Library news & events

Events, activities and courses

Regular events at your local library

Check out what events happen each week in the Library @ The Curve! Check out what events happen each week in Langley Library Check out what events happen each week in Cippenham Library Find out what's on at Britwell every week

OUT NOW! The Latest Brochure from Libraries and Culture

Book for events, activities, music and story times, courses, workshops and shows, Pop into your library and grab your copy!
OR download your March to April Libraries and Culture Brochure

Look out for lots to do including, events, activities and shows:

  • April Holiday activities in all our libraries including
    • "Little Seeds" and Easter themed story and craft sessions
    • Holiday LEGO sessions
    • Treasure Hunt
    • Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of "We're going on a bear hunt"The Bird Show - a puppet show for kids coming to The Curve Tue 16 April
  • Autism Friendly Film Screening - Inside Out, Thu 18 April, 3pm @ The Curve
    Autism friendly adjustments are designed to make the cinema more inclusive and accessible for people with sensory sensitivities, and others who can benefit from this environment.
    Join us for this month's screening, Inside Out. Tickets for Inside Out - £2

Download your March to April Libraries and Culture Brochure (or collect one from your local library)

Book for shows and workshops online

CityRead London May 2019

CityRead - one month one book - London, Slough and Luton - join us for a celebration of Ayisha Malik's book Sofia Khan is not obliged One book, one month, all of London, Slough and Luton! Join us this May for a month long celebration of Ayisha Malik's amazing book "Sofia Khan is not obliged".

  • Reading Group Giveaway
    In a Reading Group or interested in joining a group or starting one? Come along and find some handy tips about reading groups, plus get your FREE copy of the CityRead Book!
    • Cippenham Library Wed 1 May 1-2pm
    • The Curve Wed 1 May 5.45-6.45pm
  • A conversation with Ayisha Malik Sat 11 May 1pm @ The Curve
    Meet the amazing author of this year's CityRead book. Hear about her writing and latest book.
  • Introduction to Blogging by The Mummy Stylist
    Local blogger Sabrina will be sharing some tips and hints about becoming a blogger. Please note these sessions follow just after Music and Story Times and there will be colouring on hand for children!
    • The Curve Mon 13 May 11.15am-12pm
    • Langley Library Mon 20 May 11.45am-12.30pm
  • Book Buddies
    Love reading? Come along and encourage more people to read your favourite book. It's like speed dating for books!
    • Cippenham Library Wed 15 May 1-2pm
    • Langley Library Fri 24 May 5.30-6.30pm
    • Britwell Library 29 May 3.15-4.15pm
  • It's not about the burqa - a conversation with the editor and writer Sat 25 May 2pm @ The Curve
    Hear more about this brilliant collection of writings by British Muslim women - covering faith, feminisim, sexuality and race, from its editor and author - Mariam Khan.

Some events will be bookable - going live shortly on www.thecurveslough.com

Get Creative Festival 11-18 May

Get Creative Festival - Share your creative talents or come along and try learning something new - 11-18 May Have you got hidden creative talent? Why not volunteer share your skills? We are looking for people who would like to help others try out a new creative activity in a 2 hour drop in session during Get Creative.

Get Creative is a week of cultural and creative activities happening across the UK from 11-18 May. For the second year running, it’s coming to all Slough Libraries – in Britwell, Cippenham, Langley, The Curve, Wexham and Colnbrook!

Last year we had mehndi, embroidery, photography, storytelling, animation and poetry! We have also had suggestions about knitting, chess and family history. Training is available to learn how to run a session and demonstrate to an audience. Please contact Libraries.culturevolunteering@slough.gov.uk if you’d like to get involved.

(More information about Get Creative 2019 in Slough)

Pyjamarama 3-8 June

Pyjamarama is Booktrust's celebration of bedtime stories from 3-8 June! Snuggle up for storytime at your local library. As part of BookTrust’s celebration of bedtime stories, we’re inviting you to put on your PJs, bring your blanket, and cosy up on our carpet to share the wonder and magic to be found in books.

Events suitable for little ones aged 5 and under.

All children attending will get a free copy of this year’s mini book, the fabulous Car, Car, Truck, Jeep by Katrina Charman and illustrated by Nick Sharratt.

Tuesday 4 June

  • 5.30pm - Pyjamarama Storytime at Cippenham Library
  • 6pm - Pyjamarama Storytime at Britwell and Langley Libraries

Wed 5 June

  • 10.30am - Pyjamarama stories and colouring at Britwell Library
  • 11am - Pyjamarama stories and colouring at Langley Library
  • 6pm - Pyjamarama Storytime at Cippenham Library

Thu 6 June

  • 5.30pm - Pyjamarama stories and colouring at The Curve

Fri 7 June

  • 6pm - Pyjamarama Storytime at Langley Library

Chalvey Satellite Library is moving

Chalvey Satellite Library is moving to Chalvey Grove Children's Centre in March - look out for more details soon You may have heard but there are exciting developments happening in Chalvey. The site of the community centre on The Green is about to be rebuilt as an all through school - "The Grove" (currently hosted on Wellington Street at the former TVU site), which will also include a new revamped Community Centre.

While the building work occurs, Chalvey Satellite Library will move across to Chalvey Grove Children's Centre. We are just in the process of moving in and we'll let you know very soon when it will be open for visitors. Ask at your local library for updates.

You can also borrow and return your books at any library in Slough while you wait!

LEGO® is at your local library

LEGO Sessions LEGO® and DUPLO® are now available at your local library!

DUPLO® Sessions:

Langley Library- Every Tuesday 2-3pm and every Friday 11.45am-12.45pm
Cippenham Library- Every Wednesday 10.45-11.45am
Britwell Library- Every Friday 11.15am-12.15pm

LEGO® Sessions:

Langley Library- Every Saturday 10.30-11.30am
Cippenham Library- Every Saturday 10.30-11.30am
Britwell Library- Every Saturday 11.30am-12.30pm

Don't forget to book your FREE tickets at: www.thecurveslough.com

 

Young Film Programmers

What is involved in organising and screening films? YOU DECIDE as part of Young Film Programmers @ The Curve.

If you are aged 16-25 and interested in learning exciting new skills about organising, programming and screening film, email us at thecurve@slough.gov.uk to find out about upcoming film events and how you can get involved.

Home Slough - developing Slough's creative futureVolunteer with arts and culture programming in Slough

Are you involved or want to get more involved in your local community?

Would you like a say in arts and culture programming in your neighbourhood?

Why not become a creative connector!

(More information about volunteering as a creative connector)

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