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What's On at Wokingham Borough's Libraries Jul-Sep 2017

For dates and times download the What's On Guide

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What's On at Wokingham Borough's Libraries - July to September 2017

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 download the July to September 2017 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

For the latest information, read the Libraries July Newsletter.

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

Animal Agents is the Summer Reading Challenge

Now until Sunday 3rd September

Animal Agents

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Each of Wokingham Borough Libraries

How to get there.

Animal Agents is the Summer Reading Challenge

Animal Agents is the Summer Reading Challenge theme for 2017 at Wokingham Borough Libraries.

To join just pop into your local Wokingham Borough Library.

Read six library books and collect a collectors wallet and collectors stickers as you go.

Get a medal and a certificate when you complete the challenge.

Enjoy Animal Agent events at libraries this summer. You can download the details of all the events at your local library with these links:

Join the challenge, it will run all summer and finish on Sunday 3 September 2017.

Open to all primary school aged library members.

For more general information about Animal Agents, see animalagents.org.uk.

Teen Reading Challenge

15 July to
11 September

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 bookmark from any Wokingham Borough Library; you will receive a stamp on your bookmark each time you take out a book. Starts July 15 and runs until September 11/.

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

You can download here the list of books.

Igniting Writing: Summer Teen Writing Workshops

Saturday July 29
Saturday August 5

10.30am to 3pm

Igniting Writing

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Wokingham Library

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Igniting Writing: Summer Teen Writing Workshops

Igniting Writing, Wokingham Library's creative writing club, are running a series of action-packed writing workshops for anyone between 11-18 years old to take part in!

Keeping it Real - Saturday July 29 10.30am to 3pm

Ever wondered how to make your story writing feel realistic without being boring? The workshop will focus on telling realistic 'slice of life' stories. Find out how your writing can make the everyday exciting and the ordinary world extraordinary!

Jokes Uncloaked - Saturday August 5 10.30am to 3pm

What goes into writing stories to make others laugh? And how do you turn a collection of jokes into a full story? The workshop will focus on how to write stories with a sparkling sense of humour, guaranteed to get your audience rolling in the aisles!

Both of the workshop sessions will include fun writing exercises, group discussions and some useful tips and tricks to sharpen your writing skills.

£4 charge, per session. Places must be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368

Henley Literary Festival 2017

Monday 2nd October
to Sunday 8th October 2017

For times see the festival website

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Throughout Henley

See the list of venues.



Henley Literary Festival 2017

Henley Literary Festival has established itself as one of the most prestigious book events in the country.

We're excited to reveal the first 10 events of the 2017 Henley Literary Festival...

Sir Chris Bonington will look back on six decades of mountaineering, Virginia McKenna will reflect on her films, writing and wildlife conservation, while former Private Eye and Oldie editor Richard Ingrams will discuss the justice campaigns of Ludovic Kennedy.

From politics there is Jess Phillips MP, with her much-anticipated Everywoman, and Vince Cable, returning after his 2015 sell-out. Novelists include current UK number one author Kate Fforde, acclaimed debut crime writer Imran Mahmood and transatlantic bestseller Samantha Shannon.

And after our most successful children's festival yet in 2016, this year's line-up for younger readers includes comedian and writer David Baddiel and a family event with Radio 1 DJs Greg James and Chris Smith.

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 now.

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


Download Spark brochure

Download Spark brochure

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