Come to our leisure information events
On Saturday May 19 from 11am to 3pm, Wokingham Library will be hosting a special information day about leisure, learning and volunteering opportunities in the Borough for people of all ages. Anyone interested in exhibiting information on the day should contact Joyce Stoner on 0118 974 6275.
Join a book group
Three new book groups for adults are starting in May. A group for carers will be meeting in Wokingham Library on the first Wednesday morning of each month from 10.30am. Anyone who cares for others and who has an interest in books is welcome to join the group. Generation X is a new group for those in their twenties or thirties who like a good read. The group will meet on the fourth Monday in each month, with the first meeting on Monday May 28 from 6.15pm. Finchampstead Library will be launching a new evening book group, meeting on the fourth Thursday evening in each month between 6pm and 7pm. Any queries about book groups can be sent to: email@example.com
Come to our craft workshops
If you're feeling creative, the jewellery craft workshops could be just for you. Popular tutor Karen Carter will be running three sessions during the month. She will be running Learn to Make Layered Necklaces on Tuesday May 15, Beautiful Bracelets on May 22 and Flowers and Dragonflies on May 29. The workshops run from 10.30am to 12.30pm and cost £5 plus materials. Places should be booked by calling Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368.
Improve your writing skills
Best-selling novelist Sarah Duncan will be running a workshop entitled Craft Techniques for Writers that aims to help writers improve their craft skills. The session includes exercises and practical advice to help with creating vivid characters, memorable dialogue and developing page-turning story lines. The workshop has a £10 charge and is on Saturday May 26 between 10am and 1pm, call Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368 to book a place.
Royal Brides Jubilee event
Costume historian Gillian Stapleton will be returning to Wokingham Library to present 200 Years of Royal Brides on Wednesday May 20 from 2pm. In this presentation, Gillian will follow the courtships and marriages of seven Royal women, from Princess Charlotte of Wales in 1816 to Miss Catherine Middleton in 2011, uncovering all manner of intriguing, moving and surprisingly romantic stories along the way. The event will include refreshments as part of the Jubilee celebrations and takes place at Wokingham Library. Tickets cost £5 and should be booked by calling the library on 0118 978 1368.
Join in the fun and games
There are also numerous regular events taking place in libraries throughout the borough, including Knit and Natter sessions, chess, scrabble and board games clubs, bridge and cribbage sessions and family history drop-in advice sessions.
Reader development officer Heather Dyson said: "We are pleased to have such a great variety of events taking place during May – there really is something for everyone."
Details of all Wokingham Borough Library events can be found on our library events page or on the library service's Facebook page.