Swindon Libraries from September 2017

Swindon Borough Council has adopted a new Libraries Strategy so that as of the 1st September 2017 the Borough Council will be directly responsible for the running of 5 core Libraries. Core Libraries… Continue reading

Two Shades of Blue and Trilby

Book launch of Two Shades of Blue and a Trilby by Leonard Curtis. Saturday 30th September at Central Library 10.30 – 12 . Leonard’s autobiography ‘Two Shades of Blue and a Trilby’ recounts… Continue reading

Roll of Honour for World War II Swindonians

The Local Studies team at Central Library are compiling a list of service personnel from the Swindon area who died during the Second World War.  Using the vast range of resources available in… Continue reading

New Book Group for Young People

Will launch if enough interest… 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’re launching a new teen book group (in… Continue reading

Enter Mr. Panda’s Doughnut Competition

Mr Panda and Swindon Libraries invite you to design your own doughnut this summer! It can be any kind of a doughnut: a monster doughnut, an arty doughnut, a magic doughnut! Three winners… Continue reading

Health Information Week – 3rd-9th July

The 3rd to 9th July is Health Information Week, an annual campaign to promote high quality health information resources that are available to the public so we thought we would highlight some of… Continue reading

Unlock the magic of Harry Potter!

On 26th June 2017, old and new fans of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of the iconic Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. We would… Continue reading

Explore Learning Feargal Fly Detective Workshops, August 2017

Explore Learning will be running ‘The Grammar Detective’ workshop in Swindon Libraries this August. In the workshop children are set the task of becoming detectives and creating a case file for the case… 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

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