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Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter July 2017

 What’s on in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Adults

Woodley Library will host a summer’s evening of Alternative Therapies and Pampering on Monday 17th July. Doors will open at 6.30pm to a packed evening of talks, demonstrations and treatments from a wide range of locally based practitioners and therapists, tickets £3. Please contact Woodley Library on (0118)

9690304 for bookings and more information.

 

Decorate with Decoupage-Learn how to add decorative touches to everyday objects to create unique items for your home with tutor Rachel Freegard at Wokingham Library on Saturday July 1, 10am to 1pm, £5 charge. Please call the library to book a place.

 

Enjoy the fresh air and a chat with our Walking Book Group at California Country Park on Thursday July 6 at 10.30am. For full details of what book we are discussing and where to meet call Wokingham Library.

 

If you are looking for recommendations for holiday reading come along to our free and friendly Book Chat session at Wokingham Library on Thursday July 13 at 10.30am. Refreshments available, just drop-in!

 

Sign up for Book to Film ,an illustrated talk with Tony King which takes a look at well-known titles that have been translated from book to screen at Wokingham Library on Monday July 17, 5.45pm to 7pm, £3 charge. Please call to book a place.

 

A Just Relax Taster session for Adults, relaxation techniques for parents will take place at Wokingham Library on Wednesday July 12, 10.30am to 11.30am Please call to book a place.

 

Monday Evening Book Group-join our new evening book group to discuss best-sellers, prize winners and

favourites. The group meets at Wokingham Library on the second Monday 6pmto 7pm, the next meeting is on July 10.

 

Did you know that Wokingham Library has its own Play Reading Group? The group reads aloud plays from classic to modern drama. This is an informal session with copies of the play plus tea and coffee provided. The next meeting is on Friday July 21, 10am to 12.30pm and on the third Friday in each month.

 

There is an Adult Storytelling session for people with learning disabilities held at the library on the fourth Friday of each month, 1.45pm to 2.45pm. This is a relaxing drop-in session where we look at poems, picture book and short stories, refreshments are provided. The next session is  on Friday July 28

To book a place at Wokingham Library events call (0118) 9781368.

Why not search our online catalogue from the comfort of your own home to see what’s on offer:  http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries         

What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Children

Rhymetime in the park at California Country Park on Monday July 10, 2017 from 10am to 12noon.

Wokingham Borough Libraries will be running a Rhymetime in the Park at California Country Park, with Rhymetimes at 10.30am and 11.30am.   There will be activities and information from a variety of partners, including Wokingham Borough Early Years Team, Wokingham Borough Children’s Centre, My Journey Team.  There will also be an  Authors’ Corner with local author Tina Stubbs who will be reading extracts from her books and  books will be available for purchase  on the day.

Art Club  - Come and learn about different artists with creative activity. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. £2 charge per session. Places must be booked, by calling the relevant library.

Winnersh Library              Wednesday July 12                         3.45pm to 4.45pm

Woodley Library               Thursday July 13                              3.45pm to 4.45pm

Wokingham Library         Friday July 14                                     3.45pm to 4.45pm

 

Relax Kids Taster session - Supports children to manage stress, anxiety and difficult feelings. Boosting self-esteem and confidence, whilst having fun.  For children aged 8 to 12 years old. Places must be booked by calling 0118 978 1368, £3 charge. At Wokingham Library, on Monday 10 July from 4pm to 5pm.

 

Little Stars Taster session - Little Stars teaching children to Shine. Children have fun while learning skills to aid their emotional and physical development.  For children aged 4 to 7 years old.  Places must be booked by calling 0118 978 1368,  £3 charge. At Wokingham Library, on Thursday July 13 from 4pm to 4.30pm.

 

Summer Reading Challenge 2017   

Animal Agents is the theme for our summer reading challenge theme for 2017. Animal Agents features characters exclusively designed by the award-winning children’s illustrator, Tony Ross. Help the Animal Agents, a bunch of furry, slippery and 4-legged friends, solve a library mystery – with a huge helping of fun along the way.  Children can read whatever they like – fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books. They just have to borrow the 6 books from the library.   Every time they finish a book they'll receive a sticker to put into a special collectors folder.  When they've read 6 books they'll receive a certificate and a medal for completing the challenge. 

 

The challenge will run from Saturday 1 July 2017 to Sunday 3 September 2017.  

 

We will be running the following activities over the summer holidays in July, please contact the relevant library to book a place:

 

Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.  At Woodley Library on Monday July 31 from 10am to 12noon.

Farmyard Fun - Come and hear stories and rhymes about farmyard animals and take part in a fun craft activity. For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in, £1.50 charge.  At Arborfield Pop-Up Library on Monday July 31 from 2pm to 2.45pm

Animal Agents Volunteer Activity Sessions - Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.   Just drop in!  At Wokingham Library on Monday July 31 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm

Animal Agents Activity Session – Drop in activity session for children aged 12 and under. £1.50 charge.  At Arborfield Pop-Up Library on Monday July 31 from 3pm to 3.45pm

 

What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Teens

Chill Skills Taster session - Chill Skills supports young people feel more confident, improve their learning potential, manage their emotions and be the best they can be! For teens, places must be booked, £3 charge. Places must be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 9781368. At Wokingham Library, on Thursday July 13 from 5pm to 6pm.

 

Teen Writing Workshops - Igniting Writing, for teens. £4 charge.   Keeping it Real - A full day workshop session on "A slice of life" realistic writing, for teens.   Places must be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 9781368. At Wokingham Library on Saturday July 29 from 10.30am to 3pm.

 

Self Service Kiosks in our Libraries

Don't forget you can save time queuing by using our new self service kiosks.  You can use them to return, renew or borrow books and other items.
They are available at the following libraries:- Woodley, Lower Earley, Twyford, Winnersh, Wokingham and Finchampstead. If you would like to use the self service kiosks but need a little help the first time please ask a member of staff and they will be happy to help you.

 

Why not search our online catalogue from the comfort of your own home to see what’s on offer:  http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries  

Don’t forget that we have a selection of eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines that you can access with your library card for free.

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 Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter May 2017

 

New Library Opening Hours and Self Service

Our new library opening hours provide an extra 17½ hours of service per week. Have a look at your local libraries to see the new opening hours- go to http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/find-and-join-a-library/

Don't forget you can save time queuing by using our new self-service kiosks.  You can use them to return, renew or borrow books and other items.  They are available at the following libraries:- Woodley, Lower Earley, Twyford, Winnersh, Wokingham and Finchampstead.

If you would like to use the self-service kiosks but need a little help the first time please ask a member of staff and they will be happy to help you.

 

Bank Holidays - All our Libraries will be closed on Monday May 1 and Monday May 29

 

What’s on in Wokingham Borough Libraries for Adults

 

Events at Woodley Library

If you are a quiz fiend why not sign up for our Charity Quiz Night with a Spring theme at Woodley Library on Friday May 5, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, £3 charge, you can book as an individual or as part of a team (maximum of six people). Includes a raffle, proceeds to charity.

The ever popular History Wardrobe returns to the area with its new show Dressed to Impress, a fabulous presentation showcasing sensational special occasion outfits from the twentieth century. The event takes place at Woodley Library on Tuesday May 23, 7pm  £8 charge. Please call Woodley Library on (0118) 9690304 to book a place at either of these events.

 

Events at Wokingham Library

The Story of Spencers Wood- There will be an illustrated talk about the history of the village with the Spencers Wood Local History Group, £3 charge on Friday May 5, 2pm to 3pm

Meet local author Abi Oliver who will be talking about her  novel “A New Map of Love”. Thursday May 18 2pm to 3pm £2 charge. Tea and refreshments will be provided and books available for purchase.

Come to a Heartfulness Session and learn heartfulness relaxation and meditation techniques. This is a free event on Saturday May 13, 2pm to 3pm.

Try something really different and sign up for a Zentangle Workshop on Saturday May 20, 10am to 12noon, £5 charge. Learn how to create beautiful images from repetitive patterns.

Monday Evening Book Group-join our new evening book group to discuss best-sellers, prize winners and

favourites. The group meets at Wokingham Library on the second Monday 6pmto 7pm, the next meeting is on May 8.

 

Did you know that Wokingham Library has its own Play Reading Group? The group reads aloud plays from classic to modern drama This is an informal session with copies of the play plus tea and coffee provided. The next meeting is on Friday May 19, 10am to 12.30pm and on the third Friday in each month.

 

There is an Adult Storytelling session for people with learning disabilities held at the library on the fourth Friday of each month, 1.45pm to 2.45pm. This is a relaxing drop-in session where we look at poems, picture book and short stories, refreshments are provided. The next sessions  are  on Friday April 28 and May 26.

To book a place at Wokingham Library events call (0118) 9781368.

What’s On in Wokingham Libraries for Children May Half-term activities

Elmer Day Storytime - Celebrate Elmer Day with a story and colouring activity. For 3 to 5 year olds, just drop-in!

Maiden Erlegh Library  Saturday May 27 10.15am to 10.45am

Lower Earley Library Saturday May 27 11am to 11.30am

Winnersh Library Saturday May 27 11am to 11.30am

Wokingham Library Saturday May 27 11am to 11.30am

Woodley Library Saturday May 27 11am to 11.30am

 

Fairy-tale Mix ups - Children’s Writing Holiday Sessions* - Share your ideas and take part in some fun writing exercises. For children aged 9 to 12 years old. Free event.

Maiden Erlegh Library  Tuesday May 30 2.30pm to 3.30pm

 

Outdoor Let’s Explore* - A fun and creative session exploring the outdoors and nature with the rangers from Dinton Pastures.

Wokingham Library Tuesday May 30 9.30am to 10.15am

Woodley Library  Tuesday May 30 11am to 11.45am

 

Sand Art - Just drop in and create a sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £3 per picture, For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

Lower Earley Library Tuesday May 30       10.30am to 12.30pm

Wokingham Library Wednesday May 31       10.30am to 12.30pm

Woodley Library Wednesday May 31      2.30pm to 4pm

 

Explore Learning –Free Workshops, please must be booked.

Number bonds* - For children aged 5 to 7 years old.

Woodley Library Wednesday May 31 9.30am to 10.30am

Money madness* - For children aged 8 to 10 years old.

Woodley Library Wednesday May 31 10.45am to 11.45am

Olympics * - For children aged 8 to 10 years old.

Wokingham Library Tuesday May 30 10.45am to 11.45am

Phonics * - For children aged 6 to 8 years old.

Wokingham Library Tuesday May 30 9.30am to 10.30am

A day at the zoo* - For  children aged 5 to 6 years old.

Lower Earley Library Thursday June 1 9.30am to 10.30am

Groovy Grammar* - For children aged 7 to 8 years old.

Lower Earley Library Thursday June 1 10.45am to 11.45pm

 

Fairy-tale Storytime and Craft – Join in with some fun fairy tales and crafts, for the under 8’s. £1.50 charge.

Maiden Erlegh Library  Friday June 2 2.30pm to 3.15pm

 

Get Arty – Fairytale themed arts and crafts for children aged 4 to 12 years old. Just drop in! £1.50 charge

Lower Earley Library Tuesday May 30 2pm to 3pm

Woodley Library Thursday June 1 10.30am to 11.30am

Wokingham Library  Friday June 2 10.30am to 11.30am

Why not search our online catalogue from the comfort of your own home to see what’s on offer:  http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries  

Don’t forget that we have a selection of eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines that you can access with your library card for free.

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