Lockdown 2

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Library news & events

Events, activities and courses

Slough Libraries and Culture Adults Social Media Programme  on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
            Daily 4pm Quote of the Day – Twitter;
            Monday 1pm Read aloud a classic novel – Facebook;
            Monday 6pm first Monday of the month Book Kind Book Group Chat - Twitter (check out the Facebook group at other times);
            Wednesday 7pm Slough Sofa Cinema Club – Zoom (et the Zoom link by finding the Facebook group for chat at other times);
            Thursday 1pm Read aloud a classic novel – Facebook;
            Friday 10.30am Virtual Seated Exercise;
            Sunday Memory Lane – share tales of Slough’s past;
            Sunday Window Down – crafts and quizzes for adults 
            Slough Libraries and Culture Families Social Media Programme  on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
            Monday 9am Letter of the week craft – on Facebook;
            Monday 10am Golden Words Creative Writing Challenge – on Facebook and Instagram;
            Tuesday 9am Craft Challenge – on Facebook;
            Wednesday 10.30am Virtual Story and Music Time – on Facebook;
            Friday 10am LEGO challenge – on Instagram;
            Friday 2pm Virtual Story and Music Time – on Facebook;
            Saturday 11.30am Curve Club Online – on Facebook

Parent Partners - your feedback matters!

Slough Libraries and Culture service is keen to hear the views of parents and carers across the borough, to ensure we provide resources, activities and events that families want, and deliver a service that meets their needs.

We’re looking to recruit Parent Partners that will come together once a quarter to share their opinions and suggestions, and provide valuable insight to help shape our service. During the Covid Pandemic, these sessions will take place via Zoom, but we will be working towards safe ways of meeting in person, as the libraries reopening progresses.

No experience is required, just a willingness to express your views, and opportunities will be available in all the libraries, so you can choose the most convenient location for you. You’ll get the chance to meet other parents and carers, benefit from detailed knowledge of our offer to families and learn about new developments.

Everyone who actively participates as a Parent Partner will be entered into a prize draw for a family ticket to a show at The Curve, once our programme relaunches.

To become a Parent Partner, or find out more, please complete the online form, email us: the.curve@slough.gov.uk or contact your local library.

Virtual Curve Club

Curve Club - Learn, Create, Explore, Achieve - balloons, pencils and banners Curve Club - Learn, Create, Explore, Achieve - balloons, pencils and banners Enjoy online activities every week with our new Curve Club.

Keep the kids entertained every Saturday as we bring the club to the virtual world. We will release at least three activities at 11.30am, 12pm and 12.30pm, including crafts and other activities.

Look out for additional guest activities every month from our partners:
◾LEARN with family learning activities from East Berkshire Community Learning and Skills service (first Saturday of the month)
◾ EXPLORE local history with Slough Museum (last Saturday)

Find it all on @SloughLibraries Facebook every week!

Virtual Book Club

Book with paper shaped like heart

Connect with other readers through our virtual book group – Book Kind – a friendly, kind and supportive group for you to exchange views and ideas with other book lovers. We will have a Facebook group open for discussion, and you can join in our Twitter chat at 6pm on the first Monday of each month. Use the hasthag #BookKindSlough when tweeting!

We’ll be kicking off with a discussion around the BBC Novels that Shaped our World campaign, then each month after we’ll select a title from our BorrowBox collection to read individually then share our thoughts .

No experience necessary – just an enthusiasm for books.

Arts Award Online

Arts Award logo We're bringing Arts Award online! Join in with our Poetry themed Arts Award Discover programme for ages 8+.

You'll get the opportunity to learn about the world of arts and creativity, artists and have a go at being creative as well!
Arts Award qualifications are aimed at helping create new Arts leaders of the future and there are a range of different levels.

Register your interest in doing Arts Award Discover and we'll get in touch!

Slough Sofa Cinema Club

Film Camera Join our Slough Sofa Cinema Club facebook page!

Take part in a virtual space for adults to discuss films and vote on future suggestions. Enjoy weekly Zoom chats around chosen films, recent films seen by group members and film & trailer news and views.

With free access to Kanopy there are ample films, documentaries and animations to watch online.

Slough Libraries and Culture Blog

Computer with words coming out

We have a new blog site!!

We'll be updating our blog daily with fun new resources, activities, reviews and plenty more thanks to the fantastic content our library staff are creating.

Make sure you follow us on Twitter @SloughLibraries and on Instagram @TheCurveSlough_Culture_Library as well as checking out our blog to keep up with all our new content!

Slough Youth Music Forum

Slough Music Education Hub are starting a forum for young people aged 8-19, so we can consult with you about what Slough Music Service does and to help us know what we should be doing, as well as what works for you.

We meet once a month online, starting Wednesday 4 November @ 4.45pm. No experience needed. Just an interest in music and the arts.

Find out more about Slough Youth Music Forum

 

Slough Talking Newspaper

Slough Talking Newspaper Logo We are excited to be able to work alongside Slough Talking Newspaper. Each week, a new edition is recorded and updated on their website.

You can listen to this on the British Wireless for the Blind Fund web player or via their app which can be downloaded too.

(FAQ about British Wireless for the Blind Fund)