 16 this year and is a celebration of book groups all over the country and the positive effect they have on their members. If you would like to find out more about book groups meeting in our libraries visit https://bit.ly/2s0aULq

What’s on in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Adults

How to search for your Family History- Volunteers from the Berkshire Family History Society will highlight all the most productive web sites for family history research, showing what they can offer and how to improve the method of searches. Wokingham Library, Saturday June 23, 2pm to 3.30pm. Free Event

Tie-Dyeing Workshop-Repurpose T-shirts to make new tops and scarves using simple dyeing techniques. Wokingham Library, Saturday June 23, 10am to 1pm £5 charge

 Nutrition and Health – Eat Right for the Brain. A talk with nutritional therapist Sasivimol Ahmed at Lower Earley Library, on Tuesday June 19 from 1pm to 2pm. Free session.

National Bookstart Activities this June across Wokingham

 National Bookstart Week is an annual celebration of BookTrust’s flagship reading programme, Bookstart.The theme is ‘Bookstart Bird Boogie’. Children who attend any of the events will receive a free copy of the picture book A Busy Day for Birds by Lucy Cousins.

Bookstart Rhymetime at Dinton Pastures Country Park

Come and join us at Dinton Pastures for our National Bookstart Week celebrations for the under 5’s. There will be nursery rhymes, songs and a free book! You can also collect your Bookstart pack too!

Monday June 18 10am to 12noon

Wokingham Borough Libraries will be running Bookstart Bird Boogie themed stories and rhyme sessions for parents and children to enjoy together.   Bookstart Bird Boogie Storytimes are aimed at parents with children aged 7 and under and can be found at the following libraries:

 

  • At Finchampstead Library on Friday June 1 from 11am to 11.30am
  • At Maiden Erlegh Library on Saturday June 2 from 10.15am to 10.45am
  • At Wargrave Library on Saturday June 2 from 10.30am to 11am
  • At Spencers Wood Library on Monday June 4  from   4pm to 4.30pm
  • At Wokingham Library on Tuesday June 5  from  4pm to 4.30pm
  • At Woodley Library on Saturday June 9 from 11am to 11.30am
  • At Arborfield Library on Monday June 11 from  3.45pm to 4.15pm
  • At Lower Earley Library on Monday June 11 from 11.15am to 11.45am
  • At Twyford Library on Tuesday June 19 from  3.45pm to 4.15pm

 

Young People’s Library events

Explore Learning Telling the Time – We will help children tackle the challenge of the big and little hand in this telling the time workshop. Places must be booked, for children aged 5 to 7 years old. At Woodley Library on Friday June 1 from 9.30am to 10.30am

Explore Learning Angular Architecture – They will learn the areas and angles required to construct the homes of our future. Can they tell their right angles from their acute? Places must be booked, for children aged 7 to 9 years old. At Woodley Library on Friday June 1 from 10.45am to 11.45am

Get Arty – Amazing Animals Arts and crafts activities for children aged 4 to 10 years old. £2 charge, Just drop in!

At Wokingham Library on Friday June 1 from 10.30am to 11.30am

At Lower Earley Library on Friday June 1 from 2pm to 3pm

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

At Finchampstead Library on Friday June 1 from 11am to 11.30am

At Maiden Erlegh Library on Saturday June 2 from 10.15am to 10.45am

At Wargrave Library on Saturday June 2 from 10.30am to 11am

Children’s Arts Week at Wokingham Library – Stop by our drawing table and create a picture. Just drop in! At Wokingham Library from Saturday June 9 to Saturday June 16, 2018

Children’s Art Week at Woodley Library – Drop in and create, animals, fish & birds for the library’s Land, Sea & Air mural.  Just drop in! At Woodley Library on Tuesday June 12 to Saturday June 16, 2018.

Children’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic Storytime – Bring your favourite cuddly toy and a snack along and join us for this special story time for children aged 7 and under. Just drop in! At Wokingham Library on Tuesday June 19 from 4pm to 4.30pm.

Baby Mindful taster session at Wokingham Library

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 babies from birth to 6 months.

At Wokingham Library on Monday June 11 from 10am to 10.30am

Places must be booked by contacting Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368

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

Maiden Erlegh Library (0118) 966 6630

Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519

Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368

Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771 Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304

 

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/