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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

What's on in May with Libraries and Culture

Book for events, activities, music and story times, courses, workshops and shows, There's a brand new edition of our brochure now available covering May to August.
Pop into your library and grab your copy!
OR download your May to August Libraries and Culture Brochure

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

  • CityRead London, Luton, AND Slough @ all libraries 
    A month long celebration of one book! (more information about CityRead London below)
  • Silhouette of Peter Pan - Peter Pan and Captain Cook - coming to The Curve Wed 29 May Dementia Action Week 20-25 May all around Slough
    Look out for yoga, singing, carers cafés, Magic table and more
    (more information about Dementia Action Week below)
  • Peter Pan and Captain Cook, Wed 29 May @ The Curve
    Our mysterious narrator tells us the tale of Peter Pan and his battle with his nemesis Captain Cook, known for his evil saucepans and dastardly cook-offs. Join him and Tinkabell on a journey to Neverland, get more lost then you ever have before with the hungry Lost Boys, as they cook up a storm with their frying pans. Tickets for Peter Pan - Adult £5, Child £3, Family £15
  • Autism Friendly Film Screening - Rio, Fri 31 May, 2pm @ 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, Rio. Tickets for Rio - £2

download your May to August 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 Podcasts with Slough Community Podcast
    Slough Community Podcast will be letting us know all about podcasts and how they make theirs. 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 12-1pm
    • 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, feminism, sexuality and race, from its editor and author - Mariam Khan.

All events are FREE and bookable - head to www.thecurveslough.com

Dementia Action Week 20-25 May

Images of older people smiling - Dementia Action week is 20-25 May This May join us to help get involved in supporting people with Dementia.

We are highlighting many community events that already happen for older people, including singing, disability football, yoga and seated exercise in a range of locations around Slough.

In addition

  • Tuesday 21 May 2-3.30pm Have a go at the Magic Table by Tovertafel @ The Curve
    Interactive light projection based games designed for people with Dementia
  • Dementia Awareness Training with Alzheimers Dementia Support
    • Wed 22 May 3-4pm @ The Curve
    • Thu 23 May 3-4pm @ Cippenham Library
  • Fri 24 May 10am-12pm Special carers café at The Memory Clinic at Upton Park Hospital,  - join in for tea, coffee and chat.
  • Information stalls in Boots, Sainsburys, Tescos and The Curve during the week

(Download Dementia Action Week Programme)

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 has moved!Chalvey Satellite Library is moving to Chalvey Grove Children's Centre in March - look out for more details soon

Chalvey Satellite Library has been packed up and moved to a new location - Chalvey Grove Children's Centre!

We will be reopening on Friday 17 May. Do come down after that date to borrow books and return them!

What about the old site? 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.

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)

Want to know what Home Slough is up to? Check out the HOME Slough website, follow @HOMESlough on Twitter or like HOME Slough on Facebook