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Activities at Bracknell Library

Monday

Family history drop in (Bracknell Forest U3A)

Need help researching your family tree? Drop in to our friendly sessions with advice given by members of the Berkshire Family History Society (BFHS) and Bracknell Forest U3A.

No booking required.

When: 1:30pm to 3:30pm on the second Monday of every other month. The next dates are:

  • Monday 11 November 2019
  • Monday 13 January 2020
  • Monday 9 March 2020

Art group

When: last Monday in the month from 2pm to 4pm

Cost: £1

Mindfulness session

Explore how mindfulness can benefit your everyday life. Discover techniques for everyday relaxation and focus.

When:

  • Monday 16 September 2019, 10am to midday
  • Monday 14 October 2019, 10am to midday
  • Monday 11 November 2019, 10am to midday
  • Monday 9 December 2019, 10am to midday
  • Monday 13 January 2020, 10am to midday
  • Monday 10 February 2020, 10am to midday
  • Monday 9 March 2020, 10am to midday
  • Monday 20 April 2020, 10am to midday
  • Monday 11 May 2020, 10am to midday
  • Monday 8 June 2020, 10am to midday
  • Monday 13 July 2020, 10am to midday
  • Monday 3 August 2020, 10am to midday

Cost: £10 per session

How to book: email bracknell.library@bracknell-forest.gov.uk or call 01344 423149

All About Me - family learning session

Get ready for school with practical activities to support your child’s literacy and numeracy learning, delivered by a fully qualified teacher. Suitable for children aged 2 to 5 years.

When:

  • Monday 23 September, 9:30am to 11am
  • Monday 30 September, 9:30am to 11am
  • Monday 7 October, 9:30am to 11am
  • Monday 14 October, 9:30am to 11am
  • Monday 21 October, 9:30am to 11am

Cost: £5 per session

How to book: email bracknell.library@bracknell-forest.gov.uk or call 01344 423149

Yoga for people who don't do yoga

Learn how to relax and build strength and harmony in a friendly group.

When:

  • Monday 4 November 2019, 1pm to 2:15pm
  • Monday 11 November 2019, 1pm to 2:15pm
  • Monday 18 November 2019, 1pm to 2:15pm
  • Monday 25 November 2019, 1pm to 2:15pm
  • Monday 2 December 2019, 1pm to 2:15pm
  • Monday 9 December 2019, 1pm to 2:15pm

Cost: £30 for the whole 6 week course

How to book: book online for the November start course (please note this course will take place at Bracknell Library)

Tuesday

Careers advice

Bookable free sessions for adults provided by the National Careers Service. Independent professional advice on careers, skills and the labour market.

Booking required - to book call 0333 006 2966 or email ncs@adviza.org.uk

Cost: free

When: 9:30am to midday every Tuesday.

Job club

Drop in session for anyone needing help with applying for jobs or producing a CV.

No booking required.

Cost: free

When: 9:30am to midday every Tuesday.

Family history drop in - Berkshire Family History Society

Need help researching your family tree? Drop in to our friendly sessions with advice given by members of the Berkshire Family History Society.

No booking required.

Cost: donation to Berkshire Family History Society.

When: 2pm to 5pm on the second Tuesday of the month.

Tai Chi for beginners

Reduce stress and improve posture with our weekly Tai Chi sessions.

When: every Tuesday at the following times:

  • 10:30am to 11:30am – for beginners
  • 11:45am to 12:45pm – for intermediates
  • 1pm to 2pm - for those with more experience

Cost: £3

Tots time

This group is perfect for toddlers - with singing, storytelling and crafts. 

Cost: £1.50

When: 10:30am on Tuesdays

Sewing club

When: first Tuesday of the month from 2pm to 4pm

Cost: £1. Tea and coffee provided

Knitting club

A knitting club for all abilities.

When: every Tuesday, 2:30pm to 4pm

Cost: free (refreshments available at a small cost)

Thursday

Relaxation for children - for 5 to 11 years

Reduce anxiety, sleep better, feel calmer and happier, improve concentration at school, and boost confidence with our relaxation sessions for children and teenagers.

Cost: £1.20

When: every Thursday, 4:30pm. Term time only.

Carers' Social +

Join our social group for carers. Carers and those you care for can enjoy tea, coffee and cake in a welcoming library environment. Find a listening ear, compassion, understanding and a warm and friendly welcome.

Cost: 50 pence

When: 10am to midday, first Thursday of the month (starts Thursday 5 September)

Carers' Social + is also available at different times and days at many of our libraries.

Bounce and rhyme

Sessions include singing nursery rhymes and children's songs. Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Singing to young children has many benefits including:

  • developing pre-school skills in readiness for starting school
  • language development - through repetition of rhymes
  • developing listening skills and concentration
  • early literacy, language and speech skills
  • encouraging participation
  • early story telling
  • social development - meeting other families

Cost: 50p

When: 10am to 10:30am every Thursday during term time.

No booking required.

Saturday

Children's code club

Code club is for children aged 8 to 12.

Please note this group is fully booked.

To ask about reserving a place, please email bracknell.library@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.

Cost: free

When: 10am to 11am every Saturday during term time only.

Friday

Colouring club for adults

Come and join a relaxing morning of colouring and coffee. Some materials provided.

No booking required.

Cost: £1

When: 10:30am to 12:30pm every Friday.

Chess club

Following on from a previous course, a weekly session for those who want to continue playing chess.

Booking required.

Cost: free

When: 1:30pm to 3:30pm every Friday.

LEGO club

We'll supply the bricks, you bring the ideas!

No booking required.

Cost: free

When: 4pm to 6pm every Friday.

Contact information

Bracknell Forest Libraries

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