Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014

Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014. One of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, the Bailey Women’s Prize for Fiction celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the… Continue reading

World Health Day at Central Library, 7th April, 2014

World Health Day is an annual event organised by the World Health Organisation to raise awareness of conditions and diseases that affect millions of people across the world. To mark the awareness day,… Continue reading

Joe and Jenny’s Beginner’s Guide to Manga – Part 2

Hey Everyone! This month we have decided to continue our guide to manga which we first posted last year in August.  We told you in that post about how you read manga, but… Continue reading

New DVDs for April 2014

The following DVDs are either on order and coming soon or already added to stock. Check our catalogue for current availability Fastfilm DVDs (ordered by release date) – £1.80 for three nights hire,… Continue reading

Meet the staff! Anish Noble-Harrison

Where do you work: Across Swindon Libraries, but I’m based at the Central Library What do you do: My job title is ‘Joint Lead, Outreach’, which means I am responsible for promoting our… Continue reading

Swindon Festival of Literature 2014

Swindon Libraries and Information Service are proud to be supporting the Swindon Festival of Literature once more and will be stocking books by festival speakers. The festival, now in its 21st year, runs… Continue reading

Make a difference this summer!

Are you looking for something to do this summer? Want to give back to your community? Do you like reading? Looking for great skills and experience for your personal statement or CV? Children’s… Continue reading

Meet the staff! Leah Bevan

What is your name:   Leah Bevan Where do you work:  I have a desk at Central Library but the seven Neighbourhood Libraries cover a lot of ground so I can be found all… Continue reading

World Music – a concert of classical and contemporary Sitar and Tabla music

Central Library – 2nd Floor Reading Room Saturday 22nd March 2014 – 4.15pm Classical and contemporary Sitar & Tablar music performed by Surmeet and Upneet Singh. Surmeet Singh has been playing Sitar since… Continue reading

Central Library Reader’s Group review Doris Lessing

The Sweetest Dream: While Frances Lennox, uncomplaining and unsentimental about her roles as 60s earth mother for a string of “screwed up” post-war children, serves up endless nurturing at the crowded kitchen table… Continue reading