Local Author Book Launch: ‘The Swindon Book’ by Mark Child

Central Library Saturday 3rd August, 2013 11.00am – 1.00pm Ground Floor Express Zone Mark Child will be here at Central Library to launch The Swindon Book.  The book is published by Hobnob Press… Continue reading

SPS Annual Photographic Exhibition 2013

On display from: Sat 13th – 27th July at Central Library (in the Ground Floor Corridor – just off the Cafe area) Sat 3rd – 17th August at West Swindon Library. Swindon Photographic… Continue reading

Internationally renowned fiction from Arabia Books.

To celebrate its fifth anniversary and to raise awareness of Arab culture and literature in Britain, Arabia Books, in collaboration with the Reading Agency, have given sets of books they have published since… Continue reading

Joe and Jenny recommend: D.N.Angel

Our review this month is of D.N.Angel, a manga published by TokyoPop. This story centres around the misadventures of Daisuke Niwa, who on his fourteenth birthday finds out that his family legacy; when… Continue reading

Summer Reading Challenge Launch Event

Come and join us from 10.30am, Saturday 20th July at the Central Library for the launch of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Our theme this year is  ‘Creepy House.’ Children taking part in… Continue reading

Behind the scenes at the library!

Blog post by Kelly Saunders, Library Assistant, Central Library. “I’m going to try and explain what happens behind the scenes at the library.  I will probably be very biased towards activities that happen… Continue reading

Fairy Tales take over Swindon Libraries For National Bookstart Week 2013

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. ” Albert Einstein During National Bookstart Week 2013,… Continue reading

Joe and Jenny Recommend: Naruto

For this review we’ve decided to do one of our most popular manga series in the library (and also in the known universe, it would seem!); Naruto. The series focuses on the ninja… Continue reading

“Swimming without Mangoes” by David R. Bradshaw

(ISBN 978-1-906978-29-7, Hobnob Press £12.95) A recent addition to our local studies collection at Central Library This month the Swindon Collection (the Local Studies & Family History service in Central Library) acquired a… Continue reading

How NOT to Write a Novel!

Writing Historical Fiction: An Authors Talk by John Michael Doyle Wednesday 12th June, 2013 – 7.15pm Having written two published novels The Last Coachman and This Bitter Land, with a third novel in… Continue reading