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Aug
22
Wed
2018
Summer Reading Challenge 2018 @ All West Berkshire Libraries
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2018

If you have a child aged 4-11 years, look out for the invitations going out through schools for them to join Mischief Makers, our Summer Reading Challenge for 2018.

Children need to be library members, then sign up in any West Berks library to receive their ‘treasure map’ reading log. Over the summer, they can collect stickers and other incentives for borrowing and reading library books – at least six books by the end of September to receive a certificate, golden medal and voucher for a free child visit to Beale Wildlife Park, near Pangbourne.

The challenge is produced by The Reading Agency and delivered by libraries across the country. This summer we’re excited to be working with Beano magazine in their 80th anniversary year, so watch out for Dennis, Gnasher and friends as children collect their stickers and solve their treasure clues.

The Summer Reading challenge is endorsed by the Department for Education. It’s FREE to take part. for more information and to get started, please ask in your local library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Dignity in Dying Petition Signing @ Hungerford Town Hall
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dignity in Dying Petition Signing @ Hungerford Town Hall | England | United Kingdom

Do you think you should have the choice of an assisted death, if you were in the last 6 months of a terminal illness?

Would you rather pass away peacefully, with dignity in the UK? One Briton travels to Switzerland every eight days, and most go before they need to for fear that they will miss the chance.

Dignity in Dying is the campaign for assisted dying – to change the law in the UK to allow the choice of an assisted death for terminally ill, mentally competent adults, within upfront safeguards. They are lobbying for:

  1. CHOICE over where we die, who is present and our treatment options.
  2. ACCESS to expert information on our options, good quality end-of-life care.
  3. CONTROL over how we die, our symptoms, pain relief and planning our own death.

Add your voice to our campaign so no-one suffers needlessly and against their wishes in the final days of their lives. Come along to find out more and sign our petition:

  • Wed 22nd August – 9am – 2pm, Town Hall Steps, Hungerford
  • Sat 15th September – 9am – 2pm, Newbury Market
  • Sat 22nd September 2018 – 9am – 2pm, Thatcham Broadway

If you can’t come to any of the events email us and we will bring the petition to you!

Dignity in Dying West Berkshire

We are a local group of friendly people who believe we should have a choice over our death. For more information please email Sara Fenton at westberks.group@dignityindying.org.uk

Next Meeting: Saturday 29th September 2018 – 11am, Royal British Legion, Pelican Lane, Newbury

Read the story of Sara Fenton who travelled with her husband Keith to Switzerland, so that Keith, who suffered from Huntingdon’s Disease, could have the dignified death he hoped for.

 

Wantage Lego Expo 2018 @ Vale and Downland Museum
Aug 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wantage Lego Expo 2018 @ Vale and Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Treat for Lego fans this summer with professional Lego models to be discovered throughout the museum, a Lego treasure trail across Wantage, and the chance to build your own Lego.

Open: Mon – Sat 9.30am – 4pm from Saturday 28 July – Saturday 8 September.

Entry by donation.

Computer Lessons for beginners @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Aug 22 @ 9:45 am – 11:45 am
Computer Lessons for beginners @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

Computer Lessons for beginners

Every Wednesday morning at Hungerford Library

To book a session, please contact the library: 01488 682660

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282

Children’s Wildlife Photography Course @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Photo by Bob Coyle

Learn how to take a great photograph with the expert guidance of expert wildlife photographer Iain Green. The course will start inside with an introduction to wildlife photography, camera settings and how to vary the composition of your photographs for impact and creativity. We’ll then head off to explore the nature reserve and put your new skills into action.There will be lots of hands on tuition and opportunity for photographing native wildlife. The course will finish with the presentation of certificates to all attendees.

The course is suitable for children over 8 years and older. Parents and carers need not attend so registration and booking are essential. A registration form will be in your joining instructions.

No experience or knowledge of photography is needed just enthusiasm!

Please bring your camera and instructions if you have them. We do have a limited number of compact cameras which we can lend for use on the course. Please contact the course organiser to reserve one.

