Author Talk: Juno Dawson

Tuesday 25th July, 6.30pm—7.30pm Come and listen to this prolific and award-winning young people’s author talk about her books, her inspiration and her experiences. Queen of Teen 2014 Juno Dawson is the multi… Continue reading

Launch of the New Library Service

Swindon Borough Council has adopted a new Libraries Strategy and there will be changes to the service taking place from the 5th April 2017. Core Libraries Swindon’s core libraries of Central, West Swindon,… Continue reading

New Book Group for Young People

Some people wrongly believe that teenagers don’t enjoy reading. Here at Swindon Central Library we know that’s not true, which is why we’d like to launch a new teen book group (in collaboration with Artswords). … Continue reading

Author talk and book signing: Dianne Pane

Dianne Pane’s book is a “docu-drama of the First World War”, a fictionalised account of her grandfather – who went to Mesopotamia in WW1 as a member of the RAMC, armed with his… Continue reading

National Bookstart Week 2017

Swindon Libraries will be celebrating National Bookstart Week 2017 with a number of story time sessions throughout the week of 5th – 11th June, to encourage families to have fun together, anywhere and… Continue reading

…and we have a winner!….

We had loads of  entries into our South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future competition, but unfortunately there could only be one lucky winner for our local prize! We asked readers… Continue reading

Swindon Festival of Literature 2017

                The 24th Swindon Festival of Literature is fast approaching… time to start reading all those authors you plan to see. Do the groundwork between now… Continue reading

An evening of crime and intrigue…..

Join us for a very special event on Thursday 20th April to mark World Book Night, an annual celebration of reading which aims to reach people who don’t regularly pick up a book.… Continue reading

World Book Night 2017

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April every year. Books are given out across the UK with a focus on reaching those who… Continue reading

Swindon Celebrates International Women’s Day 2017

Saturday 4th March 2017 – 9.30am to 3.30pm FREE All Day Event organised by the IWD Swindon Community Group.   Programme of Events at Central Library include Ground Floor Events: 10am: Launch Event with the… Continue reading