Wokingham Library June Events


Local magician Leigh Edgecombe will be stunning his audience with some amazing magical moments on Thursday June 13 at Wokingham Library from 8pm. The show will include mind reading, vanishing and reappearing objects and plenty of audience participation! The event is suitable for families; tickets cost £5 (refreshments provided) and can be booked by calling the library on (0118) 978 1368.

Thomas Macey will be telling the story of Reading’s famous department store Jackson’s Corner, and the family who continue to run the shop after 138 years of personal service. The Story of Jackson’s of Readingwill be told at Lower Earley Library on Thursday June 20 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £3 and can be booked by calling (0118) 931 2150.

Pauline Rowson, author of the DI Andy Horton series, will be revealing how she researches, plots and writes her crime novels in her talk Murder, Mystery and Mayhem at Wokingham Library on Thursday June 27 from 6.30pm. Pauline’s books are set against the atmospheric backdrop of the Solent on the south coast. The novels have an international readership and have been translated into many languages. Tickets cost £3, include refreshments, and can be booked by calling the library on (0118) 978 1368.

As part of the Wargrave Festival, the author Thomas Mogford and poet Ian Pindar will be talking about their work at Crime, Rhyme and Wine at Woodclyffe Hall from 7pm, for 7.30pm, on Tuesday June 18. Tickets cost £8 and can be booked by calling (0118) 940 4656.

Sarah Duncan will be running Maximum Impact for Writers to help writers develop practical techniques to improve their style. Anyone wanting to find out how to bring life and colour back to their prose should sign up for the session taking place on Saturday June 8 from 10am to 1pm at Wokingham Library. Tickets cost £10 and be booked by calling (0118) 978 1368.

The over 50s can sign up for sessions covering basic internet skills and social media on June 21 at Wokingham Library. For more information and/or to book a place please contact SHINE at [email protected] or call (0118) 974 3726.

Stop smoking sessions are now taking place in two libraries in the Wokingham Borough. Residents can drop-in for advice every Saturday at Wokingham Library, between 10am and 4pm, and at Woodley Library, between 11am and 4pm.

Most libraries host a wide range of clubs and activities, including book groups, knitting and craft groups, bridge, cribbage and board game clubs. Find out about activities in Wokingham Borough libraries on the libraries page, on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/wokinghamboroughlibraries or on Twitter @WBC_Libraries.

June 6, 2013 |

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