Please dress for the weather, paths around the Centre and nature reserve are level but often muddy so please wear sturdy shoes or trainers.

Exhibition: ‘History of Commercial Dress Patterns’ by NNA @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibition: 'History of Commercial Dress Patterns' by NNA @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Our Gallery 2 small exhibition gives an introduction to the development of the commercial paper pattern.

Make a mini Tudor knot garden @ Shaw House
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Make a mini Tudor knot garden @ Shaw House | England | United Kingdom

Using herbs and plants grown by local charity Growing2gether, make your own mini Tudor knot garden in a square container to take home. This drop-in activity will take place in the Kitchen Garden at Shaw House. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. £2 per child. For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome. No need to book, drop in.

Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library

Rhymetime

Rhymetime for under 4’s, every Wednesday in term time, 11am at Hungerford Library.

For more information please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282

Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library

Rhymetime for under 3 years

Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 11.00-11.20am at Newbury Library.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30251

Rhymetime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library

Rhymetime for 0-2 years

Wednesdays. 11.00-11.30am, term time only, at Theale Library

No charge, but voluntary donations welcome.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287

 

 

English Conversation Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
English Conversation Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library

English Conversation Group

Is English your second language? Get help with everyday conversation at this friendly session.

Every Wednesday, 2.00-3.00pm at Hungerford Library.

For more information please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282

 

Afternoon Teas @ St. Mary's Church
Aug 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Afternoon Teas @ St. Mary's Church | United Kingdom

Afternoon Teas

St. Mary’s Church, Aldworth

Start 6th June and then every Wednesday in June, July & August

2.30 – 4.30 p.m.

Delicious homemade cakes in the company of The Aldworth Giants

For further details and to book groups contact:

Gill Wilding 01635 578624 or gillwilding@hotmail.com

Knit & Natter @ Burghfield Common Library @ Newbury Library
Aug 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Knit & Natter @ Burghfield Common Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Knit & Natter at Burghfield Library

Drop in and bring your knitting with you.

Starts Wednesday 16 May, then fortnightly on Wednesdays, 2.30-4.30 pm.

For more information, please contact the library:

01189 833632 or email: burghfieldlibrary@westberks.gov.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30281/Burghfield-Common-Library-Events

Lambourn Festival: Tea Dance @ Harris Close
Aug 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Trip the Light Fanastic with us!

Quick Craft @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Aug 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Quick Craft @ Theale Library @ Theale Library

Quick Craft for under 11 years

Wednesdays, 3.30-4.45pm at Theale Library

No charge but voluntary donations welcome.

For more information, please contact the library.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Lambourn Festival: Fun Fair @ Mill Lane Recreation Ground, Lambourn
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fun Fair opens and continues daily until Tuesday 28th August
Mill Lane Recreation Ground, Lambourn

 

Aug
23
Thu
2018
Summer Reading Challenge 2018 @ All West Berkshire Libraries
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2018

If you have a child aged 4-11 years, look out for the invitations going out through schools for them to join Mischief Makers, our Summer Reading Challenge for 2018.

Children need to be library members, then sign up in any West Berks library to receive their ‘treasure map’ reading log. Over the summer, they can collect stickers and other incentives for borrowing and reading library books – at least six books by the end of September to receive a certificate, golden medal and voucher for a free child visit to Beale Wildlife Park, near Pangbourne.

The challenge is produced by The Reading Agency and delivered by libraries across the country. This summer we’re excited to be working with Beano magazine in their 80th anniversary year, so watch out for Dennis, Gnasher and friends as children collect their stickers and solve their treasure clues.

The Summer Reading challenge is endorsed by the Department for Education. It’s FREE to take part. for more information and to get started, please ask in your local library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Computer Lessons @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Computer Lessons @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library

Computer Lessons for beginners

Every Thursday morning at Thatcham Library.

To book a session, please contact the library: 01635 866049

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Wantage Lego Expo 2018 @ Vale and Downland Museum
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wantage Lego Expo 2018 @ Vale and Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Treat for Lego fans this summer with professional Lego models to be discovered throughout the museum, a Lego treasure trail across Wantage, and the chance to build your own Lego.

