“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

Youth Open Mic Night!

Join us for our first ever Swindon Libraries Open Mic Night at the Arts Centre! If you are aged between 11-17 and have a passion for performing then come along to the FoSAC… Continue reading

Would you like to meet new people, develop new skills and have fun too?

“I would definitely encourage other young people to volunteer for the Summer Reading Challenge, as it has been a rewarding experience for me. I have met new people, developed new skills and also… Continue reading

Come dine with us…..

Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Do you like to swap recipes and cooking tips? Would you like inspiration to try new cuisines and techniques? Would you like to test drive… Continue reading

Entertaining Swindon for nearly sixty years!

All for the Empire is a history of Swindon’s historic Empire Theatre. It takes the reader from the heyday of music hall to the swan song of variety played out on the provincial… Continue reading

Author spotlight: Luisa Plaja

Swindon Library staff were lucky enough to attend a really informative talk last week by author Luisa Plaja at Isambard  Community School. Luisa  writes fiction about teenagers and relationships, has a real passion… Continue reading

Joe and Jenny Recommend – Black Butler by Yana Toboso.

Jenny and Joe work at the Central Library and they LOVE manga and anime! They are going to share their favourite books and films on the Swindon Libraries blog, so watch this space… Continue reading

Bookstart Bear Club

The Bookstart Bear Club is for all children from birth until they start school How to join: Visit your local library – you can join the club at any Swindon Library. Children need… Continue reading

World Book Night, April 23rd, 2013.

Swindon Central library is proud to be hosting an event as part of World Book Night 2013, the nationwide celebration of the reading, recommending and giving of books. Meet the Book givers and… Continue reading