What's on: BOOKS & TALKS & COMEDY & POETRY READINGS

Events at local libraries, book clubs, lectures, talks, comedy, poetry groups, reading groups, education, books and stories.

Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter: July 2019

For dates and times see the Newsletter

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Wokingham Borough Libraries Newsletter: July 2019

At the Wokingham Borough libraries there are lots of events for children, families and adults.

Each of the local libraries has put together a full programme of activities, competitions, creative workshops and there's something for every age group.

For full information see the July 2019 Newsletter.

For some events you may have to call the library and book your place, so here's a handy guide of telephone numbers:

  • Arborfield Library tel: 07801 664520
  • Finchampstead Library tel: 0118 908 8176
  • Lower Earley Library tel: 0118 931 2150
  • Maiden Erlegh Library tel: 0118 966 6630
  • Spencers Wood Library tel: 0118 988 4771
  • Twyford Library tel: 0118 934 0800
  • Wargrave Library tel: 0118 940 4656
  • Winnersh Library tel: 0118 979 7519
  • Wokingham Library tel: 0118 978 1368

More library information: www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries.

What's On at Wokingham Borough Libraries: July-September 2019

For dates and times see the What's On Guide

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What's On at Wokingham Borough Libraries - July-September 2019

At the Wokingham Borough libraries there are lots of events for children, families and adults.

Each of the local libraries has put together a full programme of activities, competitions, creative workshops and there's something for every age group.

For full information see the July-September 2019 What's On Guide.

For some events you may have to call the library and book your place, so here's a handy guide of telephone numbers:

  • Arborfield Library tel: 07801 664520
  • Finchampstead Library tel: 0118 908 8176
  • Lower Earley Library tel: 0118 931 2150
  • Maiden Erlegh Library tel: 0118 966 6630
  • Spencers Wood Library tel: 0118 988 4771
  • Twyford Library tel: 0118 934 0800
  • Wargrave Library tel: 0118 940 4656
  • Winnersh Library tel: 0118 979 7519
  • Wokingham Library tel: 0118 978 1368

More library information: www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries.


Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Monday 1st July to
Sunday 1st September

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Wokingham Library

How to get there.

Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Join the Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge from July to September.

This year's Summer Reading Challenge takes place in space, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.

The Rockets are a futuristic family living in space, and they are hot on the trail of a mischievous band of aliens! The aliens have been jumping from galaxy to galaxy, helping themselves to whatever they like.

Now books have mysteriously started to vanish from the Moon Library and the Rockets are on the case.

With lots of help from children taking part in the Challenge, the Rockets will go on a mission to try and find the missing books and introduce the aliens to the wonders of the library, where they can share stories together.

There's plenty of peril along the way, from black holes and shooting stars to the murky depths of the alien ship.

Let the Space Chase begin!

For more information about the Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge, see Summer Reading Challenge.

For more information about all Library events this summer, download the July-September 2019 What's On Guide.

Teen Reading Challenge

Monday 1st July to
Sunday 1st September

Download leaflet of Teen Reading Challenge

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Each of Wokingham Borough Libraries

How to get there.

Teen Reading Challenge

Are you aged between 12 and 19?

Do you think you can read six books before the end of the summer?

Then join Wokingham Borough Libraries Teen Reading Challenge.

Collect a challenge card from any Wokingham Borough Library; you will receive a stamp on your bookmark each time you take out a book.

Starts Monday 1st July and runs until Sunday 1st September. For more information, please download the leaflet.

One winner per library will win a YA book-filled goody bag.

If you'd like some suggestions of books for teens, you can download a list.

OTHER SUMMER EVENTS:

  • Summer Teen Writing Workshops: download the leaflet.
    Workshops are for anyone aged between 11-18 years old.
  • Poetry and Short Story Competition for Young People.
    We would like Teenagers to write a poem or short story in less than 500 words on the theme of Space

For more information about all these events, see https://wp.me/p5mHbU-3WB.

Henley Literary Festival 2019

Saturday 28th September
to
Sunday 6th October

For times see the festival website

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Throughout Henley

See the list of venues.

Henley Literary Festival 2019

Founded in 2007, the Henley Literary Festival has firmly established itself as one of the UK's most popular literary festivals, bringing together punters and pundits from far and wide in an annual meeting-of-minds set across its stunning riverside hometown.

Now in its 13th year, Henley Literary Festival is established as one of the UK's biggest book festivals, with past authors including Judith Kerr, John Major, Jilly Cooper, John Sentamu and Julia Donaldson. The 2019 festival will take place from Saturday 28 September – Sunday 6 October at venues across Henley-on-Thames with over 170 talks, Q&As, workshops and performances for adults and children.

This year's line up will include Mary Berry, Kate Atkinson, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Tim Rice, Nadiya Hussain, Dom Joly, Pru Leith, Jack Straw, Michael Rosen, John Craven, Bryony Gordon, Melvyn Bragg, Monisha Rajesh, Tracy Borman, Matt Coyne, The Unmumsy Mum, Hurrah for Gin and Edd China.

Family events included Chris Riddell, Dougie Poynter, Rob Biddulph, The Harry Potter Show, Elmer the Elephant and so much more.

Tickets are on sale to Friends of the Festival now. You can become a Friend of the Festival from just £35, receiving priority booking as well as exclusive offers, while provide vital support to the festival as a not-for-profit organisation.

Tickets are on general sale online and by phone on 01491 575 948 from 10am on Monday 22nd July, 2019.

For the latest information see: www.henleyliteraryfestival.co.uk.


Timeless announcements: BOOKS and TALKS

These literary activities run permanently.

SPARK EDUCARE Learning Centre

Open daily

9am-3pm

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SPARK EduCare - Lower Earley Centre, Maiden Place, Community Centre, Lower Earley, Wokingham, RG6 3HE

We are a 1:1 tutoring facility helping young people with their education.

9am-6pm we work with excluded, NEETs & Looked After Children;

Evenings, weekends & holidays we work with 5-18 in exam prep & fun activities.

Children new to the UK education system need a gradual introduction to the primary national curriculum.We have award winning resources for this vital transition education support service.

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More information: For information and an enrolment form download our brochure or visit our website at www.sparkeducarecic.com or call 0118 986 3377 or 0118 966 6441