Open: Mon – Sat 9.30am – 4pm from Saturday 28 July – Saturday 8 September.

Entry by donation.

Exhibition: ‘History of Commercial Dress Patterns’ by NNA @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibition: 'History of Commercial Dress Patterns' by NNA @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Our Gallery 2 small exhibition gives an introduction to the development of the commercial paper pattern.

Rhymetime/Storytime @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Rhymetime/Storytime @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Rhymetime/Storytime for 0 to 5 years

Alternating on Thursday in term time – 10.00-10.30am at Pangbourne Library.

For more information, please contact the library.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Saturday Kids’ Movie and Lunch @ Wildwood
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday Kids' Movie and Lunch @ Wildwood | England | United Kingdom

Saturday Kids Movies & Lunch at Wildwood, Wantage.

Films start 10am, lunch served straight after at 12pm. Meal & movie: £19.95 (adults) £9.95 (kids).

To book, click here and scroll down to find the movie you want to see.

This is the film schedule for this summer:
Sat 14 July: Wonder
Sat 21 July: Nut Job 2
Sat 28 July: Trolls
Sat 4 Aug: Pete’s Dragon
Sat 11 Aug: Mary Poppins
Sat 18 Aug: Maya The Bee: The Honey Games
Sat 25 Aug: Peter Rabbit (also Tues 21 and Thurs 23 Aug).

Rhymetime @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library
Aug 23 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Rhymetime @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library

Rhymetime

Rhymetime for under 3’s – Thursdays, 2.30-3.00pm during term time only at Burghfield Library.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30281

Read to Tassie @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Aug 23 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Read to Tassie @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Read to Tassie (For children of all ages)

TERM TIME ONLY: Thursdays, 3.15-4.30pm at Theale Library.

Enjoy your reading with an unusual audience.

Tassie is a registered Pets for Therapy dog and she will be with her handler at all times. A responsible adult will be required to remain in the library while the child is reading.

Please make an appointment at the library counter – For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287

 

Lambourn Festival: Fun Fair @ Mill Lane Recreation Ground, Lambourn
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fun Fair opens and continues daily until Tuesday 28th August
Mill Lane Recreation Ground, Lambourn

 

Aug
24
Fri
2018
Summer Reading Challenge 2018 @ All West Berkshire Libraries
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2018

If you have a child aged 4-11 years, look out for the invitations going out through schools for them to join Mischief Makers, our Summer Reading Challenge for 2018.

Children need to be library members, then sign up in any West Berks library to receive their ‘treasure map’ reading log. Over the summer, they can collect stickers and other incentives for borrowing and reading library books – at least six books by the end of September to receive a certificate, golden medal and voucher for a free child visit to Beale Wildlife Park, near Pangbourne.

The challenge is produced by The Reading Agency and delivered by libraries across the country. This summer we’re excited to be working with Beano magazine in their 80th anniversary year, so watch out for Dennis, Gnasher and friends as children collect their stickers and solve their treasure clues.

The Summer Reading challenge is endorsed by the Department for Education. It’s FREE to take part. for more information and to get started, please ask in your local library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Family History Sessions @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Family History Sessions @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library

Family History Sessions

Friday mornings at Thatcham Library.

Free practical advice from the Berkshire Family History Society.

To book a session, please contact the library: 01635 866049

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Wantage Lego Expo 2018 @ Vale and Downland Museum
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wantage Lego Expo 2018 @ Vale and Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Treat for Lego fans this summer with professional Lego models to be discovered throughout the museum, a Lego treasure trail across Wantage, and the chance to build your own Lego.

Open: Mon – Sat 9.30am – 4pm from Saturday 28 July – Saturday 8 September.

Entry by donation.

Craft & Chat @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Craft & Chat @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library

Craft & Chat

Every Friday. 10.00am-12.00pm at Hungerford Library.

Drop in and bring any craft with you.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282

Family History Sessions @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library

Family History Sessions

Friday mornings at Newbury Library.

Free practical advice from the Berkshire Family History Society.

To book a session, please contact the library: 01635 519900

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30251