Michael’s story

It is always lovely to have feedback from our customers but we were particularly glad to hear this story about one of our younger readers. Michael has always loved looking at books and… Continue reading

Joe and Jenny recommend: Kiki’s Delivery Service

Last month we decided to review the latest Studio Ghibli film but this month we’ve decided to review one of the more classic Ghibli films; Kiki’s Delivery Service. This film is a slice… Continue reading

2014: Discover A New Love February!

National Libraries Day is being held on Saturday 8th February, but we don’t want to celebrate for just one day, or even one week, we have activities happening for the whole of February.… Continue reading

Orwell: Spain and the road to 1984

Events that influenced George Orwell to write the classic novel ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ A Talk by Ron Bateman (The Orwell Society) Thursday 6th March 2014 – 7.00pm Central Library, 2nd Floor Reading Room In… Continue reading

Manga/Graphic Novel/ Comic Swap and quiz!

Central Library– Saturday 8th February 1.30-3.00pm Highworth Library – Tuesday 18th February 3-4.30pm Pinetrees Library – Thursday 20th February 3-4.30pm Looking for something new to read? Have a great book that you want… Continue reading

Self Help Book Club

Next meeting Tuesday 7th January 1-2pm at Swindon Central Library. Have you read a book which has helped you through challenging and emotional times. Would you like to share your experience with others… Continue reading

Speed Dating #FindaNewLove!!!!

 *****THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***** It started out in Belgium, and has spread to be a popular regular activity in US libraries (as reported in the New York Times )…now speed dating with… Continue reading

Apply now to be a World Book Night Book Giver!

Swindon Libraries & Information Service will once again be spreading the word and supporting World Book Night on 23rd April, 2014. We are encouraging as many people in Swindon as possible to apply… Continue reading

Joe and Jenny recommend: From Up on Poppy Hill

Jenny and I have decided we have reviewed quite a few manga series for you to get on with for now so we thought we would guide you through the wonderful world of… Continue reading

The Mystery of Agatha Christie – a talk by Lynda Warren

Wednesday 26th February, 2014 7.15pm – Central Library, 2nd Floor Reading Room Area Agatha Christie is the world’s best-known mystery writer, recognised throughout the world as “The Queen of Crime”.  Lynda Warren will… Continue